Watch and See – My Top 101 Films: The Complete List

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  1. 12 Angry Men/Anatomy of a Murder (1957/1959) | Directed by Sidney Lumet/Otto Preminger
  2. The 400 Blows (1959) | Directed by François Truffaut
  3. A Christmas Story (1983) | Directed by Bob Clark
  4. Alien/Aliens (1979/1986) | Directed by Ridley Scott/James Cameron
  5. Annie Hall (1977) | Directed by Woody Allen
  6. Army of Shadows  (1969) | Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
  7. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) | Directed by Frank Capra
  8. La Belle et la Bête (1946) | Directed by Jean Cocteau
  9. Being John Malkovich (1999) | Directed by Spike Jonze
  10. Bicycle Thieves (1948) | Directed by Vittorio De Sica
  11. The Big Lebowski (1996) | Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  12. Black Swan (2010) | Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  13. Blue Valentine (2010) | Directed by Derek Cianfrance
  14. Brick (2005) | Directed by Rian Johnson
  15. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) | Directed by James Whale
  16. Bringing Up Baby*  (1938) | Directed by Howard Hawks
  17. Burn After Reading (2008) | Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  18. Cabaret (1972) | Directed by Bob Fosse
  19. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) | Directed by Drew Goddard
  20. Casablanca* (1942) | Directed by Michael Curtiz
  21. Casino Royale* (2006) | Directed by Martin Campbell
  22. Cast Away (2000) | Directed by Robert Zemeckis
  23. Charade (1963) | Directed by Stanley Donen
  24. Chungking Express (1994) | Directed by Wong Kar-Wai
  25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) | Directed by Steven Spielberg
  26. Clue (1985) | Directed by Jonathan Lynn
  27. Dancer in the Dark (2000) | Directed by Lars von Trier
  28. Death Proof (2007) | Directed by Quentin Tarantino
  29. The Devil Wears Prada (2006) | Directed by David Frankel
  30. Diabolique (1955) | Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  31. District 9 (2009) | Directed by Neill Blomkamp
  32. Dogville (2005) | Directed by Lars von Trier
  33. Down with Love (2003) | Directed by Peyton Reed
  34. Dr. No (1962) | Directed by Terrence Young
  35. Drive (2011) | Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
  36. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) | Directed by Ang Lee
  37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) | Directed by Michel Gondry
  38. The Exorcist (1973) | Directed by William Friedkin
  39. Fanny and Alexander* (1982) | Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  40. Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 (1940/2000) | Directed by Walt Disney/Roy E. Disney
  41. Fargo (1996) Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  42. GoldenEye (1995) | Directed by Martin Campbell
  43. In the Loop (2009) | Directed by Armando Iannucci
  44. Kill Bill (2003/2004) | Directed by Quentin Tarantino
  45. King Kong (2005) | Directed by Peter Jackson
  46. Kuroneko (1968) | Directed by Kaneto Shindo
  47. The Lady Vanishes (1938) | Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  48. Lady Vengeance (2005) | Directed by Park Chan-wook
  49. The Lord of the Rings Extended Editions (2001 – 2003) | Directed by Peter Jackson
  50. Lost in Translation (2003) | Directed by Sofia Coppola
  51. M (1931) | Directed by Fritz Lang
  52. Manhattan* (1979) | Directed by Woody Allen
  53. The Manchurian Candidate (2004) | Directed by Jonathan Demme
  54. Mean Girls (2004) | Directed by Mark Waters
  55. Melancholia* (2011) | Directed by Lars von Trier
  56. Memento (2000) | Directed by Christopher Nolan
  57. Midnight in Paris (2011) | Directed by Woody Allen
  58. Modern Times (1936) | Directed by Charlie Chaplin
  59. Moon (2009) | Directed by Duncan Jones
  60. Nights of Cabiria/Vivre sa Vie* (1957/1962) | Directed by Federico Fellini/Jean-Luc Godard
  61. Nosferatu (1927) | Directed by F.W. Murnau
  62. Ocean’s Eleven (2001) | Directed by Steven Soderbergh
  63. Oldboy (2004) | Directed by Park Chan-wook
  64. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) | Directed by Guillermo del Toro
  65. Paper Moon (1973) | Directed by Peter Bogdonavich
  66. Paths of Glory (1957) | Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  67. Pleasantville (1998) | Directed by Gary Ross
  68. The Prestige (2006) | Directed by Christopher Nolan
  69. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) | Directed by Woody Allen
  70. Radio Days (1987) | Directed by Woody Allen
  71. Rango (2011) | Directed by Gore Verbinski
  72. Rear Window (1954) | Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  73. The Red Balloon (1965) | Directed by Albert Lamorisse
  74. Saw (2004) | Directed by James Wan
  75. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) | Directed by Edgar Wright
  76. Scream (1996) | Directed by Wes Craven
  77. The Seventh Seal (1957) | Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  78. Sherlock Jr. (1924) | Directed by Buster Keaton
  79. The Shining (1980) | Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  80. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) | Directed by François Truffaut
  81. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) | Directed by Jonathan Demme
  82. Sin City (2004) | Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
  83. Singin’ in the Rain* (1952) | Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
  84. The Social Network (2010) | Directed by David Fincher
  85. Some Like it Hot/The Apartment (1959/1960) | Directed by Billy Wilder
  86. Star Wars* (1977) | Directed by George Lucas
  87. Stranger Than Fiction* (2006) | Directed by Marc Forster
  88. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) | Directed by Tim Burton
  89. Taxi Driver (1976) | Directed by Martin Scorsese
  90. This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006) | Directed by Kirby Dick
  91. Three Colors Trilogy (1993 – 1994) | Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  92. There Will Be Blood (2007) | Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
  93. Toy Story (1995) | Directed by John Lasseter
  94. The Tree of Life (2011) | Directed by Terrence Malick
  95. The Truman Show (1998) | Directed by Peter Wei
  96. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) | Directed by Wes Craven
  97. His Girl Friday (1940) | Directed by Howard Hawks
  98. When Harry Met Sally… (1989) | Directed by Rob Reiner
  99. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) | Directed by Robert Zemeckis
  100. Young Adult (2011) | Directed by Jason Reitman
  101. Young Frankenstein (1974) | Directed by Mel Brooks

Links to: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.

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4 thoughts on “Watch and See – My Top 101 Films: The Complete List

    Tyler said:
    August 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Superb final list of favourite films. Interesting mix.

      rots28 responded:
      August 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Thanks! Take any extreme or serious issue with any of them? Ready to put on the gloves, mister?

    Alex Withrow said:
    August 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Great list here, Kyle. I agree with Tyler, really interesting mix of flicks. Fanny, Manhattan, Vivre sa Vie in the top 10? No argument from me!

      rots28 responded:
      August 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Why, thank you kind sir!

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