Top 100 Films of All Time

Ever since I got addicted to cinema I started keeping lists of my favourites along with tallies of films that I’ve seen. I still have a lot of films that I want to see, and a lot of directors I want to explore, but  my favourites list has been pretty stagnant over the past few years. The top ten especially has stuck with essentially the same core. Below is my current top 100 of all time. For the ones that are highlighted in blue, you can click through to read my reviews for them.

Last edited: September 12th 2013.

1. Eraserhead (1977) (USA) – 89 min.
2. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, And Her Lover (1989) (England) – 124 min.
3. Enter The Void (2010) (France/Japan/Canada) – 142 min.
4. Naked (1993) (England) – 132 min.
5. Satan’s Tango (1994) (Hungary) – 450 min.
6. Inland Empire (2006) (USA/Poland) – 180 min.
7. Scum (1979) (England) – 98 min.
8. Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980) (USA) – [13 part mini-series] – 780 min.
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (England/Scotland/USA/Spain) – 149 min.
10. Gummo (1997) (USA) – 89 min.

11. Fantastic Planet (1973) (France/Czechoslovakia) – 82 min.
12. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… And Spring (2003) (South Korea) – 93 min.
13. The Shining (1980) (England/USA) – 146 min.
14. Elephant (1989) (Northern Ireland) – 39 min.
15. Taxi Driver (1976) (USA) – 114 min.
16. The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser (1974) (West Germany) – 110 min.
17. Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out Of Balance (1982) (USA) – 86 min.
18. Ichi The Killer (2001) (Japan) – 120 min.
19. Trash Humpers (2010) (USA) – 78 min.
20. Stalker (1979) (Soviet Union) – 202 min.

21. Videodrome (1983)
22. Ex Drummer (2007)
22. Decasia: The State Of Decay (2003)
24. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
25. The Holy Mountain (1973)
26. Down By Law (1986)
27. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
28. Lilja 4-Ever (2002)
29. Christine (1987)
30. The Seventh Seal (1957)

31. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
32. The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
33. Dazed And Confused (1993)
34. Apocalypse Now! (1979)
35. Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
36. Rubber’s Lover (1996)
37. Metropolis (1927)
38. A Short Film About Killing (1988)
39. Carne (1991)
40. Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)

41. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
42. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
43. Diary Of A Country Priest (1951)
44. Pale Flower (1964)
45. The Turin Horse (2011)
46. Meantime (1984)
47. Road (1987)
48. The Lovers On The Bridge (1991)
49. The Last Movie (1971)
50. Love Exposure (2008)

51. Battle In Heaven (2005)
52. Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
53. Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)
54. Amer (2010)
55. The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962)
56. Control (2007)
57. Shadows (1959)
58. Harakiri (1962)
59. Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
60. Le Doulos (1962)

61. Stroszek (1977)
62. Salò, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)
63. The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
64. Je t’aime, Je t’aime (1968)
65. Nights Of Cabiria (1957)
66. Oslo, 31. August (2011)
67. Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
68. The Gold Rush (1925)
69. The Long Good Friday (1980)
70. There Will Be Blood (2007)

71. Scanners (1981)
72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
74. A Woman Is A Woman (1961)
75. Wild Strawberries (1957)
76. Le Samouraï (1967)
77. Oldboy (2003)
78. Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
79. Harlan County U.S.A. (1977)
80. Animal Crackers (1930)

81. Withnail And I (1987)
82. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999)
83. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
84. Antichrist (2009)
85. The Celebration (1998)
86. Fight Club (1999)
87. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
88. Angel Heart (1987)
89. Scenes From A Marriage (1973)
90. Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

91. Cries and Whispers (1972)
92. Ikiru (1952)
93. Wait Until Dark (1967)
94. Un Flic (1972)
95. Monkey Business (1931)
96. The King Of Comedy (1983)
97. Time (2006)
98. Clean, Shaven (1993)
99. Vertigo (1958)
100. Solyaris (1972)

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