Top 200 Movies of All Time – Using a New Methodology

I am trying out a new method for calculating the best movies of all time.  See my post HERE for an explanation.  Here are the top 200 movies using this new method.  To see the same list in chronological order, go HERE.

  1. Au Hasard Balthazar (France, 1966) Dir: Robert Bresson
  2. The Leopard (Italy, 1963) Dir: Luchino Visconti
  3. The Conformist (Italy, 1970) Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci
  4. The Godfather (US, 1972) Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
  5. Anatomy of a Murder (US, 1959) Dir: Otto Preminger
  6. The Searchers (US, 1956) Dir: John Ford
  7. The Rules of the Game (France, 1939) Dir: Jean Renoir
  8. Seven Samurai (Japan, 1954) Dir: Akira Kurosawa
  9. Battleship Potemkin (USSR, 1925) Dir: Sergei Eisenstein
  10. Boyhood (US, 2014) Dir: Richard Linklater
  11. L’Avventura (Italy, 1960) Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni
  12. L’Atalante (France, 1934) Dir: Jean Vigo
  13. Sweet Smell of Success (US, 1957) Dir: Alexander Mackendrick
  14. Open City (Italy, 1946) Dir: Roberto Rossellini
  15. Pickpocket (France, 1959) Dir: Robert Bresson
  16. The Philadelphia Story (US, 1940) Dir: George Cukor
  17. Playtime (France, 1967) Dir: Jacques Tati
  18. Shoah (France, 1985) Dir: Claude Lanzmann
  19. Singin’ in the Rain (US, 1951) Dir: Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly
  20. La Strada (Italy, 1954) Dir: Federico Fellini
  21. Contempt (France, 1963) Dir: Jean-Luc Godard
  22. A Streetcar Named Desire (US, 1951) Dir: Elia Kazan
  23. The Bride of Frankenstein (US, 1935) Dir: James Whale
  24. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (US/NZ, 2003) Dir: Peter Jackson
  25. The Night of the Hunter (US, 1955) Dir: Charles Laughton
  26. Citizen Kane (US, 1941) Dir: Orson Welles
  27. Fanny and Alexander (Sweden, 1984) Dir: Ingmar Bergman
  28. The Mirror (USSR, 1974) Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky
  29. Gertrud (Denmark, 1964) Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
  30. Journey to Italy (Viaggo in Italia) (Italy, 1954) Dir: Roberto Rossellini
  31. King Kong (US, 1933) Dir: Merian C. Cooper/Ernest Schoedsack
  32. Close-Up (Iran, 1989) Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
  33. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Italy, 1964) Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  34. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italy, 1966) Dir: Sergio Leone
  35. Tokyo Story (Japan, 1953) Dir: Yasujiro Ozu
  36. Vertigo (US, 1958) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
  37. The Godfather: Part II (US, 1974) Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
  38. Man with a Movie Camera (USSR, 1929) Dir: Dziga Vertov
  39. 8 1/2 (Italy, 1963) Dir: Federico Fellini
  40. A Hard Day’s Night (UK, 1964) Dir: Richard Lester
  41. Repulsion (UK, 1965) Dir: Roman Polanski
  42. Apocalypse Now (US, 1979) Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
  43. Rashomon (Japan, 1950) Dir: Akira Kurosawa
  44. Modern Times (US, 1936) Dir: Charles Chaplin
  45. Blow-Up (Italy/UK, 1966) Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni
  46. Andrei Rublev (USSR, 1966) Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky
  47. Sunrise (US, 1927) Dir: F.W. Murnau
  48. Bicycle Thieves (Italy, 1948) Dir: Vittorio De Sica
  49. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania, 2007) Dir: Cristian Mungiu
  50. The Wizard of Oz (US, 1939) Dir: Victor Fleming
  51. Taxi Driver (US, 1976) Dir: Martin Scorcese
  52. The Adventures of Robin Hood (US, 1938) Dir: Michael Curtiz
  53. Lawrence of Arabia (UK, 1962) Dir: David Lean
  54. Pulp Fiction (US, 1994) Dir: Quentin Tarantino
  55. La Dolce Vita (Italy, 1960) Dir: Federico Fellini
  56. Pather Panchali (India, 1955) Dir: Satyajit Ray
  57. City Lights (US, 1931) Dir: Charles Chaplin
  58. Vivre Sa Vie (My Life to Live) (France, 1962) Dir: Jean-Luc Godard
  59. The 400 Blows (France, 1959) Dir: François Truffaut
  60. Sunset Blvd. (US, 1950) Dir: Billy Wilder
  61. The Manchurian Candidate (US, 1962) Dir: John Frankenheimer
  62. Breathless (France, 1960) Dir: Jean-Luc Godard
  63. 2001: A Space Odyssey (US/UK, 1968) Dir: Stanley Kubrick
  64. A Man Escaped (France, 1956) Dir: Robert Bresson
  65. In The Mood For Love (Hong Kong/China, 2000) Dir: Wong Kar-Wai
  66. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (US/UK, 1964) Dir: Stanley Kubrick
  67. Grand Illusion (France, 1937) Dir: Jean Renoir
  68. The Passion of Joan of Arc (France, 1928) Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
  69. American Splendor (US, 2003) Dir: Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini
  70. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (France, 1972) Dir: Luis Buñuel
  71. Persona (Sweden, 1966) Dir: Ingmar Bergman
  72. Badlands (US, 1973) Dir: Terrence Malick
  73. Ugetsu Monogatari (Japan, 1953) Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi
  74. Intolerance (US, 1916) Dir: D.W. Griffith
  75. The Earrings of Madame de… (France, 1953) Dir: Max Ophüls
  76. The Battle of Algiers (Italy/Algeria, 1966) Dir: Gillo Pontecorvo
  77. 12 Years A Slave (US/UK, 2013) Dir: Steve McQueen
  78. Anomalisa (US, 2015) Dir: Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  79. Beauty and the Beast (France, 1946) Dir: Jean Cocteau
  80. Rear Window (US, 1954) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
  81. Kes (UK, 1969) Dir: Ken Loach
  82. Nashville (US, 1975) Dir: Robert Altman
  83. The Maltese Falcon (US, 1941) Dir: John Huston
  84. The Mother and the Whore (France, 1973) Dir: Jean Eustache
  85. Un Chien Andalou (France, 1929) Dir: Luis Buñuel/Salvador Dali
  86. The Magnificent Ambersons (US, 1942) Dir: Orson Welles
  87. Being John Malkovich (US, 1999) Dir: Spike Jonze
  88. Hell or High Water (US, 2016) Dir: David Mackenzie
  89. Once (Ireland, 2006) Dir: John Carney
  90. Secrets & Lies (UK, 1996) Dir: Mike Leigh
  91. The Act of Killing (Denmark, 2012) Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer
  92. Ordet (Denmark, 1955) Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer
  93. Raging Bull (US, 1980) Dir: Martin Scorcese
  94. On the Waterfront (US, 1954) Dir: Elia Kazan
  95. The Last Picture Show (US, 1971) Dir: Peter Bogdanovich
  96. Casablanca (US, 1942) Dir: Michael Curtiz
  97. Touch of Evil (US, 1958) Dir: Orson Welles
  98. Amarcord (Italy, 1974) Dir: Federico Fellini
  99. Don’t Look Now (UK, 1973) Dir: Nicolas Roeg
  100. Psycho (US, 1960) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
  101. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (West Germany, 1972) Dir: Werner Herzog
  102. La Jetée (France, 1962) Dir: Chris Marker
  103. Late Spring (Japan, 1949) Dir: Yasijiro Ozu
  104. Do the Right Thing (US, 1989) Dir: Spike Lee
  105. Hannah and Her Sisters (US, 1986) Dir: Woody Allen
  106. L’Eclisse (Italy, 1962) Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni
  107. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Germany, 1920) Dir: Robert Wiene
  108. Sherlock Jr. (US, 1924) Dir: Buster Keaton
  109. A Woman Under the Influence (US, 1974) Dir: John Cassavetes
  110. Metropolis (Germany, 1927) Dir: Fritz Lang
  111. The Third Man (UK, 1949) Dir: Carol Reed
  112. M (Germany, 1931) Dir: Fritz Lang
  113. Children of Paradise (France, 1945) Dir: Marcel Carné
  114. Cool Hand Luke (US, 1967) Dir: Stuart Rosenberg
  115. Schindler’s List (US, 1993) Dir: Steven Spielberg
  116. Some Like It Hot (US, 1959) Dir: Billy Wilder
  117. L’Argent (France, 1983) Dir: Robert Bresson
  118. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (West Germany, 1974) Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  119. Brooklyn (UK/Canada/Ireland, 2015) Dir: John Crowley
  120. The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006) Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  121. A Brighter Summer Day (Taiwan, 1991) Dir: Edward Yang
  122. Rosemary’s Baby (US, 1968) Dir: Roman Polanski
  123. All About My Mother (Spain, 1999) Dir: Pedro Almodóvar
  124. Band of Outsiders (France, 1964) Dir: Jean-Luc Godard
  125. Brazil (UK/US, 1985) Dir: Terry Gilliam
  126. Capturing the Friedmans (US, 2003) Dir: Andrew Jarecki
  127. Laura (US, 1944) Dir: Otto Preminger
  128. Sansho the Bailiff (Japan, 1954) Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi
  129. The General (US, 1926) Dir: Buster Keaton/Clyde Bruckman
  130. Barry Lyndon (US/UK, 1975) Dir: Stanley Kubrick
  131. Gone with the Wind (US, 1939) Dir: Victor Fleming
  132. The Hurt Locker (US, 2009) Dir: Kathryn Bigelow
  133. Chinatown (US, 1974) Dir: Roman Polanski
  134. Stalker (USSR, 1979) Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky
  135. Viridiana (Spain/Mexico, 1961) Dir: Luis Buñuel
  136. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Taiwan, 1999) Dir: Edward Yang
  137. All Quiet on the Western Front (US, 1930) Dir: Lewis Milestone
  138. Grizzly Man (US, 2005) Dir: Werner Herzog
  139. Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (Germany, 1922) Dir: F.W. Murnau
  140. The 39 Steps (UK, 1935) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
  141. The Sweet Hereafter (Canada, 1997) Dir: Atom Egoyan
  142. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (US, 1948) Dir: John Huston
  143. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (US, 1975) Dir: Milos Forman
  144. Blue Velvet (US, 1986) Dir: David Lynch
  145. All About Eve (US, 1950) Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  146. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (US/NZ, 2001) Dir: Peter Jackson
  147. North by Northwest (US, 1959) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
  148. Zero for Conduct (Zéro de conduite) (France, 1933) Dir: Jean Vigo
  149. The Apartment (US, 1960) Dir: Billy Wilder
  150. Goodfellas (US, 1990) Dir: Martin Scorcese
  151. Selma (US, 2015) Dir: Ava DuVernay
  152. Boogie Nights (US, 1997) Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
  153. Moonrise Kingdom (US, 2012) Dir: Wes Anderson
  154. Pierrot le Fou (France, 1965) Dir: Jean-Luc Godard
  155. The Seventh Seal (Sweden, 1957) Dir: Ingmar Bergman
  156. La La Land (US, 2016) Dir: Damien Chazelle
  157. The Artist (France. 2011) Dir: Michel Hazanavicius
  158. Double Indemnity (US, 1944) Dir: Billy Wilder
  159. Army of Shadows (France, 1969) Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville
  160. Greed (US, 1924) Dir: Erich von Stroheim
  161. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Canada/US/France/Germany/UK, 2010) Dir: Werner Herzog
  162. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (US, 1939) Dir: Frank Capra
  163. Mulholland Dr. (US, 2001) Dir: David Lynch
  164. High Noon (US, 1952) Dir: Fred Zinnemann
  165. Beau Travail (France, 1998) Dir: Claire Denis
  166. Man on Wire (UK/US, 2008) Dir. James Marsh
  167. Spotlight (US, 2015) Dir: Tom McCarthy
  168. Annie Hall (US, 1977) Dir: Woody Allen
  169. Wild Strawberries (Sweden, 1957) Dir: Ingmar Bergman
  170. Toy Story 3 (US, 2010) Dir: Lee Unkrich
  171. Jaws (US, 1975) Dir: Steven Spielberg
  172. It’s a Wonderful Life (US, 1946) Dir: Frank Capra
  173. Lone Star (US, 1996) Dir: John Sayles
  174. The Bridge on the River Kwai (UK, 1957) Dir: David Lean
  175. The World of Apu (India, 1959) Dir: Satyajit Ray
  176. Spirited Away (Japan, 2001) Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
  177. Hoop Dreams (US, 1994) Dir: Steve James
  178. L.A. Confidential (US, 1997) Dir: Curtis Hanson
  179. MASH (US, 1970) Dir: Robert Altman
  180. Toy Story (US, 1995) Dir: John Lasseter
  181. The Grapes of Wrath (US, 1940) Dir: John Ford
  182. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (US/NZ, 2002) Dir: Peter Jackson
  183. The Gold Rush (US, 1925) Dir: Charles Chaplin
  184. Juno (US, 2007) Dir: Jason Reitman
  185. Eraserhead (US, 1977) Dir: David Lynch
  186. Kind Hearts and Coronets (UK, 1949) Dir: Robert Hamer
  187. The Spirit of the Beehive (Spain, 1973) Dir: Victor Erice
  188. Once Upon a Time in the West (Italy/US, 1968) Dir: Sergio Leone
  189. The Exterminating Angel (Mexico, 1962) Dir: Luis Buñuel
  190. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (US, 2004) Dir: Michel Gondry
  191. A Clockwork Orange (UK/US, 1971) Dir: Stanley Kubrick
  192. Cries and Whispers (Sweden, 1972) Dir: Ingmar Bergman
  193. The Best Years of Our Lives (US, 1946) Dir: William Wyler
  194. To Kill a Mockingbird (US, 1962) Dir: Robert Mulligan
  195. Ikiru (To Live) (Japan, 1952) Dir: Akira Kurosawa
  196. It Happened One Night (US, 1934) Dir: Frank Capra
  197. Rebecca (US, 1940) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
  198. Stop Making Sense (US, 1984) Dir: Jonathan Demme
  199. No Country for Old Men (US, 2007) Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen
  200. Ran (Japan, 1985) Dir: Akira Kurosawa