My Favourite Films

An ever-changing list of my all-time favourite films. I keep this at 250 as a means of responding to IMDb’s Top 250. This is never a permanent list, for as I keep watching more films, titles are to fall and come in at any point. At some point, maybe the limit may increase for as I see more films and my attachment to them grows, the selection can be quite restricting.

  1. Ikiru
  2. A Brighter Summer Day
  3. Nashville
  4. Magnolia
  5. Persona
  6. Don’t Look Now
  7. The Graduate
  8. The 400 Blows
  9. Tokyo Story
  10. Only Angels Have Wings
  11. Yi Yi
  12. Solaris
  13. Taxi Driver
  14. Hiroshima Mon Amour
  15. Seven Samurai
  16. Paris, Texas
  17. In a Lonely Place
  18. Barry Lyndon
  19. Mulholland Drive
  20. The Human Condition
  21. A Woman Under the Influence
  22. Brazil
  23. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  24. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  25. On the Waterfront
  26. Casablanca
  27. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums
  28. Sullivan’s Travels
  29. The Double Life of Veronique
  30. Anatomy of a Murder
  31. In the Mood for Love
  32. Woman in the Dunes
  33. Repulsion
  34. Short Cuts
  35. Le Samouraï
  36. 3 Women
  37. Vertigo
  38. Day for Night
  39. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  40. Three Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, Red)
  41. The Decalogue
  42. Annie Hall
  43. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  44. Spirited Away
  45. High and Low
  46. All That Jazz
  47. Chinatown
  48. La Dolce Vita
  49. Apocalypse Now
  50. It’s a Wonderful Life
  51. The Big Sleep
  52. Make Way for Tomorrow
  53. Umberto D.
  54. Tess
  55. Kwaidan
  56. Psycho
  57. The Battle of Algiers
  58. A Touch of Zen
  59. Brief Encounter
  60. The Apartment
  61. City Lights
  62. Fanny & Alexander
  63. Wild Strawberries
  64. Sweet Smell of Success
  65. The Red Shoes
  66. Lawrence of Arabia
  67. The Big Lebowski
  68. Raging Bull
  69. Chungking Express
  70. Cries and Whispers
  71. Bicycle Thieves
  72. Blow Out
  73. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  74. Blade Runner
  75. Late Spring
  76. Harakiri
  77. The Searchers
  78. Network
  79. Paths of Glory
  80. Sansho the Bailiff
  81. The Thin Red Line
  82. A Clockwork Orange
  83. Singin’ in the Rain
  84. The Godfather
  85. Rear Window
  86. Children of Men
  87. The Third Man
  88. Rashomon
  89. The Leopard
  90. The Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar)
  91. Princess Mononoke
  92. Once Upon a Time in America
  93. Boogie Nights
  94. Lost in Translation
  95. Kiss Me Deadly
  96. Eraserhead
  97. Sunset Boulevard
  98. My Neighbor Totoro
  99. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  100. The Player
  101. Alien
  102. 12 Angry Men
  103. Marketa Lazarová
  104. Napoleon
  105. The Emigrants, The New Land
  106. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  107. Days of Heaven
  108. The Young Girls of Rochefort
  109. The Shining
  110. Heat
  111. Funeral Parade of Roses
  112. Rosemary’s Baby
  113. The Night of the Hunter
  114. Do the Right Thing
  115. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  116. Safe
  117. Toy Story
  118. Pulp Fiction
  119. Band of Outsiders
  120. Vivre sa vie
  121. Double Indemnity
  122. M
  123. Blue Velvet
  124. The Seventh Seal
  125. My Dinner with André
  126. Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight
  127. The Rules of the Game
  128. GoodFellas
  129. Manhattan
  130. Z
  131. Opening Night
  132. Exotica
  133. Rififi
  134. Throne of Blood
  135. Fargo
  136. Belle de Jour
  137. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  138. The Last Picture Show
  139. MASH
  140. Vengeance is Mine
  141. There Will Be Blood
  142. The Sweet Hereafter
  143. Broadcast News
  144. All That Heaven Allows
  145. Far from Heaven
  146. Jules and Jim
  147. Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence
  148. Some Like It Hot
  149. The Hidden Fortress
  150. Harold and Maude
  151. The Philadelphia Story
  152. Citizen Kane
  153. My Night at Maud’s
  154. The Godfather: Part II
  155. It Happened One Night
  156. Bonnie and Clyde
  157. Ran
  158. All About Eve
  159. Grave of the Fireflies
  160. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  161. Betty Blue
  162. The Saragossa Manuscript
  163. Amadeus
  164. Crumb
  165. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  166. L’avventura, La notte, L’eclisse
  167. Au Revoir Les Enfants
  168. Last Year at Marienbad
  169. My Darling Clementine
  170. Suspiria
  171. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  172. Farewell My Concubine
  173. Dog Day Afternoon
  174. The Long Goodbye
  175. Close-Up
  176. The Silence of the Lambs
  177. Love Streams
  178. Johnny Guitar
  179. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  180. Naked
  181. Rio Bravo
  182. Intolerance
  183. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  184. Two-Lane Blacktop
  185. Jaws
  186. The Palm Beach Story
  187. The Deer Hunter
  188. Pan’s Labyrinth
  189. The Truman Show
  190. The General
  191. In the Realm of the Senses
  192. Bigger Than Life
  193. Hannah and Her Sisters
  194. Rebel Without a Cause
  195. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  196. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  197. Stalker
  198. Death by Hanging
  199. Y Tu Mama Tambien
  200. Red River
  201. The Great Silence
  202. Drifting Clouds
  203. The Devils
  204. Metropolis
  205. The Exorcist
  206. Floating Weeds
  207. Raise the Red Lantern
  208. The Exterminating Angel
  209. A Hard Day’s Night
  210. The Fisher King
  211. Beauty and the Beast
  212. RoboCop
  213. The Best Years of Our Lives
  214. The Conformist
  215. La Strada
  216. The Hustler
  217. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  218. Roman Holiday
  219. Last Tango in Paris
  220. Once Upon a Time in the West
  221. Toy Story 2
  222. The Wild Bunch
  223. American Beauty
  224. The French Connection
  225. Out of Sight
  226. Se7en
  227. Ghost in the Shell
  228. The In-Laws
  229. Wings of Desire
  230. Rushmore
  231. Shock Corridor
  232. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  233. West Side Story
  234. To Be or Not to Be
  235. Ugetsu
  236. Crimes and Misdemeanors
  237. The Gospel According to St. Matthew
  238. Autumn Sonata
  239. Being There
  240. Yojimbo
  241. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  242. Videodrome
  243. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  244. Gimme Shelter
  245. The Innocents
  246. Hoop Dreams
  247. The Manchurian Candidate
  248. Down by Law
  249. Purple Noon