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. Stalker
  101. The Player
  102. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  103. Being There
  104. Alien
  105. 12 Angry Men
  106. Marketa Lazarová
  107. Time of the Gypsies
  108. Napoleon
  109. The Emigrants, The New Land
  110. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  111. Days of Heaven
  112. The Young Girls of Rochefort
  113. The Shining
  114. Ran
  115. Heat
  116. Funeral Parade of Roses
  117. Rosemary’s Baby
  118. The Night of the Hunter
  119. Do the Right Thing
  120. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  121. Safe
  122. Toy Story
  123. Pulp Fiction
  124. Band of Outsiders
  125. Vivre sa vie
  126. Double Indemnity
  127. M
  128. Blue Velvet
  129. The Seventh Seal
  130. The Long Day Closes
  131. My Dinner with André
  132. Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight
  133. The Rules of the Game
  134. GoodFellas
  135. Manhattan
  136. Z
  137. Opening Night
  138. Exotica
  139. Rififi
  140. Throne of Blood
  141. Fargo
  142. Belle de Jour
  143. The Last Picture Show
  144. MASH
  145. Vengeance is Mine
  146. There Will Be Blood
  147. The Sweet Hereafter
  148. Broadcast News
  149. All That Heaven Allows
  150. Jules and Jim
  151. Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence
  152. Some Like It Hot
  153. The Hidden Fortress
  154. Harold and Maude
  155. The Philadelphia Story
  156. Citizen Kane
  157. My Night at Maud’s
  158. Stop Making Sense
  159. The Godfather: Part II
  160. It Happened One Night
  161. Bonnie and Clyde
  162. All About Eve
  163. Canoa: A Shameful Memory
  164. Grave of the Fireflies
  165. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  166. Betty Blue
  167. The Saragossa Manuscript
  168. Amadeus
  169. Crumb
  170. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  171. L’avventura, La notte, L’eclisse
  172. Au Revoir Les Enfants
  173. Last Year at Marienbad
  174. My Darling Clementine
  175. Suspiria
  176. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  177. Pan’s Labyrinth
  178. Farewell My Concubine
  179. Dog Day Afternoon
  180. The Long Goodbye
  181. Close-Up
  182. The Silence of the Lambs
  183. Far from Heaven
  184. Love Streams
  185. Johnny Guitar
  186. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  187. Naked
  188. Rio Bravo
  189. Intolerance
  190. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  191. Two-Lane Blacktop
  192. Jaws
  193. The Palm Beach Story
  194. The Deer Hunter
  195. Pan’s Labyrinth
  196. The Truman Show
  197. The General
  198. In the Realm of the Senses
  199. Bigger Than Life
  200. Hannah and Her Sisters
  201. Rebel Without a Cause
  202. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  203. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  204. Death by Hanging
  205. Y Tu Mama Tambien
  206. Red River
  207. The Great Silence
  208. Drifting Clouds
  209. The Devils
  210. Metropolis
  211. The Exorcist
  212. Floating Weeds
  213. Raise the Red Lantern
  214. The Exterminating Angel
  215. A Hard Day’s Night
  216. The Fisher King
  217. Beauty and the Beast
  218. RoboCop
  219. The Best Years of Our Lives
  220. The Conformist
  221. La Strada
  222. The Hustler
  223. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  224. Roman Holiday
  225. Last Tango in Paris
  226. Once Upon a Time in the West
  227. Toy Story 2
  228. The Wild Bunch
  229. American Beauty
  230. The French Connection
  231. Out of Sight
  232. Se7en
  233. Ghost in the Shell
  234. The In-Laws
  235. Wings of Desire
  236. Rushmore
  237. Shock Corridor
  238. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  239. West Side Story
  240. To Be or Not to Be
  241. Ugetsu
  242. Crimes and Misdemeanors
  243. Autumn Sonata
  244. Yojimbo
  245. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  246. Videodrome
  247. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  248. The Innocents
  249. Hoop Dreams
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