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Top 60 Films

This list is a congregation of several countries, a dozen languages, and many directors' worth of material. With this list, I am hoping to express my personal favorites as well as acknowledge the greatest films of all time. See also my Top Albums List.

# Title Director Year
1. Manhattan Woody Allen 1979
2. Persona Ingmar Bergman 1966
3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Robert Wiene 1920
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick 1968
5. A Woman under the Influence John Cassavetes 1974
6. Woman in the Dunes Hiroshi Teshigahara 1964
7. Heaven Knows What Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie 2014
8. The Passion of Joan of Arc Carl Theodor Dreyer 1928
9. Kings of the Road Wim Wenders 1976
10. Naked Lunch David Cronenberg 1991
11. Stardust Memories Woody Allen 1980
12. Inland Empire David Lynch 2006
13. The Connection Shirley Clarke 1962
14. The Color of Pomegranates Sergei Parajanov 1968
15. The Phantom Carriage Victor Sjöstrom 1921
16. The Seventh Seal Ingmar Bergman 1957
17. Federico Fellini 1963
18. Solaris Andrei Tarkovsky 1972
19. Mulholland Dr. David Lynch 2001
20. Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier 2000
21. Until the End of the World Wim Wenders 1991
22. The Bicycle Thief Vittorio de Sica 1948
23. Amour Michael Haneke 2012
24. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Werner Herzog 1974
25. Network Sidney Lumet 1976
26. Nymphomaniac Lars von Trier 2014
27. The Holy Mountain Alejandro Jodorowsky 1973
28. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry 2004
29. Stalker Andrei Tarkovsky 1979
30. Chinatown Roman Polanski 1974
31. Last Year at Marienbad Alain Resnais 1961
32. M Fritz Lang 1931
33. The Face of Another Hiroshi Teshigahara 1966
34. Red Desert Michelangelo Antonioni 1964
35. The Fire Within Louis Malle 1963
36. The Life of Oharu Kenji Mizoguchi 1952
37. Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman 2008
38. The Rules of the Game Jean Renoir 1939
39. Brazil Terry Gilliam 1985
40. Love Streams John Cassavetes 1984
41. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Elio Petri 1970
42. La Haine Matthieu Kassovitz 1996
43. A Raisin in the Sun Daniel Petrie 1961
44. Funny Games Michael Haneke 1997
45. Fox and His Friends Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1975
46. Suspiria Dario Argento 1977
47. The 400 Blows François Truffaut 1959
48. Fail-Safe Sidney Lumet 1964
49. We Need to Talk About Kevin Lynne Ramsay 2011
50. Leviathan Andrey Zvyagintsev 2014
51. Mommy Xavier Dolan 2014
52. Troubled Water Erik Poppe 2008
53. Santa sangre Alejandro Jodorowsky 1989
54. Orpheus Jean Cocteau 1950
55. L'argent Robert Bresson 1983
56. The Celebration Thomas Vinterberg 1998
57. Forbidden Games René Clément 1952
58. Paper Moon Peter Bogdanovich 1973
59. The Trial Orson Welles 1962
60. Little Otik Jan Svankmajer 2000