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Top 60 Films

Updated Mon Aug 08 2022

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. 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick 1968
4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Robert Wiene 1920
5. A Woman under the Influence John Cassavetes 1974
6. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Pedro Almodóvar 1988
7. Woman in the Dunes Hiroshi Teshigahara 1964
8. Heaven Knows What Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie 2014
9. Kings of the Road Wim Wenders 1976
10. Naked Lunch David Cronenberg 1991
11. The Passion of Joan of Arc Carl Theodor Dreyer 1928
12. Judgment at Nuremburg Stanley Kramer 1961
13. Inland Empire David Lynch 2006
14. The Connection Shirley Clarke 1962
15. The Color of Pomegranates Sergei Parajanov 1968
16. Stardust Memories Woody Allen 1980
17. The Seventh Seal Ingmar Bergman 1957
18. Stalker Andrei Tarkovsky 1979
19. The Florida Project Sean Baker 2017
20. Do the Right Thing Spkie Lee 1989
21. Lilja 4-Ever Lukas Moodysson 2002
22. Mulholland Dr. David Lynch 2001
23. Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier 2000
24. The Holy Mountain Alejandro Jodorowsky 1973
25. First Reformed Paul Schrader 2017
26. Until the End of the World Wim Wenders 1991
27. The Bicycle Thief Vittorio de Sica 1948
28. Pandora's Box Georg Wilhelm Pabst 1929
29. Amour Michael Haneke 2012
30. Network Sidney Lumet 1976
31. Suburbia Penelope Spheeris 1983
32. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry 2004
33. A Raisin in the Sun Daniel Petrie 1961
34. Federico Fellini 1963
35. Chinatown Roman Polanski 1974
36. Holy Motors Leos Carax 2012
37. Everything Everywhere All at Once Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert 2022
38. Come and See Elem Klimov 1985
39. Last Year at Marienbad Alain Resnais 1961
40. Threads Mick Jackson 1984
41. M Fritz Lang 1931
42. The Face of Another Hiroshi Teshigahara 1966
43. Mommy Xavier Dolan 2014
44. Tangerine Sean Baker 2015
45. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Werner Herzog 1974
46. The Passenger Michelangelo Antonioni 1975
47. The Fire Within Louis Malle 1963
48. The Life of Oharu Kenji Mizoguchi 1952
49. Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman 2008
50. Parasite Bong Joon-ho 2019
51. Love Streams John Cassavetes 1984
52. La Haine Matthieu Kassovitz 1996
53. Funny Games Michael Haneke 1997
54. Fox and His Friends Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1975
55. The 400 Blows François Truffaut 1959
56. Fail-Safe Sidney Lumet 1964
57. Leviathan Andrey Zvyagintsev 2014
58. Harlan County U.S.A. Barbara Kopple 1976
59. Funeral Parade of Roses Toshio Matsumoto 1969
60. The Celebration Thomas Vinterberg 1998