TOP 20's

Here you will find a quick, handy resource to all of my TOP 20 lists so far. For the unaware, every time I watch 100 films from the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" book, I make a TOP 20 list (which also includes "Ten Worth Mentioning" or 10 honorable mention films). Enjoy!

NOTE: By clicking the titles of each TOP 20, you can view a complete list of all 100 films that were considered when making that particular TOP 20 list. 

TOP 20 #1: #1 - #101
20. Broken Blossoms (1919 - D.W. Griffith)
19. M (1931 - Fritz Lang)
18. The Gold Rush (1925 - Charles Chaplin)
17. The General (1927 - Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman)
16. Sherlock Jr. (1924 - Buster Keaton)
15. Greed (1924 - Erich von Stroheim)
14. Our Hospitality (1923 - Buster Keaton, John G. Blystone)
13. Blackmail (1929 - Alfred Hitchcock)
12. Captains Courageous (1937 - Victor Fleming)
11. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932 - Mervyn LeRoy)
10. The Crowd (1928 - King Vidor)
09. Le Million (1931 - Rene Clair)
08. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937 - Leo McCarey)
07. The Unknown (1927 - Tod Browning)
06. It Happened One Night (1934 - Frank Capra)
05. Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928 - Buster Keaton, Charles Reisner)
04. Seven Chances (1925 - Buster Keaton)
03. Modern Times (1936 - Charles Chaplin)
02. My Man Godfrey (1936 - Gregory La Cava)
01. La Roue (1923 - Abel Gance)

Ten Worth Mentioning: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), Sunrise (1927), The Blue Angel (1930), The Public Enemy (1931), Duck Soup (1933), King Kong (1933), It's a Gift (1934), Judge Priest (1934), Captain Blood (1935) and Top Hat (1935)


TOP 20 #2: #102 - #201
20. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939 - Frank Capra)
19. Brokeback Mountain (2005 - Ang Lee)
18. Bringing Up Baby (1938 - Howard Hawks)
17. Strangers on a Train (1951 - Alfred Hitchcock)
16. Dangerous Liaisons (1988 - Stephen Frears)
15. My Left Foot (1989 - Jim Sheridan)
14. The Ice Storm (1997 - Ang Lee)
13. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979 - Robert Benton)
12. White Heat (1949 - Raoul Walsh)
11. Frenzy (1972 - Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Halloween (1978 - John Carpenter)
09. The Wrong Man (1956 - Alfred Hitchcock)
08. Toy Story (1995 - John Lasseter)
07. The Piano (1993 - Jane Campion)
06. The Pianist (2002 - Roman Polanski)
05. Rear Window (1954 - Alfred Hitchcock)
04. Juliet of the Spirits (1965 - Federico Fellini)
03. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938 - Michael Curtiz)
02. Shadow of a Doubt (1943 - Alfred Hitchcock)
01. Sideways (2004 - Alexander Payne)

Ten Worth Mentioning: Stella Dallas (1937), Le jour se leve (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Heiress (1949), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), The Birds (1963), Marnie (1964), Amarcord (1973), The Big Chill (1983) and Roger & Me (1989)


TOP 20 #3: #202 - #301
20. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985 - Hector Babenco)
19. Groundhog Day (1993 - Harold Ramis)
18. Zero Kelvin (1995 - Hans Petter Moland)
17. The Big Heat (1953 - Fritz Lang)
16. Little Miss Sunshine (2006 - Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
15. Body Heat (1981 - Lawrence Kasdan)
14. Dog Day Afternoon (1975 - Sidney Lumet)
13. Moonstruck (1987 - Norman Jewison)
12. Funny Games (1997 - Michael Haneke)
11. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969 - George Roy Hill)
10. The Sting (1973 - George Roy Hill)
09. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 - Woody Allen)
08. Crimes & Misdemeanors (1989 - Woody Allen)
07. Reservoir Dogs (1992 - Quentin Tarantino)
06. Midnight Cowboy (1969 - John Schlesinger)
05. No Country for Old Men (2007 - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
04. Woman in the Dunes (1964 - Hiroshi Teshigahara)
03. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975 - Chantal Akerman)
02. Manhattan (1979 - Woody Allen)
01. 12 Angry Men (1957 - Sidney Lumet)

Ten Worth Mentioning: The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Giant (1956), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Zabriskie Point (1970), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Sleeper (1973), The Thin Blue Line (1988), Clerks (1994), Hoop Dreams (1994) and Amelie (2001)


TOP 20 #4: #302 - #401
20. Deliverance (1972 - John Boorman)
19. Schindler's List (1993 - Steven Spielberg)
18. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962 - Robert Aldrich)
17. Saving Private Ryan (1998 - Steven Spielberg)
16. My Night at Maud's (1969 - Eric Rohmer)
15. Belle de Jour (1967 - Luis Bunuel)
14. Cool Hand Luke (1967 - Stuart Rosenberg)
13. Le Samourai (1967 - Jean-Pierre Melville)
12. Cabaret (1972 - Bob Fosse)
11. The Blair Witch Project (1999 - Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez)
10. The Breakfast Club (1985 - John Hughes)
09. Sleuth (1972 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
08. The Shop on Main Street (1965 - Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos)
07. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966 - Sergio Leone)
06. Once Upon a Time in America (1984 - Sergio Leone)
05. Jaws (1975 - Steven Spielberg)
04. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966 - Mike Nichols)
03. Contempt (1963 - Jean-Luc Godard)
02. The Shawshank Redemption (1994 - Frank Darabont)
01. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968 - Sergio Leone)

Ten Worth Mentioning: The Manchurian Candidate (1962), My Life to Live (1963), Goldfinger (1964), The Graduate (1967), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Le Boucher (1969), Get Carter (1971), Pretty Woman (1990), Philadelphia (1993) and The Celebration (1998)


TOP 20 #5: #402 - #501
20. Out of the Past (1947 - Jacques Tourneur)
19. Good Bye Lenin! (2003 - Wolfgang Becker)
18. A Tale of Winter (1992 - Eric Rohmer)
17. The Lives of Others (2006 - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
16. Winter Light (1963 - Ingmar Bergman)
15. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943 - William A. Wellman)
14. Monsieur Verdoux (1947 - Charles Chaplin)
13. Mildred Pierce (1945 - Michael Curtiz)
12. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989 - Steven Soderbergh)
11. Requiem for a Dream (2000 - Darren Aronofsky)
10. The Stranger (1946 - Orson Welles)
09. Rushmore (1998 - Wes Anderson)
08. Amores perros (2000 - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
07. Memento (2000 - Christopher Nolan)
06. 3-Iron (2004 - Ki-duk Kim)
05. Head-On (2004 - Fatih Akin)
04. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003 - Quentin Tarantino)
03. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001 - Wes Anderson)
02. Se7en (1995 - David Fincher)
01. The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003 - Peter Jackson)

Ten Worth Mentioning: Gun Crazy (1949), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Mother and the Whore (1973), Yi Yi (2000), Spirited Away (2001), City of God (2002), Oldboy (2003), The Host (2006), Once (2006) and Into the Wild (2007)


TOP 20 #6: #502 - #601
20. Secrets & Lies (1996 - Mike Leigh)
19. Brazil (1985 - Terry Gilliam)
18. Fatal Attraction (1987 - Adrian Lyne)
17. Murmur of the Heart (1971 - Louis Malle)
16. Dawn of the Dead (1978 - George A. Romero)
15. Paris, Texas (1984 - Wim Wenders)
14. The Decline of the American Empire (1986 - Denys Arcand)
13. The Killer (1989 - John Woo)
12. A Clockwork Orange (1971 - Stanley Kubrick)
11. The Silence of the Lambs (1991 - Jonathan Demme)
10. Terms of Endearment (1983 - James L. Brooks)
09. The Vanishing (1988 - George Sluizer)
08. The Wicker Man (1973 - Robin Hardy)
07. Rain Man (1988 - Barry Levinson)
06. Barry Lyndon (1975 - Stanley Kubrick)
05. Dear Diary (1993 - Nanni Moretti)
04. A Fish Called Wanda (1988 - Charles Crichton)
03. Fargo (1996 - Joel Coen)
02. Drugstore Cowboy (1989 - Gus Van Sant)
01. Stranger Than Paradise (1984 - Jim Jarmusch)

Ten Worth Mentioning: It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Loulou (1980), The Shining (1980), The Last Battle (1983), Manhunter (1986), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Say Anything (1989), Safe (1995) and The White Balloon (1995)


TOP 20 #7: #602 - #701
20. Bicycle Thieves (1948 - Vittorio De Sica)
19. Some Like It Hot (1959 - Billy Wilder)
18. Fight Club (1999 - David Fincher)
17. Marty (1955 - Delbert Mann)
16. Apocalypto (2006 - Mel Gibson)
15. Bigger Than Life (1956 - Nicholas Ray)
14. The Departed (2006 - Martin Scorsese)
13. Grease (1978 - Randal Kleiser)
12. All About My Mother (1999 - Pedro Almodovar)
11. There Will Be Blood (2007 - Paul Thomas Anderson)
10. Happiness (1998 - Todd Solondz)
09. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957 - Jack Arnold)
08. The Wages of Fear (1953 - Henri-Georges Clouzot)
07. Buffalo '66 (1998 - Vincent Gallo)
06. The Apartment (1960 - Billy Wilder)
05. Trainspotting (1996 - Danny Boyle)
04. Talk to Her (2002 - Pedro Almodovar)
03. Blue Velvet (1986 - David Lynch)
02. Pulp Fiction (1994 - Quentin Tarantino)
01. Le Trou (1960 - Jacques Becker)

Ten Worth Mentioning: La chienne (1931), Les Diaboliques (1955), The Defiant Ones (1958), An Autumn Afternoon (1962), My Fair Lady (1964), Taste of Cherry (1997), Run Lola Run (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), In the Mood for Love (2000) and The Passion of the Christ (2004)


TOP 20 #8: #702 - #801
20. Dirty Harry (1971 - Don Siegel)
19. Three Colors: Blue (1993 - Krzysztof Kieslowski)
18. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988 - Pedro Almodovar)
17. The Long Goodbye (1973 - Robert Altman)
16. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986 - John McNaughton)
15. The Great Escape (1963 - John Sturges)
14. Crumb (1994 - Terry Zwigoff)
13. Smoke (1995 - Wayne Wang, Paul Auster
12. Back to the Future (1985 - Robert Zemeckis)
11. Total Recall (1990 - Paul Verhoeven)
10. Forrest Gump (1994 - Robert Zemeckis)
09. Heat (1995 - Michael Mann)
08. Happy Together (1997 - Kar Wai-Wong)
07. The King of Comedy (1982 - Martin Scorsese)
06. Short Cuts (1993 - Robert Altman)
05. Goodfellas (1990 - Martin Scorsese)
04. Raise the Red Lantern (1991 - Yimou Zhang)
03. Chungking Express (1994 - Kar Wai-Wong)
02. Raging Bull (1980 - Martin Scorsese)
01. Taxi Driver (1976 - Martin Scorsese)

Ten Worth Mentioning: Mean Streets (1973), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Sherman's March (1985), Drowning by Numbers (1988), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Babe (1995), The Usual Suspects (1995), Breaking the Waves (1996) and Open Your Eyes (1997)


TOP 20 #9: #802 - #901
20. Ran (1985 - Akira Kurosawa)
19. High School (1968 - Frederick Wiseman)
18. The Quiet Earth (1985 - Geoff Murphy)
17. Don't Look Now (1973 - Nicholas Roeg)
16. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
15. Fat City (1972 - John Huston)
14. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991 - James Cameron)
13. Alien (1979 - Ridley Scott)
12. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
11. Badlands (1973 - Terrence Malick)
10. Five Easy Pieces (1970 - Bob Rafelson)
09. A Man Escaped (1956 - Robert Bresson)
08. The Terminator (1984 - James Cameron)
07. Fox and His Friends (1975 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
06. Turkish Delight (1973 - Paul Verhoeven)
05. The Elephant Man (1980 - David Lynch)
04. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975 - Milos Forman)
03. The Night of the Hunter (1955 - Charles Laughton)
02. The Conversation (1974 - Francis Ford Coppola)
01. The French Connection (1971 - William Friedkin)

Ten Worth Mentioning: Lola (1961), Shock Corridor (1963), Wanda (1970), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), The American Friend (1977), Saturday Night Fever (1977), The Tin Drum (1979), The Fourth Man (1983), The Right Stuff (1983) and Tampopo (1985)


TOP 20 #10: #902 - #1001
20. A Woman Under the Influence (1974 - John Cassavetes)
19. Ordet (1955 - Carl Theodor Dreyer)
18. Doctor Zhivago (1965 - David Lean)
17. The Matrix (1999 - Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski)
16. All the President's Men (1976 - Alan J. Pakula)
15. Throne of Blood (1957 - Akira Kurosawa)
14. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975 - Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam)
13. The Last Picture Show (1971 - Peter Bogdanovich)
12. Straw Dogs (1971 - Sam Peckinpah)
11. Singin' in the Rain (1952 - Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)
10. Rocco and His Brothers (1960 - Luchino Visconti)
09. Onibaba (1964 - Kaneto Shindo)
08. The Godfather (1972 - Francis Ford Coppola)
07. Last Tango in Paris (1972 - Bernardo Bertolucci)
06. Stroszek (1977 - Werner Herzog)
05. The Untouchables (1987 - Brian De Palma)
04. Scarface (1983 - Brian De Palma)
03. The Decalogue (1989 - Krzysztof Kieslowski)
02. The Deer Hunter (1978 - Michael Cimino)
01. Fitzcarraldo (1982 - Werner Herzog)

Ten Worth Mentioning: The Burmese Harp (1956), Mother India (1957), Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Gimme Shelter (1970), Tristana (1970), Walkabout (1971), Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977), Nosferatu (1979), El Norte (1983) and Braveheart (1995)



SINS OF OMISSION
01. Shaun of the Dead (2004 - Edgar Wright)
02. Hard Eight (1996 - Paul Thomas Anderson)
03. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993 - Woody Allen)
04. Before Sunrise (1995 - Richard Linklater)
05. Before Sunset (2004 - Richard Linklater)
06. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004 - Quentin Tarantino) (as one entry with Kill Bill Vol. 1)
07. Escape from Alcatraz (1979 - Don Siegel)
08. Closer (2004 - Mike Nichols)
09. Match Point (2005 - Woody Allen)
10. Sin City (2005 - Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller)
11. Home Alone (1990 - Chris Columbus)
12. Witness for the Prosecution (1957 - Billy Wilder) 
13. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965 - Otto Preminger)
14. The Out of Towners (1970 - Arthur Hiller)
15. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972 - Eric Rohmer)
16. Dressed to Kill (1980 - Brian De Palma)
17. Dogville (2003 - Lars von Trier)
18. Cache (2005 - Michael Haneke)
19. 127 Hours (2010 - Danny Boyle)
20. Trollhunter (2010 - Andre Ovredal)
21. The Hunt (2012 - Thomas Vinterberg)

22. Dial M for Murder (1954 - Alfred Hitchcock)
23. Mary and Max (2009 - Adam Elliot) 
24. Frances Ha (2012 - Noah Baumbach)
25. Wild (2014 - Jean-Marc Vallee)
26. Deathtrap (1982 - Sidney Lumet)
27. The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975 - Melvin Frank)
28. Man on Wire (2008 - James Marsh)
29. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 - Kurt Kuenne)
30. They Live (1988 - John Carpenter) 
31. Shame (2011 - Steve McQueen)
32. Pauline at the Beach (1983 - Eric Rohmer)
33. Creep (2014 - Patrick Brice)
34. Panic Room (2002 - David Fincher)

35. Alice in the Cities (1974 - Wim Wenders)
36. Paranormal Activity (2007 - Oren Peli)
37. Lost in Translation (2003 - Sofia Coppola)
38. Misery (1990 - Rob Reiner)
39. Mystic River (2003 - Clint Eastwood)
40. The Soft Skin (1964 - Francois Truffaut)
41. The Hateful Eight (2015 - Quentin Tarantino)
42. Husbands and Wives (1992 - Woody Allen)
43. The Navigator (1924 - Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp)
44. Slaughter High (1986 - George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Litten)
45. A Married Couple (1969 - Allan King)

46. Revanche (2008 - Gotz Spielmann)
47. Dying at Grace (2003 - Allan King)
48. Amour (2012 - Michael Haneke)
49. Sea of Love (1989 - Harold Becker)
50. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007 - Cristian Mungiu)
51. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 - Michel Gondry)
52. Scarecrow (1973 - Jerry Schatzberg)
53. ...And Justice for All (1979 - Norman Jewison)
54. Begin Again (2003 - John Carney)
55. The Social Network (2010 - David Fincher)
56. Senna (2010 - Asif Kapadia)
57. Warrior (2011 - Gavin O'Connor)
58. Garden State (2004 - Zach Braff)
59. Up in the Air (2009 - Jason Reitman)
60. Child's Play 2 (1990 - John Lafia)

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2 comments:

  1. Lowes48superstarApril 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Can You Explain To Me The Appeal of Sideways, I didn't enjoy it and I was hoping that You could help me to understand what I missed in the film

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  2. Well lowes, it's just a movie that clicked perfectly with me from the first time I saw it. I think the acting is incredible. There are a few scenes where simple dialogue is converted to such powerful speech that it almost makes you tear up (ex. Virginia Madsen describing why she likes wine - she describes it with such passion). I don't know really, it just appealed to my personal tastes perfectly - a simply story about real people, going through real situations with a light mix of comedy.

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SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #65: Les nuits de la pleine lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984)

Running Time: 100 minutes Directed By: Eric Rohmer Written By: Eric Rohmer Main Cast: Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini,...