best films

Are you one of those film buffs who enjoy looking at film lists to ensure that you have seen all the classics? Well, the Hollywood Reporter got some of the world’s best filmmakers to pick the 100 best films of all time for your viewing pleasure.

No doubt, a lot of incredible movies have been made and an attempt of streamlining the very best into a list of 100 may appear somewhat unattainable or inconclusive. Nevertheless, this list of the 100 best films is good to compare with your own movie tastes as well as to see how they fare when compared to that of Hollywood’s crème-de-la-crème. As a budding cinephile, you may also want to catch all the films in case you haven’t seen them.

Here are the 100 best films of all time;

100. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

99. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)

98. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)

97. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)

96. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

95. Doctor Jivago (David Lean, 1965)

94. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)

93. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)

92. Up (Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, 2009)

91. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)

90. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)

89. Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995)

88. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)

87. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)

86. Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 1991)

85. Seven (David Fincher, 1995)

84. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)

83. Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988)

82. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)

81. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)

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80. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)

79. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)

78. 12Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)

77. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)

76. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)

75. Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)

74. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)

73. All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)

72. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)

71. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)

70. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

69. Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)

68. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)

67. Avatar (James Cameron, 2009)

66. The Lion King (Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, 1994)

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Lion King

65. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)

64. Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964)

63. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)

62. North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

61. West Side Story ( Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, 1961)

60. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

59. Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)

58. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)

57. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)

56. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

55. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

54. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

53. GoodWill Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)

52. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)

51. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)

50. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

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Jurrassic Park

49. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

48. TheUsual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)

47. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

46. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)

45. Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)

44. Matrix (Lilly and Lana Wachowski, 1999)

43. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)

42. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)

41. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

40. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)

39. Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

38. When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)

37. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)

36. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes, 1986)

35. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

34. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)

33. Fargo (Joel et Ethan Coen, 1996)

32. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)

31. Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)

30. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)

29. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

28. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

27. The Breakfast Club ( John Hughes, 1985)

26. Singing in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)

25. The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965)

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24. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)

23. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)

22. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)

21. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

20. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)

19. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)

18. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

17. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

16. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)

15. Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)

14. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)

13. Indiana Jones (Steven Spielberg, 1981)

12. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)

11. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)

10. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

8. E.T. (Steven Spielberg, 1982)

7. The Godfather II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

6. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

5. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

4. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)

3. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

2. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)

1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

There you have it, a list of 100 of some of the greatest movies ever produced for the viewing pleasure and entertainment of movie lovers. From big budget to low budget films, spanning various genres from Sci-fi to animation, horror to action e.t.c. all these movies were spectacular in their own right, at least we think so. Did you find any personal favourite on the list? Did it bring back heartwarming memories of the good old days? If there are any you haven’t seen yet, why not take a chance and watch them and be surprised at how good these movies really are.

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