“Polls” Lists/Commercial Releases

The following lists are produced mostly based off of Mike D’Angelo’s commercial release lists.

2017

  1. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016, Paul W.S. Anderson)
  2. Song to Song (2017, Terrence Malick)
  3. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Chad Stahelski)
  4. Nocturama (2016, Bertrand Bonello)
  5. The Lost City of Z (2016, James Gray)
  6. Person to Person (2017, Dustin Guy Defa)
  7. Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele)
  8. The Beguiled (2017, Sofia Coppola)
  9. A Quiet Passion (2016, Terence Davies)
  10. Personal Shopper (2016, Olivier Assayas)
  11. Your Name. (2016, Makoto Shinkai)
  12. The Unknown Girl (2016, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  13. Alien: Covenant (2017, Ridley Scott)
  14. By the Time It Gets Dark (2016, Anocha Suwichakornpong)
  15. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, Bill Morrison)
  16. Split (2016, M. Night Shyamalan)
  17. A Cure for Wellness (2016, Gore Verbinski)
  18. Harmonium (2016, Kôji Fukada)
  19. Graduation (2016, Cristian Mungiu)
  20. The Son of Joseph (2016, Eugène Green)
  21. After the Storm (2016, Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  22. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016, Juho Kuosmanen)
  23. The Great Wall (2016, Zhang Yimou)
  24. A Ghost Story (2017, David Lowery)
  25. Gook (2017, Justin Chon)
  26. Casting JonBenet (2017, Kitty Green)
  27. The Fate of the Furious (2017, F. Gary Gray)
  28. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017, James Gunn)
  29. Beach Rats (2017, Eliza Hittman)
  30. The Lego Batman Movie (2017, Chris McKay)
  31. The Big Sick (2017, Michael Showalter)
  32. Logan (2017, James Mangold)
  33. Cézanne et moi (2016, Danièle Thompson)
  34. The Void (2016, Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski)
  35. Wind River (2017, Taylor Sheridan)
  36. Ma’ Rosa (2016, Brillante Mendoza)
  37. As You Are (2016, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte)

2016

  1. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang)
  2. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese)
  3. Manchester by the Sea (2016, Kenneth Lonergan)
  4. Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson)
  5. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
  6. My Golden Days (2015, Arnaud Desplechin)
  7. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)
  8. The Handmaiden (2016, Park Chan-wook)
  9. O.J.: Made in America (2016, Ezra Edelman)
  10. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015, Hong Sang-soo)
  11. Happy Hour (2015, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
  12. Cemetery of Splendour (2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  13. Elle (2016, Paul Verhoeven)
  14. Kate Plays Christine (2016, Robert Greene)
  15. Certain Women (2016, Kelly Reichardt)
  16. Things to Come (2016, Mia Hansen-Løve)
  17. Dragon Inn (1967, King Hu)
  18. Sunset Song (2015, Terence Davies)
  19. Sully (2016, Clint Eastwood)
  20. Paterson (2016, Jim Jarmusch)
  21. SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015, Soi Cheang)
  22. Creepy (2016, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  23. Aquarius (2016, Kleber Mendonça Filho)
  24. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Raoul Peck)
  25. The Shallows (2016, Jaume Collet-Serra)
  26. Shin Godzilla (2016, Hideaki Anno)
  27. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016, Richard Linklater)
  28. Love & Friendship (2016, Whit Stillman)
  29. The Other Side (2015, Roberto Minervini)
  30. 20th Century Women (2016, Mike Mills)
  31. Moonlight (2016, Barry Jenkins)
  32. Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (2015, Stephen Cone)
  33. The Edge of Seventeen (2016, Kelly Fremon Craig)
  34. Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan)
  35. In the Shadow of Women (2015, Philippe Garrel)
  36. Belladonna of Sadness (1973, Eiichi Yamamoto)
  37. Tower (2016, Keith Maitland)
  38. Julieta (2016, Pedro Almodóvar)
  39. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016, Travis Knight)
  40. Hail, Caesar! (2016, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  41. Allied (2016, Robert Zemeckis)
  42. Rogue One (2016, Gareth Edwards)
  43. Weiner (2016, Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg)
  44. De Palma (2015, Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow)
  45. Our Little Sister (2015, Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  46. I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016, Feng Xiaogang)
  47. The Treasure (2015, Corneliu Porumboiu)
  48. Rules Don’t Apply (2016, Warren Beatty)
  49. Knight of Cups (2015, Terrence Malick)
  50. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016, Zack Snyder)
  51. Only Yesterday (1991, Isao Takahata)
  52. The Academy of Muses (2016, José Luis Guerín)
  53. Hell or High Water (2016, David Mackenzie)
  54. Arrival (2016, Denis Villeneuve)
  55. Café Society (2016, Woody Allen)
  56. Aferim! (2015, Radu Jude)
  57. Always Shine (2016, Sophia Takal)
  58. The Love Witch (2016, Anna Biller)
  59. Neruda (2016, Pablo Larraín)
  60. Don’t Breathe (2016, Fede Alvarez)
  61. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone)
  62. Valley of Love (2015, Guillaume Nicloux)
  63. The Mermaid (2016, Stephen Chow)
  64. Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016, Terrence Malick)
  65. Green Room (2015, Jeremy Saulnier)
  66. The Invitation (2015, Karyn Kusama)
  67. The Lobster (2015, Yorgos Lanthimos)
  68. Indignation (2016, James Schamus)
  69. Moana (2016, John Musker & Ron Clements)
  70. The Fits (2015, Anna Rose Holmer)
  71. The Nice Guys (2016, Shane Black)
  72. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman)
  73. Los Sures (1984, Diego Echeverria)
  74. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, Dan Trachtenberg)
  75. Hacksaw Ridge (2016, Mel Gibson)
  76. I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman (2015, Marianne Lambert)
  77. I, Daniel Blake (2016, Ken Loach)
  78. A Bigger Splash (2015, Luca Guadagnino)
  79. April and the Extraordinary World (2015, Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci)
  80. Fences (2016, Denzel Washington)
  81. Midnight Special (2016, Jeff Nichols)
  82. Demolition (2015, Jean-Marc Vallée)
  83. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016, David Yates)
  84. Sing Street (2016, John Carney)
  85. Francofonia (2015, Aleksandr Sokurov)
  86. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016, Nicholas Stoller)
  87. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016, Bryan Singer)
  88. Captain America: Civil War (2016, Anthony & Joe Russo)
  89. No Home Movie (2015, Chantal Akerman)
  90. Doctor Strange (2016, Scott Derrickson)
  91. Deepwater Horizon (2016, Peter Berg)
  92. High-Rise (2015, Ben Wheatley)
  93. Zootopia (2016, Byron Howard & Rich Moore)
  94. The Jungle Book (2016, Jon Favreau)
  95. American Honey (2016, Andrea Arnold)
  96. The Magnificent Seven (2016, Antoine Fuqua)
  97. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Taika Waititi)
  98. Jason Bourne (2016, Paul Greengrass)
  99. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016, Ang Lee)
  100. Eye in the Sky (2015, Gavin Hood)
  101. Nerve (2016, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman)
  102. The Witch: A New-England Folktale (2015, Robert Eggers)
  103. Krisha (2015, Trey Edward Shults)
  104. Passengers (2016, Morten Tyldum)
  105. A Monster Calls (2016, J.A. Bayona)
  106. Embrace of the Serpent (2015, Ciro Guerra)
  107. The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan)
  108. Money Monster (2016, Jodie Foster)
  109. Keanu (2016, Peter Atencio)
  110. Nocturnal Animals (2016, Tom Ford)
  111. 13th (2016, Ava DuVernay)
  112. Lion (2016, Garth Davis)
  113. La La Land (2016, Damien Chazelle)
  114. Jackie (2016, Pablo Larraín)
  115. Christine (2016, Antonio Campos)
  116. Live by Night (2016, Ben Affleck)
  117. Cosmos (2015, Andrzej Zulawski)
  118. Assassin’s Creed (2016, Justin Kurzel)
  119. On the Silver Globe (1988, Andrzej Zulawski)
  120. Hidden Figures (2016, Theodore Melfi)
  121. Deadpool (2016, Tim Miller)
  122. Don’t Think Twice (2016, Mike Birbiglia)
  123. The Neon Demon (2016, Nicolas Winding Refn)
  124. Now You See Me 2 (2016, Jon M. Chu)
  125. Swiss Army Man (2016, Daniel Scheinert & Daniel Kwan)
  126. Suicide Squad (2016, David Ayer)

2015

  1. Out 1 (1971, Jacques Rivette)
  2. Carol (2015, Todd Haynes)
  3. Phoenix (2014, Christian Petzold)
  4. Mistress America (2015, Noah Baumbach)
  5. The Forbidden Room (2015, Guy Maddin)
  6. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, George Miller)
  7. The Assassin (2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  8. Blackhat (2015, Michael Mann)
  9. When Marnie Was There (2014, Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
  10. Sicario (2015, Denis Villeneuve)
  11. Rebels of the Neon God (1992, Tsai Ming-liang)
  12. Horse Money (2014, Pedro Costa)
  13. Magic Mike XXL (2015, Gregory Jacobs)
  14. Queen of Earth (2015, Alex Ross Perry)
  15. L for Leisure (2014, Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn)
  16. The Hateful Eight (2015, Quentin Tarantino)
  17. Aloha (2015, Cameron Crowe)
  18. Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens (2015, J.J. Abrams)
  19. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014, Olivier Assayas)
  20. The Mend (2014, John Magary)
  21. Heaven Knows What (2014, Josh & Benny Safdie)
  22. Bridge of Spies (2015, Steven Spielberg)
  23. The Duke of Burgundy (2014, Peter Strickland)
  24. Creed (2015, Ryan Coogler)
  25. Tangerine (2015, Sean Baker)
  26. Inside Out (2015, Pete Docter)
  27. 45 Years (2015, Andrew Haigh)
  28. Mustang (2015, Denis Gamze Ergüven)
  29. Run All Night (2015, Jaume Collet-Serra)
  30. Office (2015, Johnnie To)
  31. James White (2015, Josh Mond)
  32. The Martian (2015, Ridley Scott)
  33. Güeros (2014, Alonso Ruizpalacios)
  34. Spotlight (2015, Tom McCarthy)
  35. Brooklyn (2015, John Crowley)
  36. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015, Marielle Heller)
  37. Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (2015, Christopher McQuarrie)
  38. Saint Laurent (2014, Bertrand Bonello)
  39. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015, Joss Whedon)
  40. Steve Jobs (2015, Danny Boyle)
  41. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015, Francis Lawrence)
  42. Boy and the World (2013, Alê Abreu)
  43. Everest (2015, Baltasar Kormákur)
  44. The Walk (2015, Robert Zemeckis)
  45. Trainwreck (2015, Judd Apatow)
  46. Ant-Man (2015, Peyton Reed)
  47. It Follows (2014, David Robert Mitchell)
  48. Ex Machina (2015, Alex Garland)
  49. Love & Mercy (2014, Bill Pohlad)
  50. Straight Outta Compton (2015, F. Gary Gray)
  51. Furious Seven (2015, James Wan)
  52. Room (2015, Lenny Abrahamson)
  53. Anomalisa (2015, Charlie Kaufman)
  54. Meet the Patels (2014, Geeta V. Patel & Ravi V. Patel)
  55. The Wolfpack (2015, Crystal Moselle)
  56. Song of Lahore (2015, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken)
  57. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015, Brett Morgen)
  58. Spectre (2015, Sam Mendes)
  59. Son of Saul (2015, László Nemes)
  60. The Gift (2015, Joel Edgerton)
  61. Chi-Raq (2015, Spike Lee)
  62. Macbeth (2015, Justin Kurzel)
  63. The Revenant (2015, Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  64. Black Mass (2015, Scott Cooper)
  65. In the Heart of the Sea (2015, Ron Howard)
  66. Beasts of No Nation (2015, Cary Joji Fukunaga)
  67. The Danish Girl (2015, Tom Hooper)
  68. The Big Short (2015, Adam McKay)
  69. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014, Matthew Vaughn)
  70. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)

2014

  1. Boyhood (2014, Richard Linklater)
  2. Inherent Vice (2014, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  3. Two Days, One Night (2014, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  4. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, Wes Anderson)
  5. The Immigrant (2013, James Gray)
  6. Non-Stop (2014, Jaume Collet-Serra)
  7. John Wick (2014, Chad Stahelski)
  8. Stranger by the Lake (2013, Alain Guiraudie)
  9. Night Moves (2013, Kelly Reichardt)
  10. Actress (2014, Robert Greene)
  11. Whiplash (2014, Damien Chazelle)
  12. Nightcrawler (2014, Dan Gilroy)
  13. Chantal Akerman, From Here (2010, Gustavo Beck & Leonardo Ferreira)
  14. Edge of Tomorrow (2014, Doug Liman)
  15. The Lego Movie (2014, Phil Lord & Chris Miller)
  16. Interstellar (2014, Christopher Nolan)
  17. Blue Ruin (2013, Jeremy Saulnier)
  18. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, James Gunn)
  19. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014, Anthony & Joe Russo)
  20. Foxcatcher (2014, Bennett Miller)
  21. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, Bryan Singer)
  22. Selma (2014, Ava DuVernay)
  23. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014, Francis Lawrence)
  24. Big Hero 6 (2014, Don Hall & Chris Williams)
  25. Fury (2014, David Ayer)
  26. The Imitation Game (2014, Morten Tyldum)
  27. Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014, Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  28. The Theory of Everything (2014, James Marsh)
  29. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014, Marc Webb)

2013

  1. Passion (2012, Brian De Palma)
  2. Before Midnight (2013, Richard Linklater)
  3. To the Wonder (2012, Terrence Malick)
  4. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  5. Frances Ha (2012, Noah Baumbach)
  6. The World’s End (2013, Edgar Wright)
  7. The Act of Killing (2012, Joshua Oppenheimer)
  8. The Unspeakable Act (2012, Dan Sallitt)
  9. 12 Years a Slave (2013, Steve McQueen)
  10. Gravity (2013, Alfonso Cuáron)
  11. Her (2013, Spike Jonze)
  12. The Grandmaster (2013, Wong Kar-wai)
  13. Upstream Color (2013, Shane Carruth)
  14. Captain Phillips (2013, Paul Greengrass)
  15. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013, Francis Lawrence)
  16. Pacific Rim (2013, Guillermo del Toro)
  17. American Hustle (2013, David O. Russell)
  18. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013, J.J. Abrams)
  19. Frozen (2013, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee)
  20. Simon Killer (2012, Antonio Campos)
  21. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, Peter Jackson)
  22. Iron Man 3 (2013, Shane Black)
  23. Man of Steel (2013, Zack Snyder)
  24. Elysium (2013, Neill Blomkamp)
  25. The Heat (2013, Paul Feig)
  26. World War Z (2013, Marc Forster)
  27. Monsters University (2013, Dan Scanlon)
  28. The Wolverine (2013, James Mangold)
  29. Now You See Me (2013, Louis Leterrier)
  30. Thor: The Dark World (2013, Alan Taylor)
  31. Olympus Has Fallen (2013, Antoine Fuqua)
  32. Despicable Me 2 (2013, Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud)
  33. Only God Forgives (2013, Nicolas Winding Refn)

2012

  1. The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo)
  2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, Wes Anderson)
  3. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Don Hertzfeldt)
  4. Holy Motors (2012, Leos Carax)
  5. The Master (2012, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012, Paul W.S. Anderson)
  7. In Another Country (2012, Hong Sang-soo)
  8. The Wise Kids (2011, Stephen Cone)
  9. Looper (2012, Rian Johnson)
  10. Cloud Atlas (2012, Lana & Lilly Wachowski & Tom Tykwer)
  11. Prometheus (2012, Ridley Scott)
  12. Skyfall (2012, Sam Mendes)
  13. Battle Royale (2000, Kinji Fukasaku)
  14. Django Unchained (2012, Quentin Tarantino)
  15. Dredd (2012, Pete Travis)
  16. Argo (2012, Ben Affleck)
  17. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011, David Gelb)
  18. Life of Pi (2012, Ang Lee)
  19. The Dark Knight Rises (2012, Christopher Nolan)
  20. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012, Joss Whedon)
  21. Lincoln (2012, Steven Spielberg)
  22. The Hunger Games (2012, Gary Ross)
  23. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012, Peter Jackson)
  24. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012, Marc Webb)
  25. Les Misérables (2012, Tom Hooper)
  26. The Words (2012, Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal)

2011

  1. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
  2. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick)
  3. Margaret (2011, Kenneth Lonergan)
  4. Meek’s Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)
  5. Melancholia (2011, Lars von Trier)
  6. House of Tolerance (2011, Bertrand Bonello)
  7. Pina (2011, Wim Wenders)
  8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011, David Fincher)
  9. Unknown (2011, Jaume Collet-Serra)
  10. Midnight in Paris (2011, Woody Allen)
  11. Moneyball (2011, Bennett Miller)
  12. Hugo (2011, Martin Scorsese)
  13. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011, Guy Ritchie)
  14. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (2011, Brad Bird)
  15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011, Tomas Alfredson)
  16. The Artist (2011, Michel Hazanavicius)
  17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011, David Yates)
  18. Ip Man 2 (2010, Wilson Yip)
  19. Bridesmaids (2011, Paul Feig)
  20. X-Men: First Class (2011, Matthew Vaughn)
  21. Drive (2011, Nicolas Winding Refn)
  22. War Horse (2011, Steven Spielberg)
  23. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011, Joe Johnston)
  24. Thor (2011, Kenneth Branagh)

2010

  1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010, Edgar Wright)
  2. The Social Network (2010, David Fincher)
  3. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010, Paul W.S. Anderson)
  4. True Grit (2010, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  5. Toy Story 3 (2010, Lee Unkrich)
  6. Inside Job (2010, Charles Ferguson)
  7. Inception (2010, Christopher Nolan)
  8. Ip Man (2008, Wilson Yip)
  9. The Fighter (2010, David O. Russell)
  10. Fish Tank (2009, Andrea Arnold)
  11. The King’s Speech (2010, Tom Hooper)
  12. Tangled (2010, Nathan Greno & Byron Howard)
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010, David Yates)
  14. Despicable Me (2010, Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud)
  15. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2006, Jean-Marc Vallée)
  16. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010, Michael Apted)
  17. The A-Team (2010, Joe Carnahan)
  18. Iron Man 2 (2010, Jon Favreau)
  19. Mao’s Last Dancer (2009, Bruce Beresford)
  20. The Karate Kid (2010, Harold Zwart)
  21. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010, David Slade)
  22. Extraordinary Measures (2010, Tom Vaughn)

2009

  1. Public Enemies (2009, Michael Mann)
  2. Two Lovers (2008, James Gray)
  3. Inglourious Basterds (2009, Quentin Tarantino)
  4. Up (2009, Pete Docter)
  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, Wes Anderson)
  6. Orphan (2009, Jaume Collet-Serra)
  7. Afterschool (2008, Antonio Campos)
  8. A Serious Man (2009, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  9. Star Trek (2009, J.J. Abrams)
  10. Red Cliff (2008, John Woo)
  11. Sherlock Holmes (2009, Guy Ritchie)
  12. Avatar (2009, James Cameron)
  13. Taken (2008, Pierre Morel)
  14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009, David Yates)
  15. Coraline (2009, Henry Selick)
  16. Up in the Air (2009, Jason Reitman)
  17. Invictus (2009, Clint Eastwood)
  18. Angels & Demons (2009, Ron Howard)
  19. Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009, Kenny Ortega)
  20. 17 Again (2009, Burr Steers)
  21. The Soloist (2009, Joe Wright)
  22. (500) Days of Summer (2009, Marc Webb)
  23. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, Gavin Hood)
  24. Bride Wars (2009, Gary Winick)
  25. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009, Michael Bay)

2008

  1. WALL•E (2008, Andrew Stanton)
  2. Wendy and Lucy (2008, Kelly Reichardt)
  3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007, Cristian Mungiu)
  4. Burn After Reading (2008, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  5. The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan)
  6. Iron Man (2008, Jon Favreau)
  7. Viva (2007, Anna Biller)
  8. Cloverfield (2008, Matt Reeves)
  9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Steven Spielberg)
  10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008, David Fincher)
  11. Synecdoche, New York (2008, Charlie Kaufman)
  12. Bolt (2008, Chris Williams & Byron Howard)
  13. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Andrew Adamson)
  14. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008, Rob Minkoff)
  15. Quantum of Solace (2008, Marc Forster)
  16. Hancock (2008, Peter Berg)
  17. 27 Dresses (2008, Anne Fletcher)
  18. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008, Rob Cohen)
  19. Twilight (2008, Catherine Hardwicke)
  20. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008, Dave Filoni)
  21. Jumper (2008, Doug Liman)

2007

  1. There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  2. Hot Fuzz (2007, Edgar Wright)
  3. No Country for Old Men (2007, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  4. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, Russell Mulcahy)
  5. Ratatouille (2007, Brad Bird)
  6. The Darjeeling Limited (2007, Wes Anderson)
  7. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007, Paul Greengrass)
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007, David Yates)
  9. Spider-Man 3 (2007, Sam Raimi)
  10. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007, Jon Turteltaub)
  11. Redacted (2007, Brian De Palma)
  12. Life Free or Die Hard (2007, Len Wiseman)
  13. Blades of Glory (2007, Will Speck & Josh Gordon)
  14. Stardust (2007, Matthew Vaughn)
  15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, Gore Verbinski)
  16. Rush Hour 3 (2007, Brett Ratner)
  17. The Great Debaters (2007, Denzel Washington)
  18. Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007, Steve Bendelack)
  19. Shrek the Third (2007, Chris Miller)
  20. Transformers (2007, Michael Bay)
  21. The Game Plan (2007, Andy Fickman)
  22. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007, Tim Story)
  23. The Golden Compass (2007, Chris Weitz)
  24. The Last Mimzy (2007, Bob Shaye)
  25. Evan Almighty (2007, Tom Shadyac)
  26. Lars and the Real Girl (2007, Craig Gillespie)

2006

  1. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
  2. Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann)
  3. Old Joy (2006, Kelly Reichardt)
  4. Lady Vengeance (2005, Park Chan-wook)
  5. The Black Dahlia (2006, Brian De Palma)
  6. Casino Royale (2006, Martin Campbell)
  7. Army of Shadows (1969, Jean-Pierre Melville)
  8. The Prestige (2006, Christopher Nolan)
  9. The Departed (2006, Martin Scorsese)
  10. Mission: Impossible III (2006, J.J. Abrams)
  11. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006, Zhang Yimou)
  12. The Devil Wears Prada (2006, David Frankel)
  13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006, Gore Verbinski)
  14. Happy Feet (2006, George Miller)
  15. Cars (2006, John Lasseter)
  16. Night at the Museum (2006, Shawn Levy)
  17. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006, Brett Ratner)
  18. Monster House (2006, Gil Kenan)
  19. The DaVinci Code (2006, Ron Howard)
  20. Eragon (2006, Stefan Fangmeier)

2005

  1. The New World (2005, Terrence Malick)
  2. Oldboy (2003, Park Chan-wook)
  3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002, Park Chan-wook)
  4. House of Wax (2005, Jaume Collet-Serra)
  5. Joint Security Area (2000, Park Chan-wook)
  6. King Kong (2005, Peter Jackson)
  7. Batman Begins (2005, Christopher Nolan)
  8. Pride & Prejudice (2005, Joe Wright)
  9. Serenity (2005, Joss Whedon)
  10. Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005, George Lucas)
  11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005, Mike Newell)
  12. March of the Penguins (2005, Luc Jacquet)
  13. Cinderella Man (2005, Ron Howard)
  14. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, Andrew Adamson)
  15. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Tim Burton)
  16. Madagascar (2005, Eric Darnell & Tom McGarth)
  17. Zathura (2005, Jon Favreau)
  18. Fantastic Four (2005, Tim Story)
  19. Are We There Yet? (2005, Brian Levant)

2004

  1. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater)
  3. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai)
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)
  5. Hero (2002, Zhang Yimou)
  6. Collateral (2004, Michael Mann)
  7. House of Flying Daggers (2004, Zhang Yimou)
  8. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004, Quentin Tarantino)
  9. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004, Wes Anderson)
  10. Shaun of the Dead (2004, Edgar Wright)
  11. Primer (2004, Shane Carruth)
  12. The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
  13. Zatoichi (2003, Takeshi Kitano)
  14. Million Dollar Baby (2004, Clint Eastwood)
  15. Spider-Man 2 (2004, Sam Raimi)
  16. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, Alfonso Cuarón)
  17. The Bourne Supremacy (2004, Paul Greengrass)
  18. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, Alexander Witt)
  19. The Ladykillers (2004, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  20. Ray (2004, Taylor Hackford)
  21. Mean Girls (2004, Mark Waters)
  22. The Dreamers (2003, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  23. National Treasure (2004, Jon Turteltaub)
  24. Shrek 2 (2004, Andrew Adamson & Kelly Asbury & Conrad Vernon)
  25. The Final Cut (2004, Omar Naim)
  26. The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Roland Emmerich)
  27. DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004, Rawsom Marshall Thurber)
  28. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004, Brad Silberling)
  29. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004, Garry Marshall)
  30. Super Size Me (2004, Morgan Spurlock)

2003

  1. Lost in Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)
  2. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003, Quentin Tarantino)
  3. Intolerable Cruelty (2003, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  4. From the Other Side (2002, Chantal Akerman)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson)
  6. Finding Nemo (2003, Andrew Stanton)
  7. X2 (2003, Bryan Singer)
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, Gore Verbinski)
  9. The Italian Job (2003, F. Gary Gray)
  10. Big Fish (2003, Tim Burton)
  11. Freaky Friday (2003, Mark Waters)
  12. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003, Jonathan Mostow)
  13. Bruce Almighty (2003, Tom Shadyac)
  14. Holes (2003, Andrew Davis)
  15. The Haunted Mansion (2003, Rob Minkoff)

2002

  1. Femme Fatale (2002, Brian De Palma)
  2. Spirited Away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. Punch-Drunk Love (2002, Chantal Akerman)
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, Peter Jackson)
  5. Russian Ark (2002, Aleksandr Sokurov)
  6. Resident Evil (2002, Paul W.S. Anderson)
  7. Minority Report (2002, Steven Spielberg)
  8. Adaptation. (2002, Spike Jonze)
  9. Catch Me If You Can (2002, Steven Spielberg)
  10. Spider-Man (2002, Sam Raimi)
  11. The Bourne Identity (2002, Doug Liman)
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002, Chris Columbus)
  13. Happy Times (2000, Zhang Yimou)
  14. Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2002, George Lucas)
  15. Equilibrium (2002, Kurt Wimmer)
  16. The Quiet American (2002, Phillip Noyce)
  17. Scooby-Doo (2002, Raja Gosnell)

2001

  1. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  2. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
  3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)
  4. Ali (2001, Michael Mann)
  5. The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  6. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, Peter Jackson)
  8. Monsters, Inc. (2001, Pete Docter)
  9. Sexy Beast (2000, Jonathan Glazer)
  10. Lumumba (2000, Raoul Peck)
  11. Shrek (2001, Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson)
  12. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, Chris Columbus)
  13. The Road Home (1999, Zhang Yimou)
  14. Rush Hour 2 (2001, Brett Ratner)
  15. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001, Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale)
  16. The Princess Diaries (2001, Garry Marshall)
  17. Osmosis Jones (2001, Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly)

2000

  1. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  2. Dancer in the Dark (2000, Lars von Trier)
  3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
  4. You Can Count on Me (2000, Kenneth Lonergan)
  5. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, Mark Dindal)
  6. Mission to Mars (2000, Brian De Palma)
  7. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  8. Gladiator (2000, Ridley Scott)
  9. X-Men (2000, Bryan Singer)
  10. Fantasia/2000 (1999, Various)
  11. Mission: Impossible II (2000, John Woo)
  12. Cast Away (2000, Robert Zemeckis)
  13. Shower (1999, Zhang Yang)
  14. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000, Dominic Sena)
  15. Dinosaur (2000, Ralph Zondag & Eric Leighton)
  16. Bring It On (2000, Peyton Reed)
  17. Remember the Titans (2000, Boaz Yakin)

1999

  1. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)
  2. Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick)
  3. The Insider (1999, Michael Mann)
  4. Princess Mononoke (1997, Hayao Miyazaki)
  5. Magnolia (1999, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. The Straight Story (1999, David Lynch)
  7. The Matrix (1999, Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  8. Being John Malkovich (1999, Spike Jonze)
  9. Buena Vista Social Club (1999, Wim Wenders)
  10. Toy Story 2 (1999, John Lasseter)
  11. Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (1999, George Lucas)

1998

  1. The Thin Red Line (1998, Terrence Malick)
  2. Taste of Cherry (1997, Abbas Kiarostami)
  3. The Celebration (1998, Thomas Vinterberg)
  4. Rushmore (1998, Wes Anderson)
  5. Snake Eyes (1998, Brian De Palma)
  6. Saving Private Ryan (1998, Steven Spielberg)
  7. The Big Lebowski (1998, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  8. Ronin (1998, John Frankenheimer)
  9. Mulan (1998, Barry Cook & Tony Bancroft)
  10. Rush Hour (1998, Brett Ratner)
  11. A Bug’s Life (1998, John Lasseter)
  12. The Parent Trap (1998, Nancy Meyers)

All lists below are based off of the dates of reviews published in the New York Times.

1997

  1. Lost Highway (1997, David Lynch)
  2. Jackie Brown (1997, Quentin Tarantino)
  3. Boogie Nights (1997, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  4. Hard Eight (1996, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  5. Gattaca (1997, Andrew Niccol)
  6. Air Force One (1997, Wolfgang Petersen)
  7. Contact (1997, Robert Zemeckis)
  8. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997, Steven Spielberg)
  9. Good Will Hunting (1997, Gus Van Sant)
  10. Hercules (1997, John Musker & Ron Clements)
  11. Batman & Robin (1997, Joel Schumacher)

1996

  1. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
  2. Breaking the Waves (1996, Lars von Trier)
  3. Fargo (1996, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  4. Bottle Rocket (1996, Wes Anderson)
  5. Mission: Impossible (1996, Brian De Palma)
  6. Ghost in the Shell (1995, Mamoru Oshii)
  7. Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)
  8. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996, Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise)
  9. Romeo + Juliet (1996, Baz Luhrmann)
  10. The Rock (1996, Michael Bay)
  11. Space Jam (1996, Joe Pytka)
  12. Matilda (1996, Danny DeVito)

1995

  1. Heat (1995, Michael Mann)
  2. Before Sunrise (1995, Richard Linklater)
  3. River of Grass (1994, Kelly Reichardt)
  4. The Glass Shield (1994, Charles Burnett)
  5. Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995, John McTiernan)
  6. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, Carl Franklin)
  7. Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard)
  8. Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott)
  9. Braveheart (1995, Mel Gibson)
  10. Jumanji (1995, Joe Johnston)
  11. Batman Forever (1995, Joel Schumacher)

1994

  1. To Live (1994, Zhang Yimou)
  2. Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
  3. True Lies (1994, James Cameron)
  4. Clear and Present Danger (1994, Phillip Noyce)
  5. Speed (1994, Jan de Bont)
  6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
  7. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  8. Forrest Gump (1994, Robert Zemeckis)
  9. The Lion King (1994, Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff)

1993

  1. Carlito’s Way (1993, Brian De Palma)
  2. Schindler’s List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
  3. Dazed and Confused (1993, Richard Linklater)
  4. Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg)
  5. Groundhog Day (1993, Harold Ramis)
  6. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992, Zhang Yimou)
  7. Sleepless in Seattle (1993, Nora Ephron)
  8. Much Ado About Nothing (1993, Kenneth Branagh)
  9. Léolo (1992, Jean-Claude Lauzon)

1992

  1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch)
  2. The Last of the Mohicans (1992, Michael Mann)
  3. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang Yimou)
  4. Raising Cain (1992, Brian De Palma)
  5. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash)
  6. Batman Returns (1992, Tim Burton)
  7. A Few Good Men (1992, Rob Reiner)
  8. Reservoir Dogs (1992, Quentin Tarantino)
  9. Patriot Games (1992, Phillip Noyce)
  10. Aladdin (1992, John Musker & Ron Clements)
  11. Lorenzo’s Oil (1992, George Miller)

1991

  1. Trust (1990, Hal Hartley)
  2. The Double Life of Veronique (1991, Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  3. The Killer (1989, John Woo)
  4. Barton Fink (1991, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, James Cameron)
  6. Until the End of the World (1991, Wim Wenders)
  7. Ju Dou (1990, Zhang Yimou)
  8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
  9. Beauty and the Beast (1991, Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise)

1990

  1. The Unbelievable Truth (1989, Hal Hartley)
  2. Wild at Heart (1990, David Lynch)
  3. Akira (1988, Katsuhiro Otomo)
  4. Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
  5. Miller’s Crossing (1990, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  6. The Hunt for Red October (1990, John McTiernan)
  7. Die Hard 2 (1990, Renny Harlin)
  8. Back to the Future Part III (1990, Robert Zemeckis)
  9. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990, Brian De Palma)
  10. Home Alone (1990, Chris Columbus)

1989

  1. Casualties of War (1989, Brian De Palma)
  2. Castle in the Sky (1986, Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, Steven Spielberg)
  4. Chocolat (1988, Claire Denis)
  5. Batman (1989, Tim Burton)
  6. The Little Mermaid (1989, John Musker & Ron Clements)
  7. Back to the Future Part II (1989, Robert Zemeckis)
  8. Glory (1989, Edward Zwick)

1988

  1. Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders)
  2. The Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)
  3. Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan)
  4. Red Sorghum (1987, Zhang Yimou)
  5. Rain Man (1988, Barry Levinson)
  6. Big (1988, Penny Marshall)
  7. Shoot to Kill (1988, Roger Spottiswoode)

1987

  1. RoboCop (1987, Paul Verhoeven)
  2. Raising Arizona (1987, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  3. Full Metal Jacket (1987, Stanley Kubrick)
  4. The Princess Bride (1987, Rob Reiner)
  5. Predator (1987, John McTiernan)
  6. Tampopo (1985, Juzo Itami)
  7. The Untouchables (1987, Brian De Palma)
  8. Maurice (1987, James Ivory)
  9. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson)

1986

  1. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)
  2. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
  3. Something Wild (1986, Jonathan Demme)
  4. Aliens (1986, James Cameron)
  5. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, John Carpenter)
  6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986, John Hughes)
  7. Top Gun (1986, Tony Scott)
  8. Wise Guys (1986, Brian De Palma)

1985

  1. Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
  2. Ran (1985, Akira Kurosawa)
  3. After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese)
  4. Back to the Future (1985, Robert Zemeckis)
  5. Commando (1985, Mark L. Lester)
  6. Blood Simple (1984, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  7. The Breakfast Club (1985, John Hughes)
  8. Rocky IV (1985, Sylvester Stallone)

1984

  1. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
  2. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
  3. The Terminator (1984, James Cameron)
  4. Body Double (1984, Brian De Palma)
  5. Dune (1984, David Lynch)
  6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, Steven Spielberg)
  7. Amadeus (1984, Milos Forman)
  8. Ghostbusters (1984, Ivan Reitman)
  9. Purple Rain (1984, Albert Magnoli)
  10. The Karate Kid (1984, John G. Avildsen)

1983

  1. Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker)
  2. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
  3. Possession (1981, Andrzej Zulawski)
  4. Koyaanisqatsi (1982, Godfrey Reggio)
  5. Scarface (1983, Brian De Palma)
  6. Return of the Jedi (1983, Richard Marquand)
  7. The Keep (1983, Michael Mann)

1982

  1. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
  2. Stalker (1979, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Steven Spielberg)
  4. Mad Max 2 (1981, George Miller)
  5. Das Boot (1981, Wolfgang Petersen)
  6. First Blood (1982, Ted Kotcheff)
  7. Tootsie (1982, Sydney Pollack)
  8. Rocky III (1982, Sylvester Stallone)
  9. Annie (1982, John Huston)

1981

  1. Thief (1981, Michael Mann)
  2. Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma)
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)
  4. Chariots of Fire (1981, Hugh Hudson)
  5. Gallipoli (1981, Peter Weir)

1980

  1. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
  2. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
  3. Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
  4. Dressed to Kill (1980, Brian De Palma)
  5. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
  6. The Elephant Man (1980, David Lynch)
  7. Home Movies (1980, Brian De Palma)
  8. Mad Max (1979, George Miller)
  9. The Blues Brothers (1980, John Landis)

1979

  1. Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
  2. Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
  3. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, Peter Weir)
  4. Rocky II (1979, Sylvester Stallone)

1978

  1. Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)
  2. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
  3. The Deer Hunter (1978, Michael Cimino)
  4. The Fury (1978, Brian De Palma)
  5. Autumn Sonata (1978, Ingmar Bergman)

1977

  1. Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
  2. Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
  3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1974, Werner Herzog)
  4. The American Friend (1977, Wim Wenders)

1976

  1. Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
  2. Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma)
  3. Network (1976, Sidney Lumet)
  4. Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  5. Rocky (1976, John G. Avildsen)
  6. Obsession (1976, Brian De Palma)

1975

  1. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
  2. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
  3. Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
  4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones)
  5. Xala (1975, Ousmane Sembène)
  6. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet)

1974

  1. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  2. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
  3. Phantom of the Paradise (1974, Brian De Palma)
  4. The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
  5. A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
  6. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Joseph Sargent)

1973

  1. An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Yasujiro Ozu)
  2. Playtime (1967, Jacques Tati)
  3. Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
  4. Sisters (1973, Brian De Palma)
  5. American Graffiti (1973, George Lucas)
  6. Charley Varrick (1973, Don Siegel)
  7. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972, Brian De Palma)

1972

  1. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
  2. The Heartbreak Kid (1972, Elaine May)
  3. The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)

1971

  1. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May)
  2. The Devils (1971, Ken Russell)
  3. The Last Picture Show (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
  4. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart)
  5. Harold and Maude (1971, Hal Ashby)
  6. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)

1970

  1. Au hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
  2. Five Easy Pieces (1970, Bob Rafelson)
  3. Dionysus in ’69 (1970, Brian De Palma)
  4. Hi, Mom! (1970, Brian De Palma)
  5. The Aristocats (1970, Wolfgang Reitherman)

1969

  1. Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. Black Girl (1966, Ousmane Sembène)
  3. Easy Rider (1969, Dennis Hopper)
  4. The Wedding Party (1969, Brian De Palma & Wilford Leach & Cynthia Munroe)

1968

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanely Kubrick)
  2. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Jacques Demy)
  3. Greetings (1968, Brian De Palma)
  4. Romeo and Juliet (1968, Franco Zeffirelli)
  5. Murder à la Mod (1968, Brian De Palma)

1967

  1. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
  2. The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
  3. Dont Look Back (1967, D.A. Pennebaker)
  4. Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)
  5. Titicut Follies (1967, Frederick Wiseman)
  6. The Jungle Book (1967, Wolfgang Reitherman)

1966

  1. Masculin féminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)

1965

  1. Chronicle of a Summer (1961, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin)
  2. Alphaville (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. The Sound of Music (1965, Robert Wise)

1964

  1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)
  2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
  3. Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. A Hard Day’s Night (1964, Richard Lester)
  5. Goldfinger (1964, Guy Hamilton)

1963

  1. Vivre sa vie (1962, Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. 8½ (1963, Federico Fellini)
  3. The Bad Sleep Well (1960, Akira Kurosawa)
  4. Ivan’s Childhood (1962, Andrei Tarkovsky)
  5. Dr. No (1962, Victor Fleming)

1962

  1. Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)
  2. Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick)
  3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
  4. La Notte (1961, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  5. L’Eclisse (1962, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  6. A Woman Is a Woman (1961, Jean-Luc Godard)
  7. Jules et Jim (1962, François Truffaut)

1961

  1. Breathless (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. La Dolce Vita (1960, Federico Fellini)
  3. L’Avventura (1960, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  4. Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa)
  5. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961, Wolfgang Reitherman & Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi)

1960

  1. The World of Apu (1959, Satyajit Ray)
  2. Spartacus (1960, Stanley Kubrick)

1959

  1. The 400 Blows (1959, François Truffaut)
  2. Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
  3. North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Aparajito (1956, Satyajit Ray)
  5. Sleeping Beauty (1959, Clyde Geronimi)

1958

  1. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
  3. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  4. Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)

1957

  1. Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)

1956

  1. Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
  2. The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
  3. Godzilla (1954, Ishiro Honda)
  4. The Killing (1956, Stanley Kubrick)
  5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Don Siegel)

1955

  1. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
  2. Journey to Italy (1954, Roberto Rossellini)
  3. Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)
  4. Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Robert Aldrich)
  5. Lady and the Tramp (1955, Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson)
  6. Killer’s Kiss (1955, Stanley Kubrick)

1954

  1. Anatahan (1953, Josef von Sternberg)
  2. On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan)

1953

  1. The Big Heat (1953, Fritz Lang)
  2. Peter Pan (1953, Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson)

1952

  1. Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  2. High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)

1951

  1. Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
  2. Alice in Wonderland (1951, Clyde Geronimi & Hamilton Luske & Wilfred Jackson)

1950

  1. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
  2. Sunset Blvd. (1950, Billy Wilder)
  3. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
  4. Cinderella (1950, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi)
  5. No Way Out (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

1949

  1. Act of Violence (1949, Fred Zinnemann)

1948

  1. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  2. T-Men (1947, Anthony Mann)

1947

  1. L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
  2. Beauty and the Beast (1946, Jean Cocteau)

1946

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
  2. Gilda (1946, Charles Vidor)

1945

  1. Detour (1945, Edgar G. Ulmer)
  2. Mildred Pierce (1945, Michael Curtiz)

1944

  1. Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
  2. Laura (1944, Otto Preminger)

1943

  1. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
  2. The Gang’s All Here (1943, Busby Berkeley)
  3. Bataan (1943, Tay Garnett)

1941

  1. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  2. The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
  3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941, Victor Fleming)

1940

  1. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, Boris Ingster)

1939

  1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, Frank Capra)

1933

  1. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
  2. Marius (1931, Alexander Korda)
  3. 42nd Street (1933, Lloyd Bacon)

1933

  1. Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)

1931

  1. City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
  2. Tabu (1931, F.W. Murnau)
  3. The Public Enemy (1931, William Wellman)

1930

  1. Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg)

1930

  1. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)

1929

  1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

1929

  1. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton)

1927

  1. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
  2. It (1927, Clarence Badger)

1926

  1. Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)

1924

  1. The Thief of Bagdad (1924, Raoul Walsh)
  2. The Marriage Circle (1924, Ernst Lubitsch)

1922

  1. Nanook of the North (1922, Robert J. Flaherty)

1921

  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Robert Wiene)

1915

  1. The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)
  2. The Cheat (1915, Cecil B. DeMille)