A Top 100 Films of All-Time

The original incarnation of this list, which is now updated regularly, can be found here.

A text-only version of this list can be found here.

100. My Night at Maud’s (1969, Eric Rohmer)

99. Journey to Italy (1954, Roberto Rossellini)

98. Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922, Fritz Lang)

97. The Devils (1971, Ken Russell)

96. Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)

95. The 400 Blows (1959, François Truffaut)

94. Moses und Aron (1975, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)

93. Meek’s Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)

92. Outer Space (1999, Peter Tscherkassky)

91. Blackhat (2015, Michael Mann)

90. That Day, on the Beach (1983, Edward Yang)

89. The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)

88. Fort Apache (1948, John Ford)

87. The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo)

86. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick)

85. Weekend (1967, Jean-Luc Godard)

84. The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)

83. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan)

82. Breathless (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)

81. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)

80. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)

79. Zorns Lemma (1970, Hollis Frampton)

78. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki)

77. Night and Fog (1956, Alain Resnais)

76. Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater)

75. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)

74. Lost in Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)

73. Carol (2015, Todd Haynes)

72. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)

71. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978, Lau Kar-leung)

70. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo)

69. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)

68. Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

67. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese)

66. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)

65. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)

64. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)

63. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)

62. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai)

61. (nostalgia) (1971, Hollis Frampton)

60. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)

59. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang)

58. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang)

57. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)

56. Ashes of Time (1994, Wong Kar-wai)

55. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May)

54. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)

53. Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)

52. A Star Is Born (1954, George Cukor)

51. Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann)

50. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)

49. Out 1: Spectre (1972, Jacques Rivette)

48. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)

47. Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance)

46. Trust (1990, Hal Hartley)

45. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

44. Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)

43. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)

42. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)

41. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)

40. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)

39. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)

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

37. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch)

36. The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache)

35. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)

34. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)

33. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade)

32. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)

31. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)

30. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963, Alain Resnais)

29. Late Spring (1949, Yasujiro Ozu)

28. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)

27. Heat (1995, Michael Mann)

26. M (1931, Fritz Lang)

25. The Awful Truth (1937, Leo McCarey)

24. Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones)

23. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)

22. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)

21. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai)

20. Dragon Inn (1966, King Hu)

19. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)

18. Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)

17. La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás)

16. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)

15. La jetée (1962, Chris Marker)

14. Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971, Jacques Rivette)

13. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)

12. Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)

11. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)

10. Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)

9. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)

8. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Jacques Demy)

7. The Night of the Hunter (1954, Charles Laughton)

6. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)

5. A Touch of Zen (1971, King Hu)

4. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)

3. Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker)

2. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)

1. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)

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