A Top 100 Films of All-Time

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100. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007, Adam Curtis)

99. Transit (2018, Christian Petzold)

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

97. Pedicab Driver (1989, Sammo Hung)

96. The General (1926, Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman)

95. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

94. Cure (1997, Kurosawa Kiyoshi)

93. Spring in a Small Town (1948, Fei Mu)

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

91. Drive My Car (2021, Hamaguchi Ryusuke)

90. Shanghai Blues (1984, Tsui Hark)

89. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)

88. Night and Day (2008, Hong Sang-soo)

87. My Neighbor Totoro (1987, Miyazaki Hayao)

86. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Take care of yourself. (1996, Anno Hideaki)

85. The Assassin (2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien)

84. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)

83. High and Low (1963, Kurosawa Akira)

82. Asako I & II (2018, Hamaguchi Ryusuke)

81. Moses and Aaron (1975, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)

80. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz)

79. Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann)

78. Yearning (1964, Naruse Mikio)

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

76. Sparrow (2008, Johnnie To)

75. Mahjong (1996, Edward Yang)

74. La Cérémonie (1995, Claude Chabrol)

73. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)

72. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai)

71. Two English Girls (1971, François Truffaut)

70. Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance)

69. Heat (1995, Michael Mann)

68. Spirited Away (2001, Miyazaki Hayao)

67. Like Someone in Love (2012, Abbas Kiarostami)

66. Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien)

65. Spione (1928, Fritz Lang)

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

63. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)

62. Peking Opera Blues (1986, Tsui Hark)

61. Dirty Ho (1979, Lau Kar-leung)

60. Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg)

59. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks)

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

57. Rose Hobart (1936, Joseph Cornell)

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

55. Beijing Watermelon (1989, Obayashi Nobuhiko)

54. La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás)

53. A City of Sadness (1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien)

52. Femmes Femmes (1974, Paul Vecchiali)

51. The Killer (1989, John Woo)

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

49. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen)

48. Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon (1895, Louis & Auguste Lumière)

47. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)

46. Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls)

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

44. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Mizoguchi Kenji)

43. Trust (1990, Hal Hartley)

42. Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)

41. Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996, Peter Chan)

40. The Love Eterne (1963, Li Han-hsiang)

39. L’Argent (1983, Robert Bresson)

38. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

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

36. All My Life (1966, Bruce Baillie)

35. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935, Leo McCarey)

34. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)

33. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade)

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

31. Stray Dogs (2013, Tsai Ming-liang)

30. Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa Akira)

29. Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones)

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

27. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)

26. Dragon Inn (1966, King Hu)

25. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)

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

23. La jetée (1962, Chris Marker)

22. Oxhide II (2009, Liu Jiayin)

21. Perceval le Gallois (1978, Éric Rohmer)

20. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)

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

18. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)

17. (nostalgia) (1971, Hollis Frampton)

16. Late Spring (1949, Ozu Yasujiro)

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

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

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

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

11. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker)

2. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)

1. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)