Rightwing Film Geek

Past Top 10s

For 1987 on, I use the year of commercial US release. For 1986 back, I use the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com). I also have Honorable Mentions, according to sliding criteria.

(8 July 2013)
2011: How I Ended This Summer
2010: Carlos* HM-3
2004: Before Sunset
2000: The Miracle Maker
1999: Rosetta #
1997: La Promesse* 9-6
Lo1994: Cold Water
1992: Reservoir Dogs* HM-9
1987: Predator
1986: Sherman’s March
1984: Stop Making Sense
1983: Nostalghia
1982: Sans Soleil; Sequences
1980: Palermo Or Wolfsburg
1979: Real Life
1977: The Duellists
1975: Love And Death
1973: Holy Mountain
1971: King Lear
1968: The Great Silence
1967: Seventh Companion
1966: Daisies; Father; Django
1965: Loves Of A Blonde
1964: Nothing But A Man; At Midnight I Will Take Your Soul
1963: Black Peter
1961: The End Of Summer
1960: The Cloud-Capped Star
1959: General Della Rovere
1957: The Spirit Of St. Louis
1955: The Seven Year Itch
1947: Monsieur Vincent, Black Narcissus #
1940: The Shop Around The Corner* 5-2
1939: Ninotchka* 6-5
1936: The Only Son
1935: The Whole Town’s Talking; An Inn In Tokyo
1933: I’m No Angel
1930: The Dawn Patrol
1929: The Taming Of The Shrew
1928: A Girl In Every Port
1927: Underworld
1926: Sparrows; Fig Leaves
1924: Manhandled
1922: Kindred Of The Dust
pre-1920: One A Minute
* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new viewing
# Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list
STILL considering currently how to handle some sort of rejuggle of pre-1920

2012
1. The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
2. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, Britain)
3. The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr, Hungary)
4. Looper (Rian Johnson, USA)
5. The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev, USA/Georgia)
6. Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman, USA)
7. The Imposter (Bart Layton, Britain)
8. Amour (Michael Haneke, France / Austria)
9. The Planet of Snail (Yi Seung-jun, South Korea)
10. Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, USA)

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
The Dictator (Larry Charles / Sasha Baron Cohen, USA/Wadiya), Brave (Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, USA), Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, USA), The Secret World of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonibayashi, Japan), Argo (Ben Affleck, USA), Skyfall (Sam Mendes, Britain),

Foreign fiction:
Tabu (Miguel Gomes, Portugal), The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea), Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico), Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey), Found Memories (Julia Murat, Brazil), Attenberg (Athena Rachel Tsangari, Greece)

Documentary:
The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, USA), Jiro Dreams of Sushi (David Gelb, USA/Japan); Tchoupitoulas (Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross, USA)

2011
1. Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, France)
2. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)
3. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, USA)
4. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, France)
5. Tabloid (Errol Morris, USA)
6. Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, USA)
7. Melancholia (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
8. Tuesday After Christmas (Radu Muntean, Romania)
9. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, France)
10. Project Nim (James Marsh, USA)
HONORABLE MENTIONS: all 8-grades, in preference order within each category
English fiction
Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, USA); Winnie the Pooh (Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, USA); Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, USA); Carnage (Roman Polanski, France); The Muppets (James Bobin, USA); Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine, Britain)

Foreign fiction
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul aka “Joe,” Thailand); House of Pleasures (Bertrand Bonello, France); How I Ended This Summer (Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia); 7 Khoon Maaf (Bishal Bhardwaj, India); The Robber (Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria); My Joy (Sergei Loznitsa, Russia); Leap Year (Michael Rowe, Mexico); Outrage (Takeshi Kitano, Japan); Love Crime (Alain Corneau, France)

Documentary
The Interrupters (Steve James, USA); The Arbor (Clio Barnard, Britain); The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica, Romania); Senna (Asif Kapadia, Britain); Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life (Werner Herzog, USA); Life in a Day (Kevin MacDonald, Britain)

2010
1. The Social Network (David Fincher, USA)
2. Four Lions (Chris Morris, Britain)
3. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, France)
4. Mother (Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)
5. The Red Chapel (Mads Brugger, Denmark/North Korea)
6. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, USA)
7. Hadewijch (Bruno Dumont, France)
8. Inception (Christopher Nolan, USA)
9. I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, Italy)
10. Lourdes (Jessica Hausner, France/Austria)
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
9 grades (11-16) Restrepo (Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, USA); Another Year (Mike Leigh, Britain); Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich, USA); The Disappearance of Alice Creed (J Blakeson, Britain); Vincere (Marco Bellocchio, Italy); Winnebago Man (Ben Steinbauer, USA).
8 grades (17-27); Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy, USA); Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, France); The Fighter (David O. Russell, USA); Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, USA); Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea); Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, USA); Buried (Rodrigo Cortes, Spain); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright, USA/Canada); Micmacs (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France); The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore, Ireland); Tamara Drewe (Stephen Frears, Britain)

2009
1. Forbidden Lies (Anna Broinowski, Australia)
2. Up (Pete Docter, USA)
3. Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas, France)
4. Lorna’s Silence (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium)
5. Afterschool (Antonio Campos, USA)
6. Revanche (Gotz Spielmann, Austria)
7. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, USA)
8. Hunger (Steve McQueen, Britain)
9. Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
10. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, USA)
HONORABLE MENTIONS: 9 grades — Paranormal Activity (Oren Peli, USA); You, the Living (Roy Andersson, Sweden); “Merde,” the Leos Carax segment of the omnibus film TOKYO!, if judged separate; 8 grades — Humpday (Lynn Shelton, USA); Coraline (Henry Selick, USA); The Informant! (Steven Soderbergh, USA); Bronson (Nicholas Winding Refn, Britain); Adoration (Atom Egoyan, Canada); The Hangover (Todd Phillips, USA); The Bad Lieutenant, Port of Call — New Orleans (Werner Herzog, USA); Duplicity (Tony Gilroy, USA); Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania); Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan); Mugabe amd the White African (Lucy Bailey, Britain); Good Hair (Jeff Stilson / Chris Rock, USA); Observe and Report (Jody Hill, USA); Goodbye Solo (Rahmin Bahrani, USA); Soul Power (Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, USA)

2008
1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
2. Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico/Holland)
3. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, USA)
4. The Class (Laurent Cantet, France)
5. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, USA)
6. Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)
7. Elite Squad (Jose Padilha, Brazil)
8. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, USA)
9. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, Canada)
10. Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, USA)
HM: Happy Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh, Britain); Stuck (Stuart Gordon, Canada); Kit Kittredge: American Girl (Patricia Rozema, USA); Burn After Reading (Joel and Ethan Coen, USA); Hancock (Peter Berg, USA); The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, Germany/Turkey); The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette, France); Chicago 10 (Brett Morgen, USA)

2007
1. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
2. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, Britain)
3. Atonement (Joe Wright, Britain)
4. Private Fears in Public Places (Alain Resnais, France)
5. Into Great Silence (Philip Groening, Germany)
6. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
7. Grindhouse (Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino et al, USA)
8. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany)
9. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, USA)
10. Joshua (George Ratliff, USA)
HM: Juno (Jason Reitman, USA); Offside (Jafar Panahi, Iran); Time (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea); The Diving Bell and Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, France); The Boss of It All (Lars von Trier, Denmark), The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman, USA), The Host (Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)

2006
1. L’Enfant (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium)
2. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, Britain)
3. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, USA)
4. Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman, USA)
5. Cars (John Lasseter, USA)
6. Manderlay (Lars von Trier, Denmark)
7. United 93 (Paul Greengrass, USA)
8. Apocalypto (Mel Gibson, Mexico/USA)
9. Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev, USA)
10. Perfume (Tom Tykwer, Germany)
HM: Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey); Over the Hedge (Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, USA); Triple Agent (Eric Rohmer, France); Borat (Larry Charles, USA); The Queen (Stephen Frears, Britain); The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Christi Puiu, Romania); Idiocracy (Mike Judge, USA); Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom, Britain)

2005
1. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, USA)
2. Not on the Lips (Alain Resnais, France)
3. Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)
4. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, USA)
5. The Weeping Meadow (Theo Angelopoulos, Greece)
6. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (Pracha Pinkaew, Thailand)
7. Cache (Michael Haneke, France)
8. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)
9. Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
10. Millions (Danny Boyle, Britain)
HM: 2046 (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong); Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, USA); Dallas 362 (Scott Caan, USA); Cinderella Man (Ron Howard, USA); Ushpizin (Gidi Dar, Israel); 3-Iron (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea); Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park, Britain); Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand); The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza, USA); A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, USA); Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, Hong Kong)

2004
1. Dogville (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
2. The Five Obstructions (Lars Von Trier/Jorgen Leth, Denmark)
3. Hero (Zhang Yimou, China)
4. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, Britain)
5. The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson, USA)
6. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, USA)
7. Sideways (Alexander Payne, USA)
8. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, USA)
9. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea)
10. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, USA)
HM: Red Lights (Cedric Kahn, France); Kill Bill, Volume 2 (Quentin Tarantino, USA); Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, Britain); Maria, Full of Grace (Joshua Marston, Colombia/USA); Raja (Jacques Doillon, France/Morocco); The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci, France/Britain); The Assassination of Richard Nixon (Niels Muller, USA); Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, Iran)

2003
1. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, USA)
2. The Secret Lives of Dentists (Alan Rudolph, USA)
3. The Son (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
4. City of God (Fernando Mereilles, Brazil)
5. Irreversible (Gaspar Noe, France)
6. Master and Commander (Peter Weir, USA)
7. The Shape of Things (Neil La Bute, USA)
8. Bus 174 (Jose Padilha, Brazil)
9. Bubba Ho-Tep (Don Coscarelli, USA)
10. The Backyard (Paul Hough, USA)
HM: Girl with a Pearl Earring (Peter Webber, Britain); Down with Love (Peyton Reed, USA); House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman, USA); Phone Booth (Joel Schumacher, USA); Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (Guy Maddin, Canada); Sweet Sixteen (Ken Loach, Britain)

2002
1. Time Out (Laurent Cantet, France)
2. Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, Sweden)
3. La Pianiste (Michael Haneke, France/Austria)
4. The Believer (Henry Bean, USA)
5. Chicago (Rob Marshall, USA)
6. All or Nothing (Mike Leigh, Britain)
7. The Lady and the Duke (Eric Rohmer, France)
8. Late Marriage (Dover Kosashvili, Israel)
9. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, USA)
10. 8 Women (François Ozon, France)
HM: All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai, Japan); Signs (M. Night Shyamalan, USA); Roger Dodger (Dylan Kidd, USA); Russian Ark (Alexander Sokurov, Russia); Daughter from Danang (Gail Dolgin / Vicente Franco, USA); Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma, USA); Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen, China); ABC Africa (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran); What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan); Frailty (Bill Paxton, USA)

2001
1. Memento (Christopher Nolan, USA)
2. Audition (Takashi Miike, Japan)
3. Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France)
4. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
5. Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott, USA)
6. Faithless (Liv Ullmann, Sweden)
7. In the Bedroom (Todd Field, USA)
8. Under the Sand (François Ozon, France)
9. Code Unknown (Michael Haneke, France)
10. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker, France)
HM: Trembling Before G-d (Sandi Simcha Dubowski, USA/Israel); The Day I Became a Woman (Marziyeh Meshkini, Iran); Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, Hungary); Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Kevin Smith, USA); No Man’s Land (Danis Tanovic, Bosnia); Liam (Stephen Frears, Britain); Together (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden); Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, USA); Ali (Michael Mann, USA)

2000
1. Dancer in the Dark (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
2. Jesus’ Son (Alison Maclean, USA)
3. The Miracle Maker (Derek Hayes and Stanislav Sokolov, Britain)
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, Taiwan)
5. The Heart of the World (Guy Maddin, Canada)
6. The Idiots (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
7. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, USA)
8. An Affair of Love (Frederic Fonteyne, France)
9. The Color of Paradise (Majid Majidi, Iran)
10. The Terrorist (Santosh Sivan, India)
HM: Yi Yi (Edward Yang, Taiwan); Meet the Parents (Jay Roach, USA); High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, USA); Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, Japan); State and Main (David Mamet, USA); Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, USA); Chunhyang (Im Kwon-taek, South Korea); Chicken Run (Peter Lord and Nick Park, USA); The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran); A Time for Drunken Horses (Bahman Ghobadi, Iran)

1999
1. The End of the Affair (Neil Jordan, Britain)
2. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, Britain)
3. Election (Alexander Payne, USA)
4. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, USA)
5. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Trey Parker, USA)
6. Children of Heaven (Majid Majidi, Iran)
7. The Winslow Boy (David Mamet, Britain)
8. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, Britain)
9. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, USA)
10. Office Space (Mike Judge, USA)
HM: Rosetta (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium); After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan); The Straight Story (David Lynch, USA); All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar, Spain); An Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer, France); Fight Club (David Fincher, USA); Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA); Mr. Death (Errol Morris, USA); Go (Doug Liman, Canada); Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, Iran)

1998
1. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, USA)
2. Happiness (Todd Solondz, USA)
3. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, USA)
4. Funny Games (Michael Haneke, Austria)
5. Primary Colors (Mike Nichols, USA)
6. Cousin Bette (Des McAnuff, Britain)
7. The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan)
8. Henry Fool (Hal Hartley, USA)
9. Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, Italy)
10. Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
HM: Your Friends and Neighbors (Neil LaBute, USA); Dil Se (Mani Ratnam, India); The Spanish Prisoner (David Mamet, USA); The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark); The Truman Show (Peter Weir, USA); The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison (Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus, USA); There’s Something About Mary (Peter and Bobby Farrelly, USA)

1997
1. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
2. Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith, USA)
3. Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons, USA)
4. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan, Canada)
5. Fast Cheap and Out of Control (Errol Morris, USA)
6. La Promesse (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
7. Ponette (Jacques Doillon, France)
8. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute, USA)
9. The Wings of the Dove (Iain Softley, Britain)
10. Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
HM: The Apostle (Robert Duvall, USA); Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, USA); The Children of the Revolution (Peter Duncan, Australia); My Son, the Fanatic (Udayan Prasad, Britain); L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, USA)

1996
1. Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh, Britain)
2. Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh, Britain)
3. Breaking the Waves (Lars Von Trier, Denmark/Britain)
4. Fargo (Joel Coen, USA)
5. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong)
6. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, Britain)
7. Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne, USA)
8. Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton, USA)
9. Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen, USA)
10. Beavis and Butt-head Do America (Mike Judge, USA)
HM: Bound (Larry and Andy Wachowski, USA); Emma (Douglas McGrath, USA); The Great White Hype (Reginald Hudlin, USA)

1995
1. Babe (Chris Noonan, Australia)
2. Toy Story (John Lasseter, USA)
3. Safe (Todd Haynes, USA)
4. Seven (David Fincher, USA)
5. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff, USA)
6. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, USA)
7. Exotica (Atom Egoyan, Canada)
8. Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, USA)
9. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, USA)
10. The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi, Iran)
HM: Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan); The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, USA); Il Postino (Michael Radford, Italy); Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin, USA); Shallow Grave (Danny Boyle, Britain); Get Shorty (Barry Sonnenfeld, USA); Casino (Martin Scorsese, USA); Apollo 13 (Ron Howard, USA)

1994
1. Blue / White / Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, France / Poland / Switzerland)
2. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, USA)
3. Cold Water (Olivier Assayas, France)
4. To Live (Zhang Yimou, China)
5. Hoop Dreams (Steve James, USA)
6. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, New Zealand)
7. Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
8. Red Rock West (John Dahl, USA)
9. Barcelona (Whit Stillman, USA)
10. Oleanna (David Mamet, USA)
HM: The Lion King (Roger Allers / Bob Minkoff, USA); Vanya on 42nd Street (Louis Malle, USA); 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke, Austria); Satantango (Bela Tarr, Hungary); Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong); The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, Australia); Clerks (Kevin Smith, USA); The Last Seduction (John Dahl, USA)

1993
1. Menace II Society (Allen and Albert Hughes, USA)
2. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, USA)
3. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, USA)
4. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies, Britain)
5. Iron Monkey (Yuen Wo-ping, Hong Kong)
6. The Best Intentions (Bille August, Sweden)
7. The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (Ray Müller, Germany)
8. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan)
9. Man Bites Dog (Remy Belveaux, Belgium)
10. Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, Britain)
HM: Kalifornia (Dominic Sena, USA); Six Degrees of Separation (Fred Schepisi, USA); Smoking / No Smoking (Alain Resnais, France); Farewell, My Concubine (Chen Kaige, China); Manhattan Murder Mystery (Woody Allen, USA); The Bride with White Hair (Ronny Yu, Hong Kong); Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, USA); The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang, China)

1992
1. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, USA)
2. The Player (Robert Altman, USA)
3. White Men Can’t Jump (Rod Shelton, USA)
4. Howards End (James Ivory, Britain)
5. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, China)
6. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, Britain)
7. One False Move (Carl Franklin, USA)
8. Tous Les Matins du Monde (Alain Corneau, France)
9. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, USA)
10. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia)
HM: Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan); Benny’s Video (Michael Haneke, Austria); Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, USA); The Hairdresser’s Husband (Patrice Leconte, France); Wayne’s World (Penelope Spheeris, USA); Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen, USA)

1991
1. Baxter (Jerome Boivin, France)
2. Beauty and The Beast (Gary Trousdale / Kirk Wise, USA)
3. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion, New Zealand)
4. Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh, Britain)
5. Truly, Madly, Deeply (Anthony Minghella, Britain)
6. Daddy Nostalgia (Bertrand Tavernier, France)
7. Europa Europa (Agnieska Holland, Germany / Poland)
8. Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou, China)
9. JFK (Oliver Stone, USA)
10. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, Taiwan)
HM: Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong); And Life Goes On (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran); Impromptu (James Lapine, Britain) My Father’s Glory / My Mother’s Castle (Yves Robert, France); The Rapture (Michael Tolkin, USA); Terminator 2 (James Cameron, USA); The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, USA)

1990
1. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, Britain)
2. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, USA)
3. Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte, France)
4. Without You I’m Nothing (John Boskovich/ Sandra Bernhard, USA)
5. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, USA)
6. Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico)
7. May Fools (Louis Malle, France)
8. Miami Blues (George Armitage, USA)
9. Last Exit to Brooklyn (Uli Edel, USA)
10. Larks On A String (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia)
HM: Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, Japan); Black Rain (Shohei Imamura, Japan); The Godfather 3 (Francis Coppola, USA); Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy); For All Mankind (Al Reinert, USA); Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton, USA); The Big Bang ( James Toback, USA); Avalon (Barry Levinson, USA); Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, USA)

1989
1. Roger and Me (Michael Moore, USA)
2. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, USA)
3. Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee, USA)
4. sex, lies and videotape (Steven Soderbergh, USA)
5. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, USA)
6. My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, Ireland)
7. Scandal (Michael Caton-Jones, Britain)
8. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Eric Rohmer, France)
9. Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, USA)
10. The War of the Roses (Danny De Vito, USA)
HM: The Little Mermaid (John Musker / Ron Clements, USA); The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke, Austria); Let’s Get Lost (Bruce Weber, USA); Camille Claudel (Bruno Nuytten, France); Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, Britain); Dead Calm (Phillip Noyce, Australia)

1988
1. The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland)
2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Robert Zemeckis, USA)
3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman, USA)
4. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, Britain)
5. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
6. Bull Durham (Rod Shelton, USA)
7. The Naked Gun (Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker, USA)
8. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, USA)
9. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)
10. Midnight Run (Martin Brest, USA)
HM: Vice Versa (Brian Gilbert, USA); Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair, India)

1987
1. Babette’s Feast (Gabriel Axel, Denmark)
2. The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, Britain)
3. Broken Noses (Bruce Weber, USA)
4. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, USA)
5. Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, China)
6. Au Revoir, Les Enfants (Louis Malle, France)
7. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, Britain)
8. House of Games (David Mamet, USA)
9. Where Is the Friend’s Home? (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
10. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, USA)
HM: Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, Britain); Predator (John McTiernan, USA); Roxanne (Fred Schepisi, USA); Broadcast News (James L. Brooks, USA); The Dead (John Huston, Ireland); Less Than Zero (Marek Kanievska, USA); Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi, USA)

1986
1. Jean De Florette / Manon of the Spring (Claude Berri, France)
2. Ruthless People (David and Jerry Zucker/Jim Abrahams, USA)
3. Sid and Nancy (Alex Cox, Britain)
4. Tampopo (Juzo Itami, Japan)
5. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, USA)
6. A Room With A View (James Ivory, Britain)
7. The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky, Sweden)
8. Something Wild (Jonathan Demme, USA)
9. The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer, France)
10. Ginger and Fred (Federico Fellini, Italy)
HM: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes, USA); Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, Britain); Sherman’s March (Ross McElwee, USA); Matador (Pedro Almodovar, Spain); At Close Range (James Foley, USA); Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, France); Back to School (Alan Metter, USA)

1985
1. Ran (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
2. 28 Up (Michael Apted, Britain)
3. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, USA)
4. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, USA)
5. Prizzi’s Honor (John Huston, USA)
6. After Hours (Martin Scorsese, USA)
7. Witness (Peter Weir, USA)
8. Mask (Peter Bogdanovich, USA)
9. Jagged Edge (Richard Marquand, USA)
10. The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, USA)
HM: Runaway Train (Andrei Konchalovsky, USA)

1984
1. Amadeus (Milos Forman, USA)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, USA)
3. Blood Simple (The Coen Brothers, USA)
4. Once Upon A Time In America (Sergio Leone, USA/Italy)
5. The Killing Fields (Roland Joffe, USA)
6. The Wannsee Conference (Heinz Schirk, Austria/West Germany)
7. Under the Volcano (John Huston, USA)
8. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, Britain/West Germany)
9. A Passage to India (David Lean, Britain)
10. The Terminator (James Cameron, USA)
HM: Comfort and Joy (Bill Forsyth, Britain); Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker, USA); Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, USA); What Have I Done to Deserve This (Pedro Almodovar, Spain); Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer, France)

1983
1. The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman, USA)
2. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer, France)
3. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, USA)
4. Tender Mercies (Bruce Beresford, USA)
5. A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, USA)
6. Trading Places (John Landis, USA)
7. Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky, Italy)
8. The Makioka Sisters (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
9. Zelig (Woody Allen, USA)
10. Scarface (Brian De Palma, USA)
HM: The 4th Man (Paul Verhoeven, Holland); Bad Boys (Rick Rosenthal, USA); Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (Terry Jones, Britain); Streamers (Robert Altman, USA); Risky Business (Paul Brickman, USA); Yentl (Barbra Streisand, USA)

1982
1. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, USA)
2. E.T. (Steven Spielberg, USA)
3. Say Amen, Somebody (George Nierenberg, USA)
4. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
5. Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, France)
6. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
7. Gandhi (Richard Attenborough, Britain)
8. Night of the Shooting Stars (The Taviani Brothers, Italy)
9. An Officer and a Gentleman (Taylor Hackford, USA)
10. Burden of Dreams (Les Blank, USA)
HM: Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany); Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, USA); The Executioner’s Song (Lawrence Schiller, USA); A Good Marriage (Eric Rohmer, France); The Draughtsman’s Contract (Peter Greenaway, Britain); 48 Hours (Walter Hill, USA); Sequences (Alexandru Tatos, Romania)

1981
1. My Dinner With Andre (Louis Malle, USA)
2. The Aviator’s Wife (Eric Rohmer, France)
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, USA)
4. Das Boot (Wolfgang Peterson, West Germany)
5. Meantime (Mike Leigh, Britain)
6. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, USA)
7. Gallipoli (Peter Weir, Australia)
8. The Great Muppet Caper (Jim Henson, USA)
9. Porky’s (Bob Clark, Canada)
10. Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris, USA)
HM: Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland); Three Brothers (Francesco Rosi, Italy)

1980
1. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, USA)
2. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
3. Airplane! (David and Jerry Zucker/Jim Abrahams, USA)
4. Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford, Australia)
5. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, Britain)
6. Atlantic City (Louis Malle, USA)
7. Mon Oncle D’Amerique (Alain Resnais, France)
8. Gilda Live! (Mike Nichols, USA)
9. Palermo or Wolfsburg (Werner Schroeter, West Germany / Italy)
10. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, USA)
HM: 9 to 5 (Colin Higgins, USA); Motel Hell (Kevin Connor, USA); Pepi, Luci, Bom … and other girls like mom (Pedro Almodovar, Spain)

1979
1. Nosferatu (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
2. Apocalypse Now (Francis Coppola, USA)
3. Real Life (Albert Brooks, USA)
4. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Terry Jones, Britain)
5. Breaking Away (Peter Yates, USA)
6. The Muppet Movie (James Frawley, USA)
7. Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland)
8. That Sinking Feeling (Bill Forsyth, Britain)
9. The China Syndrome (James Bridges, USA)
10. The Onion Field (Harold Becker, USA)
HM: Alien (Ridley Scott, USA); Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR); The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (Chuck Jones, USA); Christ Stopped at Eboli (Francesco Rosi, Italy); The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany); Time After Time (Nicholas Meyer, Britain)

1978
1. Halloween (John Carpenter, USA)
2. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden/West Germany)
3. Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris, USA)
4. Tree of the Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
5. The Green Room (Francois Truffaut, France)
6. The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, USA)
7. Death on the Nile (John Guillermin, USA)
8. Animal House (John Landis, USA)
9. Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty, USA)
10. The Boys from Brazil (Franklin Schaffner, USA)
HM: Midnight Express (Alan Parker, USA); The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, USA); Movie, Movie (Stanley Donen, USA); Perceval (Eric Rohmer, France)

1977
1. Stroszek (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
2. Suspiria (Dario Argento, Italy)
3. Slapshot (George Roy Hill, USA)
4. The Duellists (Ridley Scott, Britain)
5. Star Wars (George Lucas, USA)
6. Kentucky Fried Movie (David and Jerry Zucker/Jim Abrahams, USA)
7. ABBA: The Movie (Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden/Australia)
8. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Bunuel, France)
9. Amar Akbar Anthony (Manmohan Desai, India)
10. Abigail’s Party (Mike Leigh, Britain)
HM: Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, USA); Iphigenia (Michael Cacoyannis, Greece); Annie Hall (Woody Allen, USA); Bolwieser (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany); The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert, Britain); Padre Padrone (The Taviani Brothers, Italy); Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, USA)

1976
1. Network (Sidney Lumet, USA)
2. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, USA)
3. Harlan County USA (Barbara Kopple, USA)
4. In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima, Japan)
5. Carrie (Brian De Palma, USA)
6. The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer, West Germany)
7. The Shootist (Don Siegel, USA)
8. Silent Movie (Mel Brooks, USA)
9. Casanova (Federico Fellini, Italy)
10. The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie, USA)
HM: All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, USA); Rocky (John Avildsen, USA); 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci, France/Italy); Grey Gardens (Albert Maysles, USA); Face to Face (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden); Seven Beauties (Lina Wertmuller, Italy)

1975
1. Nashville (Robert Altman, USA)
2. The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos, Greece)
3. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, Britain)
4. The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, USA)
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones, Britain)
6. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, Spain/Britain)
7. The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
8. Sholay (Ramesh Sippy, India)
9. Swept Away (Lina Wertmuller, Italy)
10. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, USA)
HM: Hard Times (Walter Hill, USA); Jaws (Steven Spielberg, USA), Love and Death (Woody Allen, USA); Deep Red (Dario Argento, Italy); Cooley High (Michael Schultz, USA); Xala (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)

1974
1. The Conversation (Francis Coppola, USA)
2. The Godfather 2 (Francis Coppola, USA)
3. Allonsanfan (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy)
4. The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Bunuel, France)
5. Amarcord (Federico Fellini, Italy)
6. Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
7. That’s Entertainment! (Jack Haley Jr., USA)
8. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, USA)
9. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Ted Kotcheff, Canada)
10. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, USA)
HM: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, West Germany); Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, USA); The Front Page (Billy Wilder, USA); Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese, USA)

1973
1. Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
2. High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, USA)
3. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, USA)
4. Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann, USA)
5. The Last Detail (Hal Ashby, USA)
6. Bobby (Raj Kapoor, India)
7. Day For Night (Francois Truffaut, France)
8. Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, Britain)
9. Sisters (Brian De Palma, USA)
10. Badlands (Terrance Malick, USA)
HM: Bang the Drum Slowly (John Hancock, USA); World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany); Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico); The Sting (George Roy Hill, USA); Love and Anarchy (Lina Wertmuller, Italy); Sleeper (Woody Allen, USA); The Exorcist (William Friedkin, USA)

1972
1. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
2. Last Tango In Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci, France)
3. The Godfather (Francis Coppola, USA)
4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel, France)
5. Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
6. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
7. Roma (Federico Fellini, Italy)
8. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, USA)
9. What’s Up, Doc (Peter Bogdanovich, USA)
10. Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France)
HM: Fat City (John Huston, USA); Up the Sandbox (Irvin Kershner, USA); Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR); Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, USA); Ulzana’s Raid (Robert Aldrich, USA); Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (Woody Allen, USA); Pink Flamingos (John Waters, USA)

1971
1. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, Britain)
2. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, USA)
3. The Clowns (Federico Fellini, Italy)
4. The French Connection (William Friedkin, USA)
5. Play Misty for Me (Clint Eastwood, USA)
6. …And Now For Something Completely Different (Ian MacNaughton, Britain)
7. Two English Girls (Francois Truffaut, France)
8. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, USA)
9. Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle, France)
10. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, Australia)
HM: Macbeth (Roman Polanski, Britain); Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, USA); King Lear (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR); The Hired Hand (Peter Fonda, USA)

1970
1. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder, USA)
2. Claire’s Knee (Eric Rohmer, France)
3. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
4. Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, USA)
5. The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)
6. Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, France)
7. Hi, Mom! (Brian De Palma, USA)
8. Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh, USA)
9. The Honeymoon Killers (Leonard Kastle, USA)
10. Bread and Alley (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
HM: Companeros (Sergio Corbucci, Italy); Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy, France); Patton (Franklin Schaffner, USA); Dodeskaden (Akira Kurosawa, Japan); Little Big Man (Arthur Penn, USA); The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy); Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (Denis Sanders, USA); Darling Lili (Blake Edwards, USA); Medea (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy); Uncle Vanya (Andrei Konchalovsky, USSR); The Spider’s Strategem (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy)

1969
1. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, USA)
2. My Night at Maud’s (Eric Rohmer, France)
3. The Wild Child (Francois Truffaut, France)
4. The Milky Way (Luis Bunuel, France)
5. A Married Couple (Allan King, Canada)
6. The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci, Italy)
7. Burn! (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy)
8. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, USA)
9. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Ronald Neame, Britain)
10. Big Dig (Ephesim Kishon, Israel)
HM: Women in Love (Ken Russell, Britain); The Passion of Anna (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden); Take The Money and Run (Woody Allen, USA); The Italian Job (Peter Collinson, Britain); Z (Costa-Gavras, France); Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol, France); A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Bill Melendez, USA)

1968
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, Britain)
2. Once Upon A Time in the West (Sergio Leone, Italy)
3. The Producers (Mel Brooks, USA)
4. Shame (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
5. Bullitt (Peter Yates, USA)
6. Planet of the Apes (Franklin Schaffner, USA)
7. Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, USA)
8. Oliver! (Carol Reed, Britain)
9. The Mercenary (Sergio Corbucci, Italy)
10. Greetings (Brian De Palma, USA)
HM: The Party (Blake Edwards, USA); Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo, Japan); Who’s That Knocking at My Door (Martin Scorsese, USA); Sympathy for the Devil (Jean-Luc Godard, Britain); Funny Girl (William Wyler, USA); If … (Lindsay Anderson, Britain); The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, USA); The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey, USA)

1967
1. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, USA)
2. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
3. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy, France)
4. Fireman’s Ball (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia)
5. Wait Until Dark (Terence Young, USA)
6. In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, USA)
7. La Collectionneuse (Eric Rohmer, France)
8. The Valley of the Dolls (Mark Robson, USA)
9. The Seventh Companion (Alexei German, USSR)
10. Marat/Sade (Peter Brook, Britain)
HM: Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, USA); Belle de Jour (Luis Bunuel, France); Reflections in a Golden Eye (John Huston, USA); Poor Cow (Ken Loach, Britain); Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, Britain)

1966
1. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
2. The Nun (Jacques Rivette, France)
3. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, Italy)
4. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
5. Daisies (Vera Chytilova, Czechoslovakia)
6. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, USA)
7. Father (Istvan Szabo, Hungary)
8. A Man and a Woman (Claude Lelouch, France)
9. Django (Sergio Corbucci, Italy)
10. Seconds (John Frankenheimer, USA)
HM: After the Fox (Vittorio De Sica, Italy/USA); Cul-De-Sac (Roman Polanski, Britain); Alfie (Lewis Gilbert, Britain); Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci, Italy); Closely Observed Trains (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia); Forest of the Hanged (Liviu Ciulei, Romania); Arabesque (Stanley Donen, USA); Torn Curtain (Alfred Hitchcock, USA); La Guerre Est Finie (Alain Resnais, France); A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinneman, USA); The Pornographers (Shohei Imamura, Japan); The Fortune Cookie (Billy Wilder, USA)

1965
1. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria)
2. Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
3. Simon of the Desert (Luis Bunuel, Mexico)
4. For A Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, Italy)
5. Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia)
6. The Round-Up (Miklos Jancso, Hungary)
7. Mudhoney (Russ Meyer, USA)
8. Cat Ballou (Elliot Silverstein, USA)
9. Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, Britain)
10. Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill (Russ Meyer, USA)
HM: Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini, Italy); Darling (John Schlesinger, Britain); Le Soldatesse (Valerio Zurlini, Italy)

1964
1. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, Britain)
2. Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
3. Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, France)
4. Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, USA)
5. Nothing But A Man (Michael Roemer, USA)
6. Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, Japan)
7. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, Britain)
8. I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, Cuba/USSR)
9. The Gospel According to Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
10. A Shot in the Dark (Blake Edwards, USA)
HM: A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, Britain); Seduced and Abandoned (Pietro Germi, Italy); The Naked Kiss (Sam Fuller, USA); At Midnight, I Will Take Your Soul (Jose Mojica Marins, Brazil); Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan); Marriage, Italian Style (Vittorio De Sica, Italy); Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo, Japan); Kiss Me, Stupid (Billy Wilder, USA); My Fair Lady (George Cukor, USA); Murder Most Foul (George Pollock, Britain)

1963
1. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, Italy)
2. Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, Britain)
3. The Bakery Girl of Monceau (Eric Rohmer, France)
4. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
5. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
6. The Servant (Joseph Losey, Britain)
7. The Great Escape (John Sturges, USA)
8. An Actor’s Revenge (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
9. The Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, USA)
10. Black Peter (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia)
HM: Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard, France); The List of Adrian Messenger (John Huston, USA); Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, Britain); Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Vittorio De Sica, Italy); Hud (Martin Ritt, USA); From Russia With Love (Terence Young, Britain)

1962
1. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, Britain)
2. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
3. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, USA)
4. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Bunuel, Mexico)
5. La Jetee (Chris Marker, France)
6. Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski, Poland)
7. The Days of Wine and Roses (Blake Edwards, USA)
8. Merrill’s Murauders (Sam Fuller, USA)
9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, USA)
10. Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, France)
HM: Ivan’s Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR); Requiem for a Heavyweight (Ralph Nelson, USA); Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson, USA); To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, USA)

1961
1. Viridiana (Luis Bunuel, Spain)
2. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
3. Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
4. One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder, USA)
5. Lola (Jacques Demy, France)
6. Divorce, Italian Style (Pietro Germi, Italy)
7. The End of Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
8. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
9. Jules et Jim (Francois Truffaut, France)
10. Two Women (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
HM: Leon Morin, Priest (Jean-Pierre Melville, France); Lover Come Back (Delbert Mann, USA); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards, USA); El Cid (Anthony Mann, USA)

1960
1. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, Italy)
3. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, USA)
4. Devi (Satyajit Ray, India)
5. Late Autumn (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
6. Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut, France)
7. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, Britain)
8. The Housemaid (Kim Ki-young, South Korea)
9. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
10. School for Scoundrels (Robert Hamer, Britain)
HM: The Cloud-Capped Star (Ritwik Ghatak, India); Mughal-e-Azam (K. Asif, India); Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, Britain); The Wild, Wild Rose (Wong Tin-lam, Hong Kong); Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, USA); The Steamroller and The Violin (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR); The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden); L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy); Elmer Gantry (Richard Brooks, USA); The Concrete Jungle (Joseph Losey, Britain); La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy)

1959
1. Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, USA)
2. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, France)
3. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, USA)
4. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
5. I’m All Right, Jack (The Boulting Brothers, Britain)
6. Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
7. General Della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
8. Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
9. Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, France)
10. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, USA)
HM: Pillow Talk (Michael Gordon, USA); The Nun’s Story (Fred Zinneman, USA); Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph Mankiewicz, USA); Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa, Japan); Danube Waves (Liviu Ciulei, Romania); Battle of the Sexes (Charles Crichton, Britain); Darby O’Gill and the Little People (Robert Stevenson, USA)

1958
1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, USA)
3. The Music Room (Satyajit Ray, India)
4. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
5. The Left-Handed Gun (Arthur Penn, USA)
6. The Magician (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
7. Aren’t We Wonderful (Kurt Hoffmann, West Germany)
8. Gigi (Vincente Minnelli, USA)
9. Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
10. I Want to Live! (Robert Wise, USA)
HM: Big Deal on Madonna Street (Mario Monicelli, Italy); Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR); Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, France); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, USA)

1957
1. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
2. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, USA)
3. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
4. Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, Italy)
5. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
6. Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder, USA)
7. Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, Britain)
8. 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves, USA)
9. City of Gold (Wolf Koenig and Colin Low, Canada)
10. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, USA)
HM: Love in the Afternoon (Billy Wilder, USA); The Spirit of St. Louis (Billy Wilder, USA); Les Girls (George Cukor, USA); The Three Faces of Eve (Nunnally Johnson, USA)

1956
1. The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
2. Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
3. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, USA)
4. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, France)
5. Somebody Up There Likes Me (Robert Wise, USA)
6. The Court Jester (Norman Panama/Melvin Frank, USA)
7. Baby Doll (Elia Kazan, USA)
8. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
9. The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, France)
10. While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, USA)
HM: The Searchers (John Ford, USA); The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, US) ; Giant (George Stevens, USA)

1955
1. Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, USA)
2. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
3. Lola Montes (Max Ophuls, France)
4. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, USA)
5. It’s Always Fair Weather (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, USA)
6. Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France)
7. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, USA)
8. Rififi (Jules Dassin, France)
9. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, India)
10. Yang Kwei Fei (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
HM: Guys and Dolls (Joseph Mankiewicz, USA); Smiles Of A Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden); The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, USA); The Seven-Year Itch (Billy Wilder, USA); Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles, USA); East of Eden (Elia Kazan, USA); The Girls of San Frediano (Valerio Zurlini, Italy); The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick, Britain); Moonfleet (Fritz Lang, USA)

1954
1. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. Sansho Dayu (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
3. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
4. Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
5. Richard III (Laurence Olivier, Britain)
6. Senso (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
7. La Strada (Federico Fellini, Italy)
8. Silver Lode (Allan Dwan, USA)
9. Boot Polish (Prakash Arora [Raj Kapoor], India)
10. On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, USA)
HM: Hobson’s Choice (David Lean, Britain); The Wild One (Lazslo Benedek, USA); A Star is Born (George Cukor, USA); Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger, USA)

1953
1. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
2. Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
3. The Bandwagon (Vincente Minnelli, USA)
4. Madame De … (Max Ophuls, France)
5. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France)
6. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, USA)
7. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, USA)
8. I Vitteloni (Federico Fellini, Italy)
9. From Here to Eternity (Fred Zinneman, USA)
10. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, France)
HM: The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland, USA); The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, USA); Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder, USA); Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller, USA); Gate of Hell (Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan); I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock, USA); The Titfield Thunderbolt (Charles Crichton, Britain); Shane (George Stevens, USA); La Ilusion Viaja En Tranvia (Luis Bunuel, Mexico)

1952
1. Singin in the Rain (Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly, USA)
2. Le Plaisir (Max Ophuls, France)
3. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
4. The Golden Coach (Jean Renoir, France)
5. Othello (Orson Welles, Morocco)
6. Pat and Mike (George Cukor, USA)
7. The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
8. The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
9. Umberto D (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
10. The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray, USA)
HM: High Noon (Fred Zinneman, USA); Rancho Notorious (Fritz Lang, USA); The Quiet Man (John Ford, USA); Monkey Business (Howard Hawks, USA); Breaking the Sound Barrier (David Lean, Britain)

1951
1. Miracle in Milan (Vittorio de Sica, Italy)
2. The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, Britain)
3. A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, USA)
4. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
5. The River (Jean Renoir, Britain / India)
6. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, USA)
7. Casque D’Or (Jacques Becker, France)
8. The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, Britain)
9. Bellissima (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
10. A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, USA)
HM: The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, USA)

1950
1. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, USA)
2. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
3. The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
4. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, USA)
5. In A Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, USA)
6. The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, USA)
7. La Ronde (Max Ophuls, France)
8. Los Olvidados (Luis Bunuel, Mexico)
9. Variety Lights (Federico Fellini, Italy)
10. Night and the City (Jules Dassin, USA)
HM: The Munekata Sisters (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan); The Wagonmaster (John Ford, USA); Rio Grande (John Ford, USA); DOA (Rudolph Mate, USA); Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi et al, USA)

1949
1. The Third Man (Carol Reed, Britain)
2. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, Britain)
3. The Set-Up (Robert Wise, USA)
4. Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, Britain)
5. On The Town (Gene Kelly / Stanley Donen, USA)
6. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
7. Whisky Galore (Alexander MacKendrick, Britain)
8. Caught (Max Ophuls, USA)
9. Adam’s Rib (George Cukor, USA)
10. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, USA)
HM: White Heat (Raoul Walsh, USA); They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray, USA); Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa, Japan); Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, France), Letter to Three Wives (Joseph Mankiewicz, USA); She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (John Ford, USA); The Reckless Moment (Max Ophuls, USA)

1948
1. Bicycle Thief (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
2. The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, Britain)
3. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
4. La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
5. Red River (Howard Hawks, USA)
6. Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges, USA)
7. Fort Apache (John Ford, USA)
8. Letter From An Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls, USA)
9. Macbeth (Orson Welles, USA)
10. Drunken Angel (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
HM: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, USA); Aag (Raj Kapoor, India); Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, USA), Bitter Rice (Giuseppe di Santis, Italy); The Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles, USA); Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty, USA)

1947
1. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
2. Brute Force (Jules Dassin, USA)
3. Monsieur Vincent (Maurice Cloche, France)
4. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
5. Body and Soul (Robert Rossen, USA)
6. It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer, Britain)
7. Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, Britain)
8. A Double Life (George Cukor, USA)
9. Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, USA)
10. One Wonderful Sunday (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
HM: Brighton Rock (John Boulting, Britain); Calling Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, USA); Quai des Orfevres (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France)

1946
1. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, USA)
3. Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
4. A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
5. Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
6. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, USA)
7. Great Expectations (David Lean, Britain)
8. Gilda (Charles Vidor, USA)
9. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, USA)
10. Paisan (Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
HM: Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, France); The Killers (Robert Siodmak, USA); Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch, USA); My Darling Clementine (John Ford, USA)

1945
1. Brief Encounter (David Lean, Britain)
2. Les Enfants du Paradis (Marcel Carne, France)
3. Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, USA)
4. Blithe Spirit (David Lean, Britain)
5. Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, USA)
6. And Then There Were None (Rene Clair, USA)
7. They Were Expendable (John Ford, USA)
8. I Know Where I’m Going (Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
9. The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, USA)
10. The Battle of San Pietro (John Huston, USA)
HM: Dead of Night (Anthology, Britain); Les Dames Du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson, France); Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)

1944
1. Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges, USA)
2. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, USA)
3. On Approval (Clive Brook, Britain)
4. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (Preston Sturges, USA)
5. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
6. Laura (Otto Preminger, USA)
7. Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, USA)
8. Henry V (Laurence Olivier, Britain)
9. The Children Are Watching Us (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
10. Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk, USA)
HM: This Happy Breed (David Lean, Britain); To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, USA); Gaslight (George Cukor, USA)

1943
1. Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
2. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
3. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
4. The Ox-Bow Incident (William Wellman, USA)
5. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, USA)
6. Hangmen Also Die (Fritz Lang, USA)
7. Five Graves to Cairo (Billy Wilder, USA)
8. Les Anges du Peche (Robert Bresson, France)
9. December 7th (John Ford/Greg Toland, USA)*
10. I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
HM: Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, USA); Crazy House (H.C. Potter/Olsen and Johnson, USA)
* Ranking belongs to the John Ford cut; the expanded Toland version would merit an HM

1942
1. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, USA)
2. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, USA)
3. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, USA)
4. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, USA)
5. In Which We Serve (Noel Coward / David Lean, Britain)
6. To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
7. Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
8. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
9. Ossessione (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
10. Woman of the Year (George Stevens, USA)
HM: The Major and the Minor (Billy Wilder, USA); Bambi (David Hand/Walt Disney, USA)

1941
1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, USA)
2. The Little Foxes (William Wyler, USA)
3. Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen/Walt Disney, USA)
4. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, USA)
5. The Strawberry Blonde (Raoul Walsh, USA)
6. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, USA)
7. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford, USA)
8. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Alexander Hall, USA)
9. Teresa Venerdi (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
10. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
HM: Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, USA); Hellzapoppin (H.C. Potter/Olsen and Johnson, USA)

1940
1. Fantasia (Ben Sharpsteen/Walt Disney, USA)
2. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
3. The Thief of Bagdad (Michael Powell et al, Britain)
4. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, USA)
5. Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
6. Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen/Walt Disney, USA)
7. From Mayerling to Sarajevo (Max Ophuls, France)
8. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
9. Gaslight (Thorold Dickinson, Britain)
10. The Great McGinty (Preston Sturges, USA)
HM: The Stars Look Down (Carol Reed, Britain); Christmas In July (Preston Sturges, USA); The Bank Dick (Eddie Cline/WC Fields, USA), The Domineering Male (John Hines/Pete Smith); City for Conquest (Anatole Litvak, USA); Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed, Britain); South of the Boudoir (Del Lord / Charley Chase, USA)

1939
1. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, France)
2. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, USA)
3. Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming, USA)
4. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, USA)
5. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
6. Le Jour Se Leve (Marcel Carne, France)
7. They Made Me a Criminal (Busby Berkeley, USA)
8. Stagecoach (John Ford, USA)
9. Wuthering Heights (William Wyler, USA)
10. Gunga Din (George Stephens, USA)
HM: Jamaica Inn (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain); Destry Rides Again (George Marshall, USA); Shchors (Alexander Dovzhenko, USSR)

1938
1. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
2. Olympia (Leni Riefenstahl, Germany)
3. Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR)
4. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, USA)
5. Angels With Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz, USA)
6. Room Service (William Seiter/Marx Brothers, USA)
7. The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz / William Keighley, USA)
8. Holiday (George Cukor, USA)
9. Jezebel (William Wyler, USA)
10. Halfway to Hollywood (Charley Chase, Tom Kennedy, USA)
HM: Carefree (Mark Sandrich, USA); The Crowd Roars (Richard Thorpe, USA); Boystown (Norman Taurog, USA)

1937
1. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (David Hand/Walt Disney, USA)
2. You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang, USA)
3. The Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, France)
4. Angel (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
5. Nothing Sacred (William Wellman, USA)
6. History Is Made at Night (Frank Borzage, USA)
7. Young and Innocent (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
8. Shall We Dance (Mark Sandrich, USA)
9. Pepe Le Moko (Julien Duvivier, France)
10. A Star Is Born (William Wellman, USA)
HM: The Black Legion (Archie Mayo, USA); The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, USA); Kid Galahad (Michael Curtiz, USA); Back in Circulation (Ray Enright, USA); A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, USA); Pearls of the Crown (Sacha Guitry, France); Easy Living (Mitchell Leisen, USA); Camille (George Cukor, USA)

1936
1. Swing Time (George Stevens, USA)
2. Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
3. Story of a Cheat (Sacha Guitry, France)
4. Dodsworth (William Wyler, USA)
5. Fury (Fritz Lang, USA)
6. My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, USA)
7. Grand Slam Opera (Charles Lamont / Buster Keaton, USA)
8. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, USA)
9. Down the Ribber (Al Boasberg / Leon Errol, USA)
10. Libeled Lady (Jack Conway, USA)
HM: The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan); Sisters of the Gion (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan); Bullets or Ballots (William Keighley, USA); Follow the Fleet (Mark Sandrich, USA); The Milky Way (Leo McCarey/Harold Lloyd, USA); Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra, USA)

1935
1. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, USA)
2. The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
3. Top Hat (Mark Sandrich, USA)
4. Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey, USA)
5. Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, USA)
6. The Whole Town’s Talking (John Ford, USA)
7. Alice Adams (George Stevens, USA)
8. An Inn In Tokyo (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
9. The Informer (John Ford, USA)
10. The Old Gray Mayor (Lloyd Bacon / Bob Hope, USA)
HM: David Copperfield (George Cukor, USA); Page Miss Glory (Mervyn LeRoy, USA); Mississippi (Eddie Sutherland, USA); The Irish In Us (Lloyd Bacon, USA)

1934
1. Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, Germany)
2. Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, USA)
3. The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
4. La Signora Di Tutti (Max Ophuls, Italy)
5. The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg, USA)
6. The Cat’s Paw (Sam Taylor/Harold Lloyd, USA)
7. You’re Telling Me (Erle C. Kenton/WC Fields, USA)
8. A Mother Should Be Loved (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
9. It’s a Gift (Norman Z. McLeod/WC Fields, USA)
10. Of Human Bondage (John Cromwell, USA)
HM: The Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, USA); It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, USA); The Personality Kid (Alan Crosland, USA)

1933
1. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey/Marx Brothers, USA)
2. Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
3. The Fatal Glass of Beer (Clyde Bruckman/WC Fields, USA)
4. Bombshell (Victor Fleming, USA)
5. The Picture Snatcher (Lloyd Bacon, USA)
6. The Pharmacist (Arthur Ripley/WC Fields, USA)
7. Gabriel Over the White House (Gregory LaCava, USA)
8. Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
9. You Made Me Love You (Monty Banks / Stanley Lupino, Britain)
10. Liebelei (Max Ophuls, Germany)
HM: Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, USA); 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, USA); I’m No Angel (Wesley Ruggles, USA); Hooks and Jabs (Arvid Gillstrom / Harry Langdon, USA); King Kong (Merian Cooper / Ernest Schoedsack, USA); Zero de Conduite (Jean Vigo, France); Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, USA); Madame Bovary (Jean Renoir, France)

1932
1. Trouble In Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
2. Horse Feathers (Norman Z. McLeod/Marx Brothers, USA)
3. Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany)
4. One Hour With You (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
5. Where Now Are the Dreams of Our Youth? (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
6. Red Dust (Victor Fleming, USA)
7. I Was Born, but … (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
8. Their First Mistake (George Marshall / Laurel and Hardy, USA)
9. Mother’s Holiday (William B. Goodrich [Roscoe Arbuckle], USA)
10. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn Le Roy, USA)
HM: The Blue Light (Leni Riefenstahl, Germany); Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, USA); Twice Two (Paul Parrott / Laurel and Hardy, USA); 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (Michael Curtiz, USA); What Price Taxi (Del Lord / Taxi Boys, USA); Scarface (Howard Hawks, USA); Movie Crazy (Clyde Bruckman/Harold Lloyd, USA); Las Hurdes (Luis Bunuel, Spain); Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, USA); Number 17 (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain); The Dentist (Leslie Pearce/WC Fields, USA)

1931
1. M (Fritz Lang, Germany)
2. Tabu (FW Murnau, USA)
3. City Lights (Charles Chaplin, USA)
4. Dishonored (Josef Von Sternberg, USA)
5. Le Million (Rene Clair, France)
6. The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
7. The Miracle Woman (Frank Capra, USA)
8. Public Enemy (William Wellman, USA)
9. Platinum Blonde (Frank Capra, USA)
10. Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
HM: 100 Percent Service (Ray Cozine / Burns and Allen, USA); The Front Page (Lewis Milestone, USA); Next-Door Neighbors (Harry Sweet, USA); Our Wife (James Horne / Laurel and Hardy, USA); Five-Star Final (Mervyn LeRoy, USA); Frankenstein (James Whale, USA); Auto Intoxication (Albert Ray / Ford Sterling, USA); A Nous La Liberte (Rene Clair, France); The Antique Shop (Ray Cozine / Burns and Allen, USA); Fallen Arches (Gus Meins / Charley Chase, USA)

1930
1. Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko, USSR)
2. L’Age D’Or (Luis Bunuel, France)
3. The Big Kick (Warren Doane / Harry Langdon, USA)
4. The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg, Germany)
5. The King (James Horne / Harry Langdon, USA)
6. Animal Crackers (Victor Heerman/Marx Brothers, USA)
7. Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy, USA)
8. Morocco (Josef von Sternberg, USA)
9. The Head Guy (Fred Guiol/Harry Langdon, USA)
10. The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks, USA)
HM: The Unholy Three (Jack Conway, USA); Salt for Svanetia (Mikhail Kalatozov, USSR); Under the Roofs of Paris (Rene Clair, France); The Golf Specialist (Monte Brice/WC Fields, USA); All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone, USA); The Big House (George W. Hill, USA); Honk Your Horn (Alf Goulding / Lloyd Hamilton, USA)

1929
1. The Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga-Vertov, USSR)
2. Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
3. L’Argent (Marcel L’Herbier, France)
4. The Love Parade (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
5. A Pair of Tights (Hal Yates / Garvin and Byron, USA)
6. Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel, France)
7. Queen Kelly (Erich Von Stroheim, USA)
8. Big Business (James Horne/Laurel and Hardy, USA)
9. Dynamite (Cecil B. DeMille, USA)
10. Hallelujah! (King Vidor, USA)
HM: Movie Night (Lewis Foster / Charley Chase, USA); Old and New (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR); Saturday’s Lesson (Robert MacGowan / Our Gang, USA); The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Taylor, USA); Marianne (Robert Z. Leonard, USA); Pandora’s Box (GW Pabst, Germany); The Hollywood Revue (Charles Reisner, USA); The Cohens and Kellys in Atlantic City (William Craft, USA); The Cocoanuts (Joseph Santley/Marx Brothers, USA)

1928
1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, France)
2. Show People (King Vidor, USA)
3. The Wind (Victor Sjöstrom, USA)
4. The Wedding March (Erich Von Stroheim, USA)
5. The Docks of New York (Josef Von Sternberg, USA)
6. The Last Command (Josef Von Sternberg, USA)
7. Speedy (Ted Wilde/Harold Lloyd, USA)
8. The Crowd (King Vidor, USA)
9. Steamboat Bill Jr. (Buster Keaton, USA)
10. Sadie Thompson (Raoul Walsh, USA)
HM: The Beau Brummels (Shaw and Lee/Vitaphone, USA); Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Herbert Brenon, USA); Pass the Gravy (Fred Guiol / Max Davidson, USA); Zvenigora (Alexander Dovzhenko, USSR); Limousine Love (Fred Guiol/Charley Chase, USA); A Girl in Every Port (Howard Hawks, USA); The Fall of the House of Usher (Jean Epstein, France); The Sex Life of the Polyp (Thomas Chalmers / Robert Benchley, USA); West of Zanzibar (Tod Browning, USA); The Circus (Charles Chaplin, USA); The Treasurer’s Report (Thomas Chalmers/Robert Benchley, USA); When East Meets West (Ray Mayer and Edith Evans/Vitaphone, USA); Smith’s Army Life (Al Goulding, USA); Taxi Spooks (Del Lord, USA); Arsenal (Alexander Dovzhenko, USSR); The Smile Wins (Robert McGowan / Our Gang, USA)

1927
1. Sunrise (FW Murnau, USA)
2. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, Germany)
3. The General (Buster Keaton, USA)
4. An Italian Straw Hat (Rene Clair, France)
5. It (Clarence Badger, USA)
6. The Unknown (Tod Browning, USA)
7. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
8. Should Second Husbands Come First? (Leo McCarey / Max Davidson, USA)
9. College (Buster Keaton, USA)
10. The Kid Brother (Ted Wilde/Harold Lloyd, USA)
HM: The First Auto (Roy Del Ruth, USA); Jewish Prudence (Leo McCarey / Max Davidson, USA); Should Men Walk Home (Leo McCarey/Mabel Normand, USA); Many Scrappy Returns (James Parrott / Charley Chase, USA); Don’t Tell Everything (Leo McCarey / Max Davidson, USA); King of Kings (Cecil B. DeMille, USA); Eve’s Love Letters (Leo McCarey/Stan Laurel, USA); Underworld (Josef Von Sternberg, USA); Fluttering Hearts (James Parrott / Charley Chase, USA); Papa’s Boy (Norman Taurog / Lloyd Hamilton, USA); Love (Edmund Goulding, USA); Wings (William Wellman, USA); Play Safe (Joseph Henabery / Monty Banks, USA); The Missing Link (Chuck Reisner / Syd Chaplin, USA); The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain); Ice Cold Cocos (Del Lord, USA)

1926
1. For Heaven’s Sake (Sam Taylor / Harold Lloyd, USA)
2. The Scarlet Letter (Victor Sjöstrom, USA)
3. Flesh and the Devil (Clarence Brown, USA)
4. A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan)
5. Saturday Afternoon (Harry Edwards / Harry Langdon, USA)
6. The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
7. Tell It to the Marines (George W. Hill, USA)
8. Sparrows (William Beaudine / Mary Pickford, USA)
9. Mama Behave (Leo McCarey / Charley Chase, USA)
10. Careful Please (Norman Taurog / Lloyd Hamilton, USA)
HM: La Boheme (King Vidor, USA); Heavy Love (Scott Pembroke / Ton of Fun, USA); Harem Knight (Eddie Cline / Ben Turpin, USA); The Black Pirate (Albert Parker, USA); What Happened to Jones (William Seiter/Reginald Denny, USA); The Strong Man (Frank Capra / Harry Langdon, USA); Madame Dynamite (Zion Meyers / Alice Howell, USA); Mighty Like a Moose (Leo McCarey / Charley Chase, USA); Nobody’s Business (Norman Taurog / Lloyd Hamilton, USA); Funnymooners (Lloyd Bacon, USA,); Tell Em Nothing (Leo McCarey / Charley Chase, USA); Along Came Auntie (Fred Guiol / Oliver Hardy, USA); Fig Leaves (Howard Hawks, USA)

1925
1. Greed (Erich Von Stroheim, USA)
2. The Freshman (Sam Taylor/Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
3. Seven Chances (Buster Keaton, USA)
4. Curses! (Grover Jones / Fatty Arbuckle, USA)
5. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (Percy Pembroke/Stan Laurel, USA)
6. The Lost World (Harry O. Hoyt, USA)
7. Strike (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR)
8. Michael (Carl-Theodor Dreyer, Germany)
9. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR)
10. Clash of the Wolves (Noel M. Smith / Rin Tin Tin, USA)
HM: Time Flies (Jess Robbins / Lupino Lane, USA); Boobs in the Wood (Harry Edwards/Harry Langdon, USA); Ben-Hur (Fred Niblo, USA); The Merry Widow (Erich Von Stroheim, USA); The Uneasy Three (Leo McCarey / Charley Chase, USA); Uncle Tom’s Gal (William Watson/Edna Marion, USA); The Movies (Fatty Arbuckle/Lloyd Hamilton, USA); Santa Claus (F.E. Kleinschmidt and wife, USA); Go West (Buster Keaton, USA); Lady Windermere’s Fan (Ernst Lubitsch, USA); The Big Parade (King Vidor, USA)

1924
1. Sherlock Jr. (Fatty Arbuckle / Buster Keaton, USA)
2. Girl Shy (Fred C. Newmeyer / Sam Taylor / Harold Lloyd, USA)
3. The Navigator (Donald Crisp / Buster Keaton, USA)
4. Hot Water (Fred C. Newmeyer / Sam Taylor / Harold Lloyd, USA)
5. The Marriage Circle (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
6. Feet of Mud (Harry Edwards/Harry Langdon, USA)
7. Manhandled (Allan Dwan, USA)
8. The Iron Horse (John Ford, USA)
9. His New Mama (Roy Del Ruth/Harry Langdon, USA)
10. Stupid But Brave (Fatty Arbuckle / Al St. John, USA)
HM: Entr’acte (Rene Clair, France); The Thief of Baghdad (Raoul Walsh, USA); The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (Lev Kuleshov, USSR); Kid Speed (Noel Smith and Larry Semon, USA); The Reel Virginian (Edgar Kennedy/Reggie Morris/Ben Turpin, USA); The Last Laugh (FW Murnau, Germany)

1923
1. Our Hospitality (Jack Blystone/Buster Keaton, USA)
2. Safety Last (Fred C. Newmeyer/Sam Taylor/Harold Lloyd, USA)
3. The Pilgrim (Charles Chaplin, USA)
4. A Woman of Paris (Charles Chaplin, USA)
5. Salome (Charles Bryant, USA)
6. The Mystery Man (Hugh Fay/Snub Pollard, USA)
7. The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille, USA)
8. The Three Ages (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
9. The Love Nest (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
10. Skylarking (Mack Sennett, USA)
HM: The Egg (Gilbert Anderson/Stan Laurel, USA); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Wallace Worsley, USA); Under Two Jags (George Jeske/Stan Laurel, USA; Horseshoes (James Davis/Larry Semon, USA); The Balloonatic (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA); Covered Schooner (Harry Edwards/Monty Banks, USA); The Knockout (Len Powers/Dippy-Doo-Dads, USA)

1922
1. Nosferatu (FW Murnau, Germany)
2. Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, USA)
3. Foolish Wives (Erich Von Stroheim, USA)
4. Dr. Jack (Fred C. Newmeyer/Sam Taylor/Harold Lloyd, USA)
5. Grandma’s Boy (Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
6. Robin Hood (Allan Dwan, USA)
7. Cops (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
8. Day Dreams (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
9. From Morning to Midnight (Karlheinz Martin, Germany)
10. Head Over Heels (Victor Schertzinger/Mabel Normand, USA)
HM: The Paleface (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA); Pay Day (Charles Chaplin, USA); My Wife’s Relations (Buster Keaton, USA); Kindred of the Dust (Raoul Walsh, USA)

1921
1. The Three Musketeers (Fred Niblo, USA)
2. Orphans of the Storm (DW Griffith, USA)
3. The High Sign (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
4. Never Weaken (Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
5. Leaves From Satan’s Book (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
6. The Idle Class (Charles Chaplin, USA)
7. Seven Years Bad Luck (Max Linder, USA)
8. The Playhouse (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
9. Be Reasonable (Roy Del Ruth/Mack Sennett, USA)
10. A Sailor-Made Man (Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
HM: The Love Light (Frances Marion, USA); The Kid (Charles Chaplin, USA); Pardon Me (Ralph Cedar/Snub Pollard, USA); The Vagrant (Hugh Fey/Lloyd Hamilton, USA), A Lucky Dog (Jess Robbins/Laurel and Hardy, USA); Now or Never (Hal Roach/Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA); The Goat (Malcolm St. Clair/Buster Keaton, USA); Among Those Present (Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)

1920
1. L’Homme du Large (Marcel L’Herbier, France)
2. One Week (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
3. The Penalty (Wallace Worsley, USA)
4. Kiss Me Quick (Jack Blystone, USA)
5. Lovable Liars (Cineart studio w/o credits, USA)*
6. The Last of the Mohicans (Maurice Tourneur, USA)
7. Convict 13 (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
8. The Stage Hand (Norman Taurog/Larry Semon, USA)
9. Cinderella Cinders (Frederic Ireland/Alice Howell, USA)
10. The Scarecrow (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
HM: The Golem (Paul Wegener, Germany); The Roundup (George Melford/Fatty Arbuckle, USA); The Fly Cop (Mort Peebles/Larry Semon, USA); The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, Germany); A Twilight Baby (Jack White/Lloyd Hamilton, USA)
* No exact date is known beyond “early-20s.” I place “Lovable Liars” in this year arbitrarily just to get it listed

pre-1920
1. Broken Blossoms (DW Griffith, USA, 1919)
2. The Girl from Stormy Croft (Victor Sjostrom, Sweden, 1917)
3. Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone, Italy, 1914)
4. Boobley’s Baby (Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, USA, 1915)
5. The Cheat (Cecil B. DeMille, USA, 1915)
6. Miss Stickie-Moufie-Kiss (Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, USA, 1915)

7. A Trip to the Moon (Georges Melies, France, 1902)
8. Intolerance (DW Griffith, USA, 1916)
9. Alias Jimmy Valentine (Maurice Tourneur, USA/France, 1915)
10. The Oyster Princess (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, 1919)
11. The Italian (Reginald Barker, USA, 1915)
12. Fatty and Mabel’s Simple Life (Roscoe Arbuckle, USA, 1915)
13. The Man with the Rubber Head (Georges Melies, France, 1901)
14. One A Minute (Jack Nelson / Thomas Ince, USA, 1919)
15. The Birth of a Nation (DW Griffith, USA, 1915)
16. A Dog’s Life (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1918)
17. His Wife’s Mistake (Fatty Arbuckle, USA, 1916)
18. The Rounders (Charles Chaplin / Fatty Arbuckle, USA, 1914)
19. Rowdy Ann (Al Christie / Fay Tincher, USA, 1918)
20. A Christmas Accident (Bannister Merwin, USA, 1912)

21. The Tramp (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1915)
22. The Infernal Boiling Pot (George Melies, France, 1903)
23. Daddy-Long-Legs (Marshall Neilan/Mary Pickford, USA, 1919)
24. Max’s Hat (Max Linder, France 1913)
25. The Hair of Her Head (Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, USA, 1915)
26. Wished on Mabel (Fatty Arbuckle, USA, 1915)
27. Max Learns to Skate (Max Linder, France, 1912)
28. The Four Troublesome Heads (Georges Melies, France, 1898)
29. Fox Trot Finesse (Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, USA, 1915)
30. Max Takes a Bath (Max Linder, France, 1910)
31. Shot in the Excitement (Mack Sennett, USA, 1914)
32. The Butcher Boy (Fatty Arbuckle/Buster Keaton, 1917)
33. The Floorwalker (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1916)
34. The Dream (Thomas Ince/George Loane Tucker, 1911)

UPDATES July 2012
2001 Werckmeister Harmonies* (higher HM); 1994 Satantango; 1993 The Long Day Closes; 1991 Beauty and the Beast* (3-2); 1988 My Neighbor Totoro; 1987 Withnail & I; 1981 The Great Muppet Caper; 1979 The Muppet Movie; 1977 Abigail’s Party; 1975 The Passenger* (7-6); Deep Red; 1974 Chinatown* (HM-10); 1973 The Last Detail* (7-5); Bobby; 1970 Companeros; 1968 The Mercenary; 1966 Navajo Joe; Forest of the Hanged; 1964 The Naked Kiss; 1961 One Two Three* (9-4); 1959 Danube Waves; 1958 The Music Room; 1954 Boot Polish; 1953 The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T; 1952 The Life of Oharu; The Lusty Men; 1950 In A Lonely Place; 1949 They Live By Night; 1948 Aag; 1943 Les Anges du Peche* (HM-8); 1936 Sisters of the Gion; 1931 Dishonored; 1929 Old and New; 1926 The Black Pirate; 1925 Clash of the Wolves; pre-1920 Alias Jimmy Valentine
* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new viewing; # Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list

UPDATES November 2011
pre-1920: The Italian; Rowdy Ann; 1922: From Morning to Midnight; 1926: La Boheme; 1928: The Last Command* (HM-6); The Fall of the House of Usher; 1930: Under the Roofs of Paris; 1931: Platinum Blonde; 1933: Bombshell; 1935: The 39 Steps* (3-2); 1937: Young and Innocent; 1939: Jamaica Inn; 1941: Teresa Venerdi; 1942: The Palm Beach Story* (6-4); Saboteur* (8-7); 1947: A Double Life; 1951: Strangers on a Train* (7-4); A Place in the Sun* (8-10); 1953: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes#; The Big Heat; 1954: Dial M for Murder* (5-4); 1955: The Trouble with Harry#; 1956: The Wrong Man* (10-8); 1960: The Apartment* (6-3); 1961: Leon Morin, Priest; 1962: Le Doulos; 1963: The Birds* (HM-off); 1968: The Party; Kuroneko; 1970: The Conformist* (5-4); Little Big Man; 1973: The Friends of Eddie Coyle; World on a Wire; 1974: Allonsanfan; 1982: A Good Marriage; 1985: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; 1986: Shoah; 1989: Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle; 1995: Safe; 1997: Fast Cheap and Out of Control; 2000: Battle Royale; 2006: Day Night Day Night
* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new viewing; # Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list

UPDATES November 2010
ADDED 1947 (last year for which I saw 10 films I liked)
Pre-1920: Miss Stickie-Moufie-Kiss; Shot in the Excitement; The Hair of Her Head; 1920: The Roundup; Lovable Liars; 1921: Pardon Me; 1922: Nosferatu* (2-1); 1923: Salome; Covered Schooner; The Knockout; 1926: A Page of Madness; Funnymooners; 1927: Fluttering Hearts; Papa’s Boy; Ice Cold Cocos; 1928: The Circus; The Smile Wins; 1931: 100 Percent Service; Fallen Arches; 1933: You Made Me Love You; 1936: Down the Ribber; 1938: History Is Made at Night; 1939: Only Angels Have Wings; 1940: South of the Boudoir; 1948: Drunken Angel; 1949: Stray Dog; 1950: Variety Lights; 1952: High Noon* (3-9); 1954: Silver Lode* (HM-8)’ 1955: Yang Kwei Fei; 1956: Somebody Up There Likes Me#; Baby Doll* (10-7); The Red Balloon* (HM-8); 1960: The Housemaid; 1966: Alfie#; 1968: Who’s That Knocking On My Door* (6-9); 1969: A Married Couple; 1970: Five Easy Pieces; Dodeskaden; Uncle Vanya; 1973: High Plains Drifter; 1976: Casanova; 1979: The Green Room; 1985: After Hours (9-5); 1986: Mona Lisa; 1990: Avalon#; 1992: Unforgiven; 1995: The White Balloon
* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new viewing; # Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list

UPDATES January 2010
2001: Werckmeister Harmonies; 2000: State and Main#; 1995: Toy Story* (3-2); 1993: The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl* (HM-6); 1992: Tous Les Matins du Monde; 1976: Harlan County USA* (HM-3); 1970: Claire’s Knee* (3-2); 1969: Big Dig, Z#; 1966: La Guerre Est Finie; 1963: The Bakery Girl of Monceau* (6-3); Le Petit Soldat; 1962: La Jetee* (9-5); 1957: City of Gold; 1955: Guys and Dolls; 1952: The Golden Coach* (9-5); 1948: The Fallen Idol* (3-2); 1943: December 7th* (10-8); 1936: Modern Times* (9-8); 1933: Gabriel Over the White House; 1929: Man with a Movie Camera* (4-1); 1925: Battleship Potemkin* (HM-9); 1923: The Three Ages
* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new viewing; # Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list.

UPDATES July 2009
2005: Memories of Murder, The Aristocrats*; 1999: Fight Club#; 1997: Hard Eight; 1994: Ashes of Time*; 1990: Miami Blues; 1989: Let’s Get Lost*; 1982: Vernon, Florida; 1977: Slapshot; 1976: Grey Gardens; 1974: Amarcord*; 1973: Day of the Jackal; 1970: Elvis: That’s the Way It Is; 1968: Sympathy for the Devil; 1967: Fireman’s Ball; 1964: Marriage, Italian Style; 1963: Hud; 1962: La Jetee; 1961: Lover Come Back, El Cid; 1960: School for Scoundrels; 1955: Kiss Me Deadly; 1953: Pickup on South Street; 1952: Le Plaisir; 1949: Caught*; 1945: Blithe Spirit, The Battle of San Pietro; 1943: December 7th, Les Anges du Peche; 1940: From Mayerling to Sarajevo; 1937: Angel; Back in Circulation, Black Legion; 1936: My Man Godfrey; 1933: Liebelei; 1931: Five-Star Final; 1929: The Love Parade; 1928: Laugh, Clown, Laugh; 1927: Love
* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new viewing; # Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list

UPDATES Feb. 2008
1983: A Christmas Story; 1928: The Beau Brummels, When East Meets West; pre-1920: Several Georges Melies films

UPDATES Oct. 2007
2002: La Pianiste*; Devils on the Doorstep; 1998: Funny Games*; The Hole*; 1997: My Son, the Fanatic; 1995: Kicking and Screaming; 1994: 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance; 1992: Rebels of the Neon God; 1990: Metropolitan*, May Fools*; 1986: The Sacrifice*; 1983: Tender Mercies; 1977: Killer of Sheep; 1975: The Passenger; 1972: Play It Again, Sam*; 1970: The Honeymoon Killers; 1969: My Night with Maud*, The Milky Way*; 1967: Marat/Sade; 1965: Mudhoney; Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill; 1964: I Am Cuba; 1963: The Bakery Girl of Monceau; 1960: Devi; The Apartment*; The Wild, Wild Rose; 1958: Ivan the Terrible, part 2; 1955: It’s Always Fair Weather; 1953: I Confess; 1940: The Stars Look Down; 1938: Halfway to Hollywood; 1933: Hooks and Jabs, Baby Face; 1932: Mother’s Holiday; 1931: Auto Intoxication; 1930: The Head Guy; 1928: The Treasurer’s Report; 1927: Should Husbands Come First, Jewish Prudence, Should Men Walk Home, Many Scrappy Returns, Eve’s Love Letters, Play Safe, The Missing Link; 1926: What Happened to Jones, Heavy Love, Tell Em Nothing, Along Came Auntie; 1925: Doctor Pyckle and Mr. Pryde; 1924: Michael, Stupid But Brave; 1923: The Egg, Under Two Jags; 1922: Head over Heels; pre-1920: The Girl from Stormy Croft; Boobley’s Baby; Fatty and Mabel’s Simple Life; The Rounders; His Wife’s Mistake; A Dog’s Life
* Moved up/down an existing film

1 Comment

  1. [...] Rightwing Film Geek has a list with his/her top 10 films for EVERY year back to 1920. Oddly, it never occurred to me to approach the lists chronologically rather than by genre, but it’s definitely a useful approach. And the list is an impressive achievement, both in terms of scope and also for the quality and intelligence of the picks. I’m more of a leftwing film geek, and my initial impulse was to steer clear, given the obvious ideological clash, but while we might not agree on social or political issues, we seem to be well-matched when it comes to movies. [...]

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