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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.

LATEST UPDATES:
(9 May 2020)

2019: Amazing Grace
2016: The Love Witch
2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
2011: The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu * HM-10
2010: Amer
2006: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu * 9-7
2001: Stuff and Dough
1998: Rushmore
1995: Clueless * 6-1
1994: Satantango * HM-10
1993: Menace II Society * 1-2; Groundhog Day; Timisoara, December 1989
1992: Videograms of a Revolution
1988: Running on Empty
1984: The Cotton Club, Choose Me
1983: A Christmas Story * 5-2
1979: The Muppet Movie* 9-6; Case #1, Case #2
1978: Days of Heaven; Martin
1977: A Special Day; Providence; 11 x 14; The Report
1976: A Wedding Suit
1975: Muna Moto
1974: Conversation Piece
1973: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
1972: Deliverance
1971: McCabe and Mrs. Miller * 8-5; Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Take One; My Uncle Antoine; Cuba: Battle of the 10 Million
1970: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
1969: Burn * 7-6
1968: The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach; Hour of the Wolf; Operation Bootstrap
1967: War and Peace
1964: Belarmino
1963: Something Different
1961: Whistle Down the Wind
1959: Window Water Baby Moving s; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Tiger of Eschnapur / The Indian Tomb; The Day Shall Dawn
1957: The Stormy Man; Mother India
1954: A Lesson in Love
1953: Madame de… 4-2; Sawdust and Tinsel
1951: Edward and Caroline
1950: The House by the River
1948: La Terra Trema * 4-3
1947: The Czech Year; Music in Darkness
1946: Crisis
1945: Paris Frills
1938: The Baker’s Wife; Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife
1936: The Crime of Monsieur Lange
1935: An Inn in Tokyo * 8-4; The Devil is a Woman
1934: The Furies
1933: The Private Life of Henry VIII
1931: A Bronx Morning
1929: Fragment of an Empire; Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness; The Lighthouse Keepers; New Babylon; Der Hund von Baskerville; Prohibition; Money Machine; Perfect Day
1928: The Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra; Skyline Dance ; The Man Who Laughs
1927: Hotel Imperial
1926: Battling Butler; No Man’s Gold
1925: The Home Maker; Lights of Old Broadway
1924: Gosta Berlings Saga; Looney Lens: Pas de Deux; Detained; The Signal Tower; Forbidden Paradise
1923: The Ancient Law
1922: Anna-Liisa; La Trappola
ALL-NEW LISTS FOR YEARS 1915-1919
1915-19: Sir Arne’s Treasure (’19); The Dragon Painter; (’19) Satan’s Rhapsody (’17)
1910-14: Dante’s Inferno

* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new viewing
# Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list
SEEING WHAT I can do with pre-1915 years

2019
1. Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, USA)
2. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)
3. “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” (Radu Jude, Romania)
4. Cold Case Hammerskjöld (Mads Brugger, Denmark)
5. They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson, Britain / New Zealand)
6. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, USA)
7. Queen of Hearts (May El-Toukhy, Denmark)
8. Little Joe (Jessica Hausner, Britain/Austria)
9. Shadow (Zhang Yimou, China)
10. Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliott, USA)

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
Knives Out (Rian Johnson, USA); The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, USA); Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler, USA); Give Me Liberty (Kirill Mikhanovsky, USA); In Fabric (Peter Strickland, Britain)*

Foreign fiction:
High Life (Claire Denis, France); Les Miserables (Ladj Ly, France); Loro (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy); Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke, China); Monos (Alejandro Landes and Alexis Dos Santos, Colombia); In My Room (Ulrich Kohler, Germany)

Documentary:
Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller, USA); Midnight Family (Luke Lorentsen, Mexico); Amazing Johnathan Documentary (Ben Berman, USA); One Child Nation (Nanfu Wang and Lynn Zhang, USA/China); American Dharma (Errol Morris, USA)

2018
1. Let the Corpses Tan (Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani, Belgium)
2. Leave No Trace (Debra Granik, USA)
3. Ben Is Back (Peter Hedges, USA)
4. Madeline’s Madeline (Josephine Decker, USA)
5. Roma (Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico)
6. Infinite Football (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania)
7. This Is Our Land (Lucas Belvaux, France)
8. The House That Jack Built (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
9. Arizona (Jonathan Watson, USA)
10. Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh, USA)

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
The Favorite (Yorgos Lanthimos, Britain); Private Life (Tamara Jenkins, USA); Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada, USA); The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci, Britain); Can You Ever Forgive Me (Marielle Heller, USA); Game Night (John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, USA); The Rider (Chloe Zhao, USA); Black Klansman (Spike Lee, USA); Night Comes On; Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, USA); Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub, USA)

Foreign fiction:
The Captain (Robert Schwentke, Germany); Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland); Jeannette (Bruno Dumont, France); Burning (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea); The Guilty (Gustav Moller, Denmark); Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)

Documentary:
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, USA); Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, USA); The Cage Fighter (Jeff Unay, USA); Road Movie (Dmitrii Kalashnikov, Russia); The Great Buster (Peter Bogdanovich, USA)

2017
1. The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)
2. Graduation (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
3. Behemoth (Zhao Liang, China)
4. Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, Britain)
5. Dina (Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles, USA)
6. The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
7. My Happy Family (Simon Gross and Nana Ekvtimishvili, Georgia)
8. A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies, Britain)
9. Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan, Britain)
10. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, France)

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
Mother (Darren Aronofsky, USA); Columbus (Kogonada, USA); The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach, USA); The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola, USA); Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh, USA); I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie, USA); Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, USA); A Ghost Story (David Lowery, USA); My Friend Dahmer (Marc Meyers, USA)

Foreign fiction:
Loveless (Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia); The Nile Hilton Incident (Tarik Saleh, Sweden/Egypt); After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)

Documentary:
Casting JonBenet (Kitty Green, USA); Faces Places (Agnes Varda and JR, France); Trophy (Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz, USA); Jane (Brett Morgen, USA); Last Men in Aleppo (Feras Fayyad, Denmark/Syria); 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (Alexandre O. Philippe, USA)

2016
1. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, USA)
2. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, USA)
3. The Witch: A New England Folk Tale (Robert Eggers, USA)
4. Love and Friendship (Whit Stillman, Britain)
5. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater, USA)
6. Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie, USA)
7. Silence (Martin Scorsese, USA)
8. Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene, USA)
9. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, USA)
10. Julieta (Pedro Almodovar, Spain)

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker, USA); Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight, USA); Fences (Denzel Washington, USA); The Love Witch (Anna Biller, USA); Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, USA); Little Men (Ira Sachs, USA); Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, USA); Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson, USA); Loving (Jeff Nichols, USA); I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, Britain); Indignation (James Schamus, USA); Absolutely Fabulous (Mandie Fletcher, Britain)

Foreign fiction:
The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania); Aferim! (Radu Jude, Romania); Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, Germany); Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan); Elle (Paul Verhoeven, France); The Mermaid (Stephen Chow, China); Under the Shadow (Babak Anvari, Britain/Iran)

Documentary:
Author: The JT Leroy Story (Jeff Feuerzig, USA); Weiner (Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, USA); Nuts! (Penny Lane, USA); The Lovers & the Despot (Robert Cannan and Ross Adam, USA/South Korea); Cinema, Mon Amour (Alexandru Belc, Romania); Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (Thorsten Schutte, Germany/USA)

2015
1. Approaching the Elephant (Amanda Rose Wilder, USA)
2. Inside Out (Pete Docter, USA)
3. About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)
4. The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland, Britain)
5. Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (Jafar Panahi, Iran)
6. Phoenix (Christian Petzold, Germany)
7. 45 Years (Andrew Haigh, Britain)
8. Mistress America (Noah Baumbach, USA)
9. Brooklyn (John Crowley, Ireland)
10. It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, USA)

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
Room (Lenny Abramson, Canada/Ireland); Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Australia); Shaun the Sheep Movie (Richard Starzak and Mark Burton, Britain); The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, USA); What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, New Zealand); Sicario (Denis Villeneuve, USA); The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin, Canada); Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, USA); Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, USA); The Walk (Robert Zemeckis, USA)

Foreign fiction:
Coming Home (Zhang Yimou, China); Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, Israel); Son of Saul (Laszlo Nemes, Hungary); When Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania); Blind (Eskil Vogt; Norway); A Hard Day (Kim Seong-hun, South Korea); Mommy (Xavier Dolan, Canada)

Documentary:
In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman, USA); Amy (Asif Kapadia, Britain); The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer et al, Indonesia / Denmark); What Happened, Miss Simone (Liz Garbus, USA); Western (Turner and Bill Ross, USA); Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll (John Pirozzi, USA/Cambodia)

2014
1. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
2. Toto and His Sisters (Alexander Nanau, Romania)
3. Coherence (James Ward Byrkit, USA)
4. Nymphomaniac, Parts 1 and 2 (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
5. The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, Australia)
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, USA)
7. The Lego Movie (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, USA)
8. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, USA)
9. Gone Girl (David Fincher, USA)
10. National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman, USA)
HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, South Korea / Czech Republic); Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh, Britain); Locke (Steven Knight, Britain); American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, USA); Selma (Ava DuVernay, USA); Boyhood (Richard Linklater, USA); Alan Partridge (Declan Lowney, Britain)

Foreign fiction:
Force Majeure (Ruben Ostlund, Sweden); Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan); Vic and Flo Saw a Bear (Denis Cote, Canada); Leviathan (Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia); Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Vincent Pater and Benjamin Renner, France/Belgium); A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, USA/Iran); We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden); Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan); Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, France)

Documentary:
Actress (Robert Greene, USA); Web Junkie (Shosh Shlam, Israel/China); Mistaken for Strangers (Tom Berninger, USA); Maidan (Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine); The Green Prince (Nadav Schirman, Israel)

2013
1. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer et al, Denmark/Indonesia)
2. The World’s End (Edgar Wright, Britain)
3. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, USA)
4. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, USA)
5. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (Alain Resnais, France)
6. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron, USA)
7. Let the Fire Burn (Jason Osder, USA)
8. The Past (Asghar Farhadi, France)
9. All Is Lost (JC Chandor, USA)
10. Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
Stoker (Park Chan-wook, USA); Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, USA); 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, USA); The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt, USA)

Foreign fiction:
No (Pablo Larrain, Chile); Hannah Arendt (Margarethe Von Trotta, Germany); Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, France); Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, USA/Austria); Fill the Void (Rama Burshtein, Israel); In the House (Francois Ozon, France); Reality (Matteo Garrone, Italy)

Documentary:
At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman, USA)

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

HONORABLE MENTIONS
English fiction:
Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, USA); 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. Play (Ruben Ostlund, Sweden)
10. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica, Romania)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction
Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, USA); Winnie the Pooh (Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, USA); We Need to Talk about Kevin (Lynne Ramsey, Britain); Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, USA); Carnage (Roman Polanski, France); The Muppets (James Bobin, USA); Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine, Britain)

Foreign fiction
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, France); 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
Project Nim (James Marsh, USA); The Interrupters (Steve James, USA); The Arbor (Clio Barnard, Britain); 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. Incident by a Bank (Ruben Ostlund, Sweden) s
9. Inception (Christopher Nolan, USA)
10. Lourdes (Jessica Hausner, France/Austria)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction
Another Year (Mike Leigh, Britain); Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich, USA); The Disappearance of Alice Creed (J Blakeson, Britain); The Fighter (David O. Russell, USA); Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, USA); Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, USA); Buried (Rodrigo Cortes, Spain); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright, USA/Canada); The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore, Ireland); Tamara Drewe (Stephen Frears, Britain)

Foreign fiction
I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, Italy); Vincere (Marco Bellocchio, Italy); Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, France); Amer (Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani, Belgium/France); Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea); Micmacs (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France

Documentary
Restrepo (Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, USA); Winnebago Man (Ben Steinbauer, USA); Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy, USA)

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:
English fiction
Paranormal Activity (Oren Peli, USA); 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); Observe and Report (Jody Hill, USA); Goodbye Solo (Rahmin Bahrani, USA);

Foreign fiction
You, the Living (Roy Andersson, Sweden); “Merde,” the Leos Carax segment of the omnibus film TOKYO!, if judged separate; Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania); Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)

Documentary
Mugabe and the White African (Lucy Bailey, Britain); Good Hair (Jeff Stilson / Chris Rock, USA); Soul Power (Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, USA)

2008
1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
2. Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico)
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)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction:
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); Frozen River (Courtney Hunt, USA)
Foreign fiction:
Last Stop 174 (Bruno Barreto, Brazil); Silent Wedding (Horatiu Malaele, Romania); The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, Germany/Turkey); The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette, France)
Documentary:
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. Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev, USA)
10. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, USA)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction:
Joshua (George Ratliff, USA); Margot at the Wedding (Noah Baumbach, USA); Juno (Jason Reitman, USA); Red Road (Andrea Arnold, Britain)
Foreign fiction:
Time (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea); Offside (Jafar Panahi, Iran); The Boss of It All (Lars von Trier, Denmark); Black Book (Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands); The Host (Bong Joon-ho South Korea); Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, Iran/France); Angel (Francois Ozon, France); The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, France); Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand); Days of Darkness (Denys Arcand, Canada); My Best Friend (Patrice Leconte, France)

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. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, Romania)
8. United 93 (Paul Greengrass, USA)
9. Apocalypto (Mel Gibson, Mexico/USA)
10. Fireworks Wednesday (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction:
Perfume (Tom Tykwer, Germany); Borat (Larry Charles, Britain/Kazakhstan); Over the Hedge (Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, USA); The Queen (Stephen Frears, Britain); Idiocracy (Mike Judge, USA); Tristram Shandy (Michael Winterbottom, Britain); Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone, USA); World Trade Center (Oliver Stone, USA)
Foreign fiction:
Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey); Triple Agent (Eric Rohmer, France); Takva: A Man’s Fear of God (Ozer Kiziltan, Turkey)
Documentary:
The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig, USA)

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. Match Point (Woody Allen, USA)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction:
Millions (Danny Boyle, Britain); Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, USA); Dallas 362 (Scott Caan, USA); Cinderella Man (Ron Howard, USA); The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park and Steve Box, Britain); A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, Canada); Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, USA)
Foreign fiction:
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (s) (Peter Tscherkassky, Austria); 2046 (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong); Ushpizin (Gidi Dar, Israel); 3 Iron (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea); Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, Hong Kong); Gilles’ Wife (Frederic Fonteyne, France); The Duelist (Lee Myung-se, South Korea); Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany)
Documentary:
My Dad is 100 Years Old (s) (Guy Maddin and Isabella Rossellini, Canada); The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza, USA)

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)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction:
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, USA); Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, Britain); The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci, France / Britain); The Assassination of Richard Nixon (Niels Mueller, USA); DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (Rawsom Marshall Thurber, USA); Bright Young Things (Stephen Fry, Britain); I [heart] Huckabees (David O. Russell, USA)
Foreign fiction:
Red Lights (Cedric Kahn, France); Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston, Colombia / USA); Raja (Jacques Doillon, France / Morocco); Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, Iran); House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, China); Good Bye Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan); A Very Long Engagement (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France); Time of the Wolf (Michael Haneke, France / Austria); Gozu (Takashi Miike, Japan)

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)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
English fiction:
Down With Love (Peyton Reed, USA); Phone Booth (Joel Schumacher, USA); Girl With a Pearl Earring (Peter Webber, Britain); House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman, USA); Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (Guy Maddin, Canada); Sweet Sixteen (Ken Loach, Britain); Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, USA); Big Fish (Tim Burton, USA)
Foreign fiction:
Tycoon (Pavel Lounguine, Russia); Hukkle (Gyorgy Palfi, Hungary)


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)
English fiction:
Happy Here and Now (Michael Almereyda, USA); Signs (M. Night Shyamalan, USA); Roger Dodger (Dylan Kidd, USA); Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma, USA); Frailty (Bill Paxton, USA); Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA); About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, USA); One-Hour Photo (Mark Romanek, USA); Possession (Neil LaBute, USA)
Foreign fiction:
All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai, Japan); Russian Ark (Alexander Sokurov, Russia); Devils on the Doorstep (Jiang Wen, China); What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan); Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar, Spain); Occident (Cristian Mungiu, Romania); I’m Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira, France); C Block Story (s) (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
Documentary:
Daughter from Danang (Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco, USA); ABC Africa (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)

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)
English fiction:
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Kevin Smith, USA); Liam (Stephen Frears, Britain); Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, USA); Tape (Richard Linklater, USA); The Claim (Michael Winterbottom, Britain)
Foreign fiction:
The Day I Became a Woman (Marziyeh Meshkini, Iran); Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, Hungary); Stuff and Dough (Cristi Puiu, Romania); No Man’s Land (Danis Tanovic, Bosnia); Together (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden); Kandahar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran); Amores Perros (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mexico)
Documentary:
Trembling Before G-d (Sandi Simcha Dubowski, USA/Israel)

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) s
6. The Idiots (Lars Von Trier, Denmark)
7. Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul aka Joe, Thailand)
8. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, USA)
9. The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
10. An Affair of Love (Frederic Fonteyne, France)
English fiction:
Meet the Parents (Jay Roach, USA); High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, USA); State and Main (David Mamet, USA); Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, USA); Chicken Run (Peter Lord and Nick Park, USA); You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan, USA); Gladiator (Ridley Scott, USA); The Big Kahuna (John Swanbeck, USA)
Foreign fiction:
The Color of Paradise (Majid Majidi, Iran); The Terrorist (Santosh Sivan, India); Yi Yi (Edward Yang, Taiwan); Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, Japan); Chunhyang (Im Kwon-taek, South Korea); A Time for Drunken Horses (Bahman Ghobadi, Iran); Adrenaline Drive (Shinobu Yaguchi, Japan)

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)
English fiction:
The Straight Story (David Lynch, USA); Fight Club (David Fincher, USA); Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA); Go (Doug Liman, Canada); My Name Is Joe (Ken Loach, Britain); Last Night (Don McKellar, Canada); Miss Julie (Mike Figgis, USA)
Foreign fiction:
Rosetta (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium); After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan); All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar, Spain); An Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer, France); Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, Iran); Same Old Song (Alain Resnais, France); The Dinner Game (Francis Veber, France)
Documentary:
Mr. Death (Errol Morris, USA); American Movie (Chris Smith, USA); On the Ropes (Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen, USA)

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); Rushmore (Wes Anderson, USA); 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. Level Five (Chris Marker, France)
HM: Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA); The Apostle (Robert Duvall, USA); Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, USA); The Children of the Revolution (Peter Duncan, Australia); 4 Little Girls (Spike Lee, USA); 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. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, USA)
2. Babe (Chris Noonan, Australia)
3. Toy Story (John Lasseter, USA)
4. Safe (Todd Haynes, USA)
5. Seven (David Fincher, USA)
6. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff, 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. Satantango (Bela Tarr, Hungary)
HM: Oleanna (David Mamet, USA); 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); 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. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, USA)
2. Menace II Society (Allen and Albert Hughes, USA)
3. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, USA)
4. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies, Britain)
5. Naked (Mike Leigh, Britain)
6. Iron Monkey (Yuen Wo-ping, Hong Kong)
7. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, USA)
8. The Best Intentions (Bille August, Sweden)
9. The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (Ray Müller, Germany)
10. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan)
HM: Timisoara, December 1989 (Ovidiu Bose Pastina, Romania); Man Bites Dog (Remy Belveaux, Belgium); Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, Britain); 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. Videograms of a Revolution (Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Romania/Germany)
10. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia)
HM: Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, USA); 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); Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)

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); Yum, Yum, Yum (Les Blank, USA); The Big Bang (James Toback, USA); Avalon (Barry Levinson, USA); A Terracotta Warrior (Ching Sui-tung, Hong Kong); 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. Running on Empty (Sidney Lumet, USA)
HM: Midnight Run (Martin Brest, USA); Die Hard (John McTiernan, USA); 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); Yeelen (Souleymane Cisse, Mali); 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. Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch, USA)
HM: Ginger and Fred (Federico Fellini, Italy); Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes, USA); Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, Britain); Sherman’s March (Ross McElwee, USA); Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 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. Love Streams (John Cassavettes, USA)
7. The Wannsee Conference (Heinz Schirk, Austria/West Germany)
8. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, USA)
9. Under the Volcano (John Huston, USA)
10. The Cotton Club (Francis Coppola, USA)
HM: Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, Britain/West Germany); A Passage to India (David Lean, Britain); The Terminator (James Cameron, USA); Comfort and Joy (Bill Forsyth, Britain); Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker, USA); Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, USA); Choose Me (Alan Rudolph, USA); The Day Is Longer than the Night (Lana Gogoberidze, USSR [Georgia])

1983
1. The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman, USA)
2. A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, USA)
3. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer, France)
4. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, USA)
5. Tender Mercies (Bruce Beresford, USA)
6. Trading Places (John Landis, USA)
7. Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky, Italy)
8. Dry Wood (Les Blank, USA)
9. Sprout Wings and Fly (Les Blank, USA)
10. Zelig (Woody Allen, USA)
HM: Scarface (Brian De Palma, USA); The Makioka Sisters (Kon Ichikawa, Japan); The 4th Man (Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands); 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. Une Chambre en Ville (Jacques Demy, France)
8. Gandhi (Richard Attenborough, Britain)
9. Night of the Shooting Stars (The Taviani Brothers, Italy)
10. An Officer and a Gentleman (Taylor Hackford, USA)
HM: Burden of Dreams (Les Blank, USA); 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. Modern Romance (Albert Brooks, USA)
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, USA)
5. Das Boot (Wolfgang Peterson, West Germany)
6. Meantime (Mike Leigh, Britain)
7. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, USA)
8. Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara, USA)
9. Gallipoli (Peter Weir, Australia)
10. The Great Muppet Caper (Jim Henson, USA)
HM: Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, West Germany); Porky’s (Bob Clark, Canada); Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris, USA); 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. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, USA)
6. The Muppet Movie (James Frawley, USA)
7. Breaking Away (Peter Yates, USA)
8. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
9. Case #1, Case #2 (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
10. Panel Story (Vera Chytilova, Czechoslovakia)
HM: Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland); The China Syndrome (James Bridges, USA); Free Radicals (Len Lye, Belgium) s; That Sinking Feeling (Bill Forsyth, Britain); The Onion Field (Harold Becker, USA); Alien (Ridley Scott, USA); ; 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. Always for Pleasure (Les Blank, USA)
6. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, USA)
7. The Green Room (Francois Truffaut, France)
8. The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, USA)
9. Martin (George Romero, USA)
10. Animal House (John Landis, USA)
HM: Death on the Nile (John Guillermin, USA); Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty, USA); The Boys from Brazil (Franklin Schaffner, USA); Midnight Express (Alan Parker, USA); The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, USA); Movie, Movie (Stanley Donen, USA)

1977
1. Suspiria (Dario Argento, Italy)
2. Stroszek (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
3. Slapshot (George Roy Hill, USA)
4. Hausu (Nobuhiko Obayashi, Japan)
5. A Special Day (Ettore Scola, Italy)
6. The Duellists (Ridley Scott, Britain)
7. Star Wars (George Lucas, USA)
8. Providence (Alain Resnais, France)
9. Kentucky Fried Movie (David and Jerry Zucker/Jim Abrahams, USA)
10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, USA)
HM: Amar Akbar Anthony (Manmohan Desai, India); ABBA: The Movie (Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden/Australia); That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Bunuel, France); Abigail’s Party (Mike Leigh, Britain); Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, USA); 11 x 14 (James Benning, USA); The Report (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran); Iphigenia (Michael Cacoyannis, Greece); Annie Hall (Woody Allen, USA); Bolwieser (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany); The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert, Britain); Tale of Sorrow and Sadness (Seijun Suzuki, Japan); 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: A Wedding Suit (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran); 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)

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); Jeanne Dielman (Chantal Akerman, Belgium); Jaws (Steven Spielberg, USA); Love and Death (Woody Allen, USA); Deep Red (Dario Argento, Italy); Muna Moto (Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa, Cameroon); Salo (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 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. Still Life (Sohrab Shahid-Saless, Iran)
10. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, USA)
HM: Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, USA); The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Ted Kotcheff, Canada); Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, Italy); The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, West Germany); 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. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, USA)
3. High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, USA)
4. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates, USA)
5. Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann, USA)
6. The Last Detail (Hal Ashby, USA)
7. Hot Pepper (Les Blank, USA)
8. Bobby (Raj Kapoor, India)
9. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah, USA)
10. Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, Britain)
HM: Day For Night (Francois Truffaut, France); Sisters (Brian De Palma, USA); Badlands (Terrence Malick, USA); Bang the Drum Slowly (John Hancock, USA); World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany); Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico)

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. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
10. Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France)
HM: What’s Up, Doc (Peter Bogdanovich, USA); Fat City (John Huston, USA); Deliverance (John Boorman, USA); Up the Sandbox (Irvin Kershner, USA); Slap the Monster on Page One (Marco Bellocchio, Italy); Play It Again, Sam (Woody Allen, USA); Ulzana’s Raid (Robert Aldrich, USA); A Well-Spent Life (Les Blank, 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. Two English Girls (Francois Truffaut, France)
5. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, USA)
6. The French Connection (William Friedkin, USA)
7. Play Misty for Me (Clint Eastwood, USA)
8. …And Now For Something Completely Different (Ian MacNaughton, Britain)
9. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Take One (William Greaves, USA)
10. My Uncle Antoine (Claude Jutra, Canada)
HM: Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, USA); Cuba: Battle of the 10 Million (Chris Marker, France/Cuba); Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle, France); Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, Australia); 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. The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins (Les Blank, USA)
HM: Bread and Alley (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran) s; Companeros (Sergio Corbucci, Italy); Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy, France); Patton (Franklin Schaffner, USA); The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, Italy); Dodeskaden (Akira Kurosawa, Japan); Little Big Man (Arthur Penn, USA); Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (Denis Sanders, USA); Medea (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy); Uncle Vanya (Andrei Konchalovsky, USSR)

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. Boy (Nagisa Oshima, Japan)
5. The Milky Way (Luis Bunuel, France)
6. Burn! (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy)
7. A Married Couple (Allan King, Canada)
8. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, USA)
9. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Ronald Neame, Britain)
10. Borom Sarret, (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal)
HM: Big Dig (Ephesim Kishon, Israel); 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); 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. The Color of Pomegranates (Sergei Paradjanov, USSR [Armenia])
5. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, West Germany)
6. The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci, Italy)
7. Shame (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
8. Salesman (Albert and David Maysles, USA)
9. Bullitt (Peter Yates, USA)
10. Planet of the Apes (Franklin Schaffner, USA)
HM: Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, USA); Oliver! (Carol Reed, Britain); The Mercenary (Sergio Corbucci, Italy); Greetings (Brian De Palma, USA); Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba); The Party (Blake Edwards, USA); Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden); Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo, Japan); Sympathy for the Devil (Jean-Luc Godard, Britain); Operation Bootstrap (Charles Carey, 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. Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, USA)
6. War and Peace (Sergei Bondarchuk, USSR)
7. Wait Until Dark (Terence Young, USA)
8. In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, USA)
9. La Collectionneuse (Eric Rohmer, France)
10. Dragon Inn (King Hu, Hong Kong)
HM: The Valley of the Dolls (Mark Robson, USA); The Seventh Companion (Alexei German, USSR); Point Blank (John Boorman, USA); Belle de Jour (Luis Bunuel, France); Who’s That Knocking at My Door (Martin Scorsese, USA); Marat/Sade (Peter Brook, Britain); Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, USA); Poor Cow (Ken Loach, Britain); Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, Britain)

1966
1. Daisies (Vera Chytilova, Czechoslovakia)
2. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
3. The Hawks and the Sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
4. The Nun (Jacques Rivette, France)
5. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, Italy)
6. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
7. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, USA)
8. Father (Istvan Szabo, Hungary)
9. A Man and a Woman (Claude Lelouch, France)
10. Django (Sergio Corbucci, Italy)
HM: Seconds (John Frankenheimer, USA); After the Fox (Vittorio De Sica, Italy/USA); Cul-De-Sac (Roman Polanski, Britain); Eldorado (Howard Hawks, USA); Alfie (Lewis Gilbert, Britain); Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci, Italy); Here’s Your Life (Jan Troll, Sweden); Closely Observed Trains (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia); The Fortune Cookie (Billy Wilder, USA); Forest of the Hanged (Liviu Ciulei, Romania)

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. Brick and Mirror (Ebrahim Golestan, Iran)
8. Mudhoney (Russ Meyer, USA)
9. The Saragossa Manuscript (Wojciech Has, Poland)
10. Cat Ballou (Elliot Silverstein, USA)
HM: Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, Britain); Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill (Russ Meyer, USA); Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini, 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); Belarmino (Fernando Lopes, Portugal); 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); Stage Sisters (Xie Jin, China)

1963
1. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, Italy)
2. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
3. Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, Britain)
4. The Bakery Girl of Monceau (Eric Rohmer, France)
5. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
6. The Fiances (Ermanno Olmi, Italy)
7. The Servant (Joseph Losey, Britain)
8. Black Sabbath (Mario Bava, Italy)
9. The House Is Black (Forough Farrokhzad, Iran)
10. Something Different (Vera Chytilova, Czechoslovakia)
HM: The Great Escape (John Sturges, USA); The Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, USA); An Actor’s Revenge (Kon Ichikawa, Japan); Black Peter (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia); Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard, France)

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. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, USA)
7. Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah, USA)
8. Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski, Poland)
9. The Days of Wine and Roses (Blake Edwards, USA)
10. Merrill’s Murauders (Sam Fuller, USA)
HM: Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, France); 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. Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy)
6. Whistle Down the Wind (Bryan Forbes, Britain)
7. Lola (Jacques Demy, France)
8. Divorce, Italian Style (Pietro Germi, Italy)
9. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
10. The End of Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
HM: Jules et Jim (Francois Truffaut, France); Two Women (Vittorio De Sica, Italy); 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); The Young One (Luis Bunuel, Mexico/USA); 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. The World of Apu (Satyajit Ray, India)
7. General Della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini, Italy)
8. Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
9. Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
10. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, USA)
HM: Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, France); Pillow Talk (Michael Gordon, USA); The Nun’s Story (Fred Zinneman, USA); Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph Mankiewicz, USA); Window Water Baby Moving (Stan Brakhage, USA) s; The Day Shall Dawn (A.J. Kardar, [East] Pakistan); Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa, Japan); The Tiger of Eschnapur / The Indian Tomb (Fritz Lang, West Germany); Danube Waves (Liviu Ciulei, Romania); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Jiri Trnka, Czechoslovakia)

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); Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, France); The Lovers of Montparnasse (Jacques Becker, France); 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. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, USA)
9. The Stormy Man (Umetsugu Inoue, Japan)
10. Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov, USSR)
HM: Mother India (Mehboob Khan, India); City of Gold (Wolf Koenig and Colin Low, Canada); 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves, USA); Love in the Afternoon (Billy Wilder, USA); The Spirit of St. Louis (Billy Wilder, USA); Les Girls (George Cukor, 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. Goodbye, My Lady (William Wellman)
7. Aparajito (Satyajit Ray, India)
8. The Court Jester (Norman Panama/Melvin Frank, USA)
9. Baby Doll (Elia Kazan, USA)
10. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
HM: The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, France); While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, USA); 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. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, India)
8. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, USA)
9. Rififi (Jules Dassin, France)
10. Yang Kwei Fei (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
HM: Guys and Dolls (Joseph Mankiewicz, USA); Smiles Of A Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden); The Man from Laramie (Anthony Mann, USA); 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. A Lesson in Love (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
7. Senso (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
8. La Strada (Federico Fellini, Italy)
9. Silver Lode (Allan Dwan, USA)
10. Boot Polish (Prakash Arora [Raj Kapoor], India)
HM: On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, USA); Hobson’s Choice (David Lean, Britain); A Star is Born (George Cukor, USA)

1953
1. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
2. Madame De … (Max Ophuls, France)
3. Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
4. The Bandwagon (Vincente Minnelli, USA)
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. Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
10. From Here to Eternity (Fred Zinneman, USA)
HM: Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, France); The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland, USA); The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, USA); Terminal Station (Vittorio de Sica, USA/Italy); Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder, USA); Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller, USA); Bread, Love and Dreams (Luigi Comencini, Italy); 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. Othello (Orson Welles, Morocco)
3. Le Plaisir (Max Ophuls, France)
4. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
5. The Golden Coach (Jean Renoir, France)
6. Pat and Mike (George Cukor, USA)
7. The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan)
8. Casque D’Or (Jacques Becker, France)
9. Umberto D (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
10. The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray, USA)
HM: The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan); 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. A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, USA)
3. The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, Britain)
4. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
5. The River (Jean Renoir, Britain / India)
6. The Tales of Hoffmann (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
7. Westward the Women (William Wellman, USA)
8. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, USA)
9. Edward and Caroline (Jacques Becker, France)
10. The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, Britain)
HM: Bellissima (Luchino Visconti, Italy); A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, USA); 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. The House by the River (Fritz Lang, USA)
10. Variety Lights (Federico Fellini, Italy)
HM: Night and the City (Jules Dassin, USA); 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. La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
4. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
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)

1947
1. Antoine and Antoinette (Jacques Becker, France)
2. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
3. Brute Force (Jules Dassin, USA)
4. Monsieur Vincent (Maurice Cloche, France)
5. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
6. The Czech Year (Jiri Trnka, Czechoslovakia)
7. Body and Soul (Robert Rossen, USA)
8. It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer, Britain)
9. Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, Britain)
10. A Double Life (George Cukor, USA)
HM: Music in Darkness (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden); Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, USA); One Wonderful Sunday (Akira Kurosawa, Japan); 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. Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, Italy)
5. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, USA)
6. Great Expectations (David Lean, Britain)
7. Crisis (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
8. Gilda (Charles Vidor, USA)
9. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, USA)
10. Panique (Julien Duvivier, France)
HM: Paisan (Roberto Rossellini, Italy); 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. Paris Frills (Jacques Becker, France)
7. And Then There Were None (Rene Clair, USA)
8. They Were Expendable (John Ford, USA)
9. I Know Where I’m Going (Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger, Britain)
10. The Battle of San Pietro (John Huston, USA)
HM: Days of Glory (Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Pagliero and Luchino Visconti, Italy); The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, USA); 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. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, USA)
5. Hangmen Also Die (Fritz Lang, USA)
6. Five Graves to Cairo (Billy Wilder, USA)
7. Les Anges du Peche (Robert Bresson, France)
8. Ossessione (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
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. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, USA)
4. In Which We Serve (Noel Coward / David Lean, Britain)
5. To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
6. The Ox-Bow Incident (William Wellman, USA)
7. Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
8. L’Assassin Habite au 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France)
9. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, USA)
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. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, USA)
6. The Strawberry Blonde (Raoul Walsh, USA)
7. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, USA)
8. Hold Back the Dawn (Mitchell Leisen, USA)
9. 49th Parallel (<ichael Powell, Britain / Canada)
10. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford, USA)
HM: Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Alexander Hall, USA); Teresa Venerdi (Vittorio De Sica, Italy); Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, USA); Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, USA)

1940
1. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
2. Fantasia (Ben Sharpsteen/Walt Disney, 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. There’s No Tomorrow (Max Ophuls, France)
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)

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. The Baker’s Wife (Marcel Pagnol, France)
9. Holiday (George Cukor, USA)
10. Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
HM: Jezebel (William Wyler, USA); Halfway to Hollywood (Charley Chase, Tom Kennedy, USA) s; Carefree (Mark Sandrich, USA); The Crowd Roars (Richard Thorpe, 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 Road Back (James Whale, USA); 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. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir, France)
10. Down the Ribber (Al Boasberg / Leon Errol, USA) s
HM: Cosmic Voyage (Vasili Zhuraviyov, USSR); Libeled Lady (Jack Conway, USA); Cesar (Marcel Pagnol, France); The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)

1935
1. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, USA)
2. Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, Germany)
3. The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
4. Top Hat (Mark Sandrich, USA)
5. An Inn In Tokyo (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
6. Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey, USA)
7. Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, USA)
8. The Devil is a Woman (Josef Von Sternberg, USA)
9. The Whole Town’s Talking (John Ford, USA)
10. Alice Adams (George Stevens, USA)
HM: (7) The Old Gray Mayor (s) (Lloyd Bacon / Bob Hope, USA

1934
1. Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, USA)
2. The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
3. The Furies (Slavko Vorkapich, USA) s
4. La Signora Di Tutti (Max Ophuls, Italy)
5. The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg, USA)
6. Song of the Fishermen (Cai Chusheng, China)
7. The Cat’s Paw (Sam Taylor/Harold Lloyd, USA)
8. You’re Telling Me (Erle C. Kenton/WC Fields, USA) s
9. A Mother Should Be Loved (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
10. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
HM: TK

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 features: (8, 7) The Power and the Glory (William K. Howard, USA); Zero de Conduite (Jean Vigo, France); Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, USA); 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, USA); The Private Life of Henry VIII (Alexander Korda, Britain); Employees Entrance (Roy Del Ruth, USA); I’m No Angel (Wesley Ruggles, USA); King Kong (Merian Cooper / Ernest Schoedsack, USA); Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, USA)
HM shorts: (8, 7) Hooks and Jabs (Arvid Gillstrom / Harry Langdon, USA); Las Hurdes (Luis Bunuel, Spain); Too Many Highballs (Clyde Bruckman / Lloyd Hamilton, USA); Fallen Arches (Gus Meins / Charley Chase, USA)

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) s
10. Fanny (Marc Allegret / Marcel Pagnol, France)
HM features: (7) The Painted Woman (Jack Blystone, USA); I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn Le Roy, USA); The Blue Light (Leni Riefenstahl, Germany); Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, USA); 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (Michael Curtiz, USA); Scarface (Howard Hawks, USA); Movie Crazy (Clyde Bruckman/Harold Lloyd, USA); Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, USA); Dragnet Girl (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan); Number 17 (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
HM shorts: (7) 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. Marius (Alexander Korda / Marcel Pagnol, France)
7. The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
8. The Miracle Woman (Frank Capra, USA)
9. Public Enemy (William Wellman, USA)
10. A Bronx Morning (Jay Leyda, USA) s
HM features: (8, 7) Platinum Blonde (Frank Capra, USA); Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan); The Front Page (Lewis Milestone, USA); Five-Star Final (Mervyn LeRoy, USA); Frankenstein (James Whale, USA); A Nous La Liberte (Rene Clair, France); The Guardsman (Sidney Franklin, USA)
HM shorts: (8, 7) 100 Percent Service (Ray Cozine / Burns and Allen, USA); Next-Door Neighbors (Harry Sweet, USA); Our Wife (James Horne / Laurel and Hardy, USA); Auto Intoxication (Albert Ray / Ford Sterling, USA); 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. That Night’s Wife (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)
4. The Big Kick (Warren Doane / Harry Langdon, USA)
5. The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg, Germany)
6. The King (James Horne / Harry Langdon, USA)
7. Tonka of the Gallows (Karel Anton, Czechoslovakia)
8. The Second-Floor Mystery (Roy Del Ruth, USA)
9. Animal Crackers (Victor Heerman/Marx Brothers, USA)
10. Morocco (Josef von Sternberg, USA)
HM features: (7) All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone, USA; silent version only); The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks, USA); The Unholy Three (Jack Conway, USA); Salt for Svanetia (Mikhail Kalatozov, USSR); Under the Roofs of Paris (Rene Clair, France); The Big House (George W. Hill, USA)
HM shorts: (8, 7) The Head Guy (Fred Guiol/Harry Langdon, USA); The Golf Specialist (Monte Brice/WC Fields, 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. Fragment of an Empire (Fridrikh Ermler, USSR)
4. Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness (Phil Jutzi, Germany)
5. The Lighthouse Keepers (Jean Gremillon, France)
6. The Love Parade (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
7. Queen Kelly (Erich Von Stroheim, USA)
8. New Babylon (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR)
9. A Pair of Tights (Hal Yates / Garvin and Byron, USA) s
10. Dynamite (Cecil B. DeMille, USA)
HM features – English: (8, 7) Hallelujah! (King Vidor, USA); Why Be Good? (William A. Seiter, USA); The Godless Girl (Cecil B. DeMille, USA); The Informer (Arthur Robison, Britain); The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Taylor, USA); Marianne (Robert Z. Leonard, USA); The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
HM features – foreign: (8, 7) Arsenal (Alexander Dovzhenko, USSR [Ukraine]); Der Hund von Baskerville (Richard Oswald, Germany); Old and New (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR); Saba (Mikheil Chiaureli, USSR [Georgia]); The Strongest (Alf Sjoberg and Axel Lindblom, Sweden); Pandora’s Box (GW Pabst, Germany)
HM shorts: (8, 7) Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel, France); Big Business (James Horne/Laurel and Hardy, USA); Taxi Spooks (Del Lord, USA); Prohibition (Slavko Vorkapich, USA); Movie Night (Lewis Foster / Charley Chase, USA); Money Machine (Slavko Vorkapich, USA; Saturday’s Lesson (Robert MacGowan / Our Gang, USA); Perfect Day (James Parrott / Laurel and Hardy)

1928
1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, France)
2. Show People (King Vidor, USA)
3. The Wedding March (Erich Von Stroheim, USA)
4. The Wind (Victor Sjöstrom, USA)
5. The Docks of New York (Josef Von Sternberg, USA)
6. Speedy (Ted Wilde/Harold Lloyd, USA)
7. The Last Command (Josef Von Sternberg, USA)
8. The Crowd (King Vidor, USA)
9. Steamboat Bill Jr. (Buster Keaton, USA)
10. An Italian Straw Hat (Rene Clair, France)
HM features – English: (9, 8) Sadie Thompson (Raoul Walsh, USA); Lonesome (Paul Fejos, USA); Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Herbert Brenon, USA); The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick / Buster Keaton, USA); The Patsy (King Vidor, USA); Beggars of Life (William Wellman, USA); A Girl in Every Port (Howard Hawks, USA); West of Zanzibar (Tod Browning, USA); The Circus (Charles Chaplin, USA); The Man Who Laughs (Paul Leni, USA); The Farmer’s Wife (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain); Heart to Heart (William Beaudine, USA)
HM features – foreign: (9, 8) The Little Match Girl (Jean Renoir, France); L’Argent (Marcel L’Herbier, France); Two Timid Souls (Rene Clair, France); Zvenigora (Alexander Dovzhenko, USSR [Ukraine]); The Fall of the House of Usher (Jean Epstein, France); Secrets of the Orient (Alexandre Volkoff, Germany); Crossways (Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan); Under the Lantern (Gerhard Lamprecht, Germany)
HM shorts: (8) The Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra (Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich, USA); The Beau Brummels (Shaw and Lee/Vitaphone, USA); Pass the Gravy (Fred Guiol / Max Davidson, USA); Limousine Love (Fred Guiol/Charley Chase, USA); The Sex Life of the Polyp (Thomas Chalmers / Robert Benchley, USA); The Treasurer’s Report (Thomas Chalmers/Robert Benchley, USA); Skyline Dance (Slavko Vorkapich, USA); When East Meets West (Ray Mayer and Edith Evans/Vitaphone, USA); Smith’s Army Life (Al Goulding, USA); Taxi Spooks (Del Lord, USA); The Smile Wins (Robert McGowan / Our Gang, USA)

1927
1. Sunrise (FW Murnau, USA)
2. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, Germany)
3. It (Clarence Badger, USA)
4. Two Days (Grigori Stobovoi, USSR [Ukraine])
5. The Unknown (Tod Browning, USA)
6. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
7. Should Husbands Come First? (Leo McCarey / Max Davidson, USA)
8. The Kid Brother (Ted Wilde/Harold Lloyd, USA)
9. College (Buster Keaton, USA)
10. The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, Britain)
HM features: (8, 7) ; The First Auto (Roy Del Ruth, USA); The Dixie Flyer (Charles J. Hunt, USA); King of Kings (Cecil B. DeMille, USA); Underworld (Josef Von Sternberg, USA); Love (Edmund Goulding, USA); East Side, West Side (Allan Dwan, 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); Hotel Imperial (Mauritz Stiller, USA); Get Your Man (Dorothy Arzner, USA); The Cave of the Spider Women (Dan Duyu, China)
HM shorts: (8, 7) Many a Slip (Charlie Bowers, USA); Battle of the Century (Clyde Bruckman / Laurel & Hardy, USA); Jewish Prudence (Leo McCarey / Max Davidson, USA); A Wild Roomer (Charlie Bowers, 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); Eve’s Love Letters (Leo McCarey/Stan Laurel, USA); Fluttering Hearts (James Parrott / Charley Chase, USA); Papa’s Boy (Norman Taurog / Lloyd Hamilton, USA); Assistant Wives (James Parrott/Charley Chase, USA); Us (James Parrott/Charley Chase, USA)

1926
1. The General (Buster Keaton, USA)
2. A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan)
3. For Heaven’s Sake (Sam Taylor / Harold Lloyd, USA)
4. The Scarlet Letter (Victor Sjöstrom, USA)
5. Flesh and the Devil (Clarence Brown, USA)
6. The Girl in Tails (Karin Swanstrom, Sweden)
7. Saturday Afternoon (Harry Edwards / Harry Langdon, USA)
8. Battling Butler (Buster Keaton, USA)
9. Son of the Sheik (George Fitzmaurice, USA)
10. Sparrows (William Beaudine / Mary Pickford, USA)
HM features: (8, 7) What Happened to Jones (William Seiter/Reginald Denny, USA); Tell It to the Marines (George W. Hill, USA); La Boheme (King Vidor, USA); So’s Your Old Man (Gregory LaCava / WC Fields); The Black Pirate (Albert Parker, USA); The Strong Man (Frank Capra / Harry Langdon, USA); You Never Know Women (William Wellman, USA); The Waltz Dream )Ludwig Berger, Germany); No Man’s Gold (Lewis Seiler, USA)
HM shorts: (8, 7) Time Flies (Jess Robbins / Lupino Lane, USA); Now You Tell One (Charlie Bowers, USA); Mama Behave (Leo McCarey / Charley Chase, USA); Careful Please (Norman Taurog / Lloyd Hamilton, USA); Heavy Love (Scott Pembroke / Ton of Fun, USA); A Harem Knight (Eddie Cline / Ben Turpin, 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); Ice Cold Cocos (Del Lord, USA); Along Came Auntie (Fred Guiol / Oliver Hardy, USA)

1925
1. The Freshman (Sam Taylor/Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
2. Seven Chances (Buster Keaton, USA)
3. Faces of Children (Jacques Feyder, France / Switzerland)
4. Curses! (Grover Jones / Fatty Arbuckle, USA)
5. Variety (E.A. DuPont, Germany)
6. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (Percy Pembroke/Stan Laurel, USA)
7. The Lost World (Harry O. Hoyt, USA)
8. Strike (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR)
9. Body and Soul (Oscar Micheaux, USA)
10. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR);
HM features: (8, 7) Ben-Hur (Fred Niblo, USA); The Merry Widow (Erich Von Stroheim, USA); Clash of the Wolves (Noel M. Smith / Rin Tin Tin, USA); Lady Windermere’s Fan (Ernst Lubitsch, USA); Stella Dallas (Henry King, USA); The Big Parade (King Vidor, USA); Go West (Buster Keaton, USA); Lights of Old Broadway (Monta Bell, USA); The Waltz Dream (Ludwig Berger, Germany)
HM shorts: (8, 7) Boobs in the Wood (Harry Edwards/Harry Langdon, 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); The Home Maker (King Baggott, USA); One Wild Ride (Robert F. McGowan / Our Gang)

1924
1. Greed (Erich Von Stroheim, USA)
2. Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, USA)
3. Girl Shy (Fred C. Newmeyer / Sam Taylor / Harold Lloyd, USA)
4. The Navigator (Donald Crisp / Buster Keaton, USA)
5. The Last Laugh (FW Murnau, Germany)
6. The Signal Tower (Clarence Brown, USA)
7. Hot Water (Fred C. Newmeyer / Sam Taylor / Harold Lloyd, USA)
8. Gosta Berlings Saga (Mauritz Stiller, Sweden)
9. The Marriage Circle (Ernst Lubitsch, USA)
10. Michael (Carl-Theodor Dreyer, Germany)
HM features: (8, 7) Manhandled (Allan Dwan, USA); The Iron Horse (John Ford, USA)’ Peter Pan (Herbert Brenon, USA); He Who Gets Slapped (Victor Sjostrom, USA); The Thief of Baghdad (Raoul Walsh, USA); The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (Lev Kuleshov, USSR); Forbidden Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, USA); Last Man on Earth (Jack Blystone, USA; Code of the Sea (Victor Fleming, USA)
HM shorts: (8, 7) Feet of Mud (Harry Edwards/Harry Langdon, USA); The Cartoon Factory (Dave and Max Fleischer / Koko the Clown, USA); Looney Lens: Pas de Deux (Al Brick, USA); His New Mama (Roy Del Ruth/Harry Langdon, USA); Stupid But Brave (Fatty Arbuckle / Al St. John, USA); Entr’acte (Rene Clair, France); Kid Speed (Noel Smith and Larry Semon, USA); Detained (Percy Pembroke [Stan Laurel], USA); The Reel Virginian (Edgar Kennedy/Reggie Morris/Ben Turpin, USA)

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 Love Nest (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
9. The Three Ages (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
10. Skylarking (Mack Sennett, USA) s
HM: features: (7) The Ancient Law (E.A. Dupont, Germany); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Wallace Worsley, USA)
HM shorts: (7) Under Two Jags (George Jeske/Stan Laurel, USA); Horseshoes (James Davis/Larry Semon, USA); The Balloonatic (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA); Sold at Auction (Charley Chase/Snub Pollard, 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. Cops (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
5. Dr. Jack (Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor/Harold Lloyd, USA)
6. Grandma’s Boy (Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
7. The Blacksmith (Malcolm St. Clair/Buster Keaton, USA)
8. Robin Hood (Allan Dwan, USA)
9. The Egg (Gilbert Anderson/Stan Laurel, USA)
10. Day Dreams (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
HM features: (7) Blood and Sand (Fred Niblo, USA); The Third Alarm (Emory Johnson, USA); Anna-Liisa (Teuvo Puro and Jussi Snellman, Finland); La Trappola (Eugenio Perego, Italy); Head Over Heels (Victor Schertzinger/Mabel Normand, USA); Kindred of the Dust (Raoul Walsh, USA);
HM shorts: (7) The Paleface (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA); Pay Day (Charles Chaplin, USA); Pardon Me (Ralph Cedar/Snub Pollard, USA); My Wife’s Relations (Buster Keaton, USA)

1921
1. Orphans of the Storm (DW Griffith, USA)
2. The High Sign (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
3. Never Weaken (Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
4. The Three Musketeers (Fred Niblo, USA)
5. The Idle Class (Charles Chaplin, USA)
6. Seven Years Bad Luck (Max Linder, USA)
7. The Playhouse (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
8. One A Minute (Jack Nelson / Thomas Ince, USA)

9. Der Mude Tod / Destiny (Fritz Lang, Germany)
10. A Sailor-Made Man (Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)
HM features: (7) The Kid (Charles Chaplin, USA); The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Rex Ingram, USA)
HM shorts: (7) The Vagrant (Hugh Fey/Lloyd Hamilton, USA); The Lucky Dog (Jess Robbins/Laurel and Hardy, USA); In Again / Out Again (Gilbert Pratt / Hallroom Boys, USA); Now or Never (Hal Roach and Fred C. Newmeyer/Harold Lloyd, USA)

1920
1. The Parson’s Widow (Carl-Theodor Dreyer, Sweden)
2. L’Homme du Large (Marcel L’Herbier, France)
3. One Week (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA) s
4. The Swallow and the Titmouse (Andre Antoine, France/Belgium)
5. Leaves From Satan’s Book (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark)
6. The Penalty (Wallace Worsley, USA)
7. Kiss Me Quick / Don’t Tickle (Jack Blystone, USA)
8. Lovable Liars (Cineart studio w/o credits, USA)* s
9. The Last of the Mohicans (Maurice Tourneur, USA)
10. Convict 13 (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA) s
HM features: (8, 7) Way Down East (DW Griffith, USA); From Morning to Midnight (Karlheinz Martin, Germany); The Roundup (George Melford/Fatty Arbuckle, USA); The Golem (Paul Wegener, Germany); The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, Germany)
HM shorts: (7) The Stage Hand (Norman Taurog/Larry Semon, USA); Cinderella Cinders (Frederic Ireland/Alice Howell, USA); The Scarecrow (Eddie Cline/Buster Keaton, USA)
* No exact date is known beyond “early-20s.” I place “Lovable Liars” in this year arbitrarily just to get it listed

1919
1. The Doll (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany)

2. When the Clouds Roll By (Victor Fleming / Douglas Fairbanks, USA)

3. Broken Blossoms (DW Griffith, USA)

4. The Oyster Princess (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany)

5. Sir Arne’s Treasure (Mauritz Stiller, Sweden)

6. The Dragon Painter (William Worthington, USA)

7. Daddy-Long-Legs (Marshall Neilan / Mary Pickford, USA)

8. A Day’s Pleasure (Charles Chaplin, USA) s
9. Rowdy Ann (Al Christie / Fay Tincher, USA)
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10. Ask Father (Hal Roach / Harold Lloyd, USA) s

1918
1. A Dog’s Life (Charles Chaplin, USA)
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2. I Don’t Want to Be a Man (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany)
3. Shoulder Arms (Charles Chaplin, USA) s
4, Two-Gun Gussie (Hal Roach / Harold Lloyd, USA) s
5. Hey There (Gil Pratt / Harold Lloyd, USA) s
6. Know Thy Wife (Al Christie / Dorothy DeVore, USA) s
7. Do Husbands Deceive (Hal Roach / Toto, USA) s
8. Bears and Badmen (Larry Semon, USA) s
9. Hell Bent (John Ford, USA)
10. Why Pick On Me (Hal Roach / Harold Lloyd, USA) s

1917
1. A Man There Was (Victor Sjostrom, Sweden)

2. The Girl from Stormy Croft (Victor Sjostrom, Sweden)

3. Easy Street (Charles Chaplin, USA)
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4. Satan’s Rhapsody (Nino Oxilia, Italy)
5. The Butcher Boy (Fatty Arbuckle/Buster Keaton, USA) s
6. The Cure (Charles Chaplin, USA) s
7. The Merry Jail (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany) s
8. The Immigrant (Charles Chaplin, USA) s
9. A Little Princess (Marshall Neilan / Mary Pickford, USA)
10. The Adventurer (Charles Chaplin, USA) s

1916
1. Intolerance (DW Griffith, USA)

2. The Rink (Charles Chaplin, USA) s
3. One A.M. (Charles Chaplin, USA) s

4. The Lightning Bellhop (Louis Myll / Musty Suffer, USA) s
5. The Waiter’s Ball (Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, USA) s

6. His Wife’s Mistake (Fatty Arbuckle, USA)
 s
7. Local Showers (Louis Myll / Musty Suffer, USA) s
8. Behind the Screen (Charles Chaplin, USA)
 s
9. The Good Bad Man (Allan Dwan, USA)
10. Cruel and Unusual (Louis Myll / Musty Suffer, USA) s

1915
1. Boobley’s Baby (Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, USA) s

2. The Cheat (Cecil B. DeMille, USA)

3. Miss Stickie-Moufie-Kiss (Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, USA) s
4. The Italian (Reginald Barker, USA)
5. Alias Jimmy Valentine (Maurice Tourneur, USA)

6. Fatty and Mabel’s Simple Life (Roscoe Arbuckle, USA)
 s
7. The Birth of a Nation (DW Griffith, USA)

8. A Night in the Show (Charles Chaplin, USA) s
9. The Tramp (Charles Chaplin, USA) s
10. Pool Sharks (Edwin Middleton / WC Fields, USA) s

1910-1914
1. Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone, Italy, 1914)

2. The Rounders (Charles Chaplin / Fatty Arbuckle, USA, 1914)
3. A Christmas Accident (Bannister Merwin, USA, 1912)

4. Max’s Hat (Max Linder, France, 1913)
5. The Masquerader (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1914)
6. Dante’s Inferno (Giuseppe de Liguoro / Francesco Bertolini / Adolfo Padovan, Italy, 1911)
7. Cardinal Wolsey (J. Stuart Blackton, Laurence Trimble, USA, 1912)
8. Max Takes a Bath (Max Linder, France, 1910)
9. Shot in the Excitement (Mack Sennett, USA, 1914)
10. Musical Blacksmith (Allen Ramsey, USA, 1913)
11. The Dream (Thomas Ince/George Loane Tucker, 1911)

pre-1910
1. A Trip Down Market Street (Miles Brothers, USA, 1906)

2. A Trip to the Moon (Georges Melies, France, 1902)
3. The Puppet’s Nightmare (Emile Cohl, France, 1908)
4. The Man with the Rubber Head (Georges Melies, France, 1901)
5. Imperceptible Transmutations (George Melies France, 1904)
6. The Dancing Pig (no director credit, France, 1907)
7. The ? Motorist (Robert Paul, Britain, 1906)
8. The One-Man Band (Georges Melies France, 1900)
9. Fantasmagoria (Emile Cohl, France, 1908)

10. Those Awful Hats (DW Griffith, USA, 1909)
11. Max Learns to Skate (Max Linder, France, 1907)
12. The Infernal Boiling Pot (George Melies, France, 1903)
13. The Red Spectre (Segundo de Chomón, Ferdinand Zecca, France, 1907)
14. The Witch (George Melies, France, 1906)
15. Tit For Tat (Gaston Velle, France, 1906)
16. The Countryman and the Cinematograph (Robert Paul, Britain, 1901)
17. The Four Troublesome Heads (Georges Melies, France, 1898)
18. The Music Lover (Georges Melies, France, 1903)
19. Untameable Whiskers (George Melies, France, 1904)
20. Le Roi des Dollars (Segundo de Chomon, France, 1905)
21. Bluebeard (Georges Melies, France, 1901)
22. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (William K.L. Dickson, USA, 1894)
23. Fat and Lean Wrestling Match (Georges Melies, France, 1900)

UPDATES May 1, 2020
2016: Cinema, Mon Amour; 2006: Fireworks Wednesday; 2000: The Wind Will Carry Us HM-9; 1997: 4 Little Girls; 1990: A Terracotta Warrior; 1984: Love Streams; 1981: Modern Romance; 1979: All That Jazz; Stalker HM-7; 1977: Suspiria 2-1; Hausu 6-4; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; 1972: Solaris HM-9; 1968: Memories of Underdevelopment; 1967: Dragon Inn; 1966: Eldorado; 1964: Stage Sisters; 1960: The Young One; 1958: Elevator to the Gallows; The Lovers of Montparnasse; 1957: Cranes Are Flying; 1955: The Man from Laramie; 1946: Panique; 1942: L’Assassin Habite au 21; 1941: Hold Back the Dawn; 1936: Cesar; 1932: Fanny; 1931: Marius; 1930: That Night’s Wife; Tonka of the Gallows; 1929: The Strongest; The Godless Girl; The Informer; 1928: The Little Match Girl; Two Timid Souls; 1927: Two Days; Battle of the Century; Get Your Man; 1926: A Page of Madness 4-1; The Dixie Flyer; 1925: Variety; Stella Dallas; 1922: Cops 8-5; Blood and Sand; 1921: Der Mude Tod; 1915-19: The Doll; When the Clouds Roll By; A Man There Was; 1910-14: The Masquerader; Cardinal Wolsey; Musical Blacksmith; Pre-1910: The Dancing Pig; Fantasmagorie; Those Awful Hats; The Witch; Tit For Tat

UPDATES April 25, 2020
2014: Toto and His Sisters; 2012: Everybody in Our Family; 2006: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu* HM-9; 1990: Yum, Yum, Yum; 1983: Dry Wood; Sprout Wings and Fly; 1978: Always for Pleasure; 1977: Tale of Sorrow and Sadness; 1973: Hot Pepper; 1972: A Well-Spent Life; 1970: The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins; 1968: Salesman; 1967: Portrait of Jason; 1963: The Leopard* 5-2; The Fiances’ 1959: General Della Rovere* 8-7; 1953: Terminal Station; Bread, Love and Dreams; 1951: A Streetcar Named Desire* 3-2; Westward the Women; 1945: Days of Glory; 1939: There’s No Tomorrow; 1933: Employees’ Entrance; 1926: You Never Know Women; 1924: Peter Pan; 1915-1919; Easy Street; The Rink; Behind the Screen

UPDATES April 18, 2020
2014: Winter Sleep, Maidan; 2011: Play; 2010: Incident by a Bank; 1984: The Day Is Longer than the Night; 1973: The Long Goodbye; 1966: Here’s Your Life; 1959: The World of Apu; 1956: Goodbye My Lady, Aparajito; 1955: Father Panchali* 9-7; 1937: The Road Back; 1933: The Power and the Glory; 1932: The Painted Woman; 1930: The Second-Floor Mystery, All Quiet on the Western Front; 1929: Why Be Good, Eliso; 1928: The Patsy, Beggars of Life, Heart to Heart; 1927: It* 5-4, Many a Slip, The Cave of the Spider Women; 1926: A Wild Roomer; 1925: Faces of Children, Body and Soul; 1924: The Last Laugh, The Last Man on Earth, Code of the Sea; 1922: The Third Alarm; 1920: The Swallow and the Titmouse; Pre-1920: A Trip Down Market Street, The Red Spectre

UPDATES May 2019
1997: Level Five; 1992: Porco Rosso; 1981: Ms. 45, Possession; 1979: Panel Story, Free Radicals; 1977: House; 1972: Slap the Monster on Page One; 1971: Two English Girls* 7-4; 1968: The Color of Pomegranates; 1965: The Saragossa Manuscript; 1963: Black Sabbath; 1961: Accattone, Through A Glass Darkly* 9-8; 1952: Othello* 5-2; 1951: The Tales of Hoffmann; 1936: Cosmic Voyage; 1934: Song of the Fishermen; 1932: Dragnet Girl; 1931: The Guardsman; 1929: Saba; 1928: Speedy* 7-6, Lonesome, Crossways, Under the Lantern; 1926: The Girl in Tails, Son of the Sheik, Now You Tell One; 1924: The Cartoon Factory, He Who Gets Slapped; 1923: The Love Nest* 9-8; 1922: The Blacksmith; 1920: The Parson’s Widow; Pre-1920: The Puppet’s Nightmare, The Lightning Bellhop, The ? Motorist, Local Showers, The Countryman and the Cinematograph, Fantasmagorie

UPDATES February 2014
2000: Mysterious Object at Noon; 1993: Naked; 1988: Die Hard; 1987: Yeelen; 1986: Down By Law; Big Trouble in Little China; 1984: Ghostbusters; 1982: Une Chambre en Ville; 1975: Jeanne Dielman, Salo; 1974: Still Life; 1971: McCabe and Mrs. Miller; 1969: Boy, Borom Sarret; 1967: Point Blank; 1966: Daisies* 5-1; The Hawks and the Sparrows; 1965: Brick and Mirror; 1963: The House Is Black; 1962: Ride the High Country; 1947: Antoine and Antoinette; 1940: The Shop Around the Corner* 2-1; 1928: The Farmer’s Wife; Secrets of the Orient; 1927: East Side, West Side; 1920: Way Down East
* Moved up/down a film already on the list upon new  viewing;# Regraded an already-seen film so as to enter list

UPDATES 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; 1995: Before Sunrise;1994: 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

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

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  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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