#Top50s

These are my personal decade-by-decade Top 50 lists, not meant to be representative of anything loftier than that. They’re subject to change at any time and really only here as an indulgence. But I like lists, so why not. Reviews are linked where available!

If you notice an uncomfortable proportion of American movies, I am sorry — I’m still relatively early in my film exploration and there’s just so much left to see. If you notice an uncomfortable proportion of Hitchcock films, that’s just the way it is, sorry.

TOP 50 FEATURE FILMS (OVERALL)
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
2. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
3. The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
4. Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders)
5. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
6. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
7. Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
8. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
9. Singin’ in the Rain (1951, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
10. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
11. Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)
12. City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
13. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
14. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
15. F for Fake (1974, Orson Welles)
16. A Hard Day’s Night (1964, Richard Lester)
17. The Apartment (1960, Billy Wilder)
18. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
19. Dumbo (1941, Ben Sharpsteen)
20. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)
21. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
22. The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)
23. Black Narcissus (1947, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
24. Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
25. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
26. Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)
27. Dodsworth (1936, William Wyler)
28. Fantasia (1940, various directors)
29. North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
30. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
31. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
32. The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
33. Petulia (1968, Richard Lester)
34. Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
35. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
<36. Deliverance (1972, John Boorman)
37. Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
38. Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
39. Dancer in the Dark (2000, Lars von Trier)
40. Pinocchio (1940, Ben Sharpsteen)
41. Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
42. The Trouble with Harry (1955, Alfred Hitchcock)
43. Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
44. The River (1951, Jean Renoir)
45. Fahrenheit 451 (1966, Francois Truffaut)
46. Rebel without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)
47. Sunset Blvd. (1950, Billy Wilder)
48. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Ingmar Bergman)
49. The Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer)
50. Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman)

SILENT ERA TOP 50
1. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
3. The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
4. Faust (1926, F.W. Murnau)
5. Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang)
6. The Wind (1928, Victor Sjostrom)
7. Blackmail (1929, Alfred Hitchcock)
8. The Circus (1928, Charles Chaplin)
9. Strike (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
10. The Last Command (1928, Josef von Sternberg)
11. Seven Chances (1925, Buster Keaton)
12. The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
13. 7th Heaven (1927, Frank Borzage)
14. Regeneration (1915, Raoul Walsh)
15. The Last Laugh (1924, F.W. Murnau)
16. Safety Last! (1923, Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor)
17. The Golem (1926, Paul Wegener & Carl Boese)
18. Foolish Wives (1922, Erich von Stroheim)
19. Pandora’s Box (1929, Georg Wilhelm Pabst)
20. The Unknown (1927, Tod Browning)
21. Michael (1923, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
22. Bed and Sofa (1927, Abram Room)
23. The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg)
24. The Navigator (1924, Buster Keaton & Donald Crisp)
25. A Page of Madness (1926, Teinosuke Kinugasa)
26. Queen Kelly (1929, Erich von Stroheim)
27. The Iron Horse (1924, John Ford)
28. Sherlock, Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
29. The Wedding March (1928, Erich von Stroheim)
30. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Robert Wiene)
31. Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
32. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927, Walter Ruttmann)
33. The Man Who Laughs (1928, Paul Leni)
34. Lazybones (1925, Frank Borzage)
35. The General (1926, Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman)
36. Underworld (1927, Josef von Sternberg)
37. The Phantom of the Opera (1925, Rupert Julian)
38. Destiny (1922, Fritz Lang)
39. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929, G.W. Pabst)
40. Man with a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
41. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
42. Haxan (1922, Benjamin Christensen)
43. Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922, Fritz Lang)
44. The Lodger (1926, Alfred Hitchcock)
45. Eternal Love (1929, Ernst Lubitsch)
46. Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
47. Street Angel (1928, Frank Borzage)
48. The Phantom Carriage (1921, Victor Sjostrom)
49. The Kid (1921, Charles Chaplin)
50. The Parson’s Widow (1920, Carl Theodor Dreyer)

1930s TOP 50
1. City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
2. The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)
3. Dodsworth (1936, William Wyler)
4. Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
5. The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock)
6. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
7. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, Lewis Milestone)
8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, David Hand)
9. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
10. Sabotage (1936, Alfred Hitchcock)
11. Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)
12. Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
13. L’age d’Or (1930, Luis Bunuel)
14. It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)
15. Sisters of the Gion (1936, Kenji Mizoguchi)
16. The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933, Alexander Korda)
17. Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
18. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934, Alfred Hitchcock)
19. Bad Girl (1931, Frank Borzage)
20. Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
21. Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
22. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931, Ernst Lubitsch)
23. Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
24. L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
25. Top Hat (1935, Mark Sandrich)
26. The Scoundrel (1935, Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur)
27. The Dawn Patrol (1930, Howard Hawks)
28. A Nous La Liberte (1931, Rene Clair)
29. Fury (1936, Fritz Lang)
30. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932, Rouben Mamoulian)
31. Love Me Tonight (1932, Rouben Mamoulian)
32. Libeled Lady (1936, Jack Conway)
33. Young and Innocent (1937, Alfred Hitchcock)
34. The Awful Truth (1937, Leo McCarey)
35. Min and Bill (1930, George W. Hill)
36. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, Mervyn LeRoy)
37. The Thin Man (1934, W.S. Van Dyke)
38. Design for Living (1933, Ernst Lubitsch)
39. A Free Soul (1931, Clarence Brown)
40. King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedscak)
41. Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
42. Scarface (1932, Howard Hawks)
43. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939, Kenji Mizoguchi)
44. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, Frank Capra)
45. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)
46. Zero for Conduct (1933, Jean Vigo)
47. The Invisible Man (1933, James Whale)
48. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
49. Alexander Nevsky (1938, Sergei Eisenstein & Dmitri Vasilyev)
50. San Francisco (1936, W.S. Van Dyke)

1940s TOP 40
1. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
2. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
3. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
4. Dumbo (1941, Ben Sharpsteen)
5. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)
6. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
7. Black Narcissus (1947, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
8. Fantasia (1940, various directors)
9. Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Pinocchio (1940, Ben Sharpsteen)
11. Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
12. Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston)
13. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, Robert Hamer)
14. Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
15. Sullivan’s Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
16. Bambi (1942, David Hand)
17. The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
18. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
19. Rope (1948, Alfred Hitchcock)
20. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
21. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945, Elia Kazan)
22. The Great Dictator (1940, Charles Chaplin)
23. Vacation from Marriage (1945, Alexander Korda)
24. Foreign Correspondent (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
25. Mrs. Miniver (1942, William Wyler)
26. Gaslight (1944, George Cukor)
27. The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
28. To Each His Own (1946, Mitchell Leisen)
29. The House on 92nd Street (1945, Henry Hathaway)
30. The Stranger (1946, Orson Welles)
31. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Frank Capra)
32. Beauty and the Beast (1946, Jean Cocteau)
33. The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles)
34. His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)
35. Macbeth (1948, Orson Welles)
36. The Heiress (1949, William Wyler)
37. Le Corbeau (1943, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
38. Lifeboat (1944, Alfred Hitchcock)
39. Johnny Eager (1941, Mervyn LeRoy)
40. Saboteur (1942, Alfred Hitchcock)
41. Mildred Pierce (1945, Michael Curtiz)
42. Spellbound (1945, Alfred Hitchcock)
43. 49th Parallel (1941, Michael Powell)
44. Key Largo (1948, John Huston)
45. The More the Merrier (1943, George Stevens)
46. The Farmer’s Daughter (1947, H.C. Potter)
47. Suspicion (1941, Alfred Hitchcock)
48. Under Capricorn (1949, Alfred Hitchcock)
49. Princess O’Rourke (1943, Norman Krasna)
50. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941, Victor Fleming)

1950s TOP 40
1. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
2. The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
3. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
4. Singin’ in the Rain (1951, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
5. Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)
6. North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
7. The Trouble with Harry (1955, Alfred Hitchcock)
8. The River (1951, Jean Renoir)
9. Rebel without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)
10. Sunset Blvd. (1950, Billy Wilder)
11. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Ingmar Bergman)
12. Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
13. The Wages of Fear (1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
14. The Killing (1956, Stanley Kubrick)
15. All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
16. Animal Farm (1950, Joy Batchelor & John Halas)
17. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
18. Anatomy of a Murder (1959, Otto Preminger)
19. Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
20. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
21. Diabolique (1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
22. Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
23. Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder)
24. Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder)
25. Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa)
26. Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
27. A Night to Remember (1958, Roy Ward Baker)
28. Rififi (1955, Jules Dassin)
29. The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
30. Dementia (1955, John Parker)
31. Panic in the Streets (1950, Elia Kazan)
32. I Vitelloni (1953, Federico Fellini) c
33. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951, Charles Crichton)
34. Love Me or Leave Me (1955, Charles Vidor)
35. Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
36. Sleeping Beauty (1959, Clyde Geronimi)
37. Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)
38. Tales of Hoffmann (1951, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
39. The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
40. A Place in the Sun (1951, George Stevens)
41. Dial M for Murder (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
42. Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
43. Room at the Top (1959, Jack Clayton)
44. Witness for the Prosecution (1957, Billy Wilder)
45. Seven Days to Noon (1950, John & Roy Boulting)
46. 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)
47. The Wrong Man (1957, Alfred Hitchcock)
48. I Want to Live! (1958, Robert Wise)
49. Roman Holiday (1953, William Wyler)
50. The Nun’s Story (1959, Fred Zinnemann)

1960s TOP 40
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
3. A Hard Day’s Night (1964, Richard Lester)
4. The Apartment (1960, Billy Wilder)
5. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
6. Petulia (1968, Richard Lester)
7. Fahrenheit 451 (1966, Francois Truffaut)
8. The Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer)
9. Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick)
10. The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols)
11. Yellow Submarine (1968, George Dunning)
12. Shoot the Piano Player (1960, Francois Truffaut)
13. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964, Steve Binder)
14. High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa)
15. The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
16. The Trial (1962, Orson Welles)
17. Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
18. Breathless (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)
19. Darling (1965, John Schlesinger)
20. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969, Sydney Pollack)
21. Marnie (1964, Alfred Hitchcock)
22. Help! (1965, Richard Lester)
23. Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski)
24. Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
25. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi)
26. Point of Order! (1964, Emile de Antonio)
27. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969, Bill Melendez)
28. Splendor in the Grass (1961, Elia Kazan)
29. The Party (1968, Blake Edwards)
30. Targets (1968, Peter Bogdanovich)
31. Batman (1966, Leslie Martinson)
32. Take the Money and Run (1969, Woody Allen)
33. A Shot in the Dark (1964, Blake Edwards)
34. The Pink Panther (1964, Blake Edwards)
35. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
36. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, Sergio Leone)
37. The Knack, and How to Get It (1965, Richard Lester)
38. Charade (1963, Stanley Donen)
39. Days of Wine and Roses (1962, Blake Edwards)
40. Spartacus (1960, Stanley Kubrick)
41. Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
42. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
43. The Great Escape (1963, John Sturges)
44. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
45. The Producers (1968, Mel Brooks)
46. The World of Henry Orient (1964, George Roy Hill)
47. Victim (1961, Basil Dearden)
48. Mary Poppins (1964, Robert Stevenson)
49. What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966, Woody Allen)
50. The Time Machine (1960, George Pal)

1970s TOP 40
1. Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
2. Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)
3. F for Fake (1974, Orson Welles)
4. Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
5. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
6. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
7. Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
8. Deliverance (1972, John Boorman)
9. Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
10. Being There (1979, Hal Ashby)
11. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
12. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, Steven Spielberg)
13. Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero)
14. The Last Detail (1973, Hal Ashby)
15. Network (1976, Sidney Lumet)
16. All the President’s Men (1976, Alan J. Pakula)
17. Small Change (1976, Francois Truffaut)
18. The Last Picture Show (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
19. The French Connection (1971, William Friedkin)
20. Watership Down (1978, Martin Rosen)
21. Bananas (1971, Woody Allen)
22. Young Frankenstein (1974, Mel Brooks)
23. Sleeper (1973, Woody Allen)
24. Paper Moon (1973, Peter Bogdanovich)
25. Blazing Saddles (1974, Mel Brooks)
26. The Day of the Jackal (1973, Fred Zinnemann)
27. Martin (1976, George A. Romero)
28. Scenes from a Marriage (1973, Ingmar Bergman)
29. Five Easy Pieces (1970, Bob Rafelson)
30. Frenzy (1972, Alfred Hitchcock)
31. The Sugarland Express (1974, Steven Spielberg)
32. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978, Robert Zemeckis)
33. Duel (1971, Steven Spielberg)
34. Real Life (1979, Albert Brooks)
35. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart)
36. The Front (1976, Martin Ritt)
37. Day for Night (1973, Francois Truffaut)
38. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
39. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet)
40. All That Jazz (1979, Bob Fosse)
41. Macbeth (1971, Roman Polanski)
42. Straw Dogs (1971, Sam Peckinpah)
43. Play It Again, Sam (1972, Herbert Ross)
44. The Boys from Brazil (1978, Franklin J. Schaffner)
45. Save the Tiger (1973, John G. Avildsen)
46. High Anxiety (1977, Mel Brooks)
47. Bed and Board (1970, Francois Truffaut)
48. Sounder (1972, Martin Ritt)
49. Westworld (1973, Michael Crichton)
50. Last Tango in Paris (1972, Bernardo Bertolucci)

1980s TOP 40
1. Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders)
2. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
3. Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
4. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, Woody Allen)
5. Broadcast News (1987, James L. Brooks)
6. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
7. Back to the Future Part II (1989, Robert Zemeckis)
8. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, Woody Allen)
9. Melvin and Howard (1980, Jonathan Demme)
10. Victor/Victoria (1982, Blake Edwards)
11. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
12. Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
13. The Chocolate War (1988, Keith Gordon)
14. Stardust Memories (1980, Woody Allen)
15. Jean de Florette (1986, Claude Berri)
16. Big (1988, Penny Marshall)
17. For All Mankind (1989, Al Reinert)
18. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982, Amy Heckerling)
19. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)
20. Time Bandits (1981, Terry Gilliam)
21. Modern Romance (1981, Albert Brooks)
22. Withnail & I (1986, Bruce Robinson)
23. Back to the Future (1985, Robert Zemeckis)
24. The Princess Bride (1987, Rob Reiner)
25. Used Cars (1980, Robert Zemeckis)
26. Diner (1982, Barry Levinson)
27. Airplane! (1980, Jim Abrahams / David Zucker / Jerry Zucker)
28. Full Metal Jacket (1987, Stanley Kubrick)
29. Radio Days (1987, Woody Allen)
30. Manon of the Spring (1986, Claude Berri)
31. sex, lies and videotape (1989, Steven Soderbergh)
32. Amadeus (1984, Milos Forman)
33. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, Steven Spielberg)
34. Zelig (1983, Woody Allen)
35. Tender Mercies (1983, Bruce Beresford)
36. A Fish Called Wanda (1988, Charles Crichton)
37. She’s Gotta Have It (1986, Spike Lee)
38. Empire of the Sun (1987, Steven Spielberg)
39. Better Off Dead (1985, Savage Steve Holland)
40. All of Me (1984, Carl Reiner)
41. History of the World–Part 1 (1981, Mel Brooks) *
42. S.O.B. (1981, Blake Edwards)
43. The Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)
44. Bagdad Cafe (1987, Percy Adlon)
45. Mona Lisa (1986, Neil Jordan)
46. This Is Spinal Tap (1984, Rob Reiner)
47. Terms of Endearment (1983, James L. Brooks)
48. Stand by Me (1986, Rob Reiner)
49. A Christmas Story (1983, Bob Clark)
50. Uncle Buck (1989, John Hughes)

1990s TOP 40
1. The Ice Storm (1997, Ang Lee)
2. Ed Wood (1994, Tim Burton)
3. Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick)
4. Husbands and Wives (1992, Woody Allen)
5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
6. Schindler’s List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
7. Happiness (1998, Todd Solondz)
8. Bullets Over Broadway (1994, Woody Allen)
9. Se7en (1995, David Fincher)
10. The Crying Game (1992, Neil Jordan)
11. Brain Candy (1996, Kelly Makin)
12. Back to the Future Part III (1990, Robert Zemeckis)
13. The Insider (1999, Michael Mann)
14. Being John Malkovich (1999, Spike Jonze)
15. Rushmore (1998, Wes Anderson)
16. Boys Don’t Cry (1999, Kimberly Peirce)
17. King of the Hill (1993, Steven Soderbergh)
18. Bottle Rocket (1996, Wes Anderson)
19. Quiz Show (1994, Robert Redford)
20. Matinee (1993, Joe Dante)
21. The Piano (1993, Jane Campion)
22. Mars Attacks! (1996, Tim Burton)
23. The Iron Giant (1999, Brad Bird)
24. Toy Story 2 (1999, John Lasseter)
25. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995, Todd Solondz)
26. Deconstructing Harry (1997, Woody Allen)
27. L.A. Story (1991, Mick Jackson)
28. Trainspotting (1996, Danny Boyle)
29. Cold Comfort Farm (1995, John Schlesinger)
30. In the Company of Men (1997, Neil LaBute)
31. a bug’s life (1998, John Lasseter)
32. Heavenly Creatures (1994, Peter Jackson) *
33. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994, Joel Coen)
34. The Virgin Suicides (1999, Sofia Coppola)
35. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997, Clint Eastwood)
36. Office Space (1999, Mike Judge)
37. Girls Town (1996, Jim McKay)
38. Shadows and Fog (1992, Woody Allen)
39. The Snapper (1993, Stephen Frears)
40. Fargo (1996, Joel Coen)
41. Twelve Monkeys (1995, Terry Gilliam)
42. The Straight Story (1999, David Lynch)
43. Edward Scissorhands (1990, Tim Burton)
44. Dolores Claiborne (1995, Taylor Hackford)
45. L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson)
46. The Hours and Times (1991, Christopher Munch)
47. The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer)
48. A Midnight Clear (1992, Keith Gordon)
49. Alice (1990, Woody Allen)
50. Three Colors: Red (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski)

2000s TOP 40
1. Dancer in the Dark (2000, Lars von Trier)
2. Synecdoche, New York (2008, Charlie Kaufman)
3. Children of Men (2006, Alfonso Cuaron)
4. City of God (2002, Fernando Meirelles)
5. Ratatouille (2007, Brad Bird)
6. The Triplets of Belleville (2003, Sylvain Chomet)
7. Zodiac (2007, David Fincher)
8. The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
9. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002, Alfonso Cuaron)
10. Marie Antoinette (2006, Sofia Coppola)
11. Palindromes (2004, Todd Solondz)
12. Chuck and Buck (2000, Miguel Arteta)
13. Wonder Boys (2000, Curtis Hanson)
14. About Schmidt (2002, Alexander Payne)
15. Dogville (2004, Lars von Trier)
16. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-Wai)
17. Adaptation (2002, Spike Jonze)
18. The Science of Sleep (2006, Michel Gondry)
19. Brick (2005, Rian Johnson)
20. Milk (2008, Gus van Sant)
21. The King of Kong (2007, Seth Gordon)
22. The Good Girl (2002, Miguel Arteta)
23. Breach (2007, Billy Ray)
24. Lost in Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)
25. Munich (2005, Steven Spielberg)
26. Capturing the Friedmans (2003, Andrew Jarecki)
27. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, Wes Anderson)
28. No Country for Old Men (2007, Joel & Ethan Coen)
29. Almost Famous (2000, Cameron Crowe)
30. There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson)
31. Match Point (2005, Woody Allen)
32. White Material (2009, Claire Denis)
33. Shattered Glass (2003, Billy Ray)
34. Catch Me If You Can (2002, Steven Spielberg)
35. A Mighty Wind (2003, Christopher Guest)
36. The Village (2004, M. Night Shyamalan)
37. Brokeback Mountain (2005, Ang Lee)
38. The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003, Alan Rudolph)
39. A Serious Man (2009, Joel & Ethan Coen)
40. Margot at the Wedding (2007, Noah Baumbach)
41. Monsters, Inc. (2001, Pete Docter)
42. Unbreakable (2000, M. Night Shyamalan)
43. Adventureland (2009, Greg Mottola)
44. Finding Nemo (2003, Andrew Stanton)
45. Mulholland Drive (2001, David Lynch)
46. Capote (2005, Bennett Miller)
47. In America (2003, Jim Sheridan)
48. Up (2009, Pete Docter)
49. Humboldt County (2008, Darren Grodsky & Danny Jacobs)
50. Nurse Betty (2000, Neil LaBute)