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My Top 100 As of 5/11/2011

by Gordon Inman
As of the titular date, these are my favorite 100 films in order. Hope you like them! 1. The Night of the Hunter – Charles Laughton 2. Sunrise – Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau 3. Citizen Kane – Orson Welles 4. Cries and Whispers – Ingmar Bergman 5. Mulholland Dr. – David Lynch 6. Vertigo – Alfred Hitchcock 7. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick 8. Celine and Julie Go Boating – Jacques Rivette 9. Chinatown – Roman Polanski 10. Bigger than Life – Nicholas Ray 11. The Big Sleep – Howard Hawks 12. Au Hasard Balthazar – Robert Bresson 13. Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky 14. Chimes at Midnight – Orson Welles 15. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie… Read more

As of the titular date, these are my favorite 100 films in order. Hope you like them!

1. The Night of the Hunter – Charles Laughton
2. Sunrise – Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
3. Citizen Kane – Orson Welles
4. Cries and Whispers – Ingmar Bergman
5. Mulholland Dr. – David Lynch
6. Vertigo – Alfred Hitchcock
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick
8. Celine and Julie Go Boating – Jacques Rivette
9. Chinatown – Roman Polanski
10. Bigger than Life – Nicholas Ray
11. The Big Sleep – Howard Hawks
12. Au Hasard Balthazar – Robert Bresson
13. Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky
14. Chimes at Midnight – Orson Welles
15. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie –Luis Bunuel
16. The Circus – Charlie Chaplin
17. L’avventura – Michelangelo Antonioni
18. Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese
19. Ran – Akira Kurosawa
20. Days of Heaven – Terrence Malick
21. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – John Ford
22. Blow Out – Brian Depalma
23. Close-Up – Abbas Kiarostami
24. Persona – Ingmar Bergman
25. Army of Shadows – Jean-Pierre Melville
26. In a Lonely Place – Nicholas Ray
27. Detour – Edgar G. Ulmer
28. Last Year at Marienbad – Alain Resnais
29. The Big Heat – Fritz Lang
30. Sullivan’s Travels – Preston Sturges
31. Singin’ in the Rain – Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
32. Out of the Past – Jacques Tourneur
33. The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu) – Jean Renoir
34. L’Atalante – Jean Vigo
35. Belle De Jour – Luis Bunuel
36. The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Theodor Dreyer
37. Viridiana – Luis Bunuel
38. Rio Bravo – Howard Hawks
39. Nights of Cabiria – Federico Fellini
40. Tokyo Story – Yasujiro Ozu
41. Pierrot le Fou – Jean-Luc Godard
42. Rebel Without a Cause – Nicholas Ray
43. The General – Buster Keaton
44. Blue Velvet – David Lynch
45. Evil Dead II – Sam Raimi
46. High and Low – Akira Kurosawa
47. Pickpocket – Robert Bresson
48. Cat People – Jacques Tourneur
49. Shoot the Piano Player – François Truffaut
50. Psycho – Alfred Hitchcock
51. Breaking the Waves – Lars von Trier
52. Caché – Michael Haneke
53. Short Cuts – Robert Altman
54. The Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola
55. Dr. Strangelove – Stanley Kubrick
56. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek – Preston Sturges
57. La Dolce Vita – Federico Fellini
58. Fanny and Alexander – Ingmar Bergman
59. Nashville – Robert Altman
60. 8 1/2 – Federico Fellini
61. Fargo – Joel Coen
62. The Last Laugh – F.W. Murnau
63. Badlands – Terrence Malick
64. Repulsion – Roman Polanski
65. Sansho the Bailiff – Kenji Mizoguchi
66. The Red Shoes – Michael Powell
67. À bout de souffle – Jean-Luc Godard
68. Brazil – Terry Gilliam
69. Apocalypse Now – Francis Ford Coppola
70. Barry Lyndon – Stanley Kubrick
71. El – Luis Buñuel
72. Kiss Me Deadly – Robert Aldrich
73. Ikiru – Akira Kurosawa
74. Lancelot du Lac – Robert Bresson
75. A Hard Day’s Night – Richard Lester
76. The Bandwagon – Vincente Minnelli
77. Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) – Alain Resnais
78. Yi Yi – Edward Yang
79. Lawrence of Arabia – David Lean
80. North by Northwest – Alfred Hitchcock
81. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Tobe Hooper
82. Talk to Her – Pedro Almodóvar
83. The Unknown – Tod Browning
84. Bringing Up Baby – Howard Hawks
85. Monsieur Verdoux – Charlie Chaplin
86. Battleship Potemkin – Sergei M. Eisenstein
87. Ace in the Hole – Billy Wilder
88. L’argent – Robert Bresson
89. Contempt (Le Mépris) – Jean-Luc Godard
90. The Dead – John Huston
91. Hi, Mom! – Brian Depalma
92. Raging Bull – Martin Scorsese
93. To Have and Have Not – Howard Hawks
94. Red River – Howard Hawks
95. Jules and Jim – Francois Truffaut
96. Umberto D – Vittorio de Sica
97. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
98. The Thin Red Line –Terrence Malick
99. Solaris – Andrei Tarkovsky
100. The Lady from Shanghai — Orson Welles

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