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Time Out Film Guide's 100 Greatest Films of All time (1995)

by Wesley Weaver
Time Out Film Guide's 100 Greatest Films of All time (1995) by Wesley Weaver
Time Out Film Guide conducted a poll in 1995, to mark the centenary of cinema, of a number of prominent film critics, directors, programmers, and actors and other film industry players to find the 100 greatest films of the first 100 years of the movies. Some of the notables polled included Geoff Andrew, Tony Rayns, Billy Wilder, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Samuel Fuller, and Pedro Almodovar. Overall, the list is very respectable, with nothing too unusual, though much like the Sight & Sound polls, plays it pretty safe with the film selections. As always, an underrating of Latin American, Asian, and African cinema, as well as virtually no… Read more

Time Out Film Guide conducted a poll in 1995, to mark the centenary of cinema, of a number of prominent film critics, directors, programmers, and actors and other film industry players to find the 100 greatest films of the first 100 years of the movies. Some of the notables polled included Geoff Andrew, Tony Rayns, Billy Wilder, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Samuel Fuller, and Pedro Almodovar. Overall, the list is very respectable, with nothing too unusual, though much like the Sight & Sound polls, plays it pretty safe with the film selections. As always, an underrating of Latin American, Asian, and African cinema, as well as virtually no experimental films.

Here is the Top 100 in list form:
1| Citizen Kane / Welles
2| The Godfather / Coppola, Francis Ford
3| The Rules of the Game / Renoir
4| Vertigo / Hitchcock
5| Seven Samurai / Kurosawa
6| Lawrence of Arabia / Lean
7| Raging Bull / Scorsese
8| Touch of Evil / Welles
9| Tokyo Story / Ozu
10| L’Atalante / Vigo
11| The Night of the Hunter / Laughton
12| The Conformist / Bertolucci
13| Les Enfants du paradis / Carne
A Matter of Life and Death / Powell & Pressburger
15| 8 1/2 / Fellini
The Magnificent Ambersons / Welles
17| Apocalypse Now / Coppola, Francis Ford
North by Northwest / Hitchcock
19| Chinatown / Polanski
20| La Dolce vita / Fellini
The Searchers / Ford
22| The Wild Bunch / Peckinpah
23| The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp / Powell & Pressburger
Some Like it Hot / Wilder
Taxi Driver / Scorsese
26| Napoleon / Gance
Rear Window / Hitchcock
28| Battleship Potemkin / Eisenstein
It’s a Wonderful Life / Capra
Performance / Roeg & Cammell
31| The General / Keaton
32| Breathless / Godard
Mean Streets / Scorsese
Once Upon a Time in the West / Leone
Rio Bravo / Hawks
36| Once Upon a Time in America / Leone
37| All About Eve / Mankiewicz
My Darling Clementine / Ford
2001: A Space Odyssey / Kubrick
40| The Piano / Campion
Pierrot le fou / Godard
42| Bringing Up Baby / Hawks
The 400 Blows / Truffaut
Gone with the Wind / Fleming
The Lady Eve / Sturges, Preston
Last Year in Marienbad / Resnais
Letter from an Unknown Woman / Ophuls
48| The Battle of Algiers / Pontecorvo
49| The Gold Rush / Chaplin
La Grande illusion / Renoir
Une partie de campagne / Renoir
The Philadelphia Story / Cukor
Pickpocket / Bresson
Schindler’s List / Spielberg
The Shining / Kubrick
The Third Man / Reed
57| Dr. Strangelove / Kubrick
The Reckless Moment / Ophuls
Singin’ in the Rain / Donen & Kelly
60| Blade Runner / Scott, Ridley
Blue Velvet / Lynch
Pather Panchali / Ray, Satyajit
Le Samourai / Melville
Sans Soleil / Marker
Sweet Smell of Success / Mackendrick
66| Amarcord / Fellini
Greed / Von Stroheim
The Passion of Joan of Arc / Dreyer
Persona / Bergman
Rashomon / Kurosawa
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre / Huston
72| All That Heaven Allows / Sirk
Black Narcissus / Powell & Pressburger
Double Indemnity / Wilder
Intolerance / Griffith
Notorious / Hitchcock
Out of the Past / Tourneur
The Red Shoes / Powell & Pressburger
Sunset Blvd / Wilder
80| Casablanca / Curtiz
City Lights / Chaplin
Ran / Kurosawa
Spirit of the Beehive / Erice
Sunrise / Murnau
85| Killing of a Chinese Bookie / Cassavetes
Ordet / Dreyer
Three Colours: Red / Kieslowski
88| Aliens / Cameron
Amadeus / Fellini
L’Avventura / Antonioni
Badlands / Malick
Barry Lyndon / Kubrick
The Bridge on the River Kwai / Lean
The Colour of Pomegranates / Paradjanov
Don’t Look Now / Roeg
Earth / Dovzhenko
Fanny and Alexander
La Jetee / Marker
Kind Hearts and Coronets / Hamer
The Man Who Fell to Earth / Roeg
Mirror / Tarkovsky
Pandora’s Box / Pabst
The Quiet Man / Ford
Sansho Dayu / Mizoguchi
The Seventh Seal / Bergman
Ugetsu monogatari / Mizoguchi
West Side Story / Robbins & Wise

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