Top 100 Best Films of All Time

Adrian Țofei, June 16, 2017

These are the films that I consider to be the greatest ever made. Only the first 5 are ranked, the rest in top 25 and top 100 are in chronological order. Enjoy the list and also check out my Top 200 Films that Impressed and Influenced Me the Most!

Top 5

  1. Freaks (1932) – directed by Tod Browning, based on story by Tod Robbins
  2. The Gold Rush (1925) – directed & written by Charles Chaplin, starring Charles Chaplin
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – directed & produced by Stanley Kubrick, written by Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke
  4. Man with a Movie Camera / Chelovek s kino-apparatom (1929 Documentary) – directed & written by Dziga Vertov
  5. Taxi Driver (1976) – directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader, produced by Julia Phillips & Michael Phillips, starring Robert De Niro

Top 25

(from 6 to 25, in chronological order)
  1. 2011 – The Tree of Life
  2. 2006 – Pan’s Labyrinth / El laberinto del fauno
  3. 2005 – Grizzly Man (Documentary)
  4. 2001 – Mulholland Drive / Mulholland Dr.
  5. 1999 – The Iron Giant (Animated)
  6. 1998 – The Celebration / Festen
  7. 1990 – GoodFellas
  8. 1989 – Dekalog: One / The Decalogue 1 / Dekalog, jeden (TV Episode)
  9. 1975 – Barry Lyndon
  10. 1967 – Bonnie and Clyde
  11. 1964 – Empire (Experimental)
  12. 1959 – The 400 Blows / Les quatre cents coups
  13. 1957 – The Seventh Seal / Det sjunde inseglet
  14. 1955 – One Froggy Evening (Animated Short)
  15. 1951 – Strangers on a Train
  16. 1948 – Bicycle Thieves / The Bicycle Thief / Ladri di biciclette
  17. 1940 – The Great Dictator
  18. 1935 – Bride of Frankenstein
  19. 1931 – M
  20. 1927 – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Top 100

(from 26 to 100, in chronological order)
  • 2017 – Feud: Bette and Joan (TV Mini-Series)
  • 2016 – Planet Earth II: Islands (TV Documentary Episode)
  • 2014 – Whiplash
  • 2013 – Fruitvale Station
  • 2012 – The Act of Killing (Documentary)
  • 2012 – American Horror Story: Asylum (TV Mini-Series)
  • 2011 – A Separation
  • 2011 – The Turin Horse
  • 2008 – Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (Documentary)
  • 2007 – Eastern Promises
  • 2006 – Kiwi! (Animated Short)
  • 2006 – The Lives of Others
  • 2005 – Brokeback Mountain
  • 2005 – Earthlings (Documentary)
  • 2004 – Twist of Faith (Documentary)
  • 2003 – Memories of Murder
  • 1999 – American Beauty
  • 1999 – The Blair Witch Project
  • 1999 – The Straight Story
  • 1999 – My Voyage to Italy / Il mio viaggio in Italia (Documentary)
  • 1997 – Titanic
  • 1996 – Breaking the Waves
  • 1996 – Secrets & Lies
  • 1994 – Forrest Gump
  • 1993 – The Piano
  • 1989 – Dekalog / The Decalogue (TV Mini-Series)
  • 1989 – Roger & Me (Documentary)
  • 1989 – Twin Peaks: Pilot (TV Episode)
  • 1987 – Moromeții / The Moromete Family
  • 1985 – Frontline: A Class Divided (TV Documentary Episode)
  • 1984 – Stranger than Paradise
  • 1982 – Blade Runner
  • 1978 – Autumn Sonata
  • 1976 – Assault on Precinct 13
  • 1976 – Carrie
  • 1975 – Dog Day Afternoon
  • 1975 – The Mirror
  • 1975 – Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • 1974 – Chinatown
  • 1974 – Hearts and Minds (Documentary)
  • 1974 – The Phantom of Liberty
  • 1972 – Cries and Whispers / Viskningar och rop
  • 1970 – Love Story
  • 1969 – Z
  • 1967 – The Graduate
  • 1967 – In the Heat of the Night
  • 1966 – War and Peace
  • 1965 – Scorpio Rising (Short)
  • 1965 – The Sound of Music
  • 1962 – L’Eclisse
  • 1962 – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • 1961 – Judgment at Nuremberg
  • 1960 – The Apartment
  • 1960 – Peeping Tom
  • 1960 – Rocco and His Brothers
  • 1959 – Ben-Hur
  • 1957 – 12 Angry Men
  • 1957 – Paths of Glory
  • 1957 – Wild Strawberries
  • 1954 – On the Waterfront
  • 1953 – I Vitelloni
  • 1952 – Forbidden Games / Jeux interdits
  • 1946 – It’s A Wonderful Life
  • 1946 – Notorious
  • 1942 – Bambi (Animated)
  • 1940 – Rebecca
  • 1939 – Gone with the Wind
  • 1939 – The Wizard of Oz
  • 1927 – Napoleon