David's Top 100 Films

This is a list of my favourite films. It is worth noting that while these are my favourites, in order, that does not mean they are necessarily the best films I have ever seen. For example, I firmly believe Lawrence of Arabia is the *best* film I have ever seen, but it is not my favourite.

The only rule in compiling this list is that no film may be submitted unless I have seen it at least twice. This is to vet out films that I enjoyed solely because of a certain mood I may have been in at the time of viewing. Sadly it means films I adore, such as The Lives of Others, are currently not eligible. Thankfully, this means the list will continue to shift as I rewatch films I loved on first viewing.

  • Network

    1

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2

  • After Life

    3

  • Princess Mononoke

    4

  • Don't Look Now

    5

  • The Wages of Fear

    6

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    7

  • RoboCop

    8

  • Tom Jones

    9

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    10

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    11

  • Singin' in the Rain

    12

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    13

  • Seven Samurai

    14

  • Rear Window

    15

  • The Wild Bunch

    16

  • Wings of Desire

    17

  • WALL·E

    18

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    19

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    20

  • The Third Man

    21

  • Cinema Paradiso

    22

  • The Lion King

    23

  • Playtime

    24

  • Walkabout

    25

  • Nashville

    26

  • Paris, Texas

    27

  • Jules and Jim

    28

  • 12 Angry Men

    29

  • The Leopard

    30

  • Alien

    31

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    32

  • Days of Heaven

    33

  • The Celebration

    34

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    35

  • The Driver

    36

  • The Double Life of Veronique

    37

  • The Truman Show

    38

  • Spirited Away

    39

  • Amélie

    40

  • Up

    41

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    42

  • Taxi Driver

    43

  • Aladdin

    44

  • Some Like It Hot

    45

  • Mulholland Drive

    46

  • Marathon Man

    47

  • The Seventh Seal

    48

  • Paths of Glory

    49

  • Airplane!

    50

  • Memento

    51

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    52

  • Blue Velvet

    53

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    54

  • Metropolis

    55

  • The Lives of Others

    56

  • Dazed and Confused

    57

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    58

  • Goodfellas

    59

  • Tokyo Story

    60

  • His Girl Friday

    61

  • Grizzly Man

    62

  • Die Hard

    63

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    64

  • Perfect Blue

    65

  • The Red Shoes

    66

  • Casablanca

    67

  • Rebecca

    68

  • The Dead

    69

  • No Country for Old Men

    70

  • Rashomon

    71

  • Sunset Boulevard

    72

  • Il Divo

    73

  • The 400 Blows

    74

  • Encounters at the End of the World

    75

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    76

  • The Godfather

    77

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    78

  • Bambi

    79

  • The French Connection

    80

  • Persona

    81

  • Citizen Kane

    82

  • Divorce Italian Style

    83

  • There Will Be Blood

    84

  • The Big Lebowski

    85

  • Toy Story

    86

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    87

  • Fitzcarraldo

    88

  • Back to the Future

    89

  • The Virgin Spring

    90

  • The Long Good Friday

    91

  • La Dolce Vita

    92

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    93

  • The Dark Knight

    94

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    95

  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    96

  • North by Northwest

    97

  • The Conformist

    98

  • Battle Royale

    99

  • Chinatown

    100