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Woody Allen (as writer or director): ranked!

47 films 10 20

No matter how bad his last film was, I always want to see his next one. At his best he…

  • Three Smart Girls Three Smart Girls
  • Lady on a Train Lady on a Train
  • That Certain Age That Certain Age
  • Spring Parade Spring Parade
  • Mad About Music Mad About Music

The complete Deanna Durbin - ranked

22 films 9 5

This one's likely to be of minority interest (it's basically for fliptrotsky) - the 21 films featuring the child star…

  • Dead Man Dead Man
  • Down by Law Down by Law
  • Night on Earth Night on Earth
  • Stranger Than Paradise Stranger Than Paradise
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Jim Jarmusch - ranked!

12 films 6 1

I recently caught up with his last two (oh dear), so this seemed as good a time as any for…

  • The Lady Vanishes The Lady Vanishes
  • North by Northwest North by Northwest
  • Shadow of a Doubt Shadow of a Doubt
  • The 39 Steps The 39 Steps
  • Saboteur Saboteur

Hitchcock - ranked

34 films 8 6

I thought this might be a fun one, as there are many elements jostling for prominence in Hitchcock's films -…

  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
  • Ninotchka Ninotchka
  • The Shop Around the Corner The Shop Around the Corner
  • Heaven Can Wait Heaven Can Wait
  • Trouble in Paradise Trouble in Paradise

Ernst Lubitsch ranked

25 films 11 7

"No more Lubitsch," lamented Billy Wilder at the great man's funeral.
"Worse than that - no more Lubitsch films," replied…

  • Ninotchka Ninotchka
  • Ball of Fire Ball of Fire
  • The Apartment The Apartment
  • Sunset Boulevard Sunset Boulevard
  • Midnight Midnight

Billy Wilder ranked

28 films 14 5

Same deal as my Preston Sturges one - so films for which he got a writing credit are also eligible.…

  • The Thin Man The Thin Man
  • After the Thin Man After the Thin Man
  • I Love You Again I Love You Again
  • Libeled Lady Libeled Lady
  • Love Me Tonight Love Me Tonight

Myrna Loy ranked

55 films 6 9

I used to be pretty much obsessed with Myrna Loy. I suppose I still am a bit. I wrote an…

  • The Searchers The Searchers
  • The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath
  • How Green Was My Valley How Green Was My Valley
  • Young Mr. Lincoln Young Mr. Lincoln
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

John Ford ranked

52 films 21 30

My favourite director ever - and I can make a case for him being the greatest. Here's all the stuff…

  • Top Hat Top Hat
  • Broadway Melody of 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
  • Kiss Me Kate Kiss Me Kate
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Singin' in the Rain Singin' in the Rain

My 100 favourite musicals

100 films 8 16

I don't have an original bone in my body, so this one was inspired by Adam's list: letterboxd.com/lordcookie/list/50-favourite-musicals/

I like…

  • Up Up
  • Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc.
  • Presto Presto
  • La luna La luna
  • Toy Story 3 Toy Story 3

Pixar ranked

34 films 6 8

I done this. Idea stolen shamelessly from Dragonknight: letterboxd.com/dragonknight/list/pixar-animation-studios-ranked/#comment-550550

Self-satisfied remarks in "notes".

  • Running On Empty Running On Empty
  • My Own Private Idaho My Own Private Idaho
  • Dogfight Dogfight
  • Stand by Me Stand by Me
  • The Mosquito Coast The Mosquito Coast

River Phoenix ranked

13 films 5 6

I like River Phoenix. I spent most of the summer of 2001 tracking down all his films. A summer well…

  • Remember the Night Remember the Night
  • Hail the Conquering Hero Hail the Conquering Hero
  • Sullivan's Travels Sullivan's Travels
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
  • Christmas in July Christmas in July

Preston Sturges ranked

17 films 14 21

"Have you ever played Russian roulette?"
"Why yes, I used to be play it all the time with my father."…