The Toby One-Fifty

Being a ranked collection of my highest rated movies, my favourites if you will. A personal canon, some desert island movies, if I was never allowed to watch anything new again at least I would have these to entertain me until I am dead, going out with a cinematic bang rather than a whimper.

I recognise that the attempt to rank them is almost entirely arbitrary and that my tendency towards miserabilia and cynicism will always win out when it comes to comparing two films, unless nostalgia is also at play of course. Hence Breakfast Club.

Sometimes in comparing two films with the same rating I even did that really annoying thing that people do and judged both on perceived quality rather than just plain pleasure taken from watching. Quality in this instance more often a byword for "perceived seriousness".

Naturally this is subject to change at all times.

1-30 10/10
31-150 9/10

  • Brief Encounter

    1

  • Le Samouraï

    2

  • Blade Runner

    3

  • The Maltese Falcon

    4

  • Army of Shadows

    5

  • Citizen Kane

    6

  • Secrets & Lies

    7

  • Pulp Fiction

    8

  • Blow Out

    9

  • The Long Goodbye

    10

  • Chinatown

    11

  • Unforgiven

    12

  • There Will Be Blood

    13

  • Double Indemnity

    14

  • Touch of Evil

    15

  • Casablanca

    16

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    17

  • The Big Lebowski

    18

  • L.A. Confidential

    19

  • In the Mood for Love

    20

  • Tokyo Story

    21

  • The Matrix

    22

  • In Bruges

    23

  • WALL·E

    24

  • Toy Story

    25

  • The Big Sleep

    26

  • The Graduate

    27

  • Fever Pitch

    28

  • Last Life in the Universe

    29

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    30

  • The Breakfast Club

    31

  • Alien

    32

  • The Limey

    33

  • Chungking Express

    34

  • The Killing

    35

  • Jaws

    36

  • Point Blank

    37

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    38

  • Saturday Night Fever

    39

  • The Wicker Man

    40

  • The Terminator

    41

  • The Lobster

    42

  • Sunset Boulevard

    43

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    44

  • Reservoir Dogs

    45

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    46

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    47

  • Dark City

    48

  • Midnight Special

    49

  • Twelve Monkeys

    50

  • Repo Man

    51

  • Wake in Fright

    52

  • Finding Nemo

    53

  • Some Like It Hot

    54

  • For a Few Dollars More

    55

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    56

  • Clerks

    57

  • Wendy and Lucy

    58

  • The Ipcress File

    59

  • Cold Weather

    60

  • Swingers

    61

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    62

  • Grosse Pointe Blank

    63

  • Clueless

    64

  • M*A*S*H

    65

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    66

  • Miller's Crossing

    67

  • Starship Troopers

    68

  • Infernal Affairs

    69

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    70

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    71

  • Se7en

    72

  • Oldboy

    73

  • 3-Iron

    74

  • Total Recall

    75

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    76

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    77

  • Abigail's Party

    78

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    79

  • Weekend

    80

  • American Beauty

    81

  • Saving Private Ryan

    82

  • The Boston Strangler

    83

  • Scream

    84

  • No Country for Old Men

    85

  • Do the Right Thing

    86

  • Downfall

    87

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    88

  • Annie Hall

    89

  • Gosford Park

    90

  • Breathless

    91

  • Big Night

    92

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    93

  • True Romance

    94

  • Gamer

    95

  • Groundhog Day

    96

  • Jennifer's Body

    97

  • Bad Guy

    98

  • Affliction

    99

  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    100