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.

1-32 10/10
33-150 9/10

  • Brief Encounter

    1

  • Le Samouraï

    2

  • Blade Runner

    3

  • The Long Goodbye

    4

  • The Maltese Falcon

    5

  • Army of Shadows

    6

  • Citizen Kane

    7

  • The Big Lebowski

    8

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    9

  • Blow Out

    10

  • The Big Sleep

    11

  • In Bruges

    12

  • Die Hard

    13

  • Touch of Evil

    14

  • Secrets & Lies

    15

  • Double Indemnity

    16

  • Pulp Fiction

    17

  • Chinatown

    18

  • Last Life in the Universe

    19

  • The Matrix

    20

  • Unforgiven

    21

  • In the Mood for Love

    22

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    23

  • Casablanca

    24

  • Tokyo Story

    25

  • L.A. Confidential

    26

  • There Will Be Blood

    27

  • The Graduate

    28

  • Toy Story

    29

  • Fever Pitch

    30

  • The Breakfast Club

    31

  • WALL·E

    32

  • Alien

    33

  • The Killing

    34

  • Saturday Night Fever

    35

  • Jaws

    36

  • Chungking Express

    37

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    38

  • Lost in Translation

    39

  • The Limey

    40

  • Reservoir Dogs

    41

  • The Wicker Man

    42

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    43

  • The Terminator

    44

  • Blade Runner 2049

    45

  • Sicario

    46

  • Midnight Special

    47

  • Point Blank

    48

  • Sunset Boulevard

    49

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    50

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    51

  • Twelve Monkeys

    52

  • Repo Man

    53

  • The Ipcress File

    54

  • Se7en

    55

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    56

  • Miller's Crossing

    57

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    58

  • Wendy and Lucy

    59

  • Weekend

    60

  • Wake in Fright

    61

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    62

  • M*A*S*H

    63

  • Swingers

    64

  • Some Like It Hot

    65

  • Clerks

    66

  • No Country for Old Men

    67

  • Clueless

    68

  • Scream

    69

  • The Ice Harvest

    70

  • Big Night

    71

  • The Lobster

    72

  • Midnight Cowboy

    73

  • The Boston Strangler

    74

  • Do the Right Thing

    75

  • Grosse Pointe Blank

    76

  • Starship Troopers

    77

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    78

  • Infernal Affairs

    79

  • Total Recall

    80

  • True Romance

    81

  • Cold Weather

    82

  • Downfall

    83

  • Oldboy

    84

  • Gamer

    85

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    86

  • Dark City

    87

  • Abigail's Party

    88

  • The Ice Storm

    89

  • American Beauty

    90

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    91

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    92

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    93

  • Gosford Park

    94

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    95

  • For a Few Dollars More

    96

  • The Blair Witch Project

    97

  • Affliction

    98

  • Spring Breakers

    99

  • Harold and Maude

    100