A few of my favorite films, (Or otherwise known as my Top 74?)

Out of the 3,900 or so films I have seen, these are the only ones I have rated a perfect 5 star score. This is a collection of the most personal pieces of cinema that lives inside of me.

Ranking is now reordered but who knows for how long.

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There are 70 dramatic films in this list.

  • The Human Condition

    1

  • Persona

    2

  • The Phantom Carriage

    3

  • Woman in the Dunes

    4

  • Ordet

    5

  • Winter Light

    6

  • Harakiri

    7

  • The Exterminating Angel

    8

  • Le Deuxième Souffle

    9

  • Samurai Rebellion

    10

  • Red Beard

    11

  • The Seventh Seal

    12

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    13

  • The Kid

    14

  • Seven Samurai

    15

  • There Will Be Blood

    16

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    17

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    18

  • Bronson

    19

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    20

  • The Face of Another

    21

  • Before Sunrise

    22

  • Before Sunset

    23

  • Late Spring

    25

  • The Valley of the Bees

    26

  • The Silence

    27

  • Army of Shadows

    28

  • Marketa Lazarová

    29

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    30

  • Tokyo Story

    31

  • The Emigrants

    32

  • I Am Cuba

    33

  • Ugetsu

    34

  • The Tree of Life

    35

  • Ran

    36

  • Simon of the Desert

    37

  • Wild Strawberries

    38

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    39

  • Fires on the Plain

    40

  • The Saragossa Manuscript

    41

  • Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters

    42

  • Rashomon

    43

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    44

  • The Circus

    45

  • Le Plaisir

    46

  • No Country for Old Men

    47

  • Kanal

    48

  • He Who Gets Slapped

    49

  • The English Patient

    50

  • The Long Day Closes

    51

  • The Burmese Harp

    52

  • Children of Paradise

    53

  • Open Hearts

    54

  • 8½

    55

  • This Transient Life

    56

  • Eraserhead

    57

  • Boogie Nights

    59

  • Performance

    60

  • Veronika Voss

    61

  • The Blue Angel

    62

  • Magnolia

    63

  • The Double Life of Veronique

    65

  • Synecdoche, New York

    66

  • Requiem for a Dream

    67

  • Il Grido

    68

  • The Night of the Iguana

    69

  • Breaking the Waves

    70

  • The Decalogue

    72

  • City Girl

    73

  • 12 Years a Slave

    74