A tentative compilation of the movies I consider the greatest my eyes have ever met. The placement criterion is not strictly quality per se, but mainly how dear and significant it is to me, personally. Some selections may seem baffling to you, but believe me, even the most reviled films have their admirers.
I feel bad for not including any titles by David Lynch, Brian De Palma, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, John Ford, Fred Zinnemann, William Wyler, the Coens, M. Night Shyamalan and Robert Altman, for they are some of my favorite filmmakers.
Eligibility rule: the film must have been released at least 10 years ago.