The Movies That Make Me Love Movies

Everybody else has a Top 100 list on Letterboxd, so so can I.

These are not necessarily the "best" movies I've seen (although to be sure, the majority are canonical classics), but instead the ones that I have the strongest personal gut reaction to. These are the 100 movies that make me love movies.

In chronological order, because honestly, all of these are number ones. (no, I take that back; 2001: A Space Odyssey is #1, Brazil is #2, and all of the rest are #3s)

  • City Lights

    1

  • M

    2

  • Citizen Kane

    3

  • The Lady Eve

    4

  • Sullivan's Travels

    5

  • Detour

    6

  • Bicycle Thieves

    7

  • The Third Man

    8

  • Ace in the Hole

    9

  • The Wages of Fear

    10

  • Rear Window

    11

  • Seven Samurai

    12

  • Paths of Glory

    13

  • Touch of Evil

    14

  • Vertigo

    15

  • The 400 Blows

    16

  • Some Like It Hot

    17

  • 8½

    18

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    19

  • A Hard Day's Night

    20

  • Blow-Up

    21

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    22

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    23

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    24

  • Harold and Maude

    25

  • The Godfather

    26

  • Silent Running

    27

  • Solaris

    28

  • The Godfather: Part II

    29

  • Chinatown

    30

  • The Conversation

    31

  • Jaws

    32

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    33

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    34

  • Star Wars

    35

  • Alien

    36

  • Apocalypse Now

    37

  • Life of Brian

    38

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    39

  • Time Bandits

    40

  • Blade Runner

    41

  • Videodrome

    42

  • Amadeus

    43

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    44

  • Stop Making Sense

    45

  • Back to the Future

    46

  • Brazil

    47

  • The Breakfast Club

    48

  • Wings of Desire

    49

  • Withnail & I

    50

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    51

  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    52

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    53

  • Do the Right Thing

    54

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    55

  • The Commitments

    56

  • The Fisher King

    57

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    58

  • Naked

    59

  • Short Cuts

    60

  • Three Colors: Blue

    61

  • Ed Wood

    62

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    63

  • Before Sunrise

    64

  • The City of Lost Children

    65

  • Dead Man

    66

  • Heat

    67

  • Big Night

    68

  • Trainspotting

    69

  • The Impostors

    70

  • Rushmore

    71

  • Being John Malkovich

    72

  • The Limey

    73

  • Magnolia

    74

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    75

  • In the Mood for Love

    76

  • Memento

    77

  • Amélie

    78

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    79

  • Spirited Away

    80

  • 24 Hour Party People

    81

  • Memories of Murder

    82

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    83

  • The Incredibles

    84

  • Spider-Man 2

    85

  • Children of Men

    86

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    87

  • United 93

    88

  • Once

    89

  • Ratatouille

    90

  • There Will Be Blood

    91

  • Wendy and Lucy

    92

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    93

  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams

    94

  • Melancholia

    95

  • Life of Pi

    96

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    97

  • Paddington

    98

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    99

  • Paterson

    100