My 1000 Favorite Films of All-Time

Essentially the most memorable 10ish percent of all the feature length films I've seen in my life (which is around 7,500-10,000); there are hundreds of films I've yet to log on Letterboxd. Only includes films made between 1940-2018 (due to my knowledge of pre-1940s cinema being so limited), and with runtimes of approximately 40 min. or longer.

Making ten exceptions for the
ten best short films I've ever seen.

300ish through 1000 are currently unranked, and I've primarily only been adding 5/5s to this list lately so there are a lot of films (mostly recent 4.5s) that are missing from it.

  • Mommy

    1

  • Nyctophobia

    2

  • American Honey

    3

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    4

  • Lilya 4-ever

    5

  • Dancer in the Dark

    6

  • Life Is Beautiful

    7

  • Christiane F.

    8

  • The Tree of Life

    9

  • Adam

    10

  • Off Ground

    11

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    12

  • Stalker

    13

  • Tropical Malady

    14

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    15

  • Annihilation

    16

  • 24 Frames

    17

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    18

  • Mundane History

    19

  • A Ghost Story

    20

  • Knight of Cups

    21

  • The Thin Red Line

    22

  • Nostalgia

    23

  • Mirror

    24

  • Andrei Rublev

    25

  • The Sacrifice

    26

  • Solaris

    27

  • Fish Tank

    28

  • Fake Tattoos

    29

  • Beyond Dreams

    30

  • We Make Couples

    31

  • Inland Empire

    32

  • Satantango

    33

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    34

  • Come and See

    35

  • Night and Fog

    36

  • Naked

    37

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    38

  • Spring Breakers

    39

  • Song to Song

    40

  • All These Sleepless Nights

    41

  • The Decalogue

    42

  • Horace and Pete

    43

  • DeKalb Elementary

    44

  • Whispering Pages

    45

  • Elegy of a Voyage

    46

  • Manoel's Destinies

    47

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    48

  • Threads

    49

  • Used Innocence

    50

  • Mother and Son

    51

  • Ratcatcher

    52

  • Out of the Blue

    53

  • City of Pirates

    54

  • Origins of the 21st Century

    55

  • In the Darkness of Time

    56

  • Come and Go

    57

  • Angel's Egg

    58

  • Son of the White Mare

    59

  • Under the Skin

    60

  • Aenigma

    61

  • The Fall

    62

  • The War Game

    63

  • Traffic

    64

  • Son of Saul

    65

  • James White

    66

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    67

  • Gummo

    68

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    69

  • Kids

    70

  • Heaven Knows What

    71

  • Good Time

    72

  • Pas de Deux

    73

  • Interchange

    74

  • F for Fake

    75

  • The Other Side of the Wind

    76

  • Star 80

    77

  • Despite the Night

    78

  • In Vanda's Room

    79

  • Fructose

    80

  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    81

  • Krisha

    82

  • The Devils

    83

  • Uncle Vanya

    84

  • 20th Century Women

    85

  • Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

    86

  • Baraka

    87

  • The New World

    88

  • The Spousals of God

    89

  • Hovering Over the Water

    90

  • Water and Power

    91

  • American Dreams (Lost And Found)

    92

  • The Double Life of Veronique

    93

  • Three Colors: Blue

    94

  • A Short Film About Killing

    95

  • In a Year with 13 Moons

    96

  • Ivan's Childhood

    97

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    98

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    99

  • La Région Centrale

    100