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 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.

275ish 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.

Ranked not necessarily
by "best," but by "favorite."

  • Mommy

    1

  • The Tree of Life

    2

  • Dancer in the Dark

    3

  • American Honey

    4

  • Lilya 4-ever

    5

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    6

  • Life Is Beautiful

    7

  • Christiane F.

    8

  • Stalker

    9

  • Tropical Malady

    10

  • The House That Jack Built

    11

  • First Reformed

    12

  • Ben Is Back

    13

  • Beautiful Boy

    14

  • Permanent Green Light

    15

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    16

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    17

  • Nostalgia

    18

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    19

  • Mandy

    20

  • Thunder Road

    21

  • Adam

    22

  • A Ghost Story

    23

  • Knight of Cups

    24

  • The Thin Red Line

    25

  • Mirror

    26

  • Andrei Rublev

    27

  • The Sacrifice

    28

  • Solaris

    29

  • Dominion

    30

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    31

  • Our Time

    32

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    33

  • The World

    34

  • Dark

    35

  • Dreamwood

    36

  • Mundane History

    37

  • Fish Tank

    38

  • 24 Frames

    39

  • We Make Couples

    40

  • Inland Empire

    41

  • Satantango

    42

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

    43

  • Come and See

    44

  • Oriental Elegy

    45

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    46

  • Her Smell

    47

  • Maniac

    48

  • Naked

    49

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    50

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    51

  • At Sea

    52

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    53

  • Friday's Child

    54

  • Whispering Pages

    55

  • Elegy of a Voyage

    56

  • The Image Book

    57

  • Manuel on the Island of Wonders

    58

  • City of Pirates

    59

  • Climax

    60

  • Threads

    61

  • Used Innocence

    62

  • Hotel by the River

    63

  • Mother and Son

    64

  • Shoah

    65

  • 50 Feet of String

    66

  • Dead Souls

    67

  • Come and Go

    68

  • The Decalogue

    69

  • Athens, Return to the Acropolis

    70

  • Annihilation

    71

  • 303

    72

  • Beyond Dreams

    73

  • Spring Breakers

    74

  • Near Death

    75

  • Ratcatcher

    76

  • Out of the Blue

    77

  • Angel's Egg

    78

  • Son of the White Mare

    79

  • Water and Power

    80

  • All These Sleepless Nights

    81

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    82

  • Under the Skin

    83

  • A.K.A. Serial Killer

    84

  • L'Ange

    85

  • A Solar Dream

    86

  • Crude Oil

    87

  • La Région Centrale

    88

  • Aion

    89

  • Landscape in the Mist

    90

  • Song to Song

    91

  • Halloween II

    92

  • Gummo

    93

  • Kids

    94

  • Cremaster 3

    95

  • Horace and Pete

    96

  • Heaven Knows What

    97

  • Dreaming Under Capitalism

    98

  • Interchange

    99

  • Fake Tattoos

    100