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 exceptions for the 10+
best short films I've ever seen.

250ish 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

  • Dancer in the Dark

    2

  • American Honey

    3

  • Lilya 4-ever

    4

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    5

  • Life Is Beautiful

    6

  • Christiane F.

    7

  • The Tree of Life

    8

  • First Reformed

    9

  • Thunder Road

    10

  • Adam

    11

  • Nyctophobia

    12

  • Permanent Green Light

    13

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    14

  • Stalker

    15

  • Tropical Malady

    16

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    17

  • The Image Book

    18

  • The House That Jack Built

    19

  • Knight of Cups

    20

  • Off Ground

    21

  • 24 Frames

    22

  • Climax

    23

  • Dead Souls

    24

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    25

  • Mundane History

    26

  • A Ghost Story

    27

  • The Thin Red Line

    28

  • Nostalgia

    29

  • Mirror

    30

  • Andrei Rublev

    31

  • The Sacrifice

    32

  • Solaris

    33

  • Gens du Lac

    34

  • A Room with a Coconut View

    35

  • Annihilation

    36

  • 303

    37

  • Fish Tank

    38

  • Beyond Dreams

    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

  • Night and Fog

    45

  • Naked

    46

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    47

  • Spring Breakers

    48

  • Song to Song

    49

  • All These Sleepless Nights

    50

  • The Decalogue

    51

  • Horace and Pete

    52

  • DeKalb Elementary

    53

  • Whispering Pages

    54

  • Elegy of a Voyage

    55

  • Manuel on the Island of Wonders

    56

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    57

  • Threads

    58

  • Used Innocence

    59

  • Mother and Son

    60

  • Ratcatcher

    61

  • Out of the Blue

    62

  • City of Pirates

    63

  • Origins of the 21st Century

    64

  • In the Darkness of Time

    65

  • Come and Go

    66

  • Angel's Egg

    67

  • Son of the White Mare

    68

  • Under the Skin

    69

  • Aenigma

    70

  • The War Game

    71

  • L'ange

    72

  • Un rêve solaire

    73

  • The Tale

    74

  • Fake Tattoos

    75

  • Traffic

    76

  • Son of Saul

    77

  • James White

    78

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    79

  • Gummo

    80

  • Halloween II

    81

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    82

  • Kids

    83

  • Heaven Knows What

    84

  • Good Time

    85

  • Dreaming Under Capitalism

    86

  • Interchange

    87

  • Athens, Return to the Acropolis

    88

  • Landscape in the Mist

    89

  • Ash Is Purest White

    90

  • Fructose

    91

  • The Fall

    92

  • F for Fake

    93

  • Star 80

    94

  • Despite the Night

    95

  • The Devils

    96

  • Sorcerer

    97

  • In Vanda's Room

    98

  • Krisha

    99

  • Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

    100