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.

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.

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

  • Beautiful Boy

    13

  • Permanent Green Light

    14

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    15

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    16

  • Nostalgia

    17

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    18

  • Mandy

    19

  • Thunder Road

    20

  • Adam

    21

  • A Ghost Story

    22

  • Knight of Cups

    23

  • The Thin Red Line

    24

  • Mirror

    25

  • Andrei Rublev

    26

  • The Sacrifice

    27

  • Solaris

    28

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    29

  • Dark

    30

  • Maniac

    31

  • Friday's Child

    32

  • 24 Frames

    33

  • L. Cohen

    34

  • The Image Book

    35

  • Climax

    36

  • Mundane History

    37

  • Hotel by the River

    38

  • Dead Souls

    39

  • Annihilation

    40

  • 303

    41

  • Fish Tank

    42

  • Beyond Dreams

    43

  • We Make Couples

    44

  • Inland Empire

    45

  • Satantango

    46

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

    47

  • Come and See

    48

  • Naked

    49

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    50

  • Spring Breakers

    51

  • Song to Song

    52

  • All These Sleepless Nights

    53

  • The Decalogue

    54

  • Horace and Pete

    55

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    56

  • Whispering Pages

    57

  • Elegy of a Voyage

    58

  • Manuel on the Island of Wonders

    59

  • Threads

    60

  • Used Innocence

    61

  • Mother and Son

    62

  • Shoah

    63

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    64

  • Ratcatcher

    65

  • Out of the Blue

    66

  • City of Pirates

    67

  • Come and Go

    68

  • Near Death

    69

  • Angel's Egg

    70

  • Son of the White Mare

    71

  • Under the Skin

    72

  • The War Game

    73

  • L'Ange

    74

  • A Solar Dream

    75

  • Crude Oil

    76

  • The Tale

    77

  • Fake Tattoos

    78

  • Traffic

    79

  • Son of Saul

    80

  • James White

    81

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    82

  • Gummo

    83

  • Halloween II

    84

  • Kids

    85

  • Heaven Knows What

    86

  • The Clock

    87

  • Good Time

    88

  • Dreaming Under Capitalism

    89

  • Interchange

    90

  • Athens, Return to the Acropolis

    91

  • Landscape in the Mist

    92

  • F for Fake

    93

  • The Movie Orgy

    94

  • Ash Is Purest White

    95

  • Star 80

    96

  • Krisha

    97

  • Despite the Night

    98

  • The Devils

    99

  • Star Spangled to Death

    100