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Favorite Movies List (Top 225 Films)

237 films

This is my current and ever changing and growing list of favorite movies of all time. It’s updated pretty regularly,…

  • The King of Staten Island
  • Trainwreck
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Raging Bull
  • GoodFellas
  • The Irishman
  • Silence

Martin Scorsese Ranked

10 films

Gritty realism, subversive crime films, and deep contemplations on society and religion. Not bad stuff to get out of a…

  • The Tree of Life
  • Badlands
  • The New World
  • Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick Ranked

4 films

The painter gone filmmaker that crafts his love stories with some of the most beautiful cinematography ever to be seen.…

  • Dog Star Man
  • 23rd Psalm Branch
  • The Dante Quartet
  • Black Ice
  • Stellar

Stan Brakhage Ranked

19 films

Alright, here we go. The father of Abstract Cinema. Since he only has a couple of feature films, I’m going…

  • Dreams
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Mulholland Drive
  • A Serious Man
  • Before Sunset
  • La Dolce Vita
  • 8½
  • La Strada
  • The Clowns
  • I Vitelloni

Federico Fellini Ranked

6 films

This man’s love for the realistic dramas of his early work, and his willingness to explore the baroque and absurd…

  • Mirror
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Stalker
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • Solaris

Andrei Tarkovsky Ranked

7 films

The long take, magically fantastic, nature obsessed Soviet master who doesn’t know how to make a bad film. Very sad…

  • The Descendants
  • Election

Alexander Payne Ranked

2 films

Well written and excellent films.

  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Master
  • Phantom Thread
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson Ranked

5 films

A maestro of suspense, brutality, aggression, sex, drugs, and symbolism that’s pretty virtually unmatched in the modern era...depending on which…

  • Happiness
  • Storytelling
  • Wiener-Dog
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Dark Horse

Todd Solondz Ranked

7 films

Halfway there, now! This man’s dark comedy, narrative experimentation, dense empathy, and tense brutal portrayals of suburban life are very…

  • Boyhood
  • Before Sunset
  • Waking Life
  • Before Midnight
  • A Scanner Darkly

Richard Linklater Ranked

21 films

The master of time, realism, and humanism. His films show life as it is, and how time controls everything -…