The ASC 100 Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century

1-10 are ranked based on member voting. 11-100 are unranked and listed in order of release date.

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  • Lawrence of Arabia

    1

  • Blade Runner

    2

  • Apocalypse Now

    3

  • Citizen Kane

    4

  • The Godfather

    5

  • Raging Bull

    6

  • The Conformist

    7

  • Days of Heaven

    8

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    9

  • The French Connection

    10

  • Metropolis

    11

  • Napoleon

    12

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    13

  • Gone with the Wind

    14

  • The Wizard of Oz

    15

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    16

  • How Green Was My Valley

    17

  • Casablanca

    18

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    19

  • Black Narcissus

    20

  • Bicycle Thieves

    21

  • The Red Shoes

    22

  • The Third Man

    23

  • Rashomon

    24

  • Sunset Boulevard

    25

  • On the Waterfront

    26

  • Seven Samurai

    27

  • The Night of the Hunter

    28

  • The Searchers

    29

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    30

  • Touch of Evil

    31

  • Vertigo

    32

  • North by Northwest

    33

  • Breathless

    34

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    35

  • 8½

    36

  • Hud

    37

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    38

  • I Am Cuba

    39

  • Doctor Zhivago

    40

  • The Battle of Algiers

    41

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    42

  • Cool Hand Luke

    43

  • The Graduate

    44

  • In Cold Blood

    45

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    46

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    47

  • The Wild Bunch

    48

  • A Clockwork Orange

    49

  • Klute

    50

  • The Last Picture Show

    51

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    52

  • Cabaret

    53

  • Last Tango in Paris

    54

  • The Exorcist

    55

  • Chinatown

    56

  • The Godfather: Part II

    57

  • Barry Lyndon

    58

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    59

  • All the President's Men

    60

  • Taxi Driver

    61

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    62

  • The Duellists

    63

  • The Deer Hunter

    64

  • Alien

    65

  • All That Jazz

    66

  • Being There

    67

  • The Black Stallion

    68

  • Manhattan

    69

  • The Shining

    70

  • Chariots of Fire

    71

  • Das Boot

    72

  • Reds

    73

  • Fanny & Alexander

    74

  • The Right Stuff

    75

  • Amadeus

    76

  • The Natural

    77

  • Paris, Texas

    78

  • Brazil

    79

  • The Mission

    80

  • Empire of the Sun

    81

  • The Last Emperor

    82

  • Wings of Desire

    83

  • Mississippi Burning

    84

  • JFK

    85

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    86

  • Unforgiven

    87

  • Baraka

    88

  • Schindler's List

    89

  • Searching for Bobby Fischer

    90

  • Three Colors: Blue

    91

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    92

  • Se7en

    93

  • The English Patient

    94

  • L.A. Confidential

    95

  • Saving Private Ryan

    96

  • The Thin Red Line

    97

  • American Beauty

    98

  • The Matrix

    99

  • In the Mood for Love

    100