My top 200 redux

august 2020 edit

just some light tinkering this year compared to last year's total overhaul. as I rewatch a lot of these 90s films we might be looking at more of an overhaul next year, but after editing this list regularly for years it's nice to commit to a single annual edit. maintaining the 4-year gap on recent releases means 2015 entries are eligible this year.

Directors with multiple mentions:
6 — Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman
5 — Joel & Ethan Coen
4 — Peter Weir, Francis Ford Coppola, Éric Rohmer
3 — Bennett Miller, James Ivory, Martin Scorsese, David Cronenberg, Krzysztof Kieślowski

Most represented decade:
1960s, with a total of 41 films (22%) and 2000s with a total of 36…

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    1

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    2

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    3

  • My Dinner with Andre

    4

  • The Godfather

    5

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    6

  • A Clockwork Orange

    7

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    8

  • Under the Skin

    9

  • In Cold Blood

    10

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    11

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    12

  • Z

    13

  • The Draughtsman's Contract

    14

  • The Godfather: Part II

    15

  • Gone with the Wind

    16

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    17

  • Traffic

    18

  • The Conformist

    19

  • The Conversation

    20

  • The Shining

    21

  • Through a Glass Darkly

    22

  • Il Posto

    23

  • The Last Picture Show

    24

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

    25

  • Le Bonheur

    26

  • The Battle of Algiers

    27

  • Drive

    28

  • City Lights

    29

  • Foxcatcher

    30

  • The Sound of Music

    31

  • Barry Lyndon

    32

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    33

  • 12 Angry Men

    34

  • No Country for Old Men

    35

  • State of Siege

    36

  • Apocalypse Now

    37

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    38

  • Paris, Texas

    39

  • Persona

    40

  • Spirited Away

    41

  • Inglourious Basterds

    42

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    43

  • Citizen Kane

    44

  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    45

  • All About Eve

    46

  • The Thing

    47

  • Alien

    48

  • Brokeback Mountain

    49

  • The Squid and the Whale

    50

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    51

  • A Room with a View

    52

  • Mulholland Drive

    53

  • The Master

    54

  • Marketa Lazarová

    55

  • Judgment at Nuremberg

    56

  • 8½

    57

  • The Last of the Mohicans

    58

  • Revanche

    59

  • Come and See

    60

  • There Will Be Blood

    61

  • Moneyball

    62

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    63

  • Pulp Fiction

    64

  • Ballad of Orin

    65

  • Kes

    66

  • Psycho

    67

  • Midnight Cowboy

    68

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    69

  • Synecdoche, New York

    70

  • Army of Shadows

    71

  • Sense and Sensibility

    72

  • Children of Men

    73

  • GoodFellas

    74

  • Badlands

    75

  • La Notte

    76

  • Before Sunset

    77

  • Fargo

    78

  • True Grit

    79

  • Brazil

    80

  • Naked Lunch

    81

  • Clean, Shaven

    82

  • Far from Heaven

    83

  • Chungking Express

    84

  • The Insider

    85

  • Peeping Tom

    86

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    87

  • Zodiac

    88

  • Mr. Turner

    89

  • Tom Jones

    90

  • Testament

    91

  • Kwaidan

    92

  • Cries and Whispers

    93

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    94

  • Another Year

    95

  • Hud

    96

  • Taxi Driver

    97

  • Schindler's List

    98

  • My Night at Maud's

    99

  • After Hours

    100