Top 250: My Personal All-Time Favourites

Ordered by favourite, as best as I could.

Feel encouraged to offer recommendations based on any patterns of taste you see from this list — and thanks very much in advance if you do!

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    1

  • Badlands

    2

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    3

  • Claire's Knee

    4

  • Before Sunrise

    5

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    6

  • The Lovers

    7

  • La Belle Noiseuse

    8

  • A Heart in Winter

    9

  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends

    10

  • Five Easy Pieces

    11

  • Before Sunset

    12

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    13

  • Alien

    14

  • Amélie

    15

  • Hostel

    16

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    17

  • Au Revoir les Enfants

    18

  • First Blood

    19

  • Zombie Flesh Eaters

    20

  • The Blue Lagoon

    21

  • Opera

    22

  • My Dinner with Andre

    23

  • Murmur of the Heart

    24

  • Election

    25

  • Fight Club

    26

  • Broadcast News

    27

  • Three Colors: Red

    28

  • The Conformist

    29

  • Troy

    30

  • Manon of the Spring

    31

  • In the Valley of Elah

    32

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    33

  • Blow-Up

    34

  • Cría cuervos…

    35

  • Zodiac

    36

  • Observe and Report

    37

  • There Will Be Blood

    38

  • Apocalypse Now

    39

  • Le Trou

    40

  • Klute

    41

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    42

  • Midnight in Paris

    43

  • Meet Joe Black

    44

  • Contact

    45

  • Titanic

    46

  • Eastern Promises

    47

  • Starship Troopers

    48

  • Cruel Intentions

    49

  • Ghost in the Shell

    50

  • Clueless

    51

  • The New York Ripper

    52

  • Predator

    53

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    54

  • Pauline at the Beach

    55

  • The Verdict

    56

  • The Man from Earth

    57

  • A Few Good Men

    58

  • Jules and Jim

    59

  • Chinatown

    60

  • Prisoners

    61

  • Joy House

    62

  • Halloween

    63

  • Die Hard

    64

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    65

  • Z

    66

  • Prince of the City

    67

  • Midsommar

    68

  • Nightmare Beach

    69

  • The Hidden Fortress

    70

  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War

    71

  • Vanilla Sky

    72

  • In Cold Blood

    73

  • Jean de Florette

    74

  • Freeway

    75

  • The Thing

    76

  • The Day of the Jackal

    77

  • The Rules of Attraction

    78

  • Pretty Baby

    79

  • High Plains Drifter

    80

  • À Nos Amours

    81

  • The Nest

    82

  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    83

  • Straight Time

    84

  • The Beach

    85

  • Hud

    86

  • The Childhood of a Leader

    87

  • The Fountain

    88

  • Not Another Teen Movie

    89

  • Belle de Jour

    90

  • Goya's Ghosts

    91

  • Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach

    92

  • Diary of a Chambermaid

    93

  • Human Traffic

    94

  • The Passenger

    95

  • Superbad

    96

  • Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud

    97

  • The Gift

    98

  • The Well Digger's Daughter

    99

  • Day of the Dead

    100