The 1001 Greatest Films, ranked as objectively as possible - 2022 Edition

I like to thank everyone that engaged and commented in my previous version of this list. The feedback I had was phenomenal and certainly unexpected. When I started this project it was meant to be just a reliable personal source of recommendations of films to watch from time to time. I never expected any interest outside of myself and my family, so thank you all again.

Just like my previous work, I feel that I have to make a disclaimer explaining that this list is not objective in any sense. In fact I don't even believe it is possible to quantify art in an objective way. Nonetheless, I also hold the position that some works of art are better than…

  • The Godfather

    1

  • Seven Samurai

    2

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    3

  • Stalker

    4

  • Apocalypse Now

    5

  • Dekalog

    6

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    7

  • Yi Yi

    8

  • The Godfather: Part II

    9

  • Tokyo Story

    10

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    11

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    12

  • Persona

    13

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    14

  • GoodFellas

    15

  • Andrei Rublev

    16

  • Vertigo

    17

  • In the Mood for Love

    18

  • Sunset Boulevard

    19

  • Rear Window

    20

  • Schindler's List

    21

  • City Lights

    22

  • Psycho

    23

  • Singin' in the Rain

    24

  • The Apartment

    25

  • Satantango

    26

  • The Searchers

    27

  • Spirited Away

    28

  • Come and See

    29

  • Rosemary's Baby

    30

  • 8½

    31

  • Mirror

    32

  • Raging Bull

    33

  • Taxi Driver

    34

  • Citizen Kane

    35

  • Barry Lyndon

    36

  • The Exorcist

    37

  • Princess Mononoke

    38

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    39

  • There Will Be Blood

    40

  • The Thing

    41

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    42

  • Casablanca

    43

  • Bicycle Thieves

    44

  • The Night of the Hunter

    45

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    46

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    47

  • Ordet

    48

  • Paris, Texas

    49

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    50

  • Fanny and Alexander

    51

  • Pulp Fiction

    52

  • Modern Times

    53

  • The Shining

    54

  • Pather Panchali

    55

  • Do the Right Thing

    56

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    57

  • The 400 Blows

    58

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    59

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    60

  • Ran

    61

  • The Third Man

    62

  • Chinatown

    63

  • Mulholland Drive

    64

  • Ikiru

    65

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    66

  • Only Yesterday

    67

  • All About Eve

    68

  • Alien

    69

  • Some Like It Hot

    70

  • M

    71

  • The Red Shoes

    72

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    73

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    74

  • The Battle of Algiers

    75

  • Cinema Paradiso

    76

  • La Dolce Vita

    77

  • The Seventh Seal

    78

  • To Be or Not to Be

    79

  • The General

    80

  • Touch of Evil

    81

  • Star Wars

    82

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    83

  • Rashomon

    84

  • Blade Runner

    85

  • Late Spring

    86

  • Wild Strawberries

    87

  • The Rules of the Game

    88

  • Three Colors: Red

    89

  • Children of Paradise

    90

  • North by Northwest

    91

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

    92

  • The Sacrifice

    93

  • Ugetsu

    94

  • Fargo

    95

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    96

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    97

  • Metropolis

    98

  • Harakiri

    99

  • 12 Angry Men

    100