best of every year

starting at 1940

  • Fantasia
  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Rope
  • Rashomon
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Rear Window
  • Bigger Than Life
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Mon Oncle
  • The 400 Blows
  • Jigoku
  • Yojimbo
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • 8½
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Red Beard
  • Persona
  • PlayTime
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Godfather
  • The Holy Mountain
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Mirror
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • News from Home
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Stalker
  • The Shining
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The King of Comedy
  • À Nos Amours
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Ran
  • Blue Velvet
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Paris Is Burning
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Crumb
  • La Haine
  • Fargo
  • Funny Games
  • Buffalo '66
  • American Beauty
  • Yi Yi
  • Spirited Away
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Oldboy
  • The Incredibles
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • The Host
  • Ratatouille
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Social Network
  • Melancholia
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Whiplash
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Moonlight
  • Lady Bird
  • First Reformed
  • Marriage Story