Maya's Sophisticated Top 25 List to Save Metro from the Plebeians: Or How I Changed my Mind and Decided to Make a List

Points allotted, Voting for only films released before the year 1970. One film per director, RIP Lubitsch and Hawks. One film per year, because why not.

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  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The Gold Rush
  • By the Law
  • Metropolis
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • King Kong
  • History Is Made at Night
  • The Rules of the Game
  • His Girl Friday
  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Laura
  • Brief Encounter
  • Odd Man Out
  • The Red Shoes
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Roman Holiday
  • Ordet
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Breathless
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort