These are mostly movies I rank 5/5 with some 4.5 favorites added in for good measure.
This is, by no means, a Best film list, but I would argue, rather passionately, that many of these are amongst the greatest films ever made.
Best years for film with number of films from the year:
1974: 7 (takes the lead)
Number of films per decade:
I always say the 40s and the 70s are my favorites, and it's interesting to find out I meant it. *grin* (Though the 50s and 90s are closing in!)
I counted 74 foreign films but some were silents, but probably less than there should be. Still so much I haven't seen.