Every film I've rated 5 stars

Good films entertain me. Great films entertain me and also challenge me. Perfect films do both, while surpassing my expectations on an artistic level. Also, I've seen some of these so many times that I can't consider them anything other than perfect for what they are.

These are all the films I have given a 5-star rating.

  • 12 Angry Men
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 20th Century Women
  • Akira
  • American Honey
  • American Psycho
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Blade Runner
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Brief Encounter
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Carol
  • Cemetery of Splendor
  • Close-Up
  • Daisies
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Drive
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • The Favourite
  • The Florida Project
  • Fubar
  • George Washington
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Good Time
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Harakiri
  • Hereditary
  • Home Alone
  • Honey Boy
  • House
  • Ikiru
  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Iron Giant
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Lighthouse
  • Little Women
  • The Lobster
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Metropolis
  • Midsommar
  • Moonlight
  • Mulholland Drive
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • On Body and Soul
  • Parasite
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  • Persona
  • Phantom Thread
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Possibly in Michigan
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Raging Bull
  • Room
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Shining
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Starred Up
  • Suspiria
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Thing
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Under the Skin
  • Up in the Air
  • Upstream Color
  • Us and Them
  • Vanishing Point
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Wind River
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • A Woman Under the Influence