Highest Rated Un-watched Film from Each Year (Personal Watchlist)

Logging the highest rated film from each year starting at 1920, and I'd argue that even in the 20's finding 10 films worth watching per year is a task. As I watch one film, I'll replace it with the next film on the list from that year. I haven't gotten around to a bunch of these because they are approximately one billion hours long.

I'm going to set a precedent of a minimum 2k watched since Letterboxd minimum threshold for highest rated films is PURE GARBAGE. Listed in reverse chronological order. Mini-series, concert films and documentaries , and anything else involving One Direction and BTS are being skipped.

I think I'm going to give this up soon, the years 2000 and up are a complete mess when it comes to ratings, before I stop watching movies altogether and end up watching Rammstein concerts all day.

  • Way Down East
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Safety Last!
  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
  • The Big Parade
  • Faust
  • Napoleon
  • The Crowd
  • Pandora's Box
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Tabu
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Thin Man
  • Tange Sazen and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo
  • The Only Son
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • The Great Dictator
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Day of Wrath
  • Laura
  • Children of Paradise
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Out of the Past
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • White Heat
  • The Young and the Damned
  • Early Summer
  • Umberto D.
  • The Earrings of Madame de...
  • The Crucified Lovers
  • Rififi
  • A Man Escaped
  • The Cranes Are Flying
  • The Music Room
  • Good Morning
  • Rocco and His Brothers
  • The Human Condition
  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • The Big City
  • I Am Cuba
  • Red Beard
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Le Samouraï
  • The Red Light Bandit
  • Army of Shadows
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  • The Devils
  • Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
  • Chinatown
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • I, Claudius
  • A Special Day
  • The Meetings of Anna
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • They Don't Wear Black Tie
  • Possession
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Nostalgia
  • Love Streams
  • Taipei Story
  • The Sacrifice
  • Wings of Desire
  • Landscape in the Mist
  • A City of Sadness
  • Trust
  • Kit Kat
  • Life, and Nothing More...
  • Naked
  • Black Is … Black Ain’t
  • Underground
  • A Moment of Innocence
  • Happy Together
  • Central Station
  • Beau Travail
  • A Dog's Will
  • Millennium Actress
  • Oasis
  • Memories of Murder
  • Nobody Knows
  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
  • Colossal Youth
  • Persepolis
  • Love Exposure
  • Mary and Max
  • Poetry
  • The Intouchables
  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2
  • Hope
  • Winter Sleep
  • Mustang
  • A Silent Voice
  • Paddington 2
  • La Flor
  • 1917