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My Subjective List of the Best Narrative Films

(See my list of the best documentary films at this link, please.)

It was impossible to truly put in order my 300 favorite narrative films, so I split the difference a little.

A fascinating hybrid:
~ The first 100 films are RANKED (roughly) of my very very favorites.
~ The next 200 films are just listed in the order in which they were released.

As my followers know, I value documentaries a great deal, so it's both difficult and fitting to have to separate lists. In the end, it just didn't seem appropriate to bunch them all together, lest I save the list from being 500 films long. So, let's split it up.

Strong emphasis, of course, on the word…

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  • Vertigo

    1

  • Mulholland Drive

    2

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    3

  • The Godfather

    4

  • The Godfather: Part II

    5

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    6

  • Citizen Kane

    7

  • The Tree of Life

    8

  • Persona

    9

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    10

  • Come and See

    11

  • Parasite

    12

  • Satantango

    13

  • Raging Bull

    14

  • Modern Times

    15

  • Apocalypse Now

    16

  • High and Low

    17

  • Tokyo Story

    18

  • 12 Angry Men

    19

  • Ace in the Hole

    20

  • Stalker

    21

  • Rebecca

    22

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    23

  • Sunset Boulevard

    24

  • Late Spring

    25

  • First Reformed

    26

  • Magnolia

    27

  • City Lights

    28

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    29

  • Harakiri

    30

  • Under the Skin

    31

  • Tropical Malady

    32

  • War and Peace

    33

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    34

  • Three Colors: Red

    35

  • Woman in the Dunes

    36

  • The Sacrifice

    37

  • The Conversation

    38

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    39

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    40

  • A Short Film About Killing

    41

  • The General

    42

  • The Seventh Seal

    43

  • Some Like It Hot

    44

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    45

  • There Will Be Blood

    46

  • Rashomon

    47

  • Fanny and Alexander

    48

  • Andrei Rublev

    49

  • The Turin Horse

    50

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    51

  • La Jetée

    52

  • Paths of Glory

    53

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    54

  • Pather Panchali

    55

  • M

    56

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    57

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    58

  • Daisies

    59

  • In the Mood for Love

    60

  • The Battle of Algiers

    61

  • Memoria

    62

  • In a Lonely Place

    63

  • Winter Light

    64

  • Oh, Sun

    65

  • Life, and Nothing More...

    66

  • Taxi Driver

    67

  • Malcolm X

    68

  • Touch of Evil

    69

  • The Apartment

    70

  • The Worst Person in the World

    71

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    72

  • Viridiana

    73

  • Charulata

    74

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    75

  • Black Girl

    76

  • Double Indemnity

    77

  • L'Avventura

    78

  • Schindler's List

    79

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    80

  • Moonlight

    81

  • Germany Year Zero

    82

  • The Phantom of Liberty

    83

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    84

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    85

  • Happy Hour

    86

  • The Truman Show

    87

  • Man of the West

    88

  • In Vanda's Room

    89

  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle

    90

  • Ida

    91

  • Nothing But a Man

    92

  • Roma

    93

  • Chinatown

    94

  • Ordet

    95

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    96

  • Le Samouraï

    97

  • Taste of Cherry

    98

  • Holy Motors

    99

  • Duck Soup

    100