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My All-Time Top 100 - 2019 Edition

Now a top 150!

Personal favourites - artistic merit matters little here; these are the 150 films I most enjoyed watching and most enjoy re-watching.

Films that have dropped off: Jaws, The Hateful Eight, Diner, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Edward Scissorhands, Go

Recent new entries: Blinded by the Light (9), A Simple Favour (67), Bunny Lake Is Missing (100), The Lost Weekend (137), mother! (147)

There are 109 dramatic films in this list.

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    1

  • Take This Waltz

    2

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    3

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    4

  • Matchstick Men

    5

  • Whiplash

    6

  • Blinded by the Light

    9

  • Taxi Driver

    10

  • 12 Angry Men

    11

  • Once

    12

  • Misery

    13

  • Naked

    15

  • Psycho

    16

  • Rosemary's Baby

    17

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    18

  • American Beauty

    22

  • Before Sunrise

    23

  • Before Sunset

    24

  • Before Midnight

    25

  • Happiness

    26

  • Do the Right Thing

    27

  • Drive

    28

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    30

  • The Tree of Life

    32

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    33

  • American History X

    34

  • The Truman Show

    36

  • The Lion King

    37

  • Quiz Show

    38

  • Tape

    39

  • Mary and Max

    40

  • Groundhog Day

    41

  • Funny People

    42

  • La La Land

    44

  • Inside Out

    45

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    46

  • The Cable Guy

    47

  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    50

  • All the President's Men

    52

  • That's What I Am

    53

  • In America

    54

  • Fargo

    56

  • Mysterious Skin

    57

  • Ed Wood

    58

  • Requiem for a Dream

    59

  • Boyhood

    60

  • The Weather Man

    62

  • Garage

    63

  • A Clockwork Orange

    64

  • Gran Torino

    65

  • Breakdown

    66

  • A Simple Favor

    68

  • Whisper of the Heart

    69

  • Falling Down

    71

  • The Apartment

    72

  • The Browning Version

    73

  • 8 Mile

    74

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    75

  • The Big Kahuna

    77

  • Barton Fink

    80

  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    81

  • Inherit the Wind

    83

  • Bad Santa

    84

  • The Unbelievable Truth

    85

  • Annie Hall

    86

  • Big Fish

    87

  • Synecdoche, New York

    89

  • Trainspotting

    93

  • Million Dollar Baby

    94

  • The Babadook

    95

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    97

  • Rocky

    99

  • Stand by Me

    102

  • Bicycle Thieves

    103

  • Collateral

    104

  • No Country for Old Men

    106

  • Caché

    107

  • Rear Window

    108

  • Kids

    109

  • High Fidelity

    110

  • Take Shelter

    111

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    112

  • Moonlight

    114

  • Another Year

    115

  • Manchester by the Sea

    116

  • His Girl Friday

    117

  • The Wrestler

    118

  • Manhattan

    122

  • In Bruges

    123

  • Brassed Off

    124

  • The Virgin Suicides

    125

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    126

  • Rust and Bone

    127

  • The Social Network

    128

  • Donnie Darko

    129

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    130

  • Kes

    131

  • Room

    135

  • Nightcrawler

    136

  • The Terminal

    137