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Filmsite's Film Reviews: This site has lengthy analytical reviews written by author/reviewer Tim Dirks for many of the best movies ever made throughout the history of cinema. The Greatest Films selected do not include foreign films or non-English language films for purposes of specialization and focus. No negative judgment on foreign films is intended.

Reviews include a prominent movie poster, historical background for the film, a summary or synopsis of the film, excerpted dialogue, and critical commentary in order to appreciate the film more fully. There are many other shorter reviews of films in other sections of the site, not listed here, for example, in Plot Twists and Spoilers.

Various visitors have commented upon the reviews -- "By far the best site on the Internet to receive thorough film analyzation," or "a wonderfully in-depth and detailed place not only interesting to browse through, but, being a teacher of media/film, academically worthwhile."

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The films that are marked with a yellow star are the films that "The Greatest Films" site
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300 Greatest Films Reviews - By Decade

This list of film reviews have been ordered chronologically, by decade, in sections titled 100 Greatest Films, 200 Greatest Films and 300 Greatest Films. This collection includes films that have been selected as the 100 Greatest Films - they are marked with a yellow star - and other supplemental lists of great films that have been written up. including Another 100 Greatest Films (101-200 Greatest Films) and Third 100 Greatest Films (201-300 Greatest Films).

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In this list are the site's Most Popular Film Reviews viewed by visitors on this site, in descending order of popularity.




Filmsite's Film Reviews
(alphabetical index by film title)

A

Adam's Rib (1949)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The African Queen (1951)
Alice Adams (1935)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien Resurrection (1997)
All About Eve (1950)
All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
All the King's Men (1949)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
American Graffiti (1973)
An American In Paris (1951)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Animal Crackers (1930)
Anna Christie (1930)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Apartment (1960)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Army of Darkness (1993)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
The Awful Truth (1937)

B

Baby Doll (1956)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Badlands (1973)
Bananas (1971)
The Bank Dick (1940)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Batman (1989)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman Returns (1992)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Beau Geste (1939)
Being There (1979)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Ben-Hur (1959)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Beyond the Forest (1949)
The Big Heat (1953)
The Big Parade (1925)
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Birds (1963)
The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
The Black Cat (1934)
Blade Runner (1982)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blow-Up (1966)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Body Heat (1981)
Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Brazil (1985)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Brief Encounter (1946)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Broken Blossoms (1919)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

C

Cabaret (1972)
Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Camille (1936)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Casablanca (1942)
Casino Royale (2006)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Cat People (1942)
Catwoman (2004)
Charade (1963)
Chinatown (1974)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Citizen Kane (1941)
City Lights (1931)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Cleopatra (1934)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
The Conversation (1974)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Court Jester (1956)
The Crowd (1928)

D

The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Dark Victory (1939)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
A Day at the Races (1937)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Deliverance (1972)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Die Another Day (2002)
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dr. No (1962)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying... (1964)
Dodsworth (1936)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Dracula (1931)
Duck Soup (1933)
Duel in the Sun (1946)

E

E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
East of Eden (1955)
Easy Rider (1969)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)
The Exorcist (1973)

F

Fantasia (1940)
Fargo (1996)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
42nd Street (1933)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Frankenstein (1931)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 11)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
The French Connection (1971)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th (2009) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 12)
Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th, Part 3 (1982)
Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th, Part VII - The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th, Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Friday the 13th, Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday (1993)
Friday the 13th, Jason X (2001)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
From Russia With Love (1963)

G

Gaslight (1944)
The General (1927)
The General Died at Dawn (1936)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Gilda (1946)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
The Godfather, Part III (1990)
The Gold Rush (1925)
GoldenEye (1995)
Goldfinger (1964)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
GoodFellas (1990)
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
The Graduate (1967)
Grand Hotel (1932)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
Greed (1924)
Gun Crazy (1949)

H

Halloween (1978)
Halloween (2007)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween II (2009)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Hannibal (2001)
Hannibal Rising (2007)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
The Heiress (1949)
Hell's Angels (1930)
High Noon (1952)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Horse Feathers (1932)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Hud (1963)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
The Hustler (1961)

I

I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)
I Remember Mama (1948)
I'm No Angel (1933)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Intolerance (1916)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
It Happened One Night (1934)
It's A Gift (1934)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

J

Jaws (1975)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Jezebel (1938)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park III (2001)

K

The Killers (1946)
The Killing Fields (1984)
The King and I (1956)
King Kong (1933)
Kings Row (1942)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Knute Rockne, All American (1940)

L

The Lady Eve (1941)
The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
Land of the Dead (2005)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Laura (1944)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon II (1989)
Lethal Weapon III (1992)
Lethal Weapon IV (1998)
The Letter (1940)
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
Licence to Kill (1989)
Little Caesar (1930)
Little Women (1933)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Lolita (1962)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Lost Horizon (1937)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Love Story (1970)

M

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Manhunter (1986)
Man of Steel (2013)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Marathon Man (1976)
Marty (1955)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Maytime (1937)
Meet John Doe (1941)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Metropolis (1927)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
The Misfits (1961)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Modern Times (1936)
Moonraker (1979)
The More the Merrier (1943)
Morning Glory (1933)
The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
My Fair Lady (1964)
My Man Godfrey (1936)

N

Nashville (1975)
Network (1976)
(Wes Craven's) New Nightmare (1994)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
Night after Night (1932)
A Night At The Opera (1935)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Ninotchka (1939)
North By Northwest (1959)
Notorious (1946)
Now, Voyager (1942)

O

Octopussy (1983)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
On The Waterfront (1954)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Out Of The Past (1947)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

P

The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Patriot Games (1992)
Patton (1970)
The Perils of Pauline (1914)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Pinocchio (1940)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Poltergeist (1982)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Psycho (1960)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pygmalion (1938)

Q

Quantum of Solace, 007 (2008)
Queen Christina (1933)
The Quiet Man (1952)

R

Raging Bull (1980)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rear Window (1954)
Rebecca (1940)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Red Dragon (2002)
Red Dust (1932)
Red River (1948)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Rose Marie (1936)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)

S

Safety Last (1923)
Sayonara (1957)
Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932)
Schindler's List (1993)
The Scorpion King (2002)
The Searchers (1956)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Shane (1953)
Shanghai Express (1932)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
The Shining (1980)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek II (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Since You Went Away (1944)
Singin' In The Rain (1952)
Skyfall (2012)
Sleeper (1973)
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Stage Door (1937)
Stagecoach (1939)
A Star Is Born (1954)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek Generations (1994)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Sunrise (1927)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman Returns (2006)
Survival of the Dead (2009)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Swing Time (1936)

T

The Talk of the Town (1942)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Taxi Driver (1976)
10 (1979)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
The Thin Man (1934)
The Third Man (1949)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Thunderball (1965)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Top Hat (1935)
Touch Of Evil (1958)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
12 Angry Men (1957)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

U

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Unforgiven (1992)

V

Vertigo (1958)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Virginian (1929)
Le Voyage Dans La Lune
(A Trip to the Moon) (1902 French)

W

Way Down East (1920)
Way Out West (1937)
West Side Story (1961)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
When Harry Met Sally...(1989)
White Heat (1949)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Wild One (1953)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wolverine (2013)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
Written on the Wind (1956)
Wuthering Heights (1939)


X

X-Men (2000)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)

Y

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
You Only Live Twice (1967)

Z


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