100 GREATEST MOVIES
OF ALL TIME



by Entertainment Weekly


Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, a hardcover guide published in 1999 by Time-Life Inc. and written by senior editor Ty Burr, celebrated films that can't be forgotten, that "help us understand and define who we are." See also Entertainment Weekly's 2013 updated 100 All-Time Greatest Films.

Facts and Commentary About the List:

  • The final list was whittled down from a preliminary collection of 500 nominated choices, excluding short films, documentaries, or any movies from the previous five years (from 1994 onward).
  • The final 100 choices deliberately corrected the American Film Institute's most glaring omissions - Preston Sturges, Buster Keaton, and Ernst Lubitsch, and added some of the best foreign films - from Fellini, Truffaut, and Kurosawa.
  • An additional 25 more films were listed below the major list, and were included in the book's appendix in alphabetical order. Supposedly, they were "just too beloved to ignore."
  • The compilers claimed that the compilation ought to prompt you to build your own personal top 100, 200, 500... "This is a parlor game that prompts memory and appreciation, nudges us toward a shared set of creative benchmarks, and perhaps most important, can be passed on to the moviegoing neophyte with the words, 'Start here.'"
  • According to the book's introduction, the most represented male star was James Stewart (with five films); Cary Grant, Robert De Niro and Alec Guinness had four films each, and Janet Leigh had three films.
  • The most represented director was Alfred Hitchcock (with four films), and there were three films each from Michael Curtiz, David Lean, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Billy Wilder.
Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star are the films that "The Greatest Films" site has selected as the "100 Greatest Films".



100 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
by Entertainment Weekly
(ranked, in order)

1. The Godfather (1972)
2. Citizen Kane (1941)
3. Casablanca (1942)
4. Chinatown (1974)
5. Raging Bull (1980)
6. La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) (1960) (It.)
7. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
8. Gone With The Wind (1939)
9. Some Like It Hot (1959)
10. Singin' In The Rain (1952)
11. Psycho (1960)
12. Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954) (Jp.)
13. The Searchers (1956)
14. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying... (1964)
15. The Gold Rush (1925)
16. Star Wars (1977)
17. On The Waterfront (1954)
18. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
19. Vertigo (1958)
20. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
21. All About Eve (1950)
22. Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di Biciclette) (1948) (It.)
23. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
24. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
25. Intolerance (1916)
26. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
27. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
28. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
29. Pulp Fiction (1994)
30. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
31. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
33. Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim) (1962) (Fr.)
34. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
35. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
36. 8 1/2 (Otto e Mezzo) (1963) (It.)
37. Blue Velvet (1986)
38. Nashville (1975)
39. Swing Time (1936)
40. Schindler's List (1993)
41. Taxi Driver (1976)
42. Aliens (1986)
43. Duck Soup (1933)
44. North By Northwest (1959)
45. The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) (1957) (Swd.)
46. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
47. King Kong (1933)
48. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
49. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
50. Double Indemnity (1944)
51. Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (1945) (Fr.)
52. Jaws (1975)
53. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
54. Touch Of Evil (1958)
55. The Graduate (1967)
56. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
57. The Wild Bunch (1969)
58. The Rules of the Game (La Regle du Jeu) (1939) (Fr.)
59. The Lady Eve (1941)
60. Annie Hall (1977)
61. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
62. Henry V (1944) (Br.)
63. Breathless (A Bout de Souffle) (1960) (Fr.)
64. Mean Streets (1973)
65. The Third Man (1949)
66. Notorious (1946)
67. Airplane! (1980)
68. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
69. The Conformist (1970) (It./Fr./WGer.)
70. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
71. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
72. M (1931) (Ger.)
73. Great Expectations (1946) (Br.)
74. Funny Face (1957)
75. Tootsie (1982)
76. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
77. Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin) (1925) (USSR)
78. White Heat (1949)
79. It's a Gift (1934)
80. Nosferatu (1922) (Ger.)
81. Do the Right Thing (1989)
82. Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) (1955) (Fr.)
83. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
84. Blow-Up (1966) (Br.)
85. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
86. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
87. L'Age d'Or (1930) (Fr.)
88. The Producers (1968)
89. Wings of Desire (Der Himmel uber Berlin) (1988) (WGer./Fr.)
90. Pickup on South Street (1953)
91. Mildred Pierce (1945)
92. Sunrise (1927)
93. The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2) (1981) (Austr.)
94. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
95. Tokyo Story (Tokyo Monogatari) (1953) (Jp.)
96. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
97. The Piano (1993) (Austr.)
98. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
99. Swept Away... (1975) (It.)
100. Celine & Julie Go Boating (1974) (Fr.)


"JUST TOO BELOVED TO IGNORE"

The African Queen (1951)
American Graffiti (1973)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Bull Durham (1988)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
A Hard Day's Night (1964) (Br.)
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una Volta il West) (1968, It.)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
A Star is Born (1954)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Verdict (1982)
West Side Story (1961)
Woman of the Year (1942)
Written on the Wind (1956)


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