Greatest Films - By Year
Greatest Films
by Year


Greatest Films - by Year: Select an individual year within a decade for a listing of the greatest films for that particular year. Each of the films is labeled with Film Genre icons.

See also the extensive year-by-year Timeline of Influential Film History Milestones and Turning Points, and this site's Film History - by Decade.

Additional supplementary articles include Film Milestones in Visual and Special Effects (illustrated), History of Sex in Cinema (illustrated), Academy Awards History, and The Most Controversial Films of All-Time (illustrated).



The Greatest Films - by Year
These are the greatest or best films of each year, sometimes called the 'essential' films, the 'must-see' films 'before you die', the all-time best films, the 'A-list' films, or the top films, including a strong mix of foreign-language films - although not all award-winning or notable films could be listed or described. There is also a sampling of some independent and cult films.
Greatest Films - Pre-1920s
The Greatest Films of the Pre-1920s:

1902 | 1903 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1919
Greatest Films - 1920s
The Greatest Films of the 1920s:

1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
Greatest Films - 1930s
The Greatest Films of the 1930s:

1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
Greatest Films - 1940s
The Greatest Films of the 1940s:

1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949
Greatest Films - 1950s
The Greatest Films of the 1950s:

1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959
Greatest Films - 1960s
The Greatest Films of the 1960s:

1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
Greatest Films - 1970s
The Greatest Films of the 1970s:

1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
Greatest Films - 1980s
The Greatest Films of the 1980s:

1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
Greatest Films - 1990s
The Greatest Films of the 1990s:

1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
Greatest Films - 2000s
The Greatest Films of the 2000s:

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
Greatest Films - 2010s
The Greatest Films of the 2010s:

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013


Film Genre Types - Icons

Action

Adventure

Animated

Biopics/
Historical

British/
UK

'Chick' Flicks

Childrens/
Family

Classic
Films

Comedy

Crime/
Gangster

Cult

Disaster

Documentary/
Docu-drama

Drama

Epics

Fantasy

Film Noir

'Guy'
Films

Horror

Melodrama

Musicals/
Dance

Road Films

Romantic

Science Fiction

Serials

Sexual/
Erotic

Silent
Films

Sports

Supernatural

Thriller/
Suspense

War

Western