100 Greatest Films

Another 100 Greatest Films

The riches of cinematic history have produced many hundreds of essential films which constitute a reasonable grounding in the best of the medium. This suggested list of Another 100 Greatest Films provides a more comprehensive collection, many of which could easily be interchanged with the original 100 Greatest Films list. (This is also true of a supplemental list of a Third 100 Greatest Films.) As stated earlier, any "hall of fame"/"greatest" list of films is personally idiosyncratic, but shouldn't include all of one's personal favorites (or 'desert island' films).

These films were chosen using the same Selection Criteria that was employed for the previous 100 selections. The views of distinguished critics, other polls, awards recognitions, and other criteria have been considered to produce this compilation. Arguably, there is reasonable consensus by most film historians, critics and reviewers that these selections are among cinema's most critically-acclaimed, significant "must-see" films (of predominantly Hollywood-American production).

A compiled, chronological listing of all film choices is indexed at 200 and 300 Greatest Films. As before, these choices were limited to English-language, theatrically-distributed, narrative feature films. That means foreign-language films, documentaries, TV movies and mini-series, and short films were not considered. Emphasis in these selections is purposely directed toward earlier, more classic Hollywood/American films (and other English-language films) than more recent films, although some recent films (and British films) are included. All of these choices are influential films with a singular vision - they provide a diverse palette of movie memories and experiences.

Constructive arguments may still be generated about what should and should not be in these alternative lists. Hopefully, however, younger audiences and others new to film will be encouraged or directed to discover the combined power of these film lists from the cinematic past: to determine for themselves what a 'great movie' is, and to discuss the merits of each one. The lists (and links to reviews) provide your own private film studies course or a crash course in cinema literacy. Comparative analysis and criticism provide the rationale for having many other Greatest Film Lists available for viewing on this site. For comparison's sake, you may wish to see the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Films and their original list of 400 Nominated Films.

Another 100 Greatest Films

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Adam's Rib (1949)
Alien (1979)

American Graffiti (1973)

The Apartment (1960)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

The Awful Truth (1937)

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Badlands (1973)

The Bank Dick (1940)

The Big Heat (1953)

The Big Parade (1925)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Brazil (1985)

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Brief Encounter (1946, UK)

Broken Blossoms (1919)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Cabaret (1972)

Camille (1936)

Cat People (1942)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

The Conversation (1974)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Days of Heaven (1978)

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Dodsworth (1936)

Don't Look Now (1973)

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Dracula (1931)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The Exorcist (1973)

Fargo (1996)

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Frankenstein (1931)

The French Connection (1971)

From Here to Eternity (1953)

GoodFellas (1990)

Gun Crazy (1950)

The Heiress (1949)

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

The Hustler (1961)

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I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

In a Lonely Place (1950)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

It's a Gift (1934)

The Jazz Singer (1927)

Jezebel (1938)

The Killers (1946)

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Laura (1944)

Little Caesar (1930)

The Lost Weekend (1945)

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Manhattan (1979)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Mean Streets (1973)

Metropolis (1927)

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

My Fair Lady (1964)

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Network (1976)

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Now, Voyager (1942)

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Pinocchio (1940)

A Place in the Sun (1951)

Platoon (1986)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

The Public Enemy (1931)

Queen Christina (1933)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Red Shoes (1948)

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Romeo and Juliet (1968)

A Room with a View (1986)

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932)

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

She Done Him Wrong (1933)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Sons of the Desert (1933)

The Sound of Music (1965)

Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Star Wars (1977)

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Swing Time (1936)

The Terminator (1984)

The Thin Man (1934)

The 39 Steps (1935)

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

To Have and Have Not (1944)

Tootsie (1982)

12 Angry Men (1957)

Unforgiven (1992)

White Heat (1949)

Winchester '73 (1950)

Written on the Wind (1956)

Additional Greatest Films

Two other groupings expand this list, the original list of 100 films, and a third collection of 100 films:

100 Greatest Films
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Third 100 Greatest Films
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