100 BEST MOVIES
of All TIME

by Mr. Showbiz



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  • The two lists bore many resemblances to each other ( Casablanca (1942), Gone With The Wind (1939) and Citizen Kane (1941) made it to the top ten in both lists) and there were a few striking and contrasting differences.
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 Best Movies of All Time

by Mr. Showbiz

Mr. Showbiz's CRITICS' Picks:
The 100 Best Movies of All Time

The films chosen for this list were limited to English language films made since the birth of the talkies.

  1. Casablanca (1942), dir. Michael Curtiz
  2. The Godfather Part II (1974), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
  3. North By Northwest (1959), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  4. Citizen Kane (1941), dir. Orson Welles
  5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962), dir. David Lean
  6. Manhattan (1979), dir. Woody Allen
  7. Gone With The Wind (1939), dir. Victor Fleming
  8. Chinatown (1974), dir. Roman Polanski
  9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), dir. John Ford
  10. City Lights (1931), dir. Charles Chaplin
  11. Raging Bull (1980), dir. Martin Scorsese
  12. Sunset Boulevard (1950), dir. Billy Wilder
  13. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), dir. Stanley Kubrick
  14. The Philadelphia Story (1940), dir. George Cukor
  15. To Have and Have Not (1944), dir. Howard Hawks
  16. The Graduate (1967), dir. Mike Nichols
  17. The Maltese Falcon (1941), dir. John Huston
  18. Star Wars (1977), dir. George Lucas
  19. It's A Wonderful Life (1946), dir. Frank Capra
  20. The Wild Bunch (1969), dir. Sam Peckinpah
  21. Vertigo (1958), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  22. Singin' In The Rain (1952), dir. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
  23. The Godfather (1972), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
  24. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), dir. Steven Spielberg
  25. The Palm Beach Story (1942), dir. Preston Sturges
  26. Blade Runner (1982), dir. Ridley Scott
  27. Double Indemnity (1944), dir. Billy Wilder
  28. The Manchurian Candidate (1962), dir. John Frankenheimer
  29. All About Eve (1950), dir. Joseph Mankiewicz
  30. The Searchers (1956), dir. John Ford
  31. Rear Window (1954), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  32. Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen
  33. Ninotchka (1939), dir. Ernst Lubitsch
  34. Blue Velvet (1986), dir. David Lynch
  35. The Wizard of Oz (1939), dir. Victor Fleming
  36. Bringing Up Baby (1938), dir. Howard Hawks
  37. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957), dir. David Lean
  38. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964), dir. Stanley Kubrick
  39. Pulp Fiction (1994), dir. Quentin Tarantino
  40. Some Like It Hot (1959), dir. Billy Wilder
  41. On The Waterfront (1954), dir. Elia Kazan
  42. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975), dir. Milos Forman
  43. Taxi Driver (1976), dir. Martin Scorsese
  44. Touch Of Evil (1958), dir. Orson Welles
  45. Nashville (1975), dir. Robert Altman
  46. Apocalypse Now (1979), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
  47. The Hustler (1961), dir. Robert Rossen
  48. The Big Sleep (1946), dir. Howard Hawks
  49. Bonnie And Clyde (1967), dir. Arthur Penn
  50. Unforgiven (1992), dir. Clint Eastwood
  51. Network (1976), dir. Sidney Lumet
  52. The Silence of the Lambs (1991), dir. Jonathan Demme
  53. Jaws (1975), dir. Steven Spielberg
  54. The Deer Hunter (1978), dir. Michael Cimino
  55. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), dir. Woody Allen
  56. Gunga Din (1939), dir. George Stevens
  57. Schindler's List (1993), dir. Steven Spielberg
  58. Hud (1963), dir. Martin Ritt
  59. The Third Man (1949), dir. Carol Reed
  60. Modern Times (1936), dir. Charles Chaplin
  61. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), dir. Steven Spielberg
  62. Red River (1948), dir. Howard Hawks
  63. The Empire Strikes Back (1980), dir. Irvin Kershner
  64. Hamlet (1948), dir. Laurence Olivier
  65. Notorious (1946), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  66. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), dir. Elia Kazan
  67. Last Tango in Paris (1972), dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
  68. Sweet Smell of Success (1957), dir. Alexander Mackendrick
  69. Out Of The Past (1947), dir. Jacques Tournier
  70. All That Jazz (1979), dir. Bob Fosse
  71. Top Hat (1935), dir. Mark Sandrich
  72. The Misfits (1961), dir. John Huston
  73. Tootsie (1982), dir. Sydney Pollack
  74. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), dir. Frank Capra
  75. Short Cuts (1993), dir. Robert Altman
  76. The Grapes of Wrath (1940), dir. John Ford
  77. The Apartment (1960), dir. Billy Wilder
  78. A Clockwork Orange (1971), dir. Stanley Kubrick
  79. Psycho (1960), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  80. Moonstruck (1987), dir. Norman Jewison
  81. GoodFellas (1990), dir. Martin Scorsese
  82. Stagecoach (1939), dir. John Ford
  83. The Last Picture Show (1971), dir. Peter Bogdanovich
  84. Die Hard (1988), dir. John McTiernan
  85. Midnight Cowboy (1969), dir. John Schlesinger
  86. West Side Story (1961), dir. Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
  87. The Quiet Man (1952), dir. John Ford
  88. Reds (1981), dir. Warren Beatty
  89. Rebel Without a Cause (1955), dir. Nicholas Ray
  90. A Hard Day's Night (1964), dir. Richard Lester
  91. A Room With A View (1986), dir. James Ivory
  92. From Here to Eternity (1953), dir. Fred Zinnemann
  93. The Piano (1993), dir. Jane Campion
  94. Adam's Rib (1949), dir. George Cukor
  95. This Is Spinal Tap (1984), dir. Rob Reiner
  96. It Happened One Night (1934), dir. Frank Capra
  97. Do the Right Thing (1989), dir. Spike Lee
  98. The Thin Man (1934), dir. W.S. Van Dyke
  99. Patton (1970), dir. Franklin Schaffner
  100. The Terminator (1984), dir. James Cameron
Mr. Showbiz's READERS' Picks:
The 100 Best Movies of All Time

Visitors were asked to vote for their Ten Best Movies of All Time, and the responses were tabulated.

  1. Star Wars (1977), dir. George Lucas
  2. The Godfather (1972), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
  3. Pulp Fiction (1994), dir. Quentin Tarantino
  4. Casablanca (1942), dir. Michael Curtiz
  5. Gone With The Wind (1939), dir. Victor Fleming
  6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), dir. Steven Spielberg
  7. Schindler's List (1993), dir. Steven Spielberg
  8. Citizen Kane (1941), dir. Orson Welles
  9. The Empire Strikes Back (1980), dir. Irvin Kershner
  10. It's A Wonderful Life (1946), dir. Frank Capra
  11. The Silence of the Lambs (1991), dir. Jonathan Demme
  12. Braveheart (1995), dir. Mel Gibson
  13. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), dir. Steven Spielberg
  14. The Godfather Part II (1974), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
  15. Forrest Gump (1994), dir. Robert Zemeckis
  16. Apocalypse Now (1979), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
  17. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), dir. Stanley Kubrick
  18. The Shawshank Redemption (1994), dir. Frank Darabont
  19. The Wizard of Oz (1939), dir. Victor Fleming
  20. Independence Day (1996), dir. Roland Emmerich
  21. GoodFellas (1990), dir. Martin Scorsese
  22. Blade Runner (1982), dir. Ridley Scott
  23. Return of the Jedi (1983), dir. Richard Marquand
  24. Jaws (1975), dir. Steven Spielberg
  25. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), dir. Mike Judge
  26. Die Hard (1988), dir. John McTiernan
  27. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975), dir. Milos Forman
  28. The Sound of Music (1965), dir. Robert Wise
  29. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned
    To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
    , dir. Stanley Kubrick
  30. The Usual Suspects (1995), dir. Bryan Singer
  31. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), dir. Tom Shadyac
  32. Lawrence of Arabia (1962), dir. David Lean
  33. A Clockwork Orange (1971), dir. Stanley Kubrick
  34. Taxi Driver (1976), dir. Martin Scorsese
  35. The Graduate (1967), dir. Mike Nichols
  36. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), dir. James Cameron
  37. The Terminator (1984), dir. James Cameron
  38. Fargo (1996), dir. Joel Coen
  39. North By Northwest (1959), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  40. Rear Window (1954), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  41. Raging Bull (1980), dir. Martin Scorsese
  42. Grease (1978), dir. Randal Kleiser
  43. Singin' In The Rain (1952), dir. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
  44. Reservoir Dogs (1992), dir. Quentin Tarantino
  45. Psycho (1960), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  46. Aliens (1986), dir. James Cameron
  47. Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen
  48. Vertigo (1958), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  49. Dances With Wolves (1990), dir. Kevin Costner
  50. The Princess Bride (1987), dir. Rob Reiner
  51. Top Gun (1986), dir. Tony Scott
  52. Unforgiven (1992), dir. Clint Eastwood
  53. Seven (1995), dir. David Fincher
  54. West Side Story (1961), dir. Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
  55. Chinatown (1974), dir. Roman Polanski
  56. The Piano (1993), dir. Jane Campion
  57. Field of Dreams (1989), dir. Phil Alden Robinson
  58. The Rock (1996), dir. Michael Bay
  59. Trainspotting (1996), dir. Danny Boyle
  60. Jerry Maguire (1996), dir. Cameron Crowe
  61. The Deer Hunter (1978), dir. Michael Cimino
  62. (Monty Python's) Life of Brian (1979), dir. Terry Jones
  63. Some Like It Hot (1959), dir. Billy Wilder
  64. Jurassic Park (1993), dir. Steven Spielberg
  65. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957), dir. David Lean
  66. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), dir. Steven Spielberg
  67. The Maltese Falcon (1941), dir. John Huston
  68. Twister (1996), dir. Jan De Bont
  69. Ben-Hur (1959), dir. William Wyler
  70. Heat (1995), dir. Michael Mann
  71. When Harry Met Sally...(1989), dir. Rob Reiner
  72. The Philadelphia Story (1940), dir. George Cukor
  73. Back to the Future (1989), dir. Robert Zemeckis
  74. Apollo 13 (1995), dir. Ron Howard
  75. Rocky (1976), dir. John G. Avildsen
  76. Blue Velvet (1986), dir. David Lynch
  77. Amadeus (1984), dir. Milos Forman
  78. Speed (1994), dir. Jan De Bont
  79. Dead Poets Society (1989), dir. Peter Weir
  80. Rain Man (1988), dir. Barry Levinson
  81. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966), dir. Sergio Leone
  82. Midnight Cowboy (1969), dir. John Schlesinger
  83. Manhattan (1979), dir. Woody Allen
  84. The Lion King (1994), dir. Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
  85. Platoon (1986), dir. Oliver Stone
  86. Brazil (1985), dir. Terry Gilliam
  87. All About Eve (1950), dir. Joseph Mankiewicz
  88. Raising Arizona (1987), dir. Joel Coen
  89. The Breakfast Club (1985), dir. John Hughes
  90. The Quiet Man (1952), dir. John Ford
  91. Doctor Zhivago (1965), dir. David Lean
  92. A Time to Kill (1996), dir. Joel Schumacher
  93. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), dir. Blake Edwards
  94. A Few Good Men (1992), dir. Rob Reiner
  95. Tootsie (1982), dir. Sydney Pollack
  96. The Fugitive (1993), dir. Andrew Davis
  97. The English Patient (1996), dir. Anthony Minghella
  98. Toy Story (1995), dir. John Lasseter
  99. Alien (1979), dir. Ridley Scott
  100. Patton (1970), dir. Franklin Schaffner





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