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100 Greatest Films

100 Greatest Films
100 Greatest Films

100 Greatest FilmsHighly recommended - here is this site's selection of 100 Greatest Films in the 20th century of American/Hollywood film-making (including English-language films) - Tim Dirks' list of 100 Greatest Films covers, by conscious choice and with specific criteria, a wide range of genres, decades, stars and directors. Each of the 8 parts below includes a short synopsis with links to longer reviews for each film - each designated in the review by a 'Top 100' graphic label.

This "Greatest 100 Films" list - organized in 8 parts - was first created and posted on the Web in mid-1996 (see Other Greatest Films Lists including AFI's 100 Greatest American Films that came two years later in June of 1998) - long before Roger Ebert began his "Great Movies" website. Also, see all of Filmsite's 100 Greatest Films Title Screens.
100 Greatest Films
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Another 100 Greatest Films

Another 100 Greatest Films

Another 100 Greatest FilmsAlso highly recommended by this site - a suggested list of another one hundred greatest films (# 101-200) (also predominantly American/Hollywood and English-language films) to provide a more comprehensive collection - many of which could easily be interchanged with the films selected in the 100 Greatest Films list (above). Each of the 8 parts below includes a short synopsis of each selection with links to longer reviews for each film.
Another 100 Greatest Films
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200 Greatest Films - By Decade

200 Greatest Films - by Decade
(chronologically ordered)

200 Greatest FIlms (chronological)Also highly recommended by this site - this compiled list of predominantly American-Hollywood and English-language films combines the 100 Greatest Films list and the Another 100 Greatest Films list (from above) and orders all 200 films chronologically.
Third 100 Greatest Films

Third 100 Greatest Films

A third suggested list of another one hundred greatest films (# 201-300) (also predominantly American/Hollywood and English-language films) adds to the earlier selections of 200 Greatest Films. Each of the 8 parts below includes a short synopsis of each selection with links to longer reviews for each film.

Third 100 Greatest Films
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300 Greatest Films - By Decade

300 Greatest Films - by Decade
(chronologically ordered)

Combines all three lists of predominantly American-Hollywood and English-language films: the original 100 Greatest Films list, the Another 100 Greatest Films list, and the Third 100 Greatest Films list, and orders all 300 films chronologically.

Greatest Films - By Year

Greatest Films - by Year

Yearly lists (and summary descriptions), with genre icons, of many of the greatest films, predominantly American-Hollywood and English-language films, including the 300 greatest films (from above) - and MANY more.

Top 100 Box Office of All Time -
Major Blockbusters

Rankings of both US (Domestic) and Worldwide Box-Office blockbusters have been compiled from various recent sources. The domestic rankings, divided into unadjusted and adjusted for inflation, are based upon theatrical box office receipts (including some theatrical re-release receipts) and do not include video rentals, TV rights, international box office figures, or other revenues.

Top Films of All-Time

Top Films of All-Time

This presents an overview, in two parts, of the rankings of films regarded as 'greatest' by other critics and film-makers' polls, box-office totals, awards organizations, and other tallies. Although this website doesn't believe in the value of ranking films, it is nonetheless interesting to see how a certain number of films often appear at the very top of their rankings or ratings.

All Time Top Film Franchises

All-Time Top Box-Office Film Franchises

Film franchises have became a major cinematic fact of life since the 1970s, beginning with the Planet of the Apes series, the James Bond series-franchise and then the Star Wars films. The corporate mentality, that began to look on films as "products," thereby named a series of films as "franchises." Film franchises in this compilation (in five major parts) are groups of films (in a series, including sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots), that have had significant earnings over time. The major franchises usually have a combined gross box-office (domestic) revenue income (unadjusted for inflation) of at least $450 million, although some of the older franchises haven't attained that level.

Film Selection Criteria

100 Greatest Films - Criteria

This selection of 100 Greatest Films in the last century of film-making covers, by conscious choice, a wide range of genres, decades, stars and directors. Emphasis in these selections is purposely directed toward earlier, more classic Hollywood/American films than more recent films, although some recent films (and British films) are included. (An Additional 100 Greatest Films, and Third 100 Greatest Films, and a compiled, chronological listing of all 200 and 300 Greatest Films are also indexed here.) The Greatest Films selected do not include foreign films or non-English language films for purposes of specialization and focus. Negative judgment on foreign films or non-English language films is not intended or implied.

Most Influential Films

Most Influential Films (in American Cinema)

These are the most significant, influential, and important films in American cinema in approximately the last 100 years. The selections are not necessarily the 'greatest films of all time,' or the most favorite, or the ones that were best reviewed by critics or fans, but those which were major milestones in the development of US film-making. The films are organized by decade, and considerable discussion is provided about each's one's historical context. From silents to modern films, these are the exemplary films that transformed US film-making, and had the most impact.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies

100 Greatest American Movies - AFI
100 Years...100 Movies Series

The American Film Institute (AFI) of Los Angeles, California inaugurated a 100 Years... Series to "celebrate, commemorate, and recognize the very best in American Cinema's first 100 years." Their first effort was the much-debated 1998 list: 100 Years ... 100 Movies - a "definitive selection of the 100 greatest American movies of all time, as determined by more than 1,500 leaders from the American film community." On their 10th Anniversary, AFI re-did their 100 Greatest American Films list. There were many other iterations of their 100 Years.. Series shown here also.

'Greatest Films' - Other Lists
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Other published lists from various sources have been provided for website visitors as a basis for comparison and contrast to this site's listings.