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About Filmsite.org -- "Greatest Films"

Descriptive Overview (in two parts) - About Filmsite.org

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Site Map (this page!)

Roger Ebert's The Great Movies -- and Greatest Films

"The 100 Greatest Films"

100 Greatest Films

Selection Criteria for Greatest Films

100 "Greatest Films" (alphabetical by title)

Index * (Start Here)
Summaries - Part 1
Summaries - Part 2
Summaries - Part 3
Summaries - Part 4
Summaries - Part 5
Summaries - Part 6
Summaries - Part 7
Summaries - Part 8

Another 100 "Greatest Films" (alphabetical)

Index * (Start Here)
Summaries - Part 1
Summaries - Part 2
Summaries - Part 3
Summaries - Part 4
Summaries - Part 5
Summaries - Part 6
Summaries - Part 7
Summaries - Part 8

Third 100 "Greatest Films" (alphabetical)

Index * (Start Here)
Summaries - Part 1
Summaries - Part 2
Summaries - Part 3
Summaries - Part 4
Summaries - Part 5
Summaries - Part 6
Summaries - Part 7
Summaries - Part 8

200 Greatest Films
(chronological listing of top two lists)

300 Greatest Films (chronological listing of all three lists)

Filmsite's Film Reviews Index

Film Reviews A-Z (alphabetical by film title)

Film Reviews - By Decade

Film Reviews - Most Popular

Filmsite's Super Movie Quizzes

Super Movie Quizzes 1-40

The Top Films

"Greatest Films" Lists - This Site

"Greatest Films" Lists Index (This Site's Lists)
Top Films of All-Time
Filmsite's Top 100 Films (5 Per Genre Category)

"Greatest Films Lists" - Other Sites

"Other Greatest Films" Lists Index (Other Sites' Lists) - same as links below

Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Best Movies
Los Angeles Daily News Readers' Poll: Greatest American Films
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences - Best Picture Winners
Sight & Sound Magazine's 10 Best Films Polls
TV Guide's 50 Greatest Movies (on TV and Video)
Guinness' Top 100 Films (5 Per Genre Category)
Mr. Showbiz's 100 Best Movies of All Time - Readers and Critics Picks
Movieline Magazine's 100 Best Movies Ever Made
Movieline Magazine's 100 Greatest Foreign Films
Premiere Magazine's 100 Most Daring Movies Ever Made
Empire Magazine's 50 Greatest Independent Films
Rolling Stone's 100 Maverick Movies of the Last 100 Years
FilmFour's 100 Greatest Films of All Time
British Film Institute's 100 Favorite British Films of the 20th Century
Village Voice's 100 Best Films of the 20th Century
Empire Magazine's 50 Best Films
Empire Magazine's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (two pollings)
Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
Premiere Magazine's 50 Greatest Comedies of All Time
Maxim Magazine's 100 Greatest Guy Movies Ever Made
Men's Journal's 50 Best Guy Movies of All Time
Entertainment Weekly's 50 Best High School Movies
50 Greatest Chick Flicks by O Magazine
100 Recommended Children's Movies
BFI's Top 10 (and Top 50) Greatest Children's Films
Vanity Fair's 50 Greatest Films of All-Time
Arts and Faith's Top 100 Spiritually-Significant Films
The Film 100 - 100 Most Influential People (and Their Films)
National Film Registry Titles
San Francisco Chronicle's Vintage Video: Hot 100 From Out of the Past
Time Out's Centenary Top Hundred Films
Time Out's Readers Top Hundred Films
Video Detective's Top 100 Films
Internet Movie DataBase's Top 100 Films
Entertainment Weekly's 100 Best Film Soundtracks
Film Comment's 101 Film Score Milestones (1933-2001)
Total Film's The Greatest Directors Ever

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies - The Top 100 Greatest American Movies

100 Years...100 Movies Series of Best American Films by American Film Institute (AFI):

Judging Criteria and Facts About AFI's Top 100
400 Greatest American Films (nominees)
Commentary on 100 Years...100 Movies

100 Years...100 Laughs (four parts) - The 100 Funniest American Movies
500 Greatest Comedies (nominees)

100 Years...100 Thrills (two parts) - The 100 Greatest Thrillers
400 Greatest Thrillers (nominees)

100 Years...100 Passions (two parts) - The 100 Greatest Love Stories
400 Greatest Love Stories (nominees)

100 Greatest Heroes & Villains - The 100 Greatest Heroes & Villains
100 Greatest Heroes & Villains (nominees)

50 Greatest Screen Legends - 50 Greatest Screen Legends

100 Greatest American Movie Poster Classics

100 Years...100 Songs - The Top 100 Greatest Songs in American Movies
400 Greatest Songs (nominees)

100 Years...100 Movie Quotes - The Top 100 Movie Quotes in American Movies
400 Greatest Movie Quotes (nominees)

100 Years...100 Cheers - The Top 100 Inspirational American Films
300 Greatest Inspirational Films (nominees)

100 Years of Musicals - The 25 Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time

100 Greatest American Films - 10th Anniversary Edition
400 Greatest Films (nominees)

The 10 Top 10 - The Top 10 Films in 10 Genres
The 10 Top 10 (500 nominees, 10 in each genre category, and 100 winners)

Box-Office Greats

All-Time Box-Office Top 100 (domestic, unadjusted and adjusted for inflation, and worldwide)
Box-Office Top 10 (By Decade and Year)
Top 100 Films of All-Time (Inflation-Adjusted)
Greatest Film Series Franchises (ordered by domestic revenue) (in four parts)
Top Summer Blockbusters
All-Time Highest Grossing Films by Genre Type
Greatest Box-Office Bombs, Disasters, and Flops

Academy Awards or "Oscars" (1927/8 to present)

Major Awards Categories

Academy Awards Summaries Academy Awards Summaries

Most Oscar Wins by Film
Most Oscar Nominations by Film
Most Acting Nominations by Film
Actors/Actresses with the Most Nominations and Wins (4 parts)

Best Picture Winners (1927/28 - present)
20th Century Best Picture Winners (ranked by artistic merit)
Best Picture Oscar Winners Genre Biases
Best Picture Milestones (multi-sectioned, by decade)

Best Director Winners (1927/28 - present)
Best Actor Winners (1927/28 - present)
Best Supporting Actor Winners (1927/28 - present)
Best Actress Winners (1927/28 - present)
Best Supporting Actress Winners (1927/28 - present)

Best Screenplay/Writer Winners (1927/28 - present)
101 Greatest Film Screenplays of All-Time

Academy Award Nominees and Winners by Decade
(A Complete Academy Awards History and Commentary)

1927/8-1939 (individual years branch off decades)
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2019
2020-2029

Academy Awards Mistakes and Omissions
(Films Without Oscars)

Academy Awards-Nominated Great Films That Didn't Win a Single Oscar
Great Films That Weren't Nominated
'Best Pictures' Not Nominated for Best Picture
Great Acting Performances That Weren't Nominated
Great Actors, Great Actresses, and Great Directors Who Have Not Won Actor, Actress and Best Director Academy Awards®

The Worst Oscar Awards

Greatest Film Scenes and Moments

Greatest Film Scenes & Moments: Introduction
What's a Great Film Scene?
100 Most Iconic Film Images - Filmsite's Top 100 (and Honorable Mentions)
Scenes Mini-Quiz

A Tribute to the 100 Greatest Film Scenes of All Time (chronological and illustrated)

Introduction
Silents (1)
Silents (2)
1930s (1)
1930s (2)
1940s (1)
1940s (2)
1950s (1)
1950s (2)
1960s
1970s-1990s

100's of the Greatest Film Moments and Scenes
Scenes: Film Titles A - H | Scenes: Film Titles I - R | Scenes: Film Titles S - Z

100 Great Movie Moments (Roger Ebert) (illustrated)

50 Greatest Movie Moments of All Time - by TV Guide (4 parts, ranked)
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

100 Years at the Movies, analysis of short film by Chuck Workman

The Best Of ... (all illustrated)

Introduction

Scariest Movie Moments and Scenes

Greatest Movie Death Scenes

Greatest Movie Entrances of All-Time

Best and Most Memorable Film Kisses of All Time in Cinematic History

Greatest Tearjerker Films, Moments and Scenes

Greatest Plot Twists, Spoilers, and Surprise Endings

Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

Greatest Musical Song/Dance Movie Moments and Scenes

Greatest Classic Chase Scenes in Films

Greatest Disaster Film Scenes

Greatest Crowd Film Scenes

Greatest War Films

Greatest Westerns

Great Christmas Movies

Memorable and Great 'Chick' Flicks

Greatest 'Guy' Movies of All-Time

Sexiest Films of All-Time

Greatest Film Series-Franchises of All-Time

Greatest Film Franchises: Movie Title Screens

Movie Title Screens

Best Picture Academy Award Winners
James Bond Films
Film Studio Logos
Saul Bass Titles

100 Years of Title Screens (1900-1919)
(1920-1929)
(1930-1939)
(1940-1949)
(1950-1959)
(1960-1969)
(1970-1979)
(1980-1989)
(1990-1999)
(2000-2009)

(2010-2019)
(2020-2029)

Classic Film Noir (1940s) and (1950s)
Alfred Hitchcock Films
Greatest Westerns
Creature Features of the Mid-20th Century
Filmsite's 100 Greatest Films, Another 100 Films and Third 100 Films collections

Film History and Film Milestones Timelines

Cinematic History and Timelines By Decade - (illustrated)
Index (individual years branch off decades)

Pre-20s History
1920s Film History
1930s Film History
1940s Film History
1950s Film History
1960s Film History
1970s Film History
1980s Film History
1990s Film History
2000s Film History
2010s Film History

Film History Milestones - Timelines

Pre-1900s (Part 1, to 1889), Pre-1900s (Part 2, 1890-1899)
1900s - 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
1910s - 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919
1920s - 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929
1930s - 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
1940s - 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
1950s - 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
1960s - 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
1970s - 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
1980s - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990s - 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000s - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010s - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2020s - 2020, 2021

Great Films - By Year
(selections for greatest films of each year - one page per year)

Box-Office Top 10 (by decade)

History of Sex in Cinema: Greatest and Most Influential Erotic / Sexual Films and Scenes
(chronological by film title and illustrated)

Most Influential Films in American Cinema

50 States: Most Authentic and Famous Films

Greatest Movie Props in Film History (illustrated)

Greatest Femmes Fatales in Classic Film Noir (illustrated)

Film Milestones in Visual and Special Effects
(chronological by date, multiple parts and illustrated)

The 100 Most Controversial Films of All-Time
(chronological, multiple parts, and illustrated)

Robots in Film
(A comprehensive illustrated history)

Greatest Zombie Films
(chronological by date, multiple parts, illustrated)

Superheroes on Film

Greatest James Bond Girls (illustrated)

Ranked James Bond Films

The Star Wars Saga: Reviewed and Ranked

Sexiest Films of All-Time

Best Film Editing Sequences (illustrated)

Great Film Quotes, Speeches, and Misquotes

Great Film Quotes - Index of Contents

Best Film Speeches and Monologues (in multiple parts, and illustrated)
Greatest Film Misquotes
Top 100 Greatest Film Quotes (illustrated)
Ten Best Movie Lines Ever
Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes
Most Popular Movie Lines
Top 10 Worst Film Quotes
Funniest Movie Quotes

Brief Film Quotes
Great Film Taglines

Greatest Opening Film Lines and Quotes
Greatest Last Words and Film Lines

Great Film Quotes By Decade (Introduction)

Great Film Quotes - 1920s-1930s
Great Film Quotes - 1940s
Great Film Quotes - 1950s
Great Film Quotes - 1960s
Great Film Quotes - 1970s
Great Film Quotes - 1980s
Great Film Quotes - 1990s
Great Film Quotes - 2000s
Great Film Quotes - 2010s
Great Film Quotes - 2020s

100 Years...100 Movie Quotes - The Top 100 Movie Quotes in American Movies
400 Greatest Movie Quotes (nominees)

Film Classifications: Film Genres, Film Subgenres, Non-Genres

Main Film Genres

Action Films
Adventure Films
Comedy Films
Crime and Gangster Films
Drama Films
Epics
Horror Films
Musicals (Dance) Films
Science Fiction Films
War (Anti-War) Films
Western Films

Film Sub-Genres

Biopics (Biographical)
Chick Flicks
Courtroom Dramas
Detective-Mystery Films
Disaster Films
Fantasy Films
Film Noir
Guy Films
Melodrama Films
Road Films
Romance Films
Sports Films
Superhero Films
Supernatural Films
Thriller-Suspense Films
Zombies Films

Film Sub-Genres Types (and Hybrids)

Other Major (Non-Genre) Film Categories

Animated Films
British (UK) Films
Childrens - Kids - Family-Oriented Films (also Top 10 'Must-See' and Top 100 Children's Films)
Classic Films
Cult Films (also Top 50 Cult Movies)
Documentary Films
Serial Films
Sexual (or Erotic) Films
Silent Films

Filmsite's Top 100 Films (by Genre Category)

Best Picture Oscar Winners Genre Biases

Reference Materials: Film Books, Links, Film Terms Glossary, Tips on Viewing Films Critically, etc.

Reference Film and Book Resources (part 1)
Reference Film and Book Resources (part 2)
Reference Film and Book Resources (part 3)

Internet Links and Other Resources

Tips on Viewing Films Critically (two parts)

Film-Making Dictionary or Glossary (alphabetical, and illustrated)

A1 A2-B1 B2 B3-C1 C2 C3 C4-D1 D2-E1 F1 F2-I1
I2-L1 L2-M1 M2-O1 O2-P1 P2-S1 S2 S3 S4 S5-T1 T2-Z

Greatest Directors and Stars/Legends

Greatest Directors (of English-Language Films) (alphabetical by last name, unranked and illustrated)

Greatest Directors and Their Best Films (Introduction)
Greatest Directors and Their Best Films - Part 1
Greatest Directors and Their Best Films - Part 2
Greatest Directors and Their Best Films - Part 3
Greatest Directors and Their Best Films - Part 4
Greatest Directors and Their Best Films - Part 5
Greatest Directors and Their Best Films - Part 6

More Greatest Directors (alphabetical by last name, unranked)

More Great Directors and Their Best Films - Part 1
More Great Directors and Their Best Films - Part 2
More Great Directors and Their Best Films - Part 3
More Great Directors and Their Best Films - Part 4

Film Directors Information

Alfred Hitchcock's Cameos (multiple parts, and illustrated)
Alfred Hitchcock's MacGuffins (illustrated)
Most Famous Film Director Cameos (illustrated)
Notable Appearances of Directors in Films of Other Directors (illustrated)

100 Greatest Film Stars of All-Time (unranked)

Introduction
50 Greatest Film Star Actors (multiple parts, and illustrated)
50 Greatest Film Star Actresses (multiple parts, and illustrated)

Greatest Starring Roles and Filmographies (alphabetical by last name, and illustrated)

Introduction
A1 | A2 | B1 | B2 | B3 | C1 | C2 | C3 | D1 | D2 | E
F1 | F2 | G1 | G2 | H1 | H2 | H3 | I-J | K
L1 | L2 | M1 | M2 | M3 | M4 | N | O | P1 | P2-Q | R1
R2 | S1 | S2 | S3 | T1 | T2 | U-V | W1 | W2-Z

50 Greatest Film Star Legends (alphabetical by last name, and illustrated)

Introduction
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Greatest Film Characters of All-Time

Introduction to Greatest Film Characters of All-Time (alphabetical by character name, and illustrated) - multiple parts
100 Best Female Characters (Movieline Magazine)
100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time (Premiere Magazine)
100 Greatest Movie Performances of All-Time (Premiere Magazine)

Greatest Hollywood Bombshells

History of Hollywood Bombshells
Top 25 Sexy Hollywood Bombshells (alphabetical by last name, illustrated)

Other Site Features: Film Search Tools, Site Awards and Site Reviews (Archived)

Film Search Tools

Site Awards (Archived)

Site Reviews Archive (two pages)