Escape From Nebraska
Some Favorite Movies: Silent Era to Present


2018
 
1.  Den of Thieves (Christian Gudegast/USA)
 
2017
 
1.  First Reformed (Paul Schrader/USA)
2.  Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson/USA)
3.  Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin/USA, China)
4.  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh/UK, USA)
5.  Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan/UK, France, Netherlands, USA)
6.  Wormwood (Errol Morris/USA)
7.  Good Time (Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie/USA)
8.  Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino/Italy, France, Brazil, USA)
9.  Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig/USA)
 
2016
 
1.  O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman/USA)
2.  Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan/USA)
3.  Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade/Germany, Austria)
4.  Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater/USA)
5.  Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve/France, Germany)
6.  One More Time with Feeling (Andrew Dominik/UK, France)
7.  Elle (Paul Verhoeven/France, Germany, Belgium)
8.  Paterson (Jim Jarmusch/USA, France, Germany)
9.  Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho/Brazil, France)
10. La La Land (Damien Chazelle/USA)
 
2015
 
1.  Blackhat (Michael Mann/USA)
2.  The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino/USA)
3.  The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos/Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, France)
4.  Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck)
5.  Sicario (Denis Villeneuve/USA)
6.  Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo/South Korea)
7.  Junun (Paul Thomas Anderson/USA)
8.  The Witch (Robert Eggers/USA, UK, Canada, Brazil)
9.  De Palma (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow/USA)
10. Results (Andrew Bujalski/USA)
 
2014
 
1.  Interstellar (Christopher Nolan/USA, UK)
2.  The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson/USA, Germany)
3.  It Follows (David Robert Mitchell/USA)
4.  Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy/USA)
5.  The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland/UK)
6.  Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman/USA, Australia)
7.  Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne/Belgium, France, Italy)
8.  Journey to the West (Tsai Ming-liang/France, Taiwan)
9.  Whiplash (Damien Chazelle/USA)
10. The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Chris Miller/USA, Australia, Denmark)
 
2013
 
1.  Coherence (James Ward Byrkit/USA, UK)
2.  The Past (Asghar Farhadi/France, Italy)
3.  Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro/USA)
4.  All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor/USA)
5.  The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese/USA)
6.  Oculus (Mike Flanagan/USA)
7.  Before Midnight (Richard Linklater/USA)
8.  Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer/UK)
9.  Upstream Color (Shane Carruth/USA)
10. Out of the Furnace (Scott Cooper/USA, UK)
 
2012
 
1.  Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh/USA)  
2.  Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach/USA)
3.  Amour (Michael Haneke/France, Germany, Austria)  
4.  Compliance (Craig Zobel/USA)
5.  Looper (Rian Johnson/USA)
6.  Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas/Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany)
7.  The Imposter (Bart Layton/UK)  
8.  Only the Young (Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims/USA)
9.  Room 237 (Rodney Ascher/USA) 
10. Drug War (Johnnie To/China, Hong Kong)
 
2011
 
1.  Mildred Pierce (Todd Haynes/USA)
2.  Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan/USA)  
3.  Bellflower (Evan Glodell/USA)
4.  A Separation (Asghar Farhadi/Iran)
5.  The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne/Belgium, France, Italy)
6.  Melancholia (Lars von Trier/Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany)
7.  The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev/USA, Germany)
8.  The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick/USA)
9.  Terri (Azazel Jacobs/USA)
10. Rampart (Oren Moverman/USA)
 
2010
 
1.  The Social Network (David Fincher/USA)
2.  Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy/USA, UK)
3.  Beginners (Mike Mills/USA)
4.  Stone (John Curran/USA)
5.  Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt/USA)
6.  The Town (Ben Affleck/USA)
7.  Cold Weather (Aaron Katz/USA)
8.  The Fighter (David O. Russell/USA)
9.  Winter's Bone (Debra Granik/USA)
10. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky/USA)
 
2009
 
1.  Everyone Else (Maren Ade/Germany)
2.  Public Enemies (Michael Mann/USA)
3.  The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Terry Gilliam/UK, Canada, France)
4.  Observe and Report (Jody Hill/USA)
5.  Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson/USA, UK)
6.  Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino/USA, Germany)
7.  Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Løve/France, Germany)
8.  The Road (John Hillcoat/USA)
9.  Up (Pete Docter/USA)
10. The International (Tom Tykwer/USA, Germany, UK)
 
2008
 
1.  Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman/USA)
2.  Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme/USA)
3.  The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan/USA)
4.  In Bruges (Martin McDonagh/UK, USA)
5.  Two Lovers (James Gray/USA)
6.  Julia (Erick Zonca/France, USA, Mexico, Belgium)
7.  Blindness (Fernando Meirelles/Canada, Brazil, Japan)
8.  Che (Steven Soderbergh/Spain, France, USA)
9.  A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin/France)
10. WALL * E (Andrew Stanton/USA)
 
2007
 
1.  Zodiac (David Fincher/USA)
2.  Import Export (Ulrich Seidl/Austria)
3.  No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen/USA)
4.  The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik/USA)
5.  There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson/USA)
6.  My Kid Could Paint That (Amir Bar-Lev/USA, UK)
7.  Shotgun Stories (Jeff Nichols/USA)
8.  The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson/USA)
9.  Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck/USA)
10. Youth Without Youth (Francis Ford Coppola/USA, Germany, Italy, France, Romania) 
 
2006
 
1.  The Prestige (Christopher Nolan/USA, UK)
2.  Miami Vice (Michael Mann/USA, Germany)
3.  Running Scared (Wayne Kramer/USA, Germany)
4.  Dance Party, USA (Aaron Katz/USA)
5.  United 93 (Paul Greengrass/USA, UK, France)
6.  Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt/USA)
7.  Bug (William Friedkin/USA)
8.  Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo/South Korea)
9.  Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck/USA)
10. Volver (Pedro Almodovar/Spain)
 
2005
 
1.  The New World (Terrence Malick/USA)
2.  Last Days (Gus Van Sant/USA)
3.  The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach/USA)
4.  Elizabethtown (Cameron Crowe/USA)
5.  Mutual Appreciation (Andrew Bujalski/USA)
6.  The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang/Taiwan, France)
7.  A History of Violence (David Cronenberg/USA, Germany)
8.  The Island (Michael Bay/USA)
9.  Land of the Dead (George A. Romero/USA, France, Canada)
10. Bubble (Steven Soderbergh/USA)
 
2004
 
1.  Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino/USA)
2.  Primer (Shane Carruth/USA)
3.  Head-On (Fatih Akin/Germany, Turkey)
4.  I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell/USA, Germany)
5.  Man on Fire (Tony Scott/USA, UK, Mexico)
6.  Spartan (David Mamet/USA, Germany)
7.  3-Iron (Kim Ki-duk/South Korea, Japan)
8.  Moolaade (Ousmane Sembene/Senegal, France, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia)
9.  House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou/China, Hong Kong)
10. DiG! (Ondi Timoner/USA)
 
2003
 
1.  Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho/South Korea)
2.  Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen/USA)
3.  Dogville (Lars Von Trier/Denmark, Sweden, France, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, USA, UK)
4.  Bad Boys II (Michael Bay/USA)
5.  The Matrix Reloaded (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski/USA)
6.  Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette/USA)
7.  Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff/USA, Germany
8.  Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino/USA)
9.  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir/USA) 
10. Dallas 362 (Scott Caan/USA)
 
2002
 
1.  Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes/USA)
2.  Gerry (Gus Van Sant/USA, Argentina, Jordan)
3.  Happy Here and Now (Michael Almereyda/USA)
4.  Insomnia (Christopher Nolan/USA)
5.  Irreversible (Gaspar Noé/France)
6.  Solaris (Steven Soderbergh/USA)
7.  Blade II (Guillermo del Toro/USA, Germany)
8.  Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese/USA, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands)
9.  Funny Ha Ha (Andrew Bujalski/USA)
10. 25th Hour (Spike Lee/USA)
 
2001
 
1.  Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch/USA, France)
2.  Bad Guy (Kim Ki-duk/South Korea)
3.  Training Day (Antoine Fuqua/USA, Australia)
4.  Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly/USA) 
5.  The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen/USA, UK)
6.  Tape (Richard Linklater/USA)
7.  Artificial Intelligence: AI (Steven Spielberg/USA)
8.  Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff/USA, UK, Germany)
9.  Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuarón/Mexico)
10. A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard/USA)
 
2000
 
1.  In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai/Hong Kong, France)
2.  The Way of the Gun (Christopher McQuarrie/USA)
3.  Yi yi: A One and a Two... (Edward Yang/Taiwan, Japan)
4.  Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong/South Korea, Japan)
5.  Traffic (Steven Soderbergh/USA, Germany)
6.  Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson/USA, UK, Japan, Germany)
7.  Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe/USA)
8.  Hamlet (Michael Almereyda/USA)
9.  Barking Dogs Never Bite (Bong Joon-ho/South Korea)
10. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer/UK, Spain)
 
1999
 
1.  Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson/USA)
2.  The Straight Story (David Lynch/USA, France, UK)
3.  Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick/USA, UK)
4.  The Matrix (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski/USA)
5.  The Insider (Michael Mann/USA)
6.  Fight Club (David Fincher/USA, Germany)
7.  Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh/UK)
8.  My Best Fiend (Werner Herzog/Germany, UK, Finland, USA)
9.  Election (Alexander Payne/USA)
10. eXistenZ (David Cronenberg/Canada, UK)
 
1998
 
1.  Rushmore (Wes Anderson/USA)
2.  Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh/USA)
3.  Buffalo '66 (Vincent Gallo/USA)
4.  The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick/USA, Canada)
5.  The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman/USA)
6.  The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen/USA, UK)
7.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam/USA)
8.  A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi/USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan)
9.  He Got Game (Spike Lee/USA)
10. The Newton Boys (Richard Linklater/USA)
 
1997
 
1.  The Game (David Fincher/USA)
2.  In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute/USA, Canada)
3.  L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson/USA)
4.  Cop Land (James Mangold/USA)
5.  Face/Off (John Woo/USA)
6.  Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell/USA)
7.  Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino/USA)
8.  Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa/Japan)
9.  The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan/Canada)
10. Lost Highway (David Lynch/USA, France)
 
1996
 
1.  Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas/France)
2.  The Rock (Michael Bay/USA)
3.  Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma/USA)
4.  Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe/USA)
5.  Trainspotting (Danny Boyle/UK)
6.  Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky/USA)
7.  Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson/USA)
8.  Scream (Wes Craven/USA)
9.  Swingers (Doug Liman/USA)
10. Bound (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski/USA)
 
1995
 
1.  Se7en (David Fincher/USA) 
2.  Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam/USA)
3.  Heat (Michael Mann/USA)
4.  Nixon (Oliver Stone/USA)
5.  Crimson Tide (Tony Scott/USA)
6.  Die Hard: With a Vengeance (John McTiernan/USA)
7.  Casino (Martin Scorsese/USA, France)
8.  Safe (Todd Haynes/USA, UK)
9.  La Ceremonie (Claude Chabrol/France, Germany)
10. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer/USA, Germany)
 
1994
 
1.  Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino/USA)
2.  Dumb & Dumber (Peter Farrelly & Bob Farrelly/USA)
3.  Ed Wood (Tim Burton/USA)
4.  Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson/New Zealand, Germany)
5.  Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone/USA)
6.  True Lies (James Cameron/USA)
7.  The Professional (Luc Besson/France)
8.  Exotica (Atom Egoyan/Canada)
9.  Nadja (Michael Almereyda/USA)
10. Cold Water (Olivier Assayas/France)
 
1993
 
1.  Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater/USA)
2.  Short Cuts (Robert Altman/USA)
3.  Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma/USA)
4.  Naked (Mike Leigh/UK)
5.  Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg/USA)
6.  Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis/USA)
7.  Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg/USA)
8.  True Romance (Tony Scott/USA)
9.  The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick/USA)
10. In the Line of Fire (Wolfgang Petersen/USA)
 
1992
 
1.  Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino/USA)  
2.  Hard-Boiled (John Woo/Hong Kong)
3.  Raising Cain (Brian De Palma/USA)
4.  The Player (Robert Altman/USA)
5.  A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner/USA)
6.  Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood/USA)
7.  Full Contact (Ringo Lam/Hong Kong)
8.  Batman Returns (Tim Burton/USA, UK)
9.  Alien³ (David Fincher/USA)
10. Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang/Taiwan)
 
1991
 
1.  JFK (Oliver Stone/USA, France)
2.  Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron/USA, France)
3.  Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott/USA)
4.  The Doors (Oliver Stone/USA)
5.  My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant/USA)
6.  Barton Fink (Joel Coen/USA, UK)
7.  Slacker (Richard Linklater/USA)
8.  The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme/USA)
9.  Zentropa (Lars Von Trier/Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland)
10. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou/China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
 
1990
 
1.  Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen/USA)
2.  Wild at Heart (David Lynch/USA)
3.  Miami Blues (George Armitage/USA)  
4.  Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton/USA)
5.  Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Joe Dante/USA)
6.  The Grifters (Stephen Frears/USA)
7.  Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese/USA)
8.  Misery (Rob Reiner/USA)
9.  Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven/USA)
10. The Hairdresser's Husband (Patrice Leconte/France)
 
1989
 
1.  The Killer (John Woo/Hong Kong)
2.  Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee/USA)
3.  Dekalog, Nine (Krzysztof Kieslowski/Poland, West Germany)
4.  Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen/USA)
5.  Say Anything... (Cameron Crowe/USA)
6.  The Abyss (James Cameron/USA)
7.  The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway/France, UK)
8.  Dekalog, Four (Krzysztof Kieslowski/Poland, West Germany)
9.  Sea of Love (Harold Becker/USA)
10. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant/USA)
 
1988
 
1.  Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg/Canada, USA)
2.  The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese/USA)
3.  The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris/USA)
4.  Die Hard (John McTiernan/USA)
5.  Dekalog, Six (Krzysztof Kieslowski/Poland, West Germany)
6.  Rain Man (Barry Levinson/USA)
7.  Midnight Run (Martin Brest/USA)
8.  Frantic (Roman Polanski/USA, France)
9.  The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman/USA)
10. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton/USA, UK)
 
1987
 
1.  House of Games (David Mamet/USA)
2.  Predator (John McTiernan/USA) 
3.  Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick/USA)
4.  Angel Heart (Alan Parker/USA, Canada, UK)
5.  Raising Arizona (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen/USA)
6.  Cobra Verde (Werner Herzog/Ghana, West Germany)
7.  The Hidden (Jack Sholder/USA)
8.  White of the Eye (Donald Cammell/UK)
9.  The Untouchables (Brian De Palma/USA)
10. Wall Street (Oliver Stone/USA)
 
1986
 
1.  Aliens (James Cameron/USA, UK)
2.  Salvador (Oliver Stone/USA)
3.  Manhunter (Michael Mann/USA)
4.  The Fly (David Cronenberg/USA, UK, Canada)
5.  Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz/USA)
6.  Platoon (Oliver Stone/USA)
7.  Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch/USA, West Germany)
8.  Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen/USA)
9.  Something Wild (Jonathan Demme/USA)
10. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton/USA)
 
1985
 
1.  Brazil (Terry Gilliam/UK)
2.  Death of a Salesman (Volker Schlondorff/USA, West Germany)
3.  Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis/USA)
4.  To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin/USA)
5.  Fletch (Michael Ritchie/USA)
6.  The Dark Glow of the Mountains (Werner Herzog/West Germany)
7.  The Breakfast Club (John Hughes/USA)
8.  Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton/USA)
 
1984
 
1.  Love Streams (John Cassavetes/USA)
2.  The Element of Crime (Lars Von Trier/Denmark)
3.  Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme/USA)
4.  A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven/USA)
5.  Amadeus (Milos Forman/USA)
6.  Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch/USA, West Germany)
7.  Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone/Italy, USA)
8.  Body Double (Brian De Palma/USA)
9.  Secret Honor (Robert Altman/USA)
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg/USA)
 
1983
 
1.  Scarface (Brian De Palma/USA)
2.  Sans soleil (Chris Marker/France)
3.  The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese/USA)
4.  Videodrome (David Cronenberg/Canada, USA)
5.  Zelig (Woody Allen/USA)
6.  The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam/UK)
7.  Star 80 (Bob Fosse/USA)
8.  Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Ôshima/UK, Japan, New Zealand)
9.  Psycho II (Richard Franklin/USA)
10. National Lampoon’s Vacation (Harold Ramis/USA)
 
1982
 
1.  Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog/Peru, West Germany)
2.  The Thing (John Carpenter/USA)
3.  White Dog (Samuel Fuller/USA)
4.  An Officer and a Gentleman (Taylor Hackford/USA)  
5.  48 Hrs. (Walter Hill/USA)
6.  First Blood (Ted Kotcheff/USA)
7.  E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg/USA)
8.  The Verdict (Sidney Lumet/USA)
9.  Tootsie (Sydney Pollack/USA)
10. My Favorite Year (Richard Benjamin/USA)
 
1981
 
1.  Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam/UK)
2.  Possession (Andrzej Zulawski/France, West Germany)
3.  Blow Out (Brian De Palma/USA)
4.  Thief (Michael Mann/USA)
5.  The Road Warrior (George Miller/Australia) 
6.  Gallipoli (Peter Weir/Australia)
7.  Stripes (Ivan Reitman/USA)
8.  An American Werewolf in London (John Landis/UK, USA)
 
1980
 
1.  The Shining (Stanley Kubrick/USA, UK)
2.  Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese/USA)
3.  Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa/Japan)
4.  Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg/UK)
5.  The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller/USA)
6.  The Elephant Man (David Lynch/UK, USA)
7.  Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma/USA)
8.  Airplane! (Jim Abrahams & David Zucker & Jerry Zucker/USA)
 
1979
 
1.  Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola/USA)
2.  Saint Jack (Peter Bogdanovich/USA)
3.  Alien (Ridley Scott/UK)
4.  Life of Brian (Terry Jones/UK)
5.  Love on the Run (François Truffaut/France)
6.  Breaking Away (Peter Yates/USA)
7.  Escape from Alcatraz (Don Siegel/USA)
8.  ...And Justice for All (Norman Jewison/USA)
 
1978
 
1.  Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick/USA)
2.  Fedora (Billy Wilder/France, West Germany)
3.  The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino/USA)
4.  Halloween (John Carpenter/USA)
5.  The Fury (Brian De Palma/USA)
6.  The Driver (Walter Hill/USA, UK)
7.  Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero/USA, Italy)
8.  The Boys from Brazil (Franklin J. Schaffner/UK, USA)
 
1977
 
1.  Sorcerer (William Friedkin/USA)
2.  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg/USA, UK)
3.  New York, New York (Martin Scorsese/USA)
4.  Opening Night (John Cassavetes/USA)
5.  Eraserhead (David Lynch/USA)
6.  Saturday Night Fever (John Badham/USA)
7.  Suspiria (Dario Argento/Italy)
8.  Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett/USA)
9.  La Soufriere (Werner Herzog/West Germany)
10. Annie Hall (Woody Allen/USA)
 
1976
 
1.  The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes/USA)
2.  Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May/USA)
3.  All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula/USA)
4.  Rocky (John G. Avildsen/USA)
5.  Network (Sidney Lumet/USA)
6.  Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese/USA)
7.  Carrie (Brian De Palma/USA)
8.  The Innocent (Luchino Visconti/Italy, France)
9.  The Omen (Richard Donner/UK, USA)
10. The Tenant (Roman Polanski/France)
 
1975
 
1.  Love and Death (Woody Allen/USA, France)
2.  Night Moves (Arthur Penn/USA)
3.  Nashville (Robert Altman/USA)
4.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones/UK)
5.  The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston/UK, USA)
6.  Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick/UK)
7.  Jaws (Steven Spielberg/USA)
8.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman/USA)
9.  Mandingo (Richard Fleischer/USA)
10. French Connection II (John Frankenheimer/USA)
 
1974
 
1.  The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola/USA)
2.  Chinatown (Roman Polanski/USA)
3.  The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent/USA)
4.  California Split (Robert Altman/USA)
5.  Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette/France)
6.  Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Michael Cimino/USA)
7.  A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes/USA)
8.  Thieves Like Us (Robert Altman/USA)
9.  The Parallax View (Alan J. Pakula/USA)
10. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (Werner Herzog/West Germany)
 
1973
 
1.  The Last Detail (Hal Ashby/USA)
2.  Badlands (Terrence Malick/USA)
3.  Sisters (Brian De Palma/USA)
4.  The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman/USA)
5.  Sleeper (Woody Allen/USA)
6.  Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah/USA)
7.  Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg/USA)
8.  Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg/UK, Italy)
9.  Serpico (Sidney Lumet/Italy, USA)
10. Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich/USA)
 
1972
 
1.  Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky/Soviet Union)
2.  The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola/USA)
3.  The Getaway (Sam Peckinpah/USA)
4.  Ulzana’s Raid (Robert Aldrich/USA)
5.  Love in the Afternoon (Éric Rohmer/France)
6.  The Last House on the Left (Wes Craven/USA)
7.  Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog/West Germany)
8.  The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May/USA)
9.  Un flic (Jean-Pierre Melville/France, Italy)
10. Avanti! (Billy Wilder/USA, Italy)
 
1971
 
1.  A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick/UK)
2.  Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah/UK, USA)
3.  Dirty Harry (Don Siegel/USA)
4.  A New Leaf (Elaine May/USA)
5.  The Beguiled (Don Siegel/USA)
6.  Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff/Australia, USA)
7.  Out 1 (Jacques Rivette/France)
8.  Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes/USA)
9.  The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg/USA)
10. The French Connection (William Friedkin/USA)
 
1970
 
1.  Le Cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville/France, Italy)
2.  Husbands (John Cassavetes/USA)
3.  The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci/Italy, France, West Germany)
4.  Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni/USA)
5.  M.A.S.H. (Robert Altman/USA)
6.  Bed and Board (François Truffaut/France, Italy)
7.  The Landlord (Hal Ashby/USA)
8.  The Wild Child (François Truffaut/France)
 
1969
 
1.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill/USA)
2.  Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger/USA)
3.  The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah/USA)
4.  Downhill Racer (Michael Ritchie/USA)
5.  A Touch of Zen (King Hu/Taiwan)
6.  The Italian Job (Peter Collinson/UK)
7.  Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville/France, Italy)
8.  La Piscine (Jacques Deray/France, Italy)
 
1968
 
1.  2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick/UK, USA)
2.  Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone/Italy, USA)
3.  The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci/Italy, France)
4.  Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski/USA)
5.  Hell in the Pacific (John Boorman/USA)
6.  Stolen Kisses (François Truffaut/France)
7.  Faces (John Cassavetes/USA)
8.  Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea/Cuba)
9.  Mandabi (Ousmane Sembene/France, Senegal)
10. Je t'aime, je t'aime (Alain Resnais/France)
 
1967
 
1.  Belle de jour (Luis Buñuel/France, Italy)
2.  Le Samourï (Jean-Pierre Melville/France, Italy)
3.  Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn/USA)
4.  Scattered Clouds (Mikio Naruse/Japan)
5.  The Graduate (Mike Nichols/USA)
6.  Point Blank (John Boorman/USA)
7.  Samurai Rebellion (Masaki Kobayashi/Japan)
8.  The Red and the White (Miklos Jancso/Hungary, Soviet Union)
9.  Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker/USA)
10. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard/Italy, France)
 
1966
 
1.  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone/Italy, Spain)
2.  El Dorado (Howard Hawks/USA)
3.  Seconds (John Frankenheimer/USA)
4.  The Sword of Doom (Kihachi Okamoto/Japan)
5.  Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni/UK, Italy, USA)
6.  A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann/UK)
7.  Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson/France, Sweden)
 
1965
 
1.  Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard/France, Italy)
2.  Repulsion (Roman Polanski/UK)
3.  Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles/France, Spain, Switzerland)
4.  For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone/Italy, Spain, West Germany, Monaco)
5.  The Ipcress File (Sidney J. Furie/UK)
6.  Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini/Italy, France)
7.  Bunny Lake Is Missing (Otto Preminger/UK)
8.  The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Martin Ritt/UK)
9.  Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard/France, Italy)
10. Doctor Zhivago (David Lean/USA)
 
1964
 
1.  Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard/France)
2.  Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara/Japan)
3.  Fail-Safe (Sidney Lumet/USA)
4.  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy/France, West Germany)
5.  The Best Man (Franklin J. Schaffner/USA)
6.  Seduced and Abandoned (Pietro Germi/Italy, France)
7.  The Killers (Don Siegel/USA)
8.  Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick/UK)
9.  Zulu (Cy Endfield/UK)
10. A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone/West Germany, Spain, Italy)
 
1963
 
1.  8 1/2 (Federico Fellini/Italy, France)
2.  Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard/France, Italy)
3.  High and Low (Akira Kurosawa/Japan)
4.  The Servant (Joseph Losey/UK)
5.  The Leopard (Luchino Visconti/Italy, France)
6.  The Great Escape (John Sturges/USA)
7.  Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller/USA)
8.  Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard/France)
 
1962
 
1.  Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean/UK)
2.  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford/USA)
3.  Lolita (Stanley Kubrick/USA, UK)
4.  Jules and Jim (François Truffaut/France)
5.  Requiem for a Heavyweight (Ralph Nelson/USA)
6.  Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi/Japan)
7.  The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer/USA)
8.  Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah/USA)
9.  Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski/Poland)
10. My Life to Live (Jean-Luc Godard/France)
 
1961
 
1.  A Woman Is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard/Italy, France)
2.  Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa/Japan)
3.  Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda/France, Italy)
4.  The Hustler (Robert Rossen/USA)
5.  One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder/USA)
6.  The Misfits (John Huston/USA)
7.  The Innocents (Jack Clayton/UK)
8.  Too Late Blues (John Cassavetes/USA)
9.  Viridiana (Luis Buñuel/Mexico, Spain)
10. Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini/Italy)
 
1960
 
1.  Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti/Italy, France)
2.  Classe tous risques (Claude Sautet/France, Italy)
3.  La Dolce vita (Federico Fellini/Italy, France)
4.  La Vérité (Henri-Georges Clouzot/France, Italy)
5.  Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
6.  Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard/France)
7.  The Apartment (Billy Wilder/USA)
8.  Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick/USA)
9.  Purple Noon (Rene Clement/France, Italy)
10. The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges/USA)
 
1959
 
1.  Pickpocket (Robert Bresson/France)
2.  Hiroshima, mon amour (Alain Resnais/France, Japan)
3.  Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger/USA)
4.  North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
5.  The Letter Never Sent (Mikhail Kalatozov/Soviet Union)
6.  Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks/USA)
7.  General della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini/Italy, France)
8.  The Human Condition, Part I: No Greater Love (Masaki Kobayashi/Japan)
9.  The 400 Blows (François Truffaut/France)
 
1958
 
1.  Touch of Evil (Orson Welles/USA)
2.  Ivan the Terrible Part II (Sergei M. Eisenstein/Soviet Union)
3.  Fiend Without a Face (Arthur Crabtree/UK)
4.  Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
5.  Thunder Road (Arthur Ripley/USA)
 
1957
 
1.  The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman/Sweden)
2.  The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean/UK, USA)
3.  Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick/USA)
4.  Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick/USA)
5.  Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa/Japan)
6.  Run of the Arrow (Samuel Fuller/USA)
7.  12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet/USA)
8.  The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk/USA)
9.  On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin/USA)
10. The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov/Soviet Union)
 
1956
 
1.  Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk/USA)
2.  The Killing (Stanley Kubrick/USA)
3.  Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi/Japan)
4.  The Searchers (John Ford/USA)
5.  Bob le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville/France)
 
1955
 
1.  The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis/USA)
2.  Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot/France)
3.  The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton/USA)
4.  Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray/USA)
5.  Rififi (Jules Dassin/France)
6.  East of Eden (Elia Kazan/USA)
7.  Mister Roberts (John Ford & Mervyn LeRoy/USA)
8.  Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich/USA)
9.  Le Amiche (Michelangelo Antonioni/Italy)
10. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
 
1954
 
1.  Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray/USA)
2.  Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa/Japan)
3.  On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan/USA)
4.  La Strada (Federico Fellini/Italy)
5.  Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
6.  Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi/Japan)
 
1953
 
1.  The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot/France, Italy)
2.  Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller/USA)
3.  Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi/Japan)
4.  The Earrings of Madame de... (Max Ophüls/France, Italy)
5.  The Big Heat (Fritz Lang/USA)
6.  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks/USA)
7.  Roman Holiday (William Wyler/USA)
8.  I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini/Italy, France)
9.  The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann/USA)
10. Fear and Desire (Stanley Kubrick/USA)
 
1952
 
1.  Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen/USA)
2.  High Noon (Fred Zinnemann/USA)
3.  Clash by Night (Fritz Lang/USA)
4.  Othello (Orson Welles/USA, Italy, Morocco, France)
5.  The Quiet Man (John Ford/USA)
6.  The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer/USA)
 
1951
 
1.  Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder/USA)
2.  On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray/USA)
3.  Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson/France)
4.  Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
 
1950
 
1.  In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray/USA)  
2.  All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz/USA)
3.  The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini/Italy)
4.  Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa/Japan)
5.  Tension (John Berry/USA)
6.  Los olvidados (Luis Buñuel/Mexico)
 
1949
 
1.  The Third Man (Carol Reed/UK)
2.  Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis/USA)
3.  Thieves' Highway (Jules Dassin/USA)
4.  She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford/USA)
5.  The Set-Up (Robert Wise/USA)
 
1948
 
1.  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston/USA)
2.  Red River (Howard Hawks/USA)
3.  They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray/USA)
4.  The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger/UK)
5.  Key Largo (John Huston/USA)
 
1947
 
1.  Born to Kill (Robert Wise/USA)
2.  Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger/USA)
3.  T-Men (Anthony Mann/USA)
 
1946
 
1.  It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra/USA)
2.  Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
3.  My Darling Clementine (John Ford/USA)
4.  The Stranger (Orson Welles/USA)
 
1945
 
1.  Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne/France)
2.  Open City (Roberto Rossellini/Italy)
3.  Ivan the Terrible Part I (Sergei M. Eisenstein/Soviet Union)
4.  Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz/USA)
5.  Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
6.  And Then There Were None (Rene Clair/USA)
 
1944
 
1.  Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder/USA)
2.  Laura (Otto Preminger/USA)
3.  To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks/USA)
4.  The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (Preston Sturges/USA)
5.  Henry V (Laurence Olivier/UK)
6.  The Suspect (Robert Siodmak/USA)
7.  Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak/USA)
 
1943
 
1.  I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur/USA)
2.  The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger/UK)
3.  Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer/Denmark)  
4.  The Song of Bernadette (Henry King/USA)
5.  Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot/France)
 
1942
 
1.  The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges/USA)
2.  The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles/USA)
3.  Casablanca (Michael Curtiz/USA)
4.  Cat People (Jacques Tourneur/USA)
 
1941
 
1.  Citizen Kane (Orson Welles/USA)
2.  The Maltese Falcon (John Huston/USA)
3.  Blood and Sand (Rouben Mamoulian/USA)
4.  The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges/USA)
 
1940
 
1.  The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch/USA)
2.  His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks/USA)
3.  Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock/USA)
4.  The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford/USA)
5.  The Mark of Zorro (Rouben Mamoulian/USA)
 
1939
 
1.  The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir/France)
2.  Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks/USA)
3.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra/USA)
4.  The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (Kenji Mizoguchi/Japan)
5.  Stagecoach (John Ford/USA)
 
1938
 
1.  The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock/UK)
2.  Jezebel (William Wyler/USA)
 
1937
 
1.  The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey/USA)
2.  Lost Horizon (Frank Capra/USA)
 
1936
 
1.  Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra/USA)
2.  The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir/France)
3.  Modern Times (Charles Chaplin/USA)
4.  Sisters of the Gion (Kenji Mizoguchi/Japan)
 
1935
 
1.  Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale/USA)
2.  The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock/UK)
 
1934
 
1.  Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks/USA)
2.  It Happened One Night (Frank Capra/USA)
3.  L'Atalante (Jean Vigo/France)
 
1933
 
1.  Duck Soup (Leo McCarey/USA)
2.  The Bowery (Raoul Walsh/USA)
 
1932
 
1.  Scarface (Howard Hawks/USA)
2.  Freaks (Tod Browning/USA)
3.  Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding/USA)
4.  Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg/USA)
5.  Horse Feathers (Norman Z. McLeod/USA)
6.  Love Me Tonight (Rouben Mamoulian/USA)
7.  Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer/Germany)
8.  Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg/USA)
9.  Me and My Gal (Raoul Walsh/USA)
 
1931
 
1.  M (Fritz Lang/Germany)
2.  City Lights (Charles Chaplin/USA)
3.  La Chienne (Jean Renoir/France)
 
1930
 
1.  L’Age d’or (Luis Buñuel/France)
2.  People on Sunday (Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer/Germany)
3.  Morocco (Josef von Sternberg/USA)
 
Silent Era or: Anything before 1930
 
1.  Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau/USA)
2.  Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton/USA)
3.  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene/Germany)
4.  The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick & Buster Keaton/USA)
5.  The Battleship Potemkin (Sergei M. Eisenstein/Soviet Union)
6.  The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin/USA)
7.  College (James W. Horne & Buster Keaton/USA)
8.  Girl Shy (Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor/USA)
9.  Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (D.W. Griffith/USA)