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Empire's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time

500. Ocean's Eleven (2001, d. Steven Soderbergh)
499. Saw (2004, d. James Wan)
498. Back To The Future Part 2 (1989, d. Robert Zemeckis)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, d. Ang Lee)
496. Superman Returns (2006, d. Bryan Singer)
495. Jailhouse Rock (1957, d. Richard Thorpe)
494. Sideways (2004, d. Alexander Payne)
493. In The Company of Men (1997, d. Neil LaBute)
492. Amores Perros (2000, d. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
491. Ben-Hur (1959, d. William Wyler)
490. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007, d. Tim Burton)
489. Brick (2005, d. Rian Johnson)
488. Princess Mononoke (1997, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
487. Superbad (2007, d. Greg Mottola)
486. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, d. Blake Edwards)
485. The Wicker Man (1973, d. Robin Hardy)
484. The Fountain (2001, d. Darren Aronofsky)
483. The Big Red One (1980, d. Samuel Fuller)
482. Scream (1996, d. Wes Craven)
481. Topsy-Turvy (1999, d. Mike Leigh)
480. The Son's Room (2001, d. Nanni Moretti)
479. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947, d. Norman Z. McLeod)
478. Flesh (1968, d. Paul Morrissey)
477. Rebel Without A Cause (1955, d. Nicholas Ray)
476. Santa Sangre (1989, d. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
475. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, d. Gore Verbinski)
474. Enter The Dragon (1973, d. Robert Clouse)
473. Into The Wild (2007, d. Sean Penn)
472. Le Doulos (1962, d. Jean-Pierre Melville)
471. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, d. Allfonso Cuarón)
470. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992, d. James Foley)
469. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998, d. Terry Gilliam)
468. The Crow (1994, d. Alex Proyas)
467. The Deer Hunter (1978, d. Michael Cimino)
466. Snatch (2000, d. Guy Ritchie)
465. 12 Monkeys (1995, d. Terry Gilliam)
464. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954, d. Stanley Donen)
463. Juno (2007, d. Jason Reitman)
462. Dead Man's Shoes (2004, d. Shane Meadows)
461. Halloween (1978, d. John Carpenter)
460. Crash (2004, d. Paul Haggis)
459. Ikiru (1952, d. Akira Kurasawa)
458. Batman (1989, d. Tim Burton)
457. Full Metal Jacket (1987, d. Stanley Kubrick)
456. 28 Days Later (2002, d. Danny Boyle)
455. Top Gun (1986, d. Tony Scott)
454. The Bourne Supremacy (2004, d. Paul Greengrass)
453. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, d. Steven Spielberg)
452. Unbreakable (2000, d. M. Night Shyamalan)
451. Speed (1994, d. Jan de Bont)
450. King Kong (2005, d. Peter Jackson)
449. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999, d. George Lucas)
448. A History of Violence (2005, d. David Cronenberg)
447. Ten (2002, d. Abbas Kiarostami)
446. High Fidelity (2000, d. Stephen Frears)
445. Dumb and Dumber (1994, d. Peter and Bobby Farrelly)
444. Hairspray (1988, d. John Waters)
443. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, d. Sidney Lumet)
442. Atonement (2007, d. Joe Wright)
441. Being John Malkovich (1999, d. Spike Jonze)
440. Akira (1988, d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo)
439. Grosse Point Blank (1997, d. George Armitage)
438. The Lost Boys (1987, d. Joel Schumacher)
437. Spider-Man (2001, d. Sam Raimi)
436. Beauty and the Beast (1991, d. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
435. American Psycho (2000, d. Mary Harron)
434. The Cat Concerto (1947, d. William Hanna and Joseph Barbara)
433. Good Will Hunting (1997, d. Gus Van Zant)
432. X2: X-Men United (2003, d. Bryan Singer)
431. Electra Glide in Blue (1973, d. James William Guercio)
430. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, d. John Carpenter)
429. Danger: Diabolik (1968, d. Mario Bava)
428. The Enigma of Kasper Hauer (1974, d. Werner Herzog)
427. Spring in a Small Town (1948, d. Mu Fei)
426. Enduring Love (2004, d. Roger Michell)
425. Wonder Boys (2000, d. Curtis Hanson)
424. To Have and Have Not (1944, d. Howard Hawks)
423. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004, d. Quentin Tarantino)
422. A Man Escaped (1956, d. Robert Bresson)
421. Lethal Weapon (1987, d. Richard Donner)
420. Jerry Maguire (1996, d. Cameron Crowe)
419. Days of Heaven (1978, d. Terrance Malick)
418. V For Vendetta (2005, d. James McTeigue)
417. Lords of Dogtown (2005, d. Catherine Hardwicke)
416. Bad Taste (1987, d. Peter Jackson)
415. Dawn of the Dead (1978, d. George A. Romero)
414. The Double Life Of Véronique (1991, d. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
413. Finding Nemo (2003, d. Andrew Stanton)
412. Heathers (1989, d. Michael Lehmann)
411. Spider-Man 2 (2004, d. Sam Raimi)
410. A Hard Day's Night (1964, d. Richard Lester)
409. Men In Black (1997, d. Barry Sonnenfeld)
408. Zelig (1983, d. Woody Allen)
407. The Jungle Book (1967, d. Wolfgang Reitherman)
406. Iron Man (2008, d. Jon Favreau)
405. Dirty Dancing (1987, d. Emile Ardolino)
404. RoboCop (1987, d. Paul Verhoeven)
403. Do The Right Thing (1989, d. Spike Lee)
402. Little Miss Sunshine (2006, d. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)
401. Batman Returns (1992, d. Tim Burton)
400. The Incredibles (2004, d. Brad Bird)
399. Greed (1924, d. Erich von Stroheim)
398. Killer of Sheep (1977, d. Charles Burnett)
397. Night of the Living Dead (1968, d. George A. Romero)
396. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, d. Andrew Dominik)
395. Casino (1995, d. Martin Scorsese)
394. Cloverfield (2008, d. Matt Reeves)
393. Garden State (2004, d. Zach Braff)
392. Paris, Texas (1984, d. Wim Wenders)
391. Mulholland Dr. (2001, d. David Lynch)
390. 2 Days in Paris (2007, d. Julie Delpy)
389. Election (1999, d. Alexander Payne)
388. The English Patient (1996, d. Anthony Minghella)
387. Rain Man (1988, d. Barry Levinson)
386. The Great Silence (1968, d. Sergio Corbucci)
385. Ace in the Hole (1951, d. Billy Wilder)
384. The Shop Around the Corner (1940, d. Ernst Lubitsch)
383. Serenity (2005, d. Joss Whedon)
382. Caché (2005, d. Michael Haneke)
381. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, d. Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam)
380. Children of Men (2006, d. Alfonso Cuarón)
379. Ratatouille (2007, d. Brad Bird)
378. The Goonies (1985, d. Richard Donner)
377. Mean Streets (1973, d. Martin Scorsese)
376. Zodiac (2007, d. David Fincher)
375. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994, d. Mike Newell)
374. Hot Fuzz (2007, d. Edgar Wright)
373. Wall-E (2008, d. Andrew Stanton)
372. Army of Darkness (1992, d. Sam Raimi)
371. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, d. Gore Verbinski)
370. Rocky (1976, d. John G. Avildsen)
369. The Breakfast Club (1985, d. John Hughes)
368. Airplane! (1980, d. David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker)
367. Cabaret (1972, d. Bob Fosse)
366. Predator (1987, d. John McTiernan)
365. The Bourne Identity (2002, d. Doug Liman)
364. National Born Killers (1994, d. Oliver Stone)
363. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, d. Barry Levinson)
362. The Elephant Man (1980, d. David Lynch)
361. Clerks (1994, d. Kevin Smith)
360. The Return (2003, d. Andrei Zvyagintsev)
359. The Lady Eve (1941, d. Preston Sturges)
358. Russian Ark (2002, d. Aleksandr Sokurov)
357. The Long Goodbye (1973, d. Robert Altman)
356. Napoléon (1927, d. Abel Gance)
355. Sunshine (2007, d. Danny Boyle)
354. Un Chien Andalou (1929, d. Luis Buñuel)
353. Bugsy Malone (1976, d. Alan Parker)
352. Unfaithfully Yours (1948, d. Preston Sturges)
351. Zulu (1964, d. Cy Endfield)
350. Planet of the Apes (1968, d. Franklin J. Schaffner)
349. Arthur (1981, d. Steve Gordon)
348. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, d. Robert Bresson)
347. All About Eve (1950, d. Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
346. Leave Her To Heaven (1945, d. John M. Stahl)
345. Fatal Attraction (1987, d. Adrian Lyne)
344. The Last Waltz (1978, d. Martin Scorsese)
343. Monsters, Inc. (2001, d. Pete Docter)
342. The Gold Rush (1925, d. Charlie Chaplin)
341. The Passenger (1975, d. Michelangelo Antonioni)
340. High and Low (1963, d. Akira Kurosawa)
339. Spirited Away (2001, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
338. Jules et Jim (1962, d. François Truffaut)
337. 300 (2006, d. Zack Snyder)
336. Titanic (1997, d. James Cameron)
335. The Seventh Seal (1957, d. Ingmar Bergman)
334. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, d. Orson Welles)
333. Grease (1978, d. Randal Kleiser)
332. The Sixth Sense (1999, d. M. Night Shyamalan)
331. The Green Mile (1999, d. Frank Darabont)
330. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, d. George Lucas)
329. The Lives of Others (2006, d. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
328. The Truman Show (1998, d. Peter Weir)
327. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, d. Henry Selick)
326. Out of Sight (1998, d. Steven Soderbergh)
325. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003, d. Quentin Tarantino)
324. Lone Star (1996, d. John Sayles)
323. The Last Seduction (1994, d. John Dahl)
322. Aladdin (1992, d. Ron Clements and John Musker)
321. Funny Face (1957, d. Stanley Donen)
320. Braveheart (1995, d. Mel Gibson)
319. The Lion King (1994, d. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff)
318. Rebecca (1940, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
317. Midnight Run (1988, d. Martin Brest)
316. Trainspotting (1996, d. Danny Boyle)
315. Sense and Sensibility (1995, d. Ang Lee)
314. Sweet Smell of Success (1957, d. Alexander Mackendrick)
313. Battleship Potemkin (1925, d. Sergei Eisenstein)
312. Suspiria (1977, d. Dario Argento)
311. American History X (1998, d. Tony Kaye)
310. Gremlins (1984, d. Joe Dante)
309. Transformers (2007, d. Michael Bay)
308. The Terminator (1984, d. James Cameron)
307. Midnight Cowboy (1968, d. John Schlesinger)
306. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, d. Steven Spielberg)
305. The Prestige (2006, d. Christopher Nolan)
304. Radio Days (1987, d. Woody Allen)
303. Together (2000, d. Lukas Moodyson)
302. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, d. William Wyler)
301. Love and Death (1975, d. Woody Allen)
300. Sawdust and Tinsel (1953, d. Ingmar Bergman)
299. The Palm Beach Story (1942, d. Preston Sturges)
298. Le Cercle Rouge (1970, d. Jean-Pierre Melville)
297. It Happened One Night (1934, d. Frank Capra)
296. All The President's Men (1976, d. Alan J. Pakula)
295. The Untouchables (1987, d. Brian De Palma)
294. The Red Balloon (1956, d. Albert Lamorisse)
293. La Maman Et La Putain (1973, d. Jean Eustache)
292. La Belle Et La Bête (1946, d. Jean Cocteau)
291. Rocco And His Brothers (1960, d. Luchino Visconti)
290. Rashoman (1950, d. Akira Kurosawa)
289. The Thing (1982, d. John Carpenter)
288. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, d. Robert Zemeckis)
287. Secrets and Lies (1996, d. Mike Leigh)
286. L'Avventura (1960, d. Michelangelo Antonioni)
285. Solaris (1972, d. Andrei Tarkovsky)
284. Scarface (1983, d. Brian De Palma)
283. Ran (1985, d. Akira Kurosawa)
282. The Godfather, Part III (1990, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
281. Interview With The Vampire (1994, d. Neil Jordan)
280. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1982, d. George Miller)
279. National Lampoon's 'Animal House' (1978, d. John Landis)
278. Carlito's Way (1993, d. Brian De Palma)
277. On The Town (1949, d. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)
276. Layer Cake (2004, d. Matthew Vaughan)
275. My Neighbour Totoro (1988, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
274. Sin City (2005, d. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller)
273. The Maltese Falcon (1941, d. John Huston)
272. The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970, d. Dario Argento)
271. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985, d. Tim Burton)
270. The Death of Lazarescu (2005, d. Cristi Puiu)
269. A Place in the Sun (1951, d. George Stevens)
268. The Lady Vanishes (1938, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
267. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, d. Woody Allen)
266. Ghost World (2001, d. Terry Zwigoff)
265. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001, d. Steven Spielberg)
264. American Graffiti (1973, d. George Lucas)
263. Das Boot (1981, d. Wolfgang Petersen)
262. The Virgin Suicides (1999, d. Sofia Coppola)
261. Roman Holiday (1953, d. William Wyler)
260. Field of Dreams (1989, d. Phil Alden Robinson)
259. Groundhog Day (1993, d. Harold Ramis)
258. The Blues Brothers (1980, d. John Landis)
257. The Black Cat (1934, d. Edgar G. Ulmer)
256. Le Quai Des Brumes (1938, d. Marcel Carné)
255. Ninotchka (1939, d. Ernst Lubitsch)
254. The Verdict (1982, d. Sidney Lumet)
253. First Blood (1982, d. Ted Kotcheff)
252. The Leopard (1963, d. Luchino Visconti)
251. Darling (1965, d. John Schlesinger)
250. Sunrise (1927, d. F. W. Murnau)
249. My Darling Clementine (1946, d. John Ford)
248. Pandora's Box (1929, d. Georg Wilhelm Pabst)
247. All That Jazz (1979, d. Bob Fosse)
246. The Philadelphia Story (1940, d. George Cukor)
245. Downfall (2004, d. Oliver Hirschbiegel)
244. Dazed and Confused (1993, d. Richard Linklater)
243. Heimat (1984, d. Edgar Reitz)
242. King Kong (1933, d. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack)
241. Brighton Rock (1947, d. John Boulting)
240. Forrest Gump (1994, d. Robert Zemeckis)
239. Cinema Paradiso (1988, d. Giuseppe Tornatore)
238. Requiem For A Dream (2000, d. Darren Aronofsky)
237. Delicatessen (1991, d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro)
236. Black Narcissus (1947, d. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
235. Battle Royale (2000, d. Kinji Fukasaku)
234. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007, d. Paul Greengrass)
233. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, d. Steven Spielberg)
232. Jurassic Park (1993, d. Steven Spielberg)
231. Shaun of the Dead (2004, d. Edgar Wright)
230. Howl's Moving Castle (2004, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
229. Festen (1998, d. Thomas Vinterberg)
228. No Country For Old Men (2007, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
227. Léon: The Professional (1994, d. Luc Besson)
226. William Shakespeare's 'Romeo + Juliet') (1996, d. Baz Luhrmann)
225. Get Carter (1971, d. Mike Hodges)
224. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, d. Terence Davies)
223. Safe (1995, d. Todd Haynes)
222. Mother And Son (1997, d. Aleksandr Sokurov)
221. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, d. Robert Altman)
220. Far From Heaven (2002, d. Todd Haynes)
219. The Outlaw Josie Welles (1976, d. Clint Eastwood)
218. Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953, d. Jacques Tati)
217. The Magnificent Seven (1960, d. John Sturges)
216. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971, d. John Schlesinger)
215. Jackie Brown (1997, d. Quentin Tarantino)
214. Army of Shadows (1969, d. Jean-Pierre Melville)
213. Songs From The Second Floor (2000, d. Roy Andersson)
212. M (1931, d. Fritz Lang)
211. Moulin Rouge! (2001, d. Baz Luhrmann)
210. Platoon (1986, d. Oliver Stone)
209. Local Hero (1983, d. Bill Forsyth)
208. The Departed (2006, d. Martin Scorsese)
207. The Misfits (1961, d. John Huston)
206. The Exorcist (1973, d. William Friedkin)
205. The Addiction (1995, d. Abel Ferrara)
204. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, d. James Whale)
203. Monty Python's 'The Life of Brian' (1979, d. Terry Jones)
202. The Killer (1989, d. John Woo)
201. JFK (1991, d. Oliver Stone)
200. Before Sunrise (1995, d. Richard Linklater)
199. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, d. Tobe Hooper)
198. Fargo (1996, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
197. Point Break (1991, d. Kathryn Bigelow)
196. Amélie (1999, d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
195. It's A Wonderful Life (1946, d. Frank Capra)
194. Bicycle Thieves (1948, d. Vittorio De Sica)
193. Ed Wood (1994, d. Tim Burton)
192. Eraserhead (1977, d. David Lynch)
191. Brokeback Mountain (2005, d. Ang Lee)
190. Big (1988, d. Penny Marshall)
189. Ghostbusters (1984, d. Ivan Reitman)
188. School of Rock (2003, d. Richard Linklater)
187. The Big Country (1958, d. William Wyler)
186. United 93 (2006, d. Paul Greengrass)
185. Paths of Glory (1957, d. Stanley Kubrick)
184. Dirty Harry (1971, d. Don Siegel)
183. Le Samourai (1967, d. Jean-Pierre Melville)
182. Performance (1970, d. Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg)
181. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, d. Russ Meyer)
180. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, d. Robert Mulligan)
179. Toy Story 2 (1999, d. John Lassiter)
178. Hellzapoppin' (1941, d. H.C. Potter)
177. City of God (2002, d. Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund)
176. A Canterbury Tale (1944, d. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
175. Rushmore (1998, d. Wes Anderson)
174. Superman: The Movie (1978, d. Richard Donner)
173. Memento (2000, d. Christopher Nolan)
172. The Wizard of Oz (1939, d. Victor Fleming, et. Al)
171. Brief Encounter (1945, d. David Lean)
170. La Haine (1995, d. Mathieu Kassovitz)
169. Viridiana (1961, d. Luis Buñuel)
168. Tootsie (1982, d. Sydney Pollack)
167. Don't Look Now (1973, d. Nicolas Roeg)
166. Goldfinger (1964, d. Guy Hamilton)
165. Partie De Campagne (1936, d. Jean Renoir)
164. The Searchers (1956, d. John Ford)
163. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, d. David Lean)
162. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, d. Wes Craven)
161. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982, d. Peter Weir)
160. Being There (1979, d. Hal Ashby)
159. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, d. Wes Anderson)
158. Unforgiven (1992, d. Clint Eastwood)
157. True Romance (1993, d. Tony Scott)
156. Saving Private Ryan (1998, d. Steven Spielberg)
155. Badlands (1973, d. Terrance Malick)
154. Betty Blue (1986, d. Jean-Jacques Beineix)
153. The Innocents (1961, d. Jack Clayton)
152. Boogie Nights (1997, d. Paul Thomas Anderson)
151. Gladiator (2000, d. Ridley Scott)
150. The French Connection (1971, d. William Friedkin)
149. The Red Shoes (1948, d. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
148. Z (1969, d. Costas-Gravas)
147. Notorious (1946, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
146. Shampoo (1975, d. Hal Ashby)
145. Sophie's Choice (1982, d. Alan J. Pakula)
144. There Will Be Blood (2007, d. Paul Thomas Anderson)
143. Cyrano De Bergerac (1991, d. Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
142. Almost Famous (2000, d. Cameron Crowe)
141. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937, d. David Hand)
140. As Good As It Gets (1997, d. James L. Brooks)
139. Blow Out (1981, d. Brian De Palma)
138. Cool Hand Luke (1967, d. Stuart Rosenberg)
137. Dances With Wolves (1990, d. Kevin Costner)
136. Amadeus (1984, d. Milos Forman)
135. Duck Soup (1933, d. Leo McCarey)
134. Seven (1995, d. David Fincher)
133. Double Indemnity (1944, d. Billy Wilder)
132. Pan's Labyrinth (2006, d. Guillermo Del Toro)
131. The Last of the Mohicans (1992, d. Michael Mann)
130. The Man Who Would Be King (1975, d. John Huston)
129. Harvey (1950, d. Henry Koster)
128. Lost In Translation (2003, d. Sofia Coppola)
127. The Sting (1973, d. George Roy Hill)
126. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973, d. Sam Peckinpah)
125. A Bout De Souffle ("Breathless") (1960, d. Jean-Luc Godard)
124. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, d. Jonathan Demme)
123. A Woman Under The Influence (1974, d. John Cassavetes)
122. The Princess Bride (1987, d. Rob Reiner)
121. Los Olvidados (1950, d. Luis Buñuel)
120. The Battle Of Algiers (1966, d. Gillo Pontecorvo)
119. The Wages Of Fear (1953, d. Henri-Georges Clouzot)
118. Withnail And I (1987, d. Bruce Robinson)
117. Miller's Crossing (1990, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
116. Rio Bravo (1959, d. Howard Hawks)
115. Blazing Saddles (1974, d. Mel Brooks)
114. The Conversation (1974, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
113. Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004, d. Adam McKay)
112. I Am Cuba (1964, d. Mikhail Kalatozov)
111. Fitzcarraldo (1982, d. Werner Herzog)
110. Before Sunset (2004, d. Richard Linklater)
109. Touch Of Evil (1958, d. Orson Welles)
108. The Tree Of Wooden Clogs (1978, d. Ermanno Olmi)
107. An American Werewolf In London (1981, d. John Landis)
106. A Man For All Seasons (1966, d. Fred Zinnemann)
105. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975, d. Milos Forman)
104. The Rules Of The Game (1939, d. Jean Renoir)
103. Rear Window (1954, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
102. The Hustler (1961, d. Robert Rossen)
101. Raising Arizona (1987, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
100. Network (1976, d. Sidney Lumet)
99. North By Northwest (1959, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
98. Toy Story (1995, d. John Lasseter)
97. Reservoir Dogs (1992, d. Quentin Tarantino)
96. American Beauty (1999, d. Sam Mendes)
95. Yojimbo (1961, d. Akira Kurosawa)
94. The Wild Bunch (1969, d. Sam Peckinpah)
93. Spirit Of The Beehive (1973, d. Victor Erice)
92. Once Upon A Time In America (1984, d. Sergio Leone)
91. Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983, d. Richard Marquand)
90. When Harry Met Sally (1989, d. Rob Reiner)
89. Magnolia (1999, d. Paul Thomas Anderson)
88. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986, d. John Hughes)
87. The King Of Comedy (1983, d. Martin Scorsese)
86. Carrie (1976, d. Brian De Palma)
85. Blue Velvet (1986, d. David Lynch)
84. L. A. Confidential (1997, d. Curtis Hanson)
83. Brazil (1985, d. Terry Gilliam)
82. The Great Escape (1963, d. John Sturges)
81. Batman Begins (2005, d. Christopher Nolan)
80. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943, d. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
79. The Thin Red Line (1998, d. Terrence Malick)
77. Rosemary's Baby (1968, d. Roman Polanski)
76. Manhattan (1979, d. Woody Allen)
77. Spartacus (1960, d. Stanley Kubrick)
75. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946, d. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
74. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948, d. John Huston)
73. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004, d. Michel Gondry)
72. 12 Angry Men (1957, d. Sidney Lumet)
71. The Night of the Hunter (1955, d. Charles Laughton)
70. Stand By Me (1986, d. Rob Reiner)
69. Three Colours: Red (1994, d. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
68. Annie Hall (1977, d. Woody Allen)
67. Tokyo Story (1953, d. Yasujiro Ozu)
66. Edward Scissorhands (1990, d. Tim Burton)
65. Harold And Maude (1971, d. Hal Ashby)
64. OldBoy (2003, d. Chan-Wook Park)
63. Sunset Boulevard (1950, d. Billy Wilder)
62. The Graduate (1967, d. Mike Nichols)
61. The Usual Suspects (1995, d. Bryan Singer)
60. Come And See (1985, d. Elem Klimov)
59. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977, d. Steven Spielberg)
58. His Girl Friday (1940, d. Howard Hawks)
57. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962, d. David Lean)
56. Casino Royale (2006, d. Martin Campbell)
55. La Dolce Vita (1960, d. Federico Fellini)
54. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002, d. Peter Jackson)
53. Donnie Darko (2001, d. Richard Kelly)
51. 8 1/2 (1963, d. Federico Fellini)
52. The Shining (1980, d. Stanley Kubrick)
50. The Seven Samurai (1954, d. Akira Kurosawa)
49. Evil Dead 2 (1987, d. Sam Raimi)
48. This Is Spinal Tap (1984, d. Rob Reiner)
47. E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, d. Steven Spielberg)
46. On The Waterfront (1954, d. Elia Kazan)
45. Psycho (1960, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
44. Schindler's List (1993, d. Steven Spielberg)
43. The Big Lebowski (1998, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
42. Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949, d. Robert Hamer)
41. The 400 Blows (1959, d. François Truffaut)
40. Vertigo (1958, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
39. The Matrix (1999, d. The Wachowskis)
38. Heat (1995, d. Michael Mann)
37. A Clockwork Orange (1971, d. Stanley Kubrick)
36. Andrei Rublev (1969, d. Andrei Tarkovsky)
35. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991, d. James Cameron)
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, d. Peter Jackson)
33. Alien (1979, d. Ridley Scott)
32. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969, d. George Roy Hill)
31. Gone With The Wind (1939, d. Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood)
30. Aliens (1986, d. James Cameron)
29. Die Hard (1988, d. John McTiernan)
28. Citizen Kane (1941, d. Orson Welles)
27. Some Like It Hot (1959, d. Billy Wilder)
26. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964, d. Stanley Kubrick)
25. The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1967, d. Sergio Leone)
24. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001, d. Peter Jackson)
23. Back To The Future (1985, d. Robert Zemeckis)
22. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977, d. George Lucas)
21. The Third Man (1949, d. Carol Reed)
20. Blade Runner (1992, d. Ridley Scott)
19. The Godfather Part II (1974, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
18. Casablanca (1942, d. Michael Curtiz)
17. Taxi Driver (1976, d. Martin Scorsese)
16. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, d. Stanley Kubrick)
15. The Dark Knight (2007, d. Christopher Nolan)
14. Once Upon A Time In The West (1968, d. Sergio Leone)
13. Chinatown (1974, d. Roman Polanski)
12. The Apartment (1960, d. Billy Wilder)
11. Raging Bull (1980, d. Martin Scorsese)
10. Fight Club (1999, d. David Fincher)
9. Pulp Fiction (1994, d. Quentin Tarantino)
8. Singin' In The Rain (1952, d. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly)
7. Apocalypse Now (1979, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
6. GoodFellas (1990, d. Martin Scorsese)
5. Jaws (1975, d. Steven Spielberg)
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, d. Frank Darabont)
3. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, d. Irvin Kershner)
2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981, d. Steven Spielberg)
1. The Godfather (1972, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
 
2012-02-17 6:25:40 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: Empire's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time

500. Ocean's Eleven (2001, d. Steven Soderbergh)
499. Saw (2004, d. James Wan)
498. Back To The Future Part 2 (1989, d. Robert Zemeckis)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, d. Ang Lee)
496. Superman Returns (2006, d. Bryan Singer)
495. Jailhouse Rock (1957, d. Richard Thorpe)
494. Sideways (2004, d. Alexander Payne)
493. In The Company of Men (1997, d. Neil LaBute)
492. Amores Perros (2000, d. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
491. Ben-Hur (1959, d. William Wyler)
490. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007, d. Tim Burton)
489. Brick (2005, d. Rian Johnson)
488. Princess Mononoke (1997, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
487. Superbad (2007, d. Greg Mottola)
486. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, d. Blake Edwards)
485. The Wicker Man (1973, d. Robin Hardy)
484. The Fountain (2001, d. Darren Aronofsky)
483. The Big Red One (1980, d. Samuel Fuller)
482. Scream (1996, d. Wes Craven)
481. Topsy-Turvy (1999, d. Mike Leigh)
480. The Son's Room (2001, d. Nanni Moretti)
479. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947, d. Norman Z. McLeod)
478. Flesh (1968, d. Paul Morrissey)
477. Rebel Without A Cause (1955, d. Nicholas Ray)
476. Santa Sangre (1989, d. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
475. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, d. Gore Verbinski)
474. Enter The Dragon (1973, d. Robert Clouse)
473. Into The Wild (2007, d. Sean Penn)
472. Le Doulos (1962, d. Jean-Pierre Melville)
471. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, d. Allfonso Cuarón)
470. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992, d. James Foley)
469. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998, d. Terry Gilliam)
468. The Crow (1994, d. Alex Proyas)
467. The Deer Hunter (1978, d. Michael Cimino)
466. Snatch (2000, d. Guy Ritchie)
465. 12 Monkeys (1995, d. Terry Gilliam)
464. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954, d. Stanley Donen)
463. Juno (2007, d. Jason Reitman)
462. Dead Man's Shoes (2004, d. Shane Meadows)
461. Halloween (1978, d. John Carpenter)
460. Crash (2004, d. Paul Haggis)
459. Ikiru (1 ...


Thank you, I was about to downvote this due to the slideshow
 
2012-02-17 6:32:06 PM  
There are not 39 movies better than Vertigo, and The Matrix sure as hell isn't one of the ones that actually is.
 
2012-02-17 6:39:40 PM  
ctrl+f = "howard the duck"

no matches. fark this list
 
2012-02-17 6:42:10 PM  
Big Lebowski should be ahead of The Matrix.

And 2001 should be in the 200s somewhere.
 
2012-02-17 6:45:26 PM  
The Best Years of Our Lives is at #302?

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These people are complete humps and I hope their spouses contract the kinds of cancer they not only don't have a cure for, but don't even have a RACE for the cure for.
 
2012-02-17 7:07:06 PM  
No Harold and Kumar?
 
2012-02-17 7:14:10 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: No Harold and Kumar?


Next years list.
 
2012-02-17 7:23:57 PM  

Backwards Cornfield Races: Thank you, I was about to downvote this due to the slideshow


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2012-02-17 8:13:47 PM  
Oh, gee. The Godfather at No. 1. What a surprise.
 
2012-02-17 8:22:10 PM  
Superman Returns ahead of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...and seriously at 497!?!?!? After perusing the list I'm just not going to comment further other than to say FAIL!
 
2012-02-17 8:24:27 PM  
whar Marx Brothers whar!
 
2012-02-17 8:27:10 PM  
The Patriot and Ghandi also missing. :)
 
2012-02-17 9:23:52 PM  
I didn't necessarily agree with the order, but I had no real issues (King Kong came close to pushing me over the edge) but Piss Off! Cloverfield shouldn't even be sniffing the top 1000's jockstrap, let alone make it in at 394.
 
2012-02-17 9:28:29 PM  
And Groundhog Day is ranked ahead of Animal House and Monty Python and the Motherfarking Holy Grail?
 
2012-02-17 9:36:56 PM  
Lists about movies usually piss me off so I won't bother except I guess I agree with the first 3. I dunno, Godfather might be a little overrated.
 
2012-02-17 9:54:37 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: 500. Ocean's Eleven (2001, d. Steven Soderbergh)
499. Saw (2004, d. James Wan)
498. Back To The Future Part 2 (1989, d. Robert Zemeckis)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, d. Ang Lee)
496. Superman Returns (2006, d. Bryan Singer)


It's always nice when, after five entries, you can see a list is crap. Didn't even have to scroll down to see Casablanca outside of the top five to know it.
 
2012-02-17 10:04:28 PM  
This list has it all, from the WTF are you doing on a best films list...

Pandora's Litterbox: 499. Saw (2004, d. James Wan)
475. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, d. Gore Verbinski)


To this incredibly amusing stretch:
453. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, d. Steven Spielberg)
452. Unbreakable (2000, d. M. Night Shyamalan)
451. Speed (1994, d. Jan de Bont)
450. King Kong (2005, d. Peter Jackson)
449. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999, d. George Lucas)


To this absurd juxtaposition:
274. Sin City (2005, d. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller)
273. The Maltese Falcon (1941, d. John Huston)


To these incredibly overrated films:
188. School of Rock (2003, d. Richard Linklater)
113. Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004, d. Adam McKay)
91. Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983, d. Richard Marquand)
56. Casino Royale (2006, d. Martin Campbell)
49. Evil Dead 2 (1987, d. Sam Raimi)


This may be the worst professionally published "best films list" I've ever seen.
 
2012-02-17 10:44:10 PM  
National Born Killers? Musta missed that one.
 
2012-02-17 10:55:51 PM  
118. Withnail And I (1987, d. Bruce Robinson)
117. Miller's Crossing (1990, d. Joel and Ethan Coen)
116. Rio Bravo (1959, d. Howard Hawks)
115. Blazing Saddles (1974, d. Mel Brooks)


4 of my faves in a row so it's got that going on for it.
 
2012-02-17 10:57:18 PM  

Mugato: Lists about movies usually piss me off so I won't bother except I guess I agree with the first 3. I dunno, Godfather might be a little overrated.


It INSISTS upon itself.
 
2012-02-17 11:34:41 PM  
Funny how much cultural norms affect criticism. And yet again the English show they're more egalitarian than Americans. Good luck finding an American critic who'd say a John Hughes movie can count among the 100 best of all time. Just goes to show that taste is completely subjective and arguing over terms like masterpiece or great is just pointless prattle and better to let people just like what they like.
 
2012-02-17 11:35:20 PM  
These are the movies I've seen.

500. Ocean's Eleven (2001, d. Steven Soderbergh)
498. Back To The Future Part 2 (1989, d. Robert Zemeckis)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, d. Ang Lee)
496. Superman Returns (2006, d. Bryan Singer)
488. Princess Mononoke (1997, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
482. Scream (1996, d. Wes Craven)
475. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, d. Gore Verbinski)
471. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004, d. Allfonso Cuarón)
461. Halloween (1978, d. John Carpenter)
458. Batman (1989, d. Tim Burton)
455. Top Gun (1986, d. Tony Scott)
453. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, d. Steven Spielberg)
451. Speed (1994, d. Jan de Bont)
450. King Kong (2005, d. Peter Jackson)
449. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999, d. George Lucas)
438. The Lost Boys (1987, d. Joel Schumacher)
437. Spider-Man (2001, d. Sam Raimi)
436. Beauty and the Beast (1991, d. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
432. X2: X-Men United (2003, d. Bryan Singer)
430. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, d. John Carpenter)
423. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004, d. Quentin Tarantino)
421. Lethal Weapon (1987, d. Richard Donner)
411. Spider-Man 2 (2004, d. Sam Raimi)
409. Men In Black (1997, d. Barry Sonnenfeld)
407. The Jungle Book (1967, d. Wolfgang Reitherman)
406. Iron Man (2008, d. Jon Favreau)
405. Dirty Dancing (1987, d. Emile Ardolino)
404. RoboCop (1987, d. Paul Verhoeven)
401. Batman Returns (1992, d. Tim Burton)
400. The Incredibles (2004, d. Brad Bird)
383. Serenity (2005, d. Joss Whedon)
378. The Goonies (1985, d. Richard Donner)
373. Wall-E (2008, d. Andrew Stanton)
372. Army of Darkness (1992, d. Sam Raimi)
371. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, d. Gore Verbinski)
370. Rocky (1976, d. John G. Avildsen)
369. The Breakfast Club (1985, d. John Hughes)
368. Airplane! (1980, d. David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker)
367. Cabaret (1972, d. Bob Fosse)
366. Predator (1987, d. John McTiernan)
363. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, d. Barry Levinson)
350. Planet of the Apes (1968, d. Franklin J. Schaffner)
349. Arthur (1981, d. Steve Gordon)
343. Monsters, Inc. (2001, d. Pete Docter)
337. 300 (2006, d. Zack Snyder)
336. Titanic (1997, d. James Cameron)
333. Grease (1978, d. Randal Kleiser)
332. The Sixth Sense (1999, d. M. Night Shyamalan)
330. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, d. George Lucas)
327. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, d. Henry Selick)
325. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003, d. Quentin Tarantino)
322. Aladdin (1992, d. Ron Clements and John Musker)
319. The Lion King (1994, d. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff)
310. Gremlins (1984, d. Joe Dante)
309. Transformers (2007, d. Michael Bay)
308. The Terminator (1984, d. James Cameron)
306. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, d. Steven Spielberg)
288. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, d. Robert Zemeckis)
280. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1982, d. George Miller)
279. National Lampoon's 'Animal House' (1978, d. John Landis)
274. Sin City (2005, d. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller)
271. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985, d. Tim Burton)
260. Field of Dreams (1989, d. Phil Alden Robinson)
259. Groundhog Day (1993, d. Harold Ramis)
253. First Blood (1982, d. Ted Kotcheff)
242. King Kong (1933, d. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack)
240. Forrest Gump (1994, d. Robert Zemeckis)
233. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, d. Steven Spielberg)
232. Jurassic Park (1993, d. Steven Spielberg)
204. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, d. James Whale)
195. It's A Wonderful Life (1946, d. Frank Capra)
190. Big (1988, d. Penny Marshall)
189. Ghostbusters (1984, d. Ivan Reitman)
180. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, d. Robert Mulligan)
179. Toy Story 2 (1999, d. John Lassiter)
174. Superman: The Movie (1978, d. Richard Donner)
172. The Wizard of Oz (1939, d. Victor Fleming, et. Al)
166. Goldfinger (1964, d. Guy Hamilton)
162. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, d. Wes Craven)
141. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937, d. David Hand)
137. Dances With Wolves (1990, d. Kevin Costner)
122. The Princess Bride (1987, d. Rob Reiner)
99. North By Northwest (1959, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
98. Toy Story (1995, d. John Lasseter)
91. Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983, d. Richard Marquand)
88. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986, d. John Hughes)
81. Batman Begins (2005, d. Christopher Nolan)
70. Stand By Me (1986, d. Rob Reiner)
66. Edward Scissorhands (1990, d. Tim Burton)
56. Casino Royale (2006, d. Martin Campbell)
49. Evil Dead 2 (1987, d. Sam Raimi)
47. E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, d. Steven Spielberg)
45. Psycho (1960, d. Alfred Hitchcock)
39. The Matrix (1999, d. The Wachowskis)
35. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991, d. James Cameron)
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, d. Peter Jackson)
33. Alien (1979, d. Ridley Scott)
31. Gone With The Wind (1939, d. Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood)
30. Aliens (1986, d. James Cameron)
29. Die Hard (1988, d. John McTiernan)
24. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001, d. Peter Jackson)
23. Back To The Future (1985, d. Robert Zemeckis)
22. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977, d. George Lucas)
17. Taxi Driver (1976, d. Martin Scorsese)
15. The Dark Knight (2007, d. Christopher Nolan)
5. Jaws (1975, d. Steven Spielberg)
3. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, d. Irvin Kershner)
2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981, d. Steven Spielberg)
 
2012-02-17 11:37:08 PM  
They put Evil Dead II at 49 and in the description:

"Oh, and it has a laughing moose head. Every movie should have a laughing moose head"


It wasn't a "moose head" and not knowing this disqualifies you from making a "top" movie list...especially one that contains "Evil Dead II".


/That and putting 2001 at #16...
 
2012-02-17 11:43:57 PM  
500? Isn't that all of them?
 
2012-02-17 11:44:54 PM  

texdent: These are the movies I've seen.

500. Ocean's Eleven (2001, d. Steven Soderbergh)
498. Back To The Future Part 2 (1989, d. Robert Zemeckis)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, d. Ang Lee)
496. Superman Returns (2006, d. Bryan Singer)
488. Princess Mononoke (1997, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
482. Scream (1996, d. Wes Craven)

.....
363. Good Morning, Vie ...


No Blazing Saddles!!!! Get the to Netflix posthaste you person.
 
2012-02-17 11:48:59 PM  

texdent: These are the movies I've seen.


This is the list of people who care:
 
2012-02-17 11:51:13 PM  
Hi, is this the thread where I get to rage impotently because my favorite movie isn't rated higher on the list?
 
2012-02-17 11:52:46 PM  
I'm just pleased to see that some foreign films are represented (and not just the pretentious artsy ones). Oldboy at #64 was surprising, but pleasantly so. As mentioned before, the placement of many films on a list like this is pretty subjective, but the author seemed to catch many of the films I would have in my top X-hundred.
 
2012-02-17 11:55:38 PM  
I own every one of these movies except:

80. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943, d. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

I've never heard of it. Should I bother hunting it down?
 
2012-02-18 12:00:16 AM  
Unforgiven at 158? This list is a joke.
 
2012-02-18 12:01:16 AM  

Old enough to know better: Hi, is this the thread where I get to rage impotently because my favorite movie isn't rated higher on the list?


I have a soft spot for Gattaca, though I readily admit I can understand why it'll never be considered a "good" movie.

Also, am I the only one noticing a disturbing lack of porn on this list?
 
2012-02-18 12:01:42 AM  

kyuzokai: I'm just pleased to see that some foreign films are represented


Funny what happens to a best movies list when its from a country where the term foreign movie includes American movies and other foreign movies are shown in wide release regularly.
 
2012-02-18 12:02:44 AM  
This list is pretty much bullshiat with Fight Club in the top 10 -- not that it's not a great movie, but come on.

I'm not even going to bother wasting my time on the rest of this shiat.
 
2012-02-18 12:04:15 AM  
What? no "Strange Brew"?
 
2012-02-18 12:04:35 AM  
...as chosen by the U.K.'s "Empire" magazine.

Who the fark are they? Is this one of those retarded "lad" magazines for 37 year old frat boys?? If it is I guess it would explain why Fight Club is in the top ten.

Wings of Desire ought to be on any real 500 best list.
 
2012-02-18 12:06:03 AM  
List is fail without..

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2012-02-18 12:07:45 AM  

phaseolus: Wings of Desire ought to be on any real 500 best list.


This list has farking "Dumb and Dumber" on it. Why are you taking it seriously and not making fun of it like the rest of us?
 
2012-02-18 12:08:48 AM  

phaseolus: Who the fark are they? Is this one of those retarded "lad" magazines for 37 year old frat boys?? If it is I guess it would explain why Fight Club is in the top ten.


Empire has been around for ages and is a movie magazine. There's really nothing like it in the States. It doesn't really bother with creating some different between a movie, to them a movie is a movie, unlike with American magazines they don't look down at comedies or sci fi movies.
 
2012-02-18 12:10:06 AM  
List needs Cable Guy, Trading Places, and Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Most my other favorites are on the list, not necessarily in the order they should be.
 
2012-02-18 12:10:52 AM  
Groundhog Day rated way too low at 259.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles not even on the list.
And as pointed out, no Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein.
 
2012-02-18 12:12:02 AM  

lajotu: Why are you taking it seriously and not making fun of it like the rest of us?


It's no worse than any other list, and might actually be better because it doesn't bother with any sense of ranking movies by how "serious" or "important" they are. Also keep in mind, to the English movies are foreign movies. They have a far different idea of what constitutes a proper American movie than Americans do. Which is different still from what the French think constitutes the same.
 
2012-02-18 12:17:06 AM  
I don't care too much about the numerical ranking. Is No Country for Old Men really one placeholder better than Festen? I don't know and don't care.They are two diametrically different films.

What grinds my gears is that they included (or shall I say "sprinkled") a couple of Tarkovsky films in there because that's what serious film reviewers should do, right? Trouble is, they placed Andre Rublev pretty high on the list and didn't include Stalker at all. I mean, COME ON, MAN! The only reason they added Solaris is because Soderbergh saw fit to remake it in 2002 with George Clooney, so I guess we better put that one up there, eh?

Dicks.

/Kaydanovskiy was the bomb in Stalker, yo!
 
2012-02-18 12:19:34 AM  
No Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?
 
2012-02-18 12:20:06 AM  
No Errol Morris? No good.
 
2012-02-18 12:21:26 AM  

WhyteRaven74: lajotu: Why are you taking it seriously and not making fun of it like the rest of us?

It's no worse than any other list, and might actually be better because it doesn't bother with any sense of ranking movies by how "serious" or "important" they are. Also keep in mind, to the English movies are foreign movies. They have a far different idea of what constitutes a proper American movie than Americans do. Which is different still from what the French think constitutes the same.


Well, I suppose it does get props for not listing the top grossing movie of all time ANYWHERE on the list.

10/10 for that.
 
2012-02-18 12:22:12 AM  
It's weird how we'll put up a fight over their choices, but completely overlook how utterly pretentious it is for a magazine to deem themselves as being the authority worthy to rank which films are the greatest of all time.
 
2012-02-18 12:32:35 AM  
449. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999, d. George Lucas)

Stopped right there.

You could probably argue TPM isn't quite as bad a film as the haters like to claim, but to rank it as better than masterpieces like Ikiru, The Deer Hunter and Glengarry Glen Ross? I doubt even George Lucas would be willing to claim that.

This is pretty clearly a troll list, designed to illicit the exact sort of attention this thread is giving it.
 
2012-02-18 12:37:26 AM  

kyuzokai: I'm just pleased to see that some foreign films are represented (and not just the pretentious artsy ones).


"Pretentious-artsy" my ass. For the past 80 or so years, the American mode of cinema has dominated the world. You're a foreign filmmaker trying to establish an artistic identity, what do you do, do you try to emulate the economic & cultural juggernaut that is Hollywood, or do you set off to find your own unique voice?

Any movie that you currently enjoy in theaters has stolen from at least a handful of breakthroughs made by pretentious-arty foreign (or domestic) filmmakers who had the leeway to experiment with narratives/aesthetics that Hollywood directors didn't have.

/not that Hollywood films don't have their strengths as well
 
2012-02-18 12:38:12 AM  

texdent: These are the movies I've seen.


So you haven't seen the Godfather or Godfather Part II?
 
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