Top 500 Films

Top 500 Films

The filmsgraded 500: these are the best films I have graded over the years.
  1. (99) Red River (1948) review
  2. (99) Casablanca (1942) review
  3. (99) The Thin Red Line (1998) review
  4. (98) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) review
  5. (98) Strangers on a Train (1951) review
  6. (97) Schindler's List (1993) review
  7. (97) Citizen Kane (1941) review
  8. (97) Rebecca (1940) review
  9. (97) Room at the Top (1959) review
  10. (97) Ordinary People (1980) review
  11. (97) Chinatown (1974) review
  12. (97) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) review
  13. (96) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1975) review
  14. (96) The Godfather, Part II (1974) review
  15. (96) The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988) review
  16. (96) A Star Is Born (1954) review
  17. (96) Dumbo (1941) review
  18. (95) Hamlet (1948) review
  19. (95) Reservoir Dogs (1992) review
  20. (95) Singin' in the Rain (1952) review
  21. (95) A Night to Remember (1958) review
  22. (95) The Godfather (1972) review
  23. (94) The Heiress (1949) review
  24. (94) Over the Edge (1979) review
  25. (94) Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) review
  26. (94) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) review
  27. (94) Barry Lyndon (1975) review
  28. (94) Five Easy Pieces (1970) review
  29. (93) The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) review
  30. (93) Gone with the Wind (1939) review
  31. (93) Days of Heaven (1978) review
  32. (93) Toy Story 2 (1999) review
  33. (93) Kursk: A Submarine in Troubled Waters (2004) review
  34. (93) To Be or Not to Be (1942) review
  35. (93) Modern Times (1936) review
  36. (92) Rear Window (1954) review
  37. (92) The Pawnbroker (1964)
  38. (92) Fargo (1996) review
  39. (92) The Gold Rush (1925) review
  40. (92) The Life of Emile Zola (1937) review
  41. (92) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) review
  42. (92) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) review
  43. (91) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) review
  44. (91) The Lost Weekend (1945) review
  45. (91) The Song of Bernadette (1943) review
  46. (91) The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) review
  47. (91) A Hard Day's Night (1964) review
  48. (91) Children of Paradise (1945) review
  49. (91) Stagecoach (1939) review
  50. (91) I Walked with a Zombie (1943) review
  51. (91) Night of the Living Dead (1968) review
  52. (91) High Noon (1952) review
  53. (90) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) review
  54. (90) Psycho (1960) review
  55. (90) Sense and Sensibility (1995) review
  56. (90) Babe (1995) review
  57. (90) Suspicion (1941) review
  58. (90) Paper Moon (1973) review
  59. (90) O Lucky Man! (1973) review
  60. (90) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) review
  61. (90) Alive (1993) review
  62. (90) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) review
  63. (90) Star Wars (1977) review
  64. (90) Unforgiven (1992) review
  65. (90) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) review
  66. (90) Double Indemnity (1944) review
  67. (90) Alfie (1966) review
  68. (90) All About Eve (1950) review
  69. (90) Throne of Blood (1957) review
  70. (90) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) review
  71. (90) Manhattan (1979) review
  72. (89) The Wanderers (1979) review
  73. (89) Little Big Man (1970) review
  74. (89) Eyes Wide Shut (1999) review
  75. (89) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) review
  76. (89) Bringing Up Baby (1938) review
  77. (89) In This Our Life (1942) review
  78. (89) Patton (1970) review
  79. (89) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) review
  80. (89) Papillon (1973) review
  81. (89) The Tin Drum (1979) review
  82. (89) The Innocents (1961) review
  83. (89) The Third Man (1949) review
  84. (88) Toy Story (1995) review
  85. (88) His Girl Friday (1940) review
  86. (88) David Copperfield (1935) review
  87. (88) Goodfellas (1990) review
  88. (88) Mildred Pierce (1945) review
  89. (88) The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) review
  90. (88) Hud (1963) review
  91. (88) American Madness (1932) review
  92. (88) A Room with a View (1985) review
  93. (88) Jackie Brown (1997) review
  94. (88) In the Mood for Love (2000) review
  95. (88) Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) review
  96. (88) Hallelujah (1929) review
  97. (87) Kolya (1996) review
  98. (87) Mean Streets (1973) review
  99. (87) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) review
  100. (87) Network (1976) review
  101. (87) Always Outnumbered (1998) review
  102. (87) And the Band Played On (1993) review
  103. (87) Quiz Show (1994) review
  104. (87) Midnight Cowboy (1969) review
  105. (87) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) review
  106. (87) Back to the Future (1985) review
  107. (87) The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) review
  108. (86) To Live (1994) review
  109. (86) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) review
  110. (86) Stray Dog (1949) review
  111. (86) Spellbound (2002) review
  112. (86) Ran (1985) review
  113. (86) The Betty Ford Story (1987) review
  114. (86) 48 Hrs. (1982) review
  115. (86) In the Name of the Father (1993) review
  116. (86) A Clockwork Orange (1971) review
  117. (86) Full Metal Jacket (1987) review
  118. (86) Raising Arizona (1987) review
  119. (86) On the Waterfront (1954) review
  120. (86) Monkey Business (1952) review
  121. (86) The Hustler (1961) review
  122. (86) The Fault in Our Stars (2014) review
  123. (85) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) review
  124. (85) Jaws (1975) review
  125. (85) The Maltese Falcon (1941) review
  126. (85) White Heat (1949) review
  127. (85) Eight Men Out (1988) review
  128. (85) Dead End (1937) review
  129. (85) Touch of Evil (1958) review
  130. (85) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) review
  131. (85) The Unknown (1927) review
  132. (85) Army of Shadows (1969) review
  133. (85) The Battle of Algiers (1966) review
  134. (85) Toy Story 3 (2010) review
  135. (85) The Basketball Diaries (1995) review
  136. (84) The Seven Samurai (1954) review
  137. (84) The Little Princess (1939) review
  138. (84) The Wrong Box (1966) review
  139. (84) Tom Jones (1963) review
  140. (84) Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) review
  141. (84) Raging Bull (1980) review
  142. (84) Help! (1965) review
  143. (84) My Left Foot (1989) review
  144. (84) Captains Courageous (1937) review
  145. (84) Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) review
  146. (84) The Fugitive (1947) review
  147. (84) The Road Warrior (1981) review
  148. (84) Garage (2007) review
  149. (84) Easy Rider (1969) review
  150. (84) Glory (1989) review
  151. (84) Carrie (1952) review
  152. (84) Pulp Fiction (1994) review
  153. (84) Laura (1944) review
  154. (84) Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) review
  155. (84) Morning Glory (1933) review
  156. (84) Trading Places (1983) review
  157. (84) Bird (1988) review
  158. (84) Advise & Consent (1962) review
  159. (84) Thank You for Smoking (2005) review
  160. (84) District 9 (2009) review
  161. (84) The Young Lions (1958) review
  162. (84) A Christmas Story (1983) review
  163. (83) Jane Eyre (1944) review
  164. (83) Don King: Only in America (1997) review
  165. (83) The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) review
  166. (83) National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) review
  167. (83) Monster (2003) review
  168. (83) Au revoir, les enfants (1987) review
  169. (83) Mon Oncle (1958) review
  170. (83) The Piano (1993) review
  171. (83) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) review
  172. (83) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) review
  173. (83) My Darling Clementine (1946) review
  174. (83) Odd Man Out (1947) review
  175. (83) The Freshman (1925) review
  176. (83) Dersu Uzala (1975) review
  177. (83) Wee Willie Winkie (1937) review
  178. (83) Pinocchio (1940) review
  179. (83) The Front (1976) review
  180. (83) America, America (1963) review
  181. (83) The General (1926) review
  182. (83) Andrei Rublev (1966) review
  183. (83) Incendies (2010) review
  184. (83) Play It Again, Sam (1972) review
  185. (83) The Crowd (1928) review
  186. (83) The Longest Day (1962) review
  187. (82) The Quiet Man (1952) review
  188. (82) Bullets Over Broadway (1994) review
  189. (82) The Grifters (1968) review
  190. (82) Notorious (1946) review
  191. (82) Winchester '73 (1950) review
  192. (82) The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  193. (82) Spanking the Monkey (1994) review
  194. (82) 'Breaker' Morant (1980) review
  195. (82) The Last Mogul (2005) review
  196. (82) A Little Princess (1995) review
  197. (82) The Merry Widow (1925) review
  198. (82) Das Experiment (2001) review
  199. (82) Paths of Glory (1957) review
  200. (82) Champion (1949) review
  201. (82) Ship of Fools (1965) review
  202. (82) The Servant (1963) review
  203. (82) Heavenly Creatures (1994) review
  204. (82) Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) review
  205. (82) Tokyo Olympiad (1965) review
  206. (82) Julius Caesar (1953) review
  207. (82) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) review
  208. (82) The Full Monty (1997) review
  209. (82) Clueless (1995) review
  210. (82) A Christmas Carol (1951) review
  211. (81) Ministry of Fear (1944) review
  212. (81) Mortal Thoughts (1991) review
  213. (81) Mousey (1974) review
  214. (81) Roger & Me (1989) review
  215. (81) The Battleship Potemkin (1925) review
  216. (81) Dance With a Stranger (1985) review
  217. (81) Conspiracy (2001) review
  218. (81) The Insider (1999) review
  219. (81) Elephant Walk (1954) review
  220. (81) This Is England (2006) review
  221. (81) They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) review
  222. (81) Les Miserables (1935) review
  223. (81) East of Eden (1955) review
  224. (81) California Dreamin' (2007) review
  225. (81) Foxfire (1996) review
  226. (81) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) review
  227. (81) The Return of the Jedi (1983) review
  228. (81) I Was a Male War Bride (1949) review
  229. (81) MASH (1970) review
  230. (81) Frankenstein (1931) review
  231. (80) The Killing (1956) review
  232. (80) Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938) review
  233. (80) Romeo and Juliet (1968) review
  234. (80) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) review
  235. (80) It's A Wonderful Life (1946) review
  236. (80) Sleuth (1972) review
  237. (80) Helter Skelter (1976) review
  238. (80) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) review
  239. (80) King of the Hill (1993) review
  240. (80) Aliens (1986) review
  241. (80) Fifteen and Pregnant (1998) review
  242. (80) The Cranes are Flying (1957) review
  243. (80) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) review
  244. (80) Braveheart (1995) review
  245. (80) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) review
  246. (79) Annie Hall (1977) review
  247. (79) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) review
  248. (79) Sounder (1972) review
  249. (79) The Searchers (1956) review
  250. (79) Claudine (1974) review
  251. (79) All the President's Men (1976) review
  252. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  253. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  254. (79) Freaks (1932) review
  255. (78) The Gunfighter (1950) review
  256. (78) Ponette (1996) review
  257. (78) Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker (1986) review
  258. (78) The Nutty Professor (1996) review
  259. (78) Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) review
  260. (78) Anna Karenina (1935) review
  261. (78) Oliver Twist (1948) review
  262. (78) The 39 Steps (1935) review
  263. (78) Apocalypto (2006) review
  264. (78) High Fidelity (2000) review
  265. (78) What Price Hollywood? (1932) review
  266. (78) The Unholy Three (1978) review
  267. (78) Splendor in the Grass (1961) review
  268. (78) Pan's Labyrinth (2006) review
  269. (78) The Snapper (1993) review
  270. (78) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) review
  271. (78) Sergeant York (1941) review
  272. (78) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) review
  273. (78) Carousel (1956) review
  274. (78) Where East Is East (1929) review
  275. (78) The Killing Fields (1984) review
  276. (77) Breaking Away (1979) review
  277. (77) The Parallax View (1974) review
  278. (77) Das Boot (1981) review
  279. (77) Ride the Pink Horse (1947) review
  280. (77) Great Expectations (1946) review
  281. (77) Dodsworth (1936) review
  282. (77) Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) review
  283. (77) The Enchanted Cottage (1945) review
  284. (77) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) review
  285. (77) The Human Comedy (1943) review
  286. (77) H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) review
  287. (77) One True Thing (1998) review
  288. (77) Rachel, Rachel (1968) review
  289. (77) Black Book (2006) review
  290. (77) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) review
  291. (77) That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) review
  292. (77) Danton (1983) review
  293. (77) Trouble in Paradise (1932) review
  294. (77) Lili (1953) review
  295. (77) This Is It (2009) review
  296. (77) The Visitor (2007) review
  297. (77) Hotel Rwanda (2004) review
  298. (77) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) review
  299. (77) To Have and Have Not (1944) review
  300. (77) The Dresser (1983) review
  301. (77) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  302. (77) Rashomon (1950) review
  303. (77) The Grand Illusion (1937) review
  304. (77) South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) review
  305. (77) Deliverance (1972) review
  306. (77) The Big Lebowski (1998) review
  307. (77) For a Few Dollars More (1965) review
  308. (77) The White Ribbon (2009) review
  309. (77) This Land Is Mine (1943) review
  310. (77) The Champ (1931) review
  311. (77) Rosemary's Baby (1968) review
  312. (77) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) review
  313. (76) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  314. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  315. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  316. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  317. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  318. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  319. (76) Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944) review
  320. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  321. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  322. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  323. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  324. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  325. (76) Julia (1977) review
  326. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  327. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  328. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  329. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  330. (76) M (1931) review
  331. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  332. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  333. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  334. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  335. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  336. (76) Tess (1979) review
  337. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  338. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  339. (75) Jezebel (1938) review
  340. (75) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) review
  341. (75) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) review
  342. (75) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) review
  343. (75) Avalon (1990) review
  344. (75) Village of the Damned (1960) review
  345. (75) The Circus (1928) review
  346. (75) Dead of Night (1945) review
  347. (75) The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) review
  348. (75) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) review
  349. (75) Seconds (1966) review
  350. (75) Fantasia (1940) review
  351. (75) The Littlest Rebel (1935) review
  352. (75) The Day of the Locust (1975) review
  353. (75) The House on 92nd Street (1945) review
  354. (75) Angel and the Badman (1947) review
  355. (75) The Fall (2006) review
  356. (75) Billy Budd (1962) review
  357. (75) The Deer Hunter (1978) review
  358. (75) Nashville (1975) review
  359. (75) Rocco and His Brothers (1960) review
  360. (75) Blow-Up (1966) review
  361. (75) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) review
  362. (75) Suspiria (1977) review
  363. (75) Harry and Tonto (1974) review
  364. (75) Island of Lost Souls (1932) review
  365. (75) The Danish Girl (2015) review
  366. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  367. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  368. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  369. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  370. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  371. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  372. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  373. (74) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) review
  374. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  375. (74) The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
  376. (74) Smile (1975)
  377. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  378. (74) Phantom Lady (1944) review
  379. (74) Coming Home (1978) review
  380. (74) The Entertainer (1960) review
  381. (74) Jules and Jim (1962) review
  382. (74) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) review
  383. (74) Ace in the Hole (1951) review
  384. (74) Mad Max (1979) review
  385. (74) Hester Street (1975) review
  386. (74) An Unmarried Woman (1978) review
  387. (74) Nurse Betty (2000) review
  388. (74) À Nous la Liberté (1931) review
  389. (74) The Wicker Man (1973) review
  390. (74) A Face in the Crowd (1957) review
  391. (74) The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) review
  392. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  393. (74) Persepolis (2007) review
  394. (74) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) review
  395. (74) The Browning Version (1951) review
  396. (74) Serpico (1973) review
  397. (74) The Blue Angel (1930) review
  398. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  399. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  400. (74) Brainstorm (1983) review
  401. (74) The Others (2001) review
  402. (74) Alien (1979) review
  403. (74) Little Children (2006) review
  404. (74) The Bicycle Thief (1948) review
  405. (74) The Rules of the Game (1939) review
  406. (74) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) review
  407. (74) Cat People (1942) review
  408. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  409. (74) Anastasia (1956) review
  410. (74) Cinderella (1950) review
  411. (74) The Merry Widow (1934) review
  412. (74) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) review
  413. (74) The Three Musketeers (1973) review
  414. (74) Prisoners (2013) review
  415. (74) Cat Ballou (1965) review
  416. (74) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) review
  417. (74) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) review
  418. (74) The Fighting Seabees (1944) review
  419. (74) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) review
  420. (74) The Two of Us (1967) review
  421. (74) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) review
  422. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  423. (73) She (1935) review
  424. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  425. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  426. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  427. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  428. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  429. (73) Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  430. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  431. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  432. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  433. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  434. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  435. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  436. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  437. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  438. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  439. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  440. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  441. (73) Shane (1953) review
  442. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  443. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  444. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  445. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  446. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  447. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  448. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  449. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  450. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  451. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  452. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  453. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  454. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  455. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  456. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  457. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  458. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  459. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  460. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  461. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  462. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  463. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  464. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  465. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  466. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  467. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  468. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  469. (73) Wit (2001) review
  470. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  471. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  472. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  473. (73) Fido (2006) review
  474. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  475. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  476. (73) Sully (2016) review
  477. (73) Under Fire (1983) review
  478. (73) The Client (1994) review
  479. (72) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  480. (72) The New Land (1972) review
  481. (72) Waterloo Bridge (1940) review
  482. (72) Dreamboat (1952) review
  483. (72) The Spiral Staircase (1945) review
  484. (72) The Bank Dick (1940) review
  485. (72) The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) review
  486. (72) The Fury (1978) review
  487. (72) From Russia with Love (1963) review
  488. (72) The Lodger (1944) review
  489. (72) Bloody Sunday (2002)
  490. (72) Deception (1946) review
  491. (72) A Matter of Life and Death (1946) review
  492. (72) Watership Down (1978) review
  493. (72) Before the Rain (1994) review
  494. (72) Open City (1945) review
  495. (72) Ulee's Gold (1997) review
  496. (72) Lost in Translation (2003) review
  497. (72) The Loved One (1965) review
  498. (72) Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) review
  499. (72) Anna Karenina (1948) review
  500. (72) The Page Turner (2006) review