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 (1945) 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. (94) Ikiru (1952) review
  30. (93) The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) review
  31. (93) Gone with the Wind (1939) review
  32. (93) Days of Heaven (1978) review
  33. (93) Toy Story 2 (1999) review
  34. (93) Kursk: A Submarine in Troubled Waters (2004) review
  35. (93) To Be or Not to Be (1942) review
  36. (93) Modern Times (1936) review
  37. (92) Rear Window (1954) review
  38. (92) The Pawnbroker (1964)
  39. (92) Fargo (1996) review
  40. (92) The Gold Rush (1925) review
  41. (92) The Life of Emile Zola (1937) review
  42. (92) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) review
  43. (92) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) review
  44. (91) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) review
  45. (91) The Lost Weekend (1945) review
  46. (91) The Song of Bernadette (1943) review
  47. (91) The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) review
  48. (91) A Hard Day's Night (1964) review
  49. (91) Children of Paradise (1945) review
  50. (91) Stagecoach (1939) review
  51. (91) I Walked with a Zombie (1943) review
  52. (91) Night of the Living Dead (1968) review
  53. (91) High Noon (1952) review
  54. (90) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) review
  55. (90) Psycho (1960) review
  56. (90) Sense and Sensibility (1995) review
  57. (90) Babe (1995) review
  58. (90) Suspicion (1941) review
  59. (90) Paper Moon (1973) review
  60. (90) O Lucky Man! (1973) review
  61. (90) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) review
  62. (90) Alive (1993) review
  63. (90) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) review
  64. (90) Star Wars (1977) review
  65. (90) Unforgiven (1992) review
  66. (90) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) review
  67. (90) Double Indemnity (1944) review
  68. (90) Alfie (1966) review
  69. (90) All About Eve (1950) review
  70. (90) Throne of Blood (1957) review
  71. (90) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) review
  72. (90) Manhattan (1979) review
  73. (89) The Wanderers (1979) review
  74. (89) Little Big Man (1970) review
  75. (89) Eyes Wide Shut (1999) review
  76. (89) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) review
  77. (89) Bringing Up Baby (1938) review
  78. (89) In This Our Life (1942) review
  79. (89) Patton (1970) review
  80. (89) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) review
  81. (89) Papillon (1973) review
  82. (89) The Tin Drum (1979) review
  83. (89) The Innocents (1961) review
  84. (89) The Third Man (1949) review
  85. (89) Apollo 11 (2019) review
  86. (88) Toy Story (1995) review
  87. (88) His Girl Friday (1940) review
  88. (88) David Copperfield (1935) review
  89. (88) Goodfellas (1990) review
  90. (88) Mildred Pierce (1945) review
  91. (88) The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) review
  92. (88) Hud (1963) review
  93. (88) American Madness (1932) review
  94. (88) A Room with a View (1985) review
  95. (88) Jackie Brown (1997) review
  96. (88) In the Mood for Love (2000) review
  97. (88) Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) review
  98. (88) Hallelujah (1929) review
  99. (87) Kolya (1996) review
  100. (87) Mean Streets (1973) review
  101. (87) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) review
  102. (87) Network (1976) review
  103. (87) Always Outnumbered (1998) review
  104. (87) And the Band Played On (1993) review
  105. (87) Quiz Show (1994) review
  106. (87) Midnight Cowboy (1969) review
  107. (87) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) review
  108. (87) Back to the Future (1985) review
  109. (87) The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) review
  110. (86) To Live (1994) review
  111. (86) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) review
  112. (86) Stray Dog (1949) review
  113. (86) Spellbound (2002) review
  114. (86) Ran (1985) review
  115. (86) The Betty Ford Story (1987) review
  116. (86) In the Name of the Father (1993) review
  117. (86) A Clockwork Orange (1971) review
  118. (86) Full Metal Jacket (1987) review
  119. (86) Raising Arizona (1987) review
  120. (86) On the Waterfront (1954) review
  121. (86) Monkey Business (1952) review
  122. (86) The Hustler (1961) review
  123. (86) The Fault in Our Stars (2014) review
  124. (85) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) review
  125. (85) Jaws (1975) review
  126. (85) The Maltese Falcon (1941) review
  127. (85) White Heat (1949) review
  128. (85) Eight Men Out (1988) review
  129. (85) Dead End (1937) review
  130. (85) Touch of Evil (1958) review
  131. (85) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) review
  132. (85) The Unknown (1927) review
  133. (85) Army of Shadows (1969) review
  134. (85) The Battle of Algiers (1966) review
  135. (85) Toy Story 3 (2010) review
  136. (85) The Basketball Diaries (1995) review
  137. (84) The Seven Samurai (1954) review
  138. (84) The Little Princess (1939) review
  139. (84) The Wrong Box (1966) review
  140. (84) Tom Jones (1963) review
  141. (84) Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) review
  142. (84) Raging Bull (1980) review
  143. (84) Help! (1965) review
  144. (84) My Left Foot (1989) review
  145. (84) Captains Courageous (1937) review
  146. (84) Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) review
  147. (84) The Fugitive (1947) review
  148. (84) The Road Warrior (1981) review
  149. (84) Garage (2007) review
  150. (84) Easy Rider (1969) review
  151. (84) Glory (1989) review
  152. (84) Carrie (1952) review
  153. (84) Pulp Fiction (1994) review
  154. (84) Laura (1944) review
  155. (84) Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) review
  156. (84) Morning Glory (1933) review
  157. (84) Trading Places (1983) 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. (84) Don King: Only in America (1997) review
  164. (83) Jane Eyre (1944) 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. (83) All the President's Men (1976) review
  188. (82) The Quiet Man (1952) review
  189. (82) Bullets Over Broadway (1994) review
  190. (82) The Grifters (1968) review
  191. (82) Notorious (1946) review
  192. (82) Winchester '73 (1950) review
  193. (82) The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  194. (82) Spanking the Monkey (1994) review
  195. (82) 'Breaker' Morant (1980) review
  196. (82) The Last Mogul (2005) review
  197. (82) A Little Princess (1995) review
  198. (82) The Merry Widow (1925) review
  199. (82) Das Experiment (2001) review
  200. (82) Paths of Glory (1957) review
  201. (82) Champion (1949) review
  202. (82) Ship of Fools (1965) review
  203. (82) The Servant (1963) review
  204. (82) Heavenly Creatures (1994) review
  205. (82) Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) review
  206. (82) Tokyo Olympiad (1965) review
  207. (82) Julius Caesar (1953) review
  208. (82) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) review
  209. (82) The Full Monty (1997) review
  210. (82) Clueless (1995) review
  211. (82) A Christmas Carol (1951) review
  212. (82) 48 Hrs. (1982) review
  213. (81) Ministry of Fear (1944) review
  214. (81) Mortal Thoughts (1991) review
  215. (81) Mousey (1974) review
  216. (81) Roger & Me (1989) review
  217. (81) The Battleship Potemkin (1925) review
  218. (81) Dance With a Stranger (1985) review
  219. (81) Conspiracy (2001) review
  220. (81) The Insider (1999) review
  221. (81) Elephant Walk (1954) review
  222. (81) This Is England (2006) review
  223. (81) They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) review
  224. (81) Les Miserables (1935) review
  225. (81) East of Eden (1955) review
  226. (81) California Dreamin' (2007) review
  227. (81) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) review
  228. (81) The Return of the Jedi (1983) review
  229. (81) I Was a Male War Bride (1949) review
  230. (81) MASH (1970) review
  231. (81) Frankenstein (1931) review
  232. (80) The Killing (1956) review
  233. (80) Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938) review
  234. (80) Romeo and Juliet (1968) review
  235. (80) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) review
  236. (80) It's A Wonderful Life (1946) review
  237. (80) Sleuth (1972) review
  238. (80) Helter Skelter (1976) 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. (80) Blue Valentine (2010) review
  247. (80) The Station Agent (2003) review
  248. (79) Annie Hall (1977) review
  249. (79) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) review
  250. (79) Sounder (1972) review
  251. (79) The Searchers (1956) review
  252. (79) Claudine (1974) review
  253. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  254. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  255. (79) Freaks (1932) 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. (78) Bird (1988) review
  277. (77) Breaking Away (1979) review
  278. (77) The Parallax View (1974) review
  279. (77) Das Boot (1981) review
  280. (77) Ride the Pink Horse (1947) review
  281. (77) Great Expectations (1946) review
  282. (77) Dodsworth (1936) review
  283. (77) Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) review
  284. (77) The Enchanted Cottage (1945) review
  285. (77) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) review
  286. (77) The Human Comedy (1943) review
  287. (77) H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) review
  288. (77) One True Thing (1998) review
  289. (77) Rachel, Rachel (1968) review
  290. (77) Black Book (2006) review
  291. (77) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) review
  292. (77) That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) review
  293. (77) Danton (1983) review
  294. (77) Trouble in Paradise (1932) review
  295. (77) Lili (1953) review
  296. (77) This Is It (2009) review
  297. (77) The Visitor (2007) review
  298. (77) Hotel Rwanda (2004) review
  299. (77) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) review
  300. (77) To Have and Have Not (1944) review
  301. (77) The Dresser (1983) review
  302. (77) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  303. (77) Rashomon (1950) review
  304. (77) The Grand Illusion (1937) review
  305. (77) South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) review
  306. (77) Deliverance (1972) review
  307. (77) The Big Lebowski (1998) review
  308. (77) For a Few Dollars More (1965) review
  309. (77) The White Ribbon (2009) review
  310. (77) This Land Is Mine (1943) review
  311. (77) The Champ (1931) review
  312. (77) Rosemary's Baby (1968) review
  313. (77) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) review
  314. (77) The Gunfighter (1950) review
  315. (77) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) review
  316. (76) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  317. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  318. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  319. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  320. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  321. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  322. (76) Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944) review
  323. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  324. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  325. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  326. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  327. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  328. (76) Julia (1977) review
  329. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  330. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  331. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  332. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  333. (76) M (1931) review
  334. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  335. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  336. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  337. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  338. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  339. (76) Tess (1979) review
  340. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  341. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  342. (75) Jezebel (1938) review
  343. (75) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) review
  344. (75) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) review
  345. (75) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) review
  346. (75) Avalon (1990) review
  347. (75) Village of the Damned (1960) review
  348. (75) The Circus (1928) review
  349. (75) Dead of Night (1945) review
  350. (75) The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) review
  351. (75) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) review
  352. (75) Seconds (1966) review
  353. (75) Fantasia (1940) review
  354. (75) The Littlest Rebel (1935) review
  355. (75) The Day of the Locust (1975) review
  356. (75) The House on 92nd Street (1945) review
  357. (75) Angel and the Badman (1947) review
  358. (75) The Fall (2006) review
  359. (75) Billy Budd (1962) review
  360. (75) The Deer Hunter (1978) review
  361. (75) Nashville (1975) review
  362. (75) Rocco and His Brothers (1960) review
  363. (75) Blow-Up (1966) review
  364. (75) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) review
  365. (75) Suspiria (1977) review
  366. (75) Harry and Tonto (1974) review
  367. (75) Island of Lost Souls (1932) review
  368. (75) The Danish Girl (2015) review
  369. (75) The Bank Job (2008) review
  370. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  371. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  372. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  373. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  374. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  375. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  376. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  377. (74) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) review
  378. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  379. (74) Smile (1975)
  380. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  381. (74) Phantom Lady (1944) review
  382. (74) Coming Home (1978) review
  383. (74) The Entertainer (1960) review
  384. (74) Jules and Jim (1962) review
  385. (74) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) review
  386. (74) Ace in the Hole (1951) review
  387. (74) Mad Max (1979) review
  388. (74) Hester Street (1975) review
  389. (74) An Unmarried Woman (1978) review
  390. (74) Nurse Betty (2000) review
  391. (74) À Nous la Liberté (1931) review
  392. (74) The Wicker Man (1973) review
  393. (74) A Face in the Crowd (1957) review
  394. (74) The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) review
  395. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  396. (74) Persepolis (2007) review
  397. (74) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) review
  398. (74) The Browning Version (1951) review
  399. (74) Serpico (1973) review
  400. (74) The Blue Angel (1930) review
  401. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  402. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  403. (74) Brainstorm (1983) review
  404. (74) The Others (2001) review
  405. (74) Alien (1979) review
  406. (74) Little Children (2006) review
  407. (74) The Bicycle Thief (1948) review
  408. (74) The Rules of the Game (1939) review
  409. (74) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) review
  410. (74) Cat People (1942) review
  411. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  412. (74) Anastasia (1956) review
  413. (74) Cinderella (1950) review
  414. (74) The Merry Widow (1934) review
  415. (74) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) review
  416. (74) The Three Musketeers (1973) review
  417. (74) Prisoners (2013) review
  418. (74) Cat Ballou (1965) review
  419. (74) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) review
  420. (74) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) review
  421. (74) The Fighting Seabees (1944) review
  422. (74) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) review
  423. (74) The Two of Us (1967) review
  424. (74) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) review
  425. (74) The Dark Tower (2019) review
  426. (74) Defending Your Life (1991) review
  427. (74) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  428. (74) The Atomic Cafe (1982) review
  429. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  430. (73) She (1935) review
  431. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  432. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  433. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  434. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  435. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  436. (73) Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  437. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  438. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  439. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  440. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  441. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  442. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  443. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  444. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  445. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  446. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  447. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  448. (73) Shane (1953) review
  449. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  450. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  451. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  452. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  453. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  454. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  455. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  456. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  457. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  458. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  459. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  460. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  461. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  462. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  463. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  464. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  465. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  466. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  467. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  468. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  469. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  470. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  471. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  472. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  473. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  474. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  475. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  476. (73) Wit (2001) review
  477. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  478. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  479. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  480. (73) Fido (2006) review
  481. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  482. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  483. (73) Sully (2016) review
  484. (73) Under Fire (1983) review
  485. (73) The Client (1994) review
  486. (73) And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) review
  487. (73) The Kite Runner (2007) review
  488. (73) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) review
  489. (72) Waterloo Bridge (1940) review
  490. (72) The Spiral Staircase (1945) review
  491. (72) The Bank Dick (1940) review
  492. (72) The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) review
  493. (72) From Russia with Love (1963) review
  494. (72) The Lodger (1944) review
  495. (72) Bloody Sunday (2002)
  496. (72) A Matter of Life and Death (1946) review
  497. (72) Watership Down (1978) review
  498. (72) Lost in Translation (2003) review
  499. (72) The Loved One (1965) review
  500. (72) The Little Stranger (2018) review