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) Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) review
  25. (94) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) review
  26. (94) Barry Lyndon (1975) review
  27. (94) Five Easy Pieces (1970) review
  28. (94) Ikiru (1952) 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 Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) review
  46. (91) A Hard Day's Night (1964) review
  47. (91) Children of Paradise (1945) review
  48. (91) Stagecoach (1939) review
  49. (91) Night of the Living Dead (1968) review
  50. (91) High Noon (1952) review
  51. (90) Over the Edge (1979) review
  52. (90) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) review
  53. (90) Psycho (1960) review
  54. (90) Sense and Sensibility (1995) review
  55. (90) Babe (1995) review
  56. (90) Suspicion (1941) review
  57. (90) Paper Moon (1973) review
  58. (90) O Lucky Man! (1973) review
  59. (90) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) review
  60. (90) Alive (1993) review
  61. (90) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) review
  62. (90) Star Wars (1977) review
  63. (90) Unforgiven (1992) review
  64. (90) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) review
  65. (90) Double Indemnity (1944) review
  66. (90) Alfie (1966) review
  67. (90) All About Eve (1950) review
  68. (90) Throne of Blood (1957) review
  69. (90) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) review
  70. (90) Manhattan (1979) review
  71. (90) I Walked with a Zombie (1943) review
  72. (90) The Song of Bernadette (1943) 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) Papillon (1973) review
  81. (89) The Tin Drum (1979) review
  82. (89) The Innocents (1961) review
  83. (89) The Third Man (1949) review
  84. (89) Apollo 11 (2019) review
  85. (88) Toy Story (1995) review
  86. (88) Goodfellas (1990) review
  87. (88) Mildred Pierce (1945) review
  88. (88) The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) review
  89. (88) Hud (1963) review
  90. (88) American Madness (1932) review
  91. (88) A Room with a View (1985) review
  92. (88) Jackie Brown (1997) review
  93. (88) In the Mood for Love (2000) review
  94. (88) Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) review
  95. (88) Hallelujah (1929) review
  96. (88) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 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) In the Name of the Father (1993) review
  115. (86) A Clockwork Orange (1971) review
  116. (86) Full Metal Jacket (1987) review
  117. (86) Raising Arizona (1987) review
  118. (86) On the Waterfront (1954) review
  119. (86) Monkey Business (1952) review
  120. (86) The Hustler (1961) review
  121. (86) The Fault in Our Stars (2014) review
  122. (86) Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022) 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) Trading Places (1983) review
  156. (84) Advise & Consent (1962) review
  157. (84) Thank You for Smoking (2005) review
  158. (84) District 9 (2009) review
  159. (84) The Young Lions (1958) review
  160. (84) A Christmas Story (1983) review
  161. (84) Don King: Only in America (1997) review
  162. (84) Dodsworth (1936) review
  163. (83) Jane Eyre (1944) review
  164. (83) The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) review
  165. (83) National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) review
  166. (83) Monster (2003) review
  167. (83) Au revoir, les enfants (1987) review
  168. (83) Mon Oncle (1958) review
  169. (83) The Piano (1993) review
  170. (83) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) review
  171. (83) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) review
  172. (83) My Darling Clementine (1946) review
  173. (83) Odd Man Out (1947) review
  174. (83) The Freshman (1925) review
  175. (83) Dersu Uzala (1975) review
  176. (83) Wee Willie Winkie (1937) review
  177. (83) Pinocchio (1940) review
  178. (83) The Front (1976) review
  179. (83) America, America (1963) review
  180. (83) The General (1926) review
  181. (83) Andrei Rublev (1966) review
  182. (83) Incendies (2010) review
  183. (83) Play It Again, Sam (1972) review
  184. (83) The Crowd (1928) review
  185. (83) The Longest Day (1962) review
  186. (83) All the President's Men (1976) review
  187. (83) The Quiet Man (1952) review
  188. (83) Morning Glory (1933) review
  189. (83) Agnelli (2019) review
  190. (83) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) review
  191. (82) Bullets Over Broadway (1994) review
  192. (82) The Grifters (1968) review
  193. (82) Notorious (1946) review
  194. (82) Winchester '73 (1950) review
  195. (82) Spanking the Monkey (1994) review
  196. (82) 'Breaker' Morant (1980) review
  197. (82) The Last Mogul (2005) review
  198. (82) A Little Princess (1995) review
  199. (82) The Merry Widow (1925) review
  200. (82) Das Experiment (2001) review
  201. (82) Paths of Glory (1957) review
  202. (82) Champion (1949) review
  203. (82) Ship of Fools (1965) review
  204. (82) The Servant (1963) review
  205. (82) Heavenly Creatures (1994) review
  206. (82) Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) review
  207. (82) Tokyo Olympiad (1965) review
  208. (82) Julius Caesar (1953) review
  209. (82) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) review
  210. (82) The Full Monty (1997) review
  211. (82) Clueless (1995) review
  212. (82) A Christmas Carol (1951) review
  213. (82) 48 Hrs. (1982) review
  214. (82) Sweet Land (2005) review
  215. (81) Ministry of Fear (1944) review
  216. (81) Mortal Thoughts (1991) review
  217. (81) Mousey (1974) review
  218. (81) Roger & Me (1989) review
  219. (81) The Battleship Potemkin (1925) review
  220. (81) Dance With a Stranger (1985) review
  221. (81) Conspiracy (2001) review
  222. (81) The Insider (1999) review
  223. (81) Elephant Walk (1954) review
  224. (81) This Is England (2006) review
  225. (81) They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) review
  226. (81) Les Miserables (1935) review
  227. (81) East of Eden (1955) review
  228. (81) California Dreamin' (2007) review
  229. (81) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) review
  230. (81) The Return of the Jedi (1983) review
  231. (81) I Was a Male War Bride (1949) review
  232. (81) MASH (1970) review
  233. (81) Frankenstein (1931) review
  234. (81) His Girl Friday (1940) review
  235. (80) The Killing (1956) review
  236. (80) Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938) review
  237. (80) Romeo and Juliet (1968) review
  238. (80) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) review
  239. (80) Sleuth (1972) review
  240. (80) Helter Skelter (1976) review
  241. (80) King of the Hill (1993) review
  242. (80) Aliens (1986) review
  243. (80) Fifteen and Pregnant (1998) review
  244. (80) The Cranes are Flying (1957) review
  245. (80) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) review
  246. (80) Braveheart (1995) review
  247. (80) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) review
  248. (80) Blue Valentine (2010) review
  249. (80) The Station Agent (2003) review
  250. (80) David Copperfield (1935) review
  251. (80) The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  252. (79) Annie Hall (1977) review
  253. (79) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) review
  254. (79) Sounder (1972) review
  255. (79) The Searchers (1956) review
  256. (79) Claudine (1974) review
  257. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  258. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  259. (79) Freaks (1932) review
  260. (79) War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812 (1967) review
  261. (79) Anna Karenina (1935) review
  262. (78) Ponette (1996) review
  263. (78) Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker (1986) review
  264. (78) The Nutty Professor (1996) review
  265. (78) Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) review
  266. (78) Oliver Twist (1948) review
  267. (78) The 39 Steps (1935) review
  268. (78) Apocalypto (2006) review
  269. (78) High Fidelity (2000) review
  270. (78) What Price Hollywood? (1932) review
  271. (78) The Unholy Three (1978) review
  272. (78) Splendor in the Grass (1961) review
  273. (78) Pan's Labyrinth (2006) review
  274. (78) The Snapper (1993) review
  275. (78) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) review
  276. (78) Sergeant York (1941) review
  277. (78) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) review
  278. (78) Carousel (1956) review
  279. (78) Where East Is East (1929) review
  280. (78) The Killing Fields (1984) review
  281. (78) Bird (1988) review
  282. (78) Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) review
  283. (77) Breaking Away (1979) review
  284. (77) The Parallax View (1974) review
  285. (77) Das Boot (1981) review
  286. (77) Ride the Pink Horse (1947) review
  287. (77) Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) review
  288. (77) The Enchanted Cottage (1945) review
  289. (77) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) review
  290. (77) The Human Comedy (1943) review
  291. (77) H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) review
  292. (77) One True Thing (1998) review
  293. (77) Rachel, Rachel (1968) review
  294. (77) Black Book (2006) review
  295. (77) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) review
  296. (77) That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) review
  297. (77) Danton (1983) review
  298. (77) Trouble in Paradise (1932) review
  299. (77) Lili (1953) review
  300. (77) This Is It (2009) review
  301. (77) The Visitor (2007) review
  302. (77) Hotel Rwanda (2004) review
  303. (77) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) review
  304. (77) To Have and Have Not (1944) review
  305. (77) The Dresser (1983) review
  306. (77) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  307. (77) Rashomon (1950) review
  308. (77) The Grand Illusion (1937) review
  309. (77) South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) review
  310. (77) Deliverance (1972) review
  311. (77) The Big Lebowski (1998) review
  312. (77) For a Few Dollars More (1965) review
  313. (77) The White Ribbon (2009) review
  314. (77) This Land Is Mine (1943) review
  315. (77) The Champ (1931) review
  316. (77) Rosemary's Baby (1968) review
  317. (77) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) review
  318. (77) The Gunfighter (1950) review
  319. (77) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) review
  320. (77) War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova (1966) review
  321. (77) Tales from Earthsea (2006) review
  322. (77) The Tenant (1976) review
  323. (77) Nightmare Alley (2021) review
  324. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  325. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  326. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  327. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  328. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  329. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  330. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  331. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  332. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  333. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  334. (76) Julia (1977) review
  335. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  336. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  337. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  338. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  339. (76) M (1931) review
  340. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  341. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  342. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  343. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  344. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  345. (76) Tess (1979) review
  346. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  347. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  348. (75) Jezebel (1938) review
  349. (75) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) review
  350. (75) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) review
  351. (75) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) review
  352. (75) Avalon (1990) review
  353. (75) Village of the Damned (1960) review
  354. (75) The Circus (1928) review
  355. (75) Dead of Night (1945) review
  356. (75) The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) review
  357. (75) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) review
  358. (75) Seconds (1966) review
  359. (75) Fantasia (1940) review
  360. (75) The Littlest Rebel (1935) review
  361. (75) The Day of the Locust (1975) review
  362. (75) The House on 92nd Street (1945) review
  363. (75) Angel and the Badman (1947) review
  364. (75) The Fall (2006) review
  365. (75) Billy Budd (1962) review
  366. (75) The Deer Hunter (1978) review
  367. (75) Nashville (1975) review
  368. (75) Rocco and His Brothers (1960) review
  369. (75) Blow-Up (1966) review
  370. (75) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) review
  371. (75) Suspiria (1977) review
  372. (75) Harry and Tonto (1974) review
  373. (75) Island of Lost Souls (1932) review
  374. (75) The Danish Girl (2015) review
  375. (75) The Bank Job (2008) review
  376. (75) War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky (1965) review
  377. (75) Great Expectations (1946) review
  378. (75) The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) review
  379. (75) Daybreak (1931) review
  380. (75) November 22nd and the Warren Report (1964) review
  381. (75) Come from Away (2021) review
  382. (75) Split (2016) review
  383. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  384. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  385. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  386. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  387. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  388. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  389. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  390. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  391. (74) Smile (1975)
  392. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  393. (74) Phantom Lady (1944) review
  394. (74) Coming Home (1978) review
  395. (74) The Entertainer (1960) review
  396. (74) Jules and Jim (1962) review
  397. (74) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) review
  398. (74) Ace in the Hole (1951) review
  399. (74) Mad Max (1979) review
  400. (74) Hester Street (1975) review
  401. (74) An Unmarried Woman (1978) review
  402. (74) Nurse Betty (2000) review
  403. (74) À Nous la Liberté (1931) review
  404. (74) The Wicker Man (1973) review
  405. (74) A Face in the Crowd (1957) review
  406. (74) The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) review
  407. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  408. (74) Persepolis (2007) review
  409. (74) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) review
  410. (74) The Browning Version (1951) review
  411. (74) Serpico (1973) review
  412. (74) The Blue Angel (1930) review
  413. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  414. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  415. (74) Brainstorm (1983) review
  416. (74) The Others (2001) review
  417. (74) Alien (1979) review
  418. (74) Little Children (2006) review
  419. (74) The Bicycle Thief (1948) review
  420. (74) The Rules of the Game (1939) review
  421. (74) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) review
  422. (74) Cat People (1942) review
  423. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  424. (74) Anastasia (1956) review
  425. (74) Cinderella (1950) review
  426. (74) The Merry Widow (1934) review
  427. (74) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) review
  428. (74) The Three Musketeers (1973) review
  429. (74) Prisoners (2013) review
  430. (74) Cat Ballou (1965) review
  431. (74) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) review
  432. (74) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) review
  433. (74) The Fighting Seabees (1944) review
  434. (74) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) review
  435. (74) The Two of Us (1967) review
  436. (74) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) review
  437. (74) The Dark Tower (2019) review
  438. (74) Defending Your Life (1991) review
  439. (74) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  440. (74) The Atomic Cafe (1982) review
  441. (74) Black Dynamite (2009) review
  442. (74) War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967) review
  443. (74) Narvik: Hitler's First Defeat (2022) review
  444. (74) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  445. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  446. (73) She (1935) review
  447. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  448. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  449. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  450. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  451. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  452. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  453. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  454. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  455. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  456. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  457. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  458. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  459. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  460. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  461. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  462. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  463. (73) Shane (1953) review
  464. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  465. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  466. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  467. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  468. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  469. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  470. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  471. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  472. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  473. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  474. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  475. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  476. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  477. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  478. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  479. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  480. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  481. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  482. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  483. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  484. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  485. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  486. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  487. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  488. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  489. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  490. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  491. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  492. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  493. (73) Fido (2006) review
  494. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  495. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  496. (73) Sully (2016) review
  497. (73) Under Fire (1983) review
  498. (73) The Kite Runner (2007) review
  499. (73) Bloody Sunday (2002) review
  500. (73) Day for Night (1973) review