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) Goodfellas (1990) review
  89. (88) Mildred Pierce (1945) review
  90. (88) The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) review
  91. (88) Hud (1963) review
  92. (88) American Madness (1932) review
  93. (88) A Room with a View (1985) review
  94. (88) Jackie Brown (1997) review
  95. (88) In the Mood for Love (2000) review
  96. (88) Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) review
  97. (88) Hallelujah (1929) review
  98. (87) Kolya (1996) review
  99. (87) Mean Streets (1973) review
  100. (87) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) review
  101. (87) Network (1976) review
  102. (87) Always Outnumbered (1998) review
  103. (87) And the Band Played On (1993) review
  104. (87) Quiz Show (1994) review
  105. (87) Midnight Cowboy (1969) review
  106. (87) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) review
  107. (87) Back to the Future (1985) review
  108. (87) The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) review
  109. (86) To Live (1994) review
  110. (86) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) review
  111. (86) Stray Dog (1949) review
  112. (86) Spellbound (2002) review
  113. (86) Ran (1985) review
  114. (86) The Betty Ford Story (1987) 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) 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. (82) Bullets Over Broadway (1994) review
  191. (82) The Grifters (1968) review
  192. (82) Notorious (1946) review
  193. (82) Winchester '73 (1950) review
  194. (82) The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  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. (80) The Killing (1956) review
  235. (80) Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938) review
  236. (80) Romeo and Juliet (1968) review
  237. (80) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) review
  238. (80) It's A Wonderful Life (1946) 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. (79) Annie Hall (1977) review
  252. (79) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) review
  253. (79) Sounder (1972) review
  254. (79) The Searchers (1956) review
  255. (79) Claudine (1974) review
  256. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  257. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  258. (79) Freaks (1932) review
  259. (79) War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812 (1967) review
  260. (79) Anna Karenina (1935) review
  261. (78) Ponette (1996) review
  262. (78) Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker (1986) review
  263. (78) The Nutty Professor (1996) review
  264. (78) Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) review
  265. (78) Oliver Twist (1948) review
  266. (78) The 39 Steps (1935) review
  267. (78) Apocalypto (2006) review
  268. (78) High Fidelity (2000) review
  269. (78) What Price Hollywood? (1932) review
  270. (78) The Unholy Three (1978) review
  271. (78) Splendor in the Grass (1961) review
  272. (78) Pan's Labyrinth (2006) review
  273. (78) The Snapper (1993) review
  274. (78) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) review
  275. (78) Sergeant York (1941) review
  276. (78) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) review
  277. (78) Carousel (1956) review
  278. (78) Where East Is East (1929) review
  279. (78) The Killing Fields (1984) review
  280. (78) Bird (1988) review
  281. (78) Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) review
  282. (77) Breaking Away (1979) review
  283. (77) The Parallax View (1974) review
  284. (77) Das Boot (1981) review
  285. (77) Ride the Pink Horse (1947) review
  286. (77) Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) review
  287. (77) The Enchanted Cottage (1945) review
  288. (77) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) review
  289. (77) The Human Comedy (1943) review
  290. (77) H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) review
  291. (77) One True Thing (1998) review
  292. (77) Rachel, Rachel (1968) review
  293. (77) Black Book (2006) review
  294. (77) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) review
  295. (77) That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) review
  296. (77) Danton (1983) review
  297. (77) Trouble in Paradise (1932) review
  298. (77) Lili (1953) review
  299. (77) This Is It (2009) review
  300. (77) The Visitor (2007) review
  301. (77) Hotel Rwanda (2004) review
  302. (77) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) review
  303. (77) To Have and Have Not (1944) review
  304. (77) The Dresser (1983) review
  305. (77) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  306. (77) Rashomon (1950) review
  307. (77) The Grand Illusion (1937) review
  308. (77) South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) review
  309. (77) Deliverance (1972) review
  310. (77) The Big Lebowski (1998) review
  311. (77) For a Few Dollars More (1965) review
  312. (77) The White Ribbon (2009) review
  313. (77) This Land Is Mine (1943) review
  314. (77) The Champ (1931) review
  315. (77) Rosemary's Baby (1968) review
  316. (77) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) review
  317. (77) The Gunfighter (1950) review
  318. (77) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) review
  319. (77) War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova (1966) review
  320. (77) Tales from Earthsea (2006) review
  321. (77) The Tenant (1976) review
  322. (76) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  323. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  324. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  325. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  326. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  327. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  328. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  329. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  330. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  331. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  332. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  333. (76) Julia (1977) review
  334. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  335. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  336. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  337. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  338. (76) M (1931) review
  339. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  340. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  341. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  342. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  343. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  344. (76) Tess (1979) review
  345. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  346. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  347. (75) Jezebel (1938) review
  348. (75) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) review
  349. (75) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) review
  350. (75) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) review
  351. (75) Avalon (1990) review
  352. (75) Village of the Damned (1960) review
  353. (75) The Circus (1928) review
  354. (75) Dead of Night (1945) review
  355. (75) The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) review
  356. (75) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) review
  357. (75) Seconds (1966) review
  358. (75) Fantasia (1940) review
  359. (75) The Littlest Rebel (1935) review
  360. (75) The Day of the Locust (1975) review
  361. (75) The House on 92nd Street (1945) review
  362. (75) Angel and the Badman (1947) review
  363. (75) The Fall (2006) review
  364. (75) Billy Budd (1962) review
  365. (75) The Deer Hunter (1978) review
  366. (75) Nashville (1975) review
  367. (75) Rocco and His Brothers (1960) review
  368. (75) Blow-Up (1966) review
  369. (75) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) review
  370. (75) Suspiria (1977) review
  371. (75) Harry and Tonto (1974) review
  372. (75) Island of Lost Souls (1932) review
  373. (75) The Danish Girl (2015) review
  374. (75) The Bank Job (2008) review
  375. (75) War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky (1965) review
  376. (75) Great Expectations (1946) review
  377. (75) The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) review
  378. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  379. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  380. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  381. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  382. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  383. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  384. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  385. (74) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) review
  386. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  387. (74) Smile (1975)
  388. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  389. (74) Phantom Lady (1944) review
  390. (74) Coming Home (1978) review
  391. (74) The Entertainer (1960) review
  392. (74) Jules and Jim (1962) review
  393. (74) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) review
  394. (74) Ace in the Hole (1951) review
  395. (74) Mad Max (1979) review
  396. (74) Hester Street (1975) review
  397. (74) An Unmarried Woman (1978) review
  398. (74) Nurse Betty (2000) review
  399. (74) À Nous la Liberté (1931) review
  400. (74) The Wicker Man (1973) review
  401. (74) A Face in the Crowd (1957) review
  402. (74) The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) review
  403. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  404. (74) Persepolis (2007) review
  405. (74) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) review
  406. (74) The Browning Version (1951) review
  407. (74) Serpico (1973) review
  408. (74) The Blue Angel (1930) review
  409. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  410. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  411. (74) Brainstorm (1983) review
  412. (74) The Others (2001) review
  413. (74) Alien (1979) review
  414. (74) Little Children (2006) review
  415. (74) The Bicycle Thief (1948) review
  416. (74) The Rules of the Game (1939) review
  417. (74) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) review
  418. (74) Cat People (1942) review
  419. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  420. (74) Anastasia (1956) review
  421. (74) Cinderella (1950) review
  422. (74) The Merry Widow (1934) review
  423. (74) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) review
  424. (74) The Three Musketeers (1973) review
  425. (74) Prisoners (2013) review
  426. (74) Cat Ballou (1965) review
  427. (74) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) review
  428. (74) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) review
  429. (74) The Fighting Seabees (1944) review
  430. (74) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) review
  431. (74) The Two of Us (1967) review
  432. (74) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) review
  433. (74) The Dark Tower (2019) review
  434. (74) Defending Your Life (1991) review
  435. (74) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  436. (74) The Atomic Cafe (1982) review
  437. (74) Black Dynamite (2009) review
  438. (74) War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967) review
  439. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  440. (73) She (1935) review
  441. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  442. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  443. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  444. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  445. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  446. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  447. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  448. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  449. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  450. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  451. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  452. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  453. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  454. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  455. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  456. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  457. (73) Shane (1953) review
  458. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  459. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  460. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  461. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  462. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  463. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  464. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  465. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  466. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  467. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  468. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  469. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  470. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  471. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  472. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  473. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  474. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  475. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  476. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  477. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  478. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  479. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  480. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  481. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  482. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  483. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  484. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  485. (73) Wit (2001) review
  486. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  487. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  488. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  489. (73) Fido (2006) review
  490. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  491. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  492. (73) Sully (2016) review
  493. (73) Under Fire (1983) review
  494. (73) The Client (1994) review
  495. (73) And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) review
  496. (73) The Kite Runner (2007) review
  497. (73) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) review
  498. (72) Bloody Sunday (2002)
  499. (72) Watership Down (1978) review
  500. (72) Seaspiracy (2021) review