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. (83) 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. (82) Sweet Land (2005) review
  214. (81) Ministry of Fear (1944) review
  215. (81) Mortal Thoughts (1991) review
  216. (81) Mousey (1974) review
  217. (81) Roger & Me (1989) review
  218. (81) The Battleship Potemkin (1925) review
  219. (81) Dance With a Stranger (1985) review
  220. (81) Conspiracy (2001) review
  221. (81) The Insider (1999) review
  222. (81) Elephant Walk (1954) review
  223. (81) This Is England (2006) review
  224. (81) They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) review
  225. (81) Les Miserables (1935) review
  226. (81) East of Eden (1955) review
  227. (81) California Dreamin' (2007) review
  228. (81) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) review
  229. (81) The Return of the Jedi (1983) review
  230. (81) I Was a Male War Bride (1949) review
  231. (81) MASH (1970) review
  232. (81) Frankenstein (1931) review
  233. (80) The Killing (1956) review
  234. (80) Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938) review
  235. (80) Romeo and Juliet (1968) review
  236. (80) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) review
  237. (80) It's A Wonderful Life (1946) review
  238. (80) Sleuth (1972) review
  239. (80) Helter Skelter (1976) review
  240. (80) King of the Hill (1993) review
  241. (80) Aliens (1986) review
  242. (80) Fifteen and Pregnant (1998) review
  243. (80) The Cranes are Flying (1957) review
  244. (80) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) review
  245. (80) Braveheart (1995) review
  246. (80) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) review
  247. (80) Blue Valentine (2010) review
  248. (80) The Station Agent (2003) review
  249. (79) Annie Hall (1977) review
  250. (79) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) review
  251. (79) Sounder (1972) review
  252. (79) The Searchers (1956) review
  253. (79) Claudine (1974) review
  254. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  255. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  256. (79) Freaks (1932) review
  257. (78) Ponette (1996) review
  258. (78) Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker (1986) review
  259. (78) The Nutty Professor (1996) review
  260. (78) Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) review
  261. (78) Anna Karenina (1935) review
  262. (78) Oliver Twist (1948) review
  263. (78) The 39 Steps (1935) review
  264. (78) Apocalypto (2006) review
  265. (78) High Fidelity (2000) review
  266. (78) What Price Hollywood? (1932) review
  267. (78) The Unholy Three (1978) review
  268. (78) Splendor in the Grass (1961) review
  269. (78) Pan's Labyrinth (2006) review
  270. (78) The Snapper (1993) review
  271. (78) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) review
  272. (78) Sergeant York (1941) review
  273. (78) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) review
  274. (78) Carousel (1956) review
  275. (78) Where East Is East (1929) review
  276. (78) The Killing Fields (1984) review
  277. (78) Bird (1988) review
  278. (77) Breaking Away (1979) review
  279. (77) The Parallax View (1974) review
  280. (77) Das Boot (1981) review
  281. (77) Ride the Pink Horse (1947) review
  282. (77) Great Expectations (1946) review
  283. (77) Dodsworth (1936) review
  284. (77) Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) review
  285. (77) The Enchanted Cottage (1945) review
  286. (77) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) review
  287. (77) The Human Comedy (1943) review
  288. (77) H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) review
  289. (77) One True Thing (1998) review
  290. (77) Rachel, Rachel (1968) review
  291. (77) Black Book (2006) review
  292. (77) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) review
  293. (77) That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) review
  294. (77) Danton (1983) review
  295. (77) Trouble in Paradise (1932) review
  296. (77) Lili (1953) review
  297. (77) This Is It (2009) review
  298. (77) The Visitor (2007) review
  299. (77) Hotel Rwanda (2004) review
  300. (77) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) review
  301. (77) To Have and Have Not (1944) review
  302. (77) The Dresser (1983) review
  303. (77) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  304. (77) Rashomon (1950) review
  305. (77) The Grand Illusion (1937) review
  306. (77) South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) review
  307. (77) Deliverance (1972) review
  308. (77) The Big Lebowski (1998) review
  309. (77) For a Few Dollars More (1965) review
  310. (77) The White Ribbon (2009) review
  311. (77) This Land Is Mine (1943) review
  312. (77) The Champ (1931) review
  313. (77) Rosemary's Baby (1968) review
  314. (77) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) review
  315. (77) The Gunfighter (1950) review
  316. (77) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) review
  317. (76) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  318. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  319. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  320. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  321. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  322. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  323. (76) Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944) review
  324. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  325. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  326. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  327. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  328. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  329. (76) Julia (1977) review
  330. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  331. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  332. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  333. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  334. (76) M (1931) review
  335. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  336. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  337. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  338. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  339. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  340. (76) Tess (1979) review
  341. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  342. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  343. (75) Jezebel (1938) review
  344. (75) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) review
  345. (75) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) review
  346. (75) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) review
  347. (75) Avalon (1990) review
  348. (75) Village of the Damned (1960) review
  349. (75) The Circus (1928) review
  350. (75) Dead of Night (1945) review
  351. (75) The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) review
  352. (75) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) review
  353. (75) Seconds (1966) review
  354. (75) Fantasia (1940) review
  355. (75) The Littlest Rebel (1935) review
  356. (75) The Day of the Locust (1975) review
  357. (75) The House on 92nd Street (1945) review
  358. (75) Angel and the Badman (1947) review
  359. (75) The Fall (2006) review
  360. (75) Billy Budd (1962) review
  361. (75) The Deer Hunter (1978) review
  362. (75) Nashville (1975) review
  363. (75) Rocco and His Brothers (1960) review
  364. (75) Blow-Up (1966) review
  365. (75) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) review
  366. (75) Suspiria (1977) review
  367. (75) Harry and Tonto (1974) review
  368. (75) Island of Lost Souls (1932) review
  369. (75) The Danish Girl (2015) review
  370. (75) The Bank Job (2008) review
  371. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  372. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  373. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  374. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  375. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  376. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  377. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  378. (74) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) review
  379. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  380. (74) Smile (1975)
  381. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  382. (74) Phantom Lady (1944) review
  383. (74) Coming Home (1978) review
  384. (74) The Entertainer (1960) review
  385. (74) Jules and Jim (1962) review
  386. (74) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) review
  387. (74) Ace in the Hole (1951) review
  388. (74) Mad Max (1979) review
  389. (74) Hester Street (1975) review
  390. (74) An Unmarried Woman (1978) review
  391. (74) Nurse Betty (2000) review
  392. (74) À Nous la Liberté (1931) review
  393. (74) The Wicker Man (1973) review
  394. (74) A Face in the Crowd (1957) review
  395. (74) The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) review
  396. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  397. (74) Persepolis (2007) review
  398. (74) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) review
  399. (74) The Browning Version (1951) review
  400. (74) Serpico (1973) review
  401. (74) The Blue Angel (1930) review
  402. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  403. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  404. (74) Brainstorm (1983) review
  405. (74) The Others (2001) review
  406. (74) Alien (1979) review
  407. (74) Little Children (2006) review
  408. (74) The Bicycle Thief (1948) review
  409. (74) The Rules of the Game (1939) review
  410. (74) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) review
  411. (74) Cat People (1942) review
  412. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  413. (74) Anastasia (1956) review
  414. (74) Cinderella (1950) review
  415. (74) The Merry Widow (1934) review
  416. (74) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) review
  417. (74) The Three Musketeers (1973) review
  418. (74) Prisoners (2013) review
  419. (74) Cat Ballou (1965) review
  420. (74) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) review
  421. (74) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) review
  422. (74) The Fighting Seabees (1944) review
  423. (74) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) review
  424. (74) The Two of Us (1967) review
  425. (74) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) review
  426. (74) The Dark Tower (2019) review
  427. (74) Defending Your Life (1991) review
  428. (74) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  429. (74) The Atomic Cafe (1982) review
  430. (74) Black Dynamite (2009) review
  431. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  432. (73) She (1935) review
  433. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  434. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  435. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  436. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  437. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  438. (73) Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  439. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  440. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  441. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  442. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  443. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  444. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  445. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  446. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  447. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  448. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  449. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  450. (73) Shane (1953) review
  451. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  452. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  453. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  454. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  455. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  456. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  457. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  458. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  459. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  460. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  461. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  462. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  463. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  464. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  465. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  466. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  467. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  468. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  469. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  470. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  471. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  472. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  473. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  474. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  475. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  476. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  477. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  478. (73) Wit (2001) review
  479. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  480. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  481. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  482. (73) Fido (2006) review
  483. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  484. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  485. (73) Sully (2016) review
  486. (73) Under Fire (1983) review
  487. (73) The Client (1994) review
  488. (73) And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) review
  489. (73) The Kite Runner (2007) review
  490. (73) The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) review
  491. (72) Waterloo Bridge (1940) review
  492. (72) The Spiral Staircase (1945) review
  493. (72) The Bank Dick (1940) review
  494. (72) From Russia with Love (1963) review
  495. (72) The Lodger (1944) review
  496. (72) Bloody Sunday (2002)
  497. (72) A Matter of Life and Death (1946) review
  498. (72) Watership Down (1978) review
  499. (72) Lost in Translation (2003) review
  500. (72) The Loved One (1965) review