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) 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. (90) I Walked with a Zombie (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) His Girl Friday (1940) 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. (88) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 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. (86) Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022) 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) Trading Places (1983) review
  157. (84) Advise & Consent (1962) review
  158. (84) Thank You for Smoking (2005) review
  159. (84) District 9 (2009) review
  160. (84) The Young Lions (1958) review
  161. (84) A Christmas Story (1983) review
  162. (84) Don King: Only in America (1997) review
  163. (84) Dodsworth (1936) 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. (83) Morning Glory (1933) review
  190. (83) Agnelli (2019) review
  191. (83) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) review
  192. (82) Bullets Over Broadway (1994) review
  193. (82) The Grifters (1968) review
  194. (82) Notorious (1946) review
  195. (82) Winchester '73 (1950) review
  196. (82) Spanking the Monkey (1994) review
  197. (82) 'Breaker' Morant (1980) review
  198. (82) The Last Mogul (2005) review
  199. (82) A Little Princess (1995) review
  200. (82) The Merry Widow (1925) review
  201. (82) Das Experiment (2001) review
  202. (82) Paths of Glory (1957) review
  203. (82) Champion (1949) review
  204. (82) Ship of Fools (1965) review
  205. (82) The Servant (1963) review
  206. (82) Heavenly Creatures (1994) review
  207. (82) Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) review
  208. (82) Tokyo Olympiad (1965) review
  209. (82) Julius Caesar (1953) review
  210. (82) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) review
  211. (82) The Full Monty (1997) review
  212. (82) Clueless (1995) review
  213. (82) A Christmas Carol (1951) review
  214. (82) 48 Hrs. (1982) review
  215. (82) Sweet Land (2005) review
  216. (81) Ministry of Fear (1944) review
  217. (81) Mortal Thoughts (1991) review
  218. (81) Mousey (1974) review
  219. (81) Roger & Me (1989) review
  220. (81) The Battleship Potemkin (1925) review
  221. (81) Dance With a Stranger (1985) review
  222. (81) Conspiracy (2001) review
  223. (81) The Insider (1999) review
  224. (81) Elephant Walk (1954) review
  225. (81) This Is England (2006) review
  226. (81) They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) review
  227. (81) Les Miserables (1935) review
  228. (81) East of Eden (1955) review
  229. (81) California Dreamin' (2007) review
  230. (81) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) review
  231. (81) The Return of the Jedi (1983) review
  232. (81) I Was a Male War Bride (1949) review
  233. (81) MASH (1970) review
  234. (81) Frankenstein (1931) 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) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  325. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  326. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  327. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  328. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  329. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  330. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  331. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  332. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  333. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  334. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  335. (76) Julia (1977) review
  336. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  337. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  338. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  339. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  340. (76) M (1931) review
  341. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  342. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  343. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  344. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  345. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  346. (76) Tess (1979) review
  347. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  348. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  349. (75) Jezebel (1938) review
  350. (75) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) review
  351. (75) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) review
  352. (75) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) review
  353. (75) Avalon (1990) review
  354. (75) Village of the Damned (1960) review
  355. (75) The Circus (1928) review
  356. (75) Dead of Night (1945) review
  357. (75) The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) review
  358. (75) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) review
  359. (75) Seconds (1966) review
  360. (75) Fantasia (1940) review
  361. (75) The Littlest Rebel (1935) review
  362. (75) The Day of the Locust (1975) review
  363. (75) The House on 92nd Street (1945) review
  364. (75) Angel and the Badman (1947) review
  365. (75) The Fall (2006) review
  366. (75) Billy Budd (1962) review
  367. (75) The Deer Hunter (1978) review
  368. (75) Nashville (1975) review
  369. (75) Rocco and His Brothers (1960) review
  370. (75) Blow-Up (1966) review
  371. (75) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) review
  372. (75) Suspiria (1977) review
  373. (75) Harry and Tonto (1974) review
  374. (75) Island of Lost Souls (1932) review
  375. (75) The Danish Girl (2015) review
  376. (75) The Bank Job (2008) review
  377. (75) War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky (1965) review
  378. (75) Great Expectations (1946) review
  379. (75) The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) review
  380. (75) Daybreak (1931) review
  381. (75) Come from Away (2021) review
  382. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  383. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  384. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  385. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  386. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  387. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  388. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  389. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  390. (74) Smile (1975)
  391. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  392. (74) Phantom Lady (1944) review
  393. (74) Coming Home (1978) review
  394. (74) The Entertainer (1960) review
  395. (74) Jules and Jim (1962) review
  396. (74) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) review
  397. (74) Ace in the Hole (1951) review
  398. (74) Mad Max (1979) review
  399. (74) Hester Street (1975) review
  400. (74) An Unmarried Woman (1978) review
  401. (74) Nurse Betty (2000) review
  402. (74) À Nous la Liberté (1931) review
  403. (74) The Wicker Man (1973) review
  404. (74) A Face in the Crowd (1957) review
  405. (74) The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) review
  406. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  407. (74) Persepolis (2007) review
  408. (74) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) review
  409. (74) The Browning Version (1951) review
  410. (74) Serpico (1973) review
  411. (74) The Blue Angel (1930) review
  412. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  413. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  414. (74) Brainstorm (1983) review
  415. (74) The Others (2001) review
  416. (74) Alien (1979) review
  417. (74) Little Children (2006) review
  418. (74) The Bicycle Thief (1948) review
  419. (74) The Rules of the Game (1939) review
  420. (74) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) review
  421. (74) Cat People (1942) review
  422. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  423. (74) Anastasia (1956) review
  424. (74) Cinderella (1950) review
  425. (74) The Merry Widow (1934) review
  426. (74) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) review
  427. (74) The Three Musketeers (1973) review
  428. (74) Prisoners (2013) review
  429. (74) Cat Ballou (1965) review
  430. (74) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) review
  431. (74) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) review
  432. (74) The Fighting Seabees (1944) review
  433. (74) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) review
  434. (74) The Two of Us (1967) review
  435. (74) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) review
  436. (74) The Dark Tower (2019) review
  437. (74) Defending Your Life (1991) review
  438. (74) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  439. (74) The Atomic Cafe (1982) review
  440. (74) Black Dynamite (2009) review
  441. (74) War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967) review
  442. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  443. (73) She (1935) review
  444. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  445. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  446. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  447. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  448. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  449. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  450. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  451. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  452. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  453. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  454. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  455. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  456. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  457. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  458. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  459. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  460. (73) Shane (1953) review
  461. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  462. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  463. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  464. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  465. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  466. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  467. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  468. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  469. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  470. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  471. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  472. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  473. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  474. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  475. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  476. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  477. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  478. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  479. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  480. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  481. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  482. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  483. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  484. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  485. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  486. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  487. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  488. (73) Wit (2001) review
  489. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  490. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  491. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  492. (73) Fido (2006) review
  493. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  494. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  495. (73) Sully (2016) review
  496. (73) Under Fire (1983) review
  497. (73) And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) review
  498. (73) The Kite Runner (2007) review
  499. (73) Bloody Sunday (2002) review
  500. (73) Day for Night (1973) review