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 (1975) 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. (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) Manhattan (1979) 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. (89) The Wanderers (1979) review
  73. (89) Little Big Man (1970) review
  74. (89) Eyes Wide Shut (1999) review
  75. (89) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) review
  76. (89) Bringing Up Baby (1938) review
  77. (89) In This Our Life (1942) review
  78. (89) Patton (1970) review
  79. (89) The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 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. (88) Toy Story (1995) review
  85. (88) His Girl Friday (1940) review
  86. (88) David Copperfield (1935) 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. (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) A Christmas Carol (1951) 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) 48 Hrs. (1982) 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) Bird (1988) review
  159. (84) Advise & Consent (1962) review
  160. (84) Thank You for Smoking (2005) review
  161. (84) District 9 (2009) review
  162. (84) The Young Lions (1958) review
  163. (84) A Christmas Story (1983) review
  164. (83) Jane Eyre (1944) review
  165. (83) Don King: Only in America (1997) review
  166. (83) The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) review
  167. (83) National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) review
  168. (83) Monster (2003) review
  169. (83) Au revoir, les enfants (1987) review
  170. (83) Mon Oncle (1958) review
  171. (83) The Piano (1993) review
  172. (83) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) review
  173. (83) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) review
  174. (83) My Darling Clementine (1946) review
  175. (83) Odd Man Out (1947) review
  176. (83) The Freshman (1925) review
  177. (83) The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) review
  178. (83) Dersu Uzala (1975) review
  179. (83) Wee Willie Winkie (1937) review
  180. (83) Pinocchio (1940) review
  181. (83) The Front (1976) review
  182. (83) America, America (1963) review
  183. (83) The General (1926) review
  184. (83) Andrei Rublev (1966) review
  185. (83) Incendies (2010) review
  186. (83) Play It Again, Sam (1972) review
  187. (83) The Crowd (1928) review
  188. (82) The Quiet Man (1952) review
  189. (82) Bullets Over Broadway (1994) review
  190. (82) The Grifters (1968) review
  191. (82) The Longest Day (1962) 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) The Client (1994) 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. (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) Foxfire (1996) 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. (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) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 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. (79) Frankenstein (1931) 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) All the President's Men (1976) review
  254. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  255. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  256. (79) Freaks (1932) review
  257. (78) The Gunfighter (1950) review
  258. (78) Ponette (1996) review
  259. (78) Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker (1986) review
  260. (78) The Nutty Professor (1996) review
  261. (78) Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) review
  262. (78) Anna Karenina (1935) review
  263. (78) Oliver Twist (1948) review
  264. (78) The 39 Steps (1935) review
  265. (78) Apocalypto (2006) review
  266. (78) High Fidelity (2000) review
  267. (78) What Price Hollywood? (1932) review
  268. (78) The Unholy Three (1978) review
  269. (78) Splendor in the Grass (1961) review
  270. (78) Pan's Labyrinth (2006) review
  271. (78) The Snapper (1993) review
  272. (78) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) review
  273. (78) Sergeant York (1941) review
  274. (78) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) review
  275. (78) Carousel (1956) review
  276. (78) Where East Is East (1929) 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. (76) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  315. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  316. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  317. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  318. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  319. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  320. (76) Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944) review
  321. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  322. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  323. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  324. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  325. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  326. (76) Julia (1977) review
  327. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  328. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  329. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  330. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  331. (76) M (1931) review
  332. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  333. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  334. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  335. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  336. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  337. (76) Tess (1979) review
  338. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  339. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) review
  340. (75) Under Fire (1983) review
  341. (75) Jezebel (1938) review
  342. (75) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) review
  343. (75) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) review
  344. (75) The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) review
  345. (75) Avalon (1990) review
  346. (75) Village of the Damned (1960) review
  347. (75) The Circus (1928) review
  348. (75) Dead of Night (1945) review
  349. (75) The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) review
  350. (75) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) review
  351. (75) Seconds (1966) review
  352. (75) Fantasia (1940) review
  353. (75) The Littlest Rebel (1935) review
  354. (75) The Day of the Locust (1975) review
  355. (75) The House on 92nd Street (1945) review
  356. (75) Angel and the Badman (1947) review
  357. (75) The Fall (2006) review
  358. (75) Billy Budd (1962) review
  359. (75) The Deer Hunter (1978) review
  360. (75) Nashville (1975) review
  361. (75) Rocco and His Brothers (1960) review
  362. (75) Blow-Up (1966) review
  363. (75) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) review
  364. (75) Suspiria (1977) review
  365. (75) Harry and Tonto (1974) review
  366. (75) Island of Lost Souls (1932) review
  367. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  368. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  369. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  370. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  371. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  372. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  373. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  374. (74) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) review
  375. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  376. (74) Bananas (1971)
  377. (74) The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
  378. (74) Smile (1975)
  379. (74) The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  380. (74) Phantom Lady (1944) review
  381. (74) Coming Home (1978) review
  382. (74) The Entertainer (1960) review
  383. (74) Jules and Jim (1962) review
  384. (74) A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) review
  385. (74) Ace in the Hole (1951) review
  386. (74) Mad Max (1979) review
  387. (74) Hester Street (1975) review
  388. (74) An Unmarried Woman (1978) review
  389. (74) Nurse Betty (2000) review
  390. (74) À Nous la Liberté (1931) review
  391. (74) The Wicker Man (1973) review
  392. (74) A Face in the Crowd (1957) review
  393. (74) The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) review
  394. (74) In the Mood (1987) review
  395. (74) Persepolis (2007) review
  396. (74) Days of Wine and Roses (1962) review
  397. (74) The Browning Version (1951) review
  398. (74) Serpico (1973) review
  399. (74) The Blue Angel (1930) review
  400. (74) Brazil (1985) review
  401. (74) Cry Freedom (1987) review
  402. (74) Brainstorm (1983) review
  403. (74) The Others (2001) review
  404. (74) Alien (1979) review
  405. (74) Little Children (2006) review
  406. (74) The Bicycle Thief (1948) review
  407. (74) The Rules of the Game (1939) review
  408. (74) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) review
  409. (74) Cat People (1942) review
  410. (74) Born on the Fourth of July (1989) review
  411. (74) Anastasia (1956) review
  412. (74) Cinderella (1950) review
  413. (74) The Merry Widow (1934) review
  414. (74) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) review
  415. (74) The Three Musketeers (1973) review
  416. (74) Prisoners (2013) review
  417. (74) Cat Ballou (1965) review
  418. (74) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) review
  419. (74) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) review
  420. (74) The Fighting Seabees (1944) review
  421. (74) Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) review
  422. (74) The Two of Us (1967) review
  423. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  424. (73) She (1935) review
  425. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  426. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  427. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  428. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  429. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  430. (73) Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  431. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  432. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  433. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  434. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  435. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  436. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  437. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  438. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  439. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  440. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  441. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  442. (73) Shane (1953) review
  443. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  444. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  445. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  446. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  447. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  448. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  449. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  450. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  451. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  452. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  453. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  454. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  455. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  456. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  457. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  458. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  459. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  460. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  461. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  462. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  463. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  464. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  465. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  466. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  467. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  468. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  469. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  470. (73) Wit (2001) review
  471. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  472. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  473. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  474. (73) Fido (2006) review
  475. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  476. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  477. (72) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  478. (72) The New Land (1972) review
  479. (72) Waterloo Bridge (1940) review
  480. (72) Dreamboat (1952) review
  481. (72) The Spiral Staircase (1945) review
  482. (72) The Bank Dick (1940) review
  483. (72) The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) review
  484. (72) The Fury (1978) review
  485. (72) From Russia with Love (1963) review
  486. (72) The Lodger (1944) review
  487. (72) The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
  488. (72) Bloody Sunday (2002)
  489. (72) Deception (1946) review
  490. (72) A Matter of Life and Death (1946) review
  491. (72) The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) review
  492. (72) Watership Down (1978) review
  493. (72) Before the Rain (1994) review
  494. (72) Open City (1945) review
  495. (72) Ulee's Gold (1997) review
  496. (72) Lost in Translation (2003) review
  497. (72) The Loved One (1965) review
  498. (72) Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) review
  499. (72) Anna Karenina (1948) review
  500. (72) The Page Turner (2006) review