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. (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 Song of Bernadette (1943) review
  46. (91) The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) review
  47. (91) A Hard Day's Night (1964) review
  48. (91) Children of Paradise (1945) review
  49. (91) Stagecoach (1939) review
  50. (91) I Walked with a Zombie (1943) 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. (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. (89) Apollo 11 (2019) review
  85. (88) Toy Story (1995) review
  86. (88) His Girl Friday (1940) review
  87. (88) David Copperfield (1935) 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) 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) 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. (83) Jane Eyre (1944) review
  164. (83) Don King: Only in America (1997) 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. (82) 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. (81) Ministry of Fear (1944) review
  213. (81) Mortal Thoughts (1991) review
  214. (81) Mousey (1974) review
  215. (81) Roger & Me (1989) review
  216. (81) The Battleship Potemkin (1925) review
  217. (81) Dance With a Stranger (1985) review
  218. (81) Conspiracy (2001) review
  219. (81) The Insider (1999) review
  220. (81) Elephant Walk (1954) review
  221. (81) This Is England (2006) review
  222. (81) They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) review
  223. (81) Les Miserables (1935) review
  224. (81) East of Eden (1955) review
  225. (81) California Dreamin' (2007) review
  226. (81) Foxfire (1996) review
  227. (81) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) review
  228. (81) The Return of the Jedi (1983) review
  229. (81) I Was a Male War Bride (1949) review
  230. (81) MASH (1970) review
  231. (81) Frankenstein (1931) 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) King of the Hill (1993) review
  240. (80) Aliens (1986) review
  241. (80) Fifteen and Pregnant (1998) review
  242. (80) The Cranes are Flying (1957) review
  243. (80) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) review
  244. (80) Braveheart (1995) review
  245. (80) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) review
  246. (80) Blue Valentine (2010) review
  247. (79) Annie Hall (1977) review
  248. (79) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) review
  249. (79) Sounder (1972) review
  250. (79) The Searchers (1956) review
  251. (79) Claudine (1974) review
  252. (79) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) review
  253. (78) Gallipoli (1981) review
  254. (79) Freaks (1932) review
  255. (78) Ponette (1996) review
  256. (78) Chasing a Rainbow: The Life of Josephine Baker (1986) review
  257. (78) The Nutty Professor (1996) review
  258. (78) Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) review
  259. (78) Anna Karenina (1935) review
  260. (78) Oliver Twist (1948) review
  261. (78) The 39 Steps (1935) review
  262. (78) Apocalypto (2006) review
  263. (78) High Fidelity (2000) review
  264. (78) What Price Hollywood? (1932) review
  265. (78) The Unholy Three (1978) review
  266. (78) Splendor in the Grass (1961) review
  267. (78) Pan's Labyrinth (2006) review
  268. (78) The Snapper (1993) review
  269. (78) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) review
  270. (78) Sergeant York (1941) review
  271. (78) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) review
  272. (78) Carousel (1956) review
  273. (78) Where East Is East (1929) review
  274. (78) The Killing Fields (1984) review
  275. (78) Bird (1988) review
  276. (77) Breaking Away (1979) review
  277. (77) The Parallax View (1974) review
  278. (77) Das Boot (1981) review
  279. (77) Ride the Pink Horse (1947) review
  280. (77) Great Expectations (1946) review
  281. (77) Dodsworth (1936) review
  282. (77) Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) review
  283. (77) The Enchanted Cottage (1945) review
  284. (77) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) review
  285. (77) The Human Comedy (1943) review
  286. (77) H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) review
  287. (77) One True Thing (1998) review
  288. (77) Rachel, Rachel (1968) review
  289. (77) Black Book (2006) review
  290. (77) The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) review
  291. (77) That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) review
  292. (77) Danton (1983) review
  293. (77) Trouble in Paradise (1932) review
  294. (77) Lili (1953) review
  295. (77) This Is It (2009) review
  296. (77) The Visitor (2007) review
  297. (77) Hotel Rwanda (2004) review
  298. (77) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) review
  299. (77) To Have and Have Not (1944) review
  300. (77) The Dresser (1983) review
  301. (77) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  302. (77) Rashomon (1950) review
  303. (77) The Grand Illusion (1937) review
  304. (77) South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) review
  305. (77) Deliverance (1972) review
  306. (77) The Big Lebowski (1998) review
  307. (77) For a Few Dollars More (1965) review
  308. (77) The White Ribbon (2009) review
  309. (77) This Land Is Mine (1943) review
  310. (77) The Champ (1931) review
  311. (77) Rosemary's Baby (1968) review
  312. (77) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) review
  313. (77) The Gunfighter (1950) review
  314. (77) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) review
  315. (76) Operation Crossbow (1965) review
  316. (76) THX 1138 (1971) review
  317. (76) Welcome Stranger (1947) review
  318. (76) Wuthering Heights (1939) review
  319. (76) Straw Dogs (1971) review
  320. (76) Princess Mononoke (1997) review
  321. (76) Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944) review
  322. (76) Bugsy (1991)
  323. (76) Theodora Goes Wild (1936) review
  324. (76) The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) review
  325. (76) High Plains Drifter (1973) review
  326. (76) Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) review
  327. (76) Julia (1977) review
  328. (76) The Four Musketeers (1974) review
  329. (76) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) review
  330. (76) The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) review
  331. (76) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) review
  332. (76) M (1931) review
  333. (76) The French Connection (1971) review
  334. (76) Run Lola Run (1998) review
  335. (76) Libeled Lady (1936) review
  336. (76) The Last Command (1928) review
  337. (76) The Goodbye Girl (1977) review
  338. (76) Tess (1979) review
  339. (75) Safety Last (1923) review
  340. (75) The Stone Boy (1984) 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. (75) The Danish Girl (2015) review
  368. (75) The Bank Job (2008) review
  369. (74) Of Human Bondage (1934) review
  370. (74) Sorcerer (1977) review
  371. (74) Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938) review
  372. (74) The Mark of Zorro (1940) review
  373. (74) Look Who's Talking (1989) review
  374. (74) Holiday Inn (1942) review
  375. (74) Kagemusha (1980) review
  376. (74) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) review
  377. (74) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) review
  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. (74) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) review
  424. (74) The Dark Tower (2019) review
  425. (73) Bat*21 (1988) review
  426. (73) She (1935) review
  427. (73) North by Northwest (1959) review
  428. (73) Death in Venice (1971) review
  429. (73) The Big Sky (1952) review
  430. (73) Like Water for Chocolate (1992) review
  431. (73) Zeppelin (1971) review
  432. (73) Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  433. (73) Drunken Angel (1948)
  434. (73) 'Round Midnight (1986)
  435. (73) Leaving Las Vegas (1995) review
  436. (73) The Great Ziegfeld (1936) review
  437. (73) The Wizard of Oz (1939) review
  438. (73) Tender Mercies (1983) review
  439. (73) A Tale of Two Cities (1958) review
  440. (73) Army of Darkness (1992) review
  441. (73) High and Low (1963) review
  442. (73) A Place in the Sun (1951) review
  443. (73) The Ninth Gate (1999) review
  444. (73) Shane (1953) review
  445. (73) Bridge to the Sun (1961) review
  446. (73) Sanjuro (1962) review
  447. (73) Tokyo Story (1953) review
  448. (73) Pygmalion (1938) review
  449. (73) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) review
  450. (73) The Last Picture Show (1971) review
  451. (73) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) review
  452. (73) Cleopatra (1934) review
  453. (73) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) review
  454. (73) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) review
  455. (73) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) review
  456. (73) Il Posto (1961) review
  457. (73) Apollo 13 (1995) review
  458. (73) Louie Bluie (1985) review
  459. (73) The Haunting (1963) review
  460. (73) Kameradschaft (1931) review
  461. (73) Repulsion (1965) review
  462. (73) Yi Yi (2000) review
  463. (73) Diary of a Country Priest (1951) review
  464. (73) The Raven (1943) review
  465. (73) This Is Elvis (1981) review
  466. (73) The Man with Two Brains (1983) review
  467. (73) Angel Heart (1987) review
  468. (73) How Green Was My Valley (1941) review
  469. (73) Jailhouse Rock (1957) review
  470. (73) The Exterminating Angel (1962) review
  471. (73) Love & Mercy (2014) review
  472. (73) Wit (2001) review
  473. (73) The Big Short (2015) review
  474. (73) Dracula (1931) review
  475. (73) Destry Rides Again (1939) review
  476. (73) Fido (2006) review
  477. (73) Alice in Wonderland (1951) review
  478. (73) Now, Voyager (1942) review
  479. (73) Sully (2016) review
  480. (73) Under Fire (1983) review
  481. (73) The Client (1994) review
  482. (73) And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) review
  483. (72) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) review
  484. (72) The New Land (1972) review
  485. (72) Waterloo Bridge (1940) review
  486. (72) Dreamboat (1952) review
  487. (72) The Spiral Staircase (1945) review
  488. (72) The Bank Dick (1940) review
  489. (72) The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) review
  490. (72) From Russia with Love (1963) review
  491. (72) The Lodger (1944) review
  492. (72) Bloody Sunday (2002)
  493. (72) Deception (1946) review
  494. (72) A Matter of Life and Death (1946) review
  495. (72) Watership Down (1978) review
  496. (72) Before the Rain (1994) review
  497. (72) Lost in Translation (2003) review
  498. (72) The Loved One (1965) review
  499. (72) Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) review
  500. (72) Anna Karenina (1948) review