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Always Room for One More…Top 100 Films List

5 October 2009

Yet another Top 100 Films list, this one published in September in the British newspaper The Independent. Critic Anthony Quinn’s picks are a mix of the expected canon on the greats, the popular,  the obscure (at least to me), and the rather puzzling. (I jotted down of the films–listed singly on the site in groups of 20. Most of the years and directors were taken from the Time Out Film Guide. Check out The Independent‘s site with photo stills and brief captions on each film; the link is on the sidebar).

100. Army of Shadows/The Army in the Shadows (1969: Jean-Pierre Melville)

99. The Wages of Fear (1953: Henri-Georges Clouzot)

98. Unforgiven (1992: Clint Eastwood)

97. Election (1999: Alexander Payne)

96. Los Olvidados (1950: Luis Buñuel)

95. Don’t Look Now (1973: Nicolas Roeg)

94. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975: Peter Weir)

93. Together (2000: Lukas Moodysson)

92. Nights of Cabiria (1956: Federico Fellini)

91. I Am Cuba (1964: Mikhail Kalatozov)

90. La Kermesse Héroique/Carnival in Flanders (1936: Jacques Feyder)

89. Trainspotting (1995: Danny Boyle)

88. The Leopard (1963: Luchino Visconti)

87. Peeping Tom (1960: Michael Powell)

86. Diner (1982: Barry Levinson)

85. Ridicule (1996: Patrice Leconte)

84. The Reckless Moment (1949: Max Ophuls)

83. The Searchers (1956: John Ford)

82. The Lusty Men (1952: Nicholas Ray)

81. Mean Streets (1973: Martin Scorsese)

80. Duel (1971: Steven Speilberg)

79. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938: Michael Curtiz)

78. The Lives of Others (2007: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

77. Rififi (1955: Jules Dassin)

76. The Deer Hunter (1978: Michael Cimino)

75. La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928: Carl Dreyer)

74. Rumble Fish (1983: Francis Ford Coppola)

73. In a Lonely Place (1950: Nicholas Ray)

72. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955: Ingmar Bergman)

71. Barry Lyndon (1975: Stanley Kubrick)

70. The Lost Weekend (1945: Billy Wilder)

69. Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972: Werner Herzog)

68. Rebecca (1940: Alfred Hitchcock)

67. Wild Strawberries (1957: Ingmar Bergman)

66. Rashomon (1951: Akira Kurosawa)

65. Tokyo Story (1953: Yasujiro Ozu)

64. Downfall (2004: Oliver Hirschbiegel)

63. The Dark Mirror (1946: Robert Siodmak)

62. Toy Story (1995: John Lasseter)

61. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)

60. Psycho (1960: Alfred Hitchcock)

59. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970: Vittorio De Sica)

58. The Fallen Idol (1948: Carol Reed)

57. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978: Fred Schepisi)

56. His Girl Friday (1939: Howard Hawks)

55. LA Confidential (1997: Curtis Hanson)

54. There Will Be Blood (2007: Paul Thomas Anderson)

53. Sullivan’s Travels (1941: Preston Sturges)

52. Ball of Fire (1941: Howard Hawks)

51. Overlord (1975: Stuart Coops)

50. Meet Me in St Louis (1944: Vincente Minnelli)

49. Sunset Boulevard (1950: Billy Wilder)

48. The Conversation (1974: Francis Coppola)

47. Gone With the Wind (1939: Victor Fleming)

46. Touch of Evil (1958: Orson Welles)

45. L’Atalante (1934: Jean Vigo)

44. Nashville (1975: Robert Altman)

43. It Happened One Night (1934: Frank Capra)

42. Oliver! (1968: Carol Reed)

41. Taxi Driver (1976: Martin Scorsese)

40. Blue Velvet (1986: David Lynch)

39. Breathless (1959: Jean-Luc Godard)

38. Once Upon a Time in America (1983: Sergio Leone)

37. Manhattan (1979: Woody Allen)

36. L’Enfant Sauvage (1969: François Truffaut)

35. Duck Soup (1933: Leo McCarey)

34. The Last Detail (1973: Hal Ashby)

33. The Apartment (1960: Billy Wilder)

32. Groundhog Day (1993: Harold Ramis)

31. On the Waterfront (1954: Elia Kazan)

30. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942: Orson Welles)

29. Alien (1979: Ridley Scott)

28. The Red Shoes (1948: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)

27. Casablanca (1942: Michael Curtiz)

26. Fear Eats the Soul (1973: Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

25. The Rules of the Game (1939: Jean Renoir)

24. The Third Man (1949: Carol Reed)

23. Sherlock Junior (1924: Buster Keaton)

22. Raging Bull (1980: Martin Scorsese)

21. The Big Sleep (1946: Howard Hawks)

20. Citizen Kane (1941: Orson Welles)

19. A Man Escaped (1956: Robert Bresson)

18. Sweet Smell of Success (1957: Alexander Mackendrick)

17. Notorious (1946: Alfred Hitchcock)

16. The Godfather (I & II) (1971/1974: Francis Ford Coppola)

15. To Have and Have Not (1945:  Howard Hawks)

14. Night of the Hunter (1955: Charles Laughton)

13. This Is Spinal Tap (1983: Rob Reiner)

12. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949: Robert Hamer)

11. Brief Encounter (1945: David Lean)

10. Chinatown (1974: Roman Polanski)

9. The Conformist (1970: Bernardo Bertolucci)

8. Vertigo (1958: Alfred Hitchcock)

7. Great Expectations (1946: David Lean)

6. The Battle of Algiers (1965: Gillo Pontecorvo)

5. The Lady Eve (1941: Preston Sturges)

4. The Wild Bunch (1969: Sam Peckinpah)

3. Singin’ in the Rain (1952: Stanley Donen)

2. Double Indemnity (1944: Billy Wilder)

1. All About Eve (1950: Joseph L Mankiewicz)

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