My Current Top 101 Favourite Films

A new tradition!

It seems like a pleasant idea to, annually, update my top 100 films on here in a simple list form. So, without further ado and my usual rambling, here are my current 100 favourite films. Obviously this list changes around often pending on mood and whatnot. It’s in alphabetical order too, as ranking seems pretty pointless. I also added one extra film for good luck… certainly not due to being a little indecisive.

  1. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959)
  2. 4:44 – Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara, 2011)
  3. After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan, 2013)
  4. After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)
  5. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993)
  6. Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)
  7. Antigone (Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, 1992)
  8. Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, 1992)
  9. Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000)
  10. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
  11. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (Sidney Lumet, 2007)
  12. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
  13. BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018)
  14. Blood Simple (Joel Coen, 1984)
  15. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Turner Ross and Bill Rose IV, 2020)
  16. Boudu Saved From Drowning (Jean Renoir, 1932)
  17. The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood, 1995)
  18. Cache (Michael Haneke, 2005)
  19. The Child (Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 2005)
  20. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, 2012)
  21. Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
  22. Cruel Story of Youth (Nagisa Oshima, 1960)
  23. Decasia (Bill Morrison, 2002)
  24. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
  25. Deja Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
  26. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)
  27. Djinn (Tobe Hooper, 2013)
  28. Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan, 2017)
  29. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
  30. Field N*ggas (Khalik Allah, 2015)
  31. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)
  32. Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch, 1999)
  33. Good Time (Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, 2017)
  34. Grown Ups (Dennis Dugan, 2010)
  35. The Harder They Come (Perry Henzell, 1972)
  36. Heaven Knows What (Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, 2014)
  37. Hey World! (Charlotte Patmore, 2019)
  38. Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
  39. Husbands (John Cassavetes, 1970)
  40. If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018)
  41. The Immigrant (James Gray, 2013)
  42. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
  43. The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, 2019)
  44. IWOW: I Walk on Water (Khalik Allah, 2020)
  45. Juice (Ernest R. Dickerson, 1992)
  46. Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989)
  47. Knock-Off (Tsui Hark, 1998)
  48. L’Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983)
  49. La Cienaga (Lucrecia Martel, 2001)
  50. Ladybird Ladybird (Ken Loach, 1994)
  51. Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis, 1995)
  52. Light is Waiting (Michael Robinson, 2007)
  53. Listen up Philip (Alex Ross Perry, 2014)
  54. Lost in America (Albert Brooks, 1985)
  55. Love is the Message, the Message is Death (Arthur Jafa, 2016)
  56. The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax, 1991)
  57. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, 2016)
  58. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
  59. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)
  60. Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1997)
  61. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003)
  62. Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993)
  63. Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950)
  64. No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2007)
  65. Not I (Anthony Page and Samuel Beckett, 1973)
  66. The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968)
  67. One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola, 1982)
  68. Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo, 1964)
  69. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer, 1983)
  70. Picnic on the Grass (Jean Renoir, 1959)
  71. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
  72. Prince of the City (Sidney Lumet, 1981)
  73. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
  74. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001)
  75. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
  76. Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955)
  77. The Roaring Twenties (Raoul Walsh, 1939)
  78. Rocks (Sarah Gavron, 2019)
  79. Season of the Devil (Lav Diaz, 2018)
  80. Sirius Remembered (Stan Brakhage, 1959)
  81. Skagafjordur (Peter B. Hutton, 2004)
  82. Smorgasbord (Jerry Lewis, 1983)
  83. Sombre (Philippe Grandrieux, 1998)
  84. Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach, 2019)
  85. Still Processing (Sophy Romvari, 2020)
  86. Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995)
  87. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
  88. Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)
  89. The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
  90. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
  91. Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2008)
  92. Tommaso (Abel Ferrara, 2019)
  93. Traces (Wang Bing, 2014)
  94. Two Lovers (James Gray, 2008)
  95. The Unchanging Sea (D.W. Griffith, 1910)
  96. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams, 2012)
  97. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)
  98. We Own The Night (James Gray, 2007)
  99. Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara, 2014)
  100. A Woman Under The Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)
  101. Year of the Dragon (Michael Cimino, 1985)

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