Saturday Morning Cinema: 100 Best Films of All Time (The Film Enthusiasts Thread) 📽

Saturday Morning Cinema :movie_camera:





This thread is for the serious film connoisseur of Feature length films. Appreciating all genres of film, we have it here along with the occasional reviews of recent and past films. The discussion is focused on films you have seen, like, hate, or anything related to the film making process, the subject matters it focuses on, and to the art of Cinema itself.

Here is my list of the top 100 films along with Honorable mentions which some can be considered Cult Classics, and also my top TV Shows and Miniseries currently.

Top 100 Films

  1. Once Upon a Time in The West
  2. Citizen Kane
  3. 2001 Space Odyssey
  4. Lawrence of Arabia
  5. The Godfather part 1 and 2
  6. The Wizard of OZ
  7. Apocalypse Now
  8. The Last Emperor
  9. Dr. Strangelove: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Bomb
  10. Blade Runner
  11. Rear Window
  12. Once Upon a Time in America (uncut)
  13. Sunset Boulevard
  14. North by Northwest
  15. Raging Bull
  16. Saving Private Ryan
  17. Doctor Zhivago
  18. Bonnie and Clyde
  19. The Magnificent Ambersons
  20. Gladiator
  21. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  22. 12 Monkeys
  23. Amadeus
  24. Blazing Saddles
  25. Mulholland Drive
  26. Vertigo
  27. Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind
  28. Good Fellas
  29. China Town
  30. Empire of The Sun
  31. Kundun (Scorsese, 1997)
  32. Clock Work Orange
  33. Taxi Driver
  34. The Big Lebowski
  35. The Usual Suspects
  36. Fight Club
  37. The Shining
  38. American Beauty
  39. Star Wars
  40. The Princess Bride
  41. The Graduate
  42. The Sound of Music
  43. Full Metal Jacket
  44. To Kill a Mockingbird
  45. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  46. The Empire Strikes Back
  47. Schindler’s List
  48. Casablanca
  49. Spellbound
  50. Pulp Fiction
  51. Shawshank Redemption
  52. Mighty Python and the Holy Grail
  53. Jaws
  54. Requiem For a Dream
  55. Lady in the Lake
  56. Videodrome
  57. Topaz
  58. Lord of The Rings (Fellowship of the Ring)
  59. Lord of the Rings (The Return of the King)
  60. On the Waterfront
  61. The Raven
  62. Easy Rider
  63. Tokyo Story
  64. Breathless
  65. Late Spring
  66. Singing in The Rain
  67. L’Avventura
  68. All the Right Stuff
  69. Shoah
  70. Bicycle Thieves
  71. La dolce vita
  72. La Jetee
  73. Touch of Evil
  74. Barry Lyndon
  75. Night of the Hunter
  76. Rio Bravo
  77. Blue Velvet
  78. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
  79. Beau Travail
  80. Papillon (1973)
  81. Aguirre Wrath of God
  82. Man with a Movie Camera
  83. Seven Samurai
  84. The Man Who Would be King
  85. Rebel without a Cause
  86. Midnight Cowboy
  87. Electra Blue Glider
  88. Young Frankenstein
  89. Platoon
  90. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  91. Blood Simple
  92. Angel Heart
  93. Watchmen
  94. Drugstore Cowboy
  95. Senna
  96. Inception
  97. Rashomon
  98. Snatch
  99. The Fountain
  100. Thin Red Line

Honorable Mentions and Cult Classics

  1. Evil Dead II
  2. Equal Librium
  3. Whitenail and I
  4. Primer
  5. Used Cars
  6. Slam Dance
  7. Dune
  8. Serpent and The Rainbow
  9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  10. Life of Pi
  11. Barton Fink
  12. Oh Brother Where Art Thou
  13. King of Hearts
  14. Caddy Shack
  15. Ferris Buellers Day off
  16. Breakfast Club
  17. 16 Candles
  18. UHF
  19. The Endless Summer
  20. Raising Arizona
  21. West World
  22. Dirty Harry (1971)
  23. Lady Snowblood
  24. The New World
  25. Attack of The 50 Foot Woman
  26. Up in Smoke
  27. The Deer Hunter
  28. My Own Private Idaho
  29. American Pop
  30. Excalibur (1981)
  31. Legend
  32. Fright Night
  33. Highlander
  34. A Scanner Darkerly
  35. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  36. Robo Cop
  37. The Warriors
  38. Kuroneko
  39. The Swimmer
  40. Fantastic Voyage
  41. 2000 Leagues under the Sea
  42. Clash of The Titans
  43. Mommy Dearest
  44. Escape from New York
  45. Solaris
  46. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  47. The Conversation
  48. The Hitcher
  49. Animal House
  50. Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
  51. Army of Darkness
  52. Kung Fu Hustle
  53. Endless Summer
  54. Harold and Maude
  55. Mad Max (The Road Warrior)
  56. The Motorcycle Diaries
  57. The Last Picture Show
  58. An American Werewolf in London
  59. American Psycho
  60. Wall-E
  61. Man Hunter
  62. The Patriot
  63. Das Boot
  64. Christmas Story
  65. Its a Wonderful Life
  66. East of Eden
  67. Giant
  68. Midnight Express
  69. Black Hawk Down
  70. The Hurt Locker
  71. Kingdom of Heaven
  72. Mighty Python’s Life of Brian
  73. Death Race 2000
  74. Rushmore
  75. Troy
  76. Existenz
  77. Repo Man
  78. Office Space
  79. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  80. Idocracy
  81. Donnie Darko
  82. Akira
  83. Brazil
  84. The Evil dead
  85. The Blues Brothers

Latest Films
A Hidden Life
Just Mercy
The Lighthouse
Uncut Gems
The Invisible Man
Calm With Horses
The Irishman
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Top Mini Series, TV Shows

  1. Band of Brothers
  2. Narcos
  3. Altered Carbon
  4. Jessica Jones
  5. Making a Murderer
  6. Stranger Things
  7. Halt and Catch Fire
  8. Maniac
  9. Legion
  10. Parades End
  11. Mildred Pierce
  12. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (Documentary)
  13. Carnivale
  14. Deadwood
  15. The Night Of
  16. The Pacific
  17. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  18. Chernobyl
  19. House of Saddam
  20. John Adams
  21. Generation Kill
  22. Locke & Key
  23. Peaky Blinders
  24. Wild, Wild Country
  25. The Spy
  26. Vikings
  27. The Last Kingdom
  28. Six Feet Under
  29. Devs
  30. Gunpowder
  31. Breaking Bad
  32. Game of Thrones
  33. Penny Dreadful
  34. The Doom Patrol
  35. Twin Peaks
  36. Show me a Hero
  37. Mad Men
  38. The Umbrella Academy
  39. The Left Overs
  40. The Boys
  41. World on Fire
  42. Upload
  43. Tales from the Loop
  44. OA
  45. Mr Robot
  46. Mandalorian
  47. Hemlock Grove
  48. Green Frontier
  49. Wormwood
  50. Mountain Men
  51. The Sopranos

:joy:. Lots of work.

I started my list and lost the whole thing…

have to start over. later.

everything Kubrick
everything Lean
everything Hitchcock
everything Tarantino, Lynch,
Everything Cimino
De Palma
Some others

Many on your list wouldn’t make my top 100. I would have to comment on your list. Lots of work.

Not sure the best way to deal without being too picky.

Maybe I will take screen shots of your list and notate with a pen or cross out…:smile:

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These are actually all films I have written reviews about, so the list changes if a film comes along that knocks your socks off, which to be honest hasn’t happened in a very long time. “Waves” I thought was a very realistic film that was both real on the emotional level as it was on the mental.

The most recent that I am doing is “The Trial of The Chicago 7” not sure what to expect, because expectations of what some call a great film has shifted in opinions to being not great cinematic pieces, but ones about social justice and tagging lines. I often meet these types of films with great resistance and they just start pissing me off altogether after awhile that I am about to just say fk it with the entire media business right now.

The thing is, with a list, its subjective. You or anybody else is almost always going to have a differnt opinion for sure, which is why having a conversation as to why you disagree with or what you like is kinda of the point right? Its fun! :rofl:

I m on episode 5 of the Leftovers…real upbeat …
I keep thinking their lives are ridiculous…and they don’t even have to wear masks.

Why would they have to wear masks? Lol! The first season is pretty intense.

They don’t have to wear masks but we are suppose to which is absurd.

I was driving on Hollywood Blvd and Sunset blvds late last night. NO ONE was wearing masks on street, restaurants or clubs. Streets were packed The only people wearing Masks were Trump supporters having a Support Trump rally on Sunset near Vine. Ironic

I have a long Hitchcock thread on Hannity forum in trivia section. many Hitchcock films are free on Youtube search IOF Hitchcock on youtube.

My favorite AH film is “Topaz.”

Very weird that no one is wearing masks, but then again I would say so what? They simply don’t work.

For me it’s a toss-up between The Birds, Marnie, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

I need to watch Topaz again.

Kim Novak painted this

“Spellbound” with Salvador Dali dream scene is right up there

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I think I will list favorite movies by director
Since I 've been on a recent Hitchcock binge, I’ll start there. When I search Best Hitchcock films the list are very different. Saying Best film, vs. Favorite film one the “Greatest Overall” is more objective.

Greatest/Favorite Hitchcock films

1.Greatest Overall Film----North by Northwest


1 The Birds

2 Marnie

3 North by Northwest

3 Vertigo

4 Psycho

5 Spellbound

6 Rear Window

7 Strangers on a Train

8 The Man Who Knew to Much (remake)

9 Rebecca

10 Rope

11 Family Plot

12 Frenzy

13 Lifeboat

14 The Wrong Man

15 Dial M for Murder

16 The Trouble with Harry

17 Shadow of a Doubt

18 To Catch a Thief

19 Suspicion

20 Torn Curtain

21 Foreign Correspondent

22 Topaz

I’d have to dig deeper to rate older films…

I may rearrange this as I reconsider it…for instance looking at the list, I remember I always love watching “The Man who Knew to Much” whenever it appears on TV Maybe it should be higher on my list? I should add the date of the films.

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Stanley Kubrick.

my favorite director since I was a little kid (after Cecil B De Mille)

Greatest Overall: How can this even be answered?

Eyes Wide Shut
Dr. Strangelove
A Clockwork Orange
The Shining
Paths of Glory
Barry Lyndon
Full Metal Jacket
The Killing
Killer’s Kiss

Ultimately each film I love the same for different reasons,

Favorite movies when I was real young (12 and younger). —List not finished—

Ben Hur
The Ten Commandments
1984. (the 1954 masterpiece)
Bringing up Baby
North by Northwest
Monkey Business --Cary Grant
Some like it hot
Bridge over the River Kwai
A Christmas Carol
Gone with the Wind
Paths of Glory
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Killing
This is Cinerama
Cinerama Holiday
Mighty Joe Young
Penny Serenade
Arsenic and Old Lace
Cary Grant anything
Solomon and Sheba
Some came Running
King Kong
All the Universal Monster Movies
The Greatest Show on Earth
To Have and Have Not
Key Largo
John Wayne movies
Rebel without a Cause
East of Eden
Robin Hood
Errol Flynn movies

So many more

a lot of these were on TV a lot.

This list needs work I had so many this just scratches the surface

“…In the Brginning…”

I was insane about this movie seeing it at the Stanley Warner Theater I became hooked

This one became very important to me

I have never seen this one, it’s now on my list “This is Cinerama”

There are Bluray/DVDs with Curved screen appearance. “SmileBox”. How the West was Won and Mad Mad Mad Mad World, was also 3 screen Cinerama and there is a SmileBox for those too.

I would put Gone With The Wind on top and add 3 more – Shane and The Yearling and My Cousin Vinny.

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Films at the top are such a toss-ups. Even as a very little Kid I was disappointed Gone with the Wind wasn’t Wide Screen (70mm type ) and didn’t have enough civil war details. But of course I’ve seen it 50 times at least. After Cinerama in 1952 I was a Wide Screen snob.

Those were all great films

You can say that again, it’s depressing the rot coming out of the film industry today. :grimacing:


Pretty good lists with one glaring exception.


Not on any list…watched it twice over last couple weeks. Two Guns with Mark Wahlberg.

Wahlburg is better than advertised in his action films.

Making robots “cute” kind of annoys me too.

Hah I’m old enough to have seen both of those films in cinerama at the theater.

I dunno about Shane - every time I see Alan Ladd playing a tough guy I laugh and think about how he had Sophia Loren walk in a ditch he was so short