The 200 Greatest Films

The Film Sufi's
200 Greatest Movies

  1. Sundays and Cybele (Bourguignon, 1962)
  2. La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954)
  3. The Rules of the Game (Renoir, 1939)
  4. L’Avventura (Antonioni, 1960)
  5. The Blue Angel (von Sternberg, 1929)
  6. Day of Wrath (Dreyer, 1943)
  7. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948)
  8. Gone with the Wind (Fleming, 1939)
  9. Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)
  10. Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955)
  11. The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, 1935) 
  12. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  13. Los Olvidados (Bunuel, 1950)
  14. The American Friend (Wenders, 1977)
  15. La Rupture (Chabrol, 1970)
  16. Blow-Up (Antonioni, 1966)
  17. The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957) 
  18. City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
  19. L’Atalante (Vigo, 1934)
  20. Once Upon a Time in America (Leone, 1984)
  21. Badlands (Malick, 1973)
  22. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1939)
  23. The Crowd (Vidor, 1928)
  24. The Go-Between (Losey, 1970)   
  25. Devi (Ray, 1960)
  26. Le Jour Se Leve (Carne, 1939)
  27. The Passenger (Antonioni, 1975)
  28. The World of Apu (Ray, 1959)
  29. Baran (Majidi, 2001)
  30. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  31. Europa (von Trier, 1991)
  32. Not One Less (Zhang, 1999)
  33. The Crying Game (Jordan, 1992)
  34. Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946)
  35. On the Waterfront (Kazan 1954)
  36. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa 1954)
  37. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
  38. To Live (Zhang, 1994)
  39. The Year of Living Dangerously (Weir, 1982)
  40. The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
  41. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  42. North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
  43. Morocco (Von Sternberg, 1930)
  44. The Constant Gardener (Meirelles, 2005)
  45. Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi, 1954)
  46. The Shanghai Express (von Sternberg (1934)
  47. Blonde Venus (von Sternberg, 1932)
  48. Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson, 1951)
  49. Zorba the Greek (Cacoyannis, 1964)
  50. Spirit of the Beehive (Erice, 1973)
  51. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Herzog, 1979)
  52. Black Orpheus (Camus, 1959)
  53. Red Desert (Antonioni, 1964)
  54. Fellini Satyricon (Fellini, 1969)
  55. La Guerre est Finie (Resnais, 1966)
  56. I Walked with a Zombie (Tourneur, 1943)
  57. Chicago (Marshall, 2002)
  58. The Dekalog (Kieslowski, 1988-89)
  59. Fallen Angels (Wong Kar Wai, 1995)
  60. The Birds (Hitchcock, 1963)
  61. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Altman, 1971)
  62. A Man Escaped (Bresson, 1950)
  63. Point Blank (Boorman, 1967)
  64. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi, 1939)
  65. Z (Costa-Gavras, 1969)
  66. Il Posto (Olmi, 1961)
  67. The Trial (Welles, 1962)
  68. Kanal (Wajda, 1955)
  69. Winter Sleepers (Tykwer, 1997)
  70. Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais, 1961)
  71. Two English Girls (Truffaut, 1971)
  72. My Fair Lady (Cuckor, 1964)
  73. Phantom India (Malle, 1969)
  74. The Red Shoes (Pressman, 1948)
  75. Children of Heaven (Majidi, 1997)
  76. Midnight Cowboy (Schlesinger, 1969)
  77. Alien (Scott, 1979)
  78. Thieves Like Us (Altman, 1974)
  79. Medium Cool (Wexler, 1969)
  80. La Dolce Vita (Fellini, 1960)
  81. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972)
  82. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
  83. Love in the Afternoon (Wilder, 1957)
  84. The Lives of Others (von Donnersmarck, 2006) 
  85. Citizenfour (Poitras, 2014) 
  86. Shoot the Piano Player (Truffaut, 1960)
  87. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
  88. Walkabout (Roeg, 1971)
  89. Bonnie and Clyde (Penn, 1967)
  90. Nashville (Altman, 1975)
  91. The Year My Voice Broke (Duigan, 1987)
  92. Ju Dou (Zhang, 1990)
  93. Le Samourai (Melville, 1967)
  94. Through a Glass Darkly (Bergman, 1961)
  95. Stroszek (Herzog, 1977)
  96. The Killers (Siodmark, 1946)
  97. Obsession (De Palma, 1976)
  98. About Elly (Farhadi, 2009)    
  99. Midnight Express (Parker, 1978)        
  100. A Room with a View (Ivory, 1985)
  101. The Circle (Panahi, 2000)
  102. Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1970)
  103. A Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
  104. The Fiances (Olmi, 1963)    
  105. Breathless (Godard, 1960)
  106. East of Eden (Kazan, 1955)
  107. The Grapes of Wrath (Ford, 1939)
  108. Isabel (Almond, 1968)
  109. Freaks (Browning, 1932)
  110. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
  111. Son of Frankenstein (Lee, 1939)
  112. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir, 1975)    
  113. Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi, 1952)
  114. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  115. Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944)
  116. Wizard of Oz (Fleming, 1939)
  117. Nanook of the North (Flaherty, 1922)    
  118. West Side Story (Wise and Robbins, 1961)
  119. Look Back in Anger (Richardson, 1958)
  120. The English Patient (Minghella, 1996)
  121. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Edwards, 1961)
  122. Accident (Losey, 1967)
  123. The Circumstance (Olmi, 1974)
  124. Once  Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968) 
  125. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Wiene, 1920)
  126. Masculine-Feminine (Godard, 1966)
  127. The Red and the White (Jancso, 1967)
  128. The Conversation (Coppola, 1974)
  129. Alice in the Cities (Wenders, 1974)
  130. Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (Li, 1994)
  131. Distant Thunder (Ray, 1973)    
  132. The Bear (Annaud, 1988)
  133. The Mask of Dimitrios (Negulesco, 1944)
  134. Les Enfants Terribles (Melville, 1950)
  135. The Godfather: Part II (Coppola, 1974)
  136. Run Lola Run (Tykwer, 1998)
  137. Quadraphenia (Roddam, 1979)
  138. The Creeping Unknown (Guest, 1955)
  139. Carlito’s Way (De Palma, 1993)
  140. How to Murder Your Wife (Quine, 1965)
  141. Days and Nights in the Forest (Ray, 1970)
  142. Tess (Polanski, 1979)    
  143. Nights of Cabiria (Fellini, 1957)
  144. Seven Chances (Keaton, 1925)
  145. The Big Parade (Vidor, 1925)
  146. Little Big Man (Penn, 1970)
  147. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Resnais, 1959)    
  148. It Happened One Night (Capra, 1934)
  149. A Time for Drunken Horses (Ghobadi, 2000)
  150. Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
  151. The Long Good Friday (Mackenzie, 1980)
  152. For a Few Dollars More (Leone, 1965) 
  153. The Firemen’s Ball (Forman, 1967)
  154. The Grand Illusion (Renoir, 1937)    
  155. Shakespeare Wallah (Ivory, 1965)
  156. The Sleeping Car Murders (Costa-Gavras, 1965)
  157. Jules and Jim (Truffaut, 1962)  
  158. Ugetsu (Mizoguchi, 1953) 
  159. The Color of Pomegranates (Parajanov, 1969)
  160. Spring in a Small Town (Fei, 1948)
  161. Tales of Manhattan (Duvivier, 1942)
  162. No One Knows About Persian Cats (Ghobadi, 2009) 
  163. All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone, 1930)
  164. Dark City (Proyas, 1998)
  165. Sisters of the Gion (Mizoguchi, 1936)
  166. My Night at Maud’s (Rohmer, 1969)
  167. The Color of Paradise (Majidi, 1999)
  168. Forbidden Games (Clement, 1952)  
  169. The Sweet Hereafter (Egoyan, 1997) 
  170. The Long Good-bye (Altman, 1973)
  171. French Connection II (Frankenheimer, 1975)
  172. Mutiny on the Bounty (Lloyd, 1935)
  173. Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (Renoir, 1936)
  174. Eyes Without a Face (Franju, 1960)
  175. The Brick and the Mirror (Golestan, 1965) 
  176. The Road Home (Zhang, 1999)
  177. Platoon (Stone, 1986)
  178. The Last Voyage (Stone, 1960)
  179. Heaven (Tykwer, 2002)
  180. Lacho Drom (Gatlif, 1996)
  181. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1928)
  182. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Kaufman, 1978)
  183. The Tree of the Wooden Clogs (Olmi, 1978)
  184. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang, 1991)
  185. The Householder (Ivory, 1963)
  186. The Adversary (Ray, 1970)
  187. Missing (Costa-Gavras, 1982)
  188. L’Eclisse (Antonioni, 1962) 
  189. Crime and Punishment (von Sternberg, 1935)
  190. Sin Nombre (Fukunaga, 2009) 
  191. Father (Majidi, 1996)
  192. The Usual Suspects (Singer, 1995)
  193. Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock, 1951) 
  194. Shock Corridor (Fuller, 1963)
  195. Frankenstein (Whale, 1931)
  196. The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941)
  197. The New World (Malick, 2005)
  198. Curse of the Golden Flower (Zhang, 2006)
  199. The Name of the Rose (Annaud,1986)

5 comments:

bloodinkdiary said...

I completely adore your blog ! What a tremendous effort you have endeavoured here.
On my blog, I have linked your site and shall keep checking your film reviews!
Am in the midst of screen-writing and shall be making a film soon.
My best wishes to you and keep inspiring the rest of us!
Cheers.

mkp said...

Thanks! Based on the rich sensibilities expressed in your blog, I expect your upcoming film will be something special. I look forward to seeing it.

'MP' said...

Very few entries from the 21st century. Or, we should wait some years before a film can be called 'great'?

anki panki said...

How come there is only one Kurosawa film in the list.

The Film Sufi said...

I agree that Kurosawa is great, anki panki, and I was thinking of including "Rashomon" on this list. What are your favorite Kurosawa films?