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My Top 50 Movies (ranked)


50. Best in Show - Christopher Guest

49. Tootsie - Sydney Pollack

48. Rashomon - Akira Kurosawa

47. Breathless - Jean-Luc Goddard

46. On the Waterfront - Elia Kazan

45. The Shawshank Redemption - Frank Darabont

44. Cinema Paradiso - Giuseppe Tornatore

43. The Hustler - Robert Rossen

42. Schindler’s List - Steven Spielberg

41. The Conversation - Francis Coppola

40. Bonnie and Clyde - Arthur Penn

39. Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin

38. Sunset Boulevard - Billy Wilder

37. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Milos Forman

36. Bicycle Thieves - Vittorio De Sica

35. Casablanca - Michael Curtiz

34. Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino

33. Blazing Saddles - Mel Brooks

32. An American in Paris - Vincent Minelli

31. La Strada - Frederico Fellini

30. Lawrence of Arabia - David Lean

29. 2001: A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick

28. Raging Bull - Martin Scorcese

27. Chinatown - Roman Polanski

26. The Wizard of Oz - Victor Fleming

25. Badlands - Terrance Malik

24. The 400 Blows - Francois Truffaut

23. Mad Max - George Miller

22. Lolita - Stanley Kubrick

21. The Graduate - Mike Nichols

20. Once Upon a Time in the West - Sergio Leone

19. Boogie Nights - Paul Thomas Anderson

18. Fargo - Joel & Ethan Coen

17. To Kill a Mockingbird - Richard Mulligan

16. Strangers on a Train - Alfred Hitchcock

15. Pather Panchali - Satyajit Ray

14. Singin’ in the Rain - Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

13. Annie Hall - Woody Allen

12. The Searchers - John Ford

11. The Godfather Part 2 - Francis Coppola

10. The Conformist - Bernardo Bertolucci

9. Rear Window - Alfred Hitchcock

8. Citizen Kane - Orson Welles

7. Taxi Driver - Martin Scorcese

6. Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick

5. The General - Buster Keaton

4. Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa

3. The Apartment - Billy Wilder

2. The Godfather - Francis Coppola

1. City Lights - Charlie Chaplin

* Two Weeks - Buster Keaton (a 24 minute short, but too brilliant not to be included)

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