MY TOP 25*
1. Rear Window
2. 12 Angry Men
3. It’s a Wonderful Life
4. North by Northwest
5. Star Wars
6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
7. Casablanca
8. Singin’ in the Rain
9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
10. Roman Holiday
11. Up
12. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
13. The Best Years of Our Lives
14. The Third Man
15. American Graffiti
16. Back to the Future
17. Shane
18. Chariots of Fire
19. The Odd Couple
20. The Dark Knight
21. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
22. Some Like it Hot
23. The Young Girls of Rochefort
24. Laura
25. To Kill a Mockingbird

*from 2013

1930 All Quiet on the Western Front, The Blue Angel, Morocco, People on Sunday, Animal Crackers
1931 City Lights, M, Frankenstein, The Smiling Lieutenant, The Public Enemy
1932 Trouble in Paradise, Scarface, Love Me Tonight, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang, Horse Feathers
1933 King Kong, Duck Soup, 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933, Dinner at Eight
1934 It Happened One Night, The Thin Man, L’Atalante, The Scarlet Empress, A Story of Floating Weeds
1935 A Night at the Opera, The 39 Steps, The Bride of Frankenstein, Mutiny on the Bounty, Top Hat
1936 Modern Times, Swing Time, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, My Man Godfrey, Fury
1937 Grand Illusion, Make Way For Tomorrow, The Awful Truth, The Prisoner of Zenda, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood, Bringing Up Baby, The Lady Vanishes, Angels with Dirty Faces, Pygmalion
1939 Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, The Rules of the Game
1940 The Great Dictator, Rebecca, The Philadelphia Story, The Grapes of Wrath, His Girl Friday
1941 Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Sullivan’s Travels, The Lady Eve, Ball of Fire
1942 Casablanca, To Be or Not to Be, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Pride of the Yankees, Yankee Doodle Dandy
1943 Shadow of a Doubt, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Ossessione, The More the Merrier, The Ox-Bow Incident
1944 Double Indemnity, Laura, To Have and Have Not, Murder, My Sweet, Gaslight
1945 Rome, Open City, Brief Encounter, The Lost Weekend, Mildred Pierce, Scarlet Street
1946 It’s a Wonderful Life, The Best Years of Our Lives, Notorious, Great Expectations, The Big Sleep
1947 Out of the Past, Miracle on 34th Street, Black Narcissus, Monsieur Verdoux, Nightmare Alley
1948 The Bicycle Thief, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Red Shoes, Letter from an Unknown Woman, I Remember Mama
1949 The Third Man, White Heat, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Heiress, A Letter to Three Wives
1950 Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, Rashomon, Los Olvidados, Harvey
1951 Strangers on a Train, The African Queen, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Place in the Sun, An American in Paris
1952 Singin’ in the Rain, The Quiet Man, High Noon, Ikiru, Limelight
1953 Shane, Roman Holiday, Tokyo Story, Stalag 17, Wages of Fear
1954 Rear Window, On the Waterfront, Seven Samurai, La Strada, Sansho the Bailiff
1955 Rebel Without a Cause, Diabolique, Rififi, Night of the Hunter, Marty
1956 The Searchers, Giant, The Killing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Ten Commandments
1957 12 Angry Men, Bridge on the River Kwai, Wild Strawberries, Witness for the Prosecution, The Seventh Seal
1958 Vertigo, Touch of Evil, Elevator to the Gallows, Mon Oncle, Auntie Mame
1959 North by Northwest, Some Like it Hot, Ben Hur, The 400 Blows, Rio Bravo
1960 Psycho, La Dolce Vita, Spartacus, Le Trou, The Apartment
1961 West Side Story, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Hustler, Yojimbo, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
1962 Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Manchurian Candidate, Sanjuro, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1963 8 1/2, The Great Escape, High and Low, The Leopard, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1964 A Hard Day’s Night, Dr. Strangelove, Goldfinger, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady
1965 The Sound of Music, Doctor Zhivago, Chimes at Midnight, For A Few Dollars More, The Hill
1966 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Au Hasard Bathazar, The Battle of Algiers, Persona, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
1967 Bonnie and Clyde, Le Samourai, Playtime, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Odd Couple, Bullitt, The Lion of Winter
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wild Bunch, Midnight Cowboy, Army of Shadows, Z
1970 Patton, The Conformist, Le Cercle Rouge, Claire’s Knee, MASH
1971 The Last Picture Show, The French Connection, A Clockwork Orange, Dirty Harry, McCabe and Mrs. Miller
1972 The Godfather, Solaris, Cries and Whispers, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Sleuth
1973 American Graffiti, The Sting, Day for Night, Scenes From a Marriage, Serpico
1974 Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, A Woman Under the Influence, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, The Conversation
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nashville, Jaws, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dog Day Afternoon
1976 Taxi Driver, Rocky, All The President’s Men, Network, The Shootist
1977 Star Wars, Annie Hall, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, A Special Day, Opening Night
1978 Superman, The Deer Hunter, Autumn Sonata, Days of Heaven, Midnight Express
1979 Apocalypse Now, Kramer vs. Kramer, Being There, Alien, Manhattan
1980 Raging Bull, The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, Ordinary People, Airplane!
1981  Raiders of the Lost Ark, Chariots of Fire, Das Boot, The Road Warrior, Reds
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Fanny and Alexander, Gandhi, The Verdict
1983 The Right Stuff, Local Hero, Return of the Jedi, A Christmas Story, Terms of Endearment
1984 Amadeus, Once Upon a Time in America, Paris, Texas, This is Spinal Tap, Ghostbusters
1985 Back to the Future, Ran, A Room With a View, Brazil, Tampopo
1986 Aliens, Platoon, Jean de Florette, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
1987 The Princess Bride, Wings of Desire, Au Revoir Les Enfants, The Last Emperor, Babette’s Feast
1988 My Neighbor Totoro, Cinema Paradiso, Grave of the Fireflies, Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989 Say Anything…, The Last Crusade, Do The Right Thing, When Harry Met Sally, Crimes and Misdemeanors
1990 Goodfellas, Dances With Wolves, Miller’s Crossing, Edward Scissorhands, The Hunt for Red October
1991 The Silence of the Lambs, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Beauty and the Beast, Raise the Red Lantern, The Double Life of Veronique
1992 Unforgiven, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Player, Reservoir Dogs, Howard’s End
1993 Schindler’s List, Groundhog Day, The Fugitive, Three Colors: Blue, Jurassic Park
1994 The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Lion King, Three Colors: Red
1995 Toy Story, Se7en, Braveheart, Before Sunrise, Heat
1996 Fargo, Trainspotting, Sling Blade, Secret & Lies, Hamlet
1997 Titanic, L.A. Confidential, Life is Beautiful, Princess Mononoke, Good Will Hunting
1998 Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, The Truman Show, Run Lola Run, The Celebration
1999 Toy Story 2, The Matrix, Fight Club, The Iron Giant, The Insider
2000 Gladiator, Memento, In The Mood For Love, Yi Yi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 The Fellowship of the Ring, Amelie, Spirited Away, Monster’s Inc., A Beautiful Mind
2002 City of God, The Pianist, The Two Towers, Chicago, Catch Me if You Can
2003 The Return of the King, Finding Nemo, Lost in Translation, Mystic River, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2004 Million Dollar Baby, The Incredibles, Before Sunrise, Sideways, Bourne Supremacy
2005 Walk The Line, Batman Begins, Pride and Prejudice, Cinderella Man, The Revenge of the Sith
2006 The Departed, The Lives of Others, Letters from Iwo Jima, Casino Royale, Children of Men
2007 The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, No Country for Old Men, The Bourne Ultimatum, There Will Be Blood, Juno
2008 The Dark Knight, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E, Frost/Nixon
2009 Up, Inglorious Basterds, A Prophet, Avatar, (500) Days of Summer
2010 Inception, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit
2011 The Artist, Moneyball, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, Midnight in Paris, A Separation
2012 Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, Amour, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln
2013 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Before Midnight, The Spectacular Now, Gravity
2014 Boyhood, Birdman, Selma, Whiplash, The Grand Budapest Hotel
2015 Spotlight, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, Me & Earl and the Dying Girl, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2016 La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Silence, Sing Street
2017 Dunkirk, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, Get Out, Columbus

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