Monday, February 28, 2011

The 100 Greatest Films of All Time



100 - The French Connection (1971)

Director: William Friedkin
Writers: Ernest Tidyman
Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey




99 - King Kong (1933)

Director:  Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Writers:  James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose
Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot

98 - The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)


Director: Robert Wise
Writers: Edmund H. North
Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe




97 - The Apartment (1960)

Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray




96 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: William Goldman
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross


95 - Ben-Hur (1959)

Director: William Wyler
Writers: Lew Wallace (novel), Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins and Stephen Boyd





94 - Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest




93 - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote




92 - Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger and Eli Roth




91 - Fargo (1996)

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi





90 - No Country for Old Men (2007)

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin




89 - Braveheart (1995)

Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Randall Wallace
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan






88 - The Usual Suspects (1995)

Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne and Chazz Palminteri




87 - Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Robert Rodat
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore




86 - Se7en (1995)

Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey




85 - Forrest Gump (1994)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Eric Roth
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise




84 - The Departed (2006)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: William Monahan 
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson





83 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom




82 - Jaws (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss


81 - Frankenstein (1931)
Director:  James Whale
Writiers:  Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh
Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff





80 - Shane (1953)
Director: George Stevens
Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jack Sher
Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin







79 - Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Director: Stanley Kramer
Writer: Abby Mann 
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark



78 - In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Director: Norman Jewison
Writers: Stirling Silliphant
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates





77 - WALL·E (2008)
Director: Andrew Stanton
Writers: Andrew Stanton Pete Docter
Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight and Jeff Garlin




76 - Pan's Labyrinth (2007)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil and Sergi López




75 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr.
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong





74 - M (1931)
Director: Fritz Lang
Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang
Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann and Inge Landgut



73 - All About Eve (1950)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders




72 - Alien (1979)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt




71 - Metropolis (1927)
Director: Fritz Lang
Writers: Thea von Harbou, 
Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel and Gustav Fröhlich




70 - The Pianist (2002)
Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Ronald Harwood
Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann and Frank Finlay




69 - Blade Runner (1982)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples
Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young


68 - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen





67 - The Dark Knight (2008)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart




66 - Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Writers: Cesare Zavattini
Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola and Lianella Carell




65 - Unforgiven (1992)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: David Webb Peoples
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman




64 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester


63 - Apocalypse Now (1979)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall


62 - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Ted Tally
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Scott Glenn



61 - Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

Director: F.W. Murnau
Writers: Hermann Sudermann, Carl Mayer
Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor and Margaret Livingston





60 - It Happened One Night (1934)

Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Robert Riskin
Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Walter Connolly






59 - The Wild Bunch (1969)

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan



58 - Notorious (1946)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Ben Hecht
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains





57 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster
Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains





56 - Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Frank Pierson
Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale and Charles Durning





55 - Some Like It Hot (1959)

Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon







54 - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Director: Robert Mulligan
Writer: Horton Foote
Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna and Frank Overton





53 - A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates



52 - The Great Dictator (1940)

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard and Jack Oakie





51 - The Conversation (1974)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale and Allen Garfield




50 - The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: George Axelrod
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh



49 - Double Indemnity (1944)

Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson







48 - The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Director: David Lean
Writers: Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman
Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins



47 - Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Director: David Lean
Writers: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn


46 - The Searchers (1956)

Director: John Ford
Writer: Frank S. Nugent
Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter and Vera Miles




45 - Annie Hall (1977)

Director: Woody Allen
Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts



44 - Raging Bull (1980)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin
Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci





43 - The Wrestler (2008)

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer: Robert D. Siegel
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood





42 - Vertigo (1958)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes




41 - Taxi Driver (1976)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd




40 - Psycho (1960)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Joseph Stefano
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles



39 - Memento (2000)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano




38 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Director: Michel Gondry
Writers: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet and Tom Wilkinson




37 - The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Director: Frank Darabont
Writer: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton



36 - Fight Club (1999)

Director: David Fincher
Writers: Jim Uhls
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter




35 - Back to the Future (1985)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson






34 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt





33 - The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Director: John Ford
Writers: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine





32 - The African Queen (1951)

Director: John Huston
Writers: James Agee, John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley





31 - The Third Man (1949)

Director: Carol Reed
Writers: Graham Greene
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli



30 - On the Waterfront (1954)

Director: Elia Kazan
Writers: Budd Schulberg
Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint and Lee J. Cobb





29 - The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Gladys George





28 - Chinatown (1974)

Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Robert Towne
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston


27 - 12 Angry Men (1957)

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Reginald Rose
Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb and Martin Balsam




26 - Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds





25 - L.A. Confidential (1997)

Director: Curtis Hanson
Writers: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger and Guy Pearce







24 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

Director: Sergio Leone
Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef


23 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Director: Milos Forman
Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Danny DeVito



22 - Goodfellas (1990)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Nicholas Pileggi
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci





21 - Star Wars (1977)

Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher




20 - Rocky (1976)

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers and Burt Young



19 - North by Northwest (1959)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason



18 - Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Director: Sergio Leone
Writers: Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale



17 - Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson
Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy and Strother Martin



16 - Dr. Strangelove or:  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden



15 - Gone With the Wind (1939)

Director: Victor Fleming
Writers: Sidney Howard
Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell




14 - The Godfather Part II (1974)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall







13 - Schindler's List (1993)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Steven Zaillian
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley



Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman



11 - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Director: Victor Fleming
Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger





10 - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones



9 - Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson




8 - High Noon (1952)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writers: Carl Foreman
Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly and Thomas Mitchell






7 - Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim





6 - Citizen Kane (1941)
Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Comingore





5 - City Lights (1931)
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill and Florence Lee







4 - Rear Window (1954)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: John Michael Hayes
Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Wendell Corey



Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore


2 - The Godfather (1972)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan





1 - Casablanca (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid

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