Top 100 Movies of All Time


My blog is a travel blog, but I think it’s about time I share another big passion of mine. Movies. As of May 2015, I have watched more than 6,500 movies. I have tried to complete as many lists as possible of both the most seen and best movies.





 

 

Update, June, 2016: Gravity out – Interstellar in.

Below is a list of my top 100 favourite movies: 

1. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Italian movie. Make sure you watch the Director’s Cut.

2. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Took ten years to make. Well worth it!

3. 12 Angry Men (1957)

4. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
South Korean war movie.

5. Schindler’s List (1993)
6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Probably the most popular film in the world. I love it too.

7. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
8. Psycho (1960)
The only horror film I love.

9. The Pianist (2002)
10. Vertigo (1958)
11. 102 Minutes That Changed America (2008 Documentary)
A unique 9/11 documentary.
12. Baraka (1992 Documentary)
Same director as Samsara. Incredible movie if you love travelling. Watch it in HD.
13. The Green Mile (1999)
14. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
15. The Prestige (2006)
16. Sling Blade (1996)
17. Memories of Murder (2003)
South Korean thriller.
18. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Many, many years ahead of its time.
19. The Departed (2006)
Scorsese’s best!
20. The Aviator (2004)
A personal favourite. Made me fall in love with flying.
21. United 93 (2006)
22. Her (2013)
23. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
24. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
25. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Simple, but beautiful.
26. Inception (2010)
27. Forrest Gump (1994)
28. Se7en (1995)
29. Umberto D. (1952)
Simple, but beautiful.
30. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
31. Central Station (1998)
32. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
33. Incendies (2010)
34. Black Swan (2010)
35. Changeling (2008)
One of the most underrated movies.
36. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
The saddest documentary I have seen.
37. Blood Diamond (2006)
38. Evil (2003)
39. Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
40. The Third Man (1949)
41. The Elephant Man (1980)
42. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
43. The Usual Suspects (1995)
44. There Will Be Blood (2007)
45. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
46. Walk the Line (2005)
47. Léon: The Professional (1994)
48. The Chorus (2004)
My favourite French movie. Similar to Dead Poet Society.
49. The Return (2003)
My favourite Russian movie.
50. Playtime (1967)
A different kind of film. Don’t miss it.
51. Blue Velvet (1986)
David Lynch’s best.
52. Gran Torino (2008)
53. The Best of Youth (2003)
54. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
55. After the Wedding (2006)
Three Danish movies made the list. This is my favourite.
56. The Dark Knight (2008)
57. The Deer Hunter (1978)
58. The Godfather (1972)
59. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
60. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
61. The Help (2011)
62. The Hunt (2012)
63. Life of Pi (2012)
64. North by Northwest (1959)
65. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
66. Validation (2007 Short Film)
My favourite short film. You can watch it on YouTube.
67. Casino Royale (2006)
My favourite Bond movie. Didn’t like Bond before this one. Also loved Skyfall.
68. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
69. The Celebration (1998)
70. As It Is in Heaven (2004)
71. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
The funniest movie of all time.
72. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
73. Casino (1995)
74. King Kong (2005)
Loved it. The most underrated in this top 100 list.
75. The Vanishing (1988)
A Dutch thriller I will never forget.
76. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
77. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
78. Prisoners (2013)
79. Shutter Island (2010)
80. The Lion King (1994)
The best animated move.
81. The Straight Story (1999)
82. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
83. Samsara (2011 Documentary)
Same director as Baraka. Incredible movie if you love travelling. Watch it in HD.
84. Dead Poets Society (1989)
Similar to The Chorus.
85. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
86. Taxi Driver (1976)
87. Goodfellas (1990)
88. Good Will Hunting (1997)
89. Children of Men (2006)
90. Cinderella Man (2005)
91. City of God (2002)
92. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
93. Interstellar (2014)
94. Into the Wild (2007)
95. L.A. Confidential (1997)
96. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
97. The Lives of Others (2006)
98. Sicko (2007 Documentary)
The best Michael Moore documentary.
99. The Artist (2011)
100. Il Postino: The Postman (1994)