Celebrating Roger Ebert’s Great Movies

#150
#150
Adjusted Score: 93.245%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The quintessential "talk" film. Theater director Andre Gregory meets his old friend actor/playwright Wallace Shawn at an upscale New York... [More]
Directed By: Louis Malle

#149

My Fair Lady (1964)
95%

#149
Adjusted Score: 100.505%
Critics Consensus: George Cukor's elegant, colorful adaptation of the beloved stage play is elevated to new heights thanks to winning performances by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
Synopsis: My Fair Lady is now more "lovelier" than ever with a breathtaking new restoration playing in cinemas nationwide for a... [More]
Directed By: George Cukor

#148
Adjusted Score: 92.704%
Critics Consensus: Anna Karina's arresting performance provides a humanizing anchor to Jean-Luc Godard's stylistically explosive portrait of a prostitute.
Synopsis: Director Jean-Luc Godard tries to remain objective in My Life to Live, but shucks, that's his wife Anna Karina in... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard

#147
#147
Adjusted Score: 97.65%
Critics Consensus: My Neighbor Totoro is a heartwarming, sentimental masterpiece that captures the simple grace of childhood.
Synopsis: This superbly animated children's tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan's most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke... [More]
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

#146

Mystery Train (1989)
89%

#146
Adjusted Score: 91.172%
Critics Consensus: Mystery Train meanders by design, but it never goes off the rails, retaining its deadpan cool throughout.
Synopsis: A tacky, low-rent Memphis motel dedicated to Elvis Presley is the setting for this anecdotal comedy-drama. The film tells three... [More]
Directed By: Jim Jarmusch

#145
#145
Adjusted Score: 105.321%
Critics Consensus: An enthralling documentary and a visual feat, Nanook of the North fascinates with its dramatic depiction of life in an extremely hostile environment.
Synopsis: Nanook of the North is regarded as the first significant nonfiction feature, made in the days before the term "documentary"... [More]
Starring: Berry Kroeger
Directed By: Robert J. Flaherty

#144
Adjusted Score: 86.149%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Adapted from a novel by Shichiro Fukazawa, The Ballad of Narayama is built around an ancient Japanese custom. Centuries ago,... [More]
Directed By: Keisuke Kinoshita

#143

Nashville (1975)
90%

#143
Adjusted Score: 96.594%
Critics Consensus: Robert Altman captures the bravado and cynicism of the American dream in Nashville, a sprawling epic bursting with vivid performances and an unforgettable soundtrack.
Synopsis: Released 30 years ago, when the nation was still reeling from the Vietnam War and Watergate, this prophetic all-American mosaic... [More]
Directed By: Robert Altman

#142

Network (1976)
91%

#142
Adjusted Score: 98.34%
Critics Consensus: Driven by populist fury and elevated by strong direction, powerful acting, and an intelligent script, Network's searing satire of ratings-driven news remains sadly relevant more than four decades later.
Synopsis: When anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to his viewers... [More]
Directed By: Sidney Lumet

#141

Night Moves (1975)
83%

#141
Adjusted Score: 84.205%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Private eye Harry Moseby is hired by actress Arlene Iverson to locate her missing daughter Delly. Moseby follows a twisting... [More]
Directed By: Arthur Penn

#140
#140
Adjusted Score: 108.729%
Critics Consensus: Featuring Robert Mitchum's formidable performance as a child-hunting preacher, The Night of the Hunter is a disturbing look at good and evil.
Synopsis: Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton's... [More]
Directed By: Charles Laughton

#139
Adjusted Score: 101.982%
Critics Consensus: Giulietta Masina is remarkable as a chronically unfortunate wretch with an indomitable spirit in Federico Fellini's unrelentingly bleak -- yet ultimately uplifting -- odyssey through heartbreak.
Synopsis: Nights of Cabiria opens with Cabiria (Giulietta Masina) and her boyfriend playfully embracing by the seaside -- and then he... [More]
Directed By: Federico Fellini

#138
Adjusted Score: 109.906%
Critics Consensus: One of the silent era's most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu's eerie, gothic feel -- and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire -- set the template for the horror films that followed.
Synopsis: F. W. Murnau's landmark vampire film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter has arrived to close... [More]
Directed By: F.W. Murnau

#137
Adjusted Score: 99.909%
Critics Consensus: Stunning visuals from Werner Herzog and an intense portrayal of the famed bloodsucker from Klaus Kinski make this remake of Nosferatu a horror classic in its own right.
Synopsis: For Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 silent horror-fest Nosferatu, star Klaus Kinski adopts the same makeup... [More]
Directed By: Werner Herzog

#136

Notorious (1946)
98%

#136
Adjusted Score: 104.395%
Critics Consensus: Sublime direction from Hitchcock, and terrific central performances from Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant make this a bona-fide classic worthy of a re-visit.
Synopsis: A convicted traitor's daughter becomes a U.S. Government spy and falls in love with a fellow agent. She then accepts... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#135
#135
Adjusted Score: 107.447%
Critics Consensus: With his electrifying performance in Elia Kazan's thought-provoking, expertly constructed melodrama, Marlon Brando redefined the possibilities of acting for film and helped permanently alter the cinematic landscape.
Synopsis: This classic story of Mob informers was based on a number of true stories and filmed on location in and... [More]
Directed By: Elia Kazan

#134
Adjusted Score: 101.799%
Critics Consensus: The onscreen battle between Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher serves as a personal microcosm of the culture wars of the 1970s -- and testament to the director's vision that the film retains its power more than three decades later.
Synopsis: With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a... [More]
Directed By: Milos Forman

#133
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future.... [More]
Directed By: Yasujiro Ozu

#132

Ordet (The Word) (1954)
100%

#132
Adjusted Score: 102.411%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: With his masterful Ordet (aka The Word, [1955]), legendary Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer examines the conflict between internalized personal... [More]
Directed By: Carl Theodor Dreyer

#131
#131
Adjusted Score: 101.041%
Critics Consensus: Heavy with symbolism and deliberately paced, Orpheus may not be for everyone -- but as an example of Jean Cocteau's eccentric genius, it's all but impossible not to recommend.
Synopsis: Cinematic poet Jean Cocteau explored the myth of Orpheus on no fewer than three occasions: Le Sang d'Un Poete (Blood... [More]
Directed By: Jean Cocteau

#130

Out of the Past (1947)
95%

#130
Adjusted Score: 101.161%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by a wistful Robert Mitchum, Out of the Past is an exemplary noir steeped in doom and sensuality.
Synopsis: This quintessential film noir made contract player Robert Mitchum a star and set the standard for the genre for years... [More]
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur

#129
#129
Adjusted Score: 78.959%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Masahiro Shinoda's brilliant film opens with mobster Murakami just getting released from prison for murdering a member of a rival... [More]
Directed By: Masahiro Shinoda

#128

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
95%

#128
Adjusted Score: 103.169%
Critics Consensus: Pan's Labyrinth is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable.
Synopsis: Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the phantasmagorical cinema that defined such early fare as Cronos and The Devil's... [More]
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

#127

Pandora's Box (1929)
93%

#127
Adjusted Score: 99.341%
Critics Consensus: Marked by GW Pabst's innovative, atmospheric direction and a surprisingly modern storyline, Pandora's Box ultimately owes its power to Louise Brooks' monumental, iconic performance.
Synopsis: A free-loving, status-climbing dancer murders her rich paramour, then takes up with a succession of other lovers, gradually descending to... [More]
Directed By: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

#126

Paris, Texas (1984)
97%

#126
Adjusted Score: 99.082%
Critics Consensus: A quiet yet deeply moving kind of Western, Paris, Texas captures a place and people like never before (or after).
Synopsis: Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) is wandering through the Texas desert, a bit shaky and in desperate need of water, when... [More]
Directed By: Wim Wenders, Win Wenders

#125
Adjusted Score: 105.088%
Critics Consensus: The Passion of Joan of Arc is must-see cinema for Renée Maria Falconetti's incredible performance alone -- and an all-time classic for innumerable other reasons.
Synopsis: With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world... [More]
Directed By: Carl Theodor Dreyer

#124

Pather Panchali (1955)
98%

#124
Adjusted Score: 103.951%
Critics Consensus: A film that requires and rewards patience in equal measure, Pather Panchali finds director Satyajit Ray delivering a classic with his debut.
Synopsis: Pather Panchali (Father Panchali), Indian director Satyajit Ray's first feature film, relates the story of an impoverished Bengalese family. When... [More]
Directed By: Satyajit Ray

#123

Paths of Glory (1957)
95%

#123
Adjusted Score: 103.445%
Critics Consensus: Paths of Glory is a transcendentally humane war movie from Stanley Kubrick, with impressive, protracted battle sequences and a knock-out ending.
Synopsis: When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick

#122

Patton (1970)
94%

#122
Adjusted Score: 100.02%
Critics Consensus: George C. Scott's sympathetic, unflinching portrayal of the titular general in this sprawling epic is as definitive as any performance in the history of American biopics.
Synopsis: In 1943 North Africa, George Patton (George C. Scott) assumes command of (and instills some much-needed discipline in) the American... [More]
Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner

#121

Peeping Tom (1960)
96%

#121
Adjusted Score: 102.42%
Critics Consensus: Peeping Tom is a chilling, methodical look at the psychology of a killer, and a classic work of voyeuristic cinema.
Synopsis: Mark Lewis, assistant cameraman at a London film studio, aspiring movie director, part-time taker of pornographic pictures, and amateur documentary... [More]
Directed By: Michael Powell

#120

Persona (1966)
90%

#120
Adjusted Score: 96.16%
Critics Consensus: Arguably Bergman's finest film, Persona explores the human condition with intense curiosity, immense technical skill, and beguiling warmth.
Synopsis: An actress recovering from a mental breakdown develops an intense relationship with her nurse in this modernist, self-reflexive psychodrama.... [More]
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman

#119
#119
Adjusted Score: 96.328%
Critics Consensus: Decades later, it still retains its ability to scare -- and Lon Chaney's performance remains one of the benchmarks of the horror genre.
Synopsis: Lon Chaney stars as Erik, the Phantom, in what is probably his most famous and certainly his most horrifying role.... [More]

#118

Pickpocket (1959)
95%

#118
Adjusted Score: 99.415%
Critics Consensus: Narratively spare and told with clockwork precision, Pickpocket is a carefully observed character study that packs an emotional wallop.
Synopsis: This incomparable story of crime and redemption from the French master Robert Bresson follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends... [More]
Directed By: Robert Bresson

#117
#117
Adjusted Score: 93.899%
Critics Consensus: Visually mesmerizing, Picnic at Hanging Rock is moody, unsettling, and enigmatic -- a masterpiece of Australian cinema and a major early triumph for director Peter Weir.
Synopsis: Peter Weir's breakthrough Australian drama about three girls and a teacher who disappear during a school outing.... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#116
#116
Adjusted Score: 70.738%
Critics Consensus: Pink Floyd's expression of generational angst is given striking visual form The Wall, although this ambitious feature's narrative struggles to marry its provocative images and psychedelic soundtrack into a compelling whole.
Synopsis: This musical documentary examines the impact of legendary rock band Pink Floyd's iconic 11th studio album The Wall, examining how... [More]
Directed By: Alan Parker

#115

Pinocchio (1940)
100%

#115
Adjusted Score: 107.644%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious, adventurous, and sometimes frightening, Pinocchio arguably represents the pinnacle of Disney's collected works -- it's beautifully crafted and emotionally resonant.
Synopsis: When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the... [More]

#114
Adjusted Score: 91.029%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Brazilian Pixote so closely resembles the films of Luis Buñuel that one is almost shocked to see writer/director Hector... [More]
Directed By: Hector Babenco

#113
Adjusted Score: 95.357%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to the impeccable chemistry between Steve Martin and John Candy, as well as a deft mix of humor and heart, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a hilarious, heartfelt holiday classic.
Synopsis: Were it not for its profanity-laden opening scenes, John Hughes' Planes, Trains and Automobiles might have been suitable family entertainment:... [More]
Directed By: John Hughes

#112

Playtime (1973)
98%

#112
Adjusted Score: 102.72%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable achievement, Playtime's packs every scene with sight gags and characters that both celebrates and satirizes the urbanization of modern life.
Synopsis: Hilarious, dazzlingly inventive comedy in which Mr. Hulot tries to function in an unrecognizable Paris of modernistic glass-and-steel skyscrapers.... [More]
Directed By: Jacques Tati

#111

The Pledge (2001)
78%

#111
Adjusted Score: 81.777%
Critics Consensus: Though its subject matter is grim and may make viewers queasy, The Pledge features an excellent, subtle performance by Jack Nicholson.
Synopsis: On the day of his retirement, Nevada homicide detective Jerry Black lingers in his office one last time. But when... [More]
Directed By: Sean Penn

#110
#110
Adjusted Score: 88.686%
Critics Consensus: The final film by the great Robert Altman, A Prairie Home Companion, the big screen adaptation of Garrison Keillor's radio broadcast showcases plenty of the director's strengths: it's got a gigantic cast and plenty of quirky acting and dialogue.
Synopsis: Director Robert Altman and writer Garrison Keillor join forces with an all-star cast to create a comic backstage fable, "A... [More]
Directed By: Robert Altman

#109

The Producers (1968)
90%

#109
Adjusted Score: 97.484%
Critics Consensus: A hilarious satire of the business side of Hollywood, The Producers is one of Mel Brooks' finest, as well as funniest films, featuring standout performances by Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.
Synopsis: Theatrical producer Max Bialystock has fallen on hard times. In an attempt to acquire some money, Max and his accountant... [More]
Directed By: Mel Brooks

#108

Psycho (1960)
96%

#108
Adjusted Score: 109.412%
Critics Consensus: Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.
Synopsis: In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#107

Pulp Fiction (1994)
92%

#107
Adjusted Score: 99.081%
Critics Consensus: One of the most influential films of the 1990s, Pulp Fiction is a delirious post-modern mix of neo-noir thrills, pitch-black humor, and pop-culture touchstones.
Synopsis: Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#106

Raging Bull (1980)
93%

#106
Adjusted Score: 99.804%
Critics Consensus: Arguably Martin Scorsese's and Robert De Niro's finest film, Raging Bull is often painful to watch, but it's a searing, powerful work about an unsympathetic hero.
Synopsis: The story of Jake LaMotta, a former middleweight boxing champion, whose reputation for tenacity and success in the ring was... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#105
#105
Adjusted Score: 101.483%
Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.
Synopsis: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#104
Adjusted Score: 97.245%
Critics Consensus: Visually thrilling and rich with emotion, Raise the Red Lantern offers an engrossing period drama anchored by an outstanding performance from Gong Li.
Synopsis: The phenomenal success and international acclaim of Raise the Red Lantern, cemented Zhang Yimou's status as a leading figure in... [More]
Directed By: Zhang Yimou

#103

Ran (1985)
97%

#103
Adjusted Score: 103.673%
Critics Consensus: Akira Kurosawa's sprawling, epic take on King Lear should be required viewing for fans of westerns, war movies, or period films in general.
Synopsis: Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The Lear counterpart is an elderly 16th-century warlord... [More]
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa

#102

Rashômon (1951)
98%

#102
Adjusted Score: 106.608%
Critics Consensus: One of legendary director Akira Kurosawa's most acclaimed films, Rashomon features an innovative narrative structure, brilliant acting, and a thoughtful exploration of reality versus perception.
Synopsis: This landmark Japanese masterpiece is Akira Kurosawa's cinematic examination of the subjective nature of truth. In feudal Japan, three men... [More]
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa

#101

Rear Window (1954)
99%

#101
Adjusted Score: 107.578%
Critics Consensus: Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece.
Synopsis: Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#100
#100
Adjusted Score: 100.556%
Critics Consensus: Rebel Without a Cause is a searing melodrama featuring keen insight into '50s juvenile attitude and James Dean's cool, iconic performance.
Synopsis: This landmark juvenile-delinquent drama scrupulously follows the classic theatrical disciplines, telling all within a 24-hour period. Teenager Jimmy Stark (James... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Ray

#99

Red Beard (1965)
73%

#99
Adjusted Score: 74.182%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1820, young Noboru Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama) completes his medical education in Nagasaki and returns to his native Edo hoping... [More]
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa

#98

Red River (1948)
100%

#98
Adjusted Score: 103.848%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Director Howard Hawks' second western was also his first collaboration with John Wayne. Officially based on Borden Chase's novel The... [More]
Directed By: Howard Hawks

#97

The Red Shoes (1948)
97%

#97
Adjusted Score: 105.864%
Critics Consensus: The Red Shoes is one of the best-looking movies ever, and blends multiple moods and styles with balletic grace.
Synopsis: The tale of a famous ballerina who must choose between art and love.... [More]

#96

Richard III (1995)
94%

#96
Adjusted Score: 96.755%
Critics Consensus: This re-imagining of Shakespeare's Crookback King relocates the story in 1930 and features an indelible star turn for Ian McKellen as the monstrous and magnetic King Richard.
Synopsis: This innovative, fast-paced, cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare's classic work transposes the setting to an imaginary Nazi-like 1930s England. Ian McKellan... [More]
Directed By: Richard Loncraine

#95
Adjusted Score: 98.768%
Critics Consensus: Rififi depicts the perfect heist in more ways than one, telling its story so effectively that it essentially provided the template for an entire genre to follow.
Synopsis: Jules Dassin's second European production following his HUAC blacklisting from Hollywood is considered the first heist film, a sub-genre that... [More]
Directed By: Jules Dassin

#94

The Right Stuff (1983)
96%

#94
Adjusted Score: 100.164%
Critics Consensus: The Right Stuff packs a lot of movie into its hefty running time, spinning a colorful, fact-based story out of consistently engaging characters in the midst of epochal events.
Synopsis: Covering some 15 years, this film recounts the formation of America's space program, concentrating on the original Mercury astronauts. The... [More]
Directed By: Philip Kaufman

#93

Rio Bravo (1959)
100%

#93
Adjusted Score: 104.821%
Critics Consensus: Rio Bravo finds director Howard Hawks -- and his stellar ensemble cast -- working at peak performance, and the end result is a towering classic of the Western genre.
Synopsis: Set in Texas during the late 1860s, Rio Bravo is a story of men (and women) and a town under... [More]
Directed By: Howard Hawks

#92

Ripley's Game (2003)
92%

#92
Adjusted Score: 74.049%
Critics Consensus: Led by a suitably slimy performance from John Malkovich, Ripley's Game brings Patricia Highsmith's bestselling sociopath brilliantly to life.
Synopsis: The continuing story of Tom Ripley, a career criminal who has amassed his wealth through various illicit activities, including murder.... [More]
Directed By: Liliana Cavani

#91

The River (1959)
91%

#91
Adjusted Score: 93.114%
Critics Consensus: Jean Renoir's first film shot in color takes full advantage of its broadened palette, yielding a visually virtuosic coming of age tale filled with moving performances and vibrant hues.
Synopsis: Three teenage girls are living in Bengali (India) near a big river: Harriet is the oldest child of a big... [More]
Directed By: Jean Renoir

#90
Adjusted Score: 91.454%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Luchino Visconti's operatic masterpiece tells the story of the Parondis, a poor family from a village in southern Italy who... [More]
Directed By: Luchino Visconti

#89

Romeo and Juliet (1968)
95%

#89
Adjusted Score: 98.421%
Critics Consensus: The solid leads and arresting visuals make a case for Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet as the definitive cinematic adaptation of the play.
Synopsis: Zeffirelli's acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's timeless love story. Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!... [More]
Directed By: Franco Zeffirelli

#88
Adjusted Score: 102.955%
Critics Consensus: Its genius escaped many viewers at the time, but in retrospect, The Rules of the Game stands as one of Jean Renoir's -- and cinema's -- finest works.
Synopsis: Now often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, Jean Renoir's La Règle du jeu/Rules of the Game... [More]
Directed By: Jean Renoir

#87

Safety Last! (1923)
97%

#87
Adjusted Score: 101.954%
Critics Consensus: Persuasive enough to give audiences acrophobia when they aren't laughing at Harold Lloyd's antics, Safety Last! is a marvel of visual effects and slapstick comedy.
Synopsis: After Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the silent film era's "third genius" was Harold Lloyd, who stars in this Horatio... [More]
Directed By: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

#86

Samurai Rebellion (1967)
100%

#86
Adjusted Score: 100.135%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this Japanese historical drama set in 18th-century Japan, a father involved in feudal system begins to question that system... [More]
Directed By: Masaki Kobayashi

#85
Adjusted Score: 101.099%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set in 11th-century Japan, this film tells the story of a family that is broken apart when the father is... [More]
Directed By: Kenji Mizoguchi

#84

Santa Sangre (1989)
85%

#84
Adjusted Score: 87.716%
Critics Consensus: Those unfamiliar with Alejandro Jodorowsky's style may find it overwhelming, but Santa Sangre is a provocative psychedelic journey featuring the director's signature touches of violence, vulgarity, and an oddly personal moral center.
Synopsis: Santa Sangre is the surreal horror story about a young man, Fenix (Axel Jodorowsky) who has grown up in a... [More]
Directed By: Alejandro Jodorowsky

#83
#83
Adjusted Score: 86.587%
Critics Consensus: Boasting a smart, poignant story, a classic soundtrack, and a starmaking performance from John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever ranks among the finest dramas of the 1970s.
Synopsis: John Travolta graduated from minor celebrity to superstar with Saturday Night Fever. Travolta plays Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store clerk... [More]

#82

Say Anything... (1989)
98%

#82
Adjusted Score: 101.169%
Critics Consensus: One of the definitive Generation X movies, Say Anything is equally funny and heartfelt -- and it established John Cusack as an icon for left-of-center types everywhere.
Synopsis: A high-school valedictorian begins dating an irresponsible army brat, much to the dismay of her father. After breaking off the... [More]
Directed By: Cameron Crowe

#81

Scarface (1983)
82%

#81
Adjusted Score: 88.333%
Critics Consensus: Director Brian De Palma and star Al Pacino take it to the limit in this stylized, ultra-violent and eminently quotable gangster epic that walks a thin white line between moral drama and celebratory excess.
Synopsis: Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, an exiled Cuban criminal who goes to work for Miami drug lord Robert Loggia.... [More]
Directed By: Brian DePalma

#80
#80
Adjusted Score: 93.5%
Critics Consensus: Complex, visually stunning, and breathtakingly intense, The Scarlet Empress overpowers its flaws with a confident vigor befitting its legendary subject.
Synopsis: In this film, Marlene Dietrich plays the German-born Catherine the Great, who is required to marry Russia's mad Grand Duke... [More]
Directed By: Josef von Sternberg

#79

Schindler's List (1993)
97%

#79
Adjusted Score: 105.156%
Critics Consensus: Schindler's List blends the abject horror of the Holocaust with Steven Spielberg's signature tender humanism to create the director's dramatic masterpiece.
Synopsis: Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#78

The Searchers (1956)
98%

#78
Adjusted Score: 104.159%
Critics Consensus: The Searchers is an epic John Wayne Western that introduces dark ambivalence to the genre that remains fashionable today.
Synopsis: If John Ford is the greatest Western director, The Searchers is arguably his greatest film, at once a grand outdoor... [More]
Directed By: John Ford

#77

Secrets & Lies (1997)
95%

#77
Adjusted Score: 96.657%
Critics Consensus: Secrets & Lies delves into social issues with delicate aplomb and across-the-board incredible acting, and stands as one of writer-director Mike Leigh's most powerful works.
Synopsis: It is an irony of family life that much of its fabric is held together with the tenuous stitches of... [More]
Directed By: Mike Leigh

#76

Senso (1954)
86%

#76
Adjusted Score: 87.887%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Against the backdrop of the Italian-Austrian war of unification, troubled Countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli) betrays her country for the... [More]
Directed By: Luchino Visconti

#75

Seven (Se7en) (1995)
82%

#75
Adjusted Score: 86.824%
Critics Consensus: A brutal, relentlessly grimy shocker with taut performances, slick gore effects, and a haunting finale.
Synopsis: Director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the decade's most influential box-office successes. Set in a hellish... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#74
Adjusted Score: 108.9%
Critics Consensus: Arguably Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece, The Seven Samurai is an epic adventure classic with an engrossing story, memorable characters, and stunning action sequences that make it one of the most influential films ever made.
Synopsis: Akira Kurosawa's epic tale concerns honor and duty during a time when the old traditional order is breaking down. The... [More]
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa

#73
Adjusted Score: 101.13%
Critics Consensus: Narratively bold and visually striking, The Seventh Seal brought Ingmar Bergman to the world stage -- and remains every bit as compelling today.
Synopsis: Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a... [More]
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman

#72

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
100%

#72
Adjusted Score: 110.571%
Critics Consensus: Alfred Hitchcock's earliest classic -- and his own personal favorite -- deals its flesh-crawling thrills as deftly as its finely shaded characters.
Synopsis: This is about the relationship between Uncle Charlie and his niece. He seems to be a good man on the... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#71

Shane (1953)
97%

#71
Adjusted Score: 101.77%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The story of a Wyoming range war is elevated to near-mythical status in George Stevens' Western classic Shane. Alan Ladd... [More]
Directed By: George Stevens

#70
#70
Adjusted Score: 95.718%
Critics Consensus: The Shawshank Redemption is an uplifting, deeply satisfying prison drama with sensitive direction and fine performances.
Synopsis: In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims... [More]
Directed By: Frank Darabont

#69

The Shining (1980)
84%

#69
Adjusted Score: 92.807%
Critics Consensus: Though it deviates from Stephen King's novel, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness -- exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson.
Synopsis: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick

#68

Shoah (1985)
100%

#68
Adjusted Score: 102.087%
Critics Consensus: Expansive in its beauty as well as its mind-numbing horror, Shoah is a towering -- and utterly singular -- achievement in cinema.
Synopsis: The creators of the brilliant French documentary Shoah courageously assume that their audience is willing to sit through 570 minutes'... [More]
Directed By: Claude Lanzmann

#67

The Silence (1963)
88%

#67
Adjusted Score: 89.141%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The third film in the Ingmar Bergman trilogy beginning with Through a Glass Darkly and Winter Light, this movie follows... [More]
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman

#66
#66
Adjusted Score: 103.853%
Critics Consensus: Director Jonathan Demme's smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Synopsis: In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Demme

#65
#65
Adjusted Score: 111.446%
Critics Consensus: Clever, incisive, and funny, Singin' in the Rain is a masterpiece of the classical Hollywood musical.
Synopsis: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 101.267%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this drama, directed by Ingmar Bergman, four people indulge in a sexual smorgasbord during a wild weekend at a... [More]
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman

#63
Adjusted Score: 111.415%
Critics Consensus: With its involving story and characters, vibrant art, and memorable songs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set the animation standard for decades to come.
Synopsis: It was called "Disney's Folly." Who on earth would want to sit still for 90 minutes to watch an animated... [More]

#62

Solaris (1976)
95%

#62
Adjusted Score: 101.482%
Critics Consensus: Solaris is a haunting, meditative film that uses sci-fi to raise complex questions about humanity and existence.
Synopsis: Based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris centers on widowed psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), who is sent to... [More]
Directed By: Andrei Tarkovsky

#61

Some Like It Hot (1959)
95%

#61
Adjusted Score: 102.529%
Critics Consensus: Some Like It Hot: A spry, quick-witted farce that never drags.
Synopsis: Two Struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and... [More]
Directed By: John Huston, Billy Wilder

#60
#60
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A woman leaves her dishonest husband at a desert train station. Remember Stedden (Eleanor Broadman) comes across a film crew... [More]

#59
Adjusted Score: 89.892%
Critics Consensus: El Espíritu de la Colmena uses a classic horror story's legacy as the thread for a singularly absorbing childhood fable woven with uncommon grace.
Synopsis: Eight-year-old Ana lives in a close-knit Castillian village with her daydreamer mother Teresa, older sister Isabel and father Fernando, who... [More]
Directed By: Victor Erice, Victor Erice

#58

Spirited Away (2002)
97%

#58
Adjusted Score: 102.227%
Critics Consensus: Spirited Away is a dazzling, enchanting, and gorgeously drawn fairy tale that will leave viewers a little more curious and fascinated by the world around them.
Synopsis: Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki follows up on his record-breaking 1997 opus Princess Mononoke with this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like... [More]
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

#57
Adjusted Score: 96.354%
Critics Consensus: A visually stunning and contemplative piece of work.
Synopsis: South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk directs the chamber drama Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring. Made up of five segments (in... [More]
Directed By: Kim Ki-duk

#56

Stagecoach (1939)
100%

#56
Adjusted Score: 106.159%
Critics Consensus: Typifying the best that the Western genre has to offer, Stagecoach is a rip-roaring adventure given dramatic heft by John Ford's dynamic direction and John Wayne's mesmerizing star turn.
Synopsis: Although there were Westerns before it, Stagecoach quickly became a template for all movie Westerns to come. Director John Ford... [More]
Directed By: John Ford

#55
Adjusted Score: 105.526%
Critics Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possibilities of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
Synopsis: Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when... [More]
Directed By: George Lucas

#54
#54
Adjusted Score: 105.56%
Critics Consensus: A provocative premise and inventive set design lights the way for Hitchcock diabolically entertaining masterpiece.
Synopsis: In one of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines (Farley Granger) chances to meet wealthy wastrel Bruno Anthony... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#53

Stroszek (1977)
95%

#53
Adjusted Score: 96.123%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Can anything be bleaker than the shabby slums of Berlin? Yes, argues director Werner Herzog in Stroszek: try Wisconsin sometime.... [More]
Directed By: Werner Herzog

#52
Adjusted Score: 56.038%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In Sunday in the Country, an elderly French impressionist painter who spends a summer day with his adult children and... [More]
Directed By: Bertrand Tavernier

#51
Adjusted Score: 103.29%
Critics Consensus: Boasting masterful cinematography to match its well-acted, wonderfully romantic storyline, Sunrise is perhaps the final -- and arguably definitive -- statement of the silent era.
Synopsis: Considered by many to be the finest silent film ever made by a Hollywood studio, F.W. Murnau's Sunrise represents the... [More]
Directed By: F.W. Murnau

#50

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
99%

#50
Adjusted Score: 109.595%
Critics Consensus: Arguably the greatest movie about Hollywood, Billy Wilder's masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is a tremendously entertaining combination of noir, black comedy, and character study.
Synopsis: Aging silent-film star Norma Desmond ensnares a young screenwriter in this poison-pen valentine to Hollywood.... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#49

Superman (1978)
94%

#49
Adjusted Score: 101.244%
Critics Consensus: Superman deftly blends humor and gravitas, taking advantage of the perfectly cast Christopher Reeve to craft a loving, nostalgic tribute to an American pop culture icon.
Synopsis: Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel in a big-budget epic with Oscar-winning effects. Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman,... [More]
Directed By: Richard Donner

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 105.185%
Critics Consensus: Sweet Smell of Success boasts a top-notch cast, sharp direction, atmospheric cinematography, and an appropriately jazzy score, making it one of the best noir crime thrillers ever made.
Synopsis: J.J. Hunsecker, a powerful New York newspaper columnist, is dead set against his sister's marrying a jazz musician. Sidney Falco,... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Mackendrick

#47

Swing Time (1936)
97%

#47
Adjusted Score: 102.403%
Critics Consensus: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire are brilliant in Swing Time, one of the duo's most charming and wonderfully choreographed films.
Synopsis: The sixth of RKO's Fred Astaire -Ginger Rogers pairings of the 1930s, Swing Time starts off with bandleader Astaire getting... [More]
Directed By: George Stevens

#46
Adjusted Score: 95.727%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this second of his saga of four seasons, writer/director Eric Rohmer takes a look at the romantic escapades of... [More]
Directed By: Eric Rohmer

#45

Taxi Driver (1976)
96%

#45
Adjusted Score: 106.284%
Critics Consensus: A must-see film for movie lovers, this Martin Scorsese masterpiece is as hard-hitting as it is compelling, with Robert De Niro at his best.
Synopsis: "All the animals come out at night" -- and one of them is a cabby about to snap. In Martin... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#44

Tender Mercies (1983)
84%

#44
Adjusted Score: 85.582%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by a deftly understated performance from Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies is a quiet character study that leaves a lasting emotional impact.
Synopsis: Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall), a once-famous country western singer, wakes up broke, alone and hung over in a tiny Texas... [More]
Directed By: Bruce Beresford

#43

The Terrorist (1999)
84%

#43
Adjusted Score: 81.825%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When writing on a film from a country with a strong cinema culture, it is tempting to compare it with... [More]
Directed By: Santosh Sivan

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: 103.401%
Critics Consensus: Dashing, dazzling, and altogether magical, The Thief of Bagdad is an enchanting fantasy for children of all ages.
Synopsis: In ancient Bagdad, Abu, a good-natured young thief (Sabu), befriends the deposed king Ahmad (John Justin) as both are imprisoned... [More]

#41

The Thin Man (1934)
97%

#41
Adjusted Score: 105.75%
Critics Consensus: Featuring an involving mystery and sparkling repartee between William Powell and Myrna Loy, The Thin Man is an endlessly charming romp.
Synopsis: In this film, Edward Ellis plays a mean-spirited inventor. The recently-divorced Ellis discovers that his new girlfriend has stolen $50,000... [More]
Directed By: W.S. Van Dyke

#40

The Third Man (1949)
99%

#40
Adjusted Score: 112.333%
Critics Consensus: This atmospheric thriller is one of the undisputed masterpieces of cinema, and boasts iconic performances from Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles.
Synopsis: American writer, Holly Martins, arrives in post-war Vienna to visit his old friend Harry Lime. On arrival, he learns that... [More]
Directed By: Carol Reed

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 100.071%
Critics Consensus: Smartly directed, brilliantly acted, and packed with endlessly quotable moments, This Is Spinal Tap is an all-time comedy classic.
Synopsis: A spoof about a filmmaker making a documentary about a once-famous, now almost forgotten British heavy metal band returning to... [More]
Directed By: Rob Reiner

#38
Adjusted Score: 102.084%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set on a remote island, a schizophrenic woman is discharged from a mental hospital and recovers during a family holiday... [More]
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman

#37
Adjusted Score: 106.534%
Critics Consensus: Tokyo Story is a Yasujiro Ozu masterpiece whose rewarding complexity has lost none of its power more than half a century on.
Synopsis: Originally Tokyo Monogatari, Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story centers on a provincial Japanese family. The elderly parents and youngest daughter journey... [More]
Directed By: Yasujiro Ozu

#36

Top Hat (1935)
100%

#36
Adjusted Score: 109.244%
Critics Consensus: A glamorous and enthralling Depression-era diversion, Top Hat is nearly flawless, with acrobatics by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that make the hardest physical stunts seem light as air.
Synopsis: One of the best of the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals, Top Hat centers on a typical mistaken-identity plot, with wealthy... [More]
Directed By: Mark Sandrich

#35

Touch of Evil (1958)
95%

#35
Adjusted Score: 106.805%
Critics Consensus: Artistically innovative and emotionally gripping, Orson Welles' classic noir is a visual treat, as well as a dark, sinister thriller.
Synopsis: This baroque nightmare of a south-of-the-border mystery is considered to be one of the great movies of Orson Welles, who... [More]
Directed By: Orson Welles

#34
Adjusted Score: 102.149%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This strangely-christened French film noir was released in the U.S. as Grisbi. Jean Gabin stars as a racketeer known by... [More]
Directed By: Jacques Becker

#33
Adjusted Score: 107.192%
Critics Consensus: Remade but never duplicated, this darkly humorous morality tale represents John Huston at his finest.
Synopsis: John Huston's 1948 treasure-hunt classic begins as drifter Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), down and out in Tampico, Mexico, impulsively... [More]
Directed By: John Huston

#32
Adjusted Score: 91.61%
Critics Consensus: Triumph of the Will is impossible to separate from its repugnant political context -- and impossible to deny as a powerfully made piece of cinematic propaganda.
Synopsis: Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) is a filmed record of the 1934 Nazi Party Convention, in Nuremberg. No,... [More]
Directed By: Leni Riefenstahl

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 96.163%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ernst Lubitsch used Laszlo Aladar's play The Honest Finder as a springboard for one of his most delightful early-'30s Paramount... [More]
Directed By: Ernst Lubitsch

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 102.936%
Critics Consensus: With its thought-provoking themes, rich atmosphere, and brilliant direction, Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu monogatari is a towering classic of world cinema.
Synopsis: Presented in a manner as eerie as it is heartbreaking, this film is a gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly... [More]
Directed By: Kenji Mizoguchi

#29

Umberto D (1955)
97%

#29
Adjusted Score: 100.534%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Carlo Battisti's moving performance as Umberto D, Vittorio de Sica's deeply empathetic character study is a bracing glimpse into the lives of the downtrodden.
Synopsis: Produced, directed, and co-scripted by Vittorio de Sica, Umberto D is a disarmingly simple film about an alarmingly complicated social... [More]
Directed By: Vittorio De Sica

#28

Un Chien Andalou (1929)
100%

#28
Adjusted Score: 103.118%
Critics Consensus: A hugely influential masterpiece stuffed with iconic sequences, Un Chien Andalou has lost none of its power to enthrall - or unsettle.
Synopsis: A classic, revolutionary short film, Un Chien Andalou abandons linear narrative for a dream-like succession of provocative, unexplained images, from... [More]

#27

Unforgiven (1992)
96%

#27
Adjusted Score: 104.152%
Critics Consensus: As both director and star, Clint Eastwood strips away decades of Hollywood varnish applied to the Wild West, and emerges with a series of harshly eloquent statements about the nature of violence.
Synopsis: Dedicated to his mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood's 1992 Oscar-winner examines the mythic violence of the Western,... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#26

Vengeance Is Mine (1979)
100%

#26
Adjusted Score: 100.223%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on the true story, 'Vengeance is Mine' is the story of Iwao Enokizu and his murderous rampage which sparked... [More]
Directed By: Shohei Imamura

#25
Adjusted Score: 75.685%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Originally Die Sehnsucht de Veronika Voss, this Rainer Werner Fassbinder spin on Sunset Boulevard stars Rosel Zech as film actress... [More]

#24

Vertigo (1958)
94%

#24
Adjusted Score: 106.298%
Critics Consensus: An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort.
Synopsis: Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#23

Victim (1961)
100%

#23
Adjusted Score: 102.701%
Critics Consensus: Further elevated by a strong central performance from Dirk Bogarde, Victim offers an eloquent and emotionally affecting argument against prejudice.
Synopsis: In its time, this movie was considered as daring a film as had ever been made in England. Dirk Bogarde... [More]
Directed By: Basil Dearden

#22

Viridiana (1961)
96%

#22
Adjusted Score: 98.207%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A woman visits her rich uncle before taking her vows as a nun. When he dies, he leaves his estate... [More]
Directed By: Luis Buñuel

#21
Adjusted Score: 87.861%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: "W.R." is pioneering sexologist Wilhelm Reich, whose precedent-breaking theories concerning carnal behavior and politics (including the invention of the orgone... [More]
Directed By: Dusan Makavejev

#20

Waking Life (2001)
81%

#20
Adjusted Score: 85.586%
Critics Consensus: Waking Life's inventive animated aesthetic adds a distinctive visual component to a film that could easily have rested on its smart screenplay and talented ensemble cast.
Synopsis: A boy has a dream that he can float, but unless he holds on, he will drift away into the... [More]
Directed By: Richard Linklater

#19

Walkabout (1971)
84%

#19
Adjusted Score: 87.589%
Critics Consensus: With its harrowingly beautiful depiction of the Australian Outback and spare narrative of culture clash, Walkabout is a peculiar survival epic.
Synopsis: Two young white children (Jenny Agutter and Roeg's son Lucien) stumble upon an adolescent Aborigine (David Gulpilil), who is performing... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Roeg

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 98.541%
Critics Consensus: Mesmerizingly lovely and thematically thought-provoking, Werckmeister Harmonies adds another indelible achievement to Bela Tarr's fascinating filmography.
Synopsis: Bela Tarr follows up on his seven-hour epic Satantango, considered by some critics as one of the finest films of... [More]

#17

West Side Story (1961)
92%

#17
Adjusted Score: 100.622%
Critics Consensus: Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score, and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen.
Synopsis: This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage... [More]

#16
Adjusted Score: 97.094%
Critics Consensus: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? combines powerhouse acting, rich atmosphere, and absorbing melodrama in service of a taut thriller with thought-provoking subtext.
Synopsis: As a child, Baby Jane Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by... [More]
Directed By: Robert Aldrich

#15

The Wild Bunch (1969)
90%

#15
Adjusted Score: 98.103%
Critics Consensus: The Wild Bunch is Sam Peckinpah's shocking, violent ballad to an old world and a dying genre.
Synopsis: Sam Peckinpah's controversial revisionist Western takes place in Texas and Mexico in 1913, a transitional year when the Old West... [More]
Directed By: Sam Peckinpah

#14

Wings of Desire (1987)
98%

#14
Adjusted Score: 102.169%
Critics Consensus: Beyond ravishing, Wings of Desire is Wim Wenders' is aching and heartbreaking exploration of how love makes us human.
Synopsis: Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander) are angels who watch over the city of Berlin. They don't have harps... [More]
Directed By: Wim Wenders

#13
Adjusted Score: 72.509%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Winter Light is the second in a trilogy of dramas by acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman that explores religious... [More]
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman

#12

Withnail and I (1987)
94%

#12
Adjusted Score: 96.289%
Critics Consensus: Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann prove irresistibly hilarious as two misanthropic slackers in Withnail and I, a biting examination of artists living on the fringes of prosperity and good taste.
Synopsis: Screenwriter Bruce Robinson made his directorial debut with this British comedy. Withnail (Richard E. Grant) is an unsuccessful, pill-popping actor;... [More]
Directed By: Bruce Robinson

#11

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
98%

#11
Adjusted Score: 116.091%
Critics Consensus: An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.
Synopsis: L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to magisterial Technicolor life! The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy,... [More]
Directed By: King Vidor, Victor Fleming

#10
Adjusted Score: 92.797%
Critics Consensus: Electrified by searing performances from Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk, A Woman Under the Influence finds pioneering independent filmmaker John Cassavetes working at his artistic peak.
Synopsis: John Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence is about a housewife (Gena Rowlands) on the brink of insanity and her... [More]
Directed By: John Cassavetes

#9
Adjusted Score: 102.253%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When entomologist Jumpei (Eiji Okada) travels to sand dunes on an expedition, he is met by a group of people... [More]
Directed By: Hiroshi Teshigahara

#8

A Woman's Tale (1991)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: 52.594%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Australian director Paul Cox, skilled at intense psychological stories about lone souls looking for comfort in a cold world, was... [More]
Directed By: Paul Cox

#7
Adjusted Score: 102.438%
Critics Consensus: By documenting arguably the most renowned music festival in history, Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music achieves the rare feat of capturing the unique spirit of its time.
Synopsis: This iconic musical documentary covers the three-day 1969 music festival on the property of Max Yasger's farm that symbolized the... [More]
Directed By: Michael Wadleigh

#6

The World of Apu (1960)
96%

#6
Adjusted Score: 98.853%
Critics Consensus: Achingly poignant, beautifully shot, and evocatively atmospheric, The World of Apu closes out Satyajit Ray's classic trilogy on a high note.
Synopsis: Apu is a young bureaucrat who takes time off work to attend his cousins wedding. The marriage has been arranged... [More]
Directed By: Satyajit Ray

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 84.463%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Written on the Wind is an excellent melodrama about a Texas oil family who drive themselves to ruin through lust... [More]
Directed By: Douglas Sirk

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 94.007%
Critics Consensus: James Cagney deploys his musical gifts to galvanizing effect in Yankee Doodle Dandy, a celebration of patriotic fervor as much as it is a biopic of George M. Cohan.
Synopsis: The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.... [More]

#3
Adjusted Score: 73.027%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Polish Year of the Quiet Sun is set in the years following World War II. In a small Polish... [More]
Directed By: Krzysztof Zanussi

#2

Yellow Submarine (1968)
97%

#2
Adjusted Score: 103.05%
Critics Consensus: A joyful, phantasmagoric blend of colorful animation and the music of the Beatles, Yellow Submarine is delightful (and occasionally melancholy) family fare.
Synopsis: Yellow Submarine is an animated meandering journey filled with puns and dry British humor, where psychedelic music videos take precedent... [More]
Directed By: George Dunning

#1

Yojimbo (1961)
95%

#1
Adjusted Score: 98.935%
Critics Consensus: As effortlessly engaging as it is widely influential, Yojimbo represents Kurosawa at the peak of his powers -- and lays the groundwork for the modern American western.
Synopsis: Toshiro Mifune portrays a Samurai who finds himself in the middle of a feud-torn Japanese village. Neither side is particularly... [More]
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa

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