1. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948)

2. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

3. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

4. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950)

5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

6. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)

7. Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)

8. Singin’ In The Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1952)

9. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)

10. In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)

11. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

12. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

13. Belle De Jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967)

14. No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)

15. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

16. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

17. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)

18. Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)

19. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)

20. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)

21. Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997)

22. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)

23. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

24. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)

25. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

26. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1983)

27. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)

28. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)

29. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)

30. Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)

31. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)

32. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

33. Ring (Hideo Nakata, 1998)

34. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

35. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

36. Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)

37. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)

38. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

39. My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)

40. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)

41. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1947)

42. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)

43. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)

44. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)

45. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)

46. Don’t Look Now (Nicholas Roeg, 1973)

47. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)

48. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondō, 1995)

49. Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992)

50. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964)

5 comments
  1. timothy torrance said:

    wall-e? really ? god that film is soulless and formulaic with flat characters

    • Matt said:

      I find it to be one of the most romantic films of the past ten years, and the opening 20 minutes is just gorgeous…

      If it wasn’t for the final third being slightly more formulaic, this would be much higher up!

      Can you elaborate on why you find it so soulless? We seem to have completely differing opinions on it!

  2. timothy torrance said:

    i agree that wall e is so flat character wise. the whole story is formulaic, animation is great but it needs more than that

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