My Favorites: A list of 200 films

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1. The Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola
2. The Godfather-II – Francis Ford Coppola
3. All the President’s Men – Alan J. Pakula
4. The Sting – George Roy Hill
5. Heat – Michael Mann
6. Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese
7. Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (Don’t Touch the Loot) – Jacques Becker
8. Les Tontons flingueurs (Monsieur Gangster) – Georges Lautner
9. Le Trou (The Hole) – Jacques Becker
10. In the Mood for Love – Wong Kar-Wai
11. The Man Without A Past – Aki Kaurismaki
12. Inception – Christopher Nolan
13. The Prestige – Christopher Nolan
14. Batman Begins – Christopher Nolan
15. Memento – Christopher Nolan
16. Seven Samurai – Akira Kurosawa
17. Sanjuro – Akira Kurosawa
18. Throne of Blood – Akira Kurosawa
19. Yojimbo – Akira Kurosawa
20. Raging Bull – Martin Scorsese
21. Mean Streets – Martin Scorsese
22. The Aviator – Martin Scorsese
23. Orpheus – Jean Cocteau
24. Before Sunrise – Richard Linklater
25. Before Sunset – Richard Linklater
26. Before Midnight – Richard Linklater
27. Casino – Martin Scorsese
28. Goodfellas – Martin Scorsese
29. Hugo – Martin Scorsese
30. Good Night and Good Luck – George Clooney
31. Minority Report – Steven Spielberg
32. Rush – Ron Howard
33. Arbitrage – Nicholas Jarecki
34. Le Doulos – Jean-Pierre Melville
35. Thief – Michael Mann
36. Sorcerer – William Friedkin
37. Rebel Without A Cause – Nicholas Ray
38. The Big Sleep – Howard Hawks
39. The Guns of Navarone – J. Lee Thompson
40. Bad Day At Black Rock – John Sturges
41. A Fistful of Dollars – Sergio Leone
42. A Few Dollars More – Sergio Leone
43. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – Sergio Leone
44. Whiplash – Damien Chazelle
45. Boyhood – Richard Linklater
46. Collateral – Michael Mann
47. The Intouchables – Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
48. Snatch – Guy Ritchie
49. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – Guy Ritchie
50. Cinema Paradiso – Giuseppe Tornatore
51) 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick
52) Paths of Glory – Stanley Kubrick
53) The Shining – Stanley Kubrick
54) Eyes Wide Shut – Stanley Kubrick
55) The Insider – Michael Mann
56) Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino
57) Jackie Brown – Quentin Tarantino
58) Inglorious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
59) Traffic – Steven Soderbergh
60) Nosferatu – Werner Herzog
61) Nayak (The Hero) – Satyajit Ray
62) Pratidwandi (The Adversary) – Satyajit Ray
63) Mahanagar (The Big City) – Satyajit Ray
64) Drifting Clouds – Aki Kaurismaki
65) Le Havre – Aki Kaurismaki
66) Syriana – Stephen Gaghan
67) Following – Christopher Nolan
68) The Great Escape – John Sturges
69) The Terminator – James Cameron
70) Terminator:2 – James Cameron
71) Aliens – James Cameron
72) Alien – Ridley Scott
73) Black Rain – Ridley Scott
74) Kingdom of Heaven (Director’s Cut) – Ridley Scott
75) Vanaprastham (The Pilgrimage) – Shaji N. Karun
76) Onibaba – Kaneto Shindow
77) A Colt Is My Passport – Takashi Nomura
78) Youth of The Beast – Seijun Suzuki
79) The Face of Another – Hiroshi Teshigahara
80) Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take-Away) – Sebastián Borensztein
81) Les Barbouzes (The Great Spy Chase) – Georges Lautner
82) Insomnia – Christopher Nolan
83) Brazil – Terry Gilliam
84) Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
85) Zodiac – David Fincher
86) The Social Network – David Fincher
87) The Game – David Fincher
88) Drunken Angel – Akira Kurosawa
89) High and Low – Akira Kurosawa
90) Stray Dog – Akira Kurosawa
91) Red Beard – Akira Kurosawa
92) To Sir with Love – James Clavell
93) A Raisin in the Sun – Daniel Petrie
94) In Cold Blood – Richard Brooks
95) In the Heat of the Night – Norman Jewison
96) The Ipcress File – Sidney J. Furie
97) Sleuth – Joseph L. Mankiewicz
98) The Offence – Sidney Lumet
99) Playtime – Jacques Tati
100) Metropolis – Fritz Lang
101) Casino Royale – Martin Campbell
102) Drive – Nicholas Winding Refn
103) Bronson – Nicholas Winding Refn
104) Dazed and Confused – Richard Linklater
105) Schindler’s List – Steven Spielberg
106) Saving Private Ryan – Steven Speilberg
107) Munich – Steven Spielberg
108) Pusher-II  – Nicholas Winding Refn
109) Elevator to the Gallows – Louis Malle
110) Army of Shadows – Jean-Pierre Melville
111) Le Samourai – Jean-Pierre Melville
112) Tootsie – Sydney Pollack
113) Pickpocket – Robert Bresson
114) The Long Good Friday – John Mackenzie
115) Floating Weeds – Yasujiro Ozu
116) Tokyo Story – Yasujiro Ozu
117) Midnight Run – Martin Brest
118) My Cousin Vinny – Jonathan Lynn
119) Nueve Reinas  – Fabián Bielinsky
120) Hannah and Her Sisters – Woody Allen
121) An Autumn Afternoon – Yasujiro Ozu
122) Late Spring – Yasujiro Ozu
123) Prince of the City – Sidney Lumet
124) Frost Vs Nixon – Ron Howard
125) Diner – Barry Levinson
126) Rushmore – Wes Anderson
127) The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
128) The Bicycle Thief – Vittorio De Sica
129) Escape from Alcatraz – Don Siegel
130) Saturday Night Fever – John Badham
131) Citizen Kane – Orson Welles
132) The Bridges of Madison County – Clint Eastwood
133) The Third Man – Carol Reed
134) About Elly – Asghar Farhadi
135) Point Blank – John Boorman
136) The Dirty Dozen – Robert Aldrich
137) A Bronx Tale – Robert De Niro
138) Amadeus – Milos Foreman
139) Apocalypse Now – Francis Ford Coppola
140) Rear Window – Alfred Hitchcock
141) Rope – Alfred Hitchcock
142) Dial M for Murder – Alfred Hitchcock
143) Ashes and Diamonds – Andrezj Wajda
144) Children of Men – Alfonso Cuaron
145) Chef – Jon Favreau
147) Frances Ha – Noah Baumbach
146) Only God Forgives – Nicholas Winding Refn
147) Lawrence of Arabia – David Lean
148) Goldfinger – Guy Hamilton
149) L.A Confidential – Curtis Hanson
150) Kramer Vs Kramer – Robert Benton
151) 12 Angry Men – Sidney Lumet
152) Judgment at Nuremberg – Stanley Kramer
153) To Have and Have Not – Howard Hawks
154) Rio Bravo – Howard Hawks
155) The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg
156) The Long Goodbye – Robert Altman
157) The King of Comedy – Martin Scorsese
156) A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
157) The Earrings of Madame De – Max Ophuls
158) A Matter of Life and Death – Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger
159) Peeping Tom – Michael Powell
160) American Psycho – Mary Harron
161) Fat City – John Huston
162) The Treasure of Sierra Madre – John Huston
164) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Matt Reeves
165) Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet
166) Departures – Yojiro Takita
167) Raides of the Lost Ark – Steven Spielberg
166) Le Quai des brumes – Marcel Carne
167) Artificial Intelligence – Steven Spielberg
168) The Passenger – Michelangelo Antonioni
169) Marty – Delbert Mann
170) Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
171) The 400 Blows – François Truffaut
172) Prisoners – Denis Villeneuve
173) Polytechnique – Denis Villeneuve
174) Reds – Warren Beatty
175) La Grande Illusion – Jean Renoir
176) Singing in the Rain – Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
177) Donnie Brasco – Mike Newell
178) Star Trek – J.J Abrams
179) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Irvin Kershner
180) In the Name of the Father – Jim Sheridan
181) Le Deuxieme Souffle – Jean-Pierre Melville
182) The Bourne Identity – Doug Liman
183) The Bourne Supremacy – Paul Greengrass
184) The Bourne Ultimatum – Paul Greengrass
185) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – Luis Bunuel
186) The Exterminating Angel – Luis Bunuel
187) The Descendants – Alexander Payne
188) The Odd Couple – Gene Saks
189) Udaan (Flight) – Vikramaditya Motwane
190) Gangs of Wasseypur (Parts 1 & 2) – Anurag Kashyap
191) Black Friday – Anurag Kashyap
192) Witness for the Prosecution – Billy Wilder
193) The Pope of Greenwich Village – Stuart Rosenberg
194) Blazing Saddles – Mel Brooks
195) Ed Wood – Tim Burton
196) Yi Yi – Edward Yang
197) Ilo Ilo – Anthony Chen
198) The Big Lebowski – The Coen Brothers
199) Nebraska – Alexander Payne
200) Pepe Le Moko – Julien Duvivier

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