Hit Lists

The following is a collection of movie lists collected from various, respected sources. I will continue to remove films from the lists as I see them and add more lists when I find them. The goal is to see everything on these lists. 

AFI 100 Years…Series

100 Movies (1998)
The African Queen, An American in Paris, Wuthering Heights, Giant, A Place in the Sun

100 Laughs (2000)
Adam’s Rib, Born Yesterday, The Thin Man, My Man Godfrey, Manhattan, Shampoo, A Shot in the Dark, Cat Ballou, The Seven Year Itch, Ninotchka, Arthur, The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, The Lady Eve, Diner, It’s a Gift, Topper, Sherlock, Jr., Beverly Hills Cop, Broadcast News, Take the Mony and Run, The Awful Truth, Bananas, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Monkey Business, Nine to Five, She Done Him Wrong, Victor, Victoria, The Palm Beach Story, Road to Morocco, The Freshman, Sleeper, The Navigator, Lost in America, Dinner at Eight, City Slickers, Woman of the Year, The Heartbreak Kid, Ball of Fire, Auntie Mame, Silver Streak, Sons of the Desert, Bull Durham, The Court Jester

100 Thrills (2001)
The Exorcist, Deliverance, the Manchurian Candidate, Fatal Attraction, Carrie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Marathon Man, Wait Until Dark, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Wild Bunch, Laura, Gaslight, The Omen, Poltergestt, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Thing From Another World, The Poseidon Adventure, Body Heat, The China Syndrome, Safety Last!, Speed

100 Passions (2002)
The Way We Were, Love Story, The African Queen, Wuthering Heights, Ghost, Pretty Woman, On Golden Pond, Now, Voyager, The Lady Eve, The Shop Around the Corner, An Officer and a Gentleman, Swing Time, Dark Victory, Camille, Gigi, Random Harvest, Ninotchka, Anna Karenina, A Star Is Born, Splendor in the Grass, Last Tango in Paris, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Bringing Up Baby, A Place in the Sun, Reds, The English Patient, Two for the Road, Picnic, Marty, Manhattan, Way Down East, Roxanne, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Woman of the Year, The American President, The Awful Truth, Coming Home, Jezebel, The Sheik, The Goodbye Girl, Morocco, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Bridges of Madison County, Working Girl, Porgy and Bess, Dirty Dancing, Body Heat, Barefoot in the Park, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pillow Talk

100 Cheers (2006)
Breaking Away, Norma Rae, Philadelphia, The African Queen, Meet John Doe, The Color Purple, The Defiant Ones, The Killing Fields, Sounder, A Raisen in the Sun, Silkwood, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Spirit of St. Louis, Dark Victory, The Verdict, Boys Town, What’s Love Got to Do With It, Stand and Deliver, Working Girl, The Paper Chase, Fame, Places in the Heart

Greatest Movie Musicals (2006)
A Star is Born, An American in Paris, Meet Me in St. Louis, 42nd Street, All That Jazz, The Band Wagon, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Show Boat

100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) (2007)
The African Queen, The Best Years of Our Lives, All Quiet on the Western Front, Network, The Jazz Singer, A Place int he Sun, Bringing Up Baby

Top 10 (2008)
The Thief of Bagdad, White Heat, Scarface: The Shame of a Nation, The Public Enemy, Little Caesar, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Red River, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Cat Ballou, Bull Durham, Breaking Away, Laura, Blue Velvet, Adam’s Rib, The Verdict, Witness for the Prosecution, In Cold Blood, A Cry in the Dark, Judgement at Nuremberg, All Quiet on the Western Front, Reds

The Arts & Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Image, a journal of literature and the arts, proudly presents the 2011 Arts & Faith To 100 Films list.

Showcasing top films and directors from around the world and spanning cinematic history from silent movies to more contemporary films, this list is a culmination of years of discussion and debate within the Arts & Faith online community.

The Passion of Joan of Arc, Andrei Rublev, Ordet, The Decalogue, Au Hasard Balthazar, Make Way For Tomorrow, The Gospel According to Matthew, Le Fils, Babette’s Feast, The Mirror, Tokyo Story, La Promesse, Tender Mercies, The Diary of a Country Priest, A Man For All Seasons, The Miracle Maker, Paths of Glory, Grave of the Fireflies, Muyurangabo, Apu Trilogy, Nights of Cabiria, The Straight Story, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, Black Narcissus, Day of Wrath, The Child, Close-Up, Yi Yi, Ponette, The Burmese Harp, Stroszek, Places in the Heart, Still Life, Jesus of Montreal, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Eureka, the Heartbeat Detector, Summer Hours, Playtime, My Night at Maud’s, Becket, Silent Light, A Man Escaped, Faust, Paris, Texas, My Live to Live, How Green Was My Valley, The Island, Paprika, Floating Weeds, Born Into Brothels, Syndromes and a Century, After Life, The Trial, The Rules of the Game, Dogville, The Spirit of the Beehive, Early Summer, Sophie Scholl, Ratcatcher

Sight & Sound

The first Sight & Sound poll took place in 1952, when the world’s leading critics were asked to compile a list of the best films of all time. The poll has been repeated every ten years; in 1992 for the first time, Sight & Sound added a poll of directors, asking them for a parallel choice of personal favourites.

Louisiana Story, Le Jour se levee, The Passion of Joan of Arc, La Regele de jeu, L’avventura, Ugetsu Monogatari, Ivan the Terrible, La terra trema, L’Atalante, The Magnificent Ambersons, Pather Panchali, Tokyo Story, Au hazard Balthazer, Le Mepris, La dolce vita, The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, Barry Lyndon, les Enfants du paradis, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Mirror, Ordet, Pierrot le fou, Sansho Dayu, Shoah, The Traveling Players, Two or Three Things I Know about Her, Amarcord, Jules et Jim, Pickpocket, Sweet Smell of Success


The Apu Trilogy, The Awful Truth, Baby Face, Bande a part, Barry Lyndon, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Camille, Children of Paradise, Chungking Express, Closely Watched Trains, The Crime of Monsieur Lange, Day for Night, Dodsworth, Farewell My Concubine, In A Lonely Place, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, It’s a Gift, Kandahar, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lady Eve, The Last Command, Leolo, The Manchurian Candidate, Meet Me in St. Louis, Mon once d’Amerique, Mouchette, Nayakan, Ninotchka, Olympia, Parts 1 and 2, Once Upon a Time in the West, Out of the Past, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Pyaasa, Sherlock, Jr., The Shop Arpund the Corner, The Singing Detective, Smiles on a Summer Night, Sweet Smell of Succes, Swing Time, Talk to Her, Tokyo Story, A Touch of Zen, Ugetsu, Ulysses’ Gaze, White Heat, Yojimbo,