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Top Dramas (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola 2
2 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz 3
3 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles 4
4 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino 11
5 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 13
6 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
7 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
8 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
9 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra 19
10 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 20
11 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
12 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese 22
13 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
14 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
15 Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese 25
16 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
17 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
18 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
19 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
20 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 34
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
22 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman 37
23 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang 38
24 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
25 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
26 All about Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 44
27 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols 45
28 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick 46
29 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut 48
30 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
31 The General 1926 Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton 51
32 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
33 The Bicycle Thief 1948 Vittorio De Sica 54
34 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn 55
35 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
36 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont 58
37 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
38 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin 60
39 Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard 61
40 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
41 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder 65
42 8 1/2 1963 Federico Fellini 66
43 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen 67
44 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher 68
45 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan 70
46 M 1931 Fritz Lang 71
47 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
48 Tokyo Story 1953 Yasujirô Ozu 73
49 Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa 75
50 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam 76
51 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
52 His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks 80
53 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino 81
54 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean 83
55 The Rules of the Game 1939 Jean Renoir 84
56 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin 88
57 Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood 90
58 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg 91
59 Sunrise 1927 F.W. Murnau 92
60 Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A. Romero 93
61 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer 94
62 The Grand Illusion 1937 Jean Renoir 95
63 The Battleship Potemkin 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein 96
64 Rosemary's Baby 1968 Roman Polanski 97
65 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 100
66 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
67 Do the Right Thing 1989 Spike Lee 102
68 12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet 103
69 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg 107
70 Nashville 1975 Robert Altman 108
71 Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen 109
72 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes 113
73 Seven 1995 David Fincher 114
74 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino 115
75 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman 116
76 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 118
77 City of God 2002 Fernando Meirelles 119
78 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis 120
79 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
80 L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson 122
81 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer 124
82 Titanic 1997 James Cameron 126
83 The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin 127
84 Frankenstein 1931 James Whale 128
85 Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen 130
86 Paths of Glory 1957 Stanley Kubrick 132
87 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
88 Rebel without a Cause 1955 Nicholas Ray 134
89 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
90 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman 136
91 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale 137
92 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston 138
93 Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper 139
94 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean 140
95 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle 142
96 The Battle of Algiers 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo 145
97 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly 146
98 Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné 147
99 In the Mood for Love 2000 Kar-Wai Wong 148
100 The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 149
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