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Top Films from Columbia Pictures

This list includes films from TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, and Screen Gems Television.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick 10
2 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
3 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
4 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
5 His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks 80
6 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean 83
7 It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra 87
8 Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis 98
9 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg 107
10 Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper 139
11 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon1 2000 Ang Lee 176
12 Ghostbusters 1984 Ivan Reitman 220
13 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Frank Capra 244
14 The Last Picture Show 1971 Peter Bogdanovich 257
15 Tootsie 1982 Sydney Pollack 303
16 From Here to Eternity 1953 Fred Zinnemann 315
17 Stand by Me 1986 Rob Reiner 352
18 Jerry Maguire2 1996 Cameron Crowe 372
19 Before Sunrise 1995 Richard Linklater 380
20 Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough 405
21 Almost Famous 2000 Cameron Crowe 427
22 In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray 442
23 The Big Heat 1953 Fritz Lang 444
24 All That Jazz 1979 Bob Fosse 454
25 Sense and Sensibility 1995 Ang Lee 458
26 Spider-Man 2002 Sam Raimi 520
27 Five Easy Pieces 1970 Bob Rafelson 529
28 Boyz N the Hood 1991 John Singleton 542
29 Glory2 1989 Edward Zwick 591
30 Starship Troopers2 1997 Paul Verhoeven 616
31 Spider-Man 2 2004 Sam Raimi 636
32 Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 Robert Benton 637
33 The Remains of the Day 1993 James Ivory 649
34 Casino Royale 2006 Martin Campbell 660
35 Total Recall2 1990 Paul Verhoeven 680
36 The Awful Truth 1937 Leo McCarey 682
37 The Karate Kid 1984 John G. Avildsen 686
38 Gilda 1946 Charles Vidor 689
39 Lone Star 1996 John Sayles 705
40 District 92 2009 Neill Blomkamp 725
41 A League of Their Own 1992 Penny Marshall 733
42 The Man Who Would be King 1975 John Huston 745
43 The Natural2 1984 Barry Levinson 767
44 Sleepless in Seattle2 1993 Nora Ephron 792
45 The Age of Innocence 1993 Martin Scorsese 800
46 Jason and the Argonauts 1963 Don Chaffey 807
47 Persepolis1 2007 Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi 820
48 Waiting for Guffman1 1996 Christopher Guest 824
49 Fat City 1972 John Huston 825
50 The Lady from Shanghai 1947 Orson Welles 854
51 Curse of the Demon 1957 Jacques Tourneur 860
52 Gattaca 1997 Andrew Niccol 874
53 Snatch. 2000 Guy Ritchie 877
54 Men in Black 1997 Barry Sonnenfeld 879
55 The Social Network 2010 David Fincher 888
56 The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara1 2003 Errol Morris 911
57 Donnie Brasco2 1997 Mike Newell 917
58 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1936 Frank Capra 936
59 Philadelphia2 1993 Jonathan Demme 973
60 As Good as It Gets2 1997 James L. Brooks 986
61 The Way We Were 1973 Sydney Pollack 1006
62 Funny Girl 1968 William Wyler 1024
63 Labyrinth2 1986 Jim Henson 1050
64 Big Fish 2003 Tim Burton 1054
65 Born Yesterday 1950 George Cukor 1056
66 Superbad 2007 Greg Mottola 1091
67 Rudy2 1993 David Anspaugh 1125
68 Ali 2001 Michael Mann 1139
69 Only Angels Have Wings 1939 Howard Hawks 1156
70 Hope and Glory 1987 John Boorman 1159
71 In Cold Blood 1967 Richard Brooks 1167
72 The Guns of Navarone 1961 J. Lee Thompson 1203
73 The Last Detail 1973 Hal Ashby 1214
74 Bottle Rocket 1996 Wes Anderson 1235
75 Holiday 1938 George Cukor 1291
76 Brian's Song3 1971 Buzz Kulik 1302
77 Lost Horizon 1937 Frank Capra 1310
78 All the King's Men 1949 Robert Rossen 1336
79 Django Unchained 2012 Quentin Tarantino 1361
80 Little Women 1994 Gillian Armstrong 1371
81 2046 2004 Kar-Wai Wong 1385
82 The Big Chill 1983 Lawrence Kasdan 1396
83 El Mariachi 1992 Robert Rodriguez 1401
84 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967 Stanley Kramer 1406
85 You Can't Take It with You 1938 Frank Capra 1411
86 A Few Good Men 1992 Rob Reiner 1420
87 Roxanne 1987 Fred Schepisi 1425
88 My Best Friend's Wedding2 1997 P.J. Hogan 1432
89 To Die For 1995 Gus Van Sant 1491
90 The Fisher King 1991 Terry Gilliam 1501
91 Fail-Safe 1964 Sidney Lumet 1562
92 Cruel Intentions 1999 Roger Kumble 1633
93 Twentieth Century 1934 Howard Hawks 1645
94 The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 Milos Forman 1653
95 Desperado 1995 Robert Rodriguez 1654
96 Shampoo 1975 Hal Ashby 1677
97 Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 Francis Ford Coppola 1698
98 The Professionals 1966 Richard Brooks 1781
99 Stripes 1981 Ivan Reitman 1785
100 The American President 1995 Rob Reiner 1790
101 Gloria 1980 John Cassavetes 1801
102 In the Line of Fire 1993 Wolfgang Petersen 1803
103 The Man from Laramie 1955 Anthony Mann 1823
104 3:10 to Yuma 1957 Delmer Daves 1889
105 Ride Lonesome 1959 Budd Boetticher 1915
106 The Damned 1963 Joseph Losey 1918
107 Girl, Interrupted 1999 James Mangold 1952
108 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 Terry Gilliam 1968
109 Husbands and Wives2 1992 Woody Allen 2019
110 Devil in a Blue Dress2 1995 Carl Franklin 2054
111 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Adam McKay 2071
112 A Raisin in the Sun 1961 Daniel Petrie 2089
113 Moneyball 2011 Bennett Miller 2096
114 Bye Bye Birdie 1963 George Sidney 2118
115 Picnic 1955 Joshua Logan 2137
116 Air Force One 1997 Wolfgang Petersen 2161
117 Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941 Alexander Hall 2171
118 Awakenings 1990 Penny Marshall 2181
119 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T 1953 Roy Rowland 2194
120 Cat Ballou 1965 Elliot Silverstein 2199
121 Inside Job1 2010 Charles Ferguson 2221
122 Fly Away Home 1996 Carroll Ballard 2250
123 Bad Santa 2003 Terry Zwigoff 2258
124 Something's Gotta Give 2003 Nancy Meyers 2303
125 Annie 1982 John Huston 2305
126 Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962 Ralph Nelson 2324
127 Stir Crazy 1980 Sidney Poitier 2328
128 The Go-Between 1971 Joseph Losey 2332
129 Casualties of War 1989 Brian De Palma 2349
130 Starman 1984 John Carpenter 2351
131 The Swimmer 1968 Frank Perry 2392
132 Legends of the Fall2 1994 Edward Zwick 2418

1 Produced by Sony Pictures Classics.
2 Produced by TriStar Pictures.
3 Produced by Screen Gems Television.

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