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Top Highbrow Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles 4
2 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
3 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
4 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
5 Tokyo Story 1953 Yasujirô Ozu 73
6 M 1931 Fritz Lang 71
7 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola 2
8 The Bicycle Thief 1948 Vittorio De Sica 54
9 The Rules of the Game 1939 Jean Renoir 84
10 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer 124
11 Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa 75
12 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut 48
13 8 1/2 1963 Federico Fellini 66
14 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
15 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock 5
16 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz 3
17 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 13
18 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 100
19 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman 136
20 Sunrise 1927 F.W. Murnau 92
21 Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard 61
22 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin 60
23 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang 38
24 The Battleship Potemkin 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein 96
25 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
26 The Grand Illusion 1937 Jean Renoir 95
27 Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese 25
28 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman 116
29 Ugetsu 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi 253
30 Andrei Rublev 1966 Andrei Tarkovsky 175
31 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
32 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin 88
33 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 20
34 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
35 Pather Panchali 1955 Satyajit Ray 155
36 The General 1926 Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton 51
37 L'Avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni 186
38 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder 9
39 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
40 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
41 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 40
42 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
43 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
44 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
45 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino 11
46 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog 151
47 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick 10
48 Wild Strawberries 1957 Ingmar Bergman 182
49 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman 212
50 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott 12
51 Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné 147
52 L'Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo 165
53 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
54 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
55 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra 19
56 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
57 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder 65
58 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
59 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
60 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen 15
61 Ikiru 1952 Akira Kurosawa 235
62 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
63 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Sergio Leone 62
64 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese 22
65 Viridiana 1961 Luis Buñuel 291
66 The Man with the Movie Camera 1929 Dziga Vertov 174
67 The Battle of Algiers 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo 145
68 All about Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 44
69 The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin 127
70 La Strada 1954 Federico Fellini 219
71 Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim 285
72 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
73 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel 267
74 Ordet 1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer 390
75 The Leopard 1963 Luchino Visconti 265
76 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
77 Jules and Jim 1962 François Truffaut 167
78 Nashville 1975 Robert Altman 108
79 Playtime 1967 Jacques Tati 300
80 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
81 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa 191
82 Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton 229
83 Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks 64
84 Sansho the Bailiff 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi 406
85 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais 279
86 Rome, Open City 1945 Roberto Rossellini 214
87 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 118
88 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford 144
89 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 34
90 Last Year at Marienbad 1961 Alain Resnais 328
91 Intolerance 1916 D.W. Griffith 243
92 The Conformist 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci 205
93 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Sergio Leone 69
94 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn 55
95 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman 37
96 Au hasard Balthazar 1966 Robert Bresson 398
97 Wings of Desire 1987 Wim Wenders 197
98 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
99 Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks 187
100 In the Mood for Love 2000 Kar-Wai Wong 148
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