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Top Mainstream Films (#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 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
5 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese 22
6 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
7 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
8 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino 11
9 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 13
10 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
11 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 34
12 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock 5
13 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
14 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 20
15 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
16 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
17 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder 9
18 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
19 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra 19
20 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick 10
21 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman 37
22 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen 15
23 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
24 Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese 25
25 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg 31
26 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
27 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
28 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg 26
29 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 40
30 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
31 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols 45
32 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott 12
33 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont 58
34 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
35 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
36 All about Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 44
37 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
38 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan 70
39 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
40 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
41 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
42 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
43 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
44 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
45 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott 27
46 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen 67
47 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
48 The Matrix 1999 Lana and Lily Wachowski 39
49 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean 83
50 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
51 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg 91
52 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter 47
53 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
54 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick 46
55 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes 113
56 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher 68
57 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
58 12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet 103
59 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis 120
60 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis 56
61 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer 94
62 Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen 109
63 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan 104
64 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
65 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
66 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Sergio Leone 69
67 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
68 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn 55
69 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
70 L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson 122
71 It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra 87
72 Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood 90
73 Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan 112
74 The Exorcist 1973 William Friedkin 74
75 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston 138
76 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino 115
77 Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler 157
78 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder 65
79 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
80 Amadeus 1984 Milos Forman 162
81 High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann 123
82 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin 60
83 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron 78
84 Aliens 1986 James Cameron 77
85 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Sergio Leone 62
86 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg 107
87 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin 88
88 Titanic 1997 James Cameron 126
89 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
90 Seven 1995 David Fincher 114
91 Midnight Cowboy 1969 John Schlesinger 163
92 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
93 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
94 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
95 Platoon 1986 Oliver Stone 180
96 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 William Wyler 166
97 Rebel without a Cause 1955 Nicholas Ray 134
98 Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks 64
99 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton 50
100 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Elia Kazan 171
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