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Most Mainstream Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz 3
2 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola 2
3 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
4 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles 4
5 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
6 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
7 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
8 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder 9
9 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen 15
10 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 34
11 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra 19
12 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski 18
13 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick 10
14 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 20
15 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman 37
16 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 13
17 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese 22
18 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols 45
19 Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese 25
20 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
21 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino 11
22 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
23 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg 31
24 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese 17
25 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
26 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg 26
27 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan 70
28 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
29 All about Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 44
30 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
31 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
32 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock 5
33 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
34 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont 58
35 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean 83
36 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
37 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 40
38 Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen 109
39 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
40 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
41 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
42 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn 55
43 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
44 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
45 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
46 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
47 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen 67
48 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg 91
49 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis 120
50 It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra 87
51 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
52 High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann 123
53 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott 12
54 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino 115
55 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
56 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
57 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
58 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston 138
59 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
60 Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler 157
61 Midnight Cowboy 1969 John Schlesinger 163
62 The African Queen 1951 John Huston 195
63 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 William Wyler 166
64 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
65 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes 113
66 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Frank Capra 244
67 Titanic 1997 James Cameron 126
68 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Elia Kazan 171
69 Rebel without a Cause 1955 Nicholas Ray 134
70 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter 47
71 12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet 103
72 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
73 Amadeus 1984 Milos Forman 162
74 Platoon 1986 Oliver Stone 180
75 Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood 90
76 The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin 185
77 The Grapes of Wrath 1940 John Ford 159
78 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan 104
79 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer 94
80 Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks 64
81 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder 65
82 The Philadelphia Story 1940 George Cukor 131
83 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey 82
84 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 David Hand 111
85 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
86 The Manchurian Candidate 1962 John Frankenheimer 179
87 L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson 122
88 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher 68
89 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis 56
90 Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean 288
91 Braveheart 1995 Mel Gibson 204
92 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles 63
93 The Matrix 1999 Lana and Lily Wachowski 39
94 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
95 My Fair Lady 1964 George Cukor 277
96 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin 60
97 Patton 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner 282
98 Network 1976 Sidney Lumet 221
99 From Here to Eternity 1953 Fred Zinnemann 315
100 When Harry Met Sally… 1989 Rob Reiner 170
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