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Peak Cinema: My Top 300

A one-off list of my favourite 300 films.

So I reached 1000 followers a few weeks ago, and I was struggling to think of a relevant list to post. I'm thankful for every single person who follows me on Letterboxd, thankful for those who comment on my posts and lead me down interesting conversations, for those who take time to read and like my work, and for those who merely use Letterboxd occasionally but still glimpsed over my profile at one point and saw something they liked. Whether we've interacted or not, I'm very humbled by your support.

I'd love to be able to thank you all in person, or to buy you all a drink, but I can't. So instead, as a very inadequate gift, I thought I'd recommend a whole bunch of films that I think are worth checking out, doubling my usual favourites list. Enjoy!

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    1

  • Stalker

    2

  • Blade Runner

    3

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    4

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    5

  • Satantango

    6

  • Apocalypse Now

    7

  • Persona

    8

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    9

  • Chungking Express

    10

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    11

  • 12 Angry Men

    12

  • Trainspotting

    13

  • Seven Samurai

    14

  • City of God

    15

  • Possession

    16

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    17

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    18

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    19

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    20

  • Mirror

    21

  • Shoah

    22

  • A Clockwork Orange

    23

  • The Godfather: Part II

    24

  • American Beauty

    25

  • Late Spring

    26

  • There Will Be Blood

    27

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    28

  • Night of the Living Dead

    29

  • Princess Mononoke

    30

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    31

  • Moonlight

    32

  • Pulp Fiction

    33

  • Don't Look Now

    34

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    35

  • Memento

    36

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    37

  • The Tree of Life

    38

  • Yi Yi

    39

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    40

  • Tokyo Story

    41

  • Alien

    42

  • Citizen Kane

    43

  • The Godfather

    44

  • The Wicker Man

    45

  • Die Hard

    46

  • Ikiru

    47

  • Ghost in the Shell

    48

  • Andrei Rublev

    49

  • Carol

    50

  • The Lives of Others

    51

  • O.J. Made in America

    52

  • Fish Tank

    53

  • The Handmaiden

    54

  • Blade Runner 2049

    55

  • The Sacrifice

    56

  • Fanny & Alexander

    57

  • Wild Strawberries

    58

  • Paths of Glory

    59

  • 3-Iron

    60

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    61

  • Cries and Whispers

    62

  • 8½

    63

  • Barry Lyndon

    64

  • La Haine

    65

  • The Dark Knight

    66

  • Children of Men

    67

  • Shaun of the Dead

    68

  • Rosemary's Baby

    69

  • Downfall

    70

  • Oldboy

    71

  • Fireworks

    72

  • Chinatown

    73

  • The Shining

    74

  • Shame

    75

  • Hard to Be a God

    76

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    77

  • Dark City

    78

  • Ivan's Childhood

    79

  • Se7en

    80

  • Inherent Vice

    81

  • Videodrome

    82

  • The Usual Suspects

    83

  • Bloody Sunday

    84

  • Psycho

    85

  • Taxi Driver

    86

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    87

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    88

  • Spirited Away

    89

  • West Side Story

    90

  • Breathless

    91

  • Silence

    92

  • The Social Network

    93

  • The White Ribbon

    94

  • Day of the Dead

    95

  • The Third Man

    96

  • The Phantom Carriage

    97

  • Fight Club

    98

  • Magnolia

    99

  • Rear Window

    100