They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1,000 Greatest Films of All Time - 2019 Edition

The 1,000 Greatest Films. Compiled from over 10,700 film lists, this is quite possibly the most definitive collection of critically acclaimed films you will find. The number of best-of/all-time individual lists now tallies 6,344 (from 4,926 critics/filmmakers). The number of miscellaneous lists used (genre-based, country-based, etc.) now sits at 4,392. That’s 10,736 unique lists in total.

Current Version: January 2019 (14th edition)

The Winners – Highest Entrants into the 1,000
Audition (1999), ranked 702
Let the Right One In (2008), ranked 709
Amour (2012), ranked 723
Irréversible (2002), ranked 763
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), ranked 801

The Losers – Biggest Fallers within the 1,000
The Ice Storm (1997), 851 to 972 (down 121)
Olympia (1938), 751 to…

  • Citizen Kane

    1

  • Vertigo

    2

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    3

  • The Rules of the Game

    4

  • Tokyo Story

    5

  • 8½

    6

  • The Godfather

    7

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    8

  • The Searchers

    9

  • Seven Samurai

    10

  • Apocalypse Now

    11

  • Singin' in the Rain

    12

  • Bicycle Thieves

    13

  • Battleship Potemkin

    14

  • Taxi Driver

    15

  • Breathless

    16

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    17

  • L'Atalante

    18

  • Persona

    19

  • Rashomon

    20

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    21

  • The Godfather: Part II

    22

  • The 400 Blows

    23

  • Raging Bull

    24

  • Psycho

    25

  • City Lights

    26

  • Andrei Rublev

    27

  • Some Like It Hot

    28

  • La Dolce Vita

    29

  • Mirror

    30

  • Touch of Evil

    31

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    32

  • Ordet

    33

  • Sunset Boulevard

    34

  • Casablanca

    35

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    36

  • L'Avventura

    37

  • Blade Runner

    38

  • Contempt

    39

  • The General

    40

  • Rear Window

    41

  • Grand Illusion

    42

  • The Night of the Hunter

    43

  • In the Mood for Love

    44

  • Modern Times

    45

  • PlayTime

    46

  • Ugetsu

    47

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    48

  • The Third Man

    49

  • Chinatown

    50

  • Fanny & Alexander

    51

  • Stalker

    52

  • Barry Lyndon

    53

  • The Apartment

    54

  • Pather Panchali

    55

  • M

    56

  • Rio Bravo

    57

  • Wild Strawberries

    58

  • Metropolis

    59

  • Mulholland Drive

    60

  • North by Northwest

    61

  • Children of Paradise

    62

  • Pierrot le Fou

    63

  • Viridiana

    64

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    65

  • The Wild Bunch

    66

  • La Strada

    67

  • The Battle of Algiers

    68

  • Shoah

    69

  • Amarcord

    70

  • The Gold Rush

    71

  • The Seventh Seal

    72

  • Journey to Italy

    73

  • The Leopard

    74

  • Late Spring

    75

  • Pulp Fiction

    76

  • GoodFellas

    77

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    78

  • A Clockwork Orange

    79

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    80

  • Pickpocket

    81

  • Blue Velvet

    82

  • The Conformist

    83

  • Jules and Jim

    84

  • Nashville

    85

  • Close-Up

    86

  • Gertrud

    87

  • A Man Escaped

    88

  • Annie Hall

    89

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    90

  • Jaws

    91

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    92

  • Greed

    93

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    94

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    95

  • The Shining

    96

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    97

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    98

  • Blow-Up

    99

  • Sans Soleil

    100