They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 1,000 Greatest Films of All Time – 2021 Edition

This is the January 2021 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? list of the 1,000 greatest films.

Current Version: January 2021 (16th edition) TSPDT 1–1,000, 1,001–2,000, 21st Century

Previous Version: January 2020 (15th edition) TSPDT 1–1,000

The Winners – Highest Entrants into the 1,000
Toni Erdmann (2016), ranked 363
Under the Skin (2013), ranked 399
Boyhood (2014), ranked 461
The Master (2012), ranked 485
The Act of Killing (2012), ranked 488

The Losers – Biggest Fallers from the 1,000
Superman (1978), formerly ranked 746
The Goddess (1934), formerly ranked 783
La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000), formerly ranked 810
Blazing Saddles (1974), formerly ranked 844
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), formerly ranked 905

  • 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

  • L'Atalante

    17

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    18

  • Persona

    19

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    20

  • Rashomon

    21

  • Psycho

    22

  • Andrei Rublev

    23

  • The 400 Blows

    24

  • Raging Bull

    25

  • The Godfather: Part II

    26

  • City Lights

    27

  • Some Like It Hot

    28

  • Mirror

    29

  • La Dolce Vita

    30

  • Touch of Evil

    31

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    32

  • Sunset Boulevard

    33

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    34

  • Ordet

    35

  • Casablanca

    36

  • L'Avventura

    37

  • Blade Runner

    38

  • The General

    39

  • Contempt

    40

  • Rear Window

    41

  • In the Mood for Love

    42

  • The Night of the Hunter

    43

  • Grand Illusion

    44

  • Ugetsu

    45

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

    46

  • The Third Man

    47

  • Barry Lyndon

    48

  • PlayTime

    49

  • Mulholland Drive

    50

  • Modern Times

    51

  • Stalker

    52

  • Fanny and Alexander

    53

  • Rio Bravo

    54

  • Chinatown

    55

  • M

    56

  • Pather Panchali

    57

  • North by Northwest

    58

  • The Apartment

    59

  • Metropolis

    60

  • Wild Strawberries

    61

  • Children of Paradise

    62

  • Pierrot le Fou

    63

  • Pulp Fiction

    64

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    65

  • Viridiana

    66

  • La Strada

    67

  • GoodFellas

    68

  • The Wild Bunch

    69

  • Amarcord

    70

  • Shoah

    71

  • The Leopard

    72

  • The Seventh Seal

    73

  • Journey to Italy

    74

  • The Battle of Algiers

    75

  • The Gold Rush

    76

  • A Clockwork Orange

    77

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    78

  • Pickpocket

    79

  • Late Spring

    80

  • Close-Up

    81

  • Jules and Jim

    82

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    83

  • The Shining

    84

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    85

  • Annie Hall

    86

  • The Conformist

    87

  • Nashville

    88

  • Blue Velvet

    89

  • Gertrud

    90

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    91

  • A Man Escaped

    92

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    93

  • Jaws

    94

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    95

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    96

  • Greed

    97

  • Blow-Up

    98

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    99

  • To Be or Not to Be

    100