Best Film Lists


My take:

Ask me tomorrow and it most likely changes…

The Godfather 1&2
The Conversation
The French Connection
The Dark Knight
The Prestige
Cinema Paradiso
Memories of Murder
Hidden (Cache)
Once upon a time in Anatola
The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos)
Blade Runner
No Country for Old Men
Boogie Nights
Amores Perros
Before Sunrise Trilogy
The African Queen
La Haine
In the Mood For Love
I Saw The Devil
The Chaser
Battle Royale
Fight Club
Mulholland Drive
Children of Men
The Social Network
Brokeback Mountain
Under the Skin
Dog Day Afternoon
The Shining
The Third Man


argh How did I leave this out!! Absolute classic - amending list now…


My Left Foot (1989)
Footloose (1984)
Save Your Legs! (2012)
Tre uomini e una gamba (1997)
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Finding Your Feet (2017)
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
One Foot in Hell (1960)
Stump (2002)
Happy Feet (2006)




Borat is one of the worst, most obnoxious films I’ve ever seen. I despisethat style of “humour”, thus explaining why I’m not a Ricky Gervais fan either.


You must mean the 2005 movie directed by Steven D’Iorio and starring Kevin Cirone and Grady Justice. It’s ok, but it doesn’t make my best list. I thought it dragged on…


Pretty damn selfish, I say. She could improve the lives of four dozen people like yourself.


The Conversation and The Third Man are very good gets in there.


Wouldn’t know where to start on an overall list. Will kick off with my favourite sporting movies

The Natural
Any Given Sunday
The Wrestler
Rocky and Rocky 3
The Mighty Ducks


Controversial but I rate The Conversation as Coppola’s best film.


Hate discussions like this. Mind always blanks as soon as the pressures on.


I feel as if I should add in a couple more Capra movies
It’s a Wonderful Life
It Happened One Night
Mr Smith Goes to Washington

A couple more Hitchcocks
North by Northwest (which is really a rehash of The Thirty-Nine Steps)
Shadow of a Doubt
Dial M for Murder
To Catch a Thief

Coen Brothers
O Brother Where Art Thou

I regret that there are too many films from the 60s and 70s that I just haven’t seen, eg The Conversation

Pretty good on 30s, 40s and 50s, although there are classics like The Little Foxes I haven’t seen


For some reason I’ve never really liked North by Northwest (except for the sequence in the train that the Hayes code prevented from ending as it should have). I’ve always loved To Catch a Thief, which is often underrated. But my favourite is Vertigo. The sequence where he follows the woman for days is like a dream.


Psycho would have to be included in any Hitchcock list


Do you ever revisit your ratings and adjust?


First I scanned through the above lists and copied the ones I loved. Then I went through my movie collection and listed the rest. This is impossible, really.

Donnie Darko
Matrix triology
Rear Window
Dances with Wolves (Dad’s fav - used soundtrack for funeral)
Singing in the Rain
Shawshank Redemption
Life of Brian
The Court Jester
The Great Dictator
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Forrest Gump
Slumdog Millionaire
L.A Confidential
Pale Rider
Great Expectations
Life is Beautiful
The Usual Suspects
S n a t c h
Raging Bull
Cinema Paradiso
Mulholland Drive
Angel Heart
Artificial Intelligence
Being There
Mississipi Burning
Pans Labyrinth
Punch-Drunk Love
Seven Psychopaths
The Man From Earth
There Will Be Blood
Gangs of New York

Edit (adding):
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
12 Monkeys
My Cousin Vinny
A Fish Called Wanda
Bad Boy Bubby
Vanilla Sky (the original)
Groundhog Day
Big Trouble in Little China


Not in my book. Hitchcock’s best films were suspense, and Psycho was a radical digression. You may have noticed that this is MY list.


Pulp Fiction
Fight Club
The Usual Suspects
The Game
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
The Matrix
No Country for Old Men
The Big Lebowski
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Terminator 2
The Thing
12 Monkeys


Totally agree. Solid movie but I wouldn’t have it amongst his best


I should have added The Man Who Knew Too Much for Hitchcock, but oh well, Qué sera, sera