The 1001 Greatest Films, ranked as objectively as possible

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Check out also:
The 100 Greatest Documentaries, ranked as objectively as possible
The 100 Greatest Directors
The 100 Greatest Movie Scores

*Finally ranking 1001 films.
*New and better methodology.
*Normalized distribution of more recent films.
*Better approach resulting in less american bias.
*Used specific lists for individual genres do draw more accurate data.
*Incorporated individual directors lists for more accurate rankings.

First I would like to immensely thank everyone for the comments and the kind words. It fills me with joy watching something that I put my care, heart and mind in it spark interest from someone else. I never expected this list to get even close to the attention it got, so thank you very much.

I would…

  • The Godfather

    1

  • Seven Samurai

    2

  • Come and See

    3

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    4

  • Dekalog

    5

  • In the Mood for Love

    6

  • Satantango

    7

  • Tokyo Story

    8

  • Yi Yi

    9

  • Fanny and Alexander

    10

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    11

  • Apocalypse Now

    12

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    13

  • The Godfather: Part II

    14

  • Spirited Away

    15

  • GoodFellas

    16

  • Vertigo

    17

  • Persona

    18

  • Andrei Rublev

    19

  • Psycho

    20

  • 8½

    21

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    22

  • Citizen Kane

    23

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    24

  • Mulholland Drive

    25

  • The Thing

    26

  • Raging Bull

    27

  • Alien

    28

  • Singin' in the Rain

    29

  • The Searchers

    30

  • Bicycle Thieves

    31

  • Schindler's List

    32

  • The Exorcist

    33

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    34

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    35

  • Taxi Driver

    36

  • Sunset Boulevard

    37

  • The Apartment

    38

  • Pulp Fiction

    39

  • City Lights

    40

  • Mirror

    41

  • Ordet

    42

  • Stalker

    43

  • The 400 Blows

    44

  • There Will Be Blood

    45

  • Rear Window

    46

  • La Dolce Vita

    47

  • Ran

    48

  • The Shining

    49

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    50

  • The Rules of the Game

    51

  • Rashomon

    52

  • Blade Runner

    53

  • Paris, Texas

    54

  • Casablanca

    55

  • Pather Panchali

    56

  • Chungking Express

    57

  • Only Yesterday

    58

  • Do the Right Thing

    59

  • Modern Times

    60

  • M

    61

  • The Night of the Hunter

    62

  • Princess Mononoke

    63

  • The Tree of Life

    64

  • Ugetsu

    65

  • The Seventh Seal

    66

  • Beau Travail

    67

  • The Lion King

    68

  • Grand Illusion

    69

  • Three Colors: Red

    70

  • Rosemary's Baby

    71

  • Chinatown

    72

  • Children of Paradise

    73

  • Barry Lyndon

    74

  • Touch of Evil

    75

  • The General

    76

  • Cinema Paradiso

    77

  • L'Atalante

    78

  • North by Northwest

    79

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    80

  • Blue Velvet

    81

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    82

  • Metropolis

    83

  • A City of Sadness

    84

  • PlayTime

    85

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

    86

  • Wild Strawberries

    87

  • The Battle of Algiers

    88

  • A Man Escaped

    89

  • Gone with the Wind

    90

  • Breathless

    91

  • The Third Man

    92

  • Late Spring

    93

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    94

  • Wings of Desire

    95

  • The Leopard

    96

  • Three Colors: Blue

    97

  • Brazil

    98

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    99

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    100