The 600 Greatest Films, ranked as objectively as possible

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*New and better methodology.
*Normalized distribution of more recent films.
*Better approach resulting in less american bias.
*Used specific lists to draw data from for animated films.
*Now ranking 600 films.
*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 like also to reinforce what I say below, that I'm not claiming this list to be the ultimate authority on films, or…

  • The Godfather

    1

  • Seven Samurai

    2

  • Come and See

    3

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    4

  • In the Mood for Love

    5

  • Tokyo Story

    6

  • Satantango

    7

  • Dekalog

    8

  • Fanny and Alexander

    9

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    10

  • Yi Yi

    11

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    12

  • GoodFellas

    13

  • Apocalypse Now

    14

  • The Godfather: Part II

    15

  • Vertigo

    16

  • Persona

    17

  • Psycho

    18

  • Spirited Away

    19

  • 8½

    20

  • Citizen Kane

    21

  • Andrei Rublev

    22

  • The Thing

    23

  • Raging Bull

    24

  • Mulholland Drive

    25

  • Bicycle Thieves

    26

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    27

  • Alien

    28

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    29

  • The Searchers

    30

  • The Exorcist

    31

  • Singin' in the Rain

    32

  • Mirror

    33

  • Schindler's List

    34

  • Ordet

    35

  • Taxi Driver

    36

  • The 400 Blows

    37

  • Pulp Fiction

    38

  • The Apartment

    39

  • Stalker

    40

  • The Rules of the Game

    41

  • Rear Window

    42

  • Sunset Boulevard

    43

  • Blade Runner

    44

  • Rashomon

    45

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    46

  • City Lights

    47

  • The Shining

    48

  • La Dolce Vita

    49

  • Ran

    50

  • Only Yesterday

    51

  • Paris, Texas

    52

  • There Will Be Blood

    53

  • Do the Right Thing

    54

  • Chungking Express

    55

  • Pather Panchali

    56

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    57

  • Beau Travail

    58

  • M

    59

  • Casablanca

    60

  • Ugetsu

    61

  • The Lion King

    62

  • The Night of the Hunter

    63

  • The Seventh Seal

    64

  • Grand Illusion

    65

  • L'Atalante

    66

  • Paths of Glory

    67

  • Princess Mononoke

    68

  • Modern Times

    69

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    70

  • Children of Paradise

    71

  • Three Colors: Red

    72

  • A City of Sadness

    73

  • Breathless

    74

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

    75

  • North by Northwest

    76

  • Cinema Paradiso

    77

  • PlayTime

    78

  • Metropolis

    79

  • Blue Velvet

    80

  • Touch of Evil

    81

  • Beauty and the Beast

    82

  • The Third Man

    83

  • Battleship Potemkin

    84

  • Brazil

    85

  • Rosemary's Baby

    86

  • L'Avventura

    87

  • The General

    88

  • Halloween

    89

  • Wings of Desire

    90

  • Wild Strawberries

    91

  • The Battle of Algiers

    92

  • Chinatown

    93

  • L'Argent

    94

  • A Man Escaped

    95

  • Late Spring

    96

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    97

  • Three Colors: Blue

    98

  • Badlands

    99

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    100