2008: A Cinematic Odyssey

Film Reviews and Other Pop Culture Happenings

My 100 Favourite Films

This is an ongoing list which is bound to change when I see a good film.

As of today, 28 December 2009, this is how the list stands.

100 Favourite Films
01. American Beauty (1999; Mendes)
02. Chung Hing sam lam [Chungking Express] (1994; Kar-wai)
03. Magnolia (1999; P.T. Anderson)
04. Se7en (1995; Fincher)
05. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991; Demme)
06. Haine, La [Hate] (1995; Kassovitz)
07. Fargo (1996; J. Coen)
08. Lost in Translation (2003; S. Coppola)
09. Pulp Fiction (1994; Tarantino)
10. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994; Darabont)

11. Requiem for a Dream (2000; Aronofsky)
12. Cidade de Deus [City of God] (2002; Meirelles)
13. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966; Nichols)
14. Goodfellas (1990; Scorsese)
15. Annie Hall (1977; Allen)
16. Oldboy (2003; Park)
17. English Patient, The (1996; Minghella)
18. Persona (1966; Bergman)
19. Fa yeung nin wa [In the Mood for Love] (2001; Kar-wai)
20. 2046 (2005; Kar-wai)

21. Taxi Driver (1976; Scorsese)
22. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991; Cameron)
23. Hable con ella [Talk to Her] (2002; Almodóvar)
24. Psycho (1960; Hitchcock)
25. Fight Club (1999; Fincher)
26. Paris, Texas (1984; Wenders)
27. Rebel Without a Cause (1955; N. Ray)
28. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; Kubrick)
29. Sunset Blvd. (1950; Wilder)
30. Back to the Future (1985; Zemeckis)

31. Last Picture Show, The (1971; Bogdanovich)
32. Tôkyô monogatari [Tokyo Story] (1953; Ozu)
33. Chinatown (1974; Polanski)
34. There Will Be Blood (2007; P.T. Anderson)
35. Samouraï, Le (1967; Melville)
36. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi [Spirited Away] (2002; Miyazaki)
37. Scaphandre et le papillon, Le [The Diving Bell and the Butterfly] (2007; Schnabel)
38. American History X (1998; Kaye)
39. Yojimbo (1961; Kurosawa)
40. Manhattan (1979; Allen)

41. Adaptation. (2002; Jonze)
42. Y tu mamá también [And Your Mother Too] (2001; Cuarón)
43. Usual Suspects, The (1995; Singer)
44. Leaving Las Vegas (1995; Figgis)
45. Notorious (1946; Hitchcock)
46. Dancer in the Dark (2000; von Trier)
47. Clockwork Orange, A (1971; Kubrick)
48. Jaws (1975; Spielberg)
49. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004; Gondry)
50. Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001; W. Anderson)

51. L.A. Confidential (1997; Hanson)
52. Being John Malkovich (1999; Jonze)
53. Mulholland Dr. (2001; Lynch)
54. Children of Men (2006; Cuarón)
55. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975; Forman)
56. Chelovek s kino-apparatom [Man with a Movie Camera] (1929; Vertov)
57. Little Miss Sunshine (2006; Dayton, Faris)
58. Singin’ in the Rain (1952; Donen, Kelly)
59. Boogie Nights (1997; P.T. Anderson)
60. Some Like it Hot (1959; Wilder)

61. Trois couleurs: Rouge [Three Colours: Red] (1994; Kieslowski)
62. Network (1976; Lumet)
63. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain [Amélie] (2001; Jeunet)
64. Departed, The (2006; Scorsese)
65. Koyaanisqatsi (1982; Reggio)
66. El laberinto del fauno [Pan’s Labyrinth] (2006; Del Toro)
67. Memento (2001; Nolan)
68. Before Sunset (2004; Linklater)
69. 12 Angry Men (1957; Lumet)
70. Todo sobre mi madre [All About My Mother] (1999; Almodóvar)

71. Alien (1979; R. Scott)
72. Trois couleurs: Bleu [Three Colours: Blue] (1993; Kieslowski)
73. Into the Wild (2007; Penn)
74. Cléo de 5 à 7 [Cleo from 5 to 7] (1962; Varda)
75. Ordinary People (1980; Redford)
76. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005; Vallée)
77. La vita è bella [Life is Beautiful] (1998; Benigni)
78. Viskningar och rop [Cries & Whispers] (1972; Bergman)
79. Toy Story (1995; Lasseter)
80. Pleasantville (1998; Ross)

81. Don’t Look Now (1973; Roeg)
82. Up (2009; Docter)
83. Amores perros [Love’s a Bitch] (2000; Iñárritu)
84. Rear Window (1954; Hitchcock)
85. My Own Private Idaho (1991; Van Sant)
86. Apartment, The (1960; Wilder)
87. Full Metal Jacket (1987; Kubrick)
88. Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951; Kazan)
89. Donnie Darko (2001; Kelly)
90. All About Eve (1950; Mankiewicz)

91. Auf der Anderen Seite [The Edge of Heaven] (2007; Akin)
92. Edward Scissorhands (1990; Burton)
93. Blue Velvet (1986; Lynch)
94. Far from Heaven (2002; Haynes)
95. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003; Tarantino)
96. Hours, The (2002; Daldry)
97. Babel (2006; Iñárritu)
98. Cabaret (1972; Fosse)
99. WALL-E (2008; Stanton)
100. Dolce Vita, La [The Sweet Life] (1960; Fellini)

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