So, this is really big for me. This is way more important to me than any playlist or anything like that I’ve made. As you guys know, I’m a huge cinephile, and I’ve spent many-a-night trying to find old films on DVD in order to complete this. Over the last two weeks, I’ve began to compile a list. This isn’t the final, definitive version, but its the one that I’ll keep for now. These are the top 150(163) films that through the years, have helped shape me as a person, and really left something with me. Either that, or they’re just really really fucking good. I’m sure I’ve forgotten  at least one film though, which is upsetting. 
This is where people will be directed when they ask for a movie recommendation, so if you usually find yourself as a loss, you might want to bookmark this. 
 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
 400 Blows, The (Truffaut, 1959)
 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
 A Bout de Souffle (Godard, 1960)
 Adaptation (Jonze, 2002)
 Alien (Scott, 1979)
 American Graffiti (Lucas, 1973)
 American History X (Kaye, 1998)
 Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
Apartment, The (Wilder, 1960)
Band A Parte (Godard, 1964)
Basquait (Schnabel, 1996)
Being John Malkovich (Jonze, 1999)
Bicycle Thief (De Sica, 1948)
Big Lebowski, The (Coen, 1998)
Blow Up (Antonioni, 1966)
Bob le Flambeur (Melville, 1956)
Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
Brick (Johnson, 2005)
Bridge On The River Kwai, The (Lean, 1957)
Bullitt (Yates, 1968)
Cape Fear (Scorsese, 1991)
Cassablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
Children Of Men (Cuaron, 2006)
Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
Chungking Express (Kar Wai Wong, 1994)
Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
City Of God (Meirelles, 2002)
Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971)
Closely Watched Trains (Menzel, 1966)
Coffee and Cigarettes (Jarmusch, 2003)
Cool Hand Luke (Rosenberg, 1967)
Conformist , The (Bertolucci, 1970)
Conversation, The (F.F. Coppola, 1974)
Crash (Haggis, 2004)
Darjeeling Limited (Anderson, 2007)
Dark Knight, The (Nolan, 2008)
Day For Night (Truffaut, 1973)
Dazed and Confused (Linklater, 1993)
Departed, The (Scorsese, 2006)
Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989)
Donnie Brasco (Newell, 1997)
Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001)
Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
Drunken Master (Yuen, 1978)
Duck Soup (McCarey, 1933)
Easy Rider (Hopper, 1969)
Elephant (Sant, 2003)
Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
Fargo (Coen, 1996)
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (Gilliam, 1998)
Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
Following (Nolan, 1998)
For A Few Dollars More (Leone, 1965)
French Connection, The (Friedkin, 1971)
Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick, 1987)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Foley, 1992)
Godfather (F.F. Coppola, 1972)
Godfather Part 2 (F.F. Coppola, 1974)
Goldfinger (Hamilton, 1964)
Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The (Leone, 1966)
Grapes of Wrath, The (Ford, 1940)
Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993)
Hard Boiled (1992)
High Fidelity (Frears, 2000)
High Noon (Zinnermann, 1952)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Resnais, 1959)
I Heart Huckabees (Russell, 2004)
Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
In Cold Blood (Brooks, 1967)
Inception (Nolan, 2010)
Inside Man (Lee, 2006)
Insider, The (Mann, 1999)
It Happened One Night (Capra, 1934)
Jules Et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
KIDS (Clark, 1995)
Kill Bill (Tarantino, 2003-2004)
Knife In The Water (Polanski, 1962)
L’Homme Du Train (Leconte, 2002)
La Dolce Vita (Fellini, 1960)
La Grande Illusion (Renoir, 1937)
La Haine (Kassovitz, 1995)
Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
Layer Cake (Vaughn, 2004)
Le Genou de Claire (Rohmer2, 1970)
Leon The Professional (Besson, 1994)
Life Of Brian (Jones, 1979)
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (Ritchie, 1998)
Long Good Friday ,The (Mackenzie, 1980)
Lord Of The Rings, The (Jackson, ’01-’03)
Lord Of War (Niccol, 2005)
Lost In Translation (S. Coppola, 2003)
M (Lang, 1931)
Magnolia (Anderson, 1999)
Maltese Falcon, The (Huston, 1941)
Manhattan (Allen, 1979)
Man Who Would Be King, The (Huston, 1975)
Matchstick Men (Scott, 2003)
Memento (Nolan, 2000)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones, 1975)
Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001)
My Dinner With Andre (Malle, 1981)
Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994)
Network (Lumet, 1976)
North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
Nosferatu (1922)
On The Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Forman, 1975)
Once Upon A Time In America (Leone, 1984)
Passenger, The (Antonioni, 1975)
Paths Of Glory (Kubrick, 1957)
Platoon (Stone, 1986)
Play It Again, Sam (Allen, 1972)
Prestige, The (Nolan, 2006)
Primer (Carruth, 2004)
Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
Purple Rose Of Cairo (Allen, 1985)
Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
Raise The Red Lantern (Zhang, 1991)
Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
Repulsion (Polanski, 1965)
Requiem For A Dream (Aronofsky, 2000)
Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)
Rome: Open City (Rossellini, 1945)
Royal Tenenbaums, The (Anderson, 2001)
Rules Of The Game (Renoir, 1939)
Scarface (Palma, 1983)
Searchers, The (Ford, 1956)
Seven (Fincher, 1995)
Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957)
Shawshank Redemption, The (Darabont, 1994)
Silence Of The Lambs (Demme, 1991)
Sin City (Miller, 2005)
Singin’ In The Rain (Donen, 1952)
Shining, The (Kubrick, 1980)
Social Network, The (Fincher, 2010)
Some Like It Hot (Wilder, 1959)
Strangers On A Train (Hitchcock, 1951)
Synedoche New York (Kaufman, 2008)
Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)
Thank You For Smoking (Reitman, 2005)
Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, 1994)
Touch Of Evil (Welles, 1958)
Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000)
Treasure Of Sierra Madre, The (Huston, 1948)
Truman Show, The (Weir, 1998)
Usual Suspects, The (Singer, 1995)
V for Vendetta (McTeigue, 2006)
Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
Waking Life (Linklater, 2001)
Watchmen (Snyder, 2009)
Weekend (Godard, 1967)
Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
You Don’t Know Jack (Levinson, 2010)
Zodiac (Fincher, 2007)

So, this is really big for me. This is way more important to me than any playlist or anything like that I’ve made. As you guys know, I’m a huge cinephile, and I’ve spent many-a-night trying to find old films on DVD in order to complete this. Over the last two weeks, I’ve began to compile a list. This isn’t the final, definitive version, but its the one that I’ll keep for now. These are the top 150(163) films that through the years, have helped shape me as a person, and really left something with me. Either that, or they’re just really really fucking good. I’m sure I’ve forgotten  at least one film though, which is upsetting. 

This is where people will be directed when they ask for a movie recommendation, so if you usually find yourself as a loss, you might want to bookmark this. 

  1.  12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  3.  400 Blows, The (Truffaut, 1959)
  4.  8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
  5.  A Bout de Souffle (Godard, 1960)
  6.  Adaptation (Jonze, 2002)
  7.  Alien (Scott, 1979)
  8.  American Graffiti (Lucas, 1973)
  9.  American History X (Kaye, 1998)
  10.  Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
  11. Apartment, The (Wilder, 1960)
  12. Band A Parte (Godard, 1964)
  13. Basquait (Schnabel, 1996)
  14. Being John Malkovich (Jonze, 1999)
  15. Bicycle Thief (De Sica, 1948)
  16. Big Lebowski, The (Coen, 1998)
  17. Blow Up (Antonioni, 1966)
  18. Bob le Flambeur (Melville, 1956)
  19. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
  20. Brick (Johnson, 2005)
  21. Bridge On The River Kwai, The (Lean, 1957)
  22. Bullitt (Yates, 1968)
  23. Cape Fear (Scorsese, 1991)
  24. Cassablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
  25. Children Of Men (Cuaron, 2006)
  26. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
  27. Chungking Express (Kar Wai Wong, 1994)
  28. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  29. City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
  30. City Of God (Meirelles, 2002)
  31. Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971)
  32. Closely Watched Trains (Menzel, 1966)
  33. Coffee and Cigarettes (Jarmusch, 2003)
  34. Cool Hand Luke (Rosenberg, 1967)
  35. Conformist , The (Bertolucci, 1970)
  36. Conversation, The (F.F. Coppola, 1974)
  37. Crash (Haggis, 2004)
  38. Darjeeling Limited (Anderson, 2007)
  39. Dark Knight, The (Nolan, 2008)
  40. Day For Night (Truffaut, 1973)
  41. Dazed and Confused (Linklater, 1993)
  42. Departed, The (Scorsese, 2006)
  43. Do The Right Thing (Lee, 1989)
  44. Donnie Brasco (Newell, 1997)
  45. Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001)
  46. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
  47. Drunken Master (Yuen, 1978)
  48. Duck Soup (McCarey, 1933)
  49. Easy Rider (Hopper, 1969)
  50. Elephant (Sant, 2003)
  51. Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
  52. Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
  53. Fargo (Coen, 1996)
  54. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (Gilliam, 1998)
  55. Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
  56. Following (Nolan, 1998)
  57. For A Few Dollars More (Leone, 1965)
  58. French Connection, The (Friedkin, 1971)
  59. Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick, 1987)
  60. Glengarry Glen Ross (Foley, 1992)
  61. Godfather (F.F. Coppola, 1972)
  62. Godfather Part 2 (F.F. Coppola, 1974)
  63. Goldfinger (Hamilton, 1964)
  64. Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
  65. Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The (Leone, 1966)
  66. Grapes of Wrath, The (Ford, 1940)
  67. Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993)
  68. Hard Boiled (1992)
  69. High Fidelity (Frears, 2000)
  70. High Noon (Zinnermann, 1952)
  71. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Resnais, 1959)
  72. I Heart Huckabees (Russell, 2004)
  73. Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
  74. In Cold Blood (Brooks, 1967)
  75. Inception (Nolan, 2010)
  76. Inside Man (Lee, 2006)
  77. Insider, The (Mann, 1999)
  78. It Happened One Night (Capra, 1934)
  79. Jules Et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
  80. KIDS (Clark, 1995)
  81. Kill Bill (Tarantino, 2003-2004)
  82. Knife In The Water (Polanski, 1962)
  83. L’Homme Du Train (Leconte, 2002)
  84. La Dolce Vita (Fellini, 1960)
  85. La Grande Illusion (Renoir, 1937)
  86. La Haine (Kassovitz, 1995)
  87. Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
  88. Layer Cake (Vaughn, 2004)
  89. Le Genou de Claire (Rohmer2, 1970)
  90. Leon The Professional (Besson, 1994)
  91. Life Of Brian (Jones, 1979)
  92. Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (Ritchie, 1998)
  93. Long Good Friday ,The (Mackenzie, 1980)
  94. Lord Of The Rings, The (Jackson, ’01-’03)
  95. Lord Of War (Niccol, 2005)
  96. Lost In Translation (S. Coppola, 2003)
  97. M (Lang, 1931)
  98. Magnolia (Anderson, 1999)
  99. Maltese Falcon, The (Huston, 1941)
  100. Manhattan (Allen, 1979)
  101. Man Who Would Be King, The (Huston, 1975)
  102. Matchstick Men (Scott, 2003)
  103. Memento (Nolan, 2000)
  104. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones, 1975)
  105. Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001)
  106. My Dinner With Andre (Malle, 1981)
  107. Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994)
  108. Network (Lumet, 1976)
  109. North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
  110. Nosferatu (1922)
  111. On The Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)
  112. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Forman, 1975)
  113. Once Upon A Time In America (Leone, 1984)
  114. Passenger, The (Antonioni, 1975)
  115. Paths Of Glory (Kubrick, 1957)
  116. Platoon (Stone, 1986)
  117. Play It Again, Sam (Allen, 1972)
  118. Prestige, The (Nolan, 2006)
  119. Primer (Carruth, 2004)
  120. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
  121. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
  122. Purple Rose Of Cairo (Allen, 1985)
  123. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
  124. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
  125. Raise The Red Lantern (Zhang, 1991)
  126. Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
  127. Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
  128. Repulsion (Polanski, 1965)
  129. Requiem For A Dream (Aronofsky, 2000)
  130. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)
  131. Rome: Open City (Rossellini, 1945)
  132. Royal Tenenbaums, The (Anderson, 2001)
  133. Rules Of The Game (Renoir, 1939)
  134. Scarface (Palma, 1983)
  135. Searchers, The (Ford, 1956)
  136. Seven (Fincher, 1995)
  137. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
  138. Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957)
  139. Shawshank Redemption, The (Darabont, 1994)
  140. Silence Of The Lambs (Demme, 1991)
  141. Sin City (Miller, 2005)
  142. Singin’ In The Rain (Donen, 1952)
  143. Shining, The (Kubrick, 1980)
  144. Social Network, The (Fincher, 2010)
  145. Some Like It Hot (Wilder, 1959)
  146. Strangers On A Train (Hitchcock, 1951)
  147. Synedoche New York (Kaufman, 2008)
  148. Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)
  149. Thank You For Smoking (Reitman, 2005)
  150. Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, 1994)
  151. Touch Of Evil (Welles, 1958)
  152. Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000)
  153. Treasure Of Sierra Madre, The (Huston, 1948)
  154. Truman Show, The (Weir, 1998)
  155. Usual Suspects, The (Singer, 1995)
  156. V for Vendetta (McTeigue, 2006)
  157. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  158. Waking Life (Linklater, 2001)
  159. Watchmen (Snyder, 2009)
  160. Weekend (Godard, 1967)
  161. Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
  162. You Don’t Know Jack (Levinson, 2010)
  163. Zodiac (Fincher, 2007)
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