22 September

Having studied lists of books and lists of music albums, the inevitable study of lists of movies: to begin, a few of the major lists of the greatest. As one goes through the post, the films already listed are crossed-out, so that a master list is created.

Sight and Sound (7th poll, 2012):
Vertigo (1958)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Tokyo Story (1953)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Searchers (1956)
Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
8½ (1963)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
L'Atalante (1934)
Breathless (1960)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Late Spring (1949)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Persona (1966)
Mirror (1975)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
L'Avventura (1960)
Contempt (1963)
The Godfather (1972)
Ordet (1955)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Rashomon (1950)
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Stalker (1979)
Shoah (1985)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
The General (1926)
Metropolis (1927)
Psycho (1960)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
Sátántangó (1994)
The 400 Blows (1959)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Journey to Italy (1954)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Gertrud (1964)
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Playtime (1967)
Close-Up (1990)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988-1998)
City Lights (1931)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)
La Jetée (1962)

Time, All-Time 100 Movies:
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Apu Trilogy
The Awful Truth
Baby Face
Bande à part
Barry Lyndon
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Blade Runner
Bonnie and Clyde
Brazil
Bride of Frankenstein
Camille
Casablanca
Charade
Children of Paradise
Chinatown
Chungking Express
Citizen Kane
City Lights
City of God
Closely Watched Trains
The Crime of Monsieur Lange
The Crowd
The Godfather, Parts I and II
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Goodfellas
A Hard Day’s Night
His Girl Friday
Ikiru
In A Lonely Place
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
It's a Gift
It's a Wonderful Life
Kandahar
Kind Hearts and Coronets
King Kong
The Lady Eve
The Last Command
Lawrence of Arabia
Léolo
The Lord of the Rings
The Man with a Movie Camera
The Manchurian Candidate
Meet Me in St. Louis
Metropolis
Miller's Crossing
Mon Oncle d’Amérique
Mouchette
Nayakan
Ninotchka
Notorious
Olympia, Parts 1 and 2
On the Waterfront
Once Upon a Time in the West
Out of the Past
Persona
Pinocchio
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Pyaasa
Raging Bull
Schindler’s List
The Searchers
Sherlock, Jr.
The Shop Around the Corner
Singin’ in the Rain
The Singing Detective
Smiles of a Summer Night
Some Like It Hot
Star Wars
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sunrise
Sweet Smell of Success
Swing Time
Taxi Driver
Tokyo Story
A Touch of Zen
Ugetsu
Talk to Her
Ulysses’ Gaze
Umberto D
Unforgiven
White Heat
Wings of Desire
Yojimbo

American Film Institute: 100 Years... 100 Movies (2nd version, 2007):
1 CITIZEN KANE 1941
2 THE GODFATHER 1972
3 CASABLANCA 1942
4 RAGING BULL 1980
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 1952
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST 1993
9 VERTIGO 1958
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
11 CITY LIGHTS 1931
12 THE SEARCHERS 1956
13 STAR WARS 1977
14 PSYCHO 1960
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
16 SUNSET BLVD. 1950
17 THE GRADUATE 1967
18 THE GENERAL 1927
19 ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946
21 CHINATOWN 1974
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962
26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON 1939
27 HIGH NOON 1952
28 ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY 1944
30 APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
31 THE MALTESE FALCON 1941
32 THE GODFATHER PART II 1974
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST 1975
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS 1937
35 ANNIE HALL 1977
36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957
37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 1946
38 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948
39 DR. STRANGELOVE 1964
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965
41 KING KONG 1933
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967
43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 1940
45 SHANE 1953
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT 1934
47 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
48 REAR WINDOW 1954
49 INTOLERANCE 1916
50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 2001
51 WEST SIDE STORY 1961
52 TAXI DRIVER 1976
53 THE DEER HUNTER 1978
54 M*A*S*H 1970
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959
56 JAWS 1975
57 ROCKY 1976
58 THE GOLD RUSH 1925
59 NASHVILLE 1975
60 DUCK SOUP 1933
61 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS 1941
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI 1973
63 CABARET 1972
64 NETWORK 1976
65 THE AFRICAN QUEEN 1951
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981
67 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1966
68 UNFORGIVEN 1992
69 TOOTSIE 1982
70 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1971
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 1994
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 1969
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
76 FORREST GUMP 1994
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN 1976
78 MODERN TIMES 1936
79 THE WILD BUNCH 1969
80 THE APARTMENT 1960
81 SPARTACUS 1960
82 SUNRISE 1927
83 TITANIC 1997
84 EASY RIDER 1969
85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1935
86 PLATOON 1986
87 12 ANGRY MEN 1957
88 BRINGING UP BABY 1938
89 THE SIXTH SENSE 1999
90 SWING TIME 1936
91 SOPHIE'S CHOICE 1982
92 GOODFELLAS 1990
93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION 1971
94 PULP FICTION 1994
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW 1971
96 DO THE RIGHT THING 1989
97 BLADE RUNNER 1982
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
99 TOY STORY 1995
100 BEN-HUR 1959

Films on the first version (1998) excluded from the second:
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Amadeus (1984)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Third Man (1949)
Fantasia (1940)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Stagecoach (1939)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
An American in Paris (1951)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Giant (1956)
Fargo (1996)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Frankenstein (1931)
Patton (1970)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
My Fair Lady (1964)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Village Voice, 100 Best Films of the 20th Century:
Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
The Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
L'Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)
The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
M (1931, Fritz Lang)
The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953, Max Ophuls)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
The Seventh Seal (1956, Ingmar Bergman)
Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
The Bicycle Thief (1949, Vittorio DeSica)
City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang)
My Life to Live (Vivre sa vie) (1962, Jean-Luc Godard)
Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Buster Keaton)
Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966, George Kuchar)
The Rise of Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini)
The Apu Trilogy (1955-59, Satyajit Ray)
Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, John Ford)
Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
An Actor's Revenge (1963, Kon Ichikawa)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1965, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
La Jetee (1961, Chris Marker)
Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
October (1927, Sergei Eisenstein)
Los Olvidados (1950, Luis Bunuel)
Paisan (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
Performance (1970, Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell)
Shoah (1985, Claude Lanzmann)
Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
Umberto D (1952, Vittorio De Sica)
Les Vampires (1915-16, Louis Feuillade)
All About Eve (1950, Joseph H. Lewis)
All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
Pierrot le Fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
Fox and His Friends (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
A Trip to the Moon (1902, Georges Melies)
Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrzej Wajda)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, Russ Meyer)
The Golden Coach (1952, Jean Renoir)
Salo (1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
Masculine-Feminine (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
Jules and Jim (1962, Francois Truffaut)
Landscape in the Mist (1988, Theo Angelopoulos)
Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)

Moving Arts Film Journal, 100 Greatest Movies of All Time:
#1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick)
#2. Citizen Kane (1941, Welles)
#3. The Godfather (1972, Coppola)
#4. Andrei Rublev (1966, Tarkovsky)
#5. The Rules of the Game (1939, Renoir)
#6. Casablanca (1942, Curtiz)
#7. Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)

#8. La Dolce Vita (1960, Fellini)
#9. Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa)

#10. The Godfather Pt. II (1974, Coppola)
#11. The Third Man (1949, Reed)
#12. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Fleming)
#13. Dr. Strangelove (1964, Kubrick)
#14. Goodfellas (1990, Scorsese)
#15. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972, Herzog)
#16. 8½ (1963, Fellini)
#17. Singin’ In The Rain (1952, Donen, Kelly)
#18. Raging Bull (1980, Scorsese)
#19. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Lean)

#20. Solaris (1972, Tarkovsky)
#21. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Laughton)
#22. On the Waterfront (1954, Kazan)
#23. Intolerance (1916, Griffith)

#24. L’Atalante (1934, Vigo)
#25. Apocalypse Now (1979, Coppola)
#26. Birth of a Nation (1915, Griffith)
#27. Battleship Potemkin (1925, Eisenstein)

#28. Taxi Driver (1976, Scorsese)
#29. Chinatown (1974, Polanski)
#30. Rashomon (1950, Kurosawa)
#31. The Searchers (1956, Ford)
#32. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966, Leone)
#33. Yojimbo (1961, Kurosawa)

#34. Nights of Cabiria (1957, Fellini)
#35. The Curse of the Cat People (1944, Fritsch, Wise)
#36. Annie Hall (1977, Allen)
#37. Tokyo Story (1953, Ozu)
#38. M (1931, Lang)

#39. Brief Encounter (1945, Lean)
#40. Rear Window (1954, Hitchcock)
#41. Barry Lyndon (1975, Kubrick)
#42. Ikiru (1952, Kirosawa)
#43. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Kubrick)

#44. Metropolis (1927, Lang)
#45. City Lights (1931, Chaplin)

#46. Bashu, The Little Stranger (1986, Beizai)
#47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Kazan)
#48. Badlands (1973, Malick)
#49. The Asphalt Jungle (1950, Huston)
#50. Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955)
#51. Touch of Evil (1958, Welles, Keller)

#52. The 400 Blows (1959, Truffaut)
#53. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Dreyer)
#54. King Kong (1933, Shoedsack, Cooper)
#55. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927, Murnau)
#56. L’Avventura (1960, Antonioni)

#57. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Kirshner)
#58. The Apartment (1960, Wilder)
#59. The General (1927, Keaton, Bruckman)
#60. Pierrot le Fou (1965, Godard)
#61. The Seventh Seal (1957, Bergman)
#62. Talk to Her (2002, Almodóvar)

#63. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Altman)
#64. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, Ford)
#65. Do the Right Thing (1989, Lee)
#66. Pulp Fiction (1994, Tarantino)
#67. Ugetsu (1953, Mizoguchi)

#68. Manhattan (1979, Allen)
#69. Star Wars (1977, Lucas)
#70. F for Fake (1973, Welles)
#71. Blue Velvet (1986, Lynch)
#72. The Leopard (1963, Visconti)
#73. Modern Times (1936, Chaplin)
#74. Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Mackendrick)

#75. Yi Yi (2000, Yang)
#76. Grand Illusion (1937, Renoir)
#77. Out of the Past (1947, Tourneur)
#78. Mulholland Dr. (2001, Lynch)
#79. Wild Strawberries (1957, Bergman)
#80. Synecdoche, New York (2008, Kaufman)
#81. Psycho (1960, Hitchcock)
#82. Nayakan (1987, Ratnam)
#83. Wings of Desire (1987, Wenders)

#84. The Big Sleep (1946, Hawks)
#85. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Gondry)
#86. Ulysses’ Gaze (1995, Angelopoulos)
#87. Notorious (1946, Hitchcock)
#88. Nashville (1975, Altman)

#89. Days of Heaven (1978, Mallick)
#90. The Maltese Falcon (1941, Huston)
#91. The Bicycle Thief (1948, de Sica)
#92. A Touch of Zen (1971, Hu)

#93. Fargo (1996, Coen, Coen)
#94. Breathless (1960, Godard)
#95. Children of Paradise (1945, Carné)
#96. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999, Kiarostami)
#97. Rio Bravo (1959, Hawks)
#98. Jaws (1975, Spielberg)
#99. There Will Be Blood (2007, P.T. Anderson)
#100. Japón (2002, Carlos Reygadas)