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25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2001 2:27 pm
by cola
A lot of "film critics" I've met have adopted AFI's top 100 American films as their Bible of the greatest movies ever made. There's a problem - what about all the other countries? Here's my all-inclusive list of the 25 Greatest Films Ever Made. I'm interested in knowing what you all think.

1. CITIZEN KANE by Orson Welles
2. THE RULES OF THE GAME by Jean Renoir
3. 8 1/2 by Federico Fellini
4. VERTIGO by Alfred Hitchcock
5. THE SEARCHERS by John Ford
6. ANDREI RUBLEV by Andrei Tarkovsky
7. PERSONA by Ingmar Bergman
8. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC by Carl Dreyer
9. CITY LIGHTS by Charles Chaplin
10. SEVEN SAMURAI by Akira Kurosawa
11. MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA by Dziga Vertov
12. THE BICYCLE THIEF by Vittorio de Sica
13. L'ATALANTE by Jean Vigo
14. AU HASARD BALTHAZAR by Robert Bresson
15. GREED by Erich von Stroheim
16. PATHER PANCHALI by Satyajit Ray
17. THE CHILDREN OF PARADISE by Marcel Carné
18. SUNRISE by F.W. Murnau
19. L'AVVENTURA by Michelangelo Antonioni
20. BREATHLESS by Jean-Luc Godard
21. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY by Stanley Kubrick
22. UGETSU MONOGATARI by Kenji Mizoguchi
23. THE GENERAL by Buster Keaton
24. TOKYO STORY by Yasujiro Osu
25. THE THIRD MAN by Carol Reed

but don't forget...
THE BIRTH OF A NATION and INTOLERANCE by D.W. Griffith
BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN by Sergei Eisenstein
EARTH by Alexander Dovzhenko
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD by Alain Resnais
JULES AND JIM by Francois Truffaut

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2001 2:46 pm
by acquarello
Looks a heck of a lot like the 1992 Sight and Sound Poll.

acquarello
www.filmref.com

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2001 11:05 pm
by katsuben
is this your subjective list or an attempt to make an objective list?

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2001 2:34 am
by firetree65
A very "safe" list. Many will be pleased. Noticed that only one film/one director made the list whereas two or more masterpieces of a director could have made the list easily, according to the nature of the choices, i.e. Renoir's "Rules of the Game" & "Grand Illusion", Bergman's "Persona" & "Seventh Seal". Was it a case of... "oh, we've got a Bergman in already so let's put a Godard this time"? or "The Grapes of Wrath" is good but we already have "The Searchers".

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2001 3:14 pm
by cola
sort of... ;)

I agree "Grand Illusion" could go on. But the rest I feel are pretty good choices.

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2001 10:35 pm
by PunkWashGurl
has any one seen the yards? its not foreign but its good.

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2001 11:02 pm
by im2good4u33
Hey!!! You left Battlefield Earth out! Not fair, he he. Good choice buddy.

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2001 2:02 pm
by maya
Please people this are pretty bad choices "The Yards"? what the heck were you thinking about you are out of your mind if you are going to reccommend an american film why not something like "The Manchurian Candidate" or something new Like "Twin falls Idaho" I know you were just kidding with "Battlefield Earth" right? I sure hope so.

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2001 7:17 pm
by somegreatmovies
"Pleasure is not an infallible guide, but is the least fallible." -W.H. Auden (PS. The Yards was an intresting, solid film with admitedly some faults, but with a lot of promise as well... As for Twin Falls Idaho, it sucked.)

Re: 25 Greatest Films of All Time

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2001 11:49 pm
by maya
I guess that is what makes this site intresting, "The Yards" vs "Twin Falls Idaho" both very american but one has potential and hope for american film making The other is just your typical Hollywood crap. Oh well to each is own.