Still one of the best openings ever.  Oh, and still the best film ever made and by default, the #1 film on the Best Picture list.

Still one of the best openings ever. Oh, and still the best film ever made and by default, the #1 film on the Best Picture list.

Back in 2009, I did a long series of histories of all the Academy Awards categories (you can find a full list here).  The final thing I did was a ranked list of all 468 Best Picture nominees.  When I revised all those posts in 2010 I only added in the 2009 Best Picture nominees to the ranked list rather than redo the list.  There was a reason for that – for a long time, that one post was by far the most popular thing I had ever put up.  There were stretches where it accounted for almost 20% of the hits on the entire site.  But that changed drastically with Google’s changing of how images come up.  But still I didn’t revise it, because by then, I was in the middle of a project that began on 9 March 2010 and only finished on 6 March 2013 – a year by year look at Best Picture in every year.  So I wanted to wait until the project was done.

Well, now it’s done.  After three years and re-watching 505 films (1 is lost – and the two films that exist only at UCLA are now ranked) I am ready to re-rank the entire list.  First, a brief note, which was also posted on the ranked list of winners and ranked list of years:  I had to approximate ranks when I did the individual year posts.  And, during the course of the project, 28 more films were nominated for Best Picture.  But something else happened as well.  I would re-watch the films (or watch for the first time, for the last few years) and then rate the film.  So those ratings were fresh from watching the films.  Sometimes that can change.  I found, at least twice, when writing the actual reviews, that I had to adjust my rating based on the actual review I was writing (Five Easy Pieces and Fatal Attraction).  And twice, since the reviews have been posted, I have had comments on specific films that suggested my review implied a lower rating than I had given the film (Wilson and The Towering Inferno).  So, before doing this ranked list, I have gone back and re-read all 505 of my reviews.  And then I re-ranked all 505 films based on what I feel my actual review said about the film.

Now, a few more notes.  First, on the short little trivia lists below, bear in mind that because there are 38 more films on this list and because there were 7 films I hadn’t seen when I made the original list (as opposed to 1), lots of films dropped at least 42 spots.  That’s why there are so many films that dropped over 100 spots while no film jumped up more than 80 spots.  So, in some ways, the most impressive leap is Naughty Marietta, which is the only film ranked below #410 to actually go up – it went up 9 spots.  The average film at #410 or below dropped 44.8 spots.

September 2013 Note:  I have not adjusted anything in the preceding paragraph or following lists to account for the ranking of East Lynne and The White Parade, so don’t be surprised if the numbers are off by one or two.

Biggest Jump:  The Heiress  (+79)

Other Films that Jumped up at least 50 Spots:

  • The Defiant Ones  (+73)
  • Five Star Final (+73)
  • Sunrise  (+64)
  • Dead End  (+64)
  • The More the Merrier  (+63)
  • Jezebel  (+61)
  • Ordinary People  (+57)
  • The Letter  (+51)
  • Random Harvest  (+51)

Biggest Drop:  Funny Girl  (-138)

Other Films That Dropped at least 100 Spots:

  • Frost/Nixon  (-137)
  • The Sound of Music  (-131)
  • The Great Ziegfeld  (-123)
  • Crash  (-120)
  • The Yearling  (-116)
  • The Mission  (-108)
  • Gentleman’s Agreement  (-106)
  • Kings Row  (-106)
  • A Letter to Three Wives  (-103)
  • The Sand Pebbles  (-103)
  • The Smiling Lieutenant  (-102)
  • Ivanhoe  (-101)
  • Of Mice and Men  (-100)

The Oddity:  Saving Private Ryan  -  the only film ranked outside the Top 35 to still have the same rank as 4 years ago

There are 33 directors who have had 4 or more films nominated for Best Picture.  I cut off the number there because there are over a dozen more directors who have had 3 films nominated.  Here are those 34 directors, listed in order by the average rank of their Best Picture nominees:

  1. David Lean  -  67  (6)
  2. Martin Scorsese  -  68.4  (7)
  3. The Coen Brothers  -  84.8  (4)
  4. Billy Wilder  -  86.8  (5)
  5. Ang Lee  -  94  (4)
  6. Francis Ford Coppola  -  107  (5)
  7. Steven Spielberg  -  116  (9)
  8. Sidney Lumet  -  119  (4)
  9. John Huston  -  139  (4)
  10. Clint Eastwood  -  156  (4)
  11. Elia Kazan  -  171  (4)
  12. Michael Curtiz  -  200.3  (6)
  13. Frank Capra  -  201.7  (7)
  14. John Ford  -  213.4  (8)
  15. Alfred Hitchcock  -  232.8  (4)
  16. Fred Zinnemann  -  237  (6)
  17. William Wellman  -  244  (4)
  18. William Wyler  -  248.8  (13)
  19. Victor Fleming  -  277.8  (4)
  20. Joseph L. Mankiewicz  -  279.3  (4)
  21. George Cukor  -  283.6  (8)
  22. Norman Jewison  -  284  (5)
  23. George Stevens  -  311.6  (7)
  24. Lewis Milestone  -  331.6  (5)
  25. Sam Wood  -  348.7  (6)
  26. Leo McCarey  -  354.4  (5)
  27. Mervyn LeRoy  -  355.4  (7)
  28. Stanley Kramer  -  361.3  (4)
  29. Frank Borzage  -  370.8  (4)
  30. W.S. Van Dyke  -  382.8  (4)
  31. Ernst Lubitsch  -  398  (5 + 1 film not ranked)
  32. Henry Koster  -  418.8  (4)
  33. Henry King  -  420.3  (7)

While several directors have directed 3 films that make it into the Top 100, only three directors have directed more than 3 – and all three of them directed 5 films in the Top 100: Scorsese, Spielberg and Lean.

I’ve gone ahead and marked how many stars the films have to give an idea of how good I think the films are. For the record, I begin the Best Picture conversation with ***.5 films. So, if it gets ***, it’s a good film, but a bad choice for a Best Picture nomination.

For those who have looked at my list of 100 Best Films That Weren’t Nominated for Any Oscars, you probably noticed that the top two films on the list (Touch of Evil and The Seventh Seal) were both from the same Oscar year (1958). They are so close that I am tempted to just call it a tie. There are five years like that on this list – where my top two films (or three, in one case) from that particular year are so dead even, I want to call it a tie. In this case all eleven of those films were nominated for Best Picture, and in all five cases they appear back to back on the list. So, while The InformerStar Wars, Amadeus, Unforgiven and Good Night and Good Luck may be my Best Picture winners for 1935, 1977, 1984, 1992 and 2005 respectively, consider Mutiny on the BountyAnnie Hall, A Passage to India, The Crying Game, Munich and Brokeback Mountain to be co-Best Pictures.  Two years that would seem to fall into this concept but don’t are 1987, where Hope and Glory and Broadcast News are separated by only one film and 1996, where The English Patient and Fargo are back-to-back.  Except, The Princess Bride is my #1 film for 1987 and Lone Star is my #1 film for 1996 and neither of those were nominated.

A quick note on the number of films here (506). This includes the three films nominated in 1927-28 for Best Artistic Quality of Production (Sunrise – which won the Oscar, Chang and The Crowd). What it does not include is The Last Command (which would rank about 242) and The Way of All Flesh (like The Patriot, a lost film). Those two films for years were included on the initial list of Best Production (which the next year was renamed Best Picture). Many books refer to them as Best Production nominees, including Inside Oscar and Movie Awards by Tom O’Neil (at least the 2001 version that I have). But at some point the Academy decided they were not nominees and took them off the list. More recent books do not include them and the IMDB does not list them as nominations for the films (though there is a note about it on the page for the initial Academy Awards).

One last note: there are no links to the individual years posts for the same reason that all the numbers and years are in italics – because formatting is very time-consuming.  But if you go the ranked winners list, there are links to all the years.

Here is the complete list.  The films in blue won Best Picture.

Haven’t Seen:

  • The Patriot  (1928-29)

*.5

Congrats, Rex.  Your film is the crappiest ever nominated for Best Picture.

Congrats, Rex. Your film is the crappiest ever nominated for Best Picture.

#505  -  Doctor Dolittle  (1967)
#504  -  Cleopatra  (1963)
#503  -  Fatal Attraction  (1987)

**

#502  -  Cleopatra  (1934)
#501 – Love Story  (1970)
#500 – Airport  (1970)
#499 – Nicholas and Alexandra  (1971)
#498 – Scent of a Woman  (1992)
#497 – She Done Him Wrong  (1932-33)
#496 – The Broadway Melody  (1928-29)
#495 – The Champ  (1931-32)
#494 – The Divorcee  (1929-30)
#493 – Peyton Place  (1957)
#492 – Mutiny on the Bounty  (1962)
#491 – The Towering Inferno  (1974)
#490 – Viva Villa  (1934)
#489 – All This and Heaven Too  (1940)
#488 – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  (2011)
#487 – Cimarron  (1930-31)
#486 – The Broadway Melody of 1936  (1936)
#485 – Love is a Many-Splendored Thing  (1955)
#484 – East Lynne  (1931)
#483 – Three Coins in the Fountain  (1954)
#482 – Hollywood Revue of 1929  (1928-29)
#481 – Flirtation Walk  (1934)

**.5

#480  -  In Old Chicago  (1937)
#479 – Father of the Bride (1951)
#478 – 42nd Street (1932-33)
#477 – The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
#476 – The Alamo (1960)
#475 – Skippy (1930-31)
#474 – The Smiling Lieutenant (1931-32)
#473 – The Crowd (1927-28)
#472 – Braveheart (1995)
#471 – Trader Horn (1930-31)
#470 – San Francisco (1936)
#469 – Captains Courageous (1938)

A cliche is still a cliche.

A cliche is still a cliche.

#468 – Zorba the Greek (1964)
#467 – Ship of Fools (1965)
#466 – In Old Arizona (1928-29)
#465 – The Razor’s Edge (1946)
#464 – Quo Vadis (1951)
#463 – Kitty Foyle
#462 – The 10 Commandments (1956)
#461 – One Night of Love (1934)
#460 – Gigi (1958)
#459 – Anthony Adverse (1936)
#458 – How the West Was Won (1963)
#457 – Cavalcade (1932-33)
#456 – Alibi (1928-29)
#455 – Wilson (1944)
#454 – The Nun’s Story (1959)
#453 – The Good Earth (1937)
#452 – Three Smart Girls (1936)
#451 – Hello Dolly (1969)
#450 – Auntie Mame (1958)
#449 – 100 Men and a Girl (1937)
#448 – Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
#447 – The Blind Side (2009)
#446 – Shane (1953)
#445 – Ivanhoe (1952)
#444 – Boys Town (1938)

***

#443 – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner  (1967)
#442 – The Sand Pebbles (1966)
#441 – Love Affair (1939)
#440 – The Racket (1927-28)
#439 – Naughty Marietta (1935)
#438 – Madame Curie (1943)
#437 – Here Comes the Navy (1934)
#436 – Out of Africa (1985)
#435 – Imitation of Life (1934)

And the award for most annoying child actor of 1946 is Claude Jarman, Jr.

And the award for most annoying child actor of 1946 is Claude Jarman, Jr.

#434 – The Yearling (1946)
#433 – Funny Girl (1968)
#432 – The Love Parade (1929-30)
#431 – The House of Rothschild (1934)
#430 – The White Parade  (1934)
#429 – Wake Island (1942)
#428 – The Song of Bernadette (1943)
#427 – Four Daughters (1938)
#426 – On Golden Pond (1981)
#425 – Becket (1964)
#424 – Dark Victory (1939)
#423 – Nashville (1975)
#422 – One Hour With You (1931-32)
#421 – A Touch of Class (1973)
#420 – The Turning Point (1977)
#419 – The Green Mile (1999)
#418 – Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
#417 – Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938)
#416 – Friendly Persuasion (1956)
#415 – Romeo and Juliet (1968)
#414 – The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
#413 – Since You Went Away (1944)
#412 – Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
#411 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
#410 – Test Pilot (1938)
#409 – Sayonara (1957)
#408 – The Longest Day (1962)
#407 – Our Town (1940)
#406 – The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
#405 – Disraeli (1929-30)
#404 – Battleground (1949)
#403 – Norma Rae (1979)
#402 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
#401 – The Big House (1929-30)

1950 - the year of two of the greatest performances in Best Actress history - Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd and Bette Davis in All About Eve and they gave the oscar to Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday.  Idiots.

1950 – the year of two of the greatest performances in Best Actress history – Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd and Bette Davis in All About Eve and they gave the oscar to Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday. Idiots.

#400 – Born Yesterday (1950)
#399 – America, America (1963)
#398 – The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
#397 – Smilin Through (1932-33)
#396 – The Help (2011)
#395 – The Robe (1953)
#394 – The Mission (1986)
#393 – Places in the Heart (1984)
#392 – Alice Adams (1935)
#391 – Giant (1956)
#390 – Shine (1996)
#389 – An Unmarried Woman (1978)
#388 – A Farewell to Arms (1932-33)
#387 – Sergeant York (1941)
#386 – King Solomon’s Mines (1950)
#385 – Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
#384 – Gladiator (2000)
#383 – The Pied Piper (1942)
#382 – Working Girl (1988)
#381 – The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
#380 – Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
#379 – Romeo and Juliet (1936)
#378 – 12 O’Clock High (1949)
#377 – The Talk of the Town (1942)
#376 – One Foot in Heaven (1941)
#375 – Bad Girl (1931-32)
#374 – An American in Paris (1951)
#373 – Frost/Nixon (2008)
#372 – Shanghai Express (1931-32)
#371 – Crash (2005)
#370 – The Human Comedy (1943)
#369 – Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
#368 – Seabiscuit (2003)

"Johnny Depp as the river rat, a little bit of rebel, a little bit of romantic lead, all of Johnny."

“Johnny Depp as the river rat, a little bit of rebel, a little bit of romantic lead, all of Johnny.” – me

#367 – Chocolat (2000)
#366 – Erin Brockovich (2000)
#365 – Tender Mercies (1983)
#364 – Lilies of the Field (1963)
#363 – The Sound of Music (1965)
#362 – The Front Page (1930-31)
#361 – Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
#360 – Going My Way (1944)
#359 – Julia (1977)
#358 – A Beautiful Mind (2001)
#357 – Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
#356 – Avatar (2009)
#355 – Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
#354 – Lost Horizon (1937)
#353 – Mildred Pierce (1945)
#352 – The 49th Parallel (1942)
#351 – Chang (1927-28)
#350 – Johnny Belinda (1948)
#349 – Julius Caesar (1953)
#348 – The Citadel (1938)
#347 – The Dresser (1983)
#346 – Ninotchka (1939)
#345 – Ghost (1990)
#344 – The Prince of Tides (1991)
#343 – Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
#342 – The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
#341 – Jezebel (1938)
#340 – Of Mice and Men (1939)
#339 – Chariots of Fire (1981)
#338 – The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
#337 – Children of a Lesser God (1986)
#336 – David Copperfield (1935)
#335 – Arrowsmith (1931-32)
#334 – The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

The film was over-rated.  Her performance was not.

The film was over-rated. Her performance was not.

#333 – Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
#332 – Libeled Lady (1936)
#331 – Titanic (1997)
#330 – Forrest Gump (1994)
#329 – Oliver! (1968)
#328 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)
#327 – Sounder (1972)
#326 – Mrs. Miniver (1942)
#325 – Wings (1927-28)
#324 – The Sundowners (1960)
#323 – The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
#322 – Fanny (1961)
#321 – The Red Shoes (1948)
#320 – Marty (1955)

***.5

#319 – Babe (1995)
#318 – Heaven Can Wait (1943)
#317 – Foreign Correspondent (1940)
#316 – Ray (2004)
#315 – Life is Beautiful (1998)
#314 – Little Women (1932-33)
#313 – A Thousand Clowns (1965)
#312 – Lady for a Day (1932-33)
#311 – Grand Hotel (1931-32)
#310 – The Cider House Rules (1999)
#309 – Decision Before Dawn (1951)
#308 – Bound for Glory (1976)
#307 – Moonstruck (1987)
#306 – The King and I (1956)
#305 – A Soldier’s Story (1984)
#304 – The Rose Tattoo (1955)
#303 – State Fair (1932-33)
#302 – Room at the Top (1959)
#301 – Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

And the reward for best performance of a ridiculous line by a future president goes to Ronald Reagan in Kings Row: "Where's the rest of me?"

And the award for best performance of a ridiculous line by a future president goes to Ronald Reagan in Kings Row: “Where’s the rest of me?”

#300 – Kings Row (1942)
#299 – The Long Voyage Home (1940)
#298 – The Private Life of Henry VIII (1932-33)
#297 – Anchors Aweigh (1945)
#296 – The Goodbye Girl (1977)
#295 – Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
#294 – Coming Home (1978)
#293 – Elizabeth (1998)
#292 – Gandhi (1982)
#291 – Rocky (1976)
#290 – Awakenings (1990)
#289 – Dead End (1937)
#288 – The Reader (2008)
#287 – As Good as It Gets (1997)
#286 – The Snake Pit (1948)
#285 – Rachel, Rachel (1968)
#284 – The Godfather Part III (1990)
#283 – The Emigrants (1972)
#282 – The Fighter (2010)
#281 – How Green Was My Valley (1941)
#280 – The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming (1966)
#279 – Alfie (1966)
#278 – The Thin Red Line (1998)
#277 – The Caine Mutiny (1954)
#276 – Stage Door (1937)
#275 – Apollo 13 (1995)
#274 – The Fugitive (1993)
#273 – Random Harvest (1942)
#272 – Separate Tables (1958)
#271 – The Piano (1993)
#270 – Watch on the Rhine (1943)
#269 – Suspicion (1942)
#268 – War Horse (2011)

Astaire and Rogers.  Nuff said.

Astaire and Rogers. Nuff said.

#267 – Top Hat (1935)
#266 – Darling (1965)
#265 – 127 Hours (2010)
#264 – Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
#263 – Bugsy (1991)
#262 – Five Star Final (1931-32)
#261 – Dodsworth (1936)
#260 – Sons and Lovers (1960)
#259 – Il Postino (1995)
#258 – Precious (2009)
#257 – The Guns of Navarone (1961)
#256 – Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
#255 – Moneyball (2011)
#254 – All the King’s Men (1949)
#253 – A Few Good Men (1992)
#252 – Babel (2006)
#251 – Life of Pi (2012)
#250 – Moulin Rouge (1952)

****

#249 – Spellbound (1945)
#248 – Patton (1970)
#247 – The Country Girl (1954)
#246 – Capote (2005)
#245 – Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
#244 – The Accidental Tourist (1988)
#243 – Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
#242 – Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
#241 – The Quiet Man (1952)
#240 – 7th Heaven (1927-28)
#239 – Finding Neverland (2004)
#238 – Picnic (1955)
#237 – Dead Poets Society (1989)
#236 – A Tale of Two Cities (1936)
#235 – Rain Man (1988)
#234 – Heaven Can Wait (1978)
#233 – The Color Purple (1985)

So, between Oklahoma and The Music Man, Shirley Jones gave one of the sexiest performances in film history and won the Oscar for it.

So, between Oklahoma and The Music Man, Shirley Jones gave one of the sexiest performances in film history and won the Oscar for it.

#232 – Elmer Gantry (1960)
#231 – Gone with the Wind (1939)
#230 – Ben-Hur (1959)
#229 – The Little Foxes (1941)
#228 – The Kids are All Right (2010)
#227 – A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
#226 – The Full Monty (1997)
#225 – You Can’t Take It With You (1938)
#224 – The Last Emperor (1987)
#223 – The Awful Truth (1937)
#222 – My Left Foot (1989)
#221 – Lenny (1974)
#220 – The More the Merrier (1943)
#219 – The Tree of Life (2011)
#218 – Midnight Cowboy (1969)
#217 – Barry Lyndon (1975)
#216 – For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
#215 – The Letter (1940)
#214 – Jerry Maguire (1996)
#213 – Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
#212 – Million Dollar Baby (2004)
#211 – District 9 (2009)
#210 – Deliverance (1972)
#209 – The Insider (1999)
#208 – Crossfire (1947)
#207 – Toy Story 3 (2010)
#206 – Amour (2012)
#205 – Pygmalion (1938)
#204 – The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
#203 – The Sixth Sense (1999)
#202 – Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
#201 – Mississippi Burning (1988)

As I said already - bloody good fun.  And good bloody fun.

As I said already – bloody good fun. And good bloody fun.

#200 – Django Unchained (2012)
#199 – Black Swan (2010)
#198 – The Gay Divorce (1934)
#197 – Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
#196 – Missing (1982)
#195 – Breaking Away (1979)
#194 – Stagecoach (1939)
#193 – E.T. (1982)
#192 – Tess (1980)
#191 – Captain Blood (1935)
#190 – Juno (2007)
#189 – Up in the Air (2009)
#188 – Roman Holiday (1953)
#187 – Witness (1985)
#186 – Michael Clayton (2007)
#185 – An Education (2009)
#184 – Atlantic City (1981)
#183 – My Fair Lady (1964)
#182 – Good Will Hunting (1997)
#181 – Secrets and Lies (1996)
#180 – Five Easy Pieces (1970)
#179 – It Happened One Night (1934)
#178 – The Remains of the Day (1993)
#177 – The Right Stuff (1983)
#176 – The Defiant Ones (1958)
#175 – Tootsie (1982)
#174 – Howards End (1992)
#173 – Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
#172 – Midnight in Paris (2011)
#171 – Mr. Roberts (1955)
#170 – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
#169 – Midnight Express (1978)
#168 – The Sting (1973)

My grandmother's favorite actor (John Mills) in one of her favorite films (In Which We Serve).

My grandmother’s favorite actor (John Mills) in one of her favorite films (In Which We Serve).

#167 – In Which We Serve (1943)
#166 – In the Bedroom (2001)
#165 – Winter’s Bone (2010)
#164 – Cabaret (1972)
#163 – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
#162 – The Graduate (1967)
#161 – Les Miserables (1935)
#160 – Wuthering Heights (1939)
#159 – Chicago (2002)
#158 – Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
#157 – The Informer (1935)
#156 – Reds (1981)
#155 – The Deer Hunter (1978)
#154 – The Thin Man (1934)
#153 – The Verdict (1982)
#152 – A Place in the Sun (1951)
#151 – Quiz Show (1994)
#150 – Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
#149 – Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
#148 – I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932-33)
#147 – Hamlet (1948)
#146 – Up (2009)
#145 – Les Miserables (2012)
#144 – The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
#143 – In the Heat of the Night (1967)
#142 – Saving Private Ryan (1998)
#141 – Tom Jones (1963)
#140 – The Queen (2006)
#139 – The Descendants (2011)
#138 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
#137 – Gaslight (1944)
#136 – Gosford Park (2001)
#135 – In the Name of the Father (1993)
#134 – A Star is Born (1937)

And the award for worst delivery of a line in a great film goes to Andie MacDowell: "Is it still raining?  I hadn't noticed."

And the award for worst delivery of a line in a great film goes to Andie MacDowell: “Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.”

#133 – Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
#132 – A Man for All Seasons (1966)
#131 – American Graffiti (1973)
#130 – Taxi Driver (1976)
#129 – Broadcast News (1987)
#128 – All That Jazz (1979)
#127 – Hope and Glory (1987)
#126 – There Will Be Blood (2007)
#125 – The Lost Weekend (1945)
#124 – Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
#123 – The Hustler (1961)
#122 – The Lion in Winter (1968)
#121 – Ordinary People (1980)
#120 – The Conversation (1974)
#119 – True Grit (2010)
#118 – A Serious Man (2009)
#117 – Network (1976)
#116 – The Hurt Locker (2009)
#115 – The Artist (2011)
#114 – The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
#113 – The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
#112 – Hugo (2011)
#111 – Inglourious Basterds (2009)
#110 – The Heiress (1949)
#109 – Shakespeare in Love (1998)
#108 – Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
#107 – 12 Angry Men (1957)
#106 – Henry V (1946)
#105 – The Big Chill (1983)
#104 – The Great Dictator (1940)
#103 – Argo (2012)
#102 – The Elephant Man (1980)
#101 – Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Right.  Like I wasn't gonna find a way to get a picture of Grace Kelly in here.

Right. Like I wasn’t gonna find a way to get a picture of Grace Kelly in here.

#100 – High Noon (1952)
#99 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
#98 – The Philadelphia Story (1940)
#97 – Lost in Translation (2003)
#96 – Rebecca (1940)
#95 – Beauty and the Beast (1991)
#94 – Inception (2010)
#93 – JFK (1991)
#92 – Mary Poppins (1964)
#91 – The Music Man (1962)
#90 – The King’s Speech (2010)
#89 – Dances with Wolves (1990)
#88 – Milk (2008)
#87 – Doctor Zhivago (1965)
#86 – The Pianist (2002)
#85 – The Killing Fields (1984)
#84 – Sideways (2004)
#83 – Great Expectations (1947)
#82 – The Exorcist (1973)
#81 – The Last Picture Show (1971)
#80 – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
#79 – Jaws (1975)
#78 – The French Connection (1971)
#77 – The Hours (2002)
#76 – A Room with a View (1986)
#75 – Apocalypse Now (1979)
#74 – The Social Network (2010)
#73 – Z (1969)
#72 – To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
#71 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
#70 – Gangs of New York (2002)
#69 – Moulin Rouge (2001)
#68 – Sense and Sensibility (1995)
#67 – Traffic (2000)

I will take a second and remind you what Thomas' name would have been if he had been a girl.

I will take a second and remind you what Thomas’ name would have been if he had been a girl.

#66 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
#65 – Atonement (2007)
#64 – The Departed (2006)
#63 – The Crying Game (1992)
#62 – Unforgiven (1992)
#61 – The Aviator (2004)
#60 – Double Indemnity (1944)
#59 – Terms of Endearment (1983)
#58 – It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
#57 – No Country for Old Men (2007)
#56 – Mystic River (2003)
#55 – Lincoln (2012)
#54 – From Here to Eternity (1953)
#53 – The Godfather Part II (1974)
#52 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
#51 – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
#50 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
#49 – Platoon (1986)
#48 – Field of Dreams (1989)
#47 – M*A*S*H (1970)
#46 – The Apartment (1960)
#45 – Fargo (1996)
#44 – The English Patient (1996)
#43 – Brokeback Mountain (2005)
#42 – Munich (2005)
#41 – Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
#40 – American Beauty (1999)
#39 – All About Eve (1950)
#38 – All the President’s Men (1976)
#37 – The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
#36 – A Passage to India (1984)
#35 – Amadeus (1984)
#34 – Raging Bull (1980)

Yeah.  You're gonna be seeing this picture in your nightmares tonight.  You're welcome.

Yeah. You’re gonna be seeing this picture in your nightmares tonight. You’re welcome.

#33 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
#32 – A Clockwork Orange (1971)
#31 – Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
#30 – Sunrise (1927-28)
#29 – The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
#28 – On the Waterfront (1954)
#27 – All Quiet on the Western Front (1929-30)
#26 – Pulp Fiction (1994)
#25 – West Side Story (1961)
#24 – Annie Hall (1977)
#23 – Star Wars (1977)
#22 – Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
#21 – Schindler’s List (1993)
#20 – L.A. Confidential (1997)
#19 – The Maltese Falcon (1941)
#18 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
#17 – The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
#16 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
#15 – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
#14 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
#13 – Dr. Strangelove (1964)
#12 – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
#11 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
#10 – Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
#9 – Casablanca (1943)
#8 – GoodFellas (1990)
#7 – Cries and Whispers (1973)

Still the most magical experience the movies can offer.

Still the most magical experience the movies can offer.

#6 – The Grand Illusion (1938)
#5 – Citizen Kane (1941)
#4 – Chinatown (1974)
#3 – The Godfather (1972)
#2 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)
#1 – Sunset Blvd. (1950)

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