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Nineteen Films

This is an attempt at an objective list of the greatest films ever made. Obviously my opinion can't be entirely objective, but this list does not include either my favorite movie, or the film that made me want to make movies myself, plus lots of others that would make my personal "favorite films" list. (My favorite Fellini film is Satyricon, not Cabiria.) So... at least somewhat objective.

(One note: this does not include any animation. Because the medium is so completely different, animation has to have a seperate list.)

I started out trying to make a Top Ten list, but once I had a list of films that I thought had a claim to be near the top, I decided against whittling it down to an arbitrary "ten". So here's the Top Nineteen Films Ever Made:

  1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  2. Ran
  3. Stalker
  4. The Night of Counting The Years
  5. Metropolis
  6. The Cranes Are Flying
  7. Faust
  8. Aguirre
  9. Yellow Earth
  10. Come And See
  11. The Battle of Algiers
  12. Der Golem
  13. Apocalypse Now
  14. Nights of Cabiria
  15. Pandora's Box
  16. Holy Mountain
  17. Diva
  18. The Hustler
  19. Modern Times