Favorites by Year

  • 1919 - Broken Blossoms
  • 1920 - The Saphead
  • 1921 - The Kid
  • 1922 - Haxan
  • 1923 - Safety Last!
  • 1924 - Sherlock, Jr.
  • 1925 - Seven Chances
  • 1926 - The General
  • 1927 - Sunrise
  • 1928 - The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • 1929 - The Man With a Movie Camera
  • 1930 - The Blood of a Poet
  • 1931 - M
  • 1932 - Vampyr
  • 1933 - Duck Soup
  • 1934 - It Happened One Night
  • 1935 - The Bride of Frankenstein
  • 1936 - Modern Times
  • 1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • 1938 - Bringing Up Baby
  • 1939 - The Rules of the Game
  • 1940 - The Shop Around the Corner
  • 1941 - The Lady Eve
  • 1942 - Casablanca
  • 1943 - Day of Wrath
  • 1944 - Double Indemnity
  • 1945 - Children of Paradise
  • 1946 - The Big Sleep
  • 1947 - Quai des Orfevres
  • 1948 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • 1949 - White Heat
  • 1950 - Winchester '73
  • 1951 - Ace in the Hole
  • 1952 - Umberto D.
  • 1953 - Stalag 17
  • 1954 - The Seven Samurai
  • 1955 - Diabolique
  • 1956 - A Man Escaped
  • 1957 - Throne of Blood
  • 1958 - Vertigo
  • 1959 - The 400 Blows
  • 1960 - The Apartment
  • 1961 - Yojimbo
  • 1962 - The Exterminating Angel
  • 1963 - From Russia with Love
  • 1964 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • 1965 - Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • 1966 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • 1967 - Belle de Jour
  • 1968 - Night of the Living Dead
  • 1969 - The Wild Bunch
  • 1970 - M*A*S*H
  • 1971 - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • 1972 - The Godfather
  • 1973 - Mean Streets
  • 1974 - A Woman Under the Influence
  • 1975 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • 1976 - Up!
  • 1977 - Annie Hall
  • 1978 - Dawn of the Dead
  • 1979 - Apocalypse Now
  • 1980 - Raging Bull
  • 1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 1982 - Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • 1983 - Videodrome
  • 1984 - Ghostbusters
  • 1985 - Brazil
  • 1986 - Blue Velvet
  • 1987 - The Princess Bride
  • 1988 - My Neighbor Totoro
  • 1989 - Glory
  • 1990 - GoodFellas
  • 1991 - Barton Fink
  • 1992 - Dead Alive
  • 1993 - Schindler's List
  • 1994 - Pulp Fiction
  • 1995 - Toy Story
  • 1996 - Fargo
  • 1997 - Boogie Nights
  • 1998 - Affliction
  • 1999 - Fight Club
  • 2000 - Requiem for a Dream
  • 2001 - Mulholland Drive
  • 2002 - Punch-Drunk Love
  • 2003 - The Fog of War
  • 2004 - Before Sunset
  • 2005 - Princess Raccoon
  • 2006 - Jackass Number Two
  • 2007 - Ratatouille
  • 2008 - Silent Light
  • 2009 - Inglourious Basterds
  • 2010 - Toy Story 3
  • 2011 - Meek's Cutoff
Author Comments: 

AAA had a good idea, so I stole it. Besides, I still haven't seen enough to make Top-Tens for most years. This'll do until I catch up.

You should really have a look at "Lawrence of Arabia". This is (without a doubt) the best film of 1962, if not the best film ever made.

"Lawrence" is a film that I regret not having yet seen... but considering my enthusiasm for "The Exterminating Angel" (my favorite full-length work from my favorite director), I dunno if it'll end up atop the '62 pile. I'll try to see it ASAP though, just to be sure.

Hell, yes! to Day of Wrath for 1943! Did you just catch it on TCM like I did?

I sure did. Dreyer may just end up trumping Bunuel as my favorite filmmaker of all time if his other films are as good as the ones I've seen so far.