Collection: 33 Masterpieces

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  2. After Hours (Scorsese, 1984)
  3. Alien (Scott, 1979)
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone, 1930)
  5. Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925)
  6. Bowling for Columbine (Moore, 2001)
  7. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (Leone, 1966)
  8. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
  9. Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1989)
  10. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  11. Dead Poets Society (Weir, 1989)
  12. Don't Look Now (Roeg, 1973)
  13. East of Eden (Kazan, 1955)
  14. A Fish Called Wanda (Crichton, 1988)
  15. The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
  16. The Graduate (Nichols, 1967)
  17. Halloween (Carpenter, 1978)
  18. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
  19. Marathon Man (Schlesinger, 1976)
  20. Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood, 2004)
  21. The Night of the Hunter (Laughton, 1955)
  22. Once Upon a Time in America (Leone, 1983)
  23. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968)
  24. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
  25. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
  26. Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
  27. Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky, 2000)
  28. The Shining (Kubrick, 1980)
  29. Stand By Me (Reiner, 1986)
  30. Star Wars (Lucas, 1977)
  31. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
  32. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
  33. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
Author Comments: 

This is my opinion.
In the next days, weeks, months, more movies will be added, others probably removed.
I am sure you do not agree on some (or most?) of these films. So, let me know your thoughts here below!

I agree with most of these, and am especially pleased to see The Shining. I gotta say though, I don't like The Graduate. I know I'm in the minority on that one, but I think it's creepy rather than funny.

It's rather surprising that you didn't like The Graduate. Out of these 28 films, I'd even consider it as one of the 10 best. Everything seems just excellent: the actors, the direction, the screenplay, the songs, the atmosphere, ... But I think it is a matter of taste. However, it is always refreshing to hear somebody else's opinion!

great choices here, but...take Raging Bull out...:-0 Bowling for Columbine is my favourite here, great movie. The Graduate, of course -Amazing-

Thanks very much, even though I still think that Raging Bull is a fantastic film.

Just wondering... how do you manage to list The Shining as Kubrick's only movie here ? I would definitely consider A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon as better than The Shining though there is no doubt that it is a great movie, very enjoyable for the acting, the photography (duh, we're talking about Kubrick movies) and the sound/musical atmosphere (duh again) but it cannot be considered on the same level as some other Kubrick's works

Well, this again is 'just' my own opinion. Somehow I seem to have a faible for The Shining. But it is a goddamn long time ago since I have seen 2001. I remember that I liked it, but I need to see it again. A Clockwork Orange is definetly another great Kubrick, but somehow not good enough to get into this list.
Barry Lyndon: I have borrowed this from the library a long time ago, and I still have got it at home, unwatched. Nevertheless I have decided to watch it this week, finally.

thanks for these explanations and enjoy Barry Lyndon... but don't be surprised if you find it slow and contemplative... once again, Kubrick's strengths here is his masterful mix of camera directing, photography, lights and music... I usually compare Barry Lyndon as watching moving paintings telling a story... so yes, it won't have you on the edge of your seat or jumping at surprises but hopefully you may find it gripping and simply stunning in its beauty and aesthetics

Thanks, I'll let you know my thoughts here.