PAY ATTENTION: About the greatest movies of all time

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  1. Take the time to read this: You may (or not) remember the list of the '100 greatest movies of all time' I put up some months ago. Well, that wasn't a personal ranking, but it was compiled out of the numerous lists about that subject found on the Internet, or in film magazines. Meanwhile, I have considered some other lists (all in all 35!), and the results are here below (250 out of 959 ranked films). Note, if you have found a list I haven't yet considered, feel free to post a link (or the list) in a comment. "Allowed" are lists based on critical acclaim and/ or on popularity, but make sure that NO movie (except shorts and documentaries) is excluded. As an example: a list that only includes English-language movies won't be accepted, unless you find one that exclusively takes foreign language films (so, as a sort of balance). Furthermore, lists must be in ranking order (so, not chronological or alphabetical!). A last word about the counting system. Very easy: # 1 --> 100 points, # 2 --> 99 points, ... # 100 --> 1 point. Or mathematically: # x --> (101-x) points (hope that's right, I was always bad in maths).
  2. The 250 greatest movies of all time
  3. Citizen Kane ( Welles , 1941 )
  4. The Godfather ( Coppola , 1972 )
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey ( Kubrick , 1968 )
  6. The Godfather, Part II ( Coppola , 1974 )
  7. Casablanca ( Curtiz , 1942 )
  8. It's a Wonderful Life ( Capra , 1946 )
  9. Raging Bull ( Scorsese , 1980 )
  10. Vertigo ( Hitchcock , 1958 )
  11. Singin' in the Rain ( Kelly, Donen , 1952 )
  12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( Forman , 1975 )
  13. Taxi Driver ( Scorsese , 1976 )
  14. Chinatown ( Polanski , 1974 )
  15. Schindler's List ( Spielberg , 1993 )
  16. Lawrence of Arabia ( Lean , 1962 )
  17. Star Wars ( Lucas , 1977 )
  18. Psycho ( Hitchcock , 1960 )
  19. Some Like It Hot ( Wilder , 1959 )
  20. Shichinin No Samurai ( Kurosawa , 1954 )
  21. Dr. Strangelove ( Kubrick , 1963 )
  22. Gone with the Wind ( Fleming, Wood, Cukor , 1939 )
  23. Apocalypse Now ( Coppola , 1979 )
  24. Rear Window ( Hitchcock , 1954 )
  25. Goodfellas ( Scorsese , 1990 )
  26. The Searchers ( Ford , 1956 )
  27. Sunset Blvd. ( Wilder , 1950 )
  28. Pulp Fiction ( Tarantino , 1994 )
  29. The Wizard of Oz ( Fleming , 1939 )
  30. North by Northwest ( Hitchcock , 1959 )
  31. All About Eve ( Mankiewicz , 1950 )
  32. Blade Runner ( Scott , 1982 )
  33. Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back ( Kershner , 1980 )
  34. The Silence of the Lambs ( Demme , 1991 )
  35. La Règle du Jeu ( Renoir , 1939 )
  36. Jaws ( Spielberg , 1975 )
  37. The Third Man ( Reed , 1949 )
  38. Raiders of the Lost Ark ( Spielberg , 1981 )
  39. The Graduate ( Nichols , 1967 )
  40. Annie Hall ( Allen , 1977 )
  41. On the Waterfront ( Kazan , 1954 )
  42. Tokyo Monogatari ( Ozu , 1953 )
  43. The Bridge on the River Kwai ( Lean , 1957 )
  44. City Lights ( Chaplin , 1931 )
  45. Det sjunde inseglet ( Bergman , 1957 )
  46. Otto e mezzo ( Fellini , 1963 )
  47. Ladri di biciclette ( De Sica , 1948 )
  48. The Shawshank Redemption ( Darabont , 1994 )
  49. Les Enfants du Paradis ( Carné , 1945 )
  50. E.T.- The Extraterrestrial ( Spielberg , 1982 )
  51. Double Indemnity ( Wilder , 1944 )
  52. Touch of Evil ( Welles , 1958 )
  53. Bronenosets Potyomkin ( Eisenstein , 1925 )
  54. A Clockwork Orange ( Kubrick , 1971 )
  55. The Maltese Falcon ( Huston , 1941 )
  56. La dolce vita ( Fellini , 1960 )
  57. The Gold Rush ( Chaplin , 1925 )
  58. Fargo ( Coen , 1996 )
  59. The Deer Hunter ( Cimino , 1978 )
  60. Rashômon ( Kurosawa , 1950 )
  61. To Kill a Mockingbird ( Mulligan , 1962 )
  62. C'era una volta il west ( Leone , 1968 )
  63. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ( Capra , 1939 )
  64. Aliens ( Cameron , 1986 )
  65. L.A. Confidential ( Hanson , 1997 )
  66. Pather Panchali ( Ray , 1955 )
  67. The Usual Suspects ( Singer , 1995 )
  68. Se7en ( Fincher , 1995 )
  69. The Wild Bunch ( Peckinpah , 1969 )
  70. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo ( Leone , 1966 )
  71. Blue Velvet ( Lynch , 1986 )
  72. Smultronstället ( Bergman , 1957 )
  73. The General ( Keaton, Bruckman , 1927 )
  74. M ( Lang , 1930 )
  75. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ( Jackson , 2001 )
  76. L'Atalante ( Vigo , 1934 )
  77. Sunrise- A Song of Two Humans ( Murnau , 1927 )
  78. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ( Jackson , 2003 )
  79. Les 400 Coups ( Truffaut , 1959 )
  80. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ( Jackson , 2002 )
  81. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso ( Tornatore , 1989 )
  82. The Sound of Music ( Wise , 1965 )
  83. The Magnificent Ambersons ( Welles , 1942 )
  84. High Noon ( Zinnemann , 1952 )
  85. Forrest Gump ( Zemeckis , 1994 )
  86. A bout de souffle ( Godard , 1959 )
  87. Manhattan ( Allen , 1979 )
  88. La passion de Jeanne d'Arc ( Dreyer , 1928 )
  89. Bonnie and Clyde ( Penn , 1967 )
  90. Amadeus ( Forman , 1984 )
  91. The African Queen ( Huston , 1951 )
  92. The Philadelphia Story ( Cukor , 1940 )
  93. The Matrix ( Wachowski , 1999 )
  94. Ben-Hur ( Wyler , 1959 )
  95. Jules et Jim ( Truffaut , 1961 )
  96. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ( Huston , 1948 )
  97. The Grapes of Wrath ( Ford , 1940 )
  98. Modern Times ( Chaplin , 1936 )
  99. King Kong ( Schoedsack, Cooper , 1933 )
  100. Nashville ( Altman , 1975 )
  101. La Grande Illusion ( Renoir , 1939 )
  102. Trois couleurs: Rouge ( Kieslowski , 1994 )
  103. Fight Club ( Fincher , 1999 )
  104. Bringing Up Baby ( Hawks , 1938 )
  105. Braveheart ( Gibson , 1995 )
  106. Platoon ( Stone , 1986 )
  107. Alien ( Scott , 1979 )
  108. Persona ( Bergman , 1966 )
  109. Midnight Cowboy ( Schlesinger , 1969 )
  110. Reservoir Dogs ( Tarantino , 1992 )
  111. It Happened One Night ( Capra , 1935 )
  112. American Beauty ( Mendes , 1999 )
  113. Das Boot ( Petersen , 1981 )
  114. A Streetcar Named Desire ( Kazan , 1951 )
  115. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( Disney , 1937 )
  116. West Side Story ( Wise, Robbins , 1961 )
  117. Saving Private Ryan ( Spielberg , 1998 )
  118. The Manchurian Candidate ( Frankenheimer , 1962 )
  119. Rebel without a Cause ( Ray , 1955 )
  120. Andrei Rublyov ( Tarkovsky , 1969 )
  121. Duck Soup ( McCarey , 1933 )
  122. Mean Streets ( Scorsese , 1973 )
  123. Aguirre: Der Zorn Gottes ( Herzog , 1972 )
  124. The Night of the Hunter ( Laughton , 1955 )
  125. Metropolis ( Lang , 1927 )
  126. Ugetsu Monogatari ( Mizoguchi , 1953 )
  127. Die Hard ( McTiernan , 1988 )
  128. The Apartment ( Wilder , 1960 )
  129. Sweet Smell of Success ( Mackendrick , 1957 )
  130. Ikiru ( Kurosawa , 1952 )
  131. Star Wars: Episode VI- The Return of the Jedi ( Marquand , 1983 )
  132. La Strada ( Fellini , 1954 )
  133. Da hong deng long gao gao gua ( Yimou , 1991 )
  134. L'Avventura ( Antonioni , 1960 )
  135. Do the Right Thing ( Lee , 1989 )
  136. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ( Ford , 1962 )
  137. A Matter of Life and Death ( Powell, Pressburger , 1946 )
  138. Dances with Wolves ( Costner , 1990 )
  139. Monty Python and the Holy Grail ( Gilliam, Jones , 1975 )
  140. The Exorcist ( Friedkin , 1973 )
  141. Ran ( Kurosawa , 1985 )
  142. Rocky ( Avildsen , 1976 )
  143. The Shining ( Kubrick , 1980 )
  144. Der Himmel über Berlin ( Wenders , 1987 )
  145. The Birth of a Nation ( Griffith , 1915 )
  146. The Big Sleep ( Hawks , 1946 )
  147. The Best Years of Our Lives ( Wyler , 1946 )
  148. All Quiet on the Western Front ( Milesatone , 1930 )
  149. Fantasia ( Algar , 1940 )
  150. Il conformista ( Bertolucci , 1969 )
  151. Stagecoach ( Ford , 1939 )
  152. The Godfather, Part III ( Coppola , 1990 )
  153. Trainspotting ( Boyle , 1996 )
  154. Greed ( von Stroheim , 1924 )
  155. Titanic ( Cameron , 1997 )
  156. Intolerance ( Griffith , 1916 )
  157. The French Connection ( Friedkin , 1971 )
  158. Trois couleurs: Bleu ( Kieslowski , 1993 )
  159. Memento ( Nolan , 2000 )
  160. Jean de Florette ( Berri , 1986 )
  161. Apur Sansar ( Ray , 1959 )
  162. Fanny och Alexander ( Bergman , 1982 )
  163. Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain ( Jeunet , 2001 )
  164. Aparajito ( Ray , 1957 )
  165. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi ( Miyazaki , 2001 )
  166. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ( Hill , 1969 )
  167. Network ( Lumet , 1976 )
  168. Notorious ( Hitchcock , 1946 )
  169. Once Upon a Time in America ( Leone , 1984 )
  170. Léon ( Besson , 1994 )
  171. Patton ( Schaffner , 1970 )
  172. Badlands ( Malick , 1973 )
  173. Unforgiven ( Eastwood , 1992 )
  174. Gladiator ( Scott , 2000 )
  175. Heat ( Mann , 1995 )
  176. Brazil ( Gilliam , 1985 )
  177. Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie ( Buñuel , 1972 )
  178. La Belle et la Bête ( Cocteau , 1946 )
  179. M*A*S*H ( Altman , 1970 )
  180. La vita è bella ( Benigni , 1997 )
  181. Viskingar och rop ( Bergman , 1972 )
  182. Wo hu cang long ( Lee , 2000 )
  183. Au Hasard Balthazar ( Bresson , 1966 )
  184. L'Age d'Or ( Buñuel , 1930 )
  185. Zerkalo ( Tarkovsky , 1974 )
  186. Le notte di Cabiria ( Fellini , 1957 )
  187. Close Encounters of the Third Kind ( Spielberg , 1977 )
  188. Doctor Zhivago ( Lean , 1965 )
  189. Viridiana ( Buñuel , 1961 )
  190. A Woman Under the Influence ( Cassavetes , 1974 )
  191. The Palm Beach Story ( Sturges , 1942 )
  192. Jurassic Park ( Spielberg , 1993 )
  193. Full Metal Jacket ( Kubrick , 1987 )
  194. Requiem for a Dream ( Aronofsky , 2000 )
  195. The Terminator ( Cameron , 1984 )
  196. My Fair Lady ( Cukor , 1964 )
  197. Mitt Liv Som Hund ( Hallström , 1987 )
  198. JFK ( Stone , 1991 )
  199. Ninotchka ( Lubitsch , 1939 )
  200. Belle de jour ( Buñuel , 1967 )
  201. Chungking Express ( Kar-Wai , 1994 )
  202. Bride of Frankenstein ( Whale , 1935 )
  203. Madame de… ( Ophüls , 1953 )
  204. Sherlock, Jr. ( Keaton, Arbuckle , 1924 )
  205. Les Diaboliques ( Clouzot , 1955 )
  206. Field of Dreams ( Robinson , 1989 )
  207. Il Gattopardo ( Visconti , 1963 )
  208. The Great Escape ( Sturges , 1963 )
  209. His Girl Friday ( Hawks , 1940 )
  210. Pickpocket ( Bresson , 1959 )
  211. Roma, città aperta ( Rossellini , 1945 )
  212. Sanshô Dayû ( Mizoguchi , 1954 )
  213. Les parapluies de Cherbourg ( Demy , 1964 )
  214. Life of Brian ( Jones , 1979 )
  215. Lola Rennt ( Tykwer , 1998 )
  216. The Last Temptation of Christ ( Scorsese , 1988 )
  217. Ordet ( Dreyer , 1955 )
  218. Delicatessen ( Jeunet , 1991 )
  219. Withnail and I ( Robinson , 1987 )
  220. Kind Hearts and Coronets ( Hamer , 1949 )
  221. Terminator 2: Judgement Day ( Cameron , 1991 )
  222. Rio Bravo ( Hawks , 1959 )
  223. Manon des Sources ( Berri , 1986 )
  224. The Piano ( Campion , 1993 )
  225. The Lady Eve ( Sturges , 1941 )
  226. The Elephant Man ( Lynch , 1980 )
  227. Performance ( Roeg , 1970 )
  228. Crumb ( Zwigoff , 1994 )
  229. Fitzcarraldo ( Herzog , 1982 )
  230. Sling Blade ( Thornton , 1996 )
  231. 12 Angry Men ( Lumet , 1957 )
  232. Mujeres a borde de una crisa de nervios ( Almodóvar , 1988 )
  233. Rebecca ( Hitchcock , 1940 )
  234. Amarcord ( Fellini , 1973 )
  235. Cabaret ( Fosse , 1972 )
  236. Back to the Future ( Zemeckis , 1985 )
  237. The Princess Bride ( Reiner , 1987 )
  238. Central do Brasil ( Salles , 1998 )
  239. Shane ( Stevens , 1953 )
  240. Brief Encounter ( Lean , 1945 )
  241. Magnolia ( Anderson , 1999 )
  242. Invasion of the Body Snatchers ( Siegel , 1956 )
  243. Toy Story ( Lasseter , 1995 )
  244. The Indian Runner ( Penn , 1991 )
  245. Riget ( von Trier, Arnfred , 1994 )
  246. Wall Street ( Stone , 1987 )
  247. Fa yueng nin wa ( Kar-Wai , 2000 )
  248. L'année dernière à Marienbad ( Resnais , 1961 )
  249. Days of Heaven ( Malick , 1978 )
  250. Nobody's Fool ( Benton , 1994 )
  251. An American in Paris ( Minnelli , 1951 )
  252. The Ten Commandments ( DeMille , 1956 )
Author Comments: 

Opinions are of course welcome too.

How can you know which lists I have already considered? Just post the links below, and I'll have a look at it. Thanks in advance.

Better layout to come!

This will give you the top 100 Total Film list. It was printed at the forums at the Total Film website

http://forum.totalfilm.com/viewtopic.php?t=1440

This other link is a website that compiles various top 100 lists from around the net.

http://www.geocities.com/aaronbcaldwell/top100movie.html

Yeah, thank you so much for both links. They are great.

Give me some time to update.