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Alice's 300 Greatest Films

The goal in this compilation was to determine film history's definitive creme de la creme. The titles considered to be the greatest of the great from around the world and throughout the history of film.. So, after an in-depth analysis of respected critics and publications from around the globe, cross referenced and tweaked to arrive at the ranking of films representing, we believe, the greatest cinema can offer. Scroll, contemplate and enjoy..... Want a printable list of the 300 greatest to check off? Click here

Casablanca ( Blu-ray ) (1942)

8.5/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Peter...

As time goes by, no film equals the popularity of this indisputable classic. In quintessential roles, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are former lo... Read more

Pulp Fiction (1994)

8.9/10
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Pl...

An audacious crime thriller that won 'Best Picture' at the Cannes Film Festival and is one exhilarating ride from start to finish. John Travolta and S... Read more

Pulp Fiction ( Blu-ray ) (1994)

8.9/10
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Amanda Plummer, Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Harvey Keitel, Jo...

An audacious crime thriller that won 'Best Picture' at the Cannes Film Festival and is one exhilarating ride from start to finish. John Travolta and S... Read more

8 1/2 (1963)

6.5/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about... Read more

8 1/2 ( Blu-ray ) (1963)

6.5/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Sandra Milo

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about... Read more

Chinatown (1974)

8.2/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, John Huston, Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Burt You...

Roman Polanski's classic detective yarn sees murder and scandal emerge from the drought of 1930s Southern California. Private Eye Jake Gittes (Jack Ni... Read more

Chinatown ( Blu-ray ) (1974)

8.2/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Burt Young, Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, John Huston, John Hillerman, Perry Lop...

Roman Polanski's classic detective yarn sees murder and scandal emerge from the drought of 1930s Southern California. Private Eye Jake Gittes (Jack Ni... Read more

Breathless ( A bout de souffle ) (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Daniel Boulanger, Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri-Jacques Huet

A.k.a. "A bout de souffle". There was before "Breathless", and there was after "Breathless". Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with th... Read more

Breathless ( A bout de souffle ) ( Blu-ray ) (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Daniel Boulanger, Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri-Jacques Huet

A.k.a. "A bout de souffle". There was before "Breathless", and there was after "Breathless". Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with th... Read more

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

8.3/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Claude Rains, Jack...

Director David Lean follows the heroic, true-life odyssey of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in this dramatic portrait of the famed British Officer's jo... Read more

Lawrence of Arabia ( Blu-ray ) (1962)

8.3/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Claude Rains, Jack...

Director David Lean follows the heroic, true-life odyssey of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in this dramatic portrait of the famed British Officer's jo... Read more

The Godfather Part II (1974)

9/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: John Cazale, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Talia Shire

The story of the Corleone clan continues, as new boss Al Pacino launches a violent campaign to extend his family's power, while flashbacks with Robert... Read more

The Godfather Part II ( Blu-ray ) (1974)

9/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana Kin...

The story of the Corleone clan continues, as new boss Al Pacino launches a violent campaign to extend his family's power, while flashbacks with Robert... Read more

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

8.3/10
Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Starring: Millard Mitchell, Jean Hagen, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd...

Silent movies are giving way to Talking Pictures and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his budd... Read more

Sunrise (1927)

8.2/10
Director: F W Murnau
Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Aka "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans". This exquisite silent film is just as powerful today as when it was made, telling the simple story of a farmer wh... Read more

The Searchers (1956)

8/10
Director: John Ford
Starring: Ward Bond, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter

In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are killed or abdu... Read more

The Searchers ( Blu-ray ) (1956)

8/10
Director: John Ford
Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood

This classic western stars John Wayne as a Civil War veteran who tracks a Comanche raiding party for five years to rescue the girl they hold captive.... Read more

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

8/10
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Alexander Antonov, Vladimir Barsky

This landmark film was planned by the Soviet Central Committee to coincide with the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the unsuccessful 1905 Rus... Read more

Psycho (1960)

8.5/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Hitchcock's most famous movie, the shocker that still keeps people away from showers. Janet Leigh is a woman on the run who befriends mother's boy mot... Read more

Psycho ( Blu-ray ) (1960)

8.5/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John McIntire, Martin Balsam, Vera Miles, John Gav...

Hitchcock's most famous movie, the shocker that still keeps people away from showers. Janet Leigh is a woman on the run who befriends mother's boy mot... Read more