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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

Seven Samurai (Blu-Ray) (1954)

8.7/10
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Inaba, Daisuke Kato, Seiji Miyaguchi, Mi...

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six... Read more

The Leopard (1963)

8.1/10
Director: Luchino Visconti
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

AKA 'Il Gattopardo'. This magnificent spectacle, and one of the finest 'scope' movies ever made, is set in 1860 Sicily and focuses on an aristocrat wh... Read more

The Gospel According To St. Matthew (1964)

7.9/10
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Mario Socrate

A totally original Italian version of the story of Christ, using only the words and scenes described by St Matthew. Director Pasolini, an avowed marxi... Read more

Amarcord (1974)

7.8/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Magali Noel, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio

The title is from the Italian for "I remember" and that is what Director Fellini does in this heartfelt autobiographical drama. The life and times of... Read more

Greed (1925)

7.9/10
Director: Erich Von Stroheim
Starring: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt

One of the wonders of film, this miracle of filmmaking made against the most impossible of odds, stars Gibson Gowland as a dentist who marries the dau... Read more

The Godfather (1972)

9.2/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, John Cazale,...

Francis Ford Coppola's mafioso epic featuring Marlon Brando as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Based on Mario Puzo's novel, it's a masterful ble... Read more

The Godfather ( Blu-ray ) (1972)

9.2/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterlin...

Francis Ford Coppola's mafioso epic featuring Marlon Brando as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Based on Mario Puzo's novel, it's a masterful ble... Read more

Brazil (Special Edition) (1985)

8/10
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michae...

Pitting the imagination of a common man against the oppressive stormtroopers of the Ministry of Information, this bitter parable for the Information A... Read more

Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Blu-Ray) (1975)

6/10
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Uberto P Quintavalle, Aldo Valetti

Nazi-Fascist Northern Italy, 1943-44. Four senior members of government, aided by henchmen and Nazi soldiers, kidnap a group of young men and women. T... Read more

Out of the Past (Blu-ray) (1947)

8/10
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

This masterful brooding film noir has Robert Mitchum playing a man with a past embroiled with murder and deceit at the hands of a reckless woman and a... Read more

Apocalypse Now (1979)

8.5/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Sam Bottoms, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Laurence Fishburne, Har...

A flawed masterpiece, intended as the definitive Vietnam film, based on Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'. With Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Dennis... Read more

Apocalypse Now ( Blu-ray ) (1979)

8.5/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Albert Hall, Dennis Hopper, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne,...

Francis Ford Coppola directed, produced, and co-wrote this masterful Vietnam War-updating of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." The film chronicles... Read more

Apocalypse Now Redux (1979)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Laurence Fishburne...

Huge production difficulties were faced by Francis Ford Coppola while shooting this epic-scale Vietnam War drama, including disastrous weather conditi... Read more

Being There (1979)

8/10
Director: Hal Ashby
Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Ri...

Peter Sellers gives the performance of his career as Chance, a middle-aged gardener who's led a sheltered life and whose thoughts and behaviour are to... Read more

Tokyo Story (1953)

8.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara

Aka "Tokyo Monogatari". One of the legendary classics of humanist cinema tells the simple, sad story of an elderly couple who travel to Tokyo to visit... Read more

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

8.6/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Sizemore, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns

This highly acclaimed portrait about one unit's search for a soldier who has been ordered home stars Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. Famous for its intense... Read more

The Conversation (Blu-ray) (1974)

7.8/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Teri Garr, John Cazale, Harrison Ford, Gene Hackman, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Wil...

Gene Hackman is brilliant as Harry Caul, the surveillance man who becomes the object of surveillance himself. Coppola's great achievement is evoking a... Read more

The Lost Weekend (Blu-ray) (1945)

7.9/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Ray Milland, Phillip Terry, Jane Wyman

Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning social drama stars Ray Milland as an alcoholic writer who falls into a maelstrom of delusion and dementia and winds up in... Read more

Taxi Driver (1976)

8.3/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Albert Brooks, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle, Robert...

A disturbingly brutal depiction of a lonely, unstable New York City cab driver (Robert De Niro) who stalks a presidential candidate, then turns his vi... Read more

Taxi Driver ( Blu-ray ) (1976)

8.3/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Albert Brooks, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle, Robert...

A disturbingly brutal depiction of a lonely, unstable New York City cab driver (Robert De Niro) who stalks a presidential candidate, then turns his vi... Read more