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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

7 Up and 7 + 7 ( 14 Up ) (1963)

8/10
Director: Michael Apted

Dubbed 'the definitive documentary' produced and directed by Michael Apted. Beginning in 1963 a camera has followed a group of children from the age o... Read more

42 Up (1998)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

In 1964, director Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children for the documentary '7 Up'. He's been back to film them every seven yea... Read more

49 Up (2005)

8.2/10
Director: Michael Apted

And now they are 49. Michael Apted's legendary social experiment continues with 10 of the original 12 participants taking part. With each entry seem... Read more

35 Up (1991)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Apted

Called 'the definitive documentary' produced and directed by Michael Apted. Beginning in 1963 a camera has followed a group of children from the age o... Read more

Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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

Pasolini's final and most controversial film has been banned, censored and reviled the world over since it's first release. The film is based on the M... 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

Nanook of the North (1922)

7.7/10
Director: Robert Flaherty

Standing the test of time, this groundbreaking silent film detailing the harsh existence of an Eskimo tribe living on the shores of Canada's Hudson Ba... Read more

Nights of Cabiria (1957)

8.1/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Giulietta Masina, Francois Perier, Franca Marzi

The third of Fellini's trilogy of solitude. 'Nights of Cabiria' features Giulietta Masina as an impoverished prostitute living on the outskirts of Rom... Read more

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1966)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret

Inspired by a real article on housewife prostitution, the film examines Godard's theory that those living in 60s Paris had to prostitute themselves to... Read more

The Piano (1993)

7.6/10
Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Anna Paquin, Genevieve Lemon, Harvey Keitel, Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Kerry Walk...

Ada (Holly Hunter), her nine-year-old daughter (Anna Paquin) and her piano arrive to an arranged marriage in nineteenth century New Zealand in this Pa... Read more

The Piano ( Blu-ray ) (1993)

7.6/10
Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Anna Paquin, Genevieve Lemon, Harvey Keitel, Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Kerry Walk...

Ada (Holly Hunter), her nine-year-old daughter (Anna Paquin) and her piano arrive to an arranged marriage in nineteenth century New Zealand in this Pa... Read more

The Thin Red Line (1998)

7.6/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, Elias Koteas, Woody Harrelson, John Cusack

Returning to the screen after a 20-year absence, writer/director Terence Malick adapts James Jones' semi-autobiographical novel about the pivotal WWII... Read more

The Thin Red Line (Blu-Ray) (1998)

7.6/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Ben Chaplin, Elias Koteas, George Clooney, Jared Leto, Jim Caviezel, John C Reil...

In 1942, Private Witt (Jim Caviezel) is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his com... Read more

Hidden ( Cache ) (2005)

6.4/10
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou, Annie Girardot

George (Daniel Auteuil) and his wife Anne (Juliette Binoche) seem to have the perfect middle-class lifestyle until one day mysterious videotapes and d... Read more

If.... (1968)

7.7/10
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

A daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in 'A Clockwo... Read more

Great Expectations (1946)

7.9/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, Alec Guinness, Martita Hunt, Jean Sim...

One of the great translations of literature into film, David Lean's "Great Expectations" brings Charles Dickens's masterpiece to robust on-screen life... Read more

Great Expectations ( Blu-ray ) (1946)

7.9/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Bernard Miles, Jean Simmons, John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Martita...

One of the great translations of literature into film, David Lean's "Great Expectations" brings Charles Dickens's masterpiece to robust on-screen life... Read more

Forrest Gump (1994)

8.8/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Mykelti Williamson, Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Actor, Robert Zemeckis' modern-day fable stars Tom Hanks as the simple-minded but good-hear... Read more

Forrest Gump (Blu-Ray) (1994)

8.8/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Gary Sinise, Haley Joel Osment, Peter Dobson, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Tom Han...

Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anythi... Read more

Pinocchio (Disney) (1940)

7.5/10
Director: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
Starring: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Voices Of, Cliff Edwards

The brilliant story of a little puppet who dreams of being a real boy unfolds as a shining example of vivid, rich, finely detailed Disney animation at... Read more