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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

American Graffiti (1973)

7.5/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Wolfman Jack, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Ron Howard, Richard Drey...

George Lucas' paean to early '60s youth stars Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Paul LeMat, Harrison Ford and other then-unknowns. Follow... 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

The Last Picture Show (1971)

8.1/10
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ben Johnson, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Cybi...

Peter Bogdanovich's masterfully rendered, critically acclaimed drama follows the loves, dreams and fates of the denizens of a small Texas town in the... 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

Saving Private Ryan ( Blu-ray ) (1998)

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

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

French Connection II (1975)

7.6/10
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Bernard Fresson, Fernando Rey, Gene Hackman, Cathleen Nesbitt

'French Connection II' (1975, 119 mins) - While tracking down a drug lord in Marseilles, "Popeye" Doyle (Hackman reprising his Oscar-winning role) is... Read more

Badlands (1973)

7.9/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Alan Vint

Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek star in this tale of two outcasts on a murder-spree in a film that is one of the most stunning directorial debuts in the... Read more

Casablanca (1942)

8.5/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Paul Henreid, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

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

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

North by Northwest (1959)

8.3/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Cary Grant, James Mason, Eva Marie Saint, Leo G Carroll, Jessie Royce Landis, Ma...

One of Hitchcock's greatest films. Cary Grant plays Roger Thornhill, the suave ad man mistaken for a Federal Agent, trapped in a web of intrigue that... Read more

If.... (Blu-ray) (1968)

7.6/10
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

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