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Alice's 500 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 500 greatest to check off? Click here

Prometheus (2012)

7/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan...

Director Ridley Scott's first foray into science fiction since 1982's "Blade Runner" is this epic adventure that serves as a (sort of) prequel to his... Read more

The Castle (1997)

7.7/10
Director: Rob Sitch
Starring: Michael Caton, Sophie Lee, Charles Tingwell, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony...

Working-class tow-truck driver and father of four Darryl Kerrigan's (Michael Caton) only distinguishing feature is his beaming reverence for his home... Read more

Schindler's List ( Blu-ray ) (1993)

8.9/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jona...

Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) is a Nazi Party member out to profit from the war. The local Jewish population provide a ready source of cheap labour fo... Read more

The Crowd (Y El Mundo Marcha) (1928)

8.1/10
Director: King Vidor
Starring: James Murray

Born on the fourth of July, 1900, the future holds unlimited potential for newborn John Sims. But dreams soon fade with the death of his father when J... Read more

La Notte ( The Night ) (1961)

8/10
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Michelangelo Antonioni's stunning follow-up to 'L'Avventura' explores similar themes of relationship dysfunction and the search for unattainable passi... Read more

Zelig (1983)

7.8/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Garrett Brown, Mia Farrow, Will Holt, Woody Allen

Woody Allen's side-splitting comic documentary and a scathing attack on the shallowness of American culture. Allen plays Leonard Zelig, a man famous f... Read more

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

8/10
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Christine Hargreaves, Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof stars as Pink, the burned-out rock star slowly going out of control. Conceived and written by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, with animation by... Read more

High and Low (1963)

8.4/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune

Based on an Ed McBain novel, 'High and Low' is a gripping, film noir style thriller. A ruthless kidnapper, aiming to snatch wealthy industrialist Tosh... Read more

The Best Years of Our Lives (Blu-ray) (1946)

8/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Do...

One of Hollywood's best. Three men return home after WWII and must re-adjust to civilian life, to their families, to their own changed lives. Expertly... Read more

Diamonds Of The Night (Blu-ray) (1964)

7.5/10
Director: Jan Nemec

Two Jewish boys escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism a... Read more

Stalker (Blu-ray) (1979)

8.1/10
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn

An extraordinary sci-fi film about an expedition into 'the zone', an eerie no-man's-land created by a meteor strike and depicted as a warped version o... Read more

The Rules of the Game (La Regle du Jeu) (1939)

8.1/10
Director: Jean Renoir
Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Jean Renoir, Mila Parely

AKA 'La Regle du Jeu'. One of the greatest films of all time, a satirical anatomy of polite bourgeois society, with a mixture of farce and black comed... Read more

2001: A Space Odyssey ( Blu-ray ) (1968)

8.3/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Leonard Rossiter, William Sylvester

Light years ahead of its time, this groundbreaking, visually stunning masterpiece grows even more wondrous as time passes. Beginning with The Dawn of... Read more

The Master (2012)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Haunted by his past, WWII veteran and drifter Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) crosses paths with a mysterious movement called The Cause, led by Lancas... Read more

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961)

8/10
Director: Agnes Varda
Starring: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dorothee Blanck, Michel Legrand, Anna Kar...

This intimate film chronicles two hours in the life of a French singer who is waiting to hear if she has terminal cancer. The beautiful but spoiled Cl... Read more

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

8.1/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale

Herzog's saga of an impressario's obsession to bring his own opera boat up the Amazon River and over a mountain into Peru where he will have Caruso si... Read more

Roma (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Yalitza Aparicio

Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when An... Read more

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

6.3/10
Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey

With the help of a supportive cousin (Martin Donovan), one of the few headstrong, independent American women of the late 19th century (Nicole Kidman)... Read more

Imitation of Life (1934)

7.6/10
Director: John M Stahl
Starring: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Louise Beavers

After taking in black housekeeper Delilah Johnson and her light-skinned daughter, the white and widowed Bea Pullman makes a fortune in the pancake bus... Read more

Shoah - 2nd Era, Parts Three and Four (1985)

Director: Claude Lanzmann

The concluding parts of Claude Lanzmann's landmark, monumental epic of the Holocaust. With an assemblage of witnesses, death camp survivors and Nazi f... Read more