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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

Manhattan (1979)

8/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Anne Byrne, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemi...

Vincent Canby called it 'the only truly great American film of the 1970s'. Featuring the talents of Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Mich... Read more

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

7.9/10
Director: Arthur Penn
Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, G...

Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow probably didn't deserve the cinematic immortality guaranteed by this masterwork directed by Arthur Penn, b... Read more

Bonnie and Clyde ( Blu-ray ) (1967)

7.9/10
Director: Arthur Penn
Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J Pollard, Gene Wilder, Estel...

Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow probably didn't deserve the cinematic immortality guaranteed by this masterwork directed by Arthur Penn, b... Read more

The King of Comedy (1982)

7.8/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Tony Randall, Sandra Bernhard

Robert De Niro is an obsessive stand-up comic performing in front of cardboard cut-outs in is mum's basement. Jerry Lewis is the host of a talk show t... Read more

No Country For Old Men (2007)

8.1/10
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald, T...

Four Academy Awards - including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor, went to the Coen Brothers' riveting adaptation of Cormac McCart... Read more

No Country For Old Men ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

8.1/10
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, G...

Four Academy Awards - including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor, went to the Coen Brothers' riveting adaptation of Cormac McCart... Read more

Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)

8/10
Director: Max Ophuls
Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians

Joan Fontaine stars in this classic tearjerker playing a lonely woman who is seduced and abandoned by pianist Louis Jourdan. She marries another, but... Read more

Madame de... ( Earrings of Madame de... ) (1953)

8/10
Director: Max Ophuls
Starring: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica

Aka "The Earrings of Madame De...". Max Ophuls' lavish costume drama traces an 18th-century French countess's doomed affair with a handsome diplomat.... Read more

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

8/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: John Cassavetes, Mia Farrow, Ralph Bellamy, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Mauric...

Horrifying and darkly comic, "Rosemarys Baby" was Roman Polanski's Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira L... Read more

Rosemary's Baby ( Blu-ray ) (1968)

8/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: John Cassavetes, Mia Farrow, Ralph Bellamy, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Mauric...

Horrifying and darkly comic, "Rosemarys Baby" was Roman Polanski's Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira L... Read more

Out of the Past (1947)

8.1/10
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

Notorious (1946)

8/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Cary Grant

In this brilliant allegory of love and betrayal, Hitchcock fuses two of his favourite elements: suspense and romance. A beautiful woman with a tainted... Read more

Los Olvidados ( The Young and the Damned ) (1950)

8.8/10
Director: Luis Bunuel
Starring: Miguel Inclan, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Alfonso Mejia

The best known film of Luis Bunuel's Mexican period, "Los Olvidados" looks unflinchingly at life in a festering Mexico City slum. A group of juvenile... Read more

Top Hat (1935)

7.8/10
Director: Mark Sandrich
Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Commonly called the quintessential Astaire-Rogers musical, Top Hat is a breathless combination of glorious music, marvelous dance routines which seem... Read more

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Director: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester

Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) makes a bride for his creature (Boris Karloff), and all hell breaks loose. Arguably better than the orginal - both emot... Read more

M*A*S*H (1969)

8.4/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Gary Burghoff,...

Director Robert Altman's innovative dark comedy about the everyday escapades of an Army medical unit during the Korean War stars Elliott Gould, Donald... Read more

M*A*S*H ( Blu-ray ) (1969)

8.4/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Rene Auberjonois, Robert Duvall, Sally Kellerm...

Director Robert Altman's innovative dark comedy about the everyday escapades of an Army medical unit during the Korean War stars Elliott Gould, Donald... Read more

Don't Look Now (1973)

7.3/10
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Hilary Mason

Excellent psychic thriller about a married couple who, just after the accidental drowning of their young daughter, start having strange occurences in... Read more

Don't Look Now ( Blu-ray ) (1973)

7.3/10
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Julie Christie

Excellent psychic thriller about a married couple who, just after the accidental drowning of their young daughter, start having strange occurences in... Read more

West Side Story (1961)

7.6/10
Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Leonard Bernstein's classic musical updating of "Romeo and Juliet" stars Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood as Tony and Maria, the doomed lovers caught u... Read more