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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

The Passenger (1975)

7.6/10
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre

Antonioni's suspenseful and haunting adventure is a portrait of a drained journalist, covering a guerrilla war in North Africa who exchanges identitie... Read more

Napoleon (1927)

7.6/10
Director: Abel Gance
Starring: Albert Dieudonne

Abel Gance's original 1927 masterpiece is a must-see not only for silent film buffs, but for all interested in classic world cinema. You are taken fro... Read more

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

8.3/10
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinso...

Brilliantly realized tale from writer Charlie Kaufman ("Adaptation") and director Michel Gondry ("Human Nature") for anyone who's been in love and wan... Read more

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

7.9/10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Chang Chen, Zhang Ziyi

A pair of martial arts masters and would-be lovers, an independent young woman with a dark secret, and the search for a stolen mystical sword all come... Read more

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ( Blu-ray ) (2000)

7.9/10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Chang Chen, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi

A pair of martial arts masters and would-be lovers, an independent young woman with a dark secret, and the search for a stolen mystical sword all come... Read more

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

7.9/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles

A landmark American film, the first X-rated movie to gain mainstream acceptance and Hollywood laurels: a British director, John Schlesinger, starkly a... Read more

My Fair Lady (1964)

7.9/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Coope...

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical variation of Shaw's 'Pygmalion' is an intellectual comedy of manners from expert director George Cukor.... Read more

My Fair Lady ( Blu-ray ) (1964)

7.9/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Isobel Elsom, Jeremy Brett, Mona Washbourne, Rex Harrison, Stanl...

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical variation of Shaw's 'Pygmalion' is an intellectual comedy of manners from expert director George Cukor.... Read more

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

8.2/10
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Marty Milner

This hard-hitting expose of gossip columnists and press agents stars Burt Lancaster as a merciless scribe whose sister is his only soft spot. Tony Cur... Read more

A Hard Day's Night ( Blu-ray ) (1964)

7.7/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell

Richard Lester meets John, Paul, George and Ringo in this exuberant film following an average day in the life of the Beatles as they take under their... Read more

L'argent ( Money ) (1983)

7.5/10
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci

Aka 'Money'. Bresson's classic film, adapted from a story by Tolstoy, tells of the tragic chain of events which ensue when two schoolboys pass a forge... Read more

Mouchette (1967)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert

Adapted from the novel by George Barnanos, Mouchette tells the story of the alienated teenage girl of the title. Neglected by her terminally ill mothe... Read more

Black Narcissus (1947)

8/10
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Sabu, Jean Simmons

Plagued by uncertainties and worldly desires, five Protestant missionary nuns, led by Deborah Kerr's Sister Clodagh, struggle to establish a school in... Read more

Black Narcissus ( Blu-ray ) (1947)

8/10
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: David Farrar, Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Sabu

Plagued by uncertainties and worldly desires, five Protestant missionary nuns, led by Deborah Kerr's Sister Clodagh, struggle to establish a school in... Read more

A Separation (2011)

8.3/10
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi

Iranian drama, winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2011. "A... Read more

All the President's Men (1976)

8/10
Director: Alan J Pakula
Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason...

In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that drove a U.S. President from off... Read more

Three Colours: Red (1994)

8/10
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Irene Jacob

Fashion model Irene Jacob meets an embittered retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) by accident, then develops a relationship with him and enters his... Read more

All About My Mother (1999)

7.9/10
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Cecilia Roth, Penelope Cruz, Antonia San Juan

When her teenage son is killed, Madrid nurse Cecilia Roth sets out to fulfill the boy's wish to find the father he never knew. Roth's quest to locate... Read more

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

8.1/10
Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

One of the most successful and entertaining Westerns of all time chronicles the hair-raising adventures of outlaws Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (R... Read more

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ( Blu-ray ) (1969)

8.1/10
Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Henry...

One of the most successful and entertaining Westerns of all time chronicles the hair-raising adventures of outlaws Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (R... Read more