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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

Metropolis (Giorgio Moroder Reconstruction) (1927)

8.3/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Gustav Frohlich, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel

Oscar-winning producer and composer Giorgio Moroder has captured the essence of Fritz Lang's futuristic masterpiece in this brilliant 1984 recreation... Read more

Metropolis (Restored) (1927)

8.3/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Gustav Frohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel

Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, 'Metropolis' had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, res... Read more

Metropolis (Reconstructed & Restored) (1927)

8.3/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Fritz Lang's masterwork, set in a towering city of the future whose populace is divided between the idle ruling class and the dehumanized workers who... Read more

Metropolis (Reconstructed & Restored) ( Blu-ray ) (1927)

8.3/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gustav Frohlich

Fritz Lang's masterwork, set in a towering city of the future whose populace is divided between the idle ruling class and the dehumanized workers who... Read more

Some Like It Hot (1959)

8.3/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E Brown

Perhaps the funniest American film of the 1950's, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play two second rate musicians on the run from the Chicago mob, who take... Read more

Some Like It Hot ( Blu-ray ) (1959)

8.3/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: George Raft, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Pat O'Brien, Tony Curtis, Joe E Brown

Perhaps the funniest American film of the 1950's, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play two second rate musicians on the run from the Chicago mob, who take... Read more

GoodFellas (1990)

8.7/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, Joe Pesci

Martin Scorsese's electrifying gangster saga chronicles three decades in the Mafia with Irish-Sicilian mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and his "wisegu... Read more

Goodfellas ( Blu-ray ) (1990)

8.7/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Martin Scorsese's violent true-life gangster epic which follows Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises through the ranks of the Mafia. Upon turning FBI i... Read more

La Dolce Vita (1960)

8.1/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Anita Ekberg

'A landmark of cinematic social comment,' wrote one critic about Fellini's journey through a decadent Rome. Banned by the church in many countries, th... Read more

La Dolce Vita ( Blu-ray ) (1960)

8.1/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Alain Cuny, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimee, Marcello Mastroianni, Yvonne Furneaux

'A landmark of cinematic social comment,' wrote one critic about Fellini's journey through a decadent Rome. Banned by the church in many countries, th... Read more

City Lights (1931)

8.6/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee

Chaplin's final silent film is one of the screen's true masterworks. Charlie plays the Little Tramp, who falls in love with a blind flower girl and vo... Read more

City Lights ( Blu-ray + DVD ) (1931)

8.6/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee

Chaplin's final silent film is one of the screen's true masterworks. Charlie plays the Little Tramp, who falls in love with a blind flower girl and vo... Read more

The Conformist (1970)

8.1/10
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clementi

Derived from the novel by Alberto Moravia, acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci's visually electrifying masterpiece about sex, politics, repression... Read more

M (Fritz Lang) (1931)

8.4/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Peter Lorre, Inge Landgut, Ellen Widmann

Uncut for the first time. Harrowing images, shadows and symbolism permeate Fritz Lang's first sound film, an internationally heralded German cinematic... Read more

The Mirror (1974)

8.1/10
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Philip Yankovsky

Effortlessly blending past and present, dreams, subjective reminiscence and a wider overview of 20th Century Russian history, Andrei Tarkovsky creates... Read more

Gone with the Wind (1939)

8.2/10
Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Clark Gable

Based on one of the best-selling books of all time, "Gone with the Wind" stands among the greatest epic dramas ever filmed. Vivien Leigh is the strong... Read more

Gone with the Wind: Collector's Edition (1939)

8.2/10
Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Clark Gable

Based on one of the best-selling books of all time, "Gone with the Wind" stands among the greatest epic dramas ever filmed. Vivien Leigh is the strong... Read more

Gone with the Wind ( Blu-ray ) (1939)

8.2/10
Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Vivien Leigh

Based on one of the best-selling books of all time, "Gone with the Wind" stands among the greatest epic dramas ever filmed. Vivien Leigh is the strong... Read more

Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963)

8.4/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: George C Scott, James Earl Jones, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull, Peter Sellers, Slim P...

A commie-hating, paranoid American general launches a flight of B-52 bombers at the Soviet Union with nuclear annihilation in mind. Since he is the on... Read more

Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ( Blu-ray ) (1963)

8.4/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: George C Scott, James Earl Jones, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull, Peter Sellers, Slim P...

A commie-hating, paranoid American general launches a flight of B-52 bombers at the Soviet Union with nuclear annihilation in mind. Since he is the on... Read more