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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

Das Boot ( aka The Boat ) ( Mini-series) (1981)

7.6/10
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann

A.k.a. 'The Boat. Totally restored 'Das Boot: 6-part mini series presented as one complete feature lenegth uncut version. Wolfgang Petersen's acclaim... Read more

All About Eve (1950)

8.3/10
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe

Six Oscars were awarded this cynical and entertaining examination of life as it exists on the Broadway theatre scene. Bette Davis glows as the ageing... Read more

Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)

8/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro, Helena Rojo

Based on the journals of Brother Gaspar de Carvajal, and tells a hallucinatory tale of Spanish colonialists searching for El Dorado, the legendary cit... Read more

Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (Blu-ray) (1972)

7.9/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro, Helena Rojo

Based on the journals of Brother Gaspar de Carvajal, and tells a hallucinatory tale of Spanish colonialists searching for El Dorado, the legendary cit... Read more

The Long Good Friday (1980)

7.7/10
Director: John MacKenzie
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Bryan Marshall, Eddie Constantine, Helen Mirren

Bob Hoskins, in his breakthrough film role, stars as a London racketeer fast losing control of his gangland empire; Helen Mirren shines as his classy... Read more

The Mission (1986)

7.5/10
Director: Roland Joffe
Starring: Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Ray McAnally, Robert De N...

A Jesuit mission in the jungles of Brazil is threatened by greedy merchants and political factions within the church itself, in the late 18th century.... Read more

Gladiator (Special Edition) (2000)

8.5/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimo...

Forced into slavery by the corrupt, incestuous heir to the throne, Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe) becomes a gladiator. His prowess in the arena... Read more

Black Swan (2010)

8/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Barbara Hershey, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Mila Kunis

Director Darren Aronofsky probes the world of ballet with this dark tale. Natalie Portman, in an Oscar-winning performance, strives to become the lead... Read more

Roma (Blu-ray) (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

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

8/10
Director: Mamoru Oshii

In early 21st century Japan, the search for a criminal computer genius known as 'The Puppet Master' sends a cyborg policewoman on a dangerous search,... Read more

Heaven's Gate (1980)

6.8/10
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, I...

Michael Cimino's notorious spectacle about Wyoming's infamous Johnson County War - a conflict between immigrant settlers and the empire builders who w... Read more

Being John Malkovich (1999)

7.8/10
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Charlie Sheen, Orso...

What would you do if you found a doorway in your workplace that led, via a mysterious portal, into the head of actor John Malkovich, giving you the ch... Read more

Dunkirk (Blu-Ray) (2017)

8/10
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces... Read more

Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)

8.1/10
Director: Otto Preminger
Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden

A riveting courtroom drama pitting small town lawyer James Stewart against big city prosecutor George C Scott, in a trial of Ben Gazzara, accused of m... Read more

Kes (1969)

7.9/10
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher

A charming, caring chronicle of the boyhood experiences of Billy, a Northern England miner's son who finds an injured Kestrel and nurses it back to he... Read more

Bob the Gambler ( Bob le Flambeur ) (1955)

7.8/10
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Isabelle Corey, Roger Duchesne, Daniel Cauchy

Suffused with wry humour, Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Bob le Flambeur' melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay th... Read more

Walkabout (Blu-Ray) (1971)

7.7/10
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: David Gulpilil, Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, John Meillon

Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist (John Meillon) takes his teenage daughter (Jenny Agutter) and 6-year-old son (Lucien John) into the... Read more

Shoplifters (2018)

8.1/10
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested,... Read more

Serpico (1973)

7.8/10
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

An exciting filmisation of the true-life accounts of a N.Y.C. Undercover cop whose non-conformity and exposure of department corruption isolate him fr... Read more

My Life As A Dog (1985)

7.6/10
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas Von Bromssen, Anki Liden

A completely enchanting and bittersweet film in which a young boy is shipped off to spend the summer with his uncle after his mother falls ill. A touc... Read more