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

Man of Iron (1981)

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Starring: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Marian Opania

Winner of the Golden Palm (Best Picture) at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival, Andrzej Wajda's film is a continuation of the story of Maciej Tomczyk (Jerz... Read more

Walkabout (Blu-Ray) (1971)

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

Le Boucher ( The Butcher ) (1969)

Director: Claude Chabrol
Starring: Stephane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passallia

'The Butcher'. An intense psychological thriller about a schoolteacher who begins an affair with the town butcher, but the affair is interrupted when... Read more

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd

Director Peter Weir's ("Witness") riveting mix of sweeping high-seas action and intense character study stars Russell Crowe as the captain of a Britis... Read more

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

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

Killer of Sheep (1977) / My Brother's Wedding (1983)

Director: Charles Burnett
Starring: Henry G Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes

Acclaimed African-American filmmaker Charles Burnett's work is spotlighted in this two-disc double bill. The documentary-like drama 'Killer of Sheep'... Read more

More American Graffiti (Blu-ray) (1973)

Director: Bill L Norton
Starring: Ron Howard, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Mart...

"American Graffiti" (1973) - Follow the misadventures of a group of friends on one summer night in '62, as they prepare for the uncertainty of life af... Read more

A City Of Sadness (1989)

Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Tony Leung (Chiu Wai)

A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers. Read more

The Godfather Part III (1990)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Bridget Fonda, Diane Keaton, Eli Wallach, George Hamilto...

The absorbing Corleone saga continues with Al Pacino's attempt to remove himself from the world of crime, and how fate and circumstance draw him back... Read more

Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Shafiq Syed, Sarfuddin Quarrassi, Raju Barnad

An international critical favourite focusing on Krishna, a 10-year-old boy on his own who falls in with prostitutes, drug dealers, crooked cops and th... Read more

All About Eve (Blu-ray) (1950)

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

Flowers of Shanghai (1998)

Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Tony Leung (Ka Fai), Michelle Reis

In the "flower houses" (upscale brothels) of Shanghai, various interweaving stories of love, loyalty, and deceit play out subtly. Read more

Tampopo (1986)

Director: Juzo Itami
Starring: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamakazi, Nobuko Miyamoto

One of the funniest, most enjoyable, satirical comedies is this treasure of a movie, the plot of which, loosely concerns the quest for the perfect Jap... Read more

Mouchette (Blu-ray) (1967)

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

Bob the Gambler ( Bob le Flambeur ) (1955)

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

Detroit (2017)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Hannah Murray, Jason...

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Pol... Read more

My Life As A Dog (1985)

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

Heaven's Gate (1980)

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

Serpico (1973)

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

Shoplifters (2018)

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