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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

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

L'Avventura (1960)

8/10
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti

A scathing examination of Italy's aristocratic classes set within the framework of a mystery story, director Michelangelo Antonioni's groundbreaking f... Read more

On the Waterfront (1954)

8.2/10
Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Rod Steiger, Marlon Brando, Lee J Cobb, Karl Malden

Marlon Brando stars in the archetypal role of ex-fighter Terry Malloy, working for boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) on the gang-ridden waterfront. T... Read more

On The Waterfront (Blu-Ray) (1954)

8.2/10
Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Karl Malden, Lee J Cobb, Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Leif Erickson, James Wester...

Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to t... Read more

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

8/10
Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Ray Bolger, Judy Garland, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke, Frank Morgan, Mar...

Follow Dorothy over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road, along with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, Cowardly Lion and Toto, too, for fun and adven... Read more

The Wizard of Oz: Collector's Edition (1939)

8/10
Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley...

Follow Dorothy over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road, along with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, Cowardly Lion and Toto, too, for fun and adven... Read more

The Wizard of Oz ( Blu-ray ) (1939)

8/10
Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Frank Morgan, Jack Haley, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamil...

Follow Dorothy over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road, along with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, Cowardly Lion and Toto, too, for fun and adven... Read more

Ordet (1954)

8.2/10
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen

A tale of miraculous resurrection brought about by human love, Carl Dreyer's Ordet is an extraordinary expression of spiritual optimism without being... Read more

The General (1927)

8.2/10
Director: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender

One of the greatest films from the silent period, a true classic. Buster Keaton is an engineer on 'The General', a Confederate train during the Civil... Read more

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

7.9/10
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Anne Wiazemsky, Francois Lafarge, Philippe Asselin

Taking man's inhumanity to man as its central theme, this story traces the life of a donkey, christened Balthazar by a group of young children, from b... Read more

Andrei Rublev (1966)

8.2/10
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko

Widely regarded as Tarkovsky's finest film 'Andrei Rublev' charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th century Russia... Read more

All About Eve (1950)

8.3/10
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, 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

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

8.5/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Buster Keaton, Erich Von Stroheim, Fred Clark, Gloria Swanson, Jack Webb, Nancy...

Billy Wilder's classic drama stars Gloria Swanson as reclusive silent movie queen Norma Desmond. Sharing a mansion with her live-in butler/former husb... Read more

Sunset Boulevard ( Blu-ray ) (1950)

8.5/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Buster Keaton, Erich Von Stroheim, Fred Clark, Gloria Swanson, Jack Webb, Nancy...

Billy Wilder's classic drama stars Gloria Swanson as reclusive silent movie queen Norma Desmond. Sharing a mansion with her live-in butler/former husb... Read more

The Turin Horse (2011)

7.8/10
Director: Bela Tarr
Starring: Janos Derzsi, Erika Bok, Mihaly Kormos, Ricsi

A film of long takes and few words, "The Turin Horse" is a mesmerising distillation of Tarr's cinema. It takes its cue from Nietzsche's famous encount... Read more

Jules and Jim (1962)

7.9/10
Director: Francois Truffaut
Starring: Oskar Werner, Jeanne Moreau, Henri Serre

Francois Truffaut's classic tale of a love triangle which takes place over 20 years, both before and after World War I. Jeanne Moreau stars as Catheri... Read more

Jules and Jim (Blu-Ray) (1962)

7.9/10
Director: Francois Truffaut
Starring: Henri Serre, Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner

Francois Truffaut's classic tale of a love triangle which takes place over 20 years, both before and after World War I. Jeanne Moreau stars as Catheri... Read more

Double Indemnity (1944)

8.3/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G Robinson

A masterpiece of film noir cinema from director Billy Wilder, who also co-scripted with Raymond Chandler. Barbara Stanwyck is the definitive femme fat... Read more

Contempt ( Le Mepris ) (1963)

7.7/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Georgia Moll, Fritz Lang

Aka "Le Mepris". Featuring Brigitte Bardot in a tale of film producer Jack Palance making a film directed by Fritz Lang (who plays himself in the film... Read more