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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

Prometheus ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan...

Director Ridley Scott's first foray into science fiction since 1982's "Blade Runner" is this epic adventure that serves as a (sort of) prequel to his... Read more

Le Boucher ( The Butcher ) (1969)

7.6/10
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

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

Pickpocket (1959)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Marika Green, Martin Lasalle, Pierre Etaix, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pelegri

Robert Bresson's incomparable tale of crime and redemption follows Michel (Martin LaSalle), a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets... Read more

Man of Iron (1981)

7.5/10
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

The Godfather Part III (1990)

7.6/10
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

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

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

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

Mouchette (Blu-ray) (1967)

7.9/10
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

Life is Beautiful (1998)

8.6/10
Director: Roberto Benigni
Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Receiving Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor, Roberto Benigni's celebrated and popular film boldly blends a sentimental and humourou... 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

Detroit (2017)

7.4/10
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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