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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

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

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

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