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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

Belle De Jour (1967)

7.8/10
Director: Luis Bunuel
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Genevieve Page

This classic French drama from Luis Buñuel, based on the 1928 novel of the same name, stars Catherine Deneuve as the bourgeois wife of a surgeon. Feel... Read more

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

8.2/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M Emmet Walsh, Dary...

Ridley Scott's definitive version of the sci-fi noir favourite stars Harrison Ford as a retired detective called back to duty to track down artificial... Read more

Blade Runner: The Final Cut ( Blu-ray ) (1982)

8.2/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M Emmet Walsh, Dary...

Ridley Scott's definitive version of the sci-fi noir favourite stars Harrison Ford as a retired detective called back to duty to track down artificial... Read more

Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector's Edition (1982)

8.2/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, Joe T...

And this really is the ultimate collection with all five known versions of the film - Ridley Scott's newest cut includes added and extended scenes and... Read more

Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

8.2/10
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Ma Jingwu, He Caifei, Cao Cuifeng

This magnificent film chronicles the life of a 1920s maiden who, at her mother's urging, agrees to marry a wealthy man. She becomes 'fourth mistress'... Read more

Rear Window (1954)

8.5/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Raymond Burr, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey

An injured magazine photographer, confined to his apartment because of a broken leg, suspects a murder has been committed in a neighbouring flat. Conf... Read more

Rear Window ( Blu-ray ) (1954)

8.5/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Raymond Burr, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey

An injured magazine photographer, confined to his apartment because of a broken leg, suspects a murder has been committed in a neighbouring flat. Conf... Read more

The Graduate (1967)

8/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels

A landmark film of the late '60s that's still just as pungent and funny. Dustin Hoffman, in his first major film role, plays an ultra-naive college gr... Read more

The Graduate ( Blu-ray ) (1967)

8/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels

A landmark film of the late '60s that's still just as pungent and funny. Dustin Hoffman, in his first major film role, plays an ultra-naive college gr... Read more

In the Mood for Love (2000)

8.1/10
Director: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung (Chiu Wai)

Hong Kong, 1962. Chow (Tony Leung) is a junior newspaper editor with an elusive wife. His new neighbour Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung) is a secretary whose h... Read more

La Grande Illusion (1937)

8.1/10
Director: Jean Renoir
Starring: Jean Gabin, Erich Von Stroheim, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay

One of the very first prison escape movies, 'Grand Illusion' is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. Jean Renoir's antiwar masterpiece stars... Read more

Nashville (1975)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Henry Gibson, Karen Black, Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Ronee Blakley, Geraldin...

One of the '70's most acclaimed films is an audacious, moving and hilarious look at 24 characters involved in a political rally in the music capital o... Read more

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

8/10
Director: Charles Laughton
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

Robert Mitchum gives one of his best performances as Harry Powell, a psychotic self-styled preacher who is after the stolen money of a hanged man. Set... Read more

The Night of the Hunter ( Blu-ray ) (1955)

8/10
Director: Charles Laughton
Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

Robert Mitchum gives one of his best performances as Harry Powell, a psychotic self-styled preacher who is after the stolen money of a hanged man. Set... Read more

The Third Man (1949)

8.2/10
Director: Carol Reed
Starring: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard

Joseph Cotten is pulp fiction writer Holly Matins, who arrives in Vienna to work for his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to be told that Lime h... Read more

The Third Man ( Blu-ray ) (1949)

8.2/10
Director: Carol Reed
Starring: Alida Valli, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard

Joseph Cotten is pulp fiction writer Holly Matins, who arrives in Vienna to work for his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to be told that Lime h... Read more

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

8.6/10
Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Donna Reed

Classic bittersweet comedy/drama that is the quintessential Frank Capra film. James Stewart is a banker living in the typical American small town of B... Read more

It's A Wonderful Life ( Blu-ray ) (1946)

8.6/10
Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Beulah Bondi, Donna Reed, Gloria Grahame, Henry Travers, James Stewart, Lionel B...

Classic bittersweet comedy/drama that is the quintessential Frank Capra film. James Stewart is a banker living in the typical American small town of B... Read more

Fanny and Alexander (The Theatrical Version) (1982)

8.1/10
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Gunn Wallgren, Ewa Froling, Jan Malmsjo, Erland Jo...

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander (Bertil Guve), we witness the great delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling, convivial bou... Read more

Fanny and Alexander (The Television Version) (1982)

8.1/10
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Ewa Froling, Jan Malmsjo, Erland Josephson, Gunn W...

Ingmar Bergman has described 'Fanny and Alexander' as "the sum total of my life as a filmmaker." And in this, the full-length (309-minute) version of... Read more