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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

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

Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)

8/10
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

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

8.7/10
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, W...

The first movie since Frank Capra's It Happened One Night to sweep the big five Oscars (director, screenplay, actor, actress, film), Cuckoo's Nest rem... Read more

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( Blu-ray ) (1975)

8.7/10
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, W...

Jack Nicholson gives a powerful, flamboyant performance in this adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel about a free spirit in a mental ward. Nicholson's rebe... Read more

Playtime ( Blu-ray ) (1967)

8/10
Director: Jacques Tati
Starring: Barbara Dennek, Jacqueline Lecomte, Jacques Tati

Jacques Tatis gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with PlayTime.... Read more

Playtime (1967)

8/10
Director: Jacques Tati
Starring: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Jacqueline Lecomte

Called one of the funniest men in the world by the New York Times, Jacques Tati's 'Playtime' is an hilarious comedy and satire on coping with the mode... Read more

Pather Panchali ( Apu Trilogy Part 1 ) (1955)

8.4/10
Director: Satyajit Ray
Starring: Kanu Banerji, Karuna Banerji, Subir Banerji

A boy named Apu is born to a poor but proud Brahmin family. His loving older sister, Durga, is a sweet girl, but has formed the bad habit of stealing... Read more

Barry Lyndon (1975)

8.1/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Ryan O'Neal, Hardy Kruger

How does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century English nobility? For Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal) the answer is: any way he can! Hi... Read more

Barry Lyndon ( Blu-ray ) (1975)

8.1/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Hardy Kruger, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Ryan O'Neal, Diana Koerner, Leon V...

How does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century English nobility? For Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal) the answer is: any way he can! Hi... Read more

L.A. Confidential ( Blu-ray ) (1997)

8.3/10
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, James Cromw...

Smashing translation of James Ellroy's celebrated pulp novel of life in the L.A. police department in the 1950s. Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kevin S... Read more

Modern Times (1936)

8.5/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin's silent homage to the human spirit in which Charlie Chaplin is the victim of industrial boom. Chaplin plays the factory worker gone looney by... Read more

Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot ( Mr Hulot's Holiday ) ( Blu-ray ) (1952)

Director: Jacques Tati
Starring: Nathalie Pascaud, Michelle Rolla, Jacques Tati

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tatis endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tatis... Read more