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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

Stalker (1979)

8.1/10
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn

An extraordinary sci-fi film about an expedition into 'the zone', an eerie no-man's-land created by a meteor strike and depicted as a warped version o... Read more

North by Northwest (1959)

8.3/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Cary Grant, James Mason, Eva Marie Saint, Leo G Carroll, Jessie Royce Landis, Ma...

One of Hitchcock's greatest films. Cary Grant plays Roger Thornhill, the suave ad man mistaken for a Federal Agent, trapped in a web of intrigue that... Read more

North by Northwest ( Blu-ray ) (1959)

8.3/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G Carroll, Ma...

One of Hitchcock's greatest films. Cary Grant plays Roger Thornhill, the suave ad man mistaken for a Federal Agent, trapped in a web of intrigue that... Read more

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

8/10
Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Blanche du Bois, the magnificently brooding Vivien Leigh, a faded descendant of the once-proud Southern gentry, comes to live with her matter-of-fact... Read more

A Streetcar Named Desire ( Blu-ray ) (1951)

8/10
Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Karl Malden, Kim Hunter, Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh

Blanche du Bois, the magnificently brooding Vivien Leigh, a faded descendant of the once-proud Southern gentry, comes to live with her matter-of-fact... Read more

Nosferatu (1922)

8/10
Director: F W Murnau
Starring: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Greta Schroeder

Aka 'Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror'. The first and the greatest (not to mention scariest) Dracula movie ever made starring Max Schreck as Nosferatu,... Read more

Ran (1985)

8.2/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

A Kurosawa masterpiece, a decade-in-the-making version of 'King Lear' that brilliantly blends Japanese history with Shakespeare's themes. A triumphant... Read more

Shoah - 1st Era, Part One (1985)

Director: Claude Lanzmann

Claude Lanzmann's landmark, monumental epic of the Holocaust. With an assemblage of witnesses, death camp survivors and Nazi functionaries whose combi... Read more

Shoah - 1st Era, Part Two (1985)

Director: Claude Lanzmann

Part Two of the First Era of Claude Lanzmann's landmark, monumental epic of the Holocaust. With an assemblage of witnesses, death camp survivors and N... Read more

Shoah - 2nd Era, Parts One and Two (1985)

Director: Claude Lanzmann

The concluding parts of Claude Lanzmann's landmark, monumental epic of the Holocaust. With an assemblage of witnesses, death camp survivors and Nazi f... Read more

Rio Bravo (1959)

8/10
Director: Howard Hawks
Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson

Howard Hawks' western classic stars John Wayne as a sheriff whose town is under siege by the army of gunmen brought in by crooked cattle baron John Ru... Read more

Rio Bravo ( Blu-ray ) (1959)

8/10
Director: Howard Hawks
Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bon...

Howard Hawks' western classic stars John Wayne as a sheriff whose town is under siege by the army of gunmen brought in by crooked cattle baron John Ru... Read more

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

7.9/10
Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Agnes Moorehead, Anne Baxter, Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, Dolores Costello

Orson Welles' followup to "Citizen Kane" was utterly different in style and texture, but just as brilliant in its own way. Famously re-edited by the s... Read more

Mulholland Drive (2001)

8/10
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Ann Miller, Laura Harring, Robert Forster, Dan Heda...

David Lynch pulls out all the stops, upends all expectations, and, well, goes all Lynchian in this maniacal, mind-bending mix of Hollywood satire, fil... Read more

The Wild Bunch (1969)

8/10
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: William Holden, Warren Oates, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson

Peckinpah at his violent best. In the Southwest of 1913, Pike Bishop (William Holden) is leader of 'The Wild Bunch', a gang of outlaws coerced by a Me... Read more

The Wild Bunch ( Blu-ray ) (1969)

8/10
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: William Holden, Warren Oates, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson

Peckinpah at his violent best. In the Southwest of 1913, Pike Bishop (William Holden) is leader of 'The Wild Bunch', a gang of outlaws coerced by a Me... Read more

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

8.1/10
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Starring: Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag

Director Gillo Pontecorvo brilliantly recreated the street riots and other events that led up to Algeria's independence from France in this astonishin... Read more

Pierrot Le Fou (1965)

7.7/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Dirk Sanders

Aka "Pierrot Goes Wild". Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina run away together to the South of France, he is escaping from his rich wife, she is escapi... Read more

Pierrot Le Fou (Blu-Ray) (1965)

7.7/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Anna Karina, Dirk Sanders, Jean-Paul Belmondo

Aka "Pierrot Goes Wild". Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina run away together to the South of France, he is escaping from his rich wife, she is escapi... Read more

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

8.5/10
Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

A great Western by the great Sergio Leone. Henry Fonda is the ruthless psychopath, Jason Robards the half-breed falsely accused of a terrible slaughte... Read more