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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

12 Angry Men ( Blu-ray ) (1957)

8.9/10
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: E G Marshall, Ed Begley, Henry Fonda, Jack Warden, John Fiedler, Lee J Cobb, Mar...

A teenage boy is accused of killing his father, and between him and capital punishment stands just one man. A vivid, shocking courtroom drama with a p... Read more

The Insider (1999)

7.9/10
Director: Michael Mann
Starring: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Gina Gershon, Michael Gambon, Phi...

This powerful, riveting true-life story centers on Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a scientist with a major tobacco company who reveals potentially da... Read more

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

7.4/10
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin

Czech author Milan Kundera's novel has been transferred to film by director Philip Kaufman ('The Right Stuff', 'Henry And June'). The emphasis is less... Read more

I Am Cuba (1964)

8/10
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov

Unseen by the West for nearly 30 years, this unusual Cuban/Soviet co-production was meant to help train Cuban filmmakers and build support for Castro'... Read more

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

8.1/10
Director: Jose Padilha
Starring: Maria Ribeiro, Seu Jorge, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro, Wagner Moura

Exciting sequel to 2007's "Elite Squad" finds recently promoted Lt. Col. Nascimento (Wagner Moura) in charge of a special operations squad in Rio de J... Read more

Children of Men (2006)

7.9/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Danny Huston, Pete...

In the year 2027, the human race has lost its ability to procreate and society is rapidly descending into chaos. Alfonso Cuaron's adaptation of PD Jam... Read more

My Brilliant Career (1979)

7.3/10
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Starring: Judy Davis, Robert Grubb, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes

Inspiring story of a spirited, sensitive young woman at the turn of the century who, despite poverty, isolation and pressure to marry, fulfils her dre... Read more

Mon Oncle (1958)

7.9/10
Director: Jacques Tati
Starring: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie

A masterpiece by the great French comic Jacques Tati which concentrates on young Gerard Arpel and his Uncle Hulot (Jacques Tati) in a house where gadg... Read more

The Godfather Part III ( Blu-ray ) (1990)

7.6/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, Br...

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

The Godfather Trilogy ( The Godfather / The Godfather Part II / The Godfather Part III ) (1972)

9.2/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, John Cazale, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Robert Duval...

Francis Ford Coppola's stunning trilogy is gathered together here in its entirety, following the epic criminal exploits of the Corleone family through... Read more

Leon: The Professional (1994)

8.6/10
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Jean Reno is Leon, a deadly and elusive killer. He lives a routine life, alone in New York with just his pot-plant for company - until the day his twe... Read more

Braveheart (1995)

8.4/10
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack

The epic tale of 13th century Scottish rebel warrior William Wallace (Mel Gibson), who builds a grass-roots resistance against the tyranny of English... Read more

Dog Day Afternoon ( Blu-ray ) (1975)

8/10
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick, John Cazale

A man (Al Pacino) stages a bank robbery so that his homosexual lover can pay for a sex-change operation. He bungles the robbery and is caught up in a... Read more

Gertrud (1964)

7.5/10
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe

Acclaimed director Carl Dreyer's ('The Passion of Joan of Arc') final film, 'Gertrud' is the story of a woman's search for a romantic ideal of total a... Read more

Inception ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

8.8/10
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Tom Bereng...

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the world of dreams... Read more

Inception (2010)

8.8/10
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Tom Bereng...

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the world of dreams... Read more

Le Havre (2011)

7.2/10
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Andre Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel

In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismaki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (Andre... Read more

Masculin Feminin (1966)

7.6/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Chantal Goya, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Marlene Jobert

Godard was at the peak of his powers when he directed this tale of a young man, fresh out of the army, who becomes disillusioned with his life. For a... Read more

Midnight Express (1978)

7.6/10
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Brad Davis, Bo Hopkins

From director Alan Parker ('Birdy', 'Mississippi Burning') and based on a true story, this hyper-violent and grim portrait of American student Billy H... Read more

Parasite (2019)

8.6/10
Director: Bong Joon Ho
Starring: Kang-ho Song

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and g... Read more