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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

12 Angry Men (1957)

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

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1966)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret

Inspired by a real article on housewife prostitution, the film examines Godard's theory that those living in 60s Paris had to prostitute themselves to... Read more

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

8.3/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, Leonard Rossiter, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter,...

Light years ahead of its time, this groundbreaking, visually stunning masterpiece grows even more wondrous as time passes. Beginning with The Dawn of... Read more

2001: A Space Odyssey ( Blu-ray ) (1968)

8.3/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Leonard Rossiter, William Sylvester

Light years ahead of its time, this groundbreaking, visually stunning masterpiece grows even more wondrous as time passes. Beginning with The Dawn of... Read more

35 Up (1991)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Apted

Called 'the definitive documentary' produced and directed by Michael Apted. Beginning in 1963 a camera has followed a group of children from the age o... Read more

42 Up (1998)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

In 1964, director Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children for the documentary '7 Up'. He's been back to film them every seven yea... Read more

49 Up (2005)

8.2/10
Director: Michael Apted

And now they are 49. Michael Apted's legendary social experiment continues with 10 of the original 12 participants taking part. With each entry seem... Read more

56 Up (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Michael Apted

Continuing a project he began in 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted revisits his original subjects and sees how their lives are progressing now that they a... Read more

7 Up and 7 + 7 ( 14 Up ) (1963)

8/10
Director: Michael Apted

Dubbed 'the definitive documentary' produced and directed by Michael Apted. Beginning in 1963 a camera has followed a group of children from the age o... Read more

8 1/2 (1963)

6.5/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about... Read more

8 1/2 ( Blu-ray ) (1963)

6.5/10
Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Sandra Milo

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about... Read more

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

8.3/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Miriam Karlin, Patrick Magee, Malcolm McDowell, Adrienne Corri

Stanley Kubrick's dark, dazzling, ironic tale of an ultra-violent future filled with marauding gangs, decaying cities and bizarre technologies. Follow... Read more

A Clockwork Orange ( Blu-ray ) (1971)

8.3/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Miriam Karlin

Stanley Kubrick's dark, dazzling, ironic tale of an ultra-violent future filled with marauding gangs, decaying cities and bizarre technologies. Follow... Read more

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

7.7/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell

Richard Lester meets John, Paul, George and Ringo in this exuberant film following an average day in the life of the Beatles as they take under their... Read more

A Hard Day's Night ( Blu-ray ) (1964)

7.7/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell

Richard Lester meets John, Paul, George and Ringo in this exuberant film following an average day in the life of the Beatles as they take under their... Read more

A Man Escaped (1956)

8.2/10
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Francois Letterier, Charles Le Clainche

Director Robert Bresson totally involves the viewer in the gripping and uplifting true story of the escape of a second World War resistance fighter wh... Read more

A Separation (2011)

8.3/10
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi

Iranian drama, winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2011. "A... 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

A Woman Under the Influence (1975)

8.2/10
Director: John Cassavetes
Starring: Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes

Unquestionably one of the greatest films of the 1970s, John Cassavetes' masterpiece centres on a dysfunctional Los Angeles family, and the perverse, h... Read more