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Listmania: Aaron Charles’ Top 100 Movies

As well as a contributor to Filmotomy, I recently released my 100 favorite films on my website – www.aarondcharles.com. Below, we have republished this list. You can find it in its entirety (along with honorable mentions and mini-recaps) by visiting Aaron’s website. You can click on linked titles to be taken back to a Filmotomy review of that film. Feel free to compile your own list. Enjoy!


100. Winter Light – Ingmar Bergman (1963)

99. Synecdoche, New York – Charlie Kaufman (2008)

98. Bicycle Thieves – Vittorio De Sica (1948)

Bicycle-Thieves

97. The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Dreyer (1928)

96. Boyhood – Richard Linklater (2014)

95. Nosferatu – F. W. Murnau (1922)

94. Wild Strawberries – Ingmar Bergman (1957)

93. Dead Poets Society – Peter Weir (1989)

92. The Italian Job – F. Gary Gray (2003)

91. The Hangover – Todd Phillips (2009)

90. It’s a Wonderful Life – Frank Capra (1946)

89. Zodiac – David Fincher (2007)

88. Beauty and the Beast – Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (1991)

87. The Breakfast Club – John Hughes (1985)

The Breakfast Club

86. Interstellar – Christopher Nolan (2014)

85. Dumb and Dumber – Peter Farrelly (1994)

84. Gangs of New York – Martin Scorsese (2002)

83. Lincoln – Steven Spielberg (2012)

82. Million Dollar Baby – Clint Eastwood (2004)

81. The Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan (2008)

80. Mrs. Doubtfire – Chris Columbus (1993)

79. Up in the Air – Jason Reitman (2009)

78. The Apartment – Billy Wilder (1960)

77. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig (2017)

76. Mudbound – Dee Rees (2017)

75. Ex Machina – Alex Garland (2014)

Ex Machina

74. Brief Encounter – David Lean (1945)

73. Heat – Michael Mann (1995)

72. Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino (2009)

71. Annihilation – Alex Garland (2018)

70. Blade Runner 2049 – Denis Villenueve (2017)

69. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick (1968)

68. Annie Hall – Woody Allen (1977)

67. North by Northwest – Alfred Hitchcock (1959)

66. Citizen Kane – Orson Welles (1941)

65. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – Stanley Kubrick (1964)

64. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Peter Jackson (2002)

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63. Vertigo – Alfred Hitchcock (1958)

62. Cries and Whispers – Ingmar Bergman (1972)

61. Psycho – Alfred Hitchcock (1960)

60. Faust – F. W. Murnau (1926)

59. Marty – Delbert Mann (1955)

58. All the President’s Men – Alan J. Pakula (1976)

57. Rashomon – Akira Kurosawa (1950)

56. The Revenant – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (2015)

55. On the Waterfront – Elia Kazan (1954)

54. 8 1/2 – Federico Fellini (1963)

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53. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – Adam McKay (2004)

52. True Grit – Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (2010)

51. Inception – Christopher Nolan (2010)

50. Remember the Titans – Boaz Yakin (2000)

49. Home Alone – Chris Columbus (1990)

48. Se7en – David Fincher (1995)

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47. Red Beard – Akira Kurosawa (1965)

46. The Departed – Martin Scorsese (2006)

45. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Steven Spielberg (1989)

44. The King of Comedy – Martin Scorsese (1983)

43. Singin’ in the Rain – Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly (1952)

42. Some Like it Hot – Billy Wilder (1959)

41. Raging Bull – Martin Scorsese (1980)

40. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson (2017)

39. L.A. Confidential – Curtis Hanson (1997)

38. Glengarry Glen Ross – James Foley (1992)

37. La La Land – Damien Chazelle (2016)

La La Land

36. The Godfather Part II – Francis Ford Coppola (1974)

35. Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel and Ethan Coen (2013)

34. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – Steven Speilberg (1981)

33. The Big Lebowski – Joel and Ethan Coen (1998)

32. Goodfellas – Martin Scorsese (1990)

31. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – George Lucas (1977)

30. When Harry Met Sally – Rob Reiner (1989)

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29. Whiplash – Damien Chazelle (2014)

28. Casablanca – Michael Curtiz (1942)

27. Fargo – Joel and Ethan Coen (1996)

26. The Parent Trap – Nancy Meyers (1998)

25. 12 Angry Men – Sidney Lumet (1957)

24. The Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont (1994)

23. Doubt – John Patrick Shanley (2008)

22. Spotlight – Tom McCarthy (2015)

21. The Fugitive – Andrew Davis (1993)

20. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – Irvin Kershner (1980)

19. Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese (1976)

18. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Peter Jackson (2001)

17. Do the Right Thing – Spike Lee (1989)

Do the Right Thing

16. Drive – Nicholas Winding Refn (2011)

15. Jurassic Park – Steven Spielberg (1993)

14. Persona – Ingmar Bergman (1966)

13. The Silence of the Lambs – Jonathan Demme (1991)

12. Contact – Robert Zemeckis (1997)

11. City Lights – Charlie Chaplin (1931)

10. The Seventh Seal – Ingmar Bergman (1957)

The Seventh Seal

9. 12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen (2013)

8. The Godfather – Francis Ford Coppola (1972)

7. Network – Sidney Lumet (1976)

6. Apocalypse Now – Francis Ford Coppola (1979)

Apocalypse Now

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Peter Jackson (2003)

4. Silence – Martin Scorese (2016)

3. Through a Glass Darkly – Ingmar Bergman (1961)

2. The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick (2011)

#1. No Country for Old Men – Joel and Ethan Coen (2007)

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You can find all the articles Aaron has written for Filmotomy by visiting his author page. You can also find him on Twitter – @aaroncharles18.

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