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Shane Solow's

~list of~

200 Greatest Films


Top 10 By Genre


War

PLAY DIRTY - Andre De Toth
A TIME TO LOVE AND
A TIME TO DIE
- Douglas Sirk
THE THIN RED LINE - Terrence Mallick
THEY WERE EXPENDABLE - John Ford
CROSS OF IRON - Sam Peckinpah
MEN IN WAR - Anthony Mann
GRAND ILLUSION - Jean Renoir
ARMY OF SHADOWS - Jean Pierre Melville
THE LAST FLIGHT - William Dieterle

Comedy

THE LADY EVE - Preston Sturges
AFTER HOURS - Martin Scorsese
TO BE OR NOT TO BE - Ernst Lubitsch
ONE, TWO, THREE - Billy Wilder
SYLVIA SCARLETT - George Cukor
COMRADE X - King Vidor
DUCK SOUP - Leo McCarey
THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES - Sam Wood
BALL OF FIRE - Howard Hawks
JUDGE PRIEST - John Ford

Horror

NIGHT OF THE DEMON - Jacques Tournier
PSYCHO - Alfred Hitchcock
Q - Larry Cohen
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Jean Cocteau
THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE - Robert Siodmak
THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL - Luis Bunuel
THE WICKER MAN - Robin Hardy
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER - Charles Laughton
VAMPYR - Carl Dreyer
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - Tobe Hooper

Western

THE SEARCHERS - John Ford
THE NAKED SPUR - Anthony Mann
THE TALL T - Budd Boetticher
YELLOW SKY - William Wellman
COLORADO TERRITORY - Raoul Walsh
THE DAY OF THE OUTLAW - Andre De Toth
FORTY GUNS - Sam Fuller
RANCHO NOTORIOUS - Fritz Lang
JOHNNY GUITAR - Nick Ray
THE WILD BUNCH - Sam Peckinpah

Crime

THE SUSPECT - Robert Siodmak
MURDER BY CONTRACT - Irving Lerner
UNDERWORLD, U.S.A. - Samuel Fuller
DETOUR - Edgar Ulmer
THE BIG HEAT - Fritz Lang
TOUCH OF EVIL - Orson Welles
THE BIG COMBO - Joseph H. Lewis
LAURA - Otto Preminger
DOUBLE INDEMNITY - Billy Wilder
CHINATOWN - Roman Polanski

Science Fiction

EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS - Fred F. Sears
LIFEFORCE - Tobe Hooper
ALIENS - James Cameron
THE DEAD ZONE - David Cronenberg
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - Don Siegel
DR. STRANGELOVE - Stanley Kubrick
THE THING - John Carpenter
BLADE RUNNER - Ridley Scott
ALPHAVILLE - Jean-Luc Godard
METROPOLIS - Fritz Lang

complete list


Curse Of The Demon / I Walked With A Zombie / Stars In My Crown - Jacques Tourneur
Shock Corridor / The Naked Kiss / Underworld, USA - Samuel Fuller
The Searchers / The Quiet Man / Wagonmaster - John Ford
The Tarnished Angels / There's Always Tomorrow / A Time To Love And A Time To Die - Douglas Sirk
The Lady Eve / The Sin Of Harold Diddlebock / The Great McGinty - Preston Sturges
The Naked Spur / The Far Country / Man Of The West - Anthony Mann
Touch Of Evil / Chimes At Midnight / The Magnificent Ambersons - Orson Welles
They Clash By Night / The Big Heat / Beyond A Reasonable Doubt - Fritz Lang
Vertigo / Psycho / Notorious - Alfred Hitchcock
Taxi Driver / After Hours/ Shutter Island - Martin Scorsese
My Life To Live / Numero Deux / Nouvelle Vague - Jean Luc Godard
Gertrude / Vampyr / Ordet - Carl Dreyer
His Girl Friday / Ball Of Fire / Twentieth Century - Howard Hawks
Europe 51 / Rise And Fall Of Luis XIIII / Voyage To Italy - Roberto Rossellini
Life Of Oharu / The Princess Yang Kwei Fei / Sansho The Baliff - Kenji Mizoguchi
Tokyo Story / The Story Of Floating Weeds / An Autumn Afternoon - Yasujiro Ozu
Rules Of The Game / Grand Illusion / Boudu Saved From Drowning - Jean Renoir
The River And Death / Veridiana / The Exterminating Angel - Luis Bunuel
On Dangerous Ground / The Lusty Men / Johnny Guitar - Nick Ray
The Earrings Of Madam De / La Ronde / Lola Montes - Max Ophuls
Bullfighter And The Lady / The Tall T / Ride Lonesome - Budd Boetticher
Gentleman Jim / Colorado Territory / The Bowery - Raoul Walsh
Yellow Sky / The Happy Years / Darby's Rangers - William Wellman
Silvia Scarlet / A Double Life / A Star Is Born - George Cukor
Roughly Speaking / The Breaking Point / Life With Father - Michael Curtiz
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington / It's A Wonderful Life / It Happened One Night - Frank Capra
Chinatown / Pirates / The Ghost Writer - Roman Polanski



The Big Combo / Gun Crazy - Joseph H. Lewis
Au Hasard Balthazar / L'Argent - Robert Bresson
Design For Living / To Be Or Not To Be - Ernst Lubitsch
One Two Three / Double Indemnity - Billy Wilder
Q / God Told Me To - Larry Cohen
The Nun / Gang Of Four - Jaques Rivette
Laura / Anatomy Of A Murder - Otto Preminger
Play Dirty / Day Of The Outlaw - Andre De Toth
Five Fingers / All About Eve - Joseph Mankowitz
Crime Of Passion / A Kiss Before Dying - Gerd Oswald
The Passenger / Identification Of A Woman - Michelangelo Antonioni
The Sorrow And The Pity / Memory of Justice - Marcel Ophuls
Beauty And The Beast / Testament of Orpheus - Jean Cocteau
Red Psalm / Private Vices, Public Virtues - Miklos Jancso
The Suspect / The Spiral Staircase - Robert Siodmak
The New World / The Thin Red Line - Terrence Mallick
The Wild Bunch / Cross Of Iron - Sam Peckinpah
North To Alaska / The Dark Corner - Henry Hathaway
The Thing / They Live - John Carpenter
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Life Force - Tobe Hooper
The Last Flight / The Accused - William Dieterle
Silver Lode / Young People - Alan Dwan
Meet Me In St. Louis / Designing Woman - Vincente Minnelli
Dream Of Passion / Never On Sunday - Jules Dassin
The Luck Of The Irish / Two Sisters From Boston - Henry Koster
Scandal Sheet / 99 River Street - Phil Karlson
Easy Living / Hold Back The Dawn - Mitchell Leisen
Comrade X / H.M. Pulham, Esq. - King Vidor



Cutter's Way - Ivan Passer
Aliens - James Cameron
The Outlaw Josey Wales - Clint Eastwood
L'Atalante - Jean Vigo
Antonio Das Mortes - Glauber Rocha
Three Penny Opera - G. W. Pabst
Storm Over Asia - V.I. Pudovkin
Broken Blossoms - D. W. Griffith
The Innocent - Luchino Visconti
Il Bidone - Fredirico Fellini
The Devil Is A Woman - Joseph Von Sternberg
Alexandr Nevskiy - Sergei Eisenstein
The Wicker Man - Robin Hardy
Faithless - Harry Beaumont
Detour - Edger Ulmer
Night Of The Hunter - Charles Laughton
Out Of The Blue - Dennis Hopper
Monsiur Verdoux - Charles Chaplin
Ulzana's Raid - Robert Aldrich
Two Lane Blacktop - Monte Hellman
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers - Fred F Sears
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers - Don Siegel
Doctor Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick
The Godfather, Part 2 - Francis Ford Coppola
La Guerre Est Finie - Alain Resnais
The Happiest Days Of Your Life - Frank Launder
La Ceremonie - Claude Chabrol
Army Of Shadows - Jean Pierre Melville
Kanal - Andrzej Wajda
Bariera - Jerzy Skolimowski
Leave Her to Heaven - John Stahl
Fiances - Ermanno Olmi
The Devil And Miss Jones - Sam Wood
Stage Door - Gregory La Cava
Children Of Paradise - Marcel Carne
Peeping Tom - Michael Powell
Affliction - Paul Schrader
Modern Romance - Albert Brooks
Greed - Eric Von Stroheim
Singing In The Rain - Stanley Donen
Rolling Thunder - John Flynn
Shoah - Claude Lanzman
Cornered - Edward Dmytryk
The Wonderful Country - Robert Parrish
The Private Life Of Henri VIII - Alexander Korda
Desire - Frank Borzage
The Third Man - Carol Reed
Murder By Contract - Irving Lerner
Duck Soup - Leo McCarey
Seduced And Abandoned - Pietro Germi
Winter Light - Ingmar Bergman
Annie Hall - Woody Allen
The Dead Zone - David Cronenberg
The Good Companions - Victor Saville
Bachelor Mother - Garson Kanin
Ice Cold In Alex - J. Lee Thompson
If I Were King - Frank Lloyd
The Easy Life - Dino Risi
Grizzly Man - Werner Herzog
Yesterday's Enemy - Val Guest
The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre - John Houston
Stolen Death - Nyrki Tapiovaara
Nobody Lives Forever - Jean Negulesco



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