SBCC Film Reviews Top 50 Films of All Time

During the month of October, members of the SBCC Film Reviews Club privately submitted their individual Top Films of All Time list. These lists were then calculated into the following master list:

1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972): USA
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse…” Few will be surprised to find that Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia masterpiece The Godfather was overwhelmingly voted number one on our list.

2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941): USA
“Rosebud…” Though Citizen Kane is almost always found in the number one spot, Orson Welles’ classic will have to settle for second in the eyes of our reviewers.

3. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977): USA
“Use The Force, Luke…” In a very close third comes the epic science fiction classic Star Wars.

4. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958): USA
“I look up, I look down…” Though Vertigo is Hitchcock’s only film on our list, at number four it holds a special place in our reviewer’s hearts.

5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) USA
“I’m sorry Dave…” Our Top 5 is rounded out by Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking space adventure.

6. The Rules of The Game (Jean Renoir, 1939): France
7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979): USA
8. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994): USA
9. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1956): Japan
10. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942): USA
11. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936): USA
12. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967): USA
13. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008): USA
14. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002): Brazil
15. Singin’ In The Rain (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952): USA
16. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1967): Sweden
17. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960): Italy/France
18. East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955): USA
19. Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967): France
20. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990): USA
21. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991): USA
22. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979): USA
23. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939): USA
24. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953): Japan
25. Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986): USA
26. Man On Wire (James Marsh, 2008): UK
27. Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962): France
28. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994): USA
29. 8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963): Italy
30. Close Encounters of The Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977): USA
31. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966): Italy/Spain
32. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007): USA
33. Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939): USA
34. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978): USA
35. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999): USA
36. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982): West Germany
37. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999): USA
38. The Matrix (Andy & Larry Wachowski, 1999): USA/Australia
39. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950): USA
40. Raiders of The Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981): USA
41. Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997): USA
42. Cyrano De Bergerac (Michael Gordon, 1950): USA
43. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1999): USA
44. Somewhere In Time (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980): USA
45. The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988): Poland
46. Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944): USA
47. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000): USA
48. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994): USA
49. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006): USA
50. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927): USA

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