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100 Best Movies of All Time

Mr. Showbiz

Mr. Showbiz was an early movie site that is now long-defunct. (It was purchased and eventually shut down.) Sometime around 1996 the site posted two lists: a reader's poll and this editor's list of the 100 best English-language films made since the birth of the talkies.

  1. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
  2. The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
  3. North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
  6. Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
  7. Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
  8. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
  9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, John Ford)
  10. City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
  11. Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
  12. Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
  13. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  14. The Philadelphia Story (1940, George Cukor)
  15. To Have and Have Not (1944, Howard Hawks)
  16. The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols)
  17. The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
  18. Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
  19. It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
  20. The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
  21. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  22. Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  23. The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
  24. E.T. (1982, Steven Spielberg)
  25. The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
  26. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
  27. Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
  28. The Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer)
  29. All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  30. The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
  31. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
  32. Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
  33. Ninotchka (1939, Ernst Lubitsch)
  34. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
  35. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
  36. Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)
  37. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, David Lean)
  38. Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
  39. Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
  40. Some Like it Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
  41. On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan)
  42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, Milos Forman)
  43. Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
  44. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  45. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
  46. Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
  47. The Hustler (1961, Robert Rossen)
  48. The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks)
  49. Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
  50. Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood)
  51. Network (1976, Sidney Lumet)
  52. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
  53. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
  54. The Deer Hunter (1978, Michael Cimino)
  55. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, Woody Allen)
  56. Gunga Din (1939, George Stevens)
  57. Schindler's List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
  58. Hud (1963, Martin Ritt)
  59. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
  60. Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
  61. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)
  62. Red River (1948, Howard Hawks)
  63. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
  64. Hamlet (1948, Laurence Olivier)
  65. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
  66. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Elia Kazan)
  67. Last Tango in Paris (1972, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  68. Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
  69. Out of the Past (1947, Jacques Tourneur)
  70. All That Jazz (1979, Bob Fosse)
  71. Top Hat (1935, Mark Sandrich)
  72. The Misfits (1961, John Huston)
  73. Tootsie (1982, Sydney Pollack)
  74. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, Frank Capra)
  75. Short Cuts (1993, Robert Altman)
  76. The Grapes of Wrath (1940, John Ford)
  77. The Apartment (1960, Billy Wilder)
  78. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
  79. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
  80. Moonstruck (1987, Norman Jewison)
  81. GoodFellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
  82. Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
  83. The Last Picture Show (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
  84. Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan)
  85. Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
  86. West Side Story (1961, Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)
  87. The Quiet Man (1952, John Ford)
  88. Reds (1981, Warren Beatty)
  89. Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)
  90. A Hard Day's Night (1964, Richard Lester)
  91. A Room With a View (1986, James Ivory)
  92. From Here to Eternity (1953, Fred Zinnemann)
  93. The Piano (1993, Jane Campion)
  94. Adam's Rib (1949, George Cukor)
  95. This Is Spinal Tap (1984, Rob Reiner)
  96. It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)
  97. Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
  98. The Thin Man (1934, W.S. Van Dyke)
  99. Patton (1970, Franklin J. Schaffner)
  100. The Terminator (1984, James Cameron)

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