Sound On Sight Staff’s List of Best Films Ever Made

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Ricky D

Europa, Lars Von Trier  / ChungKing Express, Won Kar Wai

It Happened One Night, Frank Capra

Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino

Mirror, Andrey Tarkovskiy

Peeping Tom, Michael Powell

The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock

The Vanishing, George Sluizer

Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick

Le Mepris, Jean Luc-Godard

Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino

Special Mentions: Un chien Andalou, La Jetée, Exterminating Angel, Luis Buñuel, Sunrise, The Man With A Movie Camera, Salo, or the 120 days of Sodom, Sátántangó, Goodfellas, La Dolche Vita, Once Upon A Time In The West, Double Indemnity, Outer Space

Simon Howell

Synecdoche, NY

Robocop

Grave of the Fireflies

Days of Heaven

Seven Beauties

In A Lonely Place

Les Bonnes Femmes

Sunrise

Man With A Movie Camera

The General

Bill Mesce

The Birth of a Nation

Citizen Kane

The Maltese Falcon

Bonnie and Clyde

The French Connection

The Godfather

Chinatown

Jaws/Star Wars

Top Gun

Goodfellas

Deepayan Sengupta

Rashomon

Pather Panchali

Modern Times

Jaws

Citizen Kane

Psycho

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Bicycle Thief

Pulp Fiction

Moana

Edgar Chaput

Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg

Goldfinger, Guy Hamilton

The Maltese Falcon, John Huston

Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock

Nosferatu, Friedrich Wilhem

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Dave Hand

Tokyo Story, Yasujiro Ozu

Young Mr. Lincoln, John Ford

The Apartment, Billy Wilder

Ben-Hur, William Wyler

Cath Murphy

All That Jazz

The Lives of Others

Les Enfants du Paradis

Rebecca

Badlands

Ikiru

Groundhog Day

Marathon Man

Toy Story

Dave Robson

Apocalypse now redux, Francis Ford Copolla

The Godfather, Francis Ford Copolla

Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Werner Herzog

The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer

Metropolis, Fritz Lang

Rashomon, Akira Kurasawa

The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman

Battleship Potemkin, Sergei M. Eisenstein

Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino

Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock

Chris Clark

Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick

In a Year with 13 Moons, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

City of Pirates, Raoul Ruiz

Ivan the Terrible Pt. I, Sergei Eisenstein

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick

Meshes of the Afternoon, Maya Deren/Alexander Hammid

Outer Space, Peter Tscherkassky

Faces, John Cassavetes

F for Fake, Orson Welles

Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog

Chris Clemente

Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin

The Hidden Fortress, Akira Kurosawa

Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero

Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean

The Godfather, Francis Ford Copolla

Jaws, Steven Spielberg

Sex Lies and Videotape, Steven Soderbergh

Slacker, Richard Linklater

Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino

Toy Story, John Lassetter

Shayne Ramirez

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Duck Soup

The Rules of the Game

Tokyo Story

12 Angry Men

Once Upon a Time in the West

The Mirror

Ran

Hoop Dreams

The Thin Red Line

Special Mentions: Shadows, The Battle of Algiers

Josh Spiegel

A Matter of Life and Death, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Duck Soup, Leo McCarey

Citizen Kane, Orson Welles

The Third Man, Carol Reed

The Shawshank Redempion, Frank Darabont

The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson

There Will Be Blood, P.T. Anderson

Toy Story, John Lasseter

12 Angry Men, Sidney Lumet

Singing In The Rain, Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

Honorable Mention: Notorious, Airplane!, Alien, Annie Hall, Cinema Paradiso, City Lights, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fargo, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Pulp Fiction, The Shining, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Young Frankenstein

Eduardo Lucatero

The Piano, Jane Campion

Europa, Lars Von Trier

8 1/2, Federico Fellini

The Baby of Macon, Peter Greenaway

Landscape in the Mist, Theo Angelopoulos

Touch of Evil, Orson Welles

Last Year at Marienbad, Alain Resnais

Wild Strawberries, Igmar Bergman

Mirror, Andrei Tarkovski

Exterminating Angel, Luis Buñuel

Honourable Mention: La Jetée (Chris Marker), Wasp (Andrea Arnold) and Un chien Andalou (Buñuel)

Seema

Partie de Campagne, Jena Renoir

Playtime, Jacques Tati

Millennium Mambo, Hou Hsiao-hsien

La Belle et la Bête, Jean Cocteau

Blissfully Yours, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Vendredi Soir, Claire Denis

Happy Together, Won Kar-Wai

Sunrise, F.W. Murnau

A Brighter Summer Day, Edward Yang

Charulata, Satyajit Ray

John McEntee

There Will Be Blood, P.T. Anderson

Scarlet Street, Fritz Lang

Repe Man, Alex Cox

Mullhaolland Drive, David Lynch

Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese

Assault On Precinct 13, John Carpenter

Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock

Blade Runner, Ridley Scott

Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick

Honourable Mentions – Heat, The Last Picture Show, Paris, Texas, The Graduate, Ugetsu Monogatari, Seven Samurai, Days of Heaven, the Thing, On Dangerous Ground, Stand By Me, Rumblefish, Taxi Driver, Godfather Part II

Dan Heaton

In the Mood for Love, Won Kar Wai

Stagecoach, John Ford

Citizen Kane, Orson Welles

City Lights, Charlie Chaplin

Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, William Cottrell and David Hand

The Seven Samurai, Akira Kurasawa

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, F.W. Murnau

Alien, Ridley Scott

The 400 Blows, Francois Truffault

Ty Landis

The New World, Terrence Malick

Wings Of Desire, Wim Wenders

The Double Life of Veronique, Krzysztof Kieslowski

Silent Light, Carlos Reygadas

Chungking Express, Wong Kar Wai

The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson

The Big Lebowski, Joel and Ethan Coen

A Woman Under the Influence, John Cassavetes

Zodiac, David Fincher

Before Sunset, Richard Linklater

Kate Kulzick

Casablanca, Michael Curtiz

Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin

The Third Man, Carol Reed

The Godfather, Francis Ford Copolla

Citizen Kane, Orson Welles

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick

Yojimbo, Akira Kurosawa

Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock

Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder

The Searchers, John Ford

Scott Malcolm Patterson

Apocalyse Now, Francis Ford Coppola

Memento, Christopher Nolan

Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese

Fight Club, David Fincher

Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese

Das Boot, Wolfgang Peterson

The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky

12 Angry Men, Sidney Lumet

The Godfather 1/2, Francis Ford Coppola

Wonder Boys, Curtis Hanson

Ryan Clagg

No Country For Old Men, Ethan and Joel Coen

The Graduate, Mike Nichols

Boogie Nights, P.T. Anderson

Monsters, Inc., Pete Docter and David Silverman

The Shining, Stanley Kubrick

An American Werewolf In London, John Landis

Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese

Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino

Back To The Future, Robert Zemeckis

Chinatown, Roman Polanski

 Neal Dhand

Touch of Evil, Orson Welles

McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Robert Altman

Naked, Mike Leigh

Underground, Emir Kusturica

Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky

Blue Velvet, David Lynch

Spirit of the Beehive, Victor Erice

Playtime, Jacques Tati

Death by Hanging, Oshima

The Exterminating Angel, Luis Bunuel

Katie Wong

The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer

When Harry Met Sally, Rob Reiner

Dr. No, Terrence Young

Amelie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino

Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe

Enter The Dragon, Robert Clouse

Singing In The Rain, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola

Trainspotting, Danny Boyle

Gregory Ashman

Bicycle Thieves, Vittorio De Sica

Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick

The Red Shoes, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Winter Light, Ingmar Bergman

La Jetée, Chris Marker

Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans, F.W. Murnau

My Neighbour Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki

Seven Samurai, Akira Kurasawa

Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder

Josh Slater-Williams

Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders

Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola

Trust, Hal Hartley

Winter Light, Ingmar Bergman

The Double Life of Veronique, Krzysztof Kieslowski

Singin’ in the Rain, Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Blade Runner, Ridley Scott

Zodiac, David Fincher

Happy Together, Wong Kar Wai

Gun Crazy, Joseph H. Lewis

Laura Holtebrinck

Seven Up!

The Read Balloon, Albert Lamorisse

Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese

The 400 Blows, Francois Trufault

The Godfather, Francis Ford Copolla

Man with a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov

Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock

Annie Hall, Woody Allen

M, Frtiz Lang

A Hard Days Night, Richard Lester

Special mentions: The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby

Bill Arceneaux

F for Fake, Orson Welles

Napoleon, Abel Gance

Inland Empire, David Lynch

Metropolis, Fritz Lang

King Kong, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Once Upon A Time In America, Sergio Leonne

The General, Buster Keaton

Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Copolla

The Trial, Orson Welles

Special Mention: Roman Holiday

Tope Ogundare

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick

Chinatown, Roman Polanski

Cache, Michael Heneke

Madame de…, Max Ophüls

L’Avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni

Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock

The Exterminating Angel, Luis Bunuel

Aguirre: the Wrath of God, Werner Hersoz

Persona, Ingmar Bergman

Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese

Erik Bondurant

Where Are My Children, Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber

Metropolis, Fritz Lang

Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin

The Best Years of Our Lives, William Wyler

12 Angry Men, Sidney Lumet

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They, Sydney Pollack

A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick

The Breakfast Club, John Hughes

Trainspotting, Danny Boyle

Children of Men, Alfonso Cauron

Justine Smith

Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder

Through a Glass Darkly, Ingmar Bergman

Claire’s Knee, Eric Rohmer

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper

Maelstrom, Denis Villeneuve

The Shining, Stanley Kubrick

Sunrise: A Song of Two Human, F.W. Munrau

The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock

The Red Shoes, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Lola Montes, Max Ophüls

 Al White

Where The Wild Things Are

Primer

5cm PER SECOND

Lost In Translation

The Insider

The Royal Tenenbaums

Princess Monoke

Monsters

Se7en

Buffalo 66

Justin Li

Annie Hall, Woody Allen
American Graffiti,
George Lucas
Bicycle Thieves, Vittorio De Sica
Casablanca,
Michael Curtiz
Citizen Kane,
Orson Welles
The Godfather,
Francis Ford Copolla
It’s a Wonderful Life,
Frank Capra
Psycho,
Afred Hitchcock
The Rules of the Game,
Jean Renoir
Sans Soleil/La Jetee,
Chris Marker

Honourable Mentions: Network, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rear Window, Some Like It Hot, Gone with the Wind, La Dolce Vita, Rashomon,The Wizard of Oz, Port of Shadows, Tokyo Story

Michael Ryan

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg

Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese

Ran, Akira Kurosawa

Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock

Beyond Hypothermia, Patrick Leung

Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon

Ringu, Hideo Nakata

End of the Line, Maurice Devereux

The Foul King, Jee-woon Kim

Kung Fu Hustle, Stephen Chow

 

Special Mention: The Little Mermaid

1 Comment
  1. Josh Slater-Williams says

    My list got published in reverse order. Just gone and corrected that.

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