TonyClifton's Top 250 Favorite Movies of All Time

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5

Amarcord 1973, 123 min.

Federico Fellini     Starring: Bruno ZaninPupella MaggioCiccio Ingrassia

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Ugetsu 1953, 94 min.

Kenji Mizoguchi     Starring: Masayuki MoriMachiko KyôKinuyo Tanaka

Costume Romance    Drama    Fantasy

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Citizen Kane 1941, 119 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Orson WellesRay CollinsJoseph Cotten

Drama    Newspaper Film    Period Film

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36

The Gold Rush 1925, 96 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinMack SwainTom Murray

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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Rebel Without a Cause 1955, 111 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: James DeanNatalie WoodSal Mineo

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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44

Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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49

Rocky 1976, 119 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Sylvester StalloneTalia ShireBurt Young

Drama    New Hollywood    Sports Drama

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55

Taxi Driver 1976, 113 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroJodie FosterAlbert Brooks

Drama    New Hollywood    Post-Noir

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60

Sunset Blvd. 1950, 110 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: William HoldenGloria SwansonNancy Olson

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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63

Band of Outsiders 1964, 95 min.

Jean-Luc Godard     Starring: Anna KarinaSami FreyClaude Brasseur

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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64

The Tale of Princess Kaguya 2013, 137 min.

Isao Takahata     Starring: Aki AsakuraKengo KoraTakeo Chii

Animation    Anime    Drama

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67

Se7en 1995, 127 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Brad PittMorgan FreemanGwyneth Paltrow

Crime Thriller    Crime    Police Detective Film

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69

Dumbo 1941, 64 min.

Ben Sharpsteen     Starring: Herman BingJames BaskettBilly Bletcher

Adventure    Animated Musical    Animation

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Chinatown 1974, 131 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Faye DunawayJack NicholsonJohn Hillerman

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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74

Fantasia 1940, 120 min.

James Algar     Starring: Leopold StokowskiDeems Taylor

Animated Musical    Animation    Family

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Breathless 1960, 90 min.

Jean-Luc Godard     Starring: Jean-Paul BelmondoJean Seberg

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Selma 2014, 128 min.

Ava DuVernay     Starring: David OyelowoCarmen EjogoTom Wilkinson

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Manhattan 1979, 96 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonMichael Murphy

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Only Yesterday 1991, 118 min.

Isao Takahata     Starring: Miki ImaiToshiro YanagibaYouko Honna

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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86

Sullivan's Travels 1941, 90 min.

Preston Sturges     Starring: Joel McCreaVeronica LakeRobert Warwick

Comedy    Road Movie    Romance

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87

The Truman Show 1998, 103 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Jim CarreyLaura LinneyNoah Emmerich

Comedy Drama    Drama    Media Satire

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Modern Times 1936, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinHenry BergmanChester Conklin

Comedy    Satire    Silent Film

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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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On the Waterfront 1954, 108 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Marlon BrandoKarl MaldenLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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103

Saving Private Ryan 1998, 170 min.

Steven Spielberg     Starring: Tom HanksTom SizemoreEdward Burns

Combat Films    Drama    Ensemble Film

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104

Yojimbo 1961, 110 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneIsuzu YamadaDaisuke Katô

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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Pandora's Box 1929, 133 min.

Georg Wilhelm Pabst     Starring: Louise BrooksFritz KortnerFrancis Lederer

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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The Pianist 2002, 150 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Maureen LipmanAdrien BrodyFrank Finlay

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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112

Alien 1979, 117 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Tom SkerrittSigourney WeaverIan Holm

Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Horror

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113

The Cameraman 1928, 75 min.

Edward Sedgwick     Starring: Buster KeatonSidney BraceyDick Alexander

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Rope 1948, 80 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartJohn DallFarley Granger

Based-on-Theatre    Crime Drama    Crime

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119

Almost Famous 2000, 162 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: Patrick FugitBilly CrudupKate Hudson

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Akira 1988, 124 min.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo     Starring: Mitsuo IwataNozomu SasakiTesshô Genda

Action    Animation    Anime

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127

WALL·E 2008, 98 min.

Andrew Stanton     Starring: Fred WillardJeff GarlinBen Burtt

Adventure Comedy    Animation    Comedy

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The Third Man 1949, 93 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: Joseph CottenAlida ValliOrson Welles

British Noir    Film Noir    Mystery

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Limelight 1952, 141 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Claire BloomNigel BruceNorman Lloyd

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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135

Rain Man 1988, 133 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Dustin HoffmanTom CruiseValeria Golino

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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136

The Sting 1973, 129 min.

George Roy Hill     Starring: Paul NewmanRobert RedfordRobert Shaw

Buddy Film    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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141

Zelig 1983, 79 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDeborah RushMary Louise Wilson

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Magic Realism

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Orpheus 1950, 95 min.

Jean Cocteau     Starring: Jean MaraisFrançois PerierMaria Casarés

Drama    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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154

Grand Hotel 1932, 112 min.

Edmund Goulding     Starring: Lionel BarrymoreGreta GarboWallace Beery

Drama    Ensemble Film    Hyperlink Film

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157

Forrest Gump 1994, 142 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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160

The Kid 1921, 68 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinJackie Coogan

Drama    Silent Film

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161

Meet John Doe 1941, 122 min.

Frank Capra     Starring: Gary CooperBarbara StanwyckEdward Arnold

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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162

American Beauty 1999, 122 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Kevin SpaceyAnnette BeningThora Birch

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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164

Sicario 2015, 121 min.

Denis Villeneuve     Starring: Emily BluntJosh BrolinBenicio Del Toro

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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The Lost Weekend 1945, 101 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Ray MillandJane WymanPhillip Terry

Addiction Drama    Drama    Film Noir

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The Virgin Spring 1960, 89 min.

Ingmar Bergman     Starring: Max von SydowBirgitta ValbergGunnel Lindblom

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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175

Road to Perdition 2002, 117 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Tom HanksPaul NewmanJude Law

Based-on-Comics    Crime Drama    Crime

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177

To Have and Have Not 1944, 100 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: Walter BrennanLauren BacallDolores Moran

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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183

Reds 1981, 194 min.

Warren Beatty     Starring: Warren BeattyDiane KeatonEdward Herrmann

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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184

Stalag 17 1953, 120 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Robert StraussHarvey LembeckOtto Preminger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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186

Nashville 1975, 159 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Ned BeattyRonee BlakleyKeith Carradine

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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189

Castle in the Sky 1986, 124 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Keiko YokozawaMayumi TanakaKotoe Hatsui

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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194

Notorious 1946, 101 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantIngrid BergmanClaude Rains

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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Princess Mononoke 1997, 134 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Yôji MatsudaYuriko IshidaYûko Tanaka

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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201

Napoléon 1927, 330 min.

Abel Gance     Starring: Albert DieudonnéEdmond Van DaëleGina Manès

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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203

Gattaca 1997, 106 min.

Andrew Niccol     Starring: Ethan HawkeUma ThurmanJude Law

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Drama    Dystopian Film

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204

Being There 1979, 130 min.

Hal Ashby     Starring: Peter SellersShirley MacLaineMelvyn Douglas

Comedy Drama    Drama    New Hollywood

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The Band Wagon 1953, 111 min.

Vincente Minnelli     Starring: Fred AstaireCyd CharisseOscar Levant

Comedy    Musical Comedy    Musical

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The Pearl 1947, 85 min.

Emilio Fernández     Starring: Pedro ArmendárizMaria Elena Marques

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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207

Barton Fink 1991, 116 min.

Joel & Ethan Coen     Starring: John TurturroMichael LernerTony Shalhoub

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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215

North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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216

Playtime 1967, 155 min.

Jacques Tati     Starring: Jacques TatiBarbara DennekRita Maiden

Comedy    Foreign Language Film    Satire

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