My Favorite 50 Films (With Pictures!)

by George Watches Things

50. East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955)

49. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)

48. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950)

47. Fearless (Peter Weir, 1993)

46. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)

45. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)

44. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)

43. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

42. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)

41. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)

40. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

39. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)

38. Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)

37. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)

36. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)

35. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

34. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)

33. Fargo (Joel Coen, 1996)

32. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)

31. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)

30. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

29. Poetry (Chang-dong Lee, 2010/2011)

28. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

27. No Country for Old Men (Ethan and Joel Coen, 2007)

26. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)

25. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)

24. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

23. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)

22. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005/2006)

21. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)

20. Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)

19. All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)

18. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

17. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

16. Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton, 1979)

15. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)

14. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)

13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

12. Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)

11. Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)

10. City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)

9. Rabbit Hole (John Cameron Mitchell, 2010)

8. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)

7. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

6. A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983)

5. A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964)

4. F for Fake (Orson Welles, 1973)

3. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)

2. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

1. Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

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