Monday, January 1, 2001

Master Top 10 List

Here is my current top 10 List. It goes from 1982-2013, with an additional list in 1971. I am constantly updating these lists as I see more films. I've also started a project that will eventually give me a top 10 list from 1927-2010 (or whatever year it is when I finish). So far I have completed 1927-1933 and those lists are posted below...

2015

Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
Carol (Todd Haynes)
Inside Out (Pete Docter)
Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
The Revenant (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
The Martian (Ridley Scott)
Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray)
The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams)
Crimson Peak (Guillermo Del Toro)

2014

Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
Foxcatcher (Bennet Miller)
Dear White People (Justin Simien)
Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
Birdman (Alejandra Gonzalez Inarritu)
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)


2013

The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
Her (Spike Jonze)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-Ho)
Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener)
American Hustle (David O. Russell)
The Spectacular Now (James Ponsoldt)
This is the End (Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg)

2012

Compliance (Craig Zobel)
Life of Pi (Ang Lee)
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Silver Linings Playbook (David O Russell)
Looper (Rian Johnson)
The Avengers (Joss Whedon)

2011

Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
Bridesmaids (Paul Feig)
The Artist (Michael Hazanavicus)
The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
Dear Lemon Lima (Suzi Yoonessi)
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)
Cold Weather (Aaron Katz)
We Bought a Zoo (Cameron Crowe)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (David Yates)

2010

Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
Inception (Christopher Nolan)
True Grit (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
Please Give (Nicole Holofcener)
Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
Winter's Bone (Debra Granik)
127 Hours (Danny Boyle)
9500 Liberty (Annabel Park, Eric Byler)
The Social Network (David Fincher)

2009

Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)
Up (Pete Docter)
500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb)
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (Lee Daniels)
Sugar (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)
Away We Go (Sam Mendes)
Moon (Duncan Jones)
In the Loop (Armando Iannucci)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
2008

The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
Wall-E (Andrew Stanton)
Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
Rec (Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza)
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman)
Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller)
Milk (Gus Van Sant)
Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
The Visitor (Thomas McCarthy)

2007

No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Great World of Sound (Craig Zobel)
Once (John Carney)
Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
Charlie Wilson's War (Mike Nichols)
Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
Juno (Jason Reitman)
Waitress (Adrienne Shelly)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton)
Knocked Up (Judd Apatow)

2006

Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
Friends With Money (Nicole Holofcener)
The Heart of the Game (Ward Serrill)
The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
Dreamgirls (Bill Condon)
Sherrybaby (Laurie Collyer)
Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
Stranger Than Fiction (Marc Forster)
United 93 (Paul Greengreass)

2005

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July)
Munich (Steven Spielberg)
Syriana (Stephen Gagan)
King Kong (Peter Jackson)
A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
Serenity (Joss Whedon)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving)

2004

Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
Garden State (Zach Braff)
The Terminal (Steven Spielberg)
Sideways (Alexander Payne)
The Incredibles (Brad Bird)
Hotel Rwanda (Terry George)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón)
Collateral (Michael Mann)

2003

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
The Magdalene Sisters (Peter Mullan)
Spellbound (Jeffrey Blitz)
Mystic River (Clint Eastwood)
Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton)
The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet)
The Cooler (Wayne Kramer)

2002

25th Hour (Spike Lee)
Kissing Jessica Stein (Charles Herman-Wurmfeld)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore)
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
Moonlight Mile (Brad Silberling)
Lovely & Amazing (Nicole Holofcener)
Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes)
Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)

2001

AI: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
Monster's Ball (Marc Forster)
Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
Memento (Christopher Nolan)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)
Joy Ride (John Dahl)
Lost and Delirious (Léa Pool)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
Bandits (Barry Levinson)

2000

Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis)
Nurse Betty (Neil LaBute)
Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)
Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky)
Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen)
You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)
Getting to Know You (Lisanne Skyler)

1999

Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce)
Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson)
Election (Alexander Payne)
American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter)
The Iron Giant (Brad Bird)
The Matrix (Wachowski Bros.)
The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)

1998

Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
Love and Death on Long Island (Richard Kwietniowski)
Pleasantville (Gary Ross)
The Truman Show (Peter Weir)
A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi)
Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh)
Primary Colors (Mike Nichols)
Happiness (Todd Solondz)
Bulworth (Warren Beatty)
Dark City (Alex Proyas)

1997

The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
Titanic (James Cameron)
The Ice Storm (Ang Lee)
In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute)
LA Confidetial (Curtis Hanson)
Contact (Robert Zemeckis)
Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Ulee's Gold (Victor Nunez)
Scream 2 (Wes Craven)
My Best Friend's Wedding (PJ Hogan)

1996

Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe)
Breaking the Waves (Lars Von Trier)
Bound (Wachowski Bros.)
Trees Lounge (Steve Buscemi)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd SOlondz)
Courage Under Fire (Edward Zwick)
The Last Supper (Stacy Title)
Beautiful Girls (Ted Demme)
The Frighteners (Peter Jackson)
Scream (Wes Craven)

1995

Wild Reeds (Andre Techine)
Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach)
Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins)
Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis)
Toy Story (John Lasseter)
The American President (Rob Reiner)
Fluke (Carlo Carlei)
Se7en (David Fincher)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)

1994

Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis)
The Last Seduction (John Dahl)
Speed (Jan De Bont)
Ed Wood (Tim Burton)
Little Women (Gilliam Armstrong)
Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone)

1993

Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh)
Ruby in Paradise (Victor Nunez)
Searching For Bobby Fischer (Steven Zaillian)
The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorcese)
Remains of the Day (James Ivory)
Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
Hard-boiled (John Woo)
The Piano (Jane Campion)
Rudy (David Anspaugh)

1992

Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
The Player (Robert Altman)
Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
Flirting (John Duigan)
A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner)
Of Mice and Men (Gary Sinise)
The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen)
Passion Fish (John Sayles)
White Men Can't Jump (Ron Shelton)

1991

The Rapture (Michael Tolkin)
Boyz N The Hood    (John Singleton)
JFK (Oliver Stone)
Bugsy (Barry Levinson)
The Man in the Moon (Robert Mulligan)
Terminator 2 (James Cameron)
Soapdish (Michael Hoffman)
Closet Land (Radha Bharadwaj)
Dogfight (Nancy Savoca)
Jungle Fever (Spike Lee)

1990

Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
Back to the Future 3 (Robert Zemeckis)
Joe Versus the Volcano (John Patrick Shanley)
Die Hard 2 (Renny Harlin)
Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne)
Pump Up the Volume (Allan Moyle)
Total Recall (Paul Veerhoeven)
Dreams (Akira Kurosaws)

1989

Say Anything (Cameron Crowe)
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
Roger & Me (Michael Moore)
Heathers (Michael Lehmann)
Glory (Edward Zwick)
Born on the 4th of July (Oliver Stone)
Casualties of War (Brian De Palma)
My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg)

1988

Running on Empty (Sidney Lumet)
Die Hard (John McTiernan)
Eight Men Out (John Sayles)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis)
Midnight Run (Martin Brest)
Rain Man (Barry Levinson)
The Accidental Tourist (Lawrence Kasdan)
Big (Penny Marshall)
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
Bull Durham (Ron Shelton)

1987

Matewan (John Sayles)
Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg)
Raising Arizona (Coen Bros.)
Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner)
Moonstruck (Norman Jewison)
Some Kind of Wonderful (Howard Deutch)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (John Hughes)
Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner)
Roxanne (Fred Schepisi)

1986

Lucas (David Seltzer)
Hoosiers (David Anspaugh)
Platoon (Oliver Stone)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton)
Stand By Me (Rob Reiner)
Aliens (James Cameron)
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
Ruthless People (David Zucker, Jim Abrahams)
River's Edge (Tim Hunter)

1985

Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg)
Witness (Peter Weir)
The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
The Sure Thing (Rob Reiner)
Smooth Talk (Joyce Chopra)
After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
Lost in America (Albert Brooks)

1984

The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman)
The Natural (Barry Levinson)
The Terminator (James Cameron)
Gremlins (Joe Dante)
A Soldier's Story (Norman Jewison)
Starman (John Carpenter)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg)
The Neverending Story (Wolfgang Petersen)

1983

The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks)
Wargames (John Badham)
Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand)
The Right Stuff (Phillip Kaufman)
Risky Business (Paul Brickman)
The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan)
The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones)
All the Right Moves (Michael Chapman)
Trading Places (John Landis)

1982

E.T. the Extraterrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
The Verdict (Sidney Lumet)
Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
An Officer and a Gentleman (Taylor Hackford)
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling)
Sophie's Choice (Alan J. Pakula)
48 Hours (Walter Hill)
The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson, Frank Oz)



1971

Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart)
Bananas (Woody Allen)
Summer of 42 (Robert Mulligan)
Klute (Alan J. Pakula)
Dirty Harry (Don Siegel)

1933

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Fritz Lang)
Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
Design For Living (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Private Life of Henry VIII (Alexander Korda)
Little Women (George Cukor)
A Man's Castle (Frank Borzage)
Queen Cristina (Rouben Mamoulian)
Counsellor at Law (William Wyler)
Lady For a Day (Frank Capra)
King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest P. Shoedsack)

1932

Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy)
American Madness (Frank Capra)
Freaks (Tod Browning)
Me and My Gal (Raoul Walsh)
One Way Passage (Tay Garnett)
The Old Dark House (James Whale)
One Hour With You (Ernst Lubitsch)
I Was Born, But.... (Yasujiro Ozu)
Shanghai Express (Josef Von Sternberg)

1931

M (Fritz Lang)
City Lights (Charles Chaplin)
Miracle Woman (Frank Capra)
The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch)
An American Tragedy (Josef Von Sternberg)
Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg)
Platinum Blonde (Frank Capra)
The Public Enemy (William Wellman)
Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy)
The Royal Bed (Lowell Sherman)

1930

All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone)
City Girl (FW Murnau)
A Cottage on Dartmoor (Anthony Asquith)
Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)
Hell's Angels (Howard Hughes)
Billy the Kid (King Vidor)
The Blue Angel (Josef Von Sternberg)
Feet First (Clyde Bruckman)
The White Hell of Pitz Palu (Arnold Fanck, GW Pabst)
Song O My Heart (Frank Borzage)

1929

The Iron Mask (Allan Dwan)
Spies (Fritz Lang)
Napoleon (Abel Gance)
Pandora's Box (GW Pabst)
Asphalt (Joe May)
Diary of a Lost Girl (GW Pabst)
The Love Parade (Ernst Lubitsch)
Alibi (Roland West)
Lucky Star (Frank Borzage)
Queen Kelly (Erich Von Stroheim)

1928

The Crowd (King Vidor)
The Circus (Charles Chaplin)
Speedy (Ted Wilde)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Dreyer)
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Herbert Brenon)
Steamboat Bill Jr. (Charles Reisner)
The Last Command (Josef Von Sternberg)
A Girl in Every Port (Howard Hawks)
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Walter Ruttman)
The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock)


1927

Sunrise (FW Murnau)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
Underworld (Josef von Sternberg)
The Unknown (Tod Browning)
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Kid Brother (Ted Wilde and JA Howe)
The General (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton)
The Cat and the Canary (Paul Leni)
Seventh Heaven (Frank Borzage)
Bed and Sofa (Abram Room)

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