The 1,000 Best Films of all Times

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The 1960s:


9.0 Roman Polanski: Rosemary's Baby (1967)
8.6 Ingmar Bergman: Persona (1965)
8.5 Michelangelo Antonioni: BlowUp (1966)
8.4 Federico Fellini: La Dolce Vita (1960)
8.4 Robert Aldrich: Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964)
8.3 Sam Peckinpah: The Wild Bunch (1969)
8.3 Luis Bunuel: Belle de Jour (1967)
8.2 Alfred Hitchcock: Psycho (1960)
8.2 John Ford: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
8.2 Robert Aldrich: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)
8.0 Billy Wilder: The Apartment (1960)
8.0 Roman Polanski: Repulsion (1965)
8.0 Sergej Paradzanov: Sayat Nova/ Tsvet Granata/ Color of Pomegrenates (1969)
8.0 Sergio Leone: C'era Una Volta il West/ Once Upon a Time (1968)
8.0 Stanley Kubrick: Dr Strangelove (1964)
8.0 Federico Fellini: 8 1/2 (1963)
8.0 Blake Edwards: The Great Race (1965)
8.0 John Boorman: Point Blank (1967)
7.9 Luis Bunuel: Viridiana (1961)
7.8 Stanley Kubrick: 2001: Space Odyssey (1968)
7.8 Alfred Hitchcock: Marnie (1964)
7.8 Alain Resnais: L'Annee Derniere a Marienbad/ Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
7.6 Masahiro Shinoda: Shinju Ten No Amijima/ Double Suicide (1969)
7.6 Michael Powell: Peeping Tom (1960)
7.6 Joseph Losey: Secret Ceremony (1968)
7.5 Billy Wilder: Irma La Douce (1963)
7.5 Jacques Tati: Playtime (1967)
7.5 Sydney Pollack: They Shoot Horses Don't They (1969)
7.5 Carl Theodor Dreyer: Gertrud (1964)
7.5 Sergej Paradzanov: Teni Zabytykh Predkov/ Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
7.5 Ermanno Olmi: Il Posto (1961)
7.5 Dusan Makavejev: Ljubavni Slucaj Ili Tragedija Sluzbenice PTT/ Love Affair or the Tragedy of a Switchboard Operator (1967)
7.5 Akira Kurosawa: Tengoku to Jigoku/ High and Low (1963)
7.5 Elia Kazan: Splendor In The Grass (1961)
7.5 Jean-Luc Godard: Weekend (1968)
7.5 Michelangelo Antonioni: L'Avventura (1960)
7.5 Satyajit Ray: Charulata/ Lonely Wife (1964)
7.5 Joseph Losey: The Servant (1963)
7.4 Jean-Luc Godard: Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
7.4 Satyajit Ray: Devi/ The Goddess (1960)
7.4 Francois Truffaut: Jules et Jim (1961)
7.4 Roman Polanski: Noz w Wodzie/ Knife in the Water (1962)
7.4 Arthur Penn: Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
7.4 Mike Nichols: The Graduate (1967)
7.4 Sergio Leone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
7.4 Elia Kazan: Wild River (1960)
7.4 John Huston: The Misfits (1961)
7.4 Jean-Luc Godard: Alphaville (1965)
7.4 Budd Boetticher: Comanche Station (1960)
7.4 Luchino Visconti: La Caduta degli Dei/ The Damned (1969)
7.4 Frantisek Vlacil: Marketa Lazarova (1967)
7.3 Joseph Losey: The Damned (1963)
7.3 Elliot Silverstein: Cat Ballou (1965)
7.3 Jacques Rivette: Paris nous Appartient/ Paris Belongs to Us (1960)
7.3 Robert Mulligan: The Stalking Moon (1969)
7.3 Mario Monicelli: L'Armata Brancaleone/ The Brancaleone Army/ For Love and Gold (1966)
7.3 Jean-Pierre Melville: Le Samourai/ The Samurai (1967)
7.3 Chris Marker: La Jetee (1962)
7.3 George Roy Hill: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
7.3 John Frankenheimer: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
7.3 Jean-Luc Godard: Vivre sa Vie/ My Life to Live (1962)
7.3 John Frankenheimer: Seconds (1966)
7.3 Blake Edwards: A Shot in the Dark (1964)
7.3 Luis Bunuel: The Exterminating Angel (1962)
7.3 Jacques Becker: Le Trou/ The Hole (1960)
7.3 Michelangelo Antonioni: La Notte/ The Night (1961)
7.3 Robert Aldrich: Dirty Dozen (1967)
7.3 Yasujiro Ozu: Kohayagawa-ke No Aki/ Autumn for the Kohayagawa Family/ The End of Summer/ Early Autumn (1961)
7.2 Frantisek Vlacil: Holubice/ The White Dove (1960),
7.2 Stuart Rosenberg: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
7.2 Stanley Kramer: It'a A Mad Mad World (1963)
7.2 Stanley Donen: Charade (1963)
7.2 Sam Fuller: Shock Corridor (1963)
7.2 Russ Meyer: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
7.2 Ritwik Ghatak: Meghe Dhaka Tara/ Cloud Capped Star (1960)
7.2 Ritwik Ghatak: Subarnarekha (1962)
7.2 Miklos Jancso: Szegenylegenyek/ Round-up (1965)
7.2 Mark Robson: The Prize (1963)
7.2 Lindsay Anderson: If.... (1968)
7.2 John Cassavetes: Faces (1968)
7.2 Glauber Rocha: Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol/ White God Black Devil (1963)
7.2 George A. Romero: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
7.2 Franklin Schaffner: Planet of the Apes (1968)
7.2 Don Siegel: Madigan (1968)
7.2 Masahiro Shinoda: Kawaita Hana/ Pale Flower (1964)
7.2 Raul Ruiz: Tres Tristes Tigres/ Three Sad Tigers (1969)
7.2 Robert Rossen: The Hustler (1961)
7.2 Dino Risi: Il Tesoro di San Gennaro/ Treasure of San Gennaro (1966)
7.2 Sam Peckinpah: Ride the High Country (1962)
7.2 Pierpaolo Pasolini: Uccellacci e Uccellini (1966)
7.2 Ken Loach: Kes (1969)
7.2 Richard Lester: Petulia (1968)
7.2 Elia Kazan: America America (1963)
7.2 Alfred Hitchcock: The Birds (1963)
7.2 Claude Chabrol: Les Bonnes Femmes/ The Good Girls (1960)
7.2 Claude Chabrol: Que la Bete Meure/ The Beast Must Die (1969)
7.2 Luis Bunuel: Simon del Deserto/ Simon of the Desert (1966)
7.2 Michelangelo Antonioni: L'Eclisse/ The Eclipse (1962)
7.2 Robert Aldrich: Flight Of The Phoenix (1965)
7.2 Richard Quine: Notorious Landlady (1962)
7.2 Akira Kurosawa: Yojimbo (1961)
7.1 Andy Warhol & Paul Morrissey: Chelsea Girls (1966)
7.1 Billy Wilder: The Fortune Cookie (1966)
7.1 Francois Truffaut: Tirez sur le Pianiste/ Shoot the Pianist (1962)
7.1 Istvan Szabo : Apa/ Father (1966)
7.1 Andrei Konchalovsky: Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy/ Asya Klyachina's Story (1967)
7.1 Jean-Luc Godard: Une Femme Mariee/ A Married Woman (1964)
7.1 Jean-Luc Godard: Masculin Feminin (1966)
7.1 Luchino Visconti: Rocco e i suoi Fratelli/ Rocco and his Brothers (1960)
7.1 Jerry Lewis: The Nutty Professor (1963)
7.0 Andrei Tarkovsky: Ivan's Childhood/ L'infanzia di Ivan (1962)
7.0 Andrei Tarkovsky: Andrej Rublev (1966)
7.0 Yves Robert: La Guerre des Boutons (1963)
7.0 Frantisek Vlacil: The Valley of the Bees (1968)
7.0 Yasuzo Masumura: Moju (1969)
7.0 Yasujiro Ozu: Jamma no Aji/ An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
7.0 Xie Jin: Wutai Jiemei/ Two Stage Sisters (1965)
7.0 Wesley Barry: The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
7.0 Walerian Borowczyk: Goto (1968)
7.0 Vilgot Sjoman: Syskonbadd/ Sister's Bed/ Letto della Sorella (1965)
7.0 Val Guest: The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)
7.0 Tony Richardson: Tom Jones (1963)
7.0 Tomas Gutierrez Alea: Memorias del Subdesarollo (1968)
7.0 Tom Gries: Will Penny (1967)
7.0 Tinto Brass: Disco Volante/ Flying Saucer (1964)
7.0 Terence Young: From Russia with Love (1963)
7.0 Terence Young: Dr No (1962)
7.0 Stanley Donen: Arabesque (1966)
7.0 Sidney Lumet: Fail-safe (1964)
7.0 Shohei Imamura: Kamigami No Fukaki Yokubo/ The Profound Desire of the Gods (1968)
7.0 Shohei Imamura: Jinruigaku Nyumon/ The Pornographers (1966)
7.0 Shohei Imamura: Nippon Konchuki/ Insect Woman (1963)
7.0 Shirley Clarke: Portrait of Jason (1967)
7.0 Shadi Abdelsalam: El Mumia (1969)
7.0 Sergio Corbucci: Django (1966)
7.0 Rolf Willa: Village of the Damned (1960)
7.0 Roger Vadim: Barbarella (1968)
7.0 Roger Corman: St Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
7.0 Roger Corman: Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
7.0 Robert Stevenson: Mary Poppins (1964)
7.0 Richard Quine: Sex And Single Girl (1965)
7.0 Richard Brooks: The Professionals (1966)
7.0 Richard Brooks: Elmer Gantry (1960)
7.0 Philippe de Broca: Le Roi de Coeur/ King of Hearts (1966)
7.0 Peter Yates: Bullitt (1968)
7.0 Peter Watkins: O Gladiatiorerna (1968)
7.0 Paul Morrissey: Flesh (1968)
7.0 Ousmane Sembene: La Noire De... (1966)
7.0 Otto Preminger: Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
7.0 Norman Jewison: The Russians Are Coming (1966)
7.0 Norman Jewison: In The Heat of the Night (1967)
7.0 Nelson Pereira: Vidas Secas (1963)
7.0 Nagisa Oshima: Nihon No Yoru To Kiri/ Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
7.0 Nagisa Oshima: Koshikei/ Death by Hanging (1968)
7.0 Mrinal Sen: Bhuvan Shome (1969)
7.0 Monte Hellman: The Shooting (1966)
7.0 Miklos Jancso: Csand es Kialtas/ Silence and Cry (1968)
7.0 Michael Snow: Wavelength (1965)
7.0 Maurice Pialat: The Naked Childhood (1968)
7.0 Martin Ritt: Hud (1963)
7.0 Mark Robson: The Valley of the Dolls (1967)
7.0 Marco Ferreri: Dillinger È Morto (1969)
7.0 Marco Bellocchio: I Pugni in Tasca/ Fists in the Pocket (1965)
7.0 Luigi Comencini: Tutti A Casa (1960)
7.0 Luigi Comencini: Incompreso/ Misunderstood (1966)
7.0 Lindsay Anderson: This Sporting Life (1963)
7.0 Kurt Maetzig: Milczaca Gwiazda/ First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
7.0 Krzystof Zanussi: Struktura Krysztalu (1969)
7.0 Kaneto Shindo: Hadaka No Shima/ Island/ Isola Nuda (1961)
7.0 Jonas Mekas: Walden (1969)
7.0 John Sturges: The Magnificent Seven (1960)
7.0 John Sturges: The Great Escape (1963)
7.0 John Schlesinger: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
7.0 Jiri Menzel: Ostrie Sledovane Vlaky/ Closely Watched Trains (1966)
7.0 Jerzy Kawalerowicz: Matka Joanna od Aniolow/ Madre Giovanna degli Angeli (1961)
7.0 Jerry Paris: Viva Max (1969)
7.0 Jan Troell: Har Har Du Ditt Liv/ Here's Your Life (1965)
7.0 Jan Nemec: O Slavnosti a Hostech/ A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)
7.0 Jan Nemec: Demanty Noci/ Diamonds of the Night (1964)
7.0 Jacques Demy: Parapluies de Cherbourg/ Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
7.0 Jacques Demy: Lola (1961)
7.0 Jack Lee Thompson: Cape Fear (1962)
7.0 Humberto Solas: Lucia (1969)
7.0 Howard Hawks: Man's Favorite Sport (1964)
7.0 Hiroshi Teshigahara: Suna no Onna/ Woman in the Dunes (1964)
7.0 Henry Hathaway: Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
7.0 Henri Clouzot: La Verite`/ The Truth (1960)
7.0 Haskell Wexler: Medium Cool (1969)
7.0 Glauber Rocha: Antonio das Mortes (1969)
7.0 Gillo Pontecorvo: La Battaglia di Algeri/ Battle of Algiers (1966)
7.0 Georges Franju: Judex (1963)
7.0 George Kuchar: Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966) (1966)
7.0 Fred Zinnemann: A Man for All Seasons (1966)
7.0 Fred Wilcox: I Passed for White (1960)
7.0 Frank Perry: The Swimmer (1968)
7.0 Francesco Rosi: Salvatore Giuliano (1961)
7.0 Francesco Rosi: Le Mani sulla Citta` (1963)
7.0 Dennis Hopper: Easy Rider (1969)
7.0 David Lean: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
7.0 D.A. Pennebaker: Don't Look Back (1967)
7.0 Costantin Costa-Gravas: Z (1969)
7.0 Bernardo Bertolucci: Before the Revolution (1962)
7.0 Basil Dearden: The League of Gentlemen (1960)
7.0 Barbet Schroeder: More (1968)
7.0 Andy Warhol: Sleep (1963)
7.0 Alexander Kluge: Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel/ Artists under the Circus Tent (1968)
7.0 Alexander Kluge: Abschied von Gestern/ Yesterday Girl (1966)
7.0 Aleksandr Petrovic: Skupljaci Perja/ I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967)
7.0 Agnes Varda: Cléo de 5 à 7/ Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
7.0 Abraham Polonsky: Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here/ Uccidero` Willie Kid (1969)
7.0 Billy Wilder: Kiss Me Stupid (1964)
7.0 Bo Widerberg: Kvarteret Korpen (1963)
7.0 Bo Widerberg: Adalen 31 (1969)
7.0 Don Siegel: The Killers (1964)
7.0 Don Siegel: Coogan's Bluf (1968)
7.0 Eric Rohmer: Ma Nuit Chez Maud/ My Night at Maud's (1969)
7.0 Eric Rohmer: Ma Nuit Chez Maud/ My Night at Maud's (1969)
7.0 Jacques Rivette: L'Amour Fou/ Mad Love (1969)
7.0 Dino Risi: Il Sorpasso (1962)
7.0 Alain Resnais: Je T'Aime Je T'Aime (1968)
7.0 Roman Polanski: Cul de Sac (1966)
7.0 Arthur Penn: The Chase (1966)
7.0 Arthur Penn: Alice's Restaurant (1969)
7.0 Pierpaolo Pasolini: Teorema (1968)
7.0 Pierpaolo Pasolini: Mamma Roma (1962)
7.0 Pierpaolo Pasolini: Accattone (1961)
7.0 Ermanno Olmi: I Fidanzati (1963)
7.0 Robert Mulligan: Up The Down Staircase (1967)
7.0 Robert Mulligan: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
7.0 Jean-Pierre Melville: Army of Shadows (1969)
7.0 Richard Lester: The Knack (1965)
7.0 Richard Lester: The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
7.0 Richard Lester: How I Won the War (1967)
7.0 Sergio Leone: Per Qualche Dollaro in Più/ For a Few Dollars More (1965)
7.0 Jean-Luc Godard: Le Mepris/ Contempt (1963)
7.0 Jean-Luc Godard: La Chinoise (1967)
7.0 John Frankenheimer: Seven Days in May (1964)
7.0 John Frankenheimer: Grand Prix (1966)
7.0 Milos Forman: Laskj Jedne Plavovlaskj/ Loves of a Blonde (1965)
7.0 Milos Forman: Hori Ma Panenko/ Firemen's Ball (1967)
7.0 Richard Fleischer: Fantastic Voyage (1966)
7.0 Federico Fellini: Giulietta Degli Spiriti (1965)
7.0 Rainer Fassbinder: Katzelmacher/ Troublemaker (1969)
7.0 Blake Edwards: Pink Panther (1963)
7.0 Francis Ford Coppola: The Rain People (1969)
7.0 Luis Bunuel: La Voie Lactee/ The Milky Way (1969)
7.0 John Boorman: Hell in the Pacific (1968)
7.0 Ingmar Bergman: Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
7.0 Michelangelo Antonioni: Deserto Rosso/ Red Desert (1964)
7.0 George Cukor: My Fair Lady (1964)
7.0 Pietro Germi:Divorzio all'Italiana (1961)
7.0 Satyajit Ray: Mahanagar/ The Big City (1963)
7.0 Vladimir Vengerov: Rabocij Poselok/ Workers' Settlement (1965)
Only some of those rated under 7.0 are listed below. Too many to list all of them.


6.9 Francois Truffaut: Baisers Voles/ Stolen Kisses (1968)
6.9 Alfred Hitchcock: Torn Curtain (1966)
6.9 Jean-Luc Godard: Les Carabiniers (1963)
6.9 Jean-Luc Godard: Le Petit Soldat (1960)
6.9 Blake Edwards: What Did You Do in the War Daddy? (1966)
6.9 Blake Edwards: Experiment in Terror (1962)
6.9 Luis Bunuel: The Young One (1960)
6.8 Billy Wilder: One Two Three (1961)
6.8 Francois Truffaut: La Mariee Etait En Noir/ The Bride Wore Black (1968)
6.8 Jean-Luc Godard: Bande a Part/ Band of Outsiders (1964)
6.8 Roman Polanski: The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
6.8 Alejandro Jodorowsky: Fando y Lis (1968)
6.7 Akira Kurosawa: Aka Hige/ Red Beard (1965)

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