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The 100 Best Films, January 2023

Rank Poster Film Year Director(s) Runtime Rating
1

Groundhog Day

1993 Harold Ramis 1h 41m 10/10
2

Warrior

2011 Gavin O'Connor 2h 20m 10/10
3

The Conjuring

2013 James Wan 1h 52m 10/10
4

Dune

2021 Denis Villeneuve 2h 35m 10/10
5

The Godfather

1972 Francis Ford Coppola 2h 55m 10/10
6

Jaws

1975 Steven Spielberg 2h 4m 10/10
7

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

1975 Milos Forman 2h 13m 10/10
8

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

1977 George Lucas 2h 1m 10/10
9

Alien

1979 Ridley Scott 1h 57m 10/10
10

Apocalypse Now

1979 Francis Ford Coppola 3h 2m 10/10
11

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

1980 Irvin Kershner 2h 4m 10/10
12

The Shining

1980 Stanley Kubrick 2h 26m 10/10
13

Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981 Steven Spielberg 1h 55m 10/10
14

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

1983 Richard Marquand 2h 11m 10/10
15

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1984 Steven Spielberg 1h 58m 10/10
16

Ghostbusters

1984 Ivan Reitman 1h 45m 10/10
17

Back to the Future

1985 Robert Zemeckis 1h 56m 10/10
18

The Goonies

1985 Richard Donner 1h 54m 10/10
19

Aliens

1986 James Cameron 2h 17m 10/10
20

Stand by Me

1986 Rob Reiner 1h 29m 10/10
21

The Hitcher

1986 Robert Harmon 1h 37m 10/10
22

Full Metal Jacket

1987 Stanley Kubrick 1h 57m 10/10
23

Die Hard

1988 John McTiernan 2h 12m 10/10
24

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1989 Steven Spielberg 2h 7m 10/10
25

Back to the Future Part II

1989 Robert Zemeckis 1h 48m 10/10
26

Home Alone

1990 Chris Columbus 1h 43m 10/10
27

Goodfellas

1990 Martin Scorsese 2h 26m 10/10
28

The Silence of the Lambs

1991 Jonathan Demme 1h 58m 10/10
29

Reservoir Dogs

1992 Quentin Tarantino 1h 39m 10/10
30

Jurassic Park

1993 Steven Spielberg 2h 7m 10/10
31

Schindler's List

1993 Steven Spielberg 3h 15m 10/10
32

The Shawshank Redemption

1994 Frank Darabont 2h 22m 10/10
33

The Usual Suspects

1995 Bryan Singer 1h 46m 10/10
34

Seven

Also Known As: Se7en
1995 David Fincher 2h 7m 10/10
35

Fargo

1996 Joel Coen Ethan Coen 1h 38m 10/10
36

Saving Private Ryan

1998 Steven Spielberg 2h 49m 10/10
37

The Big Lebowski

1998 Joel Coen Ethan Coen 1h 57m 10/10
38

Fight Club

1999 David Fincher 2h 19m 10/10
39

The Matrix

1999 Lana Wachowski Lilly Wachowski 2h 16m 10/10
40

The Sixth Sense

1999 M. Night Shyamalan 1h 47m 10/10
41

Snatch

2000 Guy Ritchie 1h 44m 10/10
42

Black Hawk Down

2001 Ridley Scott 2h 24m 10/10
43

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001 Peter Jackson 3h 48m 10/10
44

The Pianist

2002 Roman Polanski 2h 30m 10/10
45

The Ring

2002 Gore Verbinski 1h 55m 10/10
46

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002 Peter Jackson 3h 53m 10/10
47

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2002 Chris Columbus 2h 41m 10/10
48

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

2003 Quentin Tarantino 1h 51m 10/10
49

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

2004 Adam McKay 1h 34m 10/10
50

Pan's Labyrinth

Also Known As: El Laberinto del Fauno
2006 Guillermo del Toro 1h 58m 10/10
51

Superbad

2007 Greg Mottola 1h 53m 10/10
52

The Dark Knight

2008 Christopher Nolan 2h 32m 10/10
53

Let the Right One In

Also Known As: Låt den rätte komma in
2008 Tomas Alfredson 1h 54m 10/10
54

The Hangover

2009 Todd Phillips 1h 40m 10/10
55

Shutter Island

2010 Martin Scorsese 2h 18m 10/10
56

Inception

2010 Christopher Nolan 2h 28m 10/10
57

The Dark Knight Rises

2012 Christopher Nolan 2h 44m 10/10
58

Django Unchained

2012 Quentin Tarantino 2h 45m 10/10
59

Gravity

2013 Alfonso Cuarón 1h 31m 10/10
60

12 Years a Slave

2013 Steve McQueen 2h 14m 10/10
61

Lone Survivor

2013 Peter Berg 2h 1m 10/10
62

Interstellar

2014 Christopher Nolan 2h 49m 10/10
63

The Conjuring 2

2016 James Wan 2h 14m 10/10
64

Dunkirk

2017 Christopher Nolan 1h 46m 10/10
65

Logan

2017 James Mangold 2h 17m 10/10
66

1917

2019 Sam Mendes 1h 59m 10/10
67

Avengers: Endgame

2019 Anthony Russo Joe Russo 3h 1m 10/10
68

Joker

2019 Todd Phillips 2h 2m 10/10
69

A Song of Lisbon

Also Known As: A Canção de Lisboa
1933 José Cottinelli Telmo 1h 25m 10/10
70

The Godfather: Part II

1974 Francis Ford Coppola 3h 22m 10/10
71

The Deer Hunter

1978 Michael Cimino 3h 3m 10/10
72

Das Boot

1981 Wolfgang Petersen 2h 29m 10/10
73

Gandhi

1982 Richard Attenborough 3h 11m 10/10
74

Scarface

1983 Brian De Palma 2h 50m 10/10
75

The Lion King

1994 Roger Allers Rob Minkoff 1h 28m 10/10
76

Forrest Gump

1994 Robert Zemeckis 2h 22m 10/10
77

Pulp Fiction

1994 Quentin Tarantino 2h 34m 10/10
78

Toy Story

1995 John Lasseter 1h 21m 10/10
79

La Haine

Also Known As: Hate
1995 Mathieu Kassovitz 1h 38m 10/10
80

Good Will Hunting

1997 Gus Van Sant 2h 6m 10/10
81

American Beauty

1999 Sam Mendes 2h 2m 10/10
82

Requiem for a Dream

2000 Darren Aronofsky 1h 42m 10/10
83

Cast Away

2000 Robert Zemeckis 2h 23m 10/10
84

Almost Famous

2000 Cameron Crowe 2h 2m 10/10
85

Gladiator

2000 Ridley Scott 2h 35m 10/10
86

Monsters, Inc.

2001 Pete Docter David Silverman Lee Unkrich 1h 32m 10/10
87

A Beautiful Mind

2001 Ron Howard 2h 15m 10/10
88

City of God

Also Known As: Cidade de Deus
2002 Fernando Meirelles Kátia Lund 2h 10m 10/10
89

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003 Peter Jackson 3h 21m 10/10
90

Finding Nemo

2003 Andrew Stanton Lee Unkrich 1h 40m 10/10
91

Downfall

2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel 2h 36m 10/10
92

Sin City

2005 Frank Miller Quentin Tarantino Robert Rodriguez 2h 4m 10/10
93

300

2006 Zack Snyder 1h 57m 10/10
94

The Departed

2006 Martin Scorsese 2h 31m 10/10
95

Seven Pounds

2008 Gabriele Muccino 2h 3m 10/10
96

Avatar

2009 James Cameron 2h 42m 10/10
97

The Road

2009 John Hillcoat 1h 51m 10/10
98

Inglourious Basterds

2009 Quentin Tarantino 2h 33m 10/10
99

Black Swan

2010 Darren Aronofsky 1h 48m 10/10
100

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012 Peter Jackson 2h 49m 10/10