100 Posts, 100 Movies

So this is my 100th post and I figured no better way to celebrate than compiling my list of Top 100 films.  I am sure it will change in the years to come, but here it is at is stands.

100. American Psycho
99. Paths of Glory
98. Freaks
97. Black Narcissus
96. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
95. Children of Paradise
94. Forbidden Games
93. Network
92. Singin' In The Rain
91. Psycho
90. Eraserhead
89. Ugetsu
88. Repo Man
87. M
86. Howl's Moving Castle
85. Boogie Nights
84. Tiny Furniture
83. Patriotism
82. Kiss Me Deadly
81. The Passion of Joan of Arc
80. Ivan's Childhood
79. Carnival of Souls
78. Nashville
77. The Maltese Falcons
76. A River Runs Through It
75. Blue Velvet
74. The Music Room
73. Salo, Or The 120 Days of Sodom
72. Persona
71. Wings of Desire
70. Raging Bull
69. Mystery Train
68. Touch of Evil
67. Withnail and I
66. Easy Rider
65. A Clockwork Orange
64. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
63. The Wrestler
62. The Future
61. Belle De Jour
60. Clean, Shaven
59. The Squid and The Whale
58. WALL-E
57. Hustle and Flow
56. (500) Days of Summer
55. Spellbound
54. In Bruges
53. Dogville
52. Gummo
51. Viridiana
50. The Naked City
49. The Shining
48. North By Northwest
47. The Milky Way
46. La Haine
45. 28 Days Later...
44. The Long Goodbye
43. Oldboy
42. The Harder They Come
41. Pulp Fiction
40. Tokyo Story
39. Taxi Driver
38. Charade
37. Monty Python's Life of Brian
36. The Tree of Life
35. Gojira
34. House
33. Little Miss Sunshine
32. Last Year at Marienbad
31. Metropolis
30. Dog Star Man
29. Breathless
28. Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
27. Seven Samurai
26. Cinema Paradiso
25. There Will Be Blood
24. Annie Hall
23. La Jetee
22. Un Chien Andalou
21. Bottle Rocket
20. Alphaville
19. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
18. Le Samourai
17. Chungking Express
16. Hoop Dreams
15. Akira
14. The Bad Sleep Well
13. The Graduate
12. The Last Temptation of Christ
11. Citizen Kane
10. The Saddest Music in the World
9. Hard Boiled
8. The Night of the Hunter
7. Casablanca
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. The Seventh Seal
4. Kicking and Screaming
3. Blade Runner
2. Cool Hand Luke
1. Do The Right Thing

So there you have it...I will add pictures and years sometime in the future.


  1. Geee Un Chien Andalou is THAT good? I've been meaning to watch it but I keep on getting put off by the infamous scene where someone's eyeball gets cut in half (or something like that?) and I have serious eye phobia (getting poked in the eye etc).
    Btw, what does your blog name mean? :)

  2. For me it is that good. I know other Luis Bunuel fans who place any of his other works at top and deservedly so, but for me that is the one that changed every thing I understood about movies. I saw it pretty early on in my movie watching life and have not been able to remove it from my memory. If you can get past the initial eye cutting scene I assure you it is something magical. If you cannot I would highly recommend watching either The Exterminating Angel or The Milky Way instead, because they are the next best representations of the brilliance that is Bunuel. As for my blog name Cinemalacrum is a combination of the word Cinema and simulacrum which means a simulation that provides a "likeness" to reality. In my opinion cinema provides a likeness to our reality and is what led me to combine the two words into a single blog name.

  3. I read brief summaries of the two movies you recommended, both sound really fascinating, especially The Exterminating Angel. I'll definitely watch them and get back to you to tell you what I thought of them :D

    As for your blog name, kudos to you, it's pretty darn smart I must say. Cinema does resemble the reality, that's why I'm interested in The Exterminating Angel, doubtlessly full of human psychology and taboos that I can relish on!