Top 50?


Someone combined ratings from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and Letterboxd to distill the 50 best movies of all time – somehow also compensating for audience sizes and ages. Below are the strangely biased results – five from Kurosawa alone but only one each from France, Italy, and Russia (plus none at all from Spain or India)?

All but one are, or has been, in some edition of the book, though!

It’s a wonderful life
Cidade de Deus [City of God]
Fanny och Alexander [Fanny and Alexander]
乱 [Ran]
On the waterfront
All about Eve
Singin’ in the rain
Сталкер [Stalker]
Double indemnity
用心棒 [Yojimbo]
The night of the hunter
Citizen Kane
生きる [Ikiru]
Raiders of the lost ark
火垂るの墓 [Grave of the fireflies]
Ladri di biciclette [Bicycle thieves]
Paths of glory
The third man
Les quatre cents coups [The 400 blows]
جدایی نادر از سیمین‎‎ [A separation]
Taxi driver
羅生門 [Rashomon]
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
Apocalypse now
Star Wars episode V – The Empire strikes back
The dark knight
Rear window
Lawrence of Arabia
Once upon a time in the west
Dr Strangelove
City lights
Modern times
千と千尋の神隠し [Spirited away]
Schindler’s list
Sunset Blvd
The Shawshank redemption
The good, the bad, and the ugly
12 angry men
Pulp fiction
The godfather part II
七人の侍 [Seven samurai]
The godfather

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