Favorite 100 Films – 2014 Edition

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Last year, on my birthday, October 13th, I posted my first top 100 favorite films of all time. Films that I love and mean a lot to me, not what I consider to be the best of all time. Since last year, some changes have occurred. I don’t like fantasy as much as I did last year. It’s among my least favorite genres nowadays. Also some films like Pulp Fiction, Psycho, (500) Days of Summer have fallen to the bottom of my countdown but some great films like Goodfellas and Taxi Driver have replaced them in the first positions. I guess opinions change.

Hope you will enjoy my list and feel free to make comments about it. Here we go!

100. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)

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99. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)

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98. Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (Kerry Conran, 2004)

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97. Manhattan Murder Mystery (Woody Allen, 1993)

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96. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)

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95. Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle, 1987)

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94. (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 2009)

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93. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)

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92. After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)

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91. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

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90. Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)

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89. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007)

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88. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)

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87. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)

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86. In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, 1967)

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85. Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)

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84. The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012)

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83. Life Itself (Steve James, 2014)

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82. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)

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81. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948)

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80. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)

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79. Harry Potter Series (2001 – 2011)

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78. The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945)

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77. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)

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76. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

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75. Barton Fink (Joen and Ethan Coen, 1991)

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74. L’Illusioniste (Sylvain Chomet, 2010)

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73. Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)

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72. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)

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71. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Peter Jackson, 2001 – 2003)

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70. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)

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69. Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)

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68. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)

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67. The Vanishing (George Sluizer, 1988)

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66. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)

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65. Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960)

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64. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)

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63. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)

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62. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

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61. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

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60. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)

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59. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)

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58. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)

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57. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

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56. Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)

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55. The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985)

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54. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)

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53. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013)

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52. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)

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51. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)

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50. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)

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49. Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009)

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48. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

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47. 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)

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46. Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010)

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45. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)

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44. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) 

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43. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988)

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42. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958)

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41. No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)

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40. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

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39. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)

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38. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)

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37. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)

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36. Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)

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35. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

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34. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

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33. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)

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32. Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955) 

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31. Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)

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30. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

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29. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)

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28. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (Julian Schnabel ,2007)

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27. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)

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26. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

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25. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)

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24. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

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23. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

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22. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1967)

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21. Singin’ In The Rain (Stanley Donen, 1952)

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20. In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000)

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19. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)

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18. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

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17. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

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16. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)

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15. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

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14. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)

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13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

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12. Talk To Her (Pedro Almodovar, 2002)

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11. Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai, 1994)

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10. Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, 1981)

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9. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)

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8. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

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7. 2046 (Wong Kar Wai, 2004)

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6. The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997)

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5. Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino, 2003 – 2004)

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4. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

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3. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)

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2. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

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1. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)

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So…what do you think of my favorite list?

Are there any similarities with yours?

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2 comments

  1. Happy birthday! Cool to see Taxi Driver so high, it’s in my top 10 as well! Interesting you prefer Jackie Brown to Pulp Fiction(even though very close at 60 and 62). I feel JB is a lot more realistic, while PF feels a bit contrived. I prefer PF for the quotable dialogue.

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