Saturday, 17 March 2012

My 100 Best Films

By Barry Van-Asten

1. Get Carter. 1971. Michael Caine, Ian Hendry and Britt Ekland. Director: Mike Hodges.

2. The Ghost and Mrs Muir. 1947. Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison and George Sanders. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

3. A Matter of Life and Death. 1946. David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote and Roger Livesey. Directors: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

4. The Wolf Man. 1941. Lon Chaney Jnr, Claude Rains and Evelyn Ankers. Director: George Waggner.

5. Great Expectations. 1946. John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons and Alec Guiness. Director: David Lean.

6. Wuthering Heights. 1939. Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon and David Niven. Director: William Wyler.

7. Night of the Demon. 1957. Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. Director: Jacques Tourneur.

8. I Know Where I’m Going. 1945. Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey and Pamela Brown. Directors: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

9. Black Narcissus. 1947. Deborah Kerr, David Farrar and Flora Robson. Directors: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

10. Solaris. 1972. Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis and Juru Jarvet. Director: Andrey Tarkovsky.

11. Badlands. 1973. Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek and Warren Oates. Director: Terence Malick.

12. The Quiet Man. 1952. John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald. Director: John Ford.

13. The Breakfast Club. 1985. Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald. Director: John Hughes.

14. The Ladykillers. 1955. Alec Guiness, Peter Sellers and Cecil Parker. Director: Alexander Mackendrick.

15. The Virgin Spring. 1960. Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg and Gunnel Lindblom. Director: Ingmar Bergman.

16. I Married A Witch. 1942. Fredrick March, Veronica Lake and Robert Benchley. Director: Rene Clair.

17. Brief Encounter. 1945. Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard and Stanley Holloway. Director: David Lean.

18. Cape Fear. 1962. Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Polly Bergen. Director: J. Lee Thompson.

19. The Red Shoes. 1948. Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring and Moira Shearer. Directors: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

20. Taxi Driver. 1976. Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd. Director: Martin Scorsese.

21. The Seventh Seal. 1957. Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand and Bengt Ekerot. Director: Ingmar Bergman.

22. Cat People. 1942. Simone Simon, Tom Conway and Kent Smith. Director: Jacques Tourneur.

23. Pather Panchali. 1955. Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee and Subir Bannerjee. Director: Satyajit Ray.

24. I Walked with a Zombie. 1943. Frances Dee, Tom Conway and James Ellison. Director: Jacques Tourneur.

25. Dante’s Inferno. 1935. Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor and Henry B. Walthall. Director: Harry Lachman.

26. Les Vacances de M. Hulot. [Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday]. Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla and Raymond Carl. Director: Jacques Tati.

27. Kind Hearts and Coronets. 1949. Alec Guiness, Dennis Price and Valerie Hobson. Director: Robert Hamer.

28. Casablanca. 1942. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains and Peter Lorre. Director: Michael Curtiz.

29. Seven Samurai. 1954. Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura and Keiko Tsushima. Director: Akira Kurosawa.

30. North by Northwest. 1959. Cary Grant, James Mason and Eva Marie Saint. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.

31. Rashomon. 1950. Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo and Masayuki Mori. Director: Akira Kurosawa.

32. The Big Sleep. 1946. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Ridgeley. Director: Howard Hawks.

33. All That Heaven Allows. 1955. Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson and Agnes Moorhead. Director: Douglas Sirk.

34. Dracula. 1931. Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler and David Manners. Director: Tod Browning.

35. The Conversation. 1974. Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Cindy Williams and Allen Garfield. Director: Francis Ford Coppola.

36. The Bride of Frankenstein. 1935. Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger and Colin Clive. Director: James Whale.

37. Duck Soup. 1933. Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx and Chico Marx. Director: Leo McCarey.

38. Lolita. 1962. James Mason, Shelley Winters and Sue Lyon. Director: Stanley Kubrick.

39. Jour de Fete. 1949. Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble and Paul Frankeur. Director: Jacques Tati.

40. Bringing up Baby. 1938. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Charles Ruggles. Director: Howard Hawks.

41. Frankenstein. 1931. Boris Karloff, Colin Clive and Mae Clarke. Director: James Whale.

42. Rebecca. 1940. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.

43. Blithe Spirit.1945. Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford. Director: David Lean.

44. The Lavender Hill Mob. 1951. Alec Guiness, Stanley Holloway and Sid James. Director: Charles Crichton.

45. The Hasty Heart. 1949. Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal and Richard Todd. Director: Vincent Sherman.

46. Leave Her to Heaven. 1945. Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeann Crain and Vincent Price. Director: John M. Stahl.

47. The Browning Version. 1951. Michael Redgrave, Kean Kent and Nigel Patrick. Director: Anthony Asquith.

48. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. 1951. James Mason, Ava Gardner and Nigel Patrick. Director: Albert Lewin.

49. The Day the Earth Stood Still. 1951. Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe. Director: Robert Wise.

50. Dracula’s Daughter. 1936. Gloria Holden, Otto Kruger and Marguerite Churchill. Director: Lambert Hillyer.

51. The Philadelphia Story. 1940. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. Director: George Cukor.

52. Oh Mister Porter. 1937. Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt. Director: Marcel Varnel.

53. The Maltese Falcon. 1941. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Gladys George. Director: John Huston.

54. The Wicked Lady. 1945. Margaret Lockwood, James Mason and Patricia Roc. Director: Leslie Arliss.

55. Gone with the Wind. 1939. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell. Director: Victor Fleming.

56. Dracula. 1958. Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Michael Gough. Director: Terence Fisher.

57. Apocalypse Now. 1979. Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall. Director: Francis Ford Coppola.

58. Dial M for Murder. 1954. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.

59. Singing in the Rain. 1952. Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.

60. Educating Rita. 1983. Michael Caine, Julie Walters and Michael Williams. Director: Lewis Gilbert.

61. The Mummy. 1932. Boris Karloff, Zita Johann and David Manners. Director: Karl Freund.

62. Rear Window. 1954. James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Wendell Corey. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.

63. The Passionate Friends. 1949. Trevor Howard, Ann Todd and Claude Rains. Director: David Lean.

64. The Odd Couple. 1968. Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and John Fieldler. Director: Gene Saks.

65. The Thomas Crown Affair. 1968. Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway and Paul Burke. Director: Norman Jewison.

66. The Curse of the Cat People. 1944. Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph and Ann Carter. Directors: Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise.

67. Waterloo Bridge. 1940. Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor and Lucile Watson. Director: Mervyn LeRoy.

68. It, the Terror from Beyond Space. 1958. Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson and Kim Spalding. Director: Edward L. Cahn.

69. The Enchanted Cottage. 1945. Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young and Herbert Marshall. Director: John Cromwell.

70. All About Eve. 1950. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

71. Jane Eyre. 1943. Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine and Margaret O’Brien. Director: Robert Stevenson.

72. The Ipcress File. 1965. Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman and Gordon Jackson. Director: Sidney J. Furie.

73. Walkabout. 1971. Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil and Luc Roeg. Director: Nicolas Roeg.

74. Bell, Book and Candle. 1958. James Stewart, Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon. Director: Richard Quine.

75. Strangers on a Train. 1951. Farley Granger, Robert Walker and Ruth Roman. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.

76. It’s a Wonderful Life.1946. James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Director: Frank Capra.

77. Oliver. 1968. Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallace and Oliver Reed. Director: Carol Reed.

78. Spellbound. 1945. Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck and Michael Chekhov. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.

79. Heaven can Wait. 1943. Gene Tierney, Don Ameche and Charles Coburn. Director: Ernst Lubitsch.

80. The Out of Towners. 1970. Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis and Sandy Baron. Director: Arthur Hiller.

81. Uncle Silas. 1947. Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney and Katina Paxinou. Director: Charles Frank.

82. Dead of Night. 1945. Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave and Roland Culver. Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer.

83. The Spiral Staircase. 1945. Dorothy McGuire, George Brent and Ethel Barrymore. Director: Robert Siodmark.

84. Sunset Boulevard. 1950. William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Eric von Stroheim. Director: Billy Wilder.

85. Now, Voyager. 1942. Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. Director: Irving Rapper.

86. The Wizard of Oz. 1939. Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. Directors: Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy and King Vidor.

87. The Ghost Goes West. 1935. Robert Donat, Jean Parker and Eugene palette. Director: Rene Clair.

88. Arsenic and Old Lace. 1944. Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane and Raymond Massey. Director: Frank Capra.

89. This Island Earth. 1955. Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex reason. Director: Joseph M. Newman.

90. The Ghost Train. 1941. Arthur Askey, Richard Murcoch and Kathleen Harrison. Director: Walter Forde.

91. The Picture of Dorian Gray. 1945. George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield and Donna Reed. Director: Albert Lewin.

92. Gaslight. 1944. Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten. Director: George Cukor.

93. Some Like it Hot. 1959. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Director: Billy Wilder.

94. Death in Venice. 1971. Dirke Bogarde, Romolo Valli and Mark Burns. Director: Luchino Visconti.

95. Forbidden Planet. 1956. Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen. Director: Fred M. Wilcox.

96. Jaws. 1975. Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. Director: Steven Spielberg.

97. The Million Pound Note. 1954. Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths and Ronald Squire. Director: Ronald Neame.

98. King Kong. 1933. Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. Directors: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

99. Ghostbusters. 1984. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. Director: Ivan Reitman.

100. Andrei Rublev. 1966. Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov and Nikolay Grinko. Director: Andrey Tarkovski.

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