The 1,000 Best Films of all Times

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The 1970s:


8.5 Roman Polanski: Chinatown (1974)
8.5 Theo Angelopoulos: O Thiasos/ Travelling Players (1975)
8.5 Robert Altman: Nashville (1975)
8.3 Francis Ford Coppola: The Conversation (1974)
8.2 Alejandro Jodorowsky: Holy Mountain (1973)
8.1 Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver (1976)
8.1 Terrence Malick: Days of Heaven (1978)
8.0 Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker (1979)
8.0 Nicolas Roeg: Walkabout (1971)
8.0 Sam Peckinpah: Convoy (1978)
8.0 Ermanno Olmi: L'Albero degli Zoccoli/ The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
8.0
Terrence Malick: Badlands (1973)
8.0 Ingmar Bergman: Viskningar och Rop/ Cries and Whispers (1972)
8.0 Woody Allen: Manhattan (1979)
8.0 Robert Aldrich: Emperor of the North (1973)
7.9 Rainer Fassbinder: Welt am Draht/ World on a Wire (1973)
7.9 John Boorman: Zardoz (1974)
7.8 Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather Part II (1974)
7.7 Bernardo Bertolucci: 1900 (1976)
7.6 Nicolas Roeg: Don't Look Now (1973)
7.6 Istvan Szabo : Tuzolto Utca 25/ 25 Firemen St (1973)
7.6 Don Siegel: Charley Varrick (1973)
7.6 Martin Scorsese: Mean Streets (1973)
7.6 Nicolas Roeg: Performance (1970)
7.6 Sam Peckinpah: Ballad Of Cable Hogue (1970)
7.6 Jaromil Jires: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
7.6 Michael Cimino: The Deer Hunter (1978)
7.6 John Cassavetes: A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
7.5 Andrei Tarkovsky: Zerkalo/ Mirror (1974)
7.5 Jerzy Skolimowski: Deep End (1971)
7.5 Raul Ruiz: L'Hypothese du Tableau Vole/ Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
7.5 Roman Polanski: Le Locataire/ The Tenant (1976)
7.5 Dusan Makavejev: Sweet Movie (1974)
7.5 David Lynch: Eraserhead (1977)
7.5 Alejandro Jodorowsky: El Topo (1970)
7.5 Werner Herzog: Aguirre (1972)
7.5 Richard Fleischer: Soylent Green (1973)
7.5 Rainer Fassbinder: Die Bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant/ The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
7.5 Rainer Fassbinder: Angst Essen Seele Auf/ Ali - Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
7.5 Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather (1972)
7.5 Francis Ford Coppola: Apocalypse Now (1979)
7.5 Luis Bunuel: Le Fantome de la Liberte`/ Phantom of Liberty (1974)
7.5 Robert Altman: McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
7.5 Woody Allen: Annie Hall (1977)
7.4 King Hu: A Touch of Zen (1971)
7.4 Istvan Szabo : Bizalom/ Confidence (1979)
7.4 Jerzy Skolimowski: The Shout (1978)
7.4 Don Siegel: Dirty Harry (1971)
7.4 Ridley Scott: Alien (1979)
7.4 Ettore Scola: Brutti Sporchi e Cattivi/Down And Dirty (1976)
7.4 Sam Peckinpah: The Getaway (1972)
7.4 Sam Peckinpah: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
7.4 Joseph Mankiewicz: There Was A Crooked Man (1970)
7.4 George Lucas: Star Wars (1977)
7.4 John Huston: The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
7.4 Rainer Fassbinder: Die Ehe der Maria Braun/ The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
7.4 Robert Aldrich: Ulzana's Raid (1972)
7.4 Arturo Ripstein: El Castillo de la Pureza/ Castle of Purity (1972)
7.3 Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show (1971)
7.3 Jim Sharman: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
7.3 Woo-ping Yuen: Drunken Master (1978)
7.3 Martin Scorsese: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
7.3 Jacques Rivette: Celine et Julie Vont en Bateau/ Celine and Julie Lose Their Minds (1974)
7.3 Sydney Pollack: Jeremiah Johnson/ Corvo Rosso non Avrai il mio Scalpo (1972)
7.3 Maurice Pialat: La Gueule Ouverte/ The Mouth Agape (1974)
7.3 Sam Peckinpah: Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (1973)
7.3 George Miller: Mad Max (1979)
7.3 Rainer Fassbinder: In Einen Jahr mit 13 Mondem/ In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
7.3 Rainer Fassbinder: Faustrecht der Freiheit/ Fox and his Friends (1975)
7.3 Jean Eustache: La Maman et la Putain/ The Mother and the Whore (1973)
7.3 Brian DePalma: Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)
7.3 John Cassavetes: Opening Night (1977)
7.3 John Carpenter: Assault on Precint 13 (1976)
7.3 Bernardo Bertolucci: Last Tango in Paris (1972)
7.3 Robert Altman: Brewster McCloud (1970)
7.3 Robert Aldrich: Twilight's Last Gleaming (1976)
7.3 Chantal Akerman: Jeanne Dielman (1975)
7.3 Sidney Lumet: Network (1976)
7.3 Luigi Comencini: Lo Scopone Scientifico (1972)
7.2 William Friedkin: The French Connection (1971)
7.2 William Friedkin: The Exorcist (1973)
7.2 Robert Wise: Andromeda Strain (1971)
7.2 Rene' Laloux: La Planete Sauvage/ Fantastic Planet (1973)
7.2 Monte Hellman: Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
7.2 Kamal Amrohi: Pakeezah (1971)
7.2 Jean-Pierre Melville: Le Cercle Rouge/ The Red Circle (1970)
7.2 Jane Arden: Anti-Clock (1979)
7.2 George Roy Hill: The Sting (1973)
7.2 Djibril Diop Mambety: Touki-Bouki (1973)
7.2 Dario Argento: Suspiria (1977)
7.2 Alan Pakula: Klute (1971)
7.2 Wim Wenders: Der Amerikanische Freund/ The American Friend (1977)
7.2 Wim Wenders: Alice in Den Stadten/ Alice in the Cities (1974)
7.2 Andrei Tarkovsky: Solaris (1971)
7.2 Steven Spielberg: Duel (1971)
7.2 Don Siegel: Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
7.2 Ettore Scola: Ci Eravamo Tanto Amati/ We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
7.2 Arthur Penn: Night Moves (1975)
7.2 Arthur Penn: Little Big Man (1970)
7.2 Sam Peckinpah: Killer Elite (1975)
7.2 Manuel DeOliveira: Benilde (1974)
7.2 Nikita Mikhalkov: Raba Ljubvi/ Slave of Love (1975)
7.2 Joseph Mankiewicz: Sleuth (1972)
7.2 Franco Brusati: Pane e Cioccolata/ Bread and Chocolate (1974)
7.2 George Lucas: American Graffiti (1973)
7.2 Akira Kurosawa: Dersu Uzala (1975)
7.2 Milos Forman: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest/ Qualcuno Volo` Sul Nido del Cuculo (1975)
7.2 Federico Fellini: Amarcord (1974)
7.2 Rainer Fassbinder: Chinesisches Roulette/ Chinese Roulette (1976)
7.2 Blake Edwards: 10 (1979)
7.2 Michelangelo Antonioni: Professione Reporter/ The Passenger (1975)
7.2 Woody Allen: Play It Again Sam (1972)
7.2 Robert Aldrich: Hustle (1975)
7.2 Claude Chabrol: Le Boucher (1970)
7.2 Sidney Lumet: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
7.1 Raul Ruiz: Nadie Dijo Nada/ Nobody Said Anything (1971)
7.1 Sam Peckinpah: Junior Bonner/ L'Ultimo Buscadero (1972)
7.1 John Carpenter: Halloween (1978)
7.1 John Carpenter: Dark Star (1974)
7.1 Mario Monicelli: Brancaleone alle Crociate/ Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)
7.0 Wojciech Has: Sanatorium Pod Klepsydra/ The Hour-glass Sanatorium (1973)
7.0 Luigi Comencini: L'Ingorgo (1978)
7.0 Walerian Borowczyk: Blanche (1971)
7.0 Volker Schlondorff: Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum/ The Lost Honor of K.B./ Il Caso K.B. (1975)
7.0 Volker Schlondorff: Die Blechtrommel/ Tin Drum (1979)
7.0 Vittorio DeSica: The Garden of Finzi Contini (1971)
7.0 Victor Erice: El Espiritu de la Colmena/ Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
7.0 Vasilij Suksin: Kalina Krasnaja/ Viburno Rosso (1974)
7.0 Valie Export: Unsichtbare Gegner/ Invisible Adversaries (1977)
7.0 Tobe Hooper: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
7.0 Stuart Rosenberg: Pocket Money (1971)
7.0 Stuart Rosenberg: Amityville Horror (1979)
7.0 Stanley Kramer: Oklahoma Crude (1973)
7.0 Stanley Kramer: Domino Principle (1977)
7.0 Shyam Benegal: Nishant (1975)
7.0 Shyam Benegal: Bhumika (1977)
7.0 Shyam Benegal: Ankur (1973)
7.0 Shuji Terayama: Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971)
7.0 Russ Meyer: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
7.0 Ronald Neame: Hopscotch (1979)
7.0 Roger Corman: Bloody Mama (1970)
7.0 Robert Fuest: Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
7.0 Richard Sarafian: Vanishing Point (1971)
7.0 Richard Sarafian: Fragment of Fear (1970)
7.0 Rene Laloux: La Planete Sauvage/ Fantastic Planet (1973)
7.0 Rene Laloux: Fantastic Planet (1973)
7.0 Philippe DeBroca: Le Poudre d'Escampette/ Touch and Go Darsela a Gambe (1971)
7.0 Peter Hyams: Capricorn One (1978)
7.0 Peter Bogdanovich: Paper Moon (1973)
7.0 Perry Henzell: The Harder They Come (1973)
7.0 Paul Schrader: Blue Collar (1978)
7.0 Paolo Taviani: Padre Padrone/ Father Master (1977)
7.0 Ousmane Sembene: Xala (1974)
7.0 Otto Preminger: Skidoo (1970)
7.0 Otar Ioseliani: Zily Pevcy Drozd/ Merlo Canterino (1973)
7.0 Norman Jewison: Rollerball (1975)
7.0 Nobuhiko Obayashi: House (1977)
7.0 Nelson Pereira: Como Era Gostoso o Meu Frances (1971)
7.0 Nagisa Oshima: Ai No Corrida/ In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
7.0 Michael Winner: Scorpio (1973)
7.0 Michael Winner: Death Wish (1974)
7.0 Michael Snow: La Region Centrale (1971)
7.0 Melvin Van Peebles: Sweet Sweetback's Bad Asssss Song (1971)
7.0 Mel Brooks: Young Frankenstein (1974)
7.0 Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles (1974)
7.0 Massimo Dallamano: Cosa Avete Fatto a Solange?/ What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
7.0 Marguerite Duras: India Song (1975)
7.0 Marco Ferreri: La Grande Bouffe/ The Blow Out/ La Grande Abbuffata (1973)
7.0 Marco Ferreri: Ciao Maschio (1978)
7.0 Luigi Zampa: Bello Onesto Emigrato Australia (1971)
7.0 Louis Malle: Pretty Baby (1978)
7.0 Lindsay Anderson: O Lucky Man (1973)
7.0 Lina Wertmuller: Travolti da un'Insolito Destino/ Swept Away By An Unusual Destiny (1975)
7.0 Lina Wertmuller: Pasqualino Settebellezze/ Seven Beauties (1976)
7.0 Liliana Cavani: Il Portiere di Notte (1974)
7.0 Li-Pao Hsueh: Tian long ba bu/ The Battle Wizard (1977)
7.0 Li-Pao Hsueh: Tai yin zhi/ Finger of Doom (1971)
7.0 Krzystof Zanussi: Illuminacja (1973)
7.0 King Hu: Legend of the Mountain (1979)
7.0 Kidlat Tahimik: Mababangong Bangungot/ Perfumed Nightmare (1977)
7.0 Ken Russell: Devils (1971)
7.0 Karel Reisz: Who'll Stop the Rain (1977)
7.0 John Waters: Pink Flamingos (1972)
7.0 John Schlesinger: The Marathon Man (1976)
7.0 John Schlesinger: Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)
7.0 John Milius: Dillinger (1973)
7.0 John Landis: National Lampoon Animal House (1978)
7.0 John Guillermin: The Towering Inferno (1974)
7.0 John Badham: Saturday Night Fever (1977)
7.0 Jimmy Wang Yu: Master Of The Flying Guillotine (1975)
7.0 James Bridges: The China Syndrome (1979)
7.0 Hal Needham: The Villain (1979)
7.0 Gordon Parks: Shaft (1971)
7.0 Gillian Armstrong: My Brilliant Career (1979)
7.0 Gerard Damiano: The Devil in Miss Jones (1973)
7.0 Franklin Schaffner: Papillon (1973)
7.0 Francesco Rosi: Cadaveri Eccellenti (1975)
7.0 Eiichi Yamamoto: Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
7.0 E.B. Clutcher: Lo Chiamavano Trinita` (1970)
7.0 Douglas Trumbull: Silent Running (1972)
7.0 Dick Richards: The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
7.0 Derek Jarman: Sebastiane (1977)
7.0 Dalton Trumbo: Johnny Got His gun (1971)
7.0 Claude Sautet: Les Choses de la Vie/ Things of Life/ L'Amante (1970)
7.0 Claude Miller: La Meilleure Facon de Marcher (1976)
7.0 Claude Jutra: Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)
7.0 Charles Burnett: Killer of Sheep (1978)
7.0 Carlos Saura: Elisa Vida Mia (1976)
7.0 Carl Reiner: Where's Poppa (1970)
7.0 Bob Rafelson: Five Easy Pieces (1970)
7.0 Bob Fosse: Cabaret (1972)
7.0 Bob Fosse: All That Jazz (1979)
7.0 Bertrand Tavernier: Le Juge et L'assassin/ The Judge and the Assassin (1975)
7.0 Bertrand Tavernier: L'horlogér de St. Paul/ Clockmaker (1976)
7.0 Bertrand Blier: Buffet Froid (1979)
7.0 Barbet Schroeder: Maitress (1976)
7.0 Arthur Hiller: The In-Laws (1979)
7.0 Arthur Hiller: Out of Towners (1970)
7.0 Arthur Hiller: Love Story (1970)
7.0 Antonio Reis: Tras-os-Montes (1976)
7.0 Andzej Wajda: Czlowiek z Marmuru/ Man of Marble (1976)
7.0 Andzej Wajda: Brzezina/ Bosco delle Betulle (1971)
7.0 Andrei Konchalovsky: Sibiriada (1979)
7.0 Andre Techine: Barocco (1976)
7.0 Alan Pakula: Parallax View (1974)
7.0 Alan Clarke: Scum (1977)
7.0 Alain Tanner: Jonas Qui Aura 25 Ans En l'An 2000 (1976)
7.0 Alain Corneau: Serie Noire (1979)
7.0 Agnes Varda: L'une Chante, l'autre Pas/ One Sings the Other Doesn't (1977)
7.0 Adoor Gopalakrishnan: Swayamvaram (1972)
7.0 Wim Wenders: Im Lauf der Zeit/ Kings of the Road (1976)
7.0 Francois Truffaut: La Nuit Americaine/ Day for Night (1973)
7.0 Steven Spielberg: Sugarland Express (1974)
7.0 Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
7.0 Don Siegel: The Shootist (1976)
7.0 Don Siegel: The Beguiled (1971)
7.0 Alan Rudolph: Remember My Name (1978)
7.0 Eric Rohmer: Le Genou de Claire/ Claire's Knee (1970)
7.0 Nicolas Roeg: Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
7.0 Sydney Pollack: Three Days of the Condor (1975)
7.0 Sydney Pollack: Electric Horseman (1979)
7.0 Sam Peckinpah: Iron Cross (1977)
7.0 Ermanno Olmi: La Circostanza (1973)
7.0
Nikita Mikhalkov: Svoy Sredi Chuzhikh Chuzhoy Sredi Svoikh/ At Home Among Strangers (1974)
7.0 Dusan Makavejev: W.R. (1971)
7.0 George Lucas: THX 1138 (1971)
7.0 Stanley Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange (1971)
7.0 Walter Hill: Warriors (1979>
7.0 Werner Herzog: Stroszek (1977)
7.0 Werner Herzog: Auch Zwerge Haben Klein Angefangen/ Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
7.0 Yilmaz Guney: Umut/ Hope (1970)
7.0 Terry Gilliam: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1976)
7.0 Richard Fleischer: See No Evil/ Blind Terror (1971)
7.0 Blake Edwards: Tamarind Seed (1974)
7.0 Blake Edwards: Return of the Pink Panther (1974)
7.0 Brian DePalma: Sisters (1972)
7.0 Brian DePalma: Carrie (1976)
7.0 David Cronenberg: Shivers (1974)
7.0 Luis Bunuel: Le Charme Discrete de la Bourgeoisie/ Discreet Charm (1972)
7.0 John Boorman: Deliverance (1971)
7.0 Bernardo Bertolucci: Strategia del Ragno (1970)
7.0 Ingmar Bergman: Scener ur ett Aktenskap/ Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
7.0 Ingmar Bergman: Autumn Sonata (1978)
7.0 Robert Altman: The Long Goodbye (1973)
7.0 Woody Allen: Sleeper (1973)
7.0 Joseph Losey: Monsieur Klein (1976)
7.0 Joseph Losey: Figure In A Landscape (1970)
7.0 Woody Allen: Bananas (1971)
7.0 Robert Aldrich: Grissom Gang (1971)
7.0 Mario Monicelli: Un Borghese Piccolo Piccolo/ An Average Little Man (1977)
7.0 Luigi Zampa: Bello Onesto Emigrato Australia (1971)
7.0 Sidney Lumet: Serpico (1973)
Only some of those rated under 7.0 are listed below. Too many to list all of them.


6.9 Francois Truffaut: Story Of Adele H. (1975)
6.9 Istvan Szabo : Szerelmesfilm/ Love Film (1970)
6.9 Martin Scorsese: New York, New York (1977)
6.9 Raul Ruiz: La Vocation Suspendue/ The Suspended Vocation (1978)
6.9 Nikita Mikhalkov: Neokonchennaya Pyesa Dlya Mekhanicheskogo Pjanino/ Unfinished Place for a Player Piano (1976)
6.9 Werner Herzog: Jeder fuer Sich und Gott gegen Alle/ Every Man for Himself/ The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
6.9 Werner Herzog: Herz Aus Glas/ Heart of Glass (1976)
6.9 Rainer Fassbinder: Effi Briest (1974)
6.9 Rainer Fassbinder: Despair (1978)
6.9 Rainer Fassbinder: Acht Stunden sind kein Tag/ Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (1973)
6.9 David Cronenberg: Rabid (1977)
6.9 Luis Bunuel: Tristana (1970)
6.9 Michelangelo Antonioni: Zabriskie Point (1970)
6.9 Robert Altman: Three Women (1977)
6.9 Robert Altman: Thieves Like Us (1974)
6.9 Robert Altman: California Split (1974)
6.8 Billy Wilder: The Front Page (1974)
6.8 Francois Truffaut: Le Deux Anglaises/ Two English Girls (1971)
6.8 Francois Truffaut: L'Enfant Sauvage/ Wild Child (1979)
6.8 Steven Spielberg: Jaws (1975)
6.8 Steven Spielberg: 1941 (1979)
6.8 Eric Rohmer: L'Amour L'Après-midi/ Love in the Afternoon (1972)
6.8 Jacques Rivette: Out 1 (1971)
6.8 Roman Polanski: What? (1972)
6.8 Robert Altman: M*A*S*H (1970)
6.8 Robert Altman: Images (1972)
6.5 Luis Bunuel: That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

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