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 Personal Canon ~ Top 100
"The Movies I Think About When I Think About the Movies"

This is NOT a greatest films of all time list.

For an explanation of this list, scroll down to the bottom of the page

100 ROPE (1948) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
90 80
99  XANADU (1980) Dir. Robert Greenwald 
89 79
98  88 78
97 87 77
96 NETWORK (1976) Dir. Sidney Lumet 86  TERMINATOR 2 (1991) Dir. James Cameron
76
95 85 75
94 84 74
93 83 73  
92
82 72 MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) Dir Vincent Minnelli
91 81 71
70 EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) 60
50
69 59 49
68 58 48 HEAVENLY CREATURES (1994) Dir. Peter Jackson
67 57 47
66 56 46
65 55 IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2001) Dir. Wong Kar Wai 45
64 54 44
63 53 43
62 52 42
61 51 41
40 30 20
39 29 19 
38 28 18
37 27 17 BONNIE & CLYDE (1967) Dir. Arthur Penn)
36 26 16
35 25 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) Dir. Nicholas Ray 15
34 24 14
33 23 13
32 FABULOUS BAKER BOYS (1989) Dir. Steve Kloves 22 12
31 21 11
10 
9 THE PIANO (1993) Dir. Jane Campion
7
6 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) Dir. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen
4
3
2
1
 

What is this list?

THIS LIST IS NOT...
...a "greatest of all time list" or a list meant to reflect consensus. For example: The Godfather (1972) is a great film and deserving of its classic status. You'll get no argument for me. But because I have no true personal connection to it, it does not appear.

... it is also not a list about recent films. I believe in allowing films a decade to settle first. This list covers films made up until 2001. In the next update of the list films from 2002-2004 and later might appear. I plan to update it every 3 years IF and only if i actually ever complete it.

THIS LIST IS...
...a list detailing the movies that have had the greatest effect on me as a cinephile, whether because of the time frame I saw them in, how often I think of them, or due to the things that they taught me about movies and my relationship to them.

...a list of movies I love because of but usually beyond their merits.

For a clue as to the movies that might appear... the "top ten" pulldown menu looks at films by year.