Redbird's 100 Favorite Movies
 
#1
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Sergio Leone
Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
Action & Adventure, Western
Italy / 161 min / Color
 
#2
Seven Samurai (1954)
Akira Kurosawa
Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Daisuke Katô, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Inaba
Action & Adventure
Japan / 207 min / B&W
 
#3
Schindler's List (1993)
Steven Spielberg
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
War, Drama
USA / 196 min / B&W
 
#4
City Lights (1931)
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers, Florence Lee, Hank Mann
Comedy, Drama
USA / 86 min / B&W
 
#5
Rear Window (1954)
Alfred Hitchcock
James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr
Mystery, Thriller
USA / 115 min / Color
 
#6
Das Boot (1981)
Wolfgang Petersen
Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
War Action, Drama
Germany / 208 min / Color
 
#7
Casablanca (1942)
Michael Curtiz
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Drama, War
USA / 102 min / B&W
 
#8
The Wages of Fear (1953)
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter van Eyck
Drama, Suspense, Thriller
France / 147 min / B&W
 
#9
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
John Huston
Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt
Action & Adventure, Drama
USA / 126 min / B&W
 
#10
Psycho (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock
Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John McIntire
Mystery & Suspense, Thriller
USA / 109 min / B&W
 
#11
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Vittorio De Sica
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell
Crime, Drama
Italy / 89 min / B&W
 
#12
The 400 Blows (1959)
François Truffaut
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier
Crime, Drama
France / 99 min / B&W
 
#13
Le Samouraï (1967)
Jean-Pierre Melville
Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier
Crime, Drama, Neo-Noir
France / 105 min / Color
 
#14
Three Colors: Red (1994)
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Frédérique Feder
Drama, Mystery
France / 99 min / Color
 
#15
Double Indemnity (1944)
Billy Wilder
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
USA / 108 min / B&W
 
#16
The Third Man (1949)
Carol Reed
Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard
Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
UK / 105 min / B&W
 
#17
Army of Shadows (1969)
Jean-Pierre Melville
Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret
Drama, War
France / 145 min / Color
 
#18
Chinatown (1974)
Roman Polanski
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA / 130 min / Color
 
#19
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
John Huston
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook, Jr.
Film-Noir, Mystery & Suspense
USA / 100 min / B&W
 
#20
Umberto D. (1952)
Vittorio De Sica
Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari
Drama
Italy / 88 min / B&W
 
#21
Vertigo (1958)
Alfred Hitchcock
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Mystery & Suspense, Thriller
USA / 129 min / Color
 
#22
Rififi (1955)
Jules Dassin
Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Jules Dassin
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
France / 118 min / B&W
 
#23
Rio Bravo (1959)
Howard Hawks
John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson, Ricky Nelson
Action, Drama, Western
USA / 141 min / Color
 
#24
The Hustler (1961)
Robert Rossen
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott
Drama
USA / 135 min / B&W
 
#25
Unforgiven (1992)
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman
Drama, Western
USA / 131 min / Color
 
#26
The Big Heat (1953)
Fritz Lang
Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
USA / 90 min / B&W
 
#27
The Apartment (1960)
Billy Wilder
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
Comedy, Drama
USA / 125 min / B&W
 
#28
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
William Wyler
Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Harold Russell, Cathy O'Donnell, Virginia Mayo, Hoagy Carmichael
War-Related Drama
USA / 168 min / B&W
 
#29
The Killing (1956)
Stanley Kubrick
Sterling Hayden, Jay C. Flippen, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor, Ted de Corsia, Joe Sawyer
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
USA / 84 min / B&W
 
#30
Patton (1970)
Franklin J. Schaffner
George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Edward Binns, Michael Bates, Karl Michael Vogler, Paul Stevens, James Edwards
War Action, Drama
USA / 172 min / Color
 
#31
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Steven Spielberg
Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Cary Guffey, Bob Balaban
Drama, Sci-Fi
USA / 137 min / Color
 
#32
The Searchers (1956)
John Ford
John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, John Qualen, Ken Curtis, Harry Carey Jr., Hank Worden
Adventure, Drama, Western
USA / 119 min / Color
 
#33
Once (2007)
John Carney
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova
Drama, Music
Ireland / 86 min / Color
 
#34
The General (1926)
Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes
Action, Adventure, Comedy
USA / 78 min / B&W
 
#35
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Sam Peckinpah
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez, Ben Johnson, Robert Ryan
Action, Adventure, Western
USA / 145 min / Color
 
#36
The Right Stuff (1983)
Philip Kaufman
Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward
Action & Adventure, Drama
USA / 193 min / Color
 
#37
Fargo (1996)
Joel Coen
Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd, Harve Presnell
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA / 98 min / Color
 
#38
In a Lonely Place (1950)
Nicholas Ray
Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell
Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
USA / 93 min / B&W
 
#39
Breathless (1960)
Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet, Jean-Pierre Melville
Crime, Drama
France / 90 min / B&W
 
#40
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (HAL 9000 voice)
Adventure, Sci-Fi
UK-USA / 148 min / Color
 
#41
Stagecoach (1939)
John Ford
John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, Thomas Mitchell, George Bancroft, John Carradine
Action & Adventure, Western
USA / 96 min / B&W
 
#42
Red River (1948)
Howard Hawks
John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, Noah Beery Jr., John Ireland, Harry Carey
Action & Adventure, Western
USA / 127 min / B&W
 
#43
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)
Jacques Becker
Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll, Vittorio Sanipoli, Marilyn Buferd, Gaby Basset, Paul Barge, Jeanne Moreau
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
France / 83 min / B&W
 
#44
Modern Times (1936)
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann
Comedy, Drama
USA / 87 min / B&W
 
#45
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Billy Wilder
Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Una O'Connor
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA / 116 min / B&W
 
#46
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Sergio Leone
Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Claudia Cardinale, Gabriele Ferzetti, Woody Strode, Jack Elam
Western
USA / 166 min / Color
 
#47
Apollo 13 (1995)
Ron Howard
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Tracy Reiner
Adventure, Drama
USA / 140 min / Color
 
#48
Bullitt (1968)
Peter Yates
Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell
Action, Crime, Mystery
USA / 114 min / Color
 
#49
High and Low (1963)
Akira Kurosawa
Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Kenjirô Ishiyama, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yutaka Sada
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Japan / 143 min / B&W
 
#50
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Otto Preminger
James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Murray Hamilton
Crime, Mystery & Suspense
USA / 161 min / B&W
 
#51
Departures (2008)
Yôjirô Takita
Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryôko Hirosue
Drama
Japan / 131 min / Color
 
#52
The Great Escape (1963)
John Sturges
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, James Donald
Drama, War
USA / 172 min / Color
 
#53
The Train (1964)
John Frankenheimer
Burt Lancaster, Albert Rémy, Paul Scofield, Charles Millot, Jeanne Moreau, Wolfgang Preiss
War Action, Thriller
France / 133 min / B&W
 
#54
True Grit (1969)
Henry Hathaway
John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin
Western, Action & Adventure
USA / 127 min / Color
 
#55
Pale Rider (1985)
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel, Doug McGrath, John Russell
Western
USA / 116 min / Color
 
#56
Stray Dog (1949)
Akira Kurosawa
Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Isao Kimura, Reisaburo Yamamoto, Noriko Sengoku, Eiko Miyoshi, Reikichi Kawamura, Teruko Kishi
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Japan / 122 min / B&W
 
#57
High Noon (1952)
Fred Zinnemann
Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado
Western, Drama, Suspense
USA / 85 min / B&W
 
#58
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Jean-Luc Godard
Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur
Crime, Drama
France / 95 min / B&W
 
#59
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
John Huston
Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, John McIntire, Marilyn Monroe, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelly
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
USA / 112 min / B&W
 
#60
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Henry King
Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell
War, Drama
USA / 132 min / B&W
 
#61
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Fred M. Wilcox
Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman
Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA / 98 min / Color
 
#62
The Station Agent (2003)
Tom McCarthy
Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Benjamin, Michelle Williams
Comedy, Drama
USA / 90 min / Color
 
#63
Winter's Bone (2010)
Debra Granik
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Ashlee Thompson, Isaiah Stone
Drama, Mystery, Suspense
USA / 100 min / Color
 
#64
Caché (2005)
Michael Haneke
Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
France / 118 min / Color
 
#65
The Dam Busters (1955)
Michael Anderson
Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr, Ernest Clark, Derek Farr, Charles Carson
Drama, War Action
UK / 124 min / B&W
 
#66
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
J. Lee Thompson
Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren, Irene Papas, Gia Scala
Drama, War Action
USA-UK / 156 min / Color
 
#67
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
John Sturges
Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Eli Wallach, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter
Western
USA / 128 min / Color
 
#68
The Commitments (1991)
Alan Parker
Robert Arkins, Andrew Strong, Angeline Ball, Michael Aherne, Maria Doyle, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Johnny Murphy, Félim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Ken McCluskey
Music, Comedy, Drama
Ireland / 118 min / Color
 
#69
Gran Torino (2008)
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley
Drama
USA / 116 min / Color
 
#70
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Mervyn LeRoy
Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Don DeFore, Robert Mitchum
War, Drama
USA / 139 min / B&W
 
#71
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
John McTiernan
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones
Cold War, Drama, Thriller
USA / 135 min / Color
 
#72
M (1931)
Fritz Lang
Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Germany / 110 min / B&W
 
#73
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Frank Capra
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame
Drama
USA / 130 min / B&W
 
#74
Metropolis (1927)
Fritz Lang
Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp
Drama, Action, Sci-Fi
Germany / 148 min / B&W
 
#75
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
David Lean
Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Jack Hawkins, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy
Action & Adventure, War
UK / 227 min / Color
 
#76
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Billy Wilder
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown
Comedy
USA / 121 min / B&W
 
#77
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Alfred Hitchcock
Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Macdonald Carey, Hume Cronyn, Wallace Ford
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA / 108 min / B&W
 
#78
Top Hat (1935)
Mark Sandrich
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Helen Broderick
Comedy, Musical
USA / 100 min / B&W
 
#79
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
David Lean
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne
War, Drama
UK-USA / 162 min / Color
 
#80
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Victor Fleming
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland
War, Drama
USA / 233 min / Color
 
#81
Swing Time (1936)
George Stevens
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Victor Moore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa
Comedy, Musical
USA / 104 min / B&W
 
#82
Shane (1953)
George Stevens
Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan
Western, Drama
USA / 118 min / Color
 
#83
Big Night (1996)
Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci
Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Allison Janney, Marc Anthony
Drama, Comedy
USA / 109 min / Color
 
#84
Sing Street (2016)
John Carney
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton
Music, Drama, Comedy
Ireland / 118 min / Color
 
#85
Run Lola Run (1998)
Tom Tykwer
Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Armin Rohde, Joachim Król, Ludger Pistor
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Germany / 80 min / Color
 
#86
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Howard Hawks
Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, Allyn Joslyn, Sig Ruman, Victor Kilian
Action & Adventure, Drama
USA / 121 min / B&W
 
#87
A Wednesday (2008)
Neeraj Pandey
Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Shergill, Deepal Shaw, Aamir Bashir, Kali Prasad Mukherjee
Action, Crime, Thriller
India / 102 min / Color
 
#88
Moon (2009)
Duncan Jones
Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Kevin Spacey (voice of GERTY the computer)
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Drama
UK / 97 min / Color
 
#89
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Kay Pollak
Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel, Ingela Olsson, Niklas Falk, Per Morberg, Ylva Lööf
Music, Drama
Sweden / 132 min / Color
 
#90
The Dish (2000)
Rob Sitch
Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Patrick Warburton, Roy Billing, John McMartin
Drama, Comedy
Australia / 101 min / Color
 
#91
High Sierra (1941)
Raoul Walsh
Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Leslie, Henry Hull, Henry Travers, Barton MacLane, Donald MacBride, Willie Best, "Zero" as the dog "Pard"
Crime, Drama, Film Noir
USA / 101 min / B&W
 
#92
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Robert Aldrich
James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, George Kennedy
Action & Adventure, Drama
USA / 149 min / Color
 
#93
42nd Street (1933)
Lloyd Bacon
Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Guy Kibbee, Ginger Rogers, Una Merkel, Ned Sparks
Comedy, Musical
USA / 89 min / B&W
 
#94
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Robert Benton
Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gene Saks
Drama
USA / 110 min / Color
 
#95
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Colin Trevorrow
Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Comedy, Drama
USA / 86 min / Color
 
#96
Contact (1997)
Robert Zemeckis
Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, Jena Malone, David Morse, William Fichtner
Sci-Fi, Drama
USA / 149 min / Color
 
#97
The Aura (2005)
Fabián Bielinsky
Ricardo Darín, Manuel Rodal, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Jorge D'Elía, Alejandro Awada
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Argentina / 138 min / Color
 
#98
Air Force (1943)
Howard Hawks
John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Charles Drake, Harry Carey, George Tobias, Ward Wood
War, Action, Drama
USA / 124 min / B&W
 
#99
O'Horten (2007)
Bent Hamer
Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan, Bjørn Floberg, Kai Remlow
Comedy, Drama
Norway / 90 min / Color
 
#100
Absence of Malice (1981)
Sydney Pollack
Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Barry Primus, Josef Sommer, Don Hood, Wilford Brimley
Drama
USA / 117 min / Color