The Movie Ranking List

The idea is pretty simple. Rank every movie I've ever seen in my life. The execution of such a list... that could be more difficult. 

There's a million "Best Movies Ever" lists and I'm not trying to mimic those. This is my list based on my personal preferences. In short, it's a blend of my favorites mixed with their historical importance 

This is an ongoing work in progress. Rankings will inevitably change as I see more (and remember what I've seen ) and as my taste evolves over time. 


  1. Citizen Kane (1941) - Dir. Orson Welles
  2. Touch of Evil (1958) - Dir. Orson Welles
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Dir. Stanley Kubrick
  4. Casino (1995) - Dir. Martin Scorsese
  5. Rear Window (1954) - Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  6. The Dark Knight (2008) - Dir. Christopher Nolan
  7. The Big Lebowski (1998) - Dir. Joel & Ethan Coen
  8. The King of Comedy (1982) - Dir. Martin Scorsese
  9. Goodfellas (1990) - Dir. Martin Scorsese
  10. Rope (1948) - Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  11. Modern Times
  12. Maltese Falcon
  13. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (1964) - Dir. Stanley Kubrick
  14. The Rules of the Game
  15. Cool Hand Luke
  16. The General 
  17. Grand Illusion
  18. Vertigo
  19. 400 Blows
  20. City Lights
  21. Metropolis
  22. Paths of Glory
  23. Casablanca
  24. Psycho (1960) - Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  25. The Third Man
  26. The Manchurian Candidate
  27. The Big Sleep
  28. Treasure of The Sierra Madre
  29. Streetcar Named Desire
  30. On the Waterfront
  31. Double Indemnity
  32. Wizard of Oz
  33. High Noon
  34. Frankenstein
  35. Fantasia 
  36. Rebel Without a Cause 
  37. Some Like it Hot
  38. Pinocchio 
  39. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  40. Battleship Potemkin
  41. Freaks
  42. The Night of the Hunter
  43. 101 Dalmatians 
  44. Mary Poppins
  45. Armageddon


1/15/19 - The feeble beginning of the list. I looked over AFI's Top 100 List and went with what I've seen. A few personal favorites thrown in like Lebowski, Casino, and Goodfellas. Armageddon (45) tossed in at the bottom of the list for fun. Don't anticipate it getting any higher than where it is now.

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