Favourite 100-ish Films

As Being Norma Jeane turns 4, I present my newly updated favourite 100-ish movies list. 100-ish because there are technically 110 movies on this list. You'll see :)

The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)

La haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)

Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)

Three Colours: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)

The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)

The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)

There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950)

Festen (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998)

High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)

Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)

Romeo+Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) 

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003)

Fantasia (Walt Disney, 1940)

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951)

Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)

Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)

The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991)

Bridget Jones's Diary (Sharon Maguire, 2001)

Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)

Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis, 2012)

Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2011)

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen, 2011)

Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)

Across the Universe (Julie Taymor, 2007)

Dev D (Anurag Kashyap, 2009)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Chris Columbus, 1992)

Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, 2009)

Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2013)

The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

American Psycho (Mary Herron, 2000)

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)

Pleasantville (Gary Ross, 1998)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes, 1986)

Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989)

Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)

Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)

The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)

The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppla, 1999)

Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)

Scott Pilgrim vs the World (Edgar Wright, 2010)

12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)

City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931) 

Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)

The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)

Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)

Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007)

 My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle, 1981)

Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich, 2010)

Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2013)

In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008)

Drive (Nicolas Winding- Refn, 2011)

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Peter Solett, 2008)

Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)

Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)

Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001)

Sex, Lies and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989)

Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall, 1990)

Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)

Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)

Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1952)

The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)

Interiors (Woody Allen, 1978)

Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990)

Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)

Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)

The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003)

Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)

The Hours (Stephen Daldry, 2002)

The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)

The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)

Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)

Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)

Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)

The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)

Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006)

Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Aditya Chopra, 1995)

Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1941)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985)

The Harry Potter films (2001-2011)

Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) and  Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)

Dated: 21/12/2013


  1. Fascinating list and very different to mine. We only have 3 films in common but variety is the spice of movie blogging.

    P.S. I love the fact you didn't feel the need to split your number 1 films.

    1. Thanks! Wow only 3? Which ones?

      I love them both equally.

    2. La Haine, 12 Angry Men and Drive.

    3. Ah well, at least all three are fucking amazing!

  2. I love your eclectic taste in movies.

  3. I have seen most of the films you have mentioned.. And I feel petty that Forrest gump and pursuit of happyness is missing...watch them soon .. You will love it... ANd I love your <3 ur blog totally...

    1. Forrest Gump was originally there in my top 100. I love that film. Pursuit of Happiness is nice too.

      Thanks for the comment!

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