A Top 100 List for 2013

Once again this year I’m applying an element of randomization to my Top Movies of All-Time list. Spots 1-10 on the following are my hypothetical Sight & Sound ballot, as described on The George Sanders Show and presented here in chronological order. Spots 11-100 were determined by gathering a set of 921 films I consider “Top 100 quality”, films that I could reasonably see a case for being one of my 100 greatest/favorite/whatever movies of all-time (not counting ones that were in my hypothetical Top Ten from 2012) and using a random number generator to select the 90 that make up the list. Links to my previous Top 100+ lists can be found at this index here.
1. The Musketeers of Pig-Alley (DW Griffith, 1912)
2. The Docks of New York (Josef von Sternberg, 1928)
3. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
4. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)
5. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
6. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962)
7. Playtime (Jaques Tati, 1966)
8. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
9. Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1995)
10. The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1998)

11. Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)

12. You, the Living (Roy Andersson, 2007)

13. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jaques Demy, 1967)

14. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

15. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974)

16. Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (Wai Ka-fai, 1997)

17. Un chien andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)

18. Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (Ysujiro Ozu, 1932)

19. Safety Last (Sam Taylor & Fred C. Newmeyer, 1923)

20. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)

21. Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992)

22. La danse (Frederick Wiseman, 2009)

23. Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)

24. Sanjuro (Akira Kurosawa, 1962)

25. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953)

26. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)

27. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958)

28. Bitter Victory (Nicholas Ray, 1957)

29. The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928)

30. Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1987)

31. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991)

32. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)

33. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)

34. The Indian Epic (Fritz Lang, 1959)

35. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)

36. Sound of the Mountain (Mikio Naruse, 1954)

37. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)

38. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)

39. The Cheat (Cecil B. DeMille, 1915)

40. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards, 1961)

41. The Tall T (Budd Boetticher, 1957)

42. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)

43. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)

44. Sergeant Rutledge (John Ford, 1960)

45. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1993)

46. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)

47. Friday Night (Claire Denis, 2002)

48. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)

49. Mon oncle d’Amérique (Alain Resnais, 1980)

50. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)

51. Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)

52. Righting Wrongs (Corey Yuen, 1986)

53. My Night at Maud’s (Eric Rohmer, 1969)

54. Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)

55. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004)

56. Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2006)

57. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Oshima, 1983)

58. Ashes of Time Redux (Wong Kar-wai, 2008)

59. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)

60. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

61. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)

62. Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)

63. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)

64. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)

65. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)

66. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)

67. The Thing from Another World (Christian Nyby, 1951)

68. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)

69. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (Coppola, Hickenlooper & Bahr, 1991)

70. Yesterday, Once More (Johnnie To, 2004)

71. Limelight (Charles Chaplin, 1952)

72. Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, 1976)

73. The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999)

74. Simple Men (Hal Hartley, 1992)

75. 7th Heaven (Frank Borzage, 1927)

76. The Bank Dick (Edward F. Cline, 1940)

77. To Live and Die in LA (William Friedkin, 1985)

78. The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)

79. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

80. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)

81. The Wind (Victor Sjöström, 1928)

82. Hard-Boiled (John Woo, 1992)

83. Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)

84. It’s a Gift (Norman Z. McLoud, 1934)

85. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

86. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)

87. Man’s Favorite Sport? (Howard Hawks, 1964)

88. Boudu Saved from Drowning (Jean Renoir, 1932)

89. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, 1988)

90. La Collectionneuse (Eric Rohmer, 1967)

91. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

92. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)

93. Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1954)

94. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1998)

95. The One-Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh, 1967)

96. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)

97. L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat (The Lumière Brothers, 1896)

98. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

99. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (Tsui Hark, 1983)

100. The Day He Arrives (Hong Sangsoo, 2011)

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