The 250 Best Directors of All-Time

1. Alfred Hitchcock 2. Stanley Kubrick 3. Ingmar Bergman 4. Yasujirô Ozu 5. Federico Fellini 6. Martin Scorsese 7. Francis Ford Coppola 8. Andrei Tarkovsky 9. Orson Welles 10. John Ford 11. Michelangelo Antonioni 12. Akira Kurosawa 13. François Truffaut 14. Jean Renoir 15. Paul Thomas Anderson 16. Jean-Luc Godard 17. Max Ophüls 18. David Lynch 19. Carl Theodor Dreyer 20. Sergio Leone 21. Fritz Lang 22. Kar-Wai Wong 23. Sergei Eisenstein 24. Terrence Malick 25. F.W. Murnau 26. Joseph von Sternberg 27. Woody Allen 28. Steven Spielberg 29. Howard Hawks 30. The Coen Brothers 31. Luis Bunuel

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The 10 Best Male Actors of the 2010s

I’ve been doing a “best male actors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a male actors of a decade list. Here we go: Leonardo DiCaprio – DiCaprio had almost a perfect decade. It’s not worth dwelling too long on 2011’s J. Edgar’s miss--- but it is actually the easiest way to talk about the rest of the decade because the other six films he worked in were absolutely brilliant (and he is brilliant in them). He started the decade in 2010 with Inception and Shutter Island, 2012 brought us Django,

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The 10 Best Female Actors of the 2010s

I’ve been doing a “best female actors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a female actors of a decade list. Here we go: Emma Stone – Emma Stone runs away with the #1 slot here with only four films from the 2010’s decade in the archives. Four isn’t a lot (unless you’re Daniel Day-Lewis), but included in those four are Birdman, La La Land and The Favourite and she’s sensational in all of them. Those are three of the best sixteen films of the decade. Stone’s standout performance, the one

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The 10 Best Directors of the 2010s

I’ve been doing a “best directors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a directors of a decade list. Here we go: Christopher Nolan – I don’t think there’s another answer here. He has two of the ten best films (tied with Iñárritu for the most), four of the top 100 (nobody else had four) and didn’t make a film this decade that wasn’t one of the best 100 of the year. Over the 2010’s he’s proven himself capable of making truly beautiful cinematic images (not always the case in the

The 10 Best Directors of the 2010s2021-06-19T11:53:06+00:00

The Best Films of the Decade: The 2010s

The Tree of Life - Malick The Master - P.T. Anderson Roma - Cuaron Dunkirk - Nolan La La Land - Chazelle Birdman - Iñárritu Inception - Nolan The Revenant - Iñárritu Mad Max: Fury Road - G. Miller The Grand Budapest Hotel - W. Anderson The Social Network - Fincher The Turin Horse - Tarr Ida - Pawlikowski Black Swan- Aronofsky Inside Llewyn Davis - Coen The Favourite - Lanthimos Cold War - Pawlikowski Midsommar - Aster Burning - Chang-dong Lee Shame - McQueen Moonrise Kingdom - W. Anderson Melancholia - von Trier Columbus - Kogonada Once Upon

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The Best 500 Films of All-Time

There is a 10-year moratorium on all new films so you will not yet find films from 2009-now on this list 1. The Searchers- Ford 2. Apocalypse Now- F. Coppola 3. 2001: A Space Odyssey- Kubrick 4. Raging Bull- Scorsese 5. Citizen Kane- Welles 6. Blade Runner – R. Scott 7. Vertigo- Hitchcock 8. The Passion of Joan of Arc- Dreyer 9. Stalker – Tarkovsky 10. Tokyo Story- Ozu 11. 8 1/2 – Fellini 12. The Godfather – F. Coppola 13. In the Mood for Love – Kar-Wai Wong  14. Bicycle Thieves- De Sica 15. La Dolce Vita- Fellini

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The Best Films of the Decade: The 2000s

1.       In the Mood for Love - Kar-Wai Wong  2.       Children of Men – Cuaron 3.       There Will Be Blood - P. T. Anderson 4.       Werckmeister Harmonies - Tarr 5.       Mulholland Drive - Lynch 6.       Punch-Drunk Love - P.T. Anderson 7.       Lost in Translation - S. Coppola 8.       The Royal Tenenbaums - W. Anderson 9.       The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Dominik 10.   Syndromes and a Century - Weerasethakul 11.   Before Sunset – Linklater 12.   Cache – Haneke 13.   Kill Bill - Tarantino 14.   Inglourious Basterds - Tarantino 15.   Zodiac – Fincher 16.   The Lord

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The Best Films of the Decade: The 1990s

1.       Breaking the Waves - von Trier  2.       Goodfellas - Scorsese 3.       Pulp Fiction - Tarantino  4.       The Thin Red Line- Malick 5.       Magnolia - P.T. Anderson 6.       Heat- M. Mann 7.       JFK - Stone 8.       Boogie Nights - P.T. Anderson 9.       Dead Man - Jarmusch 10.   Chungking Express -  Kar-Wai Wong 11.   Fargo - Coen 12.   Eyes Wide Shut - Kubrick 13.   Fight Club - Fincher 14.   The Big Lebowski – Coen 15.   Schindler's List - Spielberg 16.   Blue – Kieslowski 17.   Malcolm X - S. Lee 18.   The Piano – Campion 19.   Red – Kieslowski 20.   The

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The Best Films of the Decade: The 1980s

1.       Raging Bull- Scorsese 2.       Blade Runner - R. Scott 3.       Nostalgia - Tarkovsky 4.       The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover - Greenaway 5.       Blue Velvet - Lynch 6.       Do the Right Thing - S. Lee 7.       The Shining - Kubrick 8.       Brazil - Gilliam 9.       Dekalog - Kieslowski 10.   Fitzcarraldo - Herzog 11.   Fanny and Alexander - Bergman 12.   Dead Ringers - Cronenberg 13.   Raiders of the Lost Ark - Spielberg 14.   Hannah and Her Sisters- Allen 15.   Once Upon a Time in America - Leone 16.   Rumble Fish - F. Coppola 17.   Back to

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The Best Films of the Decade: The 1970s

1.       Apocalypse Now- F. Coppola 2.       Stalker - Tarkovsky 3.       The Godfather - F. Coppola 4.       The Godfather Part II - F. Coppola 5.       Taxi Driver- Scorsese 6.       A Clockwork Orange- Kubrick 7.       Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Herzog 8.       Manhattan- Allen 9.       Days of Heaven - Malick 10.   Nashville - Altman 11.   Cries and Whispers - Bergman 12.   Annie Hall- Allen 13.   The Conformist - Bertolucci 14.   The Passenger - Antonioni 15.   Barry Lyndon- Kubrick 16.   Chinatown- Polanski 17.   Suspiria- Argento 18.   Jaws- Spielberg 19.   A Woman Under the Influence - Cassavetes 20.   Pat Garrett & Billy

The Best Films of the Decade: The 1970s2021-06-19T11:53:22+00:00

The Best Films of the Decade: The 1960s

1.       2001: A Space Odyssey- Kubrick 2.       8 1/2 - Fellini 3.       La Dolce Vita- Fellini 4.       Lawrence of Arabia- Lean 5.       Jules and Jim- Truffaut 6.       Breathless- Godard 7.       Persona- Bergman 8.       Psycho- Hitchcock 9.       I Am Cuba- Kalatozov 10.   Gertrud- Dreyer 11.   Red Desert- Antonioni  12.   The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly- Leone 13.   The End of Summer- Ozu 14.   The Wild Bunch- Peckinpah 15.   Once Upton a Time in the West - Leone 16.   Pierrot le Fou - Godard 17.   The Trial- Welles 18.   Shoot the Piano Player - Truffaut 19.   L'Avventura - Antonioni 20.  

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The Best Films of the Decade: The 1950s

1.       The Searchers- Ford 2.       Vertigo- Hitchcock 3.       Tokyo Story- Ozu 4.       Seven Samurai- Kurosawa 5.       Rashoman- Kurosawa 6.       Touch of Evil- Welles 7.       The Earrings of Madame De… - Ophuls 8.       The 400 Blows- Truffaut 9.       The Seventh Seal- Bergman 10.   Rear Window- Hitchcock 11.   Early Summer- Ozu 12.   A Man Escaped- Bresson 13.   Lola Montes- Ophuls 14.   Paths of Glory- Kubrick 15.   Singin' in the Rain- Donen, Kelly 16.   North By Northwest- Hitchcock 17.   Rio Bravo- Hawks 18.   La Strada - Fellini 19.   Umberto D- De Sica 20.   Pickpocket- Bresson 21.   Wild Strawberries- Bergman 22.   Sunset Boulevard

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