One hundred posts… it’s hard realizing I wrote that many of these things. Some small, a couple words, others way too verbose and unnecessary, still I mark this down as an accomplishment – even with only 70-80 of them making me proud. I thought I would celebrate by making a list (ironically, very little writing involved) revealing my 100 favorite films since my birth year, or of the past twenty-two years. It’s a simple post, but one with much meaning. Hopefully I get to two hundred faster… enjoy!

 

Cloverfield (2008) directed by Matt Reeves

100. The Fast and the Furious (Rob Cohen, 2001)
99. Remember the Titans (Boaz Yakin, 2000)
98. Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears, 2002)
97. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008)
96. Borat (Larry Charles, 2006)
95. Restrepo (Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington, 2010)
94. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich, 2010)
93. Gone in 60 Seconds (Dominic Sena, 2000)
92. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)
91. Ip Man (Wilson Yip, 2008)

 

The Avengers (2012) directed by Joss Whedon

90. The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
89. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie, 1998)
88. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann,2001)
87. Training Day (Antoine Fuqua, 2001)
86. The Last Samurai (Edward Zwick, 2003)
85. Dumb and Dumber (The Farrelly Brothers, 1994)
84. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
83. Waiting… (Rob McKittrick, 2005)
82. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron, 2013)
81. Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2008)

 

The Lion King (1994) directed by Rob Minkoff & Roger Allers

80. A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner, 1992)
79. Die Hard with a Vengeance (John McTiernan, 1995)
78. The Grey (Joe Carnahan, 2011)
77. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, 2007)
76. The Lion King (Rob Minkoff & Roger Allers, 1994)
75. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)
74. Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007)
73. A Knight’s Tale (Brian Helgeland, 2001)
72. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
71. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)

 

Snatch (2000) directed by Guy Ritchie

70. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
69. Ocean’s Eleven (Steven Soderbergh, 2001)
68. Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
67. Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott, 2005)
66. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
65. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992)
64. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, 2005)
63. Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012)
62. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
61. Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)

 

Clerks (1994) directed by Kevin Smith

60. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)
59. Clerks (Kevin Smith, 1994)
58. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
57. Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma, 1996)
56. The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010)
55. Taken (Pierre Morel, 2009)
54. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
53. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
52. The Host (Bong Joon-ho, 2006)
51. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)

 

Shame (2011) directed by Steve McQueen

50. Independence Day (Roland Emmerich, 1996)
49. Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, 2010)
48. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
47. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
46. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
45. The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002)
44. The Butterfly Effect (J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress, 2004)
43. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2003)
42. American Gangster (Ridley Scott, 2007)
41. The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans, 2012)

 

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) directed by David Gelb

40. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013)
39. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
38. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2001)
37. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, 2005)
36. Warrior (Gavin O’Connor, 2011)
35. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (David Gelb, 2012)
34. The Vicious Kind (Lee Toland Krieger, 2009)
33. Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott, 2001)
32. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007) 
31. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)

 

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) directed by Peter Jackson

30. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
29. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
28. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
27. The Patriot (Roland Emmerich, 2000)
26. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
25. Stranger Than Fiction (Marc Forster, 2006)
24. The Matrix (The Wachowski Siblings, 1999)
23. Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)
22. The Big Lebowski (The Cohen Brothers, 1998)
21. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) 

 

The Hurt Locker (2009) directed by Kathryn Bigelow

20. Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen, 2011)
19. V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2006)
18. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
17. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
16. Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, 2002)
15. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
14. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2009)
13. American History X (Tony Kaye, 1998)
12. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)
11. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)

 

Before Sunset (2004) directed by Richard Linklater

10. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
9. The Boondock Saints (Troy Duffy, 1999)
8. Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)
7. Once You’re Born You Can No Longer Hide (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2005)
6. Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012)
5. Short Term 12 (Destin Cretton, 2013)
4. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)
3. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
2. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
1. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)

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