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The 300 Greatest Films Ever Made...# 201-250.

Updated on October 17, 2010

The Great Films of All Time

This is the second of Six hubs listing the 300 Greatest films of all time. This one covers 201-250.

250) THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) Bryan Singer USA

249) The LORD of the RINGS 2: The TWO TOWERS (2002) Peter Jackson USA

248) JU DOU (1989) Zhang Yimou CHINA/ JAPAN

247) ALIEN (1979) Ridley Scott USA

246) SPIRITED AWAY (2001) Hayao Miyazaki JAPAN Animated

245) THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) Roland Joffe BRITISH

244) CINDERELLA (1950) Walt Disney USA Animated


242) ALEXANDER NEVSKI (1938) Sergei Eisenstein RUSSIA

241) THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) Rob Reiner USA

240) THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961) J. Lee Thompson USA

239) THE LIFE & DEATH OF COL. BLIMP (1943) Michael Powell BRITISH

238) MON ONCLE (1958) Jacques Tati FRENCH

237) ADAM’S RIB (1949) George Cuckor USA

236) ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953) William Wyler USA

235) ANGEL’S WITH DIRTY FACES (1938) Michael Curtiz USA

234) MISTER ROBERTS (1955) John Ford USA

233) DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1932) Reuben Mamoulian USA

232) NO COUNTY FOR OLD MEN (2007) Joel & Ethan Cohen USA

231) FREAKS (1932) Todd Browning USA

230) WALL-E (2008) Andrew Stanton USA Animated

229) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945) David Lean BRITISH

228) OLIVER (1968) Carol Reed BRITISH

227) The SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) Frank Darabont USA

226) MARTY (1955) Delbert Mann USA

225) MY MAN GODFREY (1936) Gregory La Cava USA

224) BEAU GESTE (1939) William Wellman USA

223) GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (1937) Sam Woods BRITISH

222) THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) Peter Bogdonovitch USA

221) LA STRADA (1954) Federico Fellini ITALY

220) CINEMA PARADISO (1988) Giuseppe Tornatore FRANCE/ ITALY

219) BLUE ANGEL (1930) Josef Von Sternberg GERMANY

218) A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961) Daniel Petrie USA

217) SPARTACUS (1960) Stanley Kubrick USA

216) THE 10 COMMANDMENTS (1956) Cecil B. DeMille USA

215) REBECCA (1940) Alfred Hitchcock USA

214) THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN CREEK (1944) Preston Sturges USA

213) EASY RIDER (1969) Dennis Hopper USA

212) RAN (1985) Akira Kurasawa JAPAN

211) ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968) Sergio Leone USA

210) MEAN STREETS (1973) Martin Scorsese USA

209) A SHOT IN THE DARK (1964) Blake Edwards USA


207) DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) Spike Lee USA

206) A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) Bob Clark USA

205) MEET JOHN DOE (1941) Frank Capra USA

204) BREATHLESS (1959) Jean Luc Goddard FRANCE

203) JULES & JIM (1961) Francois Truffaut FRANCE

202) THE LIFE OF BRIAN (1979) Terry Jones BRITISH

201) DAS BOOT (1981) Wolfgang Petersen GERMANY

Continued in my next hub, featuring films 150-200.


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      Rob 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Hi cogerson. "Ran" was a great twist on Shakespeare, as was "Throne of Blood". As for 'Picnic at Hanging Rock", i can see why you didn't like it. It's a very strange film and it doesn't explain anything at the end. (It was based on a book which also left the mystery hanging.) There was such a wonderful sense of surreal oddness about it. And the film left my thinking about it for days after I saw it. Any film that has that kind of affect on a jaded movie buff like me must have some magic to it.

      The ending of "No Country for Old Men" was a bit out of left field, but the coen brothers have always been great at defying audience expectations.

      Thanks for reading my very long list and leaving great comments.


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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      I have seen 34 of the 50 movies.....but amazingly(to me at least) I am not aware of 6 of the movies on your list.

      Two movies I love and would be on my Top 100 list would be #220 Cinema Paradiso and #212 Ran....the first time I saw Cinema Paradiso I cried at the end when he got his present....and I do not cry very often in for Ran...what a great way to do a Shakespeare story.

      The ones I did not care of much would be....Picnic at Hanging Rock...I have watched it twice trying to figure out what I was missing....but I just don't get why everybody love the money.....and the other would be No Country For Old Men....I love the Coen brothers....but I hated the last 20 minutes....a terrible ending.

      Voted up and awesome....I am enjoying the lists.

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      Rob 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Hi Flora; "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is a very odd movie, which leaves lots of questions hanging but it's very well done and interesting.

      23 of these films is a lot more than most people have probably seen. (I'm a film fanatic, so don't go by me.)

      Thanks for reading,


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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Okay, I have seen 23 of these, not as good a total. There are a handful of titles that I don't know about, but only a handful. The most recent film I've seen is The Usual Suspects. The oldest film I've seen is The Blue Angel

      My favourite of this list is not a genre I usually love, but I love the cast and it is my second favourite Peck film of all time: The Guns of Navarone.

      I'm a big fan of Hitchcock so Rebecca is my second favourite of this grouping.

      Third:oh, another Peck film:" Roman Holiday.

      I'm embarrassed to admit among those I've not yet seen are Adam's Rib, and Breathless. I'm looking forward to seeing Picnic at Hanging Rock.

      Others I've seen in descending order of your listing:

      Cinderella (I'm writing a hub on the fairy tale itself)

      This is Spinal Tap

      The life and Death of Col. Blimp (confusing)

      Angels with Dirty faces

      Mister Roberts

      Dr. Jecyll and Mr. Hyde

      Brief Encounter



      My Man Godfrey

      The Last Picture Show

      La Strada

      The Blue angel

      a Raisin in the Sun


      The Miracle of Morgan Creek

      Once Upon a Time in the West

      Meet John Doe

      The Life of Brian

      Das Boot

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      Rob 7 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      I think any film on this list would make for a nice gift to a real film lover. Thanks for reading, Lady E.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      More Lovely choices and a few I wouldn't mind getting people for Xmas. Well done.

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      Rob 7 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Much appreciated, HH. As always, your feedback is valued. Thanks.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      As before, perfect choice