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The 300 Greatest Films Ever Made...# 51- # 100

Updated on September 20, 2011

The Great Films of all Time

This is the fifth of six hubs covering the 300 greatest films of all time. This Hub covers films 51-100.

100) GANDHI (1982) Richard Attenbourough BRITISH/INDIAN

99) HIS GAL FRIDAY (1940) Howard Hawks USA

98) THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958) Akira Kurasawa JAPAN

97) 8 & a HALF (1963) Federico Fellini ITALY

96) 400 BLOWS (1959) Francois Truffaut FRANCE

95) THE APARTMENT (1960) Billy Wilder USA

94) BONNIE & CLYDE (1967) Arthur Penn USA

93) NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) Alfred Hitchcock USA

92) THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931) William Wellman USA

91) THE CONVERSATION (1974) Francis Ford Coppella USA

90) GUNGA DIN (1939) George Stevens USA

89) YOJIMBO (1961) Akira Kurasawa JAPAN

88) DRACULA (1931) Todd Browning USA

87) DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) Billy Wilder USA

86) MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) John Ford USA

85) MY FAIR LADY (1964) George Cuckor USA

84) The ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) Michael Curtiz USA

83) A HARD DAYS NIGHT (1964) Richard Lester BRITISH

82) THE SEARCHERS (1956) John Ford USA

81) THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) James Whale USA

80) PULP FICTION (1994) Quentin Tarantino USA

79) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) Vincent Minnelli USA

78) THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) William Wyler USA

77) BUTCH CASSIDY & the SUNDANCE KID (1969) George Roy Hill USA

76) REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) Nicholas Ray USA

75) METROPOLIS (1926) Fritz Lang GERMANY Silent

74) THE GRADUATE (1967) Mike Nichols USA

73) BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1946) Jean Cocteau FRANCE

72) UNFORGIVEN (1992) Clint Eastwood USA

71) The SEVENTH SEAL (1957) Ingmar Bergman GERMANY

70) SNOW WHITE & the SEVEN DWARVES (1937) Walt Disney USA Animated

69) MODERN TIMES (1936) Charlie Chaplin USA Silent

68) THE DEER HUNTER (1978) Michael Cimino USA

67) BEN HUR (1959) William Wyler USA

66) AMERICAN GRAFETTI (1973) George Lucas USA

65) ROCKY (1976) John Alvidsen USA

64) MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) Frank Lloyd USA

63) FARGO (1996) Joel & Ethan Cohen USA

62) PATTON (1970) Frank Schaffner USA

61) THE GOLD RUSH (1925) Charlie Chaplin USA Silent

60) MANHATTAN (1979) Woody Allen USA

59) THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Jonathan Demme USA

58) WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) William Wyler USA

57) SHANE (1953) George Stevens USA

56) FRANKENSTEIN (1931) James Whale USA

55) VERTIGO (1958) Alfred Hitchcock USA

54) STAGECOACH (1939) John Ford USA

53) THE GENERAL (1926) Buster Keaton USA Silent

52) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935) Sam Woods USA

51) TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) John Houston USA

To be concluded in my next Hub, which will cover films 1-50.

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    • Robwrite profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob 

      7 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Hi Cogerson; I have mixed feeling about "Ben Hur". It's a brilliantly made film, but it never made me want to watch it again. Maybe because it's a very long film and after seeing it the first time, I've never been able to sit through the whole thing again. I don't know. I admire the film. It's great art.

      Thanks for the correction about "His Gal Friday". I'll change the year.

      Always good to hear your views.

      Rob

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      UltimateMovieRankings 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Let's 36 of the 50 ...I have seen.....I have of all of them....lots of classic movies in here that I love...movies that would make my from list.

      Pulp Fiction...a movie that changed how movies are made

      North by Northwest...Hitchcock's best movie

      Unforgiven....the best western ever

      Fargo....a brutal but great movie

      Butch and Sundance....would be in top 10 of all time

      His Girl Friday....at least I think is the movie on the list....although it was made in 1941 not 1946

      Although I think Steve Lensman...would think I was crazy....the movie that would not make my Top 100 is Ben-Hur. It was a monster hit....and Oscar winner...but I would rather watch Heston in the Ten Commandments.

      Great work putting this hub together.

    • Robwrite profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob 

      7 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Hi Flora; 33 out of 50 is pretty darn good. Much better than average.

      I'm a big Hitchcock fan, too. I love his work. As for "Robin Hood", don't worry about the mistakes in history. It's not meant to be an accurate historic drama. Its a romantic fable, so I don't worry about whether or nor Prince John was maligned. Most period pictures have inaccuracies.

      Thanks for the great comments,

      Rob

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      7 years ago

      I have seen 33 of these films.

      Films I am looking forward to seeing:

      I haven't seen Pulp Fiction yet, but that is part of my favourite genre, so I do plan on seeing it. Metropolis is on my list of too see films, but I always seem to be busy when it is on TCM. Case in point, it is on tonight, but I have a prior commitment.

      Films I love

      His Girl Friday

      8 & 1/2-my favourite Fellini

      North By Northwest-another Hitch! My second all time Hitch favourite

      The Public Enemy

      Gunga Din (hmm, a lot of Cary Grant choices...)

      Double Indemnity (a film noir, yes)

      My Fair Lady

      The Adventures of Robin Hood-doesn't seem to matter than King James was actually a good King who took over after his brother abandoned his country for the crusades

      The Bride of Frankenstein-lead role for Elsa!

      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

      The Seventh Seal-my favourite Bergman

      Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      Fargo

      Wuthering Heights

      Shane (another western. odd for me)

      Frankenstein

      Vertigo-ooh, Hitchcock. I find it tremendously sad and must be in the right mood

      Treasure of the Sierra Madre hmm. Bogart

      I admire more than I enjoy:

      The Apartment-I find this a bit depressing

      400 Blows

      The Conversation-excellent film but too disturbing about having no privacy

      Dracula-I am not able to watch scenes with spiders and maggots

      An American in Paris-the only reason I say this instead of putting it under my favourites is that I'm not a Ballet fan (gasp!). However, it is excellent and I have seen it several times

      The Best Years of Our Lives...difficult to watch

      Films I haven't seen and do not want to see them because of subject matter etc.

      Woody Allen films

      My Darling Clementine..Doc Holiday was not a surgeon. No! I can see that interfering with my ability to take the film seriously

      Patton

      The Deer Hunter..scary! and weird!

    • Robwrite profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob 

      7 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Hi ruffridyer; Not a Pulp Fiction fan? Metropolis was an amazing film, especially for the time it was made. (Robot Maria's sexy dance was rather riske for the day.)

      Good to hear from you,

      Rob

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      ruffridyer 

      7 years ago from Dayton, ohio

      Pulp Fiction? Really! Anyway Metropolis was awesome, social commentary, science fiction, horror, and the scence with all the eyes watching the beautiful girl filled with lust, not knowing it was a robot, quite a statement.

    • Robwrite profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob 

      8 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Thanks, HH. I feel they're perfect, too.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I can only agree with on your perfect choice.

    • Robwrite profile imageAUTHOR

      Rob 

      8 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Thanks for the comments and for reading, Lady E.

      I actually prefer the Cocteau version of "Beauty & the Beast" because so much of the Disney version was inspired by the French film. If you watch them back-to-back, you'll see all the similarities, which Cocteau invented. I enjoyed the animated version but the French version was the innovator.

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Nice one Rob - More interesting Films.

      Regarding Beauty and the Beast - which do you prefer? The movie or the animated one?

      I'm Heading to 101 - 105....

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