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Online Film Critic Society Top 100

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1 Citizen Kane Orson Welles
2 Eraserhead David Lynch
3 Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero
4 The Maltese Falcon John Huston
5 Breathless Jean-Luc Godard
6 Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino
7 The Night of the Hunter Charles Laughton
8 Blood Simple Joel and Ethan Coen
9 The 400 Blows François Truffaut
10 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet
11 L’Atalante Jean Vigo
12 Toy Story John Lasseter
13 Badlands Terrence Malick
14 Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze
15 This Is Spinal Tap Marty DiBergi; co-directed by Rob Reiner
16 Gates of Heaven Errol Morris
17 Hiroshima mon amour Alain Resnais
18 Airplane! Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
19 Duel Steven Spielberg
20 The Iron Giant Brad Bird
21 The Evil Dead Sam Raimi
22 The Producers Mel Brooks
23 Knife in the Water Roman Polanksi
24 The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont
25 The Kid Charles Chaplin
26 District 9 Neill Blomkamp
27 Monty Python and the Holy Grail Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
28 Donnie Darko Richard Kelly
29 L’Age d’Or Luis Buñuel
30 Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman
31 Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray
32 Henry V Kenneth Branagh
33 Easy Rider Dennis Hopper
34 Clerks Kevin Smith
35 The Blair Witch Project Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
36 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Mike Nichols
37 Gattaca Andrew Niccol
38 Primer Shane Carruth
39 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Tim Burton
40 Brick Rian Johnson
41 Killer of Sheep Charles Burnett
42 Sex, Lies, and Videotape Steven Soderbergh
43 Mad Max George Miller
44 Pi Darren Aronofsky
45 In Bruges Martin McDonagh
46 Harlan County U.S.A. Barbara Kopple
47 American Beauty Sam Mendes
48 Boyz N the Hood John Singleton
49 Hedwig and the Angry Inch John Cameron Mitchell
50 Delicatessen Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
51 Elevator to the Gallows aka Frantic - Louis Malle
52 Bottle Rocket Wes Anderson
53 Titicut Follies Frederick Wiseman
54 She’s Gotta Have It Spike Lee
55 Shadows John Cassavetes
56 Moon Duncan Jones
57 Monsters Inc. Pete Docter
58 Slacker Richard Linklater
59 Say Anything... Cameron Crowe
60 Shallow Grave Danny Boyle
61 Closely Watched Trains Jiri Menzel
62 Gone Baby Gone Ben Affleck
63 Repo Man Alex Cox
64 The Virgin Suicides Sofia Coppola
65 Amores Perros Alejandro González Iñárritu
66 On the Town Stanley Donan and Gene Kelly
67 The Triplets of Belleville Sylvain Chomet
68 Ivan’s Childhood Andrei Tarkovsky
69 My Favorite Year Richard Benjamin
70 El Mariachi Robert Rodriguez
71 Performance Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell
72 In the Company of Men Neil LaBute
73 They Live By Night Nicholas Ray
74 Love Actually Richard Curtis
75 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Amy Heckerling
76 One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando
77 Hard Eight Paul Thomas Anderson
78 Following Christopher Nolan
79 Cabin in the Sky Vincente Minnelli
80 George Washington David Gordon Green
81 Blood of a Poet Jean Cocteau
82 The Station Agent Thomas McCarthy
83 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Shane Black
84 Away from Her Sarah Polley
85 Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman
86 The Orphanage Juan Antonio Bayona
87 Chicago Rob Marshall
88 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Judd Apatow
89 Pleasantville Gary Ross
90 Force of Evil Abraham Polonsky
91 Drugstore Cowboy Gus Van Sant
92 Nanook of the North Robert Flaherty
93 Heathers Michael Lehmann
94 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Guy Ritchie
95 Strictly Ballroom Baz Luhrmann
96 Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner
97 The Falls Peter Greenaway
98 Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio
99 Get Carter Mike Hodges
100 Ratcatcher Lynne Ramsay