My 1000 Favorite Films of All-Time

Essentially the most memorable 10ish percent of all the feature length films I've seen in my life (which is around 10,000); there are hundreds of films I've yet to log on Letterboxd. Only includes films made between 1940-2019 (due to my knowledge of pre-1940s cinema being so limited), and with runtimes of approximately 40 min. or longer.

275ish through 1000 are currently unranked, and I've primarily only been adding 5/5s to this list lately so there are a lot of films (mostly recent 4.5s) that are missing from it.

Ranked not necessarily
by "best," but by "favorite."

  • Mommy

    1

  • The Tree of Life

    2

  • Dancer in the Dark

    3

  • American Honey

    4

  • Lilya 4-ever

    5

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    6

  • Life Is Beautiful

    7

  • Christiane F.

    8

  • Stalker

    9

  • Tropical Malady

    10

  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream

    11

  • Pink Wall

    12

  • The House That Jack Built

    13

  • First Reformed

    14

  • Ben Is Back

    15

  • Beautiful Boy

    16

  • Permanent Green Light

    17

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    18

  • Serial Experiments Lain

    19

  • Nostalgia

    20

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    21

  • Mandy

    22

  • Thunder Road

    23

  • Adam

    24

  • A Ghost Story

    25

  • Knight of Cups

    26

  • The Thin Red Line

    27

  • Mirror

    28

  • Andrei Rublev

    29

  • The Sacrifice

    30

  • Solaris

    31

  • Dominion

    32

  • Five-Year Diary

    33

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    34

  • Our Time

    35

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    36

  • The World

    37

  • Dark

    38

  • Dreamwood

    39

  • Mundane History

    40

  • Fish Tank

    41

  • 24 Frames

    42

  • We Make Couples

    43

  • Inland Empire

    44

  • Satantango

    45

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    46

  • Come and See

    47

  • Oriental Elegy

    48

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    49

  • Glass

    50

  • Her Smell

    51

  • Maniac

    52

  • Naked

    53

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    54

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    55

  • At Sea

    56

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    57

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    58

  • Friday's Child

    59

  • Whispering Pages

    60

  • Elegy of a Voyage

    61

  • The Image Book

    62

  • Manuel on the Island of Wonders

    63

  • City of Pirates

    64

  • Climax

    65

  • Threads

    66

  • Used Innocence

    67

  • Phantom Mary

    68

  • Hotel by the River

    69

  • Mother and Son

    70

  • Shoah

    71

  • 50 Feet of String

    72

  • Dead Souls

    73

  • Come and Go

    74

  • The Decalogue

    75

  • Athens, Return to the Acropolis

    76

  • Annihilation

    77

  • 303

    78

  • Beyond Dreams

    79

  • Spring Breakers

    80

  • Near Death

    81

  • Ratcatcher

    82

  • Out of the Blue

    83

  • Angel's Egg

    84

  • Son of the White Mare

    85

  • Water and Power

    86

  • All These Sleepless Nights

    87

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    88

  • Under the Skin

    89

  • A.K.A. Serial Killer

    90

  • L'ange

    91

  • A Solar Dream

    92

  • Crude Oil

    93

  • La Région Centrale

    94

  • Aion

    95

  • Landscape in the Mist

    96

  • Song to Song

    97

  • Halloween II

    98

  • Gummo

    99

  • Kids

    100