Ten Greatest Films of All Time by Roger Ebert

"If I must make a list of the Ten Greatest Films of All Time, my first vow is to make the list for myself, not for anybody else. I am sure than Eisenstein's "The Battleship Potemkin" is a great film, but it's not going on my list simply so I can impress people. Nor will I avoid "Casablanca" simply because it's so popular: I love it all the same."

- Roger Ebert


Weight: 40


Detractions

  1. Single author (-50)
  2. Limited to ~75 years or less (-10)

Films (10)

1. 28 Up

Directed by Michael Apted | N/A | 136 min | 1984|

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last ...


2. Raging Bull

Directed by Martin Scorsese | R | 129 min | 1980|

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.

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3. Gates of Heaven

Directed by Errol Morris | 85 min | 1978|

A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there.

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4. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | G | 149 min | 1968|

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

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5. La Dolce Vita

Directed by Federico Fellini | 174 min | 1960|

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

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6. Floating Weeds

Directed by Yasujirô Ozu | 119 min | 1959|

The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.


7. The Third Man

Directed by Carol Reed | 93 min | 1949|

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

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8. Notorious

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 101 min | 1946|

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

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9. Casablanca

Directed by Michael Curtiz | PG | 102 min | 1942|

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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10. Citizen Kane

Directed by Orson Welles | 119 min | 1941|

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

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