The ODU Film List
(listed alphabetically)

Below is a list of the world's best films
compiled by the Film Studies Faculty.
If you haven't seen them, now is the time to check them out!

By the way...if your interested here's a link to the New York Times 1000 Best Films list.
Arguably, 1000 Best Films is an easier list than 100 (you have to make tough choices!) but nonetheless there it is...

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, USA
400 Blows,Francois Truffaut, France, 1959, 97 mins
8 1/2,Federico Fellini, Italy, 1963, 138 mins
A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick, USA,

Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Werner Herzog, Germany, 1972, 94 mins.

All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, USA, 1950,

An American in Paris, Vincente Minelli, USA, 1951,

Alien
American Graffiti, George Lucas, USA, 1973, 110 mins.

Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola, USA, 1979, 153 mins.

Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, USSR, 1925, 65 mins.

Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau, France, 1946, 93 mins.

Berlin, Symphony of a City, Walter Ruttman
The Best Years of Our Lives, William Wyler. USA, 1946,

The Bicycle Thief, Vittorio de Sica, Italy, 1948, 90 mins.

Blade Runner, Ridley Scott

The Blue Angel, J. von Sternberg, Germany, USA, 1930, 90 mins.
Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn, USA, 1967, 111 mins.

Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1959.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, Germany, 1919, 52 mins.

Casablanca, Michael Curtiz, USA, 1942, 102 min.

Un Chien Andalou/Land Without Bread, Luis Bunnuel, Spain, 1928/32, 42 mins.

Children of Paradise, Marcel Carne, France, 1943-45, 188 mins.

Citizen Kane, Orson Welles, USA, 1941, 119 mins.

City Lights, Charles Chaplin, USA, 1931, 86 mins.

The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy

Das Boot
Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino, USA, 1978, 183 mins.

Dirty Harry
Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder, USA, 1944, 107 mins.

Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1964,

Dracula, Tod Browning, USA, 1931, 75 mins.

Duck Soup, Leo McCarey, USA, 1933, 70 mins.

Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper, USA, 1969, 94 mins.

The General, B. Keaton/Clyde Bruckman, USA, 1927,
76 mins.


Gone With the Wind, Victor Fleming, USA, 1939,
101 mins.


The Graduate, Mike Nichols, USA

Grand Illusion, Jean Renoir, France, 1937, 111 mins.

Great Expectations, David Lean, England, 1947, mins.

Greed, Von Stroheim

High Noon, Fred Zinneman, USA, 1952, 84 mins.

The Informer, John Ford, USA, 1935,

Intolerance, D.W. Griffith, USA, 1916, 190 mins.

Ivan the Terrible, Sergei Eisenstein, USSR, 1925, 65 mins.

La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini, Italy, 1960, 175 mins.

Lancelot of the Lake, Robert Bresson, France, 1975,
80 mins.

The Last Command, Josef Von Sternberg, USA, 1928,

Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean, England, 1962,
222 mins.


Lola Montes, Ophuls

Los Olvidados, Luis Bunnuel, Mexico,
M, Fritz Lang, Germany, 1931, 95 mins.

M*A*S*H*, Robert Altman, USA, 1970,

The Maltese Falcon, John Huston, USA, 1941, 101 mins.

The Man With A Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov, Russia
The Marriage of Maria Braun, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany, 1979, 120 mins.

Metropolis, Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927,
Modern Times, Charles Chaplin, USA, 1936, 89 mins.

Nanook of the North, Robert Flarhety
Night and Fog
North by Northwest, Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1959,
136 mins.

Nosferatu, Friedrich W. Murnau, Germany, 1922, 84 mins.



On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan, USA, 1954, 108 mins.

Out of the Past, Tourneur

The Passion of Joan of Arc, Dreyer, Denmark

Persona, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1967, 81 mins.

Pinocchio, Walt Disney, USA,

Portrait of Jason, Shirley Clarke,

Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1960, 109 mins.

Public Enemy, William Wellman, USA, 1931, 83 mins.

Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1951, 89 mins.

The Red and the White, Jansco

The Red Shoes, Pressburger

The Searchers, John Ford, USA, 1956, 119 mins.

The Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1954,
208 mins.

The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1956,
96 mins

Singin' in the Rain, Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen, USA, 1951, 103 mins.

Shall We Dance?
Some Like it Hot, Billy Wilder, USA, 1959, 122 mins.

Spirit of the Beehive, Erice

Stagecoach, John Ford, USA, 1939, 96 mins.

Star Wars, George Lucas, USA, 1977,

The Big Sleep,

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Sergio Leone

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Ford

The Thin Blue Line
The Third Man, Reed

 
Titticutt Follies, Wiseman

 
Tokyo Story, Ozu, Japan

Touch of Evil, Orson Wells,
Triumph of Will,
Ugetsu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1953, 96 mins

Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, USA,

The Wild Bunch , Sam Peckinpah, USA, 1969, 127 mins.

Wild Strawberries, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1957,
95 mins.


Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming, USA, 1939, 101 mins.

Woman in the Dunes, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan, 1964, 123 mins.

The World of Apu, Satyajit Ray, India, 1959, 105 mins.

Yojimbo, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1961, 110 mins.