Today is my 27th birthday and for the fifth year in a row I have revamped my top 200 movies of all-time list. This year I went about things a bit differently than I have in the past. Usually I go through the movies I have seen in the past year and insert any new additions, while shifting things around just slightly. This year I started from scratch by copying all the movies that populate my “best of lists” into their own document, alphabetizing them, and ranking them one by one. This accounts for some major shifting around from some of the films that have long remained near the top or bottom.
For the first time in the five year history of the list, there is a new film at number one. The rest of the top ten also looks more different than usual with a few major additions that had been placed lower in year’s past. As always, I wish I had more time to do a full write-up for each entry, but for now just enjoy the list and I will try to respond to all questions or thoughts in the comments below.
Here are some other quick facts about the 2013 list:
3 Movies That Have Been in the Top 10 Every Year:
- Fanny and Alexander
- The Godfather
- Pulp Fiction
Top 3 Most Represented Directors:
- Alfred Hitchcock – 8 Films
- Woody Allen – 7 Films
- Stanley Kubrick – 7 Films
Top 3 Most Represented Release Years:
- 1962 – 7 Films
- 1954 – 6 Films
- 1957, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 2000, 2003 – 5 Films
Highest New Film on the List:
- The Conversation at #40
- Brazil – Up 100 Spots to #31
- Persona – Down 111 Spots to #125
Here is the list:
What are your thoughts on the list? What is the highest ranking movie that you HAVEN’T seen? Which would YOUR personal top 10 look like?