TSPDT - The Top 250

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This is the top 250 movies from the TSPDT top 1000. On the website these films are given a special place among the top 1000.

Updated 2013

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  1. 1.
    Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Orson Welles

  2. 2.
    Vertigo (Collector's Edition)
    by Alfred Hitchcock

  3. 3.
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    by Stanley Kubrick

  4. 4.
    Tokyo Story (The Criterion Collection)
    by Yasujiro Ozu

  5. 5.
    The Rules of the Game
    by Jean Renoir

  6. 6.
    8 1/2 (The Criterion Collection)
    by Federico Fellini

  7. 7.
    The Godfather (Widescreen Edition)
    by Francis Ford Coppola

  8. 9.
    John Wayne: The Searchers
    by John Ford

  9. 11.
    Battleship Potemkin (The Special Edition)
    by Sergei Eisenstein

  10. 13.
    Bicycle Thieves (The Criterion Collection)
    by Vittorio De Sica

  11. 14.
    À bout de souffle (Breathless)
    by Jean-Luc Godard

  12. 15.
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (The Criterion Collection)
    by Carl Theodor Dreyer

  13. 16.
    Singin' in the Rain (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Gene Kelly

  14. 17.
    L'Atalante (1934)
    by Jean Vigo

  15. 18.
    Rashomon (The Criterion Collection)
    by Akira Kurosawa

  16. 19.
    Taxi Driver (Collector's Edition)
    by Martin Scorsese

  17. 20.
    The Godfather, Part II (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)
    by Francis Ford Coppola

  18. 21.
    Raging Bull (Special Edition)
    by Martin Scorsese

  19. 22.
    Lawrence of Arabia
    by David Lean

  20. 23.
    The 400 Blows (The Criterion Collection)
    by François Truffaut

  21. 24.
    by Ingmar Bergman

  22. 25.
    Andrei Rublev (The Criterion Collection)
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  23. 26.
    The Mirror
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  24. 27.
    The Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
    by Dziga Vertov

  25. 28.
    L'Avventura (The Criterion Collection)
    by Michelangelo Antonioni

  26. 29.

  27. 30.
    Psycho (Collector's Edition)

  28. 31.
    La Dolce Vita (2-Disc Collector's Edition) (1961)
    by Federico Fellini

  29. 32.
    Some Like it Hot - 1959
    by Billy Wilder

  30. 33.
    Ordet - Criterion Collection
    by Carl Theodor Dreyer

  31. 34.
    Touch of Evil (Widescreen Edition)
    by Orson Welles

  32. 35.
    Au Hasard Balthazar (The Criterion Collection)
    by Robert Bresson

  33. 36.
    The General (1927)
    by Clyde Bruckman

  34. 37.
    Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Michael Curtiz

  35. 38.
    Contempt (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean-Luc Godard

  36. 39.
    Grand Illusion
    by Jean Renoir

  37. 40.
    Sunset Boulevard (Special Collector's Edition)
    by Billy Wilder

  38. 41.
    Metropolis (Restored Authorized Edition)
    by Fritz Lang

  39. 42.
    Modern Times (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Charles Chaplin

  40. 43.
    The Third Man (The Criterion Collection)
    by Carol Reed

  41. 44.
    The Night of the Hunter
    by Charles Laughton

  42. 45.
    Blade Runner (Four-Disc Collector's Edition)
    by Ridley Scott

  43. 46.
    Rear Window (Collector's Edition)
    by Alfred Hitchcock

  44. 47.
    Playtime (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jacques Tati

  45. 48.
    Ugetsu (The Criterion Collection)
    by Kenji Mizoguchi

  46. 49.
    by Fritz Lang

  47. 50.
    by Roman Polanski

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Created by sklus20 on Jul 28, 2008.


Untitled — 4 years ago

Updated for Jan 2010

Untitled — 5 years ago

Should have fixed most of the issues with the list. All but 1 of the ? movies have been cleaned up and the incorrect movies have been changed. Let me know if you see any other issues.

Untitled — 5 years ago

Useful to have this list of 250, as it’s more manageable than the full TSPDT 1000. Black Narcissus was from 1947 not 1962, as the entry here has it

Untitled — 5 years ago

A couple of things.

You have “Ivan the terrible part two” on this list twice.

For “Imitation of Life” you have listed the 1934 version, is that the right one, or do you need the 1959 version? Just curious.

And I don’t quite understand why you have the ‘?’ versions of many of these movies when the site has the actual versions already listed? This would cause people to have to go through the list and mark off movies that they have already marked off on other lists. For instance, there were about 10 movies that I’ve seen on this list, that are already marked off, and I had to re mark off. Not a big deal, just thought it would make things easier for all.

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