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 | Rated 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 | Rated 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.


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.


4. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | Rated 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.


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.


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.


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?


9. Casablanca

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

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


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.