Your 10 Favourite Films of All Time – Contribute to the official World of Film top 10 list here!

It has been among our most popular topics, and now, it’s getting its own official list, made by you!

Please comment with your top 10 films of all time, and for A World of Film, we will comprise a list of the most popular 10 films. Creating the first official “World of Film top 10 list”

You only get 10, so make them count.

Alternatively. you can email us your list to

To get you inspired, here is the newest version of my list:

10)  Letter from an Unknown Woman – Max Ophuls   

9) Cleo from 5 to 7  –  Agnes Varda

8) Manhattan  –  Woody Allen

7) Rear Window  –  Alfred Hitchcock

6) The Battle of Algiers – Gillo Pontecorvo

5) A Short Film About Killing  –  Krzysztof Kieslowski

4) The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Theodor Dreyer

3) Daisies – Vera Chytilova

2) The Night of the Hunter  –  Charles Laughton

1) The Gold Rush  –  Charles Chaplin

Please comment at the bottom of this page, and contribute to our top 10!

65 Replies to “Your 10 Favourite Films of All Time – Contribute to the official World of Film top 10 list here!”

  1. I like all the points you make there. And, I mostly agree.
    The main reason I like to know top 10’s, and create my own, it’s fun. I know of people that create many lists, such as, 100 male performances, female, supporting, directors. And, they have fun while making these. But more, I think it tells you something about that person and where they currently are in there lives. When I was younger, my favourite film was Toy Story, a little older, it was Tim Burton’s Batman. Then, Godard’s Breathless, and for a while, Woody Allen’s Manhattan. And now, it has become The Gold Rush. I love that is changes and shows a progression as to where I was in my cinematic mindset at certain points.
    And this transcends to polls such as the sight and sound best film list. But with these, instead of it showing how ones independent cinematic mind changes, it reflexes where we are culturally in understanding cinema. I really do think these polls are interesting, in understanding people, and how they change. But, above all, it’s fun it do.

  2. I cannot deny that it can be fun. It is just that it can change at the drop of a hat, and films once thought marvellous, can be seen in a new light. That’s why I contend that ‘top lists’ are virtually impossible to compile, unless you do a new one every few months.
    Thanks for the reply though, and I concede that it is always a popular blog topic!
    Regards, Pete.

  3. In chronological order;

    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) – Jack Arnold
    Forbidden Planet (1956) – Fred M. Wilcox
    Faster, Pusycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) – Russ Meyer
    Blue Hawaii (1961) – Norman Taurog
    Night of the Living Dead (1968) – George A. Romero
    Conan The Barbarian (1982) – John Milius
    Army of Darkness – Sam Raimi
    Pulp Fiction (1994) – Quentin Tarantino
    Ed Wood (1994) – Tim Burton
    Braveheart (1995) – Mel Gibson

  4. 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Kubrick (1968)
    2. La Strada – Fellini (1954)
    3. The Seven Samurai – Kurosawa (1954)
    4. Day for Night – Traffaut (1973)
    5. Days of Heaven – Malick (1978)
    6. Stranger Than Paradise – Jarmusch (1984)
    7. Casablanca – Curtiz (1942)
    8. North by Northwest – Hitchcock (1959)
    9. Last Year at Marienbad – Renais (1962)
    10. A Hard Day’s Night – Lester (1964)

  5. 1) A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    2) What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
    3) Taxi Driver (1976)
    4) Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    5)Thelma and Louise (1991)
    6)Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    7)Tootsie (1982)
    8) Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    9) Do the Right Thing (1989)
    10) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

  6. Thanks. Taxi Driver is so close to being in my top 10. It keeps slowly making it’s way towards it.

  7. 3 off the top of my head:
    Citizen Kane
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Sling Blade

  8. This isa great idea – some great top 10’s here too. I’m getting around to my top 10 on my own blog at the moment – I am listing my top 50, have put the first two installments up so far (50 – 31) and dont want to give away the surprise for my follower (yes, thats right… follower haha).

  9. I love top 10 lists like these! Although I have tried to watch as many films as I can, at the tender age of 22 I still have yet to watch what some might call classics. So i’ll stick to a top 5.

    5. The Godfather
    4. Pulp Fiction
    3. Inglorious Bastards
    2. Inception
    1. 500 Days of Summer

    I’m sure, like you said in one of your comments, my tastes will change. Here’s to a different top 5 in 5 years! 🙂

  10. That’s hard because I know the first 4 and everything gets a bit hazy from there, but I’ll try! Here goes:

    10. Inception
    9. The Bourne Trilogy (Matt Damon films obviously)
    8. Back To The Future
    7. Crimson Tide
    6. City of God
    5. The Lord of The Rings Trilogy
    4. Terminator 2
    3. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    2. Spider-Man 2
    1. The Shawkshank Redemption

  11. oh crap here we go again. ask me in six months and the order will have changed, and some of the films. Close but no cigar to Goodfellas, Bambi, Citizen Kane, Bringing Up Baby, Top Hat, His Girl Friday, Wings of Desire, Deliverance, Annie Hall, Fargo, Dumbo, Up, The Conversation, The Big Sleep, The 39 Steps, Dr Strangelove, The Shawshank Redemption, Amelie, Jaws, and a hundred others

    10: Excalibur
    9: Blue Velvet
    8: The Big Lebowski
    7: Pulp Fiction
    6: Ran
    5: Godfather 1 and 2
    4: Blade Runner
    3: The Third Man
    2: The Maltese Falcon
    1: Three Colours: Blue

  12. 10. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
    9. Se7en (David Fincher)
    8. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
    7. JFK (Oliver Stone)
    6. Fargo (Joel Coen)
    5. Oldboy (Chan-wook Park)
    4. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
    3. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
    2. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
    1. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)

    … and my list could well be very different tomorrow. Although the top three are pretty much stuck on.

  13. BELLE DE JOUR (1967, dir. Luis Buñuel)
    DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978, dir. George A. Romero)
    DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE (1970, dir. Frank Perry)
    IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946, dir. Frank Capra)
    LAURA (1944, dir. Otto Preminger)
    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962, dir. David Lean)
    LOST HIGHWAY (1997, dir. David Lynch)
    REAR WINDOW (1954, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
    3 WOMEN (1977, dir. Robert Altman)
    TRUE STORIES (1986, dir. David Byrne)

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