Top 200 Movies...Ever!


It's never been something I looked forward to compiling, but of course something made it inevitable. That ultimate best ever list, where everything is boiled down into a silly page of numbers. It's no easy task and the nature of it all means that things are constantly moving up and down; never quite resulting in a wholly satisfying order. While the top 10 or so are unlikely to change without some dramatic last minute entry, the whole thing isn't as simple as it first looks and certain titles always end up getting the axe while others move up and down. It's hard to look at it rationally, after all these should be all be great movies. What exactly places them in the top 50 or top 100? Are apples better than oranges? The current list isn't something that changes often but new additions are usually discovered a few times per year.

But here it is. As it goes along I have added comments on a few choice entries or links to past articles, and at the end it all leads into a write up of the best movie ever made...
On the way to the top there will be a lot of classic epics, 80s science fiction and fantasy kitsch, horror, action, animation and martial arts. This mix of random stuff and nonsense kind of sums up what I like if there was ever a broad picture to be painted, though I hope a few might be notably different or unexpected. Remakes and movies of a similar title will be marked with which year they came from unless it's an original. Some entries will be for multiple films in a series when I feel they are of equal quality and can be grouped together, which is kind of cheating but seems fair. Here goes nothing...

Top 200 to 151

Top 150 to 101

Top 100 to 51

Top 50 to 1