All Time Top 250± Favorite Movies & Film Series (Chronological Listing of All Films Rated 9/10 & 10/10)

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This "All Time Top 250± Favorite Movies & Film Series" list includes every title I have rated as either a 9 or a 10 out of a possible 10 (9/10 & 10/10). These films are listed here in chronological order of their release, beginning with a 1919 silent film, and ending with films released within the past year or so.

Over the past half century I have seen about ±3,900 theatrically released, non-documentary, feature length films. Of these, I have given a 9/10 or 10/10 rating to about 335 or so films, broken down as follows: • ±3.5% = 10/10 rating • ±5.5% = 9/10 rating ============================= • ±9.0% rated 9/10 or 10/10 (all of these films are included in this list)

Most of the ±3,900 films are sound pictures in english, but they also include the following: • ±225 or so (±6.2%) = silent movies (only a few are included in this list) • ±350 or so (±8.5%) = foreign language films (only a few are included in this list)

When I find it applicable, I will give a rating to an entire film series, and the same rating to each film comprising the film series (i.e. 'The Godfather trilogy, 'Harry Potter' film series, 'Jason Bourne' film series, 'Up Documentary' film series). When applicable films are grouped together into a film series, the number of films/film series included in this list is approximately 250. Based on my own preferences, some film series are broken up to show each title individually within the list (i.e. Godfather, Three Colors trilogy) - with all films in the series listed in a note for each individual film. Otherwise, film series are designated with only a single list entry corresponding (usually) to the first film of the series - with all of the additional films listed within a note for that first movie (i.e. 'Beach Party' film series, 'Harry Potter' film series).

With the exception of a few titles addressed below, all titles within this list are theatrically released, feature length narrative films. However, the following TV Movies, TV Mini-Series, and Documentaries are films of such a high caliber and/or films I have fallen in love with - criteria which compel me to include them in this list because it doesn't feel right to exclude them on a technicality: ------------------------------------------------------------------- • Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie) ------------------------------------------------------------------- • Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 TV Mini-Series) • Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series) • Dekalog (1989 TV Mini-Series) • From the Earth to the Moon (1998 TV Mini-Series) • John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series) ------------------------------------------------------------------- • The Up Series (1964-present Documentaries) • A Brief History of Time (1991 Documentary) • What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004 Documentary) • Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary) • To Be Takei (2014 Documentary) • Life Itself (2014 Documentary) ------------------------------------------------------------------- It is important to note that my ratings are based on how much I 'love' the movie & thus do not necessarily include films which I might consider the 'greatest' movies or the 'best' movies I have seen because I don't necessarily want to see something like 'Schindler's List' over & over again. This also means there are numerous guilty pleasures listed which I unapologetically admit to loving and watching repeatedly. An explanation of how I rate movies, & why I group films into film series, is provided within a lengthy footnote at the end of this list.

Current "Honorable Mention" 8/10 titles which are on the verge of possibly being promoted to a 9/10 and added to this list, and current 9/10 titles on the verge of possibly being demoted to an 8/10 and dropped from the list, are included in a footnote at the end of this list. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ At the very end of this list - after the last film listed at the bottom of page 3 - are the following write ups: • MY LIFE AS A CINEPHILEGREAT MOVIE LISTS I HAVE COMPLETED / AM WORKING ONHOW I RATE MOVIES - NOTES, CRITERIA & STATISTICS ...(a) the criteria I use to rate movies ...(b) an explanation of why I group films into film series ...(c) bell curve graphical distribution of my cumulative ratings ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OVER 3 PAGES #001-100 = 1919-1988 (69 years) #101-200 = 1988-2003 (15 years) #201-291 = 2003-2019 (16 years) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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1. The Doll (1919)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew Lancelot to choose one of the village maidens to wed. Lancelot flees to a monastery to escape ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Hermann Thimig, Victor Janson, Max Kronert

Votes: 1,514

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2. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Votes: 100,066 | Gross: $5.45M

************************** Silent Film **************************

3. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,642 | Gross: $0.00M

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4. My Best Girl (1927)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A department store's stock girl falls in love with a co-worker, the son of the store's manager; the feeling is mutual though he is engaged to a debutante and focusing on becoming successful without the influence of his father.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sunshine Hart, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 745 | Gross: $2.24M

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5. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 41,639 | Gross: $0.02M

************************** Silent Film **************************

6. Beggars of Life (1928)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Votes: 856

************************** Silent Film **************************

7. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 5,650

◊ 'LITTLE WOMEN' FILMS ◊ (all 4 theatrical versions comprises this favorite) (the 1st of 4 films) (the 1949, 1994 & 2019 films are listed separately) ------------------------------------------------------------Little Women (1933)Little Women (1949)Little Women (1994)Little Women (2019) ------------------------------------------------------------

8. Les Misérables (1934)

Not Rated | 281 min | Drama

The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Harry Baur, Charles Vanel, Paul Azaïs, Max Dearly

Votes: 1,410

9. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 24,458

◊ 'THE THIN MAN' FILM SERIES ◊ (the entire film series comprises this favorite) (the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list) ------------------------------------------------------------ (Addendum IMDb List with all 6 Films + 8 other Powell/Loy films) "Thin Man" Film Series (& other Powell/Loy Films) (1934-1947) ------------------------------------------------------------The Thin Man (1934)After the Thin Man (1936)Another Thin Man (1939)Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)Song of the Thin Man (1947) ------------------------------------------------------------

10. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 3,416

11. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler - but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 19,039

12. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Andy has problems raising the last payment for a used car and juggling three pretty girls with an upcoming country club dance scheduled.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 1,500

◊ 'JUDGE HARDY FAMILY/ANDY HARDY' FILM SERIES ◊ Note: 4th film of series shown to provide representative cover (the entire film series - 16 films - comprises this favorite) (the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list) ------------------------------------------------------------- (Addendum IMDb List with all 16 Films + 2 Shorts) Judge Hardy Family/Andy Hardy Film Series (1937-1958) -------------------------------------------------------------A Family Affair (1937)You're Only Young Once (1937)Judge Hardy's Children (1938)Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)Out West with the Hardys (1938)The Hardys Ride High (1939)Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)Judge Hardy and Son (1939)Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) ------------------------------------------------------------

13. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

91 Metascore

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Votes: 51,631

14. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 5,548 | Gross: $6.38M

15. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 6,437 | Gross: $10.14M

16. Twice Blessed (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy

Stephanie and Terry are two identical twins who have been split up since their parents divorced seven years before. Each envies the life style of the other so they decide, without telling ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Preston Foster, Gail Patrick, Lee Wilde, Lyn Wilde

Votes: 146

17. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 20,546

18. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 363,047

19. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 7,304

20. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Sir Alfred De Carter (Sir Rex Harrison) suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 4,294

21. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 5,761

◊ 'LITTLE WOMEN' FILMS ◊ (all 4 theatrical versions comprises this favorite) (the 2nd of 4 films) (the 1933, 1994 & 2019 films are listed separately) ------------------------------------------------------------Little Women (1933)Little Women (1949)Little Women (1994)Little Women (2019) ------------------------------------------------------------

22. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 200,614 | Gross: $8.82M

23. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 19,697 | Gross: $0.54M

◊ THE 'APU TRILOGY' ◊ (the entire trilogy comprises this favorite) (the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list) -------------------------------------------------------------Pather Panchali (1955) (aka "Song Of The Little Road")Aparajito (1956) (aka "The Unvanquished")Apur Sansar (1959) (aka "The World of Apu") ------------------------------------------------------------

24. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 17,013

25. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 8,736

26. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 24,956

27. Wild River (1960)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi

Votes: 4,322

28. The Virgin Spring (1960)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson

Votes: 24,083 | Gross: $1.53M

29. The Parent Trap (1961)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

73 Metascore

Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 17,231

◊ 'THE PARENT TRAP' FILMS ◊ (the original & remake comprises this favorite) (the 1st of 2 films) (the remake is also listed separately) ------------------------------------------------------------The Parent Trap (1961)The Parent Trap (1998) ------------------------------------------------------------

30. The Miracle Worker (1962)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama

83 Metascore

The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Votes: 14,780

31. Beach Party (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello

Votes: 1,717

◊ 'BEACH PARTY' FILM SERIES ◊ (the entire film series comprises this favorite) (the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list) ------------------------------------------------------------- (Addendum IMDb List) Beach Party Film Series (1963-1987) -------------------------------------------------------------Beach Party (1963)Muscle Beach Party (1964)Bikini Beach (1964)Pajama Party (1964)Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)Ski Party (1965)How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)Back to the Beach (1987) ------------------------------------------------------------ DO NOT OWN ANY YET

32. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 3,150

◊ 'THE UP SERIES' DOCUMENTARIES ◊ (the entire film series comprises this favorite) (the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list) ------------------------------------------------------------- Director: Michael Apted (from "14 Up" to present)

On "7 Up", Michael Apted is officially credited as "researcher", but also served as assistant to director Paul Almond, & (most importantly) was involved in selecting the children - something which helped form the foundation of the life long bonds between him and the children for all of the remaining films which he directed. ------------------------------------------------------------- • _7 Up (1964) (aka "Seven Up!")14 Up (1970) (aka "7 Plus Seven")21 Up (1977)28 Up (1985)35 Up (1991)42 Up (1998)49 Up (2005)56 Up (2012)63 Up (2019) • 70 Up (2026) - Potentially (Director Apted age 84/85) ------------------------------------------------------------

33. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

96 Metascore

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 37,302 | Gross: $13.78M

34. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer St. Andrei Rublev.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 39,970 | Gross: $0.10M

35. Playtime (1967)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly

Votes: 17,087

36. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

Votes: 4,828

◊ 'THE EMIGRANTS/NEW LAND' DUOLOGY ◊ (both parts of 2-part film comprises this favorite) (the 1st of 2 films) (part 2 is also listed separately) ------------------------------------------------------------The Emigrants (1971)The New Land (1972) ------------------------------------------------------------

37. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

Votes: 3,372

◊ 'THE EMIGRANTS/NEW LAND' DUOLOGY ◊ (both parts of 2-part film comprises this favorite) (the 2nd of 2 films) (part 1 is also listed separately) ------------------------------------------------------------The Emigrants (1971)The New Land (1972) ------------------------------------------------------------

38. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,465,494 | Gross: $134.97M

◊ 'THE GODFATHER' TRILOGY ◊ (the entire trilogy comprises this favorite) (the other titles are also shown individually in this list) -------------------------------------------------------------The Godfather (1972)The Godfather: Part II (1974)The Godfather: Part III (1990) ------------------------------------------------------------

39. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

75 Metascore

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe, and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Votes: 26,378 | Gross: $47.74M

40. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

97 Metascore

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 75,821 | Gross: $115.00M

41. Scenes from a Marriage (1973)

PG | 283 min | Drama

Ten years within the marriage of Marianne and Johan.

Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom

Votes: 13,928

Director: Ingmar Bergman

◊ 'SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE' DUOLOGY ◊ (the original & sequel comprises this favorite) (the sequel is NOT shown separately in this list) ------------------------------------------------------------Scenes from a Marriage (1973)Saraband (2003) ------------------------------------------------------------

42. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,019,566 | Gross: $57.30M

◊ 'THE GODFATHER' TRILOGY ◊ (the entire trilogy series comprises this favorite) (the other titles are also shown individually in this list) -------------------------------------------------------------The Godfather (1972)The Godfather: Part II (1974)The Godfather: Part III (1990) ------------------------------------------------------------

43. Zandy's Bride (1974)

PG | 97 min | Western

An American settler marries an European mail-order bride and together they learn how to thrive in the harsh wilderness while working on their relationship too.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 836

44. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 15,191

45. Swept Away (1974)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino, Isa Danieli

Votes: 4,888

46. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 468,189 | Gross: $1.23M

47. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western