Ten Best List - Era

As patently silly as it is to list Top 10, or 'best' films, as arbitrary as it must inevitably be, there comes a time to set some markers. The listed films are Filmycks favourites, a certified solid-gold viewing experience for fans of the site. The intention is to give credible nominations in many areas, hopefully to round out anyone's 'must see' wish list.

Cinema is a broad church, and there is much to explore, hopefully these lists help.
*Where a Filmycks review is completed a link will eventually be attached, or thumbnail sketches will be provided in the interim.

Let the Top 10 Films (from different era's) silliness begin..... and thanks to Bob Regan, our silent era expert for his 1920's list.

(Also the pedants will note a decade for this purpose starts at 0 and ends at 9, not technically correct I know!)


Ten Best Films of the 1920's 

(Courtesy of our New York correspondent Robert Regan)

1. The Blot - Lois Weber
2. Isn't Life Wonderful - D.W. Griffith
3. Sherlock Jr. - Buster Keaton
4. The Marriage Circle - Ernst Lubitsch
5. The Big Parade - King Vidor
6. 7th Heaven - Frank Borzage
7. The Wedding March - Erich Von Stroheim
8. The River - Frank Borzage
9. The Wind - Victor Sjostrom
10. The Docks of New York - Josef Von Sternberg


Ten Best Films of the 1930's

1. The Rules of The Game
2. Shanghai Express
3. The Thirty-Nine Steps
4. The Bitter Tea of General Yen
5. Port of Shadows
6. Trouble in Paradise
7. Pepe Le Moko
8. Stagecoach
9. Only Angels Have Wings
10. Morocco

Ten Best Films of the 1940's

1. Casablanca
2. The Grapes of Wrath
3. Citizen Kane
4. Double Indemnity
5. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
6. Les Enfants Du Paradis
7. Rome, Open City
8. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
9. Ossessione
10. Bicycle Thieves

Ten Best Films of the 1950's

1. The 400 Blows
2. On The Waterfront
3. The Searchers
4. North by Northwest
5. The Seventh Seal
6. Hiroshima, Mon Amour
7. Seven Samurai
8. Vertigo
9. Roman Holiday
10. Night of the Hunter

Ten Best Films of the 1960's

1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Jules et Jim
3. Breathless    = 3. 8 1/2
4. L'Avventura
5. 2001 A Space Odyssey
6. Bonnie and Clyde
7. The Exterminating Angel
8. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
9. Mouchette
10. In Cold Blood

Ten Best Films of the 1970's

1. The Godfather II
2. Chinatown
3. Days of Heaven
4. A Clockwork Orange
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6. Life of Brian
7. Nashville
8. The Last Picture Show
9. Apocalypse Now
10. Jaws

Ten Best Films of the 1980's

1. Raging Bull
2. Zelig
3. Blade Runner
4. Das Boot
5. Au Revoir Les Enfants
6. The Elephant Man
7. Wings of Desire
8. Local Hero
9. My Left Foot
10. Blue Velvet

Ten Best Films of the 1990's

1. Being John Malkovich
2. The Thin Red Line
3. Magnolia
4. Pulp Fiction
5. Goodfellas
6. Fight Club
7. Remains of the Day
8. American Beauty
9. The Long Day Closes
10. Trainspotting

Ten Best Films of the 2000's

1. The White Ribbon
2. There Will be Blood
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. Amelie
6. No Country For Old Men
7. Cache (Hidden)
8. White Material
9. The Royal Tenenbaums
10. Downfall


Ten Best Films of the 2010's (work in progress)

1. Amour
2. Blue Valentine
3. The Hedgehog
4. True Grit
5. Midnight in Paris
6. The Social Network
7. Tree of Life
8. The Master
9. Shame
10. Inception