The Cineaste – My List of All-Time Favourite Movies

Movies have been a passion right since the day I saw Sholay when I was around 5 years old. Back then good old Doordarshan and the cinema-theatre were the only sources of entertainment. Today we have multiplexes, the internet, dvds.

The following is a list of my all-time favourite movies. The list will be updated from time to time. I am going to make separate lists for animation movies and Indian cinema.

1-Citizen Kane and Cassablanca.
2-Fan Chan (My Girl) a Thai movie.
3-The Great Dictator.
4-The Sound of Music.
5-The Godfather.
6-Taxi driver.
7-Singin’ in the Rain.
8-It’s a Wonderful Life
9-The Kid
10-The Guns of Navarone.
12-Peeping Tom.
16-A Clockwork Orange.
18-Seven Samurai.
19-The Lord of the Rings.
20-North by North West-The scene on Mt. Rushmore and the airplane chasing Cary Grant makes this one memorable movie.
22-Swindled-A Spanish movie.
23-Terminator-2(I have lost track of the number of times I have seen this movie)
24-Murder on the Orient Express.
25-Kramer Vs. Kramer
26-Carry On Spying
27-The Italian Job-starring Michael Caine.
27-Life is Beautiful.
28-Miracle on 34th Street
30-Before the Devil Knows you are Dead.
31-Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
32-Enter the Dragon
34-Tropic Thunder.
36-Casino Royale-The spoof starring Hugh Niven, Peter Sellers and Orson Welles.
37-The Usual Suspects.
39-The Bishop’s Wife-starring Hugh Niven and Cary Grant
40-Lawrence of Arabia
41-The Great Escape.
43-Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
44-An American in Paris
45-The Wild Bunch-directed by Sam Peckinpah.
46-The Party-starring Peter Sellers.
47-M – Fritz Lang
48-Throne of Blood – Akira Kurosawa


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