Top 25 All Time — Take Two

Top 25 All Time

01) Fanny and Alexander – Ingmar Bergman (1982) (Sweden)
02) Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Steven Spielberg (1977) (USA)
03) Manhattan – Woody Allen (1979) (USA)
04) Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola (2003) (USA)
05) All About Lily Chou-Chou – Shunji Iwai (2001)(Japan)
06) Shoot the Piano Player – François Truffaut (1960) (France)
07) The Royal Tenenbaums – Wes Anderson (2001) (USA)
08) The Conversation – Francis Ford Coppola (1974) (USA)
09) In the Mood for Love – Wong Kar Wai (2000) (Hong Kong)
10) The Apartment – Billy Wilder (1960) (USA)
11) Punch Drunk Love – Paul Thomas Anderson (2002) (USA)
12) Melancholia – Lars von Trier (2011) (Denmark)
13) The Insider – Michael Mann (1999) (USA)
14) Castle in the Sky – Hayao Miyazaki (1986) (Japan)
15) The Right Stuff – Philip Kaufman (1983) (USA)
16) A Brighter Summer Day – Edward Yang (1991) (Taiwan)
17) Network – Sidney Lumet (1976) (USA)
18) High and Low – Akira Kurosawa (1963) (Japan)
19) City Lights – Charles Chaplin (1931) (USA)
20) Still Walking – Hirokazu Koreeda (2009) (Japan)
21) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Tony Richardson (1962) (Britain)
22) How Green Was My Valley – John Ford (1941) (USA)
23) Who’s That Knocking at My Door – Martin Scorsese (1967) (USA)
24) I Vitelloni – Federico Fellini (1953) (Italy)
25) Wall-E – Andrew Stanton (2008) (USA)

I do have to say that this list only reflects right now and has a shelf life of maybe the next 10 minutes before I change my mind again. My best of 2011 list is already moot, as Melancholia made the cut and Hugo didn’t, though it was in part because of my 1 film per director limit not because I’ve soured on Hugo.