Film Junk’s Top 100 Movies of All Time

Well, here we are. As promised, we have finally come to the conclusion of this cinematic journey that we first embarked on a couple of months ago when Jonathan from Cinema Fusion asked us to participate in the Online Film Community’s Top 100 List. We each did some soul searching and found it in ourselves to compose a list of 100 movies that have stood the test of time (well, most of them anyway) and that represent everything we love about film. Since consensus seems to strip away some of the most interesting stuff, we let each Film Junk staff member’s list stand alone and speak for itself, giving you a glimpse inside each of our personal worlds. Within these lists you’ll find many beloved classics, a few oddball choices, and hopefully you’ll discover a few interesting titles that are completely new to you as well. Read on and share in the magic, and feel free to respond below with a list of some of your own favourites as well.

The Podcast:
» Film Junk’s Top 100 Audio Podcast Spectacular (MP3, 42 MB, 90 minutes)

Individual Lists:
» Goon’s Top 100 List
» Greg’s Top 100 List
» Jay’s Top 100 List
» Matt’s Top 100 List
» Sean’s Top 100 List



  • Sweet Christ on a cracker! I’m amazed. Normally I tend to agree with just about everything Jay says on the podcast, but much to my surprise, my own personal list is much more similar to Sean’s. I really am surprised.

    And Greg, neither Alien nor Aliens made your list? For shame…

    For shits and giggles, here’s a quick list of 25 of my faves in no real order. This is off the top of my head, so there may be some missing:

    Aliens (this is my #1)
    John Carpenter’s The Thing (#2)
    Snatch
    Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
    Terminator II
    Rules of Attraction
    Pulp Fiction
    Kill Bill (Vol. 1 & 2; In my mind it’s all one movie)
    American Beauty
    Slither
    Children of Men
    The Big Lebowski
    The Way of the Gun
    Grind House
    Predator
    Tremors
    Seven
    Fight Club
    Go
    Spiderman 2
    The Iron Giant
    Alien
    Imaginary Heroes
    Clerks
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

  • Greg

    Rian,

    I prefer Alien to Aliens and the first film was one of the last films I cut before finalizing the 100 and in all honesty the final 10 movies I cut and the final 10 movies I kept could easily be interchangeable on any given day. I gave props to the trailer in the other podcast though. Where’s my holla for that???

  • Greg – I’ll forgive you, because as you can see from the short list I left in my last comment, there are many films absent which many people would scoff at me for leaving off the list (i.e. The Godfather and Citizen Kane).

  • Primal

    After listening your guys’ podcast on your top 100 movies, I tried to make mine and I found it way too difficult. For my top 20 I just ended up putting more of my favorite films than “important” films people should see. I’d like to share with you guys my top 20 list which isn’t in order.

    Pulp Fiction
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    The Godfather
    Jurassic Park
    Goodfellas
    Mulholland Dr.
    Once Upon a Time in America
    The Deer Hunter
    Dog Day Afternoon
    The Thing
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Aliens
    Total Recall
    Amelie
    Matrix
    Kill Bill Vol. 2
    Grindhouse
    Lost in Translation
    The Professional(Leon)
    Carlito’s Way

  • Hey Primal, Kill Bill Vol. 2 without Vol. 1? Interesting.

    I found it tough to come up with the top 100 as well, I think you have to start by just brainstorming as many good movies as you can. I referred to my DVD collection and an archive of past reviews to help a bit.

  • Primal

    There is no doubt that I thought Kill Bill Vol. 2 was a much better film, but I couldn’t put Vol. 1 in my top 20. From 21-40 I’m sure I could find a place for it. Just looking at my top 20, I already have 3 films Tarantino was involved in and 4 would be pushing it, heh.

    Jay, some would also say that The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is a sequel and part of “The Dollars” trilogy.

  • Yeah, that was another sequel I overlooked. Although I think those films, especially The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, can stand on their own.

  • Just wanted to say great show. I thought maybe it would be a boring topic but it totally wasn’t at all. I loved hearing just a list of great titles and why they’re great.

    had a bunch of things to say at the time, while listening in my car, but now of course I’ve forgotten them all.

    I guess I’d just say props to a bunch of films listed by you guys in your overall list that were not in my OFC ballot, but definitely in my personal top 100…

    Big Trouble in Little China
    Traffic
    Devil and Daniel Johnston
    Squid and the Whale
    Mystic River
    28 Days Later
    Heat
    Ferris Bueller
    STAR TREK IV: The Voyage Home (yes)

    blah blah…

    As always, great show guys. I better get back to work. Cheers!

    PS – Godfather = most over rated film of all time

  • Thanks Andrew. Greg in particular will appreciate your support of Star Trek IV!

  • One of you dont even have the Godfather in your top 100..lol
    No Boondock Saints
    No Rocky
    No Good Morning Vietnam
    I know its cool to be different- but its not cool to be so different your a dork.

  • Mark In Ottawa

    Any chance we could get Frank’s Top 100 ?