Peter Travers


(Rolling Stone)
01. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
02. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
03. Syriana (Stephen Gaghan)
04. Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney)
05. Munich (Steven Spielberg)
06. Capote (Bennett Miller)
07. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)
08. The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles)
09. Crash (Paul Haggis)
10a. King Kong (Peter Jackson)
10b. Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin)

Most of the following lists were compiled by Mike Jeziorski.

Previous Years: - - - - - - - - - 1989 80's
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 90's
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 00's


(Rolling Stone)
01. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
02. sex, lies and videotape (Steven Soderbergh)
03. Roger & Me (Michael Moore)
04. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
05. Henry V (Kenneth Branagh)
06. Enemies, a Love Story (Paul Mazursky)
07. My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan)
08. The War of the Roses (Danny DeVito)
09. Heathers (Michael Lehmann)
10. Batman (Tim Burton)

Best Films of the 1980s

(Rolling Stone)
01. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
02. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
03. Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
04. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
05. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
06. Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
07. Law of Desire (Pedro Almodovar)
08. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
09. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
10. Return of the Secaucus Seven (John Sayles)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
02. To Sleep With Anger (Charles Burnett)
03. Longtime Companion (Norman René)
04. Reversal of Fortune (Barbet Scroeder)
05. The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
06. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)
07. Awakenings (Penny Marshall)
08. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
09. Dances With Wolves (Kevin Costner)
10. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)


(Rolling Stone)
01. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
02. Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott)
03. Barton Fink (Joel Coen)
04. Bugsy (Barry Levinson)
05. Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise)
06. Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
07. The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)
08. Boyz n the Hood (John Singleton)
09. Rambling Rose (Martha Coolidge)
10. Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese)


(Rolling Stone)
01. The Player (Robert Altman)
02. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
03. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
04. Howards End (James Ivory)
05. Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
06. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen)
07. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
08. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley)
09. Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara)
10. A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
02. The Piano (Jane Campion)
03. Menace II Society (The Hughes Brothers)
04. The Remains of the Day (James Ivory)
05. Naked (Mike Leigh)
06. Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
07. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese)
08. Fearless (Peter Weir)
09. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
10. Visions of Light (Arnold Glassman/Todd McCarthy/Stuart Samuels)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
02. Quiz Show (Robert Redford)
03. Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
04. Ed Wood (Tim Burton)
05. The Boys of St. Vincent (John N. Smith)
06. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell)
07. Red Rock West (John Dahl)
08. Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen)
09. Cobb (Ron Shelton)
10. Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Get Shorty (Barry Sonnenfeld)
02. Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis)
03. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)
04. Kids (Larry Clark)
05a. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee)
05b. Persuasion (Roger Michell)
05c. Clueless (Amy Heckerling)
06. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)
07. Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin)
08. Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins)
09. Priest (Antonia Bird)
10. To Die For (Gus Van Sant)


(Rolling Stone)
01. The People vs. Larry Flynt (Milos Forman)
02. Fargo (Joel Coen)
03. The English Patient (Anthony Minghella)
04. Lone Star (John Sayles)
05. Shine (Scott Hicks)
06. Big Night (Stanley Tucci/Campbell Scott)
07. Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh)
08. Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz)
09. The Crucible (Nicholas Hytner)
10. When We Were Kings (Leon Gast)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Titanic (James Cameron)
02. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
03. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
04. The Ice Storm (Ang Lee)
05. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
06. Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell)
07. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute)
08. Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith)
09. Amistad (Steven Spielberg)
10. The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo)


(Rolling Stone)

contributed by Jeff Anderson

01. The Truman Show (Peter Weir)
02. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
03. Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon)
04. Happiness (Todd Solondz)
05. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
06. Beloved (Jonathan Demme)
07. A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi)
08. The Opposite of Sex (Don Roos)
09. Smoke Signals (Chrise Eyre)
10. There's Something About Mary (Bobby Farrelly/Peter Farrelly)


(Rolling Stone)
01. American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
02. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh)
03. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
04. The Insider (Michael Mann)
05. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
06. Three Kings (David O. Russell)
07. Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce)
08. The Straight Story (David Lynch)
09. The Winslow Boy (David Mamet)
10. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)


(Rolling Stone)

contributed by Jeff Anderson

01a. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
01b. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
02. Gladiator (Ridley Scott)
03. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)
04. Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry)
05. Croupier (Mike Hodges)
06. You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonegran)
07. The House of Mirth (Terence Davies)
08. State and Main (David Mamet)
09. Best in Show (Christopher Guest)
10. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky)


(Rolling Stone)

contributed by Jeff Anderson

Indiewood ("real") List

01. Memento (Christopher Nolan)
02. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
03. Waking Life (Richard Linklater)
04. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
05. Hedwig And The Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell)
06. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer)
07. In The Bedroom (Todd Field)
08. The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)
09. Gosford Park (Robert Altman)
10. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Hollywood List

01. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Peter Jackson)
02. Ali (Michael Mann)
03. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)
04. Shrek (Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson)
05. Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe)
06. Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann)
07. Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott)
08. A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard)
09. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
10. Ocean's Eleven (Steven Soderbergh)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese)
02. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
03. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
04. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
05. Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuarón)
06. Chicago (Rob Marshall)
07. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar)
08. Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes)
09. About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)
10. 8 Mile (Curtis Hanson)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood)
02. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson)
03. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppols)
04. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir)
05. Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella)
06. American Splendor (Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman)
07. Big Fish (Tim Burton)
08. A Mighty Wind (Christopher Guest)
09. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
10. Angels in America (Mike Nichols)


(Rolling Stone)
01. Sideways (Alexander Payne)
02. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
03. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
04. The Aviator (Martin Scorsese)
05. The Incredibles (Brad Bird)
06. Kinsey (Bill Condon)
07. Closer (Mike Nichols)
08. Finding Neverland (Marc Forster)
09. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
10. Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore)