4 Star Films

Here is a list of the best of the best: the films I gave a 4/4 star rating to. Now, the system isn’t perfect and neither am I at employing it, so there may be a few surprising choices on there. Some films I may not include if I rewatch them, and there are others that should be on here that I didn’t appreciate fully at first. The list is not all-inclusive by any means, considering I haven’t reviewed every film that I’ve seen. But for your consideration, here is the record of the films I have most appreciated in my blogging career.

The Third Man (Reed, 1950)
The Master (Anderson, 2012)
Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
Black Swan (Aronofsky, 2010)
Contact (Zemekis, 1997)
Skyfall (Mendes, 2012)
Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock, 1950)
Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946)
Rebecca (Hitchcock, 1940)
The Apartment (Wilder, 1960)
Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
Casablanca (Curtiz, 1943)
The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
All About Eve (Mankiewicz, 1950)
The English Patient (Minghella, 1996)
Platoon (Stone, 1986)
The Artist (Hazanavicious, 2011)
Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999)
The Age of Innocence (Scorsese, 1993)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino, 2009)
Days of Heaven (Malick, 1978)
There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2007)
Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
The Band Wagon (Minnelli, 1953)
Zodiac (Fincher, 2007)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, 2004)
Persona (Bergman, 1966)
Casino (Scorsese, 1995)
Singin’ in the Rain (Donan, 1952)
Bringing Out the Dead (Scorsese, 1999)
Paths of Glory (Kubrick, 1957)
The Night of the Hunter (Laughton, 1955)
The Social Network (Fincher, 2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher, 2011)
The New World (Malick, 2005)
The Shining (Kubrick, 1980)
Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, 2013)
Her (Jonze, 2013)
Schindler’s List (Spielberg, 1993)
Under the Skin (Glazer, 2013)
The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
Stagecoach (Ford, 1939)
Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
The Red Shoes (Powell and Pressburger, 1948)
The Conversation (Coppola, 1974)
Gone Girl (Fincher, 2014)
All the Jazz (Fosse, 1979)
Birdman (Innaritu, 2014)
3 Women (Altman, 1977)
Paris, Texas (Wenders, 1984)
Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
Don’t Look Now (Roeg, 1973)
The Big Combo (Lewis, 1955)
Carol (Haynes, 2015)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (Lean, 1957)
The Rules of the Game (Renoir, 1939)
Moonlight (Jenkins, 2016)
Ninotchka (Lubitsch, 1939)
In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)