The Seattle Screen Scene Top 100 Films of All-Time Project

When the new Sight & Sound poll came out in 2012, Mike and I each came up with hypothetical Top Tens of our own. For the next few years, we came up with an entirely new Top Ten on our podcast, The George Sanders Show, every year around Labor Day. The podcast has ended, but the project continues here at Seattle Screen Scene.

The idea is that we keep doing this until the next poll comes out in 2022, by which time we’ll each have a Top 100 list. Well, I will. Mike will have only 98 because he repeated two from his 2012 list on the 2013 one.

Here are Mike’s Top Ten Films of All-Time for 2019:

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1. One Week (Buster Keaton & Edward Cline, 1920)

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2. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)

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3. Pit Stop (Jack Hill, 1969)

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4. A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)

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5. The Truth About De-evolution (Chuck Statler, 1976)

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6. Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985)

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7. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

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8. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)

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9. Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994)

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10. Mad Max Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)

 

And here are Sean’s Top Ten Films of All-Time for 2019:

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1. Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu, 1948)

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2. The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952)

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3. Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney, 1953)

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4. Airplane! (David Zucker, Jim Abrahams & Jerry Zucker, 1980)

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5. Excalibur (John Boorman, 1981)

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6. City on Fire (Ringo Lam, 1987)

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7. Platform (Jia Zhangke, 2000)

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8. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2003)

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9. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)

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10. Baahubali (SS Rajamouli, 2015/2017)

The Seattle Screen Scene Top 100 Films of All-Time Project

When the new Sight & Sound poll came out in 2012, Mike and I each came up with hypothetical Top Tens of our own. For the next few years, we came up with an entirely new Top Ten on our podcast, The George Sanders Show every year around Labor Day. The podcast has ended, but the project continues here at Seattle Screen Scene.

The idea is that we keep doing this until the next poll comes out, by which time we’ll each have a Top 100 list. Well, I will. Mike will have only 98 because he repeated two from his 2012 list on the 2013 one.

Here are Mike’s Top Ten Films of All-Time for 2018:

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1. The Skeleton Dance (Walt Disney, 1929)

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2. Thieves’ Highway (Jules Dassin, 1949)

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3. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)

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4. Lola (Jacques Demy, 1961)

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5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)

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6. The Train (John Frenkenheimer, 1964)

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7. Lady Snowblood (Toshiya Fujita, 1973)

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8. Harlan County, USA (Barbara Kopple, 1976)

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9. Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)

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10. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)

And here are Sean’s Top Ten Films of All-Time for 2018:

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1. Morocco (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)

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2. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)

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3. A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1944)

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4. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)

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5. I am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964)

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6. Police Story (Jackie Chan, 1985)

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7. Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989)

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8. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991)

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9. The Matrix (Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 1999)

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10. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, 2004)

The Seattle Screen Scene Top 100 Films of All-Time Project

When the new Sight & Sound poll came out in 2012, Mike and I each came up with hypothetical Top Tens of our own. For the next few years, we came up with an entirely new Top Ten on our podcast, The George Sanders Show every year around Labor Day. The podcast has ended, but the project continues here at Seattle Screen Scene.

The idea is that we keep doing this until the next poll comes out, by which time we’ll each have a Top 100 list. Well, I will. Mike will have only 98 because he repeated two from his 2012 list on the 2013 one.

Here are Mike’s Top Ten Films of All-Time for 2017:

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1. Scarface (Howard Hawks, 1932)

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2. La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954)

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3. Toute la mémoire du monde (Alain Resnais, 1957)

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4. Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah, 1962)

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5. Wavelength (Michael Snow, 1967)

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6. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (Kenji Misumi, 1972)

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7. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Peter Hewitt, 1991)

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8. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)

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9. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

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10. The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, 2015)

 

And here are Sean’s Top Ten Films of All-Time for 2017:

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1. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)

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2. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945)

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3. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)

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4. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy, 1968)

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5. A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)

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6. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974)

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7. Wheels on Meals (Sammo Hung, 1984)

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8. Broadcast News (James L. Brooks, 1987)

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9. Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992)

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10. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)