Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A George Sanders Alternate 100: #100 - 76

As we discuss on this week's Episode 39 of the show, The Hollywood Reporter's recent Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films list is absolutely dreadful. Gladiator is on it. Gladiator! Of course, we think we can do better than that, so we came up with our own lists and added them together. But it wouldn't be George Sanders if it didn't include a needlessly complicated twist. Not only could we not include any films on the Reporter's list, we couldn't include anything that made the Top 100 lists from Sight and Sound or They Shoot Pictures. Sorry Seven Samurai, Jeanne Dielman and Singin' in the Rain: you're ineligible.

We'll be unveiling the list over the rest of the week, here's the first installment.

100. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1947)

100. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)

99. Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox, 1956)

98. A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin, 2008)

96. The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953)

96. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953)

94. Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984)

94. The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch, 2009)

92. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)

92. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)

90. Zulu (Cy Endfied, 1964)

90. Sparrow (Johnnie To, 2008)

88. The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer, 1986)

88. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991)

86. Morocco (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)

86. The Roaring Twenties (Raoul Walsh, 1939)

85. The Victim (Sammo Hung, 1980)

83. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939)

83. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)

82. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)

81. Funny Face (Stanley Donen, 1957)

79. Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)

79. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1939)

78. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

77. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995)

76. Celine & Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974)


  1. Sparrow too low. I'll say that the inclusion of Zulu threw me for a loop, I guess I don't really get it... Most of these are great though, while a few I don't like (Synecdoche mostly). I should watch the Hawks, the Kondo, the Von Sternberg and of course, the Hung.

  2. I really love Zulu. Talked about it on the White People in Africa show, I think.

    Sparrow being too low is my fault, I had it at #139. In retrospect, I could have had all the Johnnie To films on my list 30-50 spots higher.