TOP RATED


CANDLES 10

These are my top rated films, presented here, in order of most recent to oldest. Each has a 10/10 rating and this should provide some insight into what films, genres or subjects impress me the most.

I try only to give 10/10 to the very best and films which are as near perfect as possible, by my standards. There are so many films though which only make it to 8 or 9/10, such as Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes“, “Taken and Inception, and this is in no way to reflect badly on those. Time and repeat viewings are also a key factor in a 10/10 rating, hence few new films score that highly right away, and if they do, it says something to me.

  1. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Th. Dreyer) 1928 17th January 2017
  2. STEVE JOBS| (Danny Boyle) 2015 3rd October 2016
  3. SKYFALL (Sam Mendes) 2012 12th September 2016
  4. DEADPOOL (Tim Miller) 2016 14th February 2016
  5. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Frank Capra) 1946 27th December 2015
  6. MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (George Seaton) 1947 25th December 2015
  7. STAR WARS: EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS (3D) (J.J. Abrams) 2015 19th December 2015
  8. ’71 (Yann Demange) 2014 2nd December 2015
  9. CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski) 1974 18th November 2015
  10. BACK TO THE FUTURE (as part of a compiled review) (Robert Zemekis) 1985 26th October 2015
  11. THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Copolla) 1972 19th October 2015
  12. THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE (BFI Remastered Blu-ray) (Val Guest) 1962 16th September 2015 (29th April 2010)
  13. GALAXY QUEST (Dean Parisot) 1999 9th September 2015
  14. ANIMAL FARM (John Holas & Jay Batchelor) 1954 4th August 2015
  15. FACE/OFF (John Woo) 1997 10th August 2015
  16. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (James Cameron) 1991 29th July 2015
  17. THE TERMINATOR (James Cameron) 1984 27th July 2015
  18. JURASSIC PARK 3D (Steven Spielberg) 1993/2013 6th July 2015
  19. FROZEN (3D) (Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee) 2013 22nd June 2015
  20. BY DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT (HBO TV MOVIE) (Jack Sholder) 1990 26th May 2015
  21. THE TRUMAN SHOW (Peter Weir) 1998 13th January 2015
  22. ZULU (Cy Endfeild) 1964 11th November 2014
  23. GODZILLA (3D) (Gareth Edwards) 2014 26th May 2014
  24. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Rupert Wyatt) 2011 19th December 2013 (12th September 2011)
  25. THE ROCK (Michael Bay) 1996 17th June 2013
  26. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (Nicholas Meyer) 1982 4th June 2013 (26th November 2009)
  27. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher) 2010 21st May 2013
  28. CRIMSON TIDE (Tony Scott) 1995 24th April 2013
  29. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Jonathan Demme) 1991 8th February 2013
  30. THE ROBE (Henry Koster) 1953 4th February 2013
  31. CARRY ON CLEO (Eric Rogers) 1964 11th January 2013
  32. HULK (Ang Lee) 2003 8th October 2012
  33. THE MATRIX (The Wachowski Brothers) 1999 24th September 2012 
  34. STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (Nicholas Meyer) 1991 8th September 2012
  35. THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS (Mark Herman) 2008 21st August 2012
  36. TOY STORY (John Lasseter) 1995 18th August 2012
  37. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET (Baz Luhrmann) 1996 14th August 2012
  38. MOON (Duncan Jones) 2009 8th August 2012
  39. STAR WARS: EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (George Lucas) 1977/1997/2004/2011 1st August 2012
  40. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES(Christopher Nolan) 2012 26th July 2012
  41. CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (Philip Noyce) 1994 12th June 2012
  42. TRAINSPOTTING(Danny Boyle) 1996 10th June 2012
  43. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Victor Fleming) 1939 14th May 2012
  44. DIE HARD (John McTiernan) 1988 14th May 2012 
  45. WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Mel Stuart) 1971 7th April 2012
  46. THE BIRDS (Alfred Hitchcock) 1963 12th March 2012
  47. SE7EN, (David Fincher) 1995 26th February 2012
  48. RAGING BULL, (Martin Scorese) 1980 3rd January 2012
  49. TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, (Trey Parker) 2004 27th October 2011
  50. ゴジラ GOJIRA (aka GODZILLA), (Ishirô Honda) 1954 13th October 2011
  51. UNITED 93, (Paul Greengrass) 2006 11th September 2011 (23rd November 2009)
  52. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, (Ethan & Joel Coen) 2008, 1st July 2011
  53. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, (Matthew Vaughn) 2011 20th June 2011
  54. 300, (Zack Snyder) 2006 2nd June 2011
  55. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, (Gore Verbinski) 2003 26th May 2011
  56. THE DARK KNIGHT (Christopher Nolan) 2008 17th May 2011 (9th December 2009)
  57. BATMAN BEGINS (Christopher Nolan) 2005 16th May 2011 (26th November 2009)
  58. CASABLANCA, (Michael Curtiz) 1942 9th May 2011
  59. ZODIAC, (David Fincher) 2007 22nd April 2011
  60. MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, (Peter Weir) 2003 5th April 2011
  61. APOLLO 13, (Ron Howard) 1995 29th March 2011
  62. FOUR LIONS, (Chris Morris) 2010 2nd March 2011
  63. THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (Director’s Cut), (Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber) 2003 11th February 2011
  64. WATCHMEN (Director’s Cut), (Zack Snyder) 2009 1st February 2011
  65. JAWS, (Steven Spielberg) 1975 31st January 2011 (5th June 2010)
  66. EL CID, (Anthony Mann) 1961 24th January 2011
  67. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, (Roy Ward Baker) 1956 4th October 2010
  68. METROPOLIS, (Fritz Lang) 1927 22nd September 2010
  69. BLUE THUNDER, (John Badham) 1984 22nd September 2010
  70. ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, (John Caprtenter) 1976 2nd September 2010
  71. TOY STORY 3, (Lee Unkrich) 2010 12th August 2010
  72. STAR WARS: EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, (Irvin Kershner) 1980/1997/2004/2011 10th August 2010
  73. THE GREAT DICTATOR, (Charles Chaplin) 1940 31st July 2010
  74. JURASSIC PARK, (Steven Spielberg) 1993 28th June 2010
  75. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, (Robert Zemekis) 1988 5th June 2010
  76. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL(Curtis Hanson) 1997 4th May 2010
  77. TITANIC, (James Cameron) 1997 23rd April 2010
  78. FORBIDDEN PLANET, (Fred M. Wilcox) 1956 15th April 2010
  79. UP (3D), (Pete Docter & Bob Peterson) 2009 24th March 2010
  80. WYATT EARP, (Lawrence Kasdan) 1994 1st April 2010
  81. THE KING AND I, (Walter Lang) 1956 24th February 2010
  82. PULP FICTION, (Quentin Tarantino) 1994 23rd February 2010
  83. SINGIN IN THE RAIN (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen) 1953 21st February 2010
  84. JFK (Director’s Cut), (Oliver Stone) 1991/1993 10th January 2010
  85. SPARTACUS (Restored Version), (Stanley Kubrick) 1960/1991 5th January 2010
  86. BLACK HAWK DOWN, (Ridley Scott) 2001 26th November 2009
  87. GATTACA, (Andrew Nicoll) 1997 26th November 2009
  88. PLANET OF THE APES, (Franklin J. Schaffner) 1968 26th November 2009
  89. MAN ON FIRE, (Tony Scott) 2003 26th November 2009
  90. TRANSFORMERS, (Michael Bay) 2007 22nd November 2009

Top Rated Directors

  1. Christopher Nolan (x3) =
  2. David Fincher (x3) =
  3. James Cameron (x3) =
  4. Steven Spielberg (x2(x3*) =
  5. Zack Snyder (x2) =
  6. Nicholas Meyer (x2) =
  7. Tony Scott (x2) =
  8. Michael Bay (x2) =
  9. Peter Weir (x2) =
  10. Robert Zemekis (x2) =
  11. Danny Boyle (x2) =
  12. Val Guest (x1(x2**)
  13. Carl Theodore Dreyer
  14. Sam Mendes
  15. Tim Miller
  16. Frank Capra
  17. George Seaton
  18. J.J. Abrams
  19. Yann Demange
  20. Roman Polanski
  21. Francis Ford Copolla
  22. Dean Parisot
  23. John Holas & Jay Batchelor
  24. John Woo
  25. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
  26. Jack Sholder
  27. Cy Endfield
  28. Gareth Edwards
  29. Rupert Wyatt
  30. Jonathan Demme
  31. Henry Koster
  32. Eric Rogers
  33. Ang Lee
  34. The Wachowski Brothers
  35. Mark Herman
  36. John Lasseter
  37. Baz Lurhmann
  38. Duncan Jones
  39. George Lucas
  40. Philip Noyce
  41. Victor Fleming
  42. John McTiernan
  43. Mel Stuart
  44. Alfred Hitchcock
  45. Martin Scorsese
  46. Trey Parker
  47. Ishirô Honda
  48. Paul Greengrass
  49. Ethan & Joel Coen
  50. Matthew Vaughn
  51. Gore Verbinski
  52. Michael Curtiz
  53. Ron Howard
  54. Chris Morris
  55. Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber
  56. Anthony Mann
  57. Roy Ward Baker
  58. Fritz Lang
  59. John Badman
  60. John Carpenter
  61. Lee Unkrich
  62. Irvin Kershner
  63. Charles Chaplin
  64. Curtis Hanson
  65. Fred M. Wilcox
  66. Pete Docter & Bob Peterson
  67. Lawrence Kasdan
  68. Walter lang
  69. Quentin Taratino
  70. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen
  71. Stanley Kubrick
  72. Ridley Scott
  73. Andrew Nicoll
  74. Franklin J. Schaffner
  • * Jurassic Park & Jurassic Park 3D
  • ** The Day The Earth Caught Fire & BFI Blu-ray

Top Rated Decades

  1. 1890 – 1899 (x0)
  2. 1900 – 1909 (x0)
  3. 1910 – 1919 (x0)
  4. 1920 – 1929 (x2) =
  5. 1930 – 1939 (x1) =
  6. 1940 – 1949 (x4)
  7. 1950 – 1959 (x6) =
  8. 1960 – 1969 (x7) (x8**) =
  9. 1970 – 1979 (x6) =
  10. 1980 – 1989 (x8) =
  11. 1990 – 1999 (x23 (x24*) ~ TOP DECADE!
  12. 2000 – 2009 (x18)
  13. 2010 – 2015 (x14 (x15*)
  • * Jurassic Park & Jurassic Park 3D
  • ** The Day The Earth Caught Fire & BFI Blu-ray

 

Top Ratings By Year

  1. 2017 – (x1)
  2. 2016 – (x3)
  3. 2015 – (x17) =
  4. 2014 – (x2)
  5. 2013 – (x8)
  6. 2012 – (x17) =
  7. 2011 – (x18)
  8. 2010 – (x19) ~ TOP YEAR!
  9. 2009 – (x5)

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