Barry Norman’s 100 greatest films of all time – in full

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If you’re wondering whether your favourite film is in the list, and if so where on earth it is, here are all the films in alphabetical order:


The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938, Action & Adventure

Airplane! 1980, Comedy

Alien 1979, Sci-fi 

All about Eve 1950, Drama

Annie Hall 1977, Comedy 

Apocalypse Now 1979 War 

Bad Day at Black Rock 1955, Drama

Bambi 1942, Family

The Big Sleep 1946, Thriller

Blade Runner 1982, Sci-fi 

Blazing Saddles 1974, Comedy

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957, War

Brief Encounter 1945, Romance

Bringing Up Baby 1938, Comedy

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969, Western

Cabaret 1972, Musical

Casablanca 1942, Romance

Chicago 2002, Musical 

Chinatown 1974, Thriller

Citizen Kane 1941, Drama

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000, Action & Adventure

The Cruel Sea 1953, War

The Dark Knight 2008, Action & Adventure

Deliverance 1972, Action & Adventure

Dirty Harry 1971, Thriller

Dr Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1963, War

Duck Soup 1933, Comedy

ET the Extra-Terrestrial 1982, Family

The Exorcist 1973, Horror

Frankenstein 1931, Horror 

Gladiator 2000, Action & Adventure

The Godfather 1972, Thriller

Gone with the Wind 1939, Romance

GoodFellas 1990, Thriller

The Graduate 1967, Romance 

The Great Escape 1963, War

Great Expectations 1946, Family

Gregory’s Girl 1980, Romance 

Groundhog Day 1993, Comedy

Halloween 1978, Horror

Harry Potter 2001-2011, Family

High Noon 1952, Western

High Society 1956, Musical

The Hurt Locker 2008, War

I Know Where I’m Going! 1945, Romance 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989, Action & Adventure

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956, Sci-fi

It Happened One Night 1934, Romance

It’s a Wonderful Life 1946, Drama

The Jungle Book 1967, Family

Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949, Comedy

Kiss Me Kate 1953, Musical

LA Confidential 1997, Thriller

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 Action & Adventure

The Magnificent Seven 1960, Western

Mary Poppins 1964, Family

Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World 2003, Action & Adventure

A Matter of Life and Death 1946, Romance

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Comedy

Moulin Rouge! 2001, Musical

My Fair Lady 1964, Musical

Night of the Living Dead 1968, Horror

Ninotchka 1939, Comedy 

No Country for Old Men 2007, Western

North by Northwest 1959, Thriller

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975, Drama 

The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976, Western

Paths of Glory 1957, War 

Psycho 1960, Thriller

Raging Bull 1980, Drama

The Railway Children 1970, Family

Red River 1948, Western

The Red Shoes 1948, Musical

Rosemary’s Baby 1968, Horror

Saturday Night Fever 1977, Musical

Schindler’s List 1993, War

The Searchers 1956, Western

Seven Samurai 1954, Action & Adventure

Shane 1953, Western

The Shawshank Redemption 1994, Drama

Shoah 1985, War

Shrek 2001, Family

The Silence of the Lambs 1991, Thriller

Singin’ in the Rain 1952, Musical

Some Like It Hot 1959, Comedy

Star Wars Episode IV: a New Hope 1977, Sci-fi

Sunset Blvd 1950, Drama 

The Third Man 1949, Thriller

To Be or Not to Be 1942, War

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962, Drama

Toy Story 1995, Family

12 Angry Men 1957, Drama

2001: a Space Odyssey 1968, Sci-fi

Unforgiven 1992, Western

West Side Story 1961, Musical

When Harry Met Sally… 1989, Romance

The Wild Bunch 1969, Western

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet 1996, Romance


The Wizard of Oz 1939, Family