The Complete List - ALL-TIME 100 Movies - TIME Magazine
An interesting set of movies. What makes this more interesting is that a few Indian movies are present here - the Apu trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar), Nayakan (yes?!!) and Pyaasa. Pyaasa is a great movie. I haven't watched the Apu trilogy - but judging from the rave reviews - it is probably a good set of movies. Nayakan is great too - but the reason I don't want it on the top 100 list is because it was a remake (well, almost) of Godfather. You don't want "inspired" movies on this list, do you? Indianizing a movie like Godfather is certainly a daunting task and kudos to Maniratnam for doing that. But, sadly, Nayakan remains his best movie to date. Pallavi Anupallavi - his first movie in Kannada is beautiful and more importantly original - but it is nowhere close to matching the intensity and drama of Nayakan. Maniratnam has done well - but he needs to go one notch up. Bad ideas like Dil Se (actually, I liked this movie) and Yuva (this one sucked) should not come up. Maniratnam needs to make one movie for himself and we want to watch it. He has immense potential and I hope he begins to fulfill a portion of it soon.
This list has quite a few movies I've watched and liked. More importantly, it will now serve as a good guide for my movie collection.