TOP TENS

Updated accordingly.

2017
1) Phantom Thread
2) Get Out
3) The Florida Project
4) Lady Bird
5) Dunkirk
6) Nocturama
7) The Disaster Artist 
8) Columbus/Wakefield
9) The Big Sick
10) Baby Driver

Runners-Up: Good Time, The Salesman, Icarus, Faces Places, Human Flow, War for the Planet of the Apes, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Colossal, Norman, Menashe, Personal Shopper, The Shape of Water, A Ghost Story, Detroit, Raw, It, The Square, Happy End, Logan, Wonder, Stronger, The Wall, Ingrid Goes West

2016
1) OJ: Made in America
2) Paterson 
3) Krisha 
4) Manchester by the Sea
5) The Handmaiden
6) 10 Cloverfield Lane
7) Cameraperson
7) Weiner
8) La La Land
9) Zootopia 
10) Right Now Wrong Then

Runners-Up: The Edge of Seventeen, Loving, Gleason, 20th Century Women, Jackie, Hush, Patriots Day, The Founder, A Bigger Splash, Everybody Wants Some!! Miss Sloane, Arrival, Silence, Aquarius, Don't Breathe, Lo and Behold, Don't Think Twice, Newtown, Sully, Green Room, American Honey,  In the Shadows of Women

2015
1) Son of Saul 
2) Carol
3) Fury Road
4) Spotlight
5) Ex-Machina 
6) It Follows
7) Tangerine
8) Victoria
9) Amy/Heart of a Dog 
10) Straight Outta Compton

Runners-Up: Mustang, The Tribe, The Hateful EightThe Look of Silence, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Grandma, Trainwreck, The Invitation, 99 Homes, Mommy, Joy, The Revenant, Crimson Peak, Predestination, Infinitely Polar Bear, Truth, Irrational Man, Shaun the Sheep, '71, Remember, Creed, Inside Out 

2014
1) Boyhood
2) Under the Skin
3) Whiplash
4) Selma
5) Foxcatcher
6) Gone Girl 
7) Blue Ruin
8) Fury
9) Interstellar
9) Birdman
10) The Grand Budapest Hotel

Runners-Up:
A Most Violent Year, Edge of Tomorrow, Chef, Citizenfour, Lucy, Unbroken, Force Majeure, Snowpiercer, The LEGO Movie, The Winter Soldier, Policeman, Wild, American Sniper, Policeman, Neighbors, John Wick, Love is Strange, Life Itself, Happy Christmas


2013
1) 12 Years A Slave
2) Upstream Color
3) Her
4) Inside Llewyn Davis
5) Nebraska 
6) American Hustle
7) Spring Breakers
8) This is the End
9) The Wolf of Wall Street
10) Dallas Buyers Club

Runners-Up: The Hunt, Blue is the Warmest Color, The Way Way Back, Drinking Buddies, Ain't Them Bodies A Saint, Blue Jasmine, In A World, The Square, Short Term 12, Captain Phillips, Lone Survivor, Frances Ha, 
Gravity, Trance, The Dark Knight Returns, The East, Pacific Rim, Iron Man Three, The To Do List, Philomena

2012
1) The Master
2) This Is Not A Film
3) Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
4) Zero Dark Thirty
5) Beasts of the Southern Wild
6) Killer Joe 
7) Moonrise Kingdom
8) Compliance
9) Holy Motors/Amour
10) Looper

Runners-Up: 
Bernie, Prometheus, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, 21 Jump Street, Rust and Bone, The Kid With A Bike, Seven Psychopaths, 
The Cabin in the Woods, Django Unchained, The Sessions, Skyfall, Footnote, Searching for Sugar Man, The Queen of Versailles, In Darkness, Lincoln, Jack Reacher, Lawless, Dredd

2011
1) The Tree Of Life
2) Margaret
3) A Separation
4) Uncle Boonmee
5) The Skin I Live In
6) We Need to Talk About Kevin
7) Drive 
8) Bellflower
9) Shame
10) Bridesmaids 

Runners-Up: 
Warrior, Pariah, Attack the Block, Limitless, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Haywire, Certified Copy, Source Code, Meek's Cutoff, Terri, Margin Call, Hugo, A Better Life, Melancholia, the Lincoln Lawyer, 
Super 8, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Moneyball, Win Win, Martha Marcy May Marlene, War Horse, The Ides of March, Cedar Rapids, Unknown

2010
1) Dogtooth
2) The Social Network
3) Enter The Void
4) Fish Tank  
5) Incendies
6) Black Swan
7) The Ghost Writer
8) Un Prophète
9) Inception 
10) Shutter Island

Runners-Up:
 Winter's Bone, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3, You Don't Know Jack, The Fighter, I'm Still Here, Cyrus, I Am Love, The Kids Are All Right, MacGruber, Ip Man, Le Illusioniste, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 
Kick Ass, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Greenberg, Another Year, How To Train Your Dragon, I Spit On Your Grave

2000s
1) Mulholland Drive
2) There Will Be Blood
3) Spirited Away
4) Cache/Hidden
5) Children of Men
6) No Country For Old Men
7) Zodiac
8) Oldboy
9) The 25th Hour
10) WALL-E

2009
1) Hunger
2) The Fantastic Mr. Fox
3) Up In The Air
4) The Hurt Locker
5) A Serious Man 
6) Two Lovers
7) Adventureland
8) The Cove
9) Moon & Up
10) Goodbye Solo

Runners-Up:  Paranormal Activity, Anvil, An Education, Broken Embraces, District 9, Public Enemies, Bad Lieutenant, 500 Days of Summer, The Girlfriend Experience, Drag Me To Hell, Zombieland, The Headless Woman, Antichrist, Avatar, The Lovely Bones, Observe and Report

2008
1) WALL-E 
2) The Wrestler
3) The Dark Knight
4) Gran Torino 
5) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 
6) Waltz With Bashir
7) The Visitor
8) The Class
9) Wendy and Lucy
10) 
Burn After Reading

Runners-Up: 
A Christmas Tale, Tell No One, The Flight of the Red Balloon, JCVD, Pineapple Express, Funny Games, Changeling,  Slumdog Millionaire, Taken, Doubt, Ip Man, Iron Man

2007
1) No Country For Old Men
2) There Will Be Blood
3) Zodiac
4) Michael Clayton
5) Ratatouille
6) The Assassination of Jesse James
7) Before Devil Knows You're Dead
8) Superbad
9) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
10) American Gangster
10) Sweeney Todd

Runners-Up: The Darjeeling Limited, Death Proof, The Mist, Juno, Eastern Promises, Bug, The Lookout, I Am Legend, Knocked Up, Live Free or Die Hard, A Mighty Heart, Black Book, Into the Wild, Lust Caution, Rendition, Rescue Dawn, Charlie Wilson's War

2006
1) Children Of Men
2) Death Of Mr. Lazarescu
3) The Departed
4) United 93
5) Borat
6) Little Miss Sunshine
7) Pan's Labyrinth
8) Apocalypto
9) Blood Diamond
10) Casino Royale

Runners-Up: 
Little Children, Babel, The Illusionist, The Prestige, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Crank, Inside Man, Hard Candy, V For Vendetta, The Descent, The Queen, Cars

2005
1) Cache/Hidden 
2) Oldboy 
3) A History Of Violence
4) Downfall
5) Munich
6) The Squid And The Whale
7) Capote
8) Me, You and Everyone We Know
9) The 40-Year-Old Virgin
10) Grizzly Man

Runners-Up:
 Broken Flowers, Cinderella Man, War of the Worlds, Lord of War, North Country, Batman Begins, Red Eye, Hustle and Flow, Brokeback Mountain, Pride and Prejudice, Good Night and Good Luck, King Kong, The Ice Harvest, The Matador

2004
1) Eternal Sunshine Spotless Mind
2) Sideways
3) The Aviator 
4) Birth 
5) Maria Full Of Grace
6) Collateral
7) Spider-Man 2

8) Kill Bill: Volume Two
9) The Incredibles
10) Fahrenheit 9/11

Runners-Up:
 The Dreamers, The Manchurian Candidate, Hotel Rwanda, The Bourne Supremacy, The Passion of the Christ, Dogville, The Butterfly Effect, Mean Girls, The Motorcycle Diaries, Ripley's Game, Million Dollar Baby, Dodgeball, I'm Not Scared, Spartan, Super Size Me, The Ladykillers, The Punisher

2003
1) Elephant
2) Lost In Translation 
3) The Return Of The King
4) Mystic River
5) City Of God
6) Kill Bill: Volume One
7) The Magdalene Sisters
8) 21 Grams
9) Finding Nemo
10) Capturing The Friedmans
10) Etre et Avoir

Runners-Up:
 The School Of Rock, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Gerry, The Station Agent, Irreversible, Spellbound, 28 Days Later, Dirty Pretty Things, Phone Booth, House of Sand and Fog, Swimming Pool, Bad Santa, Les Invasions Barbares, Shattered Glass, Thirteen, 
A Mighty Wind

2002
1) Spirited Away
2) The 25th Hour
3) 
Y Tu Mama Tambien
4) Punch Drunk Love
5) Adaptation
6) The Pianist 
7) Minority Report 
8) Bowling For Columbine
9) Gangs Of New York
10) About Schmidt

Runners-Up: The Fast Runner, Road to Perdition, The Bourne Identity, Catch Me If You Can, One Hour Photo, Panic Room, Red Dragon, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Grey Zone, About A Boy, Time Out, Frailty, Das Experiment, Frida, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Insomnia, Solaris, Lovely and Amazing

2001
1) Mulholland Drive
2) Memento
3) Ghost World
4) Artificial Intelligence 
5) In The Bedroom
6) Amelie
7) The Fellowship Of The Ring
8) The Royal Tenenbaums 
9) The Man Who Wasn't There
10) The Pledge

Runners-Up:
 Black Hawk Down, A Beautiful Mind, The Son's Room, Ali, Tape, Joy Ride, 
Ocean's Eleven, The Heist, Shrek, Waking Life, The Others, Vanilla Sky, Monster's Ball, Enemy at the Gates, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Moulin Rouge, Zoolander

2000
1) Dancer In The Dark
2) Wonder Boys
3) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4) Gladiator
5) You Can Count On Me
6) Traffic
7) O' Brother Where Art Thou
8) Requiem For A Dream
9) Almost Famous
10) Chicken Run

Runners-Up:
 High Fidelity, 
Bamboozled, Unbreakable, Amores Perros, Nurse Betty, Erin Brokovich, Billy Elliot, Cast Away, Meet The Parents, Pitch Black, Hamlet, American Psycho, The Patriot, What Lies Beneath, Frequency

1990s
1) Pulp Fiction
2) Goodfellas
3) Schindler's List
4) Unforgiven
5) Breaking the Waves
6) Groundhog Day
7) Fargo 
8) Three Colors: Blue
9) Naked
10) The Piano

1999
1) Being John Malkovich
2) American Beauty
3) Election
4) Magnolia
5) The Matrix
6) Eyes Wide Shut
7) Fight Club
8) The Limey
9) The Blair Witch Project
10) Summer Of Sam

Runners-Up: The Sixth Sense, Bringing Out the Dead, Boy's Don't Cry, Office Space, Toy Story 2, The Iron Giant, South Park, Three Kings, The Iron Giant, Go, Romance, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Green Mile, The Dreamlife of Angels, Payback, Man on the Moon, Bowfinger, The Insider, American Pie, Dick, Arlington Road, 10 Things I Hate About You

1998
1) The Truman Show
2) The Thin Red Line
3) Happiness
4) A Simple Plan
5) Shakespeare In Love
6) Life Is Beautiful
7) American History X
8) The Spanish Prisoner
9) Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
10) The Big Lebowski

Runners-Up:
 Saving Private Ryan, A Civil Action, There's Something About Mary, Buffalo 66, The Celebration, Out of Sight, Enemy of the State, The Negotiator, Rounders, 
Pleasantville, Bulworth

1997
1) L.A. Confidential
2) Boogie Nights
3) Jackie Brown
4) The Ice Storm
5) Donnie Brasco
6) The Game
7) The Sweet Hereafter
8) Ulee's Gold
9) Titanic
10) Men In Black

Runners-Up: 
Wag The Dog, Cube, Hard Eight, U-Turn, Gridlockd, Face/Off, Gattaca, Lost Highway, The Rainmaker, Waiting for Guffman

1996
1) Breaking The Waves
2) Fargo
3) Secrets And Lies
4) Lone Star 
5) Citizen Ruth
6) The People Vs. Larry Flynt 
7) Bound
8) Trainspotting
9) Welcome To The Dollhouse
10) Flirting With Disaster

Runners-Up: Primal Fear, The English Patient, Primal Fear, Mars Attacks, Beavis and Butthead Do America, Swingers, Mission: Impossible, The Birdcage, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Sling Blade

1995
1) Casino
2) Crumb
3) [Safe]
4) Leaving Las Vegas
5) Braveheart
6) Heat
7) Get Shorty
8) Sense and Sensibility
9) Babe
10) Strange Days

Runners-Up: 
Seven, Toy Story, Dead Man Walking, Billy Madison, Outbreak, Exotica, Nick of Time, Murder in the First, Twelve Monkeys

1994
1) Pulp Fiction
2) Ed Wood 
3) The Shawshank Redemption
4) Quiz Show
5) The Last Seduction
6) Forrest Gump
7) Heavenly Creatures
8) Dumb & Dumber
9) Bullets Over Broadway
10) Speed

Runners-Up: Red, Red Rock West, Leon: The Professional, Once We Were Warriors, Shallow Grave, Hoop Dreams, The Lion King, Clerks, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, It Could Happen To You


1993
1) Schindler's List
2) The Piano
3) Groundhog Day
4) Naked
5) Carlito's Way
6) Three Colors: Blue
7) The Remains Of The Day
8) True Romance
9) In The Name Of The Father
10) A Bronx Tale

Runners-Up:  
Shortcuts, Dazed and Confused, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Fugitive, A Perfect World, In The Line of Fire, El Mariachi, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Sandlot, The Vanishing

1992
1) Unforgiven
2) The Player
3) The Crying Game
4) Reservoir Dogs
5) Malcom X
6) One False Move
7) Glengary Glen Ross
8) Bad Lieutenant
9) Aladdin
10) Basic Instinct

Runners-Up: 
A Few Good Men, Batman Returns, Scent of A Woman, My Cousin Vinny, Under Siege, A League of Their Own, Husbands and Wives, Army of Darkness, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Raise The Red Lantern

1991
1) Barton Fink
2) Terminator 2
3) The Silence Of The Lambs
4) JFK
5) My Own Private Idaho
6) What About Bob?
7) Beauty and the Beast
8) La Femme Nikita
9) Jungle Fever
10) Boyz N The Hood

Runners-Up: 
Homicide, The Vanishing, Point Break, Rambling Rose, Bugsy, The Fisher King, Europa Europa

1990
1) Goodfellas
2) Reversal Of Fortune
3) The Grifters
4) Edward Scissorhands
5) Wild At Heart
6) Miller's Crossing
7) To Sleep With Anger
8) Awakenings 
9) The Godfather Part III
10) Home Alone

Runners-Up: Twin Peaks: TV Pilot, After Dark My Sweet, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer

1980s
1) Do The Right Thing
2) Blue Velvet
3) Raging Bull
4) Blow Out
5) The Fly & Brazil
6) Back to the Future

7) The Shining
8) Amadeus
9) The Elephant Man
10) Terms of Endearment

1989
1) Do The Right Thing
2) My Left Foot
3) Crimes And Misdemeanors
4) Drugstore Cowboy
5) Casualties Of War
6) Dead Poets Society
7) The Killer
8) Batman
9) The War Of The Roses
10) Sex, Lies and Videotape

1988
1) Rain Man
2) Die Hard
3) A Fish Called Wanda
4) Big 
5) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
6) The Last Temptation Of Christ
7) Women on the Verge Of A Nervous
8) Mississippi Burning
9) They Live
10) Eight Men Out


1987
1) Broadcast News
2) The Princess Bride
3) Raising Arizona
4) Full Metal Jacket
5) The Untouchables
6) Predator
7) Fatal Attraction
8) River's Edge
9) Radio Days
10) No Way Out


1986
1) Blue Velvet
2) The Fly
3) Platoon
4) Something Wild
5) Hannah And Her Sisters
6) Mona Lisa
7) Manhunter
8) The Color Of Money
9) Sid and Nancy
10) Salvador

1985
1) Back To The Future 
2) Brazil
3) The Purple Rose Of Cairo
4) Witness 
5) After Hours 
6) Ran
7) Prizzi's Honor
8) Mask
9) Blood Simple
10) Runaway Train

1984
1) Amadeus
2) The Terminator
3) The Killing Fields
4) The Temple of Doom
5) This is Spinal Tap
6) Broadway Danny Rose
7) Body Double 
8) Places in the Heart
9) Stranger Than Paradise
10) Tightrope

1983
1) Terms of Endearment
2) The King of Comedy
3) Risky Business
4) Silkwood
5) Zelig
6) Bad Boys
7) The Dead Zone
8) Videodrome
9) Return of the Jedi
10) Scarface

1982
1) Gandhi
2) Fanny & Alexander
3) Missing
4) Moonlighting
5) The Verdict
6) Tootsie
7) Shoot the Moon
8) The Year of Living Dangerously
9) The Road Warrior
10) An Officer and a Gentleman

1981
1) Blow Out
2) Raiders Of The Lost Ark
3) Pixote
4) Atlantic City
5) Prince of the City
6) Thief
7) Cutter's Way
8) Superman II
9) Escape From New York
10) Arthur

1980
1) Raging Bull
2) The Elephant Man
3) The Shining
4) Dressed to Kill
5) The Stunt Man
6) The Tin Drum
7) My Bodyguard 
8) Melvin and Howard
9) A Coal Miner's Daughter
10) The Blues Brothers

1970s
1) The Godfather
2) The Godfather Part II
3) Apocalypse Now
4) A Clockwork Orange
5) Barry Lyndon
6) 3 Women
7) The Last Picture Show
8) Taxi Driver
9) Chinatown
10) The Conversation

1979
1) Apocalypse Now
2) All That Jazz 
3) Being There
4) Kramer vs. Kramer
5) The China Syndrome
6) Picnic At Hanging Rock
7) Breaking Away
8) The Shout
9) Manhattan
10) Hair

1978
1) The Deer Hunter
2) Midnight Express
3) Days of Heaven
4) Halloween
5) Blue Collar
6) Straight Time
7) Girlfriends
8) An Unmarried Woman
9) Martin
10) I Spit On Your Grave

1977
1) 3 Women
2) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
3) Sorcerer
4) Eraserhead
5) The American Friend
6) Annie Hall
7) Saturday Night Fever
8) Pumping Iron
9) Rolling Thunder
10) The Obscure Object Of Desire

1976
1) Taxi Driver 
2) Carrie
3) Seven Beauties
4) Network
5) Rocky
6) The Outlaw Josey Wales
7) Marathon Man
8) Bound For Glory
9) Family Plot
9) Assault on Precinct 13
10) The Omen

1975
1) Barry Lyndon
2) The Passenger
3) Dog Day Afternoon
4) Jaws
5) One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
6) Three Days of Condor
7) Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
8) Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
9) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
10) Assault On Precinct 13

1974
1) The Godfather Part II
2) Chinatown
3) The Conversation
4) A Woman Under the Influence
5) Don't Look Now
6) The Parallax View
7) California Split
8) The Gambler
9) The Sugarland Express
10) The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

1973
1) Mean Streets
2) Badlands
3) The Exorcist
4) The Long Goodbye
5) Serpico
6) The Last Detail
7) American Graffiti
8) The Day of the Jackal
9) The Sting
10) Paper Moon

1972
1) The Godfather
2) The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie
3) Last Tango in Paris
4) Cries And Whispers
5) Deliverance
6) Pink Flamingos
7) Frenzy
8) Fat City 
9) The Friends of Eddie Coyle
10) The Last House On The Left

1971
1) A Clockwork Orange
2) The Last Picture Show
3) Dirty Harry
4) The French Connection
5) Klute
6) McCabe and Mrs. Miller
7) The Garden of the Finzi-Continis 
8) Duel
9) Straw Dogs
10) Walkabout

1970
1) The Conformist
2) Five Easy Pieces
3) M*A*S*H
4) Patton
5) Gimme Shelter
6) Le Cercle Rouge
7) Day For Night
8) The Outfit
9) Enter The Dragon
10) Le Boucher

1960s
1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) The Manchurian Candidate
3) Dr. Strangelove
4) La Dolce Vita 
5) L'Avventura
6) The Graduate
7) Blow-Up
8) Psycho
9) Rosemary's Baby
10) The Producers
11) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
12) Contempt
13) The Apartment
14) In Cold Blood
15) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
16) The Battle of Algiers
17) Cool Hand Luke
18) Viridiana
19) Breathless
20) Midnight Cowboy
21) Point Blank
22) Days of Wine and Roses
23) Le Trou
24) Le Samourai
25) The Yojimbo
26) West Side Story 
27) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
28) Z 
29) Cleo 5 a 7
30) Once Upon A Time in the West
31)  Night of the Living Dead
32) The Hustler
33) Inherit the Wind
34) 8 1/2
35) Repulsion
36) The Great Escape
37) Lolita
38) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
39) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
40) Shoot the Piano Player
41) Playtime
42) Bonnie and Clyde
43) Weekend
44) The Exterminating Angel
45) Persona
46) The Wild Bunch
47) Hud
48) The Birds
49) Planet of the Apes
50) For A Few Dollars More
51) Weekend
52) Hud
53) The Party
54) Requiem for a Heavyweight
55) Through A Glass Darkly 
56) In the Heat of the Night
57) The Leopard
58) High School
59) Wait Until Dark
60) Band of Outsiders