My personal Top 100 can be found on the next page. Although it is close to an impossible task to select just 100 titles, I have tried to come up with a list that satisfies myself, not others. When it comes to film, I am from the 'Pulp Fiction'-generation which basically says everyone I know would put it in their Top 10. I am no exception. This means I prefer 'The Big Lebowski' over 'Fargo', and 'Goodfellas' over 'Taxi Driver' or 'Raging Bull'. It also means my list has close to thirty entries from the years after 1990, and some definite classics are missing.
Although I love Chaplin, only 'Modern Times' has made my list; one out of four from the silent era. From the 1930s on I think most decades are covered and represented the way they should be. Since I was born in 1983 I have not seen every classic I should have seen, but I am definitely working on it. Therefore not only new releases will be added to this list, but newly seen classics as well.
Finally, I have to admit that I could be biased when it comes to certain films. My favorite directors include Alfred Hitchcock, Ingmar Bergman, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Tarantino, and, maybe following the auteur theory, it is probably quite easy for a film made by them to conquer a place on my list. These five directors alone make up 20% of my Top 100.