Top 1,000 Films of All Time (Calculated)

There are many statistically-minded lists available. Generally, they are either based on averages or cumulative presence in lists. This list attempts to bring the two together, with a composite score that uses Letterboxd, IMDb, Metacritic, and Rotten Tomatoes scores as well as a quantification of the movies' presence on several lists (enumerated below). I would describe the results as a consensus opinion of the films someone "should" see. [You can also see the list of 5,000 films here.]
I started with a list of about 30k titles gleaned from many Letterboxd lists, IMDb data, and other sources and crunched the numbers. I limited composite scores to those above 500 IMDb votes. Votes were normalized against the maximum votes on that…

  • Black Narcissus

    201

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    202

  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    203

  • In a Lonely Place

    204

  • The Given Word

    205

  • The Graduate

    206

  • Mirror

    207

  • Fargo

    208

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    209

  • The Pianist

    210

  • Beauty and the Beast

    211

  • The Lion King

    212

  • Greed

    213

  • Le Samouraï

    214

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets

    215

  • An Autumn Afternoon

    216

  • PlayTime

    217

  • A Hard Day's Night

    218

  • Top Hat

    219

  • War and Peace

    220

  • The Life of Oharu

    221

  • Nosferatu

    222

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    223

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    224

  • La Haine

    225

  • In the Mood for Love

    226

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    227

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    228

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    229

  • A Separation

    230

  • The Circus

    231

  • Patton

    232

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    233

  • La Strada

    234

  • Trouble in Paradise

    235

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    236

  • Aliens

    237

  • Macario

    238

  • My Fair Lady

    239

  • The Killing

    240

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    241

  • The Great Escape

    242

  • Great Expectations

    243

  • Platoon

    244

  • The Exterminating Angel

    245

  • Das Boot

    246

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    247

  • I Am Cuba

    248

  • Frankenstein

    249

  • Parasite

    250

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    251

  • Day for Night

    252

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    253

  • West Side Story

    254

  • The Last Laugh

    255

  • Out of the Past

    256

  • Breathless

    257

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    258

  • L'Avventura

    259

  • All the President's Men

    260

  • L'Atalante

    261

  • Amarcord

    262

  • Forbidden Games

    263

  • L.A. Confidential

    264

  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    265

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    266

  • My Darling Clementine

    267

  • Mildred Pierce

    268

  • Au Revoir les Enfants

    269

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    270

  • Baraka

    271

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    272

  • Midnight Cowboy

    273

  • Eternity and a Day

    274

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    275

  • Roman Holiday

    276

  • Red Beard

    277

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    278

  • The Best of Youth

    279

  • Elevator to the Gallows

    280

  • The Shop on Main Street

    281

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    282

  • Mulholland Drive

    283

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    284

  • Don't Look Now

    285

  • No Country for Old Men

    286

  • His Girl Friday

    287

  • Day of Wrath

    288

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    289

  • My Man Godfrey

    290

  • The Fifth Seal

    291

  • The Heiress

    292

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    293

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    294

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    295

  • High Noon

    296

  • Tampopo

    297

  • Autumn Sonata

    298

  • City of God

    299

  • Farewell My Concubine

    300