Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time

109
Touch Of Evil (1958)
Director: Orson Welles
A grimy border noir toplining Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh, but showcasing director Orson Welles in his greatest acting role as a gross, doomed, crooked cop who is still a titan hobbled by lesser men. Read into that what you will. Read Review
108
The Tree Of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
A masterpiece among 'suffering peasant' films. Various farmers in Lombardy have a hard time, tinged by everyday wonder, as they work the land in the early 20th century. Mike Leigh's favourite. Read Review
107
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Director: John Landis
Landis offers a still-amazing pre-CGI metamorphosis, observations on British strangeness, Jenny Agutter in the shower, nightmare Nazis and a witty set of moon-themed songs. Read Review
106
A Man For All Seasons (1966)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) slaps his thigh and barges about the Thames trying to get a divorce, while conscience-stricken Thomas More (Paul Scofield) lumbers tragically towards an appointment with the axe. Read Review
105
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Director: Milos Forman
Repression and rebellion set in a mental hospital, adapted by Czech director Milos Forman with a cool, near-documentary look. Nicholson gives a key nicholsonian role, taking on softly-spoken sadist Nurse Ratched. Read Review

104
The Rules Of The Game (1939)
Director: Jean Renoir
Banned on its original release, Renoir's cutting, supremely entertaining dissection of class and love (the title refers to romance, as much as anything) is just about perfect.
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