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Juliette Binoche and Daniel Day-Lewis in Unbearable Lightness of Being

A young Julianne Binoche and Daniel Day-Lewis star in the #200 film of the century, An Unbearable Lightness of Being

Last updated: August 20, 2005
Copyright 2006 Michael R. Colford.
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200 for 2000

Chlotrudis Awards has compiled a list of 200 movies from the twentieth century that have had the most influence on its Nominating Committee members. As we enter the twenty-first century, Chlotrudis Awards wants to recognize these films as inspiring and notable. Chlotrudis Awards recommends that you enjoy these films and carry their spirit with you into the new millennium.

Not all of the movies appearing on this list fall under the Chlotrudis Awards mission statement. This is a listing of the movies that have had the most impact on Nominating Committee members throughout their lives. Essentially, these are the films that have shaped Nominating Committee members into the discriminating movie viewers they are today.

To create the 200 for 2000, Nominating Committee members were asked to come up with their Top 50 films of all time. There were no criteria other than to keep the Chlotrudis Awards mission statement in mind while creating their lists. Some members chose to favor important films, or films that were considered by them to be technically superior. Others chose sentimental favorites. This explains the variance in the titles listed here. Actually, it makes for a more interesting list! After receiving all of the lists, numerical values were assigned to each of the rankings, and each movie was given a point total. Ties were resolved by consideration of the number of lists a movie appeared on, followed by the highest ranking that movie reached.

We hope you enjoy our list of 200 for 2000. Without these 200 movies to inspire and educate the members of the Nominating Committee, there would be no Chlotrudis Awards today.

01 - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
02 - Casablanca (1942)
03 - Godfather (1972)
04 - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
05 - Schindler's List (1993)
06 - Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
07 - Psycho (1960)
08 - All About Eve (1950)
09 - Citizen Kane (1941)
10 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
11 - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
12 - 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968)
13 - Rear Window (1954)
14 - L.A. Confidential (1997)
15 - Star Wars (1977)
16 - Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
17 - Empire Strikes Back (1980)
18 - Clockwork Orange (1971)
19 - Apocalypse Now (1979)
20 - Chinatown (1974)
21 - Blade Runner (1982)
22 - Silence of the Lambs (1991)
23 - Gone With the Wind (1939)
24 - Crying Game (1992)
25 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
26 - Field of Dreams (1989)
27 - Godfather II (1974)
28 - Sling Blade (1996)
29 - Brazil (1985)
30 - Babe (1995)
31 - Harold and Maude (1971)
32 - Taxi Driver (1976)
33 - Alien (1979)
34 - Blue Velvet (1986)
35 - Fargo (1996)
36 - Maltese Falcon (1941)
37 - Annie Hall (1977)
38 - Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
39 - Angel at My Table (1991)
40 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
41 - Impromptu (1991)
42 - Princess Bride (1987)
43 - Secrets and Lies (1996)
44 - Graduate, The (1967)
45 - Desk Set (1957)
46 - Gods and Monsters (1998)
47 - Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
48 - Amadeus (1984)
49 - Seven Samurai (1954)
50 - Singin' In the Rain (1952)
51 - Jaws (1975)
52 - Fantasia (1940)
53 - Sunset Boulevard (1950)
54 - My Left Foot (1989)
55 - Local Hero (1983)
56 - It Happened One Night (1934)
57 - Beauty and the Beast (Disney) (1991)
58 - My Brilliant Career (1979)
59 - Some Like It Hot (1959)
60 - Fearless (1993)
61 - Do the Right Thing (1989)
62 - Room with a View (1986)
63 - Birds, The (1963)
64 - African Queen (1951)
65 - Passion Fish (1992)
66 - Nashville (1975)
67 - Rashomon (1950)
68 - Midnight Cowboy (1969)
69 - Rebecca (1940)
70 - Usual Suspects, The (1995)
71 - Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991)
72 - Cinema Paradiso (1988)
73 - American History X (1998)
74 - Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
75 - Exorcist, The (1973)
76 - Priest (1994)
77 - Lion in Winter (1968)
78 - Hard Days Night (1964)
79 - Killing Fields, The (1984)
80 - Thelma and Louise (1991)
81 - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
82 - Dangerous Liaisons (1989)
83 - Howard's End (1992)
84 - Trust (1991)
85 - Kiss of the Spider Woman (1994)
86 - Shawshank Redemption (1994)
87 - Notorious (1946)
88 - Double Indemnity(1944)
89 - Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
90 - Sound of Music, The (1965)
91 - M.A.S.H. (1970)
92 - Saving Private Ryan (1998)
93 - Dr. Zhivago (1965)
94 - Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
95 - Ran (1985)
96 - Grapes of Wrath (1940)
97 - High Noon (1952)
98 - Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
99 - Deer Hunter (1978)
100 - Sunrise (1927)

101 - Manhattan (1979)
102 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
103 - Wedding Banquet, The (1993)
104 - Star is Born, A (1954)
105 - American Beauty (1999)
106 - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
107 - Frankenstein (1931)
108 - Laura (1944)
109 - All That Jazz (1979)
110 - Sweet Hereafter, The (1997)
111 - On the Waterfront (1954)
112 - Apostle, The (1997)
113 - Beautiful Thing (1996)
114 - Diva (1982)
115 - Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The (1969)
116 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 )
117 - Shall We Dance? (1996)
118 - Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
119 - My Life as a Dog (1985)
120 - Heavenly Creatures (1994)
121 - Apartment, The (1960)
122 - Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
123 - I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
124 - Ordinary People (1980)
125 - Being There (1979)
126 - Remains of the Day (1993)
127 - Sophie's Choice (1982)
128 - Seven (1985)
129 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
130 - My Fair Lady (1964)
131 - Goodfellas (1990)
132 - Moonstruck (1987)
133 - King and I, The (1956)
134 - Jules and Jim (1961)
135 - Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
136 - Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
137 - General, The (1927)
138 - Piano, The (1993)
139 - Vanishing, The (1988)
140 - E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
141 - Conformist, The (1971)
142 - Little Women (1994)
143 - Raising Arizona (1987)
144 - Vertigo (1958)
145 - Eve's Bayou (1997)
146 - Year of Living Dangerously, The (1983)
147 - Big Chill, The (1983)
148 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
149 - Shakespeare in Love (1998)
150 - Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
151 - Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery (1997)
152 - Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
153 - Stop Making Sense (1984)
154 - Twentieth Century (1934)
155 - Hollow Reed (1997)
156 - East of Eden (1955)
157 - Goldfinger (1964)
158 - Romeo & Juliet (1968)
159 - From Here to Eternity (1953)
160 - Wings of the Dove, The (1997)
161 - Beauty and the Beast (1946)
162 - Paris, Texas (1984)
163 - Patton (1970)
164 - Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
165 - Aliens (1986)
166 - Lilies (1997)
167 - Sabrina (1954)
168 - Saturday Night Fever (1977)
169 - Enchanted April (1991)
170 - Guys and Dolls (1955)
171 - Sid & Nancy (1986)
172 - Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
173 - Seventh Seal, The (1957)
174 - Mean Streets (1973)
175 - Now Voyager (1942)
176 - La Strada (1954)
177 - Paths of Glory (1957)
178 - Funny Girl (1968)
179 - Philadelphia Story (1940)
180 - King of Hearts (1966)
181 - Young Frankenstein (1974)
182 - Gettysburg (1993)
183 - What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
184 - Red (1994)
185 - Apartment Zero (1988)
186 - Night of the Hunter (1955)
187 - Henry V (1989)
188 - sex, lies & videotape (1989)
189 - Down By Law (1986)
190 - Beloved (1998)
191 - 1984 (1984)
192 - Trip to Bountiful, The (1985)
193 - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
194 - All the President's Men (1976)
195 - Becket (1964)
196 - Ideal Husband, An (1999)
197 - Miracle Worker, The (1962)
198 - Throne of Blood (1957)
199 - When Night Is Falling (1995)
200 - Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)