Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Hollywood’s Favourite Films

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In the spirit of the occasion, today’s Fun Friday post draws on a film selection from Hollywood’s key players. A total of 2,120 industry members, including Fox chief Jim Gianopulos, Disney’s Alan Horn, director Gary Ross, producer Frank Marshall, Warners’ Sue Kroll, agent Robert Newman, creator & writer of “Breaking Bad”, Vince Gilligan  took part in a poll organised by The Hollywood Reporter, gathering 100 film titles as “all time favourites”.

And there are interesting differences of opinion along professional divides:  Directors, writers and agents all agreed on their choice for the greatest movie ever (hint: It rhymes with “Schmodfather”), while cinematographers chose “2001: A Space Odyssey” and entertainment lawyers picked The Shawshank Redemption”.

Here are the Top 10:


  1. “The Godfather” (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
  2. “The Wizard of Oz” (1939, dir. 
  3. “Citizen Kane” (1941, dir. Orson Welles)
  4. “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994, dir. Frank Darabont)
  5. “Pulp Fiction” (1994, dir. Quentin Tarantino)
  6. “Casablanca” (1942, dir. )
  7. “The Godfather: Part II” (1974, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
  8. “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”  (1982, dir. Steven Spielberg)
  9. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
  10. “Schindler’s List” (1993, dir. Steven Spielberg)

The total list is here . What do you think? Any film titles that you think should’ve been included?



Hollywood's 100 Favourite Films by The Hollywood Reporter

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