Film buat gue, bukan hanya menjadi sebuah karya yang bisa menghibur. Tapi lebih dari itu film menjadi sebuah sumber inspirasi buat gue dalam segala hal dan bentuknya. Film bagus menurut para kritikus film bisa dibicarakan dalam masa puluhan tahun sesudahnya, namun kadang film yang kadang masuk kategori ‘biasa-biasa aja’ justru bisa membekas di otak dan hati gue dalam waktu yang mungkin jauh lebih lama.

Acuan film-film berkualitas memang bepusat pada dua ajang utama penghargaan perfilman di Amerika yaitu Golden Globe dan Oscar. Walau festival film seperti di Cannes pun kadang seringkali jadi acuan bagi para penikmat film di seluruh dunia. Gue pun nggak memungkiri hal ini, tapi tidak menjadi satu-satunya alasan buat gue untuk menyukai dan menilai kualitas sebuah film.

Dan seperti yang dulu udah pernah gue janjiin, gue akan tulis daftar 100 film terbaik sepanjang masa versi gue. Ini memang daftar yang sangat subyektif, karena jelas erat kaitannya sama selera gue pribadi. Tapi mungkin aja ada beberapa diantaranya yang juga ‘sesuai’ sama selera loe semua. Gue memang nggak membuat sebuah tolak ukur dan kriteria tertentu untuk membuat film ini menjadi film terbaik versi gue. Tapi jika setelah selesai gue menonton sebuah film dan gue merasa kalo sungguh terhibur, terinspirasi, dan bahkan sampai ‘kebawa emosi’, nah film yang kayak gini yang akan gue inget sepanjang masa.. ^_^ They really speaks loud!

Mungkin aja masih banyak film bagus yang nggak masuk daftar gue ini. Dan tentu alasannya adalah karena gue memang nggak suka atau emang ‘terlewat’, atau memang karena gue memang sama sekali belum pernah menontonnya… hehehe So guys, these are my list. Kalo loe punya film favorit yang mungkin nggak ada di daftar ini, let me know ya… Gue mungkin aja tertarik untuk menontonnya…🙂 So, ini urutan film terbaik sepanjang masa versi gue (berdasarkan tahun release):

  1. The Wizard of OZ (1939 – Director: Victor Fleming. Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger)
  2. Gone with The Wind (1939 – Director: Victor Fleming. Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh)
  3. Casablanca (1942 – Director: Michael Curtiz. Starring: Humpley ogart, Inggrid Bergman)
  4. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966 – Director: Clint Eastwood. Starring: Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef)
  5. The Godfather (1972 – Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino), and The Godfather Part II (1972 – Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino)
  6. Jaws (1975 – Director: Steven Speielberg. Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw)
  7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975 – Director: Milos Forman. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher)
  8. Taxi Driver (1976 – Director:Martin Scorsese. Starring: Robert de Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel)
  9. Grease (1978 – Director: Randal Kleiser. Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John)
  10. Kramer vs Kramer (1979 – Director: Robert Benton. Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Maryl Streep)
  11. Gandhi (1982 – Director: Richard Attenborough. Starring: Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattangadi)
  12. Scarface (1983 – Director: Brian de Palma. Starring: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Preiffer)
  13. Once Upon A Time in America (1984 – Director: Sergio Leone. Starring: Robert de Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern)
  14. The Killing Fields (1984 – Director:Roland Joffé. Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich)
  15. Back to the Future Trilogy: Back to the Future (1985 – Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring:Michael J. Fox, Christopher LLyod), Back to the Future Part II (1989 – Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring:Michael J. Fox, Christopher LLyod), Back to the Future Part III (2003 – Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring:Michael J. Fox, Christopher LLyod)
  16. Aliens (1985 – Director: James Cameron. Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn)
  17. Platoon (1986 – Director: Oliver Stone. Starring: Charlie Seen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger)
  18. Empire of the Sun (1987 – Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson)
  19. Missisipi Burning (1988 – Director: Alan Parker. Starring: Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe)
  20. Born on the Fourth of July (1989 – Director: Oliver Stoner. Starring: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick)
  21. When Harry Met Sally (1989 – Director: Rob Reiner. Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan)
  22. We’re No Angels (1989 – Director:Neil Jordan. Starring: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore)
  23. Dances with Wolves (1990 – Director: Kevin Costner. Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnel)
  24. The Silence of the Lamb (1991 – Director: Jonathan Demme. Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins)
  25. Groundhoug Day (1993 – Director: Harold Ramis. Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott)
  26. Heaven and Earth (1993 – Director: Oliver Stone. Starring: Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck, Supak Pititam)
  27. Schindler’s List (1993 – Director: Steven Speielberg. Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley)
  28. Sleepless in Seattle (1993 – Director: Nora Ephron. Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan)
  29. The Shawshank Redemption (1994 – Director: Frank Darabont. Starring: Tim obbins, Morgan Freeman)
  30. Pulp Fiction (1994 – Director: Quentin Tarantino. Starring:John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis)
  31. Natural Born Killer (1994 – Director: Oliver Stone. Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore)
  32. Braveheart (1995 – Director: Mel Gibson. Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau)
  33. Jumanji (1995 – Director: Joe Johnston. Starring: Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst)
  34. Trainspotting (1996 –  Director: Danny Boyle. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremmer)
  35. The English Patient (1996 – Director: Anthony Minghella. Starring: Juliette Binoche, Willem Defoe)
  36. The Independence Day (1996 – Director:Roland Emmerich. Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum)
  37. Romeo and Juliet (1996 – Director: Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo di Caprio, Claire Danes)
  38. The Fifth Element (1997 – Director: Luc Besson. Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm)
  39. Life is Beautiful (1997 – Director: Roberto Benigni. Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi)
  40. My Best Friend Wedding (1997 – Director: PJ Hogan. Starring: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz)
  41. LA Confidential (1997 – Director: Curtis Hanson. Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce)
  42. Titanic (1997 – Director: James Cameron. Starring: Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Winslet)
  43. Dog Day Afternoon 1998 (Director: Sidney Lumet. Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazzale)
  44. Run Lola Run (1998 – Director: Tom Tykwer. Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu)
  45. Saving Private Ryan (1998 – Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Tom Hanks, Edwards Burn, Tom Sizemore)
  46. American History X (1998 – Director: Tony Kaye. Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo)
  47. Shakespeare in Love (1998 – Director: John Madden. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Steven O’Donnell)
  48. The Green Mile (1999 – Director: Frank Darabont. Starring: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt)
  49. American Beauty (1999 – Director: Sam Mendes. Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annete Bening, Thora Birch)
  50. The Green Mile (1999 – Director: Frank Darabont. Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse)
  51. Fight Club (1999 – Director: David Fincher. Starring: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt)
  52. Malena (2000 – Director: Giuseppe Tarnatore. Starring: Monica Belluci, Giuseppe Sulfaro)
  53. Chocolat (2000 – Director: Lasse Hallström. Starring: Jhonny Deep, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig)
  54. The Believer (2001 – Director: Henry Bean. Starring: Ryan Goslin, Summer Phoenix)
  55. I Am Sam (2001 – Director: Jessie Nelson. Starring: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning)
  56. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001 – Director: Peter Jackson. Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Sean Bean), The Two Towers (2002 – Director: Peter Jackson. Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Sean Bean), The Return of The King (2003 – Director: Peter Jackson. Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Sean Bean)
  57. Pearl Harbour (2001 – Director: Michael Bay. Starring: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale)
  58. The Pianist (2002 – Director: Roman Polanski. Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann)
  59. City of God (2002 – Director: Fernando Meirelles. Starring: Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Joge, Alexander Rodrigues)
  60. Catch Me if You Can (2002 – Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken)
  61. Gangs of New York (2002 – Director: Martin Scorsese. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz)
  62. Lost in Translation (2003 – Director:Sofia Copolla. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray)
  63. 21 Grams (2003 –  Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Starring: Sean Pean, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro)
  64. Mystic River (2003 – Director: Clint Eastwood. Starring: SeanPean, Tim Robbins, Kevin Baccon)
  65. Carandiru (2003 – Director: Hector Babenco. Starring: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Milton Goncalves)
  66. Cold Mountain (2003 – Director: Anthony Minghella. Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger)
  67. Finding Nemo (2003 – Director: Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich.Voice : Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres)
  68. The Dreamers (2003 – Director: Bernardo Bertolucci. Starring:Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel)
  69. Bruce Almighty (2003 – Director: Tom Sadyac. Starring: Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jeniffer Aniston)
  70. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003 – Director: Peter Weir. Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D’Arcy)
  71. Before Sunrise & Before Sunset (1995&2004) – Director: Richard Linklater. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy)
  72. Million Dollar Baby (2004 – Director: Clint Eastwood. Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank)
  73. Crash (2004 – Director: Paul Haggis. Starring: Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillippe, Sandra Bullock)
  74. If Only (2004 – Director: Gil Junger. Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson)
  75. Hotel Rwanda (2004 – Director: Terry George. Starring: Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Desmond Dube)
  76. The Passion of The Christ (2004 – Director: Mel Gibson. Starring: James Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov)
  77. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004 – Director: Je-gyu Kang. Starring: Dong-gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee)
  78. Kingdom of Heaven (2005 – Director: Joe Johnston. Starring: Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst)
  79. War of the Worlds (2005 – Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto)
  80. Havoc (2005 – Director: Barbara Kopple. Starring: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Channing Tatum)
  81. Lower City (2005 – Director: Sérgio Machado. Starring: Lázaro Ramos, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga)
  82. Little Miss Sunshine (2006 – Director: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carrel)
  83. Apocalypto (2006 – Director: Mel Gibson. Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez)
  84. Babel (2006 – Director: Guilermo Prieto. Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett)
  85. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006 – Director: Liam Lynch. Starring: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed)
  86. Earth (2007 – Director: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfiel- Documentary)
  87. Bobby (2006 – Director: Emilio Estevez. Starring: Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon)
  88. The Curse of the Golden Flower (2006 – Director: Yimou Zhang. Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou)
  89. Little Children (2006 – Director: Todd Field. Starring: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly)
  90. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006 – Director: Clint Eastwood. Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara)
  91. Live Free or Die Hard 4.0 (2007 – Director: Len Wiseman. Starring: Bruce Willis, Tomothy Olyphant)
  92. Lust Caution (2007 – Director: Ang Lee. Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen.)
  93. No Country for Old Men (2007 – Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin)
  94. Cloverfield (2008 – Director: Matt Reeves. Starring: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, TJ Miller)
  95. Milk (2008 – Director: Gus Van Sant. Starring: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin)
  96. Monster’s Ball (2008 – Director: Marc Forster. Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson)
  97. Slumdog Millionaire (2008 – Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan.  Starring:Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor)
  98. Inglourious Basterds (2008 – Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz)
  99. Avatar (2009 – Director: James Cameron. Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver)
  100. Alice in the Wonderland (2010 – Director: Tim Burton. Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter)

Baca juga: 20 Film Indonesia Terbaik Sepanjang Masa (Versi Gue)