This third entry of The Ultimate Film List continues the unveiling process, after the origins of the list were introduced, and the first stage of the top films were given. This Second Stage of the List features films listed on eight or nine different lists of the “Best Films” ever made.
In my previous introduction to the Ultimate Film List, I explained at length the story behind the list, how it was created, and how the films listed were chosen. To sum it up, I created the Ultimate Film List as a list of “best of” film lists, to discover the world’s best films. In this first stage of films from the list, I give you the best of the best: films that everyone should see, if only to have a good baseline for what a good film actually is.
Many years ago, I set out to watch all of the world’s greatest films. What set me off on this overly ambitious project? Mostly I was tired of people (read: my husband) making pop culture references that went over my head. I wanted to be able to speak that short hand language that only those who truly, really love and know film can speak fluently.