Heat
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
Bitter Civil War vet (John Wayne) channels his fury into searching for his niece (Natalie Wood) who's been abducted by Comanches.
Current Score:
324
Total Votes:
1346
2
Quentin Tarantino's debut begins with a botched heist, and then gradually reveals how it came together and fell apart.
Current Score:
274
Total Votes:
1454
3
Snowbound with his family in a sinister resort hotel, an alcoholic writer (Jack Nicholson) gives in to his demons.
Current Score:
255
Total Votes:
1605
4
Sociopathic preacher Robert Mitchum menaces two children in hopes they can lead him to hidden loot in this gothic thriller.
Current Score:
247
Total Votes:
1017
5
In Stanley Kubrick's career-making third feature film, a rigged court-martial lays bare the petty cruelty that thrives in wartime.
Current Score:
237
Total Votes:
869
6
Snatched from his remote jungle home, a giant ape wreaks havoc in NYC for love of a platinum blonde (Fay Wray).
Current Score:
225
Total Votes:
1081
7
Ambitious young gangster (Paul Muni, not Al Pacino) murders his way up the underworld ladder, making enemies with every step.
Current Score:
210
Total Votes:
1216
8
Corrupt, racist police captain (Orson Welles) meets his match in a Mexican-American DEA agent (Charlton Heston).
Current Score:
200
Total Votes:
878
9
Boris Karloff's star-making performance focuses on the iconic monster's heartbreaking humanity.
Current Score:
198
Total Votes:
902
10
Tough-guy (Humphrey Bogart) and dangerous dame (Lauren Bacall) sizzle in this seminal if confusing noir thriller.
Current Score:
187
Total Votes:
831
11
The idle rich ignore the wretched poor in Fritz Lang's silent parable, set in a glittering city of the future.
Current Score:
176
Total Votes:
814
12
Newspaper editor (Cary Grant) schemes to win back his ex-wife and former reporter (Rosalind Russell), before she remarries.
Current Score:
172
Total Votes:
834
13
Slacker bowling enthusiast (Jeff Bridges) gets entangled in fishy kidnapping in the Coen Brothers' cult comedy.
Current Score:
170
Total Votes:
1386
14
A cultishly revered UK comic troupe puts an irreverant spin on the mythic quest for a sacred relic.
Current Score:
166
Total Votes:
1294
15
Longtime cop (Al Pacino) and seasoned crook (Robert De Niro) develop an unlikely and dangerous bond.
Current Score:
158
Total Votes:
1094
16
Madcap heiress (Katharine Hepburn) wreaks havoc with the life of a staid paleontologist (Cary Grant) in this vintage rom-com.
Current Score:
148
Total Votes:
774
17
Out of step with the fast-paced modern world, Chaplin's hapless Little Tramp is battered but never beaten.
Current Score:
146
Total Votes:
900
18
The staff of a snowed-in Arctic research facility discovers a murderous alien life form in this John Carpenter classic.
Current Score:
140
Total Votes:
1076
19
The Marx Brothers poke wicked fun at international politics in this still timely anti-war comedy.
Current Score:
118
Total Votes:
886
20
Charlie Chaplin's eternally hopeful Little Tramp silently suffers life's vicissitudes while curing a flower girl's blindness.
Current Score:
110
Total Votes:
832
21
Suspicious humans misinterpret the intentions of a benevolent alien and his giant robot named Gort.
Current Score:
82
Total Votes:
816
22
Middle-aged sheriff (John Wayne) and alcoholic deputy (Dean Martin) take a stand against an unscrupulous rancher.
Current Score:
77
Total Votes:
1009
23
Western specialist John Ford's version of the historic showdown at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda).
Current Score:
54
Total Votes:
662
24
This story of childhood friends (Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro) facing adult decisions jump-started Martin Scorsese's career.
Current Score:
46
Total Votes:
728
25
After the brilliant stateroom scene, a variation on the classic "clown car" gag, The Marx Brothers invade the world of opera.
Current Score:
35
Total Votes:
737
26
Smalltown MD (Kevin McCarthy) learns that aliens are replacing his friends and neighbors -- but who will believe him?
Current Score:
33
Total Votes:
707
27
An amoral huckster (Andy Griffith) parlays his folksy charm into fame and power in this bitter indictment of media-driven politics.
Current Score:
33
Total Votes:
653
28
This pioneering mockumentary follows the rise and fall of a clueless heavy-metal group.
Current Score:
23
Total Votes:
823
29
Comedy director (Joel McCrea) learns that in the cruel world, there's no shame in making people laugh.
Current Score:
22
Total Votes:
616
30
Former private eye Robert Mitchum's quiet new life is destroyed by an icy femme fatale from the past he tried to escape.
Current Score:
-3
Total Votes:
567
31
An honest detective (Glenn Ford) takes on mobsters and crooked cops in Fritz Lang's masterful crime thriller.
Current Score:
-10
Total Votes:
518
32
Ambitious publicist (Tony Curtis) caters shamelessly to the whims of a sadistic NYC columnist (Burt Lancaster).
Current Score:
-12
Total Votes:
550
33
This sweaty and cynical thriller about dirty deeds in America's heartland put the Coen brothers on the map.
Current Score:
-22
Total Votes:
702
34
In this Charles Vidor pic, a dazzling gold digger (Rita Hayworth) leaves a trail of ruined men in her wake.
Current Score:
-32
Total Votes:
552
35
Betrayed by everyone he trusted, professional thief Lee Marvin declares war on his old associates.
Current Score:
-80
Total Votes:
542
36
Director Nicholas Ray shows a haunted WWII veteran-turned-screenwriter (Humphrey Bogart) who may also be a murderer.
Current Score:
-80
Total Votes:
494
37
Four volunteers (Claire Bloom, Julie Harris, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Johnson) move into haunted house to be confronted by their own demons.
Current Score:
-86
Total Votes:
542
38
Shattered by their child's death, a couple (Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie) retreats to Venice but finds more terror.
Current Score:
-94
Total Votes:
500
39
From director Nicolas Roeg: English children lost in the Australian outback form an alliance with an Aboriginal teen during his walkabout.
Current Score:
-110
Total Votes:
476
40
Mickey Spillane's brutal detective, Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker), stumbles onto an apocalyptic conspiracy.
Current Score:
-112
Total Votes:
488
41
Quintessential Ernst Lubitsch: A con man and a beautiful thief team up, but love gets in the way of larceny.
Current Score:
-128
Total Votes:
444
42
Rival biker gangs led by Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin, raise hell in a small town.
Current Score:
-130
Total Votes:
578
43
Backbiting society wives (Rosalind Russell among them) gossip when a friend's husband leaves her for a shop girl (Joan Crawford).
Current Score:
-137
Total Votes:
519
44
Mistaken identities, marital mishaps, drunken millionaires and scheming women converge in Preston Sturges' screwball comedy.
Current Score:
-141
Total Votes:
441
45
Unrequited love for a cad dominates a woman's life in Max Ophuls' tragic romance.
Current Score:
-143
Total Votes:
445
46
A fragile, unworldly governess (Deborah Kerr) begins to believe that two children are possessed by degenerat spirits.
Current Score:
-145
Total Votes:
445
47
Hen-pecked cashier (Edward G. Robinson) impulsively helps an amoral prostitute (Joan Bennett) who then destroys his life.
Current Score:
-146
Total Votes:
434
48
Madness gradually engulfs a young manicurist (Catherine Deneuve) in Roman Polanski's psychological thriller.
Current Score:
-158
Total Votes:
600
49
In this Bonnie and Clyde story, a couple's mutual erotic fixation on guns leads them into a deadly crime spree.
Current Score:
-158
Total Votes:
490
50
Depression-era teens (Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell) fall into a life of crime for which they're unprepared.
Current Score:
-158
Total Votes:
422