After a month of polling (3,167 votes were cast by the film fans of Australia) here it is - your 100 favourite films of all time. And a mighty list she is. Where else can you see Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dirty Dancing and A Clockwork Orange (ranked 30-32) mentioned in the same breath? Democracy in all its glory…

Here's a printable checklist of this top 100, see our breakdown of the results here, and see here for your 20 most despised films.


The Departed

Martin Scorsese returned to the world of the mob, a crime genre he reinvented with Mean Streets, Goodfellas and Casino, for The Departed in 2006, a remake of Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs.

The ripping yarn is matched by Jack Nicholson at his unhinged best (in what is most probably his last great performance), while Leo's at the top of his game and Matt Damon is always great when playing a dick.



Alfred Hitchcock's favourite muses - paranoia, sexual obsession and mystery - coalesce near perfectly in this mournful thriller. Jimmy Stewart is a damaged private investigator who develops a complex infatuation with the young woman he is investigating (Kim Novac).

You say 75th, meanwhile the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine named Vertigo the single best film of all time in 2012.


Mad Max: Fury Road

It would be easy to say Fury Road - the most recent film to grace the Top 100 - is here only because it’s fresh in people's minds. But that ignores the fact that it features balls-to-the-wall badassery and has been the year's best blockbuster (to date).

While there's character and story, action is the point as director George Miller told Fliks: "When I first started making movies, I was always interested in the action movie. That’s where film language was forged: In the silent era with Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton and Max Linder and everyone. That’s really where the language which differentiates cinema from theatre evolved. That was one of the things that drove the first Mad Max movies."