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101 Best Movies Of All Time by Total Film

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Welcome to 101 Best Movies Of All Time by Total Film - 101 five-star reviews crammed into one app!

To compile this iPad app, the Total Film team trawled through their entire back catalogue of issues - that's 13 years worth! - and picked out all of the five-star reviews in search of our 101 best movies.

In those 13 years, over 160 movies were regarded worthy of a five-star review. After some cutting, whittling and massaging (Talladega Nights anyone?), we've culled that original shortlist down to those movies we think represent the 101 Best Movies Of All Time!

So sit back with your iPad, and tap and swipe your way through our 101 Best Movies Of All Time app - and why not visit us at to tell us how right (or wrong!) we are!




If a film isn't on the list, it may mean that we haven't reviewed it in our tenure, or that for some reason we only gave it a four-star review.

For films that came out before 1997, we've relied on the DVD review. For films post-1997 that have both cinema and DVD reviews, we've used the original cinema review (hence no Hidden - criminally given only four stars on release!).

And lastly, this list is not a countdown, it's alphabetical - we're not playing favourites here!



Total Film is the modern movie magazine, taking an affectionate and irreverent look at Hollywood blockbusters, classic films and more indie fare.

Every issue, we provide readers with all the latest gossip and news from the film world, including first looks at the coolest movies in production now.

Plus, we offer the world's most reliable film and DVD reviews together with exclusive interviews with the biggest names and hottest talents working in movies right now.

Visit us at and to find out more or drop us a Tweet at @totalfilm!

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Customer Reviews

Not bad for a rainy afternoon, nothing more.

A 'top 100' of anything whether it is books, music albums, artist/paintings and films are, and will always be, debatable however, this is not a bad list in the grand scheme of things ... quite casual, easy reading and modern if anything.

Some reviews are fairly enjoyable to read, but it is a bit of letdown knowing you can pop onto the 'Total Film' website and read the same review(s), word-for-word. This also doesn't offer anything interactive either such as photos or the films trailer; a missed trick!

Not bad for a rainy afternoon, nothing more.

not bad at all :)

good app, handy to look at the 101 movies, especially when ya a movie buff. just one feature missing, the ability to tick the ones you have seen! so please bring an update out with that and then it will be top notch :D

Total film 101

You are buying reviews only. If you wish to watch their recommendations, you have to purchase/rent them. How do I get a refund!!!

101 Best Movies Of All Time by Total Film
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  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 5.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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