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À Nous la Liberté (1932)
About Schmidt (2002)
Absence of Malice (1981)
Adam’s Rib (1949)
Adaptation (2002)
The Adjuster (1991)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Affliction (1998)
The African Queen (1952)
L’Age d’Or (1930, reviewed 1964)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972, reviewed 1977)
A.I. (2001)
Airplane! (1980)
Aladdin (1992)

Alexander Nevsky (1939)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1975)
Alice’s Restaurant (1969)
Aliens (1986)
All About Eve (1950)
All About My Mother (1999)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
All That Heaven Allows (1956)
All the King’s Men (1949)
All the President’s Men (1976)
Amadeus (1984)
Amarcord (1974)
Amélie (2001)
America, America (1963)
The American Friend (1977)
American Graffiti (1973)
An American in Paris (1951)
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
American Movie (1999)
Amores Perros (2000)
Anastasia (1956)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The Angry Silence (1960)
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
Anna Christie (1930)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Apartment (1960)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apollo 13 (1995)

The Apostle (1997)
L’Argent (1983)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958, reviewed 1961)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
L’Atalante (1934, reviewed 1947)
Atlantic City (1981)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1988)
L’Avventura (1961)
The Awful Truth (1937)
Babette’s Feast (1987)
Baby Doll (1956)
Back to the Future (1985)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Badlands (1973)
The Baker’s Wife (1940)
Ball of Fire (1942)
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Bambi (1942)
The Band Wagon (1953)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
The Bank Dick (1940)
Barfly (1987)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Barton Fink (1991)
The Battle of Algiers (1965, reviewed 1967)
Le Beau Mariage (1982)
Beautiful People (2000)
Beauty and the Beast (1947)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Bed and Board (1971)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Before Night Falls (2000)
Before the Rain (1994, reviewed 1995)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Being There (1979)
Belle de Jour (1968)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1983)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The Bicycle Thief (1949)
The Big Chill (1983)
The Big Clock (1948)
The Big Deal on Madonna Street (1960)
The Big Heat (1953)
Big Night (1996)
The Big Red One (1980)
The Big Sky (1952)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Billy Liar (1963)
Biloxi Blues (1988)
The Birds (1963)

Birdy (1984)
Black Narcissus (1947)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Black Robe (1991)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Blow-Up (1966)
Blue Collar (1978)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Bob le Flambeur (1955, reviewed 1981)
Body Heat (1981)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Le Boucher (1970)
Bound for Glory (1976)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Brazil (1985)
Bread, Love and Dreams (1954)
Breaker Morant (1980)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Breaking Away (1979)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Breathless (1961)
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Brief Encounter (1946)
A Brief History of Time (1992)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Broadcast News (1987)
Brother’s Keeper (1992)
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Bull Durham (1988)
Bullitt (1968)
Bus Stop (1956)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
The Butcher Boy (1998)
Bye Bye Brasil (1980)
Cabaret (1972)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
California Suite (1978)
Calle 54 (2000)
Camelot (1967)
Camille (1937)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Carmen Jones (1954)
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Casablanca (1942)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Catch-22 (1970)
Cavalcade (1933)
The Celebration (1998)
La Cérémonie (1996)
Chan Is Missing (1982)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Charley Varrick (1973)
Chicago (2002)
Chicken Run (2000)

La Chienne (1931, reviewed 1975)
Chinatown (1974)
Chloë in the Afternoon (1972)
Chocolat (1988, reviewed 1989)
The Cider House Rules (1999)
The Citadel (1938)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Claire’s Knee (1971)
The Clockmaker (1973, reviewed 1976)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close-Up (1990, reviewed 1999)
Clueless (1995)
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
The Color of Money (1986)
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
Coming Home (1978)
The Conformist (1970)
The Conquest of Everest (1953)
Contempt (1964)
The Conversation (1974)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
The Country Girl (1954)
The Cousins (1959)
The Cranes Are Flying (1960)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Crossfire (1947)
Crumb (1994)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1952)
The Crying Game (1992)
Damn Yankees (1958)
The Damned (1969)
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Daniel (1983)
Danton (1983)
Dark Eyes (1987)
Dark Victory (1939)
Darling (1965)
David Copperfield (1935)
David Holtzman’s Diary (1968, reviewed 1973)
Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Day for Night (1973)
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Days of Wine and Roses (1963)
The Dead (1987)
Dead Calm (1989)
Dead End (1937)
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Dead of Night (1946, reviewed 1946)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Death in Venice (1971)
Death of a Salesman (1951)
The Decalogue (2000)
Deep End (1971)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Deliverance (1972)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Diabolique (1955)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Diary of a Country Priest (1950, reviewed 1954)
Die Hard (1988)
Diner (1982)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Disraeli (1929)
Distant Thunder (1973)
Diva (1982)
Divorce-Italian Style (1962)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Dodsworth (1936)
La Dolce Vita (1961)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Don’t Look Back (1967)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Down by Law (1986)
Dracula (1931)
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
The Dresser (1983)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Drowning by Numbers (1991)

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Duck Soup (1933)
The Duellists (1978)
Dumbo (1941)
The Earrings of Madame De . . . (1954)
East of Eden (1955)
Easy Living (1937)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Effi Briest (1977)
8 1/2 (1963)
Eight Men Out (1988)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Enemies, A Love Story (1989)
Les Enfants du Paradis (1945, reviewed 1947)
The English Patient (1996)
The Entertainer (1960)
Entre Nous (1983)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Europa, Europa (1991)
Every Man for Himself (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Exterminating Angel (1967)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Face to Face (1976)
Faces (1968)
The Family Game (1984)
Fanny and Alexander (1983)
Fantasia (1940)
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Far From Heaven (2002)
Fargo (1996)
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (2002)
Fat City (1972)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Fellini Satyricon (1970)
La Femme Infidèle (1969)
La Femme Nikita (1991)
The Fisher King (1991)
Fist in His Pocket (1968)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
The Fly (1958)
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Force of Evil (1948)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Forbidden Games (1952)
A Foreign Affair (1948)
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
The 400 Blows (1959)
Frankenstein (1931)
The French Connection (1971)

Frenzy (1972)
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
The Fugitive (1947)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Full Monty (1997)
Funny Face (1957)
Funny Girl (1968)
Fury (1936)
Gallipoli (1981)
Gandhi (1982)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1971)
Gas Food Lodging (1992)
Gaslight (1944)
Gate of Hell (1954)
A Geisha (1978)
The General (1998)
General della Rovere (1960)
Genevieve (1954)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Georgy Girl (1966)
Get Carter (1971)
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Ghost World (2001)
Giant (1956)
Gigi (1958)
Gimme Shelter (1970)
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Girl with a Suitcase (1961)
The Gleaners and I (2001)
The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1977)
The Go-Between (1971)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather Part II (1974)

Going My Way (1944)
Goldfinger (1964)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1968)

The Good Earth (1937)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Goodfellas (1990)
Gosford Park (2001)
The Graduate (1967)

Grand Hotel (1932)
Grand Illusion (1938)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Great Expectations (1947)
The Great Man (1957)
The Great McGinty (1940)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Green for Danger (1947)
Gregory’s Girl (1982)
The Grifters (1990)
Groundhog Day (1993)
The Gunfighter (1950)
Gunga Din (1939)
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
Hair (1979)
Hamlet (1948)
Hamlet (2000)
Handle With Care (1977)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Happiness (1998)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
A Hatful of Rain (1957)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Heartland (1981)
Hearts of Darkness: A Film Maker’s Apocalypse (1991)
Heat and Dust (1983)
Heathers (1989)
Heavy Traffic (1973)
Heimat (1985)
The Heiress (1949)
Henry V (1946)
Henry V (1989)
Henry Fool (1998)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
High and Low (Japan) (1963)
The High and the Mighty (1954)
High Art (1998)
High Hopes (1988)
High Noon (1952)
High Sierra (1941)
The Hill (1965)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1960)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Homecoming (1973)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Hope and Glory (1987)
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
The Hours (2002)
Household Saints (1993)
House of Games (1987)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Howards End (1992)
Hud (1963)
Huey Long (1985)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
The Hustler (1961)
I Know Where I’m Going (1947)
I Remember Mama (1948)
I Want to Live! (1958)
If . . . (1969)
Ikiru (1952, reviewed 1960)
I’m All Right, Jack (1960)
Imitation of Life (1959)
In Cold Blood (1967)
In the Bedroom (2001)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
The Informer (1935)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
The Insider (1999)
Internal Affairs (1990)
The Ipcress File (1965)
It Happened One Night (1934)
It’s a Gift (1935)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Jaws (1975)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Jean de Florette (1987)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
The Judge and the Assassin (1982)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Ju Dou (1990)
Jules and Jim (1962)
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Junior Bonner (1972)
Kagemusha (1980)
The Killers (1946)
The Killing Fields (1984)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1950)
The King and I (1956)
King Kong (1933)

King Lear (1971)
The King of Comedy (1983)
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Klute (1971)
Knife in the Water (1963)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
L.A. Confidential (1997)

Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
Lamerica (1994, reviewed 1995)
The Last American Hero (1973)
The Last Emperor (1987)
The Last Metro (1980)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
The Last Seduction (1994)
Last Tango in Paris (1973)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
The Last Waltz (1978)
Laura (1944)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
A League of Their Own (1992)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

The Leopard (1963)
The Letter (1963)
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1961)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1945)
Life Is Sweet (1991)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Life with Father (1947)
Like Water for Chocolate (1992, reviewed 1993)
Lili (1953)
Little Big Man (1970)
Little Caesar (1931)
The Little Foxes (1941)
Little Fugitive (1953)
The Little Kidnappers (1954)
Little Vera (1988, reviewed 1989)
Little Women (1933)
Little Women (1994)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Local Hero (1983)
Lola (1982)
Lola Montes (1968)
Lolita (1962)
Lone Star (1996)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Long Good Friday (1982)
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
The Longest Day (1962)
Look Back in Anger (1959)
Lost Horizon (1937)
Lost in America (1985)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Love (1973)
Love Affair (1939)
Love and Death (1975)
A Love in Germany (1984)
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Lovely and Amazing (2002)
Love on the Run (1979)
Lover Come Back (1962)
The Lovers (1959)
Loves of a Blonde (1966)
Loving (1970)
Lust for Life (1956)
M (1931, reviewed 1933)
Mad Max (1980)
The Madness of King George (1994)
The Magic Flute (1975)
The Major and the Minor (1942)
Major Barbara (1941)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Malcolm X (1992)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Man Hunt (1941)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Manhattan (1979)
Manon of the Spring (1987)
Marriage—Italian Style (1964)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Married to the Mob (1988)
The Marrying Kind (1952)
Marty (1955)
Mary Poppins (1964)
M*A*S*H (1970)

The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Mayerling (1937)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Mean Streets (1973)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Memories of Underdevelopment (1973)
The Memory of Justice (1976)
The Men (1950)
Ménage (1986)
Metropolitan (1990)
Midnight (1939)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Miracle Worker (1962)

Les Misérables (1935)
The Misfits (1961)
Missing (1982)
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1954)
Mister Roberts (1955)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Mon Oncle d’Amérique (1980)
Mona Lisa (1986)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947, reviewed 1964)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Moonlighting (1982)
Moonstruck (1987)
The More the Merrier (1943)
Morgan! (1966)
The Mortal Storm (1940)
Mother (1996)
Moulin Rouge (1953)
The Mouthpiece (1932)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
My Beautiful Laundrette (1986)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
My Dinner with André (1981)
My Fair Lady (1964)
My Left Foot (1989)
My Life as a Dog (1987)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
My Night at Maud’s (1969)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
My 20th Century (1990)
My Uncle (Mon Oncle) (1958)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Nashville (1975)
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
National Velvet (1944)
Network (1976)
Never on Sunday (1960)
Night Moves (1975)
Night of the Hunter (1955)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A Night to Remember (1958)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
1900 (1977)
Ninotchka (1939)
Nobody’s Fool (1994)
Norma Rae (1979)
North by Northwest (1959)
Nothing but the Best (1964)
Notorious (1946)
Now, Voyager (1942)
La Nuit de Varennes (1983)
The Nun’s Story (1959)
Odd Man Out (1947)
Of Mice and Men (1940)
Oklahoma! (1955)

Oliver Twist (1951)
Los Olvidados (1950, reviewed 1952)
On the Beach (1959)
On the Town (1949)
On the Waterfront (1954)
One False Move (1992)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
One Hour with You (1932)
One Night of Love (1934)
One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
One, Two, Three (1961)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Open City (1946)
Operation Crossbow (1965)
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Ordinary People (1980)
Ossessione (1942, reviewed 1976)
Othello (1952, reviewed 1955)
Our Town (1940)
Out of the Past (1947)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The Overlanders (1946)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Paisan (1948)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
The Parallax View (1974)
A Passage to India (1984)
The Passion of Anna (1970)
Pather Panchali (1958)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Patton (1970)
The Pawnbroker (1965)
Payday (1973)
Pelle the Conqueror (1988)
The People vs. Larry Flint (1996)
Persona (1967)
Persuasion (1995)
Le Petit Théâtre de Jean Renoir (1974)
Petulia (1968)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Pianist (2002)
The Piano (1993)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
The Pillow Book (1997)
Pillow Talk (1959)
The Pink Panther (1964)
Pinocchio (1940)

Pixote (1981)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Places in the Heart (1984)
Platoon (1986)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
The Player (1992)
Playtime (1967, reviewed 1973)
Point Blank (1967)
Poltergeist (1982)
Ponette (1997)
Il Postino (The Postman) (1994)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Pretty Baby (1978)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Prince of the City (1981)
The Prisoner (1955)
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
The Producers (1968)
Psycho (1960)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Pygmalion (1938)
Quadrophenia (1979)
The Quiet Man (1952)
Raging Bull (1980)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rain Man (1988)

Raise the Red Lantern (1991, reviewed 1992)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Ran (1985)
The Rapture (1991)
Rashomon (1951)
Re-Animator (1985)
Rear Window (1954)
Rebecca (1940)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Red (1994)
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Red River (1948)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Reds (1981)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Repo Man (1984)
Repulsion (1965)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The Return of Martin Guerre (1983)
Reuben, Reuben (1983)
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Richard III (1956)
Ride the High Country (1962)
Rififi (1956)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Risky Business (1983)

River’s Edge (1987)
The Road Warrior (1982)
RoboCop (1987)

Rocco and His Brothers (1960, reviewed 1961)
Roger and Me (1989)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Room at the Top (1959)
A Room with a View (1986)
The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
’Round Midnight (1986)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Rules of the Game (1939, reviewed 1950 and 1961)
The Ruling Class (1972)
Rushmore (1998)
Ruthless People (1986)
Sahara (1943)
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Salesman (1969)
Sanjuro (1963)
Sansho the Bailiff (1969)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Say Anything (1989)

Sayonara (1957)
Scenes from a Marriage (1974)
Schindler’s List (1993)
The Scoundrel (1935)
The Search (1948)
The Searchers (1956)
Secret Honor (1985)
Secrets and Lies (1996)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Sergeant York (1941)
Serpico (1973)
The Servant (1963, reviewed 1964)
The Set-Up (1949)
Seven Beauties (1976)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Seven Days to Noon (1950)
The Seven Samurai (1956)
7 Up/28 Up (1985)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Seventh Seal (1958)
Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)

Sexy Beast (2001)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Shaft (1971)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Shane (1953)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Sherman’s March (1986)
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
The Shining (1980)
Ship of Fools (1965)
Shoah (1985)
Shock Corridor (1963)
Shoeshine (1947)
Shoot the Piano Player (1962)
The Shooting Party (1985)
The Shootist (1976)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
The Shop on Main Street (1966)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Shrek (2001)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
The Silence (1964)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silent World (1956)
Silk Stockings (1957)
Silkwood (1983)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Sitting Pretty (1948)
Sleeper (1973)
A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
Smash Palace (1982)
Smile (1975)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1956, reviewed 1957)
The Snake Pit (1948)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938)
Some Like It Hot (1959)

The Sorrow and the Pity (Le Chagrin et la Pitié) (1971)
The Sound of Music (1965)
South Pacific (1958)
Spartacus (1960)

Spellbound (1945)
The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Spirited Away (2002)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Stage Door (1937)
Stagecoach (1939)

Stairway to Heaven (1946)
Stalag 17 (1953)
A Star Is Born (1937)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Wars (1977)
Starman (1984)

The Stars Look Down (1941)
State Fair (1933)
Stevie (1981)
Stolen Kisses (1969)
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Stormy Monday (1988)
The Story of Adèle H. (1975)
The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Story of Women (1989)
Storytelling (2001)
La Strada (1956)
The Straight Story (1999)
Straight Time (1978)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Straw Dogs (1972)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Stroszek (1977)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Sullivan’s Travels (1942)
Summer (1986)
Summertime (1955)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Sundays and Cybèle (1962)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Suspicion (1941)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
Swept Away (By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August) (1975)
Swing Time (1936)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Talk to Her (2002)
Tampopo (1987)
Taste of Cherry (1997)
A Taste of Honey (1961, reviewed 1962)
Taxi Driver (1976)
A Taxing Woman (1987)
A Taxing Woman’s Return (1988, reviewed 1989)
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
10 (1979)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Tender Mercies (1983)
The Tender Trap (1955)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
La Terra Trema (1947, reviewed 1965)
Tess (1980)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
That’s Life! (1986)
Thelma and Louise (1991)
These Three (1936)
They Live By Night (1949)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
They Were Expendable (1945)
They Won’t Forget (1937)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
The Thin Man (1934)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Third Generation (1979, reviewed 1980)
The Third Man (1950)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935)
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (1994)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
This Man Must Die (1970)
This Sporting Life (1963)
Three Comrades (1938)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Throne of Blood (1961)
Tight Little Island (1949)
The Tin Drum (1980)
To Be or Not To Be (1942)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1963)
To Live (1994)
Tokyo Story (1953, reviewed 1972)
Tom Jones (1963)
Tootsie (1982)
Top Hat (1935)
Topaz (1969)
Topkapi (1964)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Total Recall (1990)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Toy Story (1995)
Traffic (2000)
The Train (1965)
Trainspotting (1996)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1979)
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Tristana (1970)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
The Trouble With Harry (1955)
True Grit (1969)
True Love (1989)
Trust (1991)
Tunes of Glory (1960)
12 Angry Men (1957)

Twelve O’Clock High (1950)
Twentieth Century (1934)
Two English Girls (1972)
The Two of Us (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Two Women (1961)
Ugetsu (1954)
Ulzana’s Raid (1972)
Umberto D. (1955)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Usual Suspects (1995)

Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
The Verdict (1982)
Vertigo (1958)
Victor/Victoria (1982)

Videodrome (1983)
Violette (1978)
Viridiana (1962)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
The Voice of the Turtle (1947)
The Wages of Fear (1955)
Waking Life (2001)
Walkabout (1971)
A Walk in the Sun (1946)
The War Game (1966)
The War of the Roses (1989)
The Warriors (1979)
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
The Waterdance (1992)
The Way We Were (1973)
Weekend (1968)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1996)
The Well-Digger’s Daughter (1946)
West Side Story (1961)
The Whales of August (1987)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)

White Heat (1949)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Wild Child (1970)
Wild Reeds (1994)
Wild Strawberries (1959)
Wilson (1944)
Wings of Desire (1988)
Wise Blood (1979)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The Women (1939)
Women in Love (1970)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Woodstock (1970)
Working Girl (1988)
The World of Apu (1959, reviewed 1960)
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Written on the Wind (1957)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1983)
The Yearling (1947)
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Yi Yi: A One and a Two (2000)
Yojimbo (1962)
You Can Count on Me (2000)
You Only Live Once (1937)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Z (1969)
Zero for Conduct (1933, reviewed 1947)

As always, there's disagreements about what belongs and what doesn't. War of the Roses, Much Ado About Nothing, and Schindler's List don't belong IMHO. 12 Monkeys, Blade Runner, Ghostbusters, Strange Days, and The Conversation should have been on this list in my opinion.

Probably others, but I'm too lazy to look through the list again ; )

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From:sakiroa
Date:August 7th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
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12 Monkeys, Donnie Darko, Dark City, Bubbahotep, etc., all need to be on this list. Also, needs more B movies. There are some totally awesome B movies out there.

Anyway, among other things, I strongly suggest you watch Seven Samurai (it's not The Seven Samurai, as this list says, it's just Seven Samurai). Donnie Darko is my favorite, but Seven Samurai is the kind of movie that everyone needs to see. It's the most wonderfully directed movie of all time, I think.
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From:sakiroa
Date:August 7th, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
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Also, where's Pleasantville? Tch.
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From:testing4l
Date:August 7th, 2004 10:04 am (UTC)
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That is an excellent point.
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From:testing4l
Date:August 7th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
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Army of Darkness stands out in my mind as a great B movie, but I don't think I'd put it on this list. It's an extraordinarily fun movie, but a great movie?

It just occurred to me that The Matrix isn't on there. I'm not certain quite how I feel about that.

I was only recently introduced to Kurosawa's films. I saw Ikiru in an Eastern Philosophy class about 5 years ago now and didn't know the name at the time. That movie definitely touched me though.

relsqui's dad is a bit of a Kurosawa fan and I had thought I hadn't seen any of his films until we were watching a documentary one night about Kurosawa and I recognized part of Ikiru. The next night we watched Yojimbo.

I definitely plan to see his other films.
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From:sakiroa
Date:August 7th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Well, a great B movie a great movie to me.

On the issue of The Matrix, I'll just quote myself from back when a friend compared Spiderman 2 to it. "The Matrix was just crap trying to rewrite your outlook on life and failing miserably. Its entire purpose was to preach to you about how much the Wachowski brothers were agnsty fags." Of course, the statement is somewhat crude due to my outrage on the comparison, but I think it still holds true; anyone who made it through their teen years probably already familiarized themselves with each question brought up in The Matrix's pseudo psychological therapia, but then decided to off the subject before they dyed their hair red and grew a mohawk.

Of course, Dark City was pretty similar when you really break it down, but at least that was a great movie and had a few novel ideas. And yet, it totally missed the public's radar. Why? I hate people.

And, yeah, I wish to expand my Kurosawa horizon in the future as well. He is probably my favorite director of all time just by the few of his movies I saw.
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From:testing4l
Date:August 8th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
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I think that the real point of the Matrix was "Come for the cool special effects. Stay for the existential questions." It was a beautifully shot film beginning to end. The special effects were way better than anything else out there.

As for Dark City, the plot similarities are there. The noir setting is certainly there, but it didn't have the special effects. One last thing it didn't have: the style. Whatever you might say about them, they shot an excellent film. Arguably, they did the impossible by finding a use for Keanu Reeves outside of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

I like Dark City. I like the Matrix more. The idea of a world controlled by memory implanting aliens just isn't as interesting as a world where everything's nothing (not even the laws of physics) can really be taken for granted.

I'll grant that I've only seen two of Kurosawa's films, but it'll take a lot to pull Ridley Scott off of his pedestal.
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From:sakiroa
Date:August 8th, 2004 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Yes, the bland acting of Keanu Reeves really shown through with such an awfully bland character. Somehow wearing black and donning sunglasses was supposed to fix that? It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't like that for every other character in the entire movie, and I wouldn't be so disturbed by the very thought that The Matrix has more style than Dark City if it at least had any kind of characterization at all.

What really ticks me about The Matrix, though, is that it presents everything through terribly drawn out and completely tasteless speeches. I'm pretty sure this is the opposite of style. Instead of subtly letting the audience realize the world of The Matrix, or comparing it to Superman or whatever, everything was bluntly presented in a solid kick in the face. I just don't see the style if they have to resort to rants to get the audience to understand the movie.

Writing aside, yes, the actual directing had style. But Dark City's directing style was still better. Much better. At least, I thought so. The lighting, the foreshadowing, the way some scenes would loop back to each other, the medical instrument designs, etc. The way the buildings would morph and change was more impressive to me than anything in The Matrix -- probably because it was more artistically focused than some novelty that'll wear off after you see the movie a couple of times.

Really, it's completely ridiculous to allow graphical edges to influence the actual directing of a movie, because once a few years pass the novelty wears off forever. Technology should never influence how the movie is shot unless it's used to expand the boundaries of artistic ability. I mean, The Matrix certainly didn't make poor use of the technology available, but it's not getting any bonuses from me just because it was impressive at the time. The looming, twisting buildings reshaping themselves will always be more memorable to me than any bullet-time scene.

As for the concept, if 'memory implanting aliens' was really all you got out of the movie then, well, come on. That's a little downplayed. World where nothing is real and what you see before you cannot be trusted? Check. Principles of time and space being bent and manufactured? Check. Humans unwilling and unseeing slaves to a force that needs them for survival? Check. The difference is that The Matrix rides on the old, 'human versus machine,' and, 'humans are slaves to the machines,' clichés, which have been around for a century or so.
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From:testing4l
Date:August 10th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Actually humans are slaves to an unseen force goes back even farther. There's good arguments for the seed of that being in Rene Descartes. Failing that, John Calvin or any of the hellfire brands of Xianity.

That the force is a machine is a significantly newer concept. Earliest I can think of is a Philip K. Dick story.

I don't recall ever seeing Tank, Dozer, the Oracle, or anyone on the Nebuchadnezzar wearing sunglasses actually. Nor wearing black for that matter. It is worth noting that there's a symbolism in who wears black and who wears mirrorshades and when they wear them. Morpheus loses his when fighting Agent Smith and being tortured. Coincidence or symbolism?

IIRC, Switch, the Keymaker, the Architect, the Oracle, the Spoon boy, and lots of bit parts never show up in black nor mirrorshades. There's certainly a symbolism in that the only people who do show up in black or mirrorshades are 1) in the Matrix and 2) people who will end up in a fight.

I disagree that the speeches are tasteless in any way, shape, or form. In your analysis of style, you're conveniently forgetting the locations used. The "down the rabbit hole" talk is memorable not only for the blue and red pills, but also for the armchairs and the shot of the pills reflected in Morpheus' mirrorshades.

That things are put straightforwardly shouldn't be a negative. Most people wouldn't read Descartes. That people saw the movie, engaged their brain for some non-zero amount of time, and enjoyed it is one hell of an accomplishment.
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From:sakiroa
Date:August 10th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
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I'm not saying that it didn't have symbolism, but I really don't think it matters. I realize there was a huge motif with eyes; even, in the third installment, it made a big deal with the Oracle's eyes, among other things, which obviously tied into the symbolism with the glasses. But what does this symbolism change? What does it even enhance as far as the basic point of the movie go? I found it interesting to note, but the color red didn't make me like Sixth Sense any more.

Oh man. I'm going to start sounding ranty myself. I'm such a hypocrate sometimes:

What is art, really? As humans, our heel isn't understanding complexities, it's understanding simplicities. I think that science constitutes all the complexities we can write into textbooks, but art is all the much simpler ideas that we really have trouble comprehending. Obviously, this isn't entirely correct, but I hope you get the gist. The Matrix took a simple idea and overcomplicated it into a science with long, angsty, ranty preaching. It's just... not the same that way. It ruins it. Easier to understand, yes, but it makes it so much harder to actually appreciate it.

That wasn't much, but I guess it's as best I can explain it.

Anyway, I suggest you read the short story The Machine Stops, written in 1905 if I remember correctly. It parallels The Matrix in many ways, or at least all the important ones. Instead of the machines actually becoming sentient and enslaving the humans, the humans enslave themselves. Of course, comparing the two might very well be completely besides the point of both stories; I really don't think the point of The Matrix was a Good vs. Evil story (at least not the first one, the last two completely ruined what The Matrix DID have), and I'm sure The Machine Stops wasn't about the self-sustaining virtual-esque chambers described therein.
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From:testing4l
Date:March 22nd, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
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As it happens, I only just saw Bubba Ho-tep about a month ago. I utterly disagree that it needs to be on this list. I found it to be pretty disappointing. =/

(Oh, and I'm going back through old entries. Could you tell?)

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