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2012-08-02 06:17:53 PM
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FAIL
 
2012-08-02 06:24:17 PM
Snapper That's a pretty good list.
 
2012-08-02 06:24:42 PM
It is a mystery to me why people rave about The Searchers.

It isn't anywhere close to being the best Western. It isn't even John Wayne's best Western. (That would be Stagecoach.)

Wayne isn't an actor, he's a movie star. The rest of the cast is worse. You are really going to tell me that a movie that co-stars Jeffery Hunter is one of the greatest of all time?

Hey, let's go off on a months-long quest. Let's not bring any food or water or spare horses, though. We'll be fine.

Sure, there is some beautiful photography of Monument Valley, but have you forgotten the scenes shot in a studio with the fake bushes and fake moonlight and the stupid fake firepit that looks worse than what they did on Bonanza every week?

And then there's Natalie Wood in an Injun costume that looks like something from Disneyland.

But the absolute worst is that idiot who keeps running around talking about the Fee Yan See.

This is an illiterate yahoo who has never seen the word Fiance in print in his life. The only way he would know the word is from HEARING IT SPOKEN! He would pronounce it right!

When I see The Searchers on any kind of list of Best Movies, I know right away to dismiss that list.
 
2012-08-02 06:29:09 PM

Solid Muldoon: It is a mystery to me why people rave about The Searchers.

It isn't anywhere close to being the best Western. It isn't even John Wayne's best Western. (That would be Stagecoach.)

Wayne isn't an actor, he's a movie star. The rest of the cast is worse. You are really going to tell me that a movie that co-stars Jeffery Hunter is one of the greatest of all time?

Hey, let's go off on a months-long quest. Let's not bring any food or water or spare horses, though. We'll be fine.

Sure, there is some beautiful photography of Monument Valley, but have you forgotten the scenes shot in a studio with the fake bushes and fake moonlight and the stupid fake firepit that looks worse than what they did on Bonanza every week?

And then there's Natalie Wood in an Injun costume that looks like something from Disneyland.

But the absolute worst is that idiot who keeps running around talking about the Fee Yan See.

This is an illiterate yahoo who has never seen the word Fiance in print in his life. The only way he would know the word is from HEARING IT SPOKEN! He would pronounce it right!

When I see The Searchers on any kind of list of Best Movies, I know right away to dismiss that list.


But, yes. The Searchers is great. The themes in that movie are very powerful. OR DO I HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU!?!
 
2012-08-02 06:46:29 PM
Seven Samurai I'm happy for you and imma let you finish but Yojimbo was the best samurai movie of all time.
 
2012-08-02 07:01:28 PM
Not in any particular order:

The Magnificent Seven

Where Eagles Dare

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

The Wild Geese

Dr. Strangelove

The Dogs Of War

The Shootist

The Day Of The Jackal

Captain America

The Avengers

Serenity

Star Wars

The Desert Rats

His Girl Friday

To Catch a Thief

The Guns of Navarone

The Memphis Belle

Twelve O'Clock High

Dawn Patrol

All Quite On the Western Front


A&E TV Movies:
The Crossing
The Lost Battalion
 
2012-08-02 07:07:58 PM

Clash City Farker: Solid Muldoon: It is a mystery to me why people rave about The Searchers.

It isn't anywhere close to being the best Western. It isn't even John Wayne's best Western. (That would be Stagecoach.)



I would put Stagecoach in the top 5 John Wayne Films but not the best. She War A Yellow Ribbon and the Shootist were better IMHO along The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
 
2012-08-02 07:15:00 PM

hasty ambush: Clash City Farker: Solid Muldoon: It is a mystery to me why people rave about The Searchers.

It isn't anywhere close to being the best Western. It isn't even John Wayne's best Western. (That would be Stagecoach.)



I would put Stagecoach in the top 5 John Wayne Films but not the best. She War A Yellow Ribbon and the Shootist were better IMHO along The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.


Oh and Rio Grande
 
2012-08-02 07:26:47 PM
don't forget 'Singing in the Rain' --greatest musical evah
 
2012-08-02 07:29:34 PM

hasty ambush: Clash City Farker: Solid Muldoon: It is a mystery to me why people rave about The Searchers.

It isn't anywhere close to being the best Western. It isn't even John Wayne's best Western. (That would be Stagecoach.)



I would put Stagecoach in the top 5 John Wayne Films but not the best. She War A Yellow Ribbon and the Shootist were better IMHO along The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.


Well, I overlooked She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Now I'll have to spend the next week running this around in my brain.

I think The Searchers is one of those "affirmative action, politically correct Hollywood apologizes for treating natives like dirt for years" kind of picks.

I'd bet that anyone who calls The Searchers one of the greatest films of all time hasn't watched it in 30 years.
The best Western of all time, though? The Road Warrior. Yeah, I said it.
 
2012-08-02 07:37:26 PM

hasty ambush: hasty ambush: Clash City Farker: Solid Muldoon: It is a mystery to me why people rave about The Searchers.

It isn't anywhere close to being the best Western. It isn't even John Wayne's best Western. (That would be Stagecoach.)



I would put Stagecoach in the top 5 John Wayne Films but not the best. She War A Yellow Ribbon and the Shootist were better IMHO along The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Oh and Rio Grande


I would agree with Muldoon that Jeffery Hunter's performance mars The Seachers. It's a hambone performance for the ages.

For my money, John Wayne's best film is Howard Hawks' Red River, followed closely by The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

However, if you want to see John Wayne's best performance, it is The Cowboys.
 
2012-08-02 07:55:30 PM

ZiegZeon: Would have to remove From Hell, and replace with Amadeus however.


From Hell doesnt get much love, but I think its about the best modern gothic horror film (still havent seen Call of Cthulhu). It does well what Coppola did amazingly badly with Dracula. Plus it has Depp. And Heather Gram. Mmmmmm.... Heather Gram.....

Speaking of Depp and Gilliam, Fear and Loathing hasn't been mentioned much. Its got those two plus Hunter S Thompson, so that's a "trifecta of win" as Farkers like to say.

And to address the somewhat debate going on, the best western is, and will always be, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Sorry, but the gunfight at the end transformed an excellent movie into something legendary. Well, that and the fact that Eastwood was completely perfect for the role. If someone wants to say that The Wild Bunch is a better movie, that's fine, but it wasn't a better Western.
 
2012-08-02 08:22:18 PM

Dog Welder: Touch Of Evil (another great movie by Welles, and I think superior to "Citizen Kane" in many ways)


That's simply not true. There are some major issues with Touch of Evil - ridiculous, poorly researched plot elements, Heston's incredibly stiff acting (not to mention that fact that it was a bad casting decision to begin with) and that was BEFORE the studio hacked the film to bits. It was intended as a B grade film noir (in fact it's probably the last major film noir of the classic period) that Welles meant to use to get back into Hollywood (it's budget was around 870k - less than 1/3 the average Hollywood budget) The fact that it is an artfully crafted B movie is further testament to the man's talent.

But yeah, that opening tracking shot is pure genius.
 
2012-08-02 08:28:14 PM
Not trolling.

Love, Actually is sublime perfection.
 
2012-08-02 08:35:18 PM
A couple of votes for...

Glengarry Glen Ross. The writing, the timing, the directing, the acting. Blows me away every.single.time.

And just because I assume most Farkers drink like a fish, The Lost Weekend. Even if you don't think you have a drinking problem, you should see this film. Ray Milland is magnificent.
 
2012-08-02 08:56:54 PM
I like The Money Pit.
 
2012-08-02 09:05:34 PM

paulseta: I like The Money Pit.


It should be mandatory viewing for any potential homeowner.
 
2012-08-02 09:17:42 PM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Off the list, great movies I can rewatch NOW all the way through:

Seven Samurai
Searchers (though there was a time when I'd always fall asleep during it)
2001
L'Atalante
Metropolis
The General
Rules of the Game
Rashomon
Godfather
Rashomon
City Lights
Algiers
Apocalypse Now
Passion of Joan of Arc


You said Rashomon twice.
 
2012-08-02 10:05:55 PM

simplicimus: El Freak: Citizen Kane was revolutionary for its time I guess, but it's nowhere near as well directed, written and acted as Manos: The Hands of Fate.

Well, Manos is the benchmark for films made for $1,000 or less.


I believe Birdemic: Shock and Terror has raised that bar.
 
2012-08-02 11:35:45 PM
Good read. Worth a look if you haven't read it yet:
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2012-08-02 11:46:11 PM
Vertigo... seriously?

It's not even Hitchcock's best film. That would be The Trouble With Harry... err... I mean, North By Northwest.
 
2012-08-03 12:10:32 AM

simplicimus: paulseta: I like The Money Pit.

It should be mandatory viewing for any potential homeowner.


I know the Boobies is a "Family Guy" reference but I will say The Money Pit is at least noteworthy for the scene where the raccoon attacks Shelley Long.
 
2012-08-03 12:48:11 AM

Snapper Carr: Dog Welder: Touch Of Evil (another great movie by Welles, and I think superior to "Citizen Kane" in many ways)

That's simply not true. There are some major issues with Touch of Evil - ridiculous, poorly researched plot elements, Heston's incredibly stiff acting (not to mention that fact that it was a bad casting decision to begin with) and that was BEFORE the studio hacked the film to bits. It was intended as a B grade film noir (in fact it's probably the last major film noir of the classic period) that Welles meant to use to get back into Hollywood (it's budget was around 870k - less than 1/3 the average Hollywood budget) The fact that it is an artfully crafted B movie is further testament to the man's talent.

But yeah, that opening tracking shot is pure genius.


The bolded part makes me suspicious. That sounds like a lot for the time.
 
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2012-08-03 12:48:22 AM
How does this affect the ranking of the Citizen Kane of clown movies?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-03 12:50:54 AM
IMDB doesn't seem to rate any Hitchcock movies above 8.7 or so. Hmm.
 
2012-08-03 01:05:02 AM

KatjaMouse: tankjr: After all these years I feel vindicated in my love of Vertigo!

/Citizen Kane is the greatest film in history
//Rear Window is also an excellent film

I cam in here to essentially say the same thing.


I see you have excellent taste in film. Do you have a clone in my area?
 
2012-08-03 01:05:40 AM

Fano: Snapper Carr: Dog Welder: Touch Of Evil (another great movie by Welles, and I think superior to "Citizen Kane" in many ways)

That's simply not true. There are some major issues with Touch of Evil - ridiculous, poorly researched plot elements, Heston's incredibly stiff acting (not to mention that fact that it was a bad casting decision to begin with) and that was BEFORE the studio hacked the film to bits. It was intended as a B grade film noir (in fact it's probably the last major film noir of the classic period) that Welles meant to use to get back into Hollywood (it's budget was around 870k - less than 1/3 the average Hollywood budget) The fact that it is an artfully crafted B movie is further testament to the man's talent.

But yeah, that opening tracking shot is pure genius.

The bolded part makes me suspicious. That sounds like a lot for the time.


I checked (at least did a wiki search). The following films released in 1958 are the ones I could get budget information on.

Seperate Tables - $2.7m

Some Came Running - $3.15m

The Young Lions - $3m

Vertigo - $2.47m

The Vikings - $5m

The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad - $650k (apparently Ray Harryhausen came cheap in 1958)

Gigi - $3.3m

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - 3m

South Pacific - $6m

The Badlanders - $1.4m

And so forth. The only film I could find that was made cheaper than Touch of Evil was the Sinbad film.
 
2012-08-03 05:33:48 AM

hamiltonjdavid: Uh. "Man with a Movie Camera" (Vertov, 1929) makes the top 10?

Pretentious article is pretentious.


Man with a Movie Camera is a work of genius. It most certainly deserves its place on the list. As for the list itself, it's compiled by the BFI from a nationwide survey of respected film critics. There's no pretention, it's genuine expertise.
 
2012-08-03 05:42:13 AM

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The jig is up!

/and gone
 
2012-08-03 05:45:34 AM
tickateeboo.files.wordpress.com

Update, male perspective, Pride and Prejudice.

Perfect time capsule of the 80's.
 
2012-08-03 08:36:56 AM
mr smart the great: blade runner, dune.......

Dune? Seriously?
 
2012-08-03 09:36:53 AM

Gordon Bennett: hamiltonjdavid: Uh. "Man with a Movie Camera" (Vertov, 1929) makes the top 10?

Pretentious article is pretentious.

Man with a Movie Camera is a work of genius. It most certainly deserves its place on the list. As for the list itself, it's compiled by the BFI from a nationwide survey of respected film critics. There's no pretention, it's genuine expertise.


"respected film critics" and "no pretention" are mutually exclusive.
 
2012-08-03 01:44:22 PM

Teufelaffe: "respected film critics" and "no pretention" are mutually exclusive.


I'm not sure "respected" and "film critics" go together.
 
2012-08-03 02:23:11 PM

Dee Snarl: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Off the list, great movies I can rewatch NOW all the way through:

Seven Samurai
Searchers (though there was a time when I'd always fall asleep during it)
2001
L'Atalante
Metropolis
The General
Rules of the Game
Rashomon
Godfather
Rashomon
City Lights
Algiers
Apocalypse Now
Passion of Joan of Arc


You said Rashomon twice.


"I like Rashoman."

/It's pronounced Headly
 
2012-08-03 07:35:44 PM
Well, my 100:

2001: A Space Odyssey - Akira - Alexander Nevsky - Alien - the All Barkie Dogville Comedies - the Alphabet (Lynch) - Amadeus - Amarcord - An American Werewolf in London - Apocalypse Now - Bicycle Thieves - Big Meat Eater - Bitter Rice - Black Narcissus - Blazing Saddles - Blue - A Boy Named Charlie Brown - Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - Caddyshack - Cannibal! the Musical - City Lights - Come and See - Cries and Whispers - the Dentist (1933) - The Evil Dead - Evil Dead II - Fantasia - Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Food Trilogy (Svankmajer) - Forbidden Zone - the Four Days of Naples - Friday - Freaks - Ghostbusters - the Gods Must be Crazy - Godzilla - Godzilla Raids Again - Grave of the Fireflies - the Great Outdoors - Hard Boiled - the Harder they Come - Hausu - The Henpecked Duck - I Love to Singa - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - L'Inferno (1911) - Jaws - the Jerk - King Kong ('33) - The Lady Vanishes - The Land Before Time - A Matter of Life and Death - Metropolis (1927) - The Miracle Woman (1931) - Monkey Business (1931) - Monty Python and the Holy Grail - My Winnipeg - A Night at the Opera (1935) - Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Nikita (1990) - Ninotchka - Nosferatu (1922) - O Brother, Where Art Thou - Once Upon a Time in the West - The Passion of Joan of Arc - Peeping Tom - Pink Floyd: the Wall - Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor - Rabbit of Seville - Rashomon - Ran - Return of the Living Dead - Rules of the Game - The Searchers - Seven Samurai - The Secret of NIMH - Shaolin Drunkard - The Skeleton Dance - Slapshot - the Snake Pit - Solaris (1972) - Sparrows (1926) - Spartacus - Stagecoach - Story of Ricky - the Thing (1982) - A Town Called Panic - the Trip to Bountiful - Used Cars - the Wild Bunch - Yojimbo - Zero for Conduct
 
2012-08-03 10:56:34 PM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Well, my 100:

2001: A Space Odyssey - Akira - Alexander Nevsky - Alien - the All Barkie Dogville Comedies - the Alphabet (Lynch) - Amadeus - Amarcord - An American Werewolf in London - Apocalypse Now - Bicycle Thieves - Big Meat Eater - Bitter Rice - Black Narcissus - Blazing Saddles - Blue - A Boy Named Charlie Brown - Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - Caddyshack - Cannibal! the Musical - City Lights - Come and See - Cries and Whispers - the Dentist (1933) - The Evil Dead - Evil Dead II - Fantasia - Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Food Trilogy (Svankmajer) - Forbidden Zone - the Four Days of Naples - Friday - Freaks - Ghostbusters - the Gods Must be Crazy - Godzilla - Godzilla Raids Again - Grave of the Fireflies - the Great Outdoors - Hard Boiled - the Harder they Come - Hausu - The Henpecked Duck - I Love to Singa - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - L'Inferno (1911) - Jaws - the Jerk - King Kong ('33) - The Lady Vanishes - The Land Before Time - A Matter of Life and Death - Metropolis (1927) - The Miracle Woman (1931) - Monkey Business (1931) - Monty Python and the Holy Grail - My Winnipeg - A Night at the Opera (1935) - Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Nikita (1990) - Ninotchka - Nosferatu (1922) - O Brother, Where Art Thou - Once Upon a Time in the West - The Passion of Joan of Arc - Peeping Tom - Pink Floyd: the Wall - Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor - Rabbit of Seville - Rashomon - Ran - Return of the Living Dead - Rules of the Game - The Searchers - Seven Samurai - The Secret of NIMH - Shaolin Drunkard - The Skeleton Dance - Slapshot - the Snake Pit - Solaris (1972) - Sparrows (1926) - Spartacus - Stagecoach - Story of Ricky - the Thing (1982) - A Town Called Panic - the Trip to Bountiful - Used Cars - the Wild Bunch - Yojimbo - Zero for Conduct


That's actually a pretty good list. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is one of the most underrated films of all time. Peckinpah went a bit over the top in it, but that's what makes it work.
 
2012-08-04 03:31:39 AM

mikemoto: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is one of the most underrated films of all time. Peckinpah went a bit over the top in it, but that's what makes it work.


Water is wet.
The sky is blue
The sun rises in the east.
Peckinpah goes over the top.
 
2012-08-04 06:19:54 AM
The closest I could come to narrowing my all-time faves down to a top100:

(alright so I was about 250 shy. I tried damn it!)

(also: if you're wondering if I meant the original version, unless specified the answer is "yes")

12 Angry Men
Ace in the Hole
Adam's Rib
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Adventures of Robin Hood
After Dark, My Sweet
After Hours
The Age of Innocence
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Alien
All About Eve
Amadeus
Amarcord
The Apartment
Apocalypse Now
The Apu Trilogy
Army of Shadows
Arsenic and Old Lace
Atlantic City
Au Hasard Balthazar
Au Revoir, les Enfants
An Autumn Afternoon
Babel
Badlands
The Band Wagon
The Bank Dick
Baraka
Barry Lyndon
The Battle of Algiers
The Battleship Potemkin
Beat the Devil
Beauty and the Beast
Being There
Belle de Jour
La Belle Noiseuse
Best In Show
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Bicycle Thief/Bicycle Thieves
The Big Heat
The Big Red One
The Big Sleep
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Blazing Saddles
Blow-Up
The Blue Kite
Bob le Flambeur
Body Heat
Breathless
Bride of Frankenstein
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Bringing Up Baby
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Broken Blossoms
The Brood
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Cache
Casablanca
Cat People
La Ceremonie
Un Chien Andalou
Children of Paradise
Chimes at Midnight
Chinatown
Chop Shop
A Christmas Story
The Circus
Citizen Kane
City Lights
La Collectionneuse
Come and See
The Conqueror Worm/The Witchfinder General
The Conversation
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Cool Hand Luke
Cries and Whispers
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Crumb
George A. Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead'
Day For Night
George A. Romero's 'Day of the Dead'
Days of Heaven
The Dead
The Decalogue
Dellamorte Dellamore
Departures
Detour
The Devil's Backbone
Diary of a Country Priest
Diary of a Lost Girl
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Diva
Do the Right Thing
Dog Day Afternoon
Don't Look Now
Double Indemnity
The Double Life of Veronique
Dr. Strangelove
Coppola's "Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'"
Duck Soup
8 1/2
El Norte
El Topo
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Exotica
The Exterminating Angel
Eyes Without A Face
A Face In The Crowd
The Fall of the House of Usher
Fanny and Alexander
Fargo
Faust
The Firemen's Ball
Fitzcarraldo
Five Easy Pieces
Floating Weeds
Forbidden Games
The 400 Blows
French Cancan
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Gates of Heaven
The General
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
Goldfinger
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
GoodFellas
Gospel According to St. Matthew
Grand Illusion
The Grapes of Wrath
Grave of the Fireflies
The Great Dictator
Great Expectations
Greed
The Grey Zone
Groundhog Day
The Hairdresser's Husband
Harakiri
A Hard Day's Night
Heart of Glass
House of Games
Howards End
The Hustler
Ikiru
In a Lonely Place
In Bruges
In Cold Blood
Inherit the Wind
Ivan the Terrible, Parts I & II
I Walked With A Zombie
Jackie Brown
Jaws
Johnny Guitar
Jules and Jim
Juliet of the Spirits
Killer of Sheep
The Killing
Kind Hearts and Coronets
King Kong
L'Atalante
L.A. Confidential
La Dolce Vita
The Lady Eve
The Ladykillers
The Last Laugh
The Last Picture Show
Last Tango in Paris
The Last Temptation of Christ
Last Year at Marienbad
Late Spring
Laura
Lawrence of Arabia
Le Boucher/The Butcher (Published: 11/23/03)
Le Samourai
Leaving Las Vegas
Leolo
Leon Morin, Priest
The Leopard
Let's Scare Jessica To Death
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
(Monty Python's 'The Life of Brian')
The River (Le Fleuve)
The Long Goodbye
The Long Good Friday
M
Magnolia
Make Way for Tomorrow
The Maltese Falcon
A Man Escaped
The Man Who Laughs
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Man With a Movie Camera
The Manchurian Candidate
The Marriage of Maria Braun
The Match Factory Girl
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
M*A*S*H
Mean Streets
Mephisto
Metropolis [2010 Restoration]
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Mona Lisa
Mon Oncle
Mon Oncle Antoine
Mon oncle d'Amerique
Moolaade
Mr. Hulot's Holiday
The Music Room
My Darling Clementine
My Dinner With Andre
My Fair Lady
My Man Godfrey
My Neighbor Totoro
Mystery Train
The Naked Kiss
Nashville
Network
Night Moves
The Night of the Hunter
George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead'
Nights of Cabiria
North By Northwest
Nosferatu
Notorious
On the Waterfront
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Only Son
Ordet
Orpheus
The Other
Out of the Past
Pale Flower
Pan's Labyrinth
Pandora's Box
The "Paradise Lost" series
The Parallax View
Paris, Texas
The Party
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Paths of Glory
Patton
Peeping Tom
Persona
The Phantom of the Opera
The Philadelphia Story
Pickpocket
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Pinocchio
Pixote
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Playtime
The Pledge
Point Blank
The Producers
Psycho
Raging Bull
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raise the Red Lantern
Ran
Rashomon
Rear Window
Rebel Without a Cause
Red Beard
Red River
The Red Shoes
Richard III
Rififi
The Right Stuff
Rio Bravo
Ripley's Game
Rocco and His Brothers
The Rules of the Game
Ryan's Daughter
Safety Last
Samurai Rebellion
Sansho the Bailiff
Santa Sangre
Say Anything...
Scarface
The Scarlet Empress
The Searchers
Secrets & Lies
Senso
The Seven Samurai
The Seventh Seal
Shadow of a Doubt
Shane
The Shawshank Redemption
Shoah
Shortbus
Short Cuts
The Silence
Singin' in the Rain
Smiles of a Summer Night
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Solaris
Some Like It Hot
Souls For Sale
Spirited Away
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Stagecoach
Star Wars
Strangers on a Train
Stroszek
A Sunday in the Country
Sunrise
Sunset Boulevard
Superman The Movie
Superman II
Suspiria
The Sweet Smell of Success
The Sweet Hereafter
Swing Time
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
A Tale of Winter
Taxi Driver
The Tenant
Tender Mercies
The Terrorist
Theatre of Blood
The Thief of Bagdad
The Thin Man
John Carpenter's 'The Thing'
The Third Man
This Is Spinal Tap
Three Colors Trilogy: Blue, White, Red
3 Women
Through a Glass Darkly
Tokyo Story
Top Hat
Touch of Evil
Touchez Pas au Grisbi
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Triumph of the Will
Trouble in Paradise
25th Hour
2001: A Space Odyssey
Ugetsu
Umberto D
Unforgiven
The Up Documentaries
Vengeance Is Mine
Vertigo
Victim
Videodrome
Viridiana
Vivre sa Vie/My Life to Live
Waiting For Guffman
The Wages of Fear
Waking Life
Walkabout
Werckmeister Harmonies
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The Wild Bunch
Wings of Desire
Winter Light
Withnail & I
The Wizard of Oz
Woman in the Dunes
A Woman Under the Influence
A Woman's Tale
Woodstock
Written on the Wind
Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Year of the Quiet Sun
Yellow Submarine
Yojimbo
Young Frankenstein
 
2012-08-04 06:21:21 AM
Er...allow me to alter that to "250 over..."
 
2012-08-04 06:48:51 AM
I'd also add:

Airplane!
Top Secret!
The Naked Gun - From The Files of 'Police Squad!'
Sherlock, Jr.
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
The Empire Strikes Back
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (both 1956 and 1978 versions)


and I'd add an explanation about why I think "Triumph of the Will" should be on that list. Hint: It's not because I'm anything even resembling an adherent of its filmed subject matter. Like "Birth of a Nation" (which I almost included), I think the technical and historical aspects are more fascinating and conversation-worth than the indefensibly vile subject matter the actual film contained.
 
2012-08-04 06:51:37 AM
"worthy"
 
2012-08-04 07:09:34 AM
And:

Get Carter (1971)
Scarlet Street
Monsters, Inc.
Pixar's "Up"
Fantasia
Blood Simple
Miller's Crossing
The 7th Victim

Screw it, nobody's reading this.
 
2012-08-04 06:10:54 PM
A few more (for the road):

The Butcher Boy
The Company of Wolves
The Crying Game
Last Night
C.R.A.Z.Y.
Diabolique
 
2012-08-04 10:17:55 PM
Actually make mine 101. Forgot to add Spinal Tap.
 
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