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Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 2013

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1930
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930: Lewis Milestone)
Animal Crackers (1930: Victor Heerman)
Anna Christie (1930: Clarence Brown)
The Big Trail (1930: Raoul Walsh)
Borderline (1930: Kenneth MacPherson)
Feet First (1930: Clyde Bruckman)
Hell’s Angels (1930: Howard Hughes)
Monte Carlo (1930: Ernst Lubitsch)
Morocco (1930: Josef von Sternberg)
The Unholy Three (1930: Jack Conway)

Additional: Up the River (1930: John Ford)

1931
City Lights (1931: Charles Chaplin)
Dishonored (1931: Josef von Sternberg)
Dracula (1931: Tod Browning)
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1931: Rouben Mamoulian)
Frankenstein (1931: James Whale)
Little Caesar (1931: Mervyn LeRoy)
The Maltese Falcon (1931: Roy Del Ruth)
Monkey Business (1931; Norman Z. McLeod)
The Public Enemy (1931: William A. Wellman)
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931: Ernst Lubitsch)

Additional: Smart Money (1931: Alfred E. Green)

1932
Freaks (1932: Tod Browning)
Horse Feathers (1932: Norman McLeod)
I Am a Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932: Mervyn LeRoy)
Island of Lost Souls (1932: Erle C. Kenton)
Love Me Tonight (1932: Rouben Mamoulian)
Movie Crazy (1932: Clyde Bruckman)
The Mummy (1932: Karl Freund)
The Old Dark House (1932: James Whale)
Shanghai Express (1932: Josef von Sternberg)
Trouble in Paradise (1932: Ernst Lubitsch)

Additional: The Most Dangerous Game (1932: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack)

1933
42nd Street (1933: Lloyd Bacon)
Duck Soup (1933: Leo McCarey)
Footlight Parade (1933: Lloyd Bacon)
Hallelujah I’m A Bum (1933: Lewis Milestone)
Invisible Man (1933: James Whale)
King Kong (1933)
Lady for a Day (1944: Frank Capra)
Lady Killer (1933: Roy Del Ruth)
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933: Alexander Korda)
Sons of the Desert (1933: William A. Seiter)

Additional: Design for Living (1933: Ernst Lubitsch)

1934
The Black Cat (1934: Edgar G. Ulmer)
Cleopatra (1934: Cecil B..DeMille)
The Gay Divorcee (1934:Mark Sandrich)
It Happened One Night (1934: Frank Capra)
It's a Gift (1934: Norman Z. McLeod)
Judge Priest (1934: John Ford)
The Lost Patrol (1934: John Ford)
The Old Fashioned Way (1934: William Beaudine)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934: Cedric Gibbons)
The Thin Man (1934: W.S. Van Dyke)

Additional: The Scarlet Empress (1934: Josef von Sternberg)

1935
The 39 Steps (1935: Alfred Hitchcock)
The Black Room (1935: Roy William Neill)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935: James Whale)
“G” Men (1935: William Keighley)
The Informer (1935: John Ford)
Mad Love (1935: Karl Freund)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935: Clyde Bruckman/W.C. Fields)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935: Frank Lloyd)
A Night at the Opera (1935: Sam Wood)
Top Hat (1935: Mark Sandrich)

Additional: The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935: Henry Hathaway)

1936
After The Thin Man (1936: W.S. Van Dyke)
The General Died at Dawn (1936: Lewis Milestone)
The Milky Way (1936: Leo McCarey)
Modern Times (1936: Charles Chaplin)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936:F rank Capra)
My Man Godfrey (1936: Gregory La Cava)
The Petrified Forest (1936: Archie Mayo)
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936: John Ford)
Sabotage (1936: Alfred Hitchcock)
Swing Time (1936: George Stevens)

Additional: Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936: H. Bruce Humberstone)

1937
The Awful Truth (1937: Leo McCarey)
A Day at the Races (1937: Sam Wood)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937: William Dieterle)
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937: Leo McCarey)
On The Avenue (1937: Roy Del Ruth)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937: Several)
Stage Door (1937: Gregory La Cava)
Way Out West (1937: James W. Horne)
Wee Willie Winkle (1937: John Ford)
Young and Innocent (1937: Alfred Hitchcock)

Additional: Lost Horizon (1937: Frank Capra)

1938
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938: Michael Curtiz/William Keighley)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938: Michael Curtiz)
Boys Town (1938: Norman Taurog)
Block-Heads (1938: John G. Blystone)
Bringing Up Baby (1938: Howard Hawks)
The Dawn Patrol (1938: Edmund Goulding)
Holiday (1938: George Cukor)
The Lady Vanishes (1938: Alfred Hitchcock)
Pygmalion (1938: Anthony Asquith/Leslie Howard)
A Slight Case of Murder (1938: Lloyd Bacon)

Additional: Four Men and a Prayer (1938: John Ford)

1939
Beau Geste (1939: William A. Wellman)
Destry Rides Again (1939: George Marshall)
Gunga Din (1939: George Stevens)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939: William Dieterle)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939: Frank Capra)
Midnight (1939: Mitchell Leisen)
Ninotchka (1939: Ernst Lubitsch)
Son of Frankenstein (1939: Rowland V. Lee)
Stagecoach (1939: John Ford)
Wizard of Oz (1939: Victor Fleming)

Additional: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939: Alfred L. Werker)

1940
The Bank Dick (1940: Edward F. Cline)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940: John Ford)
The Great Dictator (1940: Charles Chaplin)
His Girl Friday (1940: Howard Hawks)
The Letter (1940: William Wyler)
The Philadelphia Story (1940: George Cukor)
Rebecca (1940: Alfred Hitchcock)
The Sea Hawk (1940: Michael Curtiz)
The Shop Around The Corner (1940: Ernst Lubitsch)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940: Michael Powell)

Additional: The Long Voyage Home (1940: John Ford)
Not Seen of Retro: Torrid Zone

1941
Buck Privates (1941: Arthur Lubin)
Citizen Kane (1941: Orson Welles)
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941: William Dieterle)
How Green Was My Valley (1941: John Ford)
The Maltese Falcon (1941: John Huston)
Now Voyager (1941: Irving Rapper)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941: Edward F. Cline)
Sergeant York (1941: Howard Hawks)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941: Preston Sturges)
The Wolf Man (1941: George Waggner)

Additional: High Sierra (1941: Raoul Walsh)
Not Seen of Retro: Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde, Hot Spot aka I Wake Up Screaming, The Sea Wolf, Shanghai Gesture

1942
Bambi (1941: Various)
Casablanca (1942: Michael Curtiz)
Cat People (1942: Jacques Tourneur)
Holiday Inn (1942: Mark Sandrich)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942: Orson Welles)
The Palm Beach Story (1942: Preston Sturges)
The Pride of the Yankees (1942: Sam Wood)
Road to Morocco (1942: David Butler)
This Gun for Hire (1942: Frank Tuttle)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942: Michael Curtiz)

Additional: To Be or Not to Be (1942: Ernst Lubitsch)
Not Seen of Retro: The Glass Key, Grand Central Murder, Street of Chance, Tarzan's New York Adventure

1943
Destination Tokyo (1943: Delmer Daves)
Heaven Can Wait (1943: Ernst Lubitsch)
Hit the Ice (1943: Charles Lamont)
It Ain’t Hay (1943: Erle C.Kenton)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943: Jacques Tourneur)
Jane Eyre (1943: Robert Stevenson)
The Leopard Man (1943: Jacques Tourneur)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943: Powell & Pressburger)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943: William A. Wellman)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943: Alfred Hitchcock)

Additional: The Seventh Victim (1943: Mark Robson)
Not Seen of Retro: Cross of Lorraine, Tarzan Desert Mystery, Tarzan's Triumphs

1944
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944: Frank Capra)
Double Indemnity (1944: Billy Wilder)
Going My Way (1944: Leo McCarey)
It Happened Tomorrow (1944: Rene Clair)
Laura (1944: Otto Preminger)
The Lodger (1944: John Brahm)
Meet Me In Saint Louis (1944: Vincente Minnelli)
To Have and Have Not (1944: Howard Hawks)
The Princess and the Pirate (1944: David Butler)
The Scarlet Claw (1944: Roy William Neill)

Additional: Curse of the Cat People (1944: Robert Wise, Gunther von Fritsch)
Not Seen of Retro: The Mask of Dimitrios, Ministry of Fear, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

1945
The Bells of Saint Marys (1945: Leo McCarey)
The Body Snatcher (1945: Robert Wise)
Hangover Square (1945: John Brahm)
Isle of the Dead (1945: Mark Robson)
Leave Her To Heaven (1945: John Stahl)
The Lost Weekend (1945: Billy Wilder)
Mildred Pierce (1945: Michael Curtiz)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945: Albert Lewin)
Scarlet Street (1945: Fritz Lang)
Spellbound (1945: Alfred Hitchcock)

Additional: I Know Where I’m Going (1945: Powell & Pressburger)
Not Seen of Retro: Conflict, Fallen Angel, The House on 92nd Street, Tarzan and the Amazons

1946
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946: William Wyler)
The Big Sleep (1946: Howard Hawks)
Canyon Passage (1946: Jacques Tourneur)
Gilda (1946: Charles Vidor)
Great Expectations (1946: David Lean)
Green for Danger (1946: Sidney Gilliat)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946: Frank Kapra)
My Darling Clementine (1946: John Ford)
Notorious (1946: Alfred Hitchcock)
The Stranger (1946: Orson Welles)

Additional: Bedlam (1946: Mark Robson)
Not Seen of Retro: The Killers, Nobody Lives Forver, Postman Always Rings Twice, Somewhere in the Night, Three Strangers

1947
The Bishop’s Wife (1947: Henry Koster)
Brute Force (1947: Jules Dassin)
Dark Passage (1947: Delmer Daves)
The Egg and I (1947: Chester Erskine)
The Ghost and Mrs.Muir (1947: Joseph L Mankiewicz)
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947: Roy Del Ruth)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947: Orson Welles)
Lady in the Lake (1947: Robert Montgomery)
Miracle on 34 Street (1947: George Seaton)
Out of the Past (1947: Jacques Tourneur)

Additional: Monsieur Verdoux (1947: Charles Chaplin)
Not Seen of Retro: 13 Rue Madeleine, Dead Reckoning, Desperate, The Web

1948
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948: Charles Barton)
Fort Apache (1948: John Ford)
Hamlet (1948: Laurence Olivier)
Key Largo (1948: John Huston)
Oliver Twist (1948: David Lean)
The Paleface (1948: Norman Z. McLeod)
Red River (1948: Howard Hawks)
Rope (1948: Alfred Hitchcock)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948: John Huston)
Unfaithfully Yours (1948: Preston Sturges)

Additional: Fallen Idol (1948: Carol Reed)
Not Seen of Retro: Bodyguard, Cry of the City, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands, Pitfall, Road House, The Street with No Name

1949
The Big Steal (1949: Don Siegal)
The Heiress (1949: William Wyler)
A Letter To Three Wives (1949: Joseph Mankiewicz)
In the Good Old Summertime (1949: Robert Z. Leonard)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949: Robert Hamer)
On the Town (1949: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelley)
The Set-Up (1949: Robert Wise)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949: John Ford)
The Third Man (1949: Carol Reed)
White Heat (1949: Raoul Walsh)

Additional: Adam’s Rib (1949: George Cukor)
Not Seen of Retro: Criss Cross, Follow Me Quietly, Knock on any Door, The Reckless Moment, Tokyo Joe

1950
All About Eve (1950: Joseph Mankiewicz)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950: John Huston)
The Baron of Arizona (1950: Samuel Fuller)
The Gunfighter (1950: Henry King)
In A Lonely Place (1950: Nicolas Ray)
Night and the City (1950: Jules Dassin)
Panic in the Streets (1950: Elia Kazan)
Rio Grande (1950: John Ford)
Sunset Boulevard (1950: Billy Wilder)
Winchester '73 (1950: Anthony Mann)

Additional: Last Holiday (1950: Henry Cass)
Not Seen of Retro: Armored Car Robbery, D.O.A., Halls of Montezuma, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Union Station, Where the Sidewalk Ends

1951
Ace in the Hole (1951: Billy Wilder)
The African Queen (1951: John Huston)
An American in Paris (1951: Vincente Minnelli)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951: Robert Wise)
His Kind of Woman (1951: John Farrow)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951: Charles Crichton)
A Place in the Sun (1951: George Stevens)
Scrooge (1951: Brian Desmond Hurst)
Strangers on a Train (1951: Alfred Hitchcock)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951: Elia Kazan)

Additional: The Man in the White Suit (1951: Alexander Mackendrick)
Not Seen of Retro: The Desert Fox, Detective Story, The Enforcer, Go for Broke, The House of Telegraph Hill, Quo Vadis

1952
Bend of the River (1952: Anthony Mann)
High Noon (1952: Fred Zinnemann)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952: Anthony Asquith)
Lost in Alaska (1952: Jean Yarbrough)
Macao (1952: Josef von Sternberg)
Moulin Rouge (1952: John Huston)
On Dangerous Ground (1952: Nicolaus Ray) IMDB has this as 1951, but it is a 1952 release
The Quiet Man (1952: John Ford)
Singing in the Rain (1952: Stanley Donen)
The Sniper (1952: Edward Dymtyrk)

Additional: Kansas City Confidential (1952: Phil Karlsons)
Not Seen of Retro: 5 Fingers, Against All Flags, The Captive City, Deadline U.S.A., Ivanhoe, The Narrow Margin, Sudden Fear

1953
The Band Wagon (1953: Vincente Minnelli)
The Big Heat (1953: Fritz Lang)
From Here to Eternity (1953: Fred Zinnemann)
House of Wax (1953: André De Toth)
The Naked Spur (1953: Anthony Mann)
Pickup on South Street (1953: Samuel Fuller)
Roman Holiday (1953: William Wyler)
Shane (1953: George Stevens)
Stalag 17 (1953: Billy Wilder)
The War of the Worlds (1953: Byron Haskin)

Additional: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953: Howard Hawks)
Not Seen of Retro: Invaders From Mars, Knights of the Round Table, Salome

1954
20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954: Richard Fleischer)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954: Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Broken Lance (1954: Edward Dymtyrk)
The Caine Mutiny (1954: Edward Dymtyrk)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954: Jack Arnold)
The Naked Jungle (1954: Byron Haskin)
Rear Window (1954: Alfred Hitchcock)
On The Waterfront (1954: Elia Kazan)
Sabrina (1954: Billy Wilder)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954: Stanley Donen)

Additional: Crime Wave (1954: Andre de Toth)
Not Seen of Retro: The Egyptian, Night People, Prince Valiant, Secret of the Incas, Suddenly

1955
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955: John Sturges)
The Court Jester (1955: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama)
East of Eden (1955: Elia Kazan)
Ladykillers (1955: Alexander Mackendrick)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955: Robert Aldrich)
Mister Roberts (1955: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy)
The Man from Laramie (1955: Anthony Mann)
Mr. Arkadin (1955: Orson Welles)
Night of the Hunter (1955: Charles Laughton)
To Catch a Thief (1955: Alfred Hitchcock)

Additional: The Man With The Golden Arm (1955: Otto Preminger)
Not Seen of Retro: The Big Combo, The Dam Busters, Desperate Hours, Escape to Burma, House of Bamboo, Land of the Pharaohs

1956
Around the World in 80 Days (1956: Michael Anderson)
Forbidden Planet (1956: Fred M. Wilcox)
Giant (1956: George Stevens)
The Killing (1956: Stanley Kubrick)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956: Alfred Hitchcock)
Moby Dick (1956: John Huston)
The Searchers (1956: John Ford)
Seven Men From Now (1956: Budd Boetticher)
The Ten Commandments (1956: Cecil B. DeMille)
There’s Always Tomorrow (1956: Douglas Sirk)

Additional: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956: Don Siegal)
Not Seen of Retro: Alexander the Great, D-Day, Helen of Troy, A Kiss Before Dying, While the City Sleeps

1957
3:10 to Yuma (1957: Delmer Daves)
12 Angry Men (1957: Sidney Lumet
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957: David Lean)
A Face in the Crowd (1957: Elia Kazan)
Forty Guns (1957: Samuel Fuller)
Heaven Knows,Mr.Allison (1957: John Huston)
Paths of Glory (1957: Stanley Kubrick)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957: Alexander Mackendrick)
The Tall T (1957: Budd Boetticher)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957: Billy Wilder)

Additional: Funny Face (1957: Stanley Donen)
Not Seen of Retro: Crimes of Passion, Edge of the City, Men in War, Nightfall, Sayonara, The Unholy Wife

1958
The Big Country (1958: William Wyler)
The Defiant Ones (1958: Stanley Kramer)
Gigi (1958: Vincente Minnelli)
The Lineup (1958:Don Siegal)
Man of the West (1958: Anthony Mann)
Murder by Contract (1958: Irving Lerner)
Thunder Road (1958: Arthur Ripley)
Touch of Evil (1958: Orson Welles)
Some Came Running (1958: Vincente Minnelli)
Vertigo (1958: Alfred Hitchcock)

Additional: No Time for Sergeants (1958: Mervyn LeRoy)
Not Seen of Retro: The Naked and the Dead, Torpedo Run, The Vikings, The Young Lions

1959
Anatomy of a Murder (1959: Otto Preminger)
Ben-Hur (1959: William Wyler)
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959: Robert Stevenson)
The Horse Soldiers (1959: John Ford)
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959: John Sturges)
North By Northwest (1959: Alfred Hitchcock)
Ride Lonesome (1959: Budd Boetticher)
Rio Bravo (1959: Howard Hawks)
Sleeping Beauty (1959: Clyde Geronimi)
Some Like it Hot (1959: Billy Wilder)

Additional: I’m All Right Jack (1959: John Boulting)
Not Seen of Retro: Battle of the Coral Sea, Crimson Kimono, Ferry to Hong Kong, Journey, Solomon and Sheba

1960
The Apartment (1960: Billy Wilder)
Elmer Gantry (1960: Richard Brooks)
House of Usher (1960: Roger Corman)
Inherit the Wind (1960: Stanley Kramer)
The Magnificent Seven (1960:John Sturges)
Psycho (1960: Alfred Hitchcock)
Sergeant Rutledge (1960: John Ford)
Spartacus (1960: Stanley Kubrick)
The Time Machine (1960: George Pal)
Tunes of Glory (1960: Ronald Neame)

Additional: Peeping Tom (1960: Michael Powell)
Not Seen of Retro: Esther and the King, Exodus, The Gallant Hours, Hell to Eternity, Seven Thieves

1961
Blast of Silence (1961: Allen Baron)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961: Blake Edwards)
El Cid (1961: Anthony Mann)
The Hustler (1961: Robert Rossen)
The Innocents (1961: Jack Clayton)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961: Stanley Kramer)
King of Kings (1961: Nicholas Ray)
The Ladies Man (1961: Jerry Lewis)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961: Frank Capra)
West Side Story (1961: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise)

Additional: Pit and the Pendulum (1961: Roger Corman)
Not Seen of Retro: Bachelor in Paradise, Barabbas, Paris Blues, Underworld, U.S.A.

1962
Advise and Consent (1962: Otto Preminger)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962: John Frankenheimer)
Cape Fear (1962: J. Lee Thompson)
Hatari! (1962: Howard Hawks)
The Intruder (1962: Roger Corman)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962: David Lean)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962: John Frankenheimer)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance(1962: John Ford)
Ride The High Country (1962: Sam Peckinpah)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962: Robert Mulligan)

Additional: The Music Man (1962: Morton DaCosta)
Not Seen of Retro: The 300 Spartans, Damon and Pythias, The Longest Day

1963
Charade (1963: Stanley Donen)
The Comedy of Terrors (1963: Jacques Tourneur)
From Russia With Love (1963: Terence Young)
The Great Escape (1963:John Sturges)
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963: Stanley Kramer)
The Haunting (1963: Robert Wise)
Hud (1963: Martin Ritt)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963: Don Chaffey)
Lilies of the Field (1963: Ralph Nelson)
The Nutty Professor (1963: Jerry Lewis)

Additional: Billy Liar (1963: John Schlesinger)
Not Seen of Retro: Cleopatra, Come Blow Your Horn, Kings of the Sun

1964
Dr. Strangelove (1964: Stanley Kubrick)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964: Anthony Mann)
Goldfinger (1964: Guy Hamilton)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964: Richard Lester)
Mary Poppins (1964: Robert Stevenson)
My Fair Lady (1964: George Cukor)
The Patsy (1964: Jerry Lewis)
Seven Days in May (1964: John Frankenheimer)
A Shot in the Dark (1964: Blake Edwards)
Zulu (1964: Cy Endfield)

Additional: Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964: Byron Haskin)
Not Seen of Retro: 633 Squadron, The 7th Dawn, Fail Safe, Morituri, Topkapi, The Train

1965
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965:Carol Reed)
Cat Ballou (1965: Elliot Silverstein)
The Cincinnati Kid (1965: Norman Jewison)
Doctor Zhivago (1965: David Lean)
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965: Robert Aldrich)
Shenandoah (1965: Andrew V. McLaglen)
Ship of Fools (1965: Stanley Kramer)
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965: Henry Hathaway)
The Sound of Music (1965: Robert Wise)
Thunderball (1965: Terence Young)

Additional: The Family Jewels (1965: Jerry Lewis)
Not Seen of Retro: Battle of the Bulge, The Bedford Incident, Brain Storm, Faster, Pussycat !Kill! Kill!, The Heroes of the Telemark, Operation Crossbow, Von Ryan’s Express

1966
Blow-Up (1966: Michaelangelo Antonioni)
El Dorado (1966: Howard Hawks)
The Fortune Cookie (1966: Billy Wilder)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966: Richard Lester)
How To Steal a Million (1966: William Wyler)
A Man for All Seasons (1966: Fred Zinnemann)
The Naked Prey (1966: Cornel Wilde)
The Professionals (1966: Richard Brooks)
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966: Norman Jewison)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966: Mike Nichols)

Additional: The Bible: In the Beginning (1966: John Huston)
Not Seen of Retro: Ambush Bay, Around the World Under the Sea, Assault on a Queen, Gambit, Khartoum, The Quiller Memorandum

1967
Bonnie and Clyde (1967: Arthur Penn)
Cool Hand Luke (1967: Stuart Rosenberg)
The Dirty Dozen (1967: Robert Aldrich)
Hombre (1967: Martin Ritt)
In Cold Blood (1967: Richard Brooks)
In The Heat of the Night (1967: Norman Jewison)
Point Blank (1967: John Boorman)
The Producers (1967: Mel Brooks)
The War Wagon (1967: Burt Kennedy)
You Only Live Twice (1967: Lewis Gilbert)

Additional: The Graduate (1967: Mike Nichols)
Not Seen of Retro: Fathom, The Night of the Generals, Tony Rome, The Venetian Affair

1968
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968: Stanley Kubrick)
Bullitt (1968: Peter Yates)
Hang Em High (1968: Ted Post)
Monterey Pop (1968: D.A. Pennebaker)
The Odd Couple (1968: Gene Saks)
Oliver! (1968: Carol Reed)
The Party (1968: Blake Edwards)
Planet of the Apes (1968: Franklin J. Schaffner)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968:Norman Jewison)
Yellow Submarine (1968: George Dunning)

Additional: Night of the Living Dead (1968: George A.Romero)
Not Seen of Retro: The Detective, Lady in Cement, Submarine X-1

1969
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969: George Roy Hill)
Easy Rider (1969: Dennis Hopper)
Hello Dolly! (1969: Gene Kelly)
The Italian Job (1969: Peter Collinson)
Midnight Cowboy (1969:John Schlesinger)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969: Peter R. Hunt)
Support Your Local Sheriff (1969: Burt Kennedy)
Take the Money and Run (1969: Woody Allen)
True Grit (1969: Henry Hathaway)
The Wild Bunch (1969: Sam Peckinpah)

Additional: Cactus Flower (1969: Gene Saks)
Not Seen of Retro: The Bridge of Remagen, Eye of the Cat, Flareup, The Lost Man, The Royal Hunt of the Sun

1970
The Aristocats (1970: Wolfgang Reitherman)
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970: Sam Peckinpah)
Catch-22 (1970: Mike Nichols)
Five Easy Pieces (1970: Bob Rafelson)
Gimmie Shelter (1970: Albert Maysles, David Maysles)
Little Big Man (1970: Arthur Penn)
MASH (1970: Robert Altman)
Patton (1970: Franklin J. Schnaffner)
Rio Lobo (1970: Howard Hawks)
Woodstock (1970: Michael Wadleigh)

Additional: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970: Billy Wilder)
Not Seen of Retro: The Executioner, Fragment of Fear, Hornet’s Nest, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs, Tick… Tick… Tick…, Two Late the Hero, Tora! Tora! Tora!

1971
Bananas (1971: Woody Allen)
Dirty Harry (1971: Don Siegel)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971: Norman Jewison)
The French Connection (1971: William Friedkin)
The Grissom Gang (1971: Robert Aldrich)
Harold And Maude (1971: Hal Ashby)
Shaft (1971: Gordon Parks)
THX-1138 (1971: George Lucas)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971: Monte Hellman)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971: Mel Stuart)

Additional: The Omega Man (1971: Boris Sagal)
Not Seen of Retro: Klute, The Organization, Panic in Needle Park

1972
Cabaret (1972: Bob Fosse)
Deliverance (1972: John Boorman)
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972: Robert Fuest)
Frenzy (1972: Alfred Hitchcock)
The Getaway (1972: Sam Peckinpah)
The Godfather (1972: Francis Ford Coppola)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972: Sydney Pollack)
Junior Bonner (1972: Sam Peckinpah)
Play it Again, Sam (1972: Herbert Ross)
What’s Up Doc? (1972: Peter Bogdanovich)

Additional: Avanti! (1972: Billy Wilder)
Not Seen of Retro: Across 110th Street, The Mechanic, Red Sun, Slaughter, Superfly, The Valaci Papers

1973
American Graffiti (1973: George Lucas)
The Day of the Jackal (1973: Fred Zinnemann)
High Plains Drifter (1973: Clint Eastwood)
The Last Detail (1973: Hal Ashby)
Mean Streets (1973: Martin Scorsese)
Paper Moon (1973: Peter Bogdanovich)
Papillon (1973: Franklin J.Schaffner)
Sleeper (1973: Woody Allen)
The Sting (1973: George Roy Hill)
Soylent Green (1973: Richard Fleischer)

Additional: Enter the Dragon (1973: Robert Clouse)
Not Seen of Retro: Charley Varrick, The Mack

1974
Blazing Saddles (1974: Mel Brooks)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974: Sam Peckinpah)
China town (1974: Roman Polanski)
The Conversation (1974: Francis Ford Coppola)
Death Wish (1974: Michael Winner)
The Godfather II (1974: Francis Ford Coppola)
The Longest Yard (1974: Robert Aldrich)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974: Joseph Sargent)
The Towering Inferno (1974: John Guillermin)
Young Frankenstein (1974: Mel Brooks)

Additional: Zardoz (1974: John Boorman)
Not Seen of Retro: Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, The Education of Sonny Carson, Mr. Majestyk

1975
Barry Lyndon (1975: Barry Lyndon)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975: Sidney Lumet)
Jaws (1975: Steven Spielberg)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975: John Huston)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975: Terry Gilliam/Terry Jones)
Nashville (1975: Robert Altman)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975: Milos Forman)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975: Blake Edwards)
Rooster Cogburn (1975: Stuart Millar)
Three Days of the Condor (1975: Sydney Pollack)

Additional: Cooley High (1975: Michael Schultz)
Not Seen of Retro: Bucktown, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, The French Connection II, Night Moves, Sheba, Baby, White-line Fever, The Yakuza

1976
All the President’s Men (1976: Alan J.Pakula)
The Bad News Bears (1976: Michael Ritchie)
Marathon Man (1976: John Schlesinger)
The Missouri Breaks (1976: Arthur Penn)
Murder by Death (1976: Robert Moore)
Network (1976: Sidney Lumet)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976: Blake Edwards)
Rocky (1976: John G. Avildsen)
The Shootist (1976: Don Siegel)
Taxi Driver (1976: Martin Scorsese)

Additional: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976: John Carpenter)
Not Seen of Retro: King Kong

1977
Annie Hall (1977: Annie Hall)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977: Steven Spielberg)
The Duellists (1977: Ridley Scott)
High Anxiety (1977: Mel Brooks)
New York, New York (1977: Martin Scorsese)
Oh God! (1977: Carl Reiner)
Pumping Iron (1977: George Butler, Robert Fiore)
Saturday Night Fever (1977: John Badham)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977: Hal Needham)
Star Wars (1977: George Lucas)

Additional: The Island of Dr.Moreau (1977: Don Taylor)
Not Seen of Retro: A Bridge Too Far, Cross of Iron, The Deep, Rolling Thunder, Telefon

1978
Animal House (1978: John Landis)
Dawn of the Dead (1978: George A.Romero)
The Driver (1978: Walter Hill)
Foul Play (1978: Colin Higgins)
Grease (1978: Randal Kleiser)
Halloween (1978: John Carpenter)
Heaven Can Wait (1978: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry)
The Last Waltz (1978: Martin Scorsese)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978: Blake Edwards)
Superman (1978: Richard Donner)

Additional: Days of Heaven (1978: Terrence Malick)
Not Seen of Retro: Blue Collar, Convoy, F.I.S.T., The Fury, The Wild Geese

1979
Alien (1979: Ridley Scott)
Apocalypse Now (1979: Francis Ford Coppola)
Being There (1979: Hal Ashby)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979: Don Siegel)
The Jerk (1979: Carl Reiner)
Manhattan (1979: Woody Allen)
The Muppet Movie (1979: James Frawley)
North Dallas Forty (1979: Ted Kotcheff)
The Warriors (1979: Walter Hill)
Wise Blood (1979: John Huston)

Additional: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979: Robert Wise)
Not Seen of Retro: Boulevard Nights, The China Syndrome, Over the Edge

1980
Airplane! (1980: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker)
Atlantic City (1980: Louis Malle)
The Big Red One (1980: Samuel Fuller)
The Blues Brothers (1980: John Landis)
Caddyshack (1980: Harold Ramis)
The Elephant Man (1980: David Lynch)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980: Irvin Kershner)
Ordinary People (1980: Robert Redford)
Raging Bull (1980: Martin Scorsese)
Stir Crazy (1980: Sidney Poitier)

Additional: The Shining (1980: Stanley Kubrick)
Not Seen of Retro: Alligator, Borderline, Brubaker, Cruising, Flash Gordon, Friday the 13th, Night of the Juggler
Not Seen of Mark: The Changeling, Cruising, Dressed to Kill, Friday the 13th, New: Eyes of a Stranger)

1981
Arthur (1981: Steve Gordon)
Chariots of Fire (1981: Hugh Hudson)
Clash of the Titans (1981: Desmond Davis)
Escape From New York (1981: John Carpenter)
Gallipoli (1981: Peter Weir)
Mad Max 2 (1981: George Miller)
My Dinner With Andre (1981: Louis Malle)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981: Steven Spielberg)
Thief (1981: Michael Mann)
Time Bandits (1981: Terry Gilliam)

Additional: On Golden Pond (1981: Mark Rydell)
Not Seen of Retro: The Burning, Fort Apache: The Bronx, Friday the 13th II, Night Hawks, Southern Comfort, Taps
Not Seen of Mark: Blow Out, Body Heat, Deadly Blessing, Escape to Victory, Nighthawks, Road Games

1982
48 Hrs.(1982: Walter Hill)
Blade Runner (1982: Ridley Scott)
Gandhi (1982: Richard Attenborough)
The King of Comedy (1982: Martin Scorsese)
Moonlighting (1982: Jerzy Skolimowski)
My Favorite Year (1982: Richard Benjamin)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982: Nicholas Meyer)
The Thing (1982: John Carpenter)
TRON (1982: Steven Lisberger)
The Verdict (1982: Sidney Lumet)

Additional: Diner (1982: Barry Levinson)
Not Seen of Retro: The Challenge, Class of 1984, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, An Officer and a Gentleman, Poltergeist
Not Seen of Mark: Death Wish II, The Entity, Evil Under the Sun, Poltergeist, Tenebrae

1983
A Christmas Story (1983: Bob Clark)
Local Hero (1983: Bill Forsyth)
The Meaning of Life (1983: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam)
Return of the Jedi (1983: Richard Marquand)
The Right Stuff (1983: Philip Kaufman)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983: Jack Clayton)
Trading Places (1983: John Landis)
Vacation (1983: Harold Ramis)
WarGames (1983: John Badham)
Zelig (1983: Woody Allen)

Additional: Terms of Endearment (1983: James L.Brooks)
Not Seen of Retro: 10 to Midnight, Lone Wolf McQuade, The Star Chamber, Uncommon Valor, Under Fire
Not Seen of Mark: Bad Boys, The Dead Zone, Psycho II, Silkwood, 10 to Midnight

1984
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984: W.D. Richter)
Amadeus (1984: Milos Forman)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984: Woody Allen)
Ghost Busters (1984: Ivan Reitman)
Gremlins (1984: Joe Dante)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984: Steven Spielberg)
The Karate Kid (1984: John G. Avildsen)
The Natural (1984: Barry Levinson)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984: Stuart Rosenberg)
This is Spinal Tap (1984: Rob Reiner)

Additional: Under the Volcano (1984: John Huston)
Not Seen of Retro: Friday the 13th IV, Red Dawn
Not Seen of Mark: Missing in Action, Teachers

1985
After Hours (1985: Martin Scorsese)
Back to the Future (1985: Robert Zemeckis)
Brazil (1985: Terry Gilliam)
The Breakfast Club (1985: John Hughes)
Fletch (1985: Michael Ritchie)
The Goonies (1985:Richard Donner)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985: Tim Burton)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985: John Huston)
Spies Like Us (1985: John Landis)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985: William Friedkin)

Additional: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985: Woody Allen)
Not Seen of Retro: Death Wish III, Invasion USA, Missing in Action 2, Tuff Turf
Not Seen of Mark: Invasion USA, Missing in Action 2, Pale Rider, The Sure Thing

1986
Aliens (1986: James Cameron)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986: John Carpenter)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986: John Hughes)
The Fly (1986: David Cronenberg)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986: Clint Eastwood)
Hoosiers (1986: David Anspaugh)
Platoon (1986: Oliver Stone)
Sid & Nancy (1986: Alex Cox)
Stand By Me (1986: Rob Reiner)
Star Trek IV (1986: Leonard Nimoy)

Additional: Three Amigos! (1986: John Landis)
Not Seen of Retro: Cobra, Friday the 13th Part VI, Iron Eagle, Thrashin’
Not Seen of Mark: Avenging Force, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Friday the 13th, Part VI, Salvador

1987
Angel Heart (1987: Alan Parker)
Evil Dead II (1987: Sam Raimi)
Lethal Weapon (1987: Richard Donner)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987: John Hughes)
Predator (1987: John McTiernan)
Princess Bride (1987: Rob Reiner)
Robocop (1987: Paul Verhoeven)
Three O'Clock High (1987: Phil Joanou)
The Untouchables (1987: Brian De Palma)
Withnail & I (1987: Bruce Robinson)

Additional: Moonstruck (1987: Norman Jewison)
Not Seen of Retro: Less than Zero, Monster Squad
Not Seen of Mark: The Bedroom Window, The Principal

1988
Big (1988: Penny Marshall)
Bloodsport (1988: Newt Arnold)
Dead Ringers (1988: David Cronenberg)
Die Hard (1988: John McTiernan)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988: Frank Oz)
Eight Men Out (1988: John Sayles)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988: Charles Crichton)
Mississippi Burning (1988: Alan Parker)
The Naked Gun (1988: David Zucker)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988: Robert Zemeckis)

Additional: Beetlejuice (1988: Tim Burton)
Not Seen of Retro: The Beast of War, Off Limits, Rambo III
Not Seen of Mark: Braddock: Missing in Action III, Frantic, Heathers, Working Girl

1989
The Abyss (1989: James Cameron)
Batman (1989: Tim Burton)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989: Woody Allen)
Do The Right Thing (1989: Spike Lee)
Field of Dreams (1989: Phil Alden Robinson)
Glory (1989: Edward Zwick)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989: Steven Spielberg)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989: Richard Donner)
My Left Foot (1989: Jim Sheridan)
Say Anything… (1989: Cameron Crowe)

Additional: UHF (1989: Jay Levey)
Not Seen of Retro: Friday the 13th VIII, Loverboy, Road House
Not Seen of Mark: Born on the 4th of July, Casualties of War, Sea of Love

1990
Awakenings (1990: Penny Marshall)
Dances with Wolves (1990: Kevin Costner)
Die Hard II (1990: Renny Harlin)
The Freshman (1990: Andrew Bergman)
Goodfellas (1990: Martin Scorsese)
Home Alone (1990: Chris Columbus)
The Hunt for Red October (1990: John McTiernan)
Jacob's Ladder (1990: Adrian Lyne)
Metropolitan (1990: Whit Stillman)
Total Recall (1990: Paul Verhoeven)

Additional: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990: Joe Dante)
Not Seen of Retro: Arachnophobia, Delta Force II, Navy Seals, Tremors
Not Seen of Mark: Misery

1991
The Addams Family (1991: Barry Sonnenfeld)
Barton Fink (1991: Coen Bros.)
Beauty and the Beast (1991: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)
City Slickers (1991: Ron Underwood)
JFK (1991: Oliver Stone)
My Own Private Idaho (1991: Gus Van Sant)
Point Break (1991: Kathryn Bigelow)
Silence of the Lambs (1991: Jonathan Demme)
Star Trek VI (1991: Nicholas Meyer)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991: James Cameron)

Additional: Only the Lonely (1991:Chris Columbus)
Not Seen of Retro: Bugsy, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Stone Cold, Toy Soldiers
Not Seen of Mark: Dead Again, Toy Soldiers

1992
Army of Darkness (1992: Sam Raimi)
Batman Returns (1992: Tim Burton)
The Crying Game (1992: Neil Jordan)
A Few Good Men (1992: Rob Reiner)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992: James Foley)
A League of Their Own (1992: Penny Marshall)
Malcolm X (1992: Spike Lee)
Under Siege (1992: Andew Davis)
Unforgiven (1992: Clint Eastwood)
Wayne’s World (1992: Penelope Spheeris)

Additional: School Ties (1992: Robert Mandel)
Not Seen of Retro: Fixing the Shadow, Passenger 57, Trespass
Not Seen of Mark: Diggstown

1993
The Fugitive (1993: Andew Davis)
Groundhog Day (1993: Harold Ramis)
In the Line of Fire (1993: Clint Eastwood)
In the Name of the Father (1993: Jim Sheridan)
Jurassic Park (1993: Steven Spielberg)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993: Henry Selick)
A Perfect World (1993: Clint Eastwood)
The Piano (1993: Jane Campion)
Schindler’s List (1993: Steven Spielberg)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993: Lasse Hallstrom)

Additional: Romeo is Bleeding (1993: Peter Medak)
Not Seen of Retro: Aspen Extreme, Blood In, Blood Out, Sniper
Not Seen of Mark: Judgment Night

1994
Crumb (1994: Terry Zwigoff)
Ed Wood (1994: Tim Burton)
Forrest Gump (1994: Robert Zemeckis)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994: Mike Newell)
Hoop Dreams (1994: Steve James)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994: Coen Brothers)
Pulp Fiction (1994: Quentin Tarantino)
Quiz Show (1994: Robert Redford)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994: Frank Darabont)
Speed (1994: Jan de Bont)

Additional: The Lion King (1994: Roger Allers,Rob Minkoff)
Not Seen of Retro: Blown Away, Chasers, Drop Zone, Surviving The Game, Terminal Velocity
Not Seen of Mark: Mute Witness, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Wolf

1995
Babe (1995: Chris Noonan)
Braveheart (1995: Mel Gibson)
Crimson Tide (1995: Tony Scott)
Heat (1995: Michael Mann)
Nixon (1995: Oliver Stone)
Richard III (1995: Richard Loncraine)
Sense and Sensibility (1995: Ang Lee)
Se7en (1995: David Fincher)
Strange Days (1995: Kathryn Bigelow)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995: Todd Solondz)

Additional: The Indian in the Cupboard (1995: Frank Oz)
Not Seen of Retro: Crying Freeman, Dead Presidents, Just Cause
Not Seen of Mark: Dead Presidents, The Hunted, The Last Supper, The Quick and the Dead

1996
The Arrival (1996: David Twohy)
The Cable Guy (1996: Ben Stiller)
From Dusk till Dawn (1996: Robert Rodriquez)
Get On The Bus (1996: Spike Lee)
Hamlet (1996: Kenneth Branagh)
Kingpin (1996: Farrelly Bros.)
Ransom (1996: Ron Howard)
The Rock (1996: Michael Bay)
Secrets & Lies (1996: Mike Leigh)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996: Jonathan Frakes)

Additional: Happy Gilmore (1996: Dennis Dugan)
Not Seen of Retro: Chain Reaction, Executive Decision, The Long Kiss Goddnight
Not Seen of Mark: Bound, The Long Kiss Goodnight, A Time to Kill, 2 Days in the Valley, Unforgettable

1997
Amistad (1997: Steven Spielberg)
As Good as it Gets (1997: James L. Brooks)
Con Air (1997: Simon West)
Conspiracy Theory (1997: Richard Donner)
Donnie Brasco (1997: Mike Newell)
Face/Off (1997: John Woo
Gattaca (1997: Andre Niccol)
Jackie Brown (1997: Quentin Tarantino)
LA Confidential (1997: Curtis Hanson)
Men in Black (1997: Barry Sonnenfeld)

Additional: Eve's Bayou (1997: Kasi Lemmons)
Not Seen of Retro: Alien Ressurection, Anaconda, Boogie Nights, The Devil’s Own, The Jackal, Starship Troopers
Not Seen of Mark: Copland, The Edge, The Rainmaker, Red Corner

1998
American History X (1998: Tony Kaye)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998: George Miller)
The Big Lebowski (1998: Coen Bros.)
Buffalo ’66 (1998: Vincent Gallo)
Enemy of the State (1998: Tony Scott)
Dark City (1998: Alex Proyas)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998: Terry Gilliam)
Ronin (1998: John Frankenheimer)
There's Something About Mary (1998: Farrelly Brothers)
The Truman Show (1998: Peter Weir)

Additional: Blade (1998: Stephen Norrington)
Not Seen of Retro: Disturbing Behavior, Firestorm, Hard Rain, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Replacement Killers, Savior,Sphere, The Thin Red Line
Not Seen of Mark: The Negotiator, The Thin Red Line, U.S. Marshalls, Wild Things

1999
Bringing Out The Dead (1999: Martin Scorsese)
Fight Club (1999: David Fincher)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999: Jim Jarmusch)
The Green Mile (1999: Frank Darabont)
Man on the Moon (1999: Milos Forman)
The Matrix (1999: Andy Wachowski/Larry Wachowski)
Office Space (1999: Mike Judge)
The Sixth Sense (1999: M. Night Shyamalan)
Sleepy Hollow (1999: Tim Burton)
Three Kings (1999: David O. Russell)

Additional: Notting Hill (1999: Roger Michell)
Not Seen of Retro: The Bone Collector, The Corruptor, Deep Blue Sea, The General’s Daughter, Instinct, Lake Placid, Summer of Sam
Not Seen of Mark: American Pie, 8mm, Go, The World is Not Enough

2000
American Psycho (2000: Mary Harron)
Best in Show (2000: Christopher Guest)
Billy Elliot (2000: Stephen Daldry)
Chicken Run (2000: Peter Lord, Nick Park)
Gladiator (2000: Ridley Scott)
High Fidelity (2000: Stephen Frears)
Memento (2000: Christopher Nolan)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000: Coen Bros.)
Snatch (2000: Guy Ritchie)
Unbreakable (2000: M. Night Shyamalan)

Additional: Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000: John Little, Bruce Lee)
Not Seen of Mark: Frequency, Hollow Man, Mission: Impossible II, Return to Me, Shaft, Thirteen Days, What Lies Beneath
Not Seen of Retro: Gone in 60 Seconds, Mission Impossible II, Mission to Mars, Rules of Engagement, Shaft, Thirteen Days

2001
A Beautiful Mind (2001: Ron Howard)
AI (2001: Steven Spielberg)
Donnie Darko (2001: Richard Kelly)
From Hell (2001: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes)
Ghost World (2001: Terry Zwigoff)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001: Peter Jackson)
Mulholland Dr. (2001: David Lynch)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001: Wes Anderson)
Spy Game (2001: Tony Scott)
Zooland (2001: Ben Stiller)

Additional: Monsters Inc. (2001: Pete Docter,David Silverman)
Not Seen of Mark: Along Came a Spider, Anti-trust, Frailty, The Majestic, The Others, The Score
Not Seen of Retro: Behind Enemy Lines, Black Hawn Down, Enemy at the Gates, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

2002
Blade II (2002: Guillermo del Toro)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002: Peter Jackson)
Minority Report (2002: Steven Spielberg)
The Pianist (2002: Roman Polanski)
Orange County (2002: Jake Kasdan)
Panic Room (2002: David Fincher)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002: Paul Thomas Anderson)
Road to Perdition (2002: Sam Mendes)
Signs (2002: M. Night Shyamalan)
Spider-Man (2002: Sam Raimi)

Additional: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002: Don Coscarelli)
Not Seen of Mark: Collateral Damage, The Conte of Monte Cristo, Die Another Day, The Four Feathers, Jason X
Not Seen of Retro: Blood Work, Count of Monte Cristo, Narc, Sum of All Fears, Transporter

2003
Big Fish (2003: Tim Burton)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003: Peter Jackson)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003: Peter Weir)
Matchstick Men (2003: Ridley Scott)
A Mighty Wind (2003: Christopher Guest)
Mystic River (2003: Clint Eastwood)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003: Robert Rodriquez)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003: Gore Verbinski)
Seabiscuit (2003: Gary Ross)
Touching the Void (2003: Kevin Macdonald)

Additional: Bruce Almighty (2003: Tony Shadyac)
Not Seen of Mark: The Cooler, Gothika, The Last Samurai, The Live of David Gale, Open Range, Out of Time, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Note Seen of Retro: Basic, Dark Blue, The Hunted, Tomb Raider – Cradle of Life, Tears of the Sun, The Recruit

2004
The Aviator (2004: Martin Scorsese)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004: Michel Gondry)
Hellboy (2004: Guillermo del Toro)
Hotel Rwanda (2004: Terry George)
The Incredibles (2004: Brad Bird)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004: Wes Anderson)
Man on Fire (2004: Tony Scott)
Shaun of the Dead (2004: Edgar Wright)
Spiderman 2 (2004: Sam Raimi)
The Terminal (2004: Steven Spielberg)

Additional: The Passion of the Christ (2004: Mel Gibson)
Not Seen of Mark: Cellular, Spartan
Not Seen of Retro:

2005
Batman Begins (2005: Christopher Nolan)
Brokeback Mountain (2005: Ang Lee)
Cinderella Man (2005: Ron Howard)
Constantine (2005: Francis Lawrence)
Danny the Dog (2005: Louis Leterrier)
Grizzly Man (2005: Werner Herzog)
A History of Violence (2005: David Cronenberg)
King Kong (2005: Peter Jackson)
Walk the Line (2005: James Mangold)
The World’s Fastest Indian (2005: Roger Donaldson)

Additional: Last Days (2005: Gus van Sant)
Not Seen of Mark: The Constant Gardner, Four Brothers, The Interpreter, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Red Eye
Note Seen of Retro: Lords of Dogtown, Unich, Red Eye, Transporter 2, Assault on Precinct 13, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven

2006
300 (2006: Zack Snyder)
Apocalypto (2006: Mel Gibson)
Children of Men (2006: Alfonso Cuaron)
The Departed (2006: Martin Scorsese)
Flushed Away (2006: David Bowers, Sam Fell)
The Illusionist (2006: Neil Burger)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
The Prestige (2006: Christopher Nolan)
A Scanner Darkly (2006: Richard Linklater)
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006: Richard Donner)

Additional: Grandma’s Boy (2006: Nicholaus Goossen)
Not Seen of Mark: Blood Diamond, Hollywoodland, Running Scared, Thank You for Smoking
Not Seen of Retro: Black Dahlia, Blood Diamond, Casino Royale, The Good Shepherd, Flags of Our Fathers

2007
3:10 to Yuma (2007: James Mangold)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford (2007: Andrew Dominik)
Control (2007: Anton Corbijn)
Eastern Promises (2007: David Cronenberg)
Hot Fuzz (2007: Edgar Wright)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007: Seth Gordon)
No Country For Old Men (2007: Coen Brothers)
Ratatouille (2007: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava)
There Will Be Blood (2007: Paul Thomas Anderson)
Zodiac (2007: David Fincher)

Additional: Hot Rod (2007: Akiva Schaffer)
Not Seen of Mark: Death Sentence, Gone Baby Gone, In the Valley of Elah, Live Free or Die Hard, The Orphanage, We Own the Night
Not Seen of Retro: Charlie Wilson’s War, The Kingdom, Shooter, American Gangster, Hitman

2008
The Dark Knight (2008: Christopher Nolan)
Gran Torino (2008: Clint Eastwood)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008: Guillermo del Toro)
In Bruges (2008: Martin McDonagh)
Iron Man (2008: Jon Favreau)
Man on Wire (2008: James Marsh)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan)
Tropic Thunder (2008: Ben Stiller)
Wall*E (2008: Andrew Stanton)
The Wrestler (2008: Darren Aronofsky)

Additional: Doubt (2008: John Patrick Shanley)
Not Seen of Mark: The Bank Job, Body of Lies, Pride and Glory, Quantum of Solace, Rambo
Not Seen of Retro: The Bank Job, Body of Lies, Quantum of Solace, 10,000 BC

2009
Bronson (2008/2009: Nicolas Winding Refn)
District 9 (2009: Neill Blomkamp)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009: Wes Anderson)
The Hurt Locker (2009: Kathryn Bigelow)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Invictus (2009: Clint Eastwood)
Management (2009: Stephen Belber)
Sherlock Holmes (2009: Guy Ritchie)
Up (2009: Pete Docter/Bob Peterson)
Watchmen (2009: Zach Snyder)

Additional: Star Trek (2009: J.J. Abrams)
Not Seen of Mark: Bandslam, Crossing Over, 500 Days of Summer, A Perfect Getaway, Terminator: Salvation, Up in the Air
Not Seen of Retro: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The International, Law Abiding Citizen

2010
127 Hours (2010: Danny Boyle)
The A-Team (2010: Joe Carnahan)
Black Swan (2010: Darren Aronofsky)
Despicable Me (2010: Pierre Coffin/Chris Renaud)
How To Train Your Dragon (2010: Dean DeBlois/Chris Sanders)
Inception (2010: Christopher Nolan)
The King’s Speech (2010: Tom Hooper)
Secretariat (2010: Randall Wallace)
Shutter Island (2010: Martin Scorsese)
The Social Network (2010: David Fincher)

Additional: Toy Story 3 (2010: Lee Unkrich)

2011
The Big Year (2011: David Frankel)
The Descendants (2011: Alexander Payne)
Drive (2011: Nicolas Winding Refn)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011: David Yates)
Hugo (2011: Martin Scorsese)
J. Edgar (2011: Clint Eastwood)
Midnight in Paris (2011: Woody Allen)
Moneyball (2011: Bennett Miller)
Rango (2011: Gore Verbinski)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011: Guy Ritchie)

Additional: Limitless (2011: Neil Burger)

2012
Argo (2012: Ben Affleck)
The Avengers (2012: Joss Whedon)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012: John Madden)
The Grey (2012: Joe Carnahan)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012: Peter Jackson)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011: David Gelb)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012: Wes Anderson)
Seven Psychopaths (2012: Michael McDonagh)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012: David O. Russell)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012: Katheryn Bigelow)

Additional: Flight (2012: Robert Zemeckis)

2013
12 Years a Slave (2013: Steve McQueen)
The Croods (2013: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders)
Drug War (2013: Johnnie To)
The Grandmaster (2013: Wong Kar-wai: Hong Kong/China)
Gravity (2013: Alfonso Cuarón)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013: Peter Jackson)
Nebraska (2013: Alexander Payne)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2013: Derek Cianfrance)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013: J.J. Abrams)
The World’s End (2013: Edgar Wright)

Additional: Rush (2013: Ron Howard)

* Years by IMDB; Not in order of preference

NOTES: saw Boomerang (Retro), They Drive By Night (Retro)
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Re: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 201

Unread post by Masterofoneinchpunch » 31 Mar 2014, 17:37

Added 1930 to 1934. 1931 through 1934 were pretty easy, I wasn't as happy with my 1930 picks. I believe my 1929-1930 watches are not as good as my 1925-1928, but I'll find out when I work on it. I think for the 1920s I will include shorts. I will try to avoid that as long as I can. 1930 could have been easier adding in some Laurel and Hardy shorts, but I choose the full length feature criteria.

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Re: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 201

Unread post by RetroRobot » 31 Mar 2014, 19:07

Have seen more of your 30's picks than I would have thought. Still not enough to make a list of my own though. And yeah, you'd be hard pressed to do a full list of feature films for the 20's I think. But if anyone could, it would probably be you :)

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Unread post by Masterofoneinchpunch » 31 Mar 2014, 19:26

RetroRobot wrote:Have seen more of your 30's picks than I would have thought. Still not enough to make a list of my own though. And yeah, you'd be hard pressed to do a full list of feature films for the 20's I think. But if anyone could, it would probably be you :)
I like quite a lot of film in the 30s. The early 30s I do not generally like as much as the end of the silent era because of the limiting use of direct sound (which is why 1929 will be a harder year for me to do than say 1926; another issue is that I have seen a lot of foreign silents which I will have to parse through as well as the many shorts too) which usually made the cameras more static, the voice acting would generally take a few years to get better and it also took them a few years to do more soundtracks to the material. Still a great decade for horror, gangster films, pre-code (yeah nudity and more adult subject matter) etc... 30s also saw the first use of three-strip Technicolor, a big rise in anti-war films toward the end of the decade, the ongoing Depression, America received many great directors who were trying to avoid the war issue and unfortunately the rise of the Hays Code.

I think I tend to prefer the comedy of the 20s to almost any decade because of Keaton, Lloyd, Charley Chase and Chaplin (though all worked in the 30s and have some good to great material). Laurel and Hardy is good in both 20s and 30s (the silent material really needs to be reissued, I've heard so not so good things about the nitrates for those.)

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Unread post by RetroRobot » 31 Mar 2014, 19:39

Dare I wager that Nosferatu and Metropolis will make appearances?!

If you REALLY wanted to surprise me, you would leave those two out ;)

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RetroRobot wrote:Dare I wager that Nosferatu and Metropolis will make appearances?!

If you REALLY wanted to surprise me, you would leave those two out ;)
Both German films, they could not make the Hollywood cut anyways :D. That's what makes the list even more difficult.

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Oh, I just thought you said you had to include foreign films to fill it out.... must have misread.

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RetroRobot wrote:Oh, I just thought you said you had to include foreign films to fill it out.... must have misread.
It would make it easier. I rambled (thinking outloud) in the previous post :) so I probably was not as clear as I should have been (damn multitasking). I could get away with Hollywood/English including shorts. I am going to find what 20s films I own that I have not seen, but so far 1929 looks bad compared to some earlier 1920s years.

I had done an earlier post year by year for 20s films (including shorts and foreign; I might actually end up posting here now if you are interested for later comparison) which I was reviewing a few hours ago and yes both Nosferatu and Metropolis were there. Now I have seen both several times and have both on Kino R1 releases (including the latest release of Metropolis). I'm a bigger fan of Metropolis than Nosferatu, but I do think both are worth watching. Now it is funny how the German movies of that time have some of the biggest overacting I have ever seen. I love the overexagerated movements in Metropolis.

Nosferatu is not even my favorite Murneau film.

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Fell asleep to Bringing Up Baby last night.... classic flick, glad to see it made your list, Angels With Dirty Faces. And my fave version of Hunchback.... though I know it's not yours :)

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RetroRobot wrote:Fell asleep to Bringing Up Baby last night.... classic flick, glad to see it made your list, Angels With Dirty Faces. And my fave version of Hunchback.... though I know it's not yours :)
Which version is your favorite?

Also yesterday watched Desperate Journey (Raoul Walsh) which was on your list. That was fun "The Iron Cross has a glass jaw." Actually you have inspired me to watch several WWII films of late. What is your opinion (if you have seen it) on Decision Before Dawn (1951: Anatole Litvak)?

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Oh, sorry... the '39 version.... of course.

Yeah, fun scene with ole' Ronnie Raygun.

I don't remember seeing Decision Before Dawn, but I just added it to the list. I see it stars Richard Basehart. Just saw him and Honor Blackman hamming it up as a murderous couple in an episode of Columbo the other day.... that was a good one.

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RetroRobot wrote:Oh, sorry... the '39 version.... of course.

Yeah, fun scene with ole' Ronnie Raygun.

I don't remember seeing Decision Before Dawn, but I just added it to the list. I see it stars Richard Basehart. Just saw him and Honor Blackman hamming it up as a murderous couple in an episode of Columbo the other day.... that was a good one.
Actually I like that version quite a lot. I'm a big Charles Laughton fan and his portrayal is quite good (any bad performances from him?). I saw it more recent than the Lon Chaney version and I agree with you the 1939 is my favorite version so far.

Surprisingly (to me) Decision Before Dawn was nominated for Best Picture. I've been working on the Best Picture nominations trying to get my percentage up and you had mentioned several WWII films so I thought it was time to watch. Surprisingly mature. Oskar Werner is a big focus of the picture and while he has not been in a lot of films, I generally like his performance (Jules and Jim, Ship of Fools, Fahrenheit 451, smaller role in Lola Montes.) Much of it is filmed on location and the sets really help the mood of the film out (the best use of European burnt out location along with Germany Year Zero -- I recommend the Roberto Rossellini
film if you have not seen it.)

On a side note: I bought the entire Columbo collection for my parents for Christmas. I'll eventually start working on those. I recently finished the entire series of Monk :).

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Masterofoneinchpunch wrote:On a side note: I bought the entire Columbo collection for my parents for Christmas.
Ah, excuse me, Sir. I'm sorry to bother you again, but you left your thumb print on the DVD lying next to the body...
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Masterofoneinchpunch wrote:On a side note: I bought the entire Columbo collection for my parents for Christmas.
Ah, excuse me, Sir. I'm sorry to bother you again, but you left your thumb print on the DVD lying next to the body...
I knew I the DVD would have been the end of me (though I always thought it was going to be from that over-flowing stack of Hong Kong movies or the other pile of westerns that one day was going to fall over on me and trap me on the floor, the Hong Kong Western pile is too small to suffocate a mouse.)

The "come back" is always fun from that character. Looking forward to going through it all eventually including the TV movies.

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Unread post by RetroRobot » 03 Apr 2014, 00:22

Have it too. And have seen em all way too many times. Same with Miami Vice. Though I usually start to lose enthusiasm once we get to the later seasons. There is always a dip in quality. Columbo should have stopped after season 5. And the 90's run should never have happened. Vice should have called it quits after the third season. But that's American tv for ya'. They milk that teet for all its worth. Which is why very few shows ever end on a high note. Except for Seinfeld, The Wire and maybe a few others.

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I hope you are feeling better Retro. I was sick earlier in the week (possibly food poisoning, though not as bad as I have had it so it might have technically been something else) still went to work though :).

The following is an old list, not updated since I wrote it a few years back of my top 10 films (foreign and shorts) per year from 1920-1929. The first post will not be updated with this. I'm posting this for fun now since I do not know when I'll work on updating the 20s so I know of several films that will be different when I redo this. I have several things I want to watch first (Hollywood and/or English) before I start on the 20s.

1920
Neighbors (1920: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
One Week (1920: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
Haunted Spooks (1920: Alfred J.Goulding, Hal Roach)
The Penalty (1920: Wallace Worsley)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920: Robert Wiene)
The Mark of Zorro (1920: Fred Niblo)
The Scarecrow (1920: Buster Keaton/Edward Cline)
Convict 13 (1920: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920: John S. Robertson)
The Golem (1920: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener)

1921
The Play House (1921: Buster Keaton)
The Phantom Carriage (1921: Victor Sjostrom)
The Haunted House (1921: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
The Goat (1921: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair)
The Three Musketeers (1921: Fred Niblo)
The Kid (1921: Charlie Chaplin)
The Boat (1921: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
Orphans of the Storm (1921: D.W. Griffith)
Ace of Hearts (1921: Wallace Worsley)
The Sheik (1921: George Melford)

1922
Nosferatu (1922: F.W. Murnau)
The Electric House (1922: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
Cops (1922: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline)
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922: Fritz Lang)
Grandma’s Boy (1922: Fred C. Newmeyer)
The Paleface (1922: Buster Keaton)
The Blacksmith (1922: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair)
Haxan (1922: Benjamin Christensen)
Nanook of the North (1922: Robert J. Flaherty)
Robin Hood (1922: Allan Dwan)

1923
Safety Last (1923: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor)
Our Hospitality (1923: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton)
Three Ages (1923: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
Why Worry? (1923: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923: Wallace Worsley)
The Pilgrim (1923: Charlie Chaplin)
The Love Nest (1923: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
The Balloonatic (1923: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923: Charlie Chaplin)
The Ten Commandments (1923: Cecil B.Demille)

1924
Sherlock Jr. (1924: Buster Keaton
Thief of Bagdad (1924: Raoul Walsh)
The Navigator (1924: Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp)
The Last Laugh (1924: F.W. Murnau)
Die Nibelungen (1924: Fritz Lang) (counting two films as one)
The Iron Horse (1924: John Ford)
Girl Shy (1924: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor)
The Three Waxworks (1924: Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni)
Entre’Acte (1924: Rene Clair)
The Hands of Orlac (1924: Robert Wiene)

1925
The Freshman (1925: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor)
The Gold Rush (1925: Charles Chaplin)
Seven Chances (1925: Buster Keaton)
Battleship Potemkin (1925: Sergei M. Eisenstein)
Ben Hur (1925: Fred Niblo)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925: Rupert Julian)
Grass - A Nation's Battle for Life (1925: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper)
Navy Blue Days (1925: Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock)
Go West (1925: Buster Keaton)
Tartuffe (1925: F.W. Murnau)

1926
The General (1926: Buster Keaton)
The Black Pirate (1926: Albert Parker)
Mighty Like a Mouse (1926: Leo McCarey)
Flesh and the Devil (1926: Clarence Brown)
The Temptress (1926: Fred Niblo)
The Strong Man (1926: Frank Capra)
Faust (1926: F.W. Murnau)
The Son of the Sheik (1926: George Fitzmaurice)
3 Bad Men (1926: John Ford)
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926: Harry Edwards)

1927
Metropolis (1927: Fritz Lang)
Sunrise (1927: F.W. Murnau)
The Unknown (1927: Tod Browning)
The Cat and the Canary (1927: Paul Leni)
College (1927: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton)
The Lodger (1927: Alfred Hitchcock)
Underworld (1927: Josef von Sternberg)
The End of St. Petersberg (1927: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller)
The Kid Brother (1927: Ted Wilde, J.A.Howe)
Wings (1927: William Wellman)

1928
The Last Command (1928: Josef von Sternberg)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928: Carl Dreyer)
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton)
The Cameraman (1928: Edward Sedgwick)
Speedy (1928: Ted Wilde)
The Man Who Laughs (1928: Paul Leni)
The Circus (1928: Charlie Chaplin)
Spies (1928: Fritz Lang)
The Docks of New York (1928: Josef von Sternberg)
Four Sons (1928: John Ford)

1929
Un Chien Andalou (1929: Luis Bunuel)
Hallelujah! (1929: King Vidor)
Pandora’s Box (1929: Georg Wilhelm Pabst)
They Go Boom! (1929: James Parrott)
Man with the Movie Camera (1929: Dziga Vertov)
The Cocoanuts (1929: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley)
Perfect Day (1929: James Parrott)
Spite Marriage (1929: Edward Sedgwick)
The Love Parade (1929: Ernst Lubitsch)
The Manxman (1929: Alfred Hitchcock)

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Thanks... the cold seem to be wrapping up.

Think i've seen under 10 films total from that 20's list. Love the Cocoanuts.... only have it taped of tv on vhs, as it never had a decent release.... at least not since the last time I checked.... but that was quite a while agon though.

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RetroRobot wrote:Thanks... the cold seem to be wrapping up.

Think i've seen under 10 films total from that 20's list. Love the Cocoanuts.... only have it taped of tv on vhs, as it never had a decent release.... at least not since the last time I checked.... but that was quite a while agon though.
I'm a fan of the Marx brothers so I've seen that a few times (even got my Mom some sheet music from that film.) The only thing I have not seen of all three in the same film is The Story of Mankind (which is not usually considered a Marx Brothers comedy since they don't appear together.) It is available only on MOD.

There's a lot of shorts on that list where you can see my fondness for Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd. But you can also see some Charley Chase, Harry Langdon as well. The main full length films I know I have seen since that list is an older set of Douglas Fairbanks films where it has several of his early comedies (which I'm actually not that fond of, I perfer his action oriented films by far) and a Mary Pickford set (which at least one of her films will make the lists.)

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Markgway wrote:I bow to your passion for and knowledge of classic cinema.
Thanks. I think I'm a bit of a cinema junkie. Your HK knowledge is pretty amazing (which I know eventually you will put it into a book which all of his here will buy.) Retro's got me on later decades especially with action and war films which I'll have to work on :).

On a side note: it is sometimes amazing what influences I see on some HK filmmakers from silent cinema sources. Sammo Hung directly lifting a Laurel and Hardy gag, John Woo lifting several Chaplin scenes, Jackie Chan and his Keatonesque and Lloyd influence etc... And this is not even counting the golden age of Hollywood's influence.

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Retro: watched Born to Kill to take another one off my watch list.

Debating on putting Winter's Bone on my 2010 top 10 list.

Will need to do a 2013 top 10 list sooner or later. I have a few films I feel I need to watch first (mainly Nebraska, Philomena, Dallas Buyer's Club, Prisoners, Blue Jasmine).

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Cool. Lawrence Tierney was scary even back then. Of course later in life he was just scary cuz he lost his fucking marbles. The stories from the likes of Tarantino or Jerry Seinfeld on working with him, and just how fucking nuts he was are really funny.

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RetroRobot wrote:Cool. Lawrence Tierney was scary even back then. Of course later in life he was just scary cuz he lost his fucking marbles. The stories from the likes of Tarantino or Jerry Seinfeld on working with him, and just how fucking nuts he was are really funny.
Yeah I've read about that. Recently I've seen him in (older films) Dillinger and this. Hard to believe he lived to 82. I've heard the Seinfeld stories (as extras), crazy about the knife story.

Though still probably easier to deal with the Klaus Kinski.

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Yeah, I think that guy was crazy from the womb, and he certainly has the look.

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Unread post by Masterofoneinchpunch » 30 Apr 2014, 22:03

quick comments on Objective, Burma! (on Retro's list);

I was surprised when I found out it is not on any lists on icheckmovies. Not on any 1000(1) lists or anything. I think you can qualify this as an underrated movie.

It is one of those films where the initial mission works out perfectly and quickly which leads you to realize their journey back is going to be the issue.

James Wong Howe's cinematography, as usual, was excellent. I'm used to seeing stock footage in WWII films at that time so it is not too distracting (other than the quality of the film) though on the first mission it does seem like there is way too many people parachuting. Nice use of close-ups as well as composition which I always find strong in Howe's work.

I liked Errol Flynn's performance in this. He's not a hard-ass leader (compare him to the overly stoic Gregory Peck in 12 O'clock High), but one who does by example first. So you feel that the men will follow him anywhere. The telling scene is when he takes a shovel on the hill after everyone is exhausted and distraught. I really need to get to reading his autobiography (I know it was ghostwritten, but a lot of it was his writing.)

Interesting to see the use of China as our ally which would change in a few years.

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