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The Essential Dubsism List of Classic Movies

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I know, this is a sports blog, but classic cinema gets referenced here all the time. I’ve used movie parodies countless times to illustrate things from the world of sports.  Where else can you get a journey through coaches of the 2000’s Southeastern Conference or the birth of a star whose since fallen other than here at Dubsism?

There’s a simple reason for that; sports and movies both have a quasi-universal appeal. That’s a strength and a weakness.

For purposes of this discussion, let’s stick to building away from the weakness.  Sports and movies have one crucially important thing in common. Millions of people call themselves sports fans, and most of them are mouth-breathing fucktards who couldn’t tell the difference between a free throw and a first down.  Likewise, the world is full of self-described movie “fans,” and again, most of them could fit what they know about movies in their ass and still have plenty of room left for their head.

That’s why I’m here once again to help you people.  If you own every “Star Trek” movie ever made, you aren’t a film buff.  You are likely a friendless weirdo who only otherwise owns a collection of movies with the word “Anal” in the title. You’re gross.

Seriously, if you want to be a baseball fan who is taken seriously by other baseball fans, you have to know about the history of the game. The same applies to calling yourself a movie fan.  That’s why I made a list 225 classic films with which all people who want to call themselves fans of classic films should at least be familiar.  I’m not saying you need to have seen all the films on this list, but you should at least know about them.  Out of 225 films on this, I would expect that anybody who has the nads to consider themselves a classic film buff to have seen at least 100.

So, let’s talk about the list.  You will notice it spans all times and all major motion picture genres.  More importantly…it’s MY list.  Disagree all you want; fuck, make your own list if you so desire.  IMDB.com is full of such lists.  The point here isn’t if you agree with this list, or even if a movie you would put on your list isn’t on mine.  This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed this list publicly; I already know the movies people get all over my shit for not including.  Dive in if you must; again, you’re missing the point.

It also isn’t a ranking; the movies are listed alphabetically.  It’s about there’s no way ANYBODY who legitimately calls themselves a “classic film fan” wouldn’t have seen 100 movies on this list AND agree those 100 were classics.

Having said all that, here’s how to read this list: Title – Year of Release, Country of Origin, Star, Co-Star, Director

  1. 9 to 5 – 1980, Comedy, US, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Colin Higgins
  2. 12 Angry Men – 1957, Drama, US, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Sidney Lumet
  3. 1941 – 1979, Comedy, US, John Belushi, John Candy, Steven Spielberg
  4. 1984 – 1984, Drama, UK, John Hurt, Richard Burton, Michael Bradford
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968, Drama, US, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Stanley Kubrick
  6. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein – 1948, Comedy, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Barton
  7. Adam’s Rib – 1950, Comedy, US, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, George Cukor
  8. African Queen, The – 1951, Drama, Humphery Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, John Huston
  9. Alien – 1979, Suspense, US, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ridley Scott
  10. Airplane! – 1980, Comedy, US, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays,  Zucker/Abrahams
  11. All About Eve – 1950, Drama, Sweden, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  12. All The President’s Men – 1976, Drama, US, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Alan J. Pakula
  13. All Quiet On The Western Front – 1930, War/Drama, Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, Lewis Milestone
  14. American Grafitti – 1973, Drama, US, Richard Dreyfus, Ron Howard, George Lucas
  15. American History X – 1998, Drama, US, Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Tony Kaye
  16. Amadeus – 1984, Drama, US, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Milos Forman
  17. Annie Hall – 1977, Drama, US, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen
  18. Animal House – 1978, Comedy, US, John Belushi, Karen Allen, John Landis
  19. Apartment, The – 1960, Comedy, US, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine
  20. Apocalypse Now –  1979, Drama, US, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Francis Ford Coppola
  21. Asphalt Jungle, The – 1950, Drama, US, Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe, John Huston
  22. Bad News Bears, The – 1976, Comedy, US, Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, Michael Ritchie
  23. Bananas – 1971, Comedy, US, Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Woody Allen
  24. Being There – 1979, Drama, UK, Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Hal Ashby
  25. Ben-Hur -1959, Drama, US, Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, William Wyler
  26. Best Years Of Our Lives, The – 1946, Drama, Frederick March, Dana Andrews, William Wyler
  27. Bicycle Thieves – 1940, Drama, Italy, Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Vittorio DiSica
  28. Big Lebowski, The – 1998, Comedy, US, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman,  Coen/Coen
  29. Big Sleep, The – 1946, Drama, US, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall,  Howard Hawks
  30. Birth of a Nation – 1915, Drama, US, Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, D.W. Griffith
  31. Blazing Saddles – 1974, Comedy, US, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks
  32. Bonnie and Clyde – 1968, Drama, ,Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Arthur Penn
  33. Breaker Morant – 1980, War/Drama, Australia, Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, Bruce Beresford
  34. Braveheart – 1995, UK, War/Drama, Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Mel Gibson
  35. Bridge on the River Kwai – 1957, War/Drama, UK, Alec Guiness, William Holden, David Lean
  36. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia – 1974, Western, US, Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Sam Peckinpah
  37. Bringing Up Baby – 1938, Comedy, US, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Howard Hawks
  38. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -1969, Western, US, Pawl Newman, Robert Redford,  George Roy Hill
  39. Caine Mutiny, The –  1954, War/Drama, US, Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Edward Dmytryk
  40. Caddyshack – 1980, Comedy, US, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Harold Ramis
  41. Candidate, The – 1972, Drama, Ireland, Robert Redford, Peter Boyle
  42. Casablanca – 1942, Drama, US, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Curtiz
  43. Cat Ballou – 1965, Comedy, US, Lee Marving, Jane Fonda, Elliot Silverstien
  44. Champion – 1949, Drama, US, Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Mark Robson
  45. Chinatown – 1974, Drama, US, Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski
  46. Christmas Story, A – 1983, Comedy, Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Bob Clark
  47. Citizen Kane – 1941, Drama, US, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles
  48. City Lights – 1931, Comedy, US, Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherril, Charlie Chaplin
  49. Clock, The – 1945, Drama, US, Judy Garland, Robert Walker, Vincente Minnelli
  50. Clockwork Orange, A – 1971, Drama,  UK, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Stanley Kubrick
  51. Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 1977, Drama, US, Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Steven Spielberg
  52. Command Decision – 1948, War/Drama, US, Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Sam Wood
  53. Cool Hand Luke – 1967, Drama, US, Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Stuart Rosenberg
  54. Das Boot – 1981, War/Drama, Germany, Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Wolfgang Petersen
  55. Day at the Races, A – 1937, Comedy, US, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Sam Wood
  56. Deer Hunter, The – 1978, Drama, US, Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, Micheal Cimino
  57. Defiant Ones, The – 1958, Drama, US, Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Stanley Kramer
  58. Departed, The – 2006, Drama, US, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Martin Scorsese
  59. Dial M For Murder – 1954, Suspense, US, Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock
  60. Die Hard -1988, Action, US, Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, John McTiernan
  61. Dirty Dozen, The – 1967, War/Drama, US, Lee Marvin, George Kennedy, Robert Aldrich
  62. Dirty Harry – 1971, Drama, US, Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Don Siegel
  63. Dog Day Afternoon – 1975, Drama, Al Pacino, John Cazale, Sidney Lumet
  64. Double Indemnity – 1944, Drama, US, Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Billy Wilder
  65. Dr. Strangelove –  1964, Comedy, UK, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Stanley Kubrick
  66. Duck Soup – 1933, Comedy, US, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Leo McCarey
  67. Eating Raoul -1982, Comedy, Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel
  68. Elephant Man, The – 1980, Drama, US, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, David Lynch
  69. Exorcist, The – 1973, Suspense, US, Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, William Friedkin
  70. Fail-Safe – 1964, War/Drama, US, Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Sidney Lumet
  71. Fast Times at Ridgemont High – 1982, Comedy, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amy Heckerling
  72. Father of the Bride – 1950, Comedy, US, Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Vincente Minnelli
  73. Fiddler on the Roof – 1971, Musical, US, Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Norman Jewison
  74. Fistful of Dollars, A – 1964, Western, Italy, Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Sergio Leone
  75. Ffolkes – 1979, Action, UK, Roger Moore, Anthony Perkins, Andrew V. McLaglen
  76. First Family – 1980, Comedy, US, Bob Newhart, Madeline Kahn, Buck Henry
  77. For a Few Dollars More – 1965, Western Italy, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone
  78. Frankenstein – 1931, Suspense, US, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, James Whale
  79. French Connection, The – 1971, Action, US, Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, William Friedkin
  80. From Here To Eternity – 1953, US, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Fred Zinnemann
  81. Full Metal Jacket– 1987, War/Drama, US, Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Stanley Kubrick
  82. Gandhi – 1982, Drama, UK, Ben Kingsley, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Richard Attenborough
  83. Gaslight – 1944, Suspense, US, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, George Cukor
  84. General, The – 1927, Comedy, US, Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Buster Keaton/Clyde Bruckman
  85. Getaway, The – 1972, Action, US, Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Sam Peckinpah
  86. Glengarry Glen Ross – 1993, Drama, US, Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, James Foley
  87. Great Dictator, The – 1940, Comedy, Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Charlie Chaplin
  88. Godfather, The – 1972, Drama, US, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Francis Ford Coppola
  89. Godfather II, The – 1974 Drama, US, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro Francis Ford Coppola
  90. Gold Rush, The – 1925, Comedy, US, Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Charlie Chaplin
  91. Goldfinger – 1964, Drama, US, Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Guy Hamilton
  92. Gone With the Wind – 1939, Drama, US, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Victor Fleming
  93. GoodFellas – 1990. Drama, US, Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorcese
  94. Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The – 1966, Western, Italy, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone
  95. Graduate, The – 1967, Drama, US, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Mike Nichols
  96. Great Escape, The – 1966, Drama, UK, Steve McQueen, James Garner, John Sturges
  97. Grapes of Wrath, The – 1940, Drama, US, Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Ford
  98. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? – 1967, Drama, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Stanley Kramer
  99. Heartbreak Kid, The – 1972, Comedy, US, Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepard, Elaine May
  100. High and the Mighty, The–  1954, Drama, US, John Wayne, Claire Trevor, William Wellman
  101. High Noon – 1952, Western, US, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Fred Zinnemann
  102. His Girl Friday – 1940, Comedy, US, Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Howard Hawks
  103. Horse Feathers – 1932, Comedy, US, Groucho Marx, Thelma Todd, Norman Z. McLeod
  104. Hunt For Red October  The – 1990, War/Drama, US, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, John McTiernan
  105. Hustler, The –  1961, Drama, US, Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Robert Rossen
  106. Hud – 1963, Drama, US, Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Martin Ritt
  107. Inherit the Wind – 1960, Dram,a US, Spencer Tracy, Frederic March, Stanley Kramer
  108. It Happened One Night – 1934, Comedy, US, Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Frank Capra
  109. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – 1962, Comedy, US, Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Stanley Kramer
  110. Jaws – 1975, Drama, US, Roy Schieder, Robert Shaw, Steven Spielberg
  111. Jazz Singer – 1927, Drama, US, Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Alan Crosland
  112. Judgement at Nuremberg – 1961, Drama, US, Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Stanley Kramer
  113. Killing, The – 1956, Drama, US, Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Stanley Kubrick
  114. King Kong – 1930, Drama, US, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Cooper/Schoedsack
  115. King of Comedy, The – 1982, Drama, US, Robert DeNiro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese
  116. Koyanniqatsi – 1983, Documentary, US, N/A, N/A, Godfrey Reggio
  117. L.A. Confidential – 1997, Drama, US, Kevin spacey, Russell Crowe, Curtis Hanson
  118. Lawrence of Arabia – 1962, Drama, UK, Peter O’Toole, Alec Guiness, David Lean
  119. Life of Brian – 1979, Comedy, UK, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones
  120. Little Big Man – 1970, Comedy, US, Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Arthur Penn
  121. Lost Weekend, The – 1945, Drama, US, Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Billy Wilder
  122. M – 1931, Drama, Germany, Peter Lorre, Ellen Widman, Fritz Lang
  123. Magnificent Seven, The – 1960, Western, US, Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen, John Sturges
  124. Maltese Falcon, The – 1941, Drama, US, Humphery Bogart, Mary Astor, John Huston
  125. Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, The – 1956, Drama, US, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Nunnally Johnson
  126. Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The – 1963, Western, US, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, John Ford
  127. Manchurian Candidate, The – 1962, Drama, US, Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, John Frankenheimer
  128. MASH – 1970, Comedy, US, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, R0bert Altman
  129. Metropolis – 1927, Drama, Germany, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Fritz Lang
  130. Midnight Cowboy – 1969, Drama, US, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, John Schlesinger
  131. Mississippi Burning – 1988, Drama, US, Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Alan Parker
  132. Mister Roberts – 1955, Comedy, US, Henry Fonda, James Cagney, John Ford
  133. Modern Times – 1936, Comedy, Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Charlie Chaplin
  134. Monty Python and the Holy Grail – 1975, Comedy, UK, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam/Terry Jones
  135. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – 1939, Drama, US, Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Frank Capra
  136. Music Man, The – 1962, Musical, US, Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Morton DaCosta
  137. Mutiny on the Bounty – 1935, Drama, US, Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Frank Lloyd
  138. My Darling Clementine – 1946, Western, US, Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, John Ford
  139. Nashville – 1975, Dram, US, Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Robert Altman
  140. Natural, The -1984, Drama, US, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Barry Levinson
  141. Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad – 1988, Comedy, US, Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley
  142. Network – 1976, Drama, US, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Sidney Lumet
  143. Night at the Opera, A – 1935, Comedy, US, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Sam Wood
  144. No Time For Sergeants – 1958, Comedy, US, Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Mervyn Leroy
  145. North by Northwest – 1959, Suspense, US, Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, Alfred Hitchcock
  146. Notorious – 1946, Suspense, US, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock
  147. Nutty Professor, The – 1963, Comedy, US, Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Jerry Lewis
  148. Odd Couple, The – 1968, Comedy, US, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Gene Saks
  149. On the Waterfront – 1954, Drama, US, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Elia Kazan
  150. Once Upon A Time in the West – 1968, Western, Italy, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Sergio Leone
  151. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 1975, Drama, US, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Milos Forman
  152. Paths of Glory – 1957, War/Drama, US, Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Stanley Kubrick
  153. Patton – 1970, War/Drama, US, George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Franklin J. Schaffner
  154. Philadelphia Story, The – 1940, Comedy, US, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, George Cukor
  155. Place in the Sun – 1951, Drama, US, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, George Stevens
  156. Pickup on South Street – 1953, Drama, US, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Samuel Fuller
  157. Pink Panther, The – 1963, Comedy, Peter Sellers, David Niven, Blake Edwards
  158. Platoon – 1986, War/Drama, US, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Oliver Stone
  159. Play Misty For Me – 1971, Drama, US, Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Clint Eastwood
  160. Producers, The – 1968, US, Comedy, Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks
  161. Psycho – 1960, Suspense, US, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Alfred Hitchcock
  162. Pulp Fiction -1994, Drama, US, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Quentin Tarentino
  163. Quiet Man, The – 1952, Drama, US, John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, John Ford
  164. Raging Bull – 1980, Drama, US Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese
  165. Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981, Drama, US, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Steven Spielberg
  166. Raising Arizona – 1987, Comedy, US, Nicholas Cage, Holly Hunter, Coen/Coen
  167. Rashomon – 1950, Drama, Japan, Toshiro Mifune, Machiko, Kyo, Akira Kurosawa
  168. Rear Window – 1954, Suspense, US, Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock
  169. Rebel Without A  Cause – 1955, Drama, US, James Dean, Natalie Wood, Nicholas Ray
  170. Red River -1948, Western, US, John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Howard Hawks
  171. Reservoir Dogs – 1992, Drama, US, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Quentin Tarentino
  172. Requiem For A Heavyweight – 1962, Drama, US, Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Ralph Nelson
  173. Ride The High Country – 1962, Western, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Sam Peckinpah
  174. Right Stuff, The -1983, Drama, US, Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Philip Kaufman
  175. Rocky – 1976, Drama, US, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Sylvester Stallone
  176. Roman Holiday – 1953, Drama, US, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, William Wyler
  177. Sands of Iwo Jima – 1949, War/Drama, US, John Wayne, John Agar, Allan Dwan
  178. Saving Private Ryan – 1998, War/Drama, US, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg
  179. Schindler’s List – 1993, War/Drama, US, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Steven Spielberg
  180. Shane – 1950, Western, US, Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, George Stevens
  181. Searchers, The – 1956, Western, US, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, John Ford
  182. Sergeant York – 1941, War/Drama, US, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Howard Hawks
  183. Seven Samurai, The – 1954, Action, Japan, Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa
  184. Shawshank Redemption, The – 1994, Drama, US, Tim Robbons, Morgan Freeman, Frank Darabont
  185. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – 1949, Western, US, John Wayne, John Agar, John Ford
  186. Shining, The  – 1980, Suspense, US, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Stanley Kubrick
  187. Shock Corridor – 1963, Drama, US, Peter Breck, Constance Evans, Samuel Fuller
  188. Shot in the Dark, A – 1964, Comedy, UK, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Blake Edwards
  189. Singin’ In The Rain – 1952, Musical, US, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly
  190. Slap Shot – 1977, Comedy, US, Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, George Roy Hill
  191. Some Like it Hot – Comedy, US, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Billy Wilder
  192. Sound Of Music, The – 1965, Musical, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Robert Wise
  193. Spartacus – 1960, Drama, US, Kirk Douglas, Charles Laughton, Stanley Kubrick
  194. Stagecoach – 1939, Western, US, John Wayne, Claire Trevor, John Ford
  195. Stalag 17 – 1953, Drama, US, William Holden, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder
  196. Star Is Born, A – 1954, Musical, US, Judy Garland, James Mason, George Cukor
  197. Star Wars – 1977, Drama, US, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, George Lucas
  198. Sting, The – 1974, Drama, US, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, George Roy Hill
  199. Strangers on a Train – 1951, Drama, US, Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Alfred Hitchcock
  200. Streetcar Named Desire, A – 1951, Drama, US, Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Elia Kazan
  201. Sunset Boulevard – 1950, Drama, US William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Billy Wilder
  202. Taxi Driver – 1976, Drama, US, Robert DeNiro, Jody Foster, Martin Scorsese
  203. Terms of Endearment – 1983, Drama, US, Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, James L. Brooks
  204. They Were Expendable – 1945, War/Drama, US, John Wayne, Robert Montgomery, John Ford
  205. Third Man, The – 1949, Drama, US, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Carol Reed
  206. This is Spinal Tap – 1984, Comedy, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Rob Reiner
  207. To Have and Have Not – 1944, Drama, US, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Howard Hawks
  208. To Kill a Mockingbird – 1962, Drama, US, Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Robert Mulligan
  209. Trainspotting – 1996, Drama, UK, Ewan MacGregor, Ewen Bremner, Danny Boyle
  210. Touch of Evil – 1958, Drama, Charlton Heston, Orson WElles, Orson Welles
  211. Treasure of the Sierra Madre – 1948, Drama, US, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, John Huston
  212. Twelve O’Clock High – 1949, War/Drama, US, Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Henry King
  213. Unforgiven, The – 1992, Western, US, Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Clint Eastwood
  214. Vacation – 1983, Comedy, US, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Harold Ramis
  215. Vertigo – 1958, Suspense, US, Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak
  216. Witness for the Prosection – 1957, Drama, US, Tyrome Power, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Wilder
  217. West Side Story – 1961, Musical, US, Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Jerome Robbins/Robert Wise
  218. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – 1966, Drama, US, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Nichols
  219. Wild Bunch, The – 1969, Western, US, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Sam Peckinpah
  220. Wild One, The – 1953, Drama, US, Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Laszlo Benedek
  221. Wizard of Oz, The – 1939, Musical, US, Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Victor Fleming
  222. Wuthering Heights – 1939, Drama, US, Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, William Wyler
  223. Year of Living Dangerously – 1982, Drama, Australia, Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Peter Weir
  224. Yojimbo -1961, Japan, Drama, Toshiro Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Akira Kurosawa
  225. Young Frankenstein – 1974, Comedy, US, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks

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