I can't blame any of the choices from the top 20 I saw. All are fine works-- Lost In Translation being my favorite film of 2003, The Fog of War being a powerful documentary (better than the low common denominator/emotional chord Michael Moore was going for with his film, in my opinion, though) and the TV show selections are great, reputable choices, though I don't watch TV regularly, much less TV on DVD. Some below 20 wouldn't have been included in my list. All this hype about Gone With the Wind! Sheesh. It was a big deal during Hays Code Hollywood, but feels damn dated now, unlike Rules of the Game, which is rightfully on Amazon's list and is from waaay back in 1939.
I know Gone With the Wind is from 1939, that's my point. Rules of the Game holds up, Gone With the Wind Does not.
I also totally understand that the "best DVDs aren't necessarily best movies/TV shows," but pretty bows and ugly dogs don't make pretty dogs. Ultimately, it should be about the movie. I'm sure the Amazon editors were thinking this with their list, hence many near bare bones DVDs' inclusion.