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Randall Dorr

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Dec 11, 2000
Need some help here. I've complied this list of film that are great and/or significant in some way. I suppose it's a list of "to see" film for myself, but I'll pass it along to any one who's interested.

I'm posting it here because I need help straightening it out. The films are all categorized by year and alphabetized within each year. I need help with any films that might be in the wrong year or have a spelling error(spell check won't work because of all the names and non-Engilsh words).

And also, I'd like to know what films should be added. (Please include the year.) It's been a while since I made any changes, as evidenced by the small number of films in 2002 and 2003.

(I hope the mods don't mind the length of this post.)

Essential Viewing
Taken from The History of Cinema for Beginners by Jarek Kupsc, and Roger Ebert's The Great Movies, all best picture winners, AFI's list of 100 best films, and my own interests

1894: edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze (or fred ott's sneeze)
1895: dickson's experimental sound film, the sprinkler sprinkled, workers leaving the lumiere factory
1902: a trip to the moon
1903: the great train robbery, life of an american fireman, the magic lantern
1905: the capture of rome, rescued by rover
1906: the story of the kelly gang
1907: the red spectre, rescued from an eagle's nest
1908: the adventures of dollie, the last days of pompeii, the thieving hand
1909: andreas hofter, a corner of wheat, the curtain pole
1910: faithful
1912: a beast at bay, the girl and her trust, les amours de la reine elisabeth, the musketeers of pig alley, queen elizabeth, an unseen enemy
1913: atlantis, in geborga holm, the massacre, quo vadis, the reformers, the student of prague, suspense
1914: cabiria, judith of bethulia, making a living, the squaw way
1915: the birth of a nation, the cheat, the juggernaut, mable and fatty viewing the world's fair at san francisco, the picture of dorian grey, the tramp

1916: children in the house, civilization, extra man and the milk-fed lion, fatty and marion adrift, the floorwalker, he did and he didn't, hell's hinges, intolerance, luke's movie muddle, movie star, the pawnshop, the return of draw egan, the rink, tom's strategy
1917: blue jeans, coney island, easy street, the immigrants, joan the woman, a pullman bride, straight shooting, the strong man, teddy at the throttle
1918: the bond, father sergius, the heart of humanity, hearts of the world, the lady of the dugout, my four years in germany, stella maris
1919: blind husbands, the cabinet of dr. caligari, daddy-long-legs, eyes of youth, heart o' the hills, i accuse, male and female
1920: erotikon, high and dizzy, januskopf, life of the party, the mark of zorro, nanook of the north, one week, suds, way down east

1921: destiny, dr. mabuse,the gambler, fever, foolish wives, forbidden fruit, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, haxan, the kid, little lord fauntleroy, never weaken, the phantom chariot, the sheik, souls of the road, the three musketeers

1922: down to the sea in ships, dr. mabuse,der spieler, greed, manslaughter, merry-go-round, nanook of the north, nosferatu, robin hood, shadows, the wheel, the woman from nowhere

1923: around the world in eighteen days, the covered wagon, der strasse, the extra girl, faithful heart, flaming youth, the hunchback of notre dame, our hospitality, raskolnikov, safety last!, scaramouche, the smiling madame beudet, the three ages, the ten commandments, zaza

1924: aelita, cinema-eye, the crazy ray, die nibelungen, the enchanted cottage, the extroidnary adventures of mr. west in the land of the bolsheviks, forbidden paradise, hot water, the inhuman, the iron horse, manhandled, menlimontant, monsieur beaucaire, the saga of gosta berling, a sainted devil, sherlock jr., strike, the theif of bagdad

1925: battleship potemkin, ben-hur, the big parade, the eagle, the freshman, the gold rush, greed, the joyless street, the king on main street, kiss me again, little annie rooney, master of the house, the merry widow, phantom of the opera, the plastic age, seven chances, stage struck, tumbleweeds

1926: bed and sofia, the black pirate, dancing mothers, the evil horse, the devil's circus, don juan, ella cinders, the fire brigade, flesh and the devil, the great k & a train robbery, hotel imperial, the last laugh, mantrap, mare nostrum, metropolis, mother, old ironside, the overcoat, a page of madness, parufamet agreement, the scarlet letter, so this is paris, son of the sheik, the strong man, the temptress, tramp,tramp,tramp, what price glory, the winning of barbara worth

1927: the beloved rogue, the black pirate, children of divorce, the end of st. petersburg, the gaucho, the general, it, the jazz singer, the king of kings, long pants, love, the love of sunya, man,woman and sin, napoleon, play safe, potseluj meri pikford, putting the pants of philip, the italian straw hat, the ring, sunrise, wings, woman of riazan

1928: the cameraman, the circus, the crowd, four sons, lights of new york, lilac time, the mysterious lady, october, the passion of joan of arc, sadie thompson, the singing fool, snow people, speedy, steamboat bill jr., storm over asia, the trial of '98, two timid souls, the wedding march, the wind, a woman of affairs

1929: applause, arsenal, big business, the black watch, blackmail, hallelujah!, his glorious night, the hollywood review of 1929, the iron mask, the man with a movie camera, noah's ark, old and new, queen kelly, the saturday night kid, seven footprints of satan, un chien andalou

1930: all quiet on the western front, anna christie, blood of a poet, the blue angel, earth, the golden age, little caesar, man-slashing,hosre-piercing sword, metro, peacock alley, redemption, show girl in hollywood, the sky hawk

1931: city lights, dr. jekyll and mr. hyde, dracula, enthusiasm, frankenstein, graves without crosses, liberty of ours, M, marocco, the million, number seventeen, public enemy, tabu, toni, under the roofs of paris, the viking, whoopie!

1932: blonde venus, ecstacy, five star final, flowers and trees, freaks, the front page, grand hotel, the hatchet man, horse feathers, i am a fugitive from a chain gang, ivan, legion of the streets, the most dangerous game, the mummy, the old dark house, platinum blonde, que viva mexico!, scandal sheet, scarface, shanghai express, spring shower, the testament of dr. mabuse, trouble in paradise, two seconds, with faith in god

1933: design for living, dinner at eight, doctor x, duck soup, footlight parade, 42nd street, flying down to rio, gold diggers of 1933, the great consoler, hitlerjunge quex, i'm no angel, the invisible man, the island of lost souls, the kennel murder case, king kong, mystery of the wax museum, the private life of henry VIII, queen christina, she done him wrong, viktor und viktoria, voltaire, zero for conduct

1934: the black cat, catherine the great, chapaev, dames, 1860, it happened one night, it's a gift, l'atalante, the man who knew too much, the river, the thin man, three songs lenin, twentieth century, viva villa!

1935: aerograd, anna karenina, becky sharp, black fury, bride of frankenstein, captain blood, the crime of mister lange, david copperfield, the devil is a woman, gold diggers of 1935, hortobagy, i'd give a million, in caliente, janosik, mutiny on the bounty, a night at the opera, the 39 steps, top hat, triumph of the will

1936: born to dance, the cairn, captain courageous, charge of the light brigade, fury, libeled lady, modern times, mr. smith goes to washington, my man godfrey, oaska elegy, the only son, rembrant, romeo and juliet, secret agent, sisters of gion, the story of louis pasteur, swing time, theodora goes wild

1937: angel, the awful truth, dark manhattan, a day at the races, the dybbuk, ghosts, harlem on the prairie, the life of emile zole, nothing sacred, pepe le moko, scipio africanus, shall we dance, snow white and the seven dwarves

1938: the adventures of robin hood, alexander nevsky, boys town, bringing up baby, charge of the light brigade, goodbye mr. chips, grand illusion, guild of the kutna hora maidens, the lady vanishes, olympiad, port of shadows, pygmalion, sabotage, strahil the voevoda, robin hood, too hot to handle, you can't take it with you

1939: beau geste, daybreak, the devil's daughter, gone with the wind, mr. smith goes to washington, ninotchka, olny angels have wings, the roaring twenties, rules of the game, schors, secret service of the air, son of frankenstein, stagecoach, the wizard of oz, wuthering heights

1940: the bank dick, fantasia, foreign correspondent, the grapes of wrath, the great, the great dictator, the great mcginty, his girl friday, the mark of zorro, the philadelphia story, pinocchio, rebecca, the sea hawk, the shop around the corner, the theif on bagdad, they staked their lives

1941: citizen kane, the devil and daniel webster, dumbo, 49th parallel, how green was my valley, the lady eve, the little foxes, the maltese falcon, sullivan's travels, suspicion

1942: bambi, the black swan, casablanca, the gun for hire, in which we serve, the jungle book, the magnificent ambersons, mrs. miniver, the palm beach story, saboteur, sullivan's travels, the talk of the town, to be or not to be

1943: the bronze venus, day of wrath, destination tokyo, the devil's envoy, edge of darkness, fires were started, the life and death of colonel blimp, north star, obsession, the ox-bow incident, the saga of judo, shadow of a doubt

1944: arsenic and old lace, double indemnity, going my way, hail the conquering hero, to have and have not, henry V, lifeboat, purple heart, sahara, scandal, the woman who dared

1945: the body snatcher, children of paradise, dead of night, detour, i know where i'm going!, ivan the terrible, red meadows, road to utopia, rome open city, spellbound, story of g.i. joe, a walk in the sun

1946: the bandit, beauty and the beast, the best years of our lives, the big sleep, breif encounter, a day in a lifetime, gilda, great expectations, it's a wonderful life, the killers, living in peace, a matter of life and death, my darling clementine, notorious, paisan, the postman always rings twice, shoeshine, utamaro and his five women

1947: the big clock, the bishop's wife, black narcissus, body and soul, brighton rock, germany,year zero, the ghost and mrs. muir, jenny lamour, miracle on 34th street, monsieur verdoux, odd man out, out of the past, the secret life of walter mitty, tragic pursuit

1948: bicycle theives, the battle of heavy water, cry of the city, drunken angel, the earth trembles, the falen idol, force of evil, foreign harbor, hamlet, a hen in the wind, key largo, the lady from shanghai, macbeth, oliver twist, the pirate, red river, the red shoes, rope, sorry,wrong number, without pity, women of the night

1949: adam's rib, bitter rice, a connecticut yankee in king arthur's court, home of the brave, kind hearts and coronets, in the good old summertime, les enfants terribles, on the town, orpheus, prison, the red menace, the set-up, she wore a yellow ribbon, stray dog, the third man, the treasure of the sierra madre, the white heat

1950: asphalt jungle, born yesterday, broken arrow, cinderella, the diary of a country priest, the forgotten ones, gun crazy, harvey, it's a lonely place, la ronde, the men, rashomon, the red inn, the steel helmet, sunset boulevard, variety lights

1951: ace in the hole, the african queen, an american in pairs, at war with the army, the day the earth stood still, the enforcer, the idiot, the lavender hill mob, the magic box, the man in the white suit, miss julie, the red badge of courage, the river, scrooge, strangers on a train, a streetcar named desire, the tales of hoffman, the thing

1952: the atomic city, death of a salesman, fanfan-la-tulipe, forbidden games, golden coach, golden marie, high noon, ikiru, the life of oharu, limelight, on dangerous ground, my son john, pat and mike, singin' in the rain, sailor beware, son of paleface, the white reindeer, umberto d., viva zapita!

1953: the bad and the beautiful, the band wagon, the big heat, death of a cyclist, earrings of madame de..., from here to eternity, gates of hell, gentlemen prefer blonde, the house of wax, how to marry a millionaire, kiss me kate, little fugitive, the member of the wedding, monsieur hulot's holiday, moulin rouge, a night of rememberance, othello, peter pan, the robe, roman holiday, sansho tha baliff, south street, stalag 17, the titfield thunderbolt, tokyo story, wages of fear, war of the worlds, ugetsu

1954: the blackboard jungle, beat the devil, casanova's big night, creature from the black lagoon, diabolique, east of eden, fourteen lives in danger, french cancan, a generation, godzilla, horror among thieves, it should happen to you, johnny guitar, la strada, liliomfi, living it up, on the waterfront, rear window, red and black, roots, sabrina, samurai I: musashi miyamoto, seven samurai, a star is born, taza,son of cochise, twenty four eyes, 20,000 leagues under the sea, under the phyrgian star, white christmas, the wild one

1955: all that heaven allows, artists and models, bob le flambeur, diabolique, the big combo, the big knife, a bullet for joey, the girl friends, the girl in black, a glass of beer, it's always fair weather, kiss me deadly, lady and the tramp, the ladykillers, the last frontier, lola montes, the man from larimie, the man with the golden arm, marty, merry-go-round, mister roberts, new tales of the taira clan, night of the hunter, oklahoma!, ordet, the princess yang, rebel without a cause, richard III, rififi, samurai II: duel at ichijoji temple, the seven-year itch, shane, the song of the road, spring in budapest, summertime, the swindle, to catch a theif, the trouble with harry

1956: and god created woman, baby doll, bandido, the burmese harp, canal, the court jester, forbidden planet, the forty-first, gervaise, invasion of the body snatchers, the killing, main street, a man escaped, man on the track, the man who knew too much, moby dick, othello, samurai III: duel at ganryu island, the searchers, street of shame, the ten commandments, written on the wind

1957: an affair to rememeber, the bachelor party, the bridge on the river kwai, the brothers rico, the cranes are flying, the cry, decision at sundown, the desk set, erocia, a face in the crowd, gunfight at the o.k. corral, the house of an angel, love in the afternoon, lower depths, lucky jim, a miricle every thursday, nights of cabiria, paths of glory, run of the arrow, the seventh seal, the throne of blood, 3:10 to yuma, the tin star, the true story of jesse james, twelve angry men, wild strawberries, witness for the prosecution, the unvanquished

1958: and quiet flows the don, ashes and diamonds, big deal on madonna street, the blob, cat on a hot tin roof, conflagration, cowboy, the defiant ones, fiend without a face, the gambler, gigi, the hansome serge, the hidden fortress, the horse's mouth, indiscreet, ivan the terrible part II, the last train from gun hill, the left-handed gun, the man of the west, merry andrew, mon oncle, nazarin, a night to remember, party girl, pillow talk, south pacific, the snow of heron, the sun raises over bengal, a time to love,a time to die, touch of evil, vertigo, the vikings, witness for the prosecution, the world of apu

1959: anatomy of a murder, ballad of a soldier, baltic express, bad luck, ben-hur, black orpheus, breathless, the fall, fate of a man, the 400 blows, floating weeds, good morning, hiroshima mon amour, i'm all right,jack, imitation of life, les cousins, look back in anger, middle of the night, the mouse that roared, north by northwest, odds against tomorrow, on the beach, operation petticoat, pickpocket, pillow talk, purple noon, ride lonesome, room at the top, shadows, sleeping beauty, some like it hot, testament of orpheus, the virgin spring

1960: the apartment, the bellboy, the bells are ringing, comanche station, cruel story of youth, elmer gantry, exodus, i survived certain death, inherit the wind, l'avventura, la dolce vita, late autumn, le trou, the league of gentlemen, the leagues of gentlemen, the letter that wasn't sent, the little soldier, the magnificent seven, murder,inc., never on sunday, peeping tom, psycho, rocco and his brothers, saturday night and sunday morning, seven theives, shoot the piano player, shunko, spartacus

1961: el cid, the hand in the trap, the hustler, the innocents, judgment at nuremburg, last year at marienbad, little gardel, lola, lover come back, the misfits, mother joan of the angels, the night, the odd number, one,two,three, the passenger, splendor in the grass, through a glass darkly, two women, the victim, virdiana, when we were young, a woman is a woman, yojimbo

1962: advise and consent, an autumn afternoon, carnival of souls, circe, cleo from five to seven, dr. no, the eclipse, the end of summer, elmer gantry, the exterminating angel, flooded out, hara kiri, hell is for heroes, how the west was won, i am cuba, ivan's childhood, jules and jim, a kind of loving, knife in the water, la jetee, lawrence of arabia, le doulos, the leopard, the loneliness of the long distance runner, long day's journey into night, manchorka-muff, the manchurian candidate, the miracle worker, the music man, nine days in a year, pegador de promessas, salvatore guliano, the suitor, sun and shadows, sunshine in a net, that touch on mink, the trial, weekend, west side story, what ever happened to baby jane?, the wonderful world of the brothers grimm

1963: an actor's revenge, america,america, another way of life, barren lives, billy liar, the birds, black peter, charade, contempt, death is called engelchen, 8 1/2, the fire within, the first cry, ganga zamba, the great escape, hands over city, heat, high and low, jason and the argonauts, josef killan, the leather boys, lord of the flies, the mind benders, muriel, the nutty professor, move over,darling, raven's end, the servant, shock corridor, the silence, the soldiers, a sunday in september, tom jones, transport from paradise, winter light

1964: assassination, before the revolution, black god,white devil, diamonds of the night, diary of a chambermaid, difficult people, dr. strangelove, everyday courage, a fist full of dollars, goldfinger, the gospel according to st. matthew, the guns, hamlet, a hard day's night, the insect woman, intentions of murder, kwaidan, life upside down, the man from rio, marriage italian style, my fair lady, my way home, the naked kiss, the night of the iguana, nobody waves goodbye, the peach thief, the pumpkin eater, red desert, the saragossa manuscript, seven days in may, shadows of forgotten ancestors, there was a lad, to love, the umbrellas of cherbourg, woman in the dunes, zorba the greek

1965: adventure starts here, alphaville, ashes, chronicle of a boy alone, the cincinnati kid, darling, doctor zhivago, the first teacher, fist in the pocket, for a few dollars more, the forest of the hanged, help!, the hill, the hunt, julet of the spirits, the knack, loves of a blonde, masculin/feminin, mickey one, not reconciled, the pawnbroker, pharoah, pierrot le fou, redbeard, repulsion, the round-up, the shop on main street, the sound of music, sunday at six, three, the thousand suns, walkover, yoyo

1966: after the fox, andrei rublev, the attached baloon, asya's happiness, the barrier, the battle of algiers, blow-up, chimes at midnight, closely watched trains, cold days, cul-de-sac, daisies, fahrenheit 451, father, the fortune cookie, the good,the bad,and the ugly, harper, karthoum, the king of hearts, a man and a woman, man is not a bird nevada smith, one million years,b.c., the party of the guests, persona, the pornographers, the professionals, return of the prodigal son. seconds, a suitable case for treatment, tokyo drifter, the war is over, whispers, who's afraid of virginia wolf?, the woman of rochefort, yesterday's girl, your son and brother

1967: accident, an affair of the heart,or the tragedy of a switch board operator, awakening of the rats, baptism, belle du jour, bonnie and clyde, branded to kill, the bride word black, capricious summer, china is near, cool hand luke, the diary of newlyweds, the dirty dozen, far from the maddening crowd, fando and lis, the fearless vampire killers, fireman's ball, the graduate, guess who's coming to dinner, hands up!, how i won the war, i am curious,yellow, i even met happy gypsies, in the heat of the night, the joke, kaja,i'll kill you, the killing game, la chinoise, la samourai, land in anguish, le samourai, marketa lazarova, my night at maude's, playtime, privilege, rebellion, red and white, reflections in a golden eye, sidetreack, weekend

1968: the adalen riots, all my good countrymen, boy, bullett, the charge of the light brigade, the chronicle of anna magdalena bach, the collector, the cremator, crime in the night club, the cremator, deserters and nomads, the does, faces, funny girl, the girl, goto,island of love, the green berets, the hour of the furnaces, i love you,i love you, the inferno of first love, invasion, lucia, mandabi, medium cool, memories of underdevelopment, performance, petulia, pippi, planet of the apes, the producers, rachel,rachel, romeo and juliet, rosemary's baby, shame, stolen kisses, the swimmer, targets, theorem, the thief and the cobbler(workprint), 2001: a space odyssey, the unfaithful wife, walls, war and peace, when i'm dead and pale

1969: alice's restaurant, the arrinment, blood of the condor, burn!, butch cassidy and the sundance kid, the butcher, claire's knee, cold blood, the color of pomegranates, the confrontation, death and hanging, double suicide, easy rider, elvira madigan, everything for sale, felini satiricon, the first charge fo the machete, the fruit of paradise, hell in the pacific, iconostasis, if..., in cold blood, kes, king lear, larks on a string, the learning tree, marlowe, midnight cowboy, marlowe, mr, shome, once upon a time in the west, pigsty, the rain people, reconstruction, the road toward death of the old reales, satyricon, the structure of crystals, take the money and run, they shoot horses,don't they?, 399, valerie and her week of wonders, who's that knocking on my door, the wild bunch, the wild child, women in love, Z

1970: a nous deux,france, act of the heart, the andromeda strain, the ballad of cable hogue, the birch wood, the break-up, the confession, the conformist, the cruise, a day in the death of joe egg, a day's bread, the decameron, does herr R. run amok, dodes' ka-den, el topo, the emigrants, eros plus massacre, even dwarves started small, the falcons, the family, five easy pieces, gimme shelter, hope, husbands, joe, landscape after battle, little big man, M*A*S*H, the music lover, my seven suns, reconstruction, the red circle, regarding love, ryan's daughter, a swedish love story, there lived a singing blackbird, tristana

1971: the adversary, and give my love to the swallows, bananas, a clockwork orange, dead landscape, death in venice, the devils, dirty harry, emital, family life, the french connection, get carter, the go-between, the goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick, harold and maude, klute, la folie des grandeurs, the last picture show, legend about the death and resurection of two young men, the leutary, macbeth, max and the junkmen, mcCabe and mrs. miller, the merchant of four seasons, minnie and moskovitz, my uncle antoine, no one said a thing, outback, praying is no longer enough, shaft, silent running, sinbad, the stone wedding, stork, story of a lady, straw dogs, sweet sweetback's baad asssss song, sunday,bloody,sunday, THX 1138, taking off, traffic, the vanishing point, WR-the mysteries of the organism, walkabout

1972: the adventures of barry mcKenzie, beyond time, boxcar bertha, cabaret, canterbury tales, ceasar and rosalie, chloe in the afternoon, cries and whispers, the death of maria malibran, deliverance, don't look now, family life, fellini roma, the getaway, the goat horn, the godfather, juggernaut, last tango in paris, magnium force, maya darpan, morigana, the move, murmur of the heart, my childhood in montreal, the new land, pink flamingos, red psalm, rejeanne padovani, the ruling class, the scarlet letter, shop crumbs, solaris, soldier blue, super-fly, the tall blond man with one red shoe, wedding

1973: the adventures of rabbi jacob, aguirre,the wrath of god, ali: fear eats the soul, alvin purple, american graffiti, badlands, black ceasar, blood wedding, day for night, the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie, the earth is a sinful song, enter the dragon, everything you always wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask, the exorcist, flesh for frankenstein, the forest, the harder they come, hare census, the hireling, illumination, kamouraska, the last detail, the last word, love and anarchy, the long goodbye, ludwig, martial law, mean streets, the mother and the whore, o,lucky man!, occasional work of a female slave, paper moon, pat garrett and billy the kid, the promised land, the red snowball tree, serpico, sisters, soylent green, the spirit of the beehive, state of siege, touki-bouki, tsugaru folksong, turkish delight, the wanderers

1974: alice doesn't live here anymore, alice in the cities, amarcord, the apprenticeship of duddy kravitz, arabian nights, the assassination of ryoma, blazing saddles, blood for dracula, bring me the head of alfredo garcia, the cars that ate paris, celine and julie go bathing, chinatown, the clockmaker, the conservation, conversation piece, the cousin angelica, elektreia, the enigma of kasper hauser, the french connection II, the godfather part II, going places, harry and tonto, immoral tales, lacombe lucien, the last summer, lenny, the love of captain brando, mahler, matchless, mirror, moses and aaron, the mouth agape, the night porter, one way of another, the parallax view, petersen, the phantom of liberty, phillip the kind, reason,debate and a tale, rebellion in patagonia, scenes from a marriage, the seedling, snowfall, sons of fire, stavisky, the sugarland express, sweet movie, swept away by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of august, torment, a woman under the influence, wrong move, xaia, young frankenstein, zardoz

1975: adoption, the apple game, barry lyndon, a better way of walking, the day of the locust, death race 2000, dersu uzala, dog day afternoon, far from home, fear of fear, fox and his friends, happy day, jaws, jeanne dielman 23 quai du commerce 1080 bruxelles, lina braake, lisztomania, the lost honor of katharina blum, love and death, the magic flute, the man who fell to earth, maynila: in the claws of neon, monty python and the holy grail, mother kuster's trip to heaven, nashville, night moves, one flew over the cuckoo's nest, pascual duarte, the passenger, the passion according to berenice, personnel, picnic at hanging rock, poachers, quarterly balance, the race, raise ravens, rollerball, salo, seven beauties, shirin's wedding, souvenirs d'en france, the story of adele h., the story of sin, sunday too far away, tommy, the traveling players, villa zone, wives, wounded love

1976: all the president's men, alone, barocco, the beach guard in winter, black and white in color, bugsy malone, casanova, the churning, devil's playground, dirty,mean and nasty, don's party, dona flor and her two husbands, family portrait, gypsies take off for the sky, happy day, heart of glass, in the realm of the senses, the innocent, the judge and the assassins, jonah who will be 25 in the year 2000, the killing of a chinese bookie, kings of the road, la peticion, the long vacations of '36, the matathon man, network, next stop,greenwich village, nine months, 1900, pastorale, picnic at hanging rock, the price of happiness, the promised land, robin and marian, rocky, rose-tinted dreams, silent movie, smoke on the potato fields, taxi driver, the tenant, a wing or a thigh, xica da silva

1977: the american friend, annie hall, the ascent, beyond good and evil, black brood, camouflage, ceddo, the chess players, chiquiago, close encounters of the third kind, a day for my love, the duelists, eraserhead, get out your hankerchiefs, the getting of wisdom, golden sita, high anxiety, hitler: a film from germany, iphigenia, jabberwocky, jane in jane forever, the lacemaker, the last supper, the last wave, the left-handed woman, madame rosa, man of marble, manly times, the national shotgun, one sings,the other doesn't, outrageous!, padre padrone, rabid, the ritual, saturday night fever, serpent's egg, shadows of a hot summer day, a special day, star wars, stroszek, summer tale, the swimming pool, tell him that i love him, that obscure object of desire, the year of the hare

1978: alice, autumn sonata, blue collar, blue fin, capricon one, the chant of jimmy blacksmith, coming home, days of heaven, the deer hunter, dinner for adele, dispair, the dog who liked trains, flaming hearts, go tell the spartans, hypothesis of a stolen painting, the idlers of the fertile valley, interiors, just like at home, knife in the head, la cage aux folies, the legend of drunken master, les soeurs bronte, the lost weekend, midnight express, newsfront, 1922, occupation in twenty-six seconds, perceval, prefab story, pretty baby, the revelation, the scent of wild flowers, seven days in january, a simple story, special issue, spiral, superman, those wonderful movie cranks, top dog, the tree of wodden clogs, the truth about the savolta case, TUSK, unmarried women, violette, who'll stop the rain, without anesthesia, a woman,a man,a city

1979: allegro barbaro, alien, all that jazz, apocalypse now, being there, black jack, breaking away, the brood, calamity, the camera buff, christ stopped at eboli, christopher's house, cold cuts, confidence, the cuenca crime, deathwatch, el crimen de cuenca, the great rock'n'roll swindle, hair, hardcore, hungarian rhapsody, the interrogation, la sabina, land and sons, the long good friday, long live ghosts, mad max, mama turns 100, manhattan, the marriage of maria braun, the middle man, monty python's life of brian, my brilliant career, my dearest maria, nosferatu,the vampire, orchestra rehearsal, passe ton bac d'abord, the plumber, rallarblod, siberiad, soldier of orange, stalker, star trak, the tempest, tess, the tin drum, transfiguration hospital, the unknown soldier's patent leather shoes, vengeance is mine, woyzeck

1980: airplane!,atlantic city, berlin alexanderplatz, breaker' morant, bye bye brazil, cocktail molotov, csontvary, crusing, cutting it short, the elephant man, the empire strikes back, gaigin, germany,pale mother, goodbye pork pie, heaven's gate, hurry,hurry!, in search of famine, kagemusha, the last metro, the life of the marionettes, loulou, the match, moscow doesn't believe in tears, my uncle in america, the nest, ordinary people, palermo oder wolfsberg, pepi,luci,bom and other girls in the crowd, petrija's wreath, provincial actors, raging bull, scanners, the shining

1981: altered states, blood wedding, blow out, body heat, chariots of fire, coup de torchon, custody, damned city, das boot, the day before yesterday, diva, do you remember dolly bell?, eating raoul, escape from new york, excalibur, a folk tale, gallipoli, the german sisters, the goat, kahn asparuh, lola, the machine age, maeve, man of iron, master of boyana, measure for measure, mephisto, ms. 45, my dinner with andre, the night of shooting stars, pixote, polyester, the puberty blues, quest for fire, raiders of the lost ark, rat trap, reds, smash palace, taxi to the loo, 36 chowringhee lane, time bandits, war of the worlds--next century, a woman alone, zoot suit

1982: angel, another way, the beehive, blade runner, chan is missing, conan the barbarian, the contest, danton, dead men don't wear plaid, demons in the garden, a diary for my children, erendira, fanny and alexander, fast times at ridgemont high, fitzcarraldo, frances, ghandi, hammet, heatwave, the interrogation, labrynth of passion, the last combat, local hero, merry christmas,mr. lawrence, a midsummer night's sex comedy, missing, moonlighting, mother of kings, my country: clinging to a kinfe's edge, one from the heart, the outsiders, pink floyd-the wall, prefabricated people, querelle, rambo: first blood, the road warrior, the simple-minder professor, time stands still, to begin again, tootsie, tron, veronika voss, victor,victoria, wend kuuni, the worthless, the year of living dangerously, yol, zu: warriors from the magic mountain

1983: all night long, alsino and the condor, another time,another place, the ballad of narayama, beyond sorrow,beyond pain, carmen, city of lost souls, the draughtsman contract, e. t., educating rita, entre nous, fanny and alexander, freda, the fourth man, funny,dirty little war, the gold diggers, king of comedy, le bal, the lift, a love in germany, man of flowers, the man with two brains, meantime, the millennial bee, moon in the gutter, nostalghia, return of the jedi, the right stuff, rumble fish, the snowdrop festival, something in between, the south, star 80, station for two, staying alive, sugar cane alley, tender mercies, terms of endearment, to die from love of live, to our loves, trading places, the tree of knowledge, utu, zelig

1984: agony(rasputin), all of me, amadeus, and the ship sails on, anna devlin, birdy, blood simple, body double, boy meets girl, broadway danny rose, the brother from another planet, cal, camila, colonel redl, the company of wolves, constantine the philosopher, the cotton club, dim sum:a little bit of heart, dona herlinda and her son, the dresser, the element of crime, the funeral, glissando, heimat, the holy innocents, indiana jones and the temple of doom, the killing field, the legend of surinam fortress, lev tolstoy, memories of prison, missing in action, the neverending story, 1984, non ci resta che piangere, on the line, once upon a time in america, oriana, paris,texas, project A, repentance, repo man, stranger than paradise, sunday in the country, the terminator, this is spinal tap, top secret!, twist and shout, vigil, voyage to cythera, wasted lives, what have i done to deserve this, yellow earth

1985: angry harvest, at last, back to the future, betty blue, the big parade, bittersweet, bliss, boris the fist, brazil, the breakfast club, the city of the dogs, come and see, commando, dance with the strangers, faces of women, fire festival, kiss of the spider woman, lost in america, love,the magician, mad max beyond thunderdome, my beautiful laundrette, my life as a dog, my sweet little village, the official story, orion's belt, a passage to india, pee-wee's big adventure, peggy sue got married, police, purple rose of cairo, rambo: first blood,part 2, ran, a room with a view, rosso, runaway train, subway, tangos; the exile of gardel, taipei story, three men and a cradle, the time to live,the time to die, under fire, vagabond, whn father was away on business, young sherlock holmes, a zed and two naughts

1986: absoulte beginners, after hours, bagdad cafe, the beekeeper, a better tomorrow, big trouble in little china, blue velvet, boris godunov, cactus, caravaggio, the children of buller village, crocodile dundee, dear nanny, the decline of the american empire, the devil in the flesh, down by law, ferris bueller's day off, the fuguitives, ginger and fred, golden eighties, the good father, half of heaven, hannah and her sisters, heartbreak ridge, horse thief, i love you, in a glass cage, jean de florette, lake constance, letters from a dead man, man facing southeast, manhunter, manon des sources, matador, mona lisa, the mozart brothers, the name of the rose, the night is young, place of weeping, platoon, police story, river's edge, rocky IV, rosa luxemburg, round midnight, sacrifice, salvado, she's gotta have it, shoah, sid and nancy, something wild, stand by me, straight to hell, sugarbaby, tampopo, to sleep,so as to dream, top gun, witness, x

1987: the accused, angel heart, babette's feast, bad taste, bagdad cafe, barfly, the big easy, broadcast news, budawanny, a chinese ghost story, chronicle of a death foretold, city on fire, dark eyes, a diary for my loves, dogs in space, the essence, fatal attraction, full metal jacket, a forgotten tune for the flute, good morning,babylon, gothic, hero of the year, helsinki-napoli--all night long, hey babu riba, hip,hip hurrah!, hope and glory, house of games, i've heard the mermaid singing, la vie est belle, the last emperor, the law of desire, lethal weapon, matewan, maurice, medea, night zoo, no way out, pathfinder, pelle the conqueror, prick up your ears, the princess bride, raising arizona, robocop, rouge, roxanne, sammy and rosie got laid, someone to watch over me, a taxing woman, the terrorizer, a touch of spice, travelling north, under satan's sun, the untouchables, the vanishing, wall street, where is the friend's house?, the year my voice broke

1988: akira, ariel, ashik kerib, beetlejuice, the big blue, a cry in the dark, damnation, dead ringers, die hard, drowning by numbers, down to earth, el dorado, epidemic, a fish called wanda, frantic, jacob, hairspray, high hopes, lair of the white worm, landscape in the mist, the last temptation of christ, little vera, mapantsula, the navigator:a medieval odyssey, plaff!, protect the small animals, red heat, red sorghum, running dogs, salaam bombay!, talk radio, the unbearable lightness of being, virgin machine, who framed roger rabbit, willow, wings of desire, women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, young einstein

1989: the abyss, the adventures of baron munchausen, batman, born on the fourth of july, the camp, cinema paradiso, the cook,the theif,his wife and her lover, crimes and misdemeanors, dead calm, the decalogue, do the right thing, driving miss daisy, drugstore cowboy, eat a bowl of tea, fighting for us, flirting, for all mankind, henry V, the icicle thief, indiana jones and the last crusade, ivan and alexandria, jesus of montreal, kiki's delivery service, the killer, leningrad cowboys go america, the match factory girl, meet the feebles, monsieur hire, my left foot, my twentieth century, mystery train, santa sangre, the seventh continent, sex,lies and videotape, speaking parts, sweetie, tango and cash, tapeheads, tetsuo: the iron man, tie me up! tie me down!, the time of the gypsies, too beautiful for you, why did bodhi-dharma leave for the east?

1990: akira kurosawa's dreams, an angel at my table, ay,carmela!, bullet in the head, cabeza de vaca, c'est la vie, daddy nostalgie, dances with wolves, a diary for my mother and father, die hard II, edward scissorhands, the field, freeze die,come to life!, goodfellas, the grifters, the hairdresser's husband, halfaouine, henry: portrait of a serial killer, hidden agenda, jacob's ladder, ju dou, kasba, kill me again, la femme nikita, life is sweet, metropolitan, miller's crossing, mo' better blues, the sheltering sky, taxi blues, tilai, total recall, uranus, wild at heart, the worst of it

1991: the adjuster, after dark my sweet, arizona dream, barton fink, baxter, black robe, a brighter summer day, boyz n the hood, cape fear, children of nature, close to eden, the commitments, days of being wild, dead again, delicatessen, delusion, the doors, the double life of veronique, edward II, the elemnetary school, enchanted april, europa,europa, the flesh, heart of darkness: a filmmaker's apocalypse, high heels, highway 61, homicide, howard's end, jfk, johnny stecchino, jungle fever, kafka, korczak, la belle noiseuse, the last days of chez nous, les amants du pont neuf, life on a string, london kills me, the lover, mississippi masala, my own private idaho, oliver,oliver, operation condor, prince of shadows, proof, prospero's book, raise the red lantern, reservoir dogs, the silence of the lambs, slacker, terminator 2, tetsuo II: body hammer, thelma and lousie, toto the hero, trust, van gogh, volere volare, zentropa

1992: alice in wondrland, american me, and life goes on, bad lieutenant, basic instinct, batman returns, belle epoque, benny's video, best intentions, bitter moon, bob roberts, the crying game, el mariachi, full contact, guelwaar, hard boiled, house of angels, husbands and wives, it is better to be rich and hansome than poor and ugly, jamon jamon, la crise, leolo, like water for chocolate, the lover, malcolm x, man bites dog, night on earth, the oak, one false move, orlando, pigs, the player, quartier mozart, the quince tree sun, remote control, shadows and fog, simple men, the story of qiu ju, strictly ballroom, supercop, sweet emma,darling bobe, tito and me, unforgiven

1993: the age of innocence, the bird of happiness, blue, the blue kite, ciao professore, cliffhanger, dear diary, far away,so close, farewell my concubine, funes: a great love, germinal, heaven and earth, in the line of fire, in the name of the father, jit, jurassic park, kika, king of the hill, little buddha, ma saison preferee, manhattan murder mystery, much ado about nothing, my companion in the house of anguish, naked, the nightmare before christmas, the piano, the puppetmaster, reckless kelly, red rock west, the remains of the day, rumble in the bronx, the scent of green papaya, schindler's list, secret garden, short cuts, strawberry and chocolate, 32 short films about glenn gould, un coeur en hiver, the wedding banquet, what's eating gilbert grape, white, wild reeds, wittgenstein

1994: the adventures of priscilla,queen of the desert, amateur, ashes of time, bandit queen, barcelona, before the rain, the bishop's story, bullets over broadway, burnt by the sun, chungking express, clerks, the confucian confusion, eat drink man woman, ed wood, exotica, faust, forrest gump, four weddings and a funeral, heavenly creatures, hoop dreams, il postino, the kingdom, the last seduction, leon: the professional, the life and extroidnary adventures of private ivan chonkin, little women, muriel's wedding, natural born killers, once were warriors, pigs 2, pulp fiction, pure formality, queen margot, qiuz show, red, romeo is bleeding, shallow grave, the shawshank redemption, through the olive trees

1995: the american president, apollo 13, babe, batman forever, blue in the face, the brothers mcmullen, casino, the city of lost children, clockers, crash, crumb, cutthroat island, cyclo, dead man, dead man walking, death and the maiden, die hard III, ghost in the shell, heat, la haine, leaving las vegas, les miserables, mighty aphrodite, nixon, the perez family, richard III, sense and sensibility, smoke, strange days, to die for, toy story, underground, waterworld, welcome to the dollhouse, white baloon

1996: bound, breaking the waves, broken window, celestial clockwork, cold fever, the eight day, the english patient, fargo, hamlet, jackie chan's first stirke, kingpin, kolya, looking for richard, lone star, monster, paradise lost: the child murders at robin hood hills, the portrait of a lady, the prisoner of the mountains, ridicule, the rock, romeo and juliet, secrets and lies, shine, showgirls, the silences of the palace, stealing beauty, toy story, trainspotting, welcome to the dollhouse

1997: air force one, as good as it gets, austin powers, boogie nights, the boxer, chasing amy, contact, face-off, fast,cheap and out of control, the fifth element, the full monty, funny games, good will hunting, happy together, hard eight, the ice storm, in the company of men, insomnia, kama sutra: a tale of love, the kingdom II, l.a. confidential, lolita, lost highway, the lost world, mrs. brown, schizopolis, starship troopers, the sweet hereafter, taste of cherry, titanic, wag the dog

1998: affliction, antz, armageddon, babe: pig in the city, bulworth, the celebration, elizabeth, fear and loathing in las vegas, forgotten silver, gods and monsters, happiness, the idiots, life is beautiful, out of sight, pi, pleasnatville, rushmore, saving private ryan, shakespear in love, a simple plan, there's something about mary, the thin red line, the truman show, waking ned devine, what dreams may come

1999: american beauty, american movie, american pimp, any given sunday, being john malkovich, the blair witch project, bringing out the dead, dogma, existenz, eyes wide shut, fight club, ghost dog, the insider, the limey, the matrix, mr. death, the phantom menace, ratcatcher, ravenous, the straight story, sunshine, titus, toy story 2

2000: almost famous, amores perros, beau travail, best in show, billy elliot, cast away, the cell, chicken run, chuck and buck, the ontender, crouching tiger,hidden dragon, dancer in the dark, dark days, erin brockovich, the eyes of tammy faye, george washington, ghost dog, gladiator, high fidelity, in the mood for love, nurse betty, o brother,where art thou?, pollick, quills, requiem for a dream, shadow of the vampire, small time crooks, state and main, sunshine, thirteen days, tigerland, timecode, traffic, wonder boys, yi yi, you can count on me

2001: a.i. artifical intelligence, amelie, amores perros, a beautiful mind, in the bedroom, the lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring, from hell, ghost world, gosford park, the man who wasn't there, monster's ball, memento, moulin rouge, mulholland dr., the royal tenenbaums, startup.com time and tide, waking life

2002: about schmidt, adaptation, atanarjuat, the fast runner, attack of the clones, bolwing for columbine, catch me if you can, chicago, confessions of a dangerous mind, far from heaven, gangs of new york, the hours, human nature, ivans xtc., the kid stays in the picture, the lord of the rings: the two towers, minority report, my big fat greek wedding, narc, one hour photo, panic room, the pianist, punch-drunk love, road to perdition, russian ark, secretary, signs, spellbound, spider-man, spirited away, sunshine state, talk to her, 13 conversations about one thing, 24 hour party people, unfaithful, y tu mama tambien

2003: american splendor, bad santa, the barbarian invasion, big fish, capturing the friedmans, city of god, cold mountain, the cooler, dirty pretty things, dogville, the dreamers, elephant, elf, finding nemo, the fog of war, girl with a pearl earring, house of sand and fog, in america, kill bill vol. 1, the last samurai, the lord of the rings: the return of the king, lost in translation, the man on the train, the man without a past, master and commander: the far side of the world, the matrix reloaded, the matrix revolutions monster, mystic river, northfork, owning mahoney, peter pan, pirates of the caribbean: the curse of the black pearl, school of rock, seabiscuit, shattered glass, spider, the station agent, swimming pool, the tripletts of bellville, 28 days later, 21 grams, whale rider, winged migration

2004: dear wendy, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, i,robot, kill bill vol. 2, manderlay, the passion of the christ, spartan


Senior HTF Member
Nov 4, 2000
I just very quickly browsed through it (not very easy to read) but you might want to add the Matrix to 1999 :).

This is a daunting task you're putting upon yourself, you have at the very least 3000 films on that list. I would suggest either the S&S challenge, the AFI challenges, or both, at least they are limited to actual essential viewings!


Randall Dorr

Second Unit
Dec 11, 2000
Added all three Matrix films. (and Finding Nemo)

This isn't really meant to be a challenge. Many of these films I've already seen. And I'm sure there are quite a few that have never been released on any home video format.

I just wanted a list that had an overview of cinema. Once it's filled out to my satisfaction, I'll print it out, cross off the films I've seen, and seek out the others, if possible.

Patrick McCart

Senior HTF Member
May 16, 2001
Northern Virginia
Real Name
Patrick McCart
You might want to add...

The Thin Man (1934)
Ben-Hur (1925)
Goldfinger (1964)
Safety Last (1924)
Speedy (1928)
Top Secret! (1984)

and if you can track down the workprint on VHS, look for The Thief and the Cobbler. That's one of the best kept secrets of animation. (DO NOT watch Miramax's video. It's redubbed and re-edited)

chris rick

Second Unit
Sep 20, 1999
Wow! You are a better man than I if you can watch that entire list in an entire lifetime--whew. Anyway, quite a list there. If I may suggest one that is truly ESSENTIAL viewing, see Walkabout if you haven't. IMO, it's one of the best films ever made, and one of the least seen on the list of "great" films.

george kaplan

Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
1927 - The Ring
1933 - The Kennel Murder Case
1935 - The 39 Steps
1935 - The Bride of Frankenstein
1937 - The Awful Truth
1938 - You Can't Take It With You
1939 - Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Cary T

Feb 21, 2002
You only have Chungking Express, so that means you're missing a few more Wong Kar-Wai films :).

Days of Being Wild (1991)
Ashes of Time (1994)
Happy Together (1997)
In The Mood For Love (2000)

A few more non-Wong Kar-Wai films I recommend to add.

Ratcatcher (1999)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Spellbound (2002 or 2003?)

george kaplan

Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
1940 - The Shop Around the Corner
1940 - The Great Dictator
1940 - Pinocchio
1940 - The Philadelphia Story
1941 - Dumbo
1942 - The Talk of the Town
1942 - Saboteur
1942 - Bambi
1942 - Sullivan's Travels
1943 - Shadow of a Doubt
1944 - Arsenic & Old Lace
1944 - Going My Way
1944 - To Have & Have Not
1945 - Road to Utopia
1946 - Gilda
1946 - It's a Wonderful Life
1947 - Miracle on 34th Street
1947 - The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
1947 - Odd Man Out
1947 - The Bishop's Wife
1947 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1948 - Key Largo
1948 - Sorry, Wrong Number
1949 - In the Good Old Summertime
1949 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court


Senior HTF Member
Apr 7, 2000
That list is not an easy read. Dress it up some and I'll continue on through your list. I just got up through the 40's before a migraine set in.

1924 - Siegfried, Kriemhild's Revenge
1931 - Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde
1932 - Freaks, The Old Dark House
1933 - Island of Lost Souls, The Invisible Man, Mystery of the Wax Museum
1934 - The Black Cat
1939 - Beau Geste, The Roaring Twenties, Only Angels Have Wings, Son of Frankenstein
1940 - The Mark of Zorro, The Sea Hawk, The Great McGinty,
1941 - The Devil and Daniel Webster, 49th Parallel
1942 - The Palm Beach Story, The Black Swan
1943 - Shadow of a Doubt, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Ox-Bow Incident,
1945 - The Body Snatcher
1949 - She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

george kaplan

Senior HTF Member
Mar 14, 2001
1950 - Harvey
1950 - Cinderella
1951 - Scrooge
1951 - The African Queen
1952 - Pat & Mike
1953 - Roman Holiday
1953 - Stalag 17
1953 - Peter Pan
1954 - White Christmas
1955 - Lady & the Tramp
1955 - Mister Roberts
1955 - The Trouble With Harry
1956 - The Ten Commandments
1957 - An Affair to Remember
1957 - Witness for the Prosecution
1957 - The Desk Set
1958 - Indiscreet
1959 - Pillow Talk
1959 - Operation Petticoat
1959 - Ben-Hur
1959 - Sleeping Beauty

Randall Dorr

Second Unit
Dec 11, 2000
That list is not an easy read. Dress it up some and I'll continue on through your list.
I've added spaces between each year (except some of the earliest ones), but beyond that what can I do?

I do have another list of films that I have seen and recommend. All the letters are lower case except the first one of every title. That way, when you see a capital letter, you know it's the beginning of a new title.

Instead of:
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
the adventures of baron munchausen

The adventures of baron munchausen

Jack Theakston

Supporting Actor
Aug 3, 2003
New York
Real Name
Jack Theakston
There are some films on your list that I have to disagree with "having" to see personally, since they're not very good and not worth anyone's time in seeing. There are a lot of films that are historically important, but fall under this category. However, it's your list, so I won't nitpick.

Here are some additions of my own that you've left out (including aforementioned "historical importance). I've mainly focused on pre-sound films, but added just a few of my own taste as well:

1894 - Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (or Fred Ott's Sneeze)
1895 - Dickson's Experimental Sound Film
1907 - The Red Spectre
1908 - The Thieving Hand
1909 - The Curtain Pole
1910 - Faithful
1912 - The Girl and Her Trust
1912 - A Beast at Bay
1912 - Les Amours de la Reine Élisabeth
1912 - An Unseen Enemy
1912 - The Musketeers of Pig Alley
1913 - The Massacre
1913 - Suspense
1913 - The Reformers
1914 - Making a Living
1914 - The Squaw Man
1914 - Judith of Bethulia
1915 - Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco
1915 - The Juggernaut
1915 - The Cheat
1916 - Extra Man and the Milk-Fed Lion
1916 - Fatty and Mabel Adrift
1916 - He Did and He Didn't
1916 - Movie Star
1916 - Hell's Hinges
1916 - Children in the House
1916 - The Floorwalker
1916 - Civilization
1916 - Tom's Strategy
1916 - The Return of Draw Egan
1916 - The Pawnshop
1916 - Luke's Movie Muddle
1916 - The Rink
1917 - A Pullman Bride
1917 - Joan the Woman
1917 - Teddy at the Throttle
1917 - Straight Shooting
1917 - Coney Island
1917 - Blue Jeans
1918 - Stella Maris
1918 - My Four Years in Germany
1918 - Hearts of the World
1918 - The Lady of the Dugout
1918 - The Bond
1918 - The Heart of Humanity
1919 - Daddy-Long-Legs
1919 - Blind Husbands
1919 - Male and Female
1919 - Eyes of Youth
1919 - Heart o' the Hills
1920 - Suds
1920 - Why Change Your Wife?
1920 - One Week
1920 - Way Down East
1920 - Life of the Party
1921 - The Kid
1921 - Forbidden Fruit
1921 - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
1921 - The Three Musketeers
1921 - Little Lord Fauntleroy
1921 - Never Weaken
1921 - The Sheik
1922 - Merry-Go-Round
1922 - Shadows
1922 - Manslaughter
1922 - Robin Hood
1922 - Down to the Sea in Ships
1923 - Around the World in Eighteen Days
1923 - The Covered Wagon
1923 - Safety Last!
1923 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1923 - Scaramouche
1923 - Zaza
1923 - The Extra Girl
1923 - Flaming Youth
1923 - Our Hospitality
1923 - The Ten Commandments
1924 - The Thief of Bagdad
1924 - The Enchanted Cottage
1924 - Manhandled
1924 - Monsieur Beaucaire
1924 - The Iron Horse
1924 - Hot Water
1924 - A Sainted Devil
1925 - Greed
1925 - Seven Chances
1925 - The Merry Widow
1925 - The King on Main Street
1925 - Little Annie Rooney
1925 - Big Parade
1925 - The Eagle
1925 - Stage Struck
1925 - The Plastic Age
1925 - Tumbleweeds
1925 - Ben-Hur
1926 - Mare Nostrum
1926 - Dancing Mothers
1926 - The Black Pirate
1926 - Ella Cinders
1926 - The Son of the Sheik
1926 - Mantrap
1926 - So This Is Paris
1926 - The Devil Horse
1926 - The Strong Man
1926 - The Temptress
1926 - The Winning of Barbara Worth
1926 - The Great K & A Train Robbery
1926 - What Price Glory
1926 - Old Ironsides
1926 - The Fire Brigade
1926 - Flesh and the Devil
1927 - Play Safe
1927 - The General
1927 - It
1927 - The Love of Sunya
1927 - The Beloved Rogue
1927 - The King of Kings
1927 - Children of Divorce
1927 - Wings
1927 - Potseluj Meri Pikford
1927 - Sunrise
1927 - Man, Woman and Sin
1927 - The Gaucho
1927 - Love
1928 - Sadie Thompson
1928 - Four Sons
1928 - The Crowd
1928 - The Trail of '98
1928 - Lights of New York
1928 - The Mysterious Lady
1928 - Lilac Time
1928 - The Singing Fool
1928 - The Wedding March
1928 - Show People
1928 - The Wind, The
1928 - A Woman of Affairs
1929 - Queen Kelly
1929 - The Iron Mask
1929 - Big Business
1929 - The Black Watch
1929 - Noah's Ark
1929 - The Hollywood Revue of 1929
1929 - His Glorious Night
1929 - The Saturday Night Kid
1930 - Peacock Alley
1930 - The Sky Hawk
1930 - Anna Christie
1930 - Redemption
1930 - Show Girl in Hollywood
1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 - Whoopie!
1931 - The Viking
1932 - Two Seconds
1932 - The Hatchet Man
1933 - Footlight Parade
1933 - Doctor X
1934 - Dames
1936 - Charge of the Light Brigade

Please excuse any repeats/errors. This is mostly copied from a list that I made a while ago. I could go further, but these are the truly important films.


Jan 10, 2003
Wow. I missed this thread before it petered out. I'll post my comments etc. later as soon I come back from work. I think reading every film in your essential viewing list is a bigger challenge than watching every film in the Sight & Sound greatest films list. :)

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