Yet Another Filmlist

Those "top 100" lists? Useless. They’re usually silly (not to those who make them, but they are silly), over-rated films or , still worse, rehashes of the most popular films and include such abysmal tripe as Titanic, Chocolat, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Finding Private Ryan (that’s not right, is it? Oh, "Saving"), all films that cash-in on cliches, bad writing, and, well, hope the negatives get lost.

Here’s a list of films I have liked. Alphabetically ordered so that you, yes you, may decide where they belong. Oh, if there is a recent version of the film, well, just assume this list always refers to the originals, unless otherwise noted.

I know I’ll catch flack for what I have included and the obvious holes, but it isn’t like this is all I do, this "list thing", this is, hell, this is a service, something extra. An effort, perhaps albeit a small one, but an effort will be made to add some editorializing, some mention of quality. But not today. Today, you get the stinking list and a harsh "be off" ‘else it’s the back of me hand!

12 Angry Men
12 Monkeys
2001: A Space Odessy

About A Boy
Adaptation 
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The
Affair to Remember, An
After Life
Afterhours
Alien
Aliens
All The President's Men
Altered States
Amelie
American Beauty
American Graffiti
Americanization of Emily, The
Amores Perros
An American Werewolf in London
...And Justice For All
Annie Hall
Any Given Sunday
Apocalypse Now

Babe
Back to the Future
Barefoot in the Park
Being John Malkovich
Being There
Best in Show
Better Off Dead
Big Chill, The
Big Sleep, The
Billy Elliot
Birdy
Blade Runner
Blue Velvet
Bonnie and Clyde
Bound
Brazil
Bridge Over the River Kwai, The
Broadcast News 
Brother from another planet
Buffalo 66
Bullit
Buloxie Blues
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butcher Boy

Candidate, The
Casablanca
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Catpeople
Charade
Charly
Children of a Lesser God
Chinatown
Cinema Paradisio (with reservations)
Citizen Kane
Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Conversation, The
Coolhand Luke
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Cruel Intentions
Cruising
Crying Game

Dark Star (forgive me!)
Dave
Day the Earth Stood Still, The
Dead Alive
Deadzone
Deer Hunter, The
Deliverance
Die Hard
Dirty Hairy
Dog Day Afternoon
Double Indemnity
Dr.Strangelove
Driving Miss Daisy

Ed Wood
Election
Elephant Man
English Patient
ET
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 
Exorcist, The

Failsafe
Fandango
Fantastic Journey
Fargo
Father Goose
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Field of Dreams
Fight Club
Finding Nemo
Fish Called Wanda
Forgiven
Frankenstein
Freaks
French Connection
From Beyond
From Here to Eternity
From Russia With Love
Fugitive, The

Glengarry Glenn Ross
Go
Gods and Monsters
Goldfinger
Goodbye MrChips
Graduate, The
Great Dictator
Great Escape, The
Groundhog Day

Hairspray
Halloween
Harold and Maude
Harvey
Heart and Souls
Heathers
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Hidden, The (hasn't aged well)
High Fidelity
His Girl Friday
Hud
Hudsucker Proxy, The
Hustler, The

Incredibles, The
Incredible Shrinking Man
Indiscrete
Iron Giant
It Happened One Night
It's A Wonderful Life

James Bonds with Sean Connery
Jaws
Jeremiah Johnson

Kelly's Heroes
King Kong (original)
Kiss of the Spiderwoman

Ladykillers, The (1955)
LA Confidential
Last Emperor, The
Last Tango in Paris
Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951)
Lawrence of Arabia
Le Femme Nikitta
Lemon Drop Kid
Lilies
Limelight
Longest Yard
Longtime Companion
Looking for Mr Goodbar

Mad Max
Magnificent Seven
Maltese Falcon, The
Man in the White Suit, The (1951)
Man With Two Brains
Manchurian Candidate
Marathon Man
Mary Poppins
M*A*S*H
Matrix
Memento
Men In Black
Miami Blues
Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Express
Midnight Run
Miracle on 34th Street
Misery
Moderns, The
Monty Python's Holy Grail
Monty Python's Meaning of Life
Ms.Firecracker
Muppet Movie

Natural, The
Network
Nightmare Before Christmas
North by Northwest
Notorious

Ocean's Eleven
Omen, The
On Golden Pond
On the Waterfront
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Only Eagles Dare
Operation Petticoat
Ordinary People

Paper chase
Papillion
Philidelphia Story
Pink Panther
Place in the Sun, A
Planet of the Apes
Platoon
Player, The
Poseidon Adventure
Princess Bride
Priscella, Queen of the Desert
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Punch-Drunk Love
Purple Rose of Cairo

Quizshow

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raising Arizona
Rear Window
Reds
Reservoir Dogs
Risky Business
Robocop (hmmm, am I serious about this?)
Rocky
Roman Holiday

Sabrina
Scarface
Schindler's List
Seconds
Secrets & Lies
Serial Mom
Serpico
Seven
Seven Samari
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Shawshank Redemption
Shining, The
Silence of the Lambs
Silverado
Sixth Sense
Sleuth
Some Like It Hot (1959)
South Park: the Movie
Stalag 13
Stand By Me
Star is Born, A
Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn
Star Wars
Sting, The
Streetcar Named Desire
Sunset Boulevard

Taxi Driver
Terminator
Terms of Endearment
Texas Chainsaw
Thin Man, The
Third Man, The
Three Days of the Condor
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Time Bandits (1981)
To Catch a Thief
To Kill A Mockingbird
Tootsie (1982)
Torch Song Trilogy
Toy Story
Trainspotting
Tremors
Trial at Nurenberg
Trip to Bountiful
Trouble With Harry, The (1955)
True Grit (only for the line "fill your hands you son-of-a-bitch")
Tucker

Untouchables
Usual Suspects

Verdict, The

Wait Until Dark
War of the Worlds (so campy, but those sounds, those ships!)
Way We Were, The
Wedding Banquet
Welcome To the Dollhouse
Westworld
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf
Wings of Desire
Witness
Witness For the Prosecution, The
Wizard of Oz
World According to Garp

X-men

Young Lions, The

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