Come one come all, I want all you regular users to participate and I expect many will, to our very own forum user’s MUBI best-of list/awards/heinous crime against cinemanity, as we all collectively organize and decide on a top twenty films—only twenty—to represent us. Impossible, you say? Ridiculous, you say? Well I’ve done this on other forums before to much success and discussion, and the more you participate, the more the list turns out to your liking. Those who do not participate have nothing to complain about in the final reckoning.
Unlike other sites, however, The MUBI Forum User’s Top 20 Movie List, Curated by DiB will get its own list page. This will be to perpetuity! (Or as long as Mubi exists). Do you not understand the importance? It’s so important, we might have to do it again! (Depending on how it turns out and whether we really want to go through the stress periodically.) Alright then, it’s time to talk about:
HOW THIS WILL WORK:
Before I begin, I invented this process. No, the process itself is not up for debate. Only the movies are.
Part A: SUBMISSIONS
Well, first off we need your own personal top twenty movies of all time, of course! What will I do with all of your top twenty lists? I will arrange them in one giant humongous everybody list in the order they were submitted. That is very, very important information right there in italics. It means that the sooner you submit your list, the higher on the list your films are from the get-go. This becomes important later. It also means that if you try to be cute and submit more than 20 movies, I will stop recording them after the twentieth and the others will be dropped. That means if you really really for reals reals cannot decide on a tie between two movies in spot 20, the first one you type out wins if you type out both. If you submit a list of 21 movies, the last listed one will be dropped. If you submit a list of 1029642 movies, the last 1029622 will be dropped. TOP TWENTY. 20. Two-zero. No exceptions. (If you list less than 20 then cute, you’re an exception).
Do You Mean Top Films or Favorite Films or Best Films or What?
I don’t care. You decide. It won’t matter in the end, trust me.
Must my films be different than others listed?
Aha. It’s up to you. However, be mindful of the fact that duplicates on the long-form list will ascend to the top of the list. Again, this becomes important later. I’ll explain how.
Do they have to be feature length/short? B+W/Color? Distributed or on YouTube? Real or I made it up?
I don’t care. Just realize that by the nature of the beast, the less a movie is seen the quicker it’ll drop off the list. This is a shared list and there just ain’t no way around that. But keep in mind, if it’s really really accessible (say, on YouTube), then we could all see it! But then more of us could potentially hate it and it drop off faster. So really, don’t worry so much about that and just worry about putting out your strongest 20 for yourself.
What will be done with my list?
Well let me tell you:
Part B: THE LONGFORM LIST
One week from today, the posting of this post, the thing that you are reading, I will publish the longform list. Anyone who submits their top twenty after the posting of the longform list is shit out of luck. But they can still vote. Everyone can vote without submitting lists, and everyone can submit lists and then not vote. I don’t care. But there will be rules.
Right then, the longform list. It will contain every single movie listed from all of your top twenties. It will be listed in the order you listed them. It will be listed in the order the lists are received. Every movie will start out with five (5) points. Duplicate listings will give +2 per duplicate to the movie title. That means if I list Blade Runner (which I will by the way) and someone else lists Blade Runner, it starts out with 7 points. If another after that lists Blade Runner, it starts out with a staggering 9 points. And so on.
Thus, if you want more diversity on the list, go right ahead and choose movies other than what other users have chosen. However, just remember that in the long run, we’re only going to have only twenty and only that amount only. So much of what you love will drop off the list. It will be painful, it will create a lot of debate, but from experience it will also be a lot of fun and get people really, really excited. So choose what you’d like and let’s make this longform list quite long.
Part C: THE VOTES
One week from today, after the publication of the longform list, we begin daily voting. By daily voting, I mean that each day whenever I have a chance, I come online and I tally all the votes, and then I announce another day of v oting. Each user, if this is not self-evident, gets to vote only once per day. I will enforce this by not counting multiple votes per day from the same user, literally just ignoring double-votes until those that come after my announcement for the next round.
Here is what this will look like:
DiB: “(Longform List): Round 1: Vote!”
People: votes votes votes votes
DiB: “(Longform List edited to new votes): Round 2: Vote!”
People: more votes more votes more votes
and so on. The list will be updated each and every new round because these votes, they change the very nature of the list.
How Will We Vote?
I’m glad you asked. Here is how you will vote:
+2 (movie you want to promote)
-1 (movie you don’t want on the list)
-1 (a second movie, not duplicate of the one above, that you don’t want on the list).
YES. You vote for three movies, one to get two points, two to lose a point. YOU CANNOT VOTE -2 TO ONE MOVIE DURING A SINGLE ROUND. It is forbidden, by which mean I’ll simply ignore it and give -1 to the movie and not another -1 anywhere else on the list for that vote. YOU CANNOT VOTE +1 TO TWO SEPARATE MOVIES. I’ll just give +2 to the first movie you voted positively, and ignore the second. As I’ve said, I’ve done this before and I know people’s tendencies to try to push the rules. It takes a bit getting used to at first, but I know shenanigans when I see them! Once you get the hang of it, they make a lot of sense.
So, Wait, Hold On… What Do These Votes Do?
This is the beauty of how it works.
Okay, so the longform list is published with all duplicates at the top and everyone else’s individual choices below, in the order they were posted. Remember that? So the NEGATIVE VOTES force movies further down on the list, and the POSITIVE VOTES send them higher. How much higher or lower? To the next available numerical order that they are listed:
Seven Samurai 7 pointsSeventh Seal 7 pointsFive Fingers of Fate 5 pointsFive Easy Pieces 5 pointsThree Men and a Baby 4 pointsThree Faces of Eve 4 pointsHoles 3 points.
Some user gives: +2 Five Easy Pieces, -1 Seventh Seal, -1 Three Men and a Baby.
Longform list adjusted:
Seven Samurai 7 pointsFive Easy Pieces 7 pointsSeventh Seal 6 pointsFive Fingers of Fate 5 pointsThree Faces of Eve 4 pointsThree Men and a Baby 3 points.Holes 3 points.
You’ll notice that Five Easy Pieces is still underneath Seven Samurai despite equal points. This is because Five Easy Pieces got to seven points LATER than Seven Samurai did. It ascended to the level 7s, but is lower than the movies that were already level 7. Meanwhile, Three Men and a Baby are at the top of the level 3s. This is because Holes had been voted down much earlier, so is obviously (right?!) much more initially detested than Three Men and a Baby.
Point of clarity: this system sounds confusing as all hell right now. Once you see it in action two, three votes in a row, it’ll make a lot of sense. You’ll see it work.
But why is it like that?
One, because it creates an easy method of elimination. Two, because it helps us organize the list. It means that if there is a point of contention between which is better of two similarly scored movies, someone can just vote one movie up and the other down. It means the final twenty will be the final twenty in order.
Part D: THE ELIMINATIONS
Some of you see where this is going and some of you are still wondering how voting movies around are going to hew the hundreds of movies we collectively love into twenty short painfully narrow selections. Again it has to do with the point structure.
If a movie ends a round with zero points or less, it drops off the list.
This means it cannot be voted on again. It is not part of the final list. It is but a memory, a fragment of the list’s past potential. IT’S GONE. Most importantly, since every single movie is SOMEONE’s favorite and so every single drop is painful, IT’S NOT COMING BACK. Not even if every person in the next round voted +2 for it, ‘cause I’d ignore every single one of those +2 votes for a movie that is no longer on the list. Because of that, beware what has dropped off the list previous rounds. You don’t want to waste a vote.
SO, think about it for a moment. When choosing what to vote on, you want to get as many movies you don’t like off the list, whilst making yours go higher. However, you also want to protect those that you see are getting negative votes. Do you vote a movie higher initially, or try to protect as many as you can? Do you vote earlier to ensure placement on the list, or wait until you see how other people are voting? Believe me when I say that this dynamic becomes one of the more fun aspects of this game, as people try to maneuver their votes. But don’t vote too late, else another round may start before you get to vote at all.
Also, eventually it will no longer be “zero or less at the end of the round”, but will become “the second it reaches zero by votes.” Why?
Part E: INSTANT DEATH
Y’see guys the thing is that if five people do this, that’s already ~100 movies we’re dealing with, which means 80 must be eliminated, and at them only receiving -1 per vote and other people being protectionists about it, sometimes movies just aren’t dropping off the list.
Which is why as this game progresses, it accelerates. And it accelerates directly proportionally to how long it’s taking for stuff to drop off the list.
From experience, there is almost always an initial five six movies that everyone but the one user who listed it hates, like a Michael Bay film or something, that gets immediately attacked and disappears. That’s great. But it doesn’t take that long until nothing is dropping because nobody will let it. At that point, two things happen:
1) The bottom movie on the list at the end of the voting round, no matter how many points it has, drops.
2) Any movie that gets zero or less points by vote DURING the round, drops, before any more positive votes pull it back up.
How careful are you guys at reading rules? If you’ve read 1 and 2 carefully, you’ll understand that that means any movie that gets zero or less drops BEFORE the end of the voting round, which means the lowest movie on the list drops AFTER that movie has already dropped—two movies disappear in a single go!
And yes, if that doesn’t make the game move fast enough once it gets to that point, it gets even faster.
Part F: THE FINAL ROUNDS
Are, actually, TBD as terms of rules go. Yet again experience has shown me that the functions of the game change, slightly, with each group of people I do it with. So by the time we get to, like, the last fifty, or forty, or THIRTY, or TWENTY FIVE , I will have to adjust the rules to make sure random stuff doesn’t screw up our ability to sort those dregging lasties into the best damn top 20 list an organization of random cinephiles can write. We don’t want something that’s had only 1 point forever but somehow amazingly never dropped off to suddenly become the top movie by some weird twist of fate. So the final rounds will be formulated as the list develops into the beautiful flower it’ll become.
Part G the Last: PUBLICATION
Publication of the list will be on a Mubi List. Go figure. There it will be for perpetuity, so that all of your complaints about what was lost will be forever rendered in the comments section. Also, on this thread, where I’m sure people’ll be discussing this event for generations and generations.
Right then. Without further ado, GIVE ME YOUR TOP TWENTY. Submissions due Tuesday, October 18th, at roughly 5pm UAE time, which is 8am Central Standard Time. Times will be approximate to whenever I’m around a computer with Internet access and time to count up all your votes, sorry.
WAIIIT! One Final Question: Will I Be Satisfied with this List?
Historically, the list has resulted in discussion wherein people have generally agreed upon three things: 1) It did not turn out the way they expected; 2) it doesn’t closely match their own personal choices; and 3) they are very proud of it.
3) Sans Soleil
4) Sherlock Jr.
5) Seven Samurai
6) Dog Star Man
7) Peeping Tom
8) Requiem for a Dream
9) Street of Crocodiles
10) The Shining
11) Born in Flames
12) Tetsuo: the Iron Man
14) Woman of the Dunes
15) Frames of Reference
16) The Incredibles
18) The Red and the White
19) Come and See
20) Last Year at Marienbad
Note I forgot to mention that please use most common usage when listing the movies, and no need to list directors or years. HOWEVER, if whatever you are listing has a remake, is a remake, or has another movie that is titled similarly, please give indication of which one you mean via parentheticals. Ex: Dawn of the Dead (original); Dawn of the Dead (Romero); Dawn of the Dead (1978), or Dawn of the Dead (the not stupid one).
That’s impossible. Ridiculous. But it sounds fun, so I’ll to be back with 20 titles soon.
1. Raising Arizona
2. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
3. Love and Death
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. Blue Velvet
7. Taxi Driver
8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
9. Soylent Green
10. Nights of Cabiria
12. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
13. Muriel’s Wedding
14. Cool Hand Luke
16. Support Your Local Sheriff
17. No Country for Old Men
18. Myra Breckinridge
20. There Will Be Blood
2) Taxi Driver
3) 2001: A Space Odyssey
4) Citizen Kane
6) Raiders of the Lost Ark
7) The Empire Strikes Back
8) Pulp Fiction
9) Star Wars
10) Apocalypse Now
11) The Godfather
12) The Third Man
14) Dr. Strangelove…
16) A Hard Day’s Night
17) Young Frankenstein
18) The Shining
19) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
20) Blazing Saddles
I love signing on when stuff like this gets going :) -
1. Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
2. Tale of the Wind
3. Godfather II
4. In The Mood For Love
6. The Age of the Earth
7. This Transient Life
8. The Cranes Are Flying
9. Brief Encounter
10. Top Hat
11. A Man Escaped
12. The Hour Of The Furnaces
13. Meghe Dhaka Tara
14. The Red and The White
15. The Cranes Are Flying
16. Picnic at Hanging Rock
17. Romance for Bugle
18. Harvest: 3000 Years
19. The Parallel Street
1. The Good The Bad and the Ugly
2. Nosferatu (Murnau)
3. Andrei Rublev
4. The General
5. Children of Paradise
6. A Time to Live and A Time To Die (Sirk)
7. Edvard Munch
8. Le Boucher
9. We Won’t Grow Old Together
11. Out of the Past
12. Treasure of The Sierra Madre
13. Screen Tests
14. Audition (Forman)
15. Vivre sa Vie
16. Coming Apart (Ginsberg)
17. Lola (Demy)
18. High Sierra
19. Day For Night
20. The Crucified Women
1) Taxi Driver
2) 2001: A Space Odyssey
3) The English Patient
5) Pulp Fiction
6) Boogie Nights
7) Rear Window
8) Star Wars
10) The Fellowship Of The Ring
11) Blade Runner
12) Raiders Of The Lost Ark
13) La Dolce Vita
14) A.I. Artificial Intelligence
17) Woman In The Dunes
20) Citizen Kane
01 The Color of Pomegranates
02 Khrustalyov, My Car!
03 El sur
05 The Mirror
06 This Transient Life
07 The Shiinomi School
08 Tokyo Story
09 Humanity and Paper Balloons
10 Taxi Driver
11 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
12 My Friend Ivan Lapshin
13 The Cremator
16 A Page of Madness
17 Woman in the Dunes
18 The Spirit of the Beehive
19 Werckmeister Harmonies
1 Black God, White Devil
2 Hour of the Furnaces
4 Red Psalm
5 Days of 36
6 Fanny and Alexander
7 Train of Shadows
8 The Cloud-Capped Star
12 A Story Written with Water
13 Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
14 La belle noiseuse
15 The Name of a River
18 The Double Life of Veronique
19 Woman in the Dunes
20 Few of Us
1) Annie Hall
2) A Woman Under the Influence
3) Scenes from a Marriage
4) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
5) Paris, Texas
6) Mulholland Drive
8) Trouble Every Day
9) Cries and Whispers
10) The Man Without a Past
12) Red Desert
13) Wendy and Lucy
14) McCabe & Mrs. Miller
16) A Place in the Sun
17) 3 Women
18) Splendor in the Grass
19) All That Heaven Allows
1.Eight and A Half (Fellini)
2.Face To Face (Bergman)
4.The Dupes (Salah)
5.Africa I Will Fleece You (Teno)
7.Dancing In the Rain (Hladnik)
8.Le Peau Trouee (Samani)
9.Beware of the Holy Whore (Fassbinder)
11.Shadow of the Forgotten Ancestors (Paradjanov)
12.The Treasure (Peries)
13.Days and Nights In the Forest (Ray)
14.Porn Theatre (Nolot)
15.Fuck Off Images Of Finland (Donner)
16.O Homem Do Pau Brasil (De Andrade)
18.Promised Land (Wajda)
19.Tony Manero (Larrain)
01. Sans soleil
03. Sansho the Bailiff
04. Au hasard Balthazar
06. 8 1/2
08. Grabbe’s Last Summer
09. Abraham’s Valley
10. A Dedicated Life
11. Harvest: 3000 Years
12. The Color of Pomegranates
13. In Search of Famine
14. When the Tenth Month Comes
16. The Sound of the Mountain
17. O Megalexandros
19. A Brighter Summer Day
02The Charles Bukowski Tapes
03Gone with the Wind
04The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
05Once Before I Die
06Follow Me Quietly
15Touch of Evil
17Birdemic: Shock and Terror
19Ghosts Can’t Do It
02. Sans Soleil
04. Alice in the Cities
06. Scenes from a Marriage
07. 8 1/2
08. Chungking Express
09. The Mother and the Whore
10. Godfather II
11. Pierrot Le Fou
12. The Hour of the Furnaces
13. Seven Samurai
14. Pather Panchali
16. Gates of Heaven
17. Claire’s Knee
18. Annie Hall
19. In the Mood for Love
20. Goodbye, Dragon Inn
1. the third man
2. out of the past
4. the godfather
5. treasure of the sierra madre
7. fanny and alexander
8. mccabe and mrs miller
9. seven samurai
10. the life of oharu
11. the man who shot liberty valance
12. jules and jim
13. the lady eve
14. spirit of the beehive
16. taxi driver
17. sunset blvd
20. late spring
i’m sure i’ll want to change half of them by tmrw :/
01. City Lights.
03. Eyes Wide Shut.
04. Murmur of the Heart.
05. Nights of Cabiria.
06. Mulholland Drive.
07. Forbidden Games.
08. The Third Man.
10. 3 Women.
11. Don’t Look Now.
12. Running on Empty.
13. Pink Floyd – The Wall.
15. East of Eden.
19. Fists in the Pocket.
2. The Mirror (Panahi)
3. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks
5. A Man there Was
6. The House (Bartas)
7. Landscape in the Mist
8. Syndromes and a Century
9. Damnation (Tarr)
10. Juvenile Court
11. The Pear Tree
14. Goodbye, Dragon Inn
15. The Age of the Earth
16. The Suspended Vocation
17. The Red and the White
18. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Python, Monty)
19. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
20. Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left for the East?
EDIT: Some great lists here already. I can’t believe Dib just made me make another ranked list. I haven’t done that in over a year.
1. Our Hospitality (Keaton)
2. Les Vampires (Feuillade)
3. Sunrise (Murnau)
4. Man of the West (Mann)
5. My Darling Clementine (Ford)
6. La VIe Boheme (Kaurismaki)
7. 40 Guns (Fuller)
8. Vera Cruz (Aldrich)
9. Bodu Saved From Drowning (Renoir)
10. Canyon Passage (Tourneur)
11. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone)
12. Anticipation of the Night (Brakhage)
13. Duelle (Rivette)
14. Manoel on the Island of MIracles (Ruiz)
15. RIde Lonesome (Boetticher)
16. The Naked Spur (Mann)
17. WIde Angle Saxon (Owen Land)
18. Sans Soleil (Marker)
19. The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (Kluge)
20. The Big Sky (Hawks)
Much fun, here’s my top twenty:
01. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)
02. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
03. Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch)
04. What Time Is It there? (Tsai-Ming Liang)
05. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray)
06. Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
07. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
08. Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard)
09. Assault on precint 13 (John Carpenter)
10. Badlands (Terrance Mallick)
11. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)
12. Night Of The Living Dead (George A. Romero)
13. Der Letze Man (F.W Murnau)
14. Stroszeck (Werner Herzog)
15. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant)
16. The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller)
17. Histoire(s) Du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard)
18. Matinee (Joe Dante)
19. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
20. La Ciénaga (Lucrecia Martel)
Oh, damn, I am a sucker for these things….
1. Black Narcissus
2. The Searchers
3. A Man Escaped
5. Meet Me in St. Louis
6. The Passion of Joan of Arc
8. The Shop Around the Corner
9. Days of Heaven
10. The Wild Child
11. Late Spring
12. Rear Window
13. Stars in My Crown
14. Mr. Thank You
15. The Purple Rose of Cairo
16. Before Sunrise
18. My Darling Clementine
19. The Apartment
20. Taxi Driver
Not exactly exciting stuff, but it’s exciting to me.
Top 20 (note: this is what I feel like making my top 20 right now. Tomorrow may be a different story. That’s how these things go, I guess.)
1. Sherlock Jr. -Buster Keaton
2. Orpheus -Jean Cocteau
3. Make Way For Tomorrow -Leo McCarey
4. Irreversible -Gaspar Noe
5. The Death Mills -Hanus Burger
6. Belle de Jour -Luis Bunuel
7. The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes -Stan Brakhage
8. The World’s Greatest Sinner -Timothy Carey
9. The Suspended Vocation -Raul Ruiz
10. The Doom Generation -Gregg Araki
11. Meditation on Violence -Maya Deren
12. L’Atalante -Jean Vigo
13. Theatre of Blood -Douglas Hickox
14. Bigger Than Life -Nicholas Ray
15. The Taking of Power By Louis XIV -Roberto Rossellini
16. Shadows -John Cassavetes
17. Daisies -Vera Chytilova
18. Shock Corridor -Samuel Fuller
19. Blood For Dracula -Paul Morrissey
20. Dogtooth -Giorgos Lanthimos
1. Possession (Zulawski)
2. L’important c’est d’aimer (Zulawski)
3. Face of Another (Teshigahara)
4. Touch of Evil (Welles)
5. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
6. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Lynch)
7. Gozu (Miike)
8. The Conformist (Bertolucci)
9. Mr. Arkadin (Welles)
10. Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno
11. Tenebrae (Argento)
12. Inferno (Argento)
13. Dressed to Kill (De Palma)
14. Branded to Kill (Suzuki)
15. Cold Fish (Sono)
16. A Snake of June (Tsukamoto)
17. Vengeance is Mine (Imamura)
18. Pale Flower (Shinoda)
19. Videodrome (Cronenberg)
20. Arrebato (aka Rapture; Zulueta)
1. Ajantrik (Ritwik Ghatak)
2. India: Matri Bhumi (Roberto Rossellini)
3. Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton)
4. Donkey in a Brahmin Village (John Abraham)
5. Humanity and Paper Balloons (Sadao Yamanaka)
6. Ornamental Hairpin (Hiroshi Shimizu)
7. Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura)
8. Boy (Nagisa Oshima)
9. Closely Watched Trains (Jiri Menzel)
10. Train of Shadows (Jose Luis Guerin)
11. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-Liang)
12. Pastoral: To Die in the Country (Shuji Terayama)
13. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
14. Lodz Symphony (Peter Hutton)
15. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais)
16. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi)
17. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo)
18. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
19. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
20. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Okay, I will go with as objective as possible… No. I won’t, not if someone is including Doom Generation (no offense James).
1- Apocalypse Now- Coppola
2- The Ice Storm- Lee
3- Miller’s Crossing- Coen Bros.
4- The Godfathers (I-II-III)- Coppola
5- Mean Streets- Scorsese
6- Trois Couleurs: Bleu- Kieslowski
7- Raging Bull- Scorsese
8- Medium Cool- Wexler
9- Se7en- Fincher
10- Europa Europa- Holland
11- Searching for Bobby Fischer- Zaillian
12- Persona- Bergman
13- The Elephant Man- Lynch
14- Amelie- Jeunet
15- Raise the Red Lantern- Zhang
16- Once Upon A Time in the West- Leone
17- Blade Runner- Scott
18- Last Exit to Brooklyn- Edel
19- Almost Famous- Crowe
20- The Company – Altman
@Arkadin: I came this close to putting Possession on my list.
Loving the diversity here. Looking at you, Uli.
EDIT: Nathan—The Passion of Joan of Arc almost made my list, too. Love that you have ET.
Searching for Bobby Fischer is da bomb!
Wait, do I sense sarcasm there, House? Blue loves to say I love Hollywood only
No—when I use sarcasm you can smell it.
EDIT: I love every movie on your list that I’ve seen, which is all but six.
1. The Godfather
2. A Woman Under the Influence
3. Taxi Driver
4. The Godfather Part II
5. Apocalypse Now
7. Dog Day Afternoon
8. The Long Goodbye
11. The Parallax View
12. The Battle of Algiers
13. The Shining
14. Le Samourai
15. Night and Fog
16. Paris, Texas
17. Annie Hall
18. All the President’s Men
19. Strangers on a Train
20. Lawrence of Arabia
Predictable but so what, this is all off the top of my head.