1776 (1972, Peter Hunt)
12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
25th Hour (2002, Spike Lee)
39 Steps, The (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)
400 Blows, The (1959, Francois Truffaut)
8 ½ (1963, Federico Fellini)

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948, Charles Barton)
About Schmidt (2002, Alexander Payne)
Abyss, The (1989, James Cameron)
Accidental Tourist, The (1988, Lawrence Kasdan)
Adam’s Rib (1949, George Cukor)
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension, The (1984, W. D. Richter )
Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The (1994, Stephen Elliot )
Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938, Michael Curtiz and William Keighley)
African Queen, The (1951, John HUSTON)
Aguirre, the Wrath Of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
Airplane! (1980, Jim Abrahams, Jerry and David Zucker)
Airport (1970, George Seaton)
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990, Akira Kurosawa)
Aladdin (1992, Ron Clements and John Musker)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974, Raimer Werner Fassbinder)
Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
Aliens (1986, James Cameron)
All About My Mother (1999, Pedro Almodovar)
All the President’s Men (1976, Alan J. Pakula)
Almost Famous (2000, Cameron Crowe)
Amadeus (1984, Milos Foreman)
Amelie (2001, Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
American Beauty (1999, Sam Mendes)
American Graffiti (1973, George Lucas)
American Movie (1999, Chris Smith)
American Pie (1999, Paul Weitz)
American President, The (1995, Rob Reiner)
American Werewolf in London (1981, John Landis)
American in Paris, An (1951, Vincente Minnelli)
Anastasia (1997, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman)
Animal House (1978, John Landis)
Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
Apartment, The (1960, Billy Wilder)
Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Frank Capra)
Arthur (1981, Steve Gordon)
Auntie Mame (1958, Morton DeCosta)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997, Jay Roach)

Back to the Future (1985, Robert Zemeckis)
Bad & The Beautiful, The (1952, Vincente Minnelli)
Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
Baise Moi (2000, Virginie Despentes and Coralie)
Bandits (2001, Barry Levinson)
Battle Of Algiers (1965, Gillo Pontecorvo)
Battle Royale (2000, Kinji Fukasaku)
Beauty and the Beast (1946, Jean Cocteau)
Beavis & Butt-Head Do America (1997, Mike Judge and Yvette Kaplan)
Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater)
Being John Malkovich (1999, Spike Jonze)
Bell, Book and Candle (1958, Richard Quine)
Belle de Jour (1967, Luis Bunuel)
Ben Hur (1959, William Wyler)
Best in Show (2000, Christopher Guest)
Big Boss, The (1971, Wei Lo)
Big Gundown, The (1966, Sergio Sollima)
Big Lebowski, The (1997, The Coen Brothers)
Big Red One, The (1980, Samuel Fuller)
Big Sleep, The (1946, Howard Hawks)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986, John Carpenter)
Birdman of Alcatraz, The (1962, John Frankenheimer)
Black Narcissus (1947, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Black Sunday (1960, Mario Bava)
Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
Blazing Saddles (1974, Mel Brooks)
Blithe Spirit (1945, David Lean)
Blood Feast (1963, Herschell Gordon Lewis)
Blood of the Poet (1930, Jean Cocteau)
Blood Simple (1984, The Coen Brothers)
Blow Out (1981 Brian De Palma)
Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
Blues Brothers, The (1980, John Landis)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
Boogie Nights (1997, Paul Thomas Anderson)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989, Oliver Stone)
Born Yesterday (1950, George Cukor)
Bourne Identity, The (2002, Doug Liman)
Bowfinger (1999, Steve Martin)
Braveheart (1995, Mel Gibson)
Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, Blake Edwards)
Breakfast Club, The (1985, John Hughes)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
Bride with White Hair (1993, Ronny Yu)
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957, David Lean)
Bringing Out The Dead (1999, Martin Scorsese)
Broadcast News (1987, James L. Brooks)
Brood, The (1979, David Cronenberg)
Bruiser (2000, George Romero)
Bullet for the General, A (1967, Damiano Damiani)
Bullet in the Head (1990, John Woo)
Bullitt (1968, Peter Yates)
Bulworth (1998, Warren Beatty)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, George Roy Hill)
Butcher Boy, The (1997, Neil Jordan)

Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, The (1920, Robert Wiene)
Caddyshack (1980, Harold Ramis)
Cannibal Ferox (1981, Umberto Lenzi)
Captain Blood (1935, Michael Curtiz)
Capturing the Friedmans (2003, Andrew Jarecki)
Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
Casino (1995, Martin Scorsese)
Castle Cagliostro (1979, Hayao Miyazaki)
Castle, The (1997, Rob Sitch)
Catch Me If You Can (2002, Steven Spielberg)
Cell, The (2000, Tarsem Singh)
Changing Lanes (2002, Roger Michell)
Chasing Amy (1997, Kevin Smith)
Chicago (2002, Rob Marshall)
Chicken Run (2000, Nick Park and Peter Lord)
Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
Chinese Connection, The (1972, Wei Lo)
Chinese Ghost Story, A (1987, Siu-Tung Ching)
Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar Wai)
Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
City of God (2002, Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund)
City of Lost Children, The (1995, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro)
Clerks (1994, Kevin Smith)
Clockwork Orange, A (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, Steven Spielberg)
Color Purple, The (1985, Steven Spielberg)
Conan the Barbarian (1982, John Milius)
Conqueror Worm, The (1968, Michael Reeves)
Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
Contender, The (2000, Rod Lurie)
Conversation, The (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
Cookie’s Fortune (1999, Robert Altman)
Cool Hand Luke (1967, Stuart Rosenberg)
Cooler, The (2003, Wayne Kramer)
Cube (1997, Vincenzo Natali)
Curse of the Werewolf (1961, Terence Fisher)

Dark City (1998, Alex Proyas)
Das Boot (1981, Wolfgang Peterson)
Dave (1993, Ivan Reitman)
Dawn of the Dead (1977, George Romero)
Day at the Races, A (1937, Sam Wood)
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951, Robert Wise)
Dead Alive (1992, Peter Jackson)
Dead Or Alive (1999, Takashi Miike)
Death Race 2000 (1975, Paul Bartel)
Death Wish (1974, Michael Winner)
Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981, Penelope Spheeris)
Deep Red (1975, Dario Argento)
Delicatessen (1991, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro)
Deliverance (1972, John Boorman)
Desperate Living (1977, John Waters)
Devils, The (1971, Ken Russell)
Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan)
Diner (1982, Barry Levinson)
Dinner Game, The (1998, Francis Veber)
Dirty Harry (1971, Don Siegel)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet)
Dogma (1999, Kevin Smith)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001, Stacy Peralta)
Dolemite (1975, D’Urville Martin)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
Dressed to Kill (1980, Brian De Palma)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989, Bruce Beresford)
Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
Duel (1971, Steven Spielberg)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Steven Spielberg)
Easy Rider (1969, Dennis Hopper)
Ed Wood (1994, Tim Burton)
Edward Scissorhands (1990, Tim Burton)
Election (1999, Alexander Payne)
Elephant Man, The (1980, David Lynch)
Emperor’s New Groove, The (2000, Mark Dindal)
Empire Records (1995, Allan Moyle)
Enter the Dragon (1973, Robert Clouse)
Escape from New York (1981, John Carpenter)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972, Woody Allen)
Evil Dead, The (1981, Sam Raimi)
Evil Dead II (1987, Sam Raimi)
Excalibur (1981, John Boorman)
eXistenZ (1999, David Cronenberg)
Exorcist, The (1973, William Friedkin)
Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Bunuel)
Eyes Without A Face (1960, Georges Franju)

The list continues in part three of BACK TALK’S TOP 500 FILMS>>>

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