Papillon (1973, Franklin J. Schaffner)
Patton (1970, Franklin J. Schaffner)
Peking Opera Blues (1986, Tsui Hark)
Phantasm (1979, Don Coscarelli)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974, Brian De Palma)
Piano, The (1993, Jane Campion)
Pink Flamingos (1972, John Waters)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982, Alan Parker)
Pink Panther, The (1963, Blake Edwards)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, Gore Verbinski)
Pixote (1981, Hector Babenco)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987, John Hughes)
Planet of the Apes (1968, Franklin J. Schaffner)
Platoon (1986, Oliver Stone)
Point Blank (1967, John Boorman)
Police Story (1985, Jackie Chan)
Predator (1987, John McTiernan)
Project A (1983, Jackie Chan)
Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
Purple Rain (1984, Albert Magnoli)

Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)
Raising Arizona (1987, The Coen Brothers)
Ran (1985, Akira Kurosawa)
Rear Window (1954, Rear Window)
Red River (1948, Howard Hawks)
Remains of the Day, The (1993, James Ivory)
Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski)
Requiem for a Dream (2000, Darren Aronofsky)
Return of the Living Dead (1985, Dan O’Bannon)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1990, Ngai Kai Lam)
Robocop (1987, Paul Verhoeven)
Rocky (1976, John G. Avildsen)
Ruling Class, The (1972, Peter Medak)
Run Lola Run (1998, Tom Tykwer)

Safety Last (1923, Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor)
Salo (1976, Pier Paolo Passolini)
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954, Hiroshi Inagaki)
Sanjuro (1962, Akira Kurosawa)
Satanic Rites of Dracula, The (1974, Alan Gibson)
Saturday Night Fever (1977, John Badham)
Saved! (2004, Brian Dannelly)
Saving Private Ryan (1998, Steven Spielberg)
Say Anything (1989, Cameron Crowe)
Scanners (1981, David Cronenberg)
Scarface (1983, Brian De Palma)
Schindler’s List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
Se7en (1995, David Fincher)
Searchers, The (1956, John Ford)
Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
Seventh Seal, The (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
(1994, Russell Mulcahy)
Shaft (1971, Gordon Parks)
Shane (1953, George Stevens)
Shape of Things, The (2003, Neil LaBute)
The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
Shortcuts (1993, Robert Altman)
Shrek (2001, Andrew Adamson/Vicky Jenson)
Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
Six-String Samurai (1998, Lance Mungia)
Slacker (1991, Richard Linklater)
Snatch (2001, Guy Ritchie)
Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky)
Southern Comfort (1981, Walter Hill)
Spartacus (1960, Stanley Kubrick)
Spider Baby (1964, Jack Hill)
Spider-Man 2 (2004, Sam Raimi)
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (1982, Nicholas Meyer)
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977, George Lucas)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
Straight Story, The (1999, David Lynch)
Straw Dogs (1971, Sam Peckinpah)
Streetfighter (1974, Shigehero Ozawa)
Sure Thing, The (1985, Rob Reiner)
Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
Sword of Doom, The (1966, Kihachi Okamoto)
Swordsman II (1991, Siu-Tung Ching and Stanley Tong)

Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
Ten Commandments , The (1923 and 1956, Cecil B. DeMille)
Terminator, The (1984, James Cameron)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, James Cameron)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, & her Lover (1989, Peter Greenaway)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, Peter Jackson)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Tower (2002, Peter Jackson)
Thing, The (1982, John Carpenter)
This is Spinal Tap (1984, Rob Reiner)
Three Musketeers , The (1974, Richard Lester)
Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa)
Thunderball (1965, Terence Young)
Time Bandits (1981, Terry Gilliam)
Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
Toxic Avenger (1985, Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman)
Toy Story (1995, John Lasseter)
Toy Story 2 (1999, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948, John Huston)
Triumph of Will, The (1935, Leni Riefenstahl)
Tromeo and Juliet (1996, Lloyd Kaufman and James Gunn)
True Romance (1993, Tony Scott)
Truman Show, The (1998, Peter Weir)
Twelve Monkeys (1995, Terry Gilliam)
Twilight Samurai (2002, Yoji Yamada)
Two Lane Blacktop (1971, Monte Hellman)

Ulzana’s Raid (1972, Robert Aldrich)
Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood)
Untouchables, The (1987, Brian De Palma)

Vanishing Point (1971, Richard C. Sarafian)
Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
Victor/Victoria (1982, Blake Edwards)
Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)
Virgin Spring, The (1960, Ingmar Bergman)
Visitor Q (2001, Takashi Miike)

Waking Life (2001, Richard Linklater)
Wall Street (1987, Oliver Stone)
Way of the Gun, The (2000, Christopher McQuarrie)
West Side Story (1961, Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962, Robert Aldrich)
Wicker Man, The (1973, Robin Hardy)
Wild Bunch, The (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
Wild Zero (2000, Tetsuro Takeuchi)
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart)
Winchester 73 (1950, Anthony Mann)
Wizard of Oz, The (1939, Victor Fleming)
Wuthering Heights (1939, William Wyler)

X-Men 2 (2003, Bryan Singer)

Yojimbo (1961, Akira Kurosawa)
Young Frankenstein (1974, Mel Brooks)

Zero Effect (1998, Jake Kasdan)

This list was decided upon by the following Film Threat writers:

Rory L. Aronsky, Doug Brunell, Michael Ferraro, Blaine Fidler, Jeremy Knox Duncan R. MacMaster and Ellen Marshall

This list was also decided upon by the following readers of Film Threat:

Greg Bismarck (Actor/Musician), David Sapp (Facility Manager), Don Swaynos (Post Production), Ben Rodin (Student), Chris Hyatt (Writer and Director of Eye of Cruelty), Kevin Grywul (Video Graphics Operator), Seedy Edgewick (Digital Pre-Press Technician) and many other sources who prefer to remain anonymous.

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