Editorial

We’re through the looking glass here, people : Ethan’s Pre-Film School Top 100

Studies have shown that years of film academia being rammed down your skull will make you think that the greatest films ever made are in fact only made by Carl Theoder Dryer, Stan Brakhage, Howard Hawks and Max Ophuls. Okay, I made up the studies part but either way don’t expect to see any of those names on this list…even tough they’re all great!!!! (don’t stone me). But either way, read the list and love it…please…because I spent a lot of time on it.

  • 1. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971)
    2. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
    3. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
    4. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
    5. L’avventura (Antonioni, 1960)
    6. The Apartment (Wilder, 1960)
    7. Pierrot le Fou (Godard, 1965)
    8. 2001 : A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1967)
    9. North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
    10. Amadeus (Forman, 1984)
    11. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
    12. Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001)
    13. Midnight Cowboy (Schlesinger, 1969)
    14. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
    15. Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
    16. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)
    17. The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
    18. Point Blank (Boorman, 1967)
    19. Playtime (Tati, 1967)
    20. Boogie Nights (Anderson, 1997)
    21. Pink Floyd The Wall (Parker, 1982)
    22. Bonnie and Clyde (Penn, 1967)
    23. The Road Warrior (Miller, 1981)
    24. M (Lang, 1931)
    25. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
    26. The General (Keaton, 1927)
    27. Gummo (Korine, 1997)
    28. The Rules of the Game (Renoir, 1939)
    29. Zoolander (Stiller, 2001)
    30. Unforgiven (Eastwood, 1992)
    31. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
    32. The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
    33. The Long Goodbye (Altman, 1973)
    34. Blade Runner (Scott, 1982)
    35. Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
    36. Evil Dead 2 (Raimi, 1987)
    37. Dead Man (Jarmusch, 1995)
    38. Stop Making Sense (Demme, 1984)
    39. The Graduate (Nichols, 1967)
    40. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Hooper, 1974)
    41. JFK (Stone, 1991)
    42. The Thing (Carpenter, 1982)
    43. Rushmore (Anderson, 1998)
    44. Annie Hall (Allen, 1977)
    45. RoboCop (Verhoeven, 1987)
    46. Woodstock (Wadleigh, 1970)
    47. Days of Heaven (Malick, 1974)
    48. Carrie (De Palma, 1976)
    49. Stranger Than Paradise (Jarmusch, 1984)
    50. Barry Lyndon (Kubrick, 1975)
    51. Network (Lumet, 1976)
    52. Barton Fink (Coen, 1991)
    53. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
    54. Schindler’s List (Spielberg, 1993)
    55. Wings of Desire (Wenders, 1987)
    56. Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985)
    57. Breathless (Godard, 1960)
    58. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
    59. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Hill, 1969)
    60. The Holy Mountain (Jodorowsky, 1973)
    61. Dressed to Kill (De Palma, 1980)
    62. The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991)
    63. Jules and Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
    64. Easy Rider (Hopper, 1969)
    65. There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2007)
    66. Stalker (Tarkovsky, 1979)
    67. The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
    68. The Manchurian Candidate (Frankenheimer, 1962)
    69. The Exorcist (Friedkin, 1973)
    70. The Third Man (Reed, 1949)
    71. City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
    72. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
    73. Children of Men (Cuaron, 2006)
    74. The Tenant (Polanski, 1976)
    75. Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
    76. Do the Right Thing (Lee, 1989)
    77. The King of Comedy (Scorsese, 1983)
    78. Anchorman : The Legend of Ron Burgundy (McKay, 2004)
    79. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Stuart, 1971)
    80. The Shining (Kubrick, 1980)
    81. Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1982)
    82. Broadcast News (Brooks, 1987)
    83. Happiness (Solondz, 1998)
    84. Fargo (Coen, 1996)
    85. Rebel Without a Cause (Ray, 1955)
    86. Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht (Herzog, 1979)
    87. Magnolia (Anderson, 1999)
    88. Paris, Texas (Wenders, 1984)
    89. Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock, 1951)
    90. Down by Law (Jarmusch, 1986)
    91. Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001)
    92. Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
    93. The Ice Storm (Lee, 1997)
    94. Ed Wood (Burton, 1994)
    95. The Big Red One (Fuller, 1980)
    96. Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)
    97. Fallen Angels (Wong, 1995)
    98. Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
    99. My Fair Lady (Cuckor, 1964)
    100. The Battleship Potemkin (Eistenstein, 1925)
  • HONORABLE MENTION : Freddy Got Fingered (Green, 2001)

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