#52 - Halloween (1978), directed by John Carpenter

The pre-cursor to the Blair Witch Project. John Carpenter’s independent slasher film cost $325,000 to make, and it netted him over seventy million (as well as one of films longest-running franchises). One of the first triumphant independent films. And you gotta like that he couldn’t afford to pay a composer to score the film, so he just went and did it himself… and managed to create one of the best film scores of all time mostly by sheer-will.

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#32 - Sergio Leone’s The Man with No Name Trilogy

A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) & The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Just when the world thought we were all sick of westerns, Leone invented the spaghetti western. These three films might just be the three best westerns of all time.

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Release Date: 6 April 2012
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mario Van Peebles
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#57 Those Damn Vietnam Films

The Deer Hunter (1978), directed by Michael Cimino
& Apocalypse Now (1979), directed by Francis Ford Coppola
& Platoon (1986), directed by Oliver Stone
Full Metal Jacket (1987), directed by Stanley Kubrick

These are all pretty much required viewing. It’s funny to see how completely different these films are with one exception - the Vietnam War did not have a positive effect on America… like… at all. I’d actually recommend watching them chronologically.

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#10 - The Frank Capra Six-Pack

It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can’t Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

You’ll quickly find that when the average filmgoer refers to enjoying “classic” films… they typically mean films by Frank Capra. Because film has always been an art form as diverse as it is today… but Capra was the first filmmaker to have MASSIVE appeal, his films are filled with comedy, drama, romance, and to say they are star-studded is a tad underdoing it.

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#65 - Quentin Tortellini’s Arrival to Cinema

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)

Tarantino does not belong in everyone’s wheelhouse. He is the only filmmaker to have his films be immensely popular as well as hyper-stylized and controlled. His first two films may be violent, shocking, and riddled with cursing white guys - but they are based on incredibly powerful and wholly individualized screenplays. His writing drives his characters, and his characters drive his films.

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#54 - Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), directed by Robert Benton

It’s hard to put into words why this film is a necessity… oh wait, no it’s not! Just re-title the film Hoffman vs. Streep and watch two of the greatest actors of all time have it out with each other, and luckily for all of us Robert Benton just takes a back seat and lets his actors do what they do best.

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101 Essential Films

I don’t even like all of these, but here goes my next list, it’s designed to go through the history of film and point out a movie you really shouldn’t pass on. The list will go backwards from films as recent as 2012, back to the shorts of Melies.

For some reason or other, these films are important.

This was actually a great exercise and should anyone else take the time to think of what 101 films they’d “require” fellow filmgoers to watch, please please please send it to me.


#93 - Let the Right One In (2008), directed by Tomas Alfredson

Don’t know if you got the memo, but vampires were really fucking popular for a while there. There’s almost nothing of worth that ever comes out of the horror genre, and the vampire fad didn’t give us much either… but somehow Swedish director Tomas Alfredson was able to give us the best (literally) of both worlds.

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