Batman Returns (1992)

Director: Tim Burton Cinematographer: Stefan Czapsky

Burton needed the promise of  more creative freedom to persuade him to take the reins of his second Batman film. The sequel sees Batman (Michael Keaton) fighting a new foe in the form of the monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers and aims to kill all of Gotham City’s firstborn sons. He must also deal with Selina Kyle/Catwoman (a seductive Michelle Pfeiffer), the former secretary of businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken), who seeks vengeance against Shreck for attempting to kill her to hide his own plans to bring the city under his control. Darker and more violent than the first film, Batman Returns is an entertaining showcase for the talents of Keaton who delivers as the brooding hero, a scene staling DeVito and Burton’s ability to produce remarkably original atmospherics. 

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  • Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman: The protector of Gotham City and the Caped Crusader.
  • Danny DeVito as Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin: A psychopathic, deformed man born as Oswald Cobblepot who was abandoned by his parents when he was a baby. 
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle / Catwoman: A normal woman who becomes a criminal after being almost killed by her boss Max Shreck, who later decides to try everything to kill her. 
  • Christopher Walken as Max Shreck: A wealthy businessman and industrialist known as “The Santa Claus of Gotham”. 
  • Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth: The Wayne family’s butler and Batman‘s accomplice, who has helped and raised him since his parents’ death.
  • Pat Hingle as Commissioner James Gordon: Commissioner of the Police Department of Gotham City.
  • Michael Murphy as The Mayor: The unnamed mayor of Gotham City. He does not like Max Shreck’s idea to build a nuclear power plant in Gotham City.
  • Vincent Schiavelli as The Organ Grinder: A member of the Red Triangle Circus Gang and the Penguin‘s right-hand man.
  • Andrew Bryniarski as Charles “Chip” Shreck: Son of Max Shreck and his late wife.
  • Cristi Conaway as The Ice Princess: A Christmas-themed beauty queen and model of Gotham City.
  • Rick Zumwalt as The Tattooed Strongman: A member of the Red Triangle Circus Gang.
  • Anna Katarina as The Poodle Lady: A member of the Red Triangle Circus Gang.
  • Paul Reubens as The Penguin’s Father (Tucker Cobblepot): The father of Oswald Cobblepot and husband of Esther Cobblepot.
  • Diane Salinger as The Penguin’s Mother (Esther Cobblepot): The mother of Oswald Cobblepot and wife of Tucker Cobblepot.

Directed by Tim Burton
Produced by Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton
Screenplay by Daniel Waters
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Stefan Czapsky
Edited by Chris Lebenzon
Running time 126 minutes
Country United States
Language English

1,000 Best Movies on DVD

Published in 2006, Peter Travers, movie critic for Rolling Stone, compiled a list of the 1,000 best films available on DVD. Peter Travers is an American film critic and journalist, who has written for People and Rolling Stone. Travers also hosts a celebrity interview show called Popcorn for ABC News. The book’s entries are listed in alphabetical order and actually number 1013. This is because the Alien Quadrilogy, 4 films, is listed as one entry,  the Back to the Future Trilogy, The Endless Summer Trilogy, The Matrix Trilogy, the That’s Entertainment Trilogy and the Three Colors Trilogy are all listed as one entry rather than three. Buy – 1,000 Best Movies on DVD (Paperback)

Artificial Intelligence: AI 2001 Steven Spielberg
The Abyss 1989 James Cameron
Adaptation. 2002 Spike Jonze
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
After Hours 1985 Martin Scorsese
The Age of Innocence 1993 Martin Scorsese
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes 1972 Werner Herzog
Air Force One 1997 Wolfgang Petersen
Airplane! 1980 Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker
Akira 1988 Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Aleksandr Nevskiy 1938 Dmitriy Vasilev, Sergei M. Eisenstein
Ali 2001 Michael Mann
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 1974 Martin Scorsese
Alice’s Restaurant 1969 Arthur Penn
Alien 1979 Ridley Scott
Aliens 1986 James Cameron
Alien³ 1992 David Fincher
Alien Resurrection 1997 Jean-Pierre Jeunet
All About Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Todo sobre mi madre 1999 Pedro Almodóvar
All That Heaven Allows 1955 Douglas Sirk
All That Jazz 1979 Bob Fosse
All the King’s Men 1949 Robert Rossen
All the President’s Men 1976 Alan J. Pakula
Almost Famous 2000 Cameron Crowe
Amadeus 1984 Milos Forman
Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet
American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes
Der amerikanische Freund 1977 Wim Wenders
American Graffiti 1973 George Lucas
American History X 1998 Tony Kaye
American Pie 1999 Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
American Psycho 2000 Mary Harron
American Splendor 2003 Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
An American Werewolf in London 1981 John Landis
Anatomy of a Murder 1959 Otto Preminger
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 Adam McKay
Et Dieu… créa la femme 1956 Roger Vadim
Angel Heart 1987 Alan Parker
Angels in America 2003
Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen
Any Given Sunday 1999 Oliver Stone
The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder
Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola
Apollo 13 1995 Ron Howard
Army of Darkness 1992 Sam Raimi
As Good as It Gets 1997 James L. Brooks
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 John Huston
Assault on Precinct 13 1976 John Carpenter
At Close Range 1986 James Foley

Atlantic City, USA 1980 Louis Malle
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 Jay Roach
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 Jay Roach
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Jay Roach
The Aviator 2004 Martin Scorsese
How to Get the Man’s Foot Outta Your Ass 2003 Mario Van Peebles
Babe 1995 Chris Noonan
Backbeat 1994 Iain Softley
Back to School 1986 Alan Metter
Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis
Back to the Future Part II 1989 Robert Zemeckis
Back to the Future Part III 1990 Robert Zemeckis
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955 John Sturges
La mala educación 2004 Pedro Almodóvar
Bad Lieutenant 1992 Abel Ferrara
Bad Santa 2003 Terry Zwigoff
Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick
Bananas 1971 Woody Allen
Bande à part 1964 Jean-Luc Godard
The Band Wagon 1953 Vincente Minnelli
Barbarella 1968 Roger Vadim
Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick
Barton Fink 1991 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Basic Instinct 1992 Paul Verhoeven
Batman 1989 Tim Burton
Batman Returns 1992 Tim Burton
Batman Begins 2005 Christopher Nolan
La battaglia di Algeri 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo
Bronenosets Potemkin 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein
La belle et la bête 1946 René Clément, Jean Cocteau
Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Beetlejuice 1988 Tim Burton
Before Sunrise 1995 Richard Linklater
Before Sunset 2004 Richard Linklater
The Beguiled 1971 Don Siegel
Being John Malkovich 1999 Spike Jonze
Being There 1979 Hal Ashby
The Believer 2001 Henry Bean
Belle de jour 1967 Luis Buñuel
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Gurinder Chadha
Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler
Best in Show 2000 Christopher Guest
Ying hung boon sik 1986 John Woo
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 Martin Brest
Ladri di biciclette 1948 Vittorio De Sica
Big 1988 Penny Marshall
The Big Chill 1983 Lawrence Kasdan
Big Fish 2003 Tim Burton
The Big Lebowski 1998 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Big Night 1996 Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci

The Big Red One 1980 Samuel Fuller
The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks
Big Wednesday 1978 John Milius
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure 1989 Stephen Herek
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey 1991 Peter Hewitt
Billy Elliot 2000 Stephen Daldry
Billy Jack 1971 Tom Laughlin
Billy Madison 1995 Tamra Davis
Bird 1988 Clint Eastwood
The Birdcage 1996 Mike Nichols
The Birds 1963 Alfred Hitchcock
Birth 2004 Jonathan Glazer
The Birth of a Nation 1915 D.W. Griffith
Black Christmas 1974 Bob Clark
Black Hawk Down 2001 Ridley Scott
Black Narcissus 1947 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Orfeu Negro 1959 Marcel Camus
The Black Stallion 1979 Carroll Ballard
Blade II 2002 Guillermo del Toro
Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott
The Blair Witch Project 1999 Eduardo Sánchez, Daniel Myrick
Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks
The Blob 1958 Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Blood Simple 1984 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Bloody Sunday 2002 Paul Greengrass
Blow 2001 Ted Demme
Blow Out 1981 Brian De Palma
Blowup 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni
Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 Paul Mazursky
Bob Roberts 1992 Tim Robbins
Body Heat 1981 Lawrence Kasdan
Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn
Boogie Nights 1997 Paul Thomas Anderson
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Oliver Stone
Bottle Rocket 1996 Wes Anderson
Bound 1996 Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
The Bourne Identity 2002 Doug Liman
The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Paul Greengrass
Bowling for Columbine 2002 Michael Moore
Boxcar Bertha 1972 Martin Scorsese
Boys Don’t Cry 1999 Kimberly Peirce
Boyz n the Hood 1991 John Singleton
Dracula 1992 Francis Ford Coppola
Braveheart 1995 Mel Gibson
Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam
Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961 Blake Edwards
Breaking the Waves 1996 Lars von Trier
À bout de souffle 1960 Jean-Luc Godard
Bride of Chucky 1998 Ronny Yu

Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean
The Bridges at Toko-Ri 1954 Mark Robson
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974 Sam Peckinpah
Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks
Broadcast News 1987 James L. Brooks
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003 Rick McKay
Buena Vista Social Club 1999 Wim Wenders
Bugsy 1991 Barry Levinson
Bull Durham 1988 Ron Shelton
Bullets Over Broadway 1994 Woody Allen
Bullitt 1968 Peter Yates
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill
Cabaret 1972 Bob Fosse
Caddyshack 1980 Harold Ramis
Caged Heat 1974 Jonathan Demme
The Caine Mutiny 1954 Edward Dmytryk
Camp 2003 Todd Graff
Cape Fear 1991 Martin Scorsese
Capturing the Friedmans 2003 Andrew Jarecki
Carnal Knowledge 1971 Mike Nichols
Carnival of Souls 1962 Herk Harvey
Carousel 1956 Henry King
Carrie 1976 Brian De Palma
Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz
Casino 1995 Martin Scorsese
Shadows 1958 John Cassavetes
Faces 1968 John Cassavetes
A Woman Under the Influence 1974 John Cassavetes
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 John Cassavetes
Opening Night 1977 John Cassavetes
Cast Away 2000 Robert Zemeckis
Cat People 1942 Jacques Tourneur
Catch-22 1970 Mike Nichols
Charade 1963 Stanley Donen
Chariots of Fire 1981 Hugh Hudson
Chasing Amy 1997 Kevin Smith
Chicago 2002 Rob Marshall
Les enfants du paradis 1945 Marcel Carné
The China Syndrome 1979 James Bridges
Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski
Chopper 2000 Andrew Dominik
Scrooge 1951 Brian Desmond Hurst
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 1988 Giuseppe Tornatore
Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles
Citizen Ruth 1996 Alexander Payne
City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin
Cidade de Deus 2002 Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles
La cité des enfants perdus 1995 Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Phillip Noyce

Clerks 1994 Kevin Smith
Cliffhanger 1993 Renny Harlin
A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg
Closer 2004 Mike Nichols
Clueless 1995 Amy Heckerling
Coal Miner’s Daughter 1980 Michael Apted
Cold Mountain 2003 Anthony Minghella
Collateral 2004 Michael Mann
The Color of Money 1986 Martin Scorsese
The Commitments 1991 Alan Parker
Le mépris 1963 Jean-Luc Godard
The Conversation 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
Cool Hand Luke 1967 Stuart Rosenberg
Crash 2004 Paul Haggis
Viskningar och rop 1972 Ingmar Bergman
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 Woody Allen
Crimes of Passion 1984 Ken Russell
Crimson Tide 1995 Tony Scott
Wo hu cang long 2000 Ang Lee
Croupier 1998 Mike Hodges
The Crow 1994 Alex Proyas
The Crucible 1996 Nicholas Hytner
Crumb 1994 Terry Zwigoff
The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan
Dancer in the Dark 2000 Lars von Trier
Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner
Dangerous Liaisons 1988 Stephen Frears
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 Peter Care
Darkman 1990 Sam Raimi
Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Petersen
Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero
Dawn of the Dead 2004 Zack Snyder
La nuit américaine 1973 François Truffaut
The Day of the Jackal 1973 Fred Zinnemann
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Robert Wise
Days of Heaven 1978 Terrence Malick
Days of Wine and Roses 1962 Blake Edwards
Dazed and Confused 1993 Richard Linklater
Dead Man 1995 Jim Jarmusch
Dead Man Walking 1995 Tim Robbins
Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg
Dekalog 1989
The Deep End 2001 Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Profondo rosso 1975 Dario Argento
The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino
Deliverance 1972 John Boorman
Desperado 1995 Robert Rodriguez
Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 Susan Seidelman
Die Another Day 2002 Lee Tamahori

Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan
Die Hard 2 1990 Renny Harlin
Die Hard: With a Vengeance 1995 John McTiernan
Diner 1982 Barry Levinson
Dirty Dancing 1987 Emile Ardolino
The Dirty Dozen 1967 Robert Aldrich
Dirty Harry 1971 Don Siegel
Diva 1981 Jean-Jacques Beineix
Do the Right Thing 1989 Spike Lee
Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 Rawson Marshall Thurber
Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Sidney Lumet
Dogville 2003 Lars von Trier
Donnie Brasco 1997 Mike Newell
Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly
Dont Look Back 1967 D.A. Pennebaker
Don’t Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg
The Door in the Floor 2004 Tod Williams
The Doors 1991 Oliver Stone
Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder
Dr. No 1962 Terence Young
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick
Dracula 1931 Karl Freund, Tod Browning
The Dreamers 2003 Bernardo Bertolucci
Dressed to Kill 1980 Brian De Palma
Drugstore Cowboy 1989 Gus Van Sant
Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey
Duel in the Sun 1946 Otto Brower, Sidney Franklin, David O. Selznick, King Vidor, William Dieterle, William Cameron Menzies, Josef von Sternberg
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg
East of Eden 1955 Elia Kazan
Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper
L’eclisse 1962 Michelangelo Antonioni
Ed Wood 1994 Tim Burton
Edward Scissorhands 1990 Tim Burton
Eight Men Out 1988 John Sayles
8 Mile 2002 Curtis Hanson
8½ 1963 Federico Fellini
Election 1999 Alexander Payne
Elephant 2003 Gus Van Sant
The Elephant Man 1980 David Lynch
Elf 2003 Jon Favreau
Empire of the Sun 1987 Steven Spielberg
The Endless Summer 1966 Bruce Brown
The Endless Summer 2 1994 Bruce Brown
The Endless Summer Revisited 2000 Dana Brown
The English Patient 1996 Anthony Minghella
Enter the Dragon 1973 Robert Clouse
Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch
Erin Brockovich 2000 Steven Soderbergh
Escape from New York 1981 John Carpenter

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry
Europa Europa 1990 Agnieszka Holland
Everyone Says I Love You 1996 Woody Allen
The Evil Dead 1981 Sam Raimi
Evil Dead II 1987 Sam Raimi
Excalibur 1981 John Boorman
The Exorcist 1973 William Friedkin
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 Stanley Kubrick
The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 Steve Kloves
A Face in the Crowd 1957 Elia Kazan
Face/Off 1997 John Woo
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Michael Moore
House of Usher 1960 Roger Corman
Fanny och Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman
Fantasia 1940 Samuel Armstrong, Ben Sharpsteen, Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Luske, James Algar, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe Jr., David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Norman Ferguson, Bill Roberts
The Fantasticks 1995 Michael Ritchie
Far from Heaven 2002 Todd Haynes
Fargo 1996 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
The Fast and the Furious 2001 Rob Cohen
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 Amy Heckerling
Fatal Attraction 1987 Adrian Lyne
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 Terry Gilliam
Fearless 1993 Peter Weir
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1986 John Hughes
Fiddler on the Roof 1971 Norman Jewison
Field of Dreams 1989 Phil Alden Robinson
The Fifth Element 1997 Luc Besson
Fight Club 1999 David Fincher
The Filth and the Fury 2000 Julien Temple
Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Finding Neverland 2004 Marc Forster
A Fish Called Wanda 1988 Charles Crichton, John Cleese
The Fisher King 1991 Terry Gilliam
Five Easy Pieces 1970 Bob Rafelson
The Fly 1958 Kurt Neumann
The Fly 1986 David Cronenberg
Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox
Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis
Forty Guns 1957 Samuel Fuller
42nd Street 1933 Lloyd Bacon
Les quatre cents coups 1959 François Truffaut
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Mike Newell
Frailty 2001 Bill Paxton
Frankenstein 1931 James Whale
Freaks 1932 Tod Browning
Freeway 1996 Matthew Bright
The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin
Friday Night Lights 2004 Peter Berg
From Here to Eternity 1953 Fred Zinnemann
From Russia with Love 1963 Terence Young

The Fugitive 1993 Andrew Davis
Full Metal Jacket 1987 Stanley Kubrick
Funny Face 1957 Stanley Donen
Funny Girl 1968 William Wyler
Gangs of New York 2002 Martin Scorsese
Garden State 2004 Zach Braff
The General 1926 Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
Gentleman’s Agreement 1947 Elia Kazan
George Washington 2000 David Gordon Green
Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges
Get Shorty 1995 Barry Sonnenfeld
Ghost 1990 Jerry Zucker
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 1999 Jim Jarmusch
Kôkaku Kidôtai 1995 Mamoru Oshii
Innocence 2004 Mamoru Oshii
Ghost World 2001 Terry Zwigoff
Ghostbusters 1984 Ivan Reitman
Ghosts of the Abyss 2003 James Cameron
Giant 1956 George Stevens
Gilda 1946 Charles Vidor
Gimme Shelter 1970 Charlotte Zwerin, David Maysles, Albert Maysles
Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott
Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 James Foley
Glory 1989 Edward Zwick
Go 1999 Doug Liman
The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather Part III 1990 Francis Ford Coppola
Gods and Monsters 1998 Bill Condon
Les valseuses 1974 Bertrand Blier
The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin
GoldenEye 1995 Martin Campbell
Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton
Gone with the Wind 1939 Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming
Bu san 2003 Ming-liang Tsai
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo 1966 Sergio Leone
Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese
Gosford Park 2001 Robert Altman
The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols
La grande illusion 1937 Jean Renoir
The Grapes of Wrath 1940 John Ford
Grease 1978 Randal Kleiser
The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges
Gremlins 1984 Joe Dante
The Grifters 1990 Stephen Frears
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 George Armitage
Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis
The Guns of Navarone 1961 J. Lee Thompson
Hair 1979 Milos Forman
Hairspray 1988 John Waters

Halloween 1978 John Carpenter
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Woody Allen
Hannibal 2001 Ridley Scott
Happiness 1998 Todd Solondz
Happy Gilmore 1996 Dennis Dugan
Lat sau san taam 1992 John Woo
A Hard Day’s Night 1964 Richard Lester
The Harder They Come 1972 Perry Henzell
Harold and Maude 1971 Hal Ashby
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Alfonso Cuarón
The Haunting 1963 Robert Wise
Heat 1995 Michael Mann
Heathers 1988 Michael Lehmann
Heavenly Creatures 1994 Peter Jackson
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 John Cameron Mitchell
Hellraiser 1987 Clive Barker
Help! 1965 Richard Lester
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 John McNaughton
Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh
Ying xiong 2002 Yimou Zhang
The High and the Mighty 1954 William A. Wellman
High Fidelity 2000 Stephen Frears
High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann
Highlander 1986 Russell Mulcahy
His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks
The Homecoming 1973 Peter Hall
The Honeymoon Killers 1970 Donald Volkman, Leonard Kastle
Hotel Rwanda 2004 Terry George
Shi mian mai fu 2004 Yimou Zhang
The House of Mirth 2000 Terence Davies
House of Sand and Fog 2003 Vadim Perelman
House of Wax 1953 André De Toth
Howards End 1992 James Ivory
Hud 1963 Martin Ritt
The Hunger 1983 Tony Scott
The Hunt for Red October 1990 John McTiernan
The Hustler 1961 Robert Rossen
I Heart Huckabees 2004 David O. Russell
Day of the Woman 1978 Meir Zarchi
The Ice Storm 1997 Ang Lee
Igby Goes Down 2002 Burr Steers
Imitation of Life 1959 Douglas Sirk
In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray
In Cold Blood 1967 Richard Brooks
In the Bedroom 2001 Todd Field
In the Company of Men 1997 Neil LaBute
In the Heat of the Night 1967 Norman Jewison
In the Line of Fire 1993 Wolfgang Petersen
Faa yeung nin wa 2000 Kar-Wai Wong
The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird

Independence Day 1996 Roland Emmerich
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg
Mou gaan dou 2002 Alan Mak, Andrew Lau Wai-Keung
The Innocents 1961 Jack Clayton
The Insider 1999 Michael Mann
Insomnia 2002 Christopher Nolan
Internal Affairs 1990 Mike Figgis
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 1994 Neil Jordan
Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages 1916 D.W. Griffith
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 Don Siegel
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Philip Kaufman
The Iron Giant 1999 Brad Bird
Irréversible 2002 Gaspar Noé
The Italian Job 2003 F. Gary Gray
It’s a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra
Jackie Brown 1997 Quentin Tarantino
Jacob’s Ladder 1990 Adrian Lyne
Jason and the Argonauts 1963 Don Chaffey
Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg
Jerry Maguire 1996 Cameron Crowe
JFK 1991 Oliver Stone
Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 Henry Levin
Jules et Jim 1962 François Truffaut
Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 Quentin Tarantino
Dip huet seung hung 1989 John Woo
The Killers 1964 Don Siegel
The Killing Fields 1984 Roland Joffé
Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer
King Creole 1958 Michael Curtiz
King Kong 1933 Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper
The King of Comedy 1982 Martin Scorsese
King of New York 1990 Abel Ferrara
Kingpin 1996 Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Kinsey 2004 Bill Condon
Klute 1971 Alan J. Pakula
Nóz w wodzie 1962 Roman Polanski
Kundun 1997 Martin Scorsese
L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson
La Bamba 1987 Luis Valdez
La cage aux folles 1978 Édouard Molinaro
La dolce vita 1960 Federico Fellini
Nikita 1990 Luc Besson
La strada 1954 Federico Fellini
The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges
The Lady from Shanghai 1947 Orson Welles
The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock

The Last Emperor 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci
The Last House on the Left 1972 Wes Craven
The Last of Sheila 1973 Herbert Ross
The Last of the Mohicans 1992 Michael Mann
The Last Picture Show 1971 Peter Bogdanovich
Ultimo tango a Parigi 1972 Bernardo Bertolucci
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 Martin Scorsese
The Last Waltz 1978 Martin Scorsese
Laura 1944 Otto Preminger
L’avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni
Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean
A League of Their Own 1992 Penny Marshall
Leave Her to Heaven 1945 John M. Stahl
Leaving Las Vegas 1995 Mike Figgis
Il gattopardo 1963 Luchino Visconti
Lethal Weapon 1987 Richard Donner
Lianna 1983 John Sayles
Como agua para chocolate 1992 Alfonso Arau
The Limey 1999 Steven Soderbergh
The Lion in Winter 1968 Anthony Harvey
The Lion King 1994 Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
Little Big Man 1970 Arthur Penn
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 Frank Oz
Local Hero 1983 Bill Forsyth
Lolita 1962 Stanley Kubrick
Lone Star 1996 John Sayles
The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman
The Long, Hot Summer 1958 Martin Ritt
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 Renny Harlin
The Longest Day 1962 Andrew Marton, Ken Annakin, Darryl F. Zanuck, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki
The Longest Yard 1974 Robert Aldrich
Longtime Companion 1989 Norman René
Lord of the Flies 1963 Peter Brook
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson
The Lost Boys 1987 Joel Schumacher
Lost in America 1985 Albert Brooks
Lost in Translation 2003 Sofia Coppola
Love Me or Leave Me 1955 Charles Vidor
M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder 1931 Fritz Lang
MASH 1970 Robert Altman
Mad Max 1979 George Miller
The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges
Magnolia 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson
Major Dundee 1965 Sam Peckinpah
Malcolm X 1992 Spike Lee
The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston
The Mambo Kings 1992 Arne Glimcher
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 Nicolas Roeg

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Alfred Hitchcock
The Man Who Wasn’t There 2001 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
The Man Who Would Be King 1975 John Huston
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 John Frankenheimer
Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen
Manhunter 1986 Michael Mann
Maria Full of Grace 2004 Joshua Marston
Married to the Mob 1988 Jonathan Demme
The Mask 1994 Chuck Russell
The Mask of Zorro 1998 Martin Campbell
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 Peter Weir
The Matrix 1999 Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
The Matrix Reloaded 2003 Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
The Matrix Revolutions 2003 Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 Robert Altman
Mean Girls 2004 Mark Waters
Mean Streets 1973 Martin Scorsese
Medium Cool 1969 Haskell Wexler
Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli
Meet the Parents 2000 Jay Roach
Melvin and Howard 1980 Jonathan Demme
Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan
Men in Black 1997 Barry Sonnenfeld
Menace II Society 1993 Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004 Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang
A Midnight Clear 1992 Keith Gordon
Midnight Cowboy 1969 John Schlesinger
Midnight Express 1978 Alan Parker
A Mighty Wind 2003 Christopher Guest
Mildred Pierce 1945 Michael Curtiz
Miller’s Crossing 1990 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Million Dollar Baby 2004 Clint Eastwood
Minority Report 2002 Steven Spielberg
Misery 1990 Rob Reiner
Mission: Impossible 1996 Brian De Palma
Mission: Impossible II 2000 John Woo
Mister Roberts 1955 John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin
Mommie Dearest 1981 Frank Perry
Monsoon Wedding 2001 Mira Nair
Monster 2003 Patty Jenkins
Monster’s Ball 2001 Marc Forster
Monsters, Inc. 2001 David Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich
Monterey Pop 1968 D.A. Pennebaker
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones
The Meaning of Life 1983 Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Moonstruck 1987 Norman Jewison
Diarios de motocicleta 2004 Walter Salles

Moulin Rouge! 2001 Baz Luhrmann
Mulholland Dr. 2001 David Lynch
Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 Frank Lloyd
My Cousin Vinny 1992 Jonathan Lynn
My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford
My Fair Lady 1964 George Cukor
My Favorite Year 1982 Richard Benjamin
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown 1989 Jim Sheridan
My Little Chickadee 1940 Edward F. Cline
Mystery Train 1989 Jim Jarmusch
Mystic River 2003 Clint Eastwood
Naked 1993 Mike Leigh
The Naked City 1948 Jules Dassin
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 David Zucker
The Naked Kiss 1964 Samuel Fuller
Naked Lunch 1991 David Cronenberg
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Jared Hess
Narc 2002 Joe Carnahan
Nashville 1975 Robert Altman
National Lampoon’s Animal House 1978 John Landis
The Natural 1984 Barry Levinson
Natural Born Killers 1994 Oliver Stone
Near Dark 1987 Kathryn Bigelow
Network 1976 Sidney Lumet
Night Moves 1975 Arthur Penn
The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton
Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A. Romero
A Night to Remember 1958 Roy Ward Baker
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 Henry Selick
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 Wes Craven
No Way Out 1987 Roger Donaldson
North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens 1922 F.W. Murnau
Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock
Notting Hill 1999 Roger Michell
The Nutty Professor 1963 Jerry Lewis
The Nutty Professor 1996 Tom Shadyac
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Ocean’s Eleven 2001 Steven Soderbergh
Old School 2003 Todd Phillips
Oldeuboi 2003 Chan-wook Park
The Omen 1976 Richard Donner
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969 Peter R. Hunt
On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan
Once Upon a Time in America 1984 Sergio Leone
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 Robert Rodriguez
C’era una volta il West 1968 Sergio Leone
One False Move 1992 Carl Franklin
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975 Milos Forman
Open Water 2003 Chris Kentis

The Opposite of Sex 1997 Don Roos
Ordinary People 1980 Robert Redford
The Others 2001 Alejandro Amenábar
Out of Sight 1998 Steven Soderbergh
Out of the Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Clint Eastwood
The Outsiders 1983 Francis Ford Coppola
Pal Joey 1957 George Sidney
Panic Room 2002 David Fincher
The Parallax View 1974 Alan J. Pakula
The Passion of the Christ 2004 Mel Gibson
Paths of Glory 1957 Stanley Kubrick
Patton 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner
Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 1985 Tim Burton
Pennies from Heaven 1981 Herbert Ross
The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 Milos Forman
The Perfect Storm 2000 Wolfgang Petersen
A Perfect World 1993 Clint Eastwood
Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman
Peyton Place 1957 Mark Robson
The Philadelphia Story 1940 George Cukor
Pi 1998 Darren Aronofsky
The Pianist 2002 Roman Polanski
The Piano 1993 Jane Campion
Pickup on South Street 1953 Samuel Fuller
Picnic 1956 Joshua Logan
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975 Peter Weir
Pillow Talk 1959 Michael Gordon
Pink Flamingos 1972 John Waters
Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982 Alan Parker
The Pink Panther 1963 Blake Edwards
Pinocchio 1940 Ben Sharpsteen, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Norman Ferguson, Bill Roberts
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski
A Place in the Sun 1951 George Stevens
Planet of the Apes 1968 Franklin J. Schaffner
Platoon 1986 Oliver Stone
The Player 1992 Robert Altman
Point Blank 1967 John Boorman
Point Break 1991 Kathryn Bigelow
Poison Ivy 1992 Katt Shea
Poltergeist 1982 Tobe Hooper
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Ronald Neame
Predator 1987 John McTiernan
Pretty Woman 1990 Garry Marshall
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969 Ronald Neame
Prizzi’s Honor 1985 John Huston
The Producers 1967 Mel Brooks
Léon 1994 Luc Besson
Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock

Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino
The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 Woody Allen
Q 1982 Larry Cohen
Quiz Show 1994 Robert Redford
Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese
Ragtime 1981 Milos Forman
Rain Man 1988 Barry Levinson
Raising Arizona 1987 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa
Ray 2004 Taylor Hackford
Reality Bites 1994 Ben Stiller
Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock
Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock
Rebel Without a Cause 1955 Nicholas Ray
Il deserto rosso 1964 Michelangelo Antonioni
Red River 1948 Arthur Rosson, Howard Hawks
The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
The Remains of the Day 1993 James Ivory
Repo Man 1984 Alex Cox
Requiem for a Dream 2000 Darren Aronofsky
Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino
Return of the Secaucus Seven 1979 John Sayles
Reversal of Fortune 1990 Barbet Schroeder
The Right Stuff 1983 Philip Kaufman
The Ring 2002 Gore Verbinski
Ringu 1998 Hideo Nakata
Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks
Ripley’s Game 2002 Liliana Cavani
Risky Business 1983 Paul Brickman
The River 1951 Jean Renoir
A River Runs Through It 1992 Robert Redford
River’s Edge 1986 Tim Hunter
Road to Perdition 2002 Sam Mendes
Mad Max 2 1981 George Miller
RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 1979 Joe Dante, Allan Arkush
Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 Jim Sharman
Roger Dodger 2002 Dylan Kidd
Romancing the Stone 1984 Robert Zemeckis
Romeo + Juliet 1996 Baz Luhrmann
Ronin 1998 John Frankenheimer
Room at the Top 1959 Jack Clayton
A Room with a View 1985 James Ivory
The Rose 1979 Mark Rydell
Rosemary’s Baby 1968 Roman Polanski
Rounders 1998 John Dahl
Roxanne 1987 Fred Schepisi
The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 Wes Anderson
La règle du jeu 1939 Jean Renoir

The Ruling Class 1972 Peter Medak
Lola rennt 1998 Tom Tykwer
Runaway Train 1985 Andrey Konchalovskiy
Rush Hour 1998 Brett Ratner
Rushmore 1998 Wes Anderson
Sabrina 1954 Billy Wilder
The Saddest Music in the World 2003 Guy Maddin
Safe 1995 Todd Haynes
Salvador 1986 Oliver Stone
Saturday Night Fever 1977 John Badham
Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg
Say Anything… 1989 Cameron Crowe
Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma
Scary Movie 2000 Keenen Ivory Wayans
Schindler’s List 1993 Steven Spielberg
The School of Rock 2003 Richard Linklater
Scream 1996 Wes Craven
Seabiscuit 2003 Gary Ross
The Searchers 1956 John Ford
Secretary 2002 Steven Shainberg
Serial Mom 1994 John Waters
The Servant 1963 Joseph Losey
Se7en 1995 David Fincher
Pasqualino Settebellezze 1975 Lina Wertmüller
Seven Days in May 1964 John Frankenheimer
Shichinin no samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa
1776 1972 Peter H. Hunt
Det sjunde inseglet 1957 Ingmar Bergman
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 1958 Nathan Juran
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 Steven Soderbergh
Sexy Beast 2000 Jonathan Glazer
Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Alfred Hitchcock
Shadow of the Vampire 2000 E. Elias Merhige
Shaft 1971 Gordon Parks
Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden
Shallow Grave 1994 Danny Boyle
Shampoo 1975 Hal Ashby
Shane 1953 George Stevens
Shaun of the Dead 2004 Edgar Wright
The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont
The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick
Shock Corridor 1963 Samuel Fuller
Short Cuts 1993 Robert Altman
Showgirls 1995 Paul Verhoeven
Shrek 2001 Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
Shrek 2 2004 Conrad Vernon, Kelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson
Sid and Nancy 1986 Alex Cox
Sideways 2004 Alexander Payne
Signs 2002 M. Night Shyamalan
The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme

A Simple Plan 1998 Sam Raimi
Sin City 2005 Frank Miller, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez
Singin’ in the Rain 1952 Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Singles 1992 Cameron Crowe
Sisters 1972 Brian De Palma
Sixteen Candles 1984 John Hughes
The Sixth Sense 1999 M. Night Shyamalan
Slap Shot 1977 George Roy Hill
Sleeper 1973 Woody Allen
Slightly Scarlet 1956 Allan Dwan
Sling Blade 1996 Billy Bob Thornton
Snatch 2000 Guy Ritchie
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 William Cottrell, Ben Sharpsteen, David Hand, Perce Pearce, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey
A Soldier’s Story 1984 Norman Jewison
Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder
Something Wild 1986 Jonathan Demme
Something’s Gotta Give 2003 Nancy Meyers
Sophie’s Choice 1982 Alan J. Pakula
Le chagrin et la pitié 1969 Marcel Ophüls
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999 Trey Parker
Soylent Green 1973 Richard Fleischer
Spartacus 1960 Stanley Kubrick
Speed 1994 Jan de Bont
Spider-Man 2002 Sam Raimi
Spider-Man 2 2004 Sam Raimi
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi 2001 Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
Splash 1984 Ron Howard
Splendor in the Grass 1961 Elia Kazan
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lewis Gilbert
Stagecoach 1939 John Ford
Stand by Me 1986 Rob Reiner
Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Paul Justman
A Star Is Born 1954 George Cukor
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Leonard Nimoy
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 George Lucas
Star Wars 1977 George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand
Starship Troopers 1997 Paul Verhoeven
The Stepford Wives 1975 Bryan Forbes
The Sting 1973 George Roy Hill
Stop Making Sense 1984 Jonathan Demme
Stranger Than Paradise 1984 Jim Jarmusch
Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock
Straw Dogs 1971 Sam Peckinpah
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Elia Kazan
Strictly Ballroom 1992 Baz Luhrmann

The Stunt Man 1980 Richard Rush
The Sugarland Express 1974 Steven Spielberg
Sullivan’s Travels 1941 Preston Sturges
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927 F.W. Murnau
Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder
Superman 1978 Richard Donner
Superman II 1980 Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Super Size Me 2004 Morgan Spurlock
The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Atom Egoyan
Sweet Smell of Success 1957 Alexander Mackendrick
Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto 1974 Lina Wertmüller
Swing Time 1936 George Stevens
Swingers 1996 Doug Liman
The Jezebels 1975 Jack Hill
Take the Money and Run 1969 Woody Allen
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 Joseph Sargent
Hable con ella 2002 Pedro Almodóvar
The Tall Guy 1989 Mel Smith
Tarnation 2003 Jonathan Caouette
Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese
Team America: World Police 2004 Trey Parker
The Ten Commandments 1956 Cecil B. DeMille
Tender Mercies 1983 Bruce Beresford
The Terminator 1984 James Cameron
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Jonathan Mostow
Terms of Endearment 1983 James L. Brooks
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 Tobe Hooper
That’s Entertainment! 1974 Jack Haley Jr.
That’s Entertainment, Part II 1976 Gene Kelly
That’s Entertainment! III 1994 Michael J. Sheridan, Bud Friedgen
Thelma & Louise 1991 Ridley Scott
Them! 1954 Gordon Douglas
There’s Something About Mary 1998 Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 1969 Sydney Pollack
Thief 1981 Michael Mann
The Thief of Bagdad 1940 Alexander Korda, Tim Whelan, Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies
The Thin Blue Line 1988 Errol Morris
The Thin Red Line 1998 Terrence Malick
The Thing from Another World 1951 Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks
The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed
Thirteen 2003 Catherine Hardwicke
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 François Girard
The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Rob Reiner
Trois couleurs: Bleu 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski
Trois couleurs: Blanc 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski
Trois couleurs: Rouge 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski
Three Kings 1999 David O. Russell
3 Women 1977 Robert Altman

Thunderball 1965 Terence Young
THX 1138 1971 George Lucas
Tightrope 1984 Richard Tuggle
Tin Cup 1996 Ron Shelton
Die Blechtrommel 1979 Volker Schlöndorff
Titanic 1997 James Cameron
To Catch a Thief 1955 Alfred Hitchcock
To Die For 1995 Gus Van Sant
To Have and Have Not 1944 Howard Hawks
To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan
Tôkyô monogatari 1953 Yasujirô Ozu
Tom Jones 1963 Tony Richardson
Tombstone 1993 George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre
Tommy 1975 Ken Russell
Tootsie 1982 Sydney Pollack
Top Gun 1986 Tony Scott
Topsy-Turvy 1999 Mike Leigh
Total Recall 1990 Paul Verhoeven
Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles
Touching the Void 2003 Kevin Macdonald
The Towering Inferno 1974 John Guillermin
Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter
Toy Story 2 1999 John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon
Traffic 2000 Steven Soderbergh
Training Day 2001 Antoine Fuqua
Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston
Triumph des Willens 1935 Leni Riefenstahl
True Grit 1969 Henry Hathaway
True Romance 1993 Tony Scott
The Truman Show 1998 Peter Weir
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Lauren Lazin
Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam
21 Grams 2003 Alejandro G. Iñárritu
24 Hour Party People 2002 Michael Winterbottom
25th Hour 2002 Spike Lee
28 Days Later… 2002 Danny Boyle
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 Richard Fleischer
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 David Lynch
Twister 1996 Jan de Bont
Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 Monte Hellman
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick
Les parapluies de Cherbourg 1964 Jacques Demy
The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 Philip Kaufman
Unbreakable 2000 M. Night Shyamalan
Under Siege 1992 Andrew Davis
Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood
The Untouchables 1987 Brian De Palma
The Upside of Anger 2005 Mike Binder
Urban Cowboy 1980 James Bridges

The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer
Vampire’s Kiss 1988 Robert Bierman
Spoorloos 1988 George Sluizer
Velvet Goldmine 1998 Todd Haynes
The Verdict 1982 Sidney Lumet
Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock
Un long dimanche de fiançailles 2004 Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg
Village of the Damned 1960 Wolf Rilla
Viva Las Vegas 1964 George Sidney
Wag the Dog 1997 Barry Levinson
Le salaire de la peur 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot
Waiting for Guffman 1996 Christopher Guest
Waking Life 2001 Richard Linklater
Walkabout 1971 Nicolas Roeg
Wall Street 1987 Oliver Stone
The War of the Roses 1989 Danny DeVito
War of the Worlds 2005 Steven Spielberg
The Warriors 1979 Walter Hill
The Way We Were 1973 Sydney Pollack
Wayne’s World 1992 Penelope Spheeris
Wedding Crashers 2005 David Dobkin
Week End 1967 Jean-Luc Godard
Welcome to the Dollhouse 1995 Todd Solondz
West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Whale Rider 2002 Niki Caro
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962 Robert Aldrich
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 Lasse Hallström
What’s Love Got to Do with It 1993 Brian Gibson
When Harry Met Sally… 1989 Rob Reiner
When We Were Kings 1996 Leon Gast
Where the Boys Are 1960 Henry Levin
White Heat 1949 Raoul Walsh
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Robert Zemeckis
The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy
Wild at Heart 1990 David Lynch
The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 Mel Stuart
Winchester ’73 1950 Anthony Mann
Le peuple migrateur 2001 Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats, Jacques Perrin
Der Himmel über Berlin 1987 Wim Wenders
The Winslow Boy 1999 David Mamet
Winter Kills 1979 William Richert
Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien 2000 Dominik Moll
Witness 1985 Peter Weir
The Wizard of Oz 1939 Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, George Cukor, Victor Fleming, Richard Thorpe
The Wolf Man 1941 George Waggner
Women in Love 1969 Ken Russell
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios” 1988 Pedro Almodóvar
Woodstock 1970 Michael Wadleigh
Working Girl 1988 Mike Nichols
Written on the Wind 1956 Douglas Sirk
Wuthering Heights 1939 William Wyler
X-Men 2000 Bryan Singer
X2 2003 Bryan Singer
Y tu mamá también 2001 Alfonso Cuarón
Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 Michael Curtiz
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 Peter Weir
Yellow Submarine 1968 George Dunning
Young Frankenstein 1974 Mel Brooks
Z 1969 Costa-Gavras
Zelig 1983 Woody Allen
Zoolander 2001 Ben Stiller
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In 2010, to mark the release of Toy Story 3, IGN Movies decided to amend their previous rankings of feature-length cartoons and publish a new list of films. They assembled their best film experts,  Phil Pirrello, Eric Goldman, Matt Fowler, Scott Collura, Cindy White and Jesse Schedeen who put together 25 of the genre’s best films. Their criteria included the films’ impact on pop culture, story quality, legacy and filmmaking style.

25. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

24. Metropolis

23. Fantasia

22. Ghost in the Shell

21. The Fantastic Mr. Fox

20. My Neighbor Totoro

19. Sleeping Beauty

18. Ratatouille

17. The Lion King

16. How to Train Your Dragon

15. Finding Nemo

14. Akira

13. Toy Story 3

12. Spirited Away

11. A Nightmare Before Christmas

10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

9. Toy Story

8. The Little Mermaid

7. Up

6. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

5. The Iron Giant

4. Toy Story 2

3. The Incredibles

2. Wall-E

1. Beauty and the Beast

Best Animated Movies Ever (2009)

In September 2009, Entertainment Weekly published a list of 19 all-time classics of animation. The list includes some of the best of Disney and Pixar but also, pleasingly, some Japanese anime, including two films from Studio Ghibli and two modern examples of Middle Eastern animation from Israel, Waltz With Bashir and Iran, Persepolis.

19. Waltz With Bashir (2008)

18. Pinocchio (1940)

17. Kki’s Delivery Service (1989)

16. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

15. The Iron Giant (1999)

14.  Akira (1988)

13. Chicken Run (2000)

12. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

11. Dumbo (1941)

10. Coraline (2009)

9. Bambi (1942)

8. Toy Story 2 (1999)

7. The Incredibles (2004)

6. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

5. Persepolis (2007)

4. The Lion King (1994)

3. Up (2009)

2. Spirited Away (2001)

1. Wall-E (2008)
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The 25 Greatest Action Films Ever! (2007)

In 2007, to mark the release of Die Hard 4 – Live Free or Die Hard, Entertainment Weekly published a list of the 25 greatest action films in their June 22nd issue. Perhaps it’s little surprise that Die Hard, the original, topped the poll. The oldest film in the list goes back to the 1930s, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and also included are several from the 1960s, Goldfinger and The Wild Bunch.

25. The Incredibles
24. Lethal Weapon
23. Drunken Master II
22. Predator
21. Spider-Man 2
20. Kill Bill Vol. 1
19. Goldfinger
18. The Adventures of Robin Hood
17. The Bourne Supremacy
16. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
15. Enter the Dragon
14. Robocop
13. The Wild Bunch
12. The Empire Strikes Back
11. Speed
10. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
9. Hard-Boiled
8. Saving Private Ryan
7. Gladiator
6. Seven Samurai
5. The Matrix
4. The Road Warrior
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Aliens
1. Die Hard
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The Incredibles (2004)

Director: Brad Bird Cinematographer: Andrew Jimenez, Patrick Lin, Janet Lucroy

Set in an alternate version of the 1960s, The Incredibles follows the Parrs, a family of superheroes, who, in accordance with a government mandate, are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. However, Mr. Incredible’s desire to help people draws the entire family into a confrontation with a vengeful fan-turned-foe and his killer robot. Brad Bird moves slightly away from the normal Pixar formula but his dysfunctional family tale provides plenty of wit, a great deal of entertainment and some amazing animation. A sequel was released in 2018.

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  • Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible, Helen’s husband, possessing super-strength.
  • Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl, Bob’s wife, who has the ability to stretch her body like rubber.
  • Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, the Parrs’ eldest child, who can become invisible and generate an impact-resistant force shield.
  • Spencer Fox as Dashiell “Dash” Parr, the Parrs’ second child, possessing super-speed.
  • Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews as Jack-Jack Parr, the Parrs’ infant son.
  • Jason Lee as Buddy Pine / IncrediBoy / Syndrome, Mr. Incredible’s fan-turned-supervillain, who uses his scientific prowess to give himself enhanced abilities.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best / Frozone, Bob’s best friend, who can form ice from humidity.
  • Elizabeth Peña as Mirage, Syndrome’s right-hand woman.
  • Brad Bird as Edna “E” Mode, the fashion designer for the Supers.
  • Teddy Newton as Newsreel Narrator, heard narrating the changing public opinion of the Supers.
  • Jean Sincere as Mrs. Hoganson, an old lady to whom Bob Parr pretends to deny an insurance claim.
  • Bud Luckey as Rick Dicker, a government agent responsible for keeping the Parrs undercover.
  • Wallace Shawn as Gilbert Huph, Bob’s demeaning boss.
  • Lou Romano as Bernie Kropp, Dash’s teacher.
  • Michael Bird as Tony Rydinger, Violet’s love interest.
  • Dominique Lewis as Bomb Voyage, a French supervillain who uses explosives.
  • Bret Parker as Kari, Jack-Jack’s babysitter.
  • Kimberly Adair Clark as Honey, Frozone’s wife.
  • John Ratzenberger as The Underminer, a mole-like supervillain.

Directed by Brad Bird
Produced by John Walker
Screenplay by Brad Bird
Music by Michael Giacchino
Cinematography Andrew Jimenez, Patrick Lin, Janet Lucroy
Edited by Stephen Schaffer
Running time 115 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Addams Family Values (1993)

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Cinematographer: Donald Peterman

Sonnenfield’s comedy sequel sees the Addams family welcoming a new baby boy but then making the mistake of employing devious nanny (Joan Cusack). She pretends to fall in love with Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) and then marries him, intending to murder him for his inheritance. Meanwhile, the family teenagers, Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman), are none to happy about their new sibling and will stop at nothing to get rid of  him. While the first film did better business at the box office and was deemed a strong adaptation of the madcap TV series, Addams Family Value goes deliciously more macabre and satirical in its humour and was seen by many critics as a rare example of a sequel that is better than the original.

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  • Raul Julia as Gomez Addams
  • Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams
  • Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester
  • Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams
  • Christopher Hart‘s Hand as Thing
  • Carel Struycken as Lurch
  • Jimmy Workman as Pugsley Addams
  • John Franklin as Cousin Itt
  • Dana Ivey as Margaret Alford (Mrs. Cousin Itt)
  • Carol Kane as Grandmama Addams (replacing Judith Malina)
  • Joan Cusack as Debbie Jellinsky, a professional black widow
  • David Krumholtz as Joel Glicker, Wednesday’s love interest
  • Kaitlyn and Kristen Hooper as Pubert Addams
  • Peter MacNicol as Gary Granger; he and his wife Becky are in charge of Camp Chippewa
  • Christine Baranski as Becky Martin-Granger
  • Mercedes McNab as Amanda Buckman (she was the Girl Scout in the first film)
  • Cynthia Nixon as Heather, one of the potential nannies
Cameo roles
  • Director Barry Sonnenfeld as Mr. Glicker
  • Julie Halston as Mrs. Glicker
  • Nathan Lane as Police Desk Sergeant (Lane would eventually go on to playing Gomez in The Addams Family musical.)
  • David Hyde Pierce as Delivery Room Doctor
  • Peter Graves as America’s Most Disgusting Unsolved Crimes anchorman
  • Sam McMurray as Don Buckman, Amanda’s father
  • Harriet Sansom Harris as Ellen Buckman, Amanda’s mother
  • Ian Abercrombie as Driver
  • Tony Shalhoub as Jorge, a patron at the bar Debbie goes to

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Produced by Scott Rudin
Screenplay by Paul Rudnick
Music by Marc Shaiman, Ralph Sall
Cinematography Donald Peterman
Edited by Arthur Schmidt, Jim Miller
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Peter Bradshaw’s top 50 films of the demi-decade

In January 2015 British newspaper The Guardian published a list of the 50 best films of the decade so far, which were chosen by critic and writer, Peter Bradshaw. Bradshaw’s list is supposed to consider what trends are emerging in cinema. The films appear to be listed in no particular order.

    • The Headless Woman (dir. Lucrecia Martel)
    • Lourdes (dir. Jessica Hausner)
    • Samson & Delilah (dir. Warwick Thornton)
    • Kick-Ass (dir. Matthew Vaughn)
    • Dogtooth (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
    • Four Lions (dir. Chris Morris)
    • Toy Story 3 (dir. Lee Unkrich)
    • The Maid (dir. Sebastián Silva)
    • Enter The Void (dir. Gaspar Noé)
    • Exhibition (dir. Joanna Hogg)
    • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
    • Animal Kingdom (dir. David Michôd)
    • How I Ended This Summer (dir. Aleksey Popogrebskiy)
    • Le Quattro Volte (dir. Michelangelo Frammartino)
    • Bridesmaids (dir. Paul Feig)
    • A Separation (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
    • The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick)
    • Kill List (dir. Ben Wheatley)
    • Poetry (dir. Lee Chang-dong)
    • Wuthering Heights (dir. Andrea Arnold)
    • Margaret (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)
    • Dreams of a Life (dir. Carol Morley)
    • The Artist (dir. Michel Hazanavicius)
    • Amour (dir. Michael Haneke)
    • The Master (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
    • Leviathan (dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev)
    • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
    • This Is Not a Film (dir. Jafar Panahi)
    • Ted (dir. Seth MacFarlane)
    • The Great Beauty (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)
    • The Act of Killing (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)
    • Only God Forgives (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
    • I Wish (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
    • The Selfish Giant (dir. Clio Barnard)
    • Blue Jasmine (dir. Woody Allen)
    • Blue Is the Warmest Colour (dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)
    • Winter of Discontent (dir. Ibrahim el-Batout)
    • Django Unchained (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
    • Frozen (dirs. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)
    • 12 Years a Slave (dir. Steve McQueen)
    • Inside Llewyn Davis (dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen)
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)
    • Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer)
    • A Touch of Sin (dir. Jia Zhang-ke)
    • Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater)
    • Norte, the End of History (dir. Lav Diaz)
    • Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)
    • Mr Turner (dir. Mike Leigh)
    • Birdman (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
    • Citizenfour (dir. Laura Poitras)

Bradshaw has been chief film critic at The Guardian since 1999, and is a contributing editor at Esquire. He is a regular guest reviewer on the Film… programme broadcast on BBC One and has been shortlisted four times at the British Press Awards in the Critic Of The Year category, in 2001, 2007, 2013 and 2014, gaining “Highly Commended” on this last occasion.

The Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll 2011

In 2011 a combined best films of the year poll was conducted by LA Weekly and Village Voice. There were 95 participating critics and Terrence Malick’s polarizing The Tree of Life finished top. Each critic submitted their choices for the 10 best films of the year, the three best performances in each of the acting categories, and one top selection in every other category. Ninety out of 95 critics submitted a ranked ballot, on which a first-place vote was worth 10 points, a 10th-place vote was worth 1 point, and so on.

1. The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick

307 points, mentioned on 48 ballots

2. A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi

251 points, mentioned on 41 ballots

3. Melancholia, directed by Lars von Trier

246 points, mentioned on 34 ballots

4. Certified Copy, directed by Abbas Kiarostami

233 points, mentioned on 34 ballots

5. Mysteries of Lisbon, directed by Raul Ruiz

201 points, mentioned on 26 ballots

6. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

199 points, mentioned on 31 ballots

7. Margaret, directed by Kenneth Lonergan

165 points, mentioned on 26 ballots

8. Meek’s Cutoff, directed by Kelly Reichardt

146 points, mentioned on 22 ballots

9. Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

140 points, mentioned on 25 ballots

10. Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols

132 points, mentioned on 24 ballots

IndieWire annual critics survey for 2011

At the end of 2011 IndieWire named their Best Films of 2011. The poll was voted on by 162 “critics, bloggers and other tastemakers from around the world”. The Tree of Life was named best film and won the majority of year end polls for 2011. Von Trier’s Melancholia wasn’t universally admired but probably stands out as the Danish filmmakers best film of the last decade.

    1. The Tree of Life — Terrence Malick
    2. Melancholia — Lars von Trier
    3. A Separation — Asghar Farhadi
    4. Drive — Nicolas Winding Refn
    5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives — Apichatpong Weerasethakul
    6. Certified Copy — Abbas Kiarostami
    7. Mysteries of Lisbon — Raoul Ruiz
    8. Hugo — Martin Scorsese
    9. Margaret — Kenneth Lonergan
    10. Meek’s Cutoff — Kelly Reichardt
    11. Shame — Steve McQueen
    12. The Descendants — Alexander Payne
    13. The Artist — Michel Hazanavicius
    14. Take Shelter — Jeff Nichols
    15. Martha Marcy May Marlene — Sean Durkin
    16. A Dangerous Method — David Cronenberg
    17. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — Tomas Alfredson
    18. We Need to Talk About Kevin — Lynne Ramsay
    19. Film Socialisme — Jean-Luc Godard
    20. Weekend — Andrew Haigh
    21. Poetry — Lee Chang-dong
    22. Nostalgia for the Light — Patricio Guzmán
    23. The Interrupters — Steve James
    24. The Skin I Live In — Pedro Almodóvar
    25. Midnight in Paris — Woody Allen