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1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- Commentary track: Eric Lax, co-author of "Bogart". Rating: 8.7

2. Citizen Kane -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.7

3. The Great Escape -- Commentary track: Director John Sturges, cast, and crew. Rating: 8.6

4. The Godfather -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.6

5. UHF -- Commentary track: Director Jay Levy, actor/co-writer "Weird Al" Yankovic, and actors Michael Richards, Emo Phillips, and Victoria Jackson. Rating: 8.6

6. Cecil B. Demented -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.6

7. Desperate Living -- Commentary track: Director John Waters and actor Liz Renay. Rating: 8.6

8. Double Indemnity -- Commentary track: Screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman.. Rating: 8.6

9. Frankenstein -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.6

10. Cry-Baby -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/Director John Waters. Rating: 8.6

11. Thank You For Smoking -- Commentary track: Director Jason Reitman. Rating: 8.6

12. Pink Flamingos -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.6

13. The In-Laws -- Commentary track: Director Arthur Hiller, screenwriter Andrew Bergman, and actors Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Rating: 8.6

14. JFK -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.6

15. The Thing -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.5

16. Brazil -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam (on disc 1, the director's cut of the film). Rating: 8.5

17. All the President's Men -- Commentary track: Actor Robert Redford. Rating: 8.5

18. The Exorcist -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.5

19. Halloween -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director John Carpenter, actor Jamie Lee Curtis, and writer/producer Debra Hill. Rating: 8.5

20. The Godfather: Part II -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.5

21. American Splendor -- Commentary track: Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, actor Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, and Toby Radloff. Rating: 8.5

22. Road to Perdition -- Commentary track: Director Sam Mendes. Rating: 8.5

23. Ikiru -- Commentary track: Akira Kurosawa film historian Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.5

24. Hairspray -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters and actor Ricki Lake. Rating: 8.5

25. Female Trouble -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.5

26. His Girl Friday -- Commentary track: Film critic and author Todd McCarthy. Rating: 8.5

27. Laura -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.5

28. A Clockwork Orange -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman. Rating: 8.5

29. Casablanca -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.5

30. Used Cars -- Commentary track: Director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.5

31. Apocalypse Now -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.5

32. To Live and Die in L.A. -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.5

33. The Limey -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Lem Dobbs. Rating: 8.5

34. Ran -- Commentary track: Film historian Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.5

35. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Actors Jake Gyllenhall and Robert Downey Jr, producer Brad Fischer, screenwriter James Vanderbilt and writer James Ellroy. Rating: 8.4

36. Halloween -- Commentary track: Writer/director Rob Zombie. Rating: 8.4

37. Moonstruck -- Commentary track: Actor Cher, director Norman Jewison, and writer John Patrick Shanley. Rating: 8.4

38. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear -- Commentary track: Writer/director David Zucker, producer Robert Weiss, and host Peter Tilden. Rating: 8.4

39. Run Lola Run -- Commentary track: Director/writer/producer Tom Tykwer and actress Franka Potente. Rating: 8.4

40. The Sopranos: The Complete First Season -- Commentary track: "The Sopranos (Pilot)" -- Creator David Chase and actor/director Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 8.4

41. The Third Man -- Commentary track: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy. Rating: 8.4

42. The French Connection -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.4

43. Evil Dead II -- Commentary track: Director/co-writer Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero. Rating: 8.4

44. Dumbo -- Commentary track: Disney historian John Canemaker. Rating: 8.4

45. Aliens -- Commentary track: Director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, creature wizard Stan Winston, visual effects supervisors Robert and Dennis Skotak, miniature effects supervisor Pat McClung, and actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn, and Christopher Henn. Rating: 8.4

46. The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult -- Commentary track: director Peter Segal, producers David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss, and assistant director Michael Ewing. Rating: 8.4

47. The Haunting -- Commentary track: Director Robert Wise, screenwriter Nelson Gidding, and actors Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn. Rating: 8.4

48. The Fourth Man -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven. Rating: 8.4

49. Laura -- Commentary track: Composer David Raksin and film historian Jeanine Basinger. Rating: 8.4

50. Hard Candy -- Commentary track: Actors Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page.. Rating: 8.4

51. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Director David Fincher. Rating: 8.4

52. Silence of the Lambs -- Commentary track: Director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and FBI agent John Douglas. Rating: 8.4

53. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson, and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Rating: 8.4

54. Dead Ringers -- Commentary track: Director David Cronenberg, actor Jeremy Irons, editor Ronald Sanders, production designer Carol Spier, and director of photography Peter Suschitzky. Rating: 8.4

55. Yojimbo -- Commentary track: Film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince . Rating: 8.4

56. Alien -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.4

57. Paper Moon -- Commentary track: Director/producer Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 8.4

58. Monty Python's Life of Brian -- Commentary track: Director Terry Jones, and actors Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle. Rating: 8.4

59. This Is Spinal Tap (MGM) -- Commentary track: Spinal Tap: Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest). Rating: 8.4

60. The Shining -- Commentary track: Authors Garrett Brown and John Baxter. Rating: 8.4

61. I Spit on Your Grave -- Commentary track: Cult film guru Joe Bob Briggs. Rating: 8.4

62. Dog Day Afternoon -- Commentary track: Director Sidney Lumet. Rating: 8.4

63. El Mariachi -- Commentary track: Director Robert Rodriguez. Rating: 8.4

64. Blade Runner -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.4

65. Finding Nemo -- Commentary track: Co-directors Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton, and co-writer Bob Petersen. Rating: 8.3

66. Escape From New York -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.3

67. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.3

68. Peter Pan -- Commentary track: Producer Walt Disney (from archival recordings), host/producer's nephew Roy E. Disney, animators Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis, and Ward Kimball, film historians Leonard Maltin, John Canemaker, and Jeff Kurtti, Margaret Kerry, model for Tinkerbell, and Kathryn Beaumont, voice actor/model for Wendy . Rating: 8.3

69. Batman: The Movie -- Commentary track: Actors Adam West and Burt Ward. Rating: 8.3

70. Basic Instinct -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven and director of photography Jan de Bont. Rating: 8.3

71. Bringing Up Baby -- Commentary track: Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 8.3

72. Network -- Commentary track: Director Sidney Lumet. Rating: 8.3

73. Road House -- Commentary track: Filmmakers and "Road House" aficionados Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. Rating: 8.3

74. Sanjuro -- Commentary track: Film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.3

75. The Graduate -- Commentary track: Director Mike Nichols and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 8.3

76. Raging Bull -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Rating: 8.3

77. The Wolf Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Tom Weaver. Rating: 8.3

78. Full Metal Jacket -- Commentary track: Actors Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks. Rating: 8.3

79. Monty Python and the Holy Grail -- Commentary track: Writers/directors/actors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Rating: 8.3

80. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Commentary track: Director Milos Forman, and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz. Rating: 8.3

81. Manhunter -- Commentary track: Director Michael Mann. Rating: 8.3

82. Toy Story -- Commentary track: Director John Lasseter, Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Bill Reeves, and Ralph Eggleston. Rating: 8.3

83. Bride Of Chucky -- Commentary track: Writer Don Mancini and actors Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly. Rating: 8.3

84. Gosford Park -- Commentary track: Writer/associate producer Julian Fellowes. Rating: 8.3

85. Dazed and Confused -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Richard Linklater. Rating: 8.3

86. Deliverance -- Commentary track: Director John Boorman. Rating: 8.3

87. Juno -- Commentary track: Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody. Rating: 8.3

88. Seven Samurai -- Commentary track: Japanese film expert Michael Jeck. Rating: 8.3

89. Say Anything... -- Commentary track: Director Cameron Crowe, and actors John Cusack and Ione Skye. Rating: 8.3

90. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad -- Commentary track: Writer/director David Zucker, producer Robert Weiss, and host Peter Tilden. Rating: 8.2

91. The Fisher King -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam. Rating: 8.2

92. Creature from the Black Lagoon -- Commentary track: Film historian Tom Weaver . Rating: 8.2

93. Straw Dogs (Criterion) -- Commentary track: Film historian Stephen Prince, author of "Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies". Rating: 8.2

94. Garden State -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Zach Braff and actor Natalie Portman. Rating: 8.2

95. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- Commentary track: Director Tobe Hooper, director of photography Daniel Pearl, and actor Gunnar Hansen. Rating: 8.2

96. The Last Temptation of Christ -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese, actor Willem Dafoe, screenwriter Paul Schrader, and film critic Jay Cocks. Rating: 8.2

97. Big Trouble in Little China -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.2

98. A History of Violence -- Commentary track: Director David Cronenberg. Rating: 8.2

99. Seabiscuit -- Commentary track: Director Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 8.2

100. Monsters, Inc. -- Commentary track: Director Pete Doctor, co-director Lee Unkrich, and executive producers John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton. Rating: 8.2