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1. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp -- Commentary track: Director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Rating: 9.5

2. Paper Moon -- Commentary track: Director/producer Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 9.2

3. Rounders -- Commentary track: Director John Dahl, screenwriters David Levien and Brian Koppelman, and actor Edward Norton. Rating: 9.2

4. They Live -- Commentary track: Roddy Piper and John Carpenter. Rating: 9.1

5. What's Up, Doc? -- Commentary track: Director Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 9.0

6. A Fistful of Dollars -- Commentary track: Sergio Leone expert Sir Christopher Frayling. Rating: 9.0

7. Network -- Commentary track: Director Sidney Lumet. Rating: 9.0

8. The Third Man -- Commentary track: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy. Rating: 9.0

9. Caligula -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell. Rating: 9.0

10. Starman -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Jeff Bridges. Rating: 9.0

11. Full Metal Jacket -- Commentary track: Actors Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks. Rating: 8.9

12. Serial Mom -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.9

13. Stir of Echoes -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director David Koepp. Rating: 8.9

14. Sense and Sensibilty -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/actor Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran. Rating: 8.9

15. Nixon -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.9

16. Rebel Without A Cause -- Commentary track: Douglas L. Rathgeb, author of "The Making of Rebel Without A Cause". Rating: 8.9

17. Little Miss Sunshine -- Commentary track: Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and screenwriter Michael Arndt. Rating: 8.9

18. Polyester -- Commentary track: Director John Waters. Rating: 8.8

19. The Invisible Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.8

20. Cars -- Commentary track: Director John Lasseter. Rating: 8.8

21. A Clockwork Orange -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman. Rating: 8.8

22. The Thing -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.8

23. Sid & Nancy -- Commentary track: Screenwriter Abbe Wool, actors Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, cultural historian Greil Marcus, filmmakers Julien Temple and Lech Kowalski, and musician Eliot Kidd. Rating: 8.8

24. The Incredible Hulk: How the Legend Began -- Commentary track: "The Incredible Hulk" -- Writer/director/executive producer Kenneth Johnson. Rating: 8.8

25. Cat People -- Commentary track: Film historian Greg Mank and actor Simone Simon. Rating: 8.8

26. House of Games -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay. Rating: 8.8

27. Escape From New York -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.8

28. Born on the Fourth of July -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.8

29. Used Cars -- Commentary track: Director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.7

30. The Perfect Storm -- Commentary track: Sebastian Junger, writer of source novel "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea". Rating: 8.7

31. A Night at the Opera -- Commentary track: Film critic Leonard Maltin. Rating: 8.7

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

33. Election -- Commentary track: Director Alexander Payne. Rating: 8.7

34. Soldier of Orange -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven. Rating: 8.7

35. It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Richard Linklater. Rating: 8.7

36. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia -- Commentary track: Sam Peckinpah scholars Paul Seydor Garner Simmons and David Weddle, with moderator Nick Redman. Rating: 8.7

37. Mommie Dearest -- Commentary track: Filmmaker (and fan) John Waters. Rating: 8.7

38. Brazil -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam (on disc 1, the director's cut of the film). Rating: 8.7

39. Blade Runner -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.7

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

41. Slacker -- Commentary track: Director Richard Linklater, and cast and crew members. Rating: 8.6

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

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

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

45. Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series -- Commentary track: "The Little Things" - Judd Apatow, Jon Kasdan, Seth Rogen, Mike White. Rating: 8.6

46. Hoop Dreams -- Commentary track: Director Steve James and filmmakers Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx. Rating: 8.6

47. The Man Who Fell to Earth -- Commentary track: Director Nicolas Roeg and actors David Bowie and Buck Henry.. Rating: 8.6

48. Tootsie (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Director Sydney Pollack. Rating: 8.6

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

50. Brother Bear -- Commentary track: Actors Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis (in character as Rutt and Tuke, respectively). Rating: 8.6

51. Insomnia -- Commentary track: Director Christopher Nolan (in order of shooting sequence). Rating: 8.6

52. His Girl Friday -- Commentary track: Film critic and author Todd McCarthy. Rating: 8.6

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

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

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

56. This Is Spinal Tap (MGM) -- Commentary track: Spinal Tap: Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest). Rating: 8.6

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

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

59. The Red Shoes -- Commentary track: Film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with actors Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese. Rating: 8.6

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

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

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

63. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson, and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Rating: 8.5

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

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

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

67. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- Commentary track: Eric Lax, co-author of "Bogart". Rating: 8.5

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

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

70. The French Connection -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.5

71. The Graduate (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Film historian Howard Suber. Rating: 8.5

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

73. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.5

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

75. Out of Sight -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Frank. Rating: 8.5

76. A History of Violence -- Commentary track: Director David Cronenberg. Rating: 8.5

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

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

79. Army of Darkness -- Commentary track: Director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, and co-writer Ivan Raimi. Rating: 8.4

80. Platoon -- Commentary track: Military supervisor Capt. Dale Dye. Rating: 8.4

81. Point Blank -- Commentary track: Director John Boorman and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 8.4

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

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

84. Panic Room -- Commentary track: Screenwriter David Koepp and special guest William Goldman. Rating: 8.4

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

86. 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

87. The Frighteners -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson. Rating: 8.4

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

89. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -- Commentary track: Director/screenwriter Terry Gilliam. Rating: 8.4

90. Apocalypse Now -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.4

91. 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

92. The Hours -- Commentary track: Actors Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep. Rating: 8.4

93. Taxi Driver (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader. Rating: 8.4

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

95. 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

96. Thelma & Louise -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.4

97. 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

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

99. Van Helsing -- Commentary track: Director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay. Rating: 8.4

100. California Split -- Commentary track: Director Robert Altman, screenwriter Joseph Walsh, and actors Elliott Gould and George Segal . Rating: 8.4