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1. The Ten Commandments -- Commentary track: Katherine Orrison (author of “Written in Stone--Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic ‘The Ten Commandments’”). Rating: 9.4

2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- Commentary track: Eric Lax, co-author of "Bogart". Rating: 9.2

3. Fallen Angel -- Commentary track: Film noir scholar Eddie Muller, author of "Dark City". Rating: 9.0

4. Murder, My Sweet -- Commentary track: Author Alain Silver (find his books). Rating: 8.8

5. Gone With the Wind -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.6

6. Lolita -- Commentary track: Director Adrian Lyne. Rating: 8.6

7. World Trade Center -- Commentary track: Real-life survivor Will Jimeno and real-life rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee. Rating: 8.5

8. Transformers -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.5

9. The Godfather -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.5

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

11. The Island -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.5

12. Pearl Harbor -- Commentary track: Director of photography John Schwartzman, costume designer Michael Kaplan, production designer Nigel Phelps, supervising art director Michael Lang, and composer Hans Zimmer. Rating: 8.4

13. Pleasantville -- Commentary track: Director Gary Ross. Rating: 8.4

14. L.A. Confidential -- Commentary track: Film critics Andrew Sarris and James Ellroy, and actors Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny DeVito. Rating: 8.4

15. Brazil -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam (on disc 1, the director's cut of the film). Rating: 8.4

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

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

18. Sledge Hammer: Season One -- Commentary track: (on 4 episodes): Creator/executive producer Alan Spencer. Rating: 8.4

19. 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

20. The Wolf Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Tom Weaver. Rating: 8.4

21. UHF -- Commentary track: Director Jay Levy, actor/co-writer "Weird Al" Yankovic, and actors Michael Richards, Emo Phillips, and Victoria Jackson. Rating: 8.4

22. Bridget Jones's Diary -- Commentary track: Director Sharon Maguire. Rating: 8.4

23. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Astronaut Joe Allen, asteroid consultant Ivan Bekley, and director of photography John Schwartzman. Rating: 8.4

24. Manhunter -- Commentary track: Director Michael Mann. Rating: 8.4

25. The Public Enemy -- Commentary track: Film historian Robert Sklar. Rating: 8.4

26. The House on 92nd Street -- Commentary track: Film noir historian Eddie Muller, author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir. Rating: 8.4

27. The Racket -- Commentary track: Film noir scholar Eddie Muller, author of "Dark City". Rating: 8.4

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

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

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

31. Finding Nemo -- Commentary track: Co-directors Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton, and co-writer Bob Petersen. Rating: 8.4

32. Halloween -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director John Carpenter, actor Jamie Lee Curtis, and writer/producer Debra Hill. Rating: 8.4

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

34. 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

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

36. Escape From New York -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.4

37. JFK -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.4

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

39. The Godfather: Part II -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.3

40. The Exorcist -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.3

41. Bad Boys -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.3

42. Swordfish -- Commentary track: Director Dominic Sena. Rating: 8.3

43. Out of the Past -- Commentary track: Author James Ursini (find his books). Rating: 8.3

44. Get Shorty -- Commentary track: Director/producer Barry Sonnenfeld. Rating: 8.3

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

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

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

48. The Rock -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay, actors Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, technical advisor Harry Humphries, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Rating: 8.3

49. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.3

50. The Aviator -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and producer Michael Mann. Rating: 8.3

51. Taxi Driver (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader. Rating: 8.3

52. A Clockwork Orange -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman. Rating: 8.3

53. Ghostbusters -- Commentary track: Director Ivan Reitman, writer/actor Harold Ramis, and associate producer Joe Medjuck ("visual" commentary with silhouettes). Rating: 8.3

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

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

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

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

58. To Catch a Thief -- Commentary track: Directors Peter Bogdanovich and Laurent Bouzereau. Rating: 8.3

59. A Million Ways to Die in the West -- Commentary track: Director/producer/co-screenwriter/actor Seth MacFarlane, co-screenwriters/executive producers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, and actor Charlize Theron. Rating: 8.3

60. The Fisher King -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam. Rating: 8.3

61. Silence of the Lambs -- Commentary track: Director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and FBI agent John Douglas. Rating: 8.3

62. Pearl Harbor -- Commentary track: Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, and Alec Baldwin. Rating: 8.3

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

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

65. Sunset Boulevard -- Commentary track: Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder". Rating: 8.3

66. Casablanca -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.3

67. Ocean's Eleven -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Ted Griffin. Rating: 8.2

68. Laura -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.2

69. Blade Runner -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.2

70. 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: 8.2

71. Almost Famous -- Commentary track: Writer/director Cameron Crowe and his mom, Alice Crowe. Rating: 8.2

72. Boogie Nights -- Commentary track: Director Paul Thomas Anderson. Rating: 8.2

73. Out of Sight -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Frank. Rating: 8.2

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

75. The Sweetest Thing -- Commentary track: Director Roger Kumble, and actors Jason Bateman, Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair. Rating: 8.2

76. Used Cars -- Commentary track: Director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.2

77. Frankenstein -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.2

78. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Director David Fincher. Rating: 8.2

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

80. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck. Rating: 8.2

81. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Actors Jake Gyllenhall and Robert Downey Jr, producer Brad Fischer, screenwriter James Vanderbilt and writer James Ellroy. Rating: 8.2

82. Pearl Harbor -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay and film historian Jeanine Basinger. Rating: 8.2

83. Thelma & Louise -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.2

84. Basic Instinct -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven and director of photography Jan de Bont. Rating: 8.2

85. Apocalypse Now -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.2

86. Forrest Gump -- Commentary track: Director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter. Rating: 8.2

87. Contact -- Commentary track: Director Robert Zemeckis and producer Steve Starkey. Rating: 8.2

88. Titanic -- Commentary track: Director James Cameron. Rating: 8.1

89. White Heat -- Commentary track: Film historian Dr. Drew Casper. Rating: 8.1

90. All the President's Men -- Commentary track: Actor Robert Redford. Rating: 8.1

91. El Mariachi -- Commentary track: Director Robert Rodriguez. Rating: 8.1

92. The Lion King -- Commentary track: Directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, and producer Don Hahn. Rating: 8.1

93. Wall Street -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.1

94. Ed Wood -- Commentary track: Director Tim Burton, screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, actor Martin Landau, director of photography Stefan Czapsky, and costumer designer Colleen Atwood. Rating: 8.1

95. Boyz N the Hood -- Commentary track: Director John Singleton. Rating: 8.1

96. Time After Time -- Commentary track: Director Nicholas Meyer and actor Malcolm McDowell. Rating: 8.1

97. Floating Weeds -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.1

98. Night of the Living Dead (Elite) -- Commentary track: Writer/director/editor/actor George A. Romero, writer/actor John Russo, actor/producer/sound effects man/makeup artist Karl Hardman and actor/properties master/makeup artist Marilyn Eastman. Rating: 8.1

99. The Invisible Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.1

100. Serenity -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Joss Whedon. Rating: 8.1