Recommended Movies

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in no particular order

  1. Dr. Stangelove or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) – Peter Sellers, George C. Scott; Dir. Stanley Kubric
  2. The Graduate (1967) – Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft; Dir. Mike Nichols
  3. A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Malcolm McDowel; Dir. Stanley Kubric
  4. Apocalypse Now (1979)- - Martin Sheen; Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
  5. Taxi Driver (1976)– Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster; Dir. Martin Scorsese
  6. Goodfellas (1990) – Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro; Dir. Martin Scorsese
  7. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) – James Cagney, Joan Leslie; Dir. Michael Curtiz
  8. Annie Hall (1977) – Woody Allen (Dir), Diane Keaton
  9. Sleeper (1973) – Woody Allen (Dir), Diane Keaton
  10. Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) – Woody Allen (Dir), Gene Wilder
  11. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) -  Gregory Peck; Robert Duvall; Dir. Robert Mulligan
  12. Network (1976) – Faye Dunaway, William Holden; Dir. Sidney Lumet
  13. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1996) – Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton; Dir. Mike Nichols
  14. Midnight Cowboy (1969) – Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight; Dir. John Schlesinger
  15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher; Dir. Milos Forman
  16. The Big Lebowski (1998) – Jeff Daniels, John Goodman; Dir. Joel Coen
  17. Fargo (1996) –  William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi; Dir. Joel Coen
  18. Raising Arizona (1987) – Nicholoas Cage, Holly Hunter; Dir. Joel Coen
  19. No Country for Old Men (2007)– Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones; Dir. Joel & Ethan Coen
  20. Blazing Saddles (1974)– Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder; Dir. Mel Brooks
  21. Spaceballs (1987) – Bill Pullman, Rick Moranis; Dir. Mel Brooks
  22. The Princess Bride (1987) – Cary Elwes, Robin Wright; Dir. Rob Reiner
  23. This is Spinal Tap (1984) –  Michael McKean, Christopher Guest; Dir. Rob Reiner
  24. The Jerk (1979) – Steve Martin,  Bernadette Peters; Dir. Carl Reiner
  25. Say Anything (1989) – John Cusack, Ione Skye; Dir. Cameron Crowe
  26. Lolita (1962) – Peter Sellers; Dir. Stanley Kubric
  27. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) – Al Pacino; Dir. Sidney Lumet
  28. Being There (9179)– Peter Sellers, Shirley Maclaine; Dir. Hal Ashby
  29. Spring Forward (1999) – Liev Schreiber, Ned Beatty; Dir. Tom Gilroy
  30. Magnolia (1999) – Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Cruise;Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
  31. Little Big Man (1970) – Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway; Dir. Arthur Penn
  32. Bamboozled (2000) – Damon Wayans, Michael Rapaport; Dir. Spike Lee
  33. Wag the Dog (1998) – Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman; Dir. Barry Levinson
  34. Twelve Angry Men (1957) – Peter Fonda; Dir. Sidney Lumet
  35. Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2001) – John Cameron Mitchell (Dir), Michael Pitt
  36. Ripley’s Game (2002) – John Malkovich; Dir. Lilliana Cavani
  37. Roger & Me (1989)– Dir. Michael Moore
  38. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) - Tommy Lee Jones (Dir), Barry Pepper
  39. Dogville (2004) – Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany; Dir. Lars von Trier
  40. Syriana (2005) – George Clooney, Chris Cooper; Dir. Stephen Gaghan
  41.  I Heart Huckabees (2004) – Jason Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman; Dir. David O. Russell
  42. Pan’s Labyrinth (Spain-2006) – Ivana Baquero; Dir. Guillermo del Toro
  43. Paradise Now (Belgium-2005) – Kais Nashef; Dir. Hany Abu-Assad
  44. Volver (Spain-2007) – Penelope Cruz, Dir. Pedro Almodovar
  45. Reservoir Dogs (1992) – Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth; Dir. Quentin Tarantino
  46. Four Rooms (1995) – Dir. Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriquez, Quentin Tarantino
  47. Gandhi (UK/India-1982) – Ben Kingsley; Dir. Richard Attenborough
  48. The General (Ireland-1990) – Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar; Dir. John Boorman
  49. Nothing Personal (Ireland-1995) – James Frain, Ian Hart; Dir. Thaddeus O’Sullivan
  50. Cradle will Rock (1999) – Hank Azaria, Ruben Blades; Dir. Tim Robbins
  51. Frozen River (2008) - Melissa Leo; Dir. Courtney Hunt
  52. In Bruges (2008) - Colin Farrell, Brendon Gleeson; Dir. Martin McDonagh
  53. District 9 (2009) - Sharto Copley; Dir. Neill Blomkamp
  54. Hustle and Flow (2005) - Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson; Dir. Craig Brewer
  55. Inglorious Basterds (2009) - Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz; Dir. Quentin Tarantino
  56. A Single Man (2009) - Colin Firth, Julianne Moore; Dir. Tom Ford
  57. Extract (2009) - Jason Bateman, Kristin Wiig; Dir. Mike Judge
  58. Barney's Version (2010) - Paul Giamatti; Dir. Richard J. Lewis
  59. The Guard (Ireland-2011) - Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle; Dir. John Michael McDonagh

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