THE GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME

Selected by Zimmerman Skyrat, 101Bananas.com

There’s a big difference between “Greatest Movies” and “Favorite Movies.” To be considered truly “great,” a film must have either broken new ground in the history of the art of cinema (i.e., done something unique—or done it better than anyone else); had a great and lasting impact, for whatever reason, on the culture or country it was produced in; or been very influential on film-making, or on other directors, that came after it. Obviously, opinion has a lot to do with a list like this. Just because a movie is one of the greatest of all time doesn’t mean it’s one of my favorites (e.g., Riefenstahl’s ‘Triumph of the Will’ was a seminal achievement in film-making, but I’m not a big fan of Adolph Hitler). My list, in alphabetical order:

8 1/2 - [Italian] (Federico Fellini) Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale
28 UP - [Documentary] (Michael Apted) follows group of children up to age 28
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - (Stanley Kubrick) Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
ANNIE HALL - (Woody Allen) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
THE BIRTH OF A NATION - (D.W. Griffith) Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall
BREATHLESS - [French] (Jean-Luc Godard) Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg
CASABLANCA - (Michael Curtiz) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
CITIZEN KANE - (Orson Welles) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
CRIES AND WHISPERS - [Swedish] (Ingmar Bergman) Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson
DON’T LOOK BACK - [Documentary] (D.A. Pennebaker) Bob Dylan’s 1965 England tour
THE GODFATHER 1 & 2 - (Francis Ford Coppola) Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall
THE GRADUATE - (Mike Nichols) Dustin Hoffman, Katherine Ross, Anne Bancroft
MODERN TIMES - (Charlie Chaplin) Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
MULHOLLAND DR. - (David Lynch) Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring
PERSONA - [Swedish] (Ingmar Bergman) Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson
SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER - [French] (François Truffaut) Charles Aznavour
RASHOMON - [Japanese] (Akira Kurosawa) Toshiro Mifune
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE - (Nicholas Ray) James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
SEVEN SAMURAI - [Japanese] (Akira Kurosawa) Toshiro Mifune
TOKYO STORY - [Japanese] (Yasujiro Ozu) Chishu Ryu, Chiyeko Higashiyama
TRIUMPH OF THE WILL - [German] (Leni Riefenstahl) Adolph Hitler


 


FAVORITE MOVIES

Selected by Zimmerman Skyrat, 101Bananas.com

Thanks to the wonders of NetFlix.com, this list grows longer almost every month. The only criteria for this category is that they are simply my personal favorites. There may be some weird or dumb or silly or poorly produced/acted/directed movies of little substance here, but as someone once wisely said, there’s no accounting for personal taste. I make no apologies at all for any movies you may find on this list that you consider to be trash. They’re just MY favorites, that’s all, some of them possibly because of only one particular scene, or because of the theme of the movie or the ideas expressed in it, though it may be quite unimpressive otherwise.


THE BEST OF THE BEST, the must-sees, the hall of fame, my ‘desert island’ movies (in alphabetical order):

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
2046 - [Chinese] Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li
ANNIE HALL - Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
BAXTER - [French] Baxter the dog
BRAZIL - Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert DeNiro
BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID - Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross
CASABLANCA - Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
CINEMA PARADISO [Italian] Jacques Perrin, Philippe Noiret, Agnese Nano
CITY LIGHTS - Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill
COOL HAND LUKE - Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON - [Chinese] Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi
DON’T LOOK BACK - [Documentary] D.A. Pennebaker’s film of Bob Dylan’s 1965 England tour
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND - Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY - Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed
HENRY FOOL - Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey
IN THE FACE OF EVIL - [Documentary] Ronald Reagan’s long war against communism
THE MALTESE FALCON - Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet
MAN FACING SOUTHEAST - [Argentinan] Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Ines Vernengo
MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART - Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin
MULHOLLAND DR. - Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Justin Theroux
MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ - Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory
SEVEN SAMURAI - [Japanese] Toshiro Mifune
STARDUST MEMORIES - Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper
STOLEN KISSES - [French] Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig
TO LIVE - [Chinese] Gong Li, Ge You
THE WEST - [Documentary] 9-part Steven Ives/Ken Burns film

 

ALL THE REST, in alphabetical order:  (*Denotes favorite favorites, but just a notch below my “Best of the Best” list.)

  11:14 - Rachael Leigh Cook, Patrick Swayze, Barbara Hershey, Hilary Swank
*21 GRAMS - Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro
*28 UP - [Documentary] follows a group of children up to the age of 28
  (500) DAYS OF SUMMER - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
*9/11 - [Documentary] New York, September 11, 2001
  ADAM AT 6 A.M. - Michael Douglas
  ADRENALINE RUSH - [IMAX Documentary] skydiving off cliffs
  THE ADVENTURES OF MILO & OTIS - narrated by Dudley Moore
*AFTER LIFE - [Japanese] Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima
  AGNES OF GOD - Jane Fonda, Meg Tilly, Anne Bancroft
  A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor
  ALL THAT JAZZ - Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange
*ALPHAVILLE - [French] Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina
  AMERICAN GRAFFITI - Ronnie Howard, Candy Williams
*AMERICAN VISIONS - [Documentary] 8 volumes, Robert Hughes on American art
  THE APOSTLE - Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett, Miranda Richardson
  AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE - [Documentary] the life of Ayn Rand
*AYN RAND & THE PROPHECY OF ATLAS SHRUGGED - [Documentary] Rand’s dire prediction for America
  BACK TO THE FUTURE - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
*A BEAUTIFUL MIND - Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris
*BEING JOHN MALKOVICH - John Malkovich, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener
*BERKLEY IN THE SIXTIES - [Documentary] the Berkley free-speech movement
  THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES - Frederic March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy
*BIG FISH - Albert Finney, Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange, Billy Crudup
  THE BIG LEBOWSKI - Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
*BIRDMEN: THE ORIGINAL DREAM OF FLIGHT - [Documentary] wingsuit skydiving
*BLACK HAWK DOWN - Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore
*BLUE VELVET - Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rosallini, Dennis Hopper
  THE BOOK AND THE ROSE - Chris Kennedy, Carey Lessard
  THE BOOK OF LIFE - Martin Donovan, Thomas Jay Ryan, P.J. Harvey
*BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY - Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berringer
  THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE - [Documentary] David Vetter, the boy who lived in a plastic bubble
  BRAVEHEART - Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Marceau
  BREAKING THE WAVES - Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard
  BREATHLESS - [French] Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg
  BREATHLESS - Richard Gere, Valerie Kaprisky
*CAPTAIN BLOOD - Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland, Basil Rathbone
  CASHBACK - [British] Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Michelle Ryan
  THE CHAMBERMAID ON THE TITANIC - [French] Olivier Martinez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
  CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD - William Hurt, Marlee Matlin
  CHINATOWN - Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
  CHOCOLAT - Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp
  THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN - [French] Ron Perlman, Judith Vittet
  CLAIRE’S KNEE - [French] Jean-Claude Brialy
  CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr
  CLOUD ATLAS - Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Doona Bae
  COME BACK TO THE FIVE & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN - Cher, Sandy Dennis
*CONTACT - Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods
  CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN - Aaron Eckhart, Helena Bonham Carter
  CRASH - Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillippe, Brendan Fraser, Thandie Newton, Sandra Bullock
  CRIES AND WHISPERS - [Swedish] Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson
*CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS - Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Martin Landau, Alan Alda
  CRUMB - [Documentary] the life of cartoonist R. Crumb
*DAMAGE - Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson
  DANGEROUS BEAUTY - Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Jacqueline Bisset
  DANGEROUS LIAISONS - John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer
*THE DARK SIDE OF THE HEART - [Argentinan] Dario Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros
  THE DARK SIDE OF THE HEART 2 - [Argentinan] Dario Grandinetti, Ariadna Gil
  DEAD MAN WALKING - Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn
*THE DEAD ZONE - Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen
*DECONSTRUCTING HARRY - Woody Allen, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal, Demi Moore
*THE DEER HUNTER - Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken
  DELIVERANCE - Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight
*DEPARTURES - [Japanese] Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki
  THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE - Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron
  THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY - [French] Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze
  DOGMA - Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock
  DONNIE DARKO - Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore
  DON’T DIE WITHOUT TELLING ME WHERE YOU’RE GOING - [Argentinan] Dario Grandinetti, Mariana Arias
*THE DREAM IS ALIVE - [IMAX Documentary] the space shuttle
  DREAMS - [Japanese] Martin Scorsese
*EASY RIDER - Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
  EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN - [Chinese] Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang
  EDWARD HOPPER: THE SILENT WITNESS - [Documentary] the art of Edward Hopper
  ELECTRIC SHADOWS - [Chinese] Zhongyang Qi, Yu Xia
*EMERSON: THE IDEAL IN AMERICA - [Documentary] the ideas and vast influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD - [Documentary] director Werner Herzog goes to Antarctica
  THE ENGLISH PATIENT - Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe
*EVEREST - [IMAX Documentary] climbing Mt. Everest
  EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX - Woody Allen, Louise Lasser
*EX MACHINA - Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander
*EXISTENZ - Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm
*THE FALL - Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace, Justine Waddell
  FALLING DOWN - Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey
  FEARLESS - Jeff Bridges, Rosie Perez, Isabella Rosilinni
  FIGHT CLUB - Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Edward Norton
  FISH STORY - [Japanese] Vincent Giry, Gaku Hamada, Atsushi Ito
  THE FISHER KING - Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Rhule
  FIVE EASY PIECES - Jack Nicholson, Karen Black
*FORREST GUMP - Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Mykelti Williamson
  THE FOUNTAINHEAD - Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal
  FRANKENSTEIN - Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke
*GALAXIES ARE COLLIDING - Dwier Brown, Susan Walters, Kelsey Grammer
*GATES OF HEAVEN - [Documentary] pet cemeteries and the people who own them
*GATTACA - Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Ernest Borgnine
  GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI - Forest Whitaker, John Tormey
*GIRL ON THE BRIDGE - [French] Daniel Auteuil, Vanessa Paradis
  GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING - Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth
*GLADIATOR - Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Richard Harris
*THE GODFATHER 1 & 2 - Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall
  THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY - N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo
  GOODBYE, COLUMBUS - Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw
  GREAT EXPECTATIONS - John Mills, Valerie Hobson
*THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE - [Documentary] debunks the myth of ‘global warming’
*THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND - [French] Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena
  THE HANDMAID’S TALE - Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway
  HAPPENSTANCE - [French] Audrey Tautou
  HAPPINESS - Cynthia Stevenson, Jane Adams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Philip Seymour Hoffman
  HAPPY - [Documentary] explores the question “What makes people happy?”
*HAROLD AND MAUD - Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon
  HE LOVES ME...HE LOVES ME NOT - [French] Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan
  HER - Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Scarlett Johansson (voice)
  HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR - [French] Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada
  THE HISTORY OF ROCK ’N ROLL - [Documentary] Time-Life production; 10-part history of rock ’n roll
*HOW ART MADE THE WORLD - [Documentary] BBC production; 5 hours on 10,000 years of art
*THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara
  HUSBANDS & WIVES - Woody Allen, Mia Farrow
  THE ICE STORM - Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire
*IKIRU - [Japanese] Takashi Shimura
*I’M NOT THERE - Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger
  IMMORTAL BELOVED - Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbe, Isabella Rossellini
*IN THE COMPANY OF MEN - Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards
*IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE - [Chinese] Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung
*INCEPTION - Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe
  INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE - Harrison Ford, Sean Connery
  INDOCHINE - [French] Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham
*THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY - [Documentary] Aaron Swartz and the fight to free information
*IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE - James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
  JEAN DE FLORETTE - [French] Yves Montand, Gerard Dépardieu, Daniel Auteuil
*JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE - [Documentary] National Geographic flies you there
  JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG - Spencer Tracy, Maximilian Schell, Burt Lancaster
  KAFKA - Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Alec Guiness, Joel Grey
*KING OF HEARTS - [French] Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold
  THE KITE RUNNER - Khalid Abdalla, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Mahmoodzada
*KUMARÉ - [Documentary] false gurus and the power of belief
*LA BELLE NOISEUSE - [French] Emmanuelle Béart, Michel Piccoli
  LA STRADA - [Italian] Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart
  LAST IMAGES OF THE SHIPWRECK - [Argentinan] Lorenzo Quinteros, Noemi Frenkel
  LAST TEMPTATION IN THAILAND - [Documentary] what would Buddha do in Thailand?
*LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD - [French] Delphine Seyrig, Georgia Albertazzi
*L’ENFER - [French] Emmanuelle Béart, Francois Cluzet
  LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE - [Spanish] Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leonardi
  LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette
  LOGAN’S RUN - Michael York, Jenny Agutter
  LONE STAR - Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Pena, Kris Kristofferson
  LOST HIGHWAY - Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty
*LOST HORIZON - Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt
  LOST IN AMERICA - Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty
*LOVE AND DEATH - Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
*LOVERS OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE - [Spanish] Fele Martinez, Najwa Nimri
*MAKING SENSE OF THE SIXTIES - [Documentary] 6-part look at the 1960s
*MALÈNA - [Italian] Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro
*A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS - Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw
*THE MAN ON THE TRAIN - [French] Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday
  THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH - David Bowie
  THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - James Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles
  THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE - Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand
*THE MAN WITH BOGART’S FACE - Robert Sacchi, Michelle Phillips, Olivia Hussey
*MANHATTAN - Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy
*MANON OF THE SPRING - [French] Emmanuelle Béart, Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil
*MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY & THE MEDIA - [Documentary] Chomsky’s ideas on mass media
  THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN - [German] Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Lowitsch
*M*A*S*H - Elliot Gould, Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman
  MATCH POINT - Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer
*THE MEANING OF LIFE - Monty Python
  MEDIUM COOL - Robert Forster, Verna Bloom
*MELANCHOLIA - Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland
*MEMEMTO - Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
  MICROCOSMOS - [Documentary] life from an insect’s point of view
*MODERN TIMES - Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
*MON ONCLE D’AMÉRIQUE - [French] Gerard Dépardieu, Nicole Garcia
*MUST LOVE CATS - [Documentary] 5-part Animal Planet series, all about cats and their owners
  MY FATHER’S GLORY - [French] Julien Ciamaca, Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel
  MY LAST FIVE GIRLFRIENDS - [British] Brendan Patricks, Naomie Harris, Jane March
  MY LIFE AS A DOG - [Swedish] Anton Glanzelius
*MY MOTHER’S CASTLE - [French] Julien Ciamaca, Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel
  MY NIGHT AT MAUD’S - [French] Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian
  NAKED - [British] David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge
*NO DIRECTION HOME - [Documentary] Martin Scorsese’s film on Bob Dylan
  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST - Jack Nicholson
*OPEN YOUR EYES - [Spanish] Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz
  PAN’S LABYRINTH - [Spanish] Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu
*PEOPLE LIKE US: SOCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA - [Documentary] PBS production; how social class rules your life
*PERFECT SENSE - [British] Ewan McGregor, Eva Green
*PERSONA - [Swedish] Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson
  PI - Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis
  THE PIANO - [Australian] Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill
*PLANET OF THE APES - Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell
*PLEASANTVILLE - Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Joan Allen, William Macy
  THE POSTMAN - [Italian] Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta
*POWERS OF TEN - [Documentary] distances in the universe based on powers of 10
  PSYCHO - Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
  RAGING BULL - Robert DeNiro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
*RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Harrison Ford, Karen Allen
  THE RAIN PEOPLE - Shirley Knight, James Caan, Robert Duvall
*RASHOMON - [Japanese] Toshiro Mifune
  THE RAZOR’S EDGE - Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney
*REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE - James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
*THE RED BALLOON - [French] Pascal and Sabine Lamorisse
  RED SORGHUM - [Chinese] Gong Li, Jiang Wen
*THE RED VIOLIN - Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Flemyng, Greta Scacchi
  REMAINS OF THE DAY - Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve
*REPO MAN - Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton
  REQUIEM FOR A DREAM - Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Burstyn
  THE RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7 - Mark Arnott, Gordon Clapp
*THE RIGHT STUFF - Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Fred Ward
*RISKY BUSINESS - Tom Cruise, Rebecca deMornay
*THE ROAD HOME - [Chinese] Zhang Ziyi, Zheng Hao
*RUN LOLA RUN - [German] Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu
  THE SAMURAI TRILOGY - [Japanese] Toshiro Mifune
*SANJURO - [Japanese] Toshiro Mifune
  SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Matt Damon
  SCHINDLER’S LIST - Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes
  THE SEA HAWK - Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Flora Robson, Claude Rains
  SEABISCUIT - [Documentary] PBS production; the famous American racehorse
  SECONDS - Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Salome Jens
*THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES - [Argentinan] Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil
  SECRETARY - Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader
  SEPTEMBER - Mia Farrow, Diane Wiest, Sam Waterston
*SHAKESPEARE’S IN THE ALLEY - [Documentary] the influence of Bob Dylan & The Beatles
  SHORT CUTS - Andie MacDowell, Jack Lemmon, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin
  THE SKIN I LIVE IN - [Spanish] Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya
*SLEEPER - Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
*SLIDING DOORS - Gwyneth Paltrow, John Lynch, John Hannah, Jeanne Tripplehorn
  SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR - [Swedish] Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson
  SOYLENT GREEN - Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young
  SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER...AND SPRING - [Korean] Young-soo Oh
*STAR WARS - Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
  STONEY KNOWS HOW - [Documentary] the life of Leonard “Stoney” St. Clair
  THE STORY OF MARIE AND JULIEN - [French] Emmanuelle Béart, Jerzy Radziwilowicz
  THE STORY OF QIU JU - [Chinese] Gong Li, Lei Lao Sheng
  SUMMER OF ’42 - Jennifer O’Neill, Gary Grimes
  SUNSET BOULEVARD - William Holden, Gloria Swanson
  SWEPT AWAY - [Italian] Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato
  TENDER MERCIES - Robert Duvall, Tess Harper
  THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE - [Spanish] Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina
  THELMA & LOUISE - Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis
*THIRTEEN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING - Alan Arkin, Matthew McConaughey, John Turturro
*TIERRA - [Spanish] Carmelo Gomez, Emma Suarez, Silke
  TIMECRIMES - [Spanish] Karra Elejalde, Barbara Goenaga
  TOKYO STORY - [Japanese] Chishu Ryu, Chiyeko Higashiyama
  TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU - [French] Gerard Dépardieu, Josiane Balasko
  TOY STORY - voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
  THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE - Humphrey Bogart, Walter Houston
*THE TREE OF LIFE - Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn
*THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI - [Japanese] Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa
  UGETSU - [Japanese] Machiko Kyo, Kinuyo Tanaka
*UN COEUR EN HIVER - [French] Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil
  UNFAITHFUL - Diane Lane, Richard Gere
  WAKING LIFE - animated feature
*WALK THE LINE - Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon
*WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE - [Documentary] director Werner Herzog loses a bet and eats his shoe
*WHAT HAPPENED WAS... - Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas
*WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT - Armand Assante, Ben Cross, Katheryn Winnick
  WHY HAS BODHI-DHARMA LEFT FOR THE EAST? - [Korean] Bae Yong-kyun (director)
*WINGS OF DESIRE - [German] Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Peter Falk
  THE WINGS OF THE DOVE - Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliott
*WITTGENSTEIN - Clancy Chassay
  THE WONDERFUL, HORRIBLE LIFE OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL - [Documentary] the life of Riefenstahl
  YESTERDAY WAS A LIE - Kipleigh Brown, Chase Masterson
*YOJIMBO - [Japanese] Toshiro Mifune
  ZELIG - Woody Allen, Mia Farrow