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The Guardian's 1000 Films To See Before You Die PART 1


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1
Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) 1951,  Unrated)
2
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1993,  PG-13)
3
Yukinojo Henge (An Actor's Revenge) 1971,  Unrated)
4
The Addiction 1995,  Unrated)
5
The Adjuster 1992,  R)
6
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984,  PG)
7
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938,  PG)
8
After Hours 1985,  R)
9
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) 1972,  R)
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
Parts of this I really liked, for example the first and last scenes, but otherwise my attention slipped a few times.
10
Airplane! 1980,  PG)
11
Akira 2001,  R)
12
Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky) 1938,  Unrated)
13
Alfie 1966,  PG)
Alfie
I enjoyed this film. The character Alfie was a bit of a bastard towards his women (always refering to them as "it")but Michael Caine bought a certain charm to the character making him more likeable. This is meant to be a comedy but there were some pretty grim scenes (mainly the illegal abortion scen...(read more)e). Shelley Winters also put in a good performance who in the end gave Alfie a taste of his own medicine.
In all a good film showing another side of 60s London, but nowadays is slightly dated.
14
Alice (Neco z Alenky) 1988,  Unrated)
15
Alien 1979,  R)
16
All About My Mother 1999,  R)
All About My Mother
Good film. The first Pedro Almodovar film I've seen and I wasn't dissapointed.
17
All That Heaven Allows 1955,  Unrated)
All That Heaven Allows
Better than the previous years "Magnificent Obsession", also with Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman. Again a typically melodramatic story but the Douglas Sirk touch makes it well worth watching. Gorgeous cinematography by Russell Metty.
18
All That Jazz 1979,  R)
19
All the President's Men 1976,  PG)
20
Alphaville 1965,  Unrated)
21
Amadeus 1984,  R)
22
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge) 1999,  R)
23
Amélie 2001,  R)
Amélie
Utterly charming! A modern classic.
24
American Beauty 1999,  R)
25
American Gigolo 1980,  R)
26
American Graffiti 1973,  PG)
27
An American in Paris 1951,  G)
28
American Movie 1999,  R)
29
American Pie 1999,  R)
30
American Splendor 2003,  R)
31
An American Werewolf in London 1981,  R)
32
Amores Perros 2001,  R)
33
Anatomy of a Murder 1959,  G)
34
Andrei Rublev 1973,  Unrated)
35
An Angel at My Table 1990,  R)
36
Annie Hall 1977,  PG)
Annie Hall
All I can say is brilliant.
37
The Apartment 1960,  Unrated)
38
Apocalypse Now 1979,  R)
39
L' Appartement (The Apartment) 1996,  R)
40
The Apple (Sib) 1999,  Unrated)
41
L'Armée des ombres (Army in the Shadows) 1969,  Unrated)
42
Around the World in 80 Days 1956,  G)
43
Arsenic and Old Lace 1944,  Unrated)
44
The Asphalt Jungle 1950,  Unrated)
45
Assault on Precinct 13 1976,  R)
46
Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh (The Story of Asya Klyachina) 1967,  Unrated)
47
L'Atalante 1934,  Unrated)
48
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner 2002,  R)
49
Atlantic City 1980,  R)
50
Au Hasard Balthazar 1966,  Unrated)
51
Goodbye, Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants) 1987,  PG)
Goodbye, Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants)
Malle's last film is a moving and highly personal autobiographical tale (Malle was in tears at the premier). Just as the friendship between the two young boys starts to become apparent to them it's all taken away with the heartbreaking ending.
A must see film for everyone.
52
Audition (Ôdishon) 1999,  R)
53
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997,  PG-13)
54
L'Avventura (The Adventure) 1960,  Unrated)
55
Babe 1995,  G)
56
Babettes Gæstebud (Babette's Feast) 1987,  G)
57
Back to the Future 1985,  PG)
58
Bad Boy Bubby 2005,  Unrated)
59
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955,  Unrated)
60
Bad Lieutenant 1992,  R)
61
Bad Santa 2003,  R)
62
Badlands 1974,  PG)
63
Bagdad Cafe 1988,  PG)
64
Bambi 1942,  G)
65
Bande à part (Band of Outsiders) ,  Unrated)
66
Bandit Queen 1995,  R)
67
Barbarella 1968,  PG)
Barbarella
A laughable, camp, cult classic! Hilarious set designs, including a spaceship lined with shag carpet. Ultimately pretty poor.
68
Barry Lyndon 1975,  PG)
Barry Lyndon
The best film I've seen in a long time. Glorious cinematography and brilliant soundtrack make this one of Kubrick's greats.
69
Barton Fink 1991,  R)
70
Batman 1989,  PG-13)
71
La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) 1967,  Unrated)
72
Battle Royale 3D 2000,  Unrated)
73
Battleship Potemkin 1925,  Unrated)
Battleship Potemkin
A landmark piece of cinema. The sequence on the Odessa steps is just as thrilling as anything in today's films. Literally invented montage editing. You can't call yourself a fan of film unless you've seen this.
74
De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) 2005,  R)
75
Beau Travail 2000,  Unrated)
76
Becket 1964,  PG-13)
77
Before Sunrise 1995,  R)
78
Being John Malkovich 1999,  R)
Being John Malkovich
I can't find the words to describe how great this is, except maybe Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich!
79
Being There 1979,  PG)
80
Belle de jour 2002,  R)
81
La Belle Noiseuse 1991,  Unrated)
82
The Triplets of Belleville 2003,  PG-13)
The Triplets of Belleville
A brilliant piece of animation.
83
Ben-Hur 1959,  G)
84
La Bête Humaine (Judas Was a Woman)(The Human Beast) 1938,  Unrated)
85
La Bête (The Beast) 1975,  NC-17)
86
Better Off Dead 1985,  PG)
87
372 le Matin (Betty Blue) (37.2 Degrees in the Morning) 1986,  Unrated)
88
Beverly Hills Cop 1984,  R)
89
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970,  NC-17)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Crazy, campy but ultimately quite fun!

"In a scene like this you get a contact-high!"
90
Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves) 1949,  Unrated)
91
The Big Chill 1983,  R)
92
The Big Combo 1955,  Unrated)
93
The Big Heat 1953,  PG)
94
The Big Lebowski 1998,  R)
95
Big Night 1996,  R)
96
The Big Parade 1925,  Unrated)
97
The Big Sleep 1946,  PG)
98
Big Wednesday 1978,  PG)
99
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989,  PG)
100
The Birds 1963,  PG-13)
101
The Birth of a Nation 2005,  Unrated)
102
Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat) 1999,  R)
103
Blackboard Jungle 1955,  Unrated)
104
Blackboards 2002,  Unrated)
105
Blade Runner 1982,  R)
106
The Blair Witch Project 1999,  R)
107
Blazing Saddles 1974,  R)
108
A Blonde in Love (Lasky jedne plavovlasky) 1966,  Unrated)
109
Blow-Up 1966,  Unrated)
Blow-Up
Brilliant film.
110
Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) 1930,  Unrated)
111
The Blue Dahlia 1946,  Unrated)
112
Blue Velvet 1986,  R)
113
The Blues Brothers 1980,  R)
114
Bob le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) 1955,  PG)
115
Body and Soul (1947) 1947,  Unrated)
116
Bombon - The Dog (Bombon - El Perro) ,  R)
117
Bonnie and Clyde 1967,  R)
Bonnie and Clyde
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway play the two leads perfectly. The final scene where they take one last loving look at each other before both being riddled with bullets will stay in my mind for days to come I'm sure.
118
Boogie Nights 1997,  R)
119
Das Boot (The Boat) 1981,  R)
120
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006,  R)
121
The Boston Strangler 1968,  R)
122
Le Boucher 1971,  R)
123
Bowling for Columbine 2002,  R)
124
Boyz n the Hood 1991,  R)
125
The Brady Bunch Movie 1995,  PG-13)
126
Branded to Kill 1967,  Unrated)
127
Braveheart 1995,  R)
128
Brazil 1985,  R)
129
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961,  Unrated)
130
Breaking Away 1979,  PG)
131
Breaking the Waves 1996,  R)
Breaking the Waves
Lars Von Trier takes us on an emotional tour-de-force, questioning love, commitment and religion. Emily Watson gives a great and memorable performance as the troubled Bess, and Katrin Cartlidge provides excellent support.
The only flaw has to be that final scene!
132
Breathless (À bout de souffle) (By a Tether) 1961,  Unrated)
Breathless (À bout de souffle) (By a Tether)
Belmondo and Seberg are so effortlessly cool.

The best Jean-Luc Godard film and one of the best of the Nouvelle Vague.
133
Brick 2006,  R)
134
The Bride of Frankenstein 1935,  Unrated)
135
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957,  PG)
136
Brief Encounter 1945,  Unrated)
Brief Encounter
A simple and terribly British tale of true love. Everything about it is perfect, from the two lead performances, to the locations to the brilliant Rachmaninov soundtrack.
137
A Brighter Summer Day 2011,  Unrated)
138
Brighton Rock 1947,  Unrated)
Brighton Rock
An excellent Brit Noir, with an outstanding performance by Richard Attenborough as the ruthless young gangster "Pinkie".
139
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974,  R)
140
Bringing Up Baby 1938,  Unrated)
Bringing Up Baby
David Huxley: Now don't lose your head, Susan.
Susan Vance: My what?
David Huxley: Don't lose your head!
Susan Vance: I've got my head, I've lost my leopard!
141
Broadway Danny Rose 1984,  PG)
142
Brokeback Mountain 2005,  R)
143
Buffalo '66 1998,  R)
144
Bugsy Malone 1976,  G)
145
Bull Durham 1988,  R)
146
Bullitt 1968,  PG)
147
Burnt by the Sun 1994,  R)
148
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969,  PG)
149
Cabaret 1972,  PG)
Cabaret
Liza Minnelli at her greatest in a performance that she hasn't been able to match since. The fantastic musical numbers provide some much needed light relief to the chilling subject matter at hand.
150
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) 1920,  Unrated)
151
La Cage Aux Folles 1979,  R)
152
A Canterbury Tale 1949,  NC-17)
153
Capturing the Friedmans 2003,  R)
154
Caravaggio 1986,  R)
155
Carry on Cleo (Caligula: Funniest Home Videos) 1964,  Unrated)
156
The Cars That Ate Paris 1974,  PG)
157
Casablanca 1943,  PG)
158
Casino 1995,  R)
159
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958,  PG)
160
Céline et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) 1974,  R)
Céline et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating)
Watching 'Celine and Julie Go Boating' may well have been the most bizarre, wonderful and memorable three hours of my life.
161
The Cement Garden 1992,  Unrated)
162
Central Station (Central do Brasil) 1998,  R)
163
La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) 1995,  Unrated)
La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone)
After only my first Claude Chabrol film I can see why he is sometimes known as the French Alfred Hitchcock. La Cérémonie is based on the Ruth Rendell book "A Judgement in Stone", I'm not going to reveal too much about the plot because this is one of those films which really does benefit from knowing as little as possible. Instead just watch two of the great French actresses of recent times as the story builds with tension to the chilling finale.
164
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968,  PG-13)
165
Chariots of Fire 1981,  PG)
166
The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khiladi) 1978,  Unrated)
167
Chicken Run 2000,  G)
168
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) 1929,  Unrated)
169
L'Enfant (The Child) 2006,  R)
L'Enfant (The Child)
A good little movie which managed to win the Palme D'or at Cannes. A simple but effective storyline about a young couple selling thier baby on the black market. At first I found it a little slow but towards the end it picked up. Overall a gritty, documentary style drama worth seeing.
170
Chinatown 1974,  R)
Chinatown
"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. "

Polanski's take on the film noir is a classic. Jack Nicholson is superb as the private detective Jake Gittes who becomes involved in a complex case of murder, incest and water supplies. Faye Dunaway also gives a memorable performance as Evelyn Mulwray ("She's my sister AND my daughter!")
It seems that some people are disappointed by the ending but personally I think it is perfect and fitting.
171
Chuck & Buck 2000,  R)
172
Chungking Express 1996,  PG-13)
173
La Ciénaga 2001,  R)
La Ciénaga
A very promising debut from Lucrecia Martel. No real plot but that doesn't matter when it's such a great study a family life. Beautifully shot also.
174
The Cincinnati Kid 1965,  G)
175
Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) 1988,  R)
176
Citizen Kane 1941,  PG)
177
Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2003,  R)
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
A remarkable film. Even more powerful due to the fact that it's based on a true story.
178
Clerks 1994,  R)
179
A Clockwork Orange 1971,  R)
A Clockwork Orange
"Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well."
180
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977,  PG)
181
Ostre Sledované Vlaky (Closely Watched Trains) 1966,  Unrated)
182
Close-up 1999,  R)
183
Clueless 1995,  PG-13)
184
Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova ) 1980,  Unrated)
185
Come and See (Idi i smotri) 1985,  Unrated)
186
The Company of Wolves 1984,  R)
187
Comrades 1989,  Unrated)
188
Con Air 1997,  R)
189
The Conformist 1970,  R)
190
The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore) 2005,  Unrated)
The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore)
A brilliant and stylish film from Italy. Toni Servillo does a great job as the miserable and deadpan Titta di Girolamo. The camera techniques and soundtrack Paolo Sorrentino uses both pay off. Definitely a director to keep an eye on.
191
The Conversation 1974,  PG)
192
Coogan's Bluff 1968,  R)
193
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989,  NC-17)
194
Cool Hand Luke 1967,  PG)
195
Le Corbeau 1943,  Unrated)
196
Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes are Flying) 1960,  Unrated)
197
Crash 1996,  NC-17)
Crash
My first Cronenberg film. Got to admit I was a little disappointed. The acting and directing was great but not much seemed to happen.
198
Cremaster 1 1996,  Unrated)
199
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989,  PG-13)
200
Crocodile Dundee 1986,  PG-13)
201
Cronos 1994,  R)
202
Crooklyn 1994,  PG-13)
203
Crossfire 1947,  Unrated)
204
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2001,  PG-13)
205
Crumb 1995,  R)
206
Cul-de-Sac 1966,  Unrated)
207
Cyrano De Bergerac 1990,  PG)
208
Dancer in the Dark 2000,  R)
Dancer in the Dark
An amazing and heartbreaking film with an outstanding performance by Bjork.
209
Dangerous Liaisons 1988,  R)
210
Danton 1983,  PG)
211
Dark Star 1973,  G)
212
Darling 1965,  Unrated)
213
Day for Night 1973,  PG)
214
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951,  G)
215
Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan) 1990,  Unrated)
216
Days of Heaven 1978,  PG)
Days of Heaven
One of the most visually beautiful films I've ever seen.
217
Dazed and Confused 1993,  R)
218
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982,  PG)
219
Dead of Night 1945,  R)
220
Dead Presidents 1995,  R)
221
Dead Ringers 1988,  R)
222
Dear Diary 1994,  Unrated)
223
Death in Venice 1971,  PG)
224
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years 1988,  R)
225
The Deer Hunter 1978,  R)
226
Deliverance 1972,  R)
227
Desperately Seeking Susan 1985,  PG-13)
228
Detour 1945,  Unrated)
229
Devdas 2002,  PG)
230
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995,  R)
231
The Devils 1971,  R)
232
Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) 1955,  Unrated)
233
Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) 1951,  Unrated)
234
Dick Tracy 1990,  PG)
235
Die Hard 1988,  R)
236
DiG! 2004,  R)
237
Diner 1982,  R)
238
Dirty Dancing 1987,  PG-13)
239
The Dirty Dozen 1967,  Unrated)
240
Dirty Harry 1971,  R)
241
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988,  PG)
242
The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) 1972,  PG)
243
Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988,  PG-13)
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Terence Davies's autobiographical film of working-class life in 1940s/50s Liverpool.
A brilliant, emotional and powerful film full of great acting. The story is told through memories and switches between childhood and adulthood.
Unique and highly recommended.
244
Diva 1981,  R)
245
Django 1966,  Unrated)
246
Do the Right Thing 1989,  R)
247
Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story 2004,  PG-13)
248
Dog Day Afternoon 1975,  R)
249
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001,  PG-13)
250
Dogville 2003,  R)
Dogville
Another triumph from von Trier, he never disappoints.
I urge everybody to at least give it a chance. I appreciate how some people may be put off by the fact that it is all filmed on one soundstage and there is no scenery, but even if you don't like the idea you get used to it, plus it also makes us more aware of the fantastic story and acting.
Once again, as with previous von Trier films, the story is difficult to watch. You can't help but feel for Grace as the town's people use and abuse her. But then comes the amazing ending, and just as we are left in deep thought von Treir hits us with an upbeat David Bowie song and Dorothea Lange photographs!
I've heard so many people say that this is von Trier being anti-American, but really I think it speaks of any country, it's about human behavior as a whole.
Bravo Lars von Trier!
251
La Dolce Vita 1960,  Unrated)
La Dolce Vita
Love it. A classic.
252
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back 1967,  Unrated)
253
Don't Look Now 1973,  R)
Don't Look Now
A great horror film with a bizarre twist at the end.
254
Donnie Brasco 1997,  R)
255
Donnie Darko 2001,  R)
256
Double Indemnity 1944,  Unrated)
257
Pollux et le chat bleu (Dougal and the Blue Cat) 1970,  Unrated)
258
Le Doulos 1962,  Unrated)
259
Down by Law 1986,  R)
260
Downfall (Der Untergang) 2004,  R)
261
Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964,  PG)
Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Hilarious! Possibly my new favourite Kubrick.
I can't praise Peter Seller's performance enough, each of his characters were brilliant.

"Sir, you can't let him in here. He'll see everything. He'll see the big board!"
262
Doctor Zhivago 1965,  PG-13)
263
Dracula 1958,  Unrated)
264
The Draughtsman's Contract 1982,  R)
The Draughtsman's Contract
An intelligent and witty film which really requires several viewings to work everything out. The costumes are gloriously over the top, and the Michael Nyman soundtrack fits brilliantly. Overlooked and misunderstood but worth seeing.
265
La Vie Rêvée des Anges (The Dreamlife of Angels)(The Daydreams of Angels) 1998,  R)
La Vie Rêvée des Anges (The Dreamlife of Angels)(The Daydreams of Angels)
Excellent performances from the two lead actresses. Incredibly intense and real story, with a particularly emotional ending.
266
Dreams That Money Can Buy 1947,  Unrated)
267
The Dresser 1983,  PG)
268
Drugstore Cowboy 1989,  R)
269
Drunken Master (Jui kuen) 1978,  PG-13)
270
Duck Soup 1933,  Unrated)
271
Dumb and Dumber 1994,  PG-13)
272
East of Eden 1955,  PG)
East of Eden
James Dean, what more can I say?
273
Edward II 1992,  R)
274
Edward Scissorhands 1990,  PG-13)
275
8 1/2 1963,  Unrated)
276
Eight Men Out 1988,  PG)
277
8 Mile 2002,  R)
278
Election 1999,  R)
279
Elephant 2003,  R)
280
The Elephant Man 1980,  PG)
281
Elizabeth 1998,  R)
282
Elmer Gantry 1960,  PG)
283
Empire of the Sun 1987,  PG)
284
End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones 2004,  Unrated)
285
The Endless Summer 1966,  G)
286
Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) 1945,  PG)
287
The English Patient 1996,  R)
288
Mystery of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle) 1974,  Unrated)
289
Enter the Dragon 1973,  R)
290
Eraserhead 1977,  R)
Eraserhead
A masterpiece from David Lynch. The entire film is disturbing and makes for uncomfortable viewing yet it's hard to tear yourself away from the images. It's been a few days since I've watched it and I still find the surreal images coming back to haunt me, frankly I hope they stay there because Eraserhead is indisputably wonderful.
291
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982,  PG)
292
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 2004,  R)
293
The Evil Dead 1981,  R)
294
The Exorcist 1973,  R)
295
Eyes Without a Face 2004,  Unrated)
296
The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989,  R)
297
A Face in the Crowd 1957,  Unrated)
298
Face/Off 1997,  R)
299
The Faculty 1998,  R)
300
The Fallen Idol 1949,  Unrated)
301
Fanny & Alexander 1982,  R)
302
Far From Heaven 2003,  PG-13)
303
Ba wang bie ji (Farewell My Concubine) 1993,  R)
304
Fargo 1996,  R)
Fargo
I can't say much else apart from the fact this is brilliant. Also, I know they are probably exaggerated but I really dig those accents...

"Oh yah? Oh, you betcha, yah!"
305
Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982,  R)
306
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965,  R)
307
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul ,  Unrated)
308
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986,  PG-13)
309
The Celebration (Festen) 1998,  R)
The Celebration (Festen)
The first Dogme 95 film and very impressive it is too! Great story and fantastic acting all round.
310
Field of Dreams 1989,  PG)
311
The Fifth Element 1997,  PG-13)
312
Fight Club 1999,  R)
313
Fires Were Started 1943,  Unrated)
Fires Were Started
Documentary style propaganda film by Humphrey Jennings. Follows the story of civilian firefighters in London during the Blitz. We see all the horrors close hand. The firefighters are portrayed as hard working heroes, which they are. The cast were all real firemen, not actors, so it certainly feels real even though they were actually reconstructions.
Overall a brilliant, memorable look at the period and events.
314
A Fish Called Wanda 1988,  R)
315
I Pugni in tasca (Fists in the Pocket) 1965,  Unrated)
316
Fitzcarraldo 1982,  PG)
317
Five Easy Pieces 1970,  R)
318
Flesh 1968,  R)
319
Flirting With Disaster 1996,  R)
320
The Fly 1986,  R)
321
Force of Evil 1948,  PG)
322
The Fortune Cookie 1966,  Unrated)
323
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ,  Unrated)
324
The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) 1959,  Unrated)
The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups)
The final scene alone is a work of art.
325
Frankenstein 1931,  Unrated)
326
Freaks 1932,  Unrated)
327
The French Connection 1971,  R)
328
The Front 1976,  PG)
329
The Fugitive 1993,  PG-13)
330
Funny Games 1998,  Unrated)
331
Gallivant 1997,  Unrated)
332
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini) 1970,  R)
333
The General 1927,  Unrated)
334
Get Carter 1971,  R)
335
Ghost 1990,  R)
336
Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai 2000,  R)
337
Ghost in the Shell 1996,  R)
338
Ghost World 2001,  R)
339
Ghostbusters 2014,  PG)
340
Giant 1956,  G)
341
Gigi 1958,  G)
342
Gilda 1946,  PG)
Gilda
"There never was a woman like Gilda!"

A brilliant film noir, right from the opening shot. Hayworth is just dazzling, I think I'm in love with Rita Hayworth as Gilda! Glenn Ford and George Macready must also be mentioned, the gay subtext between them is intriguing, and once Macready is out of the picture the film does go a bit downhill and ends up like any routine film noir.
The dialogue is also snappy and suggestive and there are some excellent use of shadows, in particular one scene between Ford and Macready.
A must see!
343
Gimme Shelter 1970,  PG)
344
Ginger Snaps 2001,  R)
345
Gladiator 2000,  R)
346
Glengarry Glen Ross 1992,  R)
347
Gloria 1980,  PG)
348
The Go-Between 1970,  PG)
The Go-Between
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there"
349
The Godfather 1972,  R)
350
Goldfinger 1964,  PG)
351
The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) 1920,  Unrated)
352
Gone With the Wind 1939,  G)
353
Good Night, And Good Luck 2005,  PG)
354
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966,  R)
355
GoodFellas 1990,  R)
356
Gosford Park 2001,  R)
357
Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) 1964,  Unrated)
358
The Graduate 1967,  PG)
The Graduate
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."

A brilliant classic film. The three main leads are great. Some very funy moments in this film as well as being nicely shot with interesting camera angles.
359
Le Grand Voyage 2005,  Unrated)
360
La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) 1973,  NC-17)
361
La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) 2012,  Unrated)
362
The Grapes of Wrath 1940,  Unrated)
363
Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) 1988,  Unrated)
Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
Well, I won't be watching this again anytime soon.
Incredibly depressing and heartbreaking, but a true work of art.
364
Grease 1978,  PG)
365
The Great Dictator 1940,  G)
366
Great Expectations 1947,  Unrated)
Great Expectations
As is the case with the later Oliver Twist, this is a great Dickens adaption by David Lean. Right from the first shot Lean and photographer Guy Green capture the bleakness perfectly. Whilst not giving a bad performance I think John Mills was too old to play Pip as a young man. Pip and Estella in their younger years however, played by Tony Wager and Jean Simmons, were perfectly cast.
367
The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle 1980,  Unrated)
368
Greed 1924,  Unrated)
369
Gregory's Girl 1981,  PG)
370
Grey Gardens 1975,  PG)
Grey Gardens
On the one hand Grey Gardens is a cult oddity with it's two ecentric characters, surreal situations and some memorable and equally odd dialogue. Despite this though Grey Gardens is a touching portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, and although, hard to watch at times, a completely satisfying documentary and well worth seeing.
371
The Grifters 1990,  R)
372
Grizzly Man 2005,  R)
373
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997,  R)
374
Groundhog Day 1993,  PG)
375
Gummo 1997,  R)
376
Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) 1950,  R)
377
Guys and Dolls 1955,  Unrated)
378
La Haine (Hate) 1996,  R)
379
The Hairdresser's Husband 1992,  R)
380
Hairspray 1988,  PG)
381
Halloween 1978,  R)
Halloween
And the moral of the story is: Have sex, you die.
382
Happiness 1998,  NC-17)
Happiness
Both funny and disturbing at the same time. An excellent ensemble cast, with Dylan Baker, Jane Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman really standing out.
383
Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) 1992,  R)
384
A Hard Day's Night 1964,  G)
A Hard Day's Night
"Are you a Mod or a Rocker?"
"Actually I'm a Mocker"

Even if you are not a fan of The Beatles this is a highly enjoyable film. John, Paul, George and Ringo provide their own unique brand of comedy plus some classic early Beatles tunes.
385
The Harder They Come 1973,  R)
386
Harold and Maude 1971,  PG)
387
Harper (The Moving Target) 1966,  Unrated)
388
The Haunting 1963,  G)
The Haunting
Great horror movie that doesn't rely on blood and guts to get it's scares.
389
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (The Witches) (Haxan) 1929,  Unrated)
390
Head 1968,  PG)
391
Head-On ,  Unrated)
392
Hearts and Minds 2004,  R)
393
Heat 1995,  R)
394
Heathers 1988,  R)
395
Heaven's Gate 1980,  R)
396
Heavenly Creatures 1994,  R)
Heavenly Creatures
Distressing, disturbing, yet beautiful film. This may be known as Winslet's debut, and indeed she is great, but Melanie Lynskey really shines, it's a crime she didn't get top billing and is more well known.
Strangely, the real Juliet Hulme, know known as Anne Perry, writes crime novels of all things as a living.

More later.....
397
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001,  R)
398
Heimat - Chronicle of Germany 2005,  Unrated)
399
Hellzapoppin 1941,  Unrated)
400
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986,  NC-17)
401
Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France 1946,  Unrated)
402
Hester Street 1975,  PG)
403
Cache (Hidden) 2005,  R)
404
High Noon 1952,  PG)
405
The Hired Hand 1971,  R)
406
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love) 1959,  Unrated)
407
His Girl Friday 1940,  PG)
His Girl Friday
Snappy, hilarious, fast-talking and just damn brilliant.

"Walter Burns: You've got the brain of a pancake. This isn't just a story you're covering - it's a revolution. This is the greatest yarn in journalism since Livingstone discovered Stanley.
Hildy Johnson: It's the other way around.
Walter Burns: Oh, well, don't get technical at a time like this. "
408
A History of Violence 2005,  R)
409
The Holy Mountain 1973,  R)
410
The Honeymoon Killers 1970,  R)
411
Hope and Glory 1987,  PG-13)
412
Dao ma zei (The Horse Thief) 1986,  Unrated)
413
Hot Fuzz 2007,  R)
414
The Hours and Times 1992,  Unrated)
415
House of Flying Daggers 2004,  PG-13)
416
The House of Mirth 2000,  PG)
417
House of Wax 1953,  PG)
418
Howards End 1992,  PG)
419
Hud 1963,  Unrated)
420
Hukkle 2001,  Unrated)
421
The Hustler 1961,  Unrated)
422
I Know Where I'm Going! 1947,  Unrated)
I Know Where I'm Going!
The most charming Powell and Pressburger film. Stunning scenery, with great performances throughout, including the minor roles, Catriona Potts has to be one of my favourite P&P characters.
423
I Walked With a Zombie 1943,  PG)
I Walked With a Zombie
A brilliant Val Lewton film. "I Walked With A Zombie" has a genuine creepy atmosphere thanks to the combination of great lighting and the voodoo drum soundtrack. Just more proof that bloody images are not necessarily the answer to a good scare, subtlety is the key.
Strangely I Walked With A Zombie reminded me of Mulholland Drive in parts, and I wonder whether David Lynch was influenced by it. In I Walked With A Zombie we have Betsy travelling from Canada to Fort HOLLAND whilst in Mulholland Drive we have Betty travelling from Canada to MulHOLLAND Drive. Betsy's job is to take care of the mentally paralysed Jessica whilst Betty ends up taking care of amnesiac Rita. There's a brilliantly eerie scene (my favourite scene in fact) where Betsy and Jessica are walking hand in hand through the sugar cane plantation and end up coming face to face with the terrifying Zombie guy, which again made think of Betty and Rita walking through Sierra Bonita coming face to face with the corpse. Coincidence maybe?
Oh, and I've read that the people who bought you Saw will be remaking this along with 3 other RKO horror films. I think we all know how that will turn out.
424
I Was a Male War Bride 1949,  Unrated)
425
The Ice Storm 1997,  R)
426
The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95) 2000,  R)
427
If.... 1968,  R)
If....
Classic. A stunning film which to this day is still powerful. Malcolm McDowell gives a great performance in what was his first major role. Love the jumps from colour to black and white, even if it was down to budget!
428
Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live) 1956,  PG)
429
I'll Never Forget What's'isname 1968,  Unrated)
I'll Never Forget What's'isname
Another Swinging Sixties satire. Andrew Quint is a successful advertising agent juggling between his wife and his two mistresses until one day he decides that the high life is not for him and reacts by strolling through the streets of London with an axe and letting loss on his desk. Oliver Reed does a good job playing Andrew while an aging Orson Welles plays his annoying boss determined to keep him on just so he and his company can get an award. Carol White stars as Quint's new secretary and doomed mistress. Her acting is a bit ropey at times, but she does a pretty good job, whilst being easy on the eye in her fabulous sixties attire.
I was excited by the fact that Marianne Faithfull plays one of Quint's mistresses till I found that she was only in three very short scenes. Still, in this film she did have the privilage of being the first person in a British film to say "fuck".
Overall, not a bad film. I didn't find it as enjoyable as similar films but it was worth watching.
430
In a Lonely Place 1950,  Unrated)
431
In the Company of Men 1997,  R)
432
In the Heat of the Night 1967,  G)
433
In the Mood for Love 2001,  PG)
434
In the Name of the Father 1993,  R)
435
In the Realm of the Senses 1976,  NC-17)
436
In This World 2003,  R)
437
Independence Day 1996,  PG-13)
438
Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) 2002,  R)
439
The Innocents 1961,  Unrated)
The Innocents
A subtle and atmospheric horror movie. Brilliantly shot, infact it's the combination of the photography and the minimal soundtrack which makes this film all the more creepy
440
The Insider 1999,  R)
441
Intolerance 1916,  PG)
442
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956,  PG)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
One of the best B-Movies ever. Creepy atmosphere, great suspense, and a fine cast, plus not forgetting the cold war paranoia!
443
The Ipcress File 1965,  Unrated)
444
Irma Vep 1996,  Unrated)
445
The Iron Giant 1999,  PG)
446
Irreversible 2002,  Unrated)
447
It Happened One Night 1934,  Unrated)
448
It's a Wonderful Life 1946,  PG)
449
The Italian Job 1969,  G)
450
Ivan Groznyy (Ivan the Terrible, Part One) 1944,  Unrated)
Ivan Groznyy (Ivan the Terrible, Part One)
Visually stunning.
451
Ivansxtc 2002,  R)
452
Jackie Brown 1997,  R)
453
Jacquot de Nantes 1991,  PG)
454
Japón 2003,  R)
455
Jason and the Argonauts 1963,  G)
456
Jaws 1975,  PG)