The Guardian's 1000 Films To See Before You Die PART 2


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1
Last Seduction 1994,  R)
2
Last Tango in Paris 1972,  R)
3
L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961,  Unrated)
L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad)
Simply a masterpiece.

A simple plot of a man trying to convince a woman that they had an affair the previous year, yet still a complex puzzle which will take more than one viewing to fully undertand.
The black and white cinematography is beautiful. The tracking shots through the corridors of the baroque hotel are also sublime.
A truly unique experience.
4
Laura 1944,  Unrated)
Laura
A brilliant film noir. Gene Tierney was great, Clifton Webb's performance is also worth a mention.
5
The Lavender Hill Mob 1951,  Unrated)
6
Law of Desire 1986,  NC-17)
7
Lawrence of Arabia 1962,  PG)
8
Leaving Las Vegas 1995,  R)
9
Leningrad Cowboys Go America 1989,  PG-13)
10
Léon: The Professional 1994,  R)
11
The Leopard 1963,  PG)
The Leopard
A gorgeous Italian epic. Beautiful in everyway from the acting, to the grand visuals and to the superb Nini Rota score. My first Visconti film, I'm definitely looking forward to discovering his other works.
12
Life Is Sweet 1990,  R)
13
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic) 1957,  Unrated)
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic)
'Ascenseur pour l'échafaud' is gorgeous to the eyes and the ears. Every frame of Henri Decaë's cinematography is indeed pretty enough to frame and the Miles Davis soundtrack is superb. Moreau puts in a great performance, the scenes of her walking through Paris really are a joy to watch. Malle succesfully blended Film Noir with the coolness of the Nouvelle Vague and created and truly original and thrilling masterpiece.
14
Light Sleeper 1992,  R)
15
Limelight 1952,  G)
16
The Limey 1999,  R)
17
Liquid Sky 1982,  R)
18
Little Big Man 1970,  PG-13)
19
Little Caesar 1930,  Unrated)
20
Live Flesh (Carne trémula) 1997,  R)
Live Flesh (Carne trémula)
At times a comedy, a drama and a thriller, Almodovar has created an intriguing film evolving around the connected lives of the five main characters. 'Carne trémula' shows how Almodovar has matured and sets us up for his later films. Overall one of Almodovar's best.
Also the first performance I've seen by Javier Bardem, and what a great performance it was!
21
The Lives of Others 2006,  R)
The Lives of Others
Yes it was good, but it's really not as great as it's made out to be.
22
Local Hero 1983,  PG)
23
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927,  Unrated)
24
Logan's Run 1976,  PG)
25
Lola 1961,  PG)
26
Lolita 1962,  Unrated)
Lolita
Peter Sellers provides the best performance of the whole film.
27
London 1994,  Unrated)
28
Lonely are the Brave 1962,  Unrated)
29
The Long Good Friday 1982,  R)
30
The Long Goodbye 1973,  R)
31
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001,  PG-13)
32
Lost in La Mancha 2002,  R)
33
Lost In Translation 2003,  R)
34
The Lost World 1925,  Unrated)
35
Loulou 1980,  R)
36
Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon 1998,  Unrated)
37
Les Amants (The Lovers) 1958,  Unrated)
38
M 1931,  Unrated)
M
Fritz Lang is the man, this is amazing! The trial of Peter Lorre's child murder, where he pleads with the criminals that he is compelled to commit his crimes whilst they commit theirs out of choice is one of the greatest scenes in cinema.
39
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday) 1953,  Unrated)
40
Mad Max 1979,  R)
41
Made in Britain 1981,  PG-13)
42
The Magnificent Seven 1960,  R)
43
Magnolia 1999,  R)
44
Mallrats 1995,  R)
45
The Maltese Falcon 1941,  PG)
46
Mamma Roma 1962,  Unrated)
47
C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) (It Happened in Your Neighborhood) 1991,  NC-17)
48
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962,  G)
49
The Man Who Would Be King 1975,  PG)
50
Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera) 1929,  Unrated)
51
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955,  Unrated)
52
The Man with Two Brains 1983,  R)
53
The Manchurian Candidate 1962,  PG-13)
54
Marat/Sade 1967,  Unrated)
55
Marathon Man 1976,  R)
56
Die Ehe der Maria Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun) 1979,  R)
57
M*A*S*H 1970,  PG)
M*A*S*H
I'm not very familiar with the TV series so can't comment on which is better but the film is simply great! Filled with dark humour yet serious at the same time, I have to say it's one of the greatest war films ever made.
58
La Maschera del demonio (Black Sunday) (House of Fright) (Mask of the Demon) 1960,  R)
59
Matewan 1987,  PG-13)
60
The Matrix 1999,  R)
61
A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven) 1946,  PG)
A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven)
They don't make films like this anymore. David Niven is the fighter pilot who falls in love with Kim Hunter in his final few minutes, yet his angel of death misses him so he appeals for his chance to live.
Earth is portrayed in rich technicolour while the afterlife is monochrome. A beautiful, ahead of it's time fantasy by Powell & Pressburger. A must see.
62
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971,  R)
63
Me and You and Everyone We Know 2004,  R)
64
Me Without You 2001,  R)
Me Without You
An intense film about friendship. The performances are great by both Anna Friel as the controlling Marina and by Michelle Williams as her mistreated friend Holly (although that English accent slipped a few times).
I loved how the film moves through the decades (we are treated to a great soundtrack and a nostalgic look at the 70s/80s.) It could of done without the final scene though.
65
Mean Girls 2004,  PG-13)
66
Mean Streets 1973,  R)
67
Meet Me In St. Louis 1944,  G)
Meet Me In St. Louis
I've been meaning to watch this for ages but for some reason kept putting it off everytime I had the chance to. Maybe I wasn't expecting much of it but damn was I wrong!
Of course it's a classic of it's genre and almost flawless. Today it may seem a bit sugary and sweet but it is still just so delightful! Garland was great and so are the songs, most notably "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song" (which I haven't been able to stop singing for 2 days now!). Got to mention Margaret O'Brien also as the death fixated Tootie whole stole every scene she was in.
68
Meet the Parents 2000,  PG-13)
69
Memento 2000,  R)
70
Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok) 2003,  Unrated)
71
Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del subdesarrollo) 1973,  Unrated)
72
Men in Black 1997,  PG-13)
73
Mephisto 1981,  Unrated)
Mephisto
A fantastic performance by Klaus Maria Brandauer.
74
Le Mépris (Contempt) 1963,  PG)
Le Mépris (Contempt)
Jerry Prokosch: Whenever I hear the word "culture," I bring out my checkbook.

Fritz Lang: Some years ago - some horrible years ago - the Nazis used to take out a pistol instead of a checkbook.
75
Metropolis 1927,  PG-13)
76
Metropolitan 1990,  PG-13)
Metropolitan
It started out ok, but there's only a certain amount I can take of watching Manhattan socalite bourgeoisie brats philosophize and go to debutante balls.
77
Microcosmos ,  G)
78
Midnight Cowboy 1969,  R)
79
Midnight Run 1988,  R)
80
Mikey and Nicky 1976,  R)
81
Mildred Pierce 1945,  Unrated)
82
Miller's Crossing 1990,  R)
83
Million Dollar Baby 2004,  PG-13)
84
Zerkalo (The Mirror) 1974,  Unrated)
Zerkalo (The Mirror)
It's said that Tarkovsky's films are as close as the cinema has come to poetry, and after only seeing one Tarkovsky film I have to agree.
The film is biographical therefore highly personal for Tarkovsky, but even to the viewer this is a haunting and moving piece of cinema.
The images are some of the best I've seen. The last scene, with Bach's St. John's Passion playing over it, was so beautiful I had a tear in my eye.
85
The Misfits 1961,  Unrated)
86
Modern Times 1936,  G)
87
Mon Oncle 1958,  Unrated)
88
Monsieur Hire 1989,  PG-13)
89
Monsoon Wedding 2002,  R)
90
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974,  PG)
91
Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979,  R)
Monty Python's Life of Brian
"He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy!"

Monty Python is genius.
92
Moolaadé 2004,  Unrated)
93
Morvern Callar 2002,  R)
Morvern Callar
I was pleasantly surprised by this. Great acting throughout and nicely shot. Love the soundtrack too!
94
La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore) 1973,  Unrated)
95
Mughal E Azam 1960,  G)
96
Mulholland Drive 2001,  R)
Mulholland Drive
Amazing film, and my first taste of David Lynch! Totally surreal, but I think I've just about got my head round it. Definitely needs more than one viewing just to go back and work everything out but even on first viewing you can't deny how great it is.
97
Muriel's Wedding 1994,  R)
98
My Architect: A Son's Journey 2003,  Unrated)
99
My Beautiful Laundrette 1985,  R)
My Beautiful Laundrette
Deals with some very serious issues such as sexuality, rascism and class divide during the Thatcher years, yet I found it not brilliant just OK.
100
My Brilliant Career 2005,  G)
101
My Childhood 1972,  Unrated)
102
My Darling Clementine 1946,  G)
103
My Dinner with André 1981,  PG)
104
My Fair Lady 1964,  G)
105
My Left Foot 1989,  R)
106
Mitt Liv som Hund (My Life as a Dog) 1985,  PG-13)
107
Ma Nuit chez Maud (My Night at Maud's ) (My Night with Maud) 1969,  PG)
108
My Summer of Love 2005,  R)
109
Naked 1993,  R)
Naked
Mike Leigh's best in my opinion. A remarkable performance by David Thewlis, with an exceptional supporting cast. The script is dark and witty providing small moments of humour in an otherwise incredibly bleak film. Simply brillaint!
110
The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! 1988,  PG-13)
111
The Nanny 1965,  Unrated)
112
Nanook of the North 1922,  Unrated)
113
Napoléon 1927,  G)
114
Nashville 1975,  R)
115
Near Dark 1987,  R)
116
Night and the City 1950,  R)
117
A Night at the Opera 1935,  Unrated)
118
The Night of the Hunter 1955,  PG)
119
Night of the Living Dead 1968,  R)
120
Nightmare Alley 1947,  Unrated)
121
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984,  R)
122
Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) 1957,  Unrated)
123
Nikita (La Femme Nikita) 1990,  R)
124
Nil by Mouth 1997,  R)
Nil by Mouth
Bleak, depressing, gritty but still bloody good.
125
Ninotchka 1939,  R)
126
The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane) 1979,  R)
127
El Norte 1983,  R)
128
North by Northwest 1959,  Unrated)
129
Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) 1922,  Unrated)
Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire)
Still holds up today and still remains incredibly creepy. Max Schreck creates an icon of the horror film with his repulsive take on Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. The effects and lighting make it visually stunning, whilst the story is expertly paced. The only thing that disappointed me slightly was the version I saw had a somewhat annoying gothic/industrial soundtrack, which is reason enough why I need to see this again.
130
Notorious 1946,  Unrated)
131
Now, Voyager 1942,  Unrated)
132
Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) 2001,  R)
133
Ocean's Eleven 2001,  PG-13)
134
Odd Man Out 1947,  Unrated)
135
Pro urodov i lyudey (Of Freaks and Men) 1998,  Unrated)
136
Office Space 1999,  R)
137
Oldboy 2004,  R)
138
Oliver Twist 1948,  Unrated)
Oliver Twist
The master David Lean directs the best adaptation of the classic Oliver Twist. Alec Guinness puts in a fine performance as Fagin, and the transformation is amazing. The black and white visuals are stunning and add to the grim, dark atmosphere perfectly.
139
Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) 1950,  Unrated)
140
Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker (Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations) 1938,  Unrated)
141
The Omen 1976,  R)
The Omen
Very good, not as scary as I expected though.

Billie Whitelaw is brilliant as the evil nanny!
142
On the Town 1949,  Unrated)
143
On the Waterfront 1954,  Unrated)
144
Once Upon a Time in America 1984,  R)
145
Once Upon a Time in China 1991,  R)
146
Once Upon a Time in the West 1968,  PG-13)
Once Upon a Time in the West
Westerns are not exactly a favourite genre of mine but this is something else entirely! The combination of great directing, acting, and Morricone's epic score is faultless. Apart from being the best Western I've ever seen, it's up there with the best films I've ever seen.
147
One Eyed Jacks 1961,  PG-13)
148
One False Move 1992,  R)
149
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975,  R)
150
One Million Years B.C. 1966,  R)
151
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing 1975,  G)
152
Onibaba 1964,  Unrated)
Onibaba
A haunting, beautiful and creepy horror film from Japan.The cineamatography is lovely, every shot is gorgeous, especially the countless images of reeds blowing in the breeze. The soundtrack also fits perfectly.
A must see.
153
Orlando 1993,  PG-13)
154
Orphée (Orpheus) 1950,  Unrated)
Orphée (Orpheus)
A beautiful masterpiece. After "La Belle et la Bete" I didn't think it could get much better but I was wrong. Plus those effects are amazing!
155
Osama 2003,  PG-13)
156
The Others 2001,  PG-13)
157
Out of Sight 1998,  R)
158
Out of the Past 1947,  Unrated)
159
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976,  PG)
160
The Outsiders 1983,  PG)
161
Pandora's Box 1929,  Unrated)
Pandora's Box
Amazing film. Louise Brooks is just mesmerising, my eyes were fixed on her the whole time. Has a great moody, sexual atmosphere throughout. Overall a must see of the silent era.
162
Pan's Labyrinth 2006,  R)
Pan's Labyrinth
A dark, macabre fairytale, defiantly not one for the kids.The performance's of Ofelia and Captain Vidal are what really stood out to me, plus the amazing effects.
163
The Parallax View 1974,  R)
164
Parents 1989,  R)
165
Paris, Texas 1983,  R)
166
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) 1928,  Unrated)
167
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973,  R)
168
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) 1955,  Unrated)
169
Peeping Tom 1960,  Unrated)
Peeping Tom
Totally ahead of it's time. A classic.
170
Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday) 1929,  Unrated)
171
Pépé le Moko 1937,  Unrated)
172
Performance 1970,  R)
173
La Petite Voleuse (The Little Thief) 1988,  R)
174
The Philadelphia Story 1940,  Unrated)
175
Pi 1998,  R)
176
The Piano Teacher ,  Unrated)
177
The Piano 1993,  R)
178
Piccadilly 1929,  Unrated)
179
Pickpocket 1959,  Unrated)
Pickpocket
A stylish looking film. The sequences of the pickpockets at work with the quick editing was just a joy to watch.
The musical score is beautiful, and the fact that it's used sparingly between natural sounds of a busy Paris is very effective.

Even on the strength of one film I can say that Bresson truly is one of the great filmmakers, I'm eagerly awaiting to discover all his other films.
180
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975,  PG)
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Amazing film by Peter Weir. Incredibly mysterious and surreal. The soundtrack is also wonderful and only adds to the uneasy feeling of the film.
181
Pink Flamingos 1972,  NC-17)
182
Pink Floyd - The Wall 2013,  R)
183
The Pink Panther 1963,  Unrated)
184
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003,  PG-13)
185
Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (Pixote) (Pixote, the Law of the Weakest) 1981,  R)
186
Planet of the Apes 1968,  G)
187
Platoon 1986,  R)
188
Play It Again, Sam 1972,  PG)
189
The Player 1992,  R)
190
Playtime (Play Time) 1967,  Unrated)
191
Purple Noon (Plein soleil) 1960,  PG-13)
Purple Noon (Plein soleil)
A Patricia Highsmith adaption with the handsome as ever Alain Delon as the cold and calculating Tom Ripley. As well as Delon's stunningly chilling performance, singer Marie Laforet is worth noting in what was her first film role. All this coupled with stunning photography and brilliant Nino Rota soundtrack makes one fine thriller.
192
Point Blank 1967,  R)
193
Point Break 1991,  R)
194
Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) 1985,  PG-13)
195
Poltergeist 1982,  PG)
196
The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946,  R)
197
Predator 1987,  R)
198
Pretty in Pink 1986,  PG-13)
199
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969,  PG)
200
The Princess Bride 1987,  PG)
201
The Producers 1968,  PG)
202
Psycho 1960,  R)
Psycho
Words cannot describe Psycho. Everyone must watch this film at least once.
203
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (First Love: P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang) 1982,  PG)
204
The Public Enemy 1931,  Unrated)
205
Pulp Fiction 1994,  R)
206
Pumping Iron 1976,  PG)
207
Purple Rain 1984,  R)
208
Quadrophenia 2001,  R)
209
Quiz Show 1994,  PG-13)
210
Radio On 1979,  R)
Radio On
A British Post-Punk road movie.
Radio On looks and sounds great with it's moody monochrome and excellent soundtrack (including Bowie, Kraftwerk and Devo), but certainly lacks some thing.
The lead character hardly shows any emotion, infact his dialogue alone is pretty limited and this leaves you feeling unattached. Though this feeling of isolation simply adds to the mood of the bleak England which is being portrayed.
Overall, an interesting film, with a great soundtrack which I'm sure will be one of the main factors in watching this.
211
Raging Bull 1980,  R)
212
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981,  PG)
213
Ran 1985,  R)
214
Rancho Notorious 1952,  PG)
215
Rashômon (Rashomon) (In the Woods) 1951,  Unrated)
216
Re-Animator 1985,  R)
217
Rear Window 1954,  PG)
218
Rebecca 1940,  Unrated)
Rebecca
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."

Everything about this is just brilliant, from the brilliant performances and gothic atmosphere to the unexpected twist at the end.
219
Rebel Without a Cause 1955,  PG-13)
Rebel Without a Cause
Brilliant film. James Dean in Rebel is the symbol of teenage rebellion. After all these years it's still relevant today. A classic which you just have to see.
220
Red Rock West 1993,  R)
221
Red Sorghum (Hong gao liang) 1987,  Unrated)
222
Monanieba (Repentance) 1987,  PG)
223
Repo Man 1984,  R)
224
Requiem for a Dream 2000,  R)
225
Reservoir Dogs 1992,  R)
226
Le Retour de Martin Guerre (The Return of Martin Guerre) 1982,  Unrated)
227
Ride the High Country 1962,  Unrated)
228
Riff-Raff 1991,  R)
229
Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Rififi) 1955,  Unrated)
Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Rififi)
Best heist film ever! 'Rififi' is simply amazing!
230
The Right Stuff 1983,  PG)
231
Ringu (Ring) 1998,  Unrated)
232
Rio Bravo 1959,  R)
233
Risky Business 1983,  R)
234
Rita, Sue and Bob Too 1986,  R)
235
River's Edge 1987,  R)
236
Roberto Succo 2001,  Unrated)
237
RoboCop 1987,  R)
238
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979,  PG)
239
Roger & Me 1989,  R)
240
Rollerball 1975,  R)
241
Roman Holiday 1953,  Unrated)
Roman Holiday
Great chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, and such a beautiful story. I loved seeing the shots of the city.
242
Roma, città aperta (Open City) 2014,  Unrated)
243
Room at the Top 1959,  Unrated)
244
A Room With A View 1986,  R)
245
Rosemary's Baby 1968,  R)
Rosemary's Baby
A classic. Polanski's direction and Mia Farrow's performance are excellent.
246
Rude Boy 1980,  R)
247
La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game) 1950,  Unrated)
La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game)
Another classic I can cross of my list!

Renoir's Le Regle du Jeu (The Rules Of The Game) is rightly considered a masterpiece. It's an excellent look at relationships, and class divide on the eve of the Second World War. I found it started a little slow but this soon changed. I love the complex relationships and emotions of the characters. Look out for director, Jean Renoir, playing a major role.
248
Rumble Fish 1983,  R)
249
Running on Empty 1982,  R)
250
Rushmore 1998,  R)
251
Sabrina 1954,  G)
252
Safe 1995,  R)
253
Salaam Bombay! 1988,  Unrated)
254
Salo (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) 1975,  NC-17)
255
Le Samouraï (The Godson) 1967,  PG)
256
Sans soleil (Sunless) 2002,  R)
257
Sansho the Bailiff 1954,  Unrated)
258
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning 1961,  Unrated)
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
A classic of the British New Wave genre. A truly great film not to be missed.
259
Saturday Night Fever 1977,  R)
260
Les Nuits Fauves (Savage Nights) 1992,  Unrated)
261
Saving Private Ryan 1998,  R)
262
Scarface 1983,  R)
263
The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte) 1993,  Unrated)
264
The Science of Sleep 2006,  R)
265
Scorpio Rising 1964,  Unrated)
266
Scream 1996,  R)
267
The Searchers 1956,  PG)
268
A Self-Made Hero (Un héros très discret) 1996,  Unrated)
269
Serial Mom 1994,  R)
Serial Mom
Best part is the scenes between Kathleen Turner and Mink Stole.

Dottie Hinkle: Hello?
Beverly Sutphin: Is this the Cocksucker residence?
Dottie Hinkle: God damn you! Stop calling here!
Beverly Sutphin: Is this 4215 Pussy Way?
Dottie Hinkle: You bitch!
Beverly Sutphin: Now let me check the zip code. Two-one-two-fuck-you?
Dottie Hinkle: The police are tracing this call this very minute.
Beverly Sutphin: Well, Dottie Hinkle, then why aren't they here, huh, fuckface?
270
The Servant 1963,  Unrated)
271
The Set-Up 1949,  Unrated)
272
Seven (Se7en) 1995,  R)
273
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) 1954,  Unrated)
274
The Seventh Seal ,  Unrated)
275
sex, lies, and videotape 1989,  R)
276
Sexy Beast 2001,  R)
277
Shadows 1959,  PG)
Shadows
Cassavetes first film and my first Cassavetes. Shadows is the story of three black siblings living in 1950s New York. Two of the siblings (Ben and Lelia)are light skinned and can pass of as white.
Shadows is important for a number of reasons. At the end of the film we are told that "The film you have just seen was an improvisation". Ironically though, it's now been revealed that it wasn't all improvisation (such as the bedroom scene). I think it was Lelia Goldoni who said "the script wasn't improvised, the emotions were".
Also this film is one of the founders of Independent cinema.
Overall a brilliant and important film.
278
Shaft 1971,  R)
279
Shane 1953,  G)
280
Shaun of the Dead 2004,  R)
281
The Shawshank Redemption 1994,  R)
282
She's Gotta Have It 1986,  R)
283
The Shining 1980,  R)
284
Shoah 1985,  Unrated)
285
Shock Corridor 1963,  Unrated)
286
Sholay (Embers) (Flames) (Flames of the Sun) 1975,  PG)
287
Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) 1960,  Unrated)
Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player)
Another one of Traffaut's greats, although sometimes overlooked. A clever and funny film.
288
Short Cuts 1993,  R)
Short Cuts
A great piece of filmmaking from Robert Altman. The whole ensemble cast is brilliant. Overall a superb achievement.
289
A Short Film About Killing 1987,  Unrated)
290
Shrek 2001,  PG)
291
Sideways 2004,  R)
292
The Silence of the Lambs 1991,  R)
293
Silent Running 1971,  G)
294
Silkwood 1983,  R)
295
Singin' in the Rain 1952,  G)
296
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1980,  Unrated)
297
The Sixth Sense 1999,  PG-13)
298
Slacker 1991,  R)
299
Sleepy Hollow 1999,  R)
300
Sleuth 1972,  PG)
301
Slums of Beverly Hills 1998,  R)
302
Small Faces 1995,  R)
303
Smiles Of A Summer Night 1955,  Unrated)
Smiles Of A Summer Night
Bergman does comedy!

Lighter in tone compared to most of his other films, but as always brilliant. Witty script and great performances.
304
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937,  G)
305
Solyaris (Solaris) 1976,  PG)
Solyaris (Solaris)
My second Tarkovsky film. Whilst I didn't find it as poetic or moving as Mirror it's still damn great! Now, I don't have anything against long shots or slow paced films but Solaris really is very slow, and at times it does seem to drag on a bit. Still, as it's Tarkovsky, however slow it is your still fixed by the beautiful images he creates. Overall, may not be Tarkovsky's best, but it's still beautiful and thought provoking.
306
Some Like It Hot 1959,  Unrated)
307
Sonatine 1993,  R)
308
Songs From the Second Floor 2000,  Unrated)
309
Sons and Lovers 1960,  Unrated)
310
La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) 2001,  R)
311
Le Chagrin et la Pitié (The Sorrow and the Pity) 1971,  PG)
312
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut 1999,  R)
313
I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) 1964,  Unrated)
I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba)
Breathtaking! I am Cuba, directed by Mikheil Kalatozishvili, and made in collaboration between the Soviet Union and Cuba, follows four different lives. Starting with a Havana prostitute, and then a farmer losing his land, student rebels, and finally a poor farmer accepting to join revolutionary army. Yes, it's Communist propaganda, but let's put the political issues to one side for a moment. The cinematography and camera work is some of the best I've ever seen. The long shots are amazing and the crisp black and white really captures the beauty of Cuba. The famous opening shot going through the party and down the side of the building is particularly great and has clearly been influential to other directors. Anyone who's seen it may enjoy this unique and humorous tribute of it I came across :P
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NfO6okjs0cg
314
Soylent Green 1973,  PG)
315
Spanking the Monkey 1994,  Unrated)
316
Spartacus 1960,  PG-13)
317
Speed 1994,  R)
318
Spider-Man 2002,  PG-13)
319
The Spiral Staircase 1946,  Unrated)
320
The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) 1973,  Unrated)
321
Spirited Away 2001,  PG)
322
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2003,  R)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
This film left me almost speechless, all I can say is that it is haunting and beautiful.
323
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977,  PG)
324
St. Elmo's Fire 1985,  PG-13)
325
Stand by Me 1986,  R)
326
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977,  PG)
327
Starship Troopers 1997,  R)
328
Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928,  Unrated)
329
The Sting 1973,  PG)
330
La Strada (The Road) 1954,  PG)
331
Stranger Than Paradise 1984,  R)
332
Strangers on a Train 1951,  PG)
333
Straw Dogs 1971,  R)
334
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951,  PG)
335
Strictly Ballroom 1992,  PG)
336
Sullivan's Travels 1941,  Unrated)
Sullivan's Travels
Highly enjoyable film by Preston Sturges. There's witty dialogue and a great performance from McCrea, not so great a performance from Lake, but she still steals every scene with that beauty of hers.
337
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927,  Unrated)
338
Sunset Boulevard 1950,  Unrated)
Sunset Boulevard
Fabulous!
339
Superfly 1972,  R)
340
Superman 1978,  PG)
341
The Sure Thing 1985,  PG-13)
342
Suspiria 1977,  R)
343
Suture 1994,  R)
344
The Sweet Hereafter 1997,  R)
345
Sweet Smell of Success 1957,  Unrated)
346
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971,  R)
347
The Swimmer 1968,  PG)
348
Swingers 1996,  R)
349
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974,  R)
350
The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard) 1930,  Unrated)
351
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999,  R)
352
Tampopo 1986,  Unrated)
353
Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e Guilass) 1997,  Unrated)
354
Taxi Driver 1976,  R)
355
Team America - World Police 2004,  R)
356
Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) 2000,  Unrated)
Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger)
Bloody hell, this is amazing! It's like the love child of Sergio Leone and Douglas Sirk! The first Thai film ever shown at Cannes "Tears of the Black Tiger" is a Spaghetti Western inspired melodrama. The story is not a particularly deep one, but is simple and entertaining, involving childhood sweethearts and bandits. But the main reason why this film is so great is the absurd amounts of over the top, cartoonish violence and the kitsch colour scheme. It's basically just a spoof, but it's highly entertaining, original and bizarre.
357
10 Things I Hate About You 1999,  PG-13)
358
The Terminator 1984,  R)
359
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991,  R)
360
Tetsuo: The Ironman 1989,  R)
361
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974,  R)
362
Thelma & Louise 1991,  R)
363
There's Something About Mary 1998,  R)
364
The Damned (These Are the Damned) 1962,  Unrated)
The Damned (These Are the Damned)
Considered a bit of an oddity in Joseph Losey's filmography. Made for Hammer studios, at times it feels like you are watching two films at once, a juvenile delinquent film and a Cold War Sci-Fi. The fact that it feels so disjointed is the main reason why it doesn't quite work. A memorable performance from a young Oliver Reed however, as the head of a biker gang, is worth mentioning. Plus it has one hell of a catchy theme song.
365
They Live by Night (The Twisted Road) 1949,  Unrated)
366
The Thief of Bagdad 1940,  G)
367
The Thin Blue Line 1988,  Unrated)
368
The Thing from Another World 1951,  Unrated)
369
Things to Come 1936,  Unrated)
370
The Third Man 1949,  Unrated)
371
The 39 Steps 1935,  PG)
The 39 Steps
Brilliant film by Hitchcock. Only slightly disappointing part was the ending.
372
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1994,  Unrated)
373
This Is Spinal Tap 1984,  R)
374
This Sporting Life 1963,  Unrated)
This Sporting Life
Powerful performances by both Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts.
375
The Thomas Crown Affair 1968,  R)
376
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965,  G)
377
Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) 1993,  R)
Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu)
The first film in Kieslowski's Three Colours trilogy is simply a masterpiece. The marriage of sound and images is the best I've ever seen, matching Zbigniew Preisner's brilliant score with some beautiful blue filtered photography.
Kieslowski based his trilogy on the colours of the French flag and the mottos of the French Republic. Blue is based on the motto of Liberty, and Binoche plays her role perfectly as the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her husband and child, who only by cutting herself off from all these "traps" can she be free of her past.
378
Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) 2003,  R)
Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc)
After being left completely in awe of Blue yesterday I just had to continue the trilogy straight away. Not near as good as Blue to me, it is still a major acheivement in film. Once again Zbigniew Preisner's score really stood out for me, and the title colour again is used alot, with a white object being in almost every scene. Whilst the theme of Blue was Liberty, the theme of White is Equality, not just equality between a couple but also political.
Zbigniew Zamachowski puts in a good performance and gives the film some dark humour. Julie Delphy, who is plastered all over the DVDs and posters, yet is actually in the film for only a few scenes doesn't have enough screentime but is also good.
I'm hoping for a return back to the greatest of Blue when I view Red later.
379
Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) 1994,  R)
Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
A fantastic finale to an equally fantastic trilogy. I loved how all the 3 films came together at the end. I can't really say anything else which hasn't already been said except that it truly is a beautiful piece of art. After viewing this trilogy Krzysztof Kieslowski has become one of my favourite directors.
380
Three Kings 1999,  R)
381
The Three Musketeers 1973,  PG)
382
Kumonosu Jô (Throne of Blood) (Macbeth) 1957,  Unrated)
383
Thunderball 1965,  PG)
384
THX 1138 1971,  PG)
385
Time of the Gypsies (Dom za vesanje) 1989,  R)
386
Time Out 2001,  PG-13)
387
Time Regained 1999,  Unrated)
388
Tong nien wang shi (A Time to Live and a Time to Die) 1985,  PG)
389
Timecode (Time Code) 2000,  R)
Timecode (Time Code)
A four-way split screen and four continuous takes. Admittingly the concept can take a while to get use to. Whilst this may not be to everyone's liking it is without doubt an intriguing experiment.
390
Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) 1979,  R)
391
Titanic 1997,  PG-13)
392
To Be or Not to Be 1947,  PG)
393
To Have and Have Not 1944,  Unrated)
394
To Kill A Mockingbird 1962,  Unrated)
To Kill A Mockingbird
Great film with Gregory Peck on top form as Atticus Finch.
395
Together (Tillsammans) 2000,  R)
396
Tokyo Drifter 1966,  Unrated)
397
Tokyo Story ,  Unrated)
398
Tom Jones 1963,  Unrated)
Tom Jones
Disappointing compared to Tony Richardson's earlier films.

The best part of the film has got to be:

THE HIGHWAYMAN:"Stand and deliver!"
MISS WESTERN:"What?"
THE HIGHWAYMAN:"Stand and deliver!"
MISS WESTERN:"Deliver?Deliver what?I am no traveling midwife!"
399
Tommy 1975,  PG)
400
Top Gun 1986,  PG)
401
El Topo 1971,  Unrated)
402
Touch of Evil 1958,  PG-13)
Touch of Evil
Beautiful, stylish cineamatography plus a great story. Most of the performances are great, only flaw being a not so convincing performance by Charlton Heston as a Mexican. Also a brilliant, but brief role for Marlene Dietrich.
403
A Touch of Zen 1969,  Unrated)
404
Touching the Void 2003,  R)
405
Toy Story 1995,  G)
406
The Train 1965,  Unrated)
407
Trainspotting 1996,  R)
408
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948,  Unrated)
409
Trees Lounge 1996,  R)
410
Le Procès (The Trial) 1963,  Unrated)
411
Triumph des Willens (Triumph Of The Will) 1934,  Unrated)
412
TRON 1982,  PG)
413
Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi) 1989,  R)
414
Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) 1995,  R)
415
24 Hour Party People 2002,  R)
24 Hour Party People
Long live the memory of Tony Wilson and the Hacienda.
416
Two-Lane Blacktop 1971,  R)
417
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968,  G)
418
Ugetsu monogatari 1953,  Unrated)
419
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) 1964,  G)
420
The Unbelievable Truth 1990,  R)
421
Under the Skin 1997,  Unrated)
422
Unforgiven 1992,  R)
423
United 93 2006,  R)
424
The Untouchables 1987,  R)
425
The Usual Suspects 1995,  R)
426
Uzak (Distant) 2004,  Unrated)
427
Les Valseuses (Going Places) (Getting It Up) (Making It) 1974,  R)
428
The Vanishing 1993,  R)
429
Vengeance Is Mine 2014,  Unrated)
430
Vera Drake 2004,  R)
Vera Drake
Deals brilliantly with the delicate issue of back street abortion.

Imelda Staunton's performance deserved the oscar.
431
Vertigo 1958,  PG)
432
Victim 1962,  Unrated)
Victim
An interesting film. At the time this film was seen as very risky due to the fact it deals with homosexuality. The main plot involves lawyer Melville Farr (played by Dirk Bogarde). Although married Farr is secretly a homosexual. Farr becomes involved in a blackmail investigation after one of his fri...(read more)ends kills himself after being blackmailed due to them also being a homosexual. Farr then faces the decision of turning the blackmailers in (therefore ruining his career) or order them to keep quite, therefore becoming a blackmailer himself. At the time of release (1961) homosexuality was still illegal so obviously the film was considered quite ground-breaking. These days the film does seem a little dated, yet there is still a solid crime story in it.
433
Videodrome 1983,  R)
434
Village of the Damned 1960,  R)
435
Violent Cop (Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki) 1989,  Unrated)
436
Viridiana 1961,  R)
Viridiana
A brilliant film from Luis Bunuel.
437
My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) 1962,  Unrated)
438
Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) 1953,  Unrated)
439
The Wages of Fear 1953,  Unrated)
440
Wall Street 1987,  R)
441
The War Game 1965,  Unrated)
442
WarGames (War Games) 1983,  PG)
443
The Warriors 1979,  R)
444
Way Down East 1920,  Unrated)
445
Wayne's World 1992,  PG-13)
446
Werckmeister Harmóniák 2000,  Unrated)
447
West Side Story 1961,  PG)
448
What's Up, Doc? 1972,  G)
449
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1960,  Unrated)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Bette Davis in her best over the top acting mode with outrageous make-up, childlike outfits and a certain hatred for Joan Crawford. Both hilarious and horrifying at the same time.
450
Otac na Sluzbenom Putu (When Father Was Away on Business) 1985,  R)
451
When Harry Met Sally 1989,  R)
452
When We Were Kings 1996,  PG)