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Note that this list is in a constant state of flux. If you check back in a few weeks, don't be surprised to find it drastically different. I change it every time I look at it...

shadows all-time top 100 films

  1. La Strada (Federico Fellini, 56)
  2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 41)
  3. The Stunt Man (Richard Rush, 80) shadows review
  4. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 54) shadows review
  5. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 79) shadows review
  6. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 74) shadows review
  7. Star Wars (Lucas, Kershner, Marquand, 77-05) shadows review
  8. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 58) shadows review
  9. Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 01) shadows review
  10. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 46) shadows review
  11. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 86)
  12. The Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 57) shadows review
  13. City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 31)
  14. Sunrise (FW Murnau, 27) shadows review
  15. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 55) shadows review
  16. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 72-90)
  17. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 85)
  18. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 40)
  19. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 43)
  20. E.T., The Extra-terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 82) shadows review
  21. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 71) shadows review
  22. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 55)
  23. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 51)
  24. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 60)
  25. Singin' in the Rain (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 52)
  26. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 81) shadows review
  27. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 58) shadows review
  28. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 74)
  29. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 53) shadows review
  30. Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 59) shadows review
  31. Being There (Hal Ashby, 79)
  32. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 69)
  33. The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 79)
  34. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 98) shadows review
  35. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 60) shadows review
  36. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 36)
  37. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 99) shadows review
  38. The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 01-03) shadows review
  39. Dr Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 64)
  40. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 60) shadows review
  41. GoodFellas (Martin Scorcese, 90)
  42. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 35)
  43. Manhattan (Woody Allen, 79)
  44. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 87)
  45. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 39)
  46. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 59) shadows review
  47. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 04) shadows review
  48. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 95)
  49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 00) shadows review
  50. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 99) shadows review
  51. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 68)
  52. Fargo (Joel Coen, 96)
  53. Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins, 95)
  54. Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears, 88)
  55. The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 56)
  56. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 54)
  57. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 96)
  58. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 46)
  59. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 84) shadows review
  60. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 85)
  61. The Piano (Jane Campion, 93)
  62. Raging Bull (Martin Scorcese, 80)
  63. Limelight (Charles Chaplin, 35)
  64. Lenny (Bob Fosse, 76)
  65. Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 86)
  66. Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, 81)
  67. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Foreman, 75)
  68. The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 97)
  69. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 62)
  70. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 48)
  71. A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 51)
  72. Reds (Warren Beatty, 81)
  73. The Killing Fields (Roland Joffe, 84)
  74. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 34)
  75. The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 54)
  76. Amadeus (Milos Foreman, 84) shadows review
  77. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 71)
  78. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 74)
  79. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 72)
  80. My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, 89)
  81. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 89)
  82. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, 89)
  83. The Untouchables (Brian DePalma, 87)
  84. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 86)
  85. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 33)
  86. Tess (Roman Polanski, 80)
  87. Dead Poets Society (Peter Weir, 89)
  88. All that Jazz (Bob Fosse, 79)
  89. Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam, 81) shadows review
  90. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 89)
  91. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorcese, 76)
  92. All About Eve (Joe Mankiewicz, 50)
  93. The Colour of Paradise (Majid Majidi, 99) shadows review
  94. Blood Simple (Joel Coen, 83)
  95. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 98)
  96. The Mission (Roland Joffe, 86)
  97. Airplane! (Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker, 80)
  98. Blow Out (Brian DePalma, 81)
  99. Kiss of the Spider Woman (Hector Babenco, 85)
  100. Smoke (Wayne Wang, 95)

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