The 100 Most Essential Movies 1967-1989

The 100 films you’d be most offended to learn your best friend hasn’t yet seen.  Using the collapse of the studio system and the rise of New Hollywood as a natural dividing line, this list charts the greatest, most influential, culturally impactful and beloved movies from 1967-1989.

  1.  The Godfather (1972)  Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo.  Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, and Richard Conte.
  2.  Apocalypse Now (1979)  Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Written by John Milieus and Francis Ford Coppola, loosely based on the novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.  Starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne, and Dennis Hopper.
  3.  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)  Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke.  Starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.
  4.  The Godfather II (1974)  Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo, based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.  Starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Marianna Hill and Lee Strasberg.
  5.  Raging Bull (1980)  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin, based on the memoir Raging Bull: My Story by Jake LaMotta.  Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Cathy Moriarty.
  6.   The Graduate (1967)  Directed by Mike Nichols.  Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, based on the novella of the same name by Charles Webb.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross.
  7.  Jaws (1975)  Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb, based on the novel of the same name by Peter Benchley.  Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton.
  8.  The Shining (1980)  Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.  Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd.
  9.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)  Directed by Milos Foreman.  Screenplay by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman, based on the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey.  Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and William Redfield.
  10.  The Empire Strikes Back (1980)  Directed by Irvin Kershner.  Screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan.  Story by George Lucas.  Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Frank Oz.
  11.  Alien (1979)  Directed by Ridley Scott.  Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon.  Story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett.  Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto.
  12.  Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)  Written and directed by George Lucas.  Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness.
  13.  The Exorcist (1973)  Directed by William Friedkin.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel of the same name.  Starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, and Jason Miller.
  14.  Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)  Directed by Sergio Leone.  Screenplay by Sergio Donati and Sergio Leone, based on a story by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Sergio Leone.  Starring Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, and Gabriele Ferzetti.
  15.  Taxi Driver (1976)  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Written by Paul Schrader.  Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd.
  16.  Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)  Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan.  Story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman.  Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, and Denholm Elliott.
  17.  Chinatown (1974)  Directed by Roman Polanski.  Written by Robert Towne.  Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, and John Huston.
  18.  Die Hard (1988)  Directed by John McTiernan.  Screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza, based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.  Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov and Bonnie Bedelia.
  19.  Rocky (1976)  Directed by John G. Avildsen.  Written by Sylvester Stallone. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith.
  20.  Blade Runner (1982)  Directed by Ridley Scott.  Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples.  Based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos.
  21.  The Deer Hunter (1978)  Directed by Michael Cimino.  Screenplay by Deric Washburn.  Story by Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Louis Garfinkle, and Quinn K. Redeker.  Starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken.
  22.  Scarface (1983)  Directed by Brian De Palma.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone.  Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Paul Shenar, Robert Loggia, Míriam Colón, and F. Murray Abraham.
  23.  Platoon (1986)  Written and directed by Oliver Stone.  Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and John C McGinley.
  24.  Once Upon a Time in America (1984)  Directed by Sergio Leone.  Screenplay by Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, and Sergio Leone.  Based on the novel The Hoods by Harry Grey.  Starring Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld, and Treat Williams.
  25.  Midnight Cowboy (1969)  Directed by John Schlesinger.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy.  Starring Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, and Sylvia Miles.
  26.  Back to the Future (1985)  Directed by Robert Zemeckis.  Written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale.  Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas Wilson.
  27.  Caddyshack (1980)  Directed by Harold Ramis.  Written by Douglas Kenney, Harold Ramis, and Brian Doyle-Murray.  Starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Bill Murray.
  28.  The Terminator (1984)  Directed by James Cameron.  Written by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.  Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton and Paul Winfield.
  29.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)  Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.  Written by Monty Python.  Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
  30.  Halloween (1978)  Directed by John Carpenter.  Screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.  Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P. J. Soles and Nancy Loomis.
  31.  Blazing Saddles (1974)  Directed by Mel Brooks.  Screenplay by Andrew Bergman, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, and Al Uger.  Story by Andrew Bergman.  Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Dom DeLuise.
  32.  Bonnie and Clyde (1967)  Directed by Arthur Penn.  Written by David Newman and Robert Benton.  Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons.
  33.  Airplane! (1980)  Written and directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker.  Starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Graves and Lorna Patterson.
  34.  Network (1976)  Directed by Sidney Lumet.  Written by Paddy Chayefsky.  Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall.
  35.  Do The Right Thing (1989)  Written and directed by Spike Lee.  Starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, John Turturro, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, and John Savage.
  36.  Nashville (1975)  Directed by Robert Altman.  Written by Joan Tewkesbury.  Starring Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy and Lily Tomlin.
  37.   Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)  Directed by George Roy Hill.  Written by William Goldman.  Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey and Henry Jones.
  38.  Ghostbusters (1984)  Directed by Ivan Reitman.  Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.  Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis.
  39.  Broadcast News (1987)  Written and directed by James L. Brooks.  Starring Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Albert Brooks.
  40.  Life of Brian (1979)  Directed by Terry Jones.  Written by Monty Python.  Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.
  41.  Aliens (1986)  Written and directed by James Cameron.  Story by James Cameron, David Giler and Walter Hill.  Starring Sigourney Weaver, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, Lance Hendrickson, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein and Al Matthews.
  42.  Cool Hand Luke (1967)  Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.  Screenplay by Donn Pearce and Frank R. Pierson, based on the novel of the same name by Donn Pearce.  Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J. D. Cannon, Robert Drivas, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin and Jo Van Fleet.
  43.  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)  Written and directed by Steven Spielberg.  Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and François Truffaut.
  44.  The French Connection (1971)  Directed by William Friedkin.  Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Robin Moore.  Starring Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco and Marcel Bozzuffi.
  45.  Dog Day Afternoon (1975)  Directed by Sidney Lumet.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, based on the the LIFE magazine article The Boys in the Bank, by P.F. Kluge.  Starring Al Pacino, John Cazale, James Broderick and Charles Durning.
  46.   The Sting (1973)  Directed by George Roy Hill.  Written by David S. Ward. Starring Paul Newman , Robert Redford and Robert Shaw.
  47.  A Clockwork Orange (1971)  Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess.  Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri and Miriam Karlin.
  48.  The Thing (1982)  Directed by John Carpenter.  Screenplay by Bill Lancaster, based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr.  Starring Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, K. Carter, David Clennon and Keith David.
  49.  Easy Rider (1969)  Directed by Dennis Hopper.  Written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern.  Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.
  50.  Rosemary’s Baby (1968)  Written and directed by Roman Polanski.  Based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin.  Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes,Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans and Ralph Bellamy.
  51. The Mirror (1975)  Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.  Written by Aleksandr Misharin and Andrei Tarkovsky. Starring Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Larisa Tarkovskaya, Alla Demidova, Anatoli Solonitsyn and Tamara Ogorodnikova.
  52.  All the President’s Men (1976)  Directed by Alan J. Pakula.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.  Starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook and Jason Robards.
  53.  Annie Hall (1977)  Directed by Woody Allen.  Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman.  Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Janet Margolin, Shelley Duvall, Christopher Walken and Colleen Dewhurst.
  54.  M.A.S.H. (1970)  Directed by Robert Altman.  Screenplay by Ring Lardner, Jr, based on MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker.  Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Roger Bowen and René Auberjonois.
  55.  When Harry Met Sally… (1989)  Directed by Rob Reiner.  Written by Nora Ephron.  Starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby.
  56. Das Boot (1981)  Directed by Wolfgang Peterson.  Screenplay by Wolfgang Peterson, based on the novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim.  Starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer and Klaus Wennemann.
  57.  Trading Places (1983)  Directed by John Landis.  Written by Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod.  Starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott and Jamie Lee Curtis.
  58.  The Elephant Man (1980)  Directed by David Lynch.  Screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, and David Lynch.  Based on The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences by Frederick Treves and The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity by Ashley Montagu.  Starring John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud and Wendy Hiller.
  59.  Full Metal Jacket (1987)  Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford.  Based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford.  Starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Adam Baldwin, Arliss Howard, Dorian Harewood, Kevyn Major Howard and Ed O’Ross.
  60.  The Princess Bride (1987)  Directed by Rob Reiner.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman.  Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Peter Falk, Fred Savage and Billy Crystal.
  61.  Stand By Me (1986)  Directed by Rob Reiner.  Written by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, based on the novella The Body by Stephen King.  Starring Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and Kiefer Sutherland.
  62.  Coming to America (1988)  Directed by John Landis.  Screenplay by David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein.  Story by Eddie Murphy.  Starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair and Shari Headley.
  63.  This is Spinal Tap (1984)  Directed by Rob Reiner.  Written by Christopher Guest,  Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Rob Reiner.  Starring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra and Bruno Kirby.
  64.  The Conversation (1974)  Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams and Frederic Forrest.
  65.  Top Gun (1986)  Directed by Tony Scott.  Written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr.  Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt.
  66.  The Karate Kid (1984)  Directed by John G. Avildsen.  Written by Robert Mark Kamen.  Starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue.
  67.  E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)  Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Written by Melissa Mathison.  Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, and Peter Coyote.
  68.  The Producers (1967)  Written and directed by Mel Brooks.  Starring Zero Mostel,  Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars and Dick Shawn.
  69.  Blue Velvet (1986)  Written and directed by David Lynch.  Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, George Dickerson and Dean Stockwell.
  70. Barry Lyndon (1975)  Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Starring Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Diana Koerner and Gay Hamilton.
  71.  Rain Man (1988)  Directed by Barry Levinson.  Screenplay by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass.  Story by Barry Morrow.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise and Valeria Golino.
  72.  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)  Directed by Mel Stuart.  Screenplay by Roald Dahl, based on his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Dodo Denney and Paris Themmen.
  73.  Wall Street (1987)  Directed by Oliver Stone.  Written by Oliver Stone and Stanley Weiser.  Starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook and Terence Stamp.
  74.  The Natural (1984)  Directed by Barry Levinson.  Screenplay by Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry, based on the novel of the same name by Bernard Malamud.  Starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky and Richard Farnsworth.
  75.  True Grit (1969)  Directed by Henry Hathaway.  Written by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Portis.  Starring John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Jeff Corey, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin and John Fiedler.
  76.  Superman (1978)  Directed by Richard Donner.  Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman and Robert Benton.  Story by Mario Puzo.  Starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper and Glenn Ford.
  77.  The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)  Directed by Jim Sharman.  Screenplay by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman, based on the musical The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien.  Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick.
  78.  Planet of the Apes (1968)  Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, based on the novel of the same name by Pierre Boulle.  Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison.
  79.  Night of the Living Dead (1968)  Directed by George A. Romero.  Screenplay by John Russo and George Romero.  Starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Marilyn Eastman, Karl Hardman, Judith Ridley and Keith Wayne.
  80.  Cinema Paradiso (1988)  Written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Starring Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Agnese Nano, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio and Salvatore Cascio.
  81.  Animal House (1978)  Directed by John Landis.  Written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller.  Starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst and Donald Sutherland.
  82.  Mean Streets (1973)  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Written by Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin.  Starring Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus and Cesare Danova.
  83.  Predator (1987)  Directed by John McTiernan.  Written by Jim and John Thomas.  Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham and Shane Black.
  84.  Fanny and Alexander (1984)  Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.  Starring Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Jan Malmsjö, Börje Ahlstedt, Anna Bergman, Gunn Wållgren, Kristina Adolphson, Erland Josephson, Mats Bergman and Jarl Kulle.
  85.  Hoosiers (1986)  Directed by David Anspaugh.  Written by Angelo Pizzo.  Starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper.
  86.  48 Hrs. (1982)  Directed by Walter Hill.  Written by Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross and Steven E. de Souza.  Starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy and Annette O’Toole.
  87.  The King of Comedy (1982)  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Written by Paul D. Zimmerman. Starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott and Sandra Bernhard.
  88.  The Breakfast Club (1985) Directed by John Hughes. Written by John Hughes.  Starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
  89.  Aguire, the Wrath of God (1972)  Written and directed by Werner Herzog. Starring Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro and Peter Berling.
  90.  Enter the Dragon (1973)  Directed by Robert Clouse.  Written by Michael Allin.  Starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Bob Wall, Shih Kien and Jim Kelly.
  91.  Dead Poets Society (1989)  Directed by Peter Weir.  Written by Tom Schulman.  Starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, and Norman Lloyd.
  92.  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Written and directed by John Hughes.  Starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara and Alan Ruck.
  93.  Paris, Texas (1984)  Directed by Wim Wenders.  Written by L. M. Kit Carson and Sam Shepard. Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément and Hunter Carson.
  94.  Kramer vs Kramer (1979)  Directed by Robert Benton.  Screenplay by Robert Benton, based on the novel of the same name by Avery Corman.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Jane Alexander.
  95.  Days of Heaven (1978)  Written and directed by Terrence Malick.  Starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz.
  96.  Jeremiah Johnson (1972)  Directed by Sydney Pollack.  Screenplay by Edward Anhalt and John Milius.  Story by Raymond W. Thorp and Robert Bunker, based on the books Mountain Man by Vardis Fisher and Crow Killer by Raymond W. Thorp and Robert Bunker.  Starring Robert Redford, Will Geer, Allyn Ann McLerie, Stefan Gierasch, Charles Tyner and Delle Bolton.
  97.  Come and See (1985)  Directed by Elem Klimov.  Screenplay by Elem Klimov and Ales Adamovich, based on the book I Am from the Fiery Village by Ales Adamovich, Janka Bryl, and Vladimir Kolesnik.  Starring Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova.
  98.  Beetlejuice (1988)  Directed by Tim Burton.  Screenplay by Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren.  Story by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson.  Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton.
  99.  Field of Dreams (1989)  Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, based on the novel Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.  Starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster.
  100.  Tootsie (1982)  Directed by Sydney Pollack.  Screenplay by Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, Barry Levinson and Elaine May.  Story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning.


Honorable Mentions:
Big (1988), Fatal Attraction (1987), Ran (1985), Manhattan (1980), The Goonies (1985), Dirty Dancing (1987), Batman (1989), The Wild Bunch (1969), Raising Arizona (1987), Born of the Fourth of July (1989), Close-Up (1989), The Conformist (1970), Midnight Run (1988), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), The Jerk (1979), The Omen (1976), Bull Durham (1988), Harold and Maude (1971), The Color of Money (1986), Deliverance (1972), In The Heat of the Night (1967), Patton (1970), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Stalker (1979), Young Frankenstein (1974), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Amadeus (1984), Risky Business (1983), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), After Hours (1985), Badlands (1973), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Lethal Weapon (1987), The Last Picture Show (1971), Carrie (1976), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), Dirty Harry (1971), Sophie’s Choice (1982), First Blood (1982), American Graffiti (1973), Footloose (1984), Major League (1989), Cabaret (1972), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), Stir Crazy (1980), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961), Straw Dogs (1971), For a Few Dollars More (1965), Serpico (1973), The Fly (1986), Weird Science (1985), Sixteen Candles (1984), The Warriors (1979), History of the World Pt I (1981), The Evil Dead II (1987), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Christmas Story (1983), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), The Untouchables (1987), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Don’t Look Now (1973)

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  1. There’s a few here I wouldn’t be surprised if nobody I knew saw like Nashville (which I love to death, but is not very accessible), The Natural, Tootsie, Hoosiers, and 48 Hours. There’s a few from the Honorable Mentions that would have been better choices like Dead Poets Society and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The one huge omission here is Grease, which I am sure most movie buffs have seen at least 5 times.

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