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American History Magazine's "100 Greatest Spy Movies"

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In 2009, the editors of American History magazine published a special issue ranking the 100 Greatest Spy Movies in their…

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Pete's Dragon
  • Pocahontas
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Casper

The First Movie You Remember Seeing in a Theater

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Self-explanatory. Share your reminisces in comments and I'll add your movie to the list.

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Cat and the Canary
  • The Man Who Laughs
  • The Last Warning
  • Absolute Power
  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God
  • Alien
  • American Graffiti
  • Annie Hall

David Gilmour's "The Film Club"

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In 2008, David Gilmour published a memoir about letting his teenage son "drop out of school - if he watched…

  • Tales From the Script
  • Glorious Technicolor
  • The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated
  • The Artist

100 Starting Points for Exploring Film

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This list, which I fully anticipate revising from time to time, isn't necessarily a Best-Of list. Nor is it strictly…

  • Crook's Tour
  • The Making of 'A Night to Remember'
  • Bergman Island
  • The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera
  • Fritz Lang Interviewed By William Friedkin

The Criterion Collection - Short Films, Docs & Other Supplements

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This is an (incomplete) ongoing list of short films and feature-length documentaries that have been released as supplements throughout The…

  • Superman: The Mad Scientist
  • The Mechanical Monsters
  • Billion Dollar Limited
  • The Arctic Giant
  • The Bulleteers

Superman Animated Short Films, 1941-1943

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Beginning in 1941, Paramount released seventeen animated Superman short films. The first nine were produced by Fleischer Studios; the remaining…

  • High Noon
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Ride the High Country
  • Rio Bravo

Wild West Magazine's "100 Greatest Westerns"

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In 2009, the editors of Wild West Magazine published a special issue presenting their ranked list of the "100 Greatest…

  • Thunderheart
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Bad Girls
  • 28 Days Later...
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Your First R-Rated Movie in a Theater

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Remember when "Rated R" was still a barrier, at least at the theater even if it wasn't at home? What…

  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein
  • Zombieland
  • 28 Days Later...
  • Casablanca
  • Gone with the Wind
  • West Side Story
  • Roman Holiday
  • An Affair to Remember

American Film Institute "100 Years...100 Passions"

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The American Film Institute's "100 Years...100 Passions" list from 2002.