Black Dog Video's 100 Essential Films

Welcome to Black Dog's list of, what we like to think is, essential viewing. You won't find Citizen Kane or The Godfather on this list. They are great films, no doubt. But this is a list of what we here at Black Dog like. Really like. Love even. This list won't please everyone or maybe even anyone but it is what it is. There are tons of other films that easily could have made this list as well. Maybe we'll do another essential list further on down the road. Enjoy.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Alien
  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God
  • All the President's Men
  • Amores Perros
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Annie Hall
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Audition
  • Bad Boy Bubby
  • Badlands
  • Battle Royale
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Blade Runner
  • Blue Velvet
  • Boogie Nights
  • Brazil
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Breathless
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Celebration
  • Cemetery Man
  • Children of Men
  • City of God
  • The City of Lost Children
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Come and See
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Delicatessen
  • Deliverance
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Donnie Darko
  • Double Indemnity
  • Fargo
  • Ed Wood
  • Election
  • Europa
  • The Exorcist
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Fight Club
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The French Connection
  • Funny Games
  • Harold and Maude
  • The General
  • The Graduate
  • The Great Dictator
  • if....
  • Jules and Jim
  • The Kingdom
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Love and Death
  • Mad Max 2
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Network
  • Notorious
  • Oldboy
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Princess Bride
  • Raising Arizona
  • Rear Window
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Roger & Me
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Rushmore
  • Se7en
  • Short Cuts
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Stalker
  • Star Wars
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Sting
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Thing
  • Time Bandits
  • Trainspotting
  • Valley Girl
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Zodiac