Spike Lee Essential Film List

Here's the list of films that Spike Lee, a filmmaker who loves to discuss film and regardless of how horrible films he makes now I can never stop respecting because he could care less about how I feel about his work and has showed me so much about himself from the 90s films he made. So I'm considering filling in my gaps in his list of "essential films".

www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/08/20/spike_lee_s_essential_films_list_revised_the_director_adds_more_women_filmmakers.html

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  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Rashomon
  • Yojimbo
  • Ran
  • Rear Window
  • Vertigo
  • North by Northwest
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • The Conformist
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Killer of Sheep
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Raising Arizona
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • On the Waterfront
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • Sugar Cane Alley
  • La Strada
  • La Dolce Vita
  • 8½
  • City of God
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The 400 Blows
  • Day for Night
  • Patton
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Last Detail
  • The Piano
  • Breathless
  • West Side Story
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • The Train
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Fat City
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Marathon Man
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Seduction of Mimi
  • Love and Anarchy
  • Swept Away
  • Seven Beauties
  • Los Olvidados
  • Black Orpheus
  • Home of the Brave
  • Mean Streets
  • Raging Bull
  • Apocalypto
  • Casablanca
  • Thief
  • The Red Shoes
  • Cooley High
  • I Am Cuba
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • District 9
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Touch of Evil
  • Blue Collar
  • White Heat
  • Is Paris Burning?
  • M*A*S*H
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Rome, Open City
  • Paisan
  • Chinatown
  • Black Rain
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Paths of Glory
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Badlands
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • An American in Paris
  • Lust for Life
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Miracle in Milan
  • Dead End
  • Zelig