The Jeff List

From my college film professor:

"Here's the list I pass along to anyone who asks about my favorite films. I've always found that question a little bit silly, and this is NOT such a list. Much as I love them, things like CONAN THE BARBARIAN, HONDO, DODGEBALL, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, PREDATOR, SMALL SOLDIERS, GALAXYQUEST, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, THE WIND AND THE LION, STARSHIP TROOPERS, WHAT'S UP DOC?, ALIEN, FIRST BLOOD, HARVEY, FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, OM SHANTI OM, CRIMSON TIDE, JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO, HOOSIERS, SHAOLIN SOCCER and on and on are NOT here (oh, wait a minute...)! Instead, I made up a list of films which I think are important to see for one reason or another, though (for…

  • Yi Yi

    1

  • Harakiri

    2

  • Kwaidan

    3

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    4

  • The Colour of Paradise

    5

  • Vera Drake

    6

  • Odd Man Out

    7

  • The Seventh Seal

    8

  • Show People

    9

  • Ikiru

    10

  • The Ballad of Narayama

    11

  • Nights of Cabiria

    12

  • Children of Paradise

    13

  • Seven Samurai

    14

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    15

  • La Belle Noiseuse

    16

  • Chinese Roulette

    17

  • Black Narcissus

    18

  • City of God

    19

  • Sunset Boulevard

    20

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    21

  • Oldboy

    22

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    23

  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    24

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    25

  • Tokyo Olympiad

    26

  • Casablanca

    27

  • Yojimbo

    28

  • Bicycle Thieves

    29

  • Jaws

    30

  • M

    31

  • Tol'able David

    32

  • To Live

    33

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    34

  • His Girl Friday

    35

  • Pickup on South Street

    36

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    37

  • Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life

    38

  • Wild Strawberries

    39

  • My Night at Maud's

    40

  • Le Million

    41

  • Singin' in the Rain

    42

  • City Lights

    43

  • Seven Chances

    44

  • Girl Shy

    45

  • Trouble in Paradise

    46

  • The Palm Beach Story

    47

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    48

  • Spartacus

    49

  • Glory

    50

  • Intruder in the Dust

    51

  • Beauty and the Beast

    52

  • The Outlaw and His Wife

    53

  • King Kong

    54

  • Strike

    55

  • The Unknown

    56

  • North by Northwest

    57

  • Port of Shadows

    58

  • The Last of the Mohicans

    59

  • The Fall of the Roman Empire

    60

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    61

  • Citizen Kane

    62

  • Late Spring

    63

  • Smiles of a Summer Night

    64

  • The 400 Blows

    65

  • Applause

    66

  • Them!

    67

  • The Big Sleep

    68

  • Grand Illusion

    69

  • Red Dust

    70

  • Hero

    71

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    72

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    73

  • The Music Room

    74

  • The Ocean Waif

    75

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    76

  • Violence at Noon

    77

  • The Lady Vanishes

    78

  • The Public Enemy

    79

  • The Mummy

    80

  • Heroes for Sale

    81

  • Gunga Din

    82

  • The Crowd

    83

  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    84

  • Pyaasa

    85

  • The Cheat

    86

  • The Wedding March

    87

  • Objective, Burma!

    88

  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    89

  • The Sand Pebbles

    90

  • My Best Girl

    91

  • The Sea Hawk

    92

  • Chelsea Girls

    93

  • The Crime of Monsieur Lange

    94

  • The Murderers Are Among Us

    95

  • Princess Mononoke

    96

  • Burnt by the Sun

    97

  • Napoleon

    98

  • The Killer

    99

  • The Celebration

    100