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100 Greatest Films to Rent on Video

Entertainment Weekly

From the August, 1990 issue.

  1. The Godfather Parts I & II (1972-4, Francis Ford Coppola)
  2. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  3. Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
  4. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
  5. Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
  6. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  7. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
  8. Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
  9. The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
  10. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
  11. Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
  12. Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
  13. Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
  14. The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
  15. The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
  16. Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
  17. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
  18. Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
  19. All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  20. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
  21. Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
  22. The Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer)
  23. Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)
  24. La Strada (1954, Federico Fellini)
  25. Aliens (1986, James Cameron)
  26. E.T. (1982, Steven Spielberg)
  27. Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
  28. The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
  29. Jules and Jim (1961, Francois Truffaut)
  30. This is Spinal Tap (1984, Rob Reiner)
  31. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
  32. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
  33. Choose Me (1984, Alan Rudolph)
  34. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  35. A Hard Day's Night (1964, Richard Lester)
  36. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, Robert Mulligan)
  37. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  38. Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)
  39. Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
  40. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
  41. It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)
  42. King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
  43. His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)
  44. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones)
  45. Written on the Wind (1956, Douglas Sirk)
  46. Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
  47. Swing Time (1936, George Stevens)
  48. A Face in the Crowd (1957, Elia Kazan)
  49. Blow Up (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  50. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
  51. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
  52. Bad Boys (1983, Rick Rosenthal)
  53. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  54. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)
  55. Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  56. It's a Gift (1934, Norman Z. McLeod)
  57. On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan)
  58. Dead Ringers (1988, David Cronenberg)
  59. Local Hero (1983, Bill Forsyth)
  60. Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
  61. The African Queen (1951, John Huston)
  62. The Shop Around the Corner (1940, Ernst Lubitsch)
  63. M*A*S*H (1970, Robert Altman)
  64. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)
  65. Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
  66. Prizzi's Honor (1985, John Huston)
  67. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston)
  68. River's Edge (1986, Tim Hunter)
  69. Raising Arizona (1987, Joel Coen)
  70. Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
  71. Top Hat (1935, Mark Sandrich)
  72. Breathless (1959, Jean-Luc Godard)
  73. The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
  74. The Producers (1968, Mel Brooks)
  75. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978, John Landis)
  76. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
  77. My Darling Clementine (1946, John Ford)
  78. Mildred Pierce (1945, Michael Curtiz)
  79. Wings of Desire (1988, Wim Wenders)
  80. Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma)
  81. Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
  82. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
  83. The Thin Man (1934, W.S. Van Dyke)
  84. A Night at the Opera (1935, Sam Wood)
  85. The Last Waltz (1978, Martin Scorsese)
  86. Tootsie (1982, Sydney Pollack)
  87. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, Robert Zemekis)
  88. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
  89. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, Woody Allen)
  90. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
  91. It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
  92. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
  93. The Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)
  94. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
  95. Cabaret (1972, Bob Fosse)
  96. Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
  97. Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
  98. Atlantic City (1981, Louis Malle)
  99. Last Tango in Paris (1973, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  100. White Heat (1949, Raoul Walsh)
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