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100 Most Daring Movies

From Premiere Magazine

Published in October 1998

  • Airplane! (1979, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)
  • Akira (1988, Katsuhiro Otomo)
  • Animal Crackers (1930, Victor Heerman)
  • Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
  • Bananas (1971, Woody Allen)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
  • Belle de Jour (1967, Luis Bunuel)
  • The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974, Mel Brooks)
  • Blow Up (1966, Michaelangelo Antonioni)
  • Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
  • Bob le Flambeur (1955, Jean-Pierre Melville)
  • Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
  • Breathless (1959, Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
  • Cat People (1942, Jacques Tourneur)
  • The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  • The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, Woody Allen)
  • The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
  • Dead Ringers (1988, David Cronenberg)
  • Detour (1946, Edgar G. Ulmer)
  • The Devil In Miss Jones (1973, Gerard Damiano)
  • Dirty Harry (1971, Don Siegel)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
  • Drugstore Cowboy (1989, Gus Van Sant)
  • Dont Look Back (1967, D.A. Pennebaker)
  • Dumbo (1941, Ben Sharpsteen)
  • 8 ½ (1963, Federico Fellini)
  • Eyes Without a Face (1959, Georges Franju)
  • Faces (1968, John Cassavettes)
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982, Amy Heckerling)
  • Flesh (1968, Paul Morrissey)
  • Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, Russ Meyer)
  • The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
  • Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
  • The Gang's All Here (1943, Busby Berkeley)
  • The Girl Can't Help It (1956, Frank Tashlin)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
  • Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964, Richard Lester)
  • The Harder They Come (1973, Perry Henzell)
  • The Hustler (1961, Robert Rossen)
  • The Killer (1989, John Woo)
  • If... (1968, Lindsay Anderson)
  • In the Company of Men (1997, Neil LaBute)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Don Siegel)
  • Johnny Guitar (1954, Nicholas Ray)
  • Jules and Jim (1961, Francois Truffaut)
  • The Killing (1956, Stanley Kubrick)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Robert Aldrich)
  • The Last Picture Show (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
  • Last Tango in Paris (1972, Bernardo Bertolucci)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, John Ford)
  • Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
  • Medium Cool (1969, Haskell Wexler)
  • Metropolis (1926, Fritz Lang)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones)
  • My Brilliant Career (1979, Gillian Armstrong)
  • Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)
  • Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
  • Olympia (1938, Leni Riefenstahl)
  • Open City (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
  • Pandora's Box (1928, G.W. Pabst)
  • Peeping Tom (1960, Michael Powell)
  • Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
  • The Piano (1993, Jane Campion)
  • Pink Flamingos (1972, John Waters)
  • Raising Arizona (1987, Joel and Ethan Coen)
  • Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
  • Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992, Quentin Tarantino)
  • Ride the High Country (1962, Sam Peckinpah)
  • The Road Warrior (1981, George Miller)
  • The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
  • Scarface (1932, Howard Hawks)
  • Scarface (1983, Brian De Palma)
  • Seconds (1966, John Frankenheimer)
  • Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
  • Shaft (1971, Gordon Parks)
  • Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
  • Shock Corridor (1963, Samuel Fuller)
  • Stranger Than Paradise (1984, Jim Jarmusch)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
  • Swept Away (1975, Lina Wertmuller)
  • The Terminator (1984, James Cameron)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
  • The Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)
  • Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  • Trainspotting (1996, Danny Boyle)
  • 28 Up (1985, Michael Apted)
  • Un Chien Andalou (1928, Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali)
  • Walkabout (1971, Nicolas Roeg)
  • Zero for Conduct (1933, Jean Vigo)

Premiere's 50 Unsung Classics

Published in July, 1999

  • Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder)
  • After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, John Carpenter)
  • The Beguiled (1970, Don Siegel)
  • Blue Collar (1978, Paul Schrader)
  • A Boy and His Dog (1975, L.Q. Jones)
  • Choose Me (1984, Alan Rudolph)
  • Cooley High (1975, Michael Schultz)
  • Cutter's Way (1981, Ivan Passer)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero)
  • Excalibur (1981, John Boorman)
  • Flesh and Bone (1993, Steve Kloves)
  • Force of Evil (1948, Abraham Polonsky)
  • The Fury (1978, Brian De Palma)
  • The Haunting (1963, Robert Wise)
  • Hollywood or Bust (1956, Frank Tashlin)
  • The Last Detail (1973, Hal Ashby)
  • The Last Wave (1977, Peter Weir)
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls)
  • Lonely Are the Brave (1962, David Miller)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973, Robert Altman)
  • Lord Love a Duck (1966, George Axelrod)
  • Love with the Proper Stranger (1963, Robert Mulligan)
  • The Lusty Men (1952, Nicholas Ray)
  • A Midnight Clear (1992, Keith Gordon)
  • Midnight Run (1988, Martin Brest)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979, James Frawley)
  • Murder, My Sweet (1944, Edward Dmytryk)
  • My Favorite Year (1982, Richard Benjamin)
  • Near Dark (1987, Kathryn Bigelow)
  • Night Moves (1975, Arthur Penn)
  • North Dallas Forty (1979, Ted Kotcheff)
  • O Lucky Man! (1973, Lindsay Anderson)
  • One False Move (1992, Carl Franklin)
  • The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
  • Prince of the City (1981, Sidney Lumet)
  • Parting Glances (1986, Bill Sherwood)
  • The Passenger (1975, Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • Round Midnight (1986, Bertrand Tavernier)
  • Sabotage (1936, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • The Seduction of Mimi (1972, Lina Wertmuller)
  • The Sugarland Express (1974, Steven Spielberg)
  • The Tenant (1976, Roman Polanski)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
  • True Love (1989, Nancy Savoca)
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • The Warriors (1979, Walter Hill)
  • Winchester '73 (1950, Anthony Mann)
  • Withnail & I (1987, Bruce Robinson)
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