Sunday, 24 May 2009

The 67 Most Influential Films Ever Made

The 67 Most Influential Films Ever Made
The current issue of Total Film magazine features an unordered list titled The 67 Most Influential Films Ever Made, as follows:
  • Jaws
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Night Of The Living Dead
  • The Man With The Golden Arm
  • All Quiet On The Western Front
  • Nanook Of The North
  • The Abyss
  • Enter The Dragon
  • Blood Feast
  • Heaven's Gate
  • Easy Rider
  • Star Wars IV: A New Hope
  • The Graduate
  • Tron
  • Becky Sharp
  • Carrie
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
  • Gertie The Dinosaur
  • The Adventures Of Prince Achmed
  • Metropolis
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • The Evil Dead
  • Flashdance
  • Blade Runner
  • Workers Leaving The Factory
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Breathless
  • Meet Me In St Louis
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Stagecoach
  • Nashville
  • The Last Laugh
  • Deep Throat
  • Room At The Top
  • The Battle Of Algiers
  • Sex Lies & Videotape
  • The Cable Guy
  • The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari
  • Shadows
  • Rashomon
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • Psycho
  • The Birth Of A Nation
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Mean Streets
  • Batman
  • Halloween
  • The Jazz Singer
  • Toy Story
  • Terminator II: Judgment Day
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Twister
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Thief Of Bagdad
  • The Matrix
  • The Robe
  • It Happened One Night
  • Bwana Devil
  • L'Assassinat Du Duc de Guise
  • Cabiria
  • Le Roman d'Un Tricheur
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Victim
  • The Blair Witch Project
It's great to see so many silent films included, though there's no Film Noir, no Neo-Realism, and (most surprisingly) nothing by Francis Ford Coppola. Twister, the only entry I take exception to, was included simply because it was the first film released on DVD in the UK. Note that Carrie is the 1976 Brian de Palma horror film, not the 1952 William Wyler romantic drama. Total Film previously published lists of 100 films in 2005 and 2006.

4 comment(s):

Sucha said...

I have watched some of them. It seems that I have to find and watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Graduate.

Matthew Hunt said...

2001 may be the single greatest film ever made (IMHO). Its director, Kubrick, is kind of an idol for me.

The Graduate is great, too. Very funny.

I can lend you the DVDs if you like.

Sucha said...

That would be great! I have to go downtown someday. I will inform you again.

Where and when can I borrow your DVDs?
Thank you so much.

Matthew Hunt said...

Well, I don't think I will be at Lard Prao soon, but anytime you are around Siam Square or Sukhumvit you can let me know.