siena's Top 100 Movie List (8/15/02)
1. One flew over
the Cuckoos nest. What can I say about this movie? Jack Nicholson in his greatest
role, Danny Devitoís first film, and a large Indian man. This is the greatest
example of symbolism ever to grace the silver screen. Lotís of screenwriters try
to make their film have a message and fail miserably. This movie succeeds where
those failed. 2. Dr. Strangelove. Kubrickís finest moment as a director. Peter
Sellers is magnificent in this film. The only thing better than the script was
its timing this film made a statement then that is as strong and poignant today
as it was then. 3. Silence of the Lambs. Any Director could have done a good job
with one of the most intriguing characters in the history of cinema played magnificently
by Sir Hopkins. But Jonathan Demme chills you in a way nobody has done since Hitchcock.
The music is perfect and the last scene still sends chills down my spine 4. North
by Northwest. Speaking of Hitchcock. There are so many Hitchcock movies I could
have put in the top ten. I believe this is his greatest work, yes better than
psycho. 5. Chinatown. A second Nicholson film in the top ten. Roman Pulanski directs
a throwback to the film noir pictures of the forties. 6. The Shawshank Redemption.
I first watched this film and I thought wow prison looks like fun. Morgan Freeman
was fantastic, so was Robbins, and Richie Aprile take another look for the Sopranos
character 7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid. My favorite western of all time.
8. The Usual Suspects. Nothing usual about this movie, I have never been fooled
like this in a movie 9. Annie Hall. Not my favorite Woody Allen film, but Iím
giving it the respect it deserves. History will say itís his masterpiece. 10.
True Romance. Greatest ensemble cast ever put together. Slater, Arquete(not the
idiot that Courtney Cox travels with), Walken, Pitt, Hopper, Rappaport, Kilmer,
Gandolfini, Chris Penn, Sizemore, Oldman and yes balchi bartochamus. Directed
by Tony Scott Written by Quentin Tarantino. 11. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The best of the series. On this list we only put the best of the series. 12. Saving
Private Ryan. The best war movie ever made 13. Paths of Glory. The second finest
war film ever created. Kubrick chills us with the a huanting less about the men
in the wrong place at the wrong time 14. Cool Hand Luke. The first time I realized
Paul Newman is the coolest man on the planet. 50 eggs, brilliant symbolism, and
the girl washing the car. 15. Goodfellas. 16. Seven. Fincher is brilliant, script
is amazing. 17. American Beauty. Sam Mendes breaks out in style. Kevin is so brilliant,
nobody could have pulled this role off except him. 18. Lawrence of Arabia. David
Lean shows us how to make an epic. The best cinematography ever. 19. Manchurian
Candidate a sharp satire of political extremism Frankenheimer is gifted and a
showcase for the best performances that Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and a devastating
Angela Lansbury ever gave onscreen 20. Casablanca. What can you say that hasnít
already been said 21. Life is Beautiful 22. Sleeper. 23. Schindlers List The masterpiece
of the most bankable director of all time. 24. The Graduate 25. Rear Window 26.
Apocalypse Now 27. The Producers 28. Great Escape 29. LA Confidential 30. Braveheart
31. Cinema Paradiso 32. Bananas 33. The Third Man 34. Seven Samurai 35. Manhattan
36. Unforgiven 37. Taxi Driver 38. Wall Street 39. The Searchers 40. A Clockwork
Orange 41. MASH 42. Harvey 43. White Heat 44. Treasure of the Sierra Madre 45.
Fargo 46. City Lights 47. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 48. Raging bull 49. Monty
Python and the Holy Grail 50. Pulp Fiction 51. Bonnie and Clyde 52. Field of dreams
53. Forrest Gump 54. Rebecca 55. Badlands 56. This is Spinal Tap 57. Adventures
of Robin Hood 58. Take the money and run 59. Glory 60. Dirty Harry 61. Bronx Tale
62. On the Waterfront 63. My blue heaven 64. Scent of a Women 65. Caddyshack 66.
Untouchables 67. Snatch 68. Big Lebowski 69. Gross Pointe Blank 70. The Odd Couple
71. Analyze this 72. Reservoir Dogs 73. Blue Velvet 74. Dead Poets Society 75.
The Lost Weekend 76. Millers Crossing 77. In the Heat of the Night 78. Chariots
of Fire 79. Bladerunner 80. Sullivanís travels 81. Kramer vs. Kramer 82. Batman
83. 12 Angry Men 84. 2001 a space odyssey 85. Clerks 86. Good Will Hunting 87.
Quiz Show 88. The Red Violin 89. A streetcar named desire 90. Road to perdition
91. Hoosiers 92. The Chinese Connection 93. Strangers on a train 94. Key Largo
95. From here to eternity 96. The Thin man 97. American Psycho 98. Mean Streets.
99. Pi 100. Double Indemnity