Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time were published in 1999 in response to the AFI list.  This list includes foreign films.

The Godfather
A chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando & Al Pacino. Starring Al Pacino. Based on the book The Godfather by Mario Puzo. R
Citizen Kane
Regarded as one of the finest films ever made, Citizen Kane tells the story of idealism corrupted by wealth. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it. The controversy has faded, but not the film's power and brilliance. Directed by and Starring Orson Welles. NR
"You must remember this ... ". For the sentimentalists among us, Casablanca is the great movie of all times: exotic locale, Nazi villains, a bitter-sweet love triangle, and the 1940's Warner Brothers stock company fighting World War II as it should have been fought-- "Play it, Sam." Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphry Bogart & Ingrid Bergman.  NR
Jake Gittes is a private eye living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one unforgettable night.  Directed by Roman Polanski.  Starring Jack Nicholson & Faye Dunaway. R
Raging Bull
Based on the true story of Jake La Motta, a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Starring Robert De Nero. Based on the book by Jake La Motta. R
La Dolce Vita
A journalist ventures into the decadent society of modern Rome and finds that his values are being destroyed, leaving him totally disillusioned. Directed by Federico Fellini. Starring Marcello Mastroianni & Anita Ekberg. R
The Godfather Part II
The rise of gangster Vito Corleone in the early 20th century and the ascendancy of his son Michael in the 1960s and 70s. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Starring Al Pacino. Based on the book The Godfather by Mario Puzo. R
Gone with the Wind
Set during the American Civil War, this story focuses on the lives and loves of Southerners during this period and the hardships they endured. Directed by Victor Fleming.  Starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh. Based on the book Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. G
Some Like it Hot
When Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry accidentally witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest -- and homeliest -- members of an all-girl jazz band.  Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, & Jack Lemmon. NR
Singin' in the Rain
Set in Hollywood of the 1920s, silent movies are giving way to talkies - and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in the bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, a prospective ladylove and his shrewish co-star. Silence may be golden, but not when you have such magical numbers as "Good Mornin'," "Make 'Em Laugh," the "Broadway Melody" ballet and the title tune, " Singin ' in the Rain."  Directed by Stanley Donan.  Starring Gene Kelly.
When Marion Crane steals money from her employer and escapes out of town, her getaway takes her to the Bates Motel, run by a young man with his own terrible secrets.  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Anthony Perkins & Janet Leigh. Based on the book Psycho by Robert Bloch. NR
The Seven Samurai
A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battles begins. Directed by Akira Kurosawa.  NR
The Searchers
Ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards is an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He's out to find his young niece, who's been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive quest, Ethan finds something unexpected: his own humanity. Directed by John Ford.  Starring John Wayne. Based on the book The Searchers by Alan Le May. NR
Dr. Strangelove
Fueled by paranoia and a fanatical sense of patriotism, two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper and Joint Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson - trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. Funny and frightening, this black comedy about a group of military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse seems as relevant todayas ever. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Starring Peter Sellers & George C. Scott. PG
The Gold Rush
Chaplin is a prospector who goes to Alaska in search of gold . During a storm, he becomes trapped in a cabin with another prospector and an outlaw. The outlaw goes out for help, but is killed in an avalanche. Out of food and on the brink of starvation, the other prospector has visions of Chaplin as his next meal but Chaplin manages to keep himself from becoming dinner. Surviving all this, Chaplin goes on to fall in love with a Yukon dance hall girl. Directed by & starring Charles Chaplin. NR
Star Wars
A young Luke Skywalker begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. As civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot Han Solo. Directed by George Lucas.  Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, & Carrie Fisher. PG
On the Waterfront
Ex-fighter Terry Malloy could have been a contender but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly on the gang-ridden waterfront . Terry is guilt-stricken, however, when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. But it takes the love of Edie Doyle, the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. And when the brutality hits even closer to home, Terry battles to crush Friendly's underworld empire. Directed by Elia Kazan.  Starring Marlon Brando. NR
Lawrence of Arabia
The story of T.E. Lawrence , assigned to Arabia during World War I. Lawrence courageously unites the warring Arab factions into a strong guerrilla front and leads them to brilliant victories in treacherous desert battlefields where they eventually defeat the ruling Turkish Empire. Directed by David Lean.  Starring Peter O'Toole. Based on the book Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a Triumph by T. E. Lawrence. PG
Scottie Ferguson, an acrophobic detective, is hired to shadow a friend's suicidal wife, Madeleine. After he saves her from drowning in the bay, Scottie's interest shifts from business to fascination with the icy, alluring blonde. When tragedy strikes and Madeleine dies, Scottie is devastated. But when he finds another woman remarkably like his lost love, the now obsessed detective must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring James Stewart & Kim Novak. Based on the book D'Entre les Morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. NR
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
A ten-year-old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.  Starring Henry Thomas & Dee Wallace-Stone. PG
All About Eve
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only a cynical drama critic sees through Eve , admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.  Starring Bette Davis. Based on the short story Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. NR
The Bicycle Thief
Story of an unemployed man and his son in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up posters, work requiring a bicycle to get around. The bicycle is stolen; panic stricken at being unable to recover his bicycle and at the prospect of losing his job, the father is compelled to steal a bicycle , only to be caught and humiliated in front of his son. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Based on the book Ladri di biciclette by Luigi Bartolini. NR
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
This first full-length animated feature relates the fairy tale of how Snow White, thwarted by her vain and wicked stepmother and aided by the seven Dwarfs --Dopey, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Bashful, Happy and Doc--finds romance with the Prince. Produced by Walt Disney. Based on the fairy tale Snow White by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. G
Bringing Up Baby
Susan Vance, an heiress, sets her sights on David Huxley, a stuffy zoologist. Susan and her "pet" - a leopard named " Baby " - makes David's life topsy-turvy when they all meet accidentally. Directed by Howard Hawks.  Starring Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant. NR

2001: A Space Odyssey
A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.  Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. G
The Grapes Of Wrath
Oklahoma in the Thirties is a dustbowl and dispossessed farmers migrate westward to California. After terrible trials en route, they become little more than slave labor. But among the throng are the Joads, who refuse to knuckle under. Directed by John Ford.  Starring Henry Fonda. Based on the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. NR
Sunset Boulevard
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie.  Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring William Holden & Gloria Swanson. NR
Pulp Fiction
Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.  Starring John Travolta & Samuel L. Jackson. R
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Framed by ruthless politicians out to destroy him, a young idealist takes on the entire U.S. Senate.  Directed by Frank Capra.  Starring James Stewart & Jean Arthur. NR
The Maltese Falcon
A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their seaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon . Detective Sam Spade wants to find out why - and who's gonna take the fall.  Directed by John Huston.  Starring Humphry Bogart & Mary Astor. Based on the book The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. NR
The Wizard of Oz
Based on L. Frank Baum's treasured series, The Wizard of Oz was judged the best family film of all time by the American Film Institute. And this never-before-seen restoration looks and sounds better than ever. We invite you to embark for the Emerald City on the most famous road in movie history. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion await you on the Yellow Brick Road and Over the Rainbow. Directed by Victor Fleming.  Starring Judy Garland. Based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. G
Jules and Jim
Before World War I in Paris, a girl alternates between a French student, Jim , and a German student, Jules . After the war, they meet again and form a constantly shifting triangle. Directed by François Truffaut. Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner & Henri Serre. Based on the book by Henri-Pierre Roché. NR
Sherlock, Jr.
Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth. Directed by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbauckle & Buster Keaton.  Starring Buster Keaton. NR
The Philadelphia Story
Here comes the bride! And the ex-husband. And a gossip-rag columnist on assignment. One of the great comedy romances, a witty, luminous tale about a faultfinding, bride-to-be socialite who gets her comeuppance and an unexpected Mr. Right. Directe by George Cukor.  Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, & James Stewart. Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. NR
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Fellini 's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film. Directed by Federico Fellini. Starring Marcello Mastroianni & Claudia Cardinale. NR
Blue Velvet
A college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more. The strange world he's found lurking beneath his hometown picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger. Directed by David Lynch.  Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, & Dennis Hopper. R
Set in Tennessee, Nashville interweaves the stories of 24 characters during five days in the capital of country music. More than a portrait of these 24 people, the film is a penetrating commentary on America at a particular time. Directed by Robert Altman.  Starring Ned Beatty & Shelley Duvall. R
Swing Time
Gambling man Lucky Garnett blows into the city, eager to make the ($) 25,000 that will allow him to marry his sweetheart back home. One glimpse of a pretty, no-nonsense dance instructor, however, and all bets are off. After all, what's 25 grand compared to a lovely Penny? Directed by George Stevens.  Starring Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers. NR
Schindler's List
Oskar Schindler uses Jews to start a factory in Poland during the war. He witnesses the horrors endured by the Jews, and starts to save them.  Directed by Stephen Spielberg.  Starring Liam Neeson & Ben Kingsley. Based on the book Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally. R
Taxi Driver
Story about a psychotic cabbie driven to violence in an attempt to "rescue" a teenage prostitute. Propelled by this obsession and his rejection by a beautiful political campaigner, the cabbie begins his violent rampage that includes an attempted assassination of a presidential candidate.  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Starring Robert De Niro & Cybill Shepherd. R
Ripley is recovering from her encounter with the deadly alien when she is asked to go back with a company of marines. At first the marines refuse to believe her warning but soon they all come face to face with the awesome creatures. Directed by James Cameron.  Starring Sigourney Weaver. R
Duck Soup
As Prime Minister Firefly of Freedonia, Groucho soon reduces the kingdom to shambles. Harpo and Chico are secret agents disguised as peanut vendors and Zeppo is Firefly's secretary. Directed by Leo McCarey.  Starring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, & Zeppo Marx. NR
North by Northwest
Suspense film in which a suave Madison Avenue ad man is mistaken for a federal intelligence agent by foreign spies. When he is falsely implicated in a murder, he flees cross-country, followed by spies, counterspies, police, and a beautiful blonde.  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, & James Mason. NR
The Seventh Seal
In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of travelling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess for his life. The knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused. Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Starring Gunnar Björnstrand & Bengt Ekerot. NR
The Bridge on the River Kwai
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.  Directed by David Lean.  Starring William Holden & Alec Guinness. Based on the book by Peter Boulle. NR
King Kong
Adventure story of the giant ape King Kong , discovered on Skull Island, his voyage to New York and his fatal attraction to a young woman leading to death and destruction as he pursues her.  Directed by Merian Cooper & Ernest Schoedsack.  Starring Fay Wray & Robert Armstrong. NR
Bonnie and Clyde
A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Directed by Arthur Penn.  Starring Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway. R
Sweet Smell of Success
A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anthing to achieve success. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Starring Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis. Based on the book Sweet Smell of Success by Ernest Lehman. NR
Double Indemnity
A man becomes increasingly accident prone only after his wife and a smooth-talking insurance agent encourage him to sign a double -indemnity policy. Then the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect on the insurance.  Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, & Edward G. Robinson. Based on the book Double Indemnity by James M. Cain. NR
Children of Paradise
Drama about the theater and the individuals that made the stage their life. Includes the love story of four men for one woman. Directed by Marcel Carné. NR
A police chief, a scientist, and a grizzled sailor set out to kill a shark that is menacing the seaside community of Amity Island.  Directed by Stephen Spielberg.  Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, & Richard Dreyfuss. Based on the book Jaws by Peter Benchley. PG
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Santa Mira, a small town in California, replicating the villagers in giant seed "pods" and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. In a terrifying race, for his life, Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people. Directed by Don Siegel.  Starring Kevin McCarthy & Dana Wynter. NR
Touch of Evil
A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in an American border town when they become embroiled in a frame-up planned by the town's police chief. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, & Orson Welles. Based on the book Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. NR
The Graduate
A recent college graduate from an affluent family comes of age and finds himself by being led into an affair with the wife and the daughter of his father's business partner. Directed by Mike Nichols.  Starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft. Based on the book The Graduate by Charles Webb. PG
It's a Wonderful Life
A man is prevented from committing suicide by an elderly angel who takes him back through his life to see what good he has done and how the world would be if he had not been born. Directed by Frank Capra.  Starring James Stewart & Donna Reed. NR
The Wild Bunch
Outlaws on the Mexican-U.S. frontier face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member while they plan a robbery of a U.S. army train. No one is innocent in this gritty tale of desperation against changing times. Directed by Sam Peckinpah.  Starring William Holden & Ernest Borgnine. R
The Rules of the Game
A comedy drama set on the eve of World War II, contrasting the affairs of the French aristocracy and the working class at a weekend house party. Directed by Jean Renoir. NR
The Lady Eve
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naive snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart.  Directed by Preston Sturges.  Starring Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda. NR
Annie Hall
Romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall.  Directed by Woody Allen.  Starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. PG
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Rebel outlaw Robin Hood outwits the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisbourne, and saves the throne for the absent King Richard I. Directed by Michael Curtiz & William Keighley.  Starring Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland. NR
Henry V
Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt. Directed by & starring Laurence Olivier. NR

Mean Streets
The future is set for Tony and Michael - owning a neighborhood bar and making deals in the mean streets of New York City's Little Italy. For Charlie, the future is less clearly defined. A small-time hood, he works for his uncle, making collections and reclaiming bad debts. He's probably too nice to succeed. In love with a woman his uncle disapproves of (because of her epilepsy) and a friend of her cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psychotic whose trouble-making threatens them all, Charlie can't reconcile opposing values. A failed attempt to escape moves them all a step closer to a bitter, almost preordained future. Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Starring Robert De Niro & Harvey Keitel. R
The Third Man
American pulp novelist Holly Martins arrives in a bombed out post-war Vienna as the guest of his old pal Harry Lime. Almost immediately his problems begin when he learns that good old Harry is dead. Instead of going home, as he is strongly urged to do, Martins decides to investigate the nebulous facts and a mysterious " third man " who witnessed Harry's "accidental death." Directed by Carol Reed. Starring Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, & Orson Welles. Based on the book The Third Man by Graham Greene. NR
A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he's loved her all along. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman. NR
The passengers and crew of an airplane suffer every catastrophe in the book in this spoof of disaster movies. Directed by Jim Abrahams & David Zucker.  Starring Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, & Leslie Nielsen. PG
Bride of Frankenstein
Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein abandons evil experiments, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature: a woman to be the companion of the monster. Directed by James Whale.  Starring Boris Karloff & Elsa Lanchester. NR
The Conformist

Beauty and the Beast
Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast. Directed by Gary Trousdale & Robert Wise.  Produced by Walt Disney. G
To Be or Not To Be
Comedy about a theatrical troupe in Warsaw during World War II. They use every trick at their command to outwit the Nazi occupation troops, and at the same time hold the Nazis up to ridicule. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Carole Lombard & Jack Benny. NR

Great Expectations
In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth. Directed by David Lean.  Starring John Mills. Based on the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. NR
Funny Face
Jo Stockton can only get to Paris to meet with the beatnik founder of "empathicalism" (a rejection of all material things) if she agrees to model a line of ultra-chic fashions for photographer Dick Avery. Paris provides the backdrop for this wonderful blend of Gershwin music and Givenchy fashions. Directed by Stanley Donen. Starring Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire. NR
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy." Directed by Sydney Pollack.  Starring Dustin Hoffman & Jessica Lange. PG
The Manchurian Candidate
Ask Major Bennett Marco and he'll say that Sergeant Raymond Shaw is a hero worthy of the Medal of Honor. But despite what he says, Marco suspects otherwise. A bizarre, recurring nightmare gives him the uneasy feeling that Shaw is something far less heroic and far more insidious. Is it possible that Shaw is a traitor? Can Marco convince the Army of his suspicions? How does Shaw's power-mad mother figure into all of this? So many questions. So precious little time. Directed by John Frankenheimer.  Starring Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Harvey, & Janet Leigh. Based on the book The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon. PG-13
Battleship Potemkin

White Heat
James Cagney plays Cody Jarrett is a cold-blooded criminal and a psychological time bomb ruled by impulse. He murders a wounded accomplice and revels in the act. He neglects his sultry wife and adores his doting mother. It is among the most vivid screen performances of Cagney's career. Directed by Raoul Walsh. Starring James Cagney & Virginia Mayo. NR
It's a Gift
Harold Bissonette is a bungling, henpecked grocer who dreams of California's golden sunshine. A small inheritance from his Uncle Bean tempts Harold to sell everything and buy an orange ranch sight unseen. Along the way, he matches wits with dogs, kids, and chicken feathers, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the last madcap minute. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.  Starring W.C. Fields. NR
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Directed by F.W. Murnau. Starring Max Schreck.  Based on the book Dracula by Bram Stoker. NR
Do The Right Thing
Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever. Directed by Spike Lee.  Starring Danny Aiello & Spike Lee. R
Horror classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. NR
The Best Years of Our Lives
Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives . Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Directed by William Wyler.  Starring Myrna Loy & Fredric March. Based on the book by MacKinlay Kantor. NR
A photographer who is talented but aimless has photographed violence and pain without feeling any involvement. When he takes pictures of a couple in a park, he finds that he may have discovered a mystery, one that insists on involving him. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.  Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, & David Hemmings. NR
To Kill A Mockingbird
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him--except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.  Directed by Robert Mulligan.  Starring Gregory Peck & Robert Duvall. Based on the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. NR
Rebel Without A Cause
The teen-aged son of a well-to-do family gets involved in violence when he attempts to win the approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums.  Directed by Nicholas Ray.  Starring James Dean & Natalie Wood. NR
L'Age d'Or

The Producers
A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success. Directed by Mel Brooks.  Starring Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder. NR
Wings Of Desire
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. Directed by Wim Wenders. NR
Pickup on South Street

Mildred Pierce
A woman's obsessive love for her spoiled and selfish daughter leads her into divorce, the restaurant business, and the accusation of murder. Directed by Michael Curtiz.  Starring Joan Crawford. Based on the book Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain. NR
A villager in love with a city woman tries to kill his wife; later he repents and spends a happy day with her. Directed by F.W. Murnau. Starring George O'Brien & Janet Gaynor. NR
Road Warrior
Story is set in the post-nuclear outback of Australia where a battle is raged by a tiny band of civilized survivors and a group of barbarians over a precious cache of gasoline. Directed by George Miller.  Starring Mel Gibson. R
The Shop Around the Corner
In pre-World War II Europe, quiet, unassuming Kralik - who works long hours in a small gift shop owned by the demanding yet endearing Matuschek - adds color to his lackluster life through correspondence with an anonymous pen pal. As the letters turn towards the subject of love, not even his constant bickering with a new female co-worker can tarnish his newfound happiness. But when he's suddenly and inexplicably fired, all of his romantic aspirations crumble. Until, that is, he discovers the identity of his secret friend. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.  Starring Margaret Sullivan & James Stewart. NR
Tokyo Story

The Last of the Mohicans
The love of Hawkeye, rugged frontiersman and adopted son of the Mohicans , and Cora Munro, aristocratic daughter of a British colonel, blazes amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies in colonial America. Directed by Michael Mann.  Starring Daniel Day-Lewis & Madeleine Stowe. Based on the book The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. R
. The Piano
A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano. Directed by Jane Campion.  Starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, & Sam Neill. R
The Silence of the Lambs
FBI agent Clarice Starling is sent to interview imprisoned killer Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. She hopes he might reveal information about another crazed killer known only as "Buffalo Bill," who is abducting young women, starving them, and then killing them. Lecter's brilliant mind is intrigued by the beautiful Starling, and he begins giving her mystifying clues which could be helpful or merely a game. The terror builds as "Buffalo Bill" grabs another victim and the countdown to death begins again. Finding the madman means Starling must get inside Lecter's mind. To stop the killer, she must enter a terrifying race against death. Directed by Jonathan Demme.  Starring Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins. Based on the book Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. R
Swept Away...

Celine and Julie Go Boating