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    13 Ghosts

    1960
    Columbia
    Aiming squarely at the allowances of moppet readers of Famous Monsters of Filmland, William...
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    20 Million Miles to Earth

    1957
    Columbia
    The dino-like Ymir is one of Ray Harryhausen’s...
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Buena Vista `1954
    Fans who saw this as children count this...
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968
    MGM
    Many a baby boomer’s most treasured recollections of the 1960s...
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    3 Days of the Condor

    1975
    Paramount
    For years studio development execs have tried to...
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    3 On A Match

    1932
    Warner Bros.
    The largely forgotten Ann Dvorak sizzles in this snappy 63...
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    52 Pickup

    1986
    Cannon Film Distributors
    This was a bright spot in a fallow period for director John Frankenheimer after...
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    7 Faces of Dr. Lao

    1964
    MGM
    The Circus of Dr. Lao, written by Charles...
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    7 Men from Now

    1956
    Warner Bros.
    This first in a series of unique Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher...
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    8 1/2

    1963
    Embassy Pictures Corporation
    Federico Fellini’s follow up to La Dolce Vita (and his last black-and-white movie) is...
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    A Boy and His Dog

    1975
    LQ/JAF
    Harlan Ellison’s Nebula-winning post-WW IV sci-fi novella is...
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    A Boy Ten Feet Tall

    1965
    Paramount
    One of Alexander Mackendrick’s lesser known efforts, this...
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    A Bucket of Blood

    1959
    AIP
    “Life is an obscure hobo, bumming a ride on the...
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    A Chump at Oxford

    1940
    United Artists
    Like Saps at Sea, this Hal Roach Laurel & Hardy...
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    A Face in the Crowd

    1957
    Warner Bros.
    Elia Kazan’s lacerating portrait of a down home...
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    1988
    MGM
    A comic crime caper stuffed with eccentric supporting characters, A...
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    A Fistful of Dollars

    1967
    United Artists
    Dashiell Hammet? Akira Kurosawa? Are these among the progenitors of...
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    A Hard Day’s Night

    1964
    United Artists
    In 1964 the widespread teenage lament was, “what?! the Beatles...
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    A High Wind in Jamaica

    1965
    20th Century Fox
    Director Alexander Mackendrick was unhappy with studio changes...
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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    1935
    Warner Bros.
    An unlikely pairing of Shakespeare and Warner Bros. with an...
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    A Night at the Opera

    1935
    MGM
    Although some bemoan Irving Thalberg’s civilizing influence on...
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984
    New Line Cinema
    Wes Craven started a wildly popular franchise with...
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    1961
    Columbia
    In this specially filmed trailer producer David Suskind...
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    A Star is Born

    1954
    Warner Bros.
    Cary Grant was originally entreated by co-star Judy Garland‚ to...
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    A Star is Born ’76

    1976
    Warner Bros.
    Barbra Streisand steps into the Judy Garland role...
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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankentstein

    1948
    Universal
    After “Young Frankenstein”, this is probably the best-loved...
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    Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

    1955
    Universal
    Bud and Lou meet their last...
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    Ace in the Hole

    1951
    Paramount
    Audiences in 1951 rejected Billy Wilder’s acerbic, jet-black satire, based...
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    Act of Violence

    1948
    MGM
    Moviegoers seeking easy answers should steer clear of Fred Zinneman’s hardboiled thriller...
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    Adam’s Rib

    1949
    MGM
    Tracy and Hepburn define the word “chemistry” as  husband and wife lawyers battling each each other at...
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    Africa Blood and Guts

    1967
    Rizzoli
    The Italian creators of the worldwide ’60s smash Mondo Cane,...
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    After Hours

    1985
    Warner Bros.
    A hapless Griffin Dunne tries to make his way home from New York’s Soho...
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    After the Fox

    1966
    United Artists
    Neil Simon, a first-time screenwriter with three hits running on Broadway, wanted...
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    Alex In Wonderland

    1970
    MGM
    Riding high after the tremendous success of his 1969 hit Bob and...
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    Alien

    1979
    20th Century Fox
    The monster in Ridley Scott’s influential sci fi classic was played by a 7’2 Nigerian design...
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    All Fall Down

    1962
    MGM
    Live television director John Frankenheimer’s third theatrical feature is based on James...
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    All Night Long

    1963
    Colorama Features
    No, not the 1982 Barbra Streisand movie (which come to think of...
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930
    Universal
    Riots erupted in Germany when when...
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    All That Heaven Allows

    1955
    Universal
    Another lacerating depiction of the values of post-war middle-class Americans...
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    All That Jazz

    1979
    20th Century Fox
    All That Jazz, director Bob Fosse’s ode to Bob Fosse, is one...
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    All The King’s Men

    1949
    Columbia
    Rumor has it there was a recent remake of this...
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    All the President’s Men

    1976
    Warner Bros.
    One of the great newspaper movies. Even though today we...
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    All Through the Night

    1942
    Warner Bros.
    Released soon after Pearl Harbor, audiences in 1941 didn’t find...
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    Alligator

    1980
    Group 1 International
    John Sayles wrote the witty script, mostly on airplanes, at the same time he was writing...
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    Almost Famous

    2000
    Columbia
    Despite generally rapturous reviews, Cameron Crowe’s engaging semi-autographical chronicle of a teenage writer touring with...
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    Altered States

    1980
    Warner Bros.
    William Hurt, in his screen debut, experiments with that nostalgic 80s pastime, sensory deprivation,...
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    Amarcord

    1974
    New World
    Federico Fellini‚ remembers his Fascist-era hometown‚ Rimini (renamed Borgo) in a‚ loosely structured, sometimes dreamlike evocation...
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    American Graffiti

    1973
    Universal
    George Lucas was originally slated to direct Apocalypse Now for Warner Bros. but the...
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    American Movie

    1999
    Sony Pictures Classics
    What should be a comedy of errors about a hapless filmmaker’s efforts to complete...
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    An Affair to Remember

    1957
    20th Century Fox
    One of the then-rare examples of a director remaking his...
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    An American Hippie in Israel

    1972
    Box Office Spectaculars
    Practically begging to be a cult film, this...
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    Anatomy of a Murder

    1959
    Columbia
    Otto Preminger learned a lot from Hitchcock, publicity-wise. The autocratic...
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