Matt Shear's Top 100 Films

Johnny Clay: "I know you like a book. You're a no good nosy little tramp. You'd sell out your own mother for a piece of fudge but you're smart along with it. Smart enough to know when to saddle and when to sit tight. And you know you better sit tight in this case"
Sherry Peatty: "I do?"
Johnny Clay: "You heard me. You like money. You got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart. So play it smart. Stay in character and you'll have money. Plenty of it. George'll have it and he'll blow it all on you and probably buy himself a five cent cigar."

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY  (1968)
ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD  (1938)
AFTER DARK MY SWEET  (1990)
ALIEN  (1979)
ALIENS  (1986)
APOCALYPSE NOW  (1979)
BADLANDS  (1972)
BEYOND  (1981)
BLACK HAWK DOWN  (2001)
BLACK SUNDAY  (1960)

BLADE RUNNER  (1982)
BLUE VELVET  (1986)
BOB LE FLAMBEUR  (1956)
BODY HEAT  (1981)
BONNIE AND CLYDE  (1967)
BROTHER  (2000)
BULLET FOR THE GENERAL, A  (1966)
BULLITT  (1968)
CHINATOWN  (1974)
CHOPPER  (2000)
CHURCH  (1988)

CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD  (1980)
CLOCKWORK ORANGE  (1971)
CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS  (1989)
CUTTERS WAY  (1985)
DANGER: DIABOLIK  (1968)
DAS BOOT  (1981)
DEEP RED  (1975)
DELAMORTE DELAMORE  (1994)
DJANGO  (1966)
DR. STRANGELOVE  (1964)

DRUGSTORE COWBOY  (1989)
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND  (2004)
FARGO  (1996)
FIGHT CLUB  (1999)
FOG, THE  (1979)
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE  (1966)
FRENCH CONNECTION  (1971)
GENERAL  (1927)
GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI  (1999)
GODFATHER  (1972)
GODFATHER II  (1974)
GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, THE  (1967)
GOODFELLAS  (1990)
GUN CRAZY (1949)
HALLOWEEN  (1978)
HANA-BI [FIREWORKS]  (1997)

HEAT  (1995)
JACOB'S LADDER  (1990)
KILLING, THE  (1956)
KING OF NEW YORK  (1991)
KISS ME DEADLY  (1955)
KOYAANISQATSI  (1983)
LAST OF THE MOHICANS  (1992)
LEAVING LAS VEGAS  (1995)
LIMBO  (1999)
LIMEY, THE  (1999)

LOST HIGHWAY  (1997)
MAN FROM LARAMIE  (1955)
MAN ON FIRE  (2004)
MANHATTAN  (1979)
MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY  (1993)
MANHUNTER  (1986)
MATEWAN  (1987)

MILLER'S CROSSING  (1990)
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946)
NORTH BY NORTHWEST  (1959)
NOTORIOUS  (1946)
OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST  (1968)
OPERA  (1987)

OUT OF THE PAST  (1947)
PHILADELPHIA STORY  (1940)
PULP FICTION  (1994)
RAGING BULL  (1980)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK  (1981)
RAW DEAL  (1948)

REAR WINDOW  (1954)
RESERVOIR DOGS  (1992)
LE SAMOURAI  (1967)
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN  (1998)

SCANNERS  (1981)
SEARCHERS, THE  (1956)
SHINING  (1980)
STEAMBOAT BILL JR. (1928)
SUSPIRIA  (1977)
TAXI DRIVER  (1976)
TENEBRE  (1982)
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE  (1974)
THIN RED LINE  (1998)

THING, THE  (1982)
TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.  (1985)
TORA! TORA! TORA!  (1970)
TRUE ROMANCE  (1993)
TWO-LANE BLACKTOP  (1971)
UNFORGIVEN  (1992)
VERTIGO  (1958)
VIOLENT COP  (1989)
WILD BUNCH  (1969)
WINCHESTER '73  (1950)