Mav (chrismaverick) wrote,
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the Final List: Mav's Canonical Movies

Ok... after this one I am done...

This is actually a pretty difficult one, because more people watch movies than read (comics or otherwise), and there is less of a pre-established canon for me to work off of. I went to 65 here, and I probably could have gone to 1000. And even more so than in the previous two lists, there are a lot of things here that i think could easily be swapped out for other things. Once again, I basically centered on American films, with the exceptions of a few non-American ones that were so influential to American Film that they needed to be mentioned anyway. Anyway, here's the list... Let your flaming of me commence:


  • 12 Angry Men
  • A Christmas Story
  • Akira
  • American Beauty
  • Any Given Sunday
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Bicycle Theives
  • Bill Cosby: Himself
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Casablanca
  • Chinatown
  • Citizen Kane
  • Clerks
  • Debbie Does Dallas
  • Dirty Harry
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Easy Rider
  • Emmanuelle
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Fight Club
  • Friday the 13th
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • The Godfather
  • The Graduate
  • Grease
  • Heathers
  • Higher Learning
  • I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  • Jaws
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • La Strada
  • Léon
  • Malcolm X
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Marathon Man
  • Metropolis
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Mullholland Drive
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror
  • Nototrious
  • Psycho
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Rebel Without A Cause
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Shaft
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Shinchin no Samarai
  • The Shining
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Snow White
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Song of the South
  • Soylent Green
  • Star Wars
  • Swimming to Cambodia
  • Things to Come
  • Tootsie
  • Tombstone
  • When We Were Kings
  • Wizard of Oz
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