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1. The Great Escape -- Commentary track: Director John Sturges, cast, and crew. Rating: 8.8

2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- Commentary track: Eric Lax, co-author of "Bogart". Rating: 8.7

3. JFK -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.7

4. The Godfather -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.6

5. World Trade Center -- Commentary track: Real-life survivor Will Jimeno and real-life rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee. Rating: 8.6

6. L.A. Confidential -- Commentary track: Film critics Andrew Sarris and James Ellroy, and actors Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny DeVito. Rating: 8.6

7. Frankenstein -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.6

8. Sunset Boulevard -- Commentary track: Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder". Rating: 8.6

9. The Thing -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.6

10. The In-Laws -- Commentary track: Director Arthur Hiller, screenwriter Andrew Bergman, and actors Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Rating: 8.6

11. The Fog -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Carpenter and co-writer Debra Hill. Rating: 8.5

12. Brazil -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam (on disc 1, the director's cut of the film). Rating: 8.5

13. All the President's Men -- Commentary track: Actor Robert Redford. Rating: 8.5

14. The Exorcist -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.5

15. Halloween -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director John Carpenter, actor Jamie Lee Curtis, and writer/producer Debra Hill. Rating: 8.5

16. The Godfather: Part II -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.5

17. Road to Perdition -- Commentary track: Director Sam Mendes. Rating: 8.5

18. Moonstruck -- Commentary track: Actor Cher, director Norman Jewison, and writer John Patrick Shanley. Rating: 8.5

19. Lolita -- Commentary track: Director Adrian Lyne. Rating: 8.5

20. Apocalypse Now -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.5

21. A Clockwork Orange -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman. Rating: 8.5

22. Casablanca -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.5

23. Used Cars -- Commentary track: Director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.5

24. Citizen Kane -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.5

25. To Live and Die in L.A. -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.5

26. The Limey -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Lem Dobbs. Rating: 8.5

27. Ran -- Commentary track: Film historian Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.5

28. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Actors Jake Gyllenhall and Robert Downey Jr, producer Brad Fischer, screenwriter James Vanderbilt and writer James Ellroy. Rating: 8.4

29. Halloween -- Commentary track: Writer/director Rob Zombie. Rating: 8.4

30. Run Lola Run -- Commentary track: Director/writer/producer Tom Tykwer and actress Franka Potente. Rating: 8.4

31. The Sopranos: The Complete First Season -- Commentary track: "The Sopranos (Pilot)" -- Creator David Chase and actor/director Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 8.4

32. The Third Man -- Commentary track: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy. Rating: 8.4

33. The French Connection -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.4

34. Evil Dead II -- Commentary track: Director/co-writer Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero. Rating: 8.4

35. Blade Runner -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.4

36. Dumbo -- Commentary track: Disney historian John Canemaker. Rating: 8.4

37. Aliens -- Commentary track: Director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, creature wizard Stan Winston, visual effects supervisors Robert and Dennis Skotak, miniature effects supervisor Pat McClung, and actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn, and Christopher Henn. Rating: 8.4

38. The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult -- Commentary track: director Peter Segal, producers David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss, and assistant director Michael Ewing. Rating: 8.4

39. The Haunting -- Commentary track: Director Robert Wise, screenwriter Nelson Gidding, and actors Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn. Rating: 8.4

40. The Fourth Man -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven. Rating: 8.4

41. Hard Candy -- Commentary track: Actors Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page.. Rating: 8.4

42. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Director David Fincher. Rating: 8.4

43. Silence of the Lambs -- Commentary track: Director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and FBI agent John Douglas. Rating: 8.4

44. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson, and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Rating: 8.4

45. Yojimbo -- Commentary track: Film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince . Rating: 8.4

46. Alien -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.4

47. Paper Moon -- Commentary track: Director/producer Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 8.4

48. Monty Python's Life of Brian -- Commentary track: Director Terry Jones, and actors Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle. Rating: 8.4

49. Contact -- Commentary track: Director Robert Zemeckis and producer Steve Starkey. Rating: 8.4

50. This Is Spinal Tap (MGM) -- Commentary track: Spinal Tap: Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest). Rating: 8.4

51. The Shining -- Commentary track: Authors Garrett Brown and John Baxter. Rating: 8.4

52. I Spit on Your Grave -- Commentary track: Cult film guru Joe Bob Briggs. Rating: 8.4

53. Dog Day Afternoon -- Commentary track: Director Sidney Lumet. Rating: 8.4

54. El Mariachi -- Commentary track: Director Robert Rodriguez. Rating: 8.4

55. Finding Nemo -- Commentary track: Co-directors Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton, and co-writer Bob Petersen. Rating: 8.3

56. Escape From New York -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.3

57. Raging Bull -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Rating: 8.3

58. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck. Rating: 8.3

59. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.3

60. Bridget Jones's Diary -- Commentary track: Director Sharon Maguire. Rating: 8.3

61. Peter Pan -- Commentary track: Producer Walt Disney (from archival recordings), host/producer's nephew Roy E. Disney, animators Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis, and Ward Kimball, film historians Leonard Maltin, John Canemaker, and Jeff Kurtti, Margaret Kerry, model for Tinkerbell, and Kathryn Beaumont, voice actor/model for Wendy . Rating: 8.3

62. Batman: The Movie -- Commentary track: Actors Adam West and Burt Ward. Rating: 8.3

63. Repulsion -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Roman Polanski and actor Catherine Deneuve. Rating: 8.3

64. Frailty -- Commentary track: Director Bill Paxton. Rating: 8.3

65. Basic Instinct -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven and director of photography Jan de Bont. Rating: 8.3

66. Bringing Up Baby -- Commentary track: Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 8.3

67. The Island -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.3

68. Network -- Commentary track: Director Sidney Lumet. Rating: 8.3

69. Sanjuro -- Commentary track: Film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.3

70. The Graduate -- Commentary track: Director Mike Nichols and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 8.3

71. The Wolf Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Tom Weaver. Rating: 8.3

72. Full Metal Jacket -- Commentary track: Actors Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks. Rating: 8.3

73. Transformers -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.3

74. UHF -- Commentary track: Director Jay Levy, actor/co-writer "Weird Al" Yankovic, and actors Michael Richards, Emo Phillips, and Victoria Jackson. Rating: 8.3

75. Monty Python and the Holy Grail -- Commentary track: Writers/directors/actors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Rating: 8.3

76. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Commentary track: Director Milos Forman, and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz. Rating: 8.3

77. Manhunter -- Commentary track: Director Michael Mann. Rating: 8.3

78. Toy Story -- Commentary track: Director John Lasseter, Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Bill Reeves, and Ralph Eggleston. Rating: 8.3

79. Bride Of Chucky -- Commentary track: Writer Don Mancini and actors Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly. Rating: 8.3

80. Gosford Park -- Commentary track: Writer/associate producer Julian Fellowes. Rating: 8.3

81. Swordfish -- Commentary track: Director Dominic Sena. Rating: 8.3

82. Laura -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.3

83. Dazed and Confused -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Richard Linklater. Rating: 8.3

84. The Fisher King -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam. Rating: 8.3

85. Matchstick Men -- Commentary track: Director/producer Ridley Scott, writer Nicolas Griffin, and writer/producer Ted Griffin. Rating: 8.3

86. Double Indemnity -- Commentary track: Screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman.. Rating: 8.3

87. Deliverance -- Commentary track: Director John Boorman. Rating: 8.3

88. Seven Samurai -- Commentary track: Japanese film expert Michael Jeck. Rating: 8.3

89. Say Anything... -- Commentary track: Director Cameron Crowe, and actors John Cusack and Ione Skye. Rating: 8.3

90. Straw Dogs (Criterion) -- Commentary track: Film historian Stephen Prince, author of "Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies". Rating: 8.2

91. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Astronaut Joe Allen, asteroid consultant Ivan Bekley, and director of photography John Schwartzman. Rating: 8.2

92. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- Commentary track: Director Tobe Hooper, director of photography Daniel Pearl, and actor Gunnar Hansen. Rating: 8.2

93. The Last Temptation of Christ -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese, actor Willem Dafoe, screenwriter Paul Schrader, and film critic Jay Cocks. Rating: 8.2

94. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -- Commentary track: Director/screenwriter Terry Gilliam. Rating: 8.2

95. Natural Born Killers -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.2

96. The Aviator -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and producer Michael Mann. Rating: 8.2

97. Seabiscuit -- Commentary track: Director Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 8.2

98. Ocean's Eleven -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Ted Griffin. Rating: 8.2

99. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles -- Commentary track: Director Neil Jordan. Rating: 8.2

100. Man on Fire -- Commentary track: Director Tony Scott. Rating: 8.2