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1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- Commentary track: Eric Lax, co-author of "Bogart". Rating: 9.1

2. Fallen Angel -- Commentary track: Film noir scholar Eddie Muller, author of "Dark City". Rating: 9.0

3. Wild Things -- Commentary track: Director John McNaughton. Rating: 8.8

4. Murder, My Sweet -- Commentary track: Author Alain Silver (find his books). Rating: 8.8

5. Gone With the Wind -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.6

6. Lolita -- Commentary track: Director Adrian Lyne. Rating: 8.6

7. Transformers -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.5

8. The Godfather -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.5

9. The Island -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.5

10. 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: 8.4

11. Brazil -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam (on disc 1, the director's cut of the film). Rating: 8.4

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

13. Sledge Hammer: Season One -- Commentary track: (on 4 episodes): Creator/executive producer Alan Spencer. Rating: 8.4

14. Finding Nemo -- Commentary track: Co-directors Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton, and co-writer Bob Petersen. Rating: 8.4

15. UHF -- Commentary track: Director Jay Levy, actor/co-writer "Weird Al" Yankovic, and actors Michael Richards, Emo Phillips, and Victoria Jackson. Rating: 8.4

16. Bridget Jones's Diary -- Commentary track: Director Sharon Maguire. Rating: 8.4

17. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Astronaut Joe Allen, asteroid consultant Ivan Bekley, and director of photography John Schwartzman. Rating: 8.4

18. The Public Enemy -- Commentary track: Film historian Robert Sklar. Rating: 8.4

19. The Racket -- Commentary track: Film noir scholar Eddie Muller, author of "Dark City". Rating: 8.4

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

21. Escape From New York -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.4

22. JFK -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.4

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

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

25. The Exorcist -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.4

26. Halloween -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director John Carpenter, actor Jamie Lee Curtis, and writer/producer Debra Hill. Rating: 8.4

27. 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

28. The Thing -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.4

29. Monty Python's Life of Brian -- Commentary track: Director Terry Jones, and actors Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle. Rating: 8.3

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

31. The Godfather: Part II -- Commentary track: Director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.3

32. Out of the Past -- Commentary track: Author James Ursini (find his books). Rating: 8.3

33. Get Shorty -- Commentary track: Director/producer Barry Sonnenfeld. Rating: 8.3

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

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

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

37. The Rock -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay, actors Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, technical advisor Harry Humphries, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Rating: 8.3

38. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.3

39. The Aviator -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and producer Michael Mann. Rating: 8.3

40. 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: 8.3

41. A Clockwork Orange -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman. Rating: 8.3

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

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

44. The Ten Commandments -- Commentary track: Katherine Orrison (author of “Written in Stone--Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic ‘The Ten Commandments’”). Rating: 8.3

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

46. To Catch a Thief -- Commentary track: Directors Peter Bogdanovich and Laurent Bouzereau. Rating: 8.3

47. Silence of the Lambs -- Commentary track: Director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and FBI agent John Douglas. Rating: 8.3

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

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

50. Sunset Boulevard -- Commentary track: Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder". Rating: 8.3

51. Casablanca -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.3

52. Ghostbusters -- Commentary track: Director Ivan Reitman, writer/actor Harold Ramis, and associate producer Joe Medjuck ("visual" commentary with silhouettes). Rating: 8.3

53. Taxi Driver (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader. Rating: 8.2

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

55. Laura -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.2

56. Blade Runner -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.2

57. Boogie Nights -- Commentary track: Director Paul Thomas Anderson. Rating: 8.2

58. 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: 8.2

59. Almost Famous -- Commentary track: Writer/director Cameron Crowe and his mom, Alice Crowe. Rating: 8.2

60. Out of Sight -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Frank. Rating: 8.2

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

62. Used Cars -- Commentary track: Director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.2

63. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Director David Fincher. Rating: 8.2

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

65. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck. Rating: 8.2

66. Frankenstein -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.2

67. Rebel Without A Cause -- Commentary track: Douglas L. Rathgeb, author of "The Making of Rebel Without A Cause". Rating: 8.2

68. Zodiac -- Commentary track: Actors Jake Gyllenhall and Robert Downey Jr, producer Brad Fischer, screenwriter James Vanderbilt and writer James Ellroy. Rating: 8.2

69. Dances With Wolves -- Commentary track: Director/actor Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson. Rating: 8.2

70. Basic Instinct -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven and director of photography Jan de Bont. Rating: 8.2

71. Apocalypse Now -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.2

72. Forrest Gump -- Commentary track: Director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey, and production designer Rick Carter. Rating: 8.2

73. Contact -- Commentary track: Director Robert Zemeckis and producer Steve Starkey. Rating: 8.2

74. Alien -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.2

75. Titanic -- Commentary track: Director James Cameron. Rating: 8.1

76. All the President's Men -- Commentary track: Actor Robert Redford. Rating: 8.1

77. A Nightmare on Elm Street -- Commentary track: Writer/director Wes Craven, actors John Saxon and Heather Langencamp, and director of photography Jacques Haitkin. Rating: 8.1

78. Citizen Kane -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.1

79. Ed Wood -- Commentary track: Director Tim Burton, screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, actor Martin Landau, director of photography Stefan Czapsky, and costumer designer Colleen Atwood. Rating: 8.1

80. Time After Time -- Commentary track: Director Nicholas Meyer and actor Malcolm McDowell. Rating: 8.1

81. Floating Weeds -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.1

82. Night of the Living Dead (Elite) -- Commentary track: Writer/director/editor/actor George A. Romero, writer/actor John Russo, actor/producer/sound effects man/makeup artist Karl Hardman and actor/properties master/makeup artist Marilyn Eastman. Rating: 8.1

83. The Invisible Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.1

84. Evil Dead -- Commentary track: Actor Bruce Campbell. Rating: 8.1

85. Clerks (10th Anniversary Edition) -- Commentary track: Writer/director/actor/producer/editor Kevin Smith, actor/producer/editor/sound editor Scott Mosier and actors Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran and Jason Mewes. Rating: 8.1

86. The Usual Suspects -- Commentary track: Director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie. Rating: 8.1

87. The Perfect Storm -- Commentary track: Sebastian Junger, writer of source novel "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea". Rating: 8.1

88. The Frighteners -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson. Rating: 8.1

89. Chasing Amy -- Commentary track: Director Kevin Smith, producer Scott Mosier, actors Ben Affleck and Jason Mewes, associate producer Robert Hawk, Miramax executive Jon Gordon, and View Askew historian Vincent Pereira. Rating: 8.1

90. The In-Laws -- Commentary track: Director Arthur Hiller, screenwriter Andrew Bergman, and actors Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Rating: 8.1

91. Rounders -- Commentary track: Director John Dahl, screenwriters David Levien and Brian Koppelman, and actor Edward Norton. Rating: 8.1

92. Road to Perdition -- Commentary track: Director Sam Mendes. Rating: 8.1

93. Ran -- Commentary track: Film historian Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.1

94. Rocky -- Commentary track: Director John G. Avildsen, producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, actors Talia Shire, Burt Young, and Carl Weathers, and Stedicam inventor Garrett Brown. Rating: 8.1

95. Monty Python and the Holy Grail -- Commentary track: Writers/actors John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin. Rating: 8.1

96. The Wolf Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Tom Weaver. Rating: 8.1

97. Panic Room -- Commentary track: Screenwriter David Koepp and special guest William Goldman. Rating: 8.0

98. Hot Fuzz -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Edgar Wright and screenwriter/actor Simon Pegg. Rating: 8.0

99. Superbad -- Commentary track: Director Greg Mottola, screenwriter Evan Goldberg, actors Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, producer Judd Apatow, and Apatow's nine-year-old daughter Maude. Rating: 8.0

100. True Romance -- Commentary track: Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino. Rating: 8.0