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1. Sledge Hammer: Season One -- Commentary track: (on 4 episodes): Creator/executive producer Alan Spencer. Rating: 9.0

2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- Commentary track: Eric Lax, co-author of "Bogart". Rating: 8.9

3. Lolita -- Commentary track: Director Adrian Lyne. Rating: 8.7

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

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

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

7. Smokin' Aces -- Commentary track: Writer/director Joe Carnahan and editor Robert Frazen. Rating: 8.6

8. 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

9. Ran -- Commentary track: Film historian Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. Pleasantville -- Commentary track: Director Gary Ross. Rating: 8.4

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

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

24. Basic Instinct -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven and director of photography Jan de Bont. Rating: 8.4

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

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

27. 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

28. The Wolf Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Tom Weaver. Rating: 8.4

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

30. The Island -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.4

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

32. World Trade Center -- Commentary track: Real-life survivor Will Jimeno and real-life rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee. Rating: 8.4

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

34. Transformers -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.4

35. 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

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

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

38. Rounders -- Commentary track: Director John Dahl, screenwriters David Levien and Brian Koppelman, and actor Edward Norton. Rating: 8.4

39. Gone With the Wind -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.4

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

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

42. 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

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

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

45. Pearl Harbor -- Commentary track: Director of photography John Schwartzman, costume designer Michael Kaplan, production designer Nigel Phelps, supervising art director Michael Lang, and composer Hans Zimmer. Rating: 8.4

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

47. The French Connection -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.3

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

49. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.3

50. 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

51. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Astronaut Joe Allen, asteroid consultant Ivan Bekley, and director of photography John Schwartzman. Rating: 8.3

52. Murder, My Sweet -- Commentary track: Author Alain Silver (find his books). Rating: 8.3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

60. Zoolander -- Commentary track: Actor/director/producer/writer Ben Stiller and writers Drake Sather and John Hamburg. Rating: 8.3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

70. XXX -- Commentary track: Director Rob Cohen. Rating: 8.2

71. The Shining -- Commentary track: Authors Garrett Brown and John Baxter. Rating: 8.2

72. The Rock -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay, actors Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, technical advisor Harry Humphries, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Rating: 8.2

73. 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

74. Contact -- Commentary track: Actor Jodie Foster. Rating: 8.2

75. Bad Boys -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay. Rating: 8.2

76. Bridget Jones's Diary -- Commentary track: Director Sharon Maguire. Rating: 8.2

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

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

79. Full Metal Jacket -- Commentary track: Actors Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks. Rating: 8.2

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

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

82. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Commentary track: Director David Fincher. Rating: 8.2

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

84. Pearl Harbor -- Commentary track: Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, and Alec Baldwin. Rating: 8.2

85. Swordfish -- Commentary track: Director Dominic Sena. Rating: 8.2

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

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

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

89. The Fog -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Carpenter and co-writer Debra Hill. Rating: 8.2

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

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

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

93. Armageddon -- Commentary track: Director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and actors Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck. Rating: 8.1

94. To Live and Die in L.A. -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.1

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

96. El Mariachi -- Commentary track: Director Robert Rodriguez. Rating: 8.1

97. The Lion King -- Commentary track: Directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, and producer Don Hahn. Rating: 8.1

98. Pecker -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.1

99. Wall Street -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.1

100. Alexander (Theatrical Cut) -- Commentary track: Director/co-screenwriter Oliver Stone and historian Robin Lane Fox. Rating: 8.1