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1. Network -- Commentary track: Director Sidney Lumet. Rating: 9.1

2. The Third Man -- Commentary track: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy. Rating: 9.0

3. Full Metal Jacket -- Commentary track: Actors Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks. Rating: 9.0

4. A Clockwork Orange -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman. Rating: 8.9

5. The Invisible Man -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.8

6. Sid & Nancy -- Commentary track: Screenwriter Abbe Wool, actors Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, cultural historian Greil Marcus, filmmakers Julien Temple and Lech Kowalski, and musician Eliot Kidd. Rating: 8.8

7. House of Games -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay. Rating: 8.8

8. Escape From New York -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.8

9. Born on the Fourth of July -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.8

10. Used Cars -- Commentary track: Director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.7

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

12. The Perfect Storm -- Commentary track: Sebastian Junger, writer of source novel "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea". Rating: 8.7

13. A Night at the Opera -- Commentary track: Film critic Leonard Maltin. Rating: 8.7

14. Citizen Kane -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.7

15. The Thing -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.7

16. Election -- Commentary track: Director Alexander Payne. Rating: 8.7

17. Soldier of Orange -- Commentary track: Director Paul Verhoeven. Rating: 8.7

18. It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Richard Linklater. Rating: 8.7

19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia -- Commentary track: Sam Peckinpah scholars Paul Seydor Garner Simmons and David Weddle, with moderator Nick Redman. Rating: 8.7

20. Mommie Dearest -- Commentary track: Filmmaker (and fan) John Waters. Rating: 8.7

21. Brazil -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam (on disc 1, the director's cut of the film). Rating: 8.7

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

23. Slacker -- Commentary track: Director Richard Linklater, and cast and crew members. Rating: 8.6

24. Blade Runner -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.6

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

26. UHF -- Commentary track: Director Jay Levy, actor/co-writer "Weird Al" Yankovic, and actors Michael Richards, Emo Phillips, and Victoria Jackson. Rating: 8.6

27. Desperate Living -- Commentary track: Director John Waters and actor Liz Renay. Rating: 8.6

28. Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series -- Commentary track: "The Little Things" - Judd Apatow, Jon Kasdan, Seth Rogen, Mike White. Rating: 8.6

29. Hoop Dreams -- Commentary track: Director Steve James and filmmakers Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx. Rating: 8.6

30. The Man Who Fell to Earth -- Commentary track: Director Nicolas Roeg and actors David Bowie and Buck Henry.. Rating: 8.6

31. Tootsie (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Director Sydney Pollack. Rating: 8.6

32. JFK -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.6

33. Brother Bear -- Commentary track: Actors Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis (in character as Rutt and Tuke, respectively). Rating: 8.6

34. Insomnia -- Commentary track: Director Christopher Nolan (in order of shooting sequence). Rating: 8.6

35. His Girl Friday -- Commentary track: Film critic and author Todd McCarthy. Rating: 8.6

36. Cry-Baby -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/Director John Waters. Rating: 8.6

37. Double Indemnity -- Commentary track: Screenwriter Lem Dobbs and film historian Nick Redman.. Rating: 8.6

38. Thank You For Smoking -- Commentary track: Director Jason Reitman. Rating: 8.6

39. This Is Spinal Tap (MGM) -- Commentary track: Spinal Tap: Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest). Rating: 8.6

40. Pink Flamingos -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.6

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

42. The Red Shoes -- Commentary track: Film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with actors Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese. Rating: 8.6

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

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

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

46. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson, and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Rating: 8.5

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

48. American Splendor -- Commentary track: Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, actor Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, and Toby Radloff. Rating: 8.5

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

50. Ikiru -- Commentary track: Akira Kurosawa film historian Stephen Prince. Rating: 8.5

51. Female Trouble -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.5

52. The French Connection -- Commentary track: Director William Friedkin. Rating: 8.5

53. The Graduate (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Film historian Howard Suber. Rating: 8.5

54. Laura -- Commentary track: Film historian Rudy Behlmer. Rating: 8.5

55. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.5

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

57. Taxi Driver (Laserdisc) -- Commentary track: Director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader. Rating: 8.5

58. Out of Sight -- Commentary track: Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Frank. Rating: 8.5

59. A History of Violence -- Commentary track: Director David Cronenberg. Rating: 8.5

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

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

62. Army of Darkness -- Commentary track: Director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, and co-writer Ivan Raimi. Rating: 8.4

63. Platoon -- Commentary track: Military supervisor Capt. Dale Dye. Rating: 8.4

64. Point Blank -- Commentary track: Director John Boorman and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 8.4

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

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

67. Panic Room -- Commentary track: Screenwriter David Koepp and special guest William Goldman. Rating: 8.4

68. Moonstruck -- Commentary track: Actor Cher, director Norman Jewison, and writer John Patrick Shanley. Rating: 8.4

69. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear -- Commentary track: Writer/director David Zucker, producer Robert Weiss, and host Peter Tilden. Rating: 8.4

70. The Frighteners -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson. Rating: 8.4

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

72. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -- Commentary track: Director/screenwriter Terry Gilliam. Rating: 8.4

73. Apocalypse Now -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Francis Ford Coppola. Rating: 8.4

74. 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

75. The Hours -- Commentary track: Actors Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep. Rating: 8.4

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

77. 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

78. Thelma & Louise -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.4

79. 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

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

81. California Split -- Commentary track: Director Robert Altman, screenwriter Joseph Walsh, and actors Elliott Gould and George Segal . Rating: 8.4

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

83. Idle Hands -- Commentary track: Director Rodman Flender and actors Seth Green and Elden Henson. Rating: 8.4

84. Laura -- Commentary track: Composer David Raksin and film historian Jeanine Basinger. Rating: 8.4

85. Wild Strawberries -- Commentary track: Film scholar Peter Cowie. Rating: 8.4

86. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Commentary track: Executive producer Robbie Stamp and Douglas Adams colleague Sean Solle. Rating: 8.4

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

88. Tideland -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director Terry Gilliam. Rating: 8.4

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

90. The Third Man -- Commentary track: Film scholar Dana Polan. Rating: 8.4

91. Two-Lane Blacktop -- Commentary track: Screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer and author David Meyer. Rating: 8.4

92. 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

93. 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: 8.4

94. Dead Ringers -- Commentary track: Director David Cronenberg, actor Jeremy Irons, editor Ronald Sanders, production designer Carol Spier, and director of photography Peter Suschitzky. Rating: 8.4

95. Hairspray -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters and actor Ricki Lake. Rating: 8.4

96. Fitzcarraldo -- Commentary track: Director Werner Herzog, producer Lucki Stipetic, and Norman Hill. Rating: 8.4

97. Kingdom of Heaven -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott, screenwriter William Monahan, executive producer Lisa Ellzey, film editor Dody Dorn, visual effects supervisor Wes Sewell and first assistant director Adam Somner. Rating: 8.4

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

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

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