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1. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp -- Commentary track: Director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Rating: 9.4

2. Paper Moon -- Commentary track: Director/producer Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 9.3

3. They Live -- Commentary track: Roddy Piper and John Carpenter. Rating: 9.3

4. Polyester -- Commentary track: Director John Waters. Rating: 9.2

5. The Incredible Hulk: How the Legend Began -- Commentary track: "Married" -- Writer/director/executive producer Kenneth Johnson. Rating: 9.2

6. Rounders -- Commentary track: Director John Dahl, screenwriters David Levien and Brian Koppelman, and actor Edward Norton. Rating: 9.2

7. Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic -- Commentary track: Director Liam Lynch and comedian Sarah Silverman. Rating: 9.2

8. Desperate Living -- Commentary track: Director John Waters, and actor Liz Renay. Rating: 9.0

9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia -- Commentary track: Sam Peckinpah scholars Paul Seydor Garner Simmons and David Weddle, with moderator Nick Redman. Rating: 9.0

10. A Fistful of Dollars -- Commentary track: Sergio Leone expert Sir Christopher Frayling. Rating: 9.0

11. Roger & Me -- Commentary track: Director Michael Moore. Rating: 9.0

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

13. American Gangster -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Steven Zaillian. Rating: 9.0

14. Caligula -- Commentary track: Actor Malcolm McDowell. Rating: 9.0

15. Full Metal Jacket -- Commentary track: Actors Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks. Rating: 8.9

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

17. Stir of Echoes -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/director David Koepp. Rating: 8.9

18. Starman -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Jeff Bridges. Rating: 8.9

19. Sense and Sensibilty -- Commentary track: Screenwriter/actor Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran. Rating: 8.9

20. Nixon -- Commentary track: Director Oliver Stone. Rating: 8.9

21. Rebel Without A Cause -- Commentary track: Douglas L. Rathgeb, author of "The Making of Rebel Without A Cause". Rating: 8.9

22. Little Miss Sunshine -- Commentary track: Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and screenwriter Michael Arndt. Rating: 8.9

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

24. Network -- Commentary track: Director Sidney Lumet. Rating: 8.8

25. Cars (Blu-ray) -- Commentary track: Director John Lasseter. Rating: 8.8

26. 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

27. The Incredible Hulk: How the Legend Began -- Commentary track: "The Incredible Hulk" -- Writer/director/executive producer Kenneth Johnson. Rating: 8.8

28. What's Up, Doc? -- Commentary track: Director Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 8.8

29. Cat People -- Commentary track: Film historian Greg Mank and actor Simone Simon. Rating: 8.8

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

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

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

33. The Thing -- Commentary track: Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell. Rating: 8.8

34. 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: 8.8

35. Serial Mom -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.8

36. The Unbearable Lightness of Being -- Commentary track: Director Philip Kaufman, cowriter Jean-Claude Carriere, editor Walter Murch, and actor Lena Olin. Rating: 8.8

37. The Tales of Hoffmann -- Commentary track: Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and film historian Bruce Eder. Rating: 8.8

38. The Old Dark House -- Commentary track: James Whale biographer James Curtis. Rating: 8.8

39. The Right Stuff -- Commentary track: Actors Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, and Barbara Hershey. Rating: 8.8

40. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room -- Commentary track: Director Alex Gibney. Rating: 8.8

41. Crumb -- Commentary track: Director Terry Zwigoff and film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.8

42. Hard Candy -- Commentary track: Actors Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page.. Rating: 8.8

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

44. 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

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

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

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

48. Bride Of Chucky -- Commentary track: Writer Don Mancini and actors Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly. Rating: 8.7

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

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

51. Thank You For Smoking -- Commentary track: Director Jason Reitman. Rating: 8.7

52. Blade Runner -- Commentary track: Director Ridley Scott. Rating: 8.7

53. Citizen Kane -- Commentary track: Film critic Roger Ebert. Rating: 8.6

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

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

56. Brazil -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam (on disc 1, the director's cut of the film). Rating: 8.6

57. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- Commentary track: Director Peter Jackson, and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Rating: 8.6

58. King of New York -- Commentary track: Director Abel Ferrara. Rating: 8.6

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

60. The Triplets of Belleville -- Commentary track: Writer/director/character designer Sylvain Chomet and composer Benoît Charest (select scenes only) (in French w/ English subtitles). Rating: 8.6

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

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

63. Deliverance -- Commentary track: Director John Boorman. Rating: 8.6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

71. 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

72. Road to Perdition -- Commentary track: Director Sam Mendes. Rating: 8.6

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

74. 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

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

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

77. Halloween -- Commentary track: Writer/Director John Carpenter, actor Jamie Lee Curtis and writer/producer Debra Hill. Rating: 8.5

78. Thirteen -- Commentary track: Director Catherine Hardwicke and actors Nikki Reed, Evan Rachel Wood, and Brady Corbet. Rating: 8.5

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

80. Splash -- Commentary track: Director Ron Howard, producer Brian Glazer, and writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Rating: 8.5

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

82. Cecil B. Demented -- Commentary track: Writer/director John Waters. Rating: 8.5

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

84. The In-Laws -- Commentary track: Director Arthur Hiller, screenwriter Andrew Bergman, and actors Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. Rating: 8.5

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

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

87. The Third Man -- Commentary track: Abridged recording of screenwriter Graham Greene’s treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke. Rating: 8.5

88. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein -- Commentary track: Film historian Gregory W. Mank. Rating: 8.5

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

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

91. House on Telegraph Hill -- Commentary track: Film noir scholar Eddie Muller, author of "Dark City". Rating: 8.5

92. Fast Food Nation -- Commentary track: Director/co-screenwriter Richard Linklater and co-screenwriter/author Eric Schlosser. Rating: 8.5

93. 3:10 to Yuma -- Commentary track: Director James Mangold. Rating: 8.5

94. Juno -- Commentary track: Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody. Rating: 8.5

95. 12 Monkeys -- Commentary track: Director Terry Gilliam and producer Chuck Roven. Rating: 8.5

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

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

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

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

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

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