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A Hot 100 from Out of the Past

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick La Salle & Edward Guthmann

Published October, 1997

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • Angel at My Table, An (1991, Jane Campion)
  • Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
  • Bad Lieutenant (1992, Abel Ferrara)
  • Bear, The (1988, Jean-Jacques Annaud)
  • Ben-Hur (1959, William Wyler)
  • Bitter Tea of General Yen, The (1933, Frank Capra)
  • Black Is... Black Ain't (1995, Marlon Riggs)
  • Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg)
  • Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma)
  • Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, Blake Edwards)
  • Broadcast News (1987, James L. Brooks)
  • Cabaret (1972, Bob Fosse)
  • Cameraman, The (1928, Buster Keaton)
  • Camille (1937, George Cukor)
  • City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
  • Coal Miner's Daughter (1980, Michael Apted)
  • Crowd, The (1928, King Vidor)
  • Crumb (1995, Terry Zwigoff)
  • Day for Night (1973, Francois Truffaut)
  • Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)
  • Dead, The (1987, John Huston)
  • Divorcee, The (1930, Robert Z. Leonard)
  • Dogfight (1991, Nancy Savoca)
  • Don't Look Now (1973, Nicolas Roeg)
  • Driving Miss Daisy (1989, Bruce Beresford)
  • Earrings of Madame de..., The (1953, Max Ophuls)
  • Ecstasy (1933, Gustav Machaty)
  • Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, Russ Meyer)
  • Female Trouble (1974, John Waters)
  • Fingers (1978, James Toback)
  • Flashdance (1983, Adrian Lyne)
  • Footlight Parade (1933, Lloyd Bacon)
  • Girl Can't Help It, The (1956, Frank Tashlin)
  • Gloria (1980, John Cassavettes)
  • Going Places (1974, Bertrand Blier)
  • Great Dictator, The (1940, Charles Chaplin)
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, Woody Allen)
  • Hard Day's Night, A (1964, Richard Lester)
  • Harold and Maude (1971, Hal Ashby)
  • High Tide (1987, Gillian Armstrong)
  • Honeymoon Killers, The (1970, Leonard Kastle)
  • Hud (1963, Martin Ritt)
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939, William Dieterle)
  • Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Robert Aldrich)
  • Hustler, The (1961, Robert Rossen)
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, Mervyn LeRoy)
  • I'm No Angel (1933, Wesley Ruggles)
  • In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)
  • It's a Gift (1934, Norman Z. McLeod)
  • JFK (1991, Oliver Stone)
  • Kids (1995, Larry Clark)
  • King of Kings (1961, Nicholas Ray)
  • King of the Hill (1993, Steven Soderbergh)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Robert Aldrich)
  • La Belle Noiseuse (1991, Jacques Rivette)
  • Lady Eve, The (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Last Tycoon, The (1976, Elia Kazan)
  • Lola (1961, Jacques Demy)
  • Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee)
  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971, Robert Altman)
  • Member of the Wedding, The (1952, Fred Zinnemann)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, Frank Capra)
  • Naked Killer (1994, Clarence Fok)
  • Night of the Hunter, The (1955, Charles Laughton)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)
  • Out of the Past (1947, Jacques Tourneur)
  • Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
  • Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
  • Place in the Sun, A (1951, George Stevens)
  • Queen Christina (1933, Rouben Mamoulian)
  • Red (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  • Remember the Night (1940, Michael Leisen)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968, Franco Zeffirelli)
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977, John Badham)
  • Savage Nights (1994, Cyril Collard)
  • Scarface (1983, Brian De Palma)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Shampoo (1975, Hal Ashby)
  • Shane (1953, George Stevens)
  • Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951, Elia Kazan)
  • Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, The (1927, Ernst Lubitsch)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
  • Thousand Clowns, A (1965, Fred Coe)
  • Three Comrades (1938, Frank Borzage)
  • Times of Harvey Milk, The (1984, Robert Epstein)
  • To Be or Not to Be (1942, Ernst Lubitsch)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, Robert Mulligan)
  • True Stories (1986, David Byrne)
  • Two English Girls (1972, Francois Truffaut)
  • Umberto D (1952, Vittorio De Sica)
  • Unmarried Woman, An (1978, Paul Mazursky)
  • Virgin Spring, The (1959, Ingmar Bergman)
  • War and Peace (1968, Sergei Bondarchuk)
  • Wetherby (1985, David Hare)
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993, Lasse Hallstrom)
  • Wife, The (1996, Tom Noonan)
  • World Apart, A (1988, Chris Menges)
See the Original List on SFGate.com

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