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Video Detective's Top 100 Films

The Video Detective Guide

Published 1997

  • African Queen, The (1951, John Huston)
  • All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  • Amadeus (1984, Milos Forman)
  • American in Paris, An (1951, Vincente Minnelli)
  • Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Bad Day at Black Rock (1955, John Sturges)
  • Ben-Hur (1959, William Wyler)
  • Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946, William Wyler)
  • Big Sleep, The (1946, Howard Hawks)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
  • Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957, David Lean)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, George Roy Hill)
  • Caine Mutiny, The (1954, Edward Dmytryk)
  • Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
  • Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
  • Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
  • City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
  • Clockwork Orange, A (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967, Stuart Rosenberg)
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, Woody Allen)
  • Deer Hunter, The (1978, Michael Cimino)
  • Deliverance (1972, John Boorman)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet)
  • Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
  • Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
  • E.T. (1982, Steven Spielberg)
  • East of Eden (1955, Elia Kazan)
  • Exorcist, The (1973, William Friedkin)
  • Five Easy Pieces (1970, Bob Rafelson)
  • Frankenstein (1931, James Whale)
  • French Connection, The (1971, William Friedkin)
  • Gandhi (1982, Richard Attenborough)
  • General, The (1927, Buster Keaton)
  • Godfather, The (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Godfather Part II, The (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Gold Rush, The (1925, Charles Chaplin)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
  • Graduate, The (1967, Mike Nichols)
  • Grapes of Wrath, The (1940, John Ford)
  • Harold and Maude (1971, Hal Ashby)
  • High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)
  • How Green Was My Valley (1941, John Ford)
  • It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
  • King and I, The (1956, Walter Lang)
  • Lady Eve, The (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Laura (1944, Otto Preminger)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
  • Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942, Orson Welles)
  • Maltese Falcon, The (1941, John Huston)
  • Manchurian Candidate, The (1962, John Frankenheimer)
  • Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
  • M*A*S*H (1970, Robert Altman)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947, George Seaton)
  • Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, Frank Capra)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, Frank Lloyd)
  • My Fair Lady (1964, George Cukor)
  • North By Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975, Milos Forman)
  • Ordinary People (1980, Robert Redford)
  • Papillon (1973, Franklin J. Schaffner)
  • Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)
  • Patton (1970, Frankin J. Schaffner)
  • Philadelphia Story, The (1940, George Cukor)
  • Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)
  • Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Room with a View, A (1986, James Ivory)
  • Searchers, The (1956, John Ford)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Shane (1953, George Stevens)
  • Silence of the Lambs, The (1991, Jonathan Demme)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, Ben Sharpsteen)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
  • Sound of Music, The (1965, Robert Wise)
  • Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
  • Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
  • Sting, The (1973, George Roy Hill)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
  • Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983, James L. Brooks)
  • Third Man, The (1949, Carol Reed)
  • Top Hat (1935, Mark Sandrich)
  • Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948, John Huston)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  • Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  • West Side Story (1961, Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)
  • Wild Bunch, The (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
  • Wizard of Oz, The (1939, Victor Fleming)
  • Wuthering Heights (1939, William Wyler)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, Michael Curtiz)

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