The Alamo Drafthouse 100 Essential Favorite Films

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Alamo Drafthouse 100 Essential Favorite FilmsThe programmers at the Alamo Drafthouse have compiled a list of their 100 favorite movies and beginning in January they’ll be launching the Alamo 100 in all of their theaters with seven titles that capture the spirit of the list, with many more screening throughout the year.

The list was compiled by R.J. LaForce, Tommy Swenson, Tim League, Joe Ziemba, Greg MacLennan and Sarah Pitre with information on each title, why it’s on the list and which one of the names above selected it for their list available right here.

Personally, I love this and am actually in the middle of developing something very similar for this very site, a way of writing about films that aren’t necessarily the best ever, but my favorites. I actually hoped to have the new section ready this month, but I just couldn’t get it finished. For now, however, check out the Alamo 100 and leave your thoughts in the comments.

How many of them have you seen?

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Alien
  • The Apartment
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Back to the Future
  • Beaches of Agnes
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Big
  • Big Trouble In Little China
  • Black Lizard
  • Blade Runner
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Brazil
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Casablanca
  • A Christmas Story
  • City Lights
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Clueless
  • Daisies
  • Danger: Diabolik
  • The Dark Knight
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Delicatessen
  • Dirty Harry
  • Double Indemnity
  • Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Duck Soup
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Ed Wood
  • Escape From New York
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Evil Dead II
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • The General (1926)
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Godfather Part II
  • The Godfather
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Goonies
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Hausu
  • Home Alone
  • Joe vs. the Volcano
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Jules and Jim
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • Leon: The Professional
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Love Actually
  • Mean Girls
  • Modern Times
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Napoleon
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • A Night to Dismember
  • Ninotchka
  • Notorious
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space
  • Playtime
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Raging Bull
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Raising Arizona
  • The Road Warrior
  • Robocop
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Rushmore
  • Singin’ In the Rain
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Sons of the Desert
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Step Up 2: The Streets
  • Streets of Fire
  • Succubus
  • Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • Tommy Boy
  • UHF
  • Uncle Buck
  • Les Vampires
  • Vertigo
  • Waiting For Guffman
  • The Warriors
  • Wayne’s World
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Woman is a Woman
  • You’ve Got Mail