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A Listmania! list by Patrick W. Crabtree "The Old Grottomaster" (Lucasville, OH USA)
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The list author says: "Most of these movies are older classic films but I've introduced a new category as well: contemporary films which immediately became classics. You'll swiftly detect which ones they are.

Other than pointing out that these are all magnificent films, I'll leave you to peruse my list.

*A personal message for my Amazon Stalker*: Heh... heh... heh..... Hello, gaping, drooling primate who spends his void of a life by immediately giving me an "unhelpful vote" as quickly as I post a new review or list. I just wanted to applaud your witless efforts because Amazon now bases one's overall ranking as a reviewer solely upon *activity*. So regardless of whether a vote on my reviews/lists are either "helpful" or "unhelpful", as long as I continue receiving votes of any sort, my ranking as a reviewer continues to climb... so again, thank you very much. And please have another fried bologna sandwich on me, Buford.

...and finally, my best regards to all the normal regular people who heartily enjoy books and films as I do -- I hope you'll find something great to watch from my list. I'll continue to update the postings.

pat"
Doctor Zhivago (45th Anniversary Edition)
1.  Doctor Zhivago (45th Anniversary Edition) DVD ~ Geraldine Chaplin
The list author says:
  "Includes a nice special features second disc! Beautifully produced."
$15.56   Used & New from: $6.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (672 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Eye of the Needle
2.  Eye of the Needle DVD ~ Donald Sutherland
The list author says:
  "A better spy thriller I've never seen. Spectacular scenery and a compelling story."
$32.88   Used & New from: $10.77
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Fairy Tale - A True Story
3.  Fairy Tale - A True Story DVD ~ Paul McGann
The list author says:
  "This is one fine family movie, made for television, I think, but still the near-perfect film."
$13.47   Used & New from: $3.26
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dragonslayer
4.  Dragonslayer DVD ~ Peter MacNicol
The list author says:
  "Beautifully made and what a great story to boot!"
$15.79   Used & New from: $0.12
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

Hatari!
5.  Hatari! DVD ~ John Wayne
The list author says:
  "Knock-out African scenery tenoned with a terrific filmscore by Henry Mancini."
$6.75   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)

Cleopatra
6.  Cleopatra DVD ~ Elizabeth Taylor
The list author says:
  "The most expensive film ever made, (accounting for inflation.) It's worth ever penny they spent on it and the soundtrack by Alex North is yet another masterpiece, (available by itself in a 2-CD set.)"
$18.87   Used & New from: $5.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Cabinet of Caligari
7.  The Cabinet of Caligari DVD ~ Glynis Johns
The list author says:
  "A black-and-white letterbox format psychological thriller -- a genuine treasure for enthusiasts of the 1960s."
$9.59   Used & New from: $4.46
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Alien (The Director's Cut)
8.  Alien (The Director's Cut) DVD ~ Sigourney Weaver
The list author says:
  "What a *scary* film... and so artfully produced."
$12.95   Used & New from: $1.86
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (809 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Special Extended Edition)
9.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Special Extended Edition) DVD ~ Elijah Wood
The list author says:
  "These three films have heavily impacted film history. Don't bother watching the theatrical versions -- these extended editions are far superior in quality."
$299.99   Used & New from: $63.35
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7,086 customer reviews) | 30 customer discussions

House of Fools
10.  House of Fools DVD ~ Yuliya Vysotskaya
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest foreign films of all time -- a Russian Cuckoo's nest. Color, sub-titled in English."
Used & New from: $1.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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The Battle of Algiers (The Criterion Collection)
11.  The Battle of Algiers (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Brahim Hadjadj
The list author says:
  "French Colonial forces battle it out with Islamic revolutionaries -- a terrific historical film in black-and-white, subtitled in English."
$34.99   Used & New from: $10.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lawrence of Arabia (Collector's Edition)
12.  Lawrence of Arabia (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Peter O'Toole
The list author says:
  "A classic among classics."
$16.99   Used & New from: $5.70
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (905 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

The Birds (Collector's Edition)
13.  The Birds (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Rod Taylor
The list author says:
  "This one scared the crap out of me as a kid -- beautifully shot. Still incredible today."
$8.99   Used & New from: $2.33
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (634 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Day of the Jackal
14.  The Day of the Jackal DVD ~ Edward Fox
The list author says:
  "The plot to assasinate Charles DeGaulle -- a nice follow-up to *The Battle of Algiers*!"
$6.71   Used & New from: $2.37
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

1612
15.  1612 DVD ~ Pyotr Kislov
The list author says:
  "Another Russian masterpiece. Graphic violence, subtitled in English."
$8.16   Used & New from: $1.45
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

The Robe
16.  The Robe DVD ~ Richard Burton
The list author says:
  "The compelling story of the Roman Centurion who ended up with the robe that Christ had been wearing at the Crucifixion. From the excellent Lloyd C. Douglas book."
Used & New from: $1.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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Alice in Wonderland (Two-Disc Special Un-Anniversary Edition)
17.  Alice in Wonderland (Two-Disc Special Un-Anniversary Edition) DVD ~ Kathryn Beaumont
The list author says:
  "I can't think of a better animated film. From Lewis Carroll's Magnum opus book."
$9.96   Used & New from: $9.47
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (639 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 2-Disc Special Edition / The Comedians / The Sandpiper / The V.I.P.s)  5 Disc Set
18.  Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 2-Disc Special Edition / The Comedians / The Sandpiper / The V.I.P.s) 5 Disc Set DVD ~ Elizabeth Taylor
The list author says:
  "The film I'm spotlighting here is *The Comedians*, although all four films are superb."
$27.45   Used & New from: $14.75
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Oblomov
19.  Oblomov DVD ~ Oleg Tabakov
The list author says:
  "All Oblomov wants to do is to lie peacefully upon his couch... but they won't let him. Hilarious and tragic, subtitled in English."
$17.96   Used & New from: $13.88
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Sling Blade
20.  Sling Blade DVD ~ Billy Bob Thornton
The list author says:
  "Dramatic excellence."
$19.85   Used & New from: $0.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (436 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Fargo (Special Edition)
21.  Fargo (Special Edition) DVD ~ William H. Macy
The list author says:
  "Gallows humor at its pinnacle. Memorable performances."
$9.50   Used & New from: $0.23
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (862 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Fall of Eagles
22.  Fall of Eagles DVD ~ Michael Hordern
The list author says:
  "This is actually a mini-series but certainly a magnificent one. The entire story of World War One, with a focus upon the ruling personalities."
$30.25   Used & New from: $14.81
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
23.  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly DVD ~ Clint Eastwood
The list author says:
  "It's just my personal opinion that this is the greatest western film ever made... but it was made in Italy!"
$27.99   Used & New from: $0.32
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (561 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

The Sea Chase
24.  The Sea Chase DVD ~ John Wayne
The list author says:
  "Why did this film not immediately launch to great commercial success? Because they cast John Wayne as a German ship's captain during World War II! Still, it's a spectacular film."
$7.60   Used & New from: $3.31
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Morituri
25.  Morituri DVD ~ Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "A very dark and somewhat strange film but excellent, none-the-less."
$8.66   Used & New from: $2.91
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

The Flight of the Phoenix
26.  The Flight of the Phoenix DVD ~ James Stewart
The list author says:
  "One of Jimmy Stewart's top performances. An air crew crashes in the desert."
$9.55   Used & New from: $1.25
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
27.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition) DVD ~ William Shatner
The list author says:
  "The best of the Star Trek films."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (844 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Forbidden Planet (Two-Disc 50th Anniversary Edition)
28.  Forbidden Planet (Two-Disc 50th Anniversary Edition) DVD ~ Leslie Nielsen
The list author says:
  "The movie that snatched space flicks from the drive-in theaters and placed them into the new age of first-class science fiction film-making."
$14.40   Used & New from: $5.17
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,091 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

The Longest Day (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
29.  The Longest Day (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) DVD ~ John Wayne
The list author says:
  "I think that this is the finest Hollywood war film ever made."
$28.95   Used & New from: $9.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (568 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Winter War (TALVISOTA) : Uncut (70 min. longer than U.S release) 2-DISC, Special Outer BOX Slip-Case Edition, [IMPORTED For ALL-REGIONS, NTSC]
30.  The Winter War (TALVISOTA) : Uncut (70 min. longer than U.S release) 2-DISC, Special Outer BOX Slip-Case Edition, [IMPORTED For ALL-REGIONS, NTSC] DVD ~ Pekka Parikka
The list author says:
  "Russia invades little Finland, just prior to World War II. What a fantastic and realistic film! Subtitled in English."
$27.90   Used & New from: $18.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

War and Peace
31.  War and Peace DVD ~ Lyudmila Saveleva
The list author says:
  "There are several *War and Peace* films -- this 1968 masterpiece [Bondarchuk] is the one to watch. It's also the edition/version that you want. Color, Letterbox, subtitled, and [voices] dubbed in English."
Used & New from: $22.34
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
32.  Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express DVD ~ Albert Finney
The list author says:
  "The finest feature film of any Agatha Christie whodunit ever made -- cram-packed with huge stars."
$11.41   Used & New from: $1.72
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sleepy Hollow
33.  Sleepy Hollow DVD ~ Johnny Depp
The list author says:
  "Is this the most excellent horror film ever made? I think that it's quite possible."
$5.97   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (951 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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