The Best of Cinema

A Listmania! list by S.G.R. Black (Denton, Texas)
 
Magnolia [Blu-ray]
1.  Magnolia [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Jeremy Blackman
The list author says:
  "Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece. A film that changed my life. My favorite film of all time."
$10.79   Used & New from: $7.83
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (777 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Boogie Nights [Blu-ray]
2.  Boogie Nights [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Mark Wahlberg
The list author says:
  "High energy. Exquisitely melodramatic. Sprawling epic."
$16.39   Used & New from: $10.44
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (499 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Interiors
3.  Interiors DVD ~ Diane Keaton
The list author says:
  "Woody Allen's best! Contemporary and relavant."
$12.71   Used & New from: $2.59
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Husbands and Wives
4.  Husbands and Wives DVD ~ Woody Allen
The list author says:
  "Sharp and funny. Woody Allen's best comedy."
$10.34   Used & New from: $4.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Ice Storm (The Criterion Collection)
5.  The Ice Storm (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Christina Ricci
The list author says:
  "Ang Lee's brilliant spot on portrayal of American families."
$22.04   Used & New from: $2.92
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wild Reeds
6.  Wild Reeds DVD ~ Élodie Bouchez
The list author says:
  "French film. The best coming of age story. Ever."
Used & New from: $16.20
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Fanny and Alexander (The Criterion Collecton Theatrical & Television Version)
7.  Fanny and Alexander (The Criterion Collecton Theatrical & Television Version) DVD ~ Ingmar Bergman
The list author says:
  "Bergman's finest work. Mature yet whimsical yet dark and haunting."
$39.19   Used & New from: $19.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Zodiac (Two-Disc Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
8.  Zodiac (Two-Disc Director's Cut) [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
The list author says:
  "Very procedural. Impeccably directed by David Fincher. Totally absorbing."
$26.02   Used & New from: $12.42
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (390 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

L.A. Confidential [Blu-ray]
9.  L.A. Confidential [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
The list author says:
  "Another police procedural (not as much as 'Zodiac'). Terrific performances."
$15.36   Used & New from: $6.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (728 customer reviews)

American Beauty (Sapphire Series) [Blu-ray]
10.  American Beauty (Sapphire Series) [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
The list author says:
  "Social commentary with a wicked sense of humor. Alan Ball's script is dynamite."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,340 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Angels in America
11.  Angels in America DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "This is a six hour HBO miniseries that captivated me every second. The cast is phenomenal."
$16.38   Used & New from: $3.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

As Good As It Gets
12.  As Good As It Gets DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "James L. Brooks' best. Nicholson at his very best."
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (526 customer reviews)

The Shining [Blu-ray]
13.  The Shining [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "My favorite Kubrick film. I love the mood and atmosphere of this picture."
$16.68   Used & New from: $6.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,423 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

The Truman Show [Blu-ray]
14.  The Truman Show [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Jim Carrey
The list author says:
  "Stands the test of time. I think we call that a classic."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (776 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Gattaca [Blu-ray]
15.  Gattaca [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Ethan Hawke
The list author says:
  "Ingenious. Underrated. Sophisticated."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (592 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Beetlejuice [Blu-ray]
16.  Beetlejuice [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Alec Baldwin
The list author says:
  "Tim Burton's best. Everyone involved is on board with this zany ghost story."
$6.99   Used & New from: $2.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (905 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Kill Bill - Volume One [Blu-ray]
17.  Kill Bill - Volume One [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Uma Thurman
The list author says:
  "My favorite Tarantino film. The action, the dialogue, the sets, Uma-Amazing."
$7.41   Used & New from: $1.18
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,626 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Brokeback Mountain  [Blu-ray]
18.  Brokeback Mountain [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Heath Ledger
The list author says:
  "An absolutely tragic and beautiful love story. It swept me off my feet."
$10.99   Used & New from: $5.52
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,260 customer reviews) | 38 customer discussions

The Hours
19.  The Hours DVD ~ Meryl Streep
The list author says:
  "A serious meditation on life and death. Melodrama at its best. Kidman is remarkable."
$11.38   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (475 customer reviews)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [Blu-ray]
20.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Daniel Radcliffe
The list author says:
  "My favorite Harry Potter. This is art, folks. Dark, brooding, twisted, endearing."
$9.96   Used & New from: $3.30
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,709 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Widescreen Edition)
21.  E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Henry Thomas
The list author says:
  "A timeless childhood story on friendship. Gets me every time."
$13.35   Used & New from: $0.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (984 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

Schindler's List (Widescreen Edition)
22.  Schindler's List (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Liam Neeson
The list author says:
  "An important yet very watchable drama. A must-see."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,394 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Gosford Park [Blu-ray]
23.  Gosford Park [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Kristin Scott Thomas
The list author says:
  "Robert Altman's last great film."
$14.29   Used & New from: $8.22
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (584 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lost in Translation [Blu-ray]
24.  Lost in Translation [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Bill Murray
The list author says:
  "Sofia Coppola's finest work. A quiet and observant love letter."
$9.68   Used & New from: $8.00
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,021 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Platinum Series)
25.  Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Platinum Series) DVD ~ Andrea Martin
The list author says:
  "Laugh out loud hilarious. Hedwig is one of the best characters to come out of the last 20th century. Groundbreaking in its own right."
$21.36   Used & New from: $12.79
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (379 customer reviews)

Short Cuts (The Criterion Collection)
26.  Short Cuts (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Andie MacDowell
The list author says:
  "Altman's best work. Over three hours of pure pleasure!"
$35.96   Used & New from: $7.97
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Rushmore (The Criterion Collection)
27.  Rushmore (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jason Schwartzman
The list author says:
  "Undeniably Wes Anderson's best. Fresh, genuinely funny-all with heart."
$10.52   Used & New from: $0.49
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (560 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Hocus Pocus
28.  Hocus Pocus DVD ~ Bette Midler
The list author says:
  "Siskel and Ebert got this one all wrong. Very funny Halloween story."
$7.50   Used & New from: $3.03
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,071 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Insider
29.  The Insider DVD ~ Russell Crowe
The list author says:
  "Michael Mann's best film. Very addicting. Couldn't take my eyes away."
Used & New from: $2.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)

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Ordinary People
30.  Ordinary People DVD ~ Donald Sutherland
The list author says:
  "Robert Redford's 80s masterpiece but it really does transcend time."
$11.51   Used & New from: $1.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

All About My Mother
31.  All About My Mother DVD ~ Cecilia Roth
The list author says:
  "Pedro Almodovar's best film. Gorgeous."
$14.98   Used & New from: $9.72
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Mysterious Skin (Deluxe Unrated Director's Edition)
32.  Mysterious Skin (Deluxe Unrated Director's Edition) DVD ~ Brady Corbet
The list author says:
  "Tough. Gregg Araki's uncompromising tale of childhood innocence lost. Never exploitative. Disturbing yet controlled. Powerful. Moving."
$16.41   Used & New from: $6.16
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Little Children
33.  Little Children DVD ~ Kate Winslet
The list author says:
  "Kate Winslet is sooo good. Patrick Wilson is sooo good. Another underrated gem. Wonderful  adult melodrama."
$7.70   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Squid and the Whale (Special Edition)
34.  The Squid and the Whale (Special Edition) DVD ~ Owen Kline
The list author says:
  "Acidic dialogue. Honest and funny. Short and sweet."
$5.55   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

House of Sand and Fog
35.  House of Sand and Fog DVD ~ Jennifer Connelly
The list author says:
  "Tragic. This film oozes with melancholy. Ben Kingley is the best."
$19.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)

Knocked Up (Unrated and Unprotected) [Blu-ray]
36.  Knocked Up (Unrated and Unprotected) [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Seth Rogen
The list author says:
  "Gut-busting-can't breathe-laughing so hard. Raunchy but with heart. Like an adorable baby that's learned to curse a lot."
$7.50   Used & New from: $2.98
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Shattered Glass
37.  Shattered Glass DVD ~ Hayden Christensen
The list author says:
  "Fascinating. Engrossing. Very underrated. Peter Sarsgaard is riveting."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Billy Elliot
38.  Billy Elliot DVD ~ Julie Walters
The list author says:
  "The definition of a "feel good" flick. I want to hug this movie."
$10.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (447 customer reviews)

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