Alamo Drafthouse Programmers Picks Their 100 Favorite Films of All Time; ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Makes Cut

Alamo Drafthouse Programmers Picks Their 100 Favorite Films of All Time; 'You've Got Mail' Makes Cut

As the year comes to a close and different lists emerge proclaiming the top films of the year, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a bit more ambitious unveiling its first ever list of 100 favorite films of all time. The “Alamo 100,” which was generated by factoring the Alamo Drafthouse programmers personal list of favorite films and then factoring the number of times
the film appeared on more than one list, shows a hugely diverse selection. 

The list features a few obvious choices such as “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “The Godfather” but also features a few eccentric surprises such as “The Goonies,” “Home Alone” and “You’ve Got Mail.”

When asked how Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Founder, Tim League came up with his own list, he said “I imagined that I was on a desert island (a really improbable desert island
equipped with a TV, DVD player and electricity) and could only have 100 movies
to rewatch for the rest of my life.”

Alamo Drafthouse will be bringing films from their list to the screen this January
at Alamo theaters nationwide. The first seven films to be screened will be: “Brazil” (1985), “City Lights” (1931), “The Goonies” (1985), “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” (1975), “Raging Bull”  (1980), “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” (1981), and “Sixteen Candles” (1984) – with many more screening throughout the year.

Here is the Alamo 100

10 Things I Hate About You

2001: A Space Odyssey

400 Blows, The

Adventures of Baron
Munchausen, The


Apartment, The

Apocalypse Now

Back to the Future

Beaches of Agnes

Best Years of Our Lives, The


Big Trouble in Little China

Black Lizard

Blade Runner

Bottle Rocket


Cabinet of Doctor Caligari,

Carnival of Souls


Christmas Story, A

City Lights

Clockwork Orange, A



Danger: Diabolik

Dark Knight, The

Dazed and Confused


Dirty Harry

Double Indemnity

Dr. Strangelove

Duck Soup

E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial

Ed Wood

Empire Strikes Back, The

Escape From New York

Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind

Evil Dead 2

Fantastic Mr. Fox, The

For A Few Dollars More

General, The


Godfather II, The

Godfather, The

Gold Rush, The

Good, the Bad and the Ugly,

Goonies, The

Hannah And Her Sisters


Home Alone

Joe vs the Volcano

Johnny Guitar

Jules and Jim

Ladies and Gentlemen, The
Fabulous Stains

Leon: The Professional

Lord of the Rings, The

Love Actually

Mean Girls

Modern Times

Monty Python and the Holy


Night of the Hunter, The

Night To Dismember, A



One Flew Over the Cuckoos

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Plan 9 From Outer Space


Pride & Prejudice

Princess Bride, The

Pulp Fiction

Raging Bull

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raising Arizona

Road Warrior, The


Royal Tennenbaums, The


Singin’ in the Rain

Sixteen Candles

Some Like it Hot

Sons Of The Desert

Star Wars: A New Hope

Step Up 2: The Streets

Streets of Fire


Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Texas Chain Saw Massacre,

Tommy Boy


Uncle Buck

Vampires, Les


Waiting for Guffman

Warriors, The

Wayne’s World

Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory

Woman Is A Woman, A aka Une Femme Est Une Femme

You’ve Got Mail

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john hoffmann

This has to be a joke! If not, this is the worst "Best" list I have ever seen. So many lousy movies on here and so many omissions it would take too long to list them all. ie. Tommy Boy!


Fun stuff on here, both high brow and low!

But come on. "Lord Of The Rings" is not a film. That's three films and that's cheating.

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