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by James Hiler
December 16, 2013 12:01 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse Programmers Picks Their 100 Favorite Films of All Time; 'You've Got Mail' Makes Cut

"You've Got Mail"

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

Alien

Apartment, The

Apocalypse Now

Back to the Future

Beaches of Agnes

Best Years of Our Lives, The

Big

Big Trouble in Little China

Black Lizard

Blade Runner

Bottle Rocket

Brazil

Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, The

Carnival of Souls

Casablanca

Christmas Story, A

City Lights

Clockwork Orange, A

Clueless

Daisies

Danger: Diabolik

Dark Knight, The

Dazed and Confused

Delicatessen

Dirty Harry

Double Indemnity

Dr. Strangelove

2 Comments

  • john hoffmann | December 16, 2013 6:28 PMReply

    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!

  • Cory | December 16, 2013 5:05 PMReply

    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.