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

Indiewire By James Hiler | Indiewire December 16, 2013 at 12:01PM

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.
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"You've Got Mail"
"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

Apocalypse Now

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 Mayer Promo

Clockwork Orange, A

Clueless

Daisies

Danger: Diabolik

Dark Knight, The

Dazed and Confused

Delicatessen

Dirty Harry

Double Indemnity

Dr. Strangelove

Duck Soup

E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial

Ed Wood

Empire Strikes Back, The

Escape From New York

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial photo

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Evil Dead 2

Fantastic Mr. Fox, The

For A Few Dollars More

General, The

Ghostbusters

Godfather II, The

Godfather, The

Gold Rush, The

Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The

Goonies, The

Hannah And Her Sisters

Hausu

Home Alone

Joe vs the Volcano

Johnny Guitar

Jules and Jim

Natalie Portman Leon: The Professional

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 Grail

Napoleon

Night of the Hunter, The

Night To Dismember, A

Ninotchka

Notorious

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Playtime

Pride & Prejudice

Princess Bride, The

The Princess Bride

Pulp Fiction

Raging Bull

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raising Arizona

Road Warrior, The

Robocop

Royal Tennenbaums, The

Rushmore

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

Succubus

Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The

Tommy Boy

"Vertigo."
"Vertigo."

UHF

Uncle Buck

Vampires, Les

Vertigo

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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