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. 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
Back to the Future
Beaches of Agnes
Best Years of Our Lives, The
Big Trouble in Little China
Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, The
Carnival of Souls
Christmas Story, A
Clockwork Orange, A
Dark Knight, The
Dazed and Confused