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All Movie Talk Top 6 Lists

Special Episode #2: Accessible Older Movies

 

Unlike the classic Top 6s, Sam and Stephen do not have separate lists; instead, they alternate introducing each one.

 
Unlisted. Roman Holiday (1953)
Unlisted. Charade (1963)
6. The General (1927)
5. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
4. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
3. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
2. Casablanca (1942)
1. Rear Window (1954)

Special Episode #2: Accessible Foreign Films

 
6. Amelie (2001)
6. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
5. Tell No One (2006)
4. Hard Boiled (1992)
3. Run Lola Run (1998)
2. Police Story (1985)
2. Supercop (1992)
2. Operation Condor (1991)
2. Who Am I? (1998)
1. The Seven Samurai (1954)

Special Episode #2: Foreign Films You Don't Want To Start With

 
Runner-up. The Decalogue (1989)
Runner-up. Tokyo Story (1953)
6. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
5. Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
4. The Seventh Seal (1957)
3. Solaris (1972)
2. The Apu Trilogy. Pather Panchali (1955)
2. The Apu Trilogy. Aparajito (1956)
2. The Apu Trilogy. The World of Apu (1959)
1. L'Avventura (1960)

Episode 52: Movies About the Theater or Television

 

Sam

 
6. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
5. A Face In the Crowd (1957)
4. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
3. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
2. All About Eve (1950)
1. Network (1976)

Stephen

 
6. The Truman Show (1998)
5. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
4. Pleasantville (1998)
3. The Producers (1968)
2. All About Eve (1950)
1. Network (1976)

Episode 51: Performances By Directors

 

Sam

 
6. John Cassavetes, in. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
5. Sydney Pollack, in. Changing Lanes (2002)
4. Buster Keaton, in. The General (1927)
3. Woody Allen, in. Husbands and Wives (1992)
2. Francois Truffaut, in. Day For Night (1973)
1. Spike Lee, in. Do the Right Thing (1989)

Stephen

 
6. Martin Scorsese, in. Taxi Driver (1976)
5. Quentin Tarantino, in. Pulp Fiction (1994)
4. John Huston, in. Chinatown (1974)
3. Clint Eastwood, in. Unforgiven (1992)
2. Jean Renoir, in. The Rules of the Game (1939)

1. Chaplin, whenever he plays the Little Tramp

Episode 50: Movie Trailers

 

Sam

 
6. Twister (1996)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
4. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
and. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

3. Every Movie Trailer Made Between Roughly 1930 and 1950

 
2. Any Movie Trailer In Which Alfred Hitchcock Appears In Person, especially. Psycho (1960)
and. The Birds (1963)
1. Comedian (2002)

Stephen

 
6. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
5. I, Robot (2004)
4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
3. The Matrix (1999)
2. Alien (1979)
1. The Shining (1980)

See the Top 6 list on the site for links to the trailers.

 

Episode 49: Gambling Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Maverick (1994)
5. Casino (1995)
4. Hard Eight (1997)
3. Guys and Dolls (1955)
2. The Hustler (1961)
1. The Sting (1973)

Stephen

 
6. Boiler Room (2000)
5. Hard Eight (1997)
4. Rounders (1998)
3. The Sting (1973)
2. Casino (1995)
1. The Hustler (1961)

Episode 48: Unfairly Maligned Films

 

Sam

 
6. Shakespeare In Love (1998)
5. Titanic (1997)
4. Schindler's List (1993)
3. King Kong (2005)
2. Crash (2005)
1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Stephen

 
6. Crash (2005)
5. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
4. The Birds (1963)
3. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2. Fight Club (1999)
1. Gone With the Wind (1939)

Episode 47: Directorial Swan Songs

 

Sam

 
6. Francois Truffaut, with. Confidentially Yours (1983)
5. Jean Vigo. L'Atalante (1934)
4. Michael Curtiz. The Comancheros (1961)
3. Sergei Eisenstein, with. Ivan the Terrible, Part Two (1958)
2. Sergio Leone, with. Once Upon a Time In America (1984)
1. David Lean, with. A Passage To India (1984)

Stephen

 
6. Robert Altman, with. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
5. Cecil B. DeMille, with. The Ten Commandments (1956)
4. Joseph Mancowitz. Sleuth (1972)
3. Luis Bunuel, with. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
2. Krzysztof Kieslowski, with. Red (1994)
1. Charles Laughton. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Episode 46: Plot Holes in Good Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Trucks, in. Die Another Day (2002)
5. Selective Memory Loss, in. Memento (2000)
4. Charming an Inanimate Object, in. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
3. Rosebud, in. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. Letters of Transit, in. Casablanca (1942)
1. Searching for Princess Alina, in. Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)

Stephen

 
6. Navigating the Fire Corridor, in. The Rock (1996)
5. Motives of the Villains, in. Aliens (1986)
4. Who Killed the Chauffeur?, in. The Big Sleep (1946)
3. Selective Memory Loss, in. Memento (2000)
2. Rosebud, in. Citizen Kane (1941)
1. Letters of Transit, in. Casablanca (1942)

Episode 45: Boat Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Mutiny On the Bounty (1935)
5. Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
4. The African Queen (1951)
3. Mister Roberts (1955)
2. The Sea Hawk (1940)
1. Lifeboat (1944)

Stephen

 
6. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
5. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
4. The Lady Eve (1941)
3. Apocalypse Now (1979)
2. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
1. Jaws (1975)

Episode 44: Great Remakes

 

Sam

 
6. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
5. The Island (2005)
4. Don't Drink the Water (1994)
3. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
2. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
1. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Stephen

 
6. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
4. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
3. The Departed (2006)
2. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
1. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Episode 43: Movies That Play With Perspective

 

Sam

 
6. Melinda and Melinda (2004)
5. Blowup (1966)
4. Run Lola Run (1998)
3. Short Cuts (1993)
2. Playtime (1967)
1. Rashomon (1950)

Stephen

 
6. Dark Passage (1947)
5. The Usual Suspects (1995)
4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
3. Memento (2000)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
1. Rashomon (1950)

Episode 42: Movies You'd Like to See Remade

 

Sam

 
6. Multiplicity (1996)
5. Lady In the Lake (1947)
4. Li'l Abner (1940)
3. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
2. Snake Eyes (1998)
1. Dirigible (1931)

Stephen

 
6. Men In Black II (2002)
5. Face/Off (1997)
4. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
3. Mission: Impossible (1996)
2. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
1. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Episode 41: Film Noir

 

Sam

 
6. Mildred Pierce (1945)
5. Laura (1944)
4. Notorious (1946)
3. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
2. The Big Sleep (1946)
2. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
1. Double Indemnity (1944)

Stephen

 
6. Body Heat (1981)
5. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
4. Dark City (1998)
3. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
2. Chinatown (1974)
1. Double Indemnity (1944)

Episode 40: Unknown Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Make Mine Mink (1960)
5. Wonder Man (1945)
4. The Unsuspected (1947)
3. The Captive Heart (1946)
2. It Started With Eve (1941)
1. The Wrong Box (1966)

Stephen

 
6. Mumford (1999)
5. Mute Witness (1994)
4. Spartan (2004)
3. Cache (2005)
2. Primer (2004)
1. The Stunt Man (1980)

Episode 39: Political Satires

 

Sam

 
6. The President's Analyst (1967)
5. The Mouse That Roared (1959)
4. Duck Soup (1933)
3. Wag the Dog (1997)
2. The Great Dictator (1940)
1. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Stephen

 
6. Wag the Dog (1997)
5. Election (1999)
4. Team America: World Police (2004)
3. Being There (1979)
2. The Great Dictator (1940)
1. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Episode 38: Rock and Roll Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
5. That Thing You Do! (1996)
4. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
3. American Graffiti (1973)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
1. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Stephen

 
6. True Romance (1993)
5. Wayne's World (1992)
4. High Fidelity (2000)
3. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
2. Almost Famous (2000)
1. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Episode 37: Movie Dads

 

Sam

 
6. Michael Bartel, from. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
5. Guido Orefice, from. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
4. Stanley T. Banks, from. Father of the Bride (1950)
and. Father's Little Dividend (1951)
3. Antonio Ricci, from. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
2. Thomas Dunson, from. Red River (1948)
1. Atticus Finch, from. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Stephen

 
6. Kyle Reese, from. The Terminator (1984)
5. Antonio Ricci, from. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
4. Henry Jones, Sr., from. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
3. John McClane, from. Die Hard (1988)
2. Atticus Finch, from. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
1. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, from. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
and. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
and. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
and. Star Wars (1977)
and. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
and. Return of the Jedi (1983)

Episode 36: Movies With a Strong Sense of Place

 

Sam

 
6. Sleuth (1972)
5. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
4. Mimic (1997)
3. Fargo (1996)
2. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
1. One, Two, Three (1961)

Stephen

 
6. Short Cuts (1993)
5. Network (1976)
4. Ikiru (1952)
3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
2. Rome, Open City (1945)
1. The Third Man (1949)

Episode 35: Movies We've Seen Over and Over

 

Sam

 
6. Star Wars (1977)
and. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
and. Return of the Jedi (1983)
5. Back To the Future (1985)
4. 1776 (1972)
3. The Princess Bride (1987)
2. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
and. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
1. The Great Race (1965)

Stephen

 
6. The Big Lebowski (1998)
5. Casablanca (1942)
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Princess Bride (1987)
1. Ghostbusters (1984)

Episode 34: Movie Titles

 

Sam

 
6. I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With (2006)
5. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
4. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)
3. The Fearless Vampire Killers: Or, Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are In My Neck (1967)
2. Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)
1. Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You In the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad (1967)

Stephen

 
6. Snakes On a Plane (2006)
5. Scary Movie (2000)
4. Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D (1991)
3. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
2. Borat (2006)
1.5. Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)
1. Die Hard 2 (1990)

Episode 33: Robot Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Star Wars (1977)
6. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
6. Return of the Jedi (1983)
5. Westworld (1973)
4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
3. The Iron Giant (1999)
2. The Terminator (1984)
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1. Metropolis (1927)

Stephen

 
6. The first third of. Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001)
5. Westworld (1973)
4. The Second Renaissance, part of. The Animatrix (2003)
3. Blade Runner (1982)
2. Metropolis (1927)
1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Episode 32: Movie Moms

 

Sam

 
6. Mrs. Day, from. Life With Father (1947)
5. Mrs. Miniver, from. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
4. Mrs. Henderson, from. Mother (1996)
3. Mrs. Iselin, from. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
2. Ma, from. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
1. Mrs. Ryan, from. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Stephen

 
6. Mrs. Voorhees, from. Friday the 13th (1980)
5. Mrs. Lift, from. Throw Momma From the Train (1987)
4. The Bride, from. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
and. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
3. Sarah Conner, from. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
2. Mrs. Iselin, from. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
1. Mrs. Bates, from. Psycho (1960)

Episode 31: NO TOP 6 LIST

 

Episode 30: Ghost Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Poltergeist (1982)
5. Dead of Night (1945)
4. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
3. The Others (2001)
2. The Uninvited (1944)
1. The Sixth Sense (1999)
0. Ghost Dad (1990)

Stephen

 
6. Poltergeist (1982)
5. The Ring (2002)
4. Blithe Spirit (1945)
3. The Sixth Sense (1999)
2. Don't Look Now (1973)
1. The Shining (1980)

Episode 29: Heist Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Gambit (1966)
5. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
4. The Great Train Robbery (1979)
3. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
2. The Italian Job (1969)
1. The Killing (1956)

Stephen

 
6. Die Hard (1988)
5. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
4. Heist (2001)
3. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
2. Heat (1995)
1. Rififi (1955)

Episode 28: Movie Dates

 

Sam

 
6. Mike and Grace get to know each other in. Dead Again (1991)
5. Vincent and Mia date under threat of death in. Pulp Fiction (1994)
4. Pig-Out-O-Rama in. Tom Jones (1963)
3. Phil and Rita have several first dates in. Groundhog Day (1993)
2. Allan Felix never gives up trying to play it cool in. Play It Again, Sam (1972)
1. Marty and Clara salvage an evening with an improvised date in. Marty (1955)

Stephen

 
6. High school reunion with a high school sweetheart, in. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
5. Not quite the most suave first date ever, in. Taxi Driver (1976)
4. An expressionistic livin'-the-high-life date in. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
3. Vincent and Mia date under threat of death in. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. An aside with an old school chum in. Fargo (1996)
1. A date of mistaken identity in. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Episode 27: Actors For Monologues

 

Sam

 

6. Walter Huston

 

5. Laurence Olivier

 

4. Marlon Brando

 

3. Peter Finch

 

2. Spencer Tracy

 

1. N!xau

Stephen

 

6. George C. Scott

 

5. Christopher Walken

 

4. Jack Lemmon

 

3. Orson Welles

 

2. Humphrey Bogart

 

1. Marlon Brando

Episode 26: Guilty Pleasures

 

Sam

 
6. Critters (1986)
5. The Scorpion King (2002)
4. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
3. Hercules In the Haunted World (1961)
2. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
and. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
1. Casino Royale (1967)

Stephen

 
6. The Fifth Element (1997)
5. Rounders (1998)
4. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
3. Army of Darkness (1992)
2. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

1. Any '80s High School Movies

Episode 25: Stars We Hated But Now Like

 

Sam

 

6. Drew Barrymore

 

5. Will Ferrell

 

4. Johnny Depp

 

3. Hugh Grant

 

2. George Clooney

 

1. Jim Carrey

Stephen

 

6. Will Smith

 

5. Brad Pitt

 

4. Nicole Kidman

 

3. George Clooney

 

2. Quentin Tarantino

 

1. John Wayne

Episode 24: Plane Movies

 

Sam

 
6. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
5. No Highway In the Sky (1951)
4. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
3. The High and the Mighty (1954)
2. Airplane! (1980)
1. United 93 (2006)

Stephen

 
6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
5. Con Air (1997)
4. Pushing Tin (1999)
3. Red Eye (2005)
2. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
1. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Episode 23: Time Travel Movies

 

Sam

 
6. The Final Countdown (1980)
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
and. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
4. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
3. Groundhog Day (1993)
2. The Terminator (1984)
and. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1. Back To the Future (1985)

Stephen

 
6. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
4. Back To the Future (1985)
3. Primer (2004)
2. Groundhog Day (1993)
1. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Episode 22: Movies Where the Cut You See Is Important

 

Sam

 
6. The 1986 restoration of. Frankenstein (1931)
5. One of the 180+ minute versions of. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
4. The Extended Editions of. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
and. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
and. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3. The 166-minute DVD cut of. 1776 (1972)
2. The non-special editions of. Star Wars (1977)
and. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
and. Return of the Jedi (1983)
1. The 229-minute cut of. Once Upon a Time In America (1984)

Stephen

 
6. The non-special editions of. Star Wars (1977)
and. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
and. Return of the Jedi (1983)
5. The Extended Editions of. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
and. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
and. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4. The Miramax cut of. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
3. The theatrical version. The Big Sleep (1946)
2. The director's cut of. Blade Runner (1982)
1. The 112-minute, 1998 restored version of. Touch of Evil (1958)

Episode 21: Movies We'll Never Be Able To See

 

Sam

 

6. The completed I, Claudius (1937)

 

5. James Cameron's Spiderman

 

4. The Property of a Lady (1991)

 

3. The lost film London After Midnight (1927)

 

2. Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon biopic

 

1. The completed Queen Kelly (1929)

Stephen

 

6. Stephen Spielberg's James Bond

 

5. Quentin Tarantino's Vega Brothers

 

4. A version of AI (2001) made before Stanley Kubrick's death

 

3. Terry Gilliam's Watchmen

 

2. The original cut of The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

 

1. The full cut of Greed (1924)

 

Episode 20: Distinctly Different Sequels

 

Sam

 
6. Shaft In Africa (1973)
5. Army of Darkness (1992)
4. Rooster Cogburn (1975)
3. Once Upon a Time In China and America (1997)
2. Stolen Kisses (1968)
1. Babe: Pig In the City (1998)

Stephen

 
6. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
5. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
4. Enemy of the State (1998)
3. Aliens (1986)
2. White (1994)
and. Red (1994)
1. The Thin Red Line (1998)

Episode 19: Uses of Music In Non-Musicals

 

Sam

 
6. "Dueling Banjos," from. Deliverance (1972)
5.. "Put the Blame On Mame," from. Gilda (1946)
4. Anything Goes" in Mandarin, from. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
3. The crescendo in. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
2. "La Marseillaise," from. Casablanca (1942)
1. "On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine," from. Way Out West (1937)

Stephen

 
6. "Ride of the Valkyries," from. Apocalypse Now (1979)
5. The climax of. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
4. "Tiny Dancer,". Almost Famous (2000)
3. "Gonna Fly Now,". Rocky (1976)
2. "Also Sprach Zarathustra,". 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
1. "La Marseillaise," from. Casablanca (1942)

Episode 18: Movies That Play With Time

 

Sam

 
6. Nick of Time (1995)
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
3. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. The Killing (1956)
1. Memento (2000)

Stephen

 
6. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
4. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
3. Run Lola Run (1998)
2. Memento (2000)
1. Citizen Kane (1941)

Episode 17: NO TOP 6 LIST

 

Episode 16: Computer Movies

 

Sam

 
6. The Net (1995)
5. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
4. Tron (1982)
3. Desk Set (1957)
2. Sneakers (1992)
1. Hot Millions (1968)

Stephen

 
6. Sneakers (1992)
5. War Games (1983)
4. Blade Runner (1982)
3. The Matrix (1999)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
1. Office Space (1999)

Episode 15: Mysteries Where The Mystery Is Unimportant

 

Sam

 
6. Murder By Death (1976)
5. A Shot In the Dark (1964)
4. L'Avventura (1960)
3. Gosford Park (2001)
2. Blowup (1966)
1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Stephen

 
6. Clue: The Movie (1985)
5. The Big Lebowski (1998)
4. The Conversation (1974)
3. Blowup (1966)
2. The Big Sleep (1946)
1. Rear Window (1954)

Episode 14: Travelling Shots

 

Sam

 
6. Careening up a ladder in. Raising Arizona (1987)
5. Through kitchenware in. Panic Room (2002)
4. The opening of. Touch of Evil (1958)
3. Down the drain in. Barton Fink (1991)
2. The opening of. The Player (1992)
1. Dizzy from vertigo in. Vertigo (1958)

Stephen

 
6. The four concurrent movie-length tracking shots in. Timecode (2000)
5. The opening of. The Player (1992)
4. Tricycle point of view shot from. The Shining (1980)
3. The Copacabana scene from. Goodfellas (1990)
2. The opening of. Touch of Evil (1958)
1. The entire film of. Russian Ark (2002)

Episode 13: Movie Openings

 

Sam

 
6. Snake Eyes (1998)
5. Contact (1997)
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
3. Patton (1970)
2. Star Wars (1977)
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Stephen

 
6. Raising Arizona (1987)
5. Touch of Evil (1958)
4. The Seventh Seal (1957)
3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1. Star Wars (1977)

Episode 12: Naughty and Nice Christmas Movies

 

Sam (Nice)

 
6. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
5. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
4. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
3. A Christmas Carol (1938)
or. A Christmas Carol (1984)
or. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
or. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
or, among others,. Scrooge (1951)
2. Holiday Inn (1942)
and. White Christmas (1954)
1. A Christmas Story (1983)
and. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Stephen (Naughty)

 
6. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
5. Go (1999)
4. Gremlins (1984)
3. The Spirit of Christmas (1995)
2. Bad Santa (2003)
1. Die Hard (1988)

Episode 11: Fast-Paced Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Black Hawk Down (2001)
5. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
4. Noises Off (1992)
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
2. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
1. One, Two, Three (1961)

Stephen

 
6. The Departed (2006)
5. Fight Club (1999)
4. Sin City (2005)
3. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
2. Requiem For a Dream (2000)
1. One, Two, Three (1961)

Episode 10: Slow Movies That Are Still Compelling

 

Sam

 
6. Winged Migration (2001)
5. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
4. Solaris (1972)
3. Once Upon a Time In the West (1968)
2. The Black Stallion (1979)
1. Tokyo Story (1953)

Stephen

 
6. Raging Bull (1980)
5. Heat (1995)
4. The Godfather (1972)
3. Ikiru (1952)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Episode 9: Directorial Debuts

 

Sam

 
6. Andrew Niccol, with. Gattaca (1997)
5. Sam Peckinpah, with. Ride the High Country (1962)
4. Steven Spielberg, with. Duel (1971)
3. David Marnet, with. House of Games (1987)
2. Fernando Meirelles, with. City of God (2002)
1. Sidney Lumet, with. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Stephen

 
6. Shane Carruth, with. Primer (2004)
5. Joel and Ethan Coen, with. Blood Simple (1984)
4. Terrence Malick, with. Badlands (1973)
3. John Huston, with. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
2. Jean-Luc Godard, with. Breathless (1960)
1. Francois Truffaut, with. The 400 Blows (1959)

Episode 8: Disappointing Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Cliffhanger (1993)
5. Spy Hard (1996)
4. America's Sweethearts (2001)
3. Father's Day (1997)
2. Armageddon (1998)
1. Wild Wild West (1999)

Stephen

 
6. L'Avventura (1960)
5. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
4. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
3. Brazil (1985)
2. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
1. Stargate (1994)

Episode 7: Surprisingly Good Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Pleasantville (1998)
5. The School of Rock (2003)
4. Holes (2003)
3. The Matrix (1999)
2. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
1. Funny Bones (1995)

Stephen

 
6. The Sixth Sense (1999)
5. Batman Begins (2005)
4. Sin City (2005)
3. The Seventh Seal (1957)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
1. Singin' In the Rain (1952)

Episode 6: Movies About Movies

 

Sam

 
6. Living In Oblivion (1995)
5. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
4. State and Main (2000)
3. Singin' In the Rain (1952)
2. 8 1/2 (1963)
1. Day For Night (1973)

Stephen

 
6. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
5. Barton Fink (1991)
4. The Player (1992)
3. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
2. Day For Night (1973)
1. Singin' In the Rain (1952)

Episode 5: The Horror of the Unseen

 

Sam

 
6. The Eye (2002)
5. The Others (2001)
4. Jaws (1975)
3. The Changeling (1980)
2. The Shining (1980)
1. Cat People (1942)

Stephen

 
6. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
5. Psycho (1960)
4. Jaws (1975)
3. Alien (1979)
2. Don't Look Now (1973)
1. The Shining (1980)

Episode 4: Definitive Adaptations

 

Sam

 
6. Dr. Zhivago (1965)
5. Jaws (1975)
4. Dr. No (1962)
and. From Russia With Love (1963)
and. Goldfinger (1964)
and. Thunderball (1965)
and. You Only Live Twice (1967)
and. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
and. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
and. Live and Let Die (1973)
and. The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
and. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
and. Moonraker (1979)
and. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
and. Octopussy (1983)
and. Never Say Never Again (1983)
and. A View To a Kill (1985)
and. The Living Daylights (1987)
and. Licence To Kill (1989)
and. Goldeneye (1995)
and. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
and. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
and. Die Another Day (2002)
and. Casino Royale (2006)
3. The Godfather (1972)
2. Frankenstein (1931)
1. The Princess Bride (1987)

Stephen

 
6. Fight Club (1999)
5. Black Hawk Down (2001)
4. Gone With the Wind (1939)
3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Exorcist (1973)
1. Psycho (1960)

Episode 3: Train Movies

 

Sam

 
6. North West Frontier (1959)
5. Danger Lights (1930)
4. Murder On the Orient Express (1974)
3. The Great Train Robbery (1979)
2. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
1. The General (1927)

Stephen

 
6. The Great Train Robbery (1979)
5. The French Connection (1971)
4. Le Samourai (1967)
3. Some Like It Hot (1959)
2. Strangers On a Train (1951)
1. The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)
and. The General (1927)

Episode 2: Sympathetic Villains

 

Sam

 
6. Karl Childers, from. Sling Blade (1996)
5. Frank Chambers, from. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
4. HAL 9000, from. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. Michael Corleone, from. The Godfather (1972)
and. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
and. The Godfather, Part III (1990)
2. The Frankenstein Monster, from. Frankenstein (1931)
and King Kong, from. King Kong (1933)
and. King Kong (2005)
1. Fagin, from. Oliver Twist (1948)
and. Oliver! (1968)

Stephen

 
6. The Strangers, from. Dark City (1998)
5. Top Ripley, from. Purple Noon (1960)
and. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
and. Ripley's Game (2002)
4. Roy Batty, from. Blade Runner (1982)
3. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, from. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
and. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
and. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
and. Star Wars (1977)
and. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
and. Return of the Jedi (1983)
2. HAL 9000, from. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
1. Norma Desmond, from. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Episode 1: Romances That Aren't Sappy

 

Sam

 
6. It Happened One Night (1934)
5. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
4. Annie Hall (1977)
3. Amelie (2001)
2. Adam's Rib (1949)
1. My Fair Lady (1964)

Stephen

 
6. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
5. Lost In Translation (2003)
4. High Fidelity (2000)
3. Punch Drunk Love (2002)
2. Brief Encounter (1945)
1. The Lady Eve (1941)

Episode 1: Romances That Aren't Sappy (Unspecial Edition)

 

Sam

 
6. It Happened One Night (1934)
5. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
4. Annie Hall (1977)
3. Adam's Rib (1949)
2. Amelie (2001)
1. My Fair Lady (1964)

Stephen

 
6. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
5. Lost In Translation (2003)
4. High Fidelity (2000)
3. My Fair Lady (1964)
2. Brief Encounter (1945)
1. The Lady Eve (1941)

The entries listed may or may not actually be in the positions seen here. In some cases, for one reason or another, an item may be left off that would otherwise have made the list.