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Seen: 28 (25.7%)
See Again: 22 (20.2%)
Unseen: 59 (54.1%)

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Films For Study I: Thematic Elements

Taken from the 5th Ed. of "The Art of Watching Films".

Focus on Plot

 
1. Air Force One (1997)
2. Bound (1996)
3. Con Air (1997)
4. The Hunt For Red October (1990)
5. Independence Day (1996)
6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
7. The Road Warrior (1981)
8. The Rock (1996)
9. Titanic (1997)
10. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Focus on Emotional Effect or Mood

 
11. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
12. Dracula (1992)
13. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
14. The Piano (1993)
15. Psycho (1960)
16. Scream (1996)
17. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
18. Somewhere In Time (1980)

Focus on Character

 
19. The Apostle (1997)
20. Blue Sky (1994)
21. Central Do Brasil (1998)
22. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
23. Crumb (1995)
24. Elizabeth (1998)
25. Georgia (1995)
26. The Great Santini (1979)
27. Mrs. Brown (1997)
28. Nell (1994)
29. Patton (1970)
30. Raging Bull (1980)
31. Sergeant York (1941)
32. Sling Blade (1996)
33. Ulee's Gold (1997)
34. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Focus on Style or Texture

 
35. The Age of Innocence (1993)
36. Big Night (1996)
37. Brazil (1985)
38. Days of Heaven (1978)
39. Dead Man (1995)
40. The English Patient (1996)
41. Fargo (1996)
42. L.A. Confidential (1997)
43. Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
44. Like Water For Chocolate (1992)
45. Lost Highway (1997)
46. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
47. Nashville (1975)
48. The Pillow Book (1996)
49. Raising Arizona (1987)
50. 3 Women (1977)
51. Wild At Heart (1990)

Focus on Human Nature

 
52. Deliverance (1972)
53. Groundhog Day (1993)
54. In the Company of Men (1997)
55. Lord of the Flies (1963)
56. Secrets & Lies (1996)
57. Shane (1953)

Stuggle for Human Dignity

 
58. The Full Monty (1997)
59. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
60. Il Postino (1994)
61. On the Waterfront (1954)
62. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
63. Requiem For a Heavyweight (1962)
64. Schindler's List (1993)
65. Shine (1996)

Complexity of Human Relationships

 
66. Boogie Nights (1997)
67. Chasing Amy (1997)
68. Jackie Brown (1997)
69. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
70. Nobody's Fool (1986)
71. Primary Colors (1998)
72. Terms of Endearment (1983)
73. Blue (1993)
74. White (1994)
75. Red (1994)
76. The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
77. The War of the Roses (1989)
78. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
79. The World According To Garp (1982)

Coming of Age/Growing Aweness

 
80. Educating Rita (1983)
81. Empire of the Sun (1987)
82. Going All the Way (1997)
83. Good Will Hunting (1997)
84. A Little Princess (1995)
85. Manny & Lo (1996)
86. October Sky (1999)
87. Ponette (1996)
88. Sixteen Candles (1984)
89. Summer of '42 (1971)
90. The Thief (1997)
91. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Moral or Philosophical Riddle

 
92. Blue Velvet (1986)
93. Breaking the Waves (1996)
94. The Game (1997)
95. Persona (1966)
96. Pulp Fiction (1994)
97. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
98. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Focus on Social Problems

 
99. Amistad (1997)
100. Dead Man Walking (1995)
101. Falling Down (1993)
102. Kids (1995)
103. Margaret's Museum (1995)
104. Mississippi Burning (1988)
105. Natural Born Killers (1994)
106. Norma Rae (1979)
107. The Rainmaker (1997)
108. A Time To Kill (1996)
109. Welcome To the Dollhouse (1995)