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51THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 1940
Katharine Hepburn is the snooty daughter of a wealthy family and about to marry for the second time. In walks her cunning ex-husband Cary Grant with tabloid reporter James Stewart in tow.
52FROM HERE TO ETERNITY 1953
The original Pearl Harbor movie provides a torrid look at military life just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with remarkable performances from Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed and Deborah Kerr.

53AMADEUS 1984
Based on a Viennese urban legend and hit Broadway play, recounts the downfall of 18th-century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
 
54ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1930
One of the most influential anti-war films ever made, this drama follows a group of idealistic young men as they join the German Army during World War I and are sent to the Western Front.
 
55THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965
Rodgers & Hammerstein's cinematic treasure, "The Sound of Music" is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
 
56M*A*S*H 1970
A pair of surgeons at a mobile army surgical hospital create havoc with their martini parties and their practical jokes on nurses and other doctors. Based on richard hooker's novel.
57THE THIRD MAN 1949
American writer, Holly Martins, arrives in post-war Vienna to visit his old friend Harry Lime. On arrival, he learns that his friend has been killed in a street accident, but also that Lime was a black marketer wanted by the police.
 
58FANTASIA 1940
The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
 
59REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE 1955
As an actor who spoke for an entire generation, James Dean brought his explosive presence to the screen in Nicholas Ray's "tense, exciting melodrama".
60RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981
Accompanied by his feisty, independent ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), the two-fisted archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) embarks on a thrilling quest to locate the mystical Ark of the Covenant.
 
61VERTIGO 1958
San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase.
62TOOTSIE 1982
Dustin Hoffman shines as a struggling actor who becomes a TV star and finds true love - by dressing as a woman!
 
63STAGECOACH 1939
John Ford's smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today
64CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND 1977
A humanistic postmodern masterpiece that depicts the life-transforming experiences of Richard Dreyfuss who becomes an impassioned participant in an otherworldly spectacle.
 
65THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins deliver sensational, Oscar-winning performances in this "shockingly powerful thriller".
 
66NETWORK 1976
Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch star in this satire of the news industry. When an anchorman has a breakdown on-air, threatening to kill himself on live TV.
67THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE 1962
The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh
 
68AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 1951
Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, this musical triumph stars hoofer Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist torn between a wealthy American womanand a French dancer.

69SHANE 1953
The story brings Alan Ladd, a drifter and retired gunfighter, to the assistance of a homestead family terrorized by a wealthy cattleman and his hired gun (Jack Palance)
70THE FRENCH CONNECTION 1971
New York City detectives Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection.
71FORREST GUMP 1994
Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation.
 
72BEN-HUR 1959
This epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston in the title role of a rebellious Israelite Jew who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ.
73WUTHERING HEIGHTS 1939
Director William Wyler's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic story, Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon star as Heathcliff and Cathy whose tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries.
 
74THE GOLD RUSH 1925
A prospector searches for fortune in the Klondike and discovers romance
 
75DANCES WITH WOLVES 1990
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
 

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2014 - "Birdman"


2013 - "12 Years a Slave"


2012 - "Argo"


2011 - "The Artist"


2010 - "The King's Speech"


2009 - "The Hurt Locker"


2008 - "Slumdog Millionaire"


2007 - "No Country for Old Men"


2006 - "The Departed"


2005 - "Crash"


2004 - "Million Dollar Baby"


2003 - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"


2002 - "Chicago"


2001 - "A Beautiful Mind"


2000 - "Gladiator"


1999 - "American Beauty"


1998 - "Shakespeare in Love"


1997 - "Titanic"


1996 - "The English Patient"


1995 - "Braveheart"


1994 - "Forrest Gump"


1993 - "Schindler’s List"


1992 - "Unforgiven"


1991 - "The Silence of the Lambs"


1990 - "Dances With Wolves"


1989 - "Driving Miss Daisy"


1988 - "Rain Man"


1987 - "The Last Emperor"


1986 - "Platoon"


1985 - "Out of Africa"


1984 - "Amadeus"


1983 - "Terms of Endearment"


1982 - "Gandhi"


1981 - "Chariots of Fire"


1980 - "Ordinary People"


1979 - "Kramer vs. Kramer"


1978 - "The Deer Hunter"


1977 - "Annie Hall"


1976 - "Rocky"


1975 - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"


1974 - "The Godfather Part II"


1973 - "The Sting"


1972 - "The Godfather"


1971 - "The French Connection"


1970 - "Patton"


1969 - "Midnight Cowboy"


1968 - "Oliver!"


1967 - "In the Heat of the Night"


1966 - "A Man for All Seasons"


1965 - "The Sound of Music"


1964 - "My Fair Lady"

1963 - "Tom Jones"


1962 - "Lawrence of Arabia"


1961 - "West Side Story"


1960 - "The Apartment"


1959 - "Ben-Hur"


1958 - "Gigi"


1957 - "The Bridge on the River Kwai"


1956 - "Around the World in 80 Days"


1955 - "Marty"


1954 - "On the Waterfront"


1953 - "From Here to Eternity"


1952 - "The Greatest Show on Earth"


1951 - "An American in Paris"


1950 - "All About Eve"


1949 - "All the Kings Men"


1948 - "Hamlet"


1947 - "Gentleman's Agreement"

1946 - "The Best Years of Our Lives"


1945 - "The Lost Weekend"

1944 - "Going My Way"

1943 - "Casablanca"


1942 - "Mrs. Miniver"


1941 - "How Green Was My Valley"


1940 - "Rebecca"

1939 - "Gone with the Wind"


1938 - "You Can't Take It with You"


1937 - "The Life of Emile Zola"


1936 - "The Great Ziegfeld"


1935 - "Mutiny on the Bounty"


1934 - "It Happened One Night"


1932/1933 - "Cavalcade"


1931/1932 - "Grand Hotel"


1930/1931 - "Cimarron"

1929/1930 - "All Quiet on the Western Front"


1928/1929 - "The Broadway Melody"

1927/1928 - "Wings"