Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

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Entertainment Weekly's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, a hardcover guide published in 1999 by Time-Life Inc. and written by senior editor Ty Burr, celebrated films that can't be forgotten, that "help us understand and define who we are."

The final list was whittled down from a preliminary collection of 500 nominated choices, excluding short films, documentaries, or any movies from the previous five years (from 1994 onward). The list deliberately corrected the American Film Institute's most glaring omissions - Preston Sturges, Buster Keaton, and Ernst Lubitsch, and added some of the best foreign films - from Fellini, Truffaut, and Kurosawa.

According to the book's introduction, the most represented male star was James Stewart (with five films); Cary Grant, Robert De Niro and Alec Guinness had four films each, and Janet Leigh had three films. The most represented director was Alfred Hitchcock (with four films), and there were three films each from Michael Curtiz, David Lean, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Billy Wilder.

(The book also includes 25 additional films "too beloved to ignore." This list is here: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/entertainment+weeklys+25+films+just+too+beloved+to+ignore/marchosias/)

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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
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    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
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    La dolce vita

    1960 — a.k.a. La Dolce Vita, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 27 top lists Check
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    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 24 top lists Check
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    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
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    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 22 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
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    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 35 top lists Check
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
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    Jules et Jim

    1962 — a.k.a. Jules and Jim, in 20 top lists Check
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    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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    1963, in 31 top lists Check
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    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
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    Nashville

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
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    Swing Time

    1936, in 12 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
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    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
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    Sweet Smell of Success

    1957, in 20 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 33 top lists Check
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