Filmically Perfect

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What is a perfect movie you ask? Well it comes from the WYSO radio show Filmically Perfect (available as a free podcast on itunes) where George Willimam (of the Library of Congress Film Archives) and J. Todd Anderson (storyboard artist for the Coen Brothers and many others) along with host Nikki Dakota review movies they consider perfect. The criteria used to choose these movies are 1. A perfect movie creates the world it exists in. 2. A perfect movie sustains that world. And 3. Regardless of changes in society, it retains meaning and entertainment value.

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Girl Can't Help It

    1956, in 6 top lists Check
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    Strangler of the Swamp

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 31 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 18 top lists Check
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    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the...

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
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    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 20 top lists Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
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    Babe

    1995, in 10 top lists Check
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    1947 — a.k.a. The Big Heart, in 5 top lists Check
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    A Christmas Story

    1983, in 6 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
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    An Ache in Every Stake

    1941, in 0 top lists Check
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    Silent Running

    1972, in 8 top lists Check
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    Deliverance

    1972, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Nutty Professor

    1963, in 9 top lists Check
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    A Hard Day's Night

    1964, in 19 top lists Check
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    Eyes on the Prize

    1987, in 1 top list Check
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    Shaft

    1971, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Fatal Glass of Beer

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Dentist

    1932, in 1 top list Check
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
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    Superman

    1978, in 10 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 27 top lists Check
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    Little Big Man

    1970, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Apostle

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
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    Shadow of a Doubt

    1943, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 16 top lists Check
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    American Graffiti

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
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    RoboCop

    1987, in 13 top lists Check
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    Creepshow

    1982, in 1 top list Check
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    Der Himmel über Berlin

    1987 — a.k.a. Wings of Desire, in 21 top lists Check
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    Animal House

    1978, in 9 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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    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
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    Hairspray

    1988, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Jazz Singer

    1927, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Great Train Robbery

    1903, in 11 top lists Check
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    C'era una volta il West

    1968 — a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West, in 26 top lists Check
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    Office Space

    1999, in 5 top lists Check
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    Strangers on a Train

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    1975, in 10 top lists Check
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    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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