In addition to my “drop everything and watch” list, here are ten true all-time movie greats that would definitely be on the schedule if I held a marathon private screening. Note that I’ve limited the list to one per director (and one per series if sequels exist, which presented a real Sophie’s Choice when it came to Godfather and Godfather II, or Star Wars and Empire). Anyway, in no particular order…

Vertigo (Director: Alfred Hitchcock)

The Godfather (Director: Francis Ford Coppola)

Citizen Kane (Director: Orson Welles)

Chinatown (Director: Roman Polanski)

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (Director: Stanley Kubrick)

Star Wars (Director: George Lucas)

Pulp Fiction (Director: Quentin Tarantino)

Raiders of The Lost Ark (Director: Steven Spielberg)

Blue Velvet (Director: David Lynch)

Goodfellas (Director: Martin Scorsese)

Written by Kyle Ford

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