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    ACTION/ADVENTURE
    1. Apocalypse Now
    2. Saving Private Ryan
    3. The Great Escape
    4. Full Metal Jacket
    5. Braveheart
    6. Gladiator
    7. Heat
    8. Kill Bill
    9. The Bourne Ultimatum
    10. Fight Club
    11. Blood Diamond
    12. Trainspotting
    13. Scarface
    14. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    15. Glory
    16. A Dog Day Afternoon
    17. The French Connection
    18. Mississippi Burning
    19. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    20. Dances with Wolves
    21. West Beirut
    22. Unforgiven
    23. The Deer Hunter
    24. Pulp Fiction
    25. Apocalypto
    26. Raging Bull
    27. Schindler's List
    28. Slumdog Millionaire
    29. The Killing Fields
    30. Gangs of New York
    31. Collateral
    32. American Gangster
    33. Matchstick Men

    COMEDY
    34. Forrest Gump
    35. As good as it gets
    36. Throw Momma from the train
    37. Trains, Planes and automobiles
    38. Dirty rotten scoundrels
    39. The Hudsucker Proxy
    40. The Big Lebowski
    41. Brother Where Art Thou
    42. The Lady killers
    43. Amelie
    44. Caramel
    45. Secret & Lies
    46. The Full Monty

    THRILLERS/SUSPENSE
    47. The Godfather I & II
    48. The Usual Suspects
    49. The Silence of the Lambs
    50. Seven
    51. Oldboy
    52. Clockwork Orange
    53. Leon
    54. Taxi Driver
    55. Memento
    56. The Departed
    57. L.A. Confidential
    58. Rservoir Dogs
    59. Chinatown
    60. The Prestige
    61. Changeling
    62. Fargo
    63. Syriana
    64. The Player
    65. Shallow Grave
    66. Eastern Promises
    67. The Insider

    SCIENCE FICTION /FANTASY
    68. Aliens
    69. The Lord of The Rings
    70. Matrix 1
    71. Blade Runner
    72. Sin City
    73. Children of Men
    74. 2001 A Space Odyssey
    75. Batman Begins
    76. City of Lost Children
    77. Delicatessen
    78. The 13th Floor
    79. Pan's Labyrinth
    80. The Fountain
    81. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    DRAMA
    82. Million Dollar Baby
    83. The Shawshank Redemption
    84. Citizen Kane
    85. Goodfellas
    86. Lawrence of Arabia
    87. The Pianist
    88. Requiem for a dream
    89. Moulin Rouge
    90. American Beauty
    91. American History X
    92. The Aviator
    93. Elizabeth
    94. Amadeus
    95. Cinema Paradiso
    96. Dead Poets Society
    97. Great Expectations
    98. In the Name of the Father
    99. The English Patient
    100. Crash
    101. Mystic River
    102. Magnolia
    103. Doctor Zhivago
    104. City of God
    105. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
    106. The man without a face
    107. A beautiful Mind

    HORROR
    108. The Shining
    109. The Omen
    110. Rosemary's Baby
    111. The Exorcist

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    ACTION/ADVENTURE
    1. Full Metal Jacket

    Movie Summary -
    This movie focuses on the life of one Marine and his abusive Sergeant. The movie begins with many individuals at Marine Boot Camp. The Sergeant, who was brilliantly played by R. Lee Herney, is a hard-nosed Marine who lives, breathes and eats the CORE. Nothing is more important to the Sergeant than God and his Country. The main character, played by Vincent D'Onofrio, is a sub-standard Marine and called Gomer Pyle by the Sergeant. Private Pyle is slow, overweight and it appears that he is mentally slow. The Sergeant feels that if he can rough up Private Pyle, he can get him in Marine shape. The issue is that Private Pyle is holding back the unit. When Private Pyle lags in his duties or his exercises, the entire unit is punished.
    Private Pyle is abused by his unit members physically and mentally by the Sergeant. One night, Pyle can no longer take the abuse and kills the Sergeant and then himself. The movie depicts the mindset of the youth of the 1960s, their feeling about the war and how America was losing the war and its youth concurrently.

    What was done well?

    The story was accurately told. Unfortunately, wartime needs the armed forces. Unfortunately, some who are recruited or enroll are not the best physically and mentally for the action required. The writer, director and producer accurately depicted how the world was during the Vietnam War and how it affected so many.

    What could have been done better?

    The movie truly did not need to be so graphic. War movies of the 1950s showed the pain and suffering but in a much different light. War violence as in this movie had not been seen in this way since Apocalypse Now. I truly believe that some things need to be left to the imagination of the viewer. Discuss the situation but remove the graphicness of how cruel the world and war can be. Tell the story of the armed forces but make it respectful. Keep the physical abuse of individuals to a minimum; as the violence among the unit was disturbing. Disturbing in a way that makes the viewer look down on America's armed forces instead of looking up to them as heroes. John Wayne war movies told of a subject, a war, the affects of the war, how the war was one or lost and all was done without the graphicness that makes one uncomfortable while viewing.

    2. Scarface

    Movie Summary

    This movie depicts the United States in the late 1970s. Jimmy Carter was President and the country was in a slump. Cuba is 90 miles north of Cuba by boat. Communist leader, Fidel Castro, decided to empty out his country's jails and when the jails were emptied the criminals swam, floated and rowed to Miami. Once the individuals entered American Shores, President Carter placed them in makeshift holding pens while trying to sort out how to best handle the situation. One of the individuals being held is the infamous Tony Montana, played by the wonderful Al Pacino.

    The President decides to issue all of the immigrants' green cards allowing them to remain in the United States. Tony Montana works as a short order cook making no money and focusing on living the American Dream. How does one earn significant funds with no formal education? He uses his street education. Tony Montana starts out as a small time thug and drug dealer. He works his way up the ranks and becomes the biggest trafficker in Miami. Nothing can stand in his way. He marries his dream girl, purchases a mansion and protects his grown ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution summarizes Full Metal Jacket; Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, Dances with Wolves, Godfather 1 and Godfather 2.

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