Rosenbaum's Alternate 100

Disheartened by the AFI's list, Jonathan Rosenbaum provided this list of a hundred not included, following his "impulse... to defend the breadth, richness, and intelligence of the American cinema against its self-appointed custodians". It's well-worth reading the accompanying essay, even if, like me, you haven't seen enough of the movies on either list to be qualified to comment.

Ratings by Sam.

Title Year Rating
Intolerance 1916
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl 1919
Foolish Wives 1922
Nanook of the North 1922
Greed 1924
Sherlock, Jr. 1924
General, The 1927 9
Sunrise 1927 10
Crowd, The 1928
Docks of New York, The 1928
Lonesome 1928
Thunderbolt 1929
Laughter 1930
Freaks 1932 8
Love Me Tonight 1932
Scarface 1932 9
Trouble in Paradise 1932 9
Hallelujah I'm a Bum 1933
Man's Castle 1933
Black Cat, The 1934
Scarlet Empress, The 1934
Bride of Frankenstein 1935 9
Sylvia Scarlett 1935
Great Garrick, The 1937
Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 7
Shop Around the Corner, The 1940 10
Strawberry Blonde, The 1941
Cat People 1942 7
Magnificent Ambersons, The 1942
Palm Beach Story, The 1942 9
Seventh Victim, The 1943
This Land Is Mine 1943
Meet Me in St. Louis 1944
Scarlet Street 1945
Gilda 1946
Lady from Shanghai, The 1947
Monsieur Verdoux 1947 8
Force of Evil 1948
Letter from an Unknown Woman 1948
Panic in the Streets 1950
Sound of Fury, The 1950
Stars in My Crown 1950
Ace in the Hole 1951
Diary of a Country Priest 1951
Steel Helmet, The 1951
Big Sky, The 1952
My Son John 1952
Park Row 1952
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953
Naked Spur, The 1953
Barefoot Contessa, The 1954
Johnny Guitar 1954
Track of the Cat 1954
Kiss Me Deadly 1955 8
Night of the Hunter, The 1955 8
Phenix City Story, The 1955
Bigger Than Life 1956
Killing, The 1956 7
While the City Sleeps 1956
Wrong Man, The 1956
An Affair to Remember 1957 9
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957
Tarnished Angels, The 1958
Anatomy of a Murder 1959 9
Rio Bravo 1959 7
Shadows 1959
Hustler, The 1961
Ladies Man, The 1961
Confessions of an Opium Eater 1962
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The 1962 8
Nutty Professor, The 1963
Vinyl 1965
Point Blank 1967
Shooting, The 1967
Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son 1969
Scenes From Under Childhood Section #4 1970
Woodstock 1970
Zabriskie Point 1970
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 5
Wanda 1971
Avanti! 1972 7
Heartbreak Kid, The 1972
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania 1972
Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer 1974
Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The 1976
Mikey and Nicky 1976
11 x 14 1977
Eraserhead 1977
Killer of Sheep 1977
Scenic Route, The 1978
Real Life 1979
Love Streams 1984
Stranger Than Paradise 1984
Dance with a Stranger 1985
Housekeeping 1987
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 7
Do the Right Thing 1989 9
To Sleep with Anger 1990
That's Entertainment! III 1994
Dead Man 1995 9