Monday, April 03, 2006

“The 50 Greatest Independent Films”

A British film website called Empire Online has a list of what they deem “The 50 Greatest Independent Films” Here it is along with Media Services call numbers for the ones we own.

In countdown order:

50. El Mariachi VHS 2947
49. Run Lola Run DVD 92
48. Cube DVD 78
47. Blood Feast
46. Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD 352
45. Mad Max (Library owns Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior VHS 3155)
44. Amores Perros DVD 262
43. Shadows DVD 1390
42. Swingers VHS 5429
41. Dead Man’s Shoes
40. The Descent
39. The Passion of the Christ DVD 943
38. Grosse Point Blank
37. Being John Malkovich DVD 91
36. Buffalo ’66
35. THX-1138 DVD 1401
34. The Blair Witch Project DVD 24
33. Shallow Grave - on order
32. Two-Lane Blacktop VHS 5770
31. Pink Flamingos VHS 4638
30. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss’ Song VHS 4318
29. Bad Lieutenant
28. In the Company of Men
27. Dark Star
26. Lost in Translation DVD 741
25. Drugstore Cowboy VHS 3260
24. Happiness VHS 7040
23. Evil Dead (Library owns Evil Dead II – DVD 926)
22. Nosferatu DVD 393
21. Roger and Me DVD 1166
20. Slacker DVD 1347
19. Lone Star DVD 379
18. Withnail and I
17. City of God DVD 849
16. She’s Gotta Have It VDD 111 (laserdisc)
15. Blood Simple VHS 2648
14. Stranger Than Paradise DVD 144
13. Memento DVD 256
12. Eraserhead DVD 1491
11. Bad Taste
10. Mean Streets DVD 1813
9. Sideways DVD 1316
8. The Usual Suspects DVD 1671
7. Sex, Lies, and Videotape DVD 383
6. Night of the Living Dead DVD 600
5. Monty Python’s Life of Brian DVD 970
4. Clerks VHS 4389
3. The Terminator VHS 3416
2. Donnie Darko DVD 381
1. Reservoir Dogs VHS 2915

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1 comment:

Sean Casey said...

I challenge you to come up with a meaningful definition of "independent film" that encompasses - Monty Python's Life of Brian, The Passion of the Christ, and Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss' Song.