1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics.
List of Nominees and Winners.
Dustin Hoffman in "Kramer vs. Kramer" - WINNER
Jack Lemmon in "The China Syndrome"
Al Pacino in "...And Justice for All"
Roy Scheider in "All That Jazz"
Peter Sellers in "Being There"
Melvyn Douglas in "Being There" - WINNER
Robert Duvall in "Apocalypse Now"
Frederic Forrest in "The Rose"
Justin Henry in "Kramer vs. Kramer"
Mickey Rooney in "The Black Stallion"
Jill Clayburgh in "Starting Over"
Sally Field in "Norma Rae" - WINNER
Jane Fonda in "The China Syndrome"
Marsha Mason in "Chapter Two"
Bette Midler in "The Rose"
Jane Alexander in "Kramer vs. Kramer"
Barbara Barrie in "Breaking Away"
Candice Bergen in "Starting Over"
Mariel Hemingway in "Manhattan"
Meryl Streep in "Kramer vs. Kramer" - WINNER
"Alien" Art Direction: Michael Seymour, Les Dilley, Roger Christian; Set Decoration: Ian Whittaker
"All That Jazz" Art Direction: Philip Rosenberg, Tony Walton; Set Decoration: Edward Stewart, Gary Brink - WINNER
"Apocalypse Now" Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis, Angelo Graham; Set Decoration: George R. Nelson
"The China Syndrome" Art Direction: George Jenkins; Set Decoration: Arthur Jeph Parker
"Star Trek - The Motion Picture" Art Direction: Harold Michelson, Joe Jennings, Leon Harris, John Vallone; Set Decoration: Linda DeScenna
"All That Jazz" Giuseppe Rotunno
"Apocalypse Now" Vittorio Storaro - WINNER
"The Black Hole" Frank Phillips
"Kramer vs. Kramer" Nestor Almendros
"1941" William A. Fraker
"Agatha" Shirley Russell
"All That Jazz" Albert Wolsky - WINNER
"Butch and Sundance: The Early Days" William Ware Theiss
"The Europeans" Judy Moorcroft
"La Cage aux Folles" Piero Tosi, Ambra Danon
"All That Jazz" Bob Fosse
"Apocalypse Now" Francis Coppola
"Breaking Away" Peter Yates
"Kramer vs. Kramer" Robert Benton - WINNER
"La Cage aux Folles" Edouard Molinaro
"Best Boy" Ira Wohl, Producer - WINNER
"Generation on the Wind" David A. Vassar, Producer
"Going the Distance" Paul Cowan and Jacques Bobet, Producers
"The Killing Ground" Steve Singer and Tom Priestley, Producers
"The War at Home" Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown, Producers
"Dae" Risto Teofilovski, Producer
"Koryo Celadon" Donald A. Connolly and James R. Messenger, Producers
"Nails" Phillip Borsos, Producer
"Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist" Saul J. Turell, Producer - WINNER
"Remember Me" Dick Young, Producer
"All That Jazz" Alan Heim - WINNER
"Apocalypse Now" Richard Marks, Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg, Lisa Fruchtman
"The Black Stallion" Robert Dalva
"Kramer vs. Kramer" Jerry Greenberg
"The Rose" Robert L. Wolfe, C. Timothy O'Meara
"The Maids of Wilko" Poland
"Mama Turns a Hundred" Spain
"A Simple Story" France
"The Tin Drum" Federal Republic of Germany - WINNER
"To Forget Venice" Italy
"The Amityville Horror" Lalo Schifrin
"The Champ" Dave Grusin
"A Little Romance" Georges Delerue - WINNER
"Star Trek - The Motion Picture" Jerry Goldsmith
"10" Henry Mancini
"All That Jazz" Adaptation Score by Ralph Burns - WINNER
"Breaking Away" Adaptation Score by Patrick Williams
"The Muppet Movie" Song Score by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher; Adaptation Score by Paul Williams
"I'll Never Say 'Goodbye'" from "The Promise" Music by David Shire; Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
"It Goes Like It Goes" from "Norma Rae" Music by David Shire; Lyric by Norman Gimbel - WINNER
"It's Easy To Say" from "10" Music by Henry Mancini; Lyric by Robert Wells
"The Rainbow Connection" from "The Muppet Movie" Music and Lyric by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
"Through the Eyes of Love" from "Ice Castles" Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyric by Carole Bayer Sager
"All That Jazz" Robert Alan Aurthur, Producer
"Apocalypse Now" Francis Coppola, Producer; Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson and Tom Sternberg, Co-Producers
"Breaking Away" Peter Yates, Producer
"Kramer vs. Kramer" Stanley R. Jaffe, Producer - WINNER
"Norma Rae" Tamara Asseyev and Alex Rose, Producers
"Dream Doll" Bob Godfrey and Zlatko Grgic, Producers
"Every Child" Derek Lamb, Producer - WINNER
"It's So Nice to Have a Wolf around the House" Paul Fierlinger, Producer
"Board and Care" Sarah Pillsbury and Ron Ellis, Producers - WINNER
"Bravery in the Field" Roman Kroitor and Stefan Wodoslawsky, Producers
"Oh Brother, My Brother" Carol Lowell and Ross Lowell, Producers
"The Solar Film" Saul Bass and Michael Britton, Producers
"Solly's Diner" Harry Mathias, Jay Zukerman and Larry Hankin, Producers
"Apocalypse Now" Walter Murch, Mark Berger, Richard Beggs, Nat Boxer - WINNER
"The Electric Horseman" Arthur Piantadosi, Les Fresholtz, Michael Minkler, Al Overton
"Meteor" William McCaughey, Aaron Rochin, Michael J. Kohut, Jack Solomon
"1941" Robert Knudson, Robert J. Glass, Don MacDougall, Gene S. Cantamessa
"The Rose" Theodore Soderberg, Douglas Williams, Paul Wells, Jim Webb
"Alien" H.R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, Denys Ayling - WINNER
"The Black Hole" Peter Ellenshaw, Art Cruickshank, Eustace Lycett, Danny Lee, Harrison Ellenshaw, Joe Hale
"Moonraker" Derek Meddings, Paul Wilson, John Evans
"1941" William A. Fraker, A. D. Flowers, Gregory Jein
"Star Trek - The Motion Picture" Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Richard Yuricich, Robert Swarthe, Dave Stewart, Grant McCune
"Apocalypse Now" John Milius, Francis Coppola
"Kramer vs. Kramer" Robert Benton - WINNER
"La Cage aux Folles" Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret
"A Little Romance" Allan Burns
"Norma Rae" Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank, Jr.
"All That Jazz" Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse
"...And Justice for All" Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson
"Breaking Away" Steve Tesich - WINNER
"The China Syndrome" Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges
"Manhattan" Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
"Time Out proudly presents the 100 best horror movies, as chosen by those who write in, direct, star in and celebrate the genre. We polled well over 100 horror enthusiasts – including big names like Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Simon Pegg, Clive Barker and Alice Cooper, and horror legends like Coffin Joe, Kim Newman and Tom Six – and came up with a definitive top 100 list."
UPDATE (2017): The source list has actually been updated last year - 9 movies were replaced by other picks. I'm including the new entries at the bottom of the list (rank 101+), while leaving the ousted entries intact. This preserves the list as it originally was in 2014, but lets you see the new entries too. The new picks are certainly deserving, but they're mostly more mainstream movies that a horror fan will likely have already seen - personally, I think the removed movies were more fun to discover.
Movies removed in 2016:
-The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
-Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
-The Black Cat (1934)
-Daughters of Darkness (1971)
-I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
-Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
Movies added in 2016 (highest ranked to lowest):
-Lake Mungo (2008)
-The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-Ginger Snaps (2000)
-Session 9 (2001)
-The Unknown (1927)
-It Follows (2014)
Last update: 19-02-2017
Terror fills nowadays screens from Spain
Films that were bumped off from last year's list:
and the new additions that replaced them:
and the last list in full:
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