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#160 (first half of the year movie list)

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January

1. Låt den rätte komma in (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
2. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
3. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
4. Rocky III (Sylvester Stallone, 1982)
5. Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
6. Speed Racer (Andy and Larry Wachowski, 2008)
7. Resident Evil: Degeneration (Makoto Kamiya, 2008)
8. Taken (Pierre Morel, 2008)
9. Boy A (John Crowley, 2007)
10. Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green, 2008)
11. Babylon A.D. (Mathieu Kassovitz, 2008)
12. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)
13. The Spirit (Frank Miller, 2008)
14. Traitor (Jeffrey Nachmanoff, 2008)
15. My Best Friend’s Girl (Howard Deutch, 2008)
16. Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
17. Just Friends (Roger Kumble, 2005)
18. Appaloosa (Ed Harris, 2008)
19. Match Point (Woody Allen, 2005)
20. Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green, 2008)
21. Doubt (John Patrick Shanley, 2008)
22. Max Payne (John Moore, 2008)
23. Hot Rod (Akiva Schaffer, 2007)
24. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard, 2008)
25. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
26. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
27. The Rocker(Peter Cattaneo, 2008)
28. Blades of Glory (Josh Gordon & Will Speck, 2007)
29. Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry, 2008)
30. Cinemania (Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak, 2002)
31. Lakeview Terrace (Neil LaBute, 2008)

February

32. RocknRolla (Guy Ritchie, 2008)
33. The Visitor (Thomas McCarthy, 2007)
34. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Peter Sollett, 2008)
35. Taken (Pierre Morel, 2008)
36. Cinemania (Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak, 2002)
37. The Rules of Attraction (Roger Avary, 2002)
38. Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008)
39. Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
40. The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 2008)
41. Changeling (Clint Eastwood, 2008)
42. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008)
43. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
44. Yes Man (Peyton Reed, 2008)
45. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller, 2008)
46. Il mio viaggio in Italia (Martin Scorsese, 1999)
47. Role Models (David Wain, 2008)
48. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)
49. Role Models (David Wain, 2008)
50. W. (Oliver Stone, 2008)
51. Nothing But the Truth (Rod Lurie, 2008)
52. Starting Out in the Evening (Andrew Wagner, 2007)
53. Frozen River (Courtney Hunt, 2008)
54. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)
55. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
56. El Milagro de Candeal (Fernando Trueba, 2004)
57. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
58. Role Models (David Wain, 2008)
59. Scary Movie 4 (David Zucker, 2006)

March

60. Two Lovers (James Gray, 2008)
61. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
62. House of 1000 Corpses (Rob Zombie, 2003)
63. Diarios de motocicleta (Walter Salles, 2004)
64. Watchmen (Zack Snyder, 2009)
65. The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
66. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)
67. Miracle at St. Anna (Spike Lee, 2008)
68. In the Mood for Love (Kar Wai Wong, 2000)
69. Pinocchio (Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen, 1940)
70. Cidade dos Homens (Paulo Morelli, 2007)
71. 300 (Zack Snyder, 2007)
72. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Mark Herman, 2008)
73. Role Models (David Wain, 2008)
74. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)
75. Futurama – Into the Wild Green Yonder (Peter Avanzino, 2009)
76. V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005)
77. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
78. The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
79. I Love You, Man (John Hamburg, 2009)
80. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
81. Hot Rod (Akiva Schaffer, 2007)
82. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (Kurt Kuenne, 2008)
83. The Iron Giant (Brad Bird, 1999)
84. Les Triplettes de Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)
85. What Just Happened (Barry Levinson, 2008)
86. Alice (Jan Svankmajer, 1988)
87. Killshot (John Madden, 2008)
88. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh, 2008)
89. Elegy (Isabel Coixet, 2008)
90. Marley & Me (David Frankel, 2008)
91. Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen, 1941)

April

92. The Aristocats (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1970)
93. Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2001)
94. Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 2009)
95. Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)
96. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
97. Quantum of Solace (Marc Foster, 2008)
98. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (Eleanor Coppola, 1991)
99. White Dog (Samuel Fuller, 1982)
100. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
101. Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes, 2002)
102. La Historia oficial (Luis Puenzo, 1985)
103. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
104. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
105. The Foot Fist Way (Jody Hill, 2006)
106. Observe and Report (Jody Hill, 2009)
107. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
108. Talladega Nights (Adam McKay, 2006)
109. Donkey Punch (Oliver Blackburn, 2008)
110. Crank (Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor, 2006)
111. Crank: High Voltage (Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor, 2009)
112. El norte (Gregory Nava, 1983)
113. Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002)
114. 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002)
115. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)
116. X-Men: The Last Stand (Brett Ratner, 2006)
117. X-Men (Bryan Singer, 2000)
118. X2 (Bryan Singer, 2003)
119. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood, 2009)

May

120. Meet Bill (Bernie Goldmann & Melisa Wallack, 2007)
121. Fanboys (Kyle Newman, 2008)
122. Blindness (Fernando Meirelles, 2008)
123. Semi-Pro (Kent Alterman, 2008)
124. Careful (Guy Maddin, 1992)
125. Star Trek (J. J. Abrams, 2009)
126. Mission Impossible III (J. J. Abrams, 2006)
127. Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
128. Deja Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
129. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)
130. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi, 2009)
131. Talladega Nights (Adam McKay, 2006)
132. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)
133. Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996)
134. Ratatouille (Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava, 2007)
135. Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch, 1980)
136. The Opposite of Sex (Don Roos, 1998)
137. Troll (John Carl Buechler, 1986)
138. Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso, 1990)
139. Terminator Salvation (McG, 2009)
140. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
141. The Jacket (John Maybury, 2005)
142. Låt den rätte komma in (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
143. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, 2001)
144. No Country for Old Men (Ethan & Joel Coen, 2007)
145. The Signal (David Bruckner, Dan Bush, & Jacob Gentry, 2007)
146. Up (Pete Docter, 2009)
147. Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)
148. Ratatouille (Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava, 2007)
149. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)

June

150. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
151. Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi, 2009)
152. He’s Just Not That Into You (Ken Kwapis, 2009)
153. Bram Stoker”s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992)
154. Choke (Clark Gregg, 2008)
155. Land of the Lost (Brad Silberling, 2009)
156. Old School (Todd Phillips, 2003)
157. The Hangover (Todd Phillips, 2009)
158. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974)
159. Strange Wilderness (Fred Wolf, 2008)
160. Fearless (Ronny Yu, 2006)
161. Raising Arizona (Joel Coen, 1987)
162. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Marcus Nispel, 2003)
163. Away We Go (Sam Mendes, 2009)
164. The Hangover (Todd Phillips, 2009)
165. The Hit (Stephen Frears, 1984)
166. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)
167. Transformers (Michael Bay, 2007)
168. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
169. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
170. Rain Man (Barry Levinson, 1988)
171. Southland Tales (Richard Kelly, 2006)
172. Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green, 2008)
173. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Michael Bay, 2009)
174. My Sister’s Keeper (Nick Cassavetes, 2009)
175. Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008)
176. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989)
177. Gray’s Anatomy (Steven Soderbergh, 1996)
178. Schizopolis (Steven Soderbergh, 1996)
179. Slackers (Dewey Nicks, 2002)

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Written by thomasbalkcom

July 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

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