34. Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Jean-Luc Godard really outdid himself with this film. It might not quite reach the same heights as his breakthrough film “Breathless”, but it’s just as fun and even more of a pleasure for the eyes. The colour in this film is simply astounding, Godard doesn’t simply shoot a film, he paints it like the pretentious and talented “artist” he no doubt is, and “Pierrot Le Fou” more than any other of his films is his attempt at creating pop-art. He fully succeeded. This film pops off of the screen more than any other film I can think of. It just goes to show that you don’t really need 3-D to find yourself engrossed in a movie, you just need talent behind (and in front) of the camera.
33. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
This film won the Academy Award for best foreign language picture last year, and I just found out about it a couple of months ago, which just goes to show how poorly films made outside the United States are distributed inside North America. It’s “Zodiac” but from a South American perspective, I really don’t know how else to describe it other than that it’s extremely tense and insanely good. Search it out.
32. Adaptation (2002)
I bet you think that a movie about flowers could never be very interesting right? Well in the hands of anyone less talented than Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze you’d probably be right, but with “Adaptation” they created a film wholly unique and absolutely mesmerizing. Never has a film about the creation of a film been more funny, dramatic, or entertaining. Cage gives his best performance ever.
31. Zodiac (2007)
The most epic serial-killer film of all time. A lot people get thrown off by its length and pacing but I think both of those things are its strong suit. “Zodiac” firmly places you inside the investigation for one of the most nefarious serial killers of all time. You have to see this movie.
30. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
“Night of the Living Dead” re-invented the horror film in the late 1960’s. It is because of this film that horror films are the way they are today (i.e. realistic and capable of scaring us). George Romero did us all a great favour in the creation of this film, and had he left it at that, he would have been remembered still regardless. But he didn’t, and his next entry into the franchise would turn out to be even better.