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discontent #6. Summer 1998

 

 

 

 


THE ROB PAGE

 

Everyone loves grand gestures of list-making, and currently everyone is making The Rob Page proud. The Modern Library came up with the Top One Hundred American Novels by Guys, and Radcliffe quickly rebutted with the Top 100 Modern Novels Certainly Not Forgetting Toni Morrison. Naturally, the most inspiring list of the year is the American Film Institute’s Best 100 Films in 100 Years. I know you’ve seen it. This is our answer:

 

discontentís Top 100 Films, In No Particular Order

1 Annie Hall 51 Strictly Ballroom
2 Crocodile Dundee 52 Bananas
3 The Princess Bride 53 Itís A Gift
4 Perfectly Normal 54 True Romance
5 My Brilliant Career 55 42nd Street
6 Dangerous Liaisons 56 Babetteís Feast
7 Ghostbusters 57 How to Get Ahead in Advertising
8 Some Like it Hot 58 Queen Margot
9 Young Frankenstein 59 Top Hat
10 Enemies: A Love Story 60 Do the Right Thing
11 Vampireís Kiss 61 Casablanca
12 Oceanís 11 62 Kicking & Screaming
13 Whoís Afraid of Virginia Woolf 63 The Breakfast Club
14 Roadkill 64 Amadeus
15 Metropolitan 65 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
16 Educating Rita 66 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
17 Indian Runner 67 Earth Girls Are Easy
18 Bottle Rocket 68 Hamlet (Olivier OR Branagh)
19 The Russia House 69 A Fish Called Wanda
20 Hannah & Her Sisters 70 Heathers
21 Rear Window 71 The Empire Strikes Back
22 Persuasion 72 The Jerk
23 Un Coeur en Hiver 73 The Philadelphia Story
24 A Night at the Opera 74 The Graduate
25 Raiders of the Lost Ark 75 Fitzcarraldo
26 Mon Oncle 76 Saturday Night Fever
27 Sid & Nancy 77 The Wizard of Oz
28 The Seven Year Itch 78 Rebecca
29 Days of Heaven 79 Law of Desire
30 Sixteen Candles 80 Thelma & Louise
31 Tootsie 81 The Life of Brian
32 A Room with a View 82 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould
33 The Right Stuff 83 My Dinner with Andre
34 Modern Times 84 Chariots of Fire
35 Blade Runner 85 Local Hero
36 Trainspotting 86 When Harry Met Sally...
37 Clerks 87 Dr. Strangelove
38 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead 88 Tom Jones
39 The Court Jester 89 Mediterraneo
40 Trading Places 90 Ridicule
41 Working Girl 91 Say Anything...
42 Party Girl 92 Candleshoe
43 Withnail & I 93 Deconstructing Harry
44 Impromptu 94 This is Spinal Tap
45 The Apartment 95 My Own Private Idaho
46 The Player 96 Silence of the Lambs
47 Hope & Glory 97 The Trial
48 The Bad & the Beautiful 98 Dersu Uzala
49 Monty Python & the Holy Grail 99 Les Trois Couleurs: Bleu
50 Reversal of Fortune 100 The Unbelievable Truth

 

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