There are simply too many amazing films—thousands, really—that could occupy every slot on this list just as confidently as the ones that are here.
I hate hotshots.
Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style has retained its cult classic status for 25 years as a time capsule of early 80s hip hop culture, but seen right now, it stands out most as a satire on urban class collision.
Watching Day of Wrath for the second time at age 35, I now see much more E.T. than Schindler’s List.
I’m sure Contempt was something to see in 1963.