'Jaws,' 'E.T.' among Yahoo's top 100 movies


Yahoo Movies on Monday unveiled its list of "100 Movies to See Before You Die" at movies.yahoo.com. With five films -- "Jaws," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Saving Private Ryan," "Schindler's List" and "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" -- Steven Spielberg was the most ubiquitous director in the rankings.

The 100 titles were chosen by the Yahoo Movies team of editors and film experts and feature cinema from around the world, regardless of release date, genre, country of origin or budget.

The lineup encompasses the action thriller "Die Hard," the mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" and classics like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "It's a Wonderful Life."

The films range from the 1922 German horror flick "Nosferatu" to the 1964 Beatles flick "A Hard Day's Night" to the 2001 blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring."

The list also offers commentary and expert analysis on 25 of the chosen films.

The 1950s is the era that produced the most movies represented. Nineteen films from that decade appear on the list, including "Rashomon," "12 Angry Men," "Vertigo" and "Some Like It Hot." Only three movies released in the 21st century made the list: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "In the Mood for Love" and "Lord of the Rings."

The complete list can be found here.
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