Thoughtful, entertaining, and memorable, Wall-E still stands among Pixar's best.
Consistent tension, fear, and social decay mark Night of the Living Dead, creating a masterpiece in the process.
Cary Grant looked down on his mania in Arsenic and Old Lace, but it's wonderfully kitschy comedy work beyond the '40s era norms.
A story of a cruel, self-destructive man, Raging Bull is essential in examining the masculine, invincible mindset of war and post-war America.
Shaft's Big Score does well enough to sustain the racial divisions and power fantasy, but doesn't have the same social consciousness as the original.
Infinitely quotable, crass, and socially defining, Shaft's legendary status hasn't diminished in 50 years.
Sultry, steamy, and seductive, Double Indemnity's grand dialog paired to its noir roots defined the '40s entire slate of thrillers.
A fable of American capitalism and seemingly a fairy tale given the bygone era it represents, Citizen Kane remains American cinema's landmark in countless ways.
One of many pieces of '90s culture trying desperately to draw attention to inner city issues, Menace II Society still works in the modern day.
The Incredible Shrinking Man is among the '50s best sci-fi offerings, draining a man of his domestic masculinity while delivering appropriate nuclear-era thrills.
Patiently exposing a too-far reaching conspiracy, Parallax View depicts an uncertain time through what's now an unlikely hero.
Game of Death's crass, exploitative existence still gave movie and martial arts audiences an iconic Bruce Lee performance.