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Network (1976)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Lumetís satire of televisionís morals has grown more chillingly relevant with age. Peter Finchís on-air breakdown, screaming at the cameras, entices the audience rather than repels them. Read Review

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North By Northwest (1959)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
A droll and debonair Cary Grant slaloms between spy rings, suspicious blondes, mother issues and a psychopathic cropduster. Read Review

Toy Story (1995)
Director: John Lasseter
A landmark in animation as beautiful and significant as Snow White. The point wasnít just art-by-computer, but a storytelling of wit and humanity that translated to seemingly everyone alive. Read Review

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Tarantino mixed noir staples with spasms of ultraviolence and a whirr of meta-dialogue where everything was game, from Madonna to The Great Escape, to create the pop-cultural movie event of the '90s. Read Review

American Beauty (1999)
Director: Sam Mendes
An intricate, brilliantly acted dissection of dysfunctional family life, wunderkind Mendesí first movie was well-rewarded with a hatful of Oscars. Read Review

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This poll was conducted in November 2008. The list was compiled using votes from Empire readers, Hollywood actors, actress and key film critics.

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