"Obviously my main aim, given the project’s title, was to find “The 50 Greatest Films”. But more than that, by expanding the voting from the usual ten titles to 50, I also hoped to freshen up the results a little. My thinking being that there are films that would seldom make any one’s top ten, but would perhaps be almost essential for most people’s top 50s. Surely no list would be complete without a Marx or a Laurel and Hardy film? I was tempted to stipulate 100 titles, but thought that this may prove too daunting a task and put people off. With hindsight, 100 may have proved a better bet."
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.
During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.