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2. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Votes: 29,724 | Gross: $2.49M
Inspired "Motorcycle Emptiness" from "Generation Terrorists'' (1992)
3. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 664,338 | Gross: $28.26M
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 106,384 | Gross: $5.01M
5. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Votes: 298,068 | Gross: $23.38M
6. Naked (1993)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.
Votes: 31,271 | Gross: $1.77M
8. Betty Blue (1986)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.
Votes: 16,394 | Gross: $2.00M
11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.
12. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
14. Being There (1979)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Votes: 61,783 | Gross: $30.18M
18. 1984 (1984)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
Votes: 61,653 | Gross: $8.40M
John Hurt's words "I hate purity. Hate goodness. I don't want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone corrupt." were sampled in "Faster" from "The Holy Bible" (1995)
20. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
Votes: 136,915 | Gross: $4.86M
Was sampled in "Doors Closing Slowly" from "Journal for Plague Lovers" (2009)
21. The Entertainer (1960)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.
The main hero Archie Rice played by Laurence Olivier probably inspired "William's Last Words" from Journal for Plague Lovers (2009)
22. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
The song title "Running Out Of Fantasy" from "Rewind the Film" (2013) comes from a line ("I am running out of fantasy.") in the Werner Herzog-directed documentary Burden Of Dreams, which was shot during and about the chaotic production of his 1982 South American jungle-based film "Fitzcarraldo".
23. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.
Inspired "Running Out Of Fantasy" from "Rewind the Film" (2013)
24. The Machinist (2004)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.
Votes: 337,048 | Gross: $1.08M
Was sampled in "Peeled Apples" from "Journal for Plague Lovers" (2009)
25. The Sun (2005)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History
Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.
Votes: 2,492 | Gross: $0.08M
Was sampled in "Me and Steven Hawking" from "Journal for Plague Lovers" (2009)
26. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Some quotes were used in lyrics of "Marlon J.D." from "Journal for Plague Lovers" (2009)
27. The Dresser (1983)
PG | 118 min | Drama
Personal Assistant Norman (Sir Tom Courtenay) of deteriorating veteran actor Sir (Albert Finney) struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.
Votes: 4,483 | Gross: $5.31M