A full list would not only take forever to write, it'd take forever to read. So I'll give my top five instead...
5. Chinatown -- A tight screenplay by Robert Towne and terrific performances by Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Houston elevate what could have been a seedier-than-most noir thriller into a bona fide work of art. The plot, while serpentine, is never hard to follow and the climactic showdown in LA's Chinatown is the definition of tragedy. Great movie.
4. Superman: The Movie -- the 1978 Richard Donner-directed, Christopher Reeve-starring adaptation of the world-famous comic character showed how truly great a work of comic-book-based fantasy can be. By taking its subject matter seriously, and by incorporating then-groundbreaking effects and wirework -- and headed by a charmingly tongue-in-cheek lead performance by Christopher Reeve -- this flick still stands as one of the best comic book movies ever made.
3. Touch of Evil -- the ultimate B-Movie. Orson Welles as a sputtering, hardboiled detective, Charlton Heston as a Mexican diplomat and the beautiful Janet Leigh tormented by a greaser gang in a seedy Mexican hotel. And let's not forget Dennis Weaver as the memorably twitchy hotel clerk.
2. It's a Wonderful Life -- few women have been so lovely as Donna Reed in this flick. When the young Mary leans to the deaf ear of young George and whispers "George Bailey, I'm gonna love you 'til the day you die" it tugs on my masculine heart strings.
1. Seven Samurai -- for my money, one of the two or three very best films ever made, period. This movie literally has it all; great writing, great direction, action, humor, pathos, drama, suspense, excitement and a strong theme of morality, integrity and honor. Movies rarely -- very, very rarely -- get better than this.
There you go.