The Best 'Spike Lee's Essential Film List' Movies

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The Godfather 1972, 175 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Marlon BrandoAl PacinoJames Caan

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Yojimbo 1961, 110 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneIsuzu YamadaDaisuke Katô

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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Rashômon 1950, 88 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMachiko KyôMinoru Chiaki

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Vertigo 1958, 129 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: James StewartKim NovakTom Helmore

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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Chinatown 1974, 131 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Faye DunawayJack NicholsonJohn Hillerman

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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On the Waterfront 1954, 108 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Marlon BrandoKarl MaldenLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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