Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)I prove how lacking I am in some of the basics when I admit I've never seen Jaws or Taxi Driver, and I've only seen Carrie on TV with commercials. I mean that's gotta make a difference. I do have Jaws on DVD waiting for me to get around to it...
The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie, 1976)
Carrie (Brian de Palma, 1976)
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1939)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Pretty Maids All in a Row (Roger Vadim, 1971)
Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1997)
Sorcerer (William Friedkin, 1977)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
4 out of 12! Of course, none of these movies would be on a top-12 list if I were making the list.