My Sweet Home

Six and three is nine
Nine and nine is eighteen
Look there brother baby and
You'll see what I've seen

Yes, I have a chip on my shoulder, but for good reason. I do live in the greatest city on earth. It's the Third Coast, the Windy City, & it has spawned a new breed of American. We are more polite than New York, more grounded than LA, &, as a people, far less refined than Boston. It's also the most beautiful city in America, we have alleys, our garbage doesn't collect on the streets, the rats stay in the shadows.

But we do have our problems, and epidemic of crime & violence that has lasted so long, the Chicago Police Department exchanged Michael for Jude as it's acting patron saint--which, if nothing else, stands as a testament of Chicago's good humor. The city is run by the Irish Mafia, South Side shootings stopped being news three generations ago. The dead regularly vote, and yet the people take the rampant corruption with a good humored shrug. That's how our political machine has always worked, and for some unknown reason, America elected one of us to the highest office in the land.

Now it could be that I grew up here, but I can't help but judge other cities by their versions of Division & Michigan, & they've always fallen short. The skylines aren't as beautiful, & the people, well, their not from Chicago. The people on the East Coast & the West Coast both have their extremes, by the time they get to the Third Coast the unnecessary eccentricities have washed away.

So here you go, a tribute, in almost no particular order, to the best city in the world.
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1.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
2.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
3.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
4.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Public Enemies (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. (140 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
6.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
 
7.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
8.
The Sting (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
9.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
10.
Wayne's World (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. (94 mins.)
 
11.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
12.
High Fidelity (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
13.
Road to Perdition (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
14.
Chicago (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
15.
The Fugitive (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
16.
Meet the Parents (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (108 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
17.
Risky Business (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. (99 mins.)
Director: Paul Brickman
 
18.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
19.
A League of Their Own (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
20.
Meet the Fockers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time. (115 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
21.
The Chicago Code (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption. (44 mins.)
 
22.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. (97 mins.)
 
23.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend. (95 mins.)
Director: Stephen Surjik
 
24.
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues. (95 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
25.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
26.
Wicker Park (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
27.
Ray (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
28.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
29.
The Weather Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive. (102 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
30.
Red Heat (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country. (104 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
31.
Uncle Buck (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. (100 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
32.
Flatliners (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
33.
Candyman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth. (99 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
34.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him. (99 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
35.
ER (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital. (44 mins.)
 
36.
Chicago Hope (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago. (60 mins.)
 
37.
Eight Men Out (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. (119 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
38.
The Relic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
39.
Curly Sue (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A homeless man and his young companion who survive by conning people meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her. (101 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
40.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
41.
Poltergeist III (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a highrise building, and the supernatural forces that have haunted her previously follow her there. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
 
42.
Next of Kin (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself. (108 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
43.
Nothing in Common (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A highly successful TV executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic. (118 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
44.
I Love Trouble (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment. (123 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
 
45.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago. (51 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
 
46.
Call Northside 777 (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case. (112 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
47.
Chicago Cab (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
There is more to this story than this review lets on. It reflects all different facets of society over one drivers shift... (96 mins.)
 
48.
Chicago Deadline (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so. (86 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
49.
Hero (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
50.
Running Scared (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
51.
Backdraft (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
52.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Wild Card (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Zoe, a Las Vegas blackjack dealer, becomes an insurance investigator, so she can raise her nieces and nephew, after their mother (Zoe's sister) died in a car accident. (45 mins.)
 
54.
Whitney (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A girl, a guy, and their friends are twenty-somethings living in Chicago. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Webster (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode. (30 mins.)
 
56.
What About Joan (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby... (30 mins.)
Director: Ed. Weinberger
 
57.
Two of a Kind (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A show about a single father who has his hands full raising twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley. (30 mins.)
Director: Richard Correll
 
58.
Trust Me (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A look at the private and professional lives of employees at the Chicago advertising agency Rothman, Greene & Moore. (60 mins.)
 
59.
Traffic Light (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A comedy about how friendships and romances both enhance and complicate our lives, which centers on... (30 mins.)
 
60.
Terra Nova (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization. (46 mins.)
 
61.
Still Standing (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Bill and Judy are not your average parents; the kids are the responsible ones. (30 mins.)
Director: Katy Garretson
 
62.
The Steve Harvey Show (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A former funk star named Steve Hightower enlists as a high school music teacher away from his original career in Chicago. (30 mins.)
 
63.
Starting Over (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Six women move into the "Starting Over" house to seek the help of two life coaches to achieve a goal while living under the same roof. (60 mins.)
Director: Petra Costner
 
64.
Sisters (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka... (60 mins.)
 
65.
Shameless (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. (46 mins.)
 
66.
Revolution (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government. (43 mins.)
 
67.
Punky Brewster (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... (30 mins.)
 
68.
My Boys (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A female sports columnist in Chicago deals with the men in her life including her brother, her ex-boyfriend, her best friend and a sportswriter for a rival publication. (30 mins.)
 
69.
The Loop (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A recent college graduate adjusts to life as a corporate drone.
 
70.
Due South (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago. (46 mins.)
 
71.
The Boondocks (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues. (22 mins.)
 
72.
About Last Night... (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. (113 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
73.
Above the Law (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop and uncovers CIA wrongdoing. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
74.
Big Shots (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side... (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
 
75.
Blankman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Binder
 
76.
Candyman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth. (99 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
77.
Chain Reaction (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
78.
Child's Play (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
79.
Child's Play 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind. (84 mins.)
Director: John Lafia
 
80.
Class (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young boy in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected. (98 mins.)
 
81.
Dick Tracy (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (105 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
82.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Metter
 
83.
Hoodlum (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
84.
Judgment Night (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
85.
Love and Action in Chicago (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Eddie Jones is an agent with the U.S. State Department's elite Eliminator Corps. He eliminates people the government doesn't want around. Eddie also needs to change his life. (91 mins.)
 
86.
Mercury Rising (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code. (111 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
87.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story. (107 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
88.
Only the Lonely (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker. (104 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
89.
Ordinary People (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son. (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
90.
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship... (105 mins.)
Director: Norman René
 
91.
Primal Fear (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep. (129 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
92.
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family. (128 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
93.
Random Encounter (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Elizabeth Berkley stars as a young and rising Public Relations executive who meets a strange man after a cocktail party, and she is framed for murder. (93 mins.)
Director: Doug Jackson
 
94.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down. (119 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
95.
Return to Me (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart. (115 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Hunt
 
96.
Rookie of the Year (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stern
 
97.
She's Having a Baby (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality... (106 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
98.
Soul Food (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart. (115 mins.)
 
99.
Soul Food (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois. (45 mins.)
 
100.
Straight Talk (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host. (91 mins.)
Director: Barnet Kellman