Our critic's top movies of all time countdown

20. Repo Man (1984). One of the earliest

20. Repo Man (1984). One of the earliest and best alt-culture touchstones, starring a perfectly cast Emilio Estevez as a blinkered L.A. punk surrounded by brainless parents, generic food, terrible bands and, it turns out, space aliens. Its final, all-encapsulating line: "Whoa."
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What, no "Citizen Kane"? Nope. Nor did I include "Gone With the Wind," anything by Martin Scorsese or a single French New Wave landmark in my list of the top 20 movies of all time.

After all, it is "my" list. All perfectly defensible, but I'll wager that your personal list looks much different. We all likely a fairly personal list of films that shaped our youths, hit us somewhere deep, that we still watch over and over. --RAFER GUZMÁN

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