10. APOCALYPSE NOW
(Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
This mind-blowing epic squeezed into the Top 10 and we're glad it did. It's a dark, troubling journey into the heart of darkness. Coppola's epic design and execution is staggering. The troubled production is almost as famous as the film itself. This is definitely one to track down and experience.
9. DAWN OF THE DEAD
(George A. Romero, 1978)
A cult classic and deservedly so. The follow up to Romero's seminal Night of the Living Dead (1968) expands the zombie nightmare into a global epidemic. A biting statement on consumerism, Romero has fun with his zombie friends as well as giving us a gross, horrific, splatter-fest, courtesy of Tom Savini's brilliant make-up. A classic.