ScreenAge Wasteland has always had one goal, and that is to bring back the cinema conversations of old. We’re dedicated to growing and harvesting a community that discusses every genre of film and TV whether it’s new, old, or obscure.
It’s the reason why we have recurring series like Question of the Day, Power Rankings, What to Stream, That Pairs Nicely, and Film Films for…Birthday. We’re a team of individuals that love film and want to discuss all aspects of it.
This brings us to The SAW Canon. During the last few months of 2019, our team worked together to select over 200 films from the dawn of cinema to the present day that we considered to be worthy of entering a sacred canon. In the event of Earth being completely nuked, these are films we would want the survivors to find safely locked away in a vault.
Our picks may not be as universally beloved as AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies, but that was never the idea. We picked films that aren’t just classics but damn good films. Films that changed and shaped us into the human beings we are today. And we want to share our thoughts with you on why these films feel like a part of us.
The first 28 films that comprised Vault One of the SAW Canon can be found here. Below are the 28 films that comprise Vault Two.
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- The Shining (1980)
- The Evil Dead (1981)
- The Terminator (1984)
- Predator (1987)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Akira (1988)
Vault Two begins on May 6th when K. Alvarez offers his thoughts on 12 Angry Men.
See you in the trenches, screenagers.