Saturday, February 13, 2010

25 Movies

One of my 101 in 1001 goals was to watch 25 of the top 100 movies as voted on at IMDb. The list is actually the top 250 but I chose my 25 from the top 100. I have already watched 4 but I just added the other 21 to my netflix queue. Maybe that will help me make sure I accomplish this goal and actually watch these movies. In choosing my movies, I tried to pick a wide variety, different years, genres, etc. And I also made an effort to watch movies that I wouldn't normally pick. You might be shocked that I haven't seen these movies. T definitely couldn't believe it. Haha
Titles (bold/red text) means they are in my 25.  
Titles (black text/crossed through) means I have already watched them.  
Titles  means I have been able to mark it off my list of 25. 
Hope that's not too confusing!

RankRatingTitleVotes
1.9.1The Shawshank Redemption (1994)475,542
2.9.1The Godfather (1972)383,829
3.9.0The Godfather: Part II (1974)226,464
4.8.9Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966)144,110
5.8.9Pulp Fiction (1994)386,708
6.8.8Schindler's List (1993)256,061
7.8.812 Angry Men (1957)105,715
8.8.8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)197,321
9.8.8Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)260,091
10.8.8The Dark Knight (2008)423,859
11.8.8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)338,727
12.8.8Star Wars (1977)303,647
13.8.7Casablanca (1942)157,875
14.8.7Goodfellas (1990)211,908
15.8.7Shichinin no samurai (1954)90,112
16.8.7Fight Club (1999)352,179
17.8.7Cidade de Deus (2002)152,426
18.8.7Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)229,208
19.8.7The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)363,794
20.8.7Rear Window (1954)110,571
21.8.7The Usual Suspects (1995)250,397
22.8.7Psycho (1960)133,184
23.8.7C'era una volta il West (1968)67,469
24.8.6The Silence of the Lambs (1991)227,705
25.8.6The Matrix (1999)355,229
26.8.6Se7en (1995)256,742
27.8.6Memento (2000)251,075
28.8.6It's a Wonderful Life (1946)95,836
29.8.6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)305,858
30.8.6Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)147,577
31.8.6Sunset Blvd. (1950)50,248
32.8.6North by Northwest (1959)87,113
33.8.6Citizen Kane (1941)131,085
34.8.6Léon (1994)183,445
35.8.6Apocalypse Now (1979)162,652
36.8.5American Beauty (1999)274,496
37.8.5Forrest Gump (1994)276,234
38.8.5American History X (1998)206,849
39.8.5Taxi Driver (1976)143,670
40.8.5Vertigo (1958)85,320
41.8.5Lawrence of Arabia (1962)74,773
42.8.5Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)220,210
43.8.5Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)167,482
44.8.5WALL·E (2008)162,136
45.8.5Alien (1979)167,915
46.8.5Saving Private Ryan (1998)252,825
47.8.5A Clockwork Orange (1971)180,470
48.8.5The Shining (1980)164,357
49.8.4Avatar (2009)187,270
50.8.4Paths of Glory (1957)41,472
51.8.4The Departed (2006)241,030
52.8.4To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)77,521
53.8.4The Pianist (2002)122,576
54.8.4Aliens (1986)159,339
55.8.4Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)92,044
56.8.4Das Leben der Anderen (2006)66,977
57.8.4M (1931)36,839
58.8.4Double Indemnity (1944)34,268
59.8.4Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)203,513
60.8.4Chinatown (1974)73,200
61.8.4Requiem for a Dream (2000)170,953
62.8.4The Third Man (1949)47,788
63.8.4L.A. Confidential (1997)155,843
64.8.4Reservoir Dogs (1992)198,219
65.8.4Das Boot (1981)66,248
66.8.4The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)30,818
67.8.4Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)146,755
68.8.4El laberinto del fauno (2006)139,844
69.8.4City Lights (1931)24,846
70.8.4Inglourious Basterds (2009)136,715
71.8.4The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)55,216
72.8.3Raging Bull (1980)83,588
73.8.3Up (2009)81,148
74.8.3The Prestige (2006)184,350
75.8.3Singin' in the Rain (1952)51,739
76.8.32001: A Space Odyssey (1968)150,514
77.8.3La vita è bella (1997)99,939
78.8.3Back to the Future (1985)186,205
79.8.3Modern Times (1936)32,711
80.8.3Der Untergang (2004)75,542
81.8.3Some Like It Hot (1959)62,697
82.8.3The Maltese Falcon (1941)48,425
83.8.3Amadeus (1984)90,619
84.8.3Full Metal Jacket (1987)140,579
85.8.3Gran Torino (2008)108,415
86.8.3Rashômon (1950)35,955
87.8.3Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)41,719
88.8.3Braveheart (1995)225,167
89.8.3Once Upon a Time in America (1984)66,589
90.8.3Slumdog Millionaire (2008)156,996
91.8.3All About Eve (1950)32,789
92.8.3The Green Mile (1999)182,713
93.8.3The Elephant Man (1980)53,744
94.8.3Metropolis (1927)36,123
95.8.3Sin City (2005)238,363
96.8.3Rebecca (1940)32,999
97.8.3The Great Dictator (1940)33,955
98.8.3The Apartment (1960)33,651
99.8.3The Sting (1973)61,436
100.8.3The Great Escape (1963)57,777

This is a working list. If there are some I have chosen that you would suggest NOT watching, let me know.
And if I skipped over any that you think I should watch, leave a comment. :)

9 comments:

Shoshanah said...

I'm surprised at some of the movies you haven't seen. But then again, there's a good amount of movies I've never seen. The ones I think you should absolutely make a point to see are:
Schindler's List, Star Wars, Memento, Forrest Gump, To Kill a Mockingbird, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

If it was me, I think I'd probably pick my movies off AFI's top 100 list, but I think you have a great idea!

Ashley said...

I recently saw Rebecca and thought it was so good! I definitely recommend it.

JG said...

You should DEFINITELY watch Rebecca, and I also recommend 12 Angry Men.

Amanda said...

Ha! You are not creepy! When you first commented on my blog and I clicked on yours, your name was so familiar to me! So, maybe we have met somewhere! I went to Millsaps and MC. I used to teach for Jackson Public Schools and we lived in the Flowood area. Does any of that ring a bell?

Amanda said...

Oh, and you definitely should go eat at Steam Room Grille. It's one of my favorite places ever! Tell your dad's cousin how awesome it is and that he should open one in Nashville! :)

Amanda said...

Hmmmm...well, I don't know if we've met before, but it's nice to have "met" you now! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Amanda said...

Thanks! Yes, I do it myself! It has become a fun hobby!

Heather Grace said...

Eternal Sunshine is a must... in my opinion anyway. It's in my top five favorites. Jim Carrey is at his best in it, for sure. Fight Club normally wouldn't be my cup of tea, but I loved it. Metropolis is also a good movie if you're into the film-history side of things. Super long and kind of slow, but it's great to watch to see how far movies have progressed over the years! Pan's Labyrinth (Il Laberinto del Fauno) is superb, if not slightly creepy. Beautiful film, though. And I adored Inglorious Basterds.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Rebecca and The Apartment are really good! I'd suggest adding those because they really are worth watching! Good luck with your list.