May 26, 2008

Top 100 movies meme

The list as taken from the IMDB. Movies I've seen in bold.

#1. Godfather, The (1972)
#2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
#3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
#4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
#5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
#6. Schindler's List (1993)
#7. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
#8. Casablanca (1942)
#9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
#10. Star Wars (1977)
#11. Citizen Kane (1941)
#12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
#13. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
#14. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
#15. Rear Window (1954)
#16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
#17. Pulp Fiction (1994)
#18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
#19. Memento (2000)
#20. North by Northwest (1959)
#21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
#22. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
#23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
#24. Psycho (1960)
#25. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
#26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
#27. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
#28. Goodfellas (1990)
#29. American Beauty (1999)
#30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
#31. Vertigo (1958)
#32. Matrix, The (1999)
#33. Cidade de Deus (2002)
#34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
#35. C'era una volta il West (1968)
#36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
#37. Pianist, The (2002)
#38. Third Man, The (1949)
#39. Paths of Glory (1957)
#40. Taxi Driver (1976)
#41. Fight Club (1999)
#42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
#43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
#44. Double Indemnity (1944)
#45. Boot, Das (1981)
#46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
#47. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
#48. Chinatown (1974)
#49. L.A. Confidential (1997)
#50. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
#51. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
#52. All About Eve (1950)
#53. M (1931)
#54. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
#55. Se7en (1995)
#56. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
#57. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
#58. Rashômon (1950)
#59. Raging Bull (1980)
#60. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
#61. Alien (1979)
#62. American History X (1998)
#63. Sting, The (1973)
#64. Léon (1994)
#65. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
#66. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
#67. Vita è bella, La (1997)
#68. Touch of Evil (1958)
#69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
#70. Finding Nemo (2003)
#71. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
#72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
#73. Great Escape, The (1963)
#74. Modern Times (1936)
#75. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
#76. Amadeus (1984)
#77. On the Waterfront (1954)
#78. Ran (1985)
#79. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
#80. Annie Hall (1977)
#81. Wo hu cang long (2000)
#82. Jaws (1975)
#83. Apartment, The (1960)
#84. Braveheart (1995)
#85. High Noon (1952)
#86. Aliens (1986)
#87. Fargo (1996)
#88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
#89. Shining, The (1980)
#90. Metropolis (1927)
#91. Blade Runner (1982)
#92. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
#93. City Lights (1931)
#94. Donnie Darko (2001)
#95. Duck Soup (1933)
#96. Great Dictator, The (1940)
#97. General, The (1927)
#98. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
#99. Princess Bride, The (1987)
#100. Dogville (2003)

Posted by Hube at May 26, 2008 10:38 AM | TrackBack

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what! no Brazil?!
Hube, you got to see some of Hitcock's movies like rear window and north by northwest! classics...and you haven't seen casablanca?
I can't believe the Big Labowski isn't there iether!

Posted by: cardinals fan at May 26, 2008 01:20 PM

and fargo and the great escape...man,get to the store and rent this summerF!

Posted by: cardinals fan at May 26, 2008 01:22 PM

What? You've never seen Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo? Philistine!

(Actually I think that's the original title of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

At least rent Taxi Driver, and I'd agree with Cards Fan about the Hitchcock movies.

Posted by: G Rex at May 26, 2008 05:34 PM

What, you've never seen The Princess Bride?

INCONCEIVABLE!!!

Posted by: Bronwen at May 26, 2008 07:06 PM

"Shawshank Redemption" #2? No way. Why's it even in the top 100? That movie was too sappy and I should be an expert on good sappiness. I'm a bleeding-heart liberal!

"To Kill a Mockingbird" #34? Way underrated. I heard a person make a persuasive case that the character Peck played in that movie is precisely the kind of hero-type we should promote in the US. Someone willing to go against the tide of culture to do the right thing and stand down deeply entrenched prejudices.

Here's one that makes no one's list but mine (that I know of): "A Passage to India." I think it is one the most profound and nuanced movies of all time. But that opinion is shared by no one I know.

Posted by: Dana Garrett at May 28, 2008 01:10 AM

Sorry Dana, but I gotta agree w/Shawshank's greatness. The only weakness IMO is Tim Robbins' acting. Everything else is terrific.

Posted by: Hube at May 29, 2008 05:31 PM