Another Lame Entry

Completely thiefed from Alessar and I’m not even going to apologize. HA!

The top 100 movies according to imdb; the one’s I’ve seen are bolded [also completely lifted from Alessar because he hit a gold mine of an idea and I am all about the mooching. Thanks man!]

1 Godfather, The (1972)
2 Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3 Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
5 Schindler’s List (1993)
6 Citizen Kane (1941)
7 Casablanca (1942)
8 Seven Samurai (1954)
9 Star Wars (1977)
10 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
11 Memento (2000)
12 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
13 Rear Window (1954)
14 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
15 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17 Usual Suspects, The (1995)
18 Amelie (2001)
19 Pulp Fiction (1994)
20 North by Northwest (1959)
21 Psycho (1960)
22 Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
23 12 Angry Men (1957)
24 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
26 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
27 Goodfellas (1990)
28 American Beauty (1999)
29 Vertigo (1958)
30 Pianist, The (2002)
31 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32 Apocalypse Now (1979)
33 Some Like It Hot (1959)
34 Matrix, The (1999)
35 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36 Taxi Driver (1976)
37 Third Man, The (1949)
38 Paths of Glory (1957)
39 Fight Club (1999)
40 Boot, Das (1981)
41 L.A. Confidential (1997)
42 Double Indemnity (1944)
43 Chinatown (1974)
44 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
45 Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
46 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
47 Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
48 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (aka: Spirited away, for those who don’t know 🙂 this is the japanese name)
49 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
50 All About Eve (1950)
51 M (1931)
52 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
53 Raging Bull (1980)
54 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
55 Se7en (1995)
56 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
57 Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
58 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
59 Vita e bella, La (1997)
60 American History X (1998)
61 Sting, The (1973)
62 Touch of Evil (1958)
63 Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
64 Alien (1979)
65 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
66 Rashemon (1950)
67 Leon (1994)
68 Annie Hall (1977)
69 Great Escape, The (1963)
70 Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
71 Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
72 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73 Sixth Sense, The (1999)
74 Jaws (1975)
75 Amadeus (1984)
76 On the Waterfront (1954)
77 Ran (1985)
78 Braveheart (1995)
79 High Noon (1952)
80 Fargo (1996)
81 Blade Runner (1982)
82 Apartment, The (1960)
83 Aliens (1986)
84 Toy Story 2 (1999)
85 Strangers on a Train (1951)
86 Modern Times (1936)
87 Shining, The (1980)
88 Donnie Darko (2001)
89 Duck Soup (1933)
90 Princess Bride, The (1987)
91 Lola rennt (1998) (aka, “Run Lola Run”)
92 City Lights (1931)
93 General, The (1927)
94 Metropolis (1927)
95 Searchers, The (1956)
96 Full Metal Jacket
97 Notorious (1946)
98 Manhattan (1979)
99 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
100 Graduate, The (1967)

And I have to say that’s a whopping 67 of 100 greatest movies or the ones I haven’t watched equal the ones Alessar has watched. Ha! (I marked Pulp Fiction but I don’t think I have seen it all the way through in one sitting. Rather I have seen several if not all of the parts so I’m counting it. It’s tough to tell if you have seen the whole movie when you only see one vignette at a time)

OK, now let’s look at the real truth here and remember that I have a film major so I’m going to go back through and italicize the films that I saw because it was part of the class curriculum. Hee, you were wondering why some of them were both bolded and in italics no? OK.

Heh, I counted 28 in italics. So that brings me to having watched 39 films of my own volition and not because there was going to be a test on them sometime in the coming semester. I always knew my film degree would get me somewhere! Whoot, 67% of imdb’s best films!

Oh, and yes, I saw Alien for a class. I took a semester on horror films, which rocked the house like no body’s business and we saw Alien, Halloween, The Shining, Nosferatu, Dracula, Frankenstein, Psycho, and maybe some others that I can’t remember. I had another prof who was all into the Noir thing so that’s why I have Double Indemnity and some of the Hitchcock’s and some of the other dark films checked off the list. Mmmmm, tasty tasty Film Noir (possibly my fave film style and many resounding YAYs for Tim Burton for continuing the theme into the modern day as he is all about the Noir so he officially rocks. Love me some Tim Burton). Likewise, I had a prof who was all about the Hitchcock which means most of the ones marked off I saw in an auditorium and took notes on. Why is The Birds not on this list?

I also took a stupid RC film class (The floating boats class if you have been reading) which, for whatever reason, was all about Kubrick so we got the 2001 thing, The Clockwork Orange thing, the Dr. Strangelove thing, the Paths of Glory thing (which was really really good, it’s one of the movies that I remember pretty vividly (and not for any floating boats) from that dark chapter of film class), the Full Metal Jacket thing and wait, did I see The Shining in that class or the horror class or both? Anyway, I also took a unit on Japanese Cinema (Ran, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood and Rashomon…come to think on it, this may have been a Kurosawa unit or maybe a Kurosawa unit of a Japanese cinema thing) and German cinema (Das Boot, Lola, Die Blaue Angel, M, Menner) and all film students see Citizen Kane whether they want to or not. Many times. Many times many. Rosebud.

Thanks Alessar for the idea! (and I too might think about making a list of good movies but I don’t think I can do 100 of them. Maybe 10 or 25.)

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