Saturday, March 15, 2008

Top 100 movies? Really?

Taken from Nicholas.

I followed his format and bolded the ones I've seen. I added comments to a few. I agree with him that there seems to be a time bias at work. Think of some of the movies from the 30s and 40s compared to some of the crap that made it on this list. Where's Philadelphia Story? Where's Bringing Up Baby? Hell, where's Ben Hur?

Whine, whine, whine. Grump, grump, grump.

What's your opinion?

1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974) (Doesn't belong.)
4. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) (Howzabout Yojimbo instead? And Sanjuro belongs on this list a lot more than some of this lame crap.)
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
6. Schindler's List (1993) (Don't have the fortitude to watch it yet. One day.)
7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
9. Casablanca (1942)
10. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
11. Star Wars (1977)
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
13. 12 Angry Men (1957)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. Goodfellas (1990)
16. Cidade de Deus (2002)
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
18. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
19. C'era una volta il West (1968) (Fun, but doesn't belong.)
20. The Usual Suspects (1995)
21. Psycho (1960)
22. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
23. Fight Club (1999) (Absolute crap. Doesn't belong.)
24. Citizen Kane (1941) Fuck Hearst!
25. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
26. North by Northwest (1959)
27. Memento (2000)
28. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
29. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
30. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
31. The Matrix (1999) (Fun, but doesn't belong.)
32. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
33. There Will Be Blood (2007)
34. Se7en (1995) (Absolute crap. Doesn't belong.)
35. Apocalypse Now (1979)
36. Taxi Driver (1976)
37. American Beauty (1999)
38. Léon (1994) (I like Luc Besson and Jean Reno but howzabout Nikita instead?)
39. Vertigo (1958)
40. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
41. American History X (1998)
42. The Departed (2006) (DiCaprio always sucks. Doesn't belong.)
43. No Country for Old Men (2007)
44. Paths of Glory (1957)
45. M (1931)
46. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
47. Chinatown (1974)
48. The Third Man (1949)
49. Leben der Anderen, Das (2006)
50. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (Absolute crap. Doesn't belong.)
51. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
52. Alien (1979) (I liked it, but top 100?)
53. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
54. Laberinto del fauno, El (2006) (Doesn't belong.)
55. The Shining (1980)
56. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Impressive, but doesn't belong.)
57. The Pianist (2002)
58. Double Indemnity (1944)
59. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
60. Forrest Gump (1994)
61. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
62. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
63. L.A. Confidential (1997)
64. Das Boot (1981)
65. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
66. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
67. Untergang, Der (2004)
68. Aliens (1986)
69. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
70. Raging Bull (1980) (I'm not a Scorsese fan, but ok.)
71. Metropolis (1927)
72. Rashômon (1950) (At 72? Behind LOTR? Behind Godfather 2? Really?)
73. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (Fun, but doesn't belong.)
74. Modern Times (1936)
75. Hotel Rwanda (2004) (Don't have the fortitude to watch it yet. One day.)
76. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
77. Sin City (2005)
78. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (Best on a double dose of LSD.)
79. Rebecca (1940)
80. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) (Bergman... Ok, I guess. De Duva is better, IMO. Word on the street is that Bergman enjoyed De Duva, too. Watch it here. It's only about 15 minutes long, unlike Bergman movies.)
81. All About Eve (1950)
82. Some Like It Hot (1959) (Kinda lame. I wouldn't include it here.)
83. City Lights (1931)
84. Amadeus (1984)
85. On the Waterfront (1954)
86. Vita è bella, La (1997)
87. The Great Escape (1963)
88. Touch of Evil (1958)
89. The Prestige (2006)
90. The Elephant Man (1980)
91. Jaws (1975)
92. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
93. The Sting (1973)
94. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) (Doesn't belong.)
95. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
96. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
97. The Apartment (1960)
98. Braveheart (1995)
99. The Great Dictator (1940)
100. Blade Runner (1982)

5 comments:

  1. You've seen far more than I have! I agree with some of your comments but not all. I think Godfather II belongs, not not Se7en or any of that Terminator muck.

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  2. Thanks for your visit to my blog =)

    #6 - you should really watch this - it's a great movie that stirs up very strong emotions. I've never been to the movies - before or after - where all you could hear from the audience was silent sobbing. And that was all high school students who were there by obligation.

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  3. Too subjective. You are going to have a lot of Japanese martial arts films listed, I'd have more older movies (never too much Bogey and Bacall) and somebody liked those Terminator and Rocky movies or there wouldn't be so many on the shelves at the video stores. Even the American Film Industry list had some holes in it.

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  4. Way too few comedies on this list. Comedy snobs. I like my list better, of course. :-)

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