Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Simply The Best

Ok, never let it be said that Earl can take the time to put together a post that I cannot then in turn steal. Serves him right for not posting here anymore, anyway.

At any rate, Earl decided to list IMDB’s Top 100 movies of all time, to see how many he hasn’t seen yet.

Usually, I’m not a fan of the IMDB list, because new movies tend to jump right on the list, even if they blow, which kind of peeves me. Sure, eventually most of them trickle off, but the current list seems to be almost always “off” by a bit.

Anyway, the movies I haven’t seen, I have put in red.

The Godfather (1972).
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Schindler's List (1993)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Casablanca (1942)
Shichinin no samurai (1954) – I can’t believe I still have not seen this movie.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Star Wars (1977)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Rear Window (1954)
Goodfellas (1990)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Cidade de Deus (2002) – Heard a lot about it, but haven’t gotten to it yet.
C'era una volta il West (1968) – Another one that’s always been on my list.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Psycho (1960)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) – Have had this plugged into my Tivo for 2 years now.. its NEVER on.
No Country for Old Men (2007) - See what I mean? This is too new to be on this list!
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Memento (2000)
Fight Club (1999)
Sunset Blvd. (1950) – No desire to see this one.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – I have this one. Will finally watch it soon.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Matrix (1999)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Se7en (1995)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
American Beauty (1999)
Vertigo (1958)
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) – No clue
Léon (1994)
The Departed (2006)
American History X (1998)
Paths of Glory (1957) – It’s Kubrick, so I should get on this one.
Chinatown (1974)
M (1931) – Another one on my “one day” list.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Shamefull, I know. No excuse here.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The Third Man (1949)
A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Awesome!
Laberinto del fauno, El (2006) – HBO is playing it constantly. I’ll watch it soon.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – Again, no excuse.
Alien (1979)
The Pianist (2002)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The Shining (1980)
Double Indemnity (1944)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Leben der Anderen, Das (2006) – huh?
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Untergang, Der (2004)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Boot, Das (1981) - I have never had a desire to see this one.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Metropolis (1927) – I think if you don’t end up seeing this in college, you don’t see it at all.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Aliens (1986)
Raging Bull (1980)
Rashômon (1950)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Rebecca (1940)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Sin City (2005)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Modern Times (1936)
All About Eve (1950)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Great Escape (1963)
Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
Amadeus (1984)
On the Waterfront (1954) – Not yet seeing this in it’s entirety shames me.
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Elephant Man (1980)
The Prestige (2006)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Jaws (1975)
Vita è bella, La (1997)
The Sting (1973)
Strangers on a Train (1951) – One of the few Hitchcock films I haven’t seen.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Ratatouille (2007) – This should NOT even be on this fucking list!
The Apartment (1960) - Been wanting to see this for awhile.
City Lights (1931)
Braveheart (1995)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)

Wow. 37 movies on the supposed top 100 that I have never seen in its entirety.

I KNEW Earl would beat me on this, because he has no life (and hates all Canadians).

In my defense, I truly believe that about half of this list is utter shite.

How many did YOU get?

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