Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Way Through the "250 Top Movies..."

I've been trying to make my way through IMDb's Top 250 Movies for a while now and still have quite a few movies to go. I won't cross a movie off the list until I've seen the whole thing, watching a little bit here and there does not count in my book. At a young age, I developed this love of movies. Everything in movies worked out well and they were like an escape from real life (not that my life in any way needed escaping). I always wanted to dress up and look like the beautiful actresses. It wasn't until I got to be a little older that I started really appreciating older movies. I remember loving the way actor's and actresses seemed so much more poise and glamorous back in the day. And you can't forget the way everyone seemed to be amazing singers and dancers as well. My love of movies grows every time I find a new treasure, like opening a present on Christmas morning. Anyway.......

Here's the full list of IMDb's Top 250 Movies
(The movies I've seen are all crossed out)

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. The Godfather ....I tried....and failed.
  3. The Godfather: Part II
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  5. Pulp Fiction
  6. Inception....Pay attention.
  7. Schindler's List....My teacher made us watch this in 7th grade English and I don't think I've ever seen so many people cry during one class. The tears.
  8. 12 Angry Men
  9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  10. The Dark Knight
  11. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  ....Grew up with these because my Mom loves them.
  12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  13. Seven Samurai
  14. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  15. Goodfellas
  16. Casablanca....Here's looking at you, kid.
  17. Fight Club....I'm not supposed to talk about it, it's one of the rules.
  18. City of God
  19. The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring.....oh Frodo.
  20. Rear Window
  21. Once Upon a Time In the West... This movie was too slow for me.
  22. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  23. Toy Story 3
  24. Psycho
  25. The Usual Suspects
  26. The Matrix
  27. The Silence of the Lambs....I'm sorry this is one of my favorite movies. Is that weird?
  28. Se7en....Ew. I was so creeped out watching this movie, plus it reinforced my fear of Kevin Spacey.
  29. It's a Wonderful Life....Classic.
  30. Memento
  31. The Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers
  32. Sunset Boulevard.... Her face at the end.
  33. Dr Stangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  34. Forrest Gump....She tastes like cigarettes.
  35. Leon: The Professional....I liked this movie more than I was expecting.
  36. Citizen Kane
  37. Apocalypse Now
  38. North by Northwest
  39. American Beauty.... This has become one of my all time favorite movies.
  40. American History X
  41. Taxi Driver....Dude Robert de Niro was HOT in this movie.
  42. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  43. Saving Private Ryan
  44. Vertigo....Again I've tried, but I got distracted.
  45. Amelie
  46. Alien
  47. WALL-E
  48. Lawrence of Arabia
  49. The Shining.....This movie really isn't that scary as much as it's almost humorous, but I was still curled up in a ball under my blanket watching it. Jack Nicholson scares the bejeezus out of me!
  50. Spirited Away
  51. Paths of Glory
  52. A Clockwork Orange
  53. Double Indemntity
  54. The Pianist
  55. To Kill a Mockingbird
  56. The Lives of Others
  57. The Departed
  58. M
  59. City Lights
  60. Aliens
  61. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind....I will never look at Jim Carrey the same ever again. This movie is amazing.
  62. Requiem for a Dream....Another one of my all time favorite depressing movies.
  63. Das Boot
  64. The Third Man
  65. LA Confidential 
  66. Reservoir Dogs
  67. Chinatown
  68. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  69. Modern Times
  70. Life is Beautiful
  71. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  72. Back the the Future
  73. The Prestige
  74. Pan's Labyrinth
  75. Raging Bull
  76. Cinema Paradiso
  77. Singin' in the Rain
  78. Some Like it Hot
  79. Bridge Over the River Kwai
  80. Rashomon
  81. All About Eve
  82. Amadeus....Omg his voice!
  83. Once Upon a Time in America
  84. The Green Mile
  85. Full Metal Jacket
  86. 2001: Space Odyssey
  87. Inglorious Bastards.....I actually loved this movie.
  88. The Great Dictator
  89. Braveheart
  90. Bicycle Thieves
  91. The Apartment
  92. Up
  93. Downfall
  94. Gran Torino
  95. Metropolis
  96. The Sting
  97. Gladiator
  98. The Maltese Falcon
  99. Unforgiven
  100. The Elephant Man
  101. Sin City
  102. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.....Jimmy Stewart :)
  103. Oldboy
  104. On the Waterfront....Yes young Brando, yes.
  105. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  106. Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  107. Rebecca
  108. The Great Escape
  109. Die Hard
  110. Batman Begins
  111. Princess Mononoke
  112. Jaws....I watched this for the first time outside by the bay at the TC film fest....good memories.
  113. Hotel Rwanda
  114. Slumdog Millionaire
  115. The Seventh Seal
  116. Blade Runner
  117. Fargo
  118. No Country for Old Men
  119. Heat
  120. The General
  121. The Wizard of Oz....My favorite movie when I was little. I used to watch this every time I was sick (or really all the time in general). 
  122. Touch of Evil
  123. For a few Dollars More
  124. Ran
  125. Yojimbo
  126. District 9
  127. Snatch
  128. The Sixth Sense
  129. Witness for the Prosecution
  130. Annie Hall
  131. Donnie Darko....JAKE! Such a good/mind blowing movie.
  132. Wild Strawberries
  133. The Deer Hunter
  134. Cool Hand Luke
  135. Avatar.....I liked the visual effects, but I didn't really like anything else about this movie.
  136. Strangers on a Plane
  137. Grave of the Fireflies
  138. The Big Lebowski
  139. High Noon
  140. Kill Bill: Vol 1
  141. The Social Network
  142. It Happened One Night
  143. Platoon
  144. The Lion King
  145. Into the Wild....AMAZING MOVIE! I balled my eyes out at the end though.
  146. There Will Be Blood
  147. Notorious
  148. Million Dollar Baby
  149. Toy Story.....Childhood :)
  150. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  151. Black Swan....Dancers can be crazy.
  152. Gone with the Wind.....I'm so jealous of all her dresses in the beginning of this movie.
  153. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  154. The Manchurian Candidate
  155. The Wrestler
  156. Trainspotting
  157. Ben-Hur
  158. Scarface
  159. The Grapes of Wrath....Gah don't even get me started.
  160. The Big Sleep
  161. The Graduate
  162. Groundhog Day
  163. The Gold Rush
  164. Life of Brian
  165. The Bourne Ultimatum
  166. Finding Nemo....I wish I could speak whale.
  167. Amores Perros
  168. The Terminator
  169. Stand By Me
  170. How to Train Your Dragon---- So cute! I want a pet dragon.
  171. The Best Years of Our Lives
  172. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  173. The Thing
  174. The Kid....I've seen the new one
  175. Casino
  176. V for Vendetta
  177. Twelve Monkeys
  178. Dog Day Afternoon
  179. The Secret in their Eyes
  180. Ratatouille
  181. Ikiru
  182. The Wages of Fear
  183. Gandhi.....I love Gandhi, but this movie was too long and boring. It probably didn't help that I was watching it for a high school History class either.
  184. Star Trek
  185. Diabolique
  186. 8 1/2
  187. The Princess Bride....Hahaha
  188. The Night of the Hunter
  189. Judgement of Nuremberg
  190. The Incredibles
  191. My Neighbor Totoro
  192. The Hustler
  193. Good Will Hunting....How 'bout them apples.
  194. The Killing
  195. In Bruges
  196. The Wild Bunch
  197. Network
  198. A Streetcar Named Desire
  199. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  200. La Strada
  201. The 400 Blows
  202. The Exorcist
  203. Children of Men
  204. Stalag 17
  205. Persona
  206. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  207. The Battle of Algiers
  208. Ed Wood
  209. Dial M for Murder
  210. Let the Right One In
  211. All Quiet on the Western Front....I had to watch this in 10th grade History as well.
  212. Big Fish
  213. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  214. Magnolia
  215. Rocky
  216. Kind Hearts and Coronets
  217. Fanny and Alexander
  218. Mary and Max... So, so, so good.
  219. Mystic River
  220. Barry Lyndon
  221. Manhattan
  222. Kill Bill: Vol 2
  223. Rosemary's Baby
  224. Patton
  225. Duck Soup
  226. The Celebration
  227. Kick-Ass
  228. Letters from Iwo Jima
  229. Roman Holiday
  230. In the Mood for Love
  231. The Truman Show
  232. Infernal Affairs
  233. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl...,'Ello Poppet!
  234. Howl's Moving Castle
  235. Crash....Never thinking of guns the same way again.
  236. Harvey
  237. Three Colors: Red
  238. Arsenic and Old Lace
  239. His Girl Friday....I wanted to like this movie but Cary Grant's character was so annoyingly manipulative.
  240. Nights of Cabiria
  241. The Philadelphia Story
  242. A Christmas Story.....Can I just say that I was terrified of licking anything cold after this movie because I thought I'd get my tongue stuck to it.
  243. Sleuth
  244. King Kong
  245. Rope
  246. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter....and Spring
  247. Monsters, Inc
  248. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  249. Castle in the Sky
  250. Mulholland Dr......This was weird and I was sort of confused the whole movie.

Like I said before...many of the movies I've seen but not the whole thing, just bits and pieces here and there. Hopefully I'll make a bigger dent in the list over winter break. I've never even heard of half of these movies.

-88 out of 250 as of 10/17/14

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