January 16, 2004
movie meme

This is a bloggy thing involving 100 of IMDB's top 250 movies. (last seen at tenth-muse.com, also at kat's)
There's also a bottom 100 and I'm happy to say I've only seen a couple on that list, and dammit I LOVED that Sgt. Pepper movie.

I declare this all on-topic because the list includes The Matrix.

Read on, the ones I've seen are in bold.

1. Godfather, The (1972)
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The (2003)
5. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, The (2002)
6. Casablanca (1942)
7. Schindler’s List (1993)
8. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
11. Star Wars (1977)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
13. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
14. Rear Window (1954)

15. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17. Memento (2000)
18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Pulp Fiction (1994)
20. North by Northwest (1959)
21. Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain, Le (2001)
22. Psycho (1960)

23. 12 Angry Men (1957)
24. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
26. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
27. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
28. Goodfellas (1990)
29. American Beauty (1999)

30. Vertigo (1958)
31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32. Pianist, The (2002)
33. Matrix, The (1999)
34. Apocalypse Now (1979)

35. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36. Some Like It Hot (1959)
37. Taxi Driver (1976)
38. Paths of Glory (1957)
39. Third Man, The (1949)
40. C’era una volta il West (1968)
41. Fight Club (1999)
42. Boot, Das (1981)
43. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Spirited Away)
44. Double Indemnity (1944)
45. L.A. Confidential (1997)
46. Chinatown (1974)
47. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
48. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

49. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
50. M (1931)
51. All About Eve (1950)
52. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
53. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
54. Se7en (1995)

55. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
56. Cidade de Deus (2002)
57. Raging Bull (1980)
58. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
59. Rashmon (1950)
60. Sting, The (1973)
61. American History X (1998)
62. Alien (1979)
63. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
64. Leon (The Professional) (1994)
65. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
66. Vita bella, La (1997) (Life Is Beautiful)
67. Touch of Evil (1958)
68. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
69. Wo hu cang long (2000) (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
70. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
71. Great Escape, The (1963)
72. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
73. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
74. Annie Hall (1977)
75. Amadeus (1984)
76. Jaws (1975)

77. Ran (1985)
78. On the Waterfront (1954)
79. Modern Times (1936)
80. High Noon (1952)
81. Braveheart (1995)
82. Apartment, The (1960)
83. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
84. Fargo (1996)
85. Aliens (1986)
86. Shining, The (1980)
87. Blade Runner (1982)

88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
89. Duck Soup (1933)
90. Metropolis (1927)
91. Finding Nemo (2003)
92. Donnie Darko (2001)
93. Toy Story 2 (1999)
94. Princess Bride, The (1987)

95. General, The (1927)
96. City Lights (1931)
97. Lola rennt (1998) (Run Lola Run)
98. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

99. Notorious (1946)
100. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)

The list between 95 - 105 fluctuates due to ongoing rankings.

There are a couple films I didn't count because I am not sure if I saw them or just have seen so many clips/references to them that I think I did. The Godfather is a good example of that.
There's a few that I know I need to add to my Netflix queue, including Lawrence of Arabia. Being a fan of Mr. O'Toole, I'm sure Keanu would be very disappointed in me.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at January 16, 2004 05:39 PM .
Comments

That's a an interesting list of eclectic movies.... You should see The Professional(Leon), it's sweet....even though it's about a hitman. lol

Posted by: renee452 on January 16, 2004 05:47 PM

P.S.....I'm happy to see Memento in the top 100 too, that movie rawked too!

Posted by: renee452 on January 16, 2004 05:48 PM

I can't believe you didn't see "Life is Beautiful" krix. Very disturbing to watch, but the love between father and son is just beautiful. Gosh, I tear up just thinking about the ending.

Posted by: Melissa on January 16, 2004 05:55 PM

You must see Lawrence of Arabia! Preferably in a
movie theater if you ever get the chance. The
theme music is just great! sends chills up my
spine everytime.
The Professional is good too - Natalie Portman
is amazing!

Posted by: kristin aka krissy on January 16, 2004 06:10 PM

Most of the movies on that list are simply amazing. I watch too many movies I think though.

Posted by: kat on January 16, 2004 07:11 PM

26. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)

I bet you've seen this--isn't it "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"? They used to show it on tv a lot.

*resolves to try this at home*

Posted by: bakednudel on January 16, 2004 07:24 PM

Princess Bride should be way higher. That is all.

Posted by: Mikey2 on January 16, 2004 08:25 PM

Full Metal Jacket, Finding Nemo, The Sixth Sense, Reservoir Dogs, Itís a Wonderful Life, The Matrix, Schindlerís List and The Usual Suspects...wouldve def been in my top 20...

btw ( even if ya were being sarcastic ) i loved SGT Peppers (the movie) too !! hehe it was soooo KorNy!! infact i bought a new vhs copy at Borders for $10 and sold it thru a message board for $60, so i kinda REALLY liked it after that hehe

LOTR trilogy and Shogun wouldve been in my top 20 too

there was ALOT of really great movies on the list tho

Posted by: Dawni on January 16, 2004 11:00 PM

What, you haven't seen Schindler's List? You have seen an impressive number of these movies though.

I'm tempted to do this at home too.

Ok, so now I *have* to register at IMDB and vote my 10 for Matrix! There's a couple more movies I might vote for as well.

Posted by: sta-cie on January 17, 2004 01:59 AM

75 ain't bad. I guess I'm in the 'in' crowd.

Thanks for the link...;)

Posted by: Keanuette on January 17, 2004 08:22 AM

I see that the list at IMDB is fluctuating and Chaplain's "The Great Dictator" is now in the top 100. What a great movie, I just watched this last week (queued it after seeing "Chaplain" with Robert Downey, Jr. another great film.)

& I can't believe "Breakfast at Tiffany's" isn't up there.

Posted by: krix on January 17, 2004 11:54 AM

definitely you have to see 43. Spirited Away, promise to see it!!! and definitely there are more non american films whitch are awesome at all!

Posted by: vika on January 17, 2004 02:53 PM

Does it make me a freak that I've seen all except for maybe five out of the list? To Kill A Mockingbird should be higher. I've often wished Keanu sould do a remake of The Manchurian Candidate, great film, unfortunately I've read that Mark Wahlberg will be doing it.

Posted by: JeniLyn on January 19, 2004 10:26 AM
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