Sunday, March 29, 2009 By: Suzanne

100 Movies

I got this from Stacy's Bookblog, it's Yahoo's list of 100 Movies to See Before You Die. Like Stacy, I don't agree with it (where's the Breakfast Club? Only someone over 40 could have put this list together and leave that off. And where's Camille????). So here's mine, let's see yours!

To choose the titles for the list, we considered factors like historical importance and cultural impact. But we also selected films that we believe are the most thrilling, most dramatic, scariest, and funniest movies of all time.

from Yahoo

1. 12 Angry Men (1957) - AMAZING. I still think about this movie and I saw it high school.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - fell asleep half way through.

3. 400 Blows (1959)

4. 8 1/2 (1963)

5. The African Queen (1952)

6. Alien (1979) - wonderful

7. All About Eve (1950)

8. Annie Hall (1977)

9. Apocalyse Now (1979) - ummmmm (that's all I have to say)

10. The Battle of Algiers (1967)

11. The Bicycle Thief (1948)

12. Blade Runner (1982) - I think I saw this....?

13. Blazing Saddles (1974) - I've unfortunately seen this a million times, it didn't get any better

14. Blow Up (1966)

15. Blue Velvet (1986)

16. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - very good

17. Breathless ( 1960)

18. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - saw it as a child, don't remember

19. Bringing Up Baby (1938) -

20. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

21. Casablanca (1942) - loved this

22. Chinatown (1974)

23. Citizen Kane (1941)

24. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - I really enjoyed this and I don't like martial arts movies.

25. Die Hard (1988) - Stacy's says: liked it, but really, what is it doing on this list ?!

I say: I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Die Hard movies for some weird reason and I don't really like blow 'em up movies.

26. Do the Right Thing (1989)

27. Double Indemnity (1944)

28. Dr. Strangelove (1933) - really? This movie was "Whatever!"

29. Duck Soup (1933)

30. ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - beautiful!

31. Enter the Dragon (1973)

32. The Exorcist (1973) - saw it in college and thought "What's the big deal with this? I grew up with Freddie!"

33. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) - funny, very funny

34. The French Connection (1971)

35. The Godfather (1972) - very good

36. The Godfather, Part II (1974)

37. Goldfinger (1964) - is this James Bond? I've never seen a James Bond movie

38. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)

39. Goodfellas (1990) - I loved this

40. The Graduate (1967) - irritating and long

41. Grand Illusion (1938)

42. Groundhog Day (1993) - I watch this all the time, still! Love it!

43. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

44. In the Mood For Love (2001)

45. It Happened One Night (1934) - wonderful!

46. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) - seen parts of it, does that count?

47. Jaws (1975) - scary!

48. King Kong (1933)

49. The Lady Eve (1941)

50. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

51. The Lord of the Rings (2001) - It was as good as a movie of the book could be

52. M (1931)

53. M*A*S*H (1970) - funny

54. The Maltese Falcon (1936)

55. The Matrix (1999) - good but again, didn't see what the huge deal was

56. Modern Times (1936)

57. Monty Python & the Holy Grail (1975) - funny

58. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) - hilarious!

59. Network (1976)

60. Nosferatu (1922)

61. On the Waterfront (1954)

62. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) - just got this through Netflix yesterday so I'm going to count it!

63. Paths of Glory (1958)

64. Princess Mononoke (1999)

65. Psycho (1960) - creepy, seriously creeepy

66. Pulp Fiction (1994) - good but...well I don't know, there's a but

67. Raging Bull (1980)

68. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - I love all these movies!

69. Raise the Red Lantern (1992)

70. Rashomon (1951)

71. Rear Window (1954)

72. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - ok

73. Rocky (1976) - not a fan of Rocky

74. Roman Holiday (1953) - OHHHHH!!! I love this movie!

75. Saving Private Ryan (1998) - this movie made me sick, literally

76. Schindler’s List (1993) - I cried and cried

77. The Searchers (1956)

78. Seven Samurai (1954)

79. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - loved it all 500 times.

80. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - creepy and wonderful. loved it.

81. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) - oh I love this movie!

82. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - I'm still a Disney fan!

83. Some Like It Hot (1959)

84. The Sound of Music (1965) - another Ive seen a million times

85. Star Wars (1977) - these were so much better than the newer ones!

86. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

87. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) - Again from Stacy: no idea why this is on the list

I say: I really liked this better than than the first one but I wouldn't say it should be on the list.

88. The Third Man (1949)

89. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

90. Titanic (1997) - beautiful and sad, unfortunately predictable

91. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - this movie is amazing

92. Toy Story (1995) - funny!

93. The Usual Suspects (1995)

94. Vertigo (1958) - this movie annoyed me

95. When Harry Met Sally (1989) - love it, love it, love it

96. Wild Strawberries (1957)

97. Wings of Desire (1988)

98. The Wizard of Oz (1939) - love it! Have you seen the newest take called Tin Man? Check it out!

99. Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown (1988

100. The World of Apu (1959)

I’ve seen 49 (where's all the wonderful movies of my generation?). How about you?

4 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

Thanks for playing along! Because I am a list lover and maker I immediatley started my own list after I posted this one. Don't worry, the 80's are properly represented :) I'm still working on it, so I probably won't post it for a week or two. It's harder than I thought it would be!

Tonya said...

Might I suggest not only the Breakfast Club but also Say Anything? I'm a sucker for 80s movies. Jeff missed out on most of them and I'm having a hard time convincing him they're the most awesome ever!

Ruthanne said...

I'm scratching my head over that list. Seriously. Terminator 2 is a must see movie before I die? Um . . .

Libertine said...

I must say the list is very disapointing (I am over 40 lol). And I have seen may be 3 films I'd put on my list. I really don't think Snow White is one I'd like to see before I die (watched it 100s of times with my daughter). Where are films like "Quadrophenia", "The Clockwork Orange" or "1984"??? Good luck with your list

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