Movie List

Purely a vanity post. There is another "Best Movies" list out there. These pop up pretty regularly. It's not a bad list, though I think it's a bit heavy on the art-house/film studies class films. I really don't think a lot of those films stand up over time. For example, I remember just about nothing about "The 400 Blows." Just the scene where the kid drinks a quart of milk without stopping. That's art baby! Anyway, I re-ordered the list to my liking. The films with a "99" in front either I haven't seen, or I don't remember them well enough.

1 8 1/2 (1963) [Art film I like]
1 Alien (1979) [Aliens II as well]
1 Annie Hall (1977) [One of Allen's best, but I like many of his]
1 Blade Runner (1982) [Just saw it again. As good as ever.]
1 Dr. Strangelove (1964) [Hilarious]
1 The French Connection (1971) [Best chase scene ever.]
1 The Godfather (1972) [Just saw I and II. Very good.]
1 The Godfather, Part II (1974)
1 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968) [Like the whistling theme too]
1 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) [Zuzu's petals... classic]
1 Jaws (1975) [Smile you SOB!]
1 King Kong (1933) [Perhaps my favorite movie ever]
1 Nosferatu (1922) [Best vampire ever]
1 Rear Window (1954) [One of my fave Hitchcocks]
1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) [#1 guy flick]
1 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) [Excellent. Hope I never see it again]
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) [Still best animated]
1 Star Wars (1977) [Empire is by far the better film]
1 The Third Man (1949) [I didn't "get" Cotton's attraction to the girl]
1 This is Spinal Tap (1984) [The amp that goes up to 11. Classic]
1 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) [A little dated]
1 The Usual Suspects (1995) [Would it be as good the second time?]
1 Vertigo (1958) [I kind of like The Trouble with Harry]
1 The Wizard of Oz (1939) [One of the best ever]
1 Casablanca (1942) [Diplomacy to end World War II?]
1 Citizen Kane (1941) [As good as they say]
1 The Exorcist (1973) [Saw it again a few years ago. Holds up well]
2 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) [Over-rated]
2 Apocalypse Now (1979) [Over-rated]
2 Blue Velvet (1986) [Bizarre is not the same as brilliant]
2 Bonnie and Clyde (1967) [Highly rated for cutting edge violence?]
2 Chinatown (1974) [Roman Polansky's best]
2 Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) [Guilty pleasure]
2 Goldfinger (1964) [Best early bond?]
2 Groundhog Day (1993) [Fun]
2 The Maltese Falcon (1941) [Noirish favorite]
2 The Matrix (1999) [Though the "copper top" idea is idiotic]
2 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) [Teen fave]
2 National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) [College!]
2 Psycho (1960) [Good, amazingly lame post-ending wrap up]
2 Pulp Fiction (1994) [Good, but over-rated]
2 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [Good Clean Fun]
2 Rocky (1976) [Even this cynic was rooting for him]
2 Schindler's List (1993) [Best holocaust film. Is that a genre?]
2 Seven Samurai (1954) [Good, but over-rated]
2 Saving Private Ryan (1998) [Didn't like the modern scenes.]
2 Singin' in the Rain (1952) [A bit boring last time I saw it]
2 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) [Please. Give me the original]
2 Toy Story (1995) [Good at the time. Now primative]
2 When Harry Met Sally (1989) [Fun]
2 Wings of Desire (1988) [Sorry sis. Over-rated]
2 Die Hard (1988) [Fun]
3 400 Blows (1959) [Can't be great if I don't remember it]
3 Blazing Saddles (1974) [Over-rated. Young Frankenstein better]
3 Breathless (1960) [See 400 Blows]
3 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) [Just saw it. Not that good]
3 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) [I didn't get it]
3 Do the Right Thing (1989) [Way over-rated, racist]
3 Duck Soup (1933) [Sorry. Most comedy doesn't age well]
3 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) [Didn't do it for me]
3 Enter the Dragon (1973) [Bruce Lee, don't remember it]
3 Goodfellas (1990) [Over-rated]
3 It Happened One Night (1934) [Boring]
3 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) [Boring]
3 The Lord of the Rings (2001) [Boring]
3 M*A*S*H (1970) [Not that funny]
3 Princess Mononoke (1999) [Over-rated. Akira is the only good Anime]
3 Raging Bull (1980) [Way, way over-rated]
3 Raise the Red Lantern (1992) [Don't remember much]
3 Rashomon (1951) [More cult of Kurosawa]
3 Rebel Without a Cause (1955) [Dated]
3 Some Like It Hot (1959) [Dated, not so funny]
3 The Sound of Music (1965) [Never liked it]
3 Sunset Blvd. (1950) [Just ok]
3 Titanic (1997) [Saw about 10 minutes. Enough]
4 The Graduate (1967) [Dates terribly]
4 Modern Times (1936) [Sorry, not a Chaplin fan]
4 The Lady Eve (1941) [Dated comedy]
99 Wild Strawberries (1957) [I like a lot of Bergman, but haven't seen this]
99 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) [Never seen more than a few minutes]
99 Women On the Verge of Nervous Breakdown (1988) [nope]
99 The World of Apu (1959) [huh?]
99 In the Mood For Love (2001) [huh?]
99 Network (1976) [haven't seen it]
99 On the Waterfront (1954) [haven't seen it]
99 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) [haven't seen it]
99 Paths of Glory (1958) [haven't seen it]
99 Roman Holiday (1953) [haven't seen it]
99 The Searchers (1956) [haven't seen it]
99 12 Angry Men (1957) [haven't seen it]
99 The African Queen (1952) [haven't seen it]
99 All About Eve (1950) [haven't seen it]
99 The Battle of Algiers (1967) [haven't seen it]
99 The Bicycle Thief (1948) [haven't seen it]
99 Blow Up (1966) [haven't seen it]
99 Bringing Up Baby (1938) [haven't seen it]
99 Double Indemnity (1944) [haven't seen it]
99 Grand Illusion (1938) [haven't seen it]
99 A Hard Day's Night (1964) [haven't seen it]
99 M (1931) [haven't seen it]

Ann Says: These are the ones I've seen and you haven't. Of them, I can only really recommend Bringing Up Baby, which is a fun screwball comedy:

Bringing Up Baby (1938) [good screwball comedy, not as good as His Girl Friday. Philadelphia Story, with similar cast, tops them both.]
The African Queen (1952) [okay, fun to see Hepburn and Bogart]
12 Angry Men (1957) [best the first time, too much for rescreening]
On the Waterfront (1954) [loved this when I saw it in college, perhaps not so much now]
Roman Holiday (1953) [saw it recently, not great]
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) [Boring]
All About Eve (1950) [overrated]
Women On the Verge of Nervous Breakdown (1988) [don’t remember]