And now for something completely different…

 

I found this on The Daily Meme and thought it would be fun to compare.  A little bit of commenting is welcome.

Take this list of the top 100 movies from the IMDB and bold (I’ll just change the color to green) the movies you have seen. This list is from May 2004.

  1. Godfather, The (1972)
  2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
  3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
  4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)  I was in the room when the boys watched it but I read a book.  Same thing with the other two movies.
  5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
  6. Schindler’s List (1993)
  7. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
  8. Casablanca (1942)  Several times.  Great movie.
  9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
  10. Star Wars (1977)  Many times!
  11. Citizen Kane (1941)
  12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  13. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  14. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  15. Rear Window (1954)  Recently for the first time.
  16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  17. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
  19. Memento (2000)
  20. North by Northwest (1959)
  21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  22. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
  23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)  Not all of it.
  24. Psycho (1960)
  25. Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
  26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)  Amazing acting.
  27. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)  "To my big brother, George; the richest man in town!"  Makes me cry every time.
  28. Goodfellas (1990)
  29. American Beauty (1999)
  30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)  "I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille."
  31. Vertigo (1958)
  32. Matrix, The (1999)
  33. Cidade de Deus (2002)
  34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  35. C’era una volta il West (1968)
  36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  37. Pianist, The (2002)
  38. Third Man, The (1949)
  39. Paths of Glory (1957)
  40. Taxi Driver (1976)
  41. Fight Club (1999)
  42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
  43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  44. Double Indemnity (1944)
  45. Boot, Das (1981)
  46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  47. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)  Despite being sick with a high fever, Gene Kelly was able to project sheer joy through his dancing, singing and facial expressions.  Wonderful.
  48. Chinatown (1974) don’t remember
  49. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  50. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
  51. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  52. All About Eve (1950)
  53. M (1931)
  54. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
  55. Se7en (1995)
  56. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  57. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  58. Rashômon (1950)
  59. Raging Bull (1980)
  60. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
  61. Alien (1979)  Until I closed my eyes, then walked out, then walked back in…..
  62. American History X (1998)
  63. Sting, The (1973)
  64. Léon (1994)
  65. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  66. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
  67. Vita è bella, La (1997)
  68. Touch of Evil (1958)
  69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
  70. Finding Nemo (2003)
  71. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  73. Great Escape, The (1963)
  74. Modern Times (1936)
  75. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
  76. Amadeus (1984)  Amazing.
  77. On the Waterfront (1954)
  78. Ran (1985)
  79. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  80. Annie Hall (1977)
  81. Wo hu cang long (2000)
  82. Jaws (1975)
  83. Apartment, The (1960)
  84. Braveheart (1995)  I refuse to watch this. 
  85. High Noon (1952)
  86. Aliens (1986)
  87. Fargo (1996)  You betcha!
  88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  89. Shining, The (1980)
  90. Metropolis (1927)
  91. Blade Runner (1982)
  92. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
  93. City Lights (1931)
  94. Donnie Darko (2001)
  95. Duck Soup (1933)
  96. Great Dictator, The (1940)
  97. General, The (1927)
  98. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
  99. Princess Bride, The (1987)
  100. Dogville (2003)

Wow!  More than I thought!  I do enjoy a good movie.  However, sitting through a bad one is such a waste of time.

Have a blessed week, gail

 

8 responses to “And now for something completely different…

  1. Another reminder of what a cinematic cripple I am.  I haven’t even heard of many of them – Dogville?!  I must have slept through 2003. 
    Some I know I have seen but… I pull up blankos on the plot.
     

  2. I think I’ve seen about 25 of them – – but the thing about me (I see it as an asset, hubby doesn’t agree) is I rarely remember names or anything else about movies. I can watch the same thing 5 times and be surprised every time . . .
    -cindy

  3. Wow! you’ve watched a lot more movies than I have. 🙂
    However, I did watch Braveheart when I was in LA. 🙂
     

  4. I think I was a hermit at that time.  I don’t remember seeing very many of those movies.  How are you doing?  I’m at home, sick, and catching up on my blogging.  Hope you are having a nice week. 

  5. I left a comment responding to your comment on my site.  Didn’t feel comfortable posting it here for the world to see.  Well I just took some Zyrtec and I"m hoping it starts working soon but doesn’t keep me up all night (like Claritin).  Ok talk to you again soon.

  6. That was an interesting idea.  I read through the top 50 and I can honestly say I would have been much easier for me to highlight the ones that I haven’t seen.  About three years ago I went on a terror watching Turner classic movies and knocked out quite a few of those.
    There were a few on that list, however, that I haven’t seen which I might think about in the near future.  I currently have about 20 movies lined up on my TiVo, so I’ll be busy for a while.Take care,Billy Paul

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