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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    American cinema clearly needs more glory hole scenes.

    Also, Fantasia's on there? Guess I'm up to 52.

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    HamjuHamju Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm sitting at about 100 right now, but I like this list because it gives me something to work from if I want to watch a movie. I was also surprised about Meet the Parents and I don't think anyone needs to watch anything by Michael Moore, but the list is very good.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    How can you tell the list is good? You've only seen 10% of it.

    All I know is that most of the movies on it that I've seen I have no intention of watching again.

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    DiscGraceDiscGrace Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    elkatas wrote: »
    Also, there are some pretty conspicuous absences from that list. For instance, where the hell is Blade Runner?

    683. Blade Runner (1982)

    Plus many titles are with their original names. For example, most Kurosawa's movies have their japanese names.

    Yeah, I almost missed "Lola Rennt" for this reason. Damn Germans and their made-up moon language!

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Gim wrote: »
    And they added the last of the LOTR movies. You know, the least tolerable of the trilogy.
    <3

    Fellowship is clearly the best.
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Shawshank Redemption had no place on that list.
    Alongside such illustrious films as Independence Day? :P

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I got a laugh out of seeing the puppet master on there. I thought it was the horror movie where the puppets come to life and kill people with their drill heads. I was mildly disappointed when IMDB revealed that it is actually a foreign movie with the same name.

    Is there a book of the 1001 worst movies? I'm willing to bet I've seen a lot more of them :(

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Many of the movies on the overall list are partials: I've seen parts of them. I made judgment calls as to which I would count as 'seen' (for example, Godfather 1) and which I only saw bits and snippets of and thus can't count as 'seen' (for example, Shaft and Dirty Harry). Many of these, in addition, I've only caught because they were watched in school in lieu of having an actual class. To that end, here's what I've got:
    26. Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    75. Duck Soup (1933)
    122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
    146. Dumbo (1941)
    195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    315. 12 Angry Men (1957)
    388. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
    415. Goldfinger (1964)
    473. The Jungle Book (1967)
    527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    550. The Godfather (1972)
    587. The Godather Part II (1974)
    595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) (I actually knocked this one off in the Wii launch line; someone brought the DVD)
    607. Carrie (1976)
    610. Rocky (1976)
    612. Network (1976)
    617. Star Wars (1977)
    663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    667. Airplane! (1980)
    680. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    685. Tootsie (1982)
    696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    716. Ghostbusters (1984)
    721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    727. Back to the Future (1985)
    764. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    784. The Naked Gun (1988)
    792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    793. Rain Man (1988)
    855. Groundhog Day (1993)
    860. Jurrasic Park (1993)
    869. Forrest Gump (1994)
    870. The Lion King (1994)
    890. Toy Story (1995)
    926. Titanic (1997)
    937. There's Something About Mary (1998) (only because it had Brett Favre in it)
    953. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    959. Gladiator (2000)
    964. Meet the Parents (2000)
    974. Spirited Away (2001)

    42 films. Considering my age of 22, I wouldn't say that's too bad.

    You've never seen LOTR or The Matrix?

    Dang.

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    Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    Gim wrote: »
    They did put La Jetée on there, though. That almost makes up for no 12 Monkeys.

    Also, Wages of Fear has not dated well at all. The suspense scenes are still pretty good, but my god the dialogue and acting is downright awful. The sexism alone puts me off completely.

    See also: French Connection

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    That list is missing a few good films, and some of the ones on their I don't completely agree with. I've always called myself a movie buff, but I've only seen 177 of the ones on that list. About one third of them I've never heard of.

    This is what I've seen from the list:
    26. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    56. Frankenstein (1931)
    66. Scarface (1932)
    75. Duck Soup (1933)
    78. King Kong (1933)
    86. It Happened One Night (1934)
    89. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    90. A Night at the Opera (1935)
    110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    114. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
    131. Wuthering Heights (1939)
    134. Fantasia (1940)
    138. Pinocchio (1940)
    144. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    146. Dumbo (1941)
    152. Casablanca (1942)
    188. La Belle et la Bête (1946)
    195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    239. An American in Paris (1951)
    241. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    245. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    274. Rear Window (1954)
    296. Rebel without a Cause (1955)
    317. An Affair to Remember (1957)
    330. Touch of Evil (1958)
    334. Vertigo (1958)
    340. North by Northwest (1959)
    363. Psycho (1960)
    373. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
    388. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    389. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    397. The Nutty Professor (1963)
    406. The Great Escape (1963)
    415. Goldfinger (1964)
    422. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    437. The Sound of Music (1965)
    444. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
    449. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    467. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    473. The Jungle Book (1967)
    480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    485. The Producers (1968)
    488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    500. Easy Rider (1969)
    517. M*A*S*H (1970)
    525. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    531. Harold and Maude (1971)
    534. The French Connection (1971)
    548. Deliverance (1972)
    550. The Godfather (1972)
    558. The Sting (1973)
    562. Papillon (1973)
    563. Enter the Dragon (1973)
    570. Serpico (1973)
    571. The Exorcist (1973)
    583. Young Frankenstein (1974)
    584. Chinatown (1974)
    587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
    591. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    605. Jaws (1975)
    607. Carrie (1976)
    608. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    610. Rocky (1976)
    611. Taxi Driver (1976)
    617. Star Wars (1977)
    618. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    624. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    636. Grease (1978)
    640. Up in Smoke (1978)
    646. Alien (1979)
    654. The Jerk (1979)
    655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
    657. Mad Max (1979)
    662. The Shining (1980)
    663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    664. The Elephant Man (1980)
    667. Airplane! (1980)
    669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    670. Das Boot (1981)
    680. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    681. The Thing (1982)
    682. Poltergeist (1982)
    683. Blade Runner (1982)
    685. Tootsie (1982)
    693. A Christmas Story (1983)
    696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    702. Terms of Endearment (1983)
    707. Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
    708. Scarface (1983)
    710. Amadeus (1984)
    711. The Terminator (1984)
    715. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
    716. Ghostbusters (1984)
    721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    727. Back to the Future (1985)
    743. The Fly (1986)
    744. Aliens (1986)
    745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    748. Children of a Lesser God (1986)
    749. Platoon (1986)
    754. Top Gun (1986)
    761. Raising Arizona (1987)
    762. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    764. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    768. The Princess Bride (1987)
    769. Moonstruck (1987)
    773. Fatal Attraction (1987)
    777. Bull Durham (1988)
    780. Akira (1988)
    783. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    784. The Naked Gun (1988)
    785. Big (1988)
    790. Die Hard (1988)
    792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    793. Rain Man (1988)
    797. Batman (1989)
    798. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    814. Goodfellas (1990)
    817. Dances with Wolves (1990)
    819. Pretty Woman (1990)
    823. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    825. Total Recall (1990)
    827. Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
    835. Thelma & Louise (1991)
    836. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    837. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    838. JFK (1991)
    843. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    845. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    848. Unforgiven (1992)
    855. Groundhog Day (1993)
    858. Philadelphia (1993)
    860. Jurassic Park (1993)
    869. Forrest Gump (1994)
    870. The Lion King (1994)
    871. Clerks (1994)
    872. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    875. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    876. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    886. Babe (1995)
    888. Braveheart (1995)
    890. Toy Story (1995)
    892. Heat (1995)
    894. Clueless (1995)
    897. Se7en (1995)
    901. The Usual Suspects (1995)
    903. Fargo (1996)
    907. Independence Day (1996)
    911. Trainspotting (1996)
    912. Scream (1996)
    916. L.A. Confidential (1997)
    919. Boogie Nights (1997)
    926. Titanic (1997)
    929. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    937. There's Something About Mary (1998)
    941. Magnolia (1999)
    942. Beau Travail (1999)
    943. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    944. Three Kings (1999)
    948. Fight Club (1999)
    950. American Beauty (1999)
    952. The Matrix (1999)
    953. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    959. Gladiator (2000)
    964. Meet the Parents (2000)
    966. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    967. Traffic (2000)
    972. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    978. Moulin Rouge (2001)
    989. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    991. Lost in Translation (2003)
    994. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

    Where the hell was Tora Tora Tora, Bullitt, The Guns of Navaronne, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Oceans 11 -- the original, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind? And if Meet the Parents is worthy of that list, surely The Russians are coming the Russians are coming, and The Party should be there. Both were better, classic comedies.

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    SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Shawshank Redemption had no place on that list.

    Really?

    I think that's one of my all time favorites. And it would appear that most people agree with me.

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    Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    Elendil wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Shawshank Redemption had no place on that list.
    Alongside such illustrious films as Independence Day? :P
    Yeah good point. Independence Day was wretched, though I guess you could say that it was sort of an exemplar of the 90's excess genre.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Many of the movies on the overall list are partials: I've seen parts of them. I made judgment calls as to which I would count as 'seen' (for example, Godfather 1) and which I only saw bits and snippets of and thus can't count as 'seen' (for example, Shaft and Dirty Harry). Many of these, in addition, I've only caught because they were watched in school in lieu of having an actual class. To that end, here's what I've got:
    26. Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    75. Duck Soup (1933)
    122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
    146. Dumbo (1941)
    195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    315. 12 Angry Men (1957)
    388. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
    415. Goldfinger (1964)
    473. The Jungle Book (1967)
    527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    550. The Godfather (1972)
    587. The Godather Part II (1974)
    595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) (I actually knocked this one off in the Wii launch line; someone brought the DVD)
    607. Carrie (1976)
    610. Rocky (1976)
    612. Network (1976)
    617. Star Wars (1977)
    663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    667. Airplane! (1980)
    680. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    685. Tootsie (1982)
    696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    716. Ghostbusters (1984)
    721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    727. Back to the Future (1985)
    764. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    784. The Naked Gun (1988)
    792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    793. Rain Man (1988)
    855. Groundhog Day (1993)
    860. Jurrasic Park (1993)
    869. Forrest Gump (1994)
    870. The Lion King (1994)
    890. Toy Story (1995)
    926. Titanic (1997)
    937. There's Something About Mary (1998) (only because it had Brett Favre in it)
    953. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    959. Gladiator (2000)
    964. Meet the Parents (2000)
    974. Spirited Away (2001)

    42 films. Considering my age of 22, I wouldn't say that's too bad.

    You've never seen LOTR or The Matrix?

    Dang.
    Matrix 1 is one of the 'snippet' movies I don't feel I've seen enough to count.

    LOTR I have not seen at all and have no intention of altering that status because I'm not interested.

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    book fails for lack of Brick.

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    Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    Sceptre wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Shawshank Redemption had no place on that list.

    Really?

    I think that's one of my all time favorites. And it would appear that most people agree with me.

    Yeah; a lot of people are really into being emotionally manipulated with transparent dreck written by hack authors.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Elendil wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    And they added the last of the LOTR movies. You know, the least tolerable of the trilogy.
    <3

    Fellowship is clearly the best.

    <3<3<3

    Will: I'll take The French Connection over Wages of Fear any day based on the endings alone. Could they have made WoF end in a worse way? I don't believe so.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    41 Le Passion de Jeanne d' Arc
    110 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    123 The Wizard of Oz
    134 Fantasia
    138 Pinocchio
    140 The Bank Dick
    142 The Lady Eve
    146 Dumbo
    215 Kind Hearts and Coronets
    221 The Third Man
    225 Rashomon
    278 The Seven Samurai
    316 The Seventh Seal
    345 Black Orpheus
    367 Spartacus
    397 The Nutty Professor
    421 Dr. Strangelove
    437 The Sound of Music
    466 Le Samouraï
    473 The Jungle Book
    479 Once Upon A Time In The West
    488 2001: A Space Odyssey
    491 Night of the Living Dead
    519 Gimme Shelter
    527 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    571 The Exorcist
    586 Blazing Saddles
    590 Dog Day Afternoon
    593 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    595 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    605 Jaws
    612 Network
    617 Star Wars
    618 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    636 Grease
    652 Life of Brian
    653 Apocalypse Now
    655 The Muppet Movie
    657 Mad Max
    663 The Empire Strikes Back
    667 Airplane!
    669 Raiders of the Lost Ark
    680 E.T.
    693 A Christmas Story
    696 Return of the Jedi
    710 Amadeus
    711 The Terminator
    714 This Is Spinal Tap
    715 Beverly Hills Cop
    716 Ghostbusters
    727 Back To The Future
    729 Brazil
    744 Aliens
    768 The Princess Bride
    780 Akira
    784 The Naked Gun
    785 Big
    787 Grave of the Fireflies
    790 Die Hard
    792 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    797 Batman
    799 Crimes and Misdemeanors
    804 Do the Right Thing
    805 Roger & Me
    806 Glory
    815 Jacob's Ladder
    829 Delicatessen
    836 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    837 The Silence of the Lambs
    843 Strictly Ballroom
    845 Reservoir Dogs
    848 Unforgiven
    855 Groundhog Day
    860 Jurassic Park
    865 Schindler's List
    869 Forrest Gump
    870 The Lion King
    871 Clerks
    875 Pulp Fiction
    876 The Shawshank Redemption
    886 Babe
    888 Braveheart
    890 Toy Story
    894 Clueless
    897 Se7en
    901 The Usual Suspects
    907 Independence Day
    911 Trainspotting
    912 Scream
    915. Princess Mononoke (I'm ecstatic this made the list.)
    926. Rushmore
    936. The Thin Red Line
    937. There's Something About Mary
    941. Magnolia
    943. The Blair Witch Project
    948. Fight Club
    949. Being John Malkovich
    950. American Beauty
    952. The Matrix
    953 The Sixth Sense
    959 Gladiator
    962 Requiem for a Dream
    963 Amores Perros
    964 Meet the Parents
    966 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    967 Traffic
    968 Dancer in the Dark
    969 Memento
    974 Spirited Away
    978 Moulin Rouge
    983 The Royal Tenenbaums
    985 The Pianist
    989 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    991 Lost In Translation
    993 A Very Long Engagement
    994 Fahrenheit 9/11
    995 Sideways

    119. I've seen most of the older ones thanks to random Criterions.

    Reminds me I need to see Down By Law eventually.

    I'll add in the other films eventually; I took the short way out.

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    TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fuck.

    It had been a life goal of mine to see all the movies on IMDb's Top 250, but now I've got this to deal with.

    I was at 92 seen from IMDb's list, and I've got 105 seen from this one.
    78. King Kong (1933)
    110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    136. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    138. Pinocchio (1940)
    146. Dumbo (1941)
    237. The African Queen (1951)
    324. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    363. Psycho (1960)
    381. West Side Story (1961)
    388. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    415. Goldfinger (1964)
    421. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    449. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    454. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    491. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    536. Dirty Harry (1971)
    550. The Godfather (1972)
    561. American Graffiti (1973)
    571. The Exorcist (1973)
    580. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    583. Young Frankenstein (1974)
    586. Blazing Saddles (1974)
    587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
    591. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    605. Jaws (1975)
    617. Star Wars (1977)
    618. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    629. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
    636. Grease (1978)
    638. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    646. Alien (1979)
    652. Life of Brian (1979)
    653. Apocalypse Now (1979)
    654. The Jerk (1979)
    655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
    662. The Shining (1980)
    663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    680. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    682. Poltergeist (1982)
    683. Blade Runner (1982)
    684. The Evil Dead (1982)
    693. A Christmas Story (1983)
    696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    711. The Terminator (1984)
    716. Ghostbusters (1984)
    721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    727. Back to the Future (1985)
    738. Stand By Me (1986)
    743. The Fly (1986)
    744. Aliens (1986)
    745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    754. Top Gun (1986)
    762. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    768. The Princess Bride (1987)
    784. The Naked Gun (1988)
    785. Big (1988)
    790. Die Hard (1988)
    792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    793. Rain Man (1988)
    798. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    806. Glory (1989)
    817. Dances with Wolves (1990)
    823. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    836. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    837. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    855. Groundhog Day (1993)
    858. Philadelphia (1993)
    860. Jurassic Park (1993)
    865. Schindler's List (1993)
    869. Forrest Gump (1994)
    870. The Lion King (1994)
    875. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    876. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    886. Babe (1995)
    894. Clueless (1995)
    897. Se7en (1995)
    901. The Usual Suspects (1995)
    903. Fargo (1996)
    907. Independence Day (1996)
    912. Scream (1996)
    926. Titanic (1997)
    927. The Big Lebowski (1998)
    929. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    937. There's Something About Mary (1998)
    939. Ringu (1998)
    948. Fight Club (1999)
    950. American Beauty (1999)
    952. The Matrix (1999)
    953. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    959. Gladiator (2000)
    964. Meet the Parents (2000)
    969. Memento (2000)
    978. Moulin Rouge (2001)
    983. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    985. The Pianist (2002)
    989. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    991. Lost in Translation (2003)
    994. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

    It's depressing that it'll be such a long time before I can see them all, if I ever can. I mean, hell, if I watched one every single day it would take me two and a half years (not to mention thousands of dollars in rental fees).

    :(

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The thing I was disappointed over, and you're not going to believe this, is that Ed Wood doesn't show up. I feel that along with the cavalcade of great films on that list, every so often you need to see a really bad movie. Cleanses the palate and makes the good films seem that much better.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    book fails for lack of Brick.

    Ehhhh.

    It has its good points, but it's also pretty rough around the edges. An admirable effort, certainly.

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    Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Reminds me I need to see Down By Law eventually.

    It's a fun flick. Jarmusch + Tom Waits is win. Roberto Begnini will never cease to annoy me, though.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I've been wanting to watch Nosferatu for a while. Might as well tonight, I suppose.

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    emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I think #3, Birth of a Nation, is public domain and free to download. All you need to watch of that movie is the last thirty minutes to get a sense of it, though.

    Most of the responses in here are 'I agree with 989 of these 1,001 movies on this list.' It's a good list; quit blubbering about 12 Monkeys. I thought 12 Monkeys was lame. Really lame. Really :| .

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    emnmnme wrote: »
    Most of the responses in here are 'I agree with 989 of these 1,001 movies on this list.' It's a good list; quit blubbering about 12 Monkeys. I thought 12 Monkeys was lame. Really lame. Really :| .
    shtu up it was awesome.

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    Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
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    16. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)

    oh phew thank god.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'd say that's a highly-pretentious silly list that misses quite a few recent "must-see" poignant films, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for instance.

    I think all "10XQ must see/must do" lists are pretty worthless, though.

    I'm not saying the movies listed aren't good, but to suggest that these are the 1001 movies you should see before you die is a little absurd, not to mention the absurdity of suggesting a project averaging around 2000 hours (over 83 actual days of doing nothing but watching movies).

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Okay, actually 114, and fixed. And that list needs more Kevin Smith than just Clerks. At very least, Chasing Amy.

    There's some awfully weak movies on that list for Gremlins to have not gotten some love.

    And Spaceballs for that matter. Shoot, that whole list needs more Mel Brooks. There's a lot wrong with it, but it's not bad.

    The classics are pretty good, aside from lacking Charade.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Oh come on. The Constant Gardener? I liked that movie a lot, but out of the tens of thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of movies in existence, I seriously would not consider that a "must-see before you die" movie above others.

    These lists serve only to stir shit up.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I think the author(s) were trying to avoid having too many recent films, and wound up going the other way, listing entirely too many movies from the 20s and 30s.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
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    I think the author(s) were trying to avoid having too many recent films, and wound up going the other way, listing entirely too many movies from the 20s and 30s.

    I agree fully.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Reminds me I need to see Down By Law eventually.

    It's a fun flick. Jarmusch + Tom Waits is win. Roberto Begnini will never cease to annoy me, though.

    And this reminds me. Where's Ghost Dog?

    Also, I want to see Haxan... but, I'm kind of scared to.

    I hear it's somewhat twisted.

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    RazzleDazzRazzleDazz Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Animal House was not on the list? I do not understand this.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It also has a notorious lack of non-American flicks. Okay, Straw Dogs is on it, but that's a UK flick. What about Lilja 4-Ever? I'd consider that a must-see. The Inheritance is pretty damn good, too.

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    TheSuperWootTheSuperWoot Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hmmm only 83 for me, guess I have a lot more to add to the Netflix queue.
    1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    3. Fantasia (1940)
    4. Pinocchio (1940)
    5. Dumbo (1941)
    6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    7. Ben-Hur (1959)
    8. West Side Story (1961)
    9. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    10. Goldfinger (1964)
    11. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    12. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    13. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    14. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    15. Dirty Harry (1971)
    16. The Godfather (1972)
    17. The Exorcist (1973)
    18. Chinatown (1974)
    19. Blazing Saddles (1974)
    20. The Godfather Part II (1974)
    21. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    22. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    23. Jaws (1975)
    24. Taxi Driver (1976)
    25. Star Wars (1977)
    26. Annie Hall (1977)
    27. Grease (1978)
    28. Halloween (1978)
    29. Alien (1979)
    30. The Jerk (1979)
    31. The Muppet Movie (1979)
    32. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    33. Airplane! (1980)
    34. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    35. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    36. Poltergeist (1982)
    37. The Evil Dead (1982)
    38. Gandhi (1982)
    39. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    40. Amadeus (1984)
    41. The Terminator (1984)
    42. Ghostbusters (1984)
    43. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    44. Back to the Future (1985)
    45. Aliens (1986)
    46. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    47. Akira (1988)
    48. Big (1988)
    49. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    50. Rain Man (1988)
    51. Batman (1989)
    52. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    53. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    54. Groundhog Day (1993)
    55. Jurassic Park (1993)
    56. Forrest Gump (1994)
    57. The Lion King (1994)
    58. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    59. Braveheart (1995)
    60. Toy Story (1995)
    61. Heat (1995)
    62. Clueless (1995)
    63. Independence Day (1996)
    64. Scream (1996)
    65. Princess Mononoke (1997)
    66. Titanic (1997)
    67. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    68. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    69. Three Kings (1999)
    70. American Beauty (1999)
    71. The Matrix (1999)
    72. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    73. Gladiator (2000)
    74. Meet the Parents (2000)
    75. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    76. Spirited Away (2001)
    77. Moulin Rouge (2001)
    78. The Pianist (2002)
    79. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    80. Lost in Translation (2003)
    81. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
    82. Sideways (2004)
    83. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I can guess why Blair Witch Project is on there, but honestly would anyone here recommend going to see it now? It's unique and all but once the hype died down nobody that I talked to really enjoyed it that much. I think it's more of an example of how to hype a movie than a great film that is worth watching. Plus it gave me a huge fucking headache.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dangerous wrote: »
    I can guess why Blair Witch Project is on there, but honestly would anyone here recommend going to see it now? It's unique and all but once the hype died down nobody that I talked to really enjoyed it that much. I think it's more of an example of how to hype a movie than a great film that is worth watching. Plus it gave me a huge fucking headache.

    I would put it on my list for a number of reasons that I never seem to be able to sufficiently defend to anyone.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dangerous wrote: »
    I can guess why Blair Witch Project is on there, but honestly would anyone here recommend going to see it now? It's unique and all but once the hype died down nobody that I talked to really enjoyed it that much. I think it's more of an example of how to hype a movie than a great film that is worth watching. Plus it gave me a huge fucking headache.

    It has the best effect if you don't know anything about it.

    It was also probably the best marketed film ever.

    It's never as good on a second viewing, but it's still a classic.

    Also, I love the source material.
    (Still have the Blair Witch Dossier over here somewhere.)

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    gtrmpgtrmp Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Damn, I've still got three-quarters of the list to go. At this rate, I'll need to live to be 102 before I can die.
    1. Le Voyage dans la lune (1902)
    6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
    14. Nanook of the North (1922)
    26. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    30. Metropolis (1927)
    32. The General (1927)
    40. Un Chien Andalou (1928)
    42. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
    55. Dracula (1931)
    56. Frankenstein (1931)
    68. Freaks (1932)
    75. Duck Soup (1933)
    78. King Kong (1933)
    82. Triumph of the Will (1934)
    86. It Happened One Night (1934)
    92. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    95. Modern Times (1936)
    110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    114. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
    134. Fantasia (1940)
    136. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    138. Pinocchio (1940)
    141. Citizen Kane (1941)
    143. The Wolf Man (1941)
    146. Dumbo (1941)
    152. Casablanca (1942)
    195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    201. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
    217. Adam's Rib (1949)
    219. White Heat (1949)
    241. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    273. Animal Farm (1954)
    274. Rear Window (1954)
    278. The Seven Samurai (1954)
    300. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    302. Forbidden Planet (1956)
    310. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    314. The Ten Commandments (1956)
    316. The Seventh Seal (1957)
    321. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    330. Touch of Evil (1958)
    334. Vertigo (1958)
    341. Some Like It Hot (1959)
    349. Ben-Hur (1959)
    363. Psycho (1960)
    367. Spartacus (1960)
    368. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
    381. West Side Story (1961)
    388. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    389. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    396. The Birds (1963)
    397. The Nutty Professor (1963)
    406. The Great Escape (1963)
    415. Goldfinger (1964)
    419. My Fair Lady (1964)
    421. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    422. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    437. The Sound of Music (1965)
    449. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    453. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    459. The Graduate (1967)
    473. The Jungle Book (1967)
    480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    491. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    495. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    496. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    500. Easy Rider (1969)
    516. Patton (1970)
    517. M*A*S*H (1970)
    525. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    534. The French Connection (1971)
    536. Dirty Harry (1971)
    544. Cabaret (1972)
    548. Deliverance (1972)
    550. The Godfather (1972)
    556. Pink Flamingos (1972)
    558. The Sting (1973)
    563. Enter the Dragon (1973)
    570. Serpico (1973)
    571. The Exorcist (1973)
    583. Young Frankenstein (1974)
    584. Chinatown (1974)
    586. Blazing Saddles (1974)
    587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
    591. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    605. Jaws (1975)
    607. Carrie (1976)
    617. Star Wars (1977)
    618. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    635. The Deer Hunter (1978)
    636. Grease (1978)
    638. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    646. Alien (1979)
    652. Life of Brian (1979)
    653. Apocalypse Now (1979)
    654. The Jerk (1979)
    655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
    662. The Shining (1980)
    663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    667. Airplane! (1980)
    669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    671. Gallipoli (1981)
    675. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    680. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    681. The Thing (1982)
    682. Poltergeist (1982)
    683. Blade Runner (1982)
    684. The Evil Dead (1982)
    693. A Christmas Story (1983)
    696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    708. Scarface (1983)
    710. Amadeus (1984)
    711. The Terminator (1984)
    714. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    716. Ghostbusters (1984)
    721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    727. Back to the Future (1985)
    737. Manhunter (1986)
    738. Stand By Me (1986)
    743. The Fly (1986)
    744. Aliens (1986)
    745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    749. Platoon (1986)
    754. Top Gun (1986)
    761. Raising Arizona (1987)
    762. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    764. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    768. The Princess Bride (1987)
    770. The Untouchables (1987)
    780. Akira (1988)
    783. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    784. The Naked Gun (1988)
    785. Big (1988)
    787. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    790. Die Hard (1988)
    792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    793. Rain Man (1988)
    797. Batman (1989)
    798. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    804. Do the Right Thing (1989)
    806. Glory (1989)
    814. Goodfellas (1990)
    817. Dances with Wolves (1990)
    819. Pretty Woman (1990)
    823. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    835. Thelma & Louise (1991)
    836. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    837. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    845. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    848. Unforgiven (1992)
    855. Groundhog Day (1993)
    858. Philadelphia (1993)
    860. Jurassic Park (1993)
    865. Schindler's List (1993)
    868. Hoop Dreams (1994)
    869. Forrest Gump (1994)
    870. The Lion King (1994)
    871. Clerks (1994)
    872. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    875. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    876. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    886. Babe (1995)
    888. Braveheart (1995)
    890. Toy Story (1995)
    894. Clueless (1995)
    897. Se7en (1995)
    901. The Usual Suspects (1995)
    903. Fargo (1996)
    907. Independence Day (1996)
    911. Trainspotting (1996)
    912. Scream (1996)
    915. Princess Mononoke (1997)
    916. L.A. Confidential (1997)
    919. Boogie Nights (1997)
    926. Titanic (1997)
    927. The Big Lebowski (1998)
    929. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    934. Pi (1998)
    937. There's Something About Mary (1998)
    939. Ringu (1998)
    943. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    944. Three Kings (1999)
    948. Fight Club (1999)
    949. Being John Malkovich (1999)
    950. American Beauty (1999)
    952. The Matrix (1999)
    953. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    959. Gladiator (2000)
    962. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    964. Meet the Parents (2000)
    966. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    968. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    969. Memento (2000)
    973. Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001)
    974. Spirited Away (2001)
    978. Moulin Rouge (2001)
    982. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    983. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    985. The Pianist (2002)
    989. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    991. Lost in Translation (2003)
    994. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
    995. Sideways (2004)
    Of course, half the movies on here from the last 15 years or so could be easily cut - it's not like there's a shortage of great (or distinctive, or culturally relevant) movies from the last two or three decades.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Dangerous wrote: »
    I can guess why Blair Witch Project is on there, but honestly would anyone here recommend going to see it now? It's unique and all but once the hype died down nobody that I talked to really enjoyed it that much. I think it's more of an example of how to hype a movie than a great film that is worth watching. Plus it gave me a huge fucking headache.

    It has the best effect if you don't know anything about it.

    It was also probably the best marketed film ever.

    It's never as good on a second viewing, but it's still a classic.

    Also, I love the source material.
    (Still have the Blair Witch Dossier over here somewhere.)

    Actually...I disagree. It has the best effect if you know as much about it as possible EXCEPT that it's not true. They marketed it very loosely as based on real stuff. They had a fake-real documentary on the Sci-Fi network and they had the Blair Witch Dossier, both of which fleshed out the Ruskin Parr story and all the stuff that supposedly happened in the police manhunt for the children including the seance with the psychic they brought. Having read all that actually gave you a heightened experience. Of course I knew that none of it was real anyway, that would be silly, but if you could suspend your own disbelief, the more you knew about it, the more of an impact the film had in my opinion.

    Basically, even if you take the film at face value, it's pretty interesting to see how people can fall apart just by nature of being lost in the woods together. It's kind of a Cube-lite. Isolationism-in-a-crowd and the paranoia that entails.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
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    Netflix gives me a way better list of movies I've never seen.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Drez wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Dangerous wrote: »
    I can guess why Blair Witch Project is on there, but honestly would anyone here recommend going to see it now? It's unique and all but once the hype died down nobody that I talked to really enjoyed it that much. I think it's more of an example of how to hype a movie than a great film that is worth watching. Plus it gave me a huge fucking headache.

    It has the best effect if you don't know anything about it.

    It was also probably the best marketed film ever.

    It's never as good on a second viewing, but it's still a classic.

    Also, I love the source material.
    (Still have the Blair Witch Dossier over here somewhere.)

    Actually...I disagree. It has the best effect if you know as much about it as possible EXCEPT that it's not true. They marketed it very loosely as based on real stuff. They had a fake-real documentary on the Sci-Fi network and they had the Blair Witch Dossier, both of which fleshed out the Ruskin Parr story and all the stuff that supposedly happened in the police manhunt for the children including the seance with the psychic they brought. Having read all that actually gave you a heightened experience. Of course I knew that none of it was real anyway, that would be silly, but if you could suspend your own disbelief, the more you knew about it, the more of an impact the film had in my opinion.

    Basically, even if you take the film at face value, it's pretty interesting to see how people can fall apart just by nature of being lost in the woods together. It's kind of a Cube-lite. Isolationism-in-a-crowd and the paranoia that entails.

    Well, yeah, that's a better example.

    In some ways, that documentary's creepier than the actual film.

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