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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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    electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has to be about one of the funnest movies to watch. It was neat when you were kid coz "real cartoons!" and it was neat when you were a teenager because "lol breasts".

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    Director714Director714 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    No Iron Giant.... Really?:|

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    King Kong wrote: »
    The 25th Hour is not on this list therefore I declare it null and void.

    Seriously I have seen a shitload of the movies on there from multiple genres...how the fuck can you put Meet the Parents and not The 25th Hour.

    I thought 25th Hour was an awful, pretentious movie with an especially cringe-worthy monologue from Ed Norton. And they couldn't even make Rosario Dawson look pretty; all I could think about was her nostrils.

    Seeing as this is a movie thread and people are throwing their opinions around :D

    I've only seen 79, and my list looks a little different to many of yours as I've seen more of the old British and foreign films, only 1 film from the 60s/early 70s, and my knowledge of cult 80s and early 90s movies is also incredibly lacking. I have several of those movies sitting at home waiting to be watched (Cinema Paradiso, M, Blade Runner, Constant Gardener, etc.) which is terrible of me.

    But it looks to be a really solid list, as solid as you could expect, anyway; some of the films I naturally dislike but I can understand their place on the list (except, yes - Meet the Parents, what?).

    Hurrah for Ealing comedies (I wasn't expecting to see three on there; one or two, yes).

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    HearthjawHearthjaw Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
    All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    Scarface (1932)
    Triumph of the Will (1934)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Fantasia (1940)
    The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    Casablanca (1942)
    A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    Strangers on a Train (1951)
    The Seven Samurai (1954)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    Psycho (1960)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    The Great Escape (1963)
    Goldfinger (1964)
    Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    The Battle of Algiers (1965)
    The Sound of Music (1965)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    The Graduate (1967)
    The Jungle Book (1967)
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    The Producers (1968)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Walkabout (1971)
    Dirty Harry (1971)
    The Godfather (1972)
    American Graffiti (1973)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    Blazing Saddles (1974)
    One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    Jaws (1975)
    Rocky (1976)
    Taxi Driver (1976)
    Star Wars (1977)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    Grease (1978)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    My Brilliant Career (1979)
    Alien (1979)
    Life of Brian (1979)
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    Mad Max (1979)
    The Shining (1980)
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Gallipoli (1981)
    An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    Poltergeist (1982)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Return of the Jedi (1983)
    Scarface (1983)
    The Terminator (1984)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    The Breakfast Club (1985)
    Back to the Future (1985)
    Stand By Me (1986)
    Aliens (1986)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    Platoon (1986)
    Top Gun (1986)
    Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    The Thin Blue Line (1988)
    Die Hard (1988)
    Batman (1989)
    Dances with Wolves (1990)
    Europa Europa (1990)
    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    Romper Stomper (1992)
    Groundhog Day (1993)
    The Puppetmaster (1993)
    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Schindler's List (1993)
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    The Lion King (1994)
    Clerks (1994)
    Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    Muriel's Wedding (1994)
    Braveheart (1995)
    Toy Story (1995)
    Clueless (1995)
    Se7en (1995)
    Fargo (1996)
    Shine (1996)
    Independence Day (1996)
    Trainspotting (1996)
    Scream (1996)
    Princess Mononoke (1997)
    Deconstructing Harry (1997)
    Titanic (1997)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Rushmore (1998)
    The Thin Red Line (1998)
    There's Something About Mary (1998)
    The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    Three Kings (1999)
    Fight Club (1999)
    Being John Malkovich (1999)
    American Beauty (1999)
    The Matrix (1999)
    The Sixth Sense (1999)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Meet the Parents (2000)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    Traffic (2000)
    Spirited Away (2001)
    Moulin Rouge (2001)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    The Pianist (2002)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    Lost in Translation (2003)
    Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
    I'd have picked Life Aquatic over Tenenbaums, but that's just me.
    Seconded

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Variable wrote: »
    did you guys actually just read through the list and copy whatever you saw?

    I did, but I apparently missed a couple.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has to be about one of the funnest movies to watch. It was neat when you were kid coz "real cartoons!" and it was neat when you were a teenager because "lol breasts".
    ...Cool World.

    That was not a correction. That was an admission of shame.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dangerous wrote: »
    elkatas wrote: »
    Dangerous wrote: »
    Also Evil dead but no army of darkness??

    Only movie series with two titles on that list is Godfather. It was conscious decision by editor.

    Terminator 1 and 2 are on there. I don't think I'd have put the first one on there actually. Same with Evil Dead. I'm sure they have a good reason for having it on there but I thought as cheesy horror movies and in general the other 2 were far superior.

    Not to mention all three Star Wars movies.

    As well as Three Colours Red and Blue.

    I was at 200ish, can't quite count properly as some of those films I didn't really care for and stopped watching half way through, like Man Bites Dog or Salo.

    Generally I think it's a list of notable films, rather than good films. I still remember Independence Day basically being the first big summer blockbuster film that I saw.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You really should watch M. it's one of the least dated feeling old movies I've ever seen.

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hmm, only 79 for me, although I'm not a big movie person. I'm sure I missed a few, especially movies I watched in French class, although I remembered some of those (The 400 Blows, Au Revoir Les Enfants, etc)

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    SithDrummerSithDrummer 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.
    Uh, no. They fucked Faramir completely in The Two Towers. Unforgivable.

    I've seen 81 of them, with another 16 partials.
    28. The Gold Rush (1925)
    110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    134. Fantasia (1940)
    138. Pinocchio (1940)
    146. Dumbo (1941)
    349. Ben-Hur (1959)
    421. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    449. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    473. The Jungle Book (1967)
    480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    525. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    550. The Godfather (1972)
    587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
    590. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    608. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    617. Star Wars (1977)
    636. Grease (1978)
    646. Alien (1979)
    657. Mad Max (1979)
    663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    667. Airplane! (1980)
    669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    681. The Thing (1982)
    683. Blade Runner (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)
    721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    727. Back to the Future (1985)
    745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    754. Top Gun (1986)
    762. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    768. The Princess Bride (1987)
    770. The Untouchables (1987)
    790. Die Hard (1988)
    792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    797. Batman (1989)
    814. Goodfellas (1990)
    823. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    836. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    837. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    845. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    855. Groundhog Day (1993)
    860. Jurassic Park (1993)
    869. Forrest Gump (1994)
    870. The Lion King (1994)
    871. Clerks (1994)
    875. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    886. Babe (1995)
    888. Braveheart (1995)
    890. Toy Story (1995)
    892. Heat (1995)
    897. Se7en (1995)
    901. The Usual Suspects (1995)
    907. Independence Day (1996)
    911. Trainspotting (1996)
    926. Titanic (1997)
    927. The Big Lebowski (1998)
    929. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    934. Pi (1998)
    937. There's Something About Mary (1998)
    948. Fight Club (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)
    969. Memento (2000)
    978. Moulin Rouge (2001)
    988. Oldboy (2003)
    989. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    991. Lost in Translation (2003)

    Partials:
    195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    245. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    314. The Ten Commandments (1956)
    415. Goldfinger (1964)
    516. Patton (1970)
    586. Blazing Saddles (1974)
    593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    610. Rocky (1976)
    655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
    680. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    687. Diner (1982)
    716. Ghostbusters (1984)
    744. Aliens (1986)
    784. The Naked Gun (1988)
    819. Pretty Woman (1990)
    983. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    And I'd already rented Casablanca and The Seven Samurai for this week.

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    TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Low Key wrote: »
    I've seen about a half dozen of those films.

    I'm gonna hold off on the rest so that I can live forever.

    You've seen six? D:

    You must rarely watch movies.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler 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.
    Uh, no. They fucked Faramir completely in The Two Towers. Unforgivable.


    Faramir didn't totally sucin the extended cut. sadly his charatcr was virtually cut out of the original versions.

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    projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I did a search for The Fountain and nothing came up, so I am going to just ignore this list.

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    geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Edgewood wrote: »
    Oceans 11 -- the original

    That movie sucked bad. It definitely does not deserve to be on any list of good movies.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    geckahn wrote: »
    That movie sucked bad. It definitely does not deserve to be on any list of good movies.

    Indeed. I found whole movie hollow as hell.

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    geckahngeckahn Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    elkatas wrote: »
    geckahn wrote: »
    That movie sucked bad. It definitely does not deserve to be on any list of good movies.

    Indeed. I found whole movie hollow as hell.

    Even back then people thought it sucked. The reviewers were like . . . we're pretty sure this movie was an excuse to go to las vegas.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Dumbo and Pinnochio - Why these two specifically? Snow White was the first feature-length animated film, but it was also really good quality overall. I don't know why those two other Disney films are on that list, and that I can't think of any justifiable reason is enough for me to question their placement.

    Yeah, I agree here. I don't remember reason why Pinocchio was chosen, but I suspect it has something to do with its main song.
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    The Wolf Man - God, what a crappy film. People watch it now and would say "Well of course it's cheesy now", but holy god people, it's worse than that. It's really just a terrible film all around, and if it weren't the first werewolf film made I know it wouldn't be on the list at all.

    I agree. Personally I would replace it with The Mummy, which I still think is the best horror movie that Universal made.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I did a search for The Fountain and nothing came up, so I am going to just ignore this list.

    The other reasons I think this is stupid aside, there are no movies on the list past 2005.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I did a search for The Fountain and nothing came up, so I am going to just ignore this list.

    The other reasons I think this is stupid aside, there are no movies on the list past 2005.

    It was only published in 2006 so was probably written in 2005.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Rook wrote: »
    It was only published in 2006 so was probably written in 2005.

    Yup. It is little ridiculous except writers to see into future. :)

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Right. Just so it's totally clear, I was saying mayhem was being stupid for making that complaint.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Right. Just so it's totally clear, I was saying mayhem was being stupid for making that complaint.

    My bad, sorry.

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    String of LettersString of Letters Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Seen:
    *** 278 The Seven Samurai (1954)
    *** 387 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    415 Goldfinger (1964)
    433 Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    *** 449 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    *** 479 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    480 Planet of the Apes (1968)
    *** 488 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    563 Enter the Dragon (1973)
    *** 595 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    610 Rocky (1976)
    617 Star Wars (1977)
    618 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    *** 645 Stalker (1979)
    646 Alien (1979)
    *** 653 Apocalypse Now (1979)
    657 Mad Max (1979)
    663 The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    *** 669 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    680 E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    681 The Thing (1982)
    682 Poltergeist (1982)
    *** 683 Blade Runner (1982)
    *** 689 Gandhi (1982)
    696 Return of the Jedi (1983)
    710 Amadeus (1984)
    711 The Terminator (1984)
    716 Ghostbusters (1984)
    *** 727 Back to the Future (1985)
    *** 729 Brazil (1985)

    ***** 732 Mishima (1985)

    744 Aliens (1986)
    754 Top Gun (1986)
    *** 779 The Thin Blue Line (1988)
    *** 780 Akira (1988)
    784 The Naked Gun (1988)
    790 Die Hard (1988)
    *** 792 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    793 Rain Man (1988)
    *** 797 Batman (1989)
    814 Goodfellas (1990)
    *** 823 Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    *** 825 Total Recall (1990) - best Arnie movie
    *** 836 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    837 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    838 JFK (1991)
    845 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    848 Unforgiven (1992)
    855 Groundhog Day (1993)
    860 Jurassic Park (1993)
    *** 865 Schindler's List (1993)
    869 Forrest Gump (1994)
    870 The Lion King (1994)
    *** 873 Natural Born Killers (1994)
    *** 875 Pulp Fiction (1994)
    888 Braveheart (1995)
    891 Casino (1995)
    897 Se7en (1995)
    907 Independence Day (1996)
    911 Trainspotting (1996)
    913 The English Patient (1996)
    *** 915 Princess Mononoke (1997)
    929 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    950 American Beauty (1999)
    952 The Matrix (1999)
    953 The Sixth Sense (1999)
    959 Gladiator (2000)
    966 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    967 Traffic (2000)
    991 Lost in Translation (2003)

    I separated the wheat (***) from the chaff (nothing) for your reading pleasure.

    WTF ? So much crud, and NO Conan the Barbarian ? The best Arnie movie next to TR ? This book stinks.
    WTF #2 ? Some of the movies are not good at all, by ANY standards.
    Ahh whatever. Everyone has their happy places.

    But again, some movies are objectivelly good, while others are just some sort of (temporary) cultural phenomenon.
    So Blair Witch should be killed with fire, and Conan the Barbarian should be included, as only one example of the flaws of this book. Also, needs more Kurosawa films, which are objectivelly good. Where the fuck is Emperor's Shadow ?
    Where is The Abyss ?
    Indy & The Last Crusade ?
    Leon FFS ?

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    BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    28. The Gold Rush (1925)
    32. The General (1927)
    35. The Jazz Singer (1927)
    56. Frankenstein (1931)
    75. Duck Soup (1933)
    78. King Kong (1933)
    86. It Happened One Night (1934)
    90. A Night at the Opera (1935)
    98. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
    110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    114. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    115. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    119. Stagecoach (1939)
    122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    125. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
    126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
    132. His Girl Friday (1940)
    134. Fantasia (1940)
    135. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    136. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    138. Pinocchio (1940)
    141. Citizen Kane (1941)
    144. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    146. Dumbo (1941)
    149. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    152. Casablanca (1942)
    156. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
    172. Double Indemnity (1944)
    182. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    186. My Darling Clementine (1946)
    193. Notorious (1946)
    195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    201. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
    212. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    225. Rashomon (1950)
    228. All About Eve (1950)
    229. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    233. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    234. Strangers on a Train (1951)
    237. The African Queen (1951)
    241. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    245. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    250. High Noon (1952)
    256. From Here to Eternity (1953)
    257. Tokyo Story (1953)
    258. Roman Holiday (1953)
    262. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
    270. On the Waterfront (1954)
    273. Animal Farm (1954)
    274. Rear Window (1954)
    278. The Seven Samurai (1954)
    304. The Searchers (1956)
    310. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    314. The Ten Commandments (1956)
    315. 12 Angry Men (1957)
    317. An Affair to Remember (1957)
    320. Throne of Blood (1957)
    324. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    330. Touch of Evil (1958)
    334. Vertigo (1958)
    340. North by Northwest (1959)
    341. Some Like It Hot (1959)
    349. Ben-Hur (1959)
    363. Psycho (1960)
    366. The Apartment (1960)
    367. Spartacus (1960)
    373. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
    381. West Side Story (1961)
    387. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    388. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    389. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    390. Lolita (1962)
    392. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (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)
    444. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
    449. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    453. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    459. The Graduate (1967)
    467. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    470. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    473. The Jungle Book (1967)
    479. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    482. Rosemary's Baby (1968) C
    485. The Producers (1968)
    488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    491. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    495. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    500. Easy Rider (1969)
    516. Patton (1970)
    517. M*A*S*H (1970)
    527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    548. Deliverance (1972)
    550. The Godfather (1972)
    561. American Graffiti (1973)
    563. Enter the Dragon (1973)
    564. Mean Streets (1973)
    571. The Exorcist (1973)
    583. Young Frankenstein (1974)
    584. Chinatown (1974)
    586. Blazing Saddles (1974)
    587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
    590. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    591. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    594. The Wall (1975)
    595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    605. Jaws (1975)
    607. Carrie (1976)
    608. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    609. All the President's Men (1976)
    610. Rocky (1976)
    611. Taxi Driver (1976)
    612. Network (1976)
    617. Star Wars (1977)
    618. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    620. Annie Hall (1977)
    624. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    633. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    636. Grease (1978)
    638. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    639. Shaolin Master Killer (1978)
    640. Up in Smoke (1978)
    641. Halloween (1978)
    646. Alien (1979)
    651. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    652. Life of Brian (1979)
    653. Apocalypse Now (1979)
    654. The Jerk (1979)
    655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
    657. Mad Max (1979)
    662. The Shining (1980)
    663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    667. Airplane! (1980)
    668. Raging Bull (1980)
    669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    673. Body Heat (1981)
    679. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
    680. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
    682. Poltergeist (1982)
    683. Blade Runner (1982)
    684. The Evil Dead (1982)
    696. Return of the Jedi (1983)
    707. Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
    708. Scarface (1983)
    711. The Terminator (1984)
    713. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    714. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    715. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
    716. Ghostbusters (1984)
    719. The Killing Fields (1984)
    720. The Natural (1984)
    721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
    722. Ran (1985)
    727. Back to the Future (1985)
    738. Stand By Me (1986)
    739. Blue Velvet (1986)
    743. The Fly (1986)
    744. Aliens (1986)
    745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    749. Platoon (1986)
    751. Tampopo (1986)
    753. Salvador (1986)
    754. Top Gun (1986)
    759. Project A, Part II (1987)
    761. Raising Arizona (1987)
    762. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    764. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    768. The Princess Bride (1987)
    770. The Untouchables (1987)
    773. Fatal Attraction (1987)
    777. Bull Durham (1988)
    778. Ariel (1988)
    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)
    805. Roger & Me (1989)
    806. Glory (1989)
    814. Goodfellas (1990)
    817. Dances with Wolves (1990)
    819. Pretty Woman (1990)
    823. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    825. Total Recall (1990)
    826. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
    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)
    844. The Player (1992)
    845. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    847. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
    848. Unforgiven (1992)
    855. Groundhog Day (1993)
    858. Philadelphia (1993)
    859. The Puppetmaster (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)
    873. Natural Born Killers (1994)
    874. The Last Seduction (1994)
    875. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    876. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    886. Babe (1995)
    888. Braveheart (1995)
    890. Toy Story (1995)
    891. Casino (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)
    915. Princess Mononoke (1997)
    916. L.A. Confidential (1997)
    919. Boogie Nights (1997)
    927. The Big Lebowski (1998)
    929. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    931. Rushmore (1998)
    934. Pi (1998)
    937. There's Something About Mary (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)
    964. Meet the Parents (2000)
    966. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    967. Traffic (2000)
    968. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    974. Spirited Away (2001)
    989. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    991. Lost in Translation (2003)
    994. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

    258. I blame classic movie channels on cable. A good 139 of those are from before I was born.

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    Now, there's one movie on there that I must mention, Duck Soup. I rented it once for a buck, figuring I've got a spare day and a spare buck, how can I go wrong.

    I'm sure it was funny in the 30's. But the thing about humor is that it doesn't age well. Things that are funny in the 1930's are very unlikely to be funny now. Humorous, sure. Likely to elicit a laugh, no. So I can certainly see how Groucho might have killed in his day, but... half the movie I was kind of just scratching my head. There were segments that just didn't make sense in the context of the movie, too much of the movie lost too much relevance to strike a chord.

    Do you not like Mark Twain or Charlie Chaplin or Lucille Ball either?

    Yes, there's bits in Marx Bros movies that don't make sense in the context of the film. Is that a requirement now? Because there's also stuff like that in Blazing Saddles, Airplane, Naked Gun, and There's Somthing about Mary.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
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    Looking over the list, I'm curious as to which actor, actress, director, and writer makes the most contributions.

    My bets for actors, just from scanning it and having watched a sizeable portion, are any of Alec Guinness, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, or either Kevin Bacon or Steve Buschemi (between those last two, they've been in just about every movie ever made).

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Looking over the list, I'm curious as to which actor, actress, director, and writer makes the most contributions.

    My bets for actors, just from scanning it and having watched a sizeable portion, are any of Alec Guinness, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, or either Kevin Bacon or Steve Buschemi (between those last two, they've been in just about every movie ever made).
    Having not even looked at the list, I'm going to add Christopher Walken to that short list. Probability is on my side.

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    RocketSauceRocketSauce Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I've seen 216 of those, and parts/halfway of about 10-15 more. The sad thing is, most of the time I was like "Shit, why haven't I seen that". There are plenty more movies that should be included on there but aren't. Nice to see Kubrick and Mallick got some recognition, as well as Wes Anderson.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Where is my favorite movie!1!

    Yeah, it is obvious that everybody would replace something from that list, and is good to see that this thread caused what I wanted, which was discussion about movies. :)

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Actually I'd probably have replaced Terminator 1 with Conan, Commando or even Running man. I definitely think T2 deserves to be on there, but if it's taking a spot away from another deserving movie I think there are better Arnie flicks that could be on there.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Running Man?

    Are you fucking kidding me?

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    JohannenJohannen Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Meet the Parents and The Blair Witch Project? ...Really?

    A lot of the films on there are alright but no way are they necessaries for before you die.

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I got up to 208, which I'm happy with. Lots of ones I had to skip by on the list thinking, "you really should have seen that by now." Luckily I have a Hitchcock collection waiting from Christmas with some of his older films and a quick internet connection coming shortly.

    It's a good book, I use it quite often for a random selection. I usually have to re-roll a couple times to get something I can actually find at a video store, though.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ok maybe not running man. For some reason I remembered it as being the origin of the famous catch-phrase but IMDB informs me I have my dates fucked up.

    But seriously

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    You should see this before you die.

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    WalrusWalrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Un Chien Andalou is not very good at all, I wouldn't bother.

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    One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    49 in all. I need to see more movies, particularly the older ones. Also, I didn't see either Yojimbo or Léon anywhere in that list. Disappointment++
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    Fantasia (1940)
    Dumbo (1941)
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    The Jungle Book (1967)
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    Star Wars (1977)
    Grease (1978)
    The Jerk (1979)
    The Muppet Movie (1979)
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
    Return of the Jedi (1983)
    The Terminator (1984)
    This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    Back to the Future (1985)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    The Princess Bride (1987)
    The Naked Gun (1988)
    Big (1988)
    Die Hard (1988)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    Rain Man (1988)
    When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    The Lion King (1994)
    Clerks (1994)
    Babe (1995)
    Toy Story (1995)
    Princess Mononoke (1997)
    Titanic (1997)
    The Matrix (1999)
    Meet the Parents (2000)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    Spirited Away (2001)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Walrus wrote: »
    Un Chien Andalou is not very good at all, I wouldn't bother.
    Come on.

    Besides, it's only like 16 minutes long, and you can legally download it. There are links from its Wikipedia article.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dangerous wrote: »
    Ok maybe not running man. For some reason I remembered it as being the origin of the famous catch-phrase but IMDB informs me I have my dates fucked up.

    But seriously

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    You should see this before you die.
    Richard Dawson was the perfect cast. Seriously, I cannot think of anyone who would have been a better fit for Damon Killian.

    The rest of the film was brainless 80's action fun and I loved it so.

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    Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited August 2007
    Let's see, I've seen 194 and I'm 23, so...

    If the current rate holds steady, I will die at age 118.

    Also it's pretty ridiculous that they put The Constant Gardener on there instead of City of God.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm just glad my favorite movie, Happiness was on the list, but was kind of shocked Solondz didn't get any more recognition besides that.

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    MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It's kind of funny that Buffalo '66 and Happiness were both on the list, because my best friend (who admittedly doesn't have the same taste I do) consistently claims those two films as the reason why I'm not allowed to pick movies anymore.

    Of course, he says that about nearly every movie I take him to.

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