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IMDB Top 250.

This list is pretty odd. I mean... almost no Polanski, and where it does appear it's WAY down the list under a lot of other stuff... like Young Frankenstein. Don't get me wrong - I love Mel Brooks. But uh - where's Knife in the Water? Where's Death and the Maiden? Where's The Tenant? Is it dumb American backlash over his past? I'm sure I'm just giving IMDB voters way too much credit. Below I bolded the ones I've seen. Many that I haven't seen are sitting here to be watched (Like Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast and Seven Samurai) but I'm pretty surprised at the gaps and the fact that most of them are older/classic movies. A bunch of them I've seen chunks of or just haven't gotten to yet (especially the missing Kurosawa). If I counted right I've seen 139 of the 250. Which I guess is alright - but dammit I want it to be more. I mean - I've seen only a few Hitchcock movies ever so that's no good.

What haven't I seen that I should really bump up in the netflix queue immediately? I expect to see most of these in time , but what are things I'm really missing that mean I'm an idiot for not having seen them already?





The Godfather (1972)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Casablanca (1942)
Schindler's List (1993)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Shichinin no samurai (1954)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Star Wars (1977)

Rear Window (1954)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Cidade de Deus (2002)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Goodfellas (1990)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

C'era una volta il West (1968)
Psycho (1960)
Citizen Kane (1941)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Memento (2000)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Fight Club (1999)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
The Matrix (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
Vertigo (1958)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Se7en (1995)
Léon (1994)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Paths of Glory (1957)
American History X (1998)
Chinatown (1974)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Laberinto del fauno, El (2006)
The Third Man (1949)
M (1931)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Untergang, Der (2004)
The Pianist (2002)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Alien (1979)
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Boot, Das (1981)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Shining (1980)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Metropolis (1927)
The Departed (2006)
Raging Bull (1980)
Rashômon (1950)
Aliens (1986)
Sin City (2005)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Modern Times (1936)
Rebecca (1940)
The Great Escape (1963)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Leben der Anderen, Das (2006)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
All About Eve (1950)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Amadeus (1984)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
Vita è bella, La (1997)

Jaws (1975)
The Sting (1973)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)
Batman Begins (2005)
Braveheart (1995)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

City Lights (1931)
The Apartment (1960)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Ran (1985)

High Noon (1952)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Notorious (1946)
Fargo (1996)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Mononoke-hime (1997)
The Incredibles (2004)

Salaire de la peur, Le (1953)
Unforgiven (1992)
Oldboy (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Back to the Future (1985)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Crash (2004/I)
Ben-Hur (1959)

Annie Hall (1977)
Yojimbo (1961)
V for Vendetta (2005)

The Green Mile (1999)
The Killing (1956)
Life of Brian (1979)
Per qualche dollaro in più (1965)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957)
Ladri di biciclette (1948)
Gladiator (2000)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Platoon (1986)

It Happened One Night (1934)
Battaglia di Algeri, La (1966)
Wo hu cang long (2000)
The Graduate (1967)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Prestige (2006)
Amores perros (2000)
Gandhi (1982)
8½ (1963)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The African Queen (1951)
Diaboliques, Les (1955)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Die Hard (1988)
Children of Men (2006)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Stand by Me (1986)
Smultronstället (1957)
The General (1927)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Harvey (1950)
The Conversation (1974)
Patton (1970)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Lola rennt (1998)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
Duck Soup (1933)
Grindhouse (2007)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Cabinet des Dr. Caligari., Das (1920)
Groundhog Day (1993)

Heat (1995)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Glory (1989)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Gold Rush (1925)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Trainspotting (1996)
Toy Story (1995)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Spartacus (1960)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
King Kong (1933)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Belle et la bête, La (1946)
Ying xiong (2002)
Snatch. (2000)
The Exorcist (1973)
Magnolia (1999)

Hotaru no haka (1988)
The Hustler (1961)
Ed Wood (1994)
Stalker (1979)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
A Christmas Story (1983)
The Terminator (1984)

Finding Neverland (2004)
Big Fish (2003)
Mystic River (2003)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Shrek (2001)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Thing (1982)
Before Sunset (2004)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Scarface (1983)
Sleuth (1972)
Out of the Past (1947)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Du rififi chez les hommes (1955)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Young Frankenstein (1974)

Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
Frankenstein (1931)
Manhattan (1979)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Kumonosu jô (1957)
Umberto D. (1952)
United 93 (2006)
Hable con ella (2002)
Mou gaan dou (2002)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The Lion King (1994)

The Lost Weekend (1945)
Sling Blade (1996)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Walk the Line (2005)
Great Expectations (1946)

The Straight Story (1999)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
In Cold Blood (1967)
Harold and Maude (1971)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Solyaris (1972)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Ikiru (1952)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Strada, La (1954)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Seppuku (1962)

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frobisher
May. 6th, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
Uh... as I'm currently in italy, I'm lucky to be in the intarweb at all.

I'll get to it eventually, though.

And for pete's sake, watch Seven Samurai already!
maddening
May. 6th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
I know I know I know.

That and High and Low have been on "the list" forever.
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