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Movies, movies, movies

The ones I've seen are in bold and I've given them ratings, 1 to 4 stars.

The Best
1 The Godfather (1972)
2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
I wanna see it so bad...
4 Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) ***1/2
Not as good as the first one, but still really good.
6 Casablanca (1942)
7 Schindler's List (1993)
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ****
Best fantasy movie ever made.
9 Shichinin no samurai (1954)
10 Citizen Kane (1941) **
Saw it in high school for Journalism class.
11 Star Wars (1977) ***
A great fantasy movie in the guise of a sci-fi movie.
12 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
13 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
14 Rear Window (1954) **
The only Hitchcock movie I actually like.
15 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) **
Not as good as Episode IV.
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17 Memento (2000)
18 The Usual Suspects (1995)
19 Pulp Fiction (1994)
20 North by Northwest (1959)
21 Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
22 Psycho (1960)
23 12 Angry Men (1957)
24 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25 Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
26 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
27 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) **
A good movie, but not a great movie.
28 Goodfellas (1990)
29 American Beauty (1999)
30 Vertigo (1958)
31 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32 The Matrix (1999)
33 Apocalypse Now (1979)
34 The Pianist (2002)
35 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36 Some Like It Hot (1959)
37 Taxi Driver (1976)
38 The Third Man (1949)
39 C'era una volta il West (1968)
40 Paths of Glory (1957)
41 Fight Club (1999)
42 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
43 Das Boot (1981)
44 Double Indemnity (1944)
45 L.A. Confidential (1997)
46 Chinatown (1974)
47 Singin' in the Rain (1952) ****
The best musical ever made.
48 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
49 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
50 M (1931)
51 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
52 All About Eve (1950)
53 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
54 Se7en (1995)
55 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
56 Raging Bull (1980)
57 Cidade de Deus (2002)
58 The Wizard of Oz (1939) **
A very fun movie and one that everyone can quote.
59 Rashômon (1950)
60 The Sting (1973)
61 Alien (1979)
62 American History X (1998)
63 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
64 Léon (1994)
65 Touch of Evil (1958)
66 Vita è bella, La (1997)
67 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
68 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
69 Wo hu cang long (2000)
70 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
71 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
72 The Great Escape (1963)
73 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
74 Annie Hall (1977)
75 Amadeus (1984)
76 Jaws (1975)
77 Ran (1985)
78 On the Waterfront (1954)
79 Modern Times (1936)
80 Braveheart (1995) ***
Violent, but very good. Mark's favorite movie.
81 High Noon (1952)
82 The Apartment (1960)
83 The Sixth Sense (1999)
84 Fargo (1996)
85 Aliens (1986)
86 The Shining (1980)
87 Blade Runner (1982)
88 Strangers on a Train (1951)
89 Metropolis (1927)
90 Duck Soup (1933)
91 Finding Nemo (2003) ****
Pixar's best movie to date.
92 Donnie Darko (2001)
93 The Princess Bride (1987) ****
Very funny, romantic fantasy movie. Even better than the book.
94 Toy Story 2 (1999) **1/2
Almost as good as the original.
95 The General (1927)
96 City Lights (1931)
97 Lola rennt (1998)
98 The Great Dictator (1940)
99 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
100 Notorious (1946)
101 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
102 Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
103 Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)
104 Rebecca (1940)
105 Mononoke-hime (1997)
106 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
107 The Big Sleep (1946)
108 The Graduate (1967)
109 Manhattan (1979)
110 The Searchers (1956)
111 It Happened One Night (1934)
112 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
113 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
114 The Deer Hunter (1978)
115 Patton (1970)
116 Glory (1989)
117 Ladri di biciclette (1948)
118 The Philadelphia Story (1940) **1/2
Almost as good as the remake, High Society.
119 The African Queen (1951)
120 Yojimbo (1961)
121 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
122 Forrest Gump (1994) **1/2
One of Tom Hanks' best movies.
123 Ben-Hur (1959) ***
Even after all these years, no one can beat that chariot scene.
124 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
125 The Green Mile (1999)
126 Shrek (2001) ****
A fractured fairy tale at its finest. Can't wait to see the sequel.
127 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
128 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) **1/2
I'll admit it, I thought the Ewoks were cute.
129 Hable con ella (2002)
130 Unforgiven (1992)
131 Stalag 17 (1953)
132 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) **
Another movie from high school, this one I saw in English.
133 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
134 Gone with the Wind (1939) **1/2
Mom's favorite movie. I think it gets kinda tedious at times.
135 The Wild Bunch (1969)
136 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
137 The Straight Story (1999)
138 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) **
Yet another school movie for English.
139 The Elephant Man (1980)
140 A Christmas Story (1983) **1/2
Is there anyone who hasn't seen this movie? "You'll shoot your eye out."
141 The Hustler (1961)
142 Platoon (1986)
143 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) ***
Just plain fun.
144 Young Frankenstein (1974) **
Not really my kind of humor, but still funny.
145 Back to the Future (1985) **
Required watching for every child of the '80's.
146 His Girl Friday (1940)
147 Die Hard (1988)
148 Monsters, Inc. (2001) ***1/2
Pixar's second-best movie. "Kitty!"
149 La Grande illusion (1937)
150 Amores perros (2000)
151 Almost Famous (2000)
152 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
153 Spartacus (1960)
154 The Gold Rush (1925)
155 The Conversation (1974)
156 Charade (1963)
157 Life of Brian (1979)
158 Gladiator (2000) ***1/2
Russell Crowe's best movie. Violent and I don't like the ending, but still really good.
159 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
160 Festen (1998)
161 Being John Malkovich (1999)
162 Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925)
163 Magnolia (1999)
164 Sling Blade (1996)
165 Smultronstället (1957)
166 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
167 The Insider (1999)
168 Toy Story (1995) ***1/2
One of Pixar's best. Woody and Buzz are hilarious together.
169 Mulholland Dr. (2001)
170 Roman Holiday (1953)
171 Brazil (1985)
172 A Night at the Opera (1935)
173 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
174 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
175 All the President's Men (1976)
176 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
177 The Exorcist (1973)
178 Les Quatre cents coups (1959)
179 Lost in Translation (2003)
180 The Killing (1956)
181 To Be or Not to Be (1942)
182 Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
183 Ed Wood (1994)
184 The Terminator (1984) **
Very violent, but there's just something about it. Oh, wait, it's Reese. *g*
185 Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994)
186 Stand by Me (1986)
187 Mystic River (2003)
188 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
189 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
190 Adaptation (2002)
191 Twelve Monkeys (1995)
192 This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
193 The Right Stuff (1983)
194 Harvey (1950)
195 Trainspotting (1996)
196 Gandhi (1982)
197 The Lion in Winter (1968)
198 Network (1976)
199 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
200 Miller's Crossing (1990)
201 Minority Report (2002)
202 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
203 The Others (2001)
204 Laura (1944)
205 Rain Man (1988)
206 Groundhog Day (1993)
207 Ying xiong (2002)
208 Stagecoach (1939)
209 8½ (1963)
210 King Kong (1933)
211 Snatch (2000)
212 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
213 The 39 Steps (1935)
214 Traffic (2000)
215 The Untouchables (1987)
216 La Strada (1954)
217 Hotaru no haka (1988)
218 Rio Bravo (1959)
219 Henry V (1989)
220 Whale Rider (2002)
221 Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
222 The Big Lebowski (1998)
223 Beauty and the Beast (1991) ****
My favorite Disney movie. I just wish they had stuck closer to the original tale.
224 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
225 La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928)
226 The Thin Man (1934)
227 Die xue shuang xiong (1989)
228 Planet of the Apes (1968)
229 Good Will Hunting (1997)
230 Fantasia (1940) ***
Who doesn't love Mickey as The Sorcerer's Apprentice?
231 Being There (1979)
232 Clerks (1994)
233 Red River (1948)
234 A Beautiful Mind (2001)
235 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) ****
Why isn't that closer to the top of the list?
236 MASH (1970) **1/2
The TV show was better.
237 The Quiet Man (1952) ***
John Wayne's best movie.
238 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ***
"E.T. phone home." Where are my Reese's Pieces?
239 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
240 Road to Perdition (2002)
241 The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
242 Sleuth (1972)
243 X2 (2003) ****
Another movie that should be higher.
244 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) ***
Would you believe my favorite character is the mirror?
245 JFK (1991)
246 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
247 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
248 The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
249 The Birds (1963)
250 Heat (1995)

The Worst
1 From Justin to Kelly (2003)
2 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1966)
3 Future War (1997)
4 Space Mutiny (1988)
5 Troll 2 (1990)
6 Eegah (1962)
7 Gigli (2003)
8 Hobgoblins (1987)
9 Backyard Dogs (2000)
10 Santa with Muscles (1996)
11 Going Overboard (1989)
12 Werewolf (1996)
13 The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
14 Glitter (2001)
15 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
16 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
17 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
18 Kazaam (1996)
19 Leonard Part 6 (1987)
20 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
21 Hercules in New York (1970)
22 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
23 It's Pat (1994)
24 Baby Geniuses (1999)
25 2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
26 Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
27 Cool as Ice (1991)
28 Bolero (1984)
29 Mitchell (1975)
30 The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1994)
31 Teen Wolf Too (1987)
32 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) *1/2
Okay, I'll admit it -- I've seen every Police Academy movie except the last one. I used to think they were funny.
33 Smokey and the Bandit III (1983)
34 Vercingétorix (2001)
35 House of the Dead (2003)
36 Steel (1997)
37 Captain America (1991) **
It's not X-Men, but I happen to like this movie. Call me corny.
38 The Cat in the Hat (2003)
39 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) *1/2
Like I said, I've seen most of them.
40 Mannequin: On the Move (1991)
41 Rollerball (2002)
42 Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
43 Ringmaster (1998)
44 Problem Child 2 (1991)
45 Master of Disguise, The (2002)
46 Spice World (1997)
47 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
48 Cop & 1/2 (1993)
49 Mr. Nanny (1993) *
Sadly, I've seen this one too.
50 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
51 Street Fighter (1994) **
It's not horrible, but it's certainly not the best video game-inspired movie ever made. The worst part was definitely Van Damme's "American" accent.
52 Jaws 3-D (1983)
53 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
54 Double Dragon (1994)
55 Crossroads (2002)
56 Barb Wire (1996)
57 Bats (1999/I)
58 Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, An (1997)
59 FeardotCom (2002)
60 Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
61 RoboCop 3 (1993)
62 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) *1/2
Just. Plain. Bad.
63 Iron Eagle II (1988)
64 The Mangler (1995)
65 Mac and Me (1988)
66 Best Defense (1984)
67 Mr. Magoo (1997)
68 Grease 2 (1982)
69 Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
70 Mr. Wrong (1996)
71 Glen or Glenda (1953)
72 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) *
Definitely the worst of the bunch.
73 Ticker (2001)
74 Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
75 Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1999)
76 The Avengers (1998) **1/2
I could watch this movie forever, just drooling over Ralph Fiennes. I think the problem with this movie is that the villain was too silly.
77 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
78 Jury Duty (1995)
79 Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
80 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
81 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
82 Weekend at Bernie's II (1993) *
One movie that should never have been made.
83 Omega Code, The (1999)
84 Caddyshack II (1988) *1/2
I've seen better, but I've also seen worse.
85 Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
86 Derailed (2002)
87 Super Mario Bros. (1993) *1/2
It's sad when the part I like best about the movie is the costumes. In this case, it's one in particular -- this gorgeous amethyst dress Daisy wears that had belonged to her mother.
88 Endless Love (1981)
89 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
90 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
91 Nothing But Trouble (1991)
92 McHale's Navy (1997)
93 Kangaroo Jack (2003)
94 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
95 On Deadly Ground (1994)
96 Batman & Robin (1997) *1/2
Most of it was pretty damn ridiculous, but I think that George made for an okay Batman. Not this best (that would be Michael Keaton) and not the best-looking (that would be Val Kilmer), but decent.
97 Pet Sematary II (1992)
98 The Stupids (1996)
99 Leprechaun (1993)
100 Soul Survivors (2001)

The Best Fantasy Movies
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
4 Star Wars (1977)
5 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
6 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
7 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
8 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
9 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
10 Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
11 Wo hu cang long (2000)
12 Donnie Darko (2001)
13 Mononoke-hime (1997)
14 Toy Story 2 (1999)
15 The Princess Bride (1987)
16 La Belle et la bête (1946) **1/2
Not the best version of BatB and parts of it are a little odd, but it's a good movie, and my first foreign-language film.
17 The Green Mile (1999)
18 Harvey (1950)
19 Shrek (2001)
20 A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
21 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
22 Monsters, Inc. (2001)
23 Kabinett des Doktor Caligari, Das (1920)
24 Scrooge (1951)
25 King Kong (1933)
26 Brazil (1985)
27 Being John Malkovich (1999)
28 Toy Story (1995)
29 Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (1986)
30 Groundhog Day (1993)
31 Fantasia (1940)
32 Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
33 Tonari no Totoro (1988)
34 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) ***
One of my favorite movies. Rex Harrison makes for a very cool (dare I even say sexy?) ghost. Much better than the book.
35 Himmel über Berlin, Der (1987)
36 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
37 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
38 Charme discret de la bourgeoisie, Le (1972)
39 Pinocchio (1940) **
Not the best Disney movie, but still good.
40 Lost Horizon (1937)
41 Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
42 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
43 Mies vailla menneisyyttä (2002)
44 The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
45 Field of Dreams (1989) **
Nice enough, but I would've liked it better if I was a baseball fan.
46 Cité des enfants perdus, La (1995)
47 Mary Poppins (1964) **1/2
"Chim-chiminey. Chim-chiminey. Chim-chim-chiree." Or something like that.
48 Dawn of the Dead (1978)
49 The Bishop's Wife (1947) *1/2
Definitely not Cary Grant's best movie.
50 Majo no takkyubin (1989)


I need to see more movies. More good ones, anyway.

Comments

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danalas
Jan. 1st, 2004 05:10 pm (UTC)
Movies....
OMG!! I can't believe Gone with the Wind isn't on the list of best movies!! And I can't believe Labyrinth isn't on the list of best fantasy!! Or the Harry Potter films for that matter!! AND WHY AREN'T THE REST OF THE STAR WARS MOVIES ON THE BEST LISTS\?!?
ravenclawed
Jan. 1st, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Movies....
All I can say is that those lists reflect the scores the IMDB members give. Not all of them have good taste.
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