Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Top 100 Films

A great little idea stolen from * (asterik). The following is a list of the top 100 films voted for by the viewers of IMDB. The ones in bold are the ones I've seen. I'm always looking for new films to watch so I'm going to slowly make my way through the whole list and try to watch the ones I haven't seen yet. There are a few too many Lord of the Rings if you ask me and I can't believe there's not a Carry On film in sight.

1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
5. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
6. Casablanca (1942)
7. Schindler's List (1993)
8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
9. Pulp Fiction (1994)
10. Star Wars (1977)
11. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
13. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. The Usual Suspects (1995)
16. Cidade de Deus (2002)
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
18. 12 Angry Men (1957)
19. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
20. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
21. Citizen Kane (1941)
22. Psycho (1960)
23. Goodfellas (1990)
24. Memento (2000)
25. North by Northwest (1959)
26. C'era una volta il West (1968)
27. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
28. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
29. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
30. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32. American Beauty (1999)
33. Fight Club (1999)
34. The Matrix (1999)
35. Vertigo (1958)
36. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
37. Taxi Driver (1976)
38. Apocalypse Now (1979)
39. Paths of Glory (1957)
40. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
41. Se7en (1995)
42. Untergang, Der (2004)
43. The Pianist (2002)
44. Chinatown (1974)
45. Léon (1994)
46. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
47. The Third Man (1949)
48. American History X (1998)
49. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
50. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
51. Boot, Das (1981)
52.The Maltese Falcon (1941)
53. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
54. L.A. Confidential (1997)
55. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
56. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
57. Alien (1979)
58. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
59. Sin City (2005)
60. M (1931)
61. Rashômon (1950)
62. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
63. Modern Times (1936)
64. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
65. Metropolis (1927)
66. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
67. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
68.The Shining (1980)
69. Raging Bull (1980)
70. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
71. All About Eve (1950)
72. Some Like It Hot (1959)
73. Double Indemnity (1944)
74. Vita è bella, La (1997)
75. Aliens (1986)
76. The Great Escape (1963)
77. Rebecca (1940)
78. Touch of Evil (1958)
79. Amadeus (1984)
80. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
81. The Sting (1973)
82. The Incredibles (2004)
83. Jaws (1975)
84. Crash (2004)
85. Strangers on a Train (1951)
86. On the Waterfront (1954)
87. Batman Begins (2005)
88. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
89. City Lights (1931)
90. The Apartment (1960)
91. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
92. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
93. Forrest Gump (1994)
94. Braveheart (1995)
95. Blade Runner (1982)
96. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
97. Donnie Darko (2001)
98. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)
99. Finding Nemo (2003)
100. Ran


* (asterisk) said...

Surprised you haven't seen Cinema Paradiso, ACT.

a.c.t said...

I've seen bits of it but I haven't seen it all the way through so it doesn't count. It's shameful really...I will get round to it soon

ginkers said...

It's brilliant, always makes me cry. But then, I am a sentimental fool...

Wuching said...

oh u still haven't seen lord of the ring! go see it now!

a.c.t said...

I have seen the first one and it was OK - I'd probably watch the others if they were given to me, but it's not really my cup of tea. I suppose it's partly due to the fact that I find it annoying when something becomes really popular- I always go out of my way to avoid it.

wrinkled weasel said...

Not a "film noir" fan? Double Indemnity is worth seeing. The Third Man should not be missed. Strangers on a train is ok too. But you must see Metropolis if you can.

See my a to Zee of crucial films. I am only up to G!

Lists like this lose all credibility for me because they are so hollywood and mainstream.

Where is Il Postino? The Servant? The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini?

a.c.t said...

Ah yes, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, I've been wanting to see that in a while.
The reason why I chose IMDB is because it's probably the least mainstream and it's voted for by viewers. The list actually goes on to 250 and you'll find many foreign films in there although admittedly there are a few hollywood mainstream films I wouldn't have put in there. We've got The Third Man in the collection - my boyfriend keeps telling me I should see it, so I will soon.

wrinkled weasel said...

The beautiful Alida Valli, who played Anna Schmidt in "The Third Man" died a week or two ago.

She was born in Istria and had a long career almost until her death.

a.c.t said...

I've just looked at her biography on IMDB and she's been in two other films I've seen, 'Suspiria' and 'Cassanda Crossing'. Great talent.

wrinkled weasel said...

being a bit controversial, am I alone in thinking that La Dolce Vita was a bit boring? I made three attempts at watching it and fell asleep on each occasion.

a.c.t said...

Funny you should say that as I attempted to watch it a few weeks ago and found it a bit pretentious so opted for an afternon nap instead.

The Wanted Man said...

Act, i am also trying to watch the films on the list I haven't seen. I've had Once Upon A Time In The West sat in the living room for ages. Gave it a watch last night. Fantastic stuff.

Matt The Next Next 007 said...

I would add Hana-bi or Sonatine, both directed by the great 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano. They feature a lot of profound staring.

Also The Man With Two Brains.

a.c.t said...

Matt, I really wish you were the new James Bond, Daniel Craig is shite. I watched half of Hana B but never got round to watching the other half. I seem to make a habit of doing that- last night I was watching a film called 'Go' but I had to turn it off with only half an hour to go as I was tired. I do love Japanese films though especially Takashi Kitano.

TWM, if you like Once Upon a Time, you'll love Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy if you haven't already seen it

Neo said...

Go watch Lord of the Rings.


Aidan said...

I can watch the Dollars trilogy again and again and again and again... And then once more again...
Also, Unforgiven - and the underrated and very odd Western, High Plains Drifter - in fact, prefer that one to The Outlaw Josey Wales.

a.c.t said...

Neo, I'm getting so warn down with people telling me to watch Lord of the Rings. I will definitely maybe watch it before I die I promise.

AKR, I see you're a Clint Eastwood fan. I haven't seen the two you mentioned. He is a very good director, one of my favourite films he's directed is Mystic River.

* (asterisk) said...

LOTR ain't all that A.C.T. It really isn't.

I see you are going to get humped, too. Good for you!

a.c.t said...

Thank God I'm not the only one who thinks it *. I'm a bit nervous about getting humped, but should be good to hear an opinion.

hangthedj said...

What?! No Labyrinth?!...but seriously though, I too am shocked by the lack of Carry On films. At least my favourite "Carry on Girls" should have made it.

a.c.t said...

I'm more of a Carry on Behind girl myself with Carry on at your convenience coming in at a close second..