The Movie Meme

Stolen from the very lovely and terribly gracious Poppy.

The idea is to bold the ones you saw and italicize the ones you've seen partially. I generally agree with Poppy, only she's more stringent in some areas and shows greater laxity in others.

1. The Godfather (1972) I was whelmed by this film.
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) I agree with Poppy, it sounded depressing as Hell.
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974) I was underwhelmed.
4. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
5. Pulp Fiction (1994) It's one of those movies I simply cannot NOT watch.
6. Schindler’s List (1993) Poppy won't do Nazis. I don't do depressing.
7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Meh.
8.The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
9. Casablanca (1942)
10. Seven Samurai (1954)
11. Star Wars (1977)
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

13. 12 Angry Men (1957) If I had to sit through it, there'd be 13
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. Goodfellas (1990)
I didn't like it, but I really admire Scorcese's colossal talent.
16. Cidade de Deus (2002)
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
18. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

19. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
20. The Usual Suspects (1995) Another one I cannot NOT watch.
21. Psycho (1960) Meh. Fail to see what was so scary about a murderous crossdresser with an Oedipal thing going on.
22. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Jow I learned to stop worrying and hate Kubrick.
23. Fight Club (1999) Monumentally disinterested.
24. Citizen Kane (1941) I took film classes. This was mandatory. (Interesting camera angles, but underwhelming.)
25. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) No psychopaths, thanks.
26. North by Northwest (1959) Meh.
27. Memento (2000) Sounds like you're asking where your mint went
28. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
29. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Meh.
30. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Mandatory, really.
31. The Matrix (1999) Two things about which I couldn't possibly care less: Goth-ish/sci-fi bull$#!+ and Keanu "The Acting Cadaver" Reeves.
32. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Meh.
33. There Will Be Blood (2007) There won't be me.
34. Se7en (1995)
35. Apocalypse Now (1979) A history teacher made us see it to show us that war is bad. Sucked.
36. Taxi Driver (1976) Jodie Foster? I'm ambivalent about her.
37. American Beauty (1999)
38. Léon (1994)
39. Vertigo (1958) I generally like me some Hitchcock
40. Amelie (2001)
41. American History X (1998) I stopped caring after American History VIII
42. No Country for Old Men (2007) No movie for middle-aged me.
43. The Departed (2006) K'bye.
44. Paths of Glory (1957)
45. M (1931)
46. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Racist southerners are bad. I got it.
47. Chinatown (1974) Didn't actually suck.
48. The Third Man (1949)
49. Leben der Anderen, Das (2006) "there is sauerkraut in my lederhosen"
50. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) No Jim Carrey, and DEFINITELY no Jim Carrey when he is making an effort to act. It sounds more eternal than spotless.
51. A Clockwork Orange (1971) No point to Kubrick.
52. Alien (1979)
53. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
54. Laberinto del fauno, El (2006)
55. The Shining (1980) No Stephen King.
56. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) "...and an order of salmon skin rolls."
57. The Pianist (2002) This is a pun that refers to something of Harvey Keitel's
58. Double Indemnity (1944) I just keep flashing back to Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
59. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) A formative film experience
60. Forrest Gump (1994) It was OK.
61. Saving Private Ryan (1998) It was OK also. Brilliant surround sound, though.
62. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Brilliant. I'd watch Alec Guinness yawn.
63. L.A. Confidential (1997)
64. Boot, Das (1981) A Nazi film that gives you claustrophobia?
65. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
66. Reservoir Dogs (1992) "I don't #$%&ing tip."
67. Untergang, Der (2004) "This is the part of Sprockets where we dance."
68. Aliens (1986) Like Alien, only with more of them?
69. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
70. Raging Bull (1980)
71. Metropolis (1927)
But not the one with the Freddie Mercury soundtrack.
72. Rashômon (1950)
73. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
74. Modern Times (1936)

75. Hotel Rwanda (2004) "I'd like the non-genocidal savages room, please."
76. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Yeah.
77. Sin City (2005) Like a film noir 300. Do NOT get me started on "crushed" colors.
78. Rebecca (1940) Yeah.
79. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) NO KUBRICK.
80. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) "Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti..."
81. All About Eve (1950)
82. Some Like It Hot (1959) Some like it not overrated.
83. City Lights (1931)
84. Amadeus (1984)
85. Vita è bella, La (1997)
86. On the Waterfront (1954)
87. The Great Escape (1963)
88. Touch of Evil (1958)
89. The Prestige (2006)
90. The Elephant Man (1980)
91. Jaws (1975)
92. Full Metal Jacket (1987) No #$%&ing KUBRICK!
93. The Sting (1973)
94. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)
95. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
96. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
97. The Apartment (1960)
98. Braveheart (1995)
99. Blade Runner (1982)
100. The Great Dictator (1940)
101. Strangers on a Train (1951)
102. Batman Begins (2005)
103. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
104. Ladri di biciclette (1948) Bicycle Thieves
105. Salaire de la peur, Le (1953) Wages of Fear
106. High Noon (1952) This is one of those movies that, I think, simply cannot register as deeply with women as it does with men.
107. Ran (1985)
108. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
109. The Big Sleep (1946)
110. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
111. Notorious (1946)
112. Back to the Future (1985)
113. Fargo (1996) Meh. You betcha.
114. Oldboy (2003)
115. Unforgiven (1992) The title refers to my feelings for the producers who took my money
116. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
117. Donnie Darko (2001) This is exactly the sort of film I am adamant about missing.
118. Ratatouille (2007) At the time, I loved it, but in hindsight? Meh.
119. Mononoke-hime (1997) "...and some tempura shrimp."
120. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
121. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
122. Yojimbo (1961) Isn't that the so-called herbal aphrodisiac?
123. Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) "...and extra Parmesan, please"
124. The Green Mile (1999) I don't do green.
125. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
126. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
127. Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957)
128. Gladiator (2000)
129. Battaglia di Algeri, La (1966) The Battle of Algiers.
130. Annie Hall (1977)
131. Die Hard (1988)
132. Into the Wild (2007)
MAN did that suck.
133. Ben-Hur (1959)
134. The Deer Hunter (1978)
135. The Sixth Sense (1999)
136. It Happened One Night (1934)
137. The General (1927)
138. Platoon (1986)
139. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
140. Life of Brian (1979)
141. The Killing (1956)
142. Smultronstället (1957) Wild Strawberries
143. Amores perros (2000) Love's a B'tch
144. Finding Nemo (2003)
145. Diaboliques, Les (1955)
146. The Incredibles (2004)
147. V for Vendetta (2005)
148. The Wild Bunch (1969)
149. Heat (1995)
150. Children of Men (2006)
151. Brief Encounter (1945)
152. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
153. Juno (2007)
154. The Princess Bride (1987)
155. 8½ (1963)
156. The Graduate (1967)
157. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
158. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
159. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
160. The Big Lebowski (1998)
161. Crash (2004/I)
162. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
163. Stand by Me (1986)
164. Gandhi (1982)
165. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
166. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
167. Snatch. (2000)
168. Harvey (1950)
169. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
170. The African Queen (1951)
171. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
172. The Thing (1982)
173. Trainspotting (1996) No drug addicts.
174. Gone with the Wind (1939) Possibly THE most overrated film ever.
175. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
176. Wo hu cang long (2000) Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
177. Belle et la bête, La (1946)
178. The Gold Rush (1925)
179. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
180. Groundhog Day (1993) Wow, 15 years ago already.
181. The Conversation (1974)
182. American Gangster (2007)
183. Scarface (1983)
184. Patton (1970) Rommel! You magnificent bastard! I READ YOUR BOOK!!
185. Duck Soup (1933)
186. Toy Story (1995)
187. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
188. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
189. Twelve Monkeys (1995) Meh.
190. The Terminator (1984)
191. Cabinet des Dr. Caligari., Das (1920)
192. Sleuth (1972)
193. The Hustler (1961)
194. Umberto D. (1952)
195. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
196. Stalker (1979)
197. Glory (1989)
198. Ed Wood (1994)
Johnny Depp sounds like Jon Lovitz for 2 hours. I'll never get those hours back.
199. King Kong (1933)
200. Grindhouse (2007)
201. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
202. The Exorcist (1973)
203. The Lion King (1994)
204. Hotaru no haka (1988) "It means no worries..." No wait...that was the other film.
205. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
206. Spartacus (1960)
207. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
208. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
209. The Lost Weekend (1945) Again with the Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
210. Stalag 17 (1953)
211. Magnolia (1999)
212. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
213. Lola rennt (1998) Run Lola Run
214. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
215. The Philadelphia Story (1940) BRILLIANT.
216. Frankenstein (1931)
217. Out of the Past (1947)
218. Big Fish (2003)
219. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
220. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
221. Casino (1995)
222. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
223. Toy Story 2 (1999)
224. Mystic River (2003)
225. Du rififi chez les hommes (1955)
226. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
227. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
228. Hot Fuzz (2007)
229. A Christmas Story (1983)
Meh.
230. Ikiru (1952)
231. Mou gaan dou (2002) "and some pork fried rice..."
232. Manhattan (1979)
233. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
234. Young Frankenstein (1974)
235. Dial M for Murder (1954)
236. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
237. Rope (1948)
238. Once (2006)
239. Roman Holiday (1953)
240. Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) The 400 Blows
241. The Searchers (1956)
242. In Cold Blood (1967)
243. Ying xiong (2002)
244. His Girl Friday (1940) BRILLIANT!
245. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
246. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) The last one that made sense, worth watching even though it's Johnny Depp imitating Keith Richards for 2 hours.
247. Samouraï, Le (1967)
248. Strada, La (1954)
249. Harold and Maude (1971)
250. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972) Aguire, The Wrath of God

Comments

Frogdancer said…
Ok, I've done this too. I really have to get organised. I've got a whole lot of these that I bought in Asia, and they're sitting patiently, still to be watched.

I agree with your Kubrik hatred, but I can't understand your serial killer phobia. I love 'em. (Not in real life though.)
My float said…
I can't believe you didn't do Roman Holiday. That, my friend, surprised me.

What scares is just how many of these films I actually HAVE seen. Yet another thing to regret on my deathbed.
Kim said…
OK.
I'm off to do this now.
Joke said…
You wouldn't believe my level of squeamishness.

-J.
Badger said…
Do you mean to tell me I am the only person who appreciates the genius of Stanley Kubrick? (Except for Eyes Wide Shut, but he was obviously halfway to brain dead when he made that one.)
Joke said…
Yes. That is precisely what I mean to tell you.

-J.
Poppy Buxom said…
The lighting in Barry Lyndon makes me adore Kubrick. His casting of Ryan O'Neil and Marisa Berenson? Makes me wet my pants laughing at him.
olivespearls said…
I've seen way too many movies. The Best Years of Our Lives is one of my favs--I'm surprised to see it on this list.
Stomper Girl said…
I generally like me some Hitchcock too.

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