I minored in film, and if that somehow comes up in conversation, people assume I’ve seen every movie known to humanity. Sadly this isn’t true. The movies I’ve seen are crossed out. The goal is to eventually see them all. I’m working off of the 10th anniversary list found here. There’s also the original list that can be found here. After I complete these films, I would like to move on to see the British films on this list.

Seen: 47

Left to See: 53

  1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) <–want to rewatch, pretty sure I fell asleep
  2. THE GODFATHER (1972)
  3. CASABLANCA (1942)
  4. RAGING BULL (1980)
  5. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
  6. GONE WITH THE WIND (1974)
  7. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
  8. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
  9. VERTIGO (1958) <–want to rewatch
  10. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
  11. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
  12. THE SEARCHERS (1956)
  13. STAR WARS (1977) <–want to rewatch
  14. PSYCHO (1969)
  15. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
  16. SUNSET BLVD. (1950) <–Liked a lot. Very film noir old Hollywood. Female character is a stereotype but powerful.
  17. THE GRADUATE (1967)
  18. THE GENERAL (1927)
  19. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
  20. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
  21. CHINATOWN (1974)
  22. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
  23. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
  24. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
  25. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) <–One of the best film adaptations of a book
  26. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) <–LOVE that there’s a strong female character
  27. HIGH NOON (1952)
  28. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
  29. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
  30. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
  31. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
  32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
  33. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)
  34. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
  35. ANNIE HALL (1977)
  36. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
  37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
  38. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
  39. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
  40. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
  41. KING KONG (1933)
  42. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
  43. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
  44. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
  45. SHANE (1953)
  46. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
  47. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
  48. REAR WINDOW (1954)
  49. INTOLERANCE (1916)
  50. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) <–need to finish the book first
  51. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
  52. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
  53. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
  54. M*A*S*H (1970)
  55. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
  56. JAWS (1975)
  57. ROCKY (1976)
  58. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
  59. NASHVILLE (1975)
  60. DUCK SOUP (1933)
  61. SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)
  62. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
  63. CABARET (1972)
  64. NETWORK (1976)
  65. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
  66. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
  67. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)
  68. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
  69. TOOTSIE (1982)
  70. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
  71. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) <–Excellent. Still haunts me.
  72. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
  73. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
  74. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
  75. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
  76. FORREST GUMP (1994)
  77. ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
  78. MODERN TIMES (1936)
  79. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
  80. THE APARTMENT (1960)
  81. SPARTACUS (1960)
  82. SUNRISE (1927) <–On its way soon via DVD.com
  83. TITANIC (1997)
  84. EASY RIDER (1969)  <–only ok but fun to see a very young Jack Nicholson
  85. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935)
  86. PLATOON (1986) <–seemed like a less sophisticated version of Apocalypse Now. However, if you want to see a young Johnny Depp and Charlie Sheen before we knew he was such a huge jerk…go for it.
  87. 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
  88. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) <–all I can say is that comedy has evolved a lot since the 30’s
  89. THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
  90. SWING TIME (1936)
  91. SOPHIE’S CHOICE (1982) <–Only ok
  92. GOODFELLAS (1990) <–A favorite
  93. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) <–Disliked
  94. PULP FICTION (1994) <–fantastic, but not a movie you can watch over and over again
  95. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) <–unusual and good
  96. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)
  97. BLADE RUNNER (1982) <–A favorite
  98. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
  99. TOY STORY (1995)
  100. BEN-HUR (1959) 

Other movies that were on the original list:
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
A Place in the Sun
My Fair Lady
The Jazz Singer
Patton
Frankenstein
Mutiny on the Bounty
Fargo <–This is in my top 5 movies of all time. It masters satire.
Giant
Dances with Wolves <–As Ebert said, it’s a sentimental fantasy where “whites were genuinely interested in learning about a Native American culture.”  It’s certainly filled with some stereotypes, but I’d say it’s worth watching.
An American in Paris
The Manchurian Candidate
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Stagecoach
Rebel Without a Cause
Fantasia  <–I get why it’s on the list, but it’s intensely boring
The Third Man
All Quiet on the Western Front
Amadeus <–Loved it
From Here to Eternity
The Birth of a Nation
Doctor Zhivago

Other movies I want to see:
Valley of the Dolls
Hard Bodies
Funny Girl
Terms of Endearment
Startrek
Rosemary’s Baby
Dirty Harry
The Matrix <–fell asleep
The Way We Were <–fell asleep
Morning Glory <– all the rest because Katherine Hepburn was nominated for Academy Awards in each of them (and won in a few cases)
Alice Adams
Woman of the Year
Summertime
The Rainmaker
Suddenly, Last Summer
Long Day’s Journey into Night
The Lion in Winter
On Golden Pond