Top 100

Courtesy of my sister. The rules: Bold the ones you’ve seen. Italicize the ones you want to see. Put an asterisk by your favorites. And one she added: Underline the ones you own. Here’s my list:

1. The Godfather
2. The Shawshank Redemption*
3. The Godfather: Part II
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King* (plan to own)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers*
6. Casablanca
7. Schindler’s List
8. The Seven Samurai
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring*
10. Citizen Kane
11. Star Wars
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
13. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
14. Rear Window
15. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark
17. Memento
18. The Usual Suspects
19. Pulp Fiction
20. North by Northwest
21. Amelie
22. Psycho (1960)
23. 12 Angry Men
24. Lawrence of Arabia
25. The Silence of the Lambs
26. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
27. It’s a Wonderful Life*
28. Goodfellas
29. American Beauty
30. Vertigo
31. Sunset Blvd.
32. The Pianist
33. The Matrix
34. Apocalypse Now
35. To Kill a Mockingbird *
36. Some Like It Hot
37. Taxi Driver
38. Paths of Glory
39. The Third Man
40. Once Upon a Time in the West
41. Fight Club
42. Das Boot
43. Spirited Away
44. Double Indemnity
45. L.A. Confidential
46. Chinatown
47. Singin’ in the Rain
48. Requiem for a Dream
49. The Maltese Falcon
50. M
51. All About Eve
52. The Bridge on the River Kwai
53. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
54. Se7en
55. Saving Private Ryan
56. City of God
57. Raging Bull
58. The Wizard of Oz
59. Rashomon
60. The Sting
61. American History X
62. Alien
63. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
64. Leon (The Professional)
65. 2001: A Space Odyssey
66. Life Is Beautiful
67. Touch of Evil
68. The Manchurian Candidate
69. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
70. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
71. The Great Escape
72. A Clockwork Orange
73. Reservoir Dogs
74. Annie Hall
75. Amadeus
76. Jaws
77. Ran
78. On the Waterfront
79. Modern Times
80. High Noon
81. Braveheart
82. The Apartment
83. The Sixth Sense
84. Fargo
85. Aliens*
86. The Shining
87. Blade Runner
88. Strangers on a Train
89. Duck Soup
90. Metropolis
91. Finding Nemo*
92. Donnie Darko
93. Toy Story 2
94. The Princess Bride*
95. The General
96. City Lights
97. Run Lola Run
98. Full Metal Jacket
99. Notorious
100. The Seventh Seal – saw 20 min and turned it off. HATED IT.

And I’m gratified to know that I’ve seen four more movies on this list than my sister – especially since I didn’t work at Blockbuster. Oh, and you’ll also see that there are some movies underlined but not bolded, meaning I own them but haven’t seen them. I’m counting the DVD/VHS collection of both me and my husband, since we’re “joint” owners of all our movies. If we own it and I haven’t seen it, it’s because it’s a movie HE bought for our collection.

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  1. Copy you on hating “The Seventh Seal”. Goodness gracious… there was one scene with some troupe screeching out a song, and it made me bleed out my eardrums. Plus, nothing happened.

  2. I started working on this list a la your sister’s, but I gave up. I’ll just put down my top favs from the list of 100. Here goes:

    Shawshank Redemption
    Star Wars
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    American Beauty
    Maltese Falcon
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    The Wizard of Oz
    Blade Runner
    Duck Soup

    P.S., we don’t own Duck Soup, as much as I want to. They don’t sell it on DVD any more.

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