Yahoo! released a list of 100 movies you should see before you die. So I decided to check how many I need to watch:
- 12 Angry Men (1957)
Watched it. Both versions (original and the new one.) Absolutely amazing. I know that the list is in alphabetical order, but it surely deserves, in my opinion, to be on the top of the list.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Yup, I did. I still don’t understand the ending, no matter how many times I watch it.
- The 400 Blows (1959)
- 8 ½ (1963)
- A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
A very vague “maybe’ here. I saw a lot of Beatles movies (I blame my mum), but I can’t be sure if I watched it or not. I surely remember Yellow Submarine, but this one…
- The African Queen (1952)
- Alien (1979)
Watched it, but I don’t think it’s that impressive. Sure, it opened the doors for sci-fi horror genre (or, at least, put it on a visible place) but… I don’t know, maybe anything horror related is not my type.
- All About Eve (1950)
- Annie Hall (1977)
- Apocalypse Now (1979)
Yup. It’s weird, but not as close as 2001. Maybe I should watch it again.
- The Battle of Algiers (1967)
- The Bicycle Thief (1948)
- Blade Runner (1982)
Watched it. Also watched the 3D photo in it. I still didn’t watch the director’s cut (which apparently have a complete different ending.)
- Blazing Saddles (1974)
I look at the pictures on IMDB and I have that feeling that “Hey, I think I remember that”, but I really can’t say if I watched it fully or not. Counting as “no”.
- Blow Up (1966)
- Blue Velvet (1986)
Again, a vague “maybe”. I’m counting as “no”.
- Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
I kinda remember Warren Beatty on this, but every time I try to remember him acting, I come with “Dick Tracy”. Counting as “no”.
- Breathless (1960)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
I fucking know the main theme, and all the plot and I suspect I can pull some scenes from my mind, but I can’t really say that I watched it all.
- Bringing Up Baby (1938)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Again, vague “maybe”. Again, counting as “no”.
- Casablanca (1942)
Some scenes, I don’t know which song Sam have to play all the time, so “no”.
- Chinatown (1974)
- Citizen Kane (1941)
That’s one movie that it is on my list for a long time and I never watched.
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Yes. And no, I didn’t think it was silly that people could walk up or stand still on bamboos.
- Die Hard (1988)
Yippie Kai Yay.
- Do the Right Thing (1989)
I remember that there was a big announcement about this movie and it made the name “Spike Lee” appear everywhere at the time, but I haven’t watched it.
- Double Indemnity (1944)
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
- Duck Soup (1933)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Yup. And, at the end, I was scared that I would cross E.T. everywhere (hey, I was just a kid at the time and I saw on the cinema.)
- Enter the Dragon (1973)
Again, scenes, most of the story but I don’t think I saw the whole thing. I’m making a “no”, although it’s a probable “yes”.
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
- The French Connection (1971)
Michael Caine, right? [Checks IMDB] No, Gene Hackman. It’s a “no”. (Hey, what’s the name of that movie where they steal bars of gold and run in small cars and, in the end, their truck is about to fall in a cliff?)
- The Godfather (1972)
- The Godfather, Part II (1974)
- Goldfinger (1964)
All 007 movies. When I found the first one in the movie rental shop, I started renting one of the series every week (I couldn’t watch movies on the VHS on weekdays.)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
Also in my list, but due everyone mentioning the name. Still haven’t watched it.
- Goodfellas (1990)
- The Graduate (1967)
- Grand Illusion (1938)
- Groundhog Day (1993)
Yup. More than once. Bill Murray was absolutely fantastic.
- In the Mood For Love (2001)
- It Happened One Night (1934)
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
This move is my list since forever. I saw one of the last scenes (when the guy gets in the house and around his family) but I haven’t watched it yet.
- Jaws (1975)
Pieces there and there, but not the whole thing. No.
- King Kong (1933)
Pieces there and there, but not the whole thing. And yes, I know it’s the original one and I’m not kidding.
- The Lady Eve (1941)
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)
- M (1931)
- M*A*S*H (1970)
I saw some episodes of the series, but never the movie.
- The Maltese Falcon (1941)
- The Matrix (1999)
- Modern Times (1936)
Scenes there and there, but not the whole thing.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
I did, but it’s only a model.
- National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
- Network (1976)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- On the Waterfront (1954)
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
- Paths of Glory (1958)
- Princess Mononoke (1999)
- Psycho (1960)
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
- Raging Bull (1980)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Yes and I never actually found out why asps? Why there always have to be asps?
- Raise the Red Lantern (1992)
- Rashomon (1951)
- Rear Window (1954)
- Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
- Rocky (1976)
Yup. Me and AAADRIAAAAANNNNNNN!!!
- Roman Holiday (1953)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Yup, and I made it worth it.
- Schindler’s List (1993)
Yes. (no funny quote this time.)
- The Searchers (1956)
- Seven Samurai (1954)
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Yes, dear Clarice.
- Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Believe it or not, yes. And he sings and dances just ONCE in the whole movie.
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
- Some Like It Hot (1959)
Parts there and there, but not the whole thing. Also, the pieces I watched were enough to convince me that Marilyn Monroe was not an actress.
- The Sound of Music (1965)
Yes, and I still sing the “Good night” song from time to time.
- Star Wars (1977)
- Sunset Blvd. (1950)
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
- The Third Man (1949)
- This is Spinal Tap (1984)
- Titanic (1997)
- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
- Toy Story (1995)
Watched it to infinity and beyond!
- The Usual Suspects (1995)
- Vertigo (1958)
- When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Yes. And the last scene, when Harry tells how he feels to Sally is truly one of the things I wish I could have the guts and the memory to tell someone. That and the scene in “L.A. Story”, when Steve Martin tells how he would change a lot of stuff to not let the girl go away.
- Wild Strawberries (1957)
- Wings of Desire (1988)
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Yes, but it was the re-colorized version (whatever they call it.)
- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Vague “maybe” again…
- The World of Apu (1959)
Sure. English motherfucker, do you speak it?
Yup, lot’s to watch. I can’t die yet.