Saturday, June 8, 2013

Lists, lists, lists... part god-only-knows and no-one-cares

IMDb top 250 movies as voted by users...

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966)
The Dark Knight (2008)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Schindler's List (1993) - I have started watching this for 2-3 times, but never seen the whole movie.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Fight Club (1999) - I have started watching this... and it's... sick. Too weird for me.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Inception (2010)
Goodfellas (1990)
Star Wars (1977)
Shichinin no samurai (1954) (Seven Samurais)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Matrix (1999)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Cidade de Deus (2002) (City of God)
Se7en (1995)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

C'era una volta il West (1968) (Once Upon A Time In West)
Casablanca (1942)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rear Window (1954)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Psycho (1960)

Léon (1994)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
American History X (1998)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Memento (2000)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
City Lights (1931)
Alien (1979)
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Spirited Away)
Modern Times (1936)
North by Northwest (1959)

Citizen Kane (1941)
Back to the Future (1985)
The Shining (1980)

The Pianist (2002)
La vita è bella (1997)
Django Unchained (2012)
The Departed (2006) - OMG... I have started watching this, and it is... painful.
M (1931)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Vertigo (1958)

Paths of Glory (1957)
American Beauty (1999)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Aliens (1986)
Double Indemnity (1944)
WALL•E (2008)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
Intouchables (2011)
The Green Mile (1999) - I have seen bits of this, and I don't think I want to...
Gladiator (2000)
The Great Dictator (1940)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Prestige (2006)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - Suck. I have seen bits of this too. Boring!
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Das Boot (1981)
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
The Lion King (1994)
The Third Man (1949)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Braveheart (1995)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Oldeuboi (2003) (Old Boy)
Chinatown (1974)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Ladri di biciclette (1948) (Bicycle Thieves)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Metropolis (1927)
Amadeus (1984)
Rashômon (1950)
Mononoke-hime (1997)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

All About Eve (1950)
The Sting (1973)
Unforgiven (1992)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The Apartment (1960)
Raging Bull (1980)
Hotaru no haka (1988) (Grave of the fireflies)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Die Hard (1988)
Batman Begins (2005)

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (2011) (A Separation)
Yôjinbô (1961)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Snatch. (2000)
Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) (For a Few Dollars More)
The Great Escape (1963)

Der Untergang (2004)
El laberinto del fauno (2006)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Up (2009)
Toy Story (1995)

On the Waterfront (1954)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Det sjunde inseglet (1957)
The General (1926)
Heat (1995)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Kid (1921)
Rebecca (1940)

Scarface (1983)
Smultronstället (1957)
Gran Torino (2008)
Fargo (1996)
Ran (1985)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Ikiru (1952) (To Live)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Gold Rush (1925)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)

It Happened One Night (1934)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Sin City (2005)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Casino (1995)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Platoon (1986)
Jaws (1975)

The Thing (1982)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Good Will Hunting (1997)

Trainspotting (1996)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

High Noon (1952)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
The Avengers (2012)
Warrior (2011)
El secreto de sus ojos (2009) (The Secret In Their Eyes)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Tonari no Totoro (1988) 
Notorious (1946)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Finding Nemo (2003)

Into the Wild (2007)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Life of Brian (1979)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
The King's Speech (2010)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
The Terminator (1984)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Network (1976)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Stand by Me (1986)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Les quatre cents coups (1959) (The 400 Blows)
Mary and Max (2009)
Amores perros (2000)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Persona (1966)
Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004) (Howl's Moving Castle)
Black Swan (2010)
Gandhi (1982)
The Killing (1956)
The Graduate (1967)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Princess Bride (1987)

8½ (1963)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Hustler (1961)
La strada (1954)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Rocky (1976)
Life of Pi (2012)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Rope (1948)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Mou gaan dou (2002) (Internal Affairs)
Sleuth (1972)
Stalker (1979)
Roman Holiday (1953)
The Artist (2011/I)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The Truman Show (1998)

Salinui chueok (2003) (Memories of Murder)
Per un pugno di dollari (1964) (A Fistful of Dollars)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Star Trek (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Yip Man (2008)
Ratatouille (2007)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007) (The Diving Bell And The Butterfly)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

La haine (1995)
Shutter Island (2010)
3 Idiots (2009)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Incendies (2010)
Rain Man (1988)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984) (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Taare Zameen Par (2007) (Like Stars On Earth)
Harvey (1950)
Mystic River (2003)
Papillon (1973)
Manhattan (1979)
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (2003) (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring)
The Untouchables (1987)
Festen (1998)
Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
La dolce vita (1960)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

I wonder about the demographics of the voters... I'd say most are male about 15-35.
They should have put an age limit to the voters and eligible movies.

Edited: Movies I have seen after writing this blog entry are italicized.

Dang. I thought Deliverance (1972) was part of this list, so I watched it, and... it's not very good.
but it fits the list.
and the beginning made me think it might be a good idea to go canoing down a river...


  1. What are you favorites? The Shawshank Redemption is good. I had read that many years ago when it was part of the short-story book by S. King. One day, it happened to be on the TV and I thought how familiar the story was! Duh! I am out of the loop on current movies at any given time, but I love a good movie. Rear Window and North by Northwest are hard to beat.

  2. Oh, so lovely to see you again!

    Yes, I loved Shawshank Redemption! Absolutely loved it! And I would never have watched it had it not been on this list :-)

    Hitchcock was a master :-) Even his less good movies are better than most. :-)

  3. Yes, we watched Vertigo a few months ago! It was a strange but beautiful movie. Hope you're having a good week. We are getting lots of rain in our part of the country. Wish we could share it with those experiencing the wildfires out west.

  4. The Swedish summer is lovely, unfortunately I'm ill right now. Caught some nasty virus at Finland...

    It would be nice if we could share the weather... when it's cold, they could send some of the heat wave there, and some of the rain to water the wildfires and thirsty farms...