Interstellar Adventures

March 21, 2007

Movie Meme

Filed under: Memes & Quizzes — by InterstellarLass @ 9:38 am

I have a feeling I’m not going to do as well with these classic movies as I did with the books. But here goes…oh, and click here for Nick’s list. He’s seen more than me.

Using AFI’s list of 100 Top Movies, bold the ones you’ve seen, ital ones you’d like to see and add up to three that you think should be on the list.

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. CASABLANCA (1942) Nick just made me watch this recently. It was good.
3. THE GODFATHER (1972) I think this should be #1 on the list. I love this movie.
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) Tara! Tara! Yes, I’ll go back to Tara!
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) I saw this movie several times. It was beautiful.
10. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) I’ve seen parts of the movie, but not the whole thing I don’t think.
11. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) I’ve seen this movie too many times. I can’t stand it anymore.
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) Nick and I have this on our DVR to watch.
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15. STAR WARS (1977) See this post to understand my feelings. They run deep.
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
18. PSYCHO (1960) I don’t like scary movies, so I’ll have to not ever be able to see this one.
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)
21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) Very long. Very dull. Doesn’t belong here.
23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
24. RAGING BULL (1980) I love DeNiro.
25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) Amazing. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31. ANNIE HALL (1977) – I love Diane Keaton.
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) The first time I ever saw a ‘Young DeNiro’. Wowie wow.
33. HIGH NOON (1952)
34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) I read the book!
35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) I realize that Nick is mostly responsible for any film culture I may have.
36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
43. KING KONG (1933) According to Nick I’ve seen this. Not sure I remember all of it though.
44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) Another movie Nick introduced me to.
46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) Perhaps one of the strangest, most distrubing movies I’ve ever seen.
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48. JAWS (1975) My uncle made me watch this when I was about 4 or 5. Hence the fact that I cannot swim in water where I can’t see my feet…without great fear.
49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) Again, Nick. Otherwise I would be ignorant.
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) Nick, my darling, reminded me that he strapped me to the couch and made me watch this too. Great flick.
53. AMADEUS (1984) What happened to Tom Hulce’s career after this???
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) Doe, a deer, a female deer…
56. M*A*S*H (1970) I have mixed feelings. I loved Alan Alda. Don’t know if I can picture anyone else in the role of Hawkeye Pierce.
57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
58. FANTASIA (1940) BORING!!!
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
61. VERTIGO (1958)
62. TOOTSIE (1982)
63. STAGECOACH (1939)
64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
66. NETWORK (1976)
67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
69. SHANE (1953) Zed loves this movie. My grandfather had him watch it.
70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
72. BEN-HUR (1959)
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) BORING!!! Not remotely entertaining.
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78. ROCKY (1976)
79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978) One of the most seriously messed up, heartbreaking movies.
80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
82. GIANT (1956)
83. PLATOON (1986)
84. FARGO (1996)
85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88. EASY RIDER (1969)
89. PATTON (1970)
90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
91. MY FAIR LADY (1964)
92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
95. PULP FICTION (1994)
96. THE SEARCHERS (1956)
97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

As far as three movies that should be on this list…
101. The Princess Bride – I love this movie and could watch it over and over and over again. In fact I have. There is probably no movie that I have seen more than this one.
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102. The Shawshank Redemption – Maybe my second-most watched movie. Tim Robbins’ best movie I think.
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103. The Usual Suspects – Very well written, and maybe Kevin Spacey at his best. Keyser Soze anyone?

Three movies I would remove from the list are:
58. Fantasia. Good as a soundtrack, not a movie.
75. Dances with Wolves.
84. Fargo. Not sure why this is even on the list. Good movie. Not great.

36 out of 100. I need to rent more movies… Your turn!

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7 Comments »

  1. Guess who’s coming to dinner is a classic — Love that Poitier! I would not do well on this, I’m afraid… I’ve fallen asleep during many of them! Not because they were bad, … I just fall asleep during movies!

    Comment by Marie — March 21, 2007 @ 3:06 pm |Reply

  2. Dont’t think I’m going to do this one.
    I’m still licking my wounds over the Lit Meme. 😎
    I just can’t seem to find the time to sit down and watch a movie. It always seems I should be writing or doing something else. My daughters, however, feel differently.
    They’ve seen more movies already than I’ve seen in my entire life. Go figure.

    ~m

    Comment by michaelm — March 22, 2007 @ 6:54 am |Reply

  3. I agree completely about Dances With Wolves. Fantasia is on there because it was an innovation in its time. Now it seems dull but it was all new and different when it came out. I would take out Dances With Wolves, Frankenstein, and Vertigo (I love Hitchcock but I don’t think that one belongs) and add Twelve Angry Men, Babette’s Feast, and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (it’s three movies but you can’t really separate them out).

    Comment by The Plaid Sheep — March 22, 2007 @ 10:45 am |Reply

  4. Perfect! I’m just about to head to the video store for some movies, and i had nothing particular in mind. I’d love to see “Princess Bride”, but I’d probably have to watch it by myself?

    Comment by AbbyNormal — March 22, 2007 @ 4:10 pm |Reply

  5. I think I’ve seen like 10 of these movies. Princess Bride is a great movie though!

    Comment by carnealian — March 23, 2007 @ 10:48 am |Reply

  6. i think I’ve seen less then you!!

    Comment by Serendipity — March 23, 2007 @ 3:48 pm |Reply

  7. Seen 31.. one or two seen bits of but must’ve fallen asaleep:>)

    Comment by wisbo — March 27, 2007 @ 2:28 am |Reply


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