100 Best Movies – Watch Them All

I enjoy movies, but I wouldn’t call myself a movie buff.  I have a small Blu-Ray collection and I watch the occasional movie on cable television, but rarely attend the cinema.  In order to widen my movie horizons, I would like to watch the 100 “best” movies of all time.

Much like the 100 best books item, I  compiled my list of 100 movies to watch by researching which movies got the most recommendations from popular best movies lists on the Internet.

Here is my list:

  1. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
  2. CHINATOWN
  3. CITIZEN KANE
  4. CITY LIGHTS
  5. DR. STRANGELOVE
  6. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
  7. ON THE WATERFRONT
  8. RAGING BULL
  9. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
  10. SOME LIKE IT HOT
  11. TAXI DRIVER
  12. THE GODFATHER Trilogy
  13. ANNIE HALL
  14. APOCALYPSE NOW
  15. CASABLANCA
  16. DOUBLE INDEMNITY
  17. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
  18. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
  19. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
  20. JAWS
  21. KING KONG
  22. NORTH BY NORTHWEST
  23. PSYCHO
  24. PULP FICTION
  25. REAR WINDOW
  26. SCHINDLER’S LIST
  27. STAR WARS Trilogy
  28. SUNSET BLVD.
  29. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
  30. THE GRAPES OF WRATH
  31. THE MALTESE FALCON
  32. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
  33. THE SEARCHERS
  34. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
  35. THE WIZARD OF OZ
  36. VERTIGO
  37. 12 ANGRY MEN
  38. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
  39. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
  40. A Hard Day’s Night
  41. ALL ABOUT EVE
  42. All Quiet on the Western Front
  43. AMERICAN GRAFFITI
  44. An American in Paris
  45. BEN-HUR
  46. BLADE RUNNER
  47. BONNIE AND CLYDE
  48. BRINGING UP BABY
  49. DUCK SOUP
  50. EASY RIDER
  51. Finding Nemo
  52. FORREST GUMP
  53. GONE WITH THE WIND
  54. GOODFELLAS
  55. HIGH NOON
  56. His Girl Friday
  57. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  58. Meet Me in St. Louis
  59. MIDNIGHT COWBOY
  60. MODERN TIMES
  61. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
  62. NASHVILLE
  63. NETWORK
  64. Notorious
  65. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
  66. Pinocchio
  67. PLATOON
  68. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
  69. Rebel Without a Cause
  70. ROCKY
  71. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
  72. SHANE
  73. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
  74. SUNRISE
  75. The 400 Blows
  76. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  77. THE AFRICAN QUEEN
  78. The Big Sleep
  79. The Bride of Frakenstein
  80. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
  81. THE FRENCH CONNECTION
  82. THE GOLD RUSH
  83. THE GRADUATE
  84. THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy
  85. The Manchurian Candidate
  86. The Night of the Hunter
  87. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
  88. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
  89. THE SOUND OF MUSIC
  90. The Third Man
  91. THE WILD BUNCH
  92. TITANIC
  93. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
  94. TOOTSIE
  95. TOY STORY Trilogy
  96. UNFORGIVEN
  97. WEST SIDE STORY
  98. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
  99. Wuthering Heights
  100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

Sources:

http://www.afi.com/100years/movies10.aspx

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls055592025/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/

http://movies.amctv.com/movie-guide/tim-dirks-top-100/

http://www.filmsite.org/momentsindx.html

http://entertainment.time.com/2005/02/12/all-time-100-movies/slide/all/

I have seen a much higher percentage of the movies on my top 100 list than I have read the books on the book list.  However, it has been awhile since I’ve seen some of them, so I will probably give them a rewatch.

I will update the blog as I cross movies off the list.

 

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