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This is for Rhoda's benefit because I think I broke her brain when I admitted that I had never, ever seen The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Bolded are the movies I've seen
Italic titles are movies on my to-watch list

American Film Institute's 100 Movies (10th Anniversary) List:

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. THE GODFATHER (1972)
3. CASABLANCA (1942)
4. RAGING BULL (1980)
5. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
6. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
7. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
8. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
9.VERTIGO (1958)
10. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
11. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
12. THE SEARCHERS (1956)
13. STAR WARS (1977) (+ all in the saga)
14. PSYCHO (1960)
15. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
16. SUNSET BLVD. (1950)
17. THE GRADUATE (1967)
18. THE GENERAL (1927)
19. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
20. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
21. CHINATOWN (1974)
22. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
23. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
24. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
25. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
26. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
27. HIGH NOON (1952)
28. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
29. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
30. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
31. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
33. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
34. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
35. ANNIE HALL (1977)
36. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
38. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
39. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
40. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
41. KING KONG (1933)
42. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
43. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
44. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
45. SHANE (1953)
46. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
47. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
48. REAR WINDOW (1954)
49. INTOLERANCE (1916)
50. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)
51. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
52. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
53. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
54. M*A*S*H (1970)
55. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
56. JAWS (1975)
57. ROCKY (1976)
58. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
59. NASHVILLE (1975)
60. DUCK SOUP (1933)
61. SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941)
62. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
63. CABARET (1972)
64. NETWORK (1976)
65. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
66. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) (+ the other two in the original series; no to INDIANA JONES AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL)
67. WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)
68. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
69. TOOTSIE (1982)
70. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
71. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
72. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
73. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
74. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
75. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
76. FORREST GUMP (1994)
77. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976)
78. MODERN TIMES (1936)
79. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
80. THE APARTMENT (1960)
81. SPARTACUS (1960)
82. SUNRISE (1927)
83. TITANIC (1997)
84. EASY RIDER (1969)
85. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935)
86. PLATOON (1986)
87. 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
88. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
89. THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
90. SWING TIME (1936)
91. SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982)
92. GOODFELLAS (1990)
93. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
94. PULP FICTION (1994)
95. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)
96. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)
97. BLADE RUNNER (1982)
98. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
99. TOY STORY (1995)
100. BEN-HUR (1959)

There's tons of other movies that I feel like everyone has seen that I haven't/have no desire to see; so if you want to know, you can throw the titles in the comments and I'll reveal if I've seen it or if it's another title on my very long to-watch list.

Date: 2015-01-16 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhoda-rants.livejournal.com
Oooh, I like this game!! Personally, I thought Adam's Rib is a better use of one's Katherine Hepburn than Bringing Up Baby, but I recognize I'm in the minority on that one. Also, if you want a good Hitchcock marathon, (which it looks like you might), I'd also throw in Vertigo and The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Because I can't help it, especially when you poke me like that: It's a Wonderful Life? NEVER?? WAHT!?!??!

Date: 2015-01-16 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xerinmichellex.livejournal.com
Adam's Rib is on my to-watch list--don't worry! (God bless TCM and their TCM Watch app. I have so many movies--including The Maltese Falcon--on my to-watch list that I need to get to this weekend.)

It's a Wonderful Life? NEVER?? WAHT!?!??!

SHIELD YOUR EYES, RHODA: I have never seen The NeverEnding Story, any of the Alien movies, A Christmas Story, and so many other "life changing" movies that a lot of people in my age bracket seem to think are defining movies of our generation. womp womp

ETA: OH! I almost forgot my biggest sin of all: I've only see parts of Labyrinth. *cackles maniacally*
Edited Date: 2015-01-16 12:46 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-16 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhoda-rants.livejournal.com
TCM is the best. Dunno much about apps, but they make it easy to keep up with the classics anyway they can, which I appreciate.

Honestly, there are many gaps in my viewing history as well. That's one reason I keep doing marathons, in October and for other things--to fill those gaps. I didn't watch Labyrinth or Goonies until college, and the latter left me unimpressed. I'm . . . hesitant to admit that in certain circles, heh.

I have a funny story about Labyrinth though: my college roommate, before we were rooming together, had a HUGE TV and a stack of VHS tapes to rival Blockbuster, and earned her claim to fame by writing the following on the whiteboard outside her door: "Labyrinth showings at: 12, 2, 4, 6, and 8." Just kept it going on a loop all day long. It was awesome. That's how I first saw it.

Date: 2015-01-16 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xerinmichellex.livejournal.com
The TCM Watch app has a slew of movies they air that sometimes aren't included on your TV's On-Demand. You can then watch these movies on your computer and/or iPad/tablet device once you register that you get TCM on your TV. Here's the link (http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/) if you want to take a look.

I've never Goonies either. I get being underwhelmed by certain movies that get hyped up. Casablanca was extremely underwhelming for me once I finally got around to seeing it. I feel like I'd have to be in my grandparents' generation to fully appreciate its value and meaning at the time it came out.

But, yeah, I have tons of gaps that raise eyebrows. CLEARLY based on your response to LotR. That's pretty awesome about your (future) roommate re: Labyrinth. Sometimes it plays on Showtime; so I'll get to it eventually. And, hey, I was in my 20's when I first saw The Princess Bride.

Date: 2015-01-16 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fatpie42.livejournal.com
Lol, "Goonies" was a gap I filled the year before last and, yep, I really wasn't impressed. I mean, I was actually expecting to love it. I really like seeing films by the same director because they tend to have a cool style they bring to everything, so having seen Superman, The Omen and Scrooged already I just cannot explain why Goonies is such a mess.

Date: 2015-01-16 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xerinmichellex.livejournal.com
Sometimes I think movies like Goonies, E.T., Labyrinth, etc. are clouded by one's nostalgia.

That's interesting about the director. Normally you'd expect a director to improve over time. Maybe he just isn't a good fit for kid films.

Date: 2015-01-16 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fatpie42.livejournal.com
Not seen
1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
4. RAGING BULL (1980)
5. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
6. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
10. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
11. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
12. THE SEARCHERS (1956)
16. SUNSET BLVD. (1950)
17. THE GRADUATE (1967)
18. THE GENERAL (1927)
19. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
23. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
25. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
26. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
27. HIGH NOON (1952)
31. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
36. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
38. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
42. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
43. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
44. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
45. SHANE (1953)
46. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
47. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
49. INTOLERANCE (1916)
51. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
52. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
53. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
54. M*A*S*H (1970)
57. ROCKY (1976)
58. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
59. NASHVILLE (1975)
60. DUCK SOUP (1933)
61. SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941)
62. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
65. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
67. WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)
69. TOOTSIE (1982)
73. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
78. MODERN TIMES (1936)
79. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
80. THE APARTMENT (1960)
82. SUNRISE (1927)
85. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935)
87. 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
88. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
90. SWING TIME (1936)
91. SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982)
93. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
95. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)
96. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)
98. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)



ZOMG LOVED!
7. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
8. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
13. STAR WARS (1977) (+ quite liked the other two original trilogy movies)
14. PSYCHO (1960)
20. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
29. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
35. ANNIE HALL (1977) (Only Woody Allen film that I REALLY like. I quite enjoyed Sleeper which was essentially a sci-fi version of the same film.)
39. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) (First time I saw this I wasn't really in the right mood, but on rewatch I really loved it.)
48. REAR WINDOW (1954)
55. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
56. JAWS (1975)
64. NETWORK (1976)
66. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) (+ THE LAST CRUSADE, but I cannot stand TEMPLE OF DOOM or CRYSTAL SKULL)
68. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
74. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
94. PULP FICTION (1994)



Liked (i.e. it was alright)
2. THE GODFATHER (1972)
3. CASABLANCA (1942)
22. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
34. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) (So long ago I've forgotten it, but I remember liking it when I was very young.)
41. KING KONG (1933)
50. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) (I mean, actually I was pretty blown away by this but, even moreso than with the first Hobbit movie, it was mostly because I thought this level of quality would stay constant through the whole trilogy. - And it really felt both those trilogies went downhill with each instalment.)
71. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
72. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
75. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
77. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976)
81. SPARTACUS (1960) (I actually might love this. I need to rewatch it first to be sure though.)
97. BLADE RUNNER (1982) (I didn't like the director's cut at all. I though the "Final Cut" released the other year helped to improve things quite a bit.)
99. TOY STORY (1995) (I actually think the other Toy Story fillms are a lot better.)
100. BEN-HUR (1959) (I've seen bits of it and a lot of those were pretty cool. I mean come on, no one's sat down and watched this all the way through, have they?)



Was unimpressed:
9.VERTIGO (1958)
15. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
21. CHINATOWN (1974)
24. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) (Saw it as a child and didn't get the appeal.)
28. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) (Saw this more recently and was quite pleased to have seen it, but didn't really like it all that much.)
30. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
33. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
40. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) (I think it was Mark Kermode who said there's a problem with a musical that makes you want to route for Nazis.)
63. CABARET (1972)
70. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
76. FORREST GUMP (1994)
83. TITANIC (1997)
84. EASY RIDER (1969)
86. PLATOON (1986)
89. THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
92. GOODFELLAS (1990)
Edited Date: 2015-01-16 10:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-16 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xerinmichellex.livejournal.com
WHAT IS WITH EVERYONE NOT SEEING A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRED?!
YOU ALL NEED TO ACCEPT BLANCHE DUBOIS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR!

Agree with you on DOUBLE INDEMNITY, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (I hate TEMPLE OF DOOM, and THE LAST CRUSADE is my favorite), CASABLANCA, and CABARET. I like SOUND OF MUSIC up until Maria and von Trapp get married, then it loses it for me.

My parents own LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and for some reason the two VHS tapes always turned me off as a kid. They also have BLADE RUNNER but I'm not sure what cut it is.

BEN-HUR: I mean come on, no one's sat down and watched this all the way through, have they?

I did for middle school (I think?) as required viewing but I 1) can't remember why it was required when I attended public school and 2) I don't remember anything from the film other than the chariot race and that there were lepers living in a cave at one point.

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