How Many of the Best Movies Have You Seen?

November 18, 2007 at 6:30 pm 3 comments

So, I was going to respond to this post—where a local blogger has noted all of the movies he’s seen on the AFI top 100 movies list—but then I noticed that something was unusual. As maybe could be suspected of the American Film Institute, all of the movies are from the US. So, for my own list, I’m using The Village Voice’s list instead. I’ve seen the ones have that have been sticken-through. My total is 26/100. Hope to do some damage to the other 74 this winter break. Comment on your own totals, I’m curious.

1. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
2. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
3. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
4. The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
5. The Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov)
6. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
7. L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
8. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
9. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
10. Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
11. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
12. The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
13. Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
14. The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)*
15. The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
16. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
17. Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
18. Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
19. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
20. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
21. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
22. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
23. The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
24. The Earrings of Madame de… (1953, Max Ophuls)
25. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
26. A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
27. Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
28. Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
29. Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
30. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
31. The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
32. The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
33. The Seventh Seal (1956, Ingmar Bergman)
34. Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
35. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
36. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
37. The Bicycle Thief (1949, Vittorio DeSica)
38. City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
39. King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
40. Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang)
41. My Life to Live (Vivre sa vie) (1962, Jean-Luc Godard)
42. Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
43. Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
44. Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
45. Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
46. Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
47. The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
48. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Buster Keaton)
49. Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
50. The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
51. North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
52. Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966, George Kuchar)
53. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini)
54. The Apu Trilogy (1955-59, Satyajit Ray)
55. Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
56. A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
57. The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
58. The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
59. The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
60. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, John Ford)
61. Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
62. An Actor’s Revenge (1963, Kon Ichikawa)
63. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
64. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)
65. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1965, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
66. La Jetee (1961, Chris Marker)
67. Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
68. October (1927, Sergei Eisenstein)
69. Los Olvidados (1950, Luis Bunuel)
70. Paisan (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
71. Performance (1970, Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell)
72. Shoah (1985, Claude Lanzmann)
73. Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
74. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
75. Umberto D (1952, Vittorio De Sica)
76. Les Vampires (1915-16, Louis Feuillade)
77. All About Eve (1950, Joseph H. Lewis)
78. All That Heaven Allows (1956, Douglas Sirk)
79. Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
80. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
81. Pierrot le Fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
82. Fox and His Friends (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
83. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
84. A Trip to the Moon (1902, Georges Melies)
85. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
86. Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrzej Wajda)
87. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, Russ Meyer)
88. The Golden Coach (1952, Jean Renoir)
89. Salo (1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
90. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
91. Masculine-Feminine (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
92. Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
93. Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
94. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
95. Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
96. Jules and Jim (1961, Francois Truffaut)
97. Landscape in the Mist (1988, Theo Angelopoulos)
98. Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
99. Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
100. Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)

*I’ve seen enough, thank you.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jthan  |  November 28, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    yeah but so many of these movies suck.

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  • 2. Jthan  |  November 28, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    i’ve seen 38.

    Reply
  • 3. thisishowwebalkonthemoon  |  November 28, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Here’s my list, but I’m surprised that they didn’t think ahead and include College Road Trip (2008).

    Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles) Seen
    The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir) Seen
    Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock) Seen
    The Searchers (1956, John Ford) Seen
    The Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov) Seen
    Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
    L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo) Seen
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer) Seen
    Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson) Seen
    Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
    The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola) Seen
    Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
    The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming) Seen
    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
    Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer) Seen
    Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
    Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
    Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock) Seen
    Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski) Seen
    M (1931, Fritz Lang)
    The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa) Seen
    The Earrings of Madame de… (1953, Max Ophuls)
    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
    A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
    Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
    Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
    Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
    The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed) Seen
    The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) Seen
    The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
    The Seventh Seal (1956, Ingmar Bergman) Seen
    Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese) Seen
    The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton) Seen
    Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu) Seen
    The Bicycle Thief (1949, Vittorio DeSica)
    City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
    King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
    Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang) Seen
    My Life to Live (Vivre sa vie) (1962, Jean-Luc Godard)
    Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
    Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
    Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey) Seen
    Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
    Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
    The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut) Seen
    Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Buster Keaton)
    Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard)
    The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
    North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock) Seen
    Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966, George Kuchar)
    The Rise of Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini)
    The Apu Trilogy (1955-59, Satyajit Ray)
    Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles) Seen
    A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes) Seen
    The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
    The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
    The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, John Ford) Seen
    Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson) Seen
    An Actor’s Revenge (1963, Kon Ichikawa)
    Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
    Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami) Seen
    The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1965, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
    La Jetee (1961, Chris Marker) Seen
    Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
    October (1927, Sergei Eisenstein)
    Los Olvidados (1950, Luis Bunuel)
    Paisan (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
    Performance (1970, Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell)
    Shoah (1985, Claude Lanzmann)
    Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly) Seen
    Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
    Umberto D (1952, Vittorio De Sica) Seen
    Les Vampires (1915-16, Louis Feuillade)
    All About Eve (1950, Joseph H. Lewis)
    All That Heaven Allows (1956, Douglas Sirk)
    Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein) Seen
    Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock) Seen
    Pierrot le Fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
    Fox and His Friends (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper) Seen
    A Trip to the Moon (1902, Georges Melies) Seen
    Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
    Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrzej Wajda)
    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, Russ Meyer)
    The Golden Coach (1952, Jean Renoir)
    Salo (1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
    Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
    Masculine-Feminine (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
    Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
    Star Wars (1977, George Lucas) Seen
    Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott) Seen
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
    Jules and Jim (1961, Francois Truffaut) Seen
    Landscape in the Mist (1988, Theo Angelopoulos)
    Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
    Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
    Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento) Seen

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