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i'm such a lemming: movie version

Oh what the hell. Everyone else is doing it. I bet you'll do it too [and if you don't have a blog, feel free to use my comments for your list]!

Supposedly this is a list of someone's favorite movies. But it's not. I knew it looked familiar and, sure enough, it's the first 100 of the IMDB top 250. No matter. I'll play along anyhow.

I'm not following Solly's rules. Too many. So, the bolded movies are ones I've seen. The underlined movies are the movies on the list that I own. I think I'll tackle the other 150 movies later as a blatant attempt at putting off laundry, etc.

What would be really interesting is to see how many of the IMDB's bottom 100 we all have seen or own.

1. Godfather, The (1972)
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)*
6. Casablanca (1942)
7. Schindler's List (1993)
8. Shichinin no samurai (1954) [Seven Samurai]
9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) *
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
11. Star Wars (1977) *
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
13. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)*
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)*
17. Memento (2000)
18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Pulp Fiction (1994)
20. North by Northwest (1959)
21. Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain, Le (2001) [Amelie]
22. Psycho (1960)
23. 12 Angry Men (1957)
24. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
26. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) [The Good, the Bad and the Ugly]
27. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
28. Goodfellas (1990)
29. American Beauty (1999)
30. Vertigo (1958)
31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32. Pianist, The (2002)
33. Matrix, The (1999)*
34. Apocalypse Now (1979)*
35. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36. Some Like It Hot (1959)
37. Taxi Driver (1976)
38. Paths of Glory (1957)
39. Third Man, The (1949)
40. C'era una volta il West (1968)[Once Upon a Time in the West]
41. Fight Club (1999)
42. Boot, Das (1981)
43. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Spirited Away)
44. Double Indemnity (1944)
45. L.A. Confidential (1997)
46. Chinatown (1974)
47. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
48. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
49. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
50. M (1931)
51. All About Eve (1950)
52. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
53. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)*
54. Se7en (1995)*
55. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
56. Cidade de Deus (2002) [City of God]
57. Raging Bull (1980)
58. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
59. Rashmon (1950)
60. Sting, The (1973)
61. American History X (1998)
62. Alien (1979)
63. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
64. Leon (The Professional) (1994) *
65. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
66. Vita bella, La (1997) (Life Is Beautiful)
67. Touch of Evil (1958)
68. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
69. Wo hu cang long (2000) (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
70. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
71. Great Escape, The (1963)
72. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
73. Reservoir Dogs (1992) *
74. Annie Hall (1977)
75. Amadeus (1984)
76. Jaws (1975)
77. Ran (1985)
78. On the Waterfront (1954)
79. Modern Times (1936)
80. High Noon (1952)
81. Braveheart (1995)
82. Apartment, The (1960)
83. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
84. Fargo (1996)
85. Aliens (1986)
86. Shining, The (1980)
87. Blade Runner (1982)
88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
89. Duck Soup (1933)
90. Metropolis (1927)
91. Finding Nemo (2003)
92. Donnie Darko (2001)
93. Toy Story 2 (1999)
94. Princess Bride, The (1987)
95. General, The (1927)
96. City Lights (1931)
97. Lola rennt (1998) (Run Lola Run)
98. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
99. Notorious (1946)
100. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) [The Seventh Seal]

**own multiple copies or more than one version


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Yeah,that bottom 100 is pretty skanky.Glad to see 'Grease 2" made the cesspool of cinema,but I'm not fessin to having seen any of the others.Can't make me.

15. But I'm not sayin' which ones...

You haven't seen "Its a Wonderful Life"!?! That is sort of a amazing accomplishment, since for a while there it was being shown on television about 400 times a year.

14. Most closer to the bottom.

Michele, you don't have "It's a Wonderful Life" in bold. Is that a mistake?

If you have any desire to see any of the movies on the list that you haven't seen yet, I'd move "The General" (Buster Keaton, '27) way up the list. (I't's my own #1)

I only have one recommendation: see CIty of God (Cidade de Deus) again and again, once it comes out on DVD.

I think we only have three movies difference (you've seen/I've not, or vice versa). And you own a ton of them!

Will you marry me (when I become a widower, of course)...

Egads....I have seen in the theater, on tape or on TV, 44 of the worst movies ever!....and at least half I have watched more than once.

Having Shaq or Hulk Hogan seems to be the reverse midas touch....shocking!

Glad to see on the list two of the worst movie ever from furture box office stars...Hercules in NY (in which Ahnuld first shows off his acting chops) and Going Overboard (which will drive any Adam Sandler fan to suicide)

One complaint.....Dumb and Dumberer while not up to the original was surprisingly very funny.

Does it count if you saw some of the bottom 100 on MST3K... I mean, who hasn't seen 'Manos' the Hands of Fate and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians with Crow and Tom Servo?

Interestingly, there are few movies on that list that I own, but have not seen. Maybe I should get off my lazy ass and sit my lazy ass down on the couch and watch them...

Then again, I only got around to watching The Two Towers, for the first time, two weeks ago.

i've seen 14 on the top 100, and 9 on the bottom 100. is that good or bad?

I've seen 10 of the bottom 100, none on MST3K.

I've seen 47 of the top 100, and own 15 of them.

Not very impressive, I guess.

Wheeewwwww....saving grace as I have seen 53 of the 100 best and own 18 of them.

I've seen 76 of the top 100, but in my defense I have seen most of them several times. The bottom 100? I am happy to report I have only seen 4. I went out of my way to see Plan 9 from Outer Space of course, the rest were unhappy accidents.

Heh, I have to confess I have lists of top 100 books posted on my site with the ones I've read bolded. Haven't considered movies though.

D'oh! I meant to say all but 14, and those are closer to the bottom. So I'm 86/100.

I have seen 92 of the top 100, but I only own 17 of them.

You're missing out on Bogart's best movie if you haven't seen Treasure of the Sierra Madre. :)

I second Scott's vote for seeing "The General", though. Keaton really was one of a kind.

How can you not have seen Citizen Kane??!?! I'm appalled again. Get your ass over here and plant in on the couch. I'll pop in the video and serve you a frosty beverage.