What Kind of Movie Buff are You?

Dr. Strangelove: Scene 1

I was just at my friend Nicholas’ page at A Gentleman’s Domain, trying to figure out how many movies I had seen out of the IMDb top 250 list he had posted. It was a good brain jog since I tend to forget details like that. I’ve stolen and published the list right here — movies indicated in bold are the ones I’ve seen so far. I counted 124; meaning I’ve seen a lot of great movies and there are plenty more for me to discover. I was a huge Hitchcock fan as a teen and I was sure I’d seen all his movies except Psycho, until I did this exercise. And I can’t believe I still haven’t seen The 400 Blows or The Bicycle Thief. They were staples at our family home, but I couldn’t sit still to watch them then. Some tastes really change over the years, while others just… don’t. I find that very reassuring. Let me know how you do, and if there are movies you would have included or taken off the list…

  1. The Godfather (1972)
  2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  4. Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo,
    (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly) (1966)
  5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  6. Schindler’s List (1993)
  7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  8. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  9. Casablanca (1942)
  10. Shichinin no samurai
    (The Seven Samurai) (1954)
  11. Star Wars (1977)
  12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  13. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  14. Rear Window (1954)
  15. Goodfellas (1990)
  16. Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2002)
  17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  18. The Lord of the Rings:
    The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  19. C’era una volta il West
    (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1968)
  20. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  21. Psycho (1960)
  22. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop
    Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  23. Fight Club (1999)
  24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  25. Citizen Kane (1941)
  26. North by Northwest (1959)
  27. Memento (2000)
  28. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  29. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  30. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  31. The Matrix (1999)
  32. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  33. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  34. Se7en (1995)
  35. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  36. Taxi Driver (1976)
  37. American Beauty (1999)
  38. Léon (The Professional) (1994)
  39. Vertigo (1958)
  40. Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
    (Amélie) (2001)
  41. American History X (1998)
  42. The Departed (2006)
  43. Paths of Glory (1957)
  44. M (1931)
  45. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  46. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  47. Das Leben der Anderen
    (The Lives of Others) (2006)
  48. Chinatown (1974)
  49. The Third Man (1949)
  50. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  51. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  52. Alien (1979)
  53. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  54. El Laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) (2006)
  55. The Shining (1980)
  56. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
    (Spirited Away) (2001)
  57. The Pianist (2002)
  58. Double Indemnity (1944)
  59. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  60. Forrest Gump (1994)
  61. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  62. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  63. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  64. Das Boot (1981)
  65. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  66. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  67. Der Untergang
    (The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich) (2004)
  68. Aliens (1986)
  69. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  70. Raging Bull (1980)
  71. Metropolis (1927)
  72. Rashômon (1950)
  73. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  74. Modern Times (1936)
  75. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  76. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  77. Sin City (2005)
  78. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  79. Rebecca (1940)
  80. Det Sjunde inseglet
    (The Seventh Seal) (1957)
  81. All About Eve (1950)
  82. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  83. City Lights (1931)
  84. Amadeus (1984)
  85. On the Waterfront (1954)
  86. La Vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful) (1997)
  87. The Great Escape (1963)
  88. Touch of Evil (1958)
  89. The Prestige (2006)
  90. The Elephant Man (1980)
  91. Jaws (1975)
  92. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  93. The Sting (1973)
  94. Nuovo cinema Paradiso
    (Cinema Paradiso) (1988)
  95. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  96. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  97. The Apartment (1960)
  98. Braveheart (1995)
  99. The Great Dictator (1940)
  100. Blade Runner (1982)
  101. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  102. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  103. Batman Begins (2005)
  104. Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (1948)
  105. Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) (1953)
  106. High Noon (1952)
  107. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  108. Ran (1985)
  109. The Big Sleep (1946)
  110. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  111. Notorious (1946)
  112. Back to the Future (1985)
  113. Oldboy (2003)
  114. Fargo (1996)
  115. Unforgiven (1992)
  116. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  117. Donnie Darko (2001)
  118. Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke) (1997)
  119. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  120. Ratatouille (2007)
  121. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  122. Yojimbo (1961)
  123. Per qualche dollaro in più
    (For a Few Dollars More ) (1965)
  124. The Green Mile (1999)
  125. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  126. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  127. Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) (1957)
  128. Gladiator (2000)
  129. La Battaglia di Algeri
    (The Battle of Algiers) (1966)
  130. Into the Wild (2007)
  131. Die Hard (1988)
  132. Annie Hall (1977)
  133. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  134. Ben-Hur (1959)
  135. It Happened One Night (1934)
  136. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  137. Platoon (1986)
  138. The General (1927)
  139. Life of Brian (1979)
  140. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  141. The Killing (1956)
  142. Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (1957)
  143. Les Diaboliques (1955)
  144. Amores perros (Love’s a Bitch) (2000)
  145. Finding Nemo (2003)
  146. The Incredibles (2004)
  147. V for Vendetta (2005)
  148. Heat (1995)
  149. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  150. Children of Men (2006)
  151. Brief Encounter (1945)
  152. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  153. 8½ (1963)
  154. The Princess Bride (1987)
  155. The Graduate (1967)
  156. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  157. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  158. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  159. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  160. Juno (2007)
  161. Crash (2004/I)
  162. Stand by Me (1986)
  163. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  164. Gandhi (1982)
  165. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  166. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  167. Snatch. (2000)
  168. Harvey (1950)
  169. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  170. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  171. The African Queen (1951)
  172. The Thing (1982)
  173. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  174. Trainspotting (1996)
  175. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  176. The Gold Rush (1925)
  177. Wo hu cang long
    (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (2000)
  178. Groundhog Day (1993)
  179. Le Belle et la bête
    (Beauty and the Beast) (1946)
  180. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  181. Scarface (1983)
  182. The Conversation (1974)
  183. Patton (1970)
  184. American Gangster (2007)
  185. Duck Soup (1933)
  186. Toy Story (1995)
  187. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
    (Nosferatu) (1922)
  188. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  189. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  190. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
    (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920)
  191. The Terminator (1984)
  192. Sleuth (1972)
  193. Umberto D. (1952)
  194. The Hustler (1961)
  195. Stalker (1979)
  196. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  197. Glory (1989)
  198. Ed Wood (1994)
  199. King Kong (1933)
  200. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  201. The Lion King (1994)
  202. The Exorcist (1973)
  203. Hotaru no haka (Tombstone for Fireflies) (1988)
  204. Spartacus (1960)
  205. Grindhouse (2007)
  206. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  207. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  208. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  209. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  210. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  211. Magnolia (1999)
  212. Stalag 17 (1953)
  213. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  214. Lola rennt (Run, Lola, Run) (1998)
  215. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  216. Frankenstein (1931)
  217. Big Fish (2003)
  218. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
  219. Out of the Past (1947)
  220. Casino (1995)
  221. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  222. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  223. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  224. Mystic River (2003)
  225. Du rififi chez les hommes (Rififi) (1955)
  226. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  227. Once (2006)
  228. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
  229. Hot Fuzz (2007)
  230. A Christmas Story (1983)
  231. Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) (2002)
  232. Ikiru (Living) (1952)
  233. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  234. Manhattan (1979)
  235. Rope (1948)
  236. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  237. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  238. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  239. Roman Holiday (1953)
  240. Les Quatre cents coups
    (The Four Hundred Blows) (1959)
  241. His Girl Friday (1940)
  242. The Searchers (1956)
  243. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  244. Ying xiong (Hero) (2002)
  245. In Cold Blood (1967)
  246. La Strada (The Road) (1954)
  247. Le Samouraï (The Godson) (1967)
  248. Pirates of the Caribbean:
    The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  249. Harold and Maude (1971)
  250. La Haine (Hate) (1995)

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