Sunday, March 16, 2008


I don't know for sure who selected these films or why, but judging from all the Spaghetti Westerns and Samurai movies, I think it's a safe bet it was some flabby white guy.

126. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
127. Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957) Nights of Cabiria I like Fellini, so I'll look for this one
128. Gladiator (2000) Hated this movie. Even with Joaquin Pheonix, I hated this movie. Too much stylized artsy fartsy garbahge.
129. Battaglia di Algeri, La (1966) The Battle of Algiers
130. Annie Hall (1977) Oh Diane Keaton, who would have dreamed you would one day end up hawking wrinkle cream. La di da
131. Die Hard (1988) Things blew up in this movie. Of coourse I've seen it.
132. Into the Wild (2007)
133. Ben-Hur (1959)
134. The Deer Hunter (1978)
A must see.
135. The Sixth Sense (1999) Yes, I was surprised by the twist.
136. It Happened One Night (1934)
137. The General (1927)
138. Platoon (1986)
Spouse dragged me to see this. I know I wasn't the only one in the theater laughing. What a stinkfest.
139. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
140. Life of Brian (1979) Always look on the bright side of life...
141. The Killing (1956)
142. Smultronstället (1957) Wild Strawberries Yet another Bergman film.They do all seem to run together, don't they?
143. Amores perros (2000) Love's a B'tch
144. Finding Nemo (2003)
145. Diaboliques, Les (1955)
146. The Incredibles (2004)
147. V for Vendetta (2005)
148. The Wild Bunch (1969)
149. Heat (1995)
150. Children of Men (2006)
151. Brief Encounter (1945)
152. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
153. Juno (2007)
154. The Princess Bride (1987)
155. 8½ (1963)
156. The Graduate (1967) Who else still dreams of having Mrs. Robinson's wardrobe?
157. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
158. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
159. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
160. The Big Lebowski (1998)
161. Crash (2004/I)

162. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
163. Stand by Me (1986)
164. Gandhi (1982) A word about Ben Kingsley: He shows up at the Oscars one year with yet another inapropriately young wife. The clueless tv gal asks who the young lady is with him. He sniffs "That's LADY Kingsley" . Yeah. Like HE's the Duke of York. Pretensious pratt.
165. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
166. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) mmm, Errol...
167. Snatch. (2000) Nowhere near as good as Lock, Stock, etc.
168. Harvey (1950)
169. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
170. The African Queen (1951)
171. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
172. The Thing (1982) I liked the original better. But mmm, Kurt Russell...
173. Trainspotting (1996) I still want my electric tin opener.
174. Gone with the Wind (1939) I thought I was an Ashley Wilkes girl until I married a Rhett Butler guy. If you ever have the chance to see this on the big screen do. The burning of Atlanta is amazing.
175. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
176. Wo hu cang long (2000) Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
177. Belle et la bête, La (1946) I know most of you may not have seen this version of Beauty and the Beast, but it is truly groundbreaking stuff. I adore this film.
178. The Gold Rush (1925)
179. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)Wonderful.
180. Groundhog Day (1993) Yet another fave.
181. The Conversation (1974)
182. American Gangster (2007)
183. Scarface (1983)
184. Patton (1970)
185. Duck Soup (1933)
186. Toy Story (1995)
187. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
best seen in the dark with copious amounts of popcorn
188. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) There is no excuse for not seeing this movie. Seriously. Watch this movie.
189. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
190. The Terminator (1984)
191. Cabinet des Dr. Caligari., Das (1920)
192. Sleuth (1972)
193. The Hustler (1961)

194. Umberto D. (1952)
195. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Klatu Barada Nikto! mmm, Michael Rennie...
196. Stalker (1979)
197. Glory (1989) A stinker
198. Ed Wood (1994) Hilarious, but if Martin Landau's performance doesn't make you cry...
199. King Kong (1933) I have this on dvd. Don't bother watching any of the remakes.
200. Grindhouse (2007)
201. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Stylish but not fussy. Good one.
202. The Exorcist (1973) Those stairs were a short walk from my highschool. The priest Blatty based his book on spoke there once. What a fruit loop. I stepped outside for a smoke.
203. The Lion King (1994) I heard the Kimba folks in Japan won their lawsuit against Disney. Millions if they just shut up and smiled.
204. Hotaru no haka (1988)
205. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Another sequel every bit as good as the original.The walking dead never looked so good.
206. Spartacus (1960) Buff, barely dressed men with swords. Need I say more?
207. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
208. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
209. The Lost Weekend (1945)
210. Stalag 17 (1953)
211. Magnolia (1999)
I'm not a Tom Cruise fan but he was stunning in this.
212. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
213. Lola rennt (1998) Run Lola Run a very good movie
214. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
215. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
216. Frankenstein (1931)
217. Out of the Past (1947)
218. Big Fish (2003) We took the kids to see this and Bunnie said it was the best movie ever.
219. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
220. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
221. Casino (1995) Sharon Stone was fabulous. Made me want to run out and buy some glamorous wigs and falls.
222. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) I wouldn't know for sure, but probably much better watched under the influence.
223. Toy Story 2 (1999)
224. Mystic River (2003)
225. Du rififi chez les hommes (1955)
226. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Other than having the world's longest death scene, I don't get what was so great about this.
227. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
228. Hot Fuzz (2007)
229. A Christmas Story (1983) Don't watch this one too often. You'll put your eye out.
230. Ikiru (1952) anothor Kurasawa film I may or may not have seen
231. Mou gaan dou (2002) The original Hong Kong version of The Departed
232. Manhattan (1979) I think I liked this in '79. Now? Barf.
233. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Some days I identify just a little too much with Blanche. Oh, and unless you've seen/read the play? This movie makes no sense at all.
234. Young Frankenstein (1974) Respectful, loving, funny, everything a spoof should be.
235. Dial M for Murder (1954) Even if it wasn't so good, I'd watch it just for Grace Kelly's wardrobe.
236. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
237. Rope (1948)

238. Once (2006)
239. Roman Holiday (1953) One of the six movies on this list I've referenced in my blog.
240. Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) The 400 Blows A great movie, but I wish I'd never seen it. Too intense for my delicate sensibilities.
241. The Searchers (1956)
242. In Cold Blood (1967) Someone needs to tell Robert Blake that he can stop method acting the roll of a killer once the movie's in the can.
243. Ying xiong (2002) Hero Can't remember if I saw this or not. I rarely give a brain syanpse to kung foo movies (even though I love them).
244. His Girl Friday (1940)
245. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Finally! A zombie movie with a happy ending for the living dead.
246. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Why, oh why did they make those awful sequels and ruin it for me? Rum! Where rum?
247. Samouraï, Le (1967)
248. Strada, La (1954) First Foreign Language film to win an Oscar. Sad but beautiful.
249. Harold and Maude (1971)
250. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972) Aguire, The Wrath of God

Today's subtotal: 77 out of 125 bringing the grand total to:
174 out of the 250 movies on this list. Imagine how many more there'd be if there were more films that appeal to women. That's 174 brain cells I will never have again melted by movies. And that is why I'll never be a rocket scientist, folks.

If you'd like to try this meme, go ahead. I'd be really interested to read your take on it.