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Wednesday 18 July 2012

100 Films list!

Like my previous list of Books to Read before Death I've decided to work my way through some of those classic films I have yet to watch. My rather lovely Sister in law-to-be bought me "The Film Book- A complete guide to the world of cinema" for my birthday last month and while I've been enjoying flicking through it, I've also been shocked at how many amazing films I have never seen! For Shame!

Anyway, the book suggests a Top 100, here 'tis: (I've seen the ones with stars beside them)

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
  • Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror*
  • Nanook of the North (never even heard of this)
  • The Battleship Potemkin (nor this)
  • Metropolis
  • Napoleon
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • An Andalusian Dog (as a Pixies fan, it's a disgrace I haven't seen this)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Blue Angel
  • City Lights
  • 42nd St
  • Duck Soup*
  • King Kong (1933 one, obvs. Not the terrible Naomi Watts one)
  • L'Atalante
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs*
  • Olympia
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Gone With the Wind*
  • The Philadelphia Story*
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Citizen Kane (every so often HTB exclaims "have you seen Citizen Kane?!" It's like this piece of information is so shocking, his brain refuses to remember I haven't seen it..I will watch it..some day)
  • The Maltese Falcon*
  • The Little Foxes
  • To Be Or Not To Be
  • In Which We Serve
  • Casablanca*
  • Ossessione
  • Children of Paradise
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • It's a Wonderful Life*
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Letter From an Unknown Woman
  • Passport to Pimlico
  • The Third Man
  • Orpheus
  • Rashomon
  • Singin' in the Rain*
  • Tokyo Story
  • On the Waterfront
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Rebel Without a Cause*
  • Pather Panchali
  • The Night of the Hunter*
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Vertigo*
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • The 400 Blows
  • Some like it Hot*
  • Breathless
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • L'Avventura
  • Last year at Marienbad
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Dr. Strangelove (I've seen some of this..does that count??)
  • The Sound of Music*
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Chelsea Girls
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Easy Rider
  • The Conformist
  • The Godfather*
  • Aguirre, Wrath of God
  • Nashville
  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Taxi Driver*
  • Annie Hall*
  • Star Wars*
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial*
  • Blade Runner*
  • Paris, Texas
  • Heimat
  • Come and See
  • Blue Velvet*
  • Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • A Room with a View
  • Shoah
  • Cinema Paradiso*
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Unforgiven
  • Resevoir Dogs*
  • Three Colours: Blue, White and Red
  • Through the Olive Trees
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral*
  • Toy Story*
  • Fargo*
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*
  • The Lord of the Rings*
  • Traffic*
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind*
  • City of God
The book does suggest that North by Northwest, Psycho or Rear Window could all have made the list too, which is typical as I've actually seen all of them, what with my love for Hitchcock. Boo.
As it stands I've only seen 25 out of a hundred.

My head hurts.


  1. Great idea, I love my movies but haven't seen loads of these!

    1. Me too! I looked up another list that has a few more on it I've seen though so I don't feel too bad! :-)

  2. I've only seen a handful of these- I feel so ashamed! If there was a list of forgettable rom coms you can bet your bottom dollar I'd have seen a good percentage more :(

    1. Oh come here sure, I'm as bad! I actually rewatched a load of rom coms I'd already seen recently! If I'm completely honest, I may well never get around to watching most of these either..disaster!