Monday, August 2, 2010

My Top 100

So I just spent the last couple of hours working on my list (I'm making it from scratch and haven't been keeping track of movies I see)... I've been using,, and and going year by year. I've started to realize that the films on my list have all had a significant emotional impact on me. In other words I've walked away from the film feelling so different that I just couldn't put it into words. Some are more personal choices of films that I just saw at the right time of my life. I'm at 110 films and I have to shave 10 off. I was born in 1990 so obviously a majority of the films I've been exposed to have come from 1990-present. It is always a struggle I'm sure for all of us to find the time to be able to sit down and hit up every classic that exists when you have new great stuff coming out monthly. On my list- 46 are from before 1990, 25 are from 1990-2000, and 39 are from 2000-2010. Damn this is tough but fun. I believe the earliest I have on my list is The General (1925) and the most recent being Inglourious Basterds (2009). I'm constantly revising as I go.


12 Angry Men


All That Jazz

All the President's Men

Annie Hall

Apocalypse Now

Back to the Future


Bonnie and Clyde

Born on the Fourth of July

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Citizen Kane

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Dog Day Afternoon

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The French Connection

Full Metal Jacket

The General

The Godfather

The Godfather Part II

The Graduate

His Girl Friday

In the Heat of the Night


The Long Goodbye



Night of the Living Dead

North by Northwest

On the Waterfront

Ordinary People

Paths of Glory

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Raiders of the Lost Ark


Rosemary's Baby


The Shining

Singin' in the Rain

Sullivan's Travels

Taxi Driver

Terms of Endearment

Touch of Evil

The Verdict

The Wild Bunch


12 Monkeys

American Beauty


Beauty and the Beast

Dead Man Walking


Fight Club

Glengarry Glen Ross

Groundhog Day


The Insider


LA Confidential

The Lion King

Lone Star


The Matrix

Quiz Show

Reservoir Dogs

Schindler's List

The Shawshank Redemption

The Silence of the Lambs

Three Kings

Toy Story

The Truman Show


3:10 to Yuma

The 40 Year Old Virgin


A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Big Fish

Black Hawk Down


Casino Royale


Children of Men

City of God


The Constant Gardner

The Dark Knight

The Departed

District 9

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Finding Nemo

Finding Neverland

Good Night and Good Luck

A History of Violence

In Bruges

Inglourious Basterds

Knocked Up

The Lives of Others

Michael Clayton

Minority Report


Mystic River

No Country for Old Men

Ocean's Eleven


Pan's Labyrinth

The Prestige

Road to Perdition


Walk the Line


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