Movie Meme

Like the earlier book list, bolded are the ones I’ve seen…. (From AFI’s top 100 movies). I’m eliminating the 3 the original poster added as well as the idea to add 3 of my own to the end. I also italicized the ones I intend on never watching, just to emphasize that I will never complete this list (to be fair, there were a whole bunch I’d prefer to never watch, but thought that it could happen some day and I wouldn’t die, so I tried to be very cautious about what I said I’d never watch, as one tends to have to eat things like that).

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)
  2. Casablanca (1942)
  3. The Godfather (1972) – I have no need for this in my life. Any pop culture references (where I would find the only value to lay) can be explained by boys who have seen this movie.
  4. Gone With The Wind (1939)
  5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  7. The Graduate (1967)
  8. On The Waterfront (1954)
  9. Schindler’s List (1993) – I’d prefer to not watch this, but I suspect that at some point it will be my duty as a Social Studies teacher to do so. If I can get by without, however, I will do so.
  10. Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
  11. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  14. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  15. Star Wars (1977)
  16. All About Eve (1950)
  17. The African Queen (1951)
  18. Psycho (1960) – Another movie I have no need for in my life.
  19. Chinatown (1974)
  20. One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest (1975)
  21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  24. Raging Bull (1980)
  25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  26. Dr. Strangelove (1964) – I’d prefer to not watch. I don’t think I’ll get it. At all. But we own it, so, you know, I could accidentally watch it.
  27. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
  28. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  29. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
  30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  31. Annie Hall (1977)
  32. The Godfather Part II (1974) – See #3.
  33. High Noon (1952)
  34. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  35. It Happened One Night (1934)
  36. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
  38. Double Indemnity (1944)
  39. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  40. North by Northwest (1959)
  41. West Side Story (1961)
  42. Rear Window (1954)
  43. King Kong (1933) – I tried and only got about 10 minutes in before the quality was too much, or rather, lack of quality. I’ve seen the new one, and that’ll have to be good enough.
  44. The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
  45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  46. A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Another movie I don’t think I’ll get and would prefer not to watch.
  47. Taxi Driver (1976)
  48. Jaws (1975)
  49. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  50. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
  51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  52. From Here To Eternity (1953)
  53. Amadeus (1984)
  54. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
  55. The Sound Of Music (1965)
  56. M*A*S*H (1970) – I’d prefer not to. The television show annoys me. What is there to make me think the movie will be different?
  57. The Third Man (1949)
  58. Fantasia (1940)
  59. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
  60. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
  61. Vertigo (1958)
  62. Tootsie (1982)
  63. Stagecoach (1939)
  64. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
  65. The Silence Of The Lamb (1991) – No. Just… no.
  66. Network (1976)
  67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  68. An American In Paris (1951)
  69. Shane (1953)
  70. The French Connection (1971)
  71. Forrest Gump (1994)
  72. Ben-Hur (1959)
  73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  74. The Gold Rush (1925)
  75. Dances With Wolves (1990)
  76. City Lights (1931)
  77. American Graffiti (1973)
  78. Rocky (1976) – Again, would prefer not to, but we own it. I have seen Rocky IV though. Or was it V? I don’t remember, nor do I really care.
  79. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  80. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  81. Modern Times (1936)
  82. Giant (1956)
  83. Platoon (1986)
  84. Fargo (1996) – Watched enough of this to know that… I don’t find it funny, just disturbing. No redeeming qualities for me.
  85. Duck Soup (1933)
  86. Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
  87. Frankenstein (1931)
  88. Easy Rider (1969)
  89. Patton (1970)
  90. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  91. My Fair Lady (1964)
  92. A Place In The Sun (1951)
  93. The Apartment (1960)
  94. Goodfellas (1990) – Goes along with The Godfather trilogy, in terms of not needing to watch it.
  95. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  96. The Searchers (1956)
  97. Bringing Up Baby (1938) – Tried unsuccessfully several times to watch this, but it was just awful. I wanted to like it, but it just didn’t work for me. Wrong Hepburn, perhaps.
  98. Unforgiven (1992)
  99. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)
  100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

So my tally then, is 31 watched and 8 never watching, a bunch of “should watch” and some “never heard of its.”