Thursday, January 5, 2012

What You Should Have Seen #21

I've got a friend who is constantly at a loss whenever certain movies are referenced between me and other mutual friends at work. It came to a head a couple of weeks ago, so two friends and I came up with a list of 100 movies that this girl has to watch by the end of the year. These are cinema classics or the highest examples of film. These are movies we all love and reference, most of them constantly.

So I don't come across as hypocritical, I'm going to watch the movies on this list that I haven't seen. I can't expect her to watch all of these if I haven't seen them all myself.

So here's her list. It is in no particular order. The highlighted movies are the ones I haven't seen yet.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Matrix
Star Trek II
Star Trek III
Star Trek IV
Star Trek VI
Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The Godfather, Part I
The Godfather, Part II
Sling Blade
The Usual Suspects
The Professional 
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Reservoir Dogs
L.A. Confidential
Full Metal Jacket
The Sting
Gran Torino
No Country for Old Men
Donnie Darko
The Thing (1982)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Untouchables
The Omen (1976)
The Ghost and The Darkness
Open Range
First Blood
Lonesome Dove
The Last of the Mohicans
Batman (1991) 
Batman Begins 
There Will Be Blood
Boogie Nights
Army of Darkness
The Road to Perdition
12 Monkeys
High Plains Drifter
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rob Roy
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Rain Man
National Lampoon's Animal House
Mulholland Dr. 
Blazing Saddles
Grosse Point Blank 
Saving Private Ryan
Dazed and Confused
The Blues Brothers
Glengarry Glen Ross
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
This is Spinal Tap
The Muppet Movie
American History X
Bad Santa
Blade Runner
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Shaun of the Dead
The Wrestler
The Whole 9 Yards
The Thomas Crown Affair
Hudson Hawk
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
The Machinist 
The Jerk 
From Dust 'til Dawn
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Young Frankenstein
The Fifth Element
The Rocketeer

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Rob Rosenblatt said...

Just marked off "The Sting" and "Dawn of the Dead." Enjoyed the first, not the second.

Rob Rosenblatt said...

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is done.