Film Meme

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Via Very True Thing. Below is the Entertainment Weekly’s list of 100 Classic Movies of the past 25 years. Bold the ones I’ve seen, italic the ones I plan to.

  1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
  3. Titanic (1997)
  4. Blue Velvet (1986)
  5. Toy Story (1995)
  6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  9. Die Hard (1988)
  10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
  11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  12. The Matrix (1999)
  13. GoodFellas (1990)
  14. Crumb (1995)
  15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  16. Boogie Nights (1997)
  17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
  18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  19. Casino Royale (2006)
  20. The Lion King (1994)
  21. Schindler’s List (1993) [I showed this twice when I was a projectionist but I’ve never seen it without breaks]
  22. Rushmore (1998)
  23. Memento (2001)
  24. A Room With a View (1986)
  25. Shrek (2001)
  26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  27. Aliens (1986)
  28. Wings of Desire (1988)
  29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) [Why just Supremacy on the list? Identity relaunched the Eurothriller and Ultimatum has the cleverest structure of a thriller in a long time ]
  30. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  32. Fight Club (1999)
  33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  34. Fargo (1996) [Seen the start but not the end]
  35. The Incredibles (2004)
  36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  37. Pretty Woman (1990)
  38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  39. The Sixth Sense (1999) [Probably would but someone told me the twist]
  40. Speed (1994)
  41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  42. Clueless (1995)
  43. Gladiator (2000)
  44. The Player (1992)
  45. Rain Man (1988)
  46. Children of Men (2006) [Wish I hadn’t though. Not convinced it should be on this list]
  47. Men in Black (1997)
  48. Scarface (1983)
  49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  50. The Piano (1993) [Love the sound track never seen the film]
  51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
  53. The Truman Show (1998)
  54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
  55. Risky Business (1983)
  56. The Lives of Others (2006)
  57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
  58. Ghostbusters (1984)
  59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  60. Scream (1996)
  61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
  63. Big (1988)
  64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
  65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
  67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
  68. Witness (1985)
  69. All About My Mother (1999)
  70. Broadcast News (1987)
  71. Unforgiven (1992)
  72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  73. Office Space (1999)
  74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  75. Out of Africa (1985)
  76. The Departed (2006) [I’d rather see all three parts of Infernal Affairs with subtitles though]
  77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
  78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
  80. Michael Clayton (2007)
  81. Moonstruck (1987)
  82. Lost in Translation (2003)
  83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
  84. Sideways (2004)
  85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
  86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
  87. Swingers (1996)
  88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
  90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  91. Back to the Future (1985)
  92. Menace II Society (1993)
  93. Ed Wood (1994)
  94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
  96. Far From Heaven (2002)
  97. Glory (1989)
  98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

A few very American choices on the list with a lack of international films that I would expect to make the list. A few big omissions

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