Monday, 1 January 2018

100 Classic Must-See Movies (That I've Somehow Never Seen)

I'll level with ya, folks: I'm a bad cinephile. Though I've seen just about every bad horror movie there's ever been (don't test me unless you've seen Attack of the Killer Refrigerator), there are some massively important mainstream movies that I've somehow managed to avoid for the last thirty-five years.

But, hey, I like a challenge.

I'm going to be trying to catch up on some of the most iconic classic movies that I've never seen. A hundred of them, in fact. Why don't you have a gander, followed by some healthy mocking about the fact that I've seen The Ewok Adventure but not Caddyshack?


100 Classic Must-See Movies
(That I've Somehow Never Seen)

(In no particular order...)

1. Thelma & Louise (1991)
2. The Man Who Would Be King (1975) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. Strangers on a Train (1951)
4. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
✅5. The Quiet Man (1852)
6. Amelie (2001)
7. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
8. The Big Lebowski (1998)
9. The Color Purple (1985)
10. Cabaret (1972)
11. Caddyshack (1980) ⭐
12. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
13. Spartacus (1960)
14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
15. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
16. The Great Escape (1963)
17. Billy Elliot (2000) ⭐⭐⭐
18. Ghost Story (1981) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
19. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
20. Tootsie (1982)
21. Blue Lagoon (1980) ⭐
22. The Great Train Robbery (1978)
✅23. Critters (1986)
24. 12 Angry Men (1957)
25. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
26. The 39 Steps (1935)
27. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
28. Chinatown (1974)
29. The Last Picture Show (1971)
30. The Lady Vanishes (1979)
31. The Big Sleep (1946)
32. The French Connection (1971)
33. Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953)
34. The Warriors (1979) *possibly seen*
35. El Cid (1961)
36. Forbidden Planet (1956) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
37. Some Like it Hot (1959)
38. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
39. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
40. Kelly's Heroes (1970) ⭐⭐⭐
41. Meteor (1979) ⭐⭐⭐
42. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
43. Cactus Jack (1979) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
44. My Fair Lady (1964)
45. The Deep (1977) ⭐⭐
46. Moby Dick (1956)
47. Citizen Kane (1941)
48. All About Eve (1950)
49. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
50. Casablanca (1942)
51. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
52. Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
53. The Great Dictator (1940)
54. Orca (1977) ⭐
55. JFK (1991)
56. The Lady Killers (1955)
57. Silent Running (1972)
58. The Black Hole (1979) ⭐
59. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
60. Rob Roy (1995)
61. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) ⭐⭐
62. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
63. Goodfellas (1990)
64. True Grit (1969)
65. Spirited Away (2001)
66. Steel Magnolias (1989)
67. Harold and Maude (1971)
68. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
69. The Sting (1973)
70. All the President's Men (1976)
71. Serpico (1973)
72. Gandhi (1982)
73. Singing in the Rain (1952)
74. The Party Animal (1984)
75. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
76. Cleopatra (1963)
77. Shane (1953)
78. Dial "M" for Murder (1954)
79. Robin Hood (1938)
80. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
81. The Vikings (1958) *possibly seen*
82. Darkman (1990) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
83. Mackenna's Gold (1969) ⭐⭐
84. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
85. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
86. Duck Soup  (1933)
87. North by Northwest (1959)
88. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot  (1974)
89. O Brother, Where Art Thou?  (2000)
90. The King and I (1956)
91. Taxi Driver (1976)
92. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  (1966)
93. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
94. Ben-Hur (1959)
95. Freaks (1932)
96. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
97. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
98. The Towering Inferno (1974) ⭐⭐⭐
99. Airport (1970)
100. Leon: The Professional (1994)

It's worth noting that some of the movies on this list are here because I dislike war movies and Westerns, while others are here because of the of the OMG-I'm-gonna-bawl-my-fucking-eyes-out factor. I will 100% avoid movies if I think they'll make me cry. (I still haven't seen Toy Story 3.) This could be a very emotional challenge for me!

Feel free to throw some classic movies at me and we'll see if they need to be added to next year's list. Until then, I'll mark these off and rate them as I go.

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