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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies

I think I'm going to make it a goal this year to watch the top 100 movies, as listed by AFI.  I'm going with the 2007 list , since it has a few more recent movies.  I'm doing this for several reasons:
  1. There are a ton of movies that I've never seen, and people are always giving me crap about it.
  2. I have not seen a decent movie in a while.  I mean seriously, every movie that I've rented recently has been at best mediocre.  
  3. I have netflix at my disposal, so I can rent away!
Movies on the list that I've seen already, for the record:
  1. (3) Casablanca
  2. (6) Gone with the Wind - Well, duh.
  3. (8) Schindler's List - Dave made me watch
  4. (10) The Wizard of Oz - Disturbing.
  5. (13) Star Wars
  6. (15) 2001: A Space Odyssey - Although very long ago
  7. (17) The Graduate - Only recently, last year.
  8. (20) It's a Wonderful  Life - I saw this one for the first time a couple weeks ago.
  9. (24) E.T. 
  10. (25) To Kill a Mockingbird
  11. (26) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  12. (33) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  13. (34) Snow White
  14. (40) The Sound of Music
  15. (44) The Philadelphia Story
  16. (47) A Streetcar Named Desire, although I only vaguely remember it
  17. (50) Lord of the Rings
  18. (51) West Side Story
  19. (56) Jaws
  20. (65) The African Queen
  21. (66) Raiders of the Lost Ark
  22. (69) Tootsie
  23. (71) Saving Private Ryan
  24. (72) The Shawshank Redemption
  25. (74) The Silence of the Lambs
  26. (76) Forrest Gump
  27. (83) Titanic
  28. (89) The Sixth Sense, which frankly I'm surprised that it made the list.
  29. (94) Pulp Fiction
  30. (99) Toy Story
Now, the annoying part is that the first movie that I have to watch is Ben-Hur, which I have no desire to see.  But, then again, maybe I'll enjoy it.  Or, maybe I'll watch them out of order....  I need to discuss with Todd, as I haven't brought this up with him yet, and he's going to have to sit through these movies with me.  Maybe I'll make a separate page for this goal...


Nick said...

Ben Hur is actually a neat movie to watch.

Kim said...

So you say. Well, Ben-Hur is available via neflix streaming movie watching thing. 99 is Toy Story, which I own, although my movies are in boxes in the basement and need to be dug out. 98, Yankee Doodle Dandy, is also available on Netflix streaming. So, it's likely that Blade Runner will be my first rental. I've seen parts of it. Do you remember we watched part of Blade Runner in that American Studies class at UMBC, Nick?

Wacky Neighbor said...

I really like Blade Runner, although there are those who don't. There are also multiple cuts of the movie and a large disagreement between the lead actor (Harrison Ford) and the director (Ridley Scott) over the meaning of the movie.

Interesting project.

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