Monday, May 05, 2008

Is It Wrong That A List Of My Favourite Books Would Be Much, Much Shorter?

I promised you a list of the greatest movies ever made. They're not ranked in any order, and not limited to 100. (I think there are about 150 here.) Basically, a movie either makes the cut or it doesn't. Here are the ones that made it:

Roman Holiday, Vertigo, 12 Angry Men, Charade, Casablanca, Bananas, Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Big Sleep, The Hidden Fortress, Seven Samurai, LA Confidential, Groundhog Day, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Chinatown, La R├Ęgle Du Jeu, Minority Report, The Color of Money, The Hustler, A Few Good Men, Memento, Magnolia, The Apartment, Unforgiven, The Emperor’s New Groove, Toy Story, Toy Story 2,
Monsters Inc., The Sting, Planet of the Apes, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Intolerable Cruelty, The Maltese Falcon, Dr Strangelove, Some Like It Hot, Get Shorty, The Philadelphia Story, Shall We Dance, Top Hat, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Airplane, The Third Man, Pale Rider, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, High Plains Drifter, The Verdict, The Empire Strikes Back, Back to the Future, The Godfather, Swingers, Tootsie, La Grande Illusion, The Shawshank Redemption, The Player, Schindler’s List, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, It’s a Wonderful Life, American Beauty, Double Indemnity, Leon, High Noon, Duck Soup, Cinema Paradiso, Terminator 2, Spartacus, Being John Malkovich, All The President’s Men, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Harvey, Twelve Monkeys, Three Colours: Red, Rain Man, Traffic, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, E.T., Sleuth, The Truman Show, The Fugitive, Saving Private Ryan, Mission: Impossible, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Throne Of Blood, Kramer vs. Kramer, A Day At The Races, Dumbo, Lolita, The Lady From Shanghai, Bicycle Thieves, Rififi, It Happened One Night, Touch Of Evil, Bad Day At Black Rock, Kill Bill (Vol. 1 & 2), Sunset Blvd., The Naked Gun, City Lights, Collateral, Ray, Rear Window, The Ox-Bow Incident, Ikiru, Atarnarjuat,
Le Crime de Monsieur Lange, The Sweet Smell of Success, Inside Man, Syriana,
A Cock and Bull Story, Finding Neverland, Sabotage, Batman Begins, Les Diaboliques, Marathon Man, The Conversation, The Bourne Ultimatum, Witness for the Prosecution, There Will Be Blood, City of God.

Anything I missed? (Apart from Jaws and The Shining, neither of which I've seen yet, and Citizen Kane, which I don't rate as highly as any of these.)

Anything that shouldn't be there?

3 comments:

Tommy Donbavand said...

Oi - Craig! You been goin' through my DVD collection?! ;o)

There are a lot of great films there. I can heartily add my recommendation to (among others) One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, The Emperor's New Groove (superb!), Toy Story I & II, Monsters Inc, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Get Shorty (but NOT Be Cool - such a disappointment!), Back To The Future, The Player... I could go on, but probably shouldn't!

Superb list.

Anonymous said...

Sacre bleu, vous avez oublie 'Monsieur Hulot en Vacances'

Lynette said...

When Harry Met Sally
The lives of Others [ are we doing subtitled? ]