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The World of Film (according to IMDB)

The IMDB top 100 films, with my own comments. The ones I've actually seen are titled in bold.

01 Godfather, The (1972)
Yep, it's not bolded. I've even rented this one once, and never got around to watching it.
02 Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
A fine film, but ranked #2 ever? Hmm.
03 Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
04 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
I liked this one a lot better than I thought I would. Once again, though, #4?
05 Schindler's List (1993)
Must see, yadda yadda yadda... I know.
06 Citizen Kane (1941)
Figured this one would be a snorefest, but it was actually really good. Probably would have been significantly better (or, perhaps, worse) if I hadn't already known the ending.
07 Casablanca (1942)
Here's one I really want to see.
08 Shichinin no samurai (1954)
09 Star Wars (1977)
Love/hate thing going here... I don't really rally to the Star Wars banner as a philosophy on life, and I think the acting is, for the most part, riotously funny. Despite all that, I still like the film. I blame the androids.
10 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
I think this may be the next film I rent.
11 Memento (2000)
Excellent movie? Yes. #11? Hard to believe.
12 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
One of my wife's favorites. I really like it, too.
13 Rear Window (1954)
14 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
15 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Back when Harrison Ford was hot.
17 Usual Suspects, The (1995)
Damn fine film. I've seen it three times, and each time held something new.
18 Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
19 Pulp Fiction (1994)
20 North by Northwest (1959)
21 Psycho (1960)
I've probably seen the whole thing in pieces via pop-culture regurgitation.
22 12 Angry Men (1957)
Read it; never seen it.
23 Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
Barely remember it. Must have made a big impression.
24 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25 Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
26 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Own it. A favorite.
27 Goodfellas (1990)
28 American Beauty (1999)
29 Pianist, The (2002)
I'm going to have to see this, but the title and concept require that I manage to psych myself up first. We'll see how long that takes.
30 Vertigo (1958)
31 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32 Apocalypse Now (1979)
33 Matrix, The (1999)
One of those movies that is going to get blasted as cliche in the future by folks who don't understand causality.
34 Some Like It Hot (1959)
35 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Read it; never seen it.
36 Taxi Driver (1976)
37 Third Man, The (1949)
38 Paths of Glory (1957)
39 Fight Club (1999)
I have the horrible habit of listening to people which always seems to lead to me knowing the end before I get to the beginning. See also: The Sixth Sense. Still, it was good enough that it got me reading Palahniuk, and for that I'm grateful.
40 Boot, Das (1981)
41 L.A. Confidential (1997)
Saw it with a friend of my wife's who talked through the whole thing. I think it was good.
42 Double Indemnity (1944)
43 Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
44 Chinatown (1974)
45 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
46 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
47 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
48 Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
49 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
50 M (1931)
51 All About Eve (1950)
52 Raging Bull (1980)
53 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Classic, but ruined by fanboys who make you want to pretend you never saw it, thus distancing yourself from their inanity.
54 C'era una volta il West (1968)
55 Se7en (1995)
56 Wo hu cang long (2000)
57 Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
Forgettable, but that's probably more me than it.
58 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
59 Vita è bella, La (1997)
60 Sting, The (1973)
61 American History X (1998)
62 Touch of Evil (1958)
63 Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
64 Alien (1979)
65 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
66 Rashômon (1950)
67 Léon (1994)
68 Annie Hall (1977)
I love the scene in which Christopher Walken expounds on his desire to drive at the approaching traffic.
69 Great Escape, The (1963)
70 Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
71 Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
72 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Less overrated than Pulp Fiction.
73 Jaws (1975)
A keeper. I'd put it even higher on the list. The quality of this film would increase if we could see even less of the shark on camera. It's scarier when it's in your head.
74 Sixth Sense, The (1999)
See also: Fight Club
75 Amadeus (1984)
76 Ran (1985)
77 On the Waterfront (1954)
78 High Noon (1952)
79 Braveheart (1995)
80 Blade Runner (1982)
Wonderfully subtle in the original version.
81 Fargo (1996)
Excellent. Go and rent it if you haven't seen it.
82 Apartment, The (1960)
83 Aliens (1986)
Note to executives: Leave well-enough alone. No, it didn't suck, but it's not the 83rd best film either.
84 Toy Story 2 (1999)
What? This can't be serious.
85 Strangers on a Train (1951)
86 Modern Times (1936)
87 Shining, The (1980)
88 Donnie Darko (2001)
89 Duck Soup (1933)
90 Princess Bride, The (1987)
91 Lola rennt (1998)
92 City Lights (1931)
93 General, The (1927)
94 Metropolis (1927)
95 Searchers, The (1956)
96 Notorious (1946)
97 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
98 Manhattan (1979)
99 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Had this one in my hand the other day. Soon.
100 Graduate, The (1967)
I don't know why I haven't seen this one... I blame the government.

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