See ALL the movies

Whilst I was on my rotation in Mountain View two years ago, I started posting in my MTV blog about the movies I was seeing, mostly as a quick, easy way of generating some blog posts. With my resuscitation of this blog, my favourite blog and with the other blog moving focus to more food based interests; I have decided to move this segment to this blog for fills between wargaming and mini painting updates. With the Thanksgiving / Christmas season imminent, the timing is perfect for this revival.

Looking back at the list, having largely ignored it for two years, it is really pretty disappointing to see that I have only seen one film on the list in that time. This does at least highlight the value of actively looking at the list and blogging about it seems to really drive me to watch these movies!

Fargo - a loan from a friend back when I was in the UK. This is a Coen Brothers movie and as such I would normally dismiss it instantly however I did love this film. Bad stuff happening to imperfect people, very much in a Kiss Kiss Bang Bang style. I have since also seen season 1 of the TV series which I also loved.

As a Netflix streamer, my first pass at the rest of this list will be films available for streaming. I think the limited availability of Netflix is also going to help drive me to watch these. The reality is that most of these films are still on the list because I am not that keen on seeing them however as a self declared film buff, I know I should. 12 of the 76 are available on Netflix, mostly at the lower end of the list but it would be good progress.

76 Films still to watch: (Bold are on Netflix at time of writing)

52 Django Unchained (2012)
97 The Apartment (1960)
102 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
106 A Separation (2011)
107 Yojimbo (1961)
117 On the Waterfront (1954)
119 The Seventh Seal (1957)
123 The Kid (1921)
125 Scarface (1983)
126 Rebecca (1940)
127 Wild Strawberries (1957)
130 Ran (1985)
131 Ikiru (1952)
133 Touch of Evil (1958)
135 The Gold Rush (1925)
136 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
137 It Happened One Night (1934)
140 Casino (1995)
152 Warrior (2011)
153 High Noon (1952)
154 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
156 Gone with the Wind (1939)
157 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
159 Annie Hall (1977)
163 Notorious (1946)
165 Into the Wild (2007)
168 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
169 There Will Be Blood (2007)
170 Network (1976)
172 Ben-Hur (1959)
175 The Big Sleep (1946)
177 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
179 The 400 Blows (1959)
181 Mary and Max (2009)
183 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
184 The Hunt (2012)
185 Amores Perros (2000)
187 Persona (1966)
189 Gandhi (1982)
190 The Killing (1956)
192 A Beautiful Mind (2001)
193 The Graduate (1967)
195 8½ (1963)
196 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
198 The Hustler (1961)
199 La Strada (1954)
202 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
203 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
205 Rope (1948)
206 The Exorcist (1973)
207 The Wild Bunch (1969)
208 Barry Lyndon (1975)
209 Life of Pi (2012)
210 Stalag 17 (1953)
211 In the Name of the Father (1993)
213 Fanny and Alexander (1982)
215 Roman Holiday (1953)
216 Sleuth (1972)
218 Stalker (1979)
221 Memories of Murder (2003)
223 3 Idiots (2009)
228 Like Stars on Earth (2007)
229 Ip Man (2008)
230 Incendies (2010)
233 La Haine (1995)
234 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
237 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
238 Rain Man (1988)
240 Rosemary's Baby (1968)
243 Papillon (1973)
244 Mystic River (2003)
245 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
246 Before Sunrise (1995)
247 In the Mood for Love (2000)
249 Manhattan (1979)
250 The Celebration (1998)



Bold those movies you've seen in their entirety.
Italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or saw only an excerpt.

Original List: (99/100)

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
5. Inception (2010)
6. Pulp Fiction (1994)
7. Schindler's List (1993)
8. 12 Angry Men (1957)
9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
10. The Dark Knight (2008)
11. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)
13. Seven Samurai (1954)
14. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
15. Goodfellas (1990)
16. Casablanca (1942)
17. Fight Club (1999)
18. City of God (2002)
19. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
20. Rear Window (1954)
21. Toy Story 3 (2010)
22. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
23. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
24. Psycho (1960)
25. The Usual Suspects (1995)
26. The Matrix (1999)
27. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
28. Se7en (1995)
29. Memento (2000)
30. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
31. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
32. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
33. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
34. Leon (1994)
35. Forrest Gump (1994)
36. Citizen Kane (1941)
37. Apocalypse Now (1979)
38. North by Northwest (1959)
39. American Beauty (1999)
40. American History X (1998)
41. Taxi Driver (1976)
42. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
43. Vertigo (1958)
44. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
45. Amelie (2001)
46. Alien (1979)
47. WALL·E (2008)
48. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
49. The Shining (1980)
50. Spirited Away (2001)
51. Paths of Glory (1957)
52. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
53. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
54. The Pianist (2002)
55. Double Indemnity (1944)
56. The Lives of Others (2006) nb Das Leben der Anderen
57. The Departed (2006)
58. M (1931)
59. Aliens (1986)
60. City Lights (1931)
61. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
62. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
63. Das Boot (1981)
64. The Third Man (1949)
65. L.A. Confidential (1997)
66. Chinatown (1974)
67. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
68. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
69. Modern Times (1936)
70. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 
71. Life Is Beautiful (1997) nb La Vita e bella
72. Back to the Future (1985)
73. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
74. The Prestige (2006)
75. Raging Bull (1980)
76. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
77. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
78. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
79. Some Like It Hot (1959)
80. Rashomon (1950)
81. Amadeus (1984)
82. All About Eve (1950)
83. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
84. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
85. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
86. The Green Mile (1999)
87. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
88. Braveheart (1995)
89. The Great Dictator (1940)
90. The Apartment (1960)
91. Bicycle Thieves (1948)nb Ladri di Biciclette
92. Downfall (2004) nb Der Untergang
93. Up (2009)
94. Gran Torino (2008)
95. Metropolis (1927)
96. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
97. The Sting (1973)
98. Gladiator (2000)
99. The Elephant Man (1980)
100. Sin City (2005)

24th July 2013: (174/250)

1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2 The Godfather (1972)
3 The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4 Pulp Fiction (1994)
5 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
6 The Dark Knight (2008)
7 12 Angry Men (1957)
8 Schindler's List (1993)
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)
10 Fight Club (1999)
11 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back(1980)
12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
13 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
14 Inception (2010)
15 Goodfellas (1990)
16 Star Wars (1977)
17 Seven Samurai (1954)
18 Forrest Gump (1994)
19 The Matrix (1999)
20 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
21 City of God (2002)
22 Se7en (1995)
23 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
24 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
25 Casablanca (1942)
26 The Usual Suspects (1995)
27 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
28 Rear Window (1954)
29 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
30 Psycho (1960)
31 Léon: The Professional (1994)
32 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
33 American History X (1998)
34 Apocalypse Now (1979)
35 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
36 Memento (2000)
37 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
38 City Lights (1931)
39 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
40 Alien (1979)
41 Spirited Away (2001)
42 Modern Times (1936)
43 North by Northwest (1959)
44 Back to the Future (1985)
45 Citizen Kane (1941)
46 The Shining (1980)
47 Life Is Beautiful (1997)
48 The Pianist (2002)
49 The Departed (2006)
50 M (1931)
51 Vertigo (1958)
52 Django Unchained (2012)
53 Paths of Glory (1957)
54 The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
55 American Beauty (1999)
56 Taxi Driver (1976)
57 Aliens (1986)
58 Double Indemnity (1944)
59 WALL·E (2008)
60 The Intouchables (2011)
61 Gladiator (2000)
62 The Green Mile (1999)
63 Toy Story 3 (2010)
64 The Lives of Others (2006)
65 The Great Dictator (1940)
66 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
67 The Prestige (2006)
68 Amélie (2001)
69 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
70 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
71 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
72 Das Boot (1981)
73 Cinema Paradiso (1988)
74 The Lion King (1994)
75 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
76 The Third Man (1949)
77 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
78 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
79 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
80 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
81 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
82 Braveheart (1995)
83 L.A. Confidential (1997)
84 Oldboy (2003)
85 Chinatown (1974)
86 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
87 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
88 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
89 Some Like It Hot (1959)
90 Metropolis (1927)
91 Princess Mononoke (1997)
92 Rashomon (1950)
93 Amadeus (1984)
94 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
95 The Sting (1973)
96 All About Eve (1950)
97 The Apartment (1960)
98 Unforgiven (1992)
99 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
100 Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
101 Raging Bull (1980)
102 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
103 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
104 Die Hard (1988)
105 Batman Begins (2005)
106 A Separation (2011)
107 Yojimbo (1961)
108 Inglourious Basterds (2009)
109 For a Few Dollars More (1965)
110 Snatch. (2000)
111 The Great Escape (1963)
112 Toy Story (1995)
113 Downfall (2004)
114 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
115 Up (2009)
116 Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
117 On the Waterfront (1954)
118 The General (1926)
119 The Seventh Seal (1957)
120 The Elephant Man (1980)
121 Heat (1995)
122 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
123 The Kid (1921)
124 Blade Runner (1982)
125 Scarface (1983)
126 Rebecca (1940)
127 Wild Strawberries (1957)
128 Gran Torino (2008)
129 Fargo (1996)
130 Ran (1985)
131 Ikiru (1952)
132 The Big Lebowski (1998)
133 Touch of Evil (1958)
134 The Deer Hunter (1978)
135 The Gold Rush (1925)
136 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
137 It Happened One Night (1934)
138 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
139 No Country for Old Men (2007)
140 Casino (1995)
141 Sin City (2005)
142 The Sixth Sense (1999)
143 Strangers on a Train (1951)
144 Platoon (1986)
145 Good Will Hunting (1997)
146 Jaws (1975)
147 The Thing (1982)
148 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
149 Trainspotting (1996)
150 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
151 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
152 Warrior (2011)
153 High Noon (1952)
154 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
155 Hotel Rwanda (2004)
156 Gone with the Wind (1939)
157 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
158 The Avengers (2012)
159 Annie Hall (1977)
160 My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
161 Finding Nemo (2003)
162 V for Vendetta (2005)
163 Notorious (1946)
164 Dial M for Murder (1954)
165 Into the Wild (2007)
166 How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
167 Life of Brian (1979)
168 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
169 There Will Be Blood (2007)
170 Network (1976)
171 The Terminator (1984)
172 Ben-Hur (1959)
173 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
174 The King's Speech (2010)
175 The Big Sleep (1946)
176 Stand by Me (1986)
177 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
178 Groundhog Day (1993)
179 The 400 Blows (1959)
180 Twelve Monkeys (1995)
181 Mary and Max (2009)
182 Donnie Darko (2001)
183 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
184 The Hunt (2012)
185 Amores Perros (2000)
186 Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
187 Persona (1966)
188 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
189 Gandhi (1982)
190 The Killing (1956)
191 Black Swan (2010)
192 A Beautiful Mind (2001)
193 The Graduate (1967)
194 The Princess Bride (1987)
195 8½ (1963)
196 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
197 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
198 The Hustler (1961)
199 La Strada (1954)
200 Rocky (1976)
201 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
202 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
203 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
204 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
205 Rope (1948)
206 The Exorcist (1973)
207 The Wild Bunch (1969)
208 Barry Lyndon (1975)
209 Life of Pi (2012)
210 Stalag 17 (1953)
211 In the Name of the Father (1993)
212 Monsters, Inc. (2001)
213 Fanny and Alexander (1982)
214 Infernal Affairs (2002)
215 Roman Holiday (1953)
216 Sleuth (1972)
217 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
218 Stalker (1979)
219 The Truman Show (1998)
220 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
221 Memories of Murder (2003)
222 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2(2011)
223 3 Idiots (2009)
224 A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
225 Star Trek (2009)
226 The Artist (2011/I)
227 Jurassic Park (1993)
228 Like Stars on Earth (2007)
229 Ip Man (2008)
230 Incendies (2010)
231 District 9 (2009)
232 Ratatouille (2007)
233 La Haine (1995)
234 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
235 Shutter Island (2010)
236 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
237 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
238 Rain Man (1988)
239 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
240 Rosemary's Baby (1968)
241 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
242 Harvey (1950)
243 Papillon (1973)
244 Mystic River (2003)
245 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
246 Before Sunrise (1995)
247 In the Mood for Love (2000)
248 The Untouchables (1987)
249 Manhattan (1979)
250 The Celebration (1998)


Next time there will be a gaming update as the Samurai are starting to make some good progress!

- Raggy, signing out