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Old 01-05-2007, 14:22   #1
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Question How many of these classics have you seen?

Just a bit of fun for a warm afternoon - the site theyshootpictures.com has tallied the 1000 most well-reviewed films of all time & collated a list; supposedly the creme de la creme of celluloid - I've charged myself with the mission of seeing as many of the top 100 as I can; so far I'm up to a pitiful 30

Anyone seen the lot? Judging by the wealth of knowledge on this forum there must be a few here who have, or are at least extremely close.

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1 Citizen Kane
2 Rules of the Game, The/La Regle du jeu
3 Vertigo
4 2001: A Space Odyssey
5 8½
6 Seven Samurai, The
7 Godfather, The
8 Tokyo Story/Tokyo monogatari
9 Searchers, The
10 Singin' in the Rain
11 Sunrise
12 Battleship Potemkin/Potemkin
13 Lawrence of Arabia
14 Passion of Joan of Arc, The
15 Rashomon
16 L'Atalante
17 Bicycle Thief, The/Ladri di Biciclette
18 Godfather Part II, The
19 Raging Bull
20 Third Man, The
21 City Lights
22 Touch of Evil
23 La Dolce Vita
24 Les Enfants du Paradis/Children of Paradise
25 Casablanca
26 La Grande Illusion/Grand Illusion
27 General, The [1926]
28 Sunset Blvd.
29 Psycho [1960]
30 Breathless/A Bout de Souffle
31 L'Avventura
32 Some Like it Hot
33 Jules et Jim
34 Persona
35 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
36 Seventh Seal, The
37 Taxi Driver
38 Gold Rush, The
39 Andrei Rublev
40 Chinatown
41 Ordet
42 Pather Panchali
43 It's a Wonderful Life
44 Apocalypse Now
45 Rear Window
46 Intolerance
47 Ugetsu Monogatari/Ugetsu
48 400 Blows, The/Les Quatre Cents Coups
49 Contempt/Le Mepris
50 Au Hasard, Balthazar/Balthazar
51 Magnificent Ambersons, The
52 Night of the Hunter, The
53 M
54 Wild Strawberries/Smultronsället
55 Wild Bunch, The
56 Modern Times
57 Wizard of Oz, The
58 Conformist, The
59 La Strada
60 Mirror, The/Zerkalo
61 Nashville
62 Fanny and Alexander
63 North by Northwest
64 Greed
65 Metropolis
66 Blade Runner
67 Rio Bravo
68 Earrings of Madame de.../Madame de...
69 Sherlock, Jr.
70 Pickpocket
71 Playtime
72 L'Age d'Or
73 Ikiru/To Live/Doomed/Living
74 Voyage in Italy/Viaggio in Italia/Journey to Italy
75 All About Eve
76 Pierrot le fou
77 Apartment, The
78 Viridiana
79 Aguirre: The Wrath of God
80 Once Upon a Time in the West
81 Barry Lyndon
82 On the Waterfront
83 Man with a Movie Camera, The
84 Blue Velvet
85 Nosferatu
86 Leopard, The
87 Notorious
88 My Darling Clementine
89 Gone with the Wind
90 Sansho the Bailiff/Sansho Dayu
91 His Girl Friday
92 Clockwork Orange, A
93 Last Year at Marienbad
94 Dekalog/Decalogue
95 Letter from an Unknown Woman
96 King Kong [1933]
97 Amarcord
98 Duck Soup
99 Stagecoach
100 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The
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Old 01-05-2007, 14:36   #2
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23 of them, but then i am working on it ...
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83, and I'm working on it...
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I've seen 32 all the way through, and bits and pieces of about another 10.
Most of the usual suspects are included - generally these greatest ever lists throw up very few surprises.
Not being a huge fan of foreign language films I think it's safe to say that I'll probably never see a fair number of these.
I wonder if that makes me a philistine in in some people's eyes? Bah, who cares!
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I've seen 45. Looks like a very good list to try and work through, might give it a go.
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I can honestly say I have seen 'em all. So what does that say? Well, perhaps it's that I don't see many new movies these days and after two quick scans through the list I can't see anything made later than the 70s. Some weird inclusions - for example, I adore Barry Lyndon, but that was hardly "well reviewed" was it?
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after two quick scans through the list I can't see anything made later than the 70s.
The further into the complete 1000 you go, the more 'later' films there are - there's a good 200 made after 1980 in total.
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Some weird inclusions - for example, I adore Barry Lyndon, but that was hardly "well reviewed" was it?
Looking at their ranking system - which is convoluted to say the least - I think they're including contemporary critical acclaim, DVD reviews, IMDB and Amazon ratings etc.
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58, a few of which were almost too long ago to remember, but many of which I've seen only in last couple of years thanks to cheap dvds and/or free borrowing from Uni library
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I'm at 61 on that list, but I've seen all of my personal top 100.

And I think The Decalogue might be the most recent from their list.
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I've seen 48 and will eventually see most of them, although some of the films on the list surprise me (I don't consider The Apartment one of Wilder's best films, much less a top 100 picture).
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83, although I do own about five or six I haven't seen so they should be eliminated soon...
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47 for me, it's a pretty good list for what it is
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39. Man thats sooo cr@p. Where my lovefilm password. Got to fix this right now
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84 - the ones I have not seen are all foreign - I have never developped a passion for foreign films although I have seen quite a lot. I guess that makes me the typical "Hooray for Hollywood" classic film fan. Few of my favorite films are represented on that list - not 5 of them in fact!
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I've seen 87. And I think Mr. Armbruster "thinks" he's seen all 100 but hasn't
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I've seen 48 of them.
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62, but I don't get much chance to watch anything vaguely "classic" unless I'm on my own these days, which isn't terribly inspiring for me to do so. Hence most of those I would've watched at uni.
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