IMDB Top 100 as of October 18th, 2004 That I've Seen

  1. The Godfather (1972)
  2. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
  3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  5. The Seven Samurai (1954)
  6. Schindler's List (1993)
  7. Casablanca (1942)
  8. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
  9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
  10. Star Wars (1977)
  11. Citizen Kane (1941)
  12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  13. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  14. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  15. Rear Window (1954)
  16. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  18. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  19. Memento (2000)
  20. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  22. North by Northwest (1959)
  23. City of God (2002)
  24. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  25. Psycho (1960)
  26. Amélie (2001)
  27. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  28. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  29. Goodfellas (1990)
  30. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  31. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  32. American Beauty (1999)
  33. Vertigo (1958)
  34. The Matrix (1999)
  35. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  36. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  38. The Pianist (2002)
  39. Fight Club (1999)
  40. The Third Man (1949)
  41. Paths of Glory (1957)
  42. Spirited Away (2001)
  43. Taxi Driver (1976)
  44. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  45. Double Indemnity (1944)
  46. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  47. Das Boot (1981)
  48. Chinatown (1974)
  49. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  50. M (1931)
  51. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  52. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  53. All About Eve (1950)
  54. Se7en (1995)
  55. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  56. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  57. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  58. Rashômon (1950)
  59. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  60. Raging Bull (1980)
  61. Alien (1979)
  62. American History X (1998)
  63. The Professional (1994)
  64. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  65. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  66. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  67. The Sting (1973)
  68. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  69. Modern Times (1936)
  70. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  71. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  72. Touch of Evil (1958)
  73. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  74. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  75. Ran (1985)
  76. On the Waterfront (1954)
  77. Amadeus (1984)
  78. The Great Escape (1963)
  79. Finding Nemo (2003)
  80. The Apartment (1960)
  81. Annie Hall (1977)
  82. Jaws (1975)
  83. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  84. Braveheart (1995)
  85. High Noon (1952)
  86. Aliens (1986)
  87. Metropolis (1927)
  88. The Shining (1980)
  89. City Lights (1931)
  90. Fargo (1996)
  91. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  92. Donnie Darko (2001)
  93. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  94. Blade Runner (1982)
  95. The General (1927)
  96. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  97. The Great Dictator (1940)
  98. Cinema Paradiso (1989)
  99. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  100. Duck Soup (1933)
Author Comments: 

Well, if everyone else is doing it...

I've seen the numbered ones, by the way.

I stole RosieCotton's great list idea too. However, for some reason, I was having trouble getting multiple non-numbered items to appear on the same line. It kept being displayed like:

Jaws (1975) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Braveheart (1995)

Well, I finally worked it out, but I don't think the list will show up on Recent Activity now. So here it is, in case you're interested.

I fixed the problem, which of course messed up your workaround, so I took the liberty of cleaning it up for you (since I'm the one that made you jump through those hoops in the first place).

I still see some doubling up of entries on yours and AJ's IMDB lists.

AHHH! IE behaves differently from Firefox! Damn. Will have to examine further.

I use Firefox at home and IE at work. I regret that I'm not allowed to change my configuration at work :).

I have to concede that this one is more my fault than IE's. The list-rendering code has always been kludgey, but it's very difficult to fix because so many lists have been created accommodating the various quirks, it's hard to remove those quirks without breaking lists. I think I've done the trick here. You might have to do a SHIFT+Refresh to get the new stylesheet to load. Note that the numbering no longer skips. Ah well, I'll call that a feature rather than a bug. :-)

Sadness. I liked that feature.

Me too. Unfortunately this way is cleaner (and, more importantly, seems to work!).

Thanks for fixing everything. But are you saying that I wouldn't have seen the original bug if I was still using IE? Alas...

BTW, do you know how to change the amount of toolbar scrolling that comes when you press the up or down keys? That's the only thing that still bugs me about Firefox. I'm using a laptop at college, and so far have been too lazy to buy a real mouse with a scroll wheel, so I've been relying on the arrow keys.

No, you would have seen it. Rosie's list had unsightly gaps, and then once I fixed those, there was a problem with doubling-up on lines. Both of these problems affected one browser or the other (or both).

I'm afraid I don't know. My Firefox scrolls blazingly fast, especially when I hold the arrow key down (goes slower for a second, then zips by).

So if I understand correctly, putting an intro paragraph at the top of a list will now snafu the numbering, since the list will start at 2 instead of 1? Bummer....

Any ideas for a workaround?

BTW, all of this talk has finally gotten me to switch over to Firefox for good. Yay!

I'm surprised at the ones you haven't seen, like Crouching Tiger and the LOTR 2 & 3. What gives?

I must sadly confess that I found the first LOTR overlong, too serious, and boring, and yes, I realize this goes against the opinions of virtually every critic, casual viewer, and Listologist alike. I may watch 2 and 3 eventually, but I doubt I'll enjoy them; I would watch them just to say that I had seen them.

I definitely need to check out Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon though. I'm not sure why I haven't seen it yet.

I can understand your feelings about LOTR 1. Be assured that they pick up the pace quite a bit in 2 & 3, or perhaps you've heard that already?

Though it evidently hasn't motivated me very much, I have heard that. In fact, my brother told me he liked the second one better because it had a lot more fight scenes. I'm less enthralled with constant fight scenes than he is, but I might give it a watch sometime anyway. However, both he and my dad really hated the third one.

I'm thinking you'll love Goodfellas, Once Upon a Time in the West, Jaws, and Aliens. Heck, you'll probably love American Beauty too, although I didn't really get into that one.



Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs (Darn! I didn't mean to type that...)

:-) I'm not sure whether this will make you happy or sad, but I actually saw it for 10 bucks at Best Buy shortly before I left for college, and figuring I'd probably like it (if not love it) given how much I'd enjoyed the Man With No Name trilogy, I bought it. The sad part is that I've just been too busy / lazy / not in the mood to watch it thus far. But perhaps soon...

Happy. I have faith that the potential energy of the DVD will kineticize into actuality soon.

(No, kineticize is not a word, but it sure feels cool to type, I seem to be hung on 'K' sounds this afternoon, and it is waaay too late in the work week for my poor little brain...)

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs (who also nabbed the film at Best Buy :) )

Hope you saw my review, Doom.