My Current Top 30 Films To See List

  1. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre John Huston 1948
  2. Down By The Law Jim Jarmusch 1986
  3. Knightriders George A. Romero 1981
  4. The Omega Man Boris Sagal 1971
  5. Face To Face Sergio Sollima 1967
  6. Assault On Precinct 13 John Carpenter 1976
  7. Jonathan Of The Bears Enzo Castellari 1993
  8. Blood Simple Coen Brothers 1984
  9. Fitzcarraldo Werner Herzog 1982
  10. The Hellbenders Sergio Corbucci 1967
  11. 8 1/2 Federico Fellini 1963
  12. City Of The Living Dead Lucio Fulci 1980
  13. Zombie Lucio Fulci 1979
  14. Hit Men Fernando Di Leo 1972
  15. 9 Caliber Fernando Di Leo 1972
  16. Django, Kill!... If You Live, Shoot! Giulio Questi 1967
  17. Junior Bonner Sam Peckinpah 1972
  18. God Told Me To Larry Cohen 1976
  19. Aguirre, The Wrath Of God Werner Herzog 1972
  20. Big Wednesday John Milius 1978
  21. Love And Death Woody Allen 1975
  22. Martin George A. Romero 1977
  23. Lost Highway David Lynch 1997
  24. Swamp Thing Wes Craven 1982
  25. Angels With Dirty Faces Micheal Curtiz 1938
  26. The Last Sunset Robert Aldrich 1961
  27. The Howling Joe Dante 1981
  28. A Perfect World Clint Eastwood 1993
  29. The Mercenary Sergio Corbucci 1968
  30. Rio Bravo Howard Hawkes 1959
  31. Watched Recently From This List

  32. The Long Goodbye Robert Altman 1973
  33. Blow Out Brian De Palma 1981
  34. The Sand Pebbles Robert Wise 1966
  35. The Big Red One Samuel Fuller 1980
  36. Shane George Stevens 1953
Author Comments: 

My to see list got so damn big(over 800) that I decided to make a top 20 so that I can have a narrowed down list to look at without scrolling through 800 titles... this one does not include new releases, thats another list... doesn't include second chances either, as the other list does.

in order of how much i want to see them.

I've chosen the movies on your 1000 list that I think you ought to see soonest:

Flight of the Phoenix
Broadway Danny Rose (or Zelig)
McCabe and Mrs Miller
What's Up Doc?
The Professionals (a neglected western of the sort I think you'll particularly like)
In the Mouth of Madness
Enter the Dragon
Blood Simple
The Tracker
Gone with the Wind (a chick-flick, but a great one)
The President's Analyst
My Darling Clementine
How Green Was My Valley
The Manchurian Candidate
The Big Red One
Rio Bravo
Silver Streak
Strangers on a Train
The Birds
The African Queen (absolute must-see)
A Clockwork Orange
Seven Samurai
Great Expectations
12 Angry Men
Big Wednesday (among the very best surfing movies)
The Untouchables (terrific movie + music by Morricone)
Little Big Man
Peeping Tom
49th Parallel
Black Narcissus
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Omega Man
Alien (really? you've not seen Alien?)
Blade Runner (ditto?)
Run Silent, Run Deep
The Day the Earth Stood Still (must see)
West Side Story
The Haunting (one of the great haunted house movies; based on the same novel as "Steven King's Rose Red" but very much superior to that bloated effort)
The Sand Pebbles (you'll love this)
The Third Man (very much a must see)
Shane (oh dear, I can't take you seriously as a fan of westerns if you haven't seen Shane)
Double Indemnity (classic film noir)
Die Hard (welcome to the party, pal)

Okay, I understand now that you may have seen some of these after all. At first I leapt to the conclusion your 1000 list was a list of movies you had never seen. But I strongly recommend those you haven't.

wow... thanks alot... out of your selections I can only say I've really seen gone with the wind(which was very good, but, inescapably, overrated) and 12 angry men, which was great. There are maybe a dozen I've seen bits and pieces of but not enough to say I've seen them.

Sand pebbles is going on the list, somehow i overlooked along with junior bonner, which are the two mcqueen movies that need to be on this list... and yes I feel very guilty for not having seen Shane... your list here is definitely an accurate add on to the bottom of the 30, specially with your recomendation, which if i recall correctly has yet to dissapoint.

You're welcome. You have to set your own priorities, of course, but it disturbs me that only five of my recommendations appear on this your 'top 30' list. Guess that's my problem. But consider making the rest of my recommendations your next priorty movie list :-D

eh, thats only because half of this list is taken up by my odd tastes(spaghetti westerns and horror flicks) rather than the more logical choices.

I've been thinking about seeing Junior Bonner myself--sounds like an interesting change of pace for Peckinpah...

Johnny Waco

I caught the last 20 minutes on the western channel one time and was pleasantly surprised... i know i shouldn't expect anything less than a masterpiece from a mcqueen/peckinpah movie but the music was real nice and it was all pretty laid back, can't wait to see the rest.

Lost Highway and Down by Law are two really great films. I hope you see them soon.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre comes highly recommended, and Rio Bravo is a very entertaining, if flawed, western pic.

As for Assault on Precinct 13, 8 1/2, and Love and Death...well, I could certainly live without them.