Films I've Seen of the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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  1. Le Voyage Dans La Lune 1902
  2. The Great Train Robbery 1903
  3. The Birth of a Nation 1915
  4. Les Vampires 1915
  5. Intolerance 1916
  6. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari 1919
  7. Broken Blossoms 1919
  8. Korkarlen A.K.A. The Phantom Chariot/Carriage 1920
  9. Way Down East 1920
  10. Within Our Gates 1920
  11. Orphans of the Storm 1921
  12. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler 1922
  13. Nanook of the North 1922
  14. Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror 1922
  15. Souriante Madame Beudet, La [The Smiling Madame Beudet] 1922
  16. Haxan 1923
  17. Foolish Wives 1922
  18. Our Hospitality 1923
  19. Roue, La 1923
  20. Greed 1924
  21. The Thief Of Bagdad 1924
  22. Strike 1924
  23. Sherlock Jr. 1924
  24. The Last Laugh 1924
  25. Seven Chances 1925
  26. The Phantom of the Opera 1925
  27. The Battleship Potemkin 1925
  28. The Gold Rush 1925
  29. The Big Parade 1925
  30. Kid Brother, The 1927
  31. Metropolis 1927
  32. Napoleon 1927
  33. Sunrise 1927
  34. The General 1927
  35. The Unkown 1927
  36. October 1927
  37. The Jazz Singer 1927
  38. Un Chien Andalou 1928
  39. The Crowd 1928
  40. Docks of New York, The 1928
  41. La Passion De Jeanne d'Arc 1928
  42. Steamboat Bill Jr
  43. Potomok Chingis-Khana [Storm Over Asia] 1928
  44. Blackmail 1929
  45. Büchse der Pandora, Die [Pandora's Box] 1929
  46. The Man With The Movie Camera 1929
  47. Age D'Or, L' 1930
  48. The Blue Angel 1930
  49. Earth 1930
  50. Little Caesar 1930
  51. All Quiet on the Western Front 1930
  52. A Nous La Liberte 1931
  53. Dracula 1931
  54. Chienne, La 1931
  55. Le Million 1931
  56. Tabu 1931
  57. Frankenstein 1931
  58. City Lights 1931
  59. Public Enemy 1931
  60. M 1931
  61. Love Me Tonight 1932
  62. Me and My Gal 1932
  63. Boudu sauvé des eaux 1932
  64. I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gain 1932
  65. Scarface: Shame of a Nation 1932
  66. Shanghai Express 1932
  67. Trouble in Paradise 1932
  68. Freaks 1932
  69. Vampyr 1932
  70. 42nd Street 1933
  71. Bitter Tea of General Yen, The 1933
  72. Duck Soup 1933
  73. Footlight Parade 1933
  74. Gold Diggers of 1933 1933
  75. Hurdes, Las [Land Without Bread] 1933
  76. King Kong 1933
  77. Queen Christina 1933
  78. She Done Him Wrong 1933
  79. Sons of the Desert 1933
  80. Zero for Conduct [Zero de Conduite] 1933
  81. Black Cat, The 1934
  82. It Happened One Night 1934
  83. It's a Gift 1934
  84. L'Atalante 1934
  85. Judge Priest 1934
  86. The Thin Man 1934
  87. Triumph of the Will 1934
  88. Bride of Frankenstein 1935
  89. Captain Blood 1935
  90. Mutiny on the Bounty 1935
  91. A Night at the Opera 1935
  92. 39 Steps, The 1935
  93. Top Hat 1935
  94. Camille 1936
  95. A Day In The Country [Une Partie de Campagne] 1936
  96. Dodsworth 1936
  97. Modern Times 1936
  98. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1936
  99. My Man Godfrey 1936
  100. Pepe le Moko 1936
  101. Sabotage 1936
  102. The Story of a Cheat [Roman d'un tricheur, Le] 1936
  103. Swing Time 1936
  104. Things to Come 1936
  105. Captains Courageous 1937
  106. The Life of Emile Zola 1937
  107. Make Way For Tomorrow 1937
  108. Midnight Song [Ye Ban Ge Sheng] 1937
  109. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 1937
  110. Stella Dallas 1937
  111. The Awful Truth 1937
  112. The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
  113. Angels With Dirty Faces 1938
  114. Baker's Wife, The 1938
  115. Bringing Up Baby 1938
  116. Grand Illusion 1938
  117. Olympia 1938
  118. Babes in Arms 1939
  119. Destry Rides Again 1939
  120. Jezebel 1939
  121. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939
  122. Only Angels Have Wings 1939
  123. Rules of the Game 1939
  124. Stagecoach 1939
  125. Story of the Last Chrysanthemum [Zangiku Monogatari] 1939
  126. The Wizard of Oz 1939
  127. Wuthering Heights 1939
  128. Gone With The Wind 1939
  129. Le Jour Se Leve 1939
  130. Gunga Din 1939
  131. Ninotchka 1939
  132. Dance, Girl, Dance 1940
  133. Fantasia 1940
  134. His Girl Friday 1940
  135. Mortal Storm, The 1940
  136. Pinocchio 1940
  137. Rebecca 1940
  138. The Bank Dick 1940
  139. The Philadelphia Story 1940
  140. The Grapes of Wrath 1940
  141. Citizen Kane 1941
  142. Dumbo 1941
  143. High Sierra 1941
  144. How Green Was My Valley 1941
  145. The Wolf Man 1941
  146. Lady Eve, The 1941
  147. The Maltese Falcon 1941
  148. Sergeant York 1941
  149. Casablanca 1942
  150. Cat People 1942
  151. Magnificent Ambersons, The 1942
  152. Now, Voyager 1942
  153. Palm Beach Story 1942
  154. Sullivan's Travels 1942
  155. To Be or Not To Be 1942
  156. Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942
  157. Fires Were Started [I Was a Fireman] 1943
  158. I Walked With a Zombie 1943
  159. Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The 1943
  160. Man in Grey, The 1943
  161. Meshes of the Afternoon 1943
  162. Ox-Bow Incident The 1943
  163. Ossessione 1943
  164. Seventh Victim, The 1943
  165. Shadow of a Doubt 1943
  166. Double Indemnity 1944
  167. Gaslight 1944
  168. Henry V 1944
  169. Laura 1944
  170. Meet Me in St. Louis 1944
  171. Murder, My Sweet 1944
  172. To Have and Have Not 1944
  173. Battle of San Pietro, The 1945
  174. Les Enfants du paradis [Children of Paradise] 1945
  175. Spellbound 1945
  176. I Know Where I'm Going! 1945
  177. The Lost Weekend 1945
  178. Detour 1945
  179. Ivan Groznyj I 1945 and Ivan Groznyj II: Boyarsky zagovor 1958
  180. Mildred Pierce 1945
  181. Roma, città aperta [Open City] 1945
  182. The Best Years of Our Lives 1946
  183. Belle et la bête, La [Beauty and the Beast] 1946
  184. The Big Sleep 1946
  185. Brief Encounter 1946
  186. Gilda 1946
  187. Great Expectations 1946
  188. The Killers 1946
  189. My Darling Clementine 1946
  190. Notorious 1946
  191. Black Narcissus 1946
  192. It’s a Wonderful Life 1946
  193. Matter of Life and Death, A [Stairway to Heaven] 1946
  194. Paisan 1946
  195. Monsieur Verdoux 1947
  196. Odd Man Out 1947
  197. Out of the Past 1947
  198. The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946
  199. The Stranger 1946
  200. The Ghost and Mrs Muir 1947
  201. Letter From An Unknown Woman 1948
  202. Louisiana Story 1948
  203. The Paleface 1948
  204. Force of Evil 1948
  205. Red River 1948
  206. The Red Shoes 1948
  207. Rope 1948
  208. The Bicycle Thief 1948
  209. Secret Beyond the Door 1948
  210. The Snake Pit 1948
  211. Spring in a Small Town [Xiao cheng zhi chun] 1948
  212. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
  213. The Lady From Shanghai 1948
  214. Gun Crazy 1949
  215. The Heiress 1949
  216. Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949
  217. Adam’s Rib 1949
  218. The Third Man 1949
  219. On the Town 1949
  220. Orphee [Orpheus] 1949
  221. The Reckless Moment 1949
  222. Whisky Galore! 1949
  223. White Heat 1949
  224. All About Eve 1950
  225. Asphalt Jungle, The 1950
  226. Diary of a Country Priest [Journal d'un curé de campagne] 1950
  227. In a Lonely Place 1950
  228. Olvidados, Los 1950
  229. Rashomon 1950
  230. Rio Grande 1950
  231. Sunset Boulevard 1950
  232. Winchester '73 1950
  233. Lavender Hill Mob, The
  234. Ace in the Hole [the Big Carnival] 1951
  235. Europa '51 1951
  236. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 1951
  237. Strangers on a Train 1951
  238. A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
  239. The African Queen 1951
  240. An American in Paris 1951
  241. A Place in the Sun 1951
  242. The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951
  243. Angel Face 1952
  244. The Bad and the Beautiful 1952
  245. The Big Sky 1952
  246. Forbidden Games [Jeux Interdits] 1952
  247. High Noon 1952
  248. Ikiru 1952
  249. The Quiet Man 1952
  250. Singin’ in the Rain 1952
  251. Umberto D. 1952
  252. Band Wagon The 1953
  253. Beat the Devil 1953
  254. The Bigamist 1953
  255. Earrings Of Madame De..., The 1953
  256. From Here to Eternity 1953
  257. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953
  258. Naked Spur, The 1953
  259. Voyage in Italy [Viaggio in Italia] 1953
  260. Wages of Fear, The 1953
  261. Big Heat, The 1953
  262. M. Hulot's Holiday [Les Vacances De M. Hulot] 1953
  263. Pickup on South Street 1953
  264. Roman Holiday 1953
  265. Shane 1953
  266. Tokyo Story 1953
  267. Ugetsu 1953
  268. Animal Farm 1954
  269. A Star is Born 1954
  270. Barefoot Contessa, The 1954
  271. Carmen Jones 1954
  272. Diabolique 1954
  273. Golden Coach, The 1954
  274. Johnny Guitar 1954
  275. On the Waterfront 1954
  276. Rear Window 1954
  277. Salt of the Earth 1954
  278. Sansho The Bailiff 1954
  279. Senso [the Wanton Countess] 1954
  280. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954
  281. Seven Samurai 1954
  282. Silver Lode 1954
  283. La Strada 1954
  284. All That Heaven Allows 1955
  285. Artists and Models 1955
  286. Bad Day at Black Rock 1955
  287. Bob Le Flambeur 1955
  288. Guys and Dolls 1955
  289. Hill 24 Doesn't Answer 1955
  290. Kiss Me Deadly 1955
  291. Ladykillers, The 1955
  292. Lola Montes 1955
  293. Maîtres fous, Les 1955
  294. The Man From Laramie 1955
  295. The Man Who Knew Too Much 1955
  296. Marty 1955
  297. Night and Fog 1955
  298. Night of the Hunter 1955
  299. Ordet 1955
  300. Pather Panchali 1955
  301. Phenix City Story 1955
  302. Rebel Without a Cause 1955
  303. Smiles of a Summer Night 1955
  304. Bigger Than Life 1956
  305. The Burmese Harp 1956
  306. Forbidden Planet 1956
  307. Giant 1956
  308. High Society 1956
  309. Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
  310. A Man Escaped [Un Condamne a Mort S'est Echappe] 1956
  311. The Searchers 1956
  312. Aparajito 1957
  313. Bridge on the River Kwai, The 1957
  314. Cranes are Flying 1957
  315. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957
  316. Incredible Shrinking Man, The 1957
  317. Mother India [Bharat Mata] 1957
  318. Nights of Cabiria [Le notti di Cabiria] 1957
  319. The Seventh Seal 1957
  320. Sweet Smell of Success 1957
  321. Throne of Blood 1957
  322. Wild Strawberries 1957
  323. The Ten Commandments 1956
  324. Written on the Wind 1956
  325. Wrong Man, The 1956
  326. 12 Angry Men 1957
  327. An Affair to Remember 1957
  328. Paths of Glory 1957
  329. Ashes and Diamonds [Popiól i diament] 1958
  330. Cairo Station [Bab el hadid] 1958
  331. Defiant Ones, The 1958
  332. Dracula 1958
  333. Gigi 1958
  334. Jalsaghar [The Music Room] 1958
  335. Man of the West 1958
  336. Mon Oncle [My Uncle] 1958
  337. Touch of Evil 1958
  338. Vertigo 1958
  339. Ben-Hur 1959
  340. Breathless [A Bout de Souffle] 1959
  341. North by Northwest 1959
  342. Floating Weeds 1959
  343. Pickpocket 1959
  344. Quatre Cents Coups, Les [The 400 Blows] 1959
  345. Ride Lonesome 1959
  346. Shadows 1959
  347. Some Like It Hot 1959
  348. Anatomy of a Murder 1959
  349. Black Orpheus [Orfeu Negro] 1959
  350. Eyes Without a Face [Les Yeux Sans Visage] 1959
  351. Rio Bravo 1959
  352. Trou, Le [The Hole] 1959
  353. World of Apu, The [Apur Sansar] 1959
  354. Hiroshima Mon Amour 1959
  355. Apartment, The 1960
  356. Joven, La [The Young One] 1960
  357. L'Avventura [The Adventure] 1960
  358. Revenge of the Vampire/Black Sunday [La Maschera Del Demonio] 1960
  359. The Cloud-Capped Star 1960
  360. Peeping Tom 1960
  361. Psycho 1960
  362. Rocco and His Brothers 1960
  363. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960
  364. Shoot the Piano Player [Tirez Sur le Pianiste] 1960
  365. Spartacus 1960
  366. Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1960
  367. Dolce vita, La 1960
  368. Cleo from 5 to 7 1961
  369. Chronique D'Un Ete [Chronicle of a Summer] 1961
  370. The Hustler 1961
  371. Ladies Man, The 1961
  372. Last Year at Marienbad 1961
  373. La Notte [The Night] 1961
  374. Lola 1961
  375. One-Eyed Jacks 1961
  376. La Jetee [The Pier] 1961
  377. Splendor in the Grass 1961
  378. Viridiana 1961
  379. West Side Story 1961
  380. Sanma No Aji [An Autumn Afternoon] 1962
  381. Dog Star Man 1962
  382. Eclisse, L' [The Eclipse] 1962
  383. Heaven and Earth Magic 1962
  384. Through a Glass Darkly [Sasom i en Spegel] 1961
  385. Jules et Jim 1962
  386. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
  387. Mondo Cane 1962
  388. To Kill a Mockingbird 1962
  389. Lawrence of Arabia 1962
  390. Lolita 1962
  391. The Manchurian Candidate 1962
  392. My Life to Live [Vivre Sa Vie: Film en Douze Tableaux] 1962
  393. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962
  394. Actor's Revenge, An [Yukinojo Henge] 1963
  395. Blonde Cobra 1963
  396. Cool World, The 1963
  397. 8 1/2 1963
  398. The Birds 1963
  399. Contempt [Le Mepris] 1963
  400. Flaming Creatures 1963
  401. The Great Escape 1963
  402. The Haunting 1963
  403. House is Black, the [Khaneh siah ast] 1963
  404. Hud 1963
  405. The Leopard [Il Gattopardo] 1963
  406. The Nutty Professor 1963
  407. Passenger [Pasazerka] 1963
  408. Servant, The 1963
  409. Shock Corridor 1963
  410. Vidas Secas 1963
  411. Winter Light 1963
  412. Black God, White Devil [deus e o diabo na terra do sol] 1964
  413. Gertrud 1964
  414. Goldfinger 1964
  415. The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1964
  416. A Hard Day's Night 1964
  417. Marnie 1964
  418. Masque of the Red Death, The 1964
  419. My Fair Lady 1964
  420. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964
  421. Onibaba 1964
  422. Before the Revolution [Prima Della Revoluzione] 1964
  423. Red Desert, The [Deserto rosso, Il] 1964
  424. Scorpio Rising 1964
  425. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors [Tini zabutykh predkiv] 1964
  426. Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The 1964
  427. Woman in the Dunes [Suna no onna] 1964
  428. Alphaville, une Etrange Aventure de Lemmy Caution 1965
  429. Battle of Algiers, The 1965
  430. Chimes at Midnight/Falstaff [Campanadas a medianoche] 1965
  431. Doctor Zhivago 1965
  432. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965
  433. Juliet of the Spirits [Giulietta Degli Spiriti]1965
  434. Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short, The [Man die zijn haar kort liet knippen, De] 1965
  435. Pierrot Le Fou 1965
  436. Repulsion 1965
  437. Saragossa Manuscript, The 1965
  438. Shop on Main Street, The 1965
  439. Sound of Music, The 1965
  440. Subarnarekha [Golden River] 1965
  441. Tokyo Olympiad 1965
  442. Vinyl 1965
  443. War Game, The 1965
  444. Andrei Rublev 1966
  445. Au Hasard Balthazar 1966
  446. Blowup 1966
  447. Closely Watched Trains [Ostre sledované vlaky] 1966
  448. Come Drink With Me 1966
  449. Daisies 1966
  450. Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The [Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il] 1966
  451. Hold Me While I'm Naked 1966
  452. Masculin Feminin 1966
  453. Persona 1966
  454. Seconds 1966
  455. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966
  456. Belle de Jour 1967
  457. The Graduate 1967
  458. Cool Hand Luke 1967
  459. Bonnie and Clyde 1967
  460. David Holzman's Diary 1967
  461. Firemen's Ball, The [Horí, má panenko] 1967
  462. Hombre 1967
  463. In the Heat of the Night 1967
  464. The Jungle Book 1967
  465. Marketa Lazarova 1967
  466. Playtime 1967
  467. Point Blank 1967
  468. Red and the White, The [Csillagosok, katonák] 1967
  469. Report 1967
  470. Samurai, The [Le Samourai] 1967
  471. Land in Anguish [Terra em transe] 1967
  472. Two or Three Things I Know About Her [2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle] 1967
  473. Viy [Vij] 1967
  474. Wavelength 1967
  475. Weekend [Week End] 1967
  476. Young Girls of Rochefort, The [Demoiselles de Rochefort, Les] 1967
  477. Color of Pomegranates, The [Sayat Nova] 1968
  478. Faces 1968
  479. Hour of the Wolf, The [Vargtimmen] 1968
  480. Lucia 1968
  481. Memories of Underdevelopment 1968
  482. Night of the Living Dead 1968
  483. Once Upon a Time in the West [C'era una volta il West] 1968
  484. Planet of the Apes 1968
  485. Producers, The 1968
  486. Rosemary’s Baby 1968
  487. Shame [Skammen] 1968
  488. If… 1968
  489. Targets 1968
  490. 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
  491. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969
  492. Butcher, The [Le Boucher] 1969
  493. The Cow [Gaav] 1969
  494. Easy Rider 1969
  495. Fellini Satyricon 1969
  496. High School 1969
  497. In the Year of the Pig 1969
  498. Kes 1969
  499. Midnight Cowboy 1969
  500. My Night at Maud's [Ma nuit chez Maud] 1969
  501. A Touch of Zen 1969
  502. The Wild Bunch 1969
  503. Z 1969
  504. Bird With the Crystal Plumage, The 1970
  505. The Conformist [Conformista, Il] 1970
  506. El Topo 1970
  507. Five Easy Pieces 1970
  508. Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The [Giardino dei Finzi-Contini, Il] 1970
  509. Gimme Shelter 1970
  510. Little Big Man 1970
  511. M*A*S*H 1970
  512. Patton 1970
  513. Performance 1970
  514. The Spider's Stratagem [Strategia del ragno] 1970
  515. Tristana 1970
  516. Ucho [the Ear] 1970
  517. Woodstock 1970
  518. Zabriskie Point 1970
  519. Clockwork Orange 1971
  520. Deep End 1971
  521. Dirty Harry 1971
  522. French Connection, The 1971
  523. Get Carter 1971
  524. Harold and Maude 1971
  525. Klute 1971
  526. The Last Picture Show 1971
  527. McCabe and Mrs Miller 1971
  528. Murmur of the Heart [Souffle au coeur, Le] 1971
  529. Red Psalm 1971
  530. Shaft 1971
  531. The Sorrow and the Pity 1971
  532. Straw Dogs 1971
  533. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971
  534. Two-Lane Blacktop 1971
  535. Walkabout 1971
  536. Wanda 1971
  537. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971
  538. WR: Mysteries Of The Organism 1971
  539. Aguirre, The Wrath of God [Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes] 1972
  540. Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant 1972
  541. Cabaret 1972
  542. Cries and Whispers [Viskningar och rop] 1972
  543. Deliverance 1972
  544. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972
  545. Fat City 1972
  546. Frenzy 1972
  547. The Godfather 1972
  548. Heartbreak Kid 1972
  549. Last Tango in Paris 1972
  550. Pink Flamingos 1972
  551. Sleuth 1972
  552. Solaris 1972
  553. Superfly 1972
  554. American Graffiti 1973
  555. Badlands 1973
  556. Day for Night [la Nuit Americaine] 1973
  557. Don't Look Now 1973
  558. Enter the Dragon 1973
  559. Fantastic Planet [Planète sauvage, La] 1973
  560. The Harder They Come 1973
  561. High Plains Drifter 1973
  562. Long Goodbye, The 1973
  563. The Mother and the Whore 1973
  564. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1973
  565. The Sting 1973
  566. Papillon 1973
  567. Mean Streets 1973
  568. The Exorcist 1973
  569. Serpico 1973
  570. Sleeper 1973
  571. Spirit of the Beehive [Espíritu de la colmena, El] 1973
  572. Turkish Delight [Turks fruit] 1973
  573. Wicker Man, The 1973
  574. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul [Angst essen Seele auf] 1974
  575. Amarcord 1974
  576. A Woman Under the Influence 1974
  577. Blazing Saddles 1974
  578. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974
  579. Celine and Julie go Boating [Céline et Julie vont en bateau] 1974
  580. Chinatown 1974
  581. Conversation, The 1974
  582. Godfather, The Part II 1974
  583. Mirror [Zerkalo] 1974
  584. Texas Chain saw Massacre 1974
  585. Young Frankenstein 1974
  586. Barry Lyndon 1975
  587. Cria Cuervos 1975
  588. Deewaar 1975
  589. Dersu Uzala 1975
  590. Dog Day Afternoon 1975
  591. Fox and His Friends [Faustrecht der Freiheit] 1975
  592. India Song 1975
  593. Jaws 1975
  594. Nashville 1975
  595. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975
  596. Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975
  597. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975
  598. Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
  599. Salo, or The 120 days of Sodom [Salo o le centoventi giornate di sodoma] 1975
  600. Travelling Players, The [Thiassos, O] 1975
  601. All the President’s Men 1976
  602. The Ascent [Voskhozhdeniye] 1976
  603. Carrie 1976
  604. In the Realm of the Senses 1976
  605. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 1976
  606. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976
  607. The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976
  608. 1900 [Novecento] 1976
  609. Outlaw Josey Wales, The 1976
  610. Rocky 1976
  611. Taxi Driver 1976
  612. Network 1976
  613. American Friend, The [Amerikanische Freund, Der] 1977
  614. Eraserhead 1977
  615. Hills Have Eyes, The 1977
  616. Killer of Sheep 1977
  617. Last Chants for a Slow Dance 1977
  618. Last Wave, The 1977
  619. Man of Marble [Czlowiek z marmuru] 1977
  620. Soldier of Orange [Soldaat van Oranje] 1977
  621. Star Wars 1977
  622. Stroszek 1977
  623. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
  624. Annie Hall 1977
  625. Saturday Night Fever 1977
  626. Suspiria 1977
  627. Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The 1977
  628. Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke 1978
  629. Dawn of the Dead 1978
  630. The Deer Hunter 1978
  631. Days of Heaven 1978
  632. Five Deadly Venoms [Wu du] 1978
  633. Grease 1978
  634. Halloween 1978
  635. Shaolin Master Killer [Shao Lin san shi liu fang] 1978
  636. Tree of the Wooden Clogs 1978
  637. Alien 1979
  638. All That Jazz 1979
  639. Apocalypse Now 1979
  640. Being There 1979
  641. Breaking Away 1979
  642. Kramer vs. Kramer 1979
  643. The Jerk 1979
  644. Life of Brian 1979
  645. Mad Max 1979
  646. Manhattan 1979
  647. The Marriage of Maria Braun 1979
  648. The Muppet Movie 1979
  649. My Brilliant Career 1979
  650. Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979
  651. Real Life 1979
  652. Stalker 1979
  653. The Tin Drum 1979
  654. Atlantic City 1980
  655. Big Red One, The 1980
  656. Last Metro, The [Dernier métro, Le] 1980
  657. Loulou 1980
  658. Ordinary People 1980
  659. Raging Bull 1980
  660. The Shining 1980
  661. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980
  662. The Elephant Man 1980
  663. Airplane! 1980
  664. Three Brothers [Tre Fratelli] 1980
  665. Das Boot 1981
  666. Man of Iron 1981
  667. Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
  668. Gallipoli 1981
  669. Chariots of Fire 1981
  670. Body Heat 1981
  671. An American Werewolf in London 1981
  672. Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1981
  673. Reds 1981
  674. Diner 1982
  675. E.T.: The Extraterrestrial 1982
  676. Fanny and Alexander 1982
  677. Fitzcarraldo 1982
  678. Gandhi 1982
  679. Night of the Shooting Stars , The 1982
  680. Poltergeist 1982
  681. Blade Runner 1982
  682. The Evil Dead 1982
  683. A Question of Silence [Stilte rond Christine M., De] 1982
  684. Sans Soleil 1982
  685. The Thing 1982
  686. Tootsie 1982
  687. Yol 1982
  688. The Ballad Of Narayama 1983
  689. Christmas Story 1983
  690. The Right Stuff 1983
  691. Scarface 1983
  692. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi 1983
  693. The Big Chill 1983
  694. Dernier Combat, Le 1983
  695. The Fourth Man [Die Vierde Man] 1983
  696. King of Comedy 1983
  697. Koyaanisqatsi 1983
  698. L'argent 1983
  699. Norte, El 1983
  700. Terms of Endearment 1983
  701. Utu 1983
  702. Videodrome 1983
  703. Amadeus 1984
  704. A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
  705. A Passage to India 1984
  706. Killing Fields, The 1984
  707. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1984
  708. Once Upon a Time in America 1984
  709. Paris, Texas 1984
  710. Stranger than Paradise 1984
  711. The Terminator 1984
  712. This is Spinal Tap 1984
  713. Beverly Hills Cop 1984
  714. Ghostbusters 1984
  715. The Natural 1984
  716. Out of Africa 1985
  717. Back to the Future 1985
  718. Brazil 1985
  719. Breakfast Club, The 1985
  720. Come and See 1985
  721. Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985
  722. Official Story, The (La Histoia Oficial) 1985
  723. Purple Rose of Cairo, The 1985
  724. Prizzi’s Honor 1985
  725. The Quiet Earth 1985
  726. The Color Purple 1985
  727. Ran 1985
  728. Shoah 1985
  729. Vagabond 1985
  730. A Time to Live, a Time to Die 1986
  731. Blue Velvet 1986
  732. Caravaggio 1986
  733. Decline of the American Empire, The 1986
  734. Down By Law 1986
  735. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986
  736. Horse Thief, The [Dao Ma Zei] 1986
  737. Manhunter 1986
  738. Peking Opera Blues 1986
  739. Salvador 1986
  740. Sherman's March 1986
  741. She's Gotta Have It 1986
  742. Stand By Me 1986
  743. Hannah and Her Sisters 1986
  744. The Fly 1986
  745. Aliens 1986
  746. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1986
  747. A Room With a View 1986
  748. Children of a Lesser God 1986
  749. Platoon 1986
  750. Tampopo 1986
  751. Top Gun 1986
  752. A Chinese Ghost Story 1987
  753. Au Revoir Les Enfants 1987
  754. Babette’s Feast 1987
  755. Broadcast News 1987
  756. Dead 1987
  757. Fatal Attraction 1987
  758. Full Metal Jacket 1987
  759. Good Morning, Vietnam 1987
  760. Housekeeping 1987
  761. Moonstruck 1987
  762. Princess Bride 1987
  763. Raising Arizona 1987
  764. Red Sorghum 1987
  765. Untouchables 1987
  766. Wings of Desire 1987
  767. Withnail and I 1987
  768. Yeelen 1987
  769. A Fish Called Wanda 1988
  770. Accidental Tourist 1988
  771. Akira 1988
  772. Alice 1988
  773. Ariel 1988
  774. Big 1988
  775. Bull Durham 1988
  776. Cinema Paradiso 1988
  777. Crimes and Misdemeanors 1988
  778. Dangerous Liaisons 1988
  779. Decalogue 1988
  780. Die Hard 1988
  781. Grave of the Fireflies 1988
  782. Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie 1988
  783. Landscape in the Mist 1988
  784. Naked Gun 1988
  785. Rain Man 1988
  786. The Thin Blue Line 1988
  787. The Vanishing [Spoorloos] 1988
  788. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 1988
  789. Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown 1988
  790. Batman 1989
  791. Beiqing Chengshi [A City of Sadness] 1989
  792. Do the Right Thing 1989
  793. Drugstore Cowboy 1989
  794. Glory 1989
  795. My Left Foot 1989
  796. Roger and Me 1989
  797. Say Anything 1989
  798. Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989
  799. Story of Women 1989
  800. Tetsuo 1989
  801. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover 1989
  802. The Killer 1989
  803. The Unbelievable Truth 1989
  804. When Harry Met Sally 1989
  805. Archangel 1990
  806. Close-Up 1990
  807. Dances With Wolves 1990
  808. Edward Scissorhands 1990
  809. Europa Europa 1990
  810. Goodfellas 1990
  811. Jacob's Ladder 1990
  812. King of New York, The 1990
  813. No Fear, no die [S'en fout la mort] 1990
  814. Pretty Woman 1990
  815. Reversal of Fortune 1990
  816. Total Recall 1990
  817. Trust 1990
  818. La Belle Noiseuse 1991
  819. A Brighter Summer Day 1991
  820. Boyz n the Hood 1991
  821. Delicatessen 1991
  822. Double Vie De Veronique [Double Life of Veronique] 1991
  823. JFK 1991
  824. My Own Private Idaho 1991
  825. Naked Lunch 1991
  826. Once Upon a Time in China 1991
  827. Project A 2 1991
  828. Raise the Red Lantern 1991
  829. Rapture, The 1991
  830. Silence of the Lambs, The 1991
  831. Slacker 1991
  832. Thelma & Louise 1991
  833. Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
  834. Tongues Untied 1991
  835. Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992
  836. Centre Stage aka The Actress [Yuen ling yuk] 1992
  837. Conte d'hiver [A Tale of Winter] 1992
  838. Glengarry Glen Ross 1992
  839. Man Bites Dog 1992
  840. The Player 1992
  841. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1992
  842. Reservoir Dogs 1992
  843. Romper Stomper 1992
  844. Strictly Ballroom 1992
  845. Unforgiven 1992
  846. Candyman 1992
  847. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer 1992
  848. The Crying Game 1992
  849. Age of Innocence 1993
  850. Blue [Trois Couleurs: Bleu] 1993
  851. Blue Kite, The 1993
  852. Farewell My Concubine 1993
  853. Groundhog Day 1993
  854. Philadelphia 1993
  855. Jurassic Park 1993
  856. Puppetmaster, The 1993
  857. Schindler’s List 1993
  858. Short Cuts 1993
  859. The Piano 1993
  860. Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993
  861. Wedding Banquet, The 1993
  862. Caro Diario (Dear Diary) 1994
  863. Chungking Express 1994
  864. Crumb 1994
  865. Forrest Gump 1994
  866. Clerks 1994
  867. Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994
  868. Hoop Dreams 1994
  869. Last Seduction, The 1994
  870. The Lion King 1994
  871. Natural Born Killers 1994
  872. Pulp Fiction 1994
  873. Red [Trois Couleurs: Rouge] 1994
  874. Riget [The Kingdom]1994
  875. Satantango 1994
  876. The Shawshank Redemption 1994
  877. Smoke 1994
  878. Through the Olive Trees [Zire Darakhatan Zeyton] 1994
  879. Heavenly Creatures 1994
  880. Wild Reeds, The 1994
  881. Babe 1995
  882. Casino 1995
  883. Cyclo [Xich Lo] 1995
  884. Safe 1995
  885. Toy Story 1995
  886. Braveheart 1995
  887. Clueless 1995
  888. Dead Man 1995
  889. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride 1995
  890. Heat 1995
  891. Se7en 1995
  892. Strange Days 1995
  893. Underground 1995
  894. The Usual Suspects 1995
  895. White Balloon, The 1995
  896. Zero Kelvin 1995
  897. Breaking the Waves 1996
  898. Fargo 1996
  899. Independence Day 1996
  900. Lone Star 1996
  901. Pillow Book, The 1996
  902. Secrets and Lies 1996
  903. The English Patient 1996
  904. Three Lives and Only One Death 1996
  905. Trainspotting 1996
  906. Scream 1996
  907. Boogie Nights 1997
  908. Butcher Boy 1997
  909. Deconstructing Harry 1997
  910. Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control 1997
  911. Funny Games 1997
  912. Gabbeh 1997
  913. Happy Together 1997
  914. L.A. Confidential 1997
  915. Kundun 1997
  916. Mat I Syn [Mother and Son] 1997
  917. Open Your Eyes [Abre Los Ojos] 1997
  918. Pi 1997
  919. Princess Mononoke 1997
  920. Sweet Hereafter, The 1997
  921. The Ice Storm 1997
  922. Titanic 1997
  923. Buffalo '66 1998
  924. Celebration, The 1998
  925. Happiness 1998
  926. Idioterne [ The Idiots] 1998
  927. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998
  928. Ringu 1998
  929. Run Lola Run [Lola Rennt] 1998
  930. Rushmore 1998
  931. Saving Private Ryan 1998
  932. Sombre 1998
  933. Taste of Cherry 1998
  934. The Thin Red Line 1998
  935. There's Something About Mary 1998
  936. All About My Mother [Todo Sobre Mi Madre] 1999
  937. American Beauty 1999
  938. Attack the Gas Station! 1999
  939. Beau Travail 1999
  940. Being John Malkovich 1999
  941. Blair Witch Project 1999
  942. Eyes Wide Shut 1999
  943. Fight Club 1999
  944. Magnolia 1999
  945. The Matrix 1999
  946. Odishon [The Audition] 1999
  947. Rosetta 1999
  948. Sixth Sense, The 1999
  949. Taboo [Gohatto] 1999
  950. Three Kings 1999
  951. Time Regained [le Temps Retrouve] 1999
  952. Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets 2000
  953. Amores Perros 2000
  954. Captive, la 2000
  955. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
  956. Dancer in the Dark 2000
  957. Gladiator 2000
  958. Glaneurs et the Glaneuse, Les (The Gleaners and I) 2000
  959. Dut Yeung Nin Wa (In the Mood for Love) 2000
  960. Kippur 2000
  961. Meet the Parents 2000
  962. Memento 2000
  963. Nine Queens 2000
  964. Requiem for a Dream 2000
  965. Signs & Wonders 2000
  966. Traffic 2000
  967. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
  968. The Wind Will Carry Us 2000
  969. Yi Yi 2000
  970. Amelie 2001
  971. Fat Girl [A Ma Soeur] 2001
  972. Kandahar 2001
  973. Monsoon Wedding 2001
  974. Moulin Rouge! 2001
  975. Mulholland Dr. 2001
  976. No Man's Land 2001
  977. Piano Teacher, The [La Pianiste] 2001
  978. La Stanza Del Figlio (The Son's Room) 2001
  979. Spirited Away 2001
  980. The Royal Tenenbaums 2001
  981. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
  982. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence 2001
  983. What Time is it There? 2001
  984. Y Tu Mama Tambien 2001
  985. City of God [Cidade de Deus] 2002
  986. Far From Heaven 2002
  987. Gangs of New York 2002
  988. The Pianist 2002
  989. Talk to Her 2002
  990. Russian Ark 2002
  991. Adaptation 2002
  992. Chicago 2002
Author Comments: 

Only what I've seen so far. I've changed the list back to the 2002 edition, by deleting The Barbarian Invasions and Kill Bill, Vol. 1. I'm not going to try to keep up with all the changes to the subsequent editions. When I complete the list from the 2002 edition, I'll be done.

Well, I've searched a bit, and I cannot find your reaction to Napoleon. You know I am *dying* to know if you liked it. What did you think?

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

It took me three days to watch it. I interrupted it by watching Triumph of the Will. The juxtaposition of the two films emphasized the similarities between the too leaders, Hitler and Napoleon, and the propagandistic styles of the two films. Although Triumph of the Will was easy to see as propaganda, because I know what an evil man Hitler was, it was harder for me to see Napoleon that way, as far removed as I am from him in time. The film did make me feel Napoleon was a great man who was the best thing that ever happened to France, and utterly contemptuous of those helpless French savages.

I thought Albert Dieudonné, the man who played Napoleon as an adult, did a great job. I especially liked the scene in which he's watching three women enter the room, the last of which is Josephine. His face remains impassive as the first two enter; he is indifferent. It is only when Josephine enters that you see, for the first time, a hint of a smile on his face, which speaks volumes. The montage of flashbacks of all the times he's ever seen her, that follows, is unique and powerful. Other montages, like the battle scenes, were important, too.

I liked the performance of Vladimir Roudenko, the boy Napoleon. He seemed very like his elder self, especially in his eagle-like gaze and intensity.

I thought Gance used superimposition too much. I thought his use of symbolism was heavy-handed. I thought some scenes were too long, especially the snow-ball fight at the beginning.

I thought the triptych at the end was thrilling.

The music, by Carmine Coppola (for the 1981 re-release), was sometimes fitting, other times annoying.

This is the short version: Napoleon was a hawk-like genius, a brilliant strategist, who could do no wrong, who thought only of liberating France, while thinking that all her citizens were incompetent fools.

That was at least two or three paragraphs more than I had hoped for. Thanks!

I also thought the actors who played the title role did well, that the triptych was thrilling, and that the soundtrack was a mixed bag at best.

Now, we'll see how long it takes to put this puppy out on a region 1 DVD...

Again, thanks!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I probably wouldn't have seen it if it hadn't been touted in the book you recommended to me, Kevin Brownlow's The Parade's Gone By....

For some reason known only to people who make these descions "Napoleon' is availbale on DVD in Australia - I was lucky enough to see it on a massive cinema screen with Carmin Coppola conducting the Australian Symphony Orchestra and it was overwhelming

Sounds wonderful!

LIVING IN AUSTRALIA I HAVE ONLY SEEN 929 - A DICSUSSIN ON SUPPLYING US PEOOPLE FILMS THAT YOU GUYS ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE WOULD BE AN ASSETT. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS kevin.cassidy@iag.com.au could be used as i am desperate to see the remaining films as soon as possible

Hello Ozufan.

I have managed to find several titles on eBay. Which ones are you missing?

Hi Rosie - Living in the equivalant of an artistic 3rd world country I have never been able to see The Phantom Carriage, Orphans of The Storm, The Smiling Madame Beeudet, La Roue, la Chienne, The Wolf Man,The Kid rother, The Docks of New York, Me and My Gal, La Roman D'unn Tricheur, Ya Ban Ge Sheng, Make Way For Tomorrow, Thje Bakers Wife, Europa 51, Hanyo, Chronique D'un Ete, Mondo Cane, The Snake Pit, Dep End, Ucho, Meg Ker a Nap, Silver Lode, Carmen Jones, Salt of the Earth, Les Maitres fiuts, Hill 24 Doesnt answer, the phenis city story, keeper of promises, heaven and earth magic, the cool world, vidas secas, nediterranee, dues o diablo na terra do sol, vinyl, the heartbreak kid, la savage planet, dracula, subarnarekah, the man who had has hair cut short, da zui xia, report, wavelength, marketa lazarova, terre em transe, vij, david holzmans diary, india song, manilla in the claws,salo. last chants for a slow dance, killer of sheep, ceddo, 3 brothers, czlowiek z zelara, zu fruh zu spat, tongues untied, high school, shao lin master killer, up in smoke, signs and wonders, the official story, deseret, yeelen, hotel trminus, unhistorie de vent, the asthenic syndrome, 3 lives and only 1 death, mother nad son, and sombre-

That's quite a list.

I'm still missing Hanyo, Mediterranee, Manila in the Claws of Brightness, Ceddo, Zu Fruh Zu Spat,, Deseret, Une Histoire De Vent, the Asthenic Syndrom, and Keeper of Promises.

I had to buy about 61 titles, mostly online.

I keep track of my sources on this list, some of which are no longer available. Nicheflix went out of business.

Well, you know me - I am going to pester you to reveal your reaction to the above.

What did you think of Children of Paradise?

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I think it's very good. It's full of poetry and beauty, sadness and longing. It's an amazing blend of romanticism and realism. Beautiful.

I also enjoyed it. The film manages to be intimate enough to achieve poetry and ambitious enough to reach epic levels. All that, despite the lack of a war, or at least one on-camera...

It is a favorite of mine, and it will show up on my 100 list, if I ever finish it.

I am really happy that you liked it.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Definitely deserves to be there.

What an odd list - of those you've seen, it appears that all but about three dozen are from one nation. You'd figure they'd either go with purely American films or better represent the best of cinema.

And honestly, movies like High Sierra and Clueless are 'must-see' movies?

I'm happy to see Les Vampires on there, though I've yet to see it (should arrive Monday).

From the book's forward: "...even if you could have filet mignon every single day, once in a while you're bound to crave a hamburger.' The point here is, even if your filmgoing preferences lie heavily on the side of acknowledged world classics (the Citizen Kanes, the Rashomons, the Raging Bulls, the Battleship Potemkins) or the treasures of European art cinema (the L'Avventuras, the Hiroshima mon amours, the Last Tangos in Paris), there is sure to come a time when you long to see a movie with a wholly different agenda, whether it's a Hollywood blockbuster (Jurassic Park, The Empire Strikes Back, Titanic), an underground oddity (Scorpio Rising, Flaming Creatures, Hold Me While I'm Naked), or a cult curiosity piece (El Topo, Seconds, Slacker, Mondo cane, Tetsuo). As we envisioned it, our main task was to make sure that whatever your cinematic tastes--in general, or on those days when you feel like trying something new--this book would be a menu where every dish is a winner."

Ah, I suspected a the forward might better explain it's purpose, but that excerpt seems to work against the title. Hmmmm... I guess the title is to sell the book and the forward is to explain to the reader why the book is not what the title says it is.

Oooh! Jab! Jab! :-)

Do you really believe there is such thing as "1001 movies I must see before I die"?

You got me there. :-)

I would say, though, there are probably about 100 films every self-proclaimed movie freak 'must' see before they die.

But hey, that goes back to the marketing thing: the book promises something that it can't deliver (indeed, that no one can).

But I'm sure that if I made a list of 1001 movies for a movie-lover to see before they died, Clueless would most certainly not be on it (though I did enjoy that one).

I think it's a catchy title. It's basically what we're looking for, when we shop for movie list books, isn't it?

What do you think is on that list of 100?

Were I to make such a list, it would be quite different from my list of 'top 100' films and would instead include highly important, influential films, along with the (mostly) unquestioned masterpieces of cinema (Citizen Kane being the most obvious example). I would also be sure to cover all the major genres and movements. Breathless would obviously be the selection for French New Wave, I think Dumbo is the finest example of the Disney (and Pixar, BTW) story formulas at work in animation, The Bicycle Thief for neorealism (even though I personally prefer Umberto D.), etc.

Just watch, one of these days I'll actually make this list :-) But right now I'm not even close to qualified. I just know that I haven't even seen the works of Bresson or Mizoguchi and there's already no room for 'Clueless.'

Can you point me to where I might find a list of film-freak must-sees on Listology or the Web? I'm looking for something that would equate to a "graduation" for me.

Here is a rather lame one I typed up a few years ago...

It certainly could use a little updating, but you might find it interesting.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I think it is not lame. I intend to use it as a guide. I found your list after I asked this question. Thanks!

I am very happy you find it useful. Thanks!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I noticed it has alot of films in common with Leonard Maltin's list. You like him?

I suspect out of all the major critics, Maltin may well know his stuff the best. (When I worked at TV Guide, I discovered that his serial was considered by the staff the end of any factual debate over films.) I enjoy his writing (I pick up his guide every three years or so), but I think at times his tastes are bit too tainted by the Hollywood Golden Age; I fear he is not always too terribly open to films working to pull off different effects.

Of course, that makes him a pretty good source for searching into the past, but not always reliable when approaching newer films.

Or, at least that is how I see it.

By and large, his commentaries are utterly delightful.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

That's good to know. I thought he might be too populist in his opinions, but what I was perceiving was his traditionalism.

I think so. One thing I always admire Mr. Maltin for is his honesty. He tends to stick by his evaluations, even when they are very unpopular, unless a reviewing changes his mind.

Of course, I could be really off here. His book is written by himself and many contributors, so I cannot be completely certain which reviews are his. That, however, is how I read it.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

It is tough to be in the minority, liking a movie, when the critics arrayed against you do their best to make you feel stupid.

I meant to tell you that I got my start as a movie snob reading the extremely succinct movie descriptions in TV Guide. I thought their star ratings were gospel.

I'll let you in on a secret. The star ratings in the magazine are calculated by a forumula. Several factors, ranging from awards, critical acclaim, popularity, and cast quality, are rated from one to four, and an average of the factors is the final star rating.

Think of them as a sort of Metacritc lite... :)

The ratings on the site in the film section is a database TV Guide bought from Cinebooks and now updates with their own staff. I regret this, as Cinebooks was once one of the best critical film sources around, and that database now is not nearly as great as it used to be.

Cinebooks published a glorious multi-volume set called, I believe, The Motion Picture Guide. Some libraries still have this, such as my own. If you ever find it, devour it. It is terrific, if quite dated by now. Every year they published an update, the final volume (coinciding with the sale to TV Guide) appearing for 1997, I believe.

I really pay too much attention to these sorts of things...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

It's a shame the Internet has killed a book like that.

It is really sad. Ken Fox and the other TV Guide critics now updating the database are simply not on par with the previous staff, and the books themselves are incredible.

While I love the internet, it does have its drawbacks. The death of such a fantastic printed series such as the Cinebooks set is certainly one of them.

The series is really worth searching out, and I highly recommend (and miss) it.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

What did you do for TV Guide, when you worked for them?

I did grunt work. I was a station programmer. I worked with network reps to get advanced schedules for around 70 stations, and I put that information into the TV database.

When you opened the TV Guide or went to the TV Guide channel, found a show you wanted to watch, and then realized it was not really on that station, it was my fault (or actually, usually, a last minute change - the database for the channel was loaded 48 hours in advance). :)

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I used to curse you :). I also felt sorry for you. It seemed like it would be pretty tedious.

It was a bit tedious. My supervisor was horrid, and that is what finally sent me running out the door.

I'll forgive your curses. I probably deserved them for something...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

You'd only be paying 'too' much attention if the information you gained from that attention wasn't useful. But it is.

Fantastic info. Thanks, lbangs.

Thank you!

To make this even more nerdy, I found out about the formula while working at TV Guide, but I actually discovered the Cinebooks history, both before and with TV Guide, on my own...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

filmsite.org has a list of 'greatest films' lists, but I think the top 500 of the They Shoot Pictures list has basically got you covered. And, I'd say it's generally the 'best,' too (as opposed to the AFI or UK Channel 4 lists, for example).

Thanks! I've printed the They Shoot Pictures and will be carrying it with me wherever I go :).

I should add that, though differently formatted, the annual Cahiers du Cinema lists come in close second to the They Shoot Pictures list in terms of respectability (for me, anyway). They only go back to 1951, but for me it's a huge drop from the They Shoot Pictures and Cahiers du Cinema lists to any other lists that I've found so far.

Either way, the They Shoot Pictures list should last both of us quite a while :-)

Right. I have to watch about 10 per week right now, and it will still be a year or two before I'm done. Thanks for the link.

Well, at least we never have the problem of not knowing what to see next...

BTW, stumbled across this interesting, though non-essential, list from Slant Magazine. I've heard of only 33 titles on it, and seen just 8.

I posted about that, here on Listology.

Ah, yup, cool.

What did you think of Un Chien Andalou?

I dislike surrealism. It's self-indulgent, infantile. Subversives are asinine. I do not understand the spoiled, liberal, upper-class people who scorn the money and privileges that afford them the luxury to do so. Surrealism is a self-refuting argument.

Is all surrealism subversive?

I find it often plays poetry to narrative film's prose and can achieve a number of effects, but that's just my take on it...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I can see that. That's sort of how I enjoyed it. But, if you enjoy it as poetry, you're cheating. According to the so-called expert's commentary on the DVD, it's not supposed to be poetry. It's supposed to be meaningless. I resent being teased, toyed with, and deliberately frustrated, especially if the only thing I'm supposed to learn is that I'm stupid.

Not all surrealism is subversive, but Luis Bunuel was a subversive (according to IMDB.com).

I will continue to watch his movies, because I have more on my "to-see" list, and I love trying new things.

In my personal life, I often delight in being surreal or subversive, when the situation demands it, so I can relate to the impulse.

I guess where we differ (maybe?) is in whether it can be poetry and meaningless at the same time, and perhaps on the question if any work of art that produces such strong emotional responses is truly meaningless, even without a narrative skeleton.

I do agree that Bunuel was a subversive - he was even when he worked with conventional narratives - but I though you were implying that all surrealism is subversive. I am sorry if I misread you there.

I rather enjoy art that can pull such strong emotions from out of my numb skull, and besides, I already know I am pretty stupid. I gave up getting offended over that years ago... :)

I'm glad you gave the film a shot. One of my favorite viewings of the film was in Austin. It was backed by a live space jazz combo. It was very interesting...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I was attacking the director as well as his film, hence the confusion of surrealism with subversion. I may yet discover a surreal film I can love. Perhaps the reason I object to Un Chien Andalou or Luis Bunuel's brand of surrealism, is that I am offended by their religion and politics.

I can understand that. Goodness knows I believe I don't share many if any of Bunuel's views on either subject...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Just out of curiosity, what are Bunuel's religion and politics?

I hate to speak for him, but I believe he was something of an extreme antiauthoritarian anarchist. I believe he saw most if not all religions as yet more corrupt authorities repressing freedom.

Anybody can feel free to correct or expand on those comments, which I gathered only from watching his films...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

That's a lot to get out of a film that's supposed to be meaningless. :-)

Thanks for filling me in.

Well, in all fairness, I have watched many a Bunuel film...

Though I still have a few more I would like to see.

Smart alec.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs (who is, naturally, just kidding...)

Like most first-wave surrealists, Bunuel was an avowed atheist and had an anti-authoritarian streak a mile long (most often expressed in his anti-clerical potshots).

What did you think of The Red Shoes?

I think it is beautiful. I think its story-within-a-story structure works very well, as the Hans Christian Andersen tale plays out in the life of the ballerina Vicky Page, in a life-imitates-art kind of way, as if the Red Shoes was the story of her life, her destiny. I am OK with the fantastical way the ballet is visually presented. I think it is very artful.

However, I feel very ambivalent about the message of the film. I hate the ending!

Thanks! We feel quite similar, although you feel much more strongly about the ending than I do. What do you feel the message is? I was unable to pin one down definitively, myself.

That you have to sacrifice your life to your art. Vicky dies because she can't choose between a "normal life" with her husband and being a great ballerina without her husband.

Many great people, athletes, artists, statesmen, warriors, entrepeneurs, geniuses, have given themselves 110% to their occupation, so that it becomes their reason for living, to the exclusion of all else. Is the result a great human being or a freak, an inhuman machine? Is the product of their efforts, their great, monumental achievements, worth the sacrifice of a normal life?

I enjoy the fruit of the people who do make the sacrifice, but I don't know if I would want to be like one of them.

One of the things I liked though was the ambiguity as to what choice one really has in the matter. It may be that Vicky died because she couldn't choose and threw herself out the window in despair, but it could also be that her art demanded her sacrifice - they went to great lengths, I think, to make it look like the shoes did it.

I take the red shoes to be a metaphor for art. It is her obsession/lust for dancing that gives the shoes their power.

That's certainly a good interpretation. I think you could also interpret it as art taking on a life of its own, though. One of the things I like about the movie (or have come to like about the movie) is that it can be read in different ways.

Yes, it's a beautiful, provocative film.

How'd you manage to see La Souriante Madame Beudet?

I rented it on VHS by mail, from Facets Multimedia in Chicago, IL.

I list movies by source on this list.

Blimey. Only 100 to go, then...

You noticed! Yes, it's getting close.

I have just 79 in my Netflix queue. I own seven. I have to track down the final 12.

I've been checking around the internet to see how other people approach this list, and i've noticed a few trends.

-People who have seen perhaps 100 of them, who claim that the whole list is shit because of the inclusion of one (usually modern) movie they didn't like.

-People who have seen around 300 of them but aren't interested in the rest because they are put off by the inclusion of two or three movies they didn't like. Never mind the other 700!

-some people have VERY different definitions of the term "movie buff".

It's a shame those folks aren't willing to try new things.

If I dismissed this list after seeing movies I didn't like, I would have quit a month after starting!

Are you going to celebrate when you finally see the last of the 1001? You can't have long to go ...

I imagine that i'll get to the high 900s and then spend years waiting for two or three to be released on dvd. There's also one remaining that i'd rather not see (mondo cane), so i might never see them all.

It's a tough list. There are a handful I may never see. If I wait to celebrate when I've seen all 1001, I'll never get to celebrate.

I'll probably celebrate a little when I pass Roger Ebert's total, which is 943.

it looks like i'm going to hit a wall in the 980s. here are some that i'm still wanting to find..

la roue
baker's wife
daybreak
europa 51
hill 24 doesn't answer
housemaid
chronicle of a summer
keeper of promises
barren lives
mediterranee
manila in the claws ..
three brothers
man of iron (have a copy without subtitles)
too early too late
hotel terminus
a tale of the wind
asthenic syndrome
deseret
the brave heart will take ..
three lives and only one death

some should turn up eventually from the usual sources. some i've no idea how to find.

Europa '51 appears on Turner Classic Movies every six months.

Mediterranee is available from alapage.com, in French only.

I found a VHS of Hotel Terminus, Man of Iron, and Three Lives and Only One Death on eBay.

Facets.org has Chronicle of a Summer, in French only.

Netflix has Three Brothers. They also have the Brave Heart Will Take the Bride, but it's listed as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Believe it or not, I found a copy of Le Jour Se Leve [Daybreak] (1939) at my local Hollywood Video store, on VHS.

I saw 'The Braveheart Will Take The Bride" recently on Australian television

Just out of curiousity, how long have you been consciously working on finishing this list? And also, about how many had you seen when you started? I guess I'd be considered a "newbie" in this respect.

I didn't keep track of how many I'd seen when I started in May 2004, but my guess is maybe about 200? A few months after joining Netflix, I cleared out my queue and filled it with only titles from this list.

has anyone seen all 1001 yet?

I haven't heard of anyone who has. I'd love to know their sources.

I could watch a few more titles in foreign languages, without understanding a word, but would that count? Perhaps someone really hardcore would do that, but what would be the point?

I cannot believe that you didn't include The King of Hearts in this list. It's one of the greatest movies of all time.