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My New List

Well, it is October 2013, and I am starting a new list of movies.  I recently read a book called, Movies that Matter.  It was all about outstanding movies for the past two decades.  This book had a list of the movies as well as a synopsis and what makes them outstanding.  Reading through this book I started to make a list of the movies I wanted to see, based only on the plot description, and I soon found myself with a list of 196 movies.  That is my new project.  Guess I’ve got a lot of work to do.  Some of the movies on this list weren’t out of the book, but something I read in the book made me think of them, so I added them to my list.  Those are noted with a ^.  The italic ones are at my house waiting to be watched and the bold I have watched.  Maybe my list will inspire you to create a list of your own!  Let me know if you think there is any outstanding movie missing from this list!

11/22/13  Besides each watched movie there should be a number of stars.  That is my star rating for the movie.  If you click on the stars it will take you to my review of the movie.  Enjoy!

1. 12 Angry Men  *****
2. A Far Off Place
3. Adam’s Rib ****
4. Alfie (1966)
5. Alfie (2004)
6. Ali
7. Alien: Resurrection
8. Alien3 ^
9. Always
10. Amelie
11. American Gangster
12. American Psycho ***
13. Apocalypse Now
14. Armageddon
15. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
16. AVP ^
17. AVP Requium
18. Back to the Future 3
19. Blue Steel ****
20. Bonnie and Clyde ****
21. Boys Don’t Cry
22. Bridget Jones’ Diary  ****
23. Bringing Up Baby  *****
24. Brokeback Mountain
25. Bullitt
26. Calamity Jane ****
27. Charlie’s Angels ^ **
28. Chinatown ****
29. City Slickers
30. Clear and Present Danger  *****
31. Clueless ^
32. Con Air ****
33. Courage Under Fire
34. Crimes and Misdemeanors
35. Dangerous Liaisons
36. Dead Man
37. Dead Man Walking 
38. Death Becomes Her
39. Deception
40. Deliverance  ***
41. Destry Rides Again
42. Devil in a Blue Dress
43. Dirty Harry
44. Dog Day Afternoon
45. Donnie Brasco
46. Dr Strangelove ***
47. Dreamgirls  ****
48. Empire of the Sun
49. Fargo  ****
50. First Blood ^
51. Forget Paris
52. Four Weddings and a Funeral  ***
53. Frankenstein
54. Friend Green Tomatoes ^
55. Friends with Money
56. Funny Face
57. Funny Girl *****
58. Garden State
59. Get Shorty ***
60. Ghost  *****
61. Gone Baby Gone
62. Grapes of Wrath
63. Hannah and Her Sisters
64. Hard Days Night
65. Heist
66. High Noon
67. Hollywoodland
68. Hoop Dreams  ***
69. House of Wax (1953) *****
70. Hud
71. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
72. Inside Man
73. Insomnia
74. Jurassic Park*****
75. Kate and Leopold ^ ****
76. Keeping the Faith
77. King Kong (1933)
78. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
79. LA Confidential
80. Liar, Liar
81. Manhattan
82. Married to the Mob
83. Matchstick Men
84. Memento  *****!
85. Midnight Run
86. Monster’s Ball  *
87. Mr Brooks
88. Mr Magoriums Wonder Emporium
89. My Cousin Vinny
90. My Left Foot
91. Mystic River
92. Natural Born Killers
93. Night of the Living Dead  ****
94. North Country
95. Notorious ****
96. O Brother Where Art Thou?
97. On the Town
98. Once Upon a Time in America
99. Once Upon a Time in Mexico
100. One Hour Photo
101. Out of Sight
102. Parenthood
103. Payback
104. Phone Booth
105. Point Blank
106. Point Break
107. Predator ^
108. Predator 2 ^
109. Predators ^
110. Presumed Innocent
111. Primal Fear
112. Punch Drunk Love  *
113. Quiz Show  ***
114. Raging Bull
115. Rebel Without a Cause
116. Red Dawn (1984)
117. Reign over Me
118. Reservoir Dogs
119. Rosemary’s Baby
120. Saturday Night Fever **
121. Saved
122. School of Rock ^
123. Selling God-Documentary ^ *
124. Shutter Island ^  *****
125. Sideways
126. Six Degrees of Separation
127. Some Like it Hot
128. Spartacus
129. Stand By Me
130. Steel Magnolias
131. Strangers on a Train
132. Street Kings
133. Sunset Blvd *****
134. Taxi Driver  **
135. Terminator
136. The 39 Steps
137. The African Queen
138. The American President *****
139. The Apostle
140. The Aviator
141. The Big Lebowski ***
142. The Big Night
143. The Big Sleep
144. The Blair Witch Project **
145. The Boxer
146. The Cider House Rules
147. The Constant Gardener
148. The Conversation
149. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood ^
150. The Election
151. The First Wives Club  ****
152. The Fountain
153. The Game
154. The Good Shepherd
155. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
156. The Great Escape *****
157. The Grifters
158. The Haunting
159. The Hustler
160. The Jazz Singer
161. The Killers
162. The Lady Vanishes
163. The Ladykillers *****
164. The Man Who Wasn’t There
165. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
166. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
167. The movie “300”  *****
168. The Object of my Affection
169. The Painted Veil
170. The Perfect Storm
171. The Pianist
172. The Producers (1968)  ****
173. The Producers (2005)
174. The Reader  ****
175. The Royal Tennenbaums
176. The Seven Samauri
177. The Thin Man
178. The Thin Red Line
179. The Thomas Crown Affair
180. The Usual Suspects
181. The Wedding Singer ^
182. The Wicker Man
183. Thelma and Louise
184. This Film not yet Rated ***
185. Total Recall
186. Traffic
187. Trainspotting
188. United 93
189. Unknown
190. Vanity Fair
191. Wall Street
192. We Own the Night
193. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
194. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? **
195. Working Girl  **
196. Wyatt Earp

Movies Added to the List since making the list
197.  Patriot Games ^  ****
198.  Paranormal Activity  *****
199.  The Ref
***

50/199
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5 responses to “My New List

  1. hallie says:

    have you watched the Red Shoes from ’48 directed by Pressburger and Powell?

  2. Ron Eversole says:

    How could you not have “The Sting” on your list?

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