Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jim Emerson's 102 Movies to Become Movie Literate

Stolen from Chris. Numbered movies are the ones I have seen.


2001: A Space Odyssey
The 400 Blows
8 1/2
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Alien
1. All About Eve
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
2. Bambi
The Battleship Potemkin
Blue Velvet
Bonnie and Clyde
Breathless
3. Bringing Up Baby
Carrie
4. Casablanca
Un Chien Andalou
Children of Paradise
5. Chinatown
6. Citizen Kane
7. A Clockwork Orange
8. The Crying Game
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Days of Heaven
9. Dirty Harry
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
10. Do the Right Thing
La Dolce Vita
11. Double Indemnity
Dr. Strangelove
Duck Soup
12. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
Easy Rider
13. The Empire Strikes Back
The Exorcist
14. Fargo
15. Fight Club
Frankenstein
The General
16. The Godfather
17. The Godfather, Part 2
18. Gone With the Wind
19. Goodfellas
20. The Graduate
Halloween
A Hard Day's Night
Intolerance
It's a Gift
21. It's a Wonderful Life
22. Jaws
The Lady Eve
Lawrence of Arabia
M
Mad Max 2
23. The Maltese Falcon
24. The Manchurian Candidate
Metropolis
Modern Times
25. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Nashville
The Night of the Hunter
Night of the Living Dead
26. North by Northwest
Nosferatu
On the Waterfront
Once Upon a Time in the West
Out of the Past
Persona
Pink Flamingos
27. Psycho
28. Pulp Fiction
Rashomon
29. Rear Window
30. Rebel Without a Cause
Red River
Repulsion
The Rules of the Game
Scarface
The Scarlet Empress
31. Schindler's List
The Searchers
The Seven Samurai
32. Singin' in the Rain
33. Some Like It Hot
A Star Is Born
A Streetcar Named Desire
34. Sunset Boulevard
35. Taxi Driver
The Third Man
Tokyo Story
Touch of Evil
36. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Trouble in Paradise
37. Vertigo
38. West Side Story
The Wild Bunch
39. The Wizard of Oz


A few glaring omissions there in what I haven't seen.

2 comments:

Scott said...

Being the Hitchcock fan that you are, you should definitely check out The Third Man and Touch of Evil- not that he had anything to do with them, but they are very much in the same vein.

liz said...

I picked up on those two as well in what I was missing. Not sure how I haven't seen them before, unless I have just totally forgotten. I set the TiVo to start recording Orson Welles movies. :)