300 Movies

When people ask me to describe myself in one word, I usually struggle with something to sum me up. Added to this, people frown on me for inventing words. I mean, it's not like they say "Use one word in the English language to describe yourself". One such word I use is Listaholic which I feel is pretty damn descriptive.

List - we all know what a list is.
'aholic - yeah, that too.

It's not rocket scientist.

However, saying that, I do get pee'd off at the end of the year when those lists appear all over the place: Best Movie/Actor/Music/Album/Whatever of *year*. And they always manage to do a Top 100 Countdown for it. Other lists that nark me are the "List of things you simply MUST See/Hear/Do/Watch/Blah/Feh/Meh" because I have to say, I don't want some Willy in a Suit telling me what I should/should not see.

I think that's why I never listen to Critics of any kind.

Someone sent me another one of these such lists today. According to Maxim Magazine, these are the 300 movies you HAVE to see as they are the best EVAH! See them before you DIE!

Now, I umm'd and arr'd about posting just the link, or posting the actual LIST. Yes, I am kid free, so it's not like I have anything better to do, so I opted to do the list. And, no, I've not counted them. There may or may not be three hundred movies on there, nor do I know when it was written.

So, here we have the list, sorted as per Maxim into genre, and everything marked in Bold Italics is something I've actually seen. Feel free to do it too if you REALLY can be bothered, but apparently I have boredom issues... Oh, and if you're "a bit special" the numbers beside each one are the year of release..

COMEDY
Airplane! 1980
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004
Animal House 1978
American Pie 1999
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997
Bachelor Party 1984
Bananas 1971
Beverly Hills Cop 1984
The Big Lebowski 1998
Blazing Saddles 1974
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006
Caddyshack 1980
The Cannonball Run 1981
Clerks 1994
Dazed and Confused 1993
Duck Soup 1933
Dumb & Dumber 1994
Election 1999
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005
Ghostbusters 1984
Groundhog Day 1993
Happy Gilmore 1996
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963
The Jerk 1979
Kingpin 1996
Modern Times 1936
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
The Nutty Professor 1963
Office Space 1999
Old School 2003
The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1976
The Princess Bride 1987
Raising Arizona 1987
Sixteen Candles 1984
Some Like It Hot 1959
This Is Spinal Tap 1984
Trading Places 1983
Vacation 1983
Wedding Crashers 2005
Wet Hot American Summer 2001
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971
Young Frankenstein 1974

BUDDY MOVIES
American Graffiti 1973
The Blues Brothers 1980
Breaking Away 1979
Deliverance 1972
Glengarry GlenRoss 1992
The Goonies 1984
The Last Detail 1973
Lethal Weapon 1987
The Right Stuff 1983
Saturday Night Fever 1977
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
Stand by Me 1986
Stripes 1981
Superbad 2007
Swingers 1996
Top Gun 1986
The Warriors 1979

ACTION
48 Hrs. 1982
Batman 1989
Batman Begins 2005
Battle Royale 2000
Bourne trilogy 2002, ’04, ’07
Braveheart 1995
Clash of the Titans 1981
Die Hard 1988
Enter the Dragon 1973
Face/Off 1997
First Blood 1982
Gladiator 2000
The Incredibles 2004
Kill Bill: Vol.1 & 2 2003, ’04
The Lord of the Rings trilogy 2001, ’02, ’03
The Matrix 1999
Predator 1987
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
The Road Warrior 1981
Rocky I–IV 1976–85
Speed 1994
Spider-Man 2002

WAR
Apocalypse Now 1979
Black Hawk Down 2001
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957
The Deer Hunter 1978
The Dirty Dozen 1967
Dr. Strangelove 1964
Gallipoli 1981
The Great Escape 1963
*M*A*S*H 1970
Platoon 1986
Saving Private Ryan 1998

WESTERNS
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966
High Noon 1952
High Plains Drifter 1973
Jeremiah Johnson 1972
The Searchers 1956
Tombstone 1993
True Grit 1969
Unforgiven 1992
The Wild Bunch 1969

REBELS
Billy Jack 1971
Cool Hand Luke 1967
Dirty Harry 1971
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1974
Easy Rider 1969
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1986
The Graduate 1967
A History of Violence 2005
The Hustler 1961
The King of Comedy 1983
Network 1976
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975
Raging Bull 1980
Risky Business 1983
Taxi Driver 1976
Smokey and the Bandit 1977
Taxi Driver 1976
Three Days of the Condor 1975
Trainspotting 1996

COPS
Bad Lieutenant 1992
Bullitt 1968
Chinatown 1974
The Departed 2006
Donnie Brasco 1997
Fargo 1996
The French Connection 1971
Hard Boiled 1992
RoboCop 1987
Se7en 1995
Shaft 1971
The Silence of the Lambs 1991
To Live and Die in L.A. 1985
The Untouchables 1987

CRIMINALS
Atlantic City 1980
Bad Boys 1983
Bloody Mama 1970
Bonnie and Clyde 1967
The Boys From Brazil 1978
Boyz N the Hood 1991
Carlito’s Way 1993
Casino 1995
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989
Dog Day Afternoon 1975
The Getaway 1972
Get Carter 1971
The Godfather I & II 1972, 1974
Goodfellas 1990
Heat 1995
A History of Violence 2005
In Cold Blood 1967
The Long Good Friday 1980
Mean Streets 1973
Midnight Express 1978
Natural Born Killers 1994
No Country For Old Men 2007
Pulp Fiction 1994
Reservoir Dogs 1992
River’s Edge 1986
Scarface 1983
Sexy Beast 2000
Sin City 2005
Super Fly 1972
True Romance 1993

HORROR
Carrie 1976
The Exorcist 1973
The Fly 1986
Halloween 1978
Jaws 1975
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of the Dead 1968/1978
Psycho 1960
Rosemary’s Baby 1968
The Shining 1980
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974
28 Days Later 2002

SCI-FI/FANTASY
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
Alien/Aliens 1979, 1986
Back to the Future 1985
Blade Runner 1982
Children of Men 2006
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
E.T. 1982
King Kong 1933
Planet of the Apes 1968
Starship Troopers 1997
Star Wars 1977
Terminator/T2 1984, 1991
The Empire Strikes Back 1980

ART HOUSE
A Clockwork Orange 1971
Annie Hall 1977
Badlands 1973
The Bicycle Thief 1948
City of God 2002
The Conversation 1974
Do the Right Thing 1989
Elephant Man 1980
The Last Picture Show 1971
Midnight Cowboy 1969
Repo Man 1984
Rushmore 1998
Short Cuts 1993
There Will Be Blood 2007
Withnail and I 1987

MINDBENDERS
Akira 1988
Beetlejuice 1988
Blue Velvet 1986
Brazil 1985
Donnie Darko 2001
Edward Scissorhands 1990
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
Fight Club 1999
The Manchurian Candidate 1962
Memento 2000
Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

CLASSICS
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
Ben-Hur 1959
Casablanca 1942
Double Indemnity 1944
Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
Metropolis 1927
The Night of the Hunter 1955
On the Waterfront 1954
The Third Man 1949
Touch of Evil 1958
Vertigo 1958
White Heat 1949
The Wizard of Oz 1939

NON-GRATUITOUS NUDITY
10 1979
Angel Heart 1987
Body Heat 1981
Boogie Nights 1997
Carnal Knowledge 1971
Coffy 1973
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982
Jackass: The Movie 2002
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971
Mulholland Drive 2001
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction 1997
Revenge of the Nerds 1984
Wild Things 1998

SO BAD THEY'RE GOOD
Airport 1975 1974
Barbarella 1968
Battlefield Earth 2000
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970
Death Race 2000 1975
Glen or Glenda? 1953
Phantom of the Paradise 1974
Reefer Madness 1936
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978
Showgirls 1995
The Toxic Avenger 1985
I make it that I've seen just 79 of these 300 - I did notice that some of them are multiple movies on one line, so keep that in mind. I'm more interested in knowing what will happen if I FAIL to see them all... Special Hell, maybe?

How about you - how many have you seen?

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5 Responses to “300 Movies”

Sam said...

A quick check, I reckon 114 og them. Maybe more? I do love my films. We watch two every weekend ;) Either DVD TV or at the Cinema!

Anonymous said...

I only come in at 77! Can't believe you haven't seen Revenge of the Nerds!! "We got bush!!" roflol!!

xx
Mel

Me said...

Go see Blazing Saddles!

Me said...

I was going to do this but I've tried multiple times to get it to format properly in my blog... It just won't... It's annoying because nothing seems to format properly on mine. My 500 things about me I redid sooo many times and it still didn't turn out right... Heck, my layout isn't even formatted properly.

Gah! You've just been miniranted on. lol

Dan said...

Christine,
If you are copying and pasting from webpage to webpage, that causes all sorts of problems. Highlight, Copy then Paste into Notepad which completely strips all font, layout, and everything else...

If you have probs, lemmie know as I have it saved as a .txt doc :)

Rant away :D