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artyste and I were discussing classic movies of all time that we’ve never actually seen. This made me think that perhaps I should find a list of classic movies, and then say whether or not I’ve seen them. Please don’t shoot me for not having seen a lot of these movies. This is mostly for Arty’s benefit, and because I’m horribly bored.

Hidden behind the LJ cut you will find 100 Classic Movies.

I will put yes or no next to them to say whether or not I’ve seen them.

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) – no

2. CASABLANCA (1942) – no

3. THE GODFATHER (1972) – no

4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) – no

5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) – yes

6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) – yes

7. THE GRADUATE (1967) – no

8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) – no

9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) – yes

10. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) – no

11. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) – yes

12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) – no

13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) – no

14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) – no

15. STAR WARS (1977) – yes

16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) – no

17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) – no

18. PSYCHO (1960) – no

19. CHINATOWN (1974) – no

20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975) – no

21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) – no

22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) – yes

23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) – no

24. RAGING BULL (1980) – no

25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) – yes

26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) – no

27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) – no

28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) – no

29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) – no

30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) – no

31. ANNIE HALL (1977) – no

32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) – no

33. HIGH NOON (1952) – no

34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) – yes

35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) – no

36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) – no

37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) – no

38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) – no

39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) – no

40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) – no

41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961) – no

42. REAR WINDOW (1954) – no

43. KING KONG (1933) – no

44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) – no

45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) – no

46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) – yes

47. TAXI DRIVER (1976) – no

48. JAWS (1975) – yes

49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) – yes

50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) – no

51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) – no

52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) – no

53. AMADEUS (1984) – no (but I have it in my living room waiting for me to watch…)

54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) – no

55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) – yes

56. M*A*S*H (1970) – no

57. THE THIRD MAN (1949) – no

58. FANTASIA (1940) – yes

59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) – no

60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) – yes

61. VERTIGO (1958) – no

62. TOOTSIE (1982) – no

63. STAGECOACH (1939) – no

64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) – yes

65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) – yes

66. NETWORK (1976) – no

67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) – no

68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) – no

69. SHANE (1953) – no

70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) – no

71. FORREST GUMP (1994) – yes

72. BEN-HUR (1959) – no

73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) – no

74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925) – no

75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) – yes

76. CITY LIGHTS (1931) – no

77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) – no

78. ROCKY (1976) – no

79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978) – no

80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) – no

81. MODERN TIMES (1936) – no

82. GIANT (1956) – no

83. PLATOON (1986) – no

84. FARGO (1996) – yes

85. DUCK SOUP (1933) – no

86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) – no

87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) – no

88. EASY RIDER (1969) – no

89. PATTON (1970) – yes

90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) – no

91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) – yes

92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) – no

93. THE APARTMENT (1960) – no

94. GOODFELLAS (1990) – no

95. PULP FICTION (1994) – yes

96. THE SEARCHERS (1956) – no

97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) – no

98. UNFORGIVEN (1992) – no

99. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967) – no

100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) – no

That makes a total of 22 movies in this list of 100 that I have actually seen. If I ever get around to watching Amadeus (and giving it back to Lindsay at work) it’ll be 23. Go me.

18 Comments

  • duhbigman

    March 18, 2004 at 6:49 am

    Is this the American Film Institute list from 1998? I thought the order looked familiar.

    Of course, there are several movies on the list that I’d say are far from “classics” (how the hell did Forrest Gump get on there, anyway?) And they also missed a few great ones, such as Touch of Evil, Five Easy Pieces, The Conversation, The Magnificent Ambersons

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 18, 2004 at 8:25 am

      Yeah, I just grabbed it from some website, I think it was the American Film Institute’s actually.

      I actually was kinda bored when I saw forrest gump, kept walking in and out of the room (my mom rented it.)

      And I haven’t seen any of the ones you listed either 🙂

      • duhbigman

        March 18, 2004 at 9:08 am

        Gump wasn’t a movie, it was an anthology of gimmicks. The whole thing was a series of “what socio-political baby-boomer event can we stick Forrest in this time? Hey, let’s try Watergate…” for the sake of laughs. I hear that the novel was far more satirical and focused on the story.

      • duhbigman

        March 18, 2004 at 9:08 am

        Gump wasn’t a movie, it was an anthology of gimmicks. The whole thing was a series of “what socio-political baby-boomer event can we stick Forrest in this time? Hey, let’s try Watergate…” for the sake of laughs. I hear that the novel was far more satirical and focused on the story.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 18, 2004 at 8:25 am

      Yeah, I just grabbed it from some website, I think it was the American Film Institute’s actually.

      I actually was kinda bored when I saw forrest gump, kept walking in and out of the room (my mom rented it.)

      And I haven’t seen any of the ones you listed either 🙂

  • duhbigman

    March 18, 2004 at 6:49 am

    Is this the American Film Institute list from 1998? I thought the order looked familiar.

    Of course, there are several movies on the list that I’d say are far from “classics” (how the hell did Forrest Gump get on there, anyway?) And they also missed a few great ones, such as Touch of Evil, Five Easy Pieces, The Conversation, The Magnificent Ambersons

  • spadoink

    March 18, 2004 at 7:04 am

    i’ve not seen 9 of them.
    i own 14 of them.

    not that i am saying i am better than you.

    i did a very similar meme a few days ago with about 80 of the names being the same.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 18, 2004 at 8:25 am

      there’s a meme?

      • spadoink

        March 18, 2004 at 6:03 pm

        doesn’t this list count as a meme?

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          March 18, 2004 at 9:15 pm

          If everyone else does it, then it’s a meme. If it’s just me, it’s basically nada 😉

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          March 18, 2004 at 9:15 pm

          If everyone else does it, then it’s a meme. If it’s just me, it’s basically nada 😉

      • spadoink

        March 18, 2004 at 6:03 pm

        doesn’t this list count as a meme?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 18, 2004 at 8:25 am

      there’s a meme?

  • spadoink

    March 18, 2004 at 7:04 am

    i’ve not seen 9 of them.
    i own 14 of them.

    not that i am saying i am better than you.

    i did a very similar meme a few days ago with about 80 of the names being the same.

  • mandamus

    March 18, 2004 at 12:15 pm

    Did they miss one classic?

    I’m a little surprised that “Death of a Gunfighter” didn’t make the list. Outside of the fact that it starred Richard Widmark, Caroll O’Connor, Lena Horne, it was the first (and certainly the best) movie by that very famous director, “Alan Smithee”.

    I saw it a long, long, long time ago, and vaguely remember it as pretty good, but haven’t found it since

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 18, 2004 at 12:17 pm

      Re: Did they miss one classic?

      Hmm. I haven’t seen that one either.

      I’m so filmally unedumacated.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      March 18, 2004 at 12:17 pm

      Re: Did they miss one classic?

      Hmm. I haven’t seen that one either.

      I’m so filmally unedumacated.

  • mandamus

    March 18, 2004 at 12:15 pm

    Did they miss one classic?

    I’m a little surprised that “Death of a Gunfighter” didn’t make the list. Outside of the fact that it starred Richard Widmark, Caroll O’Connor, Lena Horne, it was the first (and certainly the best) movie by that very famous director, “Alan Smithee”.

    I saw it a long, long, long time ago, and vaguely remember it as pretty good, but haven’t found it since