Sunday, May 27, 2007

films to see before you die

Last night on the boob tube, Film 4 presented a program featuring the 50 Films To See Before You Die.

1. Apocalypse Now (1979)
2. The Apartment (1960)
3. City Of God (2002) **
4. Chinatown (1974) **
5. Sexy Beast (2000)
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
7. North By Northwest (1959) **
8. A Bout De Souffle (1959)
9. Donnie Darko (2001) **
10. Back To The Future (1985) **
11. Alien (1979) **
12. Lost In Translation (2003) **
13. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) **
14. Lagaan (2001)
15. Pulp Fiction (1994) **
16. Touch Of Evil (1958)
17. Walkabout (1971)
18. Black Narcissus (1947)
19. Boyz N The Hood (1991)
20. The Player (1992)
21. Come And See (1985)
22. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
23. A Night At The Opera (1935)
24. Erin Brockovich (2000) **
25. Trainspotting (1996) **
26. Hero (2002) **
27. The Breakfast Club (1985)
28. Fanny And Alexander (1982)
29. Pink Flamingos (1972)
30. All About Eve (1950)
31. Scarface (1983)
32. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
33. Three Colours: Blue (1993)
34. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) **
35. The Ladykillers (1955)
36. Fight Club (1999)
37. The Searchers (1956)
38. Mulholland Drive (2001) **
39. The Ipcress File (1962)
40. The King Of Comedy (1983)
41. Manhunter (1986) **
42. Dawn Of The Dead (Director's Cut) (1978)
43. Princess Mononoke (1997)
44. Raising Arizona (1987)
45. Cabaret (1972) **
46. This Sporting Life (1963)
47. Brazil (1985)
48. Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)
49. Secrets & Lies (1996)
50. Badlands (1973)

I don't know what criteria they used to come up with this because I am very certain that there are greater films that didn't make the cut. Anyway, titles with asterisks next to them are those I've seen so far. Numbers 3, 9, 26, 34 are my absolute faves.

What have you seen?

4 comments:

Sidney said...

Don't watch them all... maybe that way you will never die!
I also have some work ahead. I think I missed more than 50% of those movies.

kikomeister said...

i'll keep that in mind..... until i'm 65, then i can watch them all.

lala o-c said...

i've seen you sleep.

kikomeister said...

i didn't snore, did i?