June 23, 2008

The New Classics: Top 100 Movies of the Last 25 Years

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I am stealing this meme from Maria. Who stole it from Avitable. Entertainment Weekly published a list of the top 100 movies of the last 25 years for their 1000th issue. I'm a huge movie fan and frequent movie-goer, so I thought I'd see what I need to add to my 'to see on DVD list'. Movies I've seen are in bold, my favorites have asterisks by them.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)**
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)**
9. Die Hard (1988)**
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

12. The Matrix (1999)**
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)**
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)

18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)**
20. The Lion King (1994)**
21. Schindler’s List (1993) (I own this, but am afraid to watch it...)
22. Rushmore (1998)
23. Memento (2001)**
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)**
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)**
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)**
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)**
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)**
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)**
40. Speed (1994)**
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)**
43. Gladiator (2000)**
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)**
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)**

49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)**

52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)

57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)**
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)**
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)

65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)

69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)**
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)

76. The Departed (2006)**
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)**
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)

96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)

98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)**
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

So, I've seen exactly 2/3 of them! Looks like I have a few more movies to add to my "movies to see list", although Ed Wood, Schindler's List and The Piano are already on there.

3 comments :

Jill said...

Boogie Nights is good, I think you'd enjoy it. And don't be afraid to watch Schindler's List. Yes, it's sad and depressing but such an amazing story. It's a lovely film.

Emmy said...

Hmm. I've only not seen 21 of them. I better get on it, although I question some of these movies on the list! Here's what I haven't seen:

7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
14. Crumb (1995)
21. Schindler’s List (1993)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
44. The Player (1992)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
55. Risky Business (1983)
68. Witness (1985)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
73. Office Space (1999)**
75. Out of Africa (1985)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)

Immoral Matriarch said...

You have to see #95. Seriously. It's amazing!

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