Movies

Item 165 on my Not-So-Bucket-List list is to watch 150 of the top 250 movies listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). This page is devoted to tracking this particular Not-So-Bucket-List list item.

Now, for those unaware, the IMDB list is constantly being updated based on user votes. This is more evident as you go down the list. For example, as of July 3, 2011, X Men: First Class has been listed. While I enjoyed the movie and thought it surpassed the abomination that was X Men III, I don’t quite think it qualifies to be on the top 250 list.

Regardless of this, I’ve decided to take a snapshot of the list as it is today, and use that snapshot as the list that I’m going to tackle. And for your reading pleasure, I may, from time to time, offer reviews or recommendations on various flicks I’ve seen.

To date, I’ve managed to watch 109 of the movies listed here. Only 41 more to go.


Rank Rating Title Viewed
1. 9.2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) X
2. 9.2 The Godfather (1972) X
3. 9.0 The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. 8.9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
5. 8.9 Pulp Fiction (1994) X
6. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957)
7. 8.9 Schindler’s List (1993) X
8. 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) X
9. 8.8 Inception (2010) X
10. 8.8 The Dark Knight (2008) X
11. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003) X
12. 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980) X
13. 8.8 Seven Samurai (1954)
14. 8.8 Fight Club (1999) X
15. 8.7 Goodfellas (1990) X
16. 8.7 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) X
17. 8.7 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) X
18. 8.7 Casablanca (1942)
19. 8.7 City of God (2002) X
20. 8.7 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
21. 8.7 Rear Window (1954)
22. 8.7 The Matrix (1999) X
23. 8.7 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) X
24. 8.7 The Usual Suspects (1995) X
25. 8.7 Psycho (1960)
26. 8.7 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) X
27. 8.6 Se7en (1995) X
28. 8.6 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
29. 8.6 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) X
30. 8.6 Memento (2000) X
31. 8.6 Forrest Gump (1994) X
32. 8.6 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
33. 8.6 Leon: The Professional (1994)  X
34. 8.6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
35. 8.6 Toy Story 3 (2010) X
36. 8.6 Apocalypse Now (1979) X
37. 8.5 American History X (1998) X
38. 8.5 Citizen Kane (1941)
39. 8.5 North by Northwest (1959)
40. 8.5 American Beauty (1999) X
41. 8.5 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) X
42. 8.5 Taxi Driver (1976)
43. 8.5 Saving Private Ryan (1998) X
44. 8.5 Alien (1979) X
45. 8.5 Vertigo (1958)
46. 8.5 Amélie (2001) X
47. 8.5 Spirited Away (2001)
48. 8.5 The Shining (1980) X
49. 8.5 Paths of Glory (1957)
50. 8.5 City Lights (1931)
51. 8.5 WALL·E (2008) X
52. 8.5 The Pianist (2002) X
53. 8.5 M (1931)
54. 8.5 Double Indemnity (1944)
55. 8.5 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
56. 8.5 The Lives of Others (2006)
57. 8.4 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
58. 8.4 The Departed (2006) X
59. 8.4 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) X
60. 8.4 Aliens (1986) X
61. 8.4 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
62. 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) X
63. 8.4 Das Boot (1981)
64. 8.4 Modern Times (1936)
65. 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992) X
66. 8.4 Life Is Beautiful (1997)
67. 8.4 The Third Man (1949)
68. 8.4 L.A. Confidential (1997) X
69. 8.4 Chinatown (1974)
70. 8.4 Back to the Future (1985) X
71. 8.4 The Prestige (2006) X
72. 8.4 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
73. 8.4 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) X
74. 8.4 Cinema Paradiso (1988)
75. 8.4 The Green Mile (1999) X
76. 8.3 Raging Bull (1980)
77. 8.3 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
78. 8.3 Rashômon (1950)
79. 8.3 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) X
80. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959)
81. 8.3 Amadeus (1984)
82. 8.3 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
83. 8.3 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) X
84. 8.3 All About Eve (1950)
85. 8.3 Full Metal Jacket (1987) X
86. 8.3 The Great Dictator (1940)
87. 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
88. 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
89. 8.3 Braveheart (1995) X
90. 8.3 The Apartment (1960)
91. 8.3 Gladiator (2000) X
92. 8.3 Inglourious Basterds (2009) X
93. 8.3 Metropolis (1927)
94. 8.3 Downfall (2004)
95. 8.3 Oldboy (2003)
96. 8.3 Unforgiven (1992) X
97. 8.3 Black Swan (2010) X
98. 8.3 The Sting (1973)
99. 8.3 Up (2009) X
100. 8.3 Gran Torino (2008) X
101. 8.3 The Elephant Man (1980) X
102. 8.3 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) X
103. 8.3 The Maltese Falcon (1941) X
104. 8.3 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) X
105. 8.3 On the Waterfront (1954)
106. 8.3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) X
107. 8.3 Rebecca (1940)
108. 8.3 Princess Mononoke (1997) X
109. 8.3 Die Hard (1988) X
110. 8.3 Sin City (2005)
111. 8.3 The Great Escape (1963)
112. 8.3 The Seventh Seal (1957)
113. 8.2 Batman Begins (2005) X
114. 8.2 The King’s Speech (2010) X
115. 8.2 Heat (1995)
116. 8.2 Fargo (1996) X
117. 8.2 The General (1926)
118. 8.2 Blade Runner (1982) X
119. 8.2 Yojimbo (1961)
120. 8.2 For a Few Dollars More (1965)
121. 8.2 Hotel Rwanda (2004) X
122. 8.2 Jaws (1975) X
123. 8.2 No Country for Old Men (2007) X
124. 8.2 Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
125. 8.2 Ran (1985)
126. 8.2 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
127. 8.2 Touch of Evil (1958)
128. 8.2 Snatch. (2000) X
129. 8.2 The Wizard of Oz (1939) X
130. 8.2 Wild Strawberries (1957)
131. 8.2 The Lion King (1994) X
132. 8.2 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) X
133. 8.2 The Deer Hunter (1978)
134. 8.2 The Big Lebowski (1998) X
135. 8.2 The Sixth Sense (1999) X
136. 8.2 Cool Hand Luke (1967) X
137. 8.2 Annie Hall (1977)
138. 8.2 Strangers on a Train (1951)
139. 8.2 Toy Story (1995) X
140. 8.2 Donnie Darko (2001) X
141. 8.2 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) X
142. 8.2 It Happened One Night (1934)
143. 8.2 High Noon (1952)
144. 8.2 Platoon (1986) X
145. 8.2 Into the Wild (2007)
146. 8.1 District 9 (2009) X
147. 8.1 Million Dollar Baby (2004) X
148. 8.1 Scarface (1983)
149. 8.1 There Will Be Blood (2007)
150. 8.1 Trainspotting (1996) X
151. 8.1 The Gold Rush (1925)
152. 8.1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
153. 8.1 Notorious (1946)
154. 8.1 Gone with the Wind (1939)
155. 8.1 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
156. 8.1 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
157. 8.1 Groundhog Day (1993) X
158. 8.1 Ikiru (1952)
159. 8.1 The Kid (1921)
160. 8.1 Ben-Hur (1959) X
161. 8.1 Amores perros (2000)
162. 8.1 The Wages of Fear (1953)
163. 8.1 The Big Sleep (1946)
164. 8.1 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
165. 8.1 The Graduate (1967)
166. 8.1 Life of Brian (1979) X
167. 8.1 Finding Nemo (2003) X
168. 8.1 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) X
169. 8.1 The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
170. 8.1 The Terminator (1984) X
171. 8.1 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
172. 8.1 Casino (1995)
173. 8.1 The Thing (1982) X
174. 8.1 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) X
175. 8.1 Stand by Me (1986) X
176. 8.1 The Wrestler (2008) X
177. 8.1 Twelve Monkeys (1995) X
178. 8.1 How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
179. 8.1 V for Vendetta (2006)
180. 8.1 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
181. 8.1 Les diaboliques (1955)
182. 8.1 Avatar (2009) X
183. 8.1 Gandhi (1982) X
184. 8.1 My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
185. 8.1 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
186. 8.1 Ratatouille (2007) X
187. 8.1 Good Will Hunting (1997) X
188. 8.1 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
189. 8.1  (1963)
190. 8.0 Network (1976)
191. 8.0 The Princess Bride (1987) X
192. 8.0 The Battle of Algiers (1966)
193. 8.0 The 400 Blows (1959)
194. 8.0 The Killing (1956)
195. 8.0 The Hustler (1961)
196. 8.0 Star Trek (2009) X
197. 8.0 La strada (1954)
198. 8.0 Mary and Max (2009)
199. 8.0 The Social Network (2010) X
200. 8.0 Dial M for Murder (1954)
201. 8.0 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
202. 8.0 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
203. 8.0 The Exorcist (1973) X
204. 8.0 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
205. 8.0 Persona (1966)
206. 8.0 The Wild Bunch (1969)
207. 8.0 Stalag 17 (1953)
208. 8.0 The Incredibles (2004) X
209. 8.0 In Bruges (2008) X
210. 8.0 Fanny and Alexander (1982)
211. 8.0 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
212. 8.0 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
213. 8.0 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
214. 8.0 Barry Lyndon (1975)
215. 8.0 Rocky (1976) X
216. 8.0 The Truman Show (1998) X
217. 8.0 Ed Wood (1994)
218. 8.0 Let the Right One In (2008)
219. 8.0 Mystic River (2003) X
220. 8.0 Big Fish (2003) X
221. 8.0 Magnolia (1999)
222. 8.0 Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
223. 8.0 Nights of Cabiria (1957)
224. 8.0 Children of Men (2006) X
225. 8.0 Sherlock Jr. (1924)
226. 8.0 Infernal Affairs (2002)
227. 8.0 Manhattan (1979)
228. 8.0 Festen (1998)
229. 8.0 Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
230. 8.0 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) X
231. 8.0 Roman Holiday (1953)
232. 8.0 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) X
233. 8.0 Patton (1970)
234. 8.0 Rope (1948)
235. 8.0 Sleuth (1972)
236. 8.0 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
237. 8.0 Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
238. 8.0 X-Men: First Class (2011) X
239. 8.0 His Girl Friday (1940)
240. 8.0 Duck Soup (1933)
241. 8.0 Monsters, Inc. (2001) X
242. 8.0 Shutter Island (2010) X
243. 8.0 Harvey (1950)
244. 8.0 Rain Man (1988)
245. 8.0 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
246. 8.0 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
247. 8.0 Ip Man (2008)
248. 8.0 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)
249. 8.0 Tokyo Story (1953)
250. 8.0 La grande illusion (1937)

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