Thursday, May 15, 2008

1001 Movies to See Before You Die

There are books that they say you should read before you die. Now here's a list of 1001 movies to see before you die.
Here are the few that I've seen from this list (by personal categories):

My All-Time Favorites:
· When Harry Met Sally (1989)
· Forrest Gump (1994)
· Fight Club (1999)
· The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)- Add in Two Towers and Return of the King to this list
· Chicago (2002)
· Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)- & Vol. 2, of course


Movies I like:
· Back to the Future (1985)- and the other two sequels
· The Naked Gun (1988)
· Big (1988)
· The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
· Groundhog Day (1993)
· The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
· Amelie (2001)
· And Your Mother Too (2001)- Original Spanish Title is "Y Tu Mama Tambien"
· Moulin Rouge (2001) - I liked Baz Luhrmann'a mash-up style
· The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Hands down classics:
· Casablanca (1942)
· Roman Holiday (1953)
· Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
· My Fair Lady (1964)
· Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
· Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
· Star Wars (1977)
· Saturday Night Fever (1977)
· Grease (1978)
· Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
· Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
· Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
· The Pianist (2002)

“Uh –it was ok” movies
· Ghostbusters (1984)
· The Princess Bride (1987)
· Batman (1989)– It could have been much better. Christian Bale has done the best job as Batman, so far.
· Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
· Braveheart (1995)
· Strictly Ballroom (1992)
· There’s Something About Mary (1998)
· The Matrix (1999)– Watched all three plus Animatrix, and I still didn’t get it. Love the outfits though.
· The Blair Witch Project (1999)
· American Beauty (1999)
· Eyes Wide Shut (1999)– Two words: Tom Cruise
· The Sixth Sense (1999)– I just liked the ending.
· Gladiator (2000)
· Meet the Parents (2000)
· Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Movies I’ve been meaning to watch but never got to:
· Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror (1922)
· The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
· Dracula (1931)
· The Seven Samurai (1954)
· Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
· Gigi (1958)
· La Dolce Vita (1960)
· A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
· 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
· The Godfather (1972)
· The Godfather Part II (1974) - and Part III
· Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)
– My mother had a small role in this movie (Can’t find a copy anywhere)
· Nosferatu: Phantom Of The Night (1979)
· Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
· Cinema Paradiso (1988)
· A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
· Die Hard (1988)
· Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
· Schindler’s List (1993)
· The Piano (1993)
· Pulp Fiction (1994)
· Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Classics I’ve seen remakes of: (without seeing the original)
· The Ladykillers (1955)- The remake was hilarious!
· An Affair to Remember (1957)
· Psycho (1960)- Maybe the original Hitchock version was better.

Movies I’ve seen but don’t care much for:
· Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)- I tell you, Snow White is a vampire!
· Pinocchio (1940)
· Dumbo (1941)
· The Ten Commandments (1956)– Saw this on TV on every Holy Week as a kid. The Sound of Music (1965)– I only liked the music. Not so pleasant watching Nazis as a kid.
· The Jungle Book (1967)
· Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)– Saw this and the remake, and still don’t like it.
· Jaws (1975)
· Carrie (1976)
· Rocky (1976) – I didn’t understand a word Stallone said.
· Alien (1979)
· Mad Max (1979)
· Airplane! (1980)
· E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
· The Terminator (1984)
· A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
· Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
· The Fly (1986)
· Aliens (1986)
· Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
· Top Gun (1986)
· Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
· Pretty Woman (1990)
· Edward Scissorhands (1990)– Couldn’t stand Johnny Depp in this one.
· Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
· A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Hated it.
· Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)– I was bored out of my wits. The worst Dracula movie ever.
· Philadelphia (1993)
· The Lion King (1994)
· Toy Story (1995)
· Clueless (1995)
· Independence Day (1996)
· The English Patient (1996)– I really tried to appreciate this one.
· Scream (1996)
· Titanic (1997)– Hate this with a passion for a million on cinematic reasons.