Top 50 movies

My brother started this meme on Facebook, and over at his blog.  It’s pretty cool so I am blatantly stealing it (but isn’t that the point with memes anyway?)

This is the top 50 movies from Empire Magazines top 500 Greatest Movies of All Time (compiled from polling 10,000 readers, 150 Hollywood insiders, and 50 critics).

Instructions:

 

  • Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have seen.
  • Add a ‘+’ to the ones you LOVE.
  • Star ‘*’ those you plan on seeing.
  •  Tally your total at the bottom.

 

  1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) x
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) x+
  3.  Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner,1980) x+
  4.  Shawsank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) x+
  5.  Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) x
  6.  GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990) x
  7.  Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
  8.  Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952) x
  9.  Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) x
  10.  Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
  11. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
  12. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
  13. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) x
  14.  Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
  15. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2007) *
  16.  2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) x
  17. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
  18. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) x+
  19. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) x
  20.  Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) x
  21.  The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
  22.  Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977) x+
  23. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) x
  24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
  25. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1967)
  26. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
  27. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) x
  28. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) x
  29. Die Hard (John McTiernan 1988) x+
  30. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) x++
  31. Gone with The Wind (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood, 1939) x (HATED it, hated the book too.)
  32. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969) x
  33.  Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) x +
  34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
  35. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron, 1991) x+
  36. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969)
  37.  A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
  38.  Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
  39.  The Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers, 1999) x
  40.  Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) x
  41. The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
  42.  Kind Hearts And Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
  43. The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1998) x
  44. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
  45. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) x
  46. On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan 1954)x
  47. E.T. (Steven Spielberg, 1982) x
  48.  This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984) x
  49. Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi, 1987)
  50.  Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

I think that’s 28

Link back and share your results.  

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s