Saturday, March 03, 2007

A Movie Meme...

I am awake early on a Saturday morning.... why....? hmmm? Because some say as one gets older... one doesn't need as much sleep... Oh yeah? Well take a look at the bags under my eyes...

Now where was I? Ah yes, despite the fact the folks in Hollywood are completely narcissistic and I question the talent of many, I still love the movies... I found this meme ages ago and saved it. I thought I had saved the link to give credit, but unfortunately did not.... so, if I stole this from you... please let me know, so I can provide some linkish love and appreciation.

The RULES: Top 100 Movies

Take this list of the AFI's top 100 movies and copy to your own blog; bold the movies you have seen. Leave a comment here once you have done so...

Godfather, The (1972)
Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) --Great movie, but hard to watch because of Tim Robbins
Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
Schindler's List (1993) --Powerful
Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) (1954) -- One of my favorites
Casablanca (1942)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
Star Wars (1977) --But of course
Citizen Kane (1941) --"rosebud"
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Dr. Strangelove (1964) --am I the only one that believes this is over rated, not to mention a propaganda piece?
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - my favorite of the trilogy
Rear Window (1954) --any Hitchcock movie is a favorite of mine-- but this had one of my favorites... James Stewart
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) --Harrison Ford!!
Pulp Fiction (1994) -- yuck
Usual Suspects, The (1995) --I love Kevin Spacey
Memento (2000)
North by Northwest (1959) --another Hitchcock movie... this one with Cary Grant
12 Angry Men (1957) -- love this one
Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) (1966) --back when Clint Eastwood was.... Clint Eastwood...
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- the cinematography is breathtaking. I would have loved to have seen this on the big screen.
Psycho (1960) -- Hitchcock!
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (Amelie) (2001)
Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) --a tradition... a favorite...
Goodfellas (1990) -- dark, ugly
American Beauty (1999) -- dark ugly and another favorite...
Sunset Blvd. (1950) -- This was directed by Billy Wilder... I LOVE this movie... William Holden and Gloria Swanson... "We didn't need dialogue... We had faces!"
Vertigo (1958) --Hitchcock, Stewart
Matrix, The (1999)
Cidade de Deus (City of Gold) (2002)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Gregory Peck
C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1968) -- I think I have seen this one, but I can't recall the plot so, I won't count it.
Apocalypse Now (1979) --Michael's favorite line... "I love the smell of napalm in the morning... it smells like.... like victory."
Pianist, The (2002) --fabulous
Third Man, The (1949) --another movie I believe I have seen but can not recall the storyline
Paths of Glory (1957)
Taxi Driver (1976) -- ugly
Fight Club (1999)
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away) (2001)
Some Like It Hot (1959) --what is funnier than Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag?
Double Indemnity (1944) -- another film noir... this is a good one-- I've gone blank on the name of the actor that played Walter Neff.... he was the dad on My Three Sons... Barbara Stanwyck is also in this one.
Boot, Das (1981)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) --this is a frantic movie with an interesting plot... I only watched it once... but it is in my personal library I enjoyed it that much...
Singin' in the Rain (1952) -- not my favorite Gene Kelley musical, but none the less I love the movie and especially the "gotta dance" sequence...
Chinatown (1974)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
All About Eve (1950) -- Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holme, and Marilyn Monroe-- this movie is loaded with great lines.... just loaded! probably the most quoted... "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night"
M (1931)
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) -- This is a great great movie. Alec Guinness
Se7en (1995) --disgusting... for the sake of being disgusting
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) --"Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."
Saving Private Ryan (1998) --a wonderful tribute to the greatest generation
Rashômon (1950) --another Japanese movie- I believe I saw this back in my college days, but can't recall the plot.
Raging Bull (1980)
Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
Alien (1979)
American History X (1998)
Sting, The (1973)
Léon (1994)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) --This Frank Capra classic should be required viewing of every single politician in Washington...
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) --This is a great movie and Frank Sinatra is fabulous
Vita è bella, La (Life is Beautiful) (1997) --What one man does to protect his son... the emotion behind this movie isn't powered by the horror of the holocaust or the concentration camps but the love a man has for his son and what he is willing to do to protect him from evil... I need to watch this again.
Touch of Evil (1958) -- I have to be in the right mood to watch this movie. The last time I pulled this movie out, I fell asleep watching it. Directed and starring Orson Welles, and Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) --great movie about greed.
Finding Nemo (2003) --love this one!
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) --visually this movie was stunning... but... I fall asleep watching this... every time... C'MON!! It's boring!!
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Great Escape, The (1963) --no one is cooler than Steve McQueen
Modern Times (1936) --
Clockwork Orange, A (1971) --I watched this movie a lot when I was in college. I don't think I could watch it again. Violence for the sake of violence.
Amadeus (1984) --fabulous
On the Waterfront (1954) -wonderful
Ran (1985) --powerful
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Annie Hall (1977) --I caught this a couple of months ago at my mom's. I think it is still funny.
Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (2000)
Jaws (1975) --"I think we're gonna need a bigger boat"
Apartment, The (1960) --Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine
Braveheart (1995) --"they may take our lives, but they'll never take Our Freedom!"
High Noon (1952) --My very favorite western. A man that does the RIGHT thing even though no one supports him...
Aliens (1986)
Fargo (1996) --"oh, I think I'm gonna barf."
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Shining, The (1980) --This is one scary movie- although the book was much better...
Metropolis (1927)
Blade Runner (1982) --I think this is my favorite science fiction movie.
Sixth Sense, The (1999) --yeah yeah yeah... I see dead people.
City Lights (1931) --I've never been able to find this to watch it.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Duck Soup (1933) --I admit... I have never found the Marx Brothers funny...
Great Dictator, The (1940) --I thought this was horrible
General, The (1927)
Sjunde inseglet, Det (The Seventh Seal) (1957)
Princess Bride, The (1987) --"My name is Inego Montoya, you kill my father. Prepare to die." This is a must see... What a wonderful story, and how nice... it can be watched and enjoyed by everyone.
Dogville (2003)

OK.. your turn... leave a comment when you have completed yours!


BlackOps said...

It would probably be easier for me to say what I didnt see since I have seen about all of them. I dont totally agree with AFI's list but they arent off by much. I will offer this one tidbit. Lawrence of Arabia, 1962--my mom so loved this movie with all of Oscars noms at the time, Lawrence became my middle name.

Cathy said...

J- me too. I just did a count. Of the 100 movies listed, I haven't seen 18 of them. I agree with you, a few of the movies should not be on this list... but this list gets adjusted... Unforgiven was on here at one time... and although it received best picture a number of years ago... no way should it be on the top 100. Your mother has impeccable taste and thankfully for you ---

Jedi Master Rob said...

I did it. That was fun.

BlackOps said...

You're right, I suppose my mom couldve named me "Atticus" (Gregory Pecks character in To Kill a Mockingbird, also up that same year for Oscars.