IMDB Top 250 Movie Challenge

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I’ve noticed that a lot of movie bloggers set themselves movie challenges so I’ve decided to do the one I’ve always wanted to do – watch all of the IMDB top 250 films. I’ve watched 151 so far (including the one I watched right at midnight last night – how’s that for commitment?!). So I’m off to a good start and am hoping to finish watching the rest in 2013. Here’s the list – I’ve put the ones I’ve seen in bold:

1 The Shawshank Redemption 1994
2 The Godfather 1972
3 The Godfather: Part II 1974
4 Pulp Fiction 1994

5 Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo 1966
6 12 Angry Men 1957
7 The Dark Knight 2008
8 Schindler’s List 1993
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003
10 Fight Club 1999
11 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 1980
12 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975
13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
14 Inception 2010
15 Goodfellas 1990
16 Star Wars 1977
17 Shichinin no samurai 1954
18 The Matrix 1999
19 Forrest Gump 1994

20 Cidade de Deus 2002
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
22 C’era una volta il West 1968
23 Se7en 1995
24 The Silence Of The Lambs 1991
25 Casablanca 1942
26 The Usual Suspects 1995
27 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
28 Rear Window 1954
29 Psycho 1960
30 It’s a Wonderful Life 1946
31 Léon 1994

32 Sunset Blvd 1950
33 Memento 2000
34 American History X 1998
35 Apocalypse Now 1979
36 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
37 Dr. Strangelove 1964
38 The Dark Knight Rises 2012
39 Saving Private Ryan 1998
40 Alien 1979

41 City Lights 1931
42 North by Northwest 1959
43 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi 2001

44 Citizen Kane 1941
45 Modern Times 1936
46 The Shining 1980
47 Back to the Future 1985
48 Vertigo 1958
49 The Pianist 2002
50 The Departed 2006
51 American Beauty 1999

52 M 1931
53 Taxi Driver 1976
54 Paths of Glory 1957
65 The Green Mile 1999
66 Lawrence of Arabia 1962
67 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962
68 The Prestige 2006

69 The Great Dictator 1940
70 Reservoir Dogs 1992
71 Das Boot 1981
72 The Third Man 1949
73 Requiem for a Dream 2000

74 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
75 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 2004
76 Nuovo cinema Paradiso 1988

77 Once Upon a Time in America 1984
78 Chinatown 1974
79 The Lion King 1994
80 L.A. Confidential 1997
81 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi 1983

82 Full Metal Jacket 1987
83 Braveheart 1995
84 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

85 Oldboy 2003
86 Singin’ in the Rain 1952
87 Some Like It Hot 1959
88 Amadeus 1984
89 Metropolis 1927
90 Rashômon 1950
91 Ladri di biciclette 1948
92 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
93 Unforgiven 1992
94 Mononoke-hime 1997
95 All About Eve 1950
96 The Apartment 1960
97 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
98 The Sting 1973

99 Raging Bull 1980
100 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957
101 Die Hard 1988
102 Witness for the Prosecution 1957
103 Batman Begins 2005
104 Hotaru no haka 1988
105 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin 2011
106 El laberinto del fauno 2006
107 Der Untergang 2004
108 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939
109 Yojimbo 1961
110 The Great Escape 1963
111 Per qualche dollaro in più 1965
112 Snatch 2000
113 Inglourious Basterds 2009
114 Up 2009

115 On the Waterfront 1954
116 The Elephant Man 1980
117 Sjunde inseglet, Det 1957
118 Toy Story 1995
119 Heat 1995

120 The General 1926
121 The Maltese Falcon 1941
122 De Hobbit: Een onverwachte reis 2012
123 Rebecca 1940
124 Blade Runner 1982
125 Gran Torino 2008

126 Smultronstället 1957
127 Fargo 1996
128 The Kid 1921
129 The Avengers 2012
130 Scarface 1983
131 The Big Lebowski 1998

132 Touch of Evil 1958
133 Ran 1985
134 The Deer Hunter 1978
135 Cool Hand Luke 1967
136 Sin City 2005

137 The Gold Rush 1925
138 Strangers on a Train 1951
139 No Country for Old Men 2007
140 It Happened One Night 1934
141 Jaws 1975
142 Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels 1998
143 The Sixth Sense 1999
144 Platoon 1986

145 High Noon 1952
146 Hotel Rwanda 2004
147 The Thing 1982
148 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969
149 The Wizard of Oz 1939
150 Casino 1995
151 Trainspotting 1996
152 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003

153 Warrior 2011
154 Annie Hall 1977
155 Notorious 1946
156 El secreto de sus ojos 2009
157 Good Will Hunting 1997
158 Gone with the Wind 1939

159 The Grapes of Wrath 1940
160 The King’s Speech 2010
161 Into the Wild 2007
162 Life Of Brian 1979
163 Finding Nemo 2003
164 V For Vendetta 2005
165 Tonari no Totoro 1988
166 How to Train Your Dragon 2010
167 Dial M for Murder 1954

168 The Big Sleep 1946
169 Ben-Hur 1959
170 The Terminator 1984
171 Network 1976

172 Million Dollar Baby 2004
173 There Will Be Blood 2007
174 The Night of the Hunter 1955
175 Stand by Me 1986
176 Donnie Darko 2001
177 Black Swan 2010
178 Groundhog Day 1993

179 Dog Day Afternoon 1975
180 Twelve Monkeys 1995
181 Amores Perros 2000
182 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007
183 Mary and Max 2009
184 Quatre cents coups, Les 1959
185 Persona 1966
186 The Graduate 1967
187 Gandhi 1982
188 The Killing 1956
189 Hauru no ugoku shiro 2004
190 Life of Pi 2012
191 The Princess Bride 1987
192 8½ 1963
193 The Artist 2011
194 Slumdog Millionaire 2008
195 Argo 2012
196 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966
197 The Hustler 1961
198 A Beautiful Mind 2001
199 La strada 1954
200 The Manchurian Candidate 1962
201 Rocky 1976
202 The Wild Bunch 1969
203 Anatomy of a Murder 1959
204 Stalag 17 1953
205 The Exorcist 1973
206 Sleuth 1972
207 Rope 1948
208 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
209 Barry Lyndon 1975
210 District 9 2009
211 The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012

212 Mou gaan dou 2002
213 Stalker 1979
214 Roman Holiday 1953
215 The Truman Show 1998
216 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003
217 Ip Man 2008
218 Ratatouille 2007
219 Le scaphandre et le papillon 2007
220 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II 2011
221 In the Name of the Father 1993
222 Monsters Inc 2001
223 Per un pugno di dollari 1964
224 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
225 Star Trek 2009
226 Incendies 2010
227 Kaze no tani no Naushika 1984
228 Beauty And The Beast 1991
229 Rosemary’s Baby 1968

230 Harvey 1950
231 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930
232 Haine, La 1995
233 The Wrestler 2008
234 Rain Man 1988
235 Shutter Island 2010

236 Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom 2003
237 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens 1922
238 Manhattan 1979
239 Mystic River 2003
240 Battleship Potemkin 1925
241 Three Idiots 2009
242 Big Fish 2003
243 Shadow of a Doubt 1943
244 Papillon 1973
245 Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta 1986
246 Bringing Up Baby 1938
247 Jurassic Park 1993
248 The Untouchables 1987
249 In the Heat of the Night 1967
250 Låt den rätte komma in 2008

10 thoughts on “IMDB Top 250 Movie Challenge

    • I think the answer to that, unfortunately, is that I’m old! 🙂 And maybe a little sad. And a bit of an insomniac. I was going to set myself a challenge of reading a certain number of books this year too but, now that I’ve done the math, the remaining 99 movies might be a bit of a challenge in one year. Especially as there’ll be so many I want to see in the cinema as well!

    • I have to admit I’m not looking forward to some of them – mainly the westerns and war movies and some I think are probably a bit too violent. I’ve managed to avoid Casino for years! I’ll need someone to watch that one with me to explain what’s happening while my eyes are shut. 😉

      • Thanks – I’ll try to check that one out fairly soon! Will start with ones I own already and don’t have that one, although I have several other Studio Ghibli films. I know people love them but I never can quite get into them. :-/ Think I’ve seen three – My Neighbor Totoro was okay.

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