Guest Bloggers Wanted – IMDB Top 250 Challenge

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Hi everyone! Okay, so… When I started this blog a little over a year ago, I knew that the main thing I wanted to do besides reviewing the films I go out to see in the cinema/theater was make myself watch & review the rest of the IMDB Top 250 films I hadn’t yet seen by that point. I’m (very slowly) working my way through them. I’d already watched 150 before starting the blog and have watched & reviewed 24 more since (link to the challenge HERE).

Anyway – I’ve been wanting to have guest reviews from fellow bloggers for a while as I love the whole community thing going on here but I wasn’t sure what to have people review. I’m really excited about the John Hughes Blogathon in March (anyone can still join in on that! πŸ™‚ ) but I want an ongoing thing as well. Anyone interested in doing guest reviews of films from the IMDB Top 250?

I think there may be similar projects on WordPress as a lot of people are interested in the IMDB Top 250. My only catch is that, since it’s a personal project, I still want to work my way through the ones I have yet to see. So I’d like guest reviews of the 150 I’d already seen. The list of the ones you can choose from is below. Don’t count them – there aren’t 150. Several will be CPD Classics at some point so I’ve taken those out. πŸ˜‰

If you’re interested, let me know in the comments below or email me at tableninemutant at hotmail dot com. I’d like just one review for each film and, for now, I think I’ll limit it to five reviews per person. Depending on how much interest there is, that may change. I’m hoping to post at least one guest review a month but, again, that’ll depend on how many want to join in. No deadlines, either – I want this to be an ongoing thing.

(By the way – this is the IMDB Top 250 as of 01/01/13. It changes so often I have to work off one list. If these are all eventually done, I’d update it with a current version)


**2 The Godfather 1972
**3 The Godfather: Part II 1974
4 Pulp Fiction 1994
**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
**13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
**14 Inception 2010
15 Goodfellas 1990
**18 The Matrix 1999
**19 Forrest Gump 1994
**21 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
**23 Se7en 1995
**24 The Silence Of The Lambs 1991
**25 Casablanca 1942
**26 The Usual Suspects 1995
**29 Psycho 1960
**30 It’s a Wonderful Life 1946
**31 LΓ©on 1994
**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
42 North by Northwest 1959
43 Spirited Away 2001
48 Vertigo 1958
49 The Pianist 2002
**50 The Departed 2006
**51 American Beauty 1999
**53 Taxi Driver 1976
**65 The Green Mile 1999
**67 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962
**70 Reservoir Dogs 1992
**72 The Third Man 1949
73 Requiem for a Dream 2000
**75 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 2004
**78 Chinatown 1974
79 The Lion King 1994
**83 Braveheart 1995
**84 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
**86 Singin’ in the Rain 1952
**88 Amadeus 1984
92 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
**95 All About Eve 1950
**96 The Apartment 1960
98 The Sting 1973
101 Die Hard 1988
**103 Batman Begins 2005
**106 Pan’s Labyrinth 2006
**108 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939
**112 Snatch 2000
**113 Inglourious Basterds 2009
116 The Elephant Man 1980
117 The Seventh Seal 1957
**119 Heat 1995
**121 The Maltese Falcon 1941
122 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012
**123 Rebecca 1940
125 Gran Torino 2008
**127 Fargo 1996
**129 The Avengers 2012
130 Scarface 1983
**131 The Big Lebowski 1998
134 The Deer Hunter 1978
**135 Cool Hand Luke 1967
136 Sin City 2005
**138 Strangers on a Train 1951
**142 Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels 1998
143 The Sixth Sense 1999
144 Platoon 1986
**151 Trainspotting 1996
152 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003
**157 Good Will Hunting 1997
158 Gone with the Wind 1939
**161 Into the Wild 2007
**162 Life Of Brian 1979
164 V For Vendetta 2005
**165 My Neighbor Totoro 1988
**166 How to Train Your Dragon 2010
167 Dial M for Murder 1954
169 Ben-Hur 1959
171 Network 1976
173 There Will Be Blood 2007
**176 Donnie Darko 2001
**177 Black Swan 2010
**178 Groundhog Day 1993
**180 Twelve Monkeys 1995
**182 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007
186 The Graduate 1967
195 Argo 2012
**198 A Beautiful Mind 2001
**200 The Manchurian Candidate 1962
**205 The Exorcist 1973
**210 District 9 2009
216 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003
228 Beauty And The Beast 1991
**229 Rosemary’s Baby 1968
231 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930
**233 The Wrestler 2008
**234 Rain Man 1988
**235 Shutter Island 2010
239 Mystic River 2003
242 Big Fish 2003
**247 Jurassic Park 1993
**250 Let The Right One In 2008

**** I can’t keep up with replies! Thanks for all the replies already – I’m going to put stars next to the ones chosen NOW before I lose track…. πŸ™‚


88 thoughts on “Guest Bloggers Wanted – IMDB Top 250 Challenge

  1. I’m totally in!! I’ll do Se7en and a The Professional and Fight Club and Twelve Monkeys and Let the Right One In!! πŸ™‚

    This sounds GREAT!!

    • Yay!!! I’ve marked them above as taken. I think. I can’t keep up! πŸ™‚ I loved 12 Monkeys at the time but can’t remember a THING now. I should watch that again someday.

  2. hello. I am new to blogging and this is one of the first blogs i found. I would like to write about forrest jump, it’s a wonderful life, good will hunting, groundhog day and bourne ultimatum. Would that be okay? Karen

  3. In! I just revisited the first two lord of the rings and am about to watch the third in the next couple weeks. Would you want a review of the entire series as a single in depth article? Or would you rather it be one film per article?

    • That would be great! I almost kept those for myself but I just don’t have the energy to review them… ; ) Whatever way you want to do it is fine as long as each one is discussed. : )

      • Cool. Since I already wrote an article on the first two individually I will start from scratch and look at the trilogy as a whole while also going film by film. Is rather do something original rather than recycle πŸ™‚

  4. For now, I’m going to claim To Kill a Mockingbird, Fargo, and How to Train Your Dragon–one I haven’t seen in ages, one I’ve never seen, and one favorite. πŸ™‚

  5. What a great idea! I’m actually going to review Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 and The Apartment as it’s part of my Blind Spot 2014 list, I presume that’s ok that the review is also posted on my blog? So far nobody’s taken those from the list yet πŸ˜€

  6. I’ll take Braveheart, Amadeus, and A Beautiful Mind. I’ve also reviewed a number of these already for my blog, would be up for re-watching and/or re-reviewing.

  7. I’m definitely interested and already known which 5 i’d choose, but if you are gonna post one a month, the reviews will only be available in 10-20 years πŸ™‚

    • Tell me them quick! They’re going fast. I’ve starred all the chosen ones. I’ll post more than one a month now – I thought I’d maybe get, like, 10 reviews out of this. ; ) Can’t believe the response! : )

      • ok,

        give me Manchurian Candidate, Reservoir Dogs, Saving Private Ryan and two I’ve never seen Rebecca and Strangers on a Train (both Hitchcock)

        or would you rather I choose 3 others that I also haven’t seen yet which might be more obscure?

        I’m game either way

        When do you want them by?

        Interesting to see which ones you omitted (that I know you’ve seen) that will one day be posted as CPD’s, but I’m baffled that some of your recent reviews are also omitted (Kwai and Escape) can they also be future CPD”s??? πŸ™‚

      • I took out all 24 I’ve reviewed so far as I figure, well, they already have a review on here. Would be cool to get everything remaining reviewed. : ) I’ve taken out way too many to be CPD Classics – I better get going on those! Lol. Of the 24, probably only the Chaplin stuff & Kwai would be CPD Classics someday. : ) Send the reviews anytime! As so many signed up, I’ll start posting reviews as I get them for the most part.

  8. If you still don’t have anyone to write about The Avengers, I would love to review that. Let me know if someone jumped in and emailed before you get this though and I will choose something else.

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