IMDb Top 250 Challenge: Remaining Films To Be Seen

I started this project, my IMDb Top 250 Challenge, on the 1st of January 2013 having already seen 151 of the 250 movies in the Top 250 IMDb list at that time. My goal was to watch the remaining 99.

In that time, I’ve managed to watch 65 of those. I posted a list of those 65 a couple of days ago HERE, all ranked & rated (Yeah, I love making lists). Now I’m going to focus on watching the remaining 34. Those I have left to watch are listed below, with their Top 250 rank as of 2013.

•I will also soon start a Best Picture Project & try to watch all the Best Picture Oscar Winners. I’ve put a dot next to those that are also Best Picture Winners•

The 34 IMDb Top 250 Movies I Have Left To Watch:

•66 Lawrence of Arabia
69 The Great Dictator
71 Das Boot
74 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
77 Once Upon a Time in America
107 Der Untergang (Downfall)
120 The General
126 Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries)
133 Ran
137 The Gold Rush
145 High Noon
146 Hotel Rwanda
150 Casino
•154 Annie Hall
159 The Grapes of Wrath
168 The Big Sleep
181 Amores Perros
185 Persona
•187 Gandhi
•192 8½ (best international feature winner)
•199 La strada (best international feature winner)
204 Stalag 17
209 Barry Lyndon
213 Stalker
219 Le scaphandre et le papillon (The Diving Bell And The Butterfly)
220 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
221 In the Name of the Father
224 A Streetcar Named Desire
226 Incendies
230 Harvey
232 La Haine
236 Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring)
240 Battleship Potemkin
244 Papillon (I’ve just watched this one…)

I know there are some great films here. Which of these should I really have seen by now? 🙂

***IMDB Top 250 New Additions As Of 01/01/2016:***

In 2016, I did take the new IMDb Top 250 list to see if there were any new additions I’d not seen. There were lots of new ones but only 14 I’d not seen. I’ve been working through those too (as well as any on the current list), but the 2013 list is my first priority.

Here are the 9 remaining films that I need to see from the 2016 list:

•124 Sunrise
136 Sholay
147 Judgement at Nuremberg
173 The Wages of Fear
•184 12 Years a Slave
216 Memories of Murder
217 The Battle of Algiers
226 Throne of Blood
246 Three Colours: Red

Finally, I did watch three of the Top 250 films already this year. Liked them all: Les Diaboliques, It Happened One Night & Bringing Up Baby. And I’ve just watched Papillon, which I’ll review in my next monthly roundup.

And thanks again to everyone who joined in & did guest reviews of some of the 151 Top 250 movies I’d already seen when I started this project. You can see the full 2013 IMDb Top 250 list plus links to all the reviews of those movies HERE.

13 thoughts on “IMDb Top 250 Challenge: Remaining Films To Be Seen

  1. Oh, there’s a tonne of great films you’ve still got left — my personal favourites include Lawrence of Arabia, The Great Dictator, Das Boot, Once Upon a Time in America, High Noon, The Big Sleep, and Barry Lyndon; and from the 2016 additions, Sholay, Judgment at Nuremberg, Memories of Murder, and Throne of Blood. Many of the others are very good too, although there were a few I really didn’t get on with (Persona, , Stalker), but I guess that’s inevitable.

    • Yeah, I’m really looking forward to some of those. It’s nuts I’ve not watched Lawrence Of Arabia yet. Am sure I’ll love the Chaplin & Kurosawa as I’ve loved their other stuff. Hmm – Persona, 8½ & Stalker were three of the ones I was most curious about! They do look like they could be a bit “love it or hate it”. Now I think I want to see them even more… 🙂

    • Yeah, I still have some great ones to see. Interesting – I don’t really know anything about Stalag 17! Glad to hear it’s recommended. I am sure I’ll like Harvey – I love Jimmy Stewart. 🙂

  2. I really like this challenge you’ve set yourself, T9M, because it’s taking you out of your comfort zone and opening your viewing to things you might not have considered before. I’m tempted to do it myself!

    Out of the original 34 left to watch I’ve heard of several but watched just one: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.

    My dad, on the other hand, will have seen quite a few of these, as they’re very much the type of films he likes to watch! High Noon, Battleship Potemkin, Das Boot…

    Good luck! You’re nearly there.

    • Thanks! I’ve really enjoyed this project. 🙂 It helped me fall in love with the Charlie Chaplin & especially the Studio Ghibli stuff. Yep, I’ll admit it’s made me watch some stuff I might not have otherwise such as war movies & westerns. I’ve really loved some of those! I’m glad I started in 2013 as well, as the list was full of more “classics” then. Overall, I’ve seen very few that I haven’t liked & many that I now love.

      It’s crazy I’ve not seen the very final Harry Potter movie when I saw ALL the others. Not sure what happened there. Lol 😆

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