Saturday, November 08, 2008

the new classics

A long time ago I must have stumbled on this meme somewhere and made a draft of it to pull out on a busy day like today. From what I can recall, this is a list from some publication or organization of "new classic" films, and I am supposed to mark the ones I'd seen with italics and the ones I particularly enjoyed in bold. And yes, I've never seen The Matrix. I've also never seen a James Bond movie, a western or a whole bunch of stuff that people just can't believe I've missed.

Before you get all incredulous on me I ask you: How many of you have seen Seeta Aur Geeta?

Here's the list:

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988)
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

11 comments:

naechstehaltestelle said...

So many of these movies I remember seeing and enjoying at the time, and then detesting later. Titanic, for instance...

Anonymous said...

Never seen a James Bond movie but you saw "Silence of the Lambs"?

Here's a movie with no plot, no characters and no dialogue but it is my favorite: Koyaanisqatsi

I play the soundtrack on my mp3 on the train home.

Teej said...

I highly recommend Rushmore, and I highly, HIGHLY recommend The Lives of Others.

SupaCoo said...

I thought I was alone in the "movies they can't believe I haven't seen" society! I'm glad there's one other member.

Anonymous said...

You haven't seen The Matrix, but you force friends to watch horrible films with nekkid nuns? You just wait till you're a guest in their homes. They'll make you watch movies starring Beverley Mitchell.

Madelyn said...

I think all of Steve Carell's movies should be on this list.

Sphincter said...

I wish I had never seen any James Bond movies. Don't let others make you feel bad about this one!

Becky said...

i counted a total of fifteen that I haven't seen. i am so ashamed. don't look at me, i'm heeedeous!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I haven't seen quite a few on that list.

The Piano is beautiful, beautiful, oh I can watch that again!

The Pianist was great too.

As for Mother India, did you see that? I BAWLED my eyes out.

Psychic Pimp said...

Me! Me! I've seen Seeta & Geeta. AND I liked it. Granted, I wated with you Cadiz but it still counts.

Willowtree said...

I have never seen Titanic, I know how it ends, actually after I got to 50 I stopped counting how many of the movies I had not seen hehe. I agree with Teej The lives of others is very good. I havent seen Seeta and Geeta, but Ive seen Kal Ho Na Ho - does it count?