Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Journey Through the History of Film

I consider myself a viable movie buff. I know a great deal about movies on the screen and behind the scenes. But I also know that I can't claim to be a true cultured movie maestro until I have truly enveloped myself in the history of film... meaning that I need to be familiar with the movies that are considered the greatest films in history. So after some study, I have compiled a list of 226 "great" films that I still need to watch/re-watch. After seeing a film, I will post my brief review/rating of it to the right, and later these reviews will become a full post - 50 or so at a time. Here's the list:
  1. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  2. 42nd Street (1933)
  3. 9 To 5 (1980)
  4. Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  5. Adam's Rib (1949)
  6. Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938)
  7. Affair To Remember, An (1957)
  8. African Queen, The (1951)
  9. All About Eve (1950)
  10. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
  11. All That Jazz (1979)
  12. Amadeus (1984) (Theatrical Cut)
  13. American Graffiti (1973)
  14. American In Paris, An (1951)
  15. American President, The (1995)
  16. Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)
  17. Anna Karenina (1935)
  18. Annie Hall (1977)
  19. Apartment, The (1960)
  20. Arthur (1981)
  21. Awful Truth, The (1937)
  22. Babe (1995)
  23. Ball Of Fire (1941)
  24. Bananas (1971)
  25. Band Wagon, The (1953)
  26. Barefoot In The Park (1967)
  27. Being There (1979)
  28. Ben-Hur (1959)
  29. Best Years Of Our Lives, The (1946)
  30. Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962)
  31. Birds, The (1963)
  32. Birth Of A Nation, The (1915)
  33. Black Stallion, The (1979)
  34. Born Yesterday (1950)
  35. Boys Town (1938)
  36. Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
  37. Breaking Away (1979)
  38. Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957)
  39. Bridges Of Madison County, The (1995)
  40. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  41. Cabaret (1972)
  42. Camille (1937)
  43. Cape Fear (1962)
  44. Casablanca (1942)
  45. Cat Ballou (1965)
  46. China Syndrome, The (1979)
  47. Citizen Kane (1941)
  48. City Lights (1931)
  49. City Slickers (1991)
  50. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
  51. Color Purple, The (1985)
  52. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  53. Dances With Wolves (1990)
  54. Dark Victory (1939)
  55. Day At The Races, A (1937)
  56. Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
  57. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  58. Defiant Ones, The (1958)
  59. Dial M For Murder (1954)
  60. Diary Of Anne Frank, The (1959)
  61. Dinner At Eight (1933)
  62. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  63. Dirty Dozen, The (1967)
  64. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  65. Duck Soup (1933)
  66. Father Of The Bride (1950)
  67. Fiddler On The Roof (1971)
  68. Frankenstein (1931)
  69. Freshman, The (1925)
  70. From Here To Eternity (1953)
  71. Funny Girl (1968)
  72. Gandhi (1982)
  73. Gaslight (1944)
  74. General, The (1927)
  75. Ghost And Mrs. Muir, The (1947)
  76. Giant (1956)
  77. Gold Rush, The (1925)
  78. Goldfinger (1964)
  79. Gone With The Wind (1939)
  80. Goodbye Girl, The (1977)
  81. Graduate, The (1967)
  82. Grapes Of Wrath, The (1940)
  83. Great Dictator, The (1940)
  84. Great Escape, The (1963)
  85. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
  86. Gunga Din (1939)
  87. Guns Of Navarone, The (1961)
  88. Harold And Maude (1972)
  89. Heartbreak Kid, The (1972)
  90. High Noon (1952)
  91. Hoosiers (1986)
  92. Horse Feathers (1932)
  93. Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The (1939)
  94. Hustler, The (1961)
  95. In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
  96. Intolerance (1916)
  97. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
  98. It Happened One Night (1934)
  99. It's A Gift (1934)
  100. It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
  101. Jazz Singer, The (1927)
  102. Jezebel (1939)
  103. Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)
  104. King And I, The (1956)
  105. Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
  106. Lady Eve, The (1941)
  107. Laura (1944)
  108. Lilies Of The Field (1963)
  109. Little Caesar (1931)
  110. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
  111. Love Story (1970)
  112. Magnificent Seven, The (1960)
  113. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
  114. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
  115. Marty (1955)
  116. Meet John Doe (1941)
  117. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
  118. Miracle Of Morgan's Creek, The (1944)
  119. Miracle Worker, The (1962)
  120. Modern Times (1936)
  121. Monkey Business (1931)
  122. Moonstruck (1987)
  123. Morocco (1930)
  124. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
  125. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
  126. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  127. Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
  128. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  129. National Velvet (1944)
  130. Navigator, The (1924)
  131. Night At The Opera, A (1935)
  132. Night Of The Hunter, The (1955)
  133. Night Of The Living Dead (1968) (Cut)
  134. Ninotchka (1939)
  135. Norma Rae (1979)
  136. North By Northwest (1959)
  137. Notorious (1946)
  138. Now, Voyager (1942)
  139. Nutty Professor, The (1963)
  140. On Golden Pond (1981)
  141. On The Town (1949)
  142. Out Of Africa (1985)
  143. Palm Beach Story, The (1942)
  144. Patton (1970)
  145. Phantom Of The Opera, The (1925)
  146. Philadelphia (1993)
  147. Philadelphia Story, The(1940)
  148. Picnic (1955)
  149. Picture Of Dorian Gray, The (1945)
  150. Pillow Talk (1959)
  151. Place In The Sun, A(1951)
  152. Planet Of The Apes (1968)
  153. Porgy And Bess (1959)
  154. Poseidon Adventure, The (1972)
  155. Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946)
  156. Pride Of The Yankees, The (1942)
  157. Producers, The (1968)
  158. Public Enemy, The (1931)
  159. Quiet Man, The (1952)
  160. Raisin In The Sun, A (1961)
  161. Raising Arizona (1987)
  162. Random Harvest (1942)
  163. Rebecca (1940)
  164. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
  165. Red River (1948)
  166. Right Stuff, The (1983)
  167. Road To Morocco (1942)
  168. Rocky (1976)
  169. Roman Holiday (1953)
  170. Roxanne (1987)
  171. Sabrina (1954)
  172. Safety Last (1923)
  173. Scarface: The Shame Of A Nation (1932)
  174. Seabiscuit (2003)
  175. Searchers, The (1956)
  176. Sergeant York (1941)
  177. Seven Year Itch, The (1955)
  178. Shane (1953)
  179. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  180. Sheik, The (1921)
  181. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
  182. Shot In The Dark, A (1964)
  183. Show Boat (1936)
  184. Silver Streak (1976)
  185. Sleeper (1973)
  186. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
  187. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  188. Sons Of The Desert (1933)
  189. Sound Of Music, The (1965)
  190. Sounder (1972)
  191. Spartacus (1960)
  192. Spirit Of St. Louis, The (1957)
  193. Splendor In The Grass (1961)
  194. Stagecoach (1939)
  195. Star Is Born, A (1954)
  196. Strangers On A Train (1951)
  197. Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
  198. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  199. Sunrise (1927)
  200. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  201. Swing Time (1936)
  202. Take The Money And Run (1969)
  203. Ten Commandments, The (1956)
  204. Thief Of Bagdad, The (1924)
  205. Thin Man, The (1934)
  206. Thing From Another World, The (1951)
  207. Third Man, The (1949)
  208. To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  209. To Catch A Thief (1955)
  210. To Have And Have Not (1944)
  211. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  212. Topper (1937)
  213. Touch Of Evil (1958)
  214. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
  215. Two For The Road (1967)
  216. Victor/Victoria (1982)
  217. Way Down East (1920)
  218. Way We Were, The (1973)
  219. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
  220. What's Up, Doc? (1972)
  221. White Heat (1949)
  222. Witness For The Prosecution (1958)
  223. Woman Of The Year (1942)
  224. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  225. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  226. Young Frankenstein (1974)

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