Saturday, June 28, 2008

100 New Classic Movies

Saw this on Robin Lee Hatcher's blog:

Entertainment Weekly has posted a list of the 100 New Classic Movies.

Here are the first ten:

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)

I've bolded the ones I have seen in the top 10.

Go here for the rest of the list.

I've seen 39 of these movies. Another 3 or 4 are on my "to view someday" list. Most of the rest I wouldn't bother with.

Glad to see Lord of the Rings and The Matrix are in the top 15. And really The Lord of the Rings IS THREE movies, you know, Entertainment Weekly! So maybe we could get rid of South Park and The Evil Dead 2?

Here are the ones I have seen:
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03) - Really three movies
3. Titanic (1997) - Adore this movie! Lifelong fascination with The Titanic
5. Toy Story (1995) - Wonderful!
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Didn't really like it
10. Moulin Rouge (2001) - I love this movie!
12. The Matrix (1999) - ADORE!
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990) - Odd, very odd.
17. Jerry Maguire (1996) - Didn't like it.
19. Casino Royale (2006) - Love this new Bond movie.
20. The Lion King (1994) - Another wonderful animated film!
25. Shrek (2001) - It was ok. The second one was not even close.
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989) - Interesting.
33. The Breakfast Club (1985) - One of my favorites!
34. Fargo (1996) - Very weird movie, but intriguing.
35. The Incredibles (2004) - Almost a perfect movie!
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004) - Why the second one? Not the first one? Odd choice.
37. Pretty Woman (1990) - Why do people like this movie so much?
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Another very odd movie. Didn't like it.
39. The Sixth Sense (1999) - Enjoyed it, but it's receded to the back of the memory bank.
40. Speed (1994) - Keanu. Keanu. Keanu.
42. Clueless (1995) - Way more of a party movie than I remembered from my first viewing!
45. Rain Man (1988) - That's been 20 years!?
47. Men in Black (1997) - Not a favorite, but still worthwhile.
53. The Truman Show (1998) - I liked it.
54. Fatal Attraction (1987) - Didn't like it.
55. Risky Business (1983) - Didn't like it. Another prostitute-with-heart-of-gold movie. What's up with that?
58. Ghostbusters (1984) - Who ya' gonna call? I still love this movie!
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) - Not a favorite.
63. Big (1988) - Forgettable, except for the big keyboard. lol
65. Dirty Dancing (1987) - I should watch this again.
68. Witness (1985) - Different sort of mystery movie.
70. Broadcast News (1987) - Forgettable.
72. Thelma & Louise (1991) - Not worth watching.
75. Out of Africa (1985) - Did I actually see this? I am wondering now if I did.
82. Lost in Translation (2003) - Hated it.
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004) - Hated it!
91. Back to the Future (1985) - American classic.
97. Glory (1989) - Loved it, but sad!
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) - Hated it!

Here are the ones I want to see. Can you believe I have not seen the first two? Where was I?
Schindler's List (1993)
Gladiator (2000)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

How about you? How many have you seen?

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