102 Movies meme

So these are the movies you’re supposed to have seen in order to have an intelligent conversation about movies. And the cool cats are reproducing the list and asterisking the ones they’ve seen.

Oh, why the heck not?

* 2001: A Space Odyssey
The 400 Blows
8 1/2
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
* Alien
* All About Eve
* Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
* Bambi
The Battleship Potemkin
* The Best Years of Our Lives
The Big Red One
The Bicycle Thief
* The Big Sleep
* Blade Runner
* Blue Velvet
* Bonnie and Clyde
* Bringing Up Baby
* Carrie
* Casablanca
Un Chien Andalou
Children of Paradise / Les Enfants du Paradis
Citizen Kane
* A Clockwork Orange
* The Crying Game
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Days of Heaven
* Dirty Harry
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
* Do the Right Thing
La Dolce Vita
Double Indemnity
* Dr. Strangelove
* Duck Soup
* E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial
* Easy Rider
* The Empire Strikes Back
* The Exorcist
* Fargo
Fight Club
* Frankenstein
* The General
* The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II
* Gone With the Wind
* GoodFellas
* The Graduate
* Halloween
* A Hard Day’s Night
* Intolerance
It’s a Gift
* It’s a Wonderful Life
* Jaws
The Lady Eve
* Lawrence of Arabia
* Mad Max 2 / The Road Warrior
* The Maltese Falcon
* The Manchurian Candidate
* Metropolis
* Modern Times
* Monty Python and the Holy Grail
* Nashville
The Night of the Hunter
Night of the Living Dead
* North by Northwest
On the Waterfront
Once Upon a Time in the West
Out of the Past
Pink Flamingos
* Psycho
* Pulp Fiction
* Rear Window
* Rebel Without a Cause
* Red River
The Rules of the Game
Scarface (not the Al Pacino version, y’know)
The Scarlet Empress
* Schindler’s List
* The Searchers
* The Seven Samurai
* Singin’ in the Rain
Some Like It Hot
A Star Is Born
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sunset Boulevard
* Taxi Driver
The Third Man
Tokyo Story
Touch of Evil
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Trouble in Paradise
* Vertigo
* West Side Story
* The Wild Bunch
* The Wizard of Oz

I think that’s 58. So I get an “F” in film studies.

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3 Responses to 102 Movies meme

  1. Michele says:

    I’d get an even worse grade.

    Were the guys who wrote this list
    all 50-something white guys?

    Just checking.

  2. dave says:

    Okay, maybe I’m not qualified to talk about film, but A Hard Day’s Night? This is what the hoity-toity film scholars are discussing? Maybe that one was thrown in there just to make sure we were paying attention. Yeah, that’s the ticket!

  3. Pat says:

    A fairly different 58 for me. But do we have to actually remember much of anything about/from the film? A lot of them I just don’t remember well, and so they’d likely have little or no effect on the quality of my cinematic discussion–beyond being able to crow that “Yeah, I saw that one. Despite what everyone says, not really one
    of his/her best.” But then maybe this is the only conversational function that most
    of these films should serve.
    In these grade-inflated days, we don’t get F’s, we get C-‘s.
    Dave, you gotta catch Some Like It Hot on TCM or PBS or NetFlix or…
    And I’ll refrain from commenting on Kane.
    Hard Day’s Night may be a bit of a stretch, but why does this list include The Crying Game?

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