Saturday, September 3, 2011

can you recommend any good films?

Late this past summer vacation, I decided to start writing down the movies I was watching. I'm getting into film-making, so I figured it might be good to keep a record for my, er, records.

Then I decided to write down what I could remember of the movies I'd already seen, and that's when it got a bit crazy. I quickly realized that if I randomly wrote down the names of movies as they occurred to me, it wouldn't be to long before I would have to re-read the entire list to make sure I wasn't repeating myself.

So I decided to get systematic. I went on Wikipedia and searched "Major Film Studios," then clicked on each in turn and scrolled through the list presented of movies they had put out. It took a very. long. time, but eventually I did it. I missed a few, I'm sure. There were films whose names I'd forgotten, there were indie and foreign films that weren't on that list, and there was the simple fact that copying names from a list of thousands numbs the brain to the point where it won't work anymore. Nonetheless, I did it.

I figured that for my list to be useful, I really ought to alphabetize it so I could later slot in forgotten films without having to read the entire thing to make sure I wasn't repeating myself; but the thought of all that typing made my brain hurt. Then my sister came to town. I thought - "she types fast... and what better way for her to spend her vacation than doing a mind-numbing task for her darling older brother?" It was a match made in film-history heaven.

What follows is that list, copied from an excel spreadsheet. What I'd like from you is this: Read the whole dang thing, and tell me what essential films I've missed. Why? Because you're my friend, right? My sister typed the dang thing. It's the least you can do.

  300 2007 (500) Days of Summer 2009 10 Things I Hate About You 1999 101 Dalmatians 1961 12 Angry Men 1997 12 Monkeys 1995 127 hours 2010 16 Blocks 2006 200 Cigarettes 1999 21 grams 2003 3:10 to Yuma 2007 8 Seconds 1994 A Beautiful Mind 2001 A Bug's Life 1998 A Few Good Men 1992 A Goofy Movie 1995 A History of Violence 2005 A Knight's Tale 2001 A Midsummers Night's Dream 1999 A Mighty Wind 2003 A Perfect Murder 1998 A River Runs Through It 1992 A Time to Kill 1996 A walk in the clouds 1995 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 About a Boy 2002 Ace Ventura: pet Detective 1994 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 Adaptation 2002 Aeon Flux 2005 Against the Ropes 2004 Air Force One 1997 Airheads 1994 Airplane! 1980 Aladdin 1992 Alex and Emma 2003 Alfie 2004 Ali  2001 Alice in Wonderland 1951 Alien vs. Predator 2004 All the Right Moves 1983 Almost Famous 2000 Almost Heroes 1998 Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 Always 1989 Amelie 2004 American Gangster 2007 American History X 1999 American Outlaws 2001 An American Tail 1986 an American Tail; Fivel Goes West 1991 Anaconda 1997 analyze That 2002 Analyze This 1999 Anastasia 1997 Angela's Ashes 1999 Angels and Demons 2009 Angels in the Outfield 1994 Anger Management 2003 Angus 1995 Animal Kingdom 2010 Annie 1982 Anti Trust 2001 Antoine Fisher 2002 Apollo 13 1995 Armageddon 1998 Arsenic & Old Lace 1944 As Good as it Gets 1997 As it is in Heaven 2004 Assault on Precinct 12 2005 At War with the Army 1950 Avatar 2009 Awakenings 1990 babe 1995 baby Geniuses 1998 Babylon AD 2008 Back to the Future 1985 Back to the Future II 1989 Back to the Future III 1990 Backdraft 1991 Bait 2000 Bambi 1942 Band of Brothers 2001 Bandits 2001 Batman 1989 Batman and Robin 1997 batman Begins 2005 Batman Forever 1995 Batman Returns 1992 Batteries not included 1987 Be Cool 2005 Be Kind, Rewind 2008 Beauty & the Beast 1991 Beethoven 1992 Beethoven's 2nd 1993 Behind Enemy lines 2001 Being John Malkovitch 1999 Ben Hur 1959 Benji 1974 Benji the Hunted 1987 Benny and Joon 1993 Beowulf  2007 Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 Beyond the Sea 2004 Big 1988 Big Daddy 1999 Big Fish 2003 Big Red 1962 Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 Billy Madison 1995 bioDome 1996 Bird on a Wire 1990 Black Beauty 1971 Black Hawk Down 2001 Black Knight 2001 Black Sheep 1996 Blade Runner 1982 Blades of Glory 2007 Blast from the Past 1999 Bloodsport 1988 Bloodsport II 1996 Blow 2001 Blue Hawaii 1961 Body of Lies 2008 Boiler Room 2000 Bottle Rocket 1996 Boy's Town 1938 Brat Patrol 1986 Braveheart 1995 Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 Breaking Away 1979 Breaking Away 1979 Brokeback Mountain 2005 Broken Arrow 1996 Brokendown Palace 1999 Bruce Almighty 2002 Bullworth 1998 Burn After Reading 2008 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Caddyshack 1980 Can't Buy Me Love 1987 Can't Hardly Wait 1998 Capote 2005 Captain's Courageous 1937 Captains Corelli's Mandolin 2001 Carlito's Way 1993 Casino Royale 2006 Castaway 2000 Catch a Fire 2006 Catch and Release 2007 Catch Me if you Can 2002 Cats and Dogs 2001 Catwoman 2004 Cedar Rapids 2010 Chain Reaction 1996 Changing Lanes 2002 Chariots of Fire 1981 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 Charlie Bartlett 2007 Charlie's Angels 2000 Charlotte's Web 1973 Chicken Run 2000 Children of Men 2006 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 Chronicles of Narnia, L, W, W 2005 Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 Cinderella 1950 Cinderella Man 2005 City of Angels 1998 City of Ember 2008 City of Joy 1992 Clear and Present Danger 1995 Click 2006 Cliffhanger 1993 Closer 2004 Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2009 Clueless 1995 Collateral 2004 Con Air 1997 Congo 1995 Conspiracy Theory 1997 Contact 1997 Cool Hand Luke 1967 Cool Runnings 1993 Cool Runnings Corpse Bride 2005 Corrina, Corrina 1994 Courage Under Fire 1996 Coyote Ugly 2000 Crash 2004 Crazy Heart 2009 Crazy People 1990 Crocodile Dundee 1986 Crocodile Dundee II 1988 Crocodile Dundee in L.A. 2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 D2 1994 Daisy Miller 1974 Dan in Real Life 2007 Dave 1993 Davy Crocket 1955 Days of Thunder 1990 Dead Poets Society 1989 Deep Impact 1998 Definitely, Maybe 2008 Deja Vu 2006 DeLovely 2004 Demolition Man 1993 Dennis the Menace 1993 Desperado 1995 Despicable Me 2010 Die another Day 2002 Die Hard 1988 Die Hard II 1990 Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995 Dirty Work 1998 District 9 2010 Doc Hollywood 1991 Dogma 1999 Domri Brasco 1997 Double Impact 1991 Double Jeopardy 1999 Dr. Dolittle 1998 Dr. Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! 2008 Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 Dragon Heart 1996 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 1993 Dragonfly 2002 Dream Girls 2006 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Drumline 2002 Dude, Where's my Car? 2000 Dudley Do Right 1999 Duma 2005 Dumb and Dumber 1994 Dumb and Dumberer 2003 Dumbo 1941 Dune 1984 Dunston Checks in  1996 Eagle Eye 2008 Ed TV 1999 Ed Wood 1994 Edward Scisserhands El Aura 2005 El Mariachi 1993 Elf 2003 Empire of the Sun 1987 Empire Records 1995 Enchanted 2007 Encino Man 1992 Enemy at the Gates 2001 Enemy of the State 1998 Entrapment 1999 Envy 2004 Eraser 1996 Erin Brockovitch 2000 Ernest Goes to Camp 1987 Ernest Goest to Jail 1990 Ernest Saves Christmas 1998 Ernest scared Stupid 1991 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Evan Almighty 2007 Evan Almighty 2007 Ever After 1998 Evolution 2001 Face/off 1997 Fahrenheit 451 1966 Failure to Launch 2006 Fantasia 1940 Fantastic Four 2005 Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 Far and Away 1992 Fast Five 2011 Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 Father of the Bride 1991 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 Fern Gully 1992 Ferris Bueller's Day off 1986 Fight Club 1999 Finding Forrester 2000 Finding Nemo 2003 Firefox 1982 First Knight 1995 Flags of our Fathers 2006 Flight of the Navigator 1986 Flubber 1998 Flushed Away 2006 Fly Away Home 1996 Forever Young 1992 Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 Forrest Gump  1994 Four Brothers 2005 Fracture 2007 Freaky Friday 1976 Free Willy 1993 French Kiss 1995 Frequency 2000 Friday 1995 Frost/Nixon 2008 Fun with Dick and Jane 2005 Funny Girl 1968 Funny People 2009 Garden State 2004 Garfield: The Movie 2004 Gattaca 1997 George of the Jungle 1997 Get Shorty 1995 Get Smart 2008 Ghostbusters 1984 Ghostbusters, Part II 1989 Gidget 1959 Gladiator 2000 Glory 1989 Glory Road 2006 Godzilla 1998 Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Gran Torino 2009 Grease 1978 Great Expectations 1998 Green Card 1990 Green Zone 2010 Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 Groundhog Day 1993 Guarding Tess 1994 Hackers 1995 Hamlet 1991 Hamlet 2000 Hancock 2008 Hanna 2011 Hannibal 2001 Hans Christian Anderson 1952 Happy Feet 2006 Happy Gilmore 1996 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows P.I. 2010 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2001 Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix 2007 Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Hart's War 2002 Harvey 1950 He's Just Not that Into You 2009 Heat 1995 Heist 2001 Hellboy  2004 Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 Herbie Goes Bananas 1980 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo 1977 Herbie Rides Again 1974 Hidalgo 2004 High Fidelity 2000 Highlander 1986 Hitch 2005 Hitman 2007 Hollow Man 2000 Home Alone 1990 Home Alone 2 1992 Homeward Bound 1993 hook 1991 Hope Floats 1998 Hot Shots! 1991 House of Flying Daggers 2004 House of Sand and Fog 2003 Houseguest 1995 How to lose a guy in 10 days 2002 How to Train Your Dragon 2010 I am Legend 2007 I Am Sam 2001 I Heart Hucklabees 2004 I Love Trouble 1994 I Spy 2003 I, Robot 2004 I.Q. 1994 Ice Age 2002 Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Idiocracy 2006 In America 2003 IN Bruges 2008 In God's Hands 1998 IN the Line of Fire 1993 Inception 2010 independence Day 1996 Indiana Jones and Crystal Skull 2008 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Inglorious Bastards 2009 Innerspace 1987 Inside Man 2006 Invictus 2009 Invincible 2006 Ip Man   2008 Ip Man 2 2010 Iron Eagle 1986 Iron Eagle II 1988 Iron Man 2008 Iron Man II 2010 Iron Will 1994 Ironclad 2001 It Might Get Loud 2008 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 It's Kindof a Funny Story 2010 Jack 1996 James and the Giant Peach 1996 Jarhead 2005 Jerry Maguire 1996 JFK 1991 Joe Dirt 2001 Joe vs. the Volcano 1990 John Q 2001 Johnny English 2002 Johnny Mueumonic 1995 Judge Dredd 1995 Jumanji 1995 Jumper 2008 Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Juno 2007 Jurassic Park 1993 Jurassic Park III 2001 Just Like hEaven 2005 K-19: The Widow Maker 2002 K-Pax 2001 Karate Kid 1984 Keeping the Faith 2000 Keith 2008 Kick-Ass 2010 King Authur 2004 King King 2005 King Ralph 1991 Kingdom of Heaven 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005 Kiss the Girls 1997 Knight and Day 2010 Knocked UP 2007 Kokowaah Kung Pow 2002 Kung-Fu Panda 2008 L'Illusionniste 2010 Labyrinth 1986 Lady & the Tramp 1955 Lady & the Tramp 1955 Ladyhawke 1984 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 Lars and the Real Girl 2007 Lassie Come Home 1943 Last Action Hero 1993 Layer Cake 2005 Legends of the Fall 1994 Lemony Snicket... 2004 Les Miserables 1995 Lethal Weapon 1987 Lethal weapon 2 1989 Lethal Weapon 3 1992 Lethal Weapon 4 1998 Liar, Liar 1997 Lilo & Stitch 2002 Limitless 2011 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Live Free or Die Hard 2007 Lord of the rings, Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Lord of War 2005 Lords of Dogtown 2005 Lost in Translation 2003 Love Actually 2002 Love Happens 2009 Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 Lucky Number Sleven 2006 Luther 2003 Machete Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 Magnolia 1999 Maid in Manhattan 2002 Maid of Honor 2008 Major Payne 1995 Man on Fire 2004 Mary Poppins 1964 Master & Commander 2002 Master and Commander 2003 Matchstick Men 2003 Maverick 1994 Max Payne 2008 McHale's Navy 1964 Me, Myself, and Irene 2000 Meet Joe Black 1998 Meet the Fockers 2004 Meet the Parents 2000 Meet the Robinsons 2007 Megamind 2010 Memphis Belle 1990 Men IN Black 1997 Men In Black II 2002 Men of Honor 2000 Michael Clayton 2007 Michael Collins 1996 Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 Mighty Joe Young 1998 Milk 2008 Minority Report 2002 Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Miss Congeniality 2000 Miss Potter 2007 Mission Impossible III 2006 Mission: Impossible 1996 Mission: Impossible II 2000 Monsters, Inc 2001 Moon 2009 Mortal Combat 1995 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Mr Brooks 2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith 2005 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College 1949 Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell 1951 Mr. Deeds 2002 Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 Much Ado About Nothing 1993 Mulan 1998 Munich 2005 Muppet Treasure Island 1996 Muppets from Space 1999 Murder at 1600 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 My Cousin Vinny 1992 My Fair Lady 1964 My Side of the Mountain 1969 Mystery Men 1999 Mystic River 2003 Nacho Libre 2006 Nanny Mcphee 2006 Nanny Mcphee Returns 2010 Napoleon Dynamite 2004 National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 Nell 1994 Never been Kissed 1999 Never Cry Wolf 1983 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 Nick of Time 1995 Night at the Museum 2006 Night at the Museum 2006 North By Northwest 1959 Not Without My Daughter 1991 Notting Hill 1999 Nueve Reinas 2002 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Ocean's Eleven 2001 Ocean's Thirteen 2007 Ocean's Twelve 2004 Of Mice and Men 1992 Off the Map 2003 Office Space 1999 Old School 2003 Old Yeller 1957 Oliver & Company 1988 Once 2007 Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 Open Season 2006 Operation Dumbo Drop 1955 Opportunity Knocks 1990 Orange County 2002 Oscar 1991 Outbreak 1995 Over the Hedge 2006 Passenger 57 1992 Patch Adams 1998 Patriot Games 1992 Paul 2011 Pay it Forward 2000 Payback 1999 Paycheck 2003 Pearl Harbor 2001 Penelope 2006 Pete's Dragon 1977 Peter Pan 1953 Peter Pan 2002 Phenomenon 1996 Philadelphia 1993 Phone Booth 2003 Pineapple Express 2008 Pinnocchio 1950 Pirates of the Caribbean 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean II 2006 Pitch Black 2000 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 1987 Planet 51 2010 Planet of the Apes 1968 Planet of the Apes 2001 Pleasantville 1998 Point Break 1991 Pollyanna 1960 Powder 1995 Predator 1987 Predator II 1990 Predators 2010 Presumed Innocent 1990 Priceless 2006 Prime  2005 Proof of Life 2000 Pure Luck  1991 Quantum of Solace 2008 Quigley Down Under 1990 Quiz Show 1994 Race to Witch Mountain 2009 Rachel Getting Married 2008 Radio 2003 Raiders of the lost Ark 1981 Raising Arizona 1987 Rango 2011 Ransom 1996 Rat Race 2001 ratatouille 2007 Ray  2004 Reality Bites 1994 Rear Window 1954 Regarding Henry 1991 Reign of Fire 2002 Reign over me 2007 Remember the Titans 2000 Renaissance Man 1994 Repo Men 2010 Rescue Dawn 2007 Revolutionary Road 2008 Rio 2011 Road to Perdition 2002 Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 Robinhood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Robots 2005 Romancing the Stone 1984 Romeo and Juliet 1996 Ronin 1998 Roxanne 1987 Rudo y Cursi 2009 Rudy 1993 Run, Lola, Run 1999 Runaway Bride 1999 Runaway Jury 2003 Rush Hour 1998 Rush Hour 2 2001 Rush Hour 3 2007 Rushmore 1999 S.W.A.T. 2003 Sabrina 1995 Sahara 2005 Salt 2010 Sarah, Plain & Tall 1991 Save the Last Dance 2001 Saving private Ryan 1998 School For Scoundrels School Ties 1992 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 Scrooged 1988 Seabusicuit 2002 Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 Second hand Lions 2003 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Seven Pounds 2008 Seven Years in Tibet 1997 Shanghai Nights 2003 Shanghai Noon 2000 Shark Tale 2004 Shawshank Redemption 1994 She's the Man 2006 Sherlock Holmes 2009 Shooter 2007 Short Circuit 1986 Short Circuit 2 1988 Shrek 2001 Signs 2002 Simon Birch 1999 Sister Act 1992 Sister Act 2 1993 Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 Sleeping Beauty 1959 Sleepless in Seattle 1993 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 Small Soldiers 1998 Small Time Crooks 2000 Sneakers 1992 Snow White & 7 Dwarves 1938 So I married an Axe Murderer 1993 Something's Gotta Give 2003 Something's Gotta Give 2003 Somewhere 2008 Son in Law 1993 Space Jam 1996 Spaceballs 1987 Spanglish 2004 Spartacus 1960 Speed 1994 Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 Sphere 1998 Spider Man 2002 Spiderman 2 2004 Spiderman 3 2007 Spies Like Us 1985 Spy Game 2001 Spy Hard 1996 Star Trek   2009 Star Trek Generations 1994 Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 Star Wars 1977 Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones 2002 Stardust 2007 Stargate 1994 Starsky and Hutch 2004 Start Trek IV 1986 Starwars III Revenge of the Sixth 2005 Starwars: Phantom Menace 1999 State and Main 2000 State of Play 2009 Stepmom 1998 Stepmom 1998 Stick It 2006 Strange Brew 1983 Super 8 2011 Superman 1978 Superman II 1981 Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 Superman Returns 2006 Surf's Up 2007 Surrogates 2009 Sweet Home Alabama 2002 Swing Kids 1993 Swiss Family Robinson 1960 Swordfish 2001 Syriana 2005 Taken 2009 Taladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Talk to Me 2007 Tangled 2010 Tango and Cash 1989 Tarzan 1999 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II 1991 Terminator  1984 Terminator 2: Judgement Day 1991 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 Terminator Salvation 2009 Thank you for Smoking 2006 That thing you do 1996 the 13th Warrior 1999 The 40 year old Virgin 2005 The Absent Minded Professor 1961 The Addams Family 1991 The Adjustment Bureau 2011 The Adventures of Robin-Hood 1938 The Adventures of RobinHood 1938 The Air up There 1994 The American 2010 The Apple Dumpling Gang  1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 The Aristocrats 1970 The Associate 1996 The Aunt Bully 2006 The Avengers 1998 The Aviator 2004 The Beach  2000 The Beaver 2011 The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 The Big Hit 1998 the Big Kahuna 1999 The Big Lebowski 1988 The Black Balloon 2008 The Black Stallion 1979 The Blood Diamond 2006 The Blues Brothers 1980 The Bodyguard 1992 The Book of Eli 2010 The Bourne Identity 2002 The Bourne Supremacy 2004 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 The Breakfast Club 1985 The Bridge on the River Kuwai 1957 The Brother's Grimm 2005 The Bucket List 2007 The Burbs 1989 The Cat in the Hat 2002 The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 The Client 1994 The Constant Gardener 2005 The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 The Court Jester 1955 The curious Case of benjamin Button 2008 The Cutting Edge 1992 The Darjeeling Limited 2007 The Dark Knight 2008 The Davinci Code 2006 The day after Tomorrow 2004 The Day of the Jackal 1973 The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 The Departed 2006 The Devil Wears Prada 2006 The Devil's Own 1997 The Edge 1997 The Emperor's Club 2002 The Emperor's New Groove 2000 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 The Family Man 2000 The Fast & the Furious 2001 The Fifth Element 1997 The Fighter 2010 The Firm 1993 The Fisher King 1991 The Flight of the Phoenix 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix 2004 The Fly 1986 The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 The Foreigner 2002 The Fountain 2006 The Fox and the Hound 1981 The Fugitive 1993 the Full Monty 1997 The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 The Godfather 1972 The Godfather, Part II 1974 The Gods Must be Crazy 1984 The Gods Must be Crazy II 1990 The Good Shepherd 2006 The Goonies 1985 The Grapes of Wrath 1940 The Green Mile 1999 The Guns of Navarone 1961 The Hangover 2009 The Hitchhiker's Guide to eh Galaxy 2005 The Horse Whisperer 1998 The Hunt for the Red October 1990 The Hurricane 1999 The Incredible Hulk 2008 The Incredibles 2004 The Indian in the Cupboard 1995 The Indian in the Cupboard 1995 The Informant! 2009 The Insider 1999 The Inspector General 1959 The international 2009 The Interpreter 2005 The Island 2005 The Italian Job 2003 The Jackal 1997 The Jacket 2005 the Jerk 1979 The Jungle Book 1967 The Karate Kid, Part II 1986 The Kid 2000 The King and I 1956 The Kingdom 2007 The Kite Runner 2007 The Land Before Time 1988 The Land Before Time II 1994 The last King of Scotland 2006 The Last Mimzy 2007 The Last of the Mohicans 1992 The Last Samurai 2003 The Last Star-fighter 1984 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 The Leftovers 1986 The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 The Legend of Zorro 2005 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 The Lion King 1994 The Little Mermaid 1989 The Little Rascals 1994 The Lives of Others 2007 The Longest Yard 2005 The Lookout 2007 The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers 2003 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 The Love Bug 1968 The Majestic 2001 The Man 2005 The Man From Snowy River 1982 The Man in the Iron Mask 1998 The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 The man without a Face 1993 The Manchurian candidate 2004 The Manhattan Project 1986 The Mask   1994 The Mask of Zorro 1998 The Matrix 1999 The Matrix Reloaded 2003 The Matrix Revolutions 2003 The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 The Merchant of Venice 2004 The meteor Man 1993 The Mighty Ducks 1992 The Missing 2003 The Motorcycle Diaries 2004 The Mummy 1999 The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 The Muppet Movie 1979 The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 The Musketeer 2001 The Name of the Rose 1986 The Negotiator 1998 The Net 1995 The Never ending Story 1984 The Nutty Professor 1963 The Nutty Professor 1996 The Old Man & the Sea 1958 The One 2001 The other Guys 2010 The Outsiders 1983 The Parent Trap 1961 The Patriot 2000 The Pelican Brief 1993 The Perfect Storm 2000 The Phantom 1996 The Phantom of the Opera 2005 The Pianist 2002 The Power of One 1992 The Prestige 2006 The Prince and Me 2004 The Princess and the Frog 2009 The Princess bride 1987 The Princess Diaries 2001 The Proposal 2009 The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 The Quick and the Dead 1995 The Rainmaker 1997 The Recruit 2003 The Red Badge of Courage 1951 The Reluctant Astronaut 1967 The Rescuers Down Under 1990 The Return of the Jedi 1983 The Right Stuff 1983 The River Wild 1994 The Rock 1996 The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 The Rundown 2003 The Russians are Coming X2 1966 The Saint 1997 The Sandlot 1992 The Santa Claus 1994 The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934 The School of Rock 2003 The Scorpion King 2002 The Secret Life of Bees 2008 The Sentinel 2006 The Shaggy DA 1971 The Shakiest Gun in the West 1968 The Siege  1998 The Sign of Zorro 1958 The Simpsons Movie 2007 The Sixth Sense 1999 The Social Network 2010 The Soloist 2009 The Sound of Music 1965 The Stepford Wives 2004 The Story of Robin Hood & his Merrie Men 1952 The Story of Us 1999 The String 1973 The Sum of All Fears 2002 The Sword in the Stone 1963 The taking of Pelham 123 2009 The Terminal 2004 The Thin Red Line 1998 The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 The Three Musketeers 1973 The Three Musketeers 1993 The Town 2010 The Transporter 2002 The Truman Show 1998 The Tuxedo 2002 The United States of Leland 2003 The Untouchables 1987 The Village 2004 The War 1994 The Wedding Singer 1998 The Whole Ten Yards 2004 The Wizard of Oz 1939 The World is Not Enough 1999 The X-FIles 1998 The X-files: I want to Believe 2008 Thor 2011 Three Kings 1999 Tigerland 2000 Time Line  2003 Time-Cop 1994 Tin Cup 1996 Titan AE 2000 Titanic 1997 To Catch a Thief 1955 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 To Sir, With Love 1967 Tombstone 1993 Tommy Boy 1995 Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Top Gun 1986 Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 Total Recall 1990 Toy Story 1995 Toy Story 2 1999 Toy Story 3 2010 Toys 1992 trading Places 1983 Training Day 2001 Transformers 2007 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 Tristan and Isolde 2006 Tron Legacy 2010 Tropic Thunder 2008 Troy 2004 True Grit 2010 True Lies 1994 Tuck Everlasting 2002 Turner and Hooch 1989 Twisted 2004 Twister 1996 Two Week's Notice 2002 U-571 2000 U.S. Marshals  1998 Unbreakable 2000 Uncle Buck 1989 Under Siege 1992 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 Undercover Blues 1993 Unleashed 2005 Up 2009 Up in the Air 2009 V for Vendetta 2006 Valkyvre 2009 Van Helsing 2004 Vantage Point 2008 Wag the Dog 1997 Waking Life 2001 Waking Ned Divine 1998 Walk the Line 2005 Wall-E 2008 Wanted 2008 War of the Worlds 2005 Watchmen 2009 Waterboy 1998 Waterworld 1995 Wayne's World 1992 We Are Marshall 2006 We Were Soldiers 2002 What about bob 1991 What Women Want 2001 What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 Where the Wild things Are 2009 While you were Sleeping 1995 White Christmas 1954 White Fang 1991 White Noise 2005 White Squall 1996 Wild America 1997 Wild Hogs 2007 Willow 1988 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971 Windtalkers 2002 Wit 2001 X-Men 2000 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 X-Men: First Class X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 X2 2003 XXX 2002 Y0ung Guns 1988 Yes Man 2008 You, Me & Depree 2006 You've Got Mail 1998 Young Einstein 1989 Young Guns II 1990 Yours, Mine and Ours 2005 Zoolander 2001 1986  

11 comments:

  1. I would greatly appreciate an upload of the excel file itself if that is at all possible.

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  2. All right. I'll tie it to the leg of a pigeon, write "Anonymous" on it, and set the pigeon free out my back door :)

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  3. Have you seen Most (2003)? Short Czech film...
    It makes me cry just about every time.
    http://www.mostthemovie.com/index.html

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  4. wow. many movies and such... confession: so i did NOT read the whole thing. but i did search for a few movies that i consider essential - and the ones that weren't on your list yet include:

    The Mission
    Men With Guns
    City of God
    Of Gods and Men
    Up

    (i notice a theme here... hmm. enjoy/ponder these movies. oh, plus a couple of documentaries):

    Waste-Land
    Pray the Devil back to Hell

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  5. Thanks for the suggestions! Hadn't seen "Most," or "Men With Guns; Of Gods and Men; Waste-Land; and Pray the Devil back to Hell." So I'll check them out. I have seen "The Mission; City of God, and Up"... so I'll be sure to add them in.

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  6. Josh... you need to post this in a different format. Not sure how to put it on here but if you had a NICE list like I typed... people would be able to read it better.

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  7. “Shooting the Past.” by Stephen Poliakoff, I ardently recommend this overlooked film for anyone interested in the relationships among images, narrative, and capital (I’m an Icon painter so i think important; is it “essential?” well, I would just say important). Couple of others pop to mind, “Never Cry Wolf,” as an example of complete good film making, and “Suddenly Last Summer,” of course anything by Tennessee Williams is extraordinary (he’s Germany’s favorite playwrite you know), because, for one thing, it’s an example of how to make a film under extreme censorship (the catholic league of decency, et.al.) and engage profound socio-philosophical issues. Obliged.

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  8. I have to agree with Hannah that this list is super hard to read, however much work it was to produce. I don't know if you use Flixster.com or not, but if not I highly recommend it as a tool to organize the movies you've seen (by date or by your rating), and the movies you want to see. I've spent a lot of time on there rating the movies I've seen and listing ones I want to see yet ... look me up on the website if you want and you can see in my profile the films I've rated.

    Of your list the most notable omissions I came across from the top of my favourites list ...

    - The Tree of Life (which I've seen 3 times in a month and CAN NOT say enough about it)
    - Junebug
    - Broken Flowers
    - Another Year
    - The Squid and the Whale
    - Sin Nombre
    - Shopgirl
    - Bread and Tulips
    - Sophie Scholl
    - The Counterfeiters
    - The Pool

    These films I consider to be in an elite class and I think are transcendent in their insight into humanity.

    Seriously though ... sign up on flixster and look me up because I'd love to share film selections back and forth with you.

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  9. I have received your pigeon. I believe you forgot to attach the document.

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  10. You didn't boil the pigeon and eat it, did you?!? Because the file was in a microdot on its beak.

    Seriously, though. I can't send you the file if you don't give me a name or an email address.

    And Darren: I'll join this "flixster," but only because you're my cousin, and tall enough to beat me senseless with your gargantuan orangutan arms.

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  11. I keep thinking of random movies I've seen and then checking your list to see if they're here. Another one I thought of is "Saved" - a fairly funny take on life in a Christian high school. I could relate to a lot of it except that everyone seemed ridiculously wealthy to me.

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