Haiku Movie Review and More

Funny Games
Is quite disturbing
Has a good message to tell
Will it register?

And here’s something I haven’t done in a while. The following is the top 250 films list from IMDB, based on user ratings. I have emboldened the films that I have seen. How many have you seen? The list is a week or so old, so there will be some changes from the most recent one.

1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
6. Schindler’s List (1993)
7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
8. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
9. Casablanca (1942)
10. Seven Samurai (1954)
11. Star Wars (1977)
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
13. 12 Angry Men (1957)
14. Rear Window (1954)
15. Goodfellas (1990)
16. City of God (2002)
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

18. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
19. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
20. The Usual Suspects (1995)
21. Psycho (1960)
22. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
23. Fight Club (1999)
24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
25. Citizen Kane (1941)
26. North by Northwest (1959)
27. Memento (2000)
28. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
29. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
30. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
31. The Matrix (1999)
32. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
33. Se7en (1995)
34. Apocalypse Now (1979)
35. Taxi Driver (1976)
36. American Beauty (1999)
37. The Professional (1994)
38. There Will Be Blood (2007)
39. Vertigo (1958)
40. Amélie (2001)
41. American History X (1998)
42. The Departed (2006)

43. Paths of Glory (1957)
44. M (1931)
45. No Country for Old Men (2007)
46. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
47. The Third Man (1949)
48. Chinatown (1974)
49. The Lives of Others (2006)
50. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
51. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
52. Alien (1979)
53. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

54. The Shining (1980)
55. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
56. The Pianist (2002)
57. Spirited Away (2001)
58. Double Indemnity (1944)
59. Forrest Gump (1994)
60. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
61. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
62. L.A. Confidential (1997)
63. Das Boot (1981)
64. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
65. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
66. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
67. Downfall (2004)

68. Aliens (1986)
69. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
70. Raging Bull (1980)
71. Rashômon (1950)
72. Metropolis (1927)
73. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
74. Modern Times (1936)
75. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

76. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
77. Sin City (2005)
78. Rebecca (1940)
79. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
80. The Seventh Seal (1957)

81. All About Eve (1950)
82. Some Like It Hot (1959)
83. City Lights (1931)
84. Amadeus (1984)
85. On the Waterfront (1954)
86. Life is Beautiful (1997)
87. The Great Escape (1963)

88. Touch of Evil (1958)
89. The Prestige (2006)
90. The Elephant Man (1980)
91. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
92. Jaws (1975)
93. The Sting (1973)
94. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

95. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
96. The Apartment (1960)
97. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
98. Braveheart (1995)
99. The Great Dictator (1940)
100. Blade Runner (1982)
101. Strangers on a Train (1951)
102. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
103. Batman Begins (2005)
104. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
105. High Noon (1952)
106. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

107. The Big Sleep (1946)
108. The Wages of Fear (1953)
109. Notorious (1946)
110. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
111. Back to the Future (1985)
112. Ran (1985)

113. Oldboy (2003)
114. Fargo (1996)
115. Unforgiven (1992)
116. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
117. Donnie Darko (2001)

118. Princess Mononoke (1997)
119. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
120. Ratatouille (2007)
121. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

122. For A Few Dollars More (1965)
123. Yojimbo (1961)
124. The Green Mile (1999)
125. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
126. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007
)
127. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
128. Gladiator (2000)
129. Into the Wild (2007)
130. Die Hard (1988)

131. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
132. Annie Hall (1977)
133. Ben-Hur (1959)
134. The Deer Hunter (1978)
135. It Happened One Night (1934)
136. The Sixth Sense (1999)

137. The General (1927)
138. Platoon (1986)
139. Life of Brian (1979)

140. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
141. The Killing (1956)
142. Wild Strawberries (1957)

143. Amores Perros (2000)
144. Diabolique (1955)
145. Finding Nemo (2003)
146. The Incredibles (2004)
147. V for Vendetta (2005)
148. Heat (1995)

149. The Wild Bunch (1969)
150. Brief Encounter (1945)
151. Children of Men (2006)
152. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
153. The Graduate (1967)

154. 8½ (1963)
155. The Princess Bride (1987)
156. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
157. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
158. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
159. Juno (2007)
160. The Big Lebowski (1998)

161. Stand by Me (1986)
162. Crash (2004)
163. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

164. Gandhi (1982)
165. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
166. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
167. Snatch (2000)
168. Harvey (1950)

169. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
170. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
171. The Thing (1982)
172. The African Queen (1951)
173. Trainspotting (1996)
174. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
175. Gone with the Wind (1939)
176. The Gold Rush (1925)
177. Groundhog Day (1993)
178. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
179. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
180. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
181. Scarface (1983)
182. The Conversation (1974)
183. American Gangster (2007)
184. Patton (1970)
185. Duck Soup (1933)
186. Toy Story (1995)
187. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

188. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
189. Nosferatu (1922)
190. The Terminator (1984)

191. Sleuth (1972)
192. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
193. Umberto D. (1952)
194. The Hustler (1961)
195. Stalker (1979)
196. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
197. Glory (1989)
198. Ed Wood (1994)
199. King Kong (1933)

200. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
201. The Lion King (1994)

202. The Exorcist (1973)
203. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
204. Grindhouse (2007)
205. The Lost Weekend (1945)
206. Spartacus (1960)
207. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
208. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
209. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
210. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
211. Magnolia (1999)
212. Stalag 17 (1953)

213. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
214. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
215. Run Lola Run (1998)
216. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
217. Frankenstein (1931)
218. Big Fish (2003)
219. Out of the Past (1947)
220. Casino (1995)
221. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

222. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
223. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
224. Mystic River (2003)
225. Toy Story 2 (1999)
226. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
227. Once (2006)

228. Rififi (1955)
229. A Christmas Story (1983)
230. Hot Fuzz (2007)

231. Infernal Affairs (2002)
232. Manhattan (1979)
233. Ikiru (1952)
234. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
235. Young Frankenstein (1974)

236. Dial M for Murder (1954)
237. Rope (1948)
238. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
239. Roman Holiday (1953)

240. In Cold Blood (1967)
241. His Girl Friday (1940)
242. The 400 Blows (1959)
243. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
244. Hero (2002)

245. La Strada (1954)
246. Harold and Maude (1971)
247. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
248. The Searchers (1956)
249. Le Samouraï (1967)
250. Barry Lyndon (1975)

188/250

One Response

  1. I have seen most of the movies on the top 100 of the top 150. But there are still a few movies I need to watch. And good movies at that.

    Maybe I’ll put up a list of movies I have seen on the top 250 on my blog. 🙂

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