IMDB Top 250

I was recently poking around IMDb, and stopped to check out the latest Top 250 list. After looking through the list for awhile, I realized I haven’t seen a lot of the movies on that list. I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately, but most of them are new movies, released in the last five years. That means I’m missing out on a ton of other movies that came out years ago, and some even before  I was born. Some of the movies I have watched recently have been pretty terrible, but I watched them because they were newer. There’s so many movies on the list that are probably way better than the ones I’m watching.

So I decided it was time to watch the movies on the IMDB Top 250 list. I’ve only watched 69 out of the 250.  35 out of the top 100. Only 21 out of the top 50 on that list. Over the next 12 months I want to say I’ve watched at least half of the IMDb top 250 list. That means I need to watch 56 movies by my next birthday.

This list is always changing as people keep rating movies, and new movies are released, so I saved a copy of the list from July 13th, 2014. This will be my list I use for my challenge. I look forward to watching some good movies in the next year, and keeping you updated on my progress.

Here is the list of movies, with the one’s I have watched crossed off.

Take a look and let me know which movies I need to watch ASAP. I look forward to your suggestions.

How many movies have you seen of this list?

 

IMDb Top 250 List (Movie I’ve Watched Crossed Out)

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. The Dark Knight (2008)
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
7. Schindler’s List (1993)
8. 12 Angry Men (1957)
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
10. Fight Club (1999)
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
12. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
13. Inception (2010)
14. Forrest Gump (1994)
15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
16. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
17. Goodfellas (1990)
18. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
19. The Matrix (1999)
20. Seven Samurai (1954)
21. City of God (2002)
22. Se7en (1995)
23. The Usual Suspects (1995)
24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
25. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
26. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
27. Léon: The Professional (1994)
28. Casablanca (1942)
29. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
30. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
31. American History X (1998)
32. Psycho (1960)
33. Rear Window (1954)
34. City Lights (1931)
35. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
36. Spirited Away (2001)
37. The Intouchables (2011)
38. Memento (2000)
39. Modern Times (1936)
40. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
41. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
42. The Pianist (2002)
43. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
44. Apocalypse Now (1979)
45. The Green Mile (1999)
46. The Departed (2006)
47. Gladiator (2000)
48. Back to the Future (1985)
49. Alien (1979)
50. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
52. Django Unchained (2012)
51. The Prestige (2006)
53. The Lives of Others (2006)
54. The Great Dictator (1940)
55. The Shining (1980)
56. The Lion King (1994)
57. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
58. Paths of Glory (1957)
59. American Beauty (1999)
60. WALL•E (2008)
61. North by Northwest (1959)
62. Amélie (2001)
64. Aliens (1986)
63. Citizen Kane (1941)
65. Vertigo (1958)
66. Toy Story 3 (2010)
67. M (1931)
68. Das Boot (1981)
69. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
70. Oldboy (2003)
71. Taxi Driver (1976)
72. Princess Mononoke (1997)
73. Double Indemnity (1944)
75. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
74. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
77. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
76. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
78. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
79. Braveheart (1995)
80. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
81. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
82. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
83. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
84. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
85. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
86. The Sting (1973)
87. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
88. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
89. Amadeus (1984)
90. Snatch. (2000)
91. All About Eve (1950)
92. Rashomon (1950)
93. L.A. Confidential (1997)
95. The Apartment (1960)
94. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
96. Some Like It Hot (1959)
97. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
98. The Third Man (1949)
99. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
100. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
102. A Separation (2011)
101. The Kid (1921)
104. Batman Begins (2005)
103. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
105. Yojimbo (1961)
106. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
107. Metropolis (1927)
108. Unforgiven (1992)
110. Toy Story (1995)
109. Raging Bull (1980)
111. Chinatown (1974)
112. Scarface (1983)
113. Up (2009)
114. Die Hard (1988)
115. Downfall (2004)
116. The Great Escape (1963)
117. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
118. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
119. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
120. Like Stars on Earth (2007)
121. On the Waterfront (1954)
122. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
123. Heat (1995)
124. The Hunt (2012)
125. 3 Idiots (2009)
126. The Seventh Seal (1957)
127. Wild Strawberries (1957)
128. The Elephant Man (1980)
129. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
130. Ikiru (1952)
131. Ran (1985)
132. The General (1926)
133. Blade Runner (1982)
134. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
135. The Gold Rush (1925)
136. Good Will Hunting (1997)
137. Gran Torino (2008)
140. The Big Lebowski (1998)
138. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
139. Rebecca (1940)
141. Casino (1995)
142. Warrior (2011)
143. It Happened One Night (1934)
144. V for Vendetta (2005)
145. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
146. Rush (2013)
147. The Deer Hunter (1978)
148. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
149. Fargo (1996)
150. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
151. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
152. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
153. Trainspotting (1996)
154. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
155. Gone with the Wind (1939)
156. Into the Wild (2007)
157. Colour It Yellow (2006)
158. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
159. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
160. The Sixth Sense (1999)
161. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
162. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
163. The Thing (1982)
164. Dial M for Murder (1954)
167. No Country for Old Men (2007)
166. Platoon (1986)
165. The Wages of Fear (1953)
168. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
169. Finding Nemo (2003)
170. Annie Hall (1977)
171. Mary and Max (2009)
173. Sin City (2005)
172. Life of Brian (1979)
174. Touch of Evil (1958)
175. Network (1976)
176. Diabolique (1955)
177. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
178. The Princess Bride (1987)
179. Stand by Me (1986)
180. The Raid 2 (2014)
181. Incendies (2010)
182. Amores Perros (2000)
183. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
184. The Avengers (2012)
185. Ben-Hur (1959)
186. There Will Be Blood (2007)
187. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
189. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
188. The 400 Blows (1959)
191. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
190. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
192. In the Name of the Father (1993)
193. Donnie Darko (2001)
194. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
195. 8½ (1963)
196. Strangers on a Train (1951)
199. Her (2013)
198. Gandhi (1982)
197. Persona (1966)
200. High Noon (1952)
201. The King’s Speech (2010)
202. Jaws (1975)
203. Infernal Affairs (2002)
204. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
205. Notorious (1946)
206. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
207. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
208. The Terminator (1984)
209. Ip Man (2008)
212. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
213. Groundhog Day (1993)
210. Stalker (1979)
211. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
214. The Road (1954)
215. Rocky (1976)
216. Shutter Island (2010)
217. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
218. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
220. La Haine (1995)
219. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
221. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
222. Before Sunrise (1995)
223. The Big Sleep (1946)
225. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
224. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
226. Barry Lyndon (1975)
227. The Graduate (1967)
228. Memories of Murder (2003)
229. Roman Holiday (1953)
231. Castle in the Sky (1986)
230. The Hustler (1961)
234. The Help (2011)
232. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
233. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
235. The Celebration (1998)
236. The Truman Show (1998)
237. In the Mood for Love (2000)
240. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
238. Gravity (2013)
239. A Christmas Story (1983)
241. Stalag 17 (1953)
243. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
242. Rope (1948)
244. The Killing (1956)
245. Jurassic Park (1993)
246. Underground (1995)
247. Swades (2004)
248. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
249. Black Swan (2010)
250. Three Colors: Red (1994)

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