Saturday, January 25, 2014

Top 100 movies

Finding my top 100 movies turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought. I thought I'd just go into IMDB, sort by rating and voila. Alas, I didn't have 100 in 10's and had too many with 9's added.

So off to the culling. Deleting shorts and non-movies was the easy part. Then deleting some that were in the "I liked this?" category were next. Then it got hard. I could go the easy way and delete low-rated (by others) movies. However, they had their charm. I wanted to keep in the more obscure ones also. Finally I ended up finding a few to remove to get the final list:

Title Directors Year
The Birth of a Nation D.W. Griffith 1915
Metropolis Fritz Lang 1927
The Blue Angel Josef von Sternberg 1930
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Rouben Mamoulian 1931
Speak Easily Edward Sedgwick 1932
Citizen Kane Orson Welles 1941
Bicycle Thieves Vittorio De Sica 1948
Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock 1954
No Time for Sergeants Mervyn LeRoy 1958
Ben-Hur William Wyler 1959
The Absent-Minded Professor Robert Stevenson 1961
The Music Man Morton DaCosta 1962
Lolita (1962, Kubrick) Stanley Kubrick 1962
L'Eclisse Michelangelo Antonioni 1962
Charade Stanley Donen 1963
Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Stanley Kubrick 1964
2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick 1968
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones 1975
Star Wars George Lucas 1977
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Irvin Kershner 1980
The Gods Must Be Crazy Jamie Uys 1980
Super Fuzz Sergio Corbucci 1980
Chariots of Fire Hugh Hudson 1981
Gandhi Richard Attenborough 1982
WarGames John Badham 1983
Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis 1985
Jean de Florette Claude Berri 1986
Ferris Bueller's Day Off John Hughes 1986
True Stories David Byrne 1986
Au Revoir Les Enfants Louis Malle 1987
Roxanne Fred Schepisi 1987
The Princess Bride Rob Reiner 1987
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Robert Zemeckis 1988
Cinema Paradiso Giuseppe Tornatore 1988
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Francis Ford Coppola 1988
Dead Poets Society Peter Weir 1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Steven Spielberg 1989
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Stephen Herek 1989
Cyrano de Bergerac Jean-Paul Rappeneau 1990
Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton 1990
Father of the Bride Charles Shyer 1991
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Pete Hewitt 1991
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Kevin Reynolds 1991
Sneakers Phil Alden Robinson 1992
The Fugitive Andrew Davis 1993
Last Action Hero John McTiernan 1993
Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg 1993
Miracle on 34th Street Les Mayfield 1994
Angels in the Outfield William Dear 1994
The Lion King Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff 1994
Mr. Holland's Opus Stephen Herek 1995
Sabrina (1995) Sydney Pollack 1995
A Little Princess Alfonso Cuarón 1995
Clueless Amy Heckerling 1995
Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee 1995
Now and Then Lesli Linka Glatter 1995
Babe Chris Noonan 1995
DragonHeart Rob L. Cohen 1996
Emma Douglas McGrath 1996
Romeo + Juliet (1996) Baz Luhrmann 1996
Matilda Danny DeVito 1996
Evita Alan Parker 1996
Independence Day Roland Emmerich 1996
Space Jam Joe Pytka 1996
Shall We Dance? Masayuki Suo 1996
Harriet the Spy Bronwen Hughes 1996
Liar Liar Tom Shadyac 1997
Life Is Beautiful Roberto Benigni 1997
The Saint Phillip Noyce 1997
Men in Black Barry Sonnenfeld 1997
Saint Bavo Defurne 1997
Children of Heaven Majid Majidi 1997
The Truman Show Peter Weir 1998
Rhapsody of Spring Wenji Teng 1998
Remember the Titans Boaz Yakin 2000
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Chris Columbus 2001
Secret Ballot Babak Payami 2001
The Majestic Frank Darabont 2001
Ocean's Eleven Steven Soderbergh 2001
A Beautiful Mind Ron Howard 2001
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Robert Rodriguez 2002
Together Kaige Chen 2002
Badhaai Ho Badhaai Satish Kaushik 2002
Koi... Mil Gaya Rakesh Roshan 2003
Bride & Prejudice Gurinder Chadha 2004
Electric Shadows Jiang Xiao 2004
The Incredibles Brad Bird 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Alfonso Cuarón 2004
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton 2005
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith George Lucas 2005
Cars John Lasseter, Joe Ranft 2006
Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai Bunty Soorma 2006
Secret Jay Chou 2007
The Equation of Love and Death Baoping Cao 2008
I Give My First Love to You Takehiko Shinjo 2009
Up Pete Docter, Bob Peterson 2009
Inception Christopher Nolan 2010
A Yell from Heaven Makoto Kumazawa 2011
Moneyball Bennett Miller 2011
The Amazing Spider-Man Marc Webb 2012

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