Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Top 50 Film List Meme

I'm starting my own meme! It's similar to the BBC Book List Meme you may have seen going around (on which I scored a low 24). (If you're my friend on Facebook, see both of these lists in my Notes.)

This is the top 50 movies from Empire Magazine's top 500 Greatest Movies of All Time (compiled from polling 10,000 readers, 150 Hollywood insiders, and 50 critics).

1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have seen.
2) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE.
3) Star '*' those you plan on seeing.
4) Tally your total at the bottom.
5) Tag your film loving friends including the person whose list you saw!

1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) x
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) x+
3. Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner,1980) x+
4. Shawsank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) *
5. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) x+
6. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990) x
7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979) x
8. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952) x
9. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) x+
10. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999) x
11. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980) x
12. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
13. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) *
14. Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968) (I've seen parts of it)*
15. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2007) x+
16. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) x
17. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976) x
18. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) x+
19. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) x
20. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) x
21. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949) x
22. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977) x+
23. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) x
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) x
25. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1967)
26. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) x
27. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) *
28. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) x
29. Die Hard (John McTiernan 1988) x+
30. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) x+
31. Gone with The Wind (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood, 1939) x
32. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969) x
33. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) x
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003) x
35. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron, 1991) x
36. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969)
37. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971) x
38. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
39. The Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers, 1999) x
40. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) x
41. The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
42. Kind Hearts And Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
43. The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1998) x
44. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) x
45. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) x
46. On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan 1954)*
47. E.T. (Steven Spielberg, 1982) x
48. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984) x+
49. Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi, 1987)*
50. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)*

My score: 37. Far better than my BBC Book List score.

1 comment:

  1. My score is 17...higher than I thought it would be...and oh fellow lit major - what were you reading way back when?


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