IMDb Top 250

I’m a film buff slut (thanks James!) , I’ll watch anything! I watched the 1984 release of Repo Man last night from beginning to end before reviewing it. By the way Repo Man is a story involving repo men, car jacks, punks, aliens and the secret service, in summary, avoid it.

So, I’m putting my experience to the test in trying to check off the top 250 films listed by regular IMDb reviewers. Personally, I’m a little disappointed by the list so far, I feel many classic films have been missed and some B-grade films shown in their place. I sense my own list appearing soon…

  1. The Godfather (1972)
  2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  4. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
  5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  6. Schindler’s List (1993)
  7. Casablanca (1942)
  8. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  9. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  12. Star Wars (1977)
  13. Rear Window (1954)
  14. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  15. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  17. Cidade de Deus (2002)
  18. Goodfellas (1990)
  19. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  20. C’era una volta il West (1968)
  21. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  22. Psycho (1960)
  23. Citizen Kane (1941)
  24. North by Northwest (1959)
  25. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  26. Memento (2000)
  27. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  28. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  29. Fight Club (1999)
  30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  31. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  32. The Matrix (1999)
  33. Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
  34. The Departed (2006)
  35. American Beauty (1999)
  36. Taxi Driver (1976)
  37. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  38. Vertigo (1958)
  39. Se7en (1995)
  40. Léon (1994)
  41. Laberinto del fauno, El (2006)
  42. Paths of Glory (1957)
  43. American History X (1998)
  44. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  45. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  46. Chinatown (1974)
  47. The Third Man (1949)
  48. M (1931)
  49. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  50. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  51. The Pianist (2002)
  52. Alien (1979)
  53. Untergang, Der (2004)
  54. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  55. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
  56. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  57. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  58. Boot, Das (1981)
  59. The Shining (1980)
  60. Double Indemnity (1944)
  61. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  62. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  63. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  64. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  65. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  66. Metropolis (1927)
  67. Raging Bull (1980)
  68. Rashômon (1950)
  69. Aliens (1986)
  70. Sin City (2005)
  71. Modern Times (1936)
  72. Leben der Anderen, Das (2006)
  73. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  74. Forrest Gump (1994)
  75. Rebecca (1940)
  76. Grindhouse (2007)
  77. The Great Escape (1963)
  78. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  79. All About Eve (1950)
  80. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  81. Amadeus (1984)
  82. Touch of Evil (1958)
  83. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  84. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
  85. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  86. Vita è bella, La (1997)
  87. On the Waterfront (1954)
  88. Jaws (1975)
  89. The Prestige (2006)
  90. The Sting (1973)
  91. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  92. The Elephant Man (1980)
  93. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)
  94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  95. Batman Begins (2005)
  96. City Lights (1931)
  97. Braveheart (1995)
  98. The Apartment (1960)
  99. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  100. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  101. Blade Runner (1982)
  102. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  103. The Big Sleep (1946)
  104. Ran (1985)
  105. High Noon (1952)
  106. Notorious (1946)
  107. The Great Dictator (1940)
  108. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  109. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  110. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  111. Donnie Darko (2001)
  112. Fargo (1996)
  113. Salaire de la peur, Le (1953)
  114. Mononoke-hime (1997)
  115. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  116. Oldboy (2003)
  117. Unforgiven (1992)
  118. Back to the Future (1985)
  119. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  120. Hot Fuzz (2007)
  121. The Incredibles (2004)
  122. Yojimbo (1961)
  123. Finding Nemo (2003)
  124. Children of Men (2006)
  125. Annie Hall (1977)
  126. Ladri di biciclette (1948)
  127. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  128. Ben-Hur (1959)
  129. V for Vendetta (2005)
  130. The Green Mile (1999)
  131. Per qualche dollaro in più (1965)
  132. Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957)
  133. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  134. Crash (2004/I)
  135. The Killing (1956)
  136. Battaglia di Algeri, La (1966)
  137. Life of Brian (1979)
  138. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  139. Gladiator (2000)
  140. It Happened One Night (1934)
  141. Platoon (1986)
  142. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  143. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  144. The Princess Bride (1987)
  145. The Graduate (1967)
  146. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  147. Amores perros (2000)
  148. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  149. Wo hu cang long (2000)
  150. Diaboliques, Les (1955)
  151. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  152. Brief Encounter (1945)
  153. 8½ (1963)
  154. The General (1927)
  155. Gandhi (1982)
  156. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  157. Die Hard (1988)
  158. Smultronstället (1957)
  159. The African Queen (1951)
  160. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  161. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  162. Stand by Me (1986)
  163. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  164. Harvey (1950)
  165. The Conversation (1974)
  166. Cabinet des Dr. Caligari., Das (1920)
  167. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  168. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
  169. Heat (1995)
  170. Patton (1970)
  171. Duck Soup (1933)
  172. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  173. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  174. Lola rennt (1998)
  175. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  176. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  177. Glory (1989)
  178. Groundhog Day (1993)
  179. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  180. Trainspotting (1996)
  181. The Gold Rush (1925)
  182. Toy Story (1995)
  183. Belle et la bête, La (1946)
  184. Snatch. (2000)
  185. King Kong (1933)
  186. Spartacus (1960)
  187. Zodiac (2007)
  188. Stalker (1979)
  189. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  190. Ed Wood (1994)
  191. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  192. Knocked Up (2006)
  193. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  194. Hotaru no haka (1988)
  195. The Hustler (1961)
  196. The Exorcist (1973)
  197. Casino Royale (2006)
  198. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  199. Magnolia (1999)
  200. The Thing (1982)
  201. A Christmas Story (1983)
  202. The Terminator (1984)
  203. Ying xiong (2002)
  204. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  205. Sleuth (1972)
  206. Big Fish (2003)
  207. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  208. Scarface (1983)
  209. Out of the Past (1947)
  210. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  211. Mystic River (2003)
  212. Du rififi chez les hommes (1955)
  213. Finding Neverland (2004)
  214. Before Sunset (2004)
  215. Stalag 17 (1953)
  216. Frankenstein (1931)
  217. Shrek (2001)
  218. Cinderella Man (2005)
  219. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  220. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  221. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  222. Umberto D. (1952)
  223. Idi i smotri (1985)
  224. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  225. Seppuku (1962)
  226. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  227. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  228. Kumonosu jô (1957)
  229. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  230. Manhattan (1979)
  231. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  232. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  233. Mou gaan dou (2002)
  234. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  235. Ikiru (1952)
  236. Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
  237. The Lion King (1994)
  238. Haine, La (1995)
  239. Roman Holiday (1953)
  240. In Cold Blood (1967)
  241. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  242. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  243. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  244. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  245. Hable con ella (2002)
  246. 300 (2006)
  247. Sling Blade (1996)
  248. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  249. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)
  250. The Searchers (1956)