All those Movies you are Supposed to See

by - Saturday, November 10, 2012

I have been trying to watch those movies people refer to as classics, because in the last 2 years, I have noticed these things are very often pretty awesome. Plus, they have been a nice place to start to find more movies we really like. We started with the AFI 100, but we have been slowly adding musicals, comedies, and more current films to the list. I figured I would share our list (which is still in progress, obviously) now in case other people want to start at this too! A shocking number of these are on Netflix! Also, I am very open to suggestions of things to add!

The List: (Purple means I saw it, Yellow means we both saw it, Blue means we saw it before we started this)

8 1/2
12 Angry Men
13 Assassins
42nd Street 2.5/5- 11
2001: A Space Odyssey
The 400 Blows
About Schmidt
An Affair to Remember
The African Queen 5/5- 12
All about Eve (5/5)-11
All Quiet on the Western Front
All that Jazz (2.5/5)-10
All the President’s Men
American Graffiti
An American in Paris
Annie Hall 5/5-06
The Apartment
Arsenic and Old Lace (4/5)-11
Apocalypse Now 4/5- 08
Back to the Future 5/5
Band Wagon (3.5/5)- 11
Batman 3.5/5
The Battle of Algiers 3.5/5
Being John Malkovich4.5/5-12
Belle de jour
Best Years of Our Lives
The Big Sleep
Birth of a Nation
Blade Runner 3.5/5-11
Blazing Saddles 5/5- as kid
Bloody Sunday
Bonnie and Clyde 5/5-12
Bride of Frankenstein
Bridge on the River Kwai
Brief Encounter
Bringing up Baby 5/5-12
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cabaret (3.5/ 4.5)-11
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Capote 4.5/5-12
Children of Men
Chinatown 2/5-12
Citizen Kane
City of God
City Lights
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Crying Game
Das Boot
Days of Heaven
Die Hard
District 9
Do the Right Thing
Doctor Zhivago
Don’t Look Now
Double Indemnity
Dr Strangelove
Duck Soup (3.5/5)-11
Easy Rider
English Patient
E.T The Extra Terrestrial 4/5-as kids
Fight Club 4/5
A Fish Called Wanda (5/5)-12
The Fly
Forbidden Planet
Four Weddings and a Funeral 4/5
French Connection
From Here to Eternity
Funny Girl
The General
Gladiator 2/5
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Godfather
Gold Rush
Gone with the Wind 3/5-11
The Good, the Bad and the  Ugly
The Graduate (3/5)-11
Grapes of Wrath
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 5/5-11
Guys and Dolls
A Hard Day’s Night
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
High Noon 3/5-11
His Girl Friday
The Hurt Locker
It Happened One Night 3.5/5-12
It’s a Wonderful Life
Jazz Singer 2.5/5- 11
Jurassic Park 4/5
The Kids are All Right
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The King and I 3/5- ak
King Kong
La Confidential
La Dolce Vita
The Last Picture Show
Laurence of Arabia
The Lives of Others
The Lord of the Rings 5/5
 Magnolia 5/5
Maltese Falcon
Manchurian Candidate
The Matrix 5/5
Meet me in St Louis 4/5-11
Midnight Cowboy 4.5/5
Million Dollar Baby
Modern Times
Moonstruck (3/5)-11
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mutiny on the Bounty
My Fair Lady 3/5- 10
Network 5/5- 12
New Jack City
A Night at the Opera
No Country for Old Men
North by Northwest
On Golden Pond
On the Waterfront
On the Worn
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Out of the Past
The Pajama Game (3/5)-11
Pan’s Labyrinth
Philidelphia Story
A Place in the Sun
The Producers
Pulp Fiction
Raging Bull
Raiders of the Lost Ark 5/5
Rear Window
Rebel Without a Cause
Reservoir Dogs
Rio Bravo 5/5
Roman Holiday (2.5/3)-11
Rome, Open City
Sabrina 3/5- 12
Saving Private Ryan
Say Anything
Schindler’s List
Scream 3.5/5
The Searchers 5/5
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Samurai
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
The Shawshank Redemption
Show Boat 3/5-11
The Shining 3/5-10
The Silence of the Lambs
Singin in the Rain 5/5 ak
The Sixth Sense 4/5 ak
Slumdog Millionaire
Snow White 2/5 ak
Some Like it Hot
Sophie’s Choice
The Sound of Music 3.5/5 ak
The Spirit of the Beehive
Spirited Away
Stagecoach (4/4.5) 08
A Star is Born (2.5/5) 11
Star Wars 5/5 ak
The Straight Story
Streetcar named Desire
Sunset. Blvd. 5/5 12
Swing Time 5/5 11
Taxi Driver
Thelma and Louise
There will Be Blood
This is Spinal Tap 3/5
The Third Man
Titanic 3/5 ak
To Kill a Mockingbird (5/5) 11
Tokyo Story
Top Hat 3.5/5 12
Toy Story 5/5 ak
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Tree of Life 2011
The Triplets of Belleville
The Wages of Fear
The Way We Were
West Side Story
When Harry Met Sally 4.5/5
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Wild Bunch
Wizard of Oz 4.5/5 ak
Wuthering Heights
Yankee Doodle Dandy

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