Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Must-See Movies: Modern Classics

Yahoo! has listed the 100 Movies to See Before You Die: The Modern Classics, and I'm following the footsteps of a fellow blogger by highlighting the films that I've actually seen:

1990
Goodfellas
Misery

1991
Beauty and the Beast
The Silence of the Lambs
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Thelma & Louise

1992
Hard Boiled (Lat sau san taam)
Malcolm X
The Player
Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua)
Supercop (Ging chat goo si 3: Chiu kup ging chat)
Unforgiven

1993
Dazed and Confused
Groundhog Day
Schindler's List

1994
Chungking Express (Chung Hing sam lam)
Ed Wood
Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge)

1995
Babe
Before Sunrise
Clueless
Heat
Living in Oblivion
Sense and Sensibility
Toy Story
The Usual Suspects

1996
Big Night
Dead Man
Fargo
Ghost in the Shell (Kokaku kidotai)
Lone Star
Scream
Secrets & Lies
Sling Blade
Swingers
Trainspotting


1997
Boogie Nights
Eve's Bayou
L.A. Confidential
The Sweet Hearafter
Titanic

1998
The Big Lebowski
Fireworks (Hana-bi)
Out of Sight
Saving Private Ryan
There's Something About Mary


1999
All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)
American Beauty
Being John Malkovich
Election
Fight Club
The Matrix
Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)
Run Lola Run (Lola rennt)
The Sixth Sense
Three Kings

2000
Almost Famous
Best in Show
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)
Yi Yi

2001
Amelie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain)
Donnie Darko
In the Mood For Love (Fa yeung nin wa)
The Lord of the Rings
Memento
Mulholland Drive
The Royal Tenenbaums

2002
The Pianist
Y Tu Mama Tambien

2003
City of God (Cidade de Deus)
Elephant
Finding Nemo

2004
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Shaun of the Dead
Sideways

2005
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Brokeback Mountain
A History of Violence
Oldboy

2006
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Children of Men
The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)
Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno)

2007
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile)
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

2008
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E

2009
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

You would think that I'd be ashamed that I haven't seen Avatar or The Hurt Locker yet, but I'm not. 2009 was kind of a blah year in movies in my opinion. I'm sure I'll see them eventually, but they're not high on my to-do list.

4 comments:

  1. I definitely recommend The Hurt Locker. Also, weren't 1999 and 2001 great years for movies? I had forgotten/not realized that all those movies came out in the same year.

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  2. Yeah the late 90s-early 00s were great for movies. I kind of miss those times. I'm pretty sure I'll like Hurt Locker, I just can't get motivated enough to watch it.

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  3. Shame on you. Add these movies to your Netflix queue right now:

    All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)
    Being John Malkovich
    Election
    Best in Show
    Donnie Darko
    City of God (Cidade de Deus)
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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  4. I second Election and Donnie Darko! See them!

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