Twofifty – a list of films I’m going to watch this year

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According to twofifty (an app on Facebook), these are the films from the top 250 that I have not seen. Ergo, I should see them. So I’m putting them on this post here. As I see them, I’ll rule a line through. Then, rinse and repeat, to see which other films I should see.

Films with an asterix (*) are already in my collection; I just need to sit down and watch them. So they’ll be first. The italicised ones are already on my fatso list.

No, I haven’t seen ET or Rocky. 12 Angry Men isn’t available on fatso … if someone can lend it to me, that’d be awesome! (Maybe it’ll be in the Uni library?). Who voted for these though? Taken and Superbad? Seriously?

Black Swan hasn’t come out in New Zealand yet (it’s due out on Thursday 27th January), so I’ll go see that once it’s out.

Right, here’s the list…

  • 12 Angry Men (1957) (19.08.11)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)* (07.01.11)
  • Leon (1994) (April 2011 sometime)
  • The Shining (1980) (17.07.11)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • The Lives of Others (2006)
  • My Neighbour Totoro (1988) (17.06.11)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) (19.08.11)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  • Black Swan (2010) (01.02.11)
  • Das Boot (1981)* (22.01.11)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  • M (1931) (09.11)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Mary and Max (2009)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)*
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • City Lights (1931)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • Gandhi (1982) (05.02.11)
  • The Thing (1982) (30.09.11)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • Amores Perros (2000) [turns out I had actually seen this one, but had forgotten. Watched it again 26.02.11]
  • Ratatouille (2007) (16.07.11)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • The Great Dictator (1940)
  • The Sting (1973)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968) (08.11)
  • Talk to Her (2002)
  • Manhattan (1979)
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954) (12.02.11)
  • Yojimbo (1961)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • In the Mood for Love (2000)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951) (15.09.11)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Rashomon (1950)
  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • The Apartment (1960) (21.06.11)
  • For the Birds (2000)
  • Sleuth (1972)
  • Network (1976)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring (2003)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Ran (1985)
  • Bicycle Thieves (1948) (03.02.11)
  • Superbad (2007) -I’ve seen most of this. Do I have to watch the rest? [Turns out I had seen this all the way through. Watched it again 29.04.11]
  • Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  • The Killing (1956) (19.01.11)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Festen (1998)
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) (29.01.11)
  • Touch of Evil (1958) (20.06.11)
  • The Gold Rush (1925)
  • Persona (1966)
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995) (02.04.12)
  • Taken (2008) (19.01.11)

Now just to clarify: this isn’t a New Years Resolution list. I may or may not get through all of these in 2011. If you’re interested in someone who is going to watch 101 movies over the course of 2011, I recommend following Nikki’s progress at her blog, Kiwi Girl’s Take On 101 Cult Movies.

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