78. Watch iMDB’s Top 250 Movies

The-Shining
Jack Nicholson in The Shining

So, this one takes little bravery (unless the movie is REALLY scary) and a whole lot of time, but it’s still on the list as something I want to accomplish.  I love movies of almost all genres and have wanted to tuck this little accolade under my hat for a long time (if only to have a go-to “fun fact” at company icebreakers).  As of today, this is iMDB’s Top 250 and how many I’ve seen:
*Before you get mad at me: no, I have not seen any of the Star Wars or Indiana Jones movies.  I know I’ve made poor life choices, let’s just move on.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
4. The Dark Knight (2008)
5. 12 Angry Men (1957)
6. Schindler’s List (1993)
7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
10. Fight Club (1999)
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
12. Forrest Gump (1994)
13. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
14. Inception (2010)
15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
17. Goodfellas (1990)
18. The Matrix (1999)
19. Seven Samurai (1954)
20. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
21. City of God (2002)
22. Se7en (1995)
23. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
24. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
25. Life is Beautiful (1997)
26. The Usual Suspects (1995)
27. Léon: The Professional (1994)
28. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
29. Spirited Away (2001)
30. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
31. American History X (1998)
32. Interstellar (2014)
33. Psycho (1960)
34. Casablanca (1942)
35. City Lights (1931)
36. The Green Mile (1999)
37. The Intouchables (2011)
38. Modern Times (1936)
39. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
40. Rear Window (1954)
41. The Pianist (2002)
42. The Departed (2006)
43. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
44. Back to the Future (1985)
45. Whiplash (2014)
46. Gladiator (2000)
47. Memento (2000)
48. The Prestige (2006) – The Prestige beat The Lion King?! Get the f*ck out of here.
49. The Lion King (1994)
50. Apocalypse Now (1979)
51. Alien (1979)
52. The Great Dictator (1940)
53. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
54. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
55. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
58. Paths of Glory (1957)
59. Django Unchained (2012)
60. The Shining (1980)
61. WALL-E (2008)
62. American Beauty (1999)
63. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
64. Princess Mononoke (1997)
65. Aliens (1986)
66. Oldboy (2003)
67. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
68. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
69. Das Boot (1981)
70. Citizen Kane (1941)
71. North by Northwest (1959)
72. Vertigo (1958)
73. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
74. Dangal (2016)
75. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
76. Braveheart (1995)
77. M (1931)
78. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
79. Amélie (2001)
80. Like Stars on Earth (2007)
81. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
82. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
83. Taxi Driver (1976)
84. Double Indemnity (1944)
85. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
86. Amadeus (1984)
87. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
88. Toy Story 3 (2010)
89. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
90. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
91. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
92. The Sting (1973)
93. Toy Story (1995)
94. Your Name (2016)
95. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
96. The Kid (1921)
97. Inglorious Basterds (2009)
98. 3 Idiots (2009)
99. Snatch (2000)
100. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
101. L.A. Confidential (1997)
102. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
103. My Father and My Son (2005)
104. The Hunt (2012)
105. Scarface (1983)
106. Good Will Hunting (1997)
107. The Apartment (1960)
108. Rashomon (1950)
109. A Separation (2011)
110. Metropolis (1927)
111. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
112. All About Eve (1950)
113. Yojimbo (1961)
114. Batman Begins (2005)
115. Up (2009)
116. Some Like It Hot (1959)
117. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
118. Unforgiven (1992)
119. Downfall (2004)
120. Raging Bull (1980)
121. Die Hard (1988)
122. Children of Heaven (1997)
123. The Third Man (1949)
124. Heat (1995)
125. The Great Escape (1963)
126. Chinatown (1974)
127. Ikiru (1952)
128. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
129. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
130. La La Land (2016)
131. Inside Out (2015)
132. Ran (1985)
133. Logan (2017)
134. The Gold Rush (1925)
135. On the Waterfront (1954)
136. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
137. Room (2015)
138. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
139. Blade Runner (1982)
140. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
141. Incendies (2010)
142. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
143. The Seventh Seal (1957)
144. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
145. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
146. Casino (1995)
147. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
148. Andrei Rublev (1966)
149. The Elephant Man (1980)
150. Wild Strawberries (1957)
151. V for Vendetta (2005)
152. The General (1926)
153. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
154. Warrior (2011)
155. The Bandit (1996)
156. Trainspotting (1996)
157. Sunrise (1927)
158. Dial M for Murder (1954)
159. Gran Torino (2008)
160. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
161. The Deer Hunter (1978)
162. Gone with the Wind (1939)
163. Fargo (1996)
164. The Big Lebowski (1998)
165. The Sixth Sense (1999)
166. The Thing (1982)
167. Tokyo Story (1953)
168. Finding Nemo (2003)
169. No Country for Old Men (2007)
170. Rang De Basanti (2006)
171. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
172. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
173. Rebecca (1940)
174. A Wednesday (2008)
175. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
176. There Will Be Blood (2007)
177. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
178. Come and See (1985)
179. Mary and Max (2009)
180. Gone Girl (2014)
181. Into the Wild (2007)
182. It Happened One Night (1934)
183. Life of Brian (1979)
184. Shutter Island (2010)
185. Platoon (1986)
186. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
187. Wild Tales (2014)
188. Rush (2013)
189. The Wages of Fear (1953)
190. Network (1976)
191. In the Name of the Father (1993)
192. Stand by Me (1986)
193. The 400 Blows (1959)
194. Spotlight (2015)
195. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
196. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
197. Ben-Hur (1959)
198. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
199. Persona (1966)
200. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
201. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
202. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
203. Jurassic Park (1993)
204. Amores Perros (2000)
205. Memories of Murder (2003)
206. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
207. Stalker (1979)
208. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
209. The Princess Bride (1987)
210. The Truman Show (1998)
211. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
212. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
213. Before Sunrise (1995)
214. Sholay (1975)
215. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
216. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
217. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
218. Rocky (1976)
219. Touch of Evil (1958)
220. Prisoners (2013)
221. Hera Pheri (2000)
222. Gandhi (1982)
223. Diabolique (1955)
224. Annie Hall (1977)
225. Donnie Darko (2001)
226. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
227. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
228. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
229. The Terminator (1984)
230. 8 1/2 (1963)
231. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
232. Groundhog Day (1993)
233. Barry Lyndon (1975)
234. La Haine (1995)
235. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
236. Jaws (1975)
237. Infernal Affairs (2002)
238. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
239. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
240. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
241. The Help (2011)
242. Beauty and the Beauty (1991)
243. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
244. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
245. In the Mood for Love (2000)
246. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
247. Paris, Texas (1984)
248. PK (2014)
249. Zootopia (2016)
250. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Progress: 80/250

Let me know what I should watch next and how many you’ve seen in the comments!

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  1. In terms of ones you haven’t seen yet: Donnie Darko is amazing, definitely worth watching soon!
    Prisoners was good but I’m surprised it’s on the top 250 tbh…
    Rush is awesome! For someone who doesn’t care for F1, that movie really had me hooked.
    Howl’s Movie Castle is one of my all time favourite films and My Neighbor Totoro is another great one from Studio Ghibli.
    Die Hard is great, a classic thriller.
    How To Train Your Dragon is a film me & my boyfriend love to rewatch.
    Oldboy is seriously disturbing, a good film, but haunting.
    Django Unchained is a fantastic Tarantino film and I don’t think it gets enough credit.
    Spirited Away – ANOTHER great from Studio Ghibli ❤
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is so damn heartbreaking but it's a really superb and heartfelt film.
    12 Angry Men is a recent watch of mine and I didn't expect to really love it, but I did. What a superb piece of cinema!

    You've done a great job of seeing 80 so far! I was going through it an I'm surprised a how many I've watched myself 🙂

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    1. These are such great recommendations! Thanks so much! Oldboy has been sitting on my netflix queue for a while, but I’ve had trouble getting motivated. I’m thinking I may tackle this list by genre (whole day of cartoons, whole day of weeping, whole week of nightmares) 🙂

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