78. Watch iMDB’s Top 250 Movies (Part 2)

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While I’m more likely to binge watch whole seasons of a TV show than I am to watch a movie, the one nice thing about not following any of my own advice for self-care is that there is nothing quite like a good movie marathon when you’re sick and bedridden.  Last week, while curled up in my comfiest sweats and a box of tissues, I went on a mobster movie kick and am kicking myself for having taken so long to watch Casino or Goodfellas.

Since my last update, I’ve watched: Goodfellas, Léon the Professional, Spirited Away, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Snatch, La La Land, Casino, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Highly recommend: Goodfellas and Casino, as some of the best mob movies I’ve ever seen.  The Grand Budapest Hotel, as the second best Wes Anderson movie I’ve seen, quirky and interesting.
Medium recommend: Spirited Away, kind of weird but great Japanese cartoon. La La Land, as heart-breaking and sweet romance.
Eh: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Léon the Professional, I may or may not have fallen asleep.  I’ll try them again.  Snatch was an all-star cast with Brad Pitt, Benecio del Toro, Jason Statham, but not memorable.

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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)
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: 87/250

I’m thinking of doing a cartoon theme next (Up, How to Tame Your Dragon, etc.), what do you think? Recommendations?

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  1. That is such a nice post. Wow, you’ve got quiet a long list. Many of these movies (the old ones) I have seen. But your list reminded me of a few, a lot should I say, that I have not yet see. I will start with La La Land, a must. Thanks for sharing.

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