50 Films To See Before You Die

The Sunday Mail offers a list of 50 movies to see before you die.  If I don’t watch them all, then does that mean I’ll never die?

Without debating what’s missing, what shouldn’t be listed, it’s a pretty good list of films.  The ones I’ve seen are in bold.

1 Apocalypse Now

2 The Apartment

3 City of God

4 Chinatown

5 Sexy Beast

6 2001: A Space Odyssey

7 North by Northwest

8 A Bout de Souffle

9 Donnie Darko

10 Manhattan

11 Alien

12 Lost in Translation

13 The Shawshank Redemption

14 Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India

15 Pulp Fiction

16 Touch of Evil

17 Walkabout

18 Black Narcissus

19 Boyzn the Hood

20 The Player

21 Come and See

22 Heavenly Creatures

23 A Night at the Opera

24 Erin Brockovich

25 Trainspotting

26 The Breakfast Club

27 Hero

28 Fanny and Alexander

29 Pink Flamingos

30 All About Eve

31 Scarface

32 Terminator 2

33 Three Colours: Blue

34 The Royal Tenen-baums

35 The Ladykillers (I assume they mean the original?  Either way, I’m covered.)

36 Fight Club

37 The Searchers

38 Mulholland
Drive

39 The Ipcress File

40 The King of Comedy

41 Manhunter

42 Dawn of the Dead

43 Princess Mononoke

44 Raising Arizona

45 Cabaret

46 This Sporting Life

47 Brazil

48 Aguirre: The Wrath of God

49 Secrets and Lies

50 Badlands.

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3 Comments

  1. Dr Strangelove, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, Police Acadamy 1, Bachelor Party, Dawn of the Dead (new), 12 monkeys, Ghostbusters, Southpark – bigger better uncut, BSG

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  2. 1 Apocalypse Now – oh yeah!

    2 The Apartment – not so much…

    4 Chinatown – oh yeah!

    5 Sexy Beast – yep.

    6 2001: A Space Odyssey – oh yeah!

    7 North by Northwest – oh god, yes!

    8 A Bout de Souffle – oh god, yes!

    9 Donnie Darko – oh yeah!

    10 Manhattan – oh god, yes!

    11 Alien – oh yeah!

    12 Lost in Translation – oh yeah!

    13 The Shawshank Redemption – oh yeah!

    15 Pulp Fiction – oh god, yes!

    16 Touch of Evil – oh yeah!

    19 Boyz n the Hood – yep.

    20 The Player – oh yeah!

    22 Heavenly Creatures – oh yeah!

    23 A Night at the Opera – oh yeah!

    24 Erin Brockovich – yep.

    25 Trainspotting – oh yeah!

    26 The Breakfast Club – not so much…

    28 Fanny and Alexander – yep.

    29 Pink Flamingos – yep.

    30 All About Eve – oh yeah!

    31 Scarface – yep.

    32 Terminator 2 – yep.

    34 The Royal Tenenbaums – yep.

    36 Fight Club – oh yeah!

    37 The Searchers – oh god, yes!

    38 Mulholland Drive – oh god yes!

    40 The King of Comedy – oh yeah!

    41 Manhunter – oh yeah!

    42 Dawn of the Dead – oh god, yes!

    44 Raising Arizona – oh god, yes!

    45 Cabaret – oh yeah!

    47 Brazil – yep.

    49 Secrets and Lies – oh yeah!

    50 Badlands – oh yeah!

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  3. Handy-Dandy Dave S. Movie Rating System Conversion Chart:

    4 stars – oh god, yes!
    3 stars – oh yeah!
    2 stars – yep.
    1 star – not so much…

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