Friday, 17 August 2012

IMDb Top 250 - My Reviews So Far

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It's a popular aim among film bloggers to see every single film in the IMDb Top 250. It might seem like a thankless task, given that the list is constantly changing on account of popular taste, but it's a useful icebreaker among film fans and a good way to get people talking about older films.


As you may have noticed from my little widget on the right (available from http://www.250films.net/), I've currently seen 109 films out of the current 250. So, I thought I would post links to reviews of all the ones I've seen, highlighting as I go along the ones I need to see again before I review them. The ones in blue are one I need to see again, while the ones in red are those which scored less than 3/5 and therefore, in my humble opinion, don't really deserve to be there.
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So, without further ado...

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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather Part II (1974)
4. Pulp Fiction (1994)
7. Schindler's List (1993) - review
8. The Dark Knight (2008) - review
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - review
10. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
13. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - review
14. Inception (2010) - review
15. Goodfellas (1990)
16. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
18. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - review
19. The Matrix (1999)
21. Forrest Gump (1994)
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - review
25. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
27. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
28. The Usual Suspects (1995) - review
34. Memento (2000) - review
36. Apocalypse Now (1979) - review
37. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
38. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - review
39. Saving Private Ryan (1998) - review
41. Alien (1979) - review
43. Citizen Kane (1941)
44. Spirited Away (2001) - review
45. The Shining (1980)
46. American Beauty (1999)
47. Taxi Driver (1976)
50. Vertigo (1958) - review
52. The Departed (2006) - review
54. Back to the Future (1985)
56. The Avengers (2012) - review
58. Aliens (1986) - review
59. WALL-E (2008) - review
62. A Clockwork Orange (1971) - review - podcast
63. Amelie (2001)
66. Gladiator (2000) - review
67. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - review
68. The Prestige (2006) - review
69. The Green Mile (1999)
73. The Third Man (1949) - review
74. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - review
76. Chinatown (1974) - review
77. Cinema Paradiso (1988) - review
81. Full Metal Jacket (1987) - review
82. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - review - podcast
83. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
88. The Lion King (1994)
91. Metropolis (1927) - review
98. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
99. The Sting (1973) - review
100. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
101. Princess Mononoke (1997) - review
103. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - review
104. Die Hard (1988)
105. Downfall (2005)
108. Batman Begins (2005) - review
110. The Great Escape (1963)
112. Up (2009) - review
113. The Elephant Man (1980) - review
118. The Seventh Seal (1957)
124. Toy Story (1995)
125. Blade Runner (1982) - review - podcast
127. Fargo (1996)
129. The Big Lebowski (1998)
133. Sin City (2005)
135. The Deer Hunter (1978) - review
137. Jaws (1975) - review
139. No Country for Old Men (2007) - review
145. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
146. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
148. The Thing (1982) - review - podcast
149. Notorious (1946) - review
150. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
151. The King's Speech (2011) - review
152. Trainspotting (1996)
157. Black Swan (2011) - review
159. Gone with the Wind (1939) - review
161. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
168. Finding Nemo (2003)
169. The Terminator (1984)
170. V for Vendetta (2006) - review
176. There Will Be Blood (2007) - review
178. The Artist (2011) - review
181. Twelve Monkeys (1995) - review
183. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - review
184. Gandhi (1982) - review
185. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - review
191. The Princess Bride (1987) - REVIEW FORTHCOMING
196. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - review
200. Rocky (1976)
202. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
207. Ratatouille (2007) - review
208. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) - review
213. The Truman Show (1998) - review
218. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
219. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
223. Monsters Inc. (2001)
229. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - review
231. Rain Man (1988)
233. Let The Right One In (2008) - review
234. La Haine (1995) - review
235. Shutter Island (2010) - review
237. Big Fish (2003) - review
242. Ed Wood (1994) - review
246. The Untouchables (1987)
247. The Night Before Christmas (1993)

My review of The Princess Bride will be along shortly.

Daniel

2 comments:

I like the idea of this... (I may borrow it for my own blog)... Just one question. This is the IMDb top 250 as of when? I know it changes fairly regularly and so I guess you'd have to anchor it at some date... I enjoy your reviews, Keep up the good work!

Thanks SteelMonster, I shall :) In answer to your question, I'm not anchoring it, it's an ongoing project. When I review a film which is in the Top 250 I'll noted its position and the date it was at that position.

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