Sunday, 23 June 2013

IMDb Top 250 Update

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It's the 23rd day of an even month, which means it's time to bring you up to speed on my never-ending trek through the IMDb Top 250.

Those of you who follow my blog pretty much know the deal by now - I'm trying to see every film on the famous list and post every two months telling you how far I've got. The good news is that I managed to see quite a few on the list in the last two months, having reviewed The Shawshank Redemption and The Exorcist (also look out for my forthcoming review of Beauty and the Beast).
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The bad news is that, because the list is constantly changing, I've still only seen 112. Doing this list is as frustrating as it is a good source of discipline: I've rented certain films like The Perks of Being A Wallflower with the express intention of ticking off another (apparently really good) entry, only for it to drop out of the 250 without any warning.

Anyway, all bickering aside, here's my list as it currently stands. As before, blue means I've seen the film but haven't reviewed it, and red means I don't personally think that said film deserves to be there. Beside each film you'll find links to my reviews, along with episodes of The Movie Hour podcast and WhatCulture! articles where appropriate. See you in two months...

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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - review
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather Part II (1974)
4. Pulp Fiction (1994)
6. The Dark Knight (2008) - review
8. Schindler's List (1993) - review
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - review
11. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - review
12. 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) - review
18. Forrest Gump (1994)
19. The Matrix (1999)
20. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - review
23. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
26. The Usual Suspects (1995) - review
27. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - review
34. Apocalypse Now (1979) - review
35. Memento (2000) - review
36. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
37. Saving Private Ryan (1998) - review
39. Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - review
40. Alien (1979) - review - WhatCulture! article
41. Spirited Away (2001) - review
44. Back to the Future (1985)
45. Citizen Kane (1941)
46. The Shining (1980)
49. The Departed (2006) - review
52. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - review
53. Vertigo (1958) - review
55. American Beauty (1999)
56. Taxi Driver (1976)
57. Aliens (1986) - review
59. WALL-E (2008) - review
63. Gladiator (2000)
64. The Green Mile (1999)
66. A Clockwork Orange (1971) - review - The Movie Hour podcast
67. The Prestige (2006) - review
68. Amelie (2001)
71. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - review
73. Cinema Paradiso (1988) - review
74. The Lion King (1994)
75. The Third Man (1949) - review
78. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - review
80. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - review
81. Full Metal Jacket (1987) - review
85. Chinatown (1974) - review
87. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - review - The Movie Hour podcast
90. Metropolis (1927) - review
93. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
95. The Sting (1973) - review
97. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - review
103. Die Hard (1988)
104. Batman Begins (2005) - review
110. The Great Escape (1963)
111. Downfall (2004)
112. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - review
114. Up (2009) - review
115. Toy Story (1995)
118. The Elephant Man (1980) - review
119. The Seventh Seal (1957)
122. Blade Runner (1982) - review - The Movie Hour podcast
125. Scarface (1983) - review
128. Fargo (1996)
130. The Big Lebowski (1998)
133. The Deer Hunter (1978) - review
137. No Country for Old Men (2007) - review
139. Sin City (2005)
144. Jaws (1975) - review
145. The Thing (1982) - review - The Movie Hour podcast
147. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
148. Trainspotting (1996)
149. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
150. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
154. The Avengers (2012) - review
156. Gone with the Wind (1939) - review
160. V for Vendetta (2006) - review
161. Notorious (1946) - review
162. Finding Nemo (2003)
165. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
168. There Will Be Blood (2007) - review
169. The King's Speech (2011) - review
170. The Terminator (1984)
178. Twelve Monkeys (1995) - review
184. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - review
186. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - review
187. Gandhi (1982) - review
188. Black Swan (2011) - review
192. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
193. The Princess Bride (1987) - review
198. Rocky (1976)
199. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - review
202. Life of Pi (2012) - review
204. The Exorcist (1973) - review
207. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - review
212. Sleuth (1972)
215. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
216. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
217. The Truman Show (1998) - review
219. The Artist (2011) - review
223. District 9 (2009) - review
225. Jurassic Park (1993)
226. Ratatouille (2007) - review
229. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) - review
230. La Haine (1995) - review
232. Shutter Island (2010) - review
234. Rain Man (1988)
236. Beauty and the Beast (1991) - review forthcoming
238. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - review
245. The Untouchables (1987)
248. Battleship Potemkin (1925) - review

Daniel

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