Update! The 100 Movies I’ve Never Seen Project Giveaway

It’s been a bit more than a year since I began this little challenge.  The original post can be found here.  I was taking some time off from my life to nurse mono, and a friend of mine made me this list to gently introduce me to classic films.  Up until that point, I consciously stayed away from almost everything made before 1990.  Stupid, I know.  I didn’t get going on the list really until about August of 2009, and I posted an update in early December.  That update is here.  Two months ago, I had seen thirty from the list, and now I’m happy to report that I’ve seen fifty four of them.  Half way done, bitches!  My progress is updated below (I’ve seen the stuff in blue).  But before I get to the list, I’d like to announce a giveaway.

Now, I’m probably jumping the gun a bit.  But I will be finishing up this list in the next few months and want to start making a new one.  It’s hard to explain what sort of parameters I’d like to adhere to since I’m not really sure what they are.  But I’d like your help and suggestions.  I think I’ll go with the supposed definition of the Criterion Collection which claims they only include important classic and contemporary films that represent the defining moments of cinema.

So folks, I want your suggestions as to what films are the defining moments of cinema. I’m opening the next list to any time period from the beginning of film until now. Leave a comment on this post with at least three suggestions for my next list. When you do, you’ll get an entry to a drawing for a brand spanking new copy of Inglourious Basterds! You’ll also get another entry if you haven’t subscribed to my blog before, but do now (just be sure to let me know in your comment). You can only enter once, but you can get your friends to enter for you as long as they have their own blog. I probably won’t be shipping overseas, so be sure you live in North America. Entries will be accepted until February 28th.  (Your blog doesn’t have to be a movie blog either.)

1. The Birth of a Nation (Griffith; 1915)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Weine; 1920)

3. Nosferatu (Murnau; 1922)
4. Nanook of the North (Flaherty; 1922)
5. The Gold Rush (Chaplin; 1925)
6. Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein; 1925)
7. The Freshman (Lloyd; 1925)
8. Metropolis (Lang; 1925)
9. The General (Keaton; 1927)
10. Sunrise (Murnau; 1927)
11. All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone; 1929)
12. L’Age d’Or (Buñuel; 1930)
13. The Blue Angel (von Sternberg; 1930)
14. Freaks (Browning; 1932)
15. 42nd Street (Bacon; 1933)
16. L’Atalante (Vigo; 1934)
17. It Happened One Night (Capra; 1934)
18. Top Hat (Sandrich; 1935)
19. The 39 Steps (Hitchcock; 1935)
20. Camille (Cukor; 1936)
21. The Rules of the Game (Renoir; 1939)
22. Stagecoach (Ford; 1939)
23. Bringing Up Baby (Hawks; 1939)
24. Olympia (Riefenstahl; 1940)
25. The Shop on Main Street (Lubitsch; 1940)
26. The Maltese Falcon (Huston; 1941)
27. Citizen Kane (Welles; 1941)
28. Casablanca (Curtiz; 1943)

29. Meet Me in St. Louis (Minnelli; 1944)
30. Open City (Rossellini; 1945)
31. Laura (Preminger; 1945)
32. Children of Paradise (Carné; 1945)
33. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (Huston; 1948)
34. The Heiress (Wyler; 1949)
35. Adam’s Rib (Cukor; 1949)
36. All About Eve (Mankiewicz; 1950)
37. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder; 1950)
38. A Place in the Sun (Stevens; 1951)
39. Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock; 1951)
40. A Streetcar Named Desire (Kazan; 1951)
41. Singin’ in the Rain (Donen; 1952)
42. Pick-up on South Street (Fuller; 1952)
43. High Noon (Zinnemann; 1952)
44. On the Waterfront (Kazan; 1954)
45. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa; 1954)
46. Rear Window (Hitchcock; 1954)
47. Rebel Without a Cause (Ray; 1955)
48. Pather Panchali (Ray; 1955)*
49. The Searchers (Ford; 1956)
50. The Nights of Cabiria (Fellini; 1957)
51. Vertigo (Hitchcock; 1958)
52. Ben-Hur (Wyler; 1959)
53. The Seventh Seal (Bergman; 1959)
54. Breathless (Godard; 1960)
55. Psycho (Hitchcock; 1960)
56. The Hustler (Rossen; 1961)
57. Jules and Jim (Truffaut; 1962)
58. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean; 1962)
59. To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan; 1962)

60. This Sporting Life (Anderson; 1963)
61. 8-1/2 (Fellini; 1963)
62. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick; 1964)

63. Darling (Schlesinger; 1965)
64. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nichols; 1966)
65. Bonnie and Clyde (Penn; 1967)
66. The Graduate (Nichols; 1967)
67. In the Heat of the Night (Jewison; 1967)
68. Persona (Bergman; 1967)
69. Weekend (Godard; 1967)
70. Rosemary’s Baby (Polanski; 1968)
71. Faces (Cassavetes; 1968)

72. Night of the Living Dead (Romero; 1968)
73. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick; 1968)
74. The Producers (Brooks; 1968)
75. Midnight Cowboy (Schlesinger; 1969)
76. Easy Rider (Hopper; 1969)
77. The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah; 1969)
78. My Night at Maud’s (Rohmer; 1969)
79. M*A*S*H (Altman; 1970)
80. Five Easy Pieces (Rafelson; 1970)
81. Woodstock (Wadleigh; 1970)
82. The French Connection (Friedkin; 1971)
83. The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich; 1971)

84. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Altman; 1971)
85. Shaft (Parks; 1971)
86. Cabaret (Fosse; 1972)
87. The Godfather (Coppola; 1972)†

88. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Buñuel; 1972)
89. Cries and Whispers (Bergman; 1973)
90. Mean Streets (Scorsese; 1973)
91. The Exorcist (Friedkin; 1974)
92. The Conversation (Coppola; 1974)
93. Chinatown (Polanski; 1974)
94. Nashville (Altman; 1975)

95. Shampoo (Ashby; 1975)
96. Taxi Driver (Scorsese; 1976)
97. All the President’s Men (Pakula; 1976)
98. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg; 1977)
99. Annie Hall (Allen; 1977)
100. The Deer Hunter (Cimino; 1978)

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3 Responses to “Update! The 100 Movies I’ve Never Seen Project Giveaway”
  1. Reel Whore says:

    I totally suck. I’ve seen only about 20 of these. I highly recommend In the Heat of the Night as the next to watch.Watched it last year and really enjoyed.

    I’m going to have to think about movies for your next list. Lots of Westerns, actions movie, horror flicks, etc that define cinema. Tough.
    .-= Reel Whore´s last blog ..Well, Dad, it Didn’t Pass Me By. It Landed on My Face! =-.

  2. Heather says:

    You are killing the list! Awesome!

    I’m actually making good headway on my list, though the review portion is slowgoing for me.
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Shutter Island (2010) =-.

  3. i’m really sorry about this.
    .-= CindyKnowsMovies´s last blog ..Still obsessed =-.

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