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May 23, 2005

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In honor of TIME magazine’s newest issue (which features a list of the 100 greatest movies of all time) I offer them a response…based solely on movie’s I’ve seen. It would be amoral to include films I haven’t viewed, even if some are widely regarded as classics (read: Casablanca, Gone With The Wind). Just like the good folks at TIME my list will be unranked, because I only rank things that are unimportant, like my weekly Top Ten lists (by the way, did you see Friday’s? It was ace!). I also make no claims about the universally-agreed-upon excellence of these movies, this is a personal list. And for those who don’t like it? Eat a dick (Now that I’ve quoted Snoop, I think I can retire from the blog-o-sphere).

TOP 100 MOVIES OF ALL TIME (PAST. PRESENT. AND FUTURE?)

2001: A Space Odyssey – Drama – (1968)
All the President’s Men – Drama – (1976)
American Beauty – Drama – (1999)
American History X – Drama – (1998)
Annie Hall – Comedy – (1977)
Apocalypse Now – Drama – (1979)
Back to the Future – Comedy – (1985)
The Big Lebowski – Comedy – (1998)
Blade Runner – Sci-Fi – (1982)
Blowup – Drama – (1966)
Braveheart – Drama – (1995)
Brazil – Comedy – (1985)
Caddyshack – Comedy – (1980)
Citizen Kane – Drama – (1941)
Clerks – Comedy – (1994)
A Clockwork Orange – Drama (1971)
The Conversation – Drama – (1974)
Dark City – Sci-Fi – (1998)
The Deer Hunter – Drama – (1978)
Die Hard – Action – (1988)
Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – Comedy – (1964)
The Dreamers – Drama – (2003)
El Topo – Western – (1970)
The Empire Strikes Back – Sci-Fi – (1980)
The Exorcist – Thriller – (1973)
Falling Down – Drama – (1993)
Fargo – Drama – (1996)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Comedy – (1982)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Comedy – (1998)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Comedy – (1986)
Field of Dreams – Drama – (1989)
The Fifth Element – Sci-Fi – (1997)
Fight Club – Comedy (It is!) – (1999)
A Fish Called Wanda – Comedy – (1988)
Forrest Gump – Comedy – (1994)
From Dusk ‘Till Dawn – Comedy – (1996)
Full Metal Jacket – Drama – (1987)
The Game – Drama – (1997)
The Godfather, Part I – Drama – (1972)
The Godfather, Part II – Drama – (1974)
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Western – (1966)
Goodfellas – Drama – (1990)
The Graduate – Comedy – (1967)
The Grand Illusion – Drama – (1937)
The Grapes of Wrath – Drama – (1940)
Happiness – Comedy – (1998)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers – Thriller – (1956)
Jaws – Thriller – (1975)
JFK – Drama – (1991)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 – Action (2003/4)
L.A. Confidential – Drama – (1997)
Last Tango in Paris – Drama – (1972)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – Comedy – (1998)
Lost Highway – Drama – (1997)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Comedy – (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Drama – (1975)
The Passion of Joan of Arc – Drama – (1928)
Pi – Thriller – (1998)
The Pianist – Drama – (2002)
The Player – Comedy – (1992)
The Poseidon Adventure – Action – (1972)
The Professional – Drama – (1994)
Psycho – Thriller – (1960)
Pulp Fiction – Drama – (1994)
Raging Bull – Drama – (1980)
Raising Arizona – Comedy – (1987)
Rear Window – Thriller – (1955)
Repo Man – Comedy – (1984)
Resevoir Dogs – Drama – (1992)
Rocky – Drama – (1976)
Rushmore – Comedy – (1998)
The Saint – Action – (1997)
Schindler’s List – Drama – (1993)
The Searchers – Western – (1956)
Se7en – Thriller – (1995)
The Seven Samurai – Action – (1954)
The Shawshank Redemption – Drama – (1994)
The Shining – Thriller – (1980)
The Silence of the Lambs – Thriller – (1991)
The Sixth Sense – Drama – (1999)
Spellbound – Drama – (1945)
This is Spinal Tap – Comedy – (1984)
Trainspotting – Drama – (1996)
12 Monkeys – Drama – (1995)
2001: A Space Odyssey – Sci-Fi – (1968)
Scarface – Action – (1983)
Sid and Nancy – Drama – (1986)
Star Wars – Sci-Fi – (1977)
Storytelling – Comedy – (2001)
Suicide Kings – Comedy – (1997)
Sullivan’s Travels – Comedy – (1941)
Taxi Driver – Drama – (1976)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Action – (1991)
Traffic – Drama – (2000)
True Romance – Action – (1993)
Twelve Angry Men – Drama – (1957)
Unforgiven – Western (1992)
The Usual Suspects – Thriller – (1995)
Vertigo – Drama – (1958)
Walker – Action – (1987)
Welcome to the Dollhouse – Comedy – (1995)

Now marks the start of the inevitable Oops-I-Forgot phase of my life, which will encompass the remainder of my days. As for your interpretations of the list, let the debate begin!

1 comment

  1. Nathan
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    There's 101 films there – 102 if you count "Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2" as two films.

    Nice list though, I'm going to add a lot of these to my Lovefilm queue.

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