Movies, Unwatched

Ilegirl and Brit have been stressing over the “top” films (as ranked in IMDB) that they have missed. Out of IMDB’s top 250, I have seen all bar 59. From the Top 100, I am missing 25, these are

Cidade de Deus
Fight Club
American Beauty
American History X
Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Forrest Gump
Slumdog Millionaire
Das Leben der Anderen
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
El Laberinto del fauno
Requiem for a Dream
The Wrestler
Der Untergang
The Prestige
La Vita è bella
Nuovo cinema Paradiso
No Country for Old Men
Hotel Rwanda
Det Sjunde inseglet

I’m sure Brit has seen more than he is letting on. The classic spaghetti westerns are listed under their Italian titles on IMDB, “Shichinin no samurai” translates to “The Seven Samurai” (remade as “The Magnificent Seven”) and any British person of a certain age, who has not seen “Bridge Over the River Kwai” at least a dozen times deserves deportation to a country with frozen beer.

~ by @mmonyte on January 4, 2009.

3 Responses to “Movies, Unwatched”

  1. I can strongly recommend El Laberinto del fauno (Pans Labyrinth)

    I recognized the classic Westerns with their Italian titles, but have not seen them.

  2. Impressive that you have seen most of these films!

    Nuovo cienma Paradiso is really good. It manages to engage in nostalgia honestly and without becoming weepy, avoiding the Spielberg affect.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a nice movie. I would not have named it part of the top 25 films of all time, but it is very good.

    American Beauty does, to my mind, deserve its place in the top 25 films. The performances were awe-inspiring.

    The same can be said for No Country for Old Men.

    • I guess I have spent too many wet Sunday afternoons in front of the TV, which probably accounts for all the older and B&W films on the list, and too many late nights watching Channel 4, which accounts for the French and Japanese films. I find it very hard to believe that Brit claims not to have seen the magnificent spaghetti westerns! My father was a big fan of cowboy films, so any that came on TV got watched.

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