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"Forever a curious character."

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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  01:20:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was rereading this old post and thought it was time for an update.

I kept many of the rules as before in the interest of creating a diverse list ...
Rule #1: No films that have a U.S. release date after December 31, 2009. The films on this list must pass the test of time.
Rule #2: At least 10% of the films on this list must be documentaries.
Rule #3: At least 10% of the films must be foreign language films.
Rule #4: At least 10% of the films must be silent films.
Rule #5: Film series will be treated as one entry (for example, the original Star Wars trilogy)
Rule #6: No more than three films on this list may be directed by the same director.

And now, without further ado, here is my list (in chronological order):

A Trip to the Moon (1902, silent)
The Kid (1921, silent)
Safety Last! (1923, silent)
Sherlock Jr. (1924, silent)
Seven Chances (1925, silent)
Metropolis (1927, silent)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927, silent)
The Cameraman (1928, silent)

City Lights (1931, silent)
Modern Times (1936, silent-ish)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Fantasia (1940)
Pinocchio (1940)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
Double Indemnity (1944)
The Third Man (1949)

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
The Burmese Harp (1956, Japanese)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Vertigo (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958)

Psycho (1960)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
The Godfather trilogy (1972-1990)
Annie Hall (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The original Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (but not the rest of the Indy films)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Gandhi (1982)
The King of Comedy (1982)
Hour of the Star (1986, Brazilian)
Cinema Paradiso (1988, Italian)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Japanese)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Wings of Desire (1988, German)

Goodfellas (1990)
Malcolm X (1992)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1992)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
Hoop Dreams (1994, documentary)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Speed (1994)
Casino (1995)
The Celluloid Closet (1995, documentary)
The Toy Story series (1995-2019)
Fargo (1996)
Microcosmos (1996)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Dark City (1998)
The Truman Show (1998)
Pleasantville (1998)
Princess Mononoke (1998, Japanese)
After Life (1999, Japanese)
Election (1999)
The Matrix (1999) (but not the others in the series)
The Iron Giant (1999)

Almost Famous (2000)
Chicken Run (2000)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
About Schmidt (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
American Splendor (2003)
Stevie (2003, documentary)
Monster (2003)
Downfall (2004, German)
Super Size Me (2004, documentary)
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Black Book (2006, Dutch)
Children of Men (2006)
When the Levees Broke (2006, documentary)
United 93 (2006)
Black Snake Moan (2007)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007, documenary)
Juno (2007)
The King of Kong (2007, documentary)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Man on Wire (2008, documentary)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Wall E (2008)
Avatar (2009)
The Cove (2009, documentary)
Inglourious Bastards (2009)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, Argentina)
Up (2009)

Of course, the list isn't set in stone, so gripe away and if I agree with the gripes, I'll amend the list.

Edited by - GHcool on 03/08/2019 02:32:44
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