MAKING THE FINAL FILM-WATCHING LEAP! / by Eric Emma

The one thing that I pride myself in is the diversity of the movies that I have seen and how I continually try to keep pushing that. However, there are some gaps and so I decided that needs to be corrected.

I went through the below best of lists and picked out every movie that I hadn’t seen till I reached 100. You’ll notice I also went through so-bad-its-good movies since like I said, I want to see the full spectrum. (I also added the only John Woo American Film that I have yet to see) I decided to share this list since it’s unique, random, and anyone else that wants to join in on this challenge will be better for it that I’m sure of.

The Best of Lists:

AFI Best 100 List

BBC 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time

IMDB.com Top 250

Spike Lee's Essential Film List

Top 25 So Bad It's Good Movies

1.       Heaven’s Gate (1980)

2.       In a Lonely Place (1950)

3.       Meet Me in St Louis (1944)

4.       The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

5.       Red River (1948)

6.       The Right Stuff (1983)

7.       Johnny Guitar (1954)

8.       Love Streams (1984)

9.       The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

10.   Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

11.   Grey Gardens (1975)

12.   His Girl Friday (1940)

13.   Days of Heaven (1978)

14.   Marnie (1964)

15.   Sherlock Jr (1924)

16.   Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

17.   Imitation of Life (1959)

18.   The Lady Eve (1941)

19.   A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

20.   Greed (1924)

21.   McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971)

22.   Nashville (1975)

23.   The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

24.   Sunrise (1927)

25.   King Kong Lives (1986)

26.   All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

27.   The Sound of Music (1965)

28.   Cabret (1972)

29.   Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf (1962)

30.   An American in Paris (1951)

31.   Wuthering Heights (1939)

32.   In the Heat of Night (1967)

33.   Sparticus (1960)

34.   The Jazz Singer (1927)

35.   Swing Time (1936)

36.   Sophie's Choice (1982)

37.   Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

38.   Saving Private Ryan (1998)

39.   Intolerance (1916)

40.   Sullivan's Travels (1941)

41.   Whiplash (2014)

42.   Paths of Glory (1957)

43.   Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

44.   The Kid (1921)

45.   The Great Escape (1963)

46.   Warrior (2011)

47.   Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

48.   Into the Wild (2007)

49.   Rush (2013)

50.   Mary and Max (2009)

51.   Stand by Me (1986)

52.   The Princess Bride (1987)

53.   The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

54.   In the Name of the Father (1993)

55.   Before Sunrise (1995)

56.   The Imitation Game (2014)

57.   Roman Holiday (1953)

58.   The Help (2011)

59.   Prisoners (2013)

60.   Papillon (1973)

61.   Before Sunset (2004)

62.   Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

63.   The Killing (1956)

64.   Bad Lieutenant (1992)

65.   The Train (1964)

66.   Fat City (1972)

67.   Marathon Man (1969)

68.   Home of the Brave (1949)

69.   Thief (1981)

70.   Coolie High (1975)

71.   Blue Collar (1978)

72.   Cool Hand Luke (1967)

73.   Empire of the Sun (1977)

74.   Hoop Dreams (1984)

75.   Lust for Life (1956)

76.   Dead End (1937)

77.   Zelig (1983)

78.   Daughters of the Dust (1991)

79.   Troll 2 (1990)

80.   Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

81.   Dragonball: Evolution

82.   The Last Airbender

83.   Hercules in New York (1969)

84.   Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

85.   9 Deaths of the Ninja (1985)

86.   Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

87.   Santa with Muscles (1996)

88.   Navy Seals (1990)

89.   Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare (1987)

90.   Over the Top (1987)

91.   Leonard Part 6 (1987)

92.   Zardoz (1974)

93.   Howling II: … Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)

94.   The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

95.   Glen or Glenda (1953)

96.   The Wicker Man (2006)

97.   Gymkata (1985)

98.   Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe (1990)

99.   Windtalkers (2002)

100.  The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)