Bucket List: Watch the IMDB top 250 films, part 2

In the first/last update in 2009 I had watched 105/250 films. Since the list does change some of those 105 have actually fallen off the list. :( However I have now seen 127 so I’ve recuperated the loss and added to it. There are a lot of easy ones I could get to bump up the total but I have to be honest to myself about what I have seen. At least I’m over the half-way point now.

Going through the list and updating there have been a lot of changes and some absolute classics IMHO have been knocked off and some merely recent and popular ones pushed on. Its a shame the imdb doesn’t have a “film age” factor in the rating equation, something like a vote on a 50 year old film is worth more than one that came out in the last 3 months. They’ve already got an “experience” factor in that only regular voters are counted so its not too much of a stretch. Oh well.

Happy Watching. :)

Rank Rating Title Votes
1. 9.2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 722,451
2. 9.2 The Godfather (1972) 540,668
3. 9.0 The Godfather: Part II (1974) 340,431
4. 8.9 Pulp Fiction (1994) 568,038
5. 8.9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 226,145
6. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 176,861
7. 8.9 Schindler’s List (1993) 379,464
8. 8.8 The Dark Knight (2008) 657,494
9. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 507,183
10. 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) 303,940
11. 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 368,515
12. 8.8 Fight Club (1999) 545,438
13. 8.8 Inception (2010) 510,603
14. 8.8 Seven Samurai (1954) 124,235
15. 8.7 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 528,470
16. 8.7 Goodfellas (1990) 320,930
17. 8.7 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) 414,896
18. 8.7 City of God (2002) 239,002
19. 8.7 Casablanca (1942) 211,705
20. 8.7 The Matrix (1999) 525,867
21. 8.7 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 103,577
22. 8.7 Rear Window (1954) 156,353
23. 8.7 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 317,516
24. 8.7 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 348,353
25. 8.7 The Usual Suspects (1995) 351,244
26. 8.6 Se7en (1995) 411,624
27. 8.6 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 454,825
28. 8.6 Forrest Gump (1994) 453,561
29. 8.6 Psycho (1960) 192,414
30. 8.6 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 134,699
31. 8.6 Leon (1994) 298,220
32. 8.6 Memento (2000) 383,014
33. 8.6 Sunset Boulevard (1950) 72,213
34. 8.6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 193,434
35. 8.6 Apocalypse Now (1979) 225,912
36. 8.5 American History X (1998) 329,792
37. 8.5 North by Northwest (1959) 118,057
38. 8.5 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 332,140
39. 8.5 Citizen Kane (1941) 170,750
40. 8.5 Saving Private Ryan (1998) 374,578
41. 8.5 American Beauty (1999) 393,736
42. 8.5 Toy Story 3 (2010) 194,124
43. 8.5 Alien (1979) 241,548
44. 8.5 City Lights (1931) 41,938
45. 8.5 Taxi Driver (1976) 223,526
46. 8.5 Spirited Away (2001) 154,894
47. 8.5 Vertigo (1958) 118,885
48. 8.5 The Shining (1980) 253,469
49. 8.5 Paths of Glory (1957) 59,179
50. 8.5 M (1931) 52,285
51. 8.5 The Pianist (2002) 195,960
52. 8.5 Amelie (2001) 252,490
53. 8.5 The Departed (2006) 372,475
54. 8.4 Double Indemnity (1944) 49,504
55. 8.4 WALL·E (2008) 279,401
56. 8.4 Modern Times (1936) 52,151
57. 8.4 The Lives of Others (2006) 113,445
58. 8.4 A Clockwork Orange (1971) 257,163
59. 8.4 Aliens (1986) 226,077
60. 8.4 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 99,179
61. 8.4 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 106,890
62. 8.4 Life Is Beautiful (1997) 157,294
63. 8.4 Back to the Future (1985) 289,707
64. 8.4 Das Boot (1981) 89,529
65. 8.4 Requiem for a Dream (2000) 261,700
66. 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 306,411
67. 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992) 289,318
68. 8.4 The Third Man (1949) 63,440
69. 8.4 A Separation (2011) 41,801
70. 8.4 The Prestige (2006) 315,158
71. 8.4 The Green Mile (1999) 292,699
72. 8.4 L.A. Confidential (1997) 215,634
73. 8.4 Cinema Paradiso (1988) 63,888
74. 8.4 Chinatown (1974) 105,121
75. 8.4 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 42,464
76. 8.4 The Great Dictator (1940) 52,668
77. 8.3 Gladiator (2000) 402,202
78. 8.3 Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 101,451
79. 8.3 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) 198,250
80. 8.3 Rashomon (1950) 52,023
81. 8.3 Full Metal Jacket (1987) 212,860
82. 8.3 Amadeus (1984) 129,499
83. 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948) 39,518
84. 8.3 Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 72,437
85. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959) 88,333
86. 8.3 Raging Bull (1980) 118,603
87. 8.3 All About Eve (1950) 44,296
88. 8.3 Braveheart (1995) 331,500
89. 8.3 Metropolis (1927) 54,429
90. 8.3 Oldboy (2003) 143,991
91. 8.3 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 76,727
92. 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 205,816
93. 8.3 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 218,656
94. 8.3 The Apartment (1960) 50,312
95. 8.3 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) 286,121
96. 8.3 Unforgiven (1992) 136,875
97. 8.3 The Sting (1973) 86,693
98. 8.3 Downfall (2004) 118,299
99. 8.3 Princess Mononoke (1997) 92,128
100. 8.3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 232,153
101. 8.3 Inglourious Basterds (2009) 304,873
102. 8.3 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 42,185
103. 8.3 The Lion King (1994) 226,960
104. 8.3 On the Waterfront (1954) 52,770
105. 8.3 Die Hard (1988) 263,114
106. 8.3 Up (2009) 214,400
107. 8.3 The Elephant Man (1980) 80,597
108. 8.3 Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 50,536
109. 8.3 The Seventh Seal (1957) 53,069
110. 8.3 The Maltese Falcon (1941) 64,132
111. 8.3 The Great Escape (1963) 81,777
112. 8.3 Gran Torino (2008) 222,620
113. 8.3 Rebecca (1940) 45,440
114. 8.2 Yojimbo (1961) 37,911
115. 8.2 Batman Begins (2005) 378,239
116. 8.2 The Artist (2011) 43,008
117. 8.2 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 24,869
118. 8.2 For a Few Dollars More (1965) 65,279
119. 8.2 The General (1926) 26,297
120. 8.2 Snatch. (2000) 258,288
121. 8.2 Heat (1995) 203,007
122. 8.2 Fargo (1996) 212,352
123. 8.2 Blade Runner (1982) 239,857
124. 8.2 Sin City (2005) 336,571
125. 8.2 Ran (1985) 43,203
126. 8.2 Wild Strawberries (1957) 29,673
127. 8.2 Touch of Evil (1958) 41,369
128. 8.2 Toy Story (1995) 235,388
129. 8.2 Jaws (1975) 186,278
130. 8.2 The Big Lebowski (1998) 243,976
131. 8.2 No Country for Old Men (2007) 278,107
132. 8.2 Hotel Rwanda (2004) 128,037
133. 8.2 Black Swan (2010) 221,553
134. 8.2 The Deer Hunter (1978) 118,707
135. 8.2 The King’s Speech (2010) 160,168
136. 8.2 Cool Hand Luke (1967) 60,946
137. 8.2 The Wizard of Oz (1939) 137,465
138. 8.2 The Sixth Sense (1999) 331,216
139. 8.2 Ikiru (1952) 21,299
140. 8.2 It Happened One Night (1934) 32,682
141. 8.2 Scarface (1983) 224,313
142. 8.2 Strangers on a Train (1951) 46,176
143. 8.2 Annie Hall (1977) 88,988
144. 8.2 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 319,486
145. 8.2 The Kid (1921) 22,403
146. 8.2 The Wages of Fear (1953) 19,059
147. 8.2 Warrior (2011) 72,467
148. 8.1 High Noon (1952) 43,653
149. 8.1 Platoon (1986) 147,350
150. 8.1 The Gold Rush (1925) 29,202
151. 8.1 Trainspotting (1996) 210,187
152. 8.1 Into the Wild (2007) 166,332
153. 8.1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 75,910
154. 8.1 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 185,594
155. 8.1 Donnie Darko (2001) 285,378
156. 8.1 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) 45,446
157. 8.1 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 30,907
158. 8.1 Sunrise (1927) 15,532
159. 8.1 Notorious (1946) 39,820
160. 8.1 Gone with the Wind (1939) 107,553
161. 8.1 The Thing (1982) 119,935
162. 8.1 Million Dollar Baby (2004) 206,983
163. 8.1 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 274,361
164. 8.1 There Will Be Blood (2007) 178,297
165. 8.1 Casino (1995) 151,931
166. 8.1 Life of Brian (1979) 129,404
167. 8.1 Amores Perros (2000) 86,933
168. 8.1 Les Diaboliques (1955) 20,571
169. 8.1 Groundhog Day (1993) 195,460
170. 8.1 Ben-Hur (1959) 77,685
171. 8.1 Finding Nemo (2003) 255,316
172. 8.1 My Neighbour Totoro (1988) 51,549
173. 8.1 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 129,512
174. 8.1 The Big Sleep (1946) 36,491
175. 8.1 The Terminator (1984) 256,253
176. 8.1 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 21,943
177. 8.1 The Graduate (1967) 106,281
178. 8.1 V for Vendetta (2005) 334,269
179. 8.1 Stand by Me (1986) 124,687
180. 8.1 Good Will Hunting (1997) 224,573
181. 8.1 Twelve Monkeys (1995) 227,235
182. 8.1 Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 85,687
183. 8.1 Judgement at Nuremberg (1961) 19,873
184. 8.1 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 217,937
185. 8.1 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 42,698
186. 8.1 Network (1976) 48,579
187. 8.1 District 9 (2009) 246,849
188. 8.1 The Night of the Hunter (1955) 33,457
189. 8.1 The 400 Blows (1959) 32,851
190. 8.1 Gandhi (1982) 72,817
191. 8.1 Mary and Max (2009) 37,265
192. 8.0 The Battle of Algiers (1966) 19,019
193. 8.0 Persona (1966) 24,458
194. 8.0 Dial M for Murder (1954) 43,277
195. 8.0 (1963) 40,282
196. 8.0 The Princess Bride (1987) 154,771
197. 8.0 The Killing (1956) 33,201
198. 8.0 Harakiri (1962) 8,049
199. 8.0 The Wrestler (2008) 145,786
200. 8.0 La Strada (1954) 23,704
201. 8.0 The Hustler (1961) 33,034
202. 8.0 Ratatouille (2007) 202,990
203. 8.0 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 27,606
204. 8.0 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) 14,979
205. 8.0 Fanny and Alexander (1982) 20,358
206. 8.0 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 161,906
207. 8.0 Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) 73,901
208. 8.0 The Exorcist (1973) 148,788
209. 8.0 Sherlock Jr. (1924) 11,750
210. 8.0 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) 47,297
211. 8.0 The Wild Bunch (1969) 39,629
212. 8.0 Stalag 17 (1953) 25,793
213. 8.0 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 44,495
214. 8.0 Barry Lyndon (1975) 51,823
215. 8.0 Rocky (1976) 145,098
216. 8.0 Star Trek (2009) 215,045
217. 8.0 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) 17,072
218. 8.0 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 28,491
219. 8.0 Nights of Cabiria (1957) 15,688
220. 8.0 The Truman Show (1998) 243,112
221. 8.0 Infernal Affairs (2002) 47,068
222. 8.0 A Beautiful Mind (2001) 206,495
223. 8.0 Roman Holiday (1953) 43,545
224. 8.0 Rope (1948) 44,766
225. 8.0 Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 72,483
226. 8.0 Tokyo Story (1953) 11,882
227. 8.0 Ip Man (2008) 41,183
228. 8.0 Avatar (2009) 413,837
229. 8.0 Mystic River (2003) 173,301
230. 8.0 Festen (1998) 35,293
231. 8.0 Let the Right One In (2008) 96,085
232. 8.0 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 29,542
233. 8.0 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 345,054
234. 8.0 Magnolia (1999) 151,787
235. 8.0 Manhattan (1979) 53,352
236. 8.0 Stalker (1979) 30,028
237. 8.0 Big Fish (2003) 196,272
238. 8.0 Beauty and the Beast (1991) 115,635
239. 8.0 The Incredibles (2004) 229,258
240. 8.0 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 32,666
241. 8.0 Drive (2011) 146,702
242. 8.0 Monsters, Inc. (2001) 195,201
243. 8.0 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) 21,242
244. 8.0 Untouchable (2011) 10,625
245. 8.0 In Bruges (2008) 153,613
246. 8.0 3 Idiots (2009) 32,003
247. 8.0 Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 22,026
248. 8.0 Nosferatu (1922) 37,641
249. 8.0 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 76,561
250. 8.0 Shutter Island (2010) 246,834