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Movies, movies, movies

Entertainment Weekly came up with a list of the top 100 movies of the last 25 years. I thought I’d start a meme, much like that one going around where you highlight the books that you’ve read or tried to read.

I’ve bolded the movies that I’ve watched and put asterisks next to the ones that I liked. Feel free to do this yourself!

1. Pulp Fiction (1994) **
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)**
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)**
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)**
9. Die Hard (1988)**
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)**
13. GoodFellas (1990)**
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)**
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)**
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)**
20. The Lion King (1994)**
21. Schindler’s List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)**
23. Memento (2001)**
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)**
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)**
27. Aliens (1986)**
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)**
30. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)**
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)**
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)**
34. Fargo (1996)**
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)**
37. Pretty Woman (1990)**
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)**
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)**
40. Speed (1994)**
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)**
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)**
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)**
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)**
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)**
53. The Truman Show (1998)**
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)**
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)**
58. Ghostbusters (1984)**
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)**
60. Scream (1996)**
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)**
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)**
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)**
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)**
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)**
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)**
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)**
73. Office Space (1999)**
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)**
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)**
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)**
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)**
82. Lost in Translation (2003)**
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)**
84. Sideways (2004)**
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)**
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)**
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)**
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)**
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)**
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)**
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)**

Are there any movies that you think should be on here that aren’t? I’m wondering where The Princess Bride, Goldeneye, Groundhog Day, Clerks 1 or 2, Se7en, Shawshank Redemption, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Batman Begins are, personally.

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  1. Poppy

    I have seen all but: 24, 28, 44, 69, 77, 80, 86, 89, 92, 93, and 95.

    I love every movie I see. Well, except that one I couldn’t watch all the way through and had to return, but it’s not on this list.

  2. B.E. Earl

    I’ve seen all of them except:
    Blue Velvet
    Schindler’s List (I know)
    Wings of Desire
    The Lives of Others
    All About My Mother
    Lost in Translation
    In the Mood for Love
    Far From Heaven
    Breaking the Waves

    But alot of them are foreign films and I’m a bit behind on those.

    You HAVE to see Broadcast News though. Albert Brooks is amazing in it. One of my all-time favorites.

  3. Jen

    What’s #62 doing on there? That movie sucked so much ass. What kind of crazy people came up with this list? And why does it make me so angry?

    You MUST see Children of Men.

  4. Penelope

    Great meme, I shall totally steal!
    I also can’t understand why The Shawshank Redemption doesn’t make the list when it’s consistently in the top 5 movies on IMDB – maybe this was done by ticket sales?

  5. DaDuck

    You starred The Blair Witch Project but haven’t seen Blue Velvet?! I am ashamed of you!!!!!!!!!

    CLUELESS??? CLUELESS is one of the greatest films. OMG! Like, coooome on! Whoever made this list should be shot.

    I too wonder where some are: South Park the movie, The Cube, Memento, Kill Bill I and II, 21 Grams, Flatliners, Sin City, Identity, V for Vendetta….I am sure there are more.

  6. CP

    I’m really fucking confused man. Really confused. Seven didn’t make it on the list? Shawshank? ANY of the Kevin Smith Classics?

    And yet, you have seen Clueless and not Scarface.

    Dude, you totally baffle me.

  7. hello haha narf

    if those fuckers can’t put the princess bride on their list of so called greatest movies list, i ain’t doing the meme.

    oh wait…you said it was a “top” movies list. i wonder what they mean by top. regardless, i am still bitter about the omission.

  8. Shelli

    We have similar tastes, I think. I am going to do this one tomorrow. I agree with most of those that you named that weren’t on the list and the ones I don’t agree with, I just haven’t seen yet. I have never seen Goldeneye or Clerks 1 or 2.

  9. Gwen

    “I’m wondering where The Princess Bride, Goldeneye, Groundhog Day, Clerks 1 or 2, Se7en, Shawshank Redemption, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Batman Begins are, personally.”

    Totally agree. I also agree with those who mentioned The Big Lebowski.

    And I’m stealing this for one day this week. Thanks for writing my blog for me, sweetie!

  10. Cissa Fireheart

    I agree with your list of movies left out. American Psycho also did not make the cut. 3:10 to Yuma should have also been on there.

    Entertainment Weekly is sometimes crap. Whatever, they try too hard to make you like the things they like….and if they don’t like it, they disregard it. *shrug*

  11. Finn

    You haven’t seen “This Is Spinal Tap”? Oh honey, you’re missing out. If you liked “Waiting for Guffman” and “Best in Show”(why isn’t that on the list either?), you’ll like it.

  12. Clown

    Schindler’s List…
    Well, we went to the theater at least. You would have seen it had you not wanted to make out the entire time. I can’t believe we were seen and my parents found out!

  13. liquid

    crumb is a really good documentary and i can let you borrow it if you like.
    (actually you can borrow any of those that you haven’t seen)

    i can’t believe shawshank isn’t on there

  14. Y2K survivor

    OMG they missed the greatest movie of all time: TREMMORS!!!

    eh… did Britt say to give her your penis BACK? When did she have it before? Seems to me there is a blog post missing arund here we all need to read.

  15. Sybil Law

    I am horrified that you haven’t seen:
    This is Spinal Tap
    Blue Velvet
    Boogie Nights
    Schindler’s List
    Drugstore Cowboy
    Dazed and Confused
    Broadcast News….
    Holy crap!
    Go get all those movies.
    Oh and go ahead and pencil me in for December. Haha
    Also, my computer is back but man is it ever messed up/ missing shit! My dude is going to have to fix this crap… asshole… (him – not you!)

  16. Kathy

    I’m surprised I’ve seen most of them. Usually I do horribly at these what have you read/watched things.

    Breaking the Waves (1996)

    I love this movie. Glad to see it on the list. (Yes, I’m a total girl.)

  17. Stephanie

    You seriously have not seen Boogie Nights?


    And I agree, Shawshank, and Clerks should for SURE be on that list.

    Go rent Boogie Nights….if for nothing else for the hilarious bad porn scenes. :sex011:

  18. Avitable

    Amanda, any cult classic like Lebowski that has taken on the life of its own like that deserves to be on the list.

    Poppy, you love every movie you see? Crazy Poppy.

    Dave2, I tried to watch Spinal Tap a while ago and just couldn’t get into it. And Children of Men is on my list of movies to watch.

    Amanda, have at it!

    BE Earl, I haven’t seen Schindler’s List either and probably never will.

    Jen, I heard that “sex, lies and videotape” was a good flick. No?

    Jay, a lot of them are favorites that I can quote from memory, too.

    Winter, Heat is a great one, too.

    Jared, There Will Be Blood is on my list to watch soon.

    Andria, it’s #31. Or did you mean that I haven’t seen it? I just haven’t gotten around to watching it, yet.

    Zom, it’s been so glorified that I know I’ll hate it. It’s like Taxi Driver. Worst. Movie. Ever.

    Penelope, I think it was done by crackheads.

    Elfenkate, thank God.

    AmyD, I couldn’t get into it.

    DaDuck, Blair Witch was a brilliant experiment when it came out. And Clueless is #42. South Park is on there, too.

    Karl, better get watchin’!

    CP, Clueless is a classic. Scarface is overrated.

    Britt, I haven’t seen most movies from the early 80s.

    Hello, actually, EW called them the “new” classics.

    Karen, that’s why I think I won’t like Scarface.

    Nat, just never got into it when I tried to watch it.

    Shelli, you’ve never seen the Clerks movies? Sigh.

    Maria, you’ve seen way too many fucking movies.

    NYCWD, well, it’s only the last 25 years, so that would only include Return of the Jedi. None of the new ones deserve to be included. They’re not classic in any way.

    LylaLou, some of those are on my list to watch.

    Gwen, anytime. Want me to talk about my period next?

    Cissa, American Psycho is not that good, compared to the book, and 3:10 to Yuma was a bit slow to be a classic.

    Crystal, clearly I am someone of exquisite taste. And Peter Jackson is a hack.

    TMP, yeah, me too.

    Yoshi, I think we have to see how it ages to call it a “classic”.

    Finn, I do love the Christopher Guest films, but I couldn’t get into Spinal Tap.

    Student Teacher, if it wasn’t for the ending of Napoleon Dynamite, it would be one of the worst movies ever. As it is, it just barely squeaks by at actually being a movie.

    Clown, you kept putting your hand in my pants.

    Dragon, one of my favorites, too.

    Liquid, I’ve heard it’s good.

    Y2K, Tremors is a classic in its own way.

    Atomic Bombshell, I’d never think of Gattaca as being classic, although I did enjoy it.

    Sybil Law, meh – none of those sound like worth watching.

    Kathy, I’ve never even heard of Breaking the Waves.

    Jeff, I’m surprised there’s not an angry mob holding me down in front of the TV now.

    Bec, I LOVE Empire Records!

    Kay, The Departed is on the list.

    Whall, but those movies were special!

    Heather, I bet if they were a top 100 sci fi movies, you’d have seen more.

    Jenny, I just couldn’t get into it. I was bored!

    Stephanie, I’ll watch Boogie Nights one of these days.

  19. Poppy

    I’m trying to decide if I’ve seen that.

    It tickles my brain, but not enough to know if I only saw a commercial or I saw the whole movie.

    When I am done having Netflix on hiatus I will carefully consider renting it.

  20. Shelli

    You sound just like Brad the way you say that. LOL He always is annoyed when I don’t like movies he likes or I haven’t seen movies that he thinks are classics.

    I have done this meme. It will be published on Wednesday.

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