K, time to get the ball rolling on this whole Mighty Life List thing. Making a list of the all the things you wanna do in your life is one thing. Doing them is another. And chu know what? I'mma DO THIS!
So here we go, folks.
I wanna watch all the movies on AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies: America's Greastest Movies list.
This is the place where I will tracking my progress and also sharing some of my thoughts of what I see. Below is the full list. The ones crossed out are the ones I have already seen, and I will continue to cross each and every one of these bad boys off as I go along.
To all my spectacular friends and family- if you're reading, and you own any of these films...may I borrow them? Please :)
To my dear readers- join me! Have you seen all these films? I'd love to turn this into some cool non-pretentious little film club (I think my super tacky/lame banner at the top pushes any tones of pretentious out the window). Maybe each week we (or I) (or whatever) can pick a film off the list and watch it.. and then discuss it. Or something. I don't know. We can talk/tweet about it later, just leaves me a comment below if you're in and we'll work it out like Richard Simmons. (I've worked it out--- OFFICIAL CLUB PAGE/INSTRUCTIONS). You can download your own list here. Either way, I'm watching all these films, and it's going to be awesome. And good for me. I'm tired of people rolling their eyes at me when I tell them I haven't seen any of The Godfathers. I'M GOING TO, OK. Like now. This year. I'm sorry I just prefer to watch The Life Aquatic and It Takes Two with MK and Ashley every night before I go to bed. I'm a creature of habit.
But I wanna break that. It's time I get a more well-rounded exposure to film, especially w/ some of the classics... so here goes.
Some of these I'm really looking forward to... others not so much...
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13. BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957)
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15. STAR WARS (1977) Yup, I've never seen Star Wars. And if it weren't on this list, I probably wouldn't ever bother. Shank me if you'd like, I just haven't really ever cared !
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
17. AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
21. GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
23. MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
24. RAGING BULL (1980)
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27. BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)
28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) really not looking forward to this one.
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
31. ANNIE HALL (1977)
32. GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
33. HIGH NOON (1952)
35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37. BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)
38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
43. KING KONG (1933)
44. BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915) ugh. this one sounds like a sleeper too.
45. STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951) great play, looking forward to seeing this one/surprised I haven't seen it by now.
46. CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
51. PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE(1940)
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
57. THIRD MAN, THE (1949)
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
61. VERTIGO (1958)
62. TOOTSIE (1982)
63. STAGECOACH (1939)
64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
67. MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)
68. AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951)
69. SHANE (1953)
70. FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74. GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78. ROCKY (1976)
79. DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)
80. WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
82. GIANT (1956)
83. PLATOON (1986)
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88. EASY RIDER (1969)
89. PATTON (1970)
90. JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
93. APARTMENT, THE (1960)
95. PULP FICTION (1994) Yeah, I know. I have to see it.
96. SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)