A recent conversation about favourite movies (which of course had to be broken down into two separate lists of 'greatest cinema' and 'entertaining or guilty pleasures') prompted me to check on IMDB's top 250 list, just too see what classics I was missing. I was actually pretty surprised that I had honestly seen nine of the top ten (missing only Seven Samurai, which I'm sure I've told people I've seen because it's just too embarassing for a cinemaphile like me not to have seen). I was just as surprised to find that my coverage of the top 50 was almost as complete-- missing only nine, and I have a fairly good proportion on DVD. So I've decided to plug those holes over the next weeks and maybe once I've finished the top 50, I'll keep working my way down the list. Here's my list. I'll crosss them off as I've seen them.
- Seven Samurai
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Once Upon a Time in the West
- The Pianist
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Hotel Rwanda
- Double Indemnity
Leave a comment and let me know how many you're missing in the top 50.