If your friends jumped off a cliff…

But mom… All the cool kids are doing it!

UPDATE: Brain Guy added pound signs(#) to his least faves, and Speaker underlined the ones he owns. So, now I have to fricking rate each one from 1-to-5 asterisks. Bastids.

The following is a list of the 100 best rated movies on IMDb.com

Bold the ones you’ve seen. Italicize the ones you want to see. Put an asterisk by your favorites. Write down the ones you don’t want to see on a 3×5 index card and memorize their names, so you can tell complete strangers how cool you are for not wanting to see Citizen Kane. (Last step optional.)

1. Godfather, The (1972)****
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)*****
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)****
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)*****
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)*****
6. Casablanca (1942)*****
7. Schindler’s List (1993)+
8. Shichinin no samurai (1954) (The Seven Samurai)
9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)*****
10. Citizen Kane (1941)****
11. Star Wars (1977)*****
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest (1975)+
13. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)****
14. Rear Window (1954)*****
15. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)****
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)*****
17. Memento (2000)
18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Pulp Fiction (1994)****
20. North by Northwest (1959)***
21. Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain, Le (2001) (“The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain”)
22. Psycho (1960)***
23. 12 Angry Men (1957)*****
24. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)+
25. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)+
26. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)***
27. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)*****
28. Goodfellas (1990)+
29. American Beauty (1999)
30. Vertigo (1958)***
31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)****
32. Pianist, The (2002)****
33. Matrix, The (1999)****
34. Apocalypse Now (1979)***
35. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)***
36. Some Like It Hot (1959)***
37. Taxi Driver (1976)
38. Paths of Glory (1957)*****
39. Third Man, The (1949)
40. C’era una volta il West (1968) (Once Upon a Time in the West)
41. Fight Club (1999)+
42. Boot, Das (1981)+
43. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (Spirited Away)**
44. Double Indemnity (1944)***
45. L.A. Confidential (1997)#
46. Chinatown (1974)+
47. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)*
48. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
49. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)**
50. M (1931)
51. All About Eve (1950)
52. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)***
53. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)*****
54. Se7en (1995)
55. Saving Private Ryan (1998)***
56. Cidade de Deus (2002) (City of God)
57. Raging Bull (1980)**
58. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)*****
59. Rashemon (1950)
60. Sting, The (1973)**
61. American History X (1998)
62. Alien (1979)***
63. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)****
64. Leon (The Professional) (1994)
65. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)#
66. Vita bella, La (1997) (Life Is Beautiful)
67. Touch of Evil (1958)+
68. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)****
69. Wo hu cang long (2000) (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)****
70. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)***
71. Great Escape, The (1963)+
72. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)***
73. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
74. Annie Hall (1977)+
75. Amadeus (1984)***
76. Jaws (1975)#
77. Ran (1985)
78. On the Waterfront (1954)***
79. Modern Times (1936)***
80. High Noon (1952)***
81. Braveheart (1995)****
82. Apartment, The (1960)***
83. Sixth Sense, The (1999)***
84. Fargo (1996)***
85. Aliens (1986)**
86. Shining, The (1980)**
87. Blade Runner (1982)****
88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
89. Duck Soup (1933)*****
90. Metropolis (1927)***
91. Finding Nemo (2003)****
92. Donnie Darko (2001)
93. Toy Story 2 (1999)*****
94. Princess Bride, The (1987)*****
95. General, The (1927)+
96. City Lights (1931)+
97. Lola rennt (1998) (Run Lola Run)
98. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
99. Notorious (1946)
100. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) (The Seventh Seal)

Score: 62

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15 Responses to If your friends jumped off a cliff…

  1. Ric The Schmcuk says:

    I’m actually quite surprised at some of the ones on that list that you actually haven’t seen. ‘Cuz many of them certainly seem up your alley, so’s to speak….

  2. Brian Peace says:

    Hey, I’m cool.

    Really! See? Check the link for the word “Cool”.

    Oh yeah.

  3. Seen It. Seen It. Ain’t Seen It. Wanna See It.

    I was going to give this one a pass, but Cindy wants me to do it. So I figured, what…

  4. Solonor says:

    Before you even start, I’m not a big anime fan, so Spirited Away (though beautifully animated) did nothing for me. And 2001 is the surest cure for insomnia I’ve ever found.

  5. Brian Peace says:

    Nope. Not taking the bait. Not gonna do it. I refuse to put enough thought into this that I rate my faves. You are a sick, sad individual for tempting me thus.

    Shame, shame, shame!

  6. speaker says:

    but spirited away isn’t typical anime. It just RULED!

  7. Scott says:

    Wow, two stars to Spirited Away???? I believe, sir, that you need to hand in your Geek Card

  8. Scott says:

    They’ll be by shortly, too. Gah!

  9. i’m such a lemming: movie version

    Oh what the hell. Everyone else is doing it. I bet you’ll do it too [and if you don’t have a blog, feel free to use my comments for your list]! Supposedly this is a list of someone’s favorite movies….

  10. kat says:

    Wow. Who added all those rules? It was a very simple assignment when it started, bold the ones you have seen. I’m not redoing mine either. And Sol, how come you haven’t seen that many? I was sure you’d have seen way more than me. And some of the ones you didn’t see, I am surprised. 🙂

  11. Solonor says:

    I see a lot more movies these days than I used to. I’ve never gone back to catch up. Although we did just rent Fargo a week or two ago. I guess that’s another project…

  12. Solonor says:

    And I tried not to count ones that I’d seen part of but not the whole thing, like Schindler, Cuckoo, Fight Club, Lawrence, Goodfellas, Silence of the Lambs… Geez. Now I gotta go back and mark which ones I’ve seen PART of! Argh!


    Don’t blame me… Solonor started it. I’m just running with the ball:…

  14. unigolyn says:


    I’m not savvy at all – I f***ing hate the word ‘savvy’. Anyway, I’m game. 1. Godfather, The (1972)* 2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)* 3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,…

  15. Led:Untitled says:

    At The Movies

    I have no capacity for original content today so, I’m following the lead of others and posting how many of…

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