Movie Bucket List

These are movies I want to watch/have watched as part of my “30 Before 30” bucket list. Some movies I have already crossed off, because I have watched them many times or very recently. Others I have already seen but have not crossed off because it has been too long since I last watched them.

AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies (The Original List)
1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. CASABLANCA (1942)
3. GODFATHER, THE (1972)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6. WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) – haven’t watched it in a while
7. GRADUATE, THE (1967) – watched it once a long time ago
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
10. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
11. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) – watched it once a long time ago
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13. BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957)
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15. STAR WARS (1977) – saw it in theaters when it was rereleased in 1997 but don’t remember much of it
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
17. AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
18. PSYCHO (1960)
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)
21. GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
23. MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
24. RAGING BULL (1980)
25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) – haven’t watched it in a while
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27. BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)
28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30. TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31. ANNIE HALL (1977)
32. GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
33. HIGH NOON (1952)
34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
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)
41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
43. KING KONG (1933)
44. BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915)
45. STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
46. CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971) – started watching it and don’t know if I want to continue
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48. JAWS (1975)
49. SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) – I either watched it once a long time ago or just watched the Disney sing-along video
50. BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51. PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE (1940)
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
53. AMADEUS (1984)
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55. SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965)
56. M*A*S*H (1970)
57. THIRD MAN, THE (1949)
58. FANTASIA (1940) – haven’t watched it in a while
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)
65. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991)
66. NETWORK (1976)
67. MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)
68. AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951)
69. SHANE (1953)
70. FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
72. BEN-HUR (1959)
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)
84. FARGO (1996)
85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88. EASY RIDER (1969)
89. PATTON (1970)
90. JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) – haven’t watched it in a while
92. PLACE IN THE SUN, A (1951)
93. APARTMENT, THE (1960)
94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
95. PULP FICTION (1994)
96. SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) – watched it once a long time ago
98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

Notable Trilogies and Series
Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
– The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King
– Harry Potter and the… Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows (Parts I and II)
(I watched the entire LOTR trilogy and Harry Potter series – 11 movies – over New Year’s weekend in a whirlwind marathon – 12/29/12 to 1/1/13!)

Recent Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
– The Fighter
– The Kids Are All Right
– 127 Hours
– True Grit
– Winter’s Bone
– An Education
– Up in the Air

Recent Films
– 50/50
– The Help
– The Ides of March
– The Descendants
– We Bought a Zoo
– The Artist

The Shawshank Redemption
– Fight Club
– Amelie
– Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
– Everything Is Illuminated
– Braveheart
– Hotel Rwanda
– Good Will Hunting
– The Birds 

5 thoughts on “Movie Bucket List

  1. I don’t know how to navigate the poll above (slightly blog illiterate), so I will leave my suggestions here for you. I’d add King’s Speech, Crash, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Miracle, Stranger than Fiction, Horton Hears a Who! and Proof.

  2. A couple recommendations off the top of my head: Top Hat (one of the Astaire/Rogers films) and Departures (a recent Best Foreign Language Oscar winner). I’m on my own mission trying to see all the Best Picture nominees (except for one lost film).

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