Top 1000 Films Project

I decided it was worthwhile to catch up on movies considered to be among the best created, but which I had failed to see. Not sure what I’m going to do except make myself more educated/pompous about film.

View current list. Score: 444/1000 (as of 4/29/14).
Top 1000 films list courtesy of They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?, updated in February 2013.

Most recent viewings (or re-viewings) include:
*Now updated with 2013 TSPDT ranks (4/8/13). Films new to the 2013 list in RED.

2014

  • 4/29/14 – #430 Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara,1964)
  • 2/25/14 – #757 Seven Chances (Buster Keaton, 1925)
  • 2/12/14 – #929 Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
  • 2/4/14 – #271 Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)

2013

  • 8/31/13 – #165 Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1946)
  • 8/28/13 – #142 Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
  • 8/13/13 – #308 Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
  • 8/9/13 – #463 Tristana (Luis Buñuel, 1970)
  • 7/25/13 – #245 My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)
  • 7/7/13 – #1 Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  • 6/11/13 – #384 Muriel (Alain Resnais, 1963)
  • 4/18/13 – #320 Listen to Britain (Humphrey Jennings, 1941)
  • 4/17/13 – #417 High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
  • 2/18/13 – #286 Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1950)

2012

  • 11/17/12 – #897 Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968)
  • 10/6/12 – #99 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (John Ford, 1962)
  • 10/1/12 – #138 My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)
  • 8/16/12 – #101 Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
  • 8/15/12 – #579 Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
  • 8/10/12 – #96 L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)
  • 7/25/12 – #954 Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen, 1984)
  • 7/12/12 – #603 Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
  • 6/26/12 – #473 Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988)
  • 6/12/12 – #258 La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961)
  • 5/28/12 – #631 Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
  • 4/6/12 – #447 Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
  • 3/7/12 – #208 Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
  • 3/2/12 – #832 A Separation (Ashgar Farhadi, 2011)
  • 2/16/12 – #78 Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)

2011

  • 11/15/11 – #55 Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)
  • 11/5/11 – #94 The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
  • 10/2/11 – #656 Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
  • 9/16/11 – #851 Crumb (Terry Zwigoff, 1994)
  • 9/10/11 – #710 Cul-de-Sac (Roman Polanski, 1966)
  • 8/21/11 – #605 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
  • 7/19/11 – #584 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford, 1949)
  • 7/15/11 – #3 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  • 5/25/11 – #616 Grey Gardens (Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer, 1975)
  • 5/6/11 – #492 Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
  • 4/23/11 – #554 Le Million (Rene Clair, 1931)
  • 3/20/11 – #600 The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
  • 3/17/11 – #676 Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)
  • 2/26/11 – #817 Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
  • 2/23/11 – #188 Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)
  • 2/13/11 – #790 Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven, 1997)

2010

  • 12/30/10 – #946 The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, 1953)
  • 11/7/10 – #856 Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981)
  • 11/6/10 – #325 The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
  • 10/29/10 – #200 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1919)
  • 10/13/10 – #36 The General (Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, 1926)
  • 10/5/10 – #125 A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1946)
  • 10/4/10 – #249 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
  • 9/21/10 – #438 Boudu Saved from Drowning (Jean Renoir, 1932)
  • 9/4/10 – #558 A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
  • 8/31/10 – #876 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970)
  • 8/22/20 – #151 The Red Shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
  • 8/11/10 – #300 Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey, 1937)
  • 7/27/10 – #291 The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
  • 7/17/10 – #512 All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
  • 6/9/10 – #399 The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
  • 6/5/10  – #174 Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
  • 5/27/10 – #118 Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)
  • 5/14/10 – #488 The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
  • 5/2/10 – #655 Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956)
  • 4/28/10 – #192 Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
  • 4/24/10 – #382 Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
  • 4/15/10 – #285 F for Fake (Orson Welles, 1973)
  • 4/11/10 – #203 Two or Three Things I Know about Her (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
  • 4/9/10 – #675 Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
  • 3/24/10 – #990 Purple Noon/Plein soleil (René Clément, 1960)
  • 2/23/10 – #393 A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
  • 2/16/10 – #195 Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
  • 2/15/10 – #16 Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)
  • 2/10/10 – #628 Code Unknown (Michael Haneke, 2000)
  • 2/8/10 – #199 Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943)
  • 2/8/10 – #219 Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)
  • 2/7/10 – #289 Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
  • 2/4/10  – #212 Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
  • 1/26/10 – #671 The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
  • 1/20/10  – #694 Mothlight (Stan Brakhage, 1963)
  • 1/20/10  – #934 Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)

2009

  • 12/16/09 – #38 Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
  • 11/11/09 – #881 Une femme est une femme (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961)
  • 11/10/09 – #730 The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948)
  • 10/21/09 – #669 Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1987)
  • 9/30/09 – #254 Husbands (John Cassavetes, 1970)
  • 9/28/09 – #303 The Double Life of Veronique (Krszystof Kieslowski, 1991)
  • 8/27/09 – #331 Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959)
  • 8/24/09 – #474 Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)
  • 8/19/09 – #429 Lola (Jacques Demy, 1961)
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