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on 17 Nov 2010 05:26

 
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102 movies you must see to be "movie-literate"

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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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People who added this item 969  Average listal rating (572 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. The 400 Blows (1959)

People who added this item 1221  Average listal rating (596 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. 8 1/2 (1963)

People who added this item 664  Average listal rating (398 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

People who added this item 3786  Average listal rating (2595 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 874  Average listal rating (502 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. All About Eve (1950)

People who added this item 1905  Average listal rating (1157 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Annie Hall (1977)
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People who added this item 3240  Average listal rating (1921 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 2460  Average listal rating (1512 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 702  Average listal rating (418 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

People who added this item 337  Average listal rating (178 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

People who added this item 196  Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
12. The Big Red One (1980)

People who added this item 962  Average listal rating (572 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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People who added this item 716  Average listal rating (442 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. The Big Sleep (1946)

People who added this item 3652  Average listal rating (2372 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
15. Blade Runner (1982)
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People who added this item 846  Average listal rating (478 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
16. Blow-Up (1966)

People who added this item 1928  Average listal rating (1149 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Blue Velvet (1986)

People who added this item 1257  Average listal rating (701 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

People who added this item 921  Average listal rating (520 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. Breathless (1960)

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20. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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21. Carrie (1976)
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22. Casablanca (1942)
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23. An Andalusian Dog (1929)
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24. Children of Paradise (1945)

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25. Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2232  Average listal rating (1296 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
26. Citizen Kane (1941)

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27. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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28. The Crying Game (1992)

People who added this item 688  Average listal rating (404 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

People who added this item 524  Average listal rating (305 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
30. Days of Heaven (1978)

People who added this item 1248  Average listal rating (800 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. Dirty Harry (1971)

People who added this item 581  Average listal rating (291 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.9 
32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

People who added this item 769  Average listal rating (500 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
33. Do the Right Thing (1989)

People who added this item 916  Average listal rating (434 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
34. La Dolce Vita (1960)

People who added this item 800  Average listal rating (516 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
35. Double Indemnity (1944)

People who added this item 2511  Average listal rating (1478 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
36. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)

People who added this item 632  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
37. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 5683  Average listal rating (3758 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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People who added this item 1115  Average listal rating (688 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. Easy Rider (1969)

People who added this item 4881  Average listal rating (3271 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
40. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
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41. The Exorcist (1973)
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People who added this item 2844  Average listal rating (1863 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 7992  Average listal rating (5138 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
43. Fight Club (1999)
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44. Frankenstein (1931)

People who added this item 560  Average listal rating (336 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. The General (1926)
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46. The Godfather (1972)
For this list, The Godfather and The Godfather Part II were considered one movie.
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People who added this item 2121  Average listal rating (1221 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
47. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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People who added this item 3454  Average listal rating (2205 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.8 
48. GoodFellas (1990)
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People who added this item 1917  Average listal rating (1143 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. The Graduate (1967)

People who added this item 1929  Average listal rating (1276 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
50. Halloween (1978)
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Taken from Roger Ebert's website. From the website: It's not my idea of The Best Movies Ever Made...These are the movies I just kind of figure everybody ought to have seen in order to have any sort of informed discussion about movies. They're the common cultural currency of our time, the basic cinematic texts that everyone should know, at minimum, to be somewhat "movie-literate."

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Nov 20 0:56
you left out the good, the bad and the ugly, always see the title of the movie everywehre i go.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Nov 28 18:07
i'd include the sting, to kill a mockingbird, the princess bride, raging bull, and unforgiven to name a few...
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Nov 30 22:18
A lot of movies i sitll have to watch, someday i´ll be a movie-literate
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 30 7:20
Only seen 55 of them. Guess I'm movie-illiterate.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 30 7:25
I have seen 73 of those. Not bad!
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 30 8:30
How could you forget Fantasia???
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 30 10:02
How could you forget to read the description guys? I have only seen 51 of these. Guess I'm in the halfway of being somewhat "movie-literate".
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 30 10:08
@Kankku LMAO at your comment!

I wonder where can you consider yourself 'movie-literate'... I hope it's not 100% otherwise, almost nobody is actually 'movie-literate' here on Listal...
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 30 16:02
Yeah. The Problem with this kind of strict lists of film "that you absolutely have to see to see or you don't know anything about movies" is that even the greatest film enthusiast that has seen thousands or tens of thousands of films might not have seen a number of well known films generally considered classics for whatever reason. And it would be quite ridiculous to say to someone like that that he has no right to take part in a meaningful discussion about films.

Anyway, I've seen 93 of these and own the rest, except for La Dolce Vita which I obviously am very eager to see, but have never gotten around to buying thanks to poor availability of good DVD releases.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 25 14:26
Roger Ebert only gave Fight Club 2/4 stars in his review.

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