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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 999  Average listal rating (594 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. The 400 Blows (1959)

People who added this item 1263  Average listal rating (618 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. (1963)

People who added this item 683  Average listal rating (417 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

People who added this item 3883  Average listal rating (2660 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 917  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. All About Eve (1950)

People who added this item 1951  Average listal rating (1199 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Annie Hall (1977)
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People who added this item 3317  Average listal rating (1960 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 2508  Average listal rating (1534 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 724  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

People who added this item 351  Average listal rating (187 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

People who added this item 212  Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
12. The Big Red One (1980)

People who added this item 991  Average listal rating (597 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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People who added this item 741  Average listal rating (462 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. The Big Sleep (1946)

People who added this item 3744  Average listal rating (2426 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
15. Blade Runner (1982)
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People who added this item 870  Average listal rating (499 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
16. Blow-Up (1966)

People who added this item 1998  Average listal rating (1199 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Blue Velvet (1986)

People who added this item 1291  Average listal rating (724 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

People who added this item 954  Average listal rating (541 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. Breathless (1960)

People who added this item 622  Average listal rating (403 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

People who added this item 2316  Average listal rating (1456 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
21. Carrie (1976)
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22. Casablanca (1942)
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People who added this item 1030  Average listal rating (595 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. An Andalusian Dog (1929)
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People who added this item 238  Average listal rating (122 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Children of Paradise (1945)

People who added this item 1835  Average listal rating (1079 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
25. Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2308  Average listal rating (1334 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
26. Citizen Kane (1941)

People who added this item 5328  Average listal rating (3415 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
27. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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28. The Crying Game (1992)

People who added this item 714  Average listal rating (422 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

People who added this item 557  Average listal rating (330 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
30. Days of Heaven (1978)

People who added this item 1281  Average listal rating (812 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. Dirty Harry (1971)

People who added this item 587  Average listal rating (302 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

People who added this item 806  Average listal rating (527 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
33. Do the Right Thing (1989)

People who added this item 945  Average listal rating (455 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
34. La Dolce Vita (1960)

People who added this item 833  Average listal rating (541 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Double Indemnity (1944)

People who added this item 2563  Average listal rating (1521 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
36. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)

People who added this item 658  Average listal rating (432 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
37. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 5778  Average listal rating (3819 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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People who added this item 1147  Average listal rating (717 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. Easy Rider (1969)

People who added this item 4974  Average listal rating (3333 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
40. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
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People who added this item 3492  Average listal rating (2241 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
41. The Exorcist (1973)
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People who added this item 2938  Average listal rating (1934 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 8137  Average listal rating (5214 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
43. Fight Club (1999)
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People who added this item 856  Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
44. Frankenstein (1931)

People who added this item 584  Average listal rating (357 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. The General (1926)
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People who added this item 5320  Average listal rating (3358 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
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 2170  Average listal rating (1258 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
47. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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People who added this item 3550  Average listal rating (2266 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
48. GoodFellas (1990)
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People who added this item 1959  Average listal rating (1184 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. The Graduate (1967)

People who added this item 1971  Average listal rating (1305 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, 9 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, 9 months ago at Nov 30 22:18
A lot of movies i sitll have to watch, someday i´ll be a movie-literate
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 30 7:20
Only seen 55 of them. Guess I'm movie-illiterate.
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 30 7:25
I have seen 73 of those. Not bad!
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 30 8:30
How could you forget Fantasia???
Posted: 3 years 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: 3 years 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: 3 years 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: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 25 14:26
Roger Ebert only gave Fight Club 2/4 stars in his review.

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