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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 1003  Average listal rating (600 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. The 400 Blows (1959)

People who added this item 1272  Average listal rating (629 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. (1963)

People who added this item 684  Average listal rating (418 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

People who added this item 3900  Average listal rating (2687 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 918  Average listal rating (529 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. All About Eve (1950)

People who added this item 1956  Average listal rating (1205 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Annie Hall (1977)
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People who added this item 3328  Average listal rating (1979 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 2514  Average listal rating (1541 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 729  Average listal rating (446 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

People who added this item 353  Average listal rating (191 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

People who added this item 214  Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
12. The Big Red One (1980)

People who added this item 994  Average listal rating (600 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 3763  Average listal rating (2451 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
15. Blade Runner (1982)
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People who added this item 871  Average listal rating (504 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
16. Blow-Up (1966)

People who added this item 2011  Average listal rating (1215 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Blue Velvet (1986)

People who added this item 1293  Average listal rating (730 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

People who added this item 960  Average listal rating (549 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. Breathless (1960)

People who added this item 622  Average listal rating (403 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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21. Carrie (1976)
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22. Casablanca (1942)
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People who added this item 1038  Average listal rating (608 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. An Andalusian Dog (1929)
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People who added this item 240  Average listal rating (126 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Children of Paradise (1945)

People who added this item 1838  Average listal rating (1093 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
25. Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2317  Average listal rating (1348 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
26. Citizen Kane (1941)

People who added this item 5348  Average listal rating (3449 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 715  Average listal rating (424 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

People who added this item 558  Average listal rating (335 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
30. Days of Heaven (1978)

People who added this item 1280  Average listal rating (817 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. Dirty Harry (1971)

People who added this item 592  Average listal rating (309 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

People who added this item 808  Average listal rating (532 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
33. Do the Right Thing (1989)

People who added this item 951  Average listal rating (464 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
34. La Dolce Vita (1960)

People who added this item 833  Average listal rating (546 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Double Indemnity (1944)

People who added this item 2575  Average listal rating (1533 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
36. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)

People who added this item 657  Average listal rating (433 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
37. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 5793  Average listal rating (3843 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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People who added this item 1152  Average listal rating (724 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. Easy Rider (1969)

People who added this item 4990  Average listal rating (3348 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 3506  Average listal rating (2258 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
41. The Exorcist (1973)
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People who added this item 2954  Average listal rating (1953 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 8161  Average listal rating (5250 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
43. Fight Club (1999)
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People who added this item 863  Average listal rating (509 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
44. Frankenstein (1931)

People who added this item 586  Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. The General (1926)
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People who added this item 5329  Average listal rating (3382 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 2179  Average listal rating (1263 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
47. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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People who added this item 3566  Average listal rating (2287 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
48. GoodFellas (1990)
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People who added this item 1963  Average listal rating (1198 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. The Graduate (1967)

People who added this item 1983  Average listal rating (1327 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, 11 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, 11 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, 2 months ago at Aug 30 7:20
Only seen 55 of them. Guess I'm movie-illiterate.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 30 7:25
I have seen 73 of those. Not bad!
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 30 8:30
How could you forget Fantasia???
Posted: 3 years, 2 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: 3 years, 2 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: 3 years, 2 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: 2 years, 7 months ago at Apr 25 14:26
Roger Ebert only gave Fight Club 2/4 stars in his review.

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