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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 995  Average listal rating (587 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. The 400 Blows (1959)

People who added this item 1259  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. (1963)

People who added this item 678  Average listal rating (412 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

People who added this item 3871  Average listal rating (2645 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 910  Average listal rating (519 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. All About Eve (1950)

People who added this item 1946  Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Annie Hall (1977)
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People who added this item 3305  Average listal rating (1947 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 2502  Average listal rating (1530 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 720  Average listal rating (432 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

People who added this item 349  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

People who added this item 207  Average listal rating (129 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
12. The Big Red One (1980)

People who added this item 988  Average listal rating (589 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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People who added this item 737  Average listal rating (457 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. The Big Sleep (1946)

People who added this item 3733  Average listal rating (2413 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
15. Blade Runner (1982)
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People who added this item 861  Average listal rating (494 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
16. Blow-Up (1966)

People who added this item 1986  Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Blue Velvet (1986)

People who added this item 1288  Average listal rating (720 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

People who added this item 947  Average listal rating (535 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. Breathless (1960)

People who added this item 619  Average listal rating (400 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

People who added this item 2310  Average listal rating (1449 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 1022  Average listal rating (589 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. An Andalusian Dog (1929)
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People who added this item 237  Average listal rating (119 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Children of Paradise (1945)

People who added this item 1828  Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
25. Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2295  Average listal rating (1323 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
26. Citizen Kane (1941)

People who added this item 5320  Average listal rating (3399 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
27. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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People who added this item 599  Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
28. The Crying Game (1992)

People who added this item 708  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

People who added this item 551  Average listal rating (323 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
30. Days of Heaven (1978)

People who added this item 1275  Average listal rating (808 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. Dirty Harry (1971)

People who added this item 586  Average listal rating (302 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.9 
32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

People who added this item 800  Average listal rating (524 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
33. Do the Right Thing (1989)

People who added this item 938  Average listal rating (448 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
34. La Dolce Vita (1960)

People who added this item 828  Average listal rating (538 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Double Indemnity (1944)

People who added this item 2559  Average listal rating (1509 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
36. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)

People who added this item 655  Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
37. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 5762  Average listal rating (3805 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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People who added this item 1142  Average listal rating (714 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. Easy Rider (1969)

People who added this item 4963  Average listal rating (3317 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 3487  Average listal rating (2233 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
41. The Exorcist (1973)
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People who added this item 2924  Average listal rating (1919 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 8121  Average listal rating (5186 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
43. Fight Club (1999)
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People who added this item 851  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
44. Frankenstein (1931)

People who added this item 578  Average listal rating (348 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. The General (1926)
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People who added this item 5298  Average listal rating (3337 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 2163  Average listal rating (1249 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
47. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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People who added this item 3538  Average listal rating (2253 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
48. GoodFellas (1990)
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People who added this item 1950  Average listal rating (1177 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. The Graduate (1967)

People who added this item 1969  Average listal rating (1302 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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