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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 992  Average listal rating (586 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. The 400 Blows (1959)

People who added this item 1257  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. (1963)

People who added this item 676  Average listal rating (411 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

People who added this item 3866  Average listal rating (2643 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 907  Average listal rating (518 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. All About Eve (1950)

People who added this item 1943  Average listal rating (1186 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Annie Hall (1977)
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People who added this item 3302  Average listal rating (1946 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 718  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 204  Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
12. The Big Red One (1980)

People who added this item 988  Average listal rating (590 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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People who added this item 735  Average listal rating (457 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. The Big Sleep (1946)

People who added this item 3729  Average listal rating (2411 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
15. Blade Runner (1982)
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People who added this item 860  Average listal rating (493 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 1285  Average listal rating (719 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

People who added this item 946  Average listal rating (534 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. Breathless (1960)

People who added this item 617  Average listal rating (399 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

People who added this item 2306  Average listal rating (1448 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 1021  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 236  Average listal rating (118 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Children of Paradise (1945)

People who added this item 1827  Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
25. Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2292  Average listal rating (1322 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
26. Citizen Kane (1941)

People who added this item 5314  Average listal rating (3396 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 705  Average listal rating (417 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

People who added this item 549  Average listal rating (322 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
30. Days of Heaven (1978)

People who added this item 1271  Average listal rating (805 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 799  Average listal rating (523 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
33. Do the Right Thing (1989)

People who added this item 937  Average listal rating (448 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
34. La Dolce Vita (1960)

People who added this item 827  Average listal rating (538 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Double Indemnity (1944)

People who added this item 2557  Average listal rating (1508 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
36. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)

People who added this item 654  Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
37. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 5761  Average listal rating (3804 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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People who added this item 1141  Average listal rating (713 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. Easy Rider (1969)

People who added this item 4959  Average listal rating (3314 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 3483  Average listal rating (2231 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
41. The Exorcist (1973)
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People who added this item 2923  Average listal rating (1919 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 8116  Average listal rating (5186 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
43. Fight Club (1999)
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People who added this item 849  Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
44. Frankenstein (1931)

People who added this item 577  Average listal rating (347 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. The General (1926)
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People who added this item 5294  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 2159  Average listal rating (1250 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
47. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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People who added this item 3535  Average listal rating (2252 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
48. GoodFellas (1990)
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People who added this item 1948  Average listal rating (1175 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. The Graduate (1967)

People who added this item 1967  Average listal rating (1301 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: 2 years, 12 months ago at Aug 30 8:30
How could you forget Fantasia???
Posted: 2 years, 12 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, 12 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, 12 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, 4 months ago at Apr 25 14:26
Roger Ebert only gave Fight Club 2/4 stars in his review.

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