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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 (604 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. The 400 Blows (1959)

People who added this item 1272  Average listal rating (634 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. (1963)

People who added this item 684  Average listal rating (425 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

People who added this item 3900  Average listal rating (2701 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 918  Average listal rating (537 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. All About Eve (1950)

People who added this item 1956  Average listal rating (1209 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Annie Hall (1977)
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People who added this item 3328  Average listal rating (1988 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 2514  Average listal rating (1548 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 729  Average listal rating (449 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

People who added this item 353  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

People who added this item 214  Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
12. The Big Red One (1980)

People who added this item 994  Average listal rating (605 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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People who added this item 741  Average listal rating (468 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. The Big Sleep (1946)

People who added this item 3763  Average listal rating (2460 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
15. Blade Runner (1982)
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People who added this item 871  Average listal rating (509 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
16. Blow-Up (1966)

People who added this item 2011  Average listal rating (1222 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Blue Velvet (1986)

People who added this item 1293  Average listal rating (736 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

People who added this item 960  Average listal rating (553 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. Breathless (1960)

People who added this item 622  Average listal rating (406 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 (615 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 (130 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Children of Paradise (1945)

People who added this item 1838  Average listal rating (1102 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
25. Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2317  Average listal rating (1355 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
26. Citizen Kane (1941)

People who added this item 5348  Average listal rating (3459 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 (427 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

People who added this item 558  Average listal rating (339 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
30. Days of Heaven (1978)

People who added this item 1280  Average listal rating (822 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
31. Dirty Harry (1971)

People who added this item 592  Average listal rating (312 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

People who added this item 808  Average listal rating (535 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
33. Do the Right Thing (1989)

People who added this item 951  Average listal rating (469 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
34. La Dolce Vita (1960)

People who added this item 833  Average listal rating (551 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Double Indemnity (1944)

People who added this item 2575  Average listal rating (1535 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 (435 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
37. Duck Soup (1933)
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People who added this item 5793  Average listal rating (3852 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 (729 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. Easy Rider (1969)

People who added this item 4990  Average listal rating (3357 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 2954  Average listal rating (1964 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
42. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 8161  Average listal rating (5264 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
43. Fight Club (1999)
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People who added this item 863  Average listal rating (511 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
44. Frankenstein (1931)

People who added this item 586  Average listal rating (365 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. The General (1926)
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People who added this item 5329  Average listal rating (3386 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 (1269 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 (2294 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
48. GoodFellas (1990)
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People who added this item 1963  Average listal rating (1205 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. The Graduate (1967)

People who added this item 1983  Average listal rating (1331 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: 4 years 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: 4 years 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, 3 months ago at Aug 30 7:20
Only seen 55 of them. Guess I'm movie-illiterate.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 7:25
I have seen 73 of those. Not bad!
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 8:30
How could you forget Fantasia???
Posted: 3 years, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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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