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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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2. The 400 Blows (1959)

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3. (1963)

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4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

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5. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 943  Average listal rating (556 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. All About Eve (1950)

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7. Annie Hall (1977)
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8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 2566  Average listal rating (1563 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
9. Bambi (1942)
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10. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

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11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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12. The Big Red One (1980)

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13. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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14. The Big Sleep (1946)

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15. Blade Runner (1982)
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16. Blow-Up (1966)

People who added this item 2054  Average listal rating (1241 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Blue Velvet (1986)

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18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

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19. Breathless (1960)

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20. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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21. Carrie (1976)
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22. Casablanca (1942)
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23. An Andalusian Dog (1929)
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24. Children of Paradise (1945)

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25. Chinatown (1974)
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26. Citizen Kane (1941)

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27. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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28. The Crying Game (1992)

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29. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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30. Days of Heaven (1978)

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31. Dirty Harry (1971)

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32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

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33. Do the Right Thing (1989)

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34. La Dolce Vita (1960)

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35. Double Indemnity (1944)

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36. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)

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37. Duck Soup (1933)
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38. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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39. Easy Rider (1969)

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40. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
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41. The Exorcist (1973)
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42. Fargo (1996)
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43. Fight Club (1999)
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44. Frankenstein (1931)

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45. The General (1926)
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46. The Godfather (1972)
For this list, The Godfather and The Godfather Part II were considered one movie.
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47. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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48. GoodFellas (1990)
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49. The Graduate (1967)

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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, 7 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: 4 years, 7 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, 10 months ago at Aug 30 7:20
Only seen 55 of them. Guess I'm movie-illiterate.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Aug 30 7:25
I have seen 73 of those. Not bad!
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Aug 30 8:30
How could you forget Fantasia???
Posted: 3 years, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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: 3 years, 2 months ago at Apr 25 14:26
Roger Ebert only gave Fight Club 2/4 stars in his review.

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