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Old 11-10-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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IMDb Top 250

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OK, first and foremost this thread isn't meant to be a debate on the merits of this list. I have issues with it as most people probably will too, but that's by the by.

Instead, how many have people seen? I first gave it a good long look a couple of years ago and I'd seen about half of them. Since then I decided to work my way through the rest as there seemed to be a whole load of stand out titles that for one reason or another I hadn't seen or even heard of yet.

Film wise, it was one of the best things I ever did. I saw a few that I didn't really agree with, but by and large it gave me a reason to finally sit down and see so many classics and open the door to many great directors and actors whose work I hadn't yet immeresed myself in. It also gave me a brilliant jumping off point to explore loads of films and back catalogues that weren't in this list but the star / director had just one or two films in that I enjoyed.

Anyway, anybody else looked at this list recently? Tried working down it like me? Have anything constructive to say beyond The Shawshank Redemption at #2, wtf?
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Just glanced at the top ten. Shawshank # 2? Schindler's List in top ten? WTF! I'm pretty sure those who really lived the holocaust wish it was as nice as this film portrays it. Spielberg - fun stuff usually but way over-rated. Casablanca - a bit over-rated for me.

Maybe I'll check it out a bit closer later on, not that I know anything about what makes a film great.

But it does give one some stuff to look into
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I've seen about a third of them, approx. 78. But many of those I can't remember, but I know I've seen during my lifetime

I don't see some of my faves up there
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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i've hardly seen any of them! but to give myself some credit, a lot of these are in my queue in netflix.
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I've seen 120 of those on the list.

It's so funny though - American Gangster is 102. It's been out for a week.

And No Country For Old Men is on the list. It came out Friday. In limited release.



I don't really have much to say about the list itself, per the point of the thread. There were quite a few foreign films on the list, and there are films I've seen from the list that I watched primarily because they were considered "classics" and I felt like I wanted to see what the fuss was about. Some of them I really enjoyed and others didn't keep my attention.
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I seen 31 films from that list
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Just a quick glance

I know I have seen at least 93 of the first 100.
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Don't forget to vote 10 if you're an IMDBer

http://imdb.com/title/tt0490668/
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Re: IMDb Top 250

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http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

OK, first and foremost this thread isn't meant to be a debate on the merits of this list. I have issues with it as most people probably will too, but that's by the by.

Instead, how many have people seen? I first gave it a good long look a couple of years ago and I'd seen about half of them. Since then I decided to work my way through the rest as there seemed to be a whole load of stand out titles that for one reason or another I hadn't seen or even heard of yet.

Film wise, it was one of the best things I ever did. I saw a few that I didn't really agree with, but by and large it gave me a reason to finally sit down and see so many classics and open the door to many great directors and actors whose work I hadn't yet immeresed myself in. It also gave me a brilliant jumping off point to explore loads of films and back catalogues that weren't in this list but the star / director had just one or two films in that I enjoyed.

Anyway, anybody else looked at this list recently? Tried working down it like me? Have anything constructive to say beyond The Shawshank Redemption at #2, wtf?
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I've seen 9 of Top 100.
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76 out of 250.

More than I was expecting.
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I've seen 120 of those on the list.


Me too! That's how many I've seen.
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I've seen 9 of Top 100.
And 22 of the total 250.

I suck.
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Ok

I did a check of the top 250


and I have seen 237

and most of them I saw in a theater on the big screen

I will be buying a 50 inch LCD soon

Then I may get to these 13

Metropolis (1927)
Paths of Glory (1957)
The Seventh Seal (USA)
Salaire de la peur, Le (1953)
Yojimbo (1961
Ladri di biciclette (1948)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Wild Strawberries (UK) (USA)
The Gold Rush (1925)
No Country for Old Men (2007) will see in theater
Out of the Past (1947)
Hotaru no haka (1988)
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