Saturday, January 31, 2009

1001 Movies To See Before You Die (according to Blockbuster)

With the economy the way it is, going to the movies is almost always out of the question, so I decided to reinstate my Blockbuster Online subscription. For $19.99 per month, I can get as many movies as I want. The only catch is that I can have 3 out at one time. But, that's not a problem. After all, I can only watch 1 at a time. The other cool thing is that I have up to 5 in-store exchanges each month. So, if there's a new release that I just don't want to wait on to arrive in my mailbox, I can swap out a movie in-store. COOLNESS!!!

In searching for movies to add to my queue, I discovered that Blockbuster has a list of "1001 Movies To See Before You Die," so I thought I'd go over and check them out. It appears that I've got a lot of movies that I'm going to have to watch. Here is the 1st part of the list (I'm going to do several posts). I've bolded all the ones I've seen. Which ones have you seen? Your favorites?

Here is the list from the years 1900 - 1939:

  1. Studio Classics - Best Picture Collection
  2. Earth
  3. Laurel & Hardy: Sons of the Desert / The Music Box / Another Fine Mess / Bus
  4. Our Hospitality / Sherlock, Jr.
  5. Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection
  6. Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
  7. Dracula: The Legacy Collection
  8. W.C. Fields Comedy Collection
  9. The Freshman
  10. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  11. The Black Cat
  12. The Harder They Come
  13. All About Eve
  14. How Green Was My Valley
  15. Gone With the Wind
  16. Ninotchka
  17. Only Angels Have Wings
  18. The Rules of the Game
  19. Destry Rides Again
  20. Stagecoach
  21. Gunga Din
  22. Wuthering Heights
  23. The Wizard of Oz [This is one of my favorite movies of all time!]
  24. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  25. The Lady Vanishes
  26. Jezebel
  27. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  28. Angels With Dirty Faces
  29. Bringing Up Baby
  30. Olympia
  31. Pépé le Moko
  32. The Awful Truth
  33. The Life of Emile Zola
  34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  35. Grand Illusion
  36. Stella Dallas
  37. Camille
  38. Dodsworth
  39. Modern Times
  40. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  41. My Man Godfrey
  42. Sabotage
  43. Swing Time
  44. Things to Come
  45. The Bride of Frankenstein
  46. A Night at the Opera
  47. Captain Blood
  48. The 39 Steps
  49. Mutiny on the Bounty
  50. Top Hat
  51. Triumph of the Will
  52. It Happened One Night
  53. L’Atalante
  54. The Thin Man
  55. King Kong
  56. She Done Him Wrong
  57. Queen Christina
  58. 42nd Street
  59. Trouble in Paradise
  60. I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  61. Boudu Saved from Drowning
  62. Freaks
  63. Scarface
  64. Love Me Tonight
  65. The Old Dark House
  66. City Lights
  67. À Nous la Liberté
  68. Tabu
  69. M
  70. Vampyr
  71. The Public Enemy
  72. Le million
  73. The Blue Angel
  74. L'Âge d'Or
  75. Little Caesar
  76. All Quiet on the Western Front
  77. Pandora's Box
  78. The Man With a Movie Camera
  79. Blackmail
  80. Un Chien Andalou
  81. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  82. The Fall of the House of Usher
  83. Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  84. The General
  85. October
  86. Metropolis
  87. The Jazz Singer
  88. The Black Pirate
  89. Seven Chances
  90. The Gold Rush
  91. The Phantom of the Opera
  92. Battleship Potemkin
  93. Strike
  94. The Thief of Baghdad
  95. The Last Laugh
  96. Nosferatu
  97. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
  98. Foolish Wives
  99. Nanook of the North
  100. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  101. Broken Blossoms
  102. Intolerance
  103. Les Vampires
  104. The Birth of a Nation

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