7.02.2008

EW's top 100 from the last 25 years

Found this over at Michael's Daily? Musings and thought it sounded fun.

Using the Entertainment Weekly list of the top 100 movies from the last 25 years, the rules are to:

1. Bold the movie if you’ve seen it
2. Put asterisks next to the movies you’ve seen and liked.

1. Pulp Fiction 1994**
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy 2001-03**
3. Titanic 1997
4. Blue Velvet 1986
5. Toy Story 1995**
6. Saving Private Ryan 1998**
7. Hannah and Her Sisters 1986
8. The Silence of the Lambs 1991**
9. Die Hard 1988**
10. Moulin Rouge 2001**
11. This Is Spinal Tap 1984
12. The Matrix 1999**
13. GoodFellas 1990**
14. Crumb 1995**
15. Edward Scissorhands 1990*
16. Boogie Nights 1997**
17. Jerry Maguire 1996**
18. Do the Right Thing 1989**
19. Casino Royale 2006**
20. The Lion King 1994**
21. Schindler’s List 1993**
22. Rushmore 1998**
23. Memento 2001**
24. A Room With a View 1986
25. Shrek 2001**
26. Hoop Dreams 1994**
27. Aliens 1986
28. Wings of Desire 1988
29. The Bourne Supremacy 2004**
30. When Harry Met Sally… 1989**
31. Brokeback Mountain 2005**
32. Fight Club 1999**
33. The Breakfast Club 1985**
34. Fargo 1996**
35. The Incredibles 2004**
36. Spider-Man 2 2004**
37. Pretty Woman 1990**
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004**
39. The Sixth Sense 1999**
40. Speed 1994**
41. Dazed and Confused 1993
42. Clueless 1995**
43. Gladiator 2000**
44. The Player 1992
45. Rain Man 1988**
46. Children of Men 2006
47. Men in Black 1997
48. Scarface 1983**
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000**
50. The Piano 1993
51. There Will Be Blood 2007**
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad 1988**
53. The Truman Show 1998
54. Fatal Attraction 1987**
55. Risky Business 1983**
56. The Lives of Others 2006
57. There’s Something About Mary 1998**
58. Ghostbusters 1984**
59. L.A. Confidential 1997**
60. Scream 1996**
61. Beverly Hills Cop 1984**
62. sex, lies and videotape 1989**
63. Big 1988**
64. No Country For Old Men 2007**
65. Dirty Dancing 1987**
66. Natural Born Killers 1994
67. Donnie Brasco 1997**
68. Witness 1985**
69. All About My Mother 1999**
70. Broadcast News 1987**
71. Unforgiven 1992**
72. Thelma & Louise 1991**
73. Office Space 1999**
74. Drugstore Cowboy 1989
75. Out of Africa 1985
76. The Departed 2006**
77. Sid and Nancy 1986
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
79. Waiting for Guffman 1996**
80. Michael Clayton 2007** (I liked this movie, but still don't get all the raves.)
81. Moonstruck 1987**
82. Lost in Translation 2003**
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn 1987
84. Sideways 2004**
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin 2005**
86. Y Tu Mamá También 2002**
87. Swingers 1996**
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997**
89. Breaking the Waves 1996**
90. Napoleon Dynamite 2004**
91. Back to the Future 1985**
92. Menace II Society 1993**
93. Ed Wood 1994**
94. Full Metal Jacket 1987**
95. In the Mood for Love 2001
96. Far From Heaven 2002**
97. Glory 1989**
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999**
99. The Blair Witch Project 1999 (Seriously?! I hated this movie.)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999**


Wow, I've seen 87 of these movies, and liked 78 of them. Gee, Valerie, go to the movies much?

So, where's Good Will Hunting? The Princess Bride? Ferris Bueller (Bueller...Bueller...)? Platoon? (I'd prefer this to be on the list over Full Metal Jacket.)

I have this issue of EW at home, but haven't read it yet--I'll have to see how they explain the inclusion of Michael Clayton, The Truman Show, The Blair Witch Project, and Breaking the Waves.

8 comments:

Jeanene said...

Wow, I've only seen 48 of these! I have to be honest, I think I'll survive! I definitely agree that some of these selections are off. I would have to include Top Gun on the list, and what about The Shawshank Redemption?

Valerie said...

Oh yes! Definitely Shawshank Redemption! And Terms of Endearment, which came out 25 years ago (hard to believe).

Malcolm said...

You aren't kidding about watching alot of movies. Although I do too, most of the ones I watch now are pre-1970. Of the ones you haven't seen that I have, I would recommend "This Is Spinal Tap". I finally saw it a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

One of my blogging buddies did a list last week of movies that didn't make the 100 that she felt should have; the three of us agree that Shawshank Redemption definitely should have made the cut. In case you'd like to see her list of what she thinks should have been included, here is the link:

http://www.mamapj.com/mamapajama/2008/06/thursday-thir-3.html

Valerie said...

Malcolm--thanks for sharing that great list. I agree wholeheartedly on Little Miss Sunshine, Karate Kid (we stood at clapped at the end of this movie--of course it's a classic!), The Color Purple & Forest Gump!

Valerie said...

P.S. I've seen bits & pieces of This Is Spinal Tap, but never all the way through--I'll definitely add it to Netflix. Thanks!

Allyssa said...

I can't believe you haven't seen Dazed and Confused--shot in Austin, Texas!! I don't see how it made the best list though. Would also recommend the Lives of Others, subtitled, so it takes more of an effort to watch, but very good.

Valerie said...

Hi Allyssa! I've seen bits & pieces of Dazed & Confused, but never the whole thing. I've heard great things about The Lives of Others--it's on my list.

I'm guessing when I read the write up about Dazed & Confused, EW's justification for including it will be that it was the beginning for Matthew McConaughey. Who cares? He's hot and all, but he's had a LOT of flops!

Cyndi said...

Hmm, Dead by dawn sounds good...we'llahve to rent that. Lately I've only been into totally scary/gory/evil movies.