So back when I was reading about AFI’s Top 100 Movies Of All Time, I suggested I might do my own countdown. I figure the time to do it is now, in the four weeks before the end of 2007, so I’ll be counting down from 100 every Monday for the next four weeks, making my top 25 posting on Monday, December 31st.
As always, I not only welcome, but revel in getting comments, but please, especially if you’re new to this blog, let’s not rant at me at what horrible taste I have in movies. I think anyone’s list of movies is pretty debatable and subject to criticism as people have very different tastes, I am no different. And really, what the differences would be between my list and a “respectable” AFI list is what interested me in the idea in the first place.
I tried to be really honest…I knew when putting down Citizen Kane, that the higher it goes, the more respect I might get for my list, but the reality is that while it’s a great film, it doesn’t speak too powerfully to me specifically. It was especially difficult to weigh movies with the same criteria from different categories (e.g. drama, comedy, horror), you’ll notice that there are few comedies on here…that’s not because I don’t love a great comedy, but I think it is because it is exceedingly difficult to make a timeless five star comedy.
Last but not least, there are many great films that I have yet to see in this life (there are currently 413 movies in my netflix queue if that tells you anything) so if something is glaringly missing, it may just be that it’s brilliant and I have yet to get to it.
Okay, without further ado…
100. Clerks (1994)
099. Go (2001)
098. Children Of Men (2006)
097. The Believer (2001)
096. Adaptation (2002)
095. Lord Of The Rings I: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
094. Imaginary Heroes (2004)
093. American History X (1998 )
092. Kill Bill Volume I (2003)
091. Friends With Money (2006)
090. Broken Flowers (2005)
089. The Anniversary Party (2001)
088. The Lord Of The Rings III: The Return Of The King (2003)
087. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
086. Casualties Of War (1989)
085. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958 )
084. Chinatown (1974)
083. Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
082. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
081. 12 Angry Men (1957)
080. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
079. Trainspotting (1996)
078. Syriana (2005)
077. The 400 Blows (1959)
076. Rushmore (1998 )
Okay, there it is…first installment…hope it doesn’t horrify too much. Tune in next Monday for numbers 50 -75.