My eyes hurt. So many movies, so many gangster killings...

My eyes hurt. So many movies, so many gangster killings…

Earlier this year, I decided to undertake a challenge to watch all of the Top 250 films on IMDb before my 30th birthday in November.

Obviously, this list is dynamic and subject to change so I took a snapshot of it at the time and have been working from this ever since.

I was tracking pretty well and feeling confident until I took my recent trip to Eastern Europe, which has derailed me.

So this week, I’ve decided to commit a section of my blog to my mission to watch all the movies to make sure I get it done.

I have 129 movies to go in less than six months, which means I need to watch at least five movies a week to make it. Luckily, my local video store (yes, I still use those) has a deal on five weekly rentals.

Here’s my list with check marks against what I’ve already seen. Feel free to make me feel ashamed for having never seen some of these classics. You can also take a look at my reviews for Black Swan, Inglourious Basterds, Dial M for Murder, Gandhi, The Godfather Part II, Rocky, The Bourne Ultimatum, There Will Be Blood, The Third Man, and The Wrestler.

Title Seen
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Schindler’s List (1993)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Fight Club (1999)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Inception (2010)
Goodfellas (1990)
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Matrix (1999)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
City of God (2002)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Se7en (1995)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Casablanca (1942)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rear Window (1954)
Psycho (1960)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Memento (2000)
American History X (1998)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop          ✔
Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Django Unchained (2012)
Alien (1979)
City Lights (1931)
North by Northwest (1959)
Spirited Away (2001)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Modern Times (1936)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Shining (1980)
Back to the Future (1985)
The Pianist (2002)
The Departed (2006)
Vertigo (1958)
M (1931)
American Beauty (1999)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Aliens (1986)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
WALL·E (2008)
The Lives of Others (2006)
Intouchables (2011)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Gladiator (2000)
The Green Mile (1999)
Amelie (2001)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Prestige (2006)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Das Boot (1981)
The Third Man (1949)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The Lion King (1994)
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Chinatown (1974)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Braveheart (1995)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Oldboy (2003)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Amadeus (1984)
Metropolis (1927)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Rashômon (1950)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Unforgiven (1992)
All About Eve (1950)
The Apartment (1960)
The Sting (1973)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
Batman Begins (2005)
A Separation (2011)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Downfall (2004)
Yojimbo (1961)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Snatch. (2000)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
The Great Escape (1963)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Up (2009)
On the Waterfront (1954)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Toy Story (1995)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Heat (1995)
The General (1926)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Blade Runner (1982)
Rebecca (1940)
Gran Torino (2008)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Fargo (1996)
The Kid (1921)
Scarface (1983)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Ran (1985)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Avengers (2012)
The Gold Rush (1925)
Sin City (2005)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
It Happened One Night (1934)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Jaws (1975)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Platoon (1986)
The Thing (1982)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
High Noon (1952)
Casino (1995)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Trainspotting (1996)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Warrior (2011)
Annie Hall (1977)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Notorious (1946)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Into the Wild (2007)
The King’s Speech (2010)
Life of Brian (1979)
V for Vendetta (2005)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Finding Nemo (2003)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Network (1976)
Ben-Hur (1959)
The Terminator (1984)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Stand by Me (1986)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Black Swan (2010)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Amores perros (2000)
Life of Pi (2012)
Mary and Max (2009)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The 400 Blows (1959)
Persona (1966)
Gandhi (1982)
The Graduate (1967)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
The Killing (1956)
The Princess Bride (1987)
8½ (1963)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
The Hustler (1961)
The Artist (2011/I)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
La strada (1954)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Rocky (1976)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Exorcist (1973)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Sleuth (1972)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Rope (1948)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Memories of Murder (2003)
Infernal Affairs (2002)
District 9 (2009)
Stalker (1979)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Roman Holiday (1953)
The Truman Show (1998)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Ip Man (2008)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Ratatouille (2007)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Star Trek (2009)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Harvey (1950)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
La haine (1995)
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Rain Man (1988)
Shutter Island (2010)
Incendies (2010)
The Wrestler (2008)
Mystic River (2003)
Manhattan (1979)
Argo (2012)
Nosferatu (1922)
3 Idiots (2009)
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring (2003)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Papillon (1973)
Big Fish (2003)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
The Untouchables (1987)
The Help (2011)
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