100 Films Before You Die

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Eugh how is it Wednesday again already?  It seems like only yesterday I was working on last week’s Imagining the End of Lockdown post…  But here we are again! I hmmed and hahed over what to talk about this week, and after watching the first ever Star Wars film for the first time yesterday, I decided to go with 100 films to watch before you die – a cheery thought!

So last night, I was chatting to Jordanne on Skype, and realised how much I was in the mood to settle down and watch a good film.  As I said a few minutes ago, Dad and I watched the first ever Star Wars film yesterday – it was my first time of seeing it! – and so when I was settling down to write this post, I couldn’t pick what to put on in the background.


Now I know Netflix and Amazon Prime and Disney+ are all filled with great films, but I just wanted an all time great film.  One that shouldn’t be missed. So I started browsing the IMDb 100 Films Before You Die list, and realised how few I’ve seen!


1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Goodfellas
3. Forrest Gump
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. Back to the Future
8. Back to the Future Part II
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Current Total:- 9/10   –   I’m pleasantly surprised! Can you guess which one I haven’t seen?


11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
12. Casino
13. The Godfather
14. The Matrix
15. Pulp Fiction
16. The Sixth Sense
17. Rain Man
18. Equilibrium
19. The Silence of the Lambs
20. The King’s Speech
New Total:- 13/20   –   so only 4 out of those 10… and 2 of them were on Sunday Movie Nights during first year uni!
21. Fight Club
22. Gladiator
23. A Beautiful Mind
24. City of God
25. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
26. Die Hard
27. The Green Mile
28. The Last Samurai
29. Cast Away
30. Schindler’s List
Current Total:- 17/30   –   Again only 4 seen in this section… Beginning to  realise just how few films I’ve watched, and how many times I rewatch the other ones I have seen!
31. Leon
32. K-PAX
33. Jurassic Park
34. The Da Vinci Code
35. Mystic River
36. Good Will Hunting
37. Falling Down
38. Apollo 13 (I)
39. Groundhog Day
40. Braveheart
Oh dear goodness, that was a bad round for me…. I’m now up to 18 out of 40.  Can you guess which one I have seen? Clue – it was first year uni, and we played a drinking game to it!
41. Ghostbusters
42. Alien
43. The Terminator
44. The Pianist
45. Spy Game
46. Das Boot
47. Enemy at the Gates
48. Pearl Harbor
49. The Birds
50. Once Upon a Time in America
And we are halfway through the list!  I’m now sitting on an appalling 22 out of 50.  How are you all looking?  Any 50/50s?  Let’s get on with the other half of the 100 films before you die list…
51. First Blood
52. Rocky
53. American History X
54. The Name of the Rose
55. Dirty Dancing
56. Catch Me If You Can
57. The Others
58. Dead Poets Society
59. Mission: Impossible
60. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Out of 60, I now have a whopping 23/60.  I’m now regretting this post haha – I’m showing myself up!
61. Meet Joe Black
62. Rosemary’s Baby
63. The Postman
64. Dangerous Minds
65. The Blair Witch Project
66. A Perfect World
67. Speed
68. Seven Years in Tibet
69. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
70. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
New Total:- 24/70!
71. The Ninth Gate
72. Empire of the Sun
73. Into the Wild 
74. The Reader
75. The Butterfly Effect
76. Bridget Jones’s Diary
77. The Mummy
78. Philadelphia
79. Stardust
80. City of Angels
Okay finally a group I’ve seen more than 1 in! I am now up to (I think) 27/80.  I saw I think, because I think I watched Into The Wild with Nuala at uni? I’m not sure, but it does sound very familiar… If I’m wrong then I’ll come back and edit this!
81. Armageddon
82. The Number 23
83. The Bank Job
84. Ocean’s Eleven
85. Ocean’s Twelve
86. The Fugitive
87. Vanilla Sky
88. Dances with Wolves
89. Eyes Wide Shut
90. Life of Pi
29/90 ….   That’s not quite a third of them, but it’s okay I guess? Only 10 more to go!
91. The Jacket
92. The Boondock Saints
93. Underworld
94. 28 Days Later…
95. The Ghost and the Darkness
96. Final Destination
97. Tango & Cash
98. The Beach(I)
99. The Fast and the Furious
100. The Chronicles of Riddick
Aaaaaaaaaand…… (drumroll please)
I finish with a very unimpressive 29 out of 100!
How did you get on with the 100 films to watch before you die?  I might make it one of next months’ goals to make sure I get through at least another 21 of these films while I’m still furloughed.  What do you think?
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