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?

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  2. Casino
  3. The Godfather
  4. The Matrix
  5. Pulp Fiction
  6. The Sixth Sense
  7. Rain Man
  8. Equilibrium
  9. The Silence of the Lambs
  10. 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 university!

Hobbit Hole: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is 1 of 100 Films to see before you die
  1. Fight Club
  2. Gladiator
  3. A Beautiful Mind
  4. City of God
  5. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
  6. Die Hard
  7. The Green Mile
  8. The Last Samurai
  9. Cast Away
  10. 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 re-watch the other ones I have seen!

  1. Leon
  2. K-PAX
  3. Jurassic Park
  4. The Da Vinci Code
  5. Mystic River
  6. Good Will Hunting
  7. Falling Down
  8. Apollo 13 (I)
  9. Groundhog Day
  10. 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 university, and we played a drinking game to it!

  1. Ghostbusters
  2. Alien
  3. The Terminator
  4. The Pianist
  5. Spy Game
  6. Das Boot
  7. Enemy at the Gates
  8. Pearl Harbor
  9. The Birds
  10. Once Upon a Time in America

And we are halfway through the list of 100 films to see before you die!  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…

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  1. First Blood
  2. Rocky
  3. American History X
  4. The Name of the Rose
  5. Dirty Dancing
  6. Catch Me If You Can
  7. The Others
  8. Dead Poets Society
  9. Mission: Impossible
  10. 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!

  1. Meet Joe Black
  2. Rosemary’s Baby
  3. The Postman
  4. Dangerous Minds
  5. The Blair Witch Project
  6. A Perfect World
  7. Speed
  8. Seven Years in Tibet
  9. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

New Total:- 24/70! An extra 1 has been added! Yay!

  1. The Ninth Gate
  2. Empire of the Sun
  3. Into the Wild 
  4. The Reader
  5. The Butterfly Effect
  6. Bridget Jones’s Diary
  7. The Mummy
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Stardust
  10. City of Angels

Okay finally a group I’ve seen more than 1 in! I am now up to (I think) 27/80.  I say I think, because I think I watched Into The Wild with Nuala at university? I’m not sure, but it does sound very familiar… If I’m wrong then I’ll come back and edit this!

  1. Armageddon
  2. The Number 23
  3. The Bank Job
  4. Ocean’s Eleven
  5. Ocean’s Twelve
  6. The Fugitive
  7. Vanilla Sky
  8. Dances with Wolves
  9. Eyes Wide Shut
  10. Life of Pi

29/90 ….   That’s not quite a third of them, but it’s okay I guess? Only 10 more to go!

  1. The Jacket
  2. The Boondock Saints
  3. Underworld
  4. 28 Days Later…
  5. The Ghost and the Darkness
  6. Final Destination
  7. Tango & Cash
  8. The Beach(I)
  9. The Fast and the Furious
  10. The Chronicles of Riddick
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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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