Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Have You Seen More Movies Than Us? [GAME!]

I was bumming around the internets and came across a Slashfilm post that made me stop everything I was doing and head over to this Film Addict site. There you will find a list of IMDB's top 250 movies of all time, the order based on user ratings. Check off which of the 250 you've seen and the website will let you know your percentage.

Here's how the All Things Fangirl gang stacked up

LoquaciousMuse - 46.8%
Eruditechick - 58%
david - a whopping 90% - NO JOKE.

To see how you stack up, just click here

I was definitely most proud checking off the various noir, screwball comedies, and Hitchcock films I've seen, not to mention classic science fiction & adventure films. My parents have educated me pretty well in that respect. Speaking of which - where is The Searchers on this list? My parents took me to the Chinese theater to see a reissue when I was a teenager cause it's widely known as one of the best Westerns of all time and is one of my dad's favorites. Hrmph. Actually, let's not get started on which movies should be on that list, cause we'll be here all day. But I do have some homework to do. david says scores like 46.8% are what happens when I see Dark Knight 3843948 times before seeing anything else and he probably has a point.

What score did you get? And which movies should I watch next?

My complete list after the jump.

yes The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
yes The Godfather (1972)
yes The Godfather: Part II (1974)
yes The Dark Knight (2008)
no Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo aka The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966)
yes Pulp Fiction (1994)
yes Schindler's List (1993)
yes One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
yes Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
no 12 Angry Men (1957)
yes Casablanca (1942)
yes Star Wars (1977)
no Shichinin no samurai aka Seven Samurai (1954)
yes The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
yes Goodfellas (1990)
no Rear Window (1954)
yes Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
yes Cidade de Deus aka City of God (2002)
no C'era una volta il West aka Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
yes The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
yes The Usual Suspects (1994)
yes Fight Club (1999)
no Psycho (1960)
yes The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
yes Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
no Sunset Blvd. (1950)
yes North by Northwest (1959)
yes Memento (2000)
yes Citizen Kane (1941)
yes The Matrix (1999)
yes The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
yes It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
yes Se7en (1995)
yes WALL·E (2008)
no Léon aka The Professional (1994)
no Apocalypse Now (1979)
yes Taxi Driver (1976)
no Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
yes American Beauty (1999)
no American History X (1998)
yes Vertigo (1958)
yes Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain aka The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain (2001)
no Paths of Glory (1957)
no M (1931)
yes Forrest Gump (1994)
yes The Departed (2006)
no To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
yes A Clockwork Orange (1971)
yes Alien (1979)
yes Double Indemnity (1944)
no The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
no Das Leben der Anderen aka The Lives of Others (2006)
yes Chinatown (1974)
no The Third Man (1949)
yes The Shining (1980)
yes The Pianist (2002)
yes Saving Private Ryan (1998)
yes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
no Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi aka Spirited Away (2001)
yes Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
yes Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
yes El Laberinto del fauno aka Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
yes L.A. Confidential (1997)
yes Aliens (1986)
yes Requiem for a Dream (2000)
no The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
no Das Boot (1981)
yes Reservoir Dogs (1992)
yes The Maltese Falcon (1941)
no Rashômon (1950)
no City Lights (1931)
no Raging Bull (1980)
no Metropolis (1927)
no Der Untergang aka Downfall (2004)
yes All About Eve (1950)
no Modern Times (1936)
yes Singin' in the Rain (1952)
no Rebecca (1940)
no Some Like It Hot (1959)
no Amadeus (1984)
yes 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
yes The Prestige (2006)
no The Elephant Man (1980)
yes La Vita è bella aka Life is Beautiful (1997)
yes Sin City (2005)
no The Great Escape (1963)
no Nuovo cinema Paradiso aka Cinema Paradiso (1988)
yes No Country for Old Men (2007)
no The Apartment (1960)
no Full Metal Jacket (1987)
yes Hotel Rwanda (2004)
no Det Sjunde inseglet aka The Seventh Seal (1957)
no The Sting (1973)
no Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
no Touch of Evil (1958)
no On the Waterfront (1954)
no The Great Dictator (1940)
no Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
yes Batman Begins (2005)
no Braveheart (1995)
yes Jaws (1975)
yes Back to the Future (1985)
yes Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
no Blade Runner (1982)
no Ladri di biciclette aka Bicycle Thieves (1948)
yes Strangers on a Train (1951)
yes There Will Be Blood (2007)
yes Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
yes The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
no Unforgiven (1992)
no Notorious (1946)
no High Noon (1952)
yes The Big Sleep (1946)
yes The Green Mile (1999)
no Oldboy (2003)
no Fargo (1996)
no Cool Hand Luke (1967)
yes The Wizard of Oz (1939)
no Per qualche dollaro in più aka For a Few Dollars More (1965)
yes Gladiator (2000)
yes Die Hard (1988)
no Mononoke-hime aka Princess Mononoke (1997)
no Yojimbo (1961)
yes Donnie Darko (2001)
no Ran (1985)
no Le Salaire de la peur aka The Wages of Fear (1953)
yes Annie Hall (1977)
no Smultronstället aka Wild Strawberries (1957)
yes Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
no It Happened One Night (1934)
no The General (1927)
no Heat (1995)
no Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
no The Deer Hunter (1978)
yes The Sixth Sense (1999)
no Ben-Hur (1959)
no Platoon (1986)
yes Into the Wild (2007)
yes The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
no Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
yes Million Dollar Baby (2004)
no Le Notti di Cabiria aka Nights of Cabiria (1957)
no Life of Brian (1979)
yes Ratatouille (2007)
no Les Diaboliques aka Diabolique (1955)
no Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
no Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
yes The Big Lebowski (1998)
no The Killing (1956)
no 8½ (1963)
yes Amores perros aka Love's a Bitch (2000)
yes Finding Nemo (2003)
yes The Graduate (1967)
no Brief Encounter (1945)
no The Night of the Hunter (1955)
no The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
no Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
no Stand by Me (1986)
yes Snatch. (2000)
no The Wild Bunch (1969)
yes Gandhi (1982)
yes V for Vendetta (2005)
yes The Incredibles (2004)
no The Gold Rush (1925)
yes The Princess Bride (1987)
yes Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
no Gone with the Wind (1939)
no Trainspotting (1996)
no Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
no The Thing (1982)
no La Battaglia di Algeri aka The Battle of Algiers (1966)
no Scarface (1983)
yes Children of Men (2006)
no Harvey (1950)
yes Groundhog Day (1993)
yes The Lion King (1994)
yes Toy Story (1995)
no Sleuth (1972)
yes The Terminator (1984)
no The Hustler (1961)
yes Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
no The African Queen (1951)
no The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
yes Twelve Monkeys (1995)
no The Conversation (1974)
no Umberto D. (1952)
no Duck Soup (1933)
no Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
no The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
yes The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
yes Le Scaphandre et le papillon aka The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
yes Crash (2004)
no Hotaru no haka aka Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
no The Lady Vanishes (1938)
yes King Kong (1933)
no Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
no Ed Wood (1994)
no Casino (1995)
no Stalag 17 (1953)
yes Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
yes The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
no Dial M for Murder (1954)
yes The Exorcist (1973)
no The Kid (1921)
no The Lost Weekend (1945)
no La Belle et la bête aka Beauty and the Beast (1946)
yes Wo hu cang long aka Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
no All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
no Patton (1970)
yes A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
no Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
yes Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
no Glory (1989)
no Rope (1948)
yes Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens aka Nosferatu the Vampire (1922)
no Rosemary's Baby (1968)
no Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
yes Låt den rätte komma in aka Let the Right One In (2008)
no Frankenstein (1931)
yes Magnolia (1999)
no Spartacus (1960)
yes His Girl Friday (1940)
no Roman Holiday (1953)
no In the Heat of the Night (1967)
no Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
yes Big Fish (2003)
yes The Philadelphia Story (1940)
yes Network (1976)
no Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
no Manhattan (1979)
no La Strada (1954)
yes Mystic River (2003)
no Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
no In Bruges (2008)
no The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
no Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
no La Dolce vita (1960)
no Safety Last! (1923)
no Great Expectations (1946)
no Rocky (1976)
no Planet of the Apes (1968)
yes Casino Royale (2006)
no Ace in the Hole (1951)
no Young Frankenstein (1974)
no Mou gaan dou aka Infernal Affairs (2002)
yes Laura (1944)
yes Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
yes Hauru no ugoku shiro aka Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
no A Man for All Seasons (1966)
no Harold and Maude (1971)


Unknown said...

Only 56.8% here. A lot of older films I haven't seen, but apparently I have issues.

Batgirl said...


I haven't seen a lot of the older movies either. Except for Gone With the Wind and Wizard of Oz, of course :)

david said...

well, Batgirl, it's gotta be tough to find the time when you're busy fighting all that crime.

but seriously, not having seen seven samurai or la dolce vita is actually a crime in some states. in bruges... not so much.

LoquaciousMuse said...

I think I could actually be arrested in four different countries if this list ever got out.

And actually, david, you bring up an interesting point. If I don't have time to watch movies when all I do is sit around (and go to work, sure, but that doesn't count) then when does Tony Stark ever get to rent a dvd? Superheros must not have time for anything! Oh god, that would be such a crazy life. That just hit me just now.

EruditeChick said...

58% here, which, given the number of heralded classics I haven't seen and the number of ridonculously abstract classics I have seen, I'm comfortable with.