Thursday, 3 July 2008

100 Modern Greatest?

I’ve stolen this from xAbbyx’s blog she saw this list which was first published in Entertainment Weekly. These are meant to be the new modern classics in film and I wanted to participate too!

I’ve put the ones I’ve seen in bold and ones I have partially seen in italics. WTF with Fatal Attraction??? I’ve written papers on that movie it is not a modern classic, but part of the backlash against feminism. I can elaborate if needed or you can just watch the alternate ending. That being said I’ve actually seen about 50%:


1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998 )
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988 )
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler’s List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998 )
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988 )
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)

44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988 )
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998 )
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)

56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)

83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)

92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

6 comments:

Mary said...

You haven't seen the LOTR movies!?!?! You are missing out, my friend. And, Casino Royale is really, really good.

Melaina25 said...

Colin actually owns all the LOTR movies and Casino Royale. I've never seen the Star Wars movies either...

losinguallalong said...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is my favorite movie ever... you so need to finish it!!!

sicklink13 said...

yeah i havent seen any of the lotr movies either.. whatev.. i doubt they are that great.. but u need to see sid&nancy since u are as punk rock as a sor.girl can get..

Melaina25 said...

I know I'm surprised about Sid&Nancy...but I looove SLC Punk, does that count? Court Love is in S&N and she killed Kurt, so I don't know, but she's also in People v Larry Flynt, which I really liked.

Eternal Sunshine I was in a bad mood and fell asleep.

We've got a LoveFilm (like NetFlix) subscription, so I will try to rectify these wrongs.

oostkoot55 said...

so, I thought I would compare with what I have seen. ;)...I'm not that smart, so I will put an * by what i have seen...

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)*
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)*
3. Titanic (1997)*
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)*
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998 )*
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)*
9. Die Hard (1988 )*
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)*
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)*
12. The Matrix (1999)*
13. GoodFellas (1990)*
14. Crumb (1995)*
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)*
16. Boogie Nights (1997)*
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)*
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)*
20. The Lion King (1994)*
21. Schindler’s List (1993)*
22. Rushmore (1998 )*
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)*
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)*
27. Aliens (1986)*
28. Wings of Desire (1988 )
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)***
30. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)*
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)*
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)*
34. Fargo (1996)*
35. The Incredibles (2004)*
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)*
37. Pretty Woman (1990)*
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)*
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)*
40. Speed (1994)*
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)*
42. Clueless (1995)*
43. Gladiator (2000)*
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988 )*
46. Children of Men (2006)*
47. Men in Black (1997)*
48. Scarface (1983)*
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)*
50. The Piano (1993)*
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)*
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)*
53. The Truman Show (1998 )*
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)*
55. Risky Business (1983)*
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary*
58. Ghostbusters (1984)*
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)*
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)*
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big*
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)*
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)*
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)*
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)*
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)*
73. Office Space (1999)*
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)*
76. The Departed (2006)*
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)*
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)*
80. Michael Clayton (2007)*
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)*
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)*
84. Sideways (2004)*
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)*
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)*
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)*
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)*
91. Back to the Future (1985)*
92. Menace II Society (1993)*
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)*
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)*
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)*
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)*
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)*

Just thought I would share...;)