Prior to starting this list, I have seen the following: No. 99 Toy Story, No. 94 Pulp Fiction, No. 92 Goodfellas, No. 89 The Sixth Sense, No. 86 Platoon, No. 83 Titanic, No. 77 All The President’s Men, No. 76 Forrest Gump, No. 74 Silence of the Lambs, No. 72 The Shawshank Redemption, No. 71 Saving Private Ryan, No. 66 Raiders of the Lost Ark, No. 57 Rocky, No. 56 Jaws, No. 50 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I am not including these movies in the awards listed below.
Favorite of the 50-100 I had not seen:
This was a hard decision… I loved North By Northwest, 12 Angry Men, Network and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. After much deliberation, I’ll give it to NXNW. Looking forward to watching a few more of Hitchcock’s films.
This one is easy, Blade Runner. I love Harrison Ford, and was looking forward to this movie more than most on the list. Alas, I could not get into it.
Movies I think should be ranked much higher:
Silence of the Lambs deserves to be higher in my opinion. The acting is great and the movie is so horrifying. Of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark, needs to be much higher as well.
Movie I enjoyed but didn’t understand why it was on the list:
I did like The African Queen. It was a very cute film I plan on someday watching when I have a family. I just had no clue why it was on this list and certainly did not understand how you could rank it higher than Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Looking ahead to the next 50… I am looking forward to seeing more Hitchcock films as well as a few other classics such as The Treasure of Sierra Madre. Of course, I cannot wait for the Top 10 as well. Revisiting old favorites, such as The Wizard of Oz, ET and Star Wars will be fun as well.