Updated IMDB top 250 movies to be watched with compact critiques by Alex

Here is the list of IMDB top 250 and my status of watching, how many times I watched them and how I score them in my view.

To some movies, I get addicted and watch them over and over again rather than a new movie, so I wrote how many times I watched the movie too. These are the least possible numbers so I probably watched them more times than that :))) 

I am a Star Wars nerd as you’ll see 🙂

So in this year I will watch the rest at least once.

Of course IMDB is not the only authority in selecting which movie to watch but public opinion is a good guide if the number of voters are global and many.

So for me, IMDB ranks is a better source than “artistically selective” film critiques.

My scores can be interpreted as follows:

1= so awful that I forced myself to finish it.

2 or 3=Yes it was “a movie”. That’s all. If you have so much time 🙂

4 or 5= tolerable for once

6=watchable

7=good

8=real good, fun

9=learned from the movie, loved it

10=Adore it! Learned so much from it!

HERE COMES THE LIST (will be updated as I watch)

Rank & Title  IMDb Rating My Rating Watched before 2015 Watched during 2015 (My35Project)
(depends on the data on IMDB on 25.12.2015) x=1 time, xx=2 to 5 times, xxx=5 or more times
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 9,2 10 xxx
2. The Godfather (1972) 9,2 7 x
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974) 9,0 7 x
4. The Dark Knight (2008) 8,9
5. Pulp Fiction (1994) 8,9 7 xx
6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 8,9 7 x
7. 12 Angry Men (1957) 8,9 10 xxx
8. Schindler’s List (1993) 8,9
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 8,9 8 xxx
10. Fight Club (1999) 8,8 10 xxx
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 8,8 8 xxx
12. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8,8 10 xxx
13. Inception (2010) 8,7 7 x
14. Forrest Gump (1994) 8,7 8 xx
15. Interstellar (2014) 8,7 7 x
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) 8,7 9 xx
17. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 8,7 5 x
18. Goodfellas (1990) 8,7 8 xxx
19. The Matrix (1999) 8,7 9 xx
20. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) 8,7 10 xxx
21. Seven Samurai (1954) 8,7
22. City of God (2002) 8,7 10 x
23. Se7en (1995) 8,6 6 x
24. The Usual Suspects (1995) 8,6 9 xx
25. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 8,6 8 xx
26. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 8,6
27. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 8,6
28. Léon: The Professional (1994) 8,6 8 xx
29. Life Is Beautiful (1997) 8,6 9 xx
30. Casablanca (1942) 8,6 5 x
31. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8,5 6 xx
32. American History X (1998) 8,5 9 xx
33. Psycho (1960) 8,5 6 x
34. City Lights (1931) 8,5
35. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8,5 8 xx
36. Spirited Away (2001) 8,5 10 xxx
37. Rear Window (1954) 8,5 6 xx
38. The Intouchables (2011) 8,5 x
39. Modern Times (1936) 8,5
40. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 8,5 7 xx
41. Memento (2000) 8,5 6 x
42. The Pianist (2002) 8,5 1 x
43. The Green Mile (1999) 8,5
44. Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8,5
45. Apocalypse Now (1979) 8,5
46. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8,5
47. The Departed (2006) 8,5 6 x
48. Gladiator (2000) 8,5 6 xx
49. Back to the Future (1985) 8,5 7 xxx
50. Alien (1979) 8,5 6 xx
51. The Prestige (2006) 8,5 6 xx
52. The Great Dictator (1940) 8,4
53. The Lives of Others (2006) 8,4 7 x
54. The Lion King (1994) 8,4
55. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 8,4
56. Django Unchained (2012) 8,4
57. Cinema Paradiso (1988) 8,4
58. The Shining (1980) 8,4 6 x
59. Paths of Glory (1957) 8,4
60. American Beauty (1999) 8,4 6 xx
61. WALL·E (2008) 8,4 9 xxx
62. North by Northwest (1959) 8,4
63. Aliens (1986) 8,4 5 x
64. Citizen Kane (1941) 8,4
65. Amélie (2001) 8,4 9 xxx
66. Vertigo (1958) 8,4
67. M (1931) 8,4
68. Toy Story 3 (2010) 8,4 7 x
69. Das Boot (1981) 8,4
70. Oldboy (2003) 8,4 9 x
71. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 8,4
72. Princess Mononoke (1997) 8,4 8 xx
73. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) 8,4 10 xxx
74. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 8,4
75. A Clockwork Orange (1971) 8,4 9 xx
76. Taxi Driver (1976) 8,4 9 xx
77. Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8,4 8 xx
78. Double Indemnity (1944) 8,4
79. Braveheart (1995) 8,4 4 x
80. Requiem for a Dream (2000) 8,4 9 xxx
81. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8,3 8 x
82. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8,3 1 x
83. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 8,3
84. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 8,3 7 x
85. Full Metal Jacket (1987) 8,3 8 xx
86. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 8,3 9 xxx
87. The Sting (1973) 8,3
88. Bicycle Thieves (1948) 8,3
89. Boyhood (2014) 8,3
90. Amadeus (1984) 8,3 6 x
91. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8,3
92. Snatch. (2000) 8,3 8 xx
93. Rashomon (1950) 8,3
94. L.A. Confidential (1997) 8,3
95. For a Few Dollars More (1965) 8,3
96. All About Eve (1950) 8,3
97. The Apartment (1960) 8,3 2 x
98. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8,3 10 xxx
99. The Kid (1921) 8,3
100. Some Like It Hot (1959) 8,3 4 x
101. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 8,3
102. Inglourious Basterds (2009) 8,3 7 xx
103. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 8,3 7 xx
104. The Third Man (1949) 8,3
105. A Separation (2011) 8,3
106. Gone Girl (2014) 8,3 1 x
107. Yôjinbô (1961) 8,3
108. Batman Begins (2005) 8,3 1 x
109. Toy Story (1995) 8,3 7 xx
110. Metropolis (1927) 8,3
111. Unforgiven (1992) 8,3
112. Taare Zameen Par (2007) 8,3 8 x
113. Raging Bull (1980) 8,3
114. Scarface (1983) 8,3 8 xx
115. Up (2009) 8,2 10 xx
116. Chinatown (1974) 8,2
117. Downfall (2004) 8,2
118. The Great Escape (1963) 8,2
119. Die Hard (1988) 8,2 7 xx
120. 3 Idiots (2009) 8,2 8 x
121. On the Waterfront (1954) 8,2
122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8,2
123. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 8,2 8 xx
124. Heat (1995) 8,2
125. The Hunt (2012) 8,2
126. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8,2
127. Good Will Hunting (1997) 8,2 8 xx
128. The Seventh Seal (1957) 8,2
129. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 8,2
130. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 8,2
131. The Gold Rush (1925) 8,2
132. Ikiru (1952) 8,2
133. The Elephant Man (1980) 8,2
134. Wild Strawberries (1957) 8,2
135. Ran (1985) 8,2
136. The General (1926) 8,2
137. Blade Runner (1982) 8,2
138. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 8,2
139. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) 8,2
140. Gran Torino (2008) 8,2
141. Casino (1995) 8,2 6
142. The Big Lebowski (1998) 8,2
143. Warrior (2011) 8,2
144. Rebecca (1940) 8,2 8 xx
145. V for Vendetta (2005) 8,2 9 xx
146. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 8,2
147. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) 8,2
148. Rang De Basanti (2006) 8,2
149. The Deer Hunter (1978) 8,2
150. It Happened One Night (1934) 8,2
151. Cool Hand Luke (1967) 8,2
152. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 8,2 7 xx
153. Fargo (1996) 8,1
154. Trainspotting (1996) 8,1
155. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) 8,1
156. Rush (2013) 8,1
157. Gone with the Wind (1939) 8,1 10 xxx
158. The Maltese Falcon (1941) 8,1
159. Into the Wild (2007) 8,1
160. A Beautiful Mind (2001) 8,1 6 xx
161. The Wages of Fear (1953) 8,1
162. Dial M for Murder (1954) 8,1
163. The Sixth Sense (1999) 8,1 7 xx
164. Hotel Rwanda (2004) 8,1 8 xx
165. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) 8,1
166. The Thing (1982) 8,1
167. Finding Nemo (2003) 8,1 6 x
168. No Country for Old Men (2007) 8,1
169. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 8,1
170. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 8,1 7 xx
171. Mary and Max (2009) 8,1 8 x
172. Platoon (1986) 8,1
173. Life of Brian (1979) 8,1
174. 12 Years a Slave (2013) 8,1
175. Incendies (2010) 8,1
176. Network (1976) 8,1
177. Touch of Evil (1958) 8,1
178. Diabolique (1955) 8,1
179. Annie Hall (1977) 8,1
180. Sin City (2005) 8,1 6 x
181. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 8,1 3 x
182. The Princess Bride (1987) 8,1
183. Stand by Me (1986) 8,1 7 xx
184. There Will Be Blood (2007) 8,1
185. Ben-Hur (1959) 8,1
186. Amores Perros (2000) 8,1 9 xxx
187. The 400 Blows (1959) 8,1
188. In the Name of the Father (1993) 8,1 1 x
189. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 8,1
190. The Wizard of Oz (1939) 8,1 7 xxx
191. Million Dollar Baby (2004) 8,1 2 x
192. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) 8,1
193. Persona (1966) 8,1
194. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 8,1
195. The Avengers (2012) 8,1
196. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) 8,1
197. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 8,1
198. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 8,1
199. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 8,1 8 xx
200. 8½ (1963) 8,1
201. Gandhi (1982) 8,1
202. Donnie Darko (2001) 8,1 9 xx
203. Strangers on a Train (1951) 8,1
204. Infernal Affairs (2002) 8,1
205. Jaws (1975) 8,1 4 xx
206. Stalker (1979) 8,1
207. High Noon (1952) 8,1 1 x
208. Twelve Monkeys (1995) 8,1 6 x
209. Shutter Island (2010) 8,0
210. Notorious (1946) 8,0
211. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) 8,0
212. The King’s Speech (2010) 8,0 4 x
213. The Terminator (1984) 8,0 7 xxx
214. Fanny and Alexander (1982) 8,0
215. Before Sunrise (1995) 8,0 8 xxx
216. Groundhog Day (1993) 8,0 7 xxx
217. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 8,0 6  x
218. The Battle of Algiers (1966) 8,0
219. Ip Man (2008) 8,0
220. Rocky (1976) 8,0 7 xxx
221. The Night of the Hunter (1955) 8,0
222. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 8,0
223. Monsters, Inc. (2001) 8,0 7 xx
224. La Haine (1995) 8,0
225. La Strada (1954) 8,0
226. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 8,0
227. Memories of Murder (2003) 8,0
228. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 8,0 3 xx
229. Barry Lyndon (1975) 8,0
230. Castle in the Sky (1986) 8,0
231. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 8,0
232. The Big Sleep (1946) 8,0
233. The Truman Show (1998) 8,0 8 xx
234. The Help (2011) 8,0 7 x
235. The Graduate (1967) 8,0
236. Roman Holiday (1953) 8,0
237. Jurassic Park (1993) 8,0 5 xx
238. The Hustler (1961) 8,0
239. Swades (2004) 8,0
240. The Celebration (1998) 8,0
241. Beauty and the Beast (1991) 8,0 6  x
242. In the Mood for Love (2000) 8,0
243. Papillon (1973) 8,0
244. Stalag 17 (1953) 8,0
245. Rope (1948) 8,0
246. Her (2013) 8,0 5 x
247. Prisoners (2013) 8,0
248. Before Sunset (2004) 8,0 4 xx
249. Three Colors: Red (1994) 8,0
250. Underground (1995) 8,0 9 xxx

UPDATES (24.12.2014)

I started my project with the Godfather I and II. Like but no love… Sorry. I am sick and tired of watching daddy issues.

DeNiro was good as Vito. Oh he has always been goooood 🙂

For Pacino, he was adorable in Scarface, not here… Diane Keaton especially was very bad in this one although I adore her for her comedies.

Today I watched City of God and I loooooved it. Loved every minute of it. Thank God for documentary-style cinema! So we can learn something instead of being fans of overrated mafia stories and daddy issues stuff.

Now I am watching Intouchables.

My all time fav is Gone with the Wind and i suppose it will remain the same.

Indian movies like “3 idiots” are in the list too!. I am glad, especially to see Aamir Khan more on educational issues.

That’s all for today. I will write and score as I watch throughout the year 🙂

UPDATES (25.12.2014)

Just watched The Beauty and the Beast and found it quite boring… Singing, dancing, same old same old. Where is the interpretation, a new twist to the story? Even parents get bored and add twists to stories they tell their kids before sleep!!!

Cannot compare this Disney things to real animes like Nausicaa or Spirited Away by Studio GhibliHayao Miyazaki. Better watch them again and again 🙂

Harry Potter, although very good story as a book, I hate the acting and directing of this sequel from the beginning. It runs so slow, they act so depressed. There should have been more humor in any adventure. It gives Twilight taste to me. 6/10 from me. Yawnnn :/

I will watch Dil Chahta Hai now! Aamir Khan is always good 🙂

Alex

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35 year old woman who has hit the rock bottom tryin to get up again and reach her 35 dreams I am a psychologist who suffers from major depression and severe fibromyalgia. It was all about career to me. But today, I have no job, no husband, no kids. Alone. And, I want to change my fucking life.

13 thoughts on “Updated IMDB top 250 movies to be watched with compact critiques by Alex”

      1. I haven’t seen that one, so I’ll look out for it 🙂
        The Prestige is another favourite of mine. It has Hugh Jackman in it, but that’s just an added bonus 🙂
        I might have to copy and paste that list too, actually. It’ll be fun to go through the way you have. If you don’t mind, that is xx

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