Friday, April 18, 2008

Maxim's 300 Movies You MUST See Before You Die

I cancelled my subscription to Maxim Magazine some time ago, but have still been receiving copies in the mail for the last few months for whatever reason. I stopped subscribing to Maxim for the same reason that, in the past few years, I have also stopped subscribing to Wizard, Toyfare, PSM, Electronic Gaming Monthly, and AP Magazine. That reason being that I'd rather read my news online than in a stack of subscription card spewing periodicals which inevitably end up in unread piles around my room. When I picked up the latest Maxim (#125) to see who the babe on the cover was this month (Elisha Cuthbert, by the way), a headline caught my eye that I couldn't refuse: "The 300 Movies To See Before You Die".

Spend five minutes looking up movies on Google and you'll stumble upon dozens of lists just like this one which merely present the opinions of whoever crafted them. As a matter of fact, I've masterminded a few of them myself right here on this blog and will probably do so again before everything is said and done. There are no real reasons for these lists to exist other than to spark conversation and debate, but I tend to find them irresistible. After all, if you have a blog you must have opinions, and if you have opinions, you most likely take great enjoyment in observing those of other people and comparing them to your own. So here I present Maxim's list, much of which I disagree with, for all to see and critique.

Also, for shits and giggles, all of the films which appear in BLUE are those which I have personally seen as of the original date of this post (April 17, 2008). All films appearing in ORANGE are those which I have caught up with after the original date of this post. If anyone reading this feels like counting out how many of the films named here they've seen, let me know your count via the comments section at the bottom of this post. I'd love to see how others' viewing experiences stack up.

Without further ado, I present Maxim's 300 Movies You Must See Before You Die:

COMEDY:
Airplane!
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Animal House
American Pie
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Bachelor Party
Bananas
Beverly Hills Cop
The Big Lebowski
Blazing Saddles
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Caddyshack
The Cannonball Run
Clerks
Dazed and Confused
Duck Soup
Dumb & Dumber
Election
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Ghostbusters
Groundhog Day
Happy Gilmore
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Jerk
Kingpin
Modern Times
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Office Space
Old School
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Princess Bride
Raising Arizona
Sixteen Candles
Some Like It Hot
This Is Spinal Tap
Trading Places
Vacation
Wedding Crashers
Wet Hot American Summer
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Young Frankenstein

WAR:
Apocalypse Now
Black Hawk Down
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Deer Hunter
The Dirty Dozen
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Gallipoli
The Great Escape
M*A*S*H
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan

SO BAD THEY'RE GOOD:
Airport 1975
Barbarella
Battlefield Earth
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Death Race 2000
Glen or Glenda?
Phantom of the Paradise
Reefer Madness
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Showgirls
The Toxic Avenger

REBELS:
Billy Jack
Cool Hand Luke
Dirty Harry
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Easy Rider
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Graduate
A History of Violence
The Hustler
The King of Comedy
Network
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Raging Bull
Risky Business
Sid & Nancy
Smokey and the Bandit
Taxi Driver
Three Days of the Condor
Trainspotting

CLASSICS:
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Ben-Hur
Casablanca
Double Indemnity
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Lawrence of Arabia
Metropolis (1927)
The Night of the Hunter
On the Waterfront
The Third Man
Touch of Evil
Vertigo
White Heat
The Wizard of Oz

SCI-FI/FANTASY:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Alien
Aliens
Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Children of Men
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
E.T.
King Kong (1933)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
Starship Troopers
Terminator
Terminator II: Judgement Day

HORROR:
28 Days Later
Carrie
The Exorcist
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Fly
Halloween (1978)
Jaws
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Psycho (1960)
Rosemary's Baby
The Shining (1980)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

WESTERNS:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
High Noon
High Plains Drifter
Jeremiah Johnson
The Searchers
Tombstone
True Grit
Unforgiven
The Wild Bunch

BUDDY MOVIES:
American Graffiti
The Blues Brothers
Breaking Away
Deliverance
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Goonies
The Last Detail
Lethal Weapon
The Right Stuff
Saturday Night Fever
The Shawshank Redemption
Stand By Me
Stripes
Superbad
Swingers
Top Gun
The Warriors

ACTION:
Batman
Batman Begins
Battle Royale
The Bourne Identity
The Bournce Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
Braveheart
Clash of the Titans
Die Hard
Enter the Dragon
Face/Off
First Blood
48 Hrs.
Gladiator
The Incredibles
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Matrix
Predator
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Road Warrior
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Speed
Spiderman

NON-GRATUITOUS NUDITY!:
10
Angel Heart
Body Heat
Boogie Nights
Carnal Knowledge
Coffy
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Jackass: The Movie
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Mulholland Drive
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction
Revenge of the Nerds
Wild Things

ART HOUSE:
Annie Hall
Badlands
The Bicycle Thief
City of God
A Clockwork Orange
The Conversation
Do The Right Thing
Elephant Man
The Last Picture Show
Midnight Cowboy
Repo Man
Rushmore
Short Cuts
There Will Be Blood
Withnail and I

MINDBENDERS:
Akira
Beetlejuice
Blue Velvet
Brazil
Donnie Darko
Edward Scissorhands
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fight Club
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Memento
Pink Floyd: The Wall
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

COPS:
Bad Lieutenant
Bullitt
Chinatown
The Departed
Donnie Brasco
Fargo
The French Connection
Hard Boiled
Robocop
Se7en
Shaft (1971)
The Silence of the Lambs
To Live and Die in L.A.
The Untouchables

CRIMINALS:
Atlantic City
Bad Boys (1983)
Bloody Mama
Bonnie and Clyde
The Boys From Brazil
Boyz N the Hood
Carlito's Way
Casino
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Dog Day Afternoon
The Getaway
Get Carter (1971)
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Goodfellas
Heat
In Cold Blood
The Long Good Friday
Mean Streets
Midnight Express
Natural Born Killers
No Country For Old Men
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
River's Edge
Scarface
Sexy Beast
Sin City
Super Fly
True Romance

THE MASTER CLASS:
Breathless
Citizen Kane
La Dolce Vita
Seven Samurai
The 400 Blows
The Seventh Seal
Un Chien Andalou

SEQUELS THAT ARE BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL:
Bride of Frankenstein
Evil Dead II
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Superman II

NON-BORING DOCUMENTARIES:
Brother's Keeper
Don't Look Back
Gimme Shelter
Hoop Dreams
Pumping Iron
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
When We Were Kings

CONSPICUOUSLY GAY STRAIGHT MOVIES (BEYOND TOP GUN):
300
The Bear
Spartacus
X-Men

CONSPICUOUSLY GAY SWAYZE MOVIES:
Next of Kin
The Outsiders
Point Break
Red Dawn
Road House
Youngblood

ESSENTIAL JAMES BOND MOVIES:
Casion Royale
Goldfinger
Live and Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
You Only Live Twice

BEST MOVIES WITH PUPPETS:
Being John Malkovich
The Dark Crystal
The Muppet Movie
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
Team America
Weekend At Bernie's

MOVIES YOU NEED TO SEE ONCE, BUT ARE SO TRAUMATIC YOU NEVER NEED TO SEE AGAIN:
Leaving Las Vegas
Million Dollar Baby
Requiem For a Dream
Schindler's List
United 93

Number of Maxim's 300 movies that I have seen (as of April 17, 2008): 175

Number of Maxim's 300 movies that I have seen (as of August 23, 2009): 204

Number of Maxim's 300 movies that my mother has seen (as of April 17, 2008): 82

***Note: While it sounds nice to round down to 300, by my count there were in fact 317 titles on Maxim's list. However, six of these films were mentioned in more than one category, so I've omitted the doubles, leaving a total of 311 individual films recognized on the above list.

***Edit: As of May 27, 2008 it has been brought to my attention that I somehow neglected to include A Clockwork Orange on the above list. The list has been altered along with the final film count. In addition to this change, I have also begun marking the films which I've seen for the first time after the original post date (April 17, 2008) and keeping track of my current "watched" count near the bottom of the list, which I'll update whenever I think about it.

13 comments:

Wild & Uncouth said...

1. Airplane!
2. Anchorman
3. Animal House
4. American Pie
5. Austin Powers
6. Beverly Hills Cop
7. The Big Lebowski
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Borat
10. Caddyshack
11. Clerks
12. Dazed & Confused
13. Dumb & Dumber
14. Election
15. 40-Year-Old Virgin
16. Ghostbusters
17. Groundhog Day
18. Happy Gilmore
19. Harold & Kumar
20. The Jerk
21. Kingpin
22. Monty Python & the Holy Grail
23. Office Space
24. Old School
25. Princess Bride
26. Raising Arizona
27. This Is Spinal Tap
28. Trading Places
29. Vacation
30. Wedding Crashers
31. Wet Hot American Summer
32. Apocalypse Now
33. Black Hawk Down
34. The Deer Hunter
35. Dr. Strangelove
36. The Great Escape
37. M*A*S*H*
38. Platoon
39. Saving Private Ryan
40. Showgirls
41. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
42. A History Of Violence
43. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
44. Raging Bull
45. Risky Business
46. Taxi Driver
47. Trainspotting
48. Ben-Hur
49. Casablanca
50. Lawrence of Arabia
51. Metropolis (1927) -Thanks, Schock!
52. The Third Man
53. The Wizard of Oz
54. 2001: A Space Odyssey
55. Alien
56. Aliens
57. Back To The Future
58. Blade Runner
59. Children Of Men
60. Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
61. E.T.
62. King Kong (1933)
63. Planet of the Apes (1968)
64. Star Wars
65. Empire Strikes Back
66. Starship Troopers
67. Terminator
68. T2: Judgement Day
69. 28 Days Later
70. Carrie
71. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
72. The Fly
73. Jaws
74. A Nightmare on Elm Street
75. Rosemary's Baby
76. The Shining (1980)
77. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
78. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
79. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
80. Tombstone
81. Unforgiven
82. The Blues Brothers
83. The Goonies
84. Lethal Weapon
85. The Shawshank Redemption
86. Stripes
87. Superbad
88. Swingers
89. Top Gun
90. Batman
91. Batman Begins
92. Battle Royale
93. Bourne 1
94. Bourne 2
95. Bourne 3
96. Braveheart
97. Clash of the Titans
98. Die Hard
99. Enter the Dragon
100. Face/Off
101. 48 Hours
102. Gladiator
103. The Incredibles
104. Kill Bill 1
105. Kill Bill 2
106. LotR 1
107. LotR 2
108. LotR 3
109. The Matrix
110. Predator
111. Raiders of the Lost Ark
112. The Road Warrior
113. Speed
114. Spider-man
115. Boogie Nights
116. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
117. Jackass: The Movie
118. Mulholland Drive
119. Revenge of the Nerds
120. Wild Things
121. Midnight Cowboy
122. Rushmore
123. There Will Be Blood
124. Akira
125. Beetlejuice
126. Blue Velvet
127. Brazil
128. Donnie Darko
129. Edward Scissorhands
130. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
131. Fight Club
132. Memento
133. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
134. Bad Lieutenant
135. Chinatown
136. The Departed
137. Donnie Brasco
138. Fargo
139. Seven
140. The SIlence of the Lambs
141. The Untouchables
142. Boyz N the Hood
143. Carlito's Way
144. Casino
145. Dog Day Afternoon
146. The Godfather
147. Goodfellas
148. Heat
149. Mean Streets
150. Natural Born Killers
151. No Country For Old Men
152. Pulp Fiction
153. Resevoir Dogs
154. Scarface
155. Sexy Beast
156. Sin City
157. True Romance
158. Citizen Kane
159. Seven Samurai
160. The Seventh Seal
161. Evil Dead 2
162. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
163. 300
164. Spartacus
165. X-Men
166. Point Break
167. Red Dawn
168. Casino Royale
169. Being John Malkovich
170. The Dark Crystal
171. The Muppet Movie
172. Team America
173. Weekend At Bernie's
174. Leaving Las Vegas
175. Requiem For A Dream

175. One Hundred and Seventy-Five.

I beat you by one. I've seen ONE MORE MOVIE on this list than you have. That's ridiculous.

What I found really interesting is that a good portion of the movies you have not seen are ones I have and have really enjoyed them.

As much as I don't want to give you some recommendations because I tend to dislike your opinions, I will actually throw you some bones, because everyone is entitled to their opinion (it doesn't mean your opinions are EVER right, you're just entitled to them is all, and a sick part of me does want you to talk poorly of something I see value in, so I can torment via the internet and occasionally in person).

First off- See the old ones. It's where everything you watch comes from. It's really just a
HISTORY OF FILM CLASS:
King Kong
The Great Escape
Ben-Hur
Casablanca
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is a must
Metropolis
SEVEN SAMURAI
THE SEVENTH SEAL
Spartacus

OLD HORROR:
Dawn of the Dead
A Nightmare On Elm Street
ROSEMARY'S BABY

COLLEGE/SCHOOL FLICKS:
Animal House
Fast Times

COMEDIC GENIUS:
Anything old with Bill Murray or Eddie Murphy- Caddyshack
Stripes
48 Hrs.
Trading Places

ANYTHING JIM HENSON related from the 1980's
The Dark Crystal
The Muppet Movie

ENTER THE DRAGON?! Shame on you, Rian.

THERE WILL BE BLOOD was great, btw.

Blue Velvet? Always watch David Lynch films. No Questions.

Interesting crime flicks that bring something to the table:
Bad Lieutenant
SEXY BEAST
Donnie Brasco
Carlito's Way (DePalma does some nice shots)

Mean Streets (I'm assuming it's on your netflix cue, because it's scorsese. see this film pronto)

Boyz N the Hood (just bite the bullet and watch black people act for once) While you're at it rent every stand-up performance by Richard Pryor

Crazy. this post is super-long.
I'm interested to see just how much I'm going to hate and disagree with your opinions on Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

PEACE!

-K

Wild & Uncouth said...

OH!
The Jerk.
Watch The Jerk and despair...

Rian said...

Thanks for dropping your viewed list and recommendations, Karl. I was really hoping someone would join me here as this kind of list makes for good discussion.

There are a good number of movies here that I've seen parts of, but if I didn't feel like I could say that I've "watched" them, I left them black rather than blue. For example:

The Great Escape - I've seen the last half of this movie or so. I have it in my possession, but have been putting it off since I only need to see the first half.

Lawrence of Arabia - Alec Stevens showed us this movie during a class period at the Kubert School. I was only halfway paying attention because I was working on an assignment.

Seven Samurai - Again, I've seen a good portion of this movie and have just been putting it off because I've probably seen about half of it.

The Nightmare on Elm Street - I've seen the end of this movie more than once, but have never watched it from the beginning.

In the case of almost all of these movies, they're already on my Netflix queue, and have been for months. I'll make a point to to bump some of your recommendations up to the top of the list for future episodes of the podcast.

Speaking of Sidetracked, Jesse and I have recorded episode 22 and I'll be editing it today. You'll get to hear our discussion of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, as well as a reason/excuse as to why I haven't seen Enter The Dragon yet. Don't worry though, I plan to.

Jake said...

First off you douche holes missed Serenity and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. It would be more forgivable if you had not put Starshit Troopers.

I also did not see V for Vendetta anywhere and that is a must own movie.

Rian said...

Jake - Perhaps if you'd actually read the post you'd have realized that Maxim Magazine came up with this list, not me. If you feel the need to post here again, please use a little more tact next time. If you want to continue to keep the stereotype of moronic assholes hiding behind the anonymity of the internet while posting childish bullshit responses on serious blogs, feel free to take your business elsewhere.

JesseMunoz said...

1.Airplane!
2.Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
3.Animal House
4.American Pie
5.Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
6.Bachelor Party
7.Beverly Hills Cop
8.The Big Lebowski
9.Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
10.Caddyshack
11.Clerks
12.Dazed and Confused
13.Dumb & Dumber
14.The 40-Year-Old Virgin
15.Ghostbusters
16.Groundhog Day
17.Happy Gilmore
18.Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
19.The Jerk
20.Kingpin
21.Monty Python and the Holy Grail
22.Office Space
23.Old School
24.The Princess Bride
25.Sixteen Candles
26.This Is Spinal Tap
27.Vacation
28.Wedding Crashers
29.Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
30.Black Hawk Down
31.Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
32.Saving Private Ryan
33.The Toxic Avenger
34.Cool Hand Luke
35.Dirty Harry
36.Ferris Bueller's Day Off
37.One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
38.Taxi Driver
39.The Wizard of Oz
40.2001: A Space Odyssey
41.Alien
42.Aliens
43.Back to the Future
44.E.T.
45.Planet of the Apes (1968)
46.Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
47.Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
48.Terminator
49.Terminator II: Judgement Day
50.28 Days Later
51.Dawn of the Dead (1978)
52.The Fly
53.Jaws
54.Night of the Living Dead (1968)
55.Psycho (1960)
56.The Shining (1980)
57.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
58.Tombstone
59.Unforgiven
60.American Graffiti
61.The Blues Brothers
62.The Goonies
63.Lethal Weapon
64.The Shawshank Redemption
65.Stand By Me
66.Stripes
67.Superbad
68.Swingers
69.Top Gun
70.The Warriors
71.Batman
72.Batman Begins
73.The Bourne Identity
74.The Bournce Supremacy
75.The Bourne Ultimatum
76.Braveheart
77.Die Hard
78.Enter the Dragon
79.Face/Off
80.First Blood
81.Gladiator
82.The Incredibles
83.Kill Bill Vol. 1
84.Kill Bill Vol. 2
85.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
86.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
87.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
88.The Matrix
89.Predator
90.Raiders of the Lost Ark
91.Rocky
92.Rocky II
93.Rocky III
94.Rocky IV
95.Speed
96.Spiderman
97.Boogie Nights
98.Fast Times at Ridgemont High
99.Jackass: The Movie
100.Revenge of the Nerds
101.Wild Things
102.Do The Right Thing
103.Rushmore
104.Akira
105.Beetlejuice
106.Donnie Darko
107.Edward Scissorhands
108.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
109.Fight Club
110.Memento
111.The Departed
112.Donnie Brasco
113.Robocop
114.Se7en
115.Shaft (1971)
116.The Silence of the Lambs
117.Bonnie and Clyde
118.Boyz N the Hood
119.Carlito's Way
120.Casino
121.The Godfather
122.The Godfather Part II
123.Goodfellas
124.Heat
125.No Country For Old Men
126.Pulp Fiction
127.Reservoir Dogs
128.Scarface
129.Sin City
130.Evil Dead II
131.Superman II
132.Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
133.300
134.X-Men
135.The Outsiders
136.Road House
137.Casion Royale
138.The Muppet Movie
139.Team America
140.Weekend At Bernie's
141.Requiem For a Dream
142.Schindler's List
143.United 93

143 for me. not too bad considering I dont pride myself on seeing a ton of movies.

fishinbearsuit said...

Wow, you rock my socks, I was just trying to make the list from the website, and it was hurting my head why there wasn't 300 (I had forgotten that websites are jerks and never post the full list)

I haven't seen a pile of these, but would like to attempt to work my way through it!

InDesignKat said...

Leon (The Professional in the US) should be on any list like this. Nice to see True Romance on there, though. Great movie. I've seen 150 of these.

One question... Face/Off? Seriously?!?

Rian said...

indesignkat - I thought the same thing when I saw that Face/Off was on the list. Then again, the list did come from Maxim Magazine. I mean, they have an entire section devoted to nude scenes, so you can't put a whole lot of stock in the list. There are a number of films listed that I disagree with and several that I feel were neglected (such as John Carpenter's The Thing).

Duane said...

1. Airplane!
2. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
3. Animal House
4. American Pie
5. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
6. Bachelor Party
7. Beverly Hills Cop
8. The Big Lebowski
9. Blazing Saddles
10. Caddyshack
11. The Cannonball Run
12. Clerks
13. Duck Soup
14. Dumb & Dumber
15. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
16. Ghostbusters
17. Groundhog Day
18. Happy Gilmore
19. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
20. The Jerk
21. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
22. The Nutty Professor (1963)
23. Office Space
24. The Pink Panther Strikes Again
25. The Princess Bride
26. Sixteen Candles
27. Some Like It Hot
28. Trading Places
29. Vacation
30. Wedding Crashers
31. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
32. Young Frankenstein
33. Black Hawk Down
34. The Bridge on the River Kwai
35. The Dirty Dozen
36. The Great Escape
37. M*A*S*H
38. Platoon
39. Saving Private Ryan
40. Airport 1975
41. Barbarella
42. Battlefield Earth
43. Death Race 2000
44. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
45. Showgirls
46. The Toxic Avenger
47. Billy Jack
48. Cool Hand Luke
49. Dirty Harry
50. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
51. Easy Rider
52. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
53. The Graduate
54. A History of Violence
55. The Hustler
56. The King of Comedy
57. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
58. Raging Bull
59. Risky Business
60. Smokey and the Bandit
61. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
62. Ben-Hur
63. Casablanca
64. Vertigo
65. The Wizard of Oz
66. Alien
67. Aliens
68. Back to the Future
69. Blade Runner
70. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
71. E.T.
72. King King (1933)
73. Planet of the Apes (1968)
74. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
75. Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
76. Starship Troopers
77. Terminator
78. Terminator II: Judgement Day
79. Carrie
80. The Exorcist
81. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
82. The Fly
83. Halloween (1978)
84. Jaws
85. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
86. A Nightmare on Elm Street
87. Psycho (1960)
88. Rosemary's Baby
89. The Shining (1980)
90. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
91. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
92. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
93. High Noon
94. High Plains Drifter
95. Jeremiah Johnson
96. Tombstone
97. True Grit
98. Unforgiven
99. American Graffiti
100. The Blues Brothers
101. Breaking Away
102. Deliverance
103. The Goonies
104. Lethal Weapon
105. The Right Stuff
106. Saturday Night Fever
107. The Shawshank Redemption
108. Stand By Me
109. Stripes
110. Top Gun
111. The Warriors
112. Batman
113. Batman Begins
114. The Bourne Identity
115. The Bournce Supremacy
116. The Bourne Ultimatum
117. Braveheart
118. Clash of the Titans
119. Die Hard
120. Enter the Dragon
121. Face/Off
122. First Blood
123. 48 Hrs.
124. Gladiator
125. The Incredibles
126. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
127. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
128. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
129. The Matrix
130. Predator
131. Raiders of the Lost Ark
132. The Road Warrior
133. Rocky
134. Rocky II
135. Rocky III
136. Rocky IV
137. Speed
138. Spiderman
139. 10
140. Boogie Nights
141. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
142. Jackass: The Movie
143. Poison Ivy: The New Seduction
144. Revenge of the Nerds
145. Wild Things
146. Elephant Man
147. The Last Picture Show
148. Midnight Cowboy
149. Repo Man
150. Rushmore
151. Beetlejuice
152. Blue Velvet
153. Edward Scissorhands
154. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
155. Pink Floyd: The Wall
156. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
157. The Departed
158. Robocop
159. Shaft (1971)
160. The Silence of the Lambs
161. To Live and Die in L.A.
162. The Untouchables
163. Bad Boys (1983)
164. Bonnie and Clyde
165. The Boys From Brazil
166. Boyz N the Hood
167. Get Carter (1971)
168. Natural Born Killers
169. Pulp Fiction
170. Scarface
171. Breathless
172. Citizen Kane
173. The Seventh Seal
174. Bride of Frankenstein
175. Evil Dead II
176. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
177. Superman II
178. Hoop Dreams
179. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
180. 300
181. The Bear
182. X-Men
183. Next of Kin
184. The Outsiders
185. Point Break
186. Red Dawn
187. Road House
188. Youngblood
189. Goldfinger
190. Live and Let Die
191. The Spy Who Loved Me
192. You Only Live Twice
193. The Dark Crystal
194. The Muppet Movie
195. Team America
196. Weekend At Bernie's
197. Leaving Las Vegas
198. Million Dollar Baby
199. United 93

Number of Maxim's 300 movies that I have seen (as of April 30, 2008): 199

Stephanie said...

You forgot to put "A Clockwork Orange" in the ARTHOUSE category :) It's on their list. I almost thought I watched that crazy/nutty could-barely-understand-what-they're-saying movie for nothin!

Rian said...

Quite right. I'm not sure how I missed putting A Clockwork Orange on there, but I've made the fix. But wait...am I to understand that you don't like that film? For shame.

vishal said...

thanx for your above comments.
I would like you film fanatics to know that bollywood (indian film industry) is the biggest film industry in the world, it produces approx. over 800 films per month. i will not mention any of regional language films below because they require cultural background to understand the film - which are also very good films. Watch & admire following indian films ---} ofcource you have to tolerate subtitles & dubbed audio .... i will divide it in 2 eras [1] before 2000 & [2] post 2000

[2] POST 2000 era --}

1)DON (chase begins)
2) om shanti om
3)jab tak hai jaan
4)kabhi alvida na kehna
5)dev - d (my favourite)
6) black (must must)
7) jodha akbar
8) fanaa
9) race
10) kuch kuch hota hai
11)ra one
12) ek tha tiger
13) dabaang
14) bhaag milkha bhaag (must)
15) gangs of wasseypur (must must)
16) don 2 & hundreds fine movies i cant remember now...

[1] BEFORE 2000 era ---}
1) apu trilogy (3 films) by satyjit ray) (imdb top 250 must must)
2) nayagan (by mani ratnam)
3)devdas (classic)
4) 3 idiots (imdb top 250 & highest grossing film world over till date)
5) taare zameen par (aka like stars on earth) (imdb top 250)
6)last lear
7) midnights children
8)dil wale dulhaniya le jayenge (ddlj)
9) kabhi khushi kabhi ghum (k3g)
10) raja hidustani
11)loc kargil
12) sholay
13) taj mahal
14) mughal - e - azam (classic)
15)udaan
16)mera naam joker
17)sangaam
18)mother india (won oscar in foreign film category) (imdb top 250)

19)awaara
20)guide
21)pyaasa
22)dil se
23) lagaan (oscar nominee)
24)dil chahta hai
25) my name is khan
26) border
27)hum dil de chuke sanam (must must)
28)tere naam
29) hum dil de chuke sanam
30)amar akbar anthony (must)
31) shree 420
32) 1942 - a love story
33)aradhna
34) pakeejah
35) sangam
& lots more i cant remember now ...... enjoy , peace .....