This article was last modified on December 27, 2011.


The 100 Films I Will Watch in 2011

This is the list of 100 Movies to see by December 31, 2011 as compiled by Matt Patterson. As I watch them, I will remove them from the list. This is something of a New Year’s Resolution, to educate myself in classic and must-see films for 2011.

Anyone who wants to watch any of these with me or can lend their copy to me, that would be awesome, and save me time and funds.

Watched

  1. 1916 – Intolerance (Griffith)
  2. 1921 – The Kid (Chaplin)
  3. 1925 – Seven Chances (Keaton)
  4. 1925 – The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
  5. 1928 – The Circus (Chaplin)
  6. 1930 – L’Age d’Or (Bunuel)
  7. 1931 – Monkey Business (McLeod)
  8. 1932 – Scarface (Hawks)
  9. 1932 – I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (LeRoy)
  10. 1933 – Duck Soup (McCarey)
  11. 1933 – King Kong (Cooper)
  12. 1934 – The Thin Man (Van Dyke)
  13. 1936 – Modern Times (Chaplin)
  14. 1936 – Fury (Lang)
  15. 1938 – Bringing Up Baby (Hawks)
  16. 1939 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Capra)
  17. 1940 – His Girl Friday (Hawks)
  18. 1940 – Rebecca (Hitchcock)
  19. 1941 – The Maltese Falcon (Huston)
  20. 1943 – Shadow of a Doubt (Hitchcock)
  21. 1943 – Hangmen Also Die (Lang)
  22. 1944 – To Have and Have Not (Hawks)
  23. 1945 – The Spiral Staircase (Siodmak)
  24. 1945 – The Lost Weekend (Wilder)
  25. 1948 – Ladri di Biciclette – The Bicycle Thief (Di Sica)
  26. 1948 – Red River (Hawks)
  27. 1948 – Key Largo (Huston)
  28. 1949 – White Heat (Walsh)
  29. 1950 – Rashomon (Kurosawa)
  30. 1951 – The Lavender Hill Mob (Crichton)
  31. 1951 – A Streetcar Named Desire (Kazan)
  32. 1952 – High Noon (Zinnemann)
  33. 1952 – Limelight (Chaplin)
  34. 1953 – I Confess (Hitchcock)
  35. 1953 – The Big Heat (Lang)
  36. 1953 – From Here to Eternity (Zinnemann)
  37. 1954 – Suddenly (L. Allen)
  38. 1955 – Night of the Hunter (Laughton)
  39. 1955 – Killer’s Kiss (Kubrick) NF
  40. 1955 – Seven Year Itch (Wilder)
  41. 1956 – The Searchers (Ford)
  42. 1956 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel)
  43. 1957 – Witness for the Prosecution (Wilder)
  44. 1958 – The Defiant Ones (Kramer)
  45. 1958 – Touch of Evil (Welles)
  46. 1959 – Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger)
  47. 1960 – The Apartment (Wilder)
  48. 1960 – Inherit the Wind (Kramer)
  49. 1960 – The Magnificent Seven (Sturges)
  50. 1961 – Through a Glass Darkly (Bergman)
  51. 1961 – A Raisin in the Sun (Petrie)
  52. 1964 – A Fistful of Dollars (Leone)
  53. 1965 – For a Few Dollars More (Leone)
  54. 1965 – Doctor Zhivago (Lean)
  55. 1966 – The Odd Couple (Saks)
  56. 1966 – What’s Up, Tiger Lily (Allen)
  57. 1966 – Torn Curtain (Hitchcock)
  58. 1968 – Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone)
  59. 1968 – Planet of the Apes (Schaffner)
  60. 1969 – True Grit (Hathaway)
  61. 1970 – Five Easy Pieces (Rafelson)
  62. 1970 – MASH (Altman)
  63. 1971 – The Panic in Needle Park (Schatzberg)
  64. 1972 – Jeremiah Johnson (Pollack)
  65. 1973 – High Plains Drifter (Eastwood)
  66. 1973 – Badlands (Malik)
  67. 1973 – Scarecrow (Schatzberg)
  68. 1973 – Serpico (Lumet)
  69. 1973 – Mean Streets (Scorsese)
  70. 1974 – Chinatown (Polanski)
  71. 1975 – The Man Who Would Be King (Huston)
  72. 1976 – Marathon Man (Schlesinger)
  73. 1977 – High Anxiety (Brooks)
  74. 1979 – Manhattan (Allen) NF
  75. 1979 – Being There (Ashby)
  76. 1980 – Caddyshack (Ramis)
  77. 1981 – History of the World pt 1 (Brooks)
  78. 1983 – Zelig (Allen)
  79. 1984 – Once Upon a Time in America (Leone)
  80. 1986 – Color of Money (Scorsese)
  81. 1986 – Stand By Me (Reiner)
  82. 1987 – Withnail and I (Robinson)
  83. 1990 – The Godfather Part III (Coppolla)
  84. 1993 – Carlito’s Way (De Palma)
  85. 1993 – Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (Hallstrom)
  86. 1996 – Sleepers (Levinson)
  87. 1998 – Following (Nolan)
  88. 2000 – Amores Perros (Inarritu)
  89. 2001 – The Believer (Bean)
  90. 2003 – Oldboy (Park)
  91. 2005 – Match Point (Allen)
  92. 2005 – Tsotsi (Hood)
  93. 2006 – Babel (Inarritu)
  94. 2006 – Letters From Iwo Jima (Eastwood)
  95. 2007 – Eastern Promises (Cronenberg)
  96. 2007 – Darjeeling Limited (Anderson)
  97. 2008 – Let the Right One In (Alfredson)
  98. 2009 – Up (Doctor/Peterson) NF
  99. 2009 – The Road (Hillcoat)
  100. 2010 – The Ghost Writer (Polanski)

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One Response to “The 100 Films I Will Watch in 2011”

  1. Chrissy Krysheski Says:

    I can lend you Street Car Named Desire, I Confess, Torn Curtain, and possibly a burned copy of Darjeeling Limited. I have to look through my Carey Grant Collection to see if I have Bringing Up Baby or Monkey Business.

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