This morning I browsed through IMDB’s list of top 250 films, dragged the data into a spreadsheet, then marked off those I have seen.
I expected to find that I have seen abour 50% of the films. I was a little bit surprised to find I fell short, at only 94. I counted only those I remembered clearly and had watched from beginning to end, so there are likely a few that were, for me, not very memorable. And there are a couple (The Exorcist, Rocky and the two Kill Bill movies) which I will likely never see as the topics are not of interest to me.
I realized that I have never seen the entirety of Bridge Over the River Kwai, and not even a little bit of either Godfather flicks. And I have seen plenty of bad movies in my life – the sort of bad where you feel guilty for cheating yourself out of 90 minutes of your life.
So a fresh resolve for the fresh new year: see some of these gems:
- Die Hard
- Brief Encounter
- The Lady Vanishes
- Roman Holiday