101 Movies

From time to time, I see these lists of 100 movies that everyone should watch. These aren’t ones that everyone should watch, but as a movie buff with eclectic taste and a particular fondness for films from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, this list would constitute my 100, with one extra for good measure:

  1. Easy Rider (1970)
  2. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  3. At Close Range (1986)
  4. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
  5. Stealing Beauty (1996)
  6. Wild at Heart (1990)
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  8. Roman Holiday (1953)
  9. Forrest Gump (1994)
  10. Bad News Bears (1976)
  11. The Exorcist (1973)
  12. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  13. Lilies of the Field (1963)
  14. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  15. Magnolia (1999)
  16. Vanishing Point (1971)
  17. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
  18. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  19. Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  20. Black Orpheus (Brazil, 1959)
  21. Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song (1971)
  22. Suburbia (1983)
  23. Killing Zoe (1993)
  24. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  25. Pretty in Pink (1986)
  26. Tank Girl (1995)
  27. The African Queen (1951)
  28. Rocky (1976)
  29. Henry & June (1990)
  30. Blacula (1972)
  31. Dolemite (1975)
  32. Shaft (1971)
  33. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  34. Stand by Me (1986)
  35. Where the Day Takes You (1991)
  36. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  37. Contempt (France, 1963)
  38. Klute (1971)
  39. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
  40. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  41. Gran Torino (2008)
  42. Dirty Harry (1971)
  43. Rebel without a Cause (1955)
  44. Dear Brigitte (1965)
  45. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  46. Rio Lobo (1970)
  47. Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens (1979)
  48. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  49. River’s Edge (1986)
  50. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  51. American History X (1998)
  52. The Graduate (1967)
  53. The Addiction (1995)
  54. Slacker (1990)
  55. Better Off Dead (1985)
  56. Time Bandits (1981)
  57. The Outsiders (1983)
  58.  Rumble Fish (1983)
  59. High Fidelity (2000)
  60. Say Anything (1989)
  61. The Natural (1984)
  62. Dead Presidents (1995)
  63. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
  64. Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
  65. Escape from New York (1981)
  66. The Pledge (1991)
  67. The Crossing Guard (1995)
  68. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  69. Se7en (1995)
  70. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
  71. The Cannonball Run (1981)
  72. Barefoot in the Park (1966)
  73. Motel Hell (1981)
  74. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
  75. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  76. Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
  77. Four Friends (1981)
  78. Animal House (1978)
  79. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  80. Fandango (1985)
  81. City of Lost Children (France, 1995)
  82. Kids (1995)
  83. Network (1976)
  84. A Perfect World (1993)
  85. Road Warrior (1981)
  86. Romeo & Juliet (1968)
  87. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  88. Half Baked (1998)
  89. Friday (1995)
  90. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
  91. Falling Down (1993)
  92. True Romance (1993)
  93. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
  94. Real Genius (1985)
  95. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
  96. The Lost Boys (1987)
  97. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  98. Léon: The Professional (1994)
  99. Office Space (1999)
  100. Before Sunrise (1995)
  101. Dazed and Confused (1993)