Friday, March 18, 2011

My Need-To-See-Before-The-End-Of-2011 List

I need to see more films made before the 1980's and I have made it my goal to see each of these films some time during the course of the rest of the year: 

Sherlock, Jr. ("Fatty Arbuckle" and Buster Keaton, 1924)

The Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

The Public Enemy (William A. Wellman, 1931)

Scarface (Howard Hawks, 1932)

King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, 1933)

It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)

The Thin Man (W.S Van Dyke, 1934)

The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935)

Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)

Mr Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939)

The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)

The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)

The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940)

Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)

Ivan the Terrible Parts I and II (Sergei Eisenstein, 1944)

The Red Shoes (Michael Powell, 1948)

The Treasure of Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)

All About Eve (Joseph L. Makiewicz, 1950)

Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)

High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)

Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)

Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)

The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)

12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, 1961)

Jules and Jim (Francois Truffaut, 1962)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)

Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)

Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)

IF... (Lindsay Anderson, 1968)

The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969)

Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)

The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)

Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)

Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)

Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)

The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974)

Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)

1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1976)

Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)

Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)


  1. Dude. I've seen nineteen of these movies. Pick up your game, man.

  2. Reaalllly wouldn't bother too much about Mean Streets if I were you

  3. @ MovieNut14 I really need to pick up my game. Can't believe I haven't got around to seeing some of these films yet. I'm sure I can get through them though. If I can find them, that is haha.

    @ Jack I have heard few negative responses to Mean Streets, and I love Scorsese. I'll need to check it out!

  4. Nice list. I surely would enjoy some of those classic films too.