Top 50 IMDB movies – not exactly what I’d normally go for!

So, my thinking was that it’d be cool to watch some of the ‘greats’ when it comes to films. My own preference is pretty narrow…..I tend to go for made-for-TV films based on some horrific crime or with some turbulent emotional undercurrent. So the Channel 5 Monday to Friday 3.15pm movie slot tends to cater for my needs! I live in a house with 3 people whose movie knowledge is really good so I thought I should check out the top movies ever and watch them. Initially, I was going to go for the top 250 (as of 1 August 2017 on the IMDB website) but that means staying glued to the sofa for a ridiculous amount of time so I’ve made it 50 instead. I’ve seen around 14 of the films first so I’ve a long way to go and looking at the ones I haven’t seen, they’re really not me! I’m definitely not into westerns or sci-fi. But this means that I get to have extra movie dates with my husband! Here’s the list (the ones I’ve seen are in bold). Perhaps we’ll start with the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  1. Shawshank Redemption
  2. The Godfather
  3. The Godfather part 2
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. 12 Angry Men
  6. Schindler’s List
  7. Pulp Fiction
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  10. Fight Club
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  12. Forrest Gump
  13. Star Wars: Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back)
  14. Inception
  15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  17. Goodfellas
  18. The Matrix
  19. Seven Sumurai
  20. Star Wars: Episode IV
  21. City of God
  22. Se7en
  23. The Silence of the Lambs
  24. It’s a Wonderful Life
  25. Life is Beautiful
  26. The Usual Suspects
  27. Leon
  28. Saving Private Ryan
  29. Spirited Away
  30. Once Upon a Time in the West
  31. American History X
  32. Instellar
  33. Psycho
  34. Casablanca
  35. City Lights
  36. The Green Mile
  37. Untouchable
  38. Modern Times
  39. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  40. The Pianist
  41. Rear Window
  42. The Departed
  43. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  44. Back to the Future
  45. Whiplash
  46. Gladiator
  47. The Prestige
  48. Memento
  49. The Lion King
  50. Apocalypse Now

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