The 50 Film Bucket List

You may not be dying, but without taking the time to watch these 50 films, you’re not living either. Does that seem harsh? Well, consider your reaction the day your coworker thinks that Ben Affleck might make a good choice for Batman because he was “good in that movie ‘Daredevil'”. If you just cringed (or threw up in your mouth a little bit), then keep reading. These films are in no way listed in priority order, but they are all important to me and have served as the basis for comparison when critiquing a new movie.

25Movies

Note: Movies and their sequels will be on the same line.

 

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

2. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

3.  E.T. (1982)

4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

5. Planet of the Apes (1968)

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

7. American Beauty (1999)

8. Jaws (1975)

9. Alien (1979)

10. Terminator 2 (1991)

11. Batman (1989) / Batman Returns (1992)

12. The Shining (1980)

13. Schindler’s List (1993)

14. Titanic (1997)

15. Psycho (1960)

16. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

17. V for Vendetta (2005)

18. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

19. Lord of The Rings (2001-2003)

20. Harry Potter (2001-2011)

21. Star Wars (1977-1983)

22. Erin Brockovich (2000)

23. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

24. Gone With the Wind (1939)

25. Hook (1991)

26. Jumanji (1995)

27. Jurassic Park (1993)

28. Mallrats (1995)

29. Clerks. (1994) / Clerks II (2006)

30. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

31. Superman (1978)

32. Seven (also known as Se7en) (1995)

33. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

34. The Princess Bride (1987)

35. Fight Club (1999)

36. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

37. The Exorcist (1973)

38. American Psycho (2000)

39. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

40. Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark & The Last Crusade) (1981-1989)

41. Rear Window (1954)

42. Scarface (1983)

43. Vertigo (1958)

44. The Matrix (1999)

45. The Boondock Saints (1999)

46. Back to the Future (1985)

47. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

48. Die Hard (1988)

49. Dial M for Murder (1964)

50. Donnie Darko (2001)

If I could go on, I would make a list of hundreds, but 50 narrows it down a bit. Disagree or don’t see your favorite? Comment and share!

 

jennbraemer

About Jennifer

Happily married and living in Wisconsin. It may be as cold as Hoth, but it’s beautiful in the Summer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>