Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Top 10 Classics I Should Have Seen

Ever looked at a list of 'classic' films and suddenly felt like all your movie buff credentials have just disappeared down the toilet? I get it anytime I look at a top 100 list of all-time greats. Even now I subscribe to Lovefilm... you'd think there'd be no excuse for missing out!

Unfortunately (or fortunately) Lovefilm let you prioritise the films on your rental list and all the old classics inevitably slither down to 'low priority' status while new films (even forgettable, meaningless shite like the latest Fast and Furious sequel!) float to the high priority section.

So basically I keep right up to date with new films but rarely get round to watching the films I SHOULD be watching (according to critics and movie buffs of the world).

So I guess if I write down the top 10 classics that it really is a crime for me not to have seen, perhaps I will have a manageable goal to achieve.

So... top 10 classics I NEED TO SEE! (With help from the IMDb Top 250)

1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
4. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
5. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
6. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
7. Spirited Away (2001)
8. Paths of Glory (1957)
9. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
10. The Great Dictator (1940)

Anyone else got a list of films they feel slightly ashamed at having not seen?