I found a website called List Challenges that has lists of everything from the the Top 50 Best Books for Kids to the 83 Desserts To Try Before You Die. You click on the ones you’ve seen or the places you’ve been to, then you post your score to Facebook for others to see.
The one I did recently — and was thoroughly depressed about — was the Top 250 Movies of All Time. I saw only 97 of them. That’s pretty pathetic.
I thought about why I haven’t seen more movies. All I can think of is that in the last few years I’ve given up on going to the movie theater — too expensive, takes too long, I don’t like sticky theater floors — and I never seem to have a couple of hours to spare to watch Netflix. (I’ve had “Crazy, Stupid, Love” for something like five months.)
But that’s no excuse.
Some of these movies are classics like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” And others are just cult favorites such as “Pulp Fiction,” “The Big Lebowski” and “Princess Mononoke.” And still others are quasi-new like “Inglourious Basterds” and “Intouchables.”
Sadly, of the ones I just mentioned, I’ve only seen three.
The list was interesting, to say the least. There were horror films, animated movies, romantic comedies, dramas, even sequels.
Check it out.
What movies would make your all-time list?