Classics Movie Project Roundup


It’s the new year and already things are in full swing but I have NOT forgotten about my classics movie project!  Here’s all the suggestions I received:

1. Unforgiven
2. The Professional
3. Casablanca
4. Chinatown
5. The Thing
6. Five Easy Pieces
7. On the Waterfront
8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
10. Full Metal Jacket
11. The Changeling
12. Taxi Driver
13. Madman
14. Just Before Dawn
15. Maniac
16. The Burning
17. The Women
18. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
19. Of Wine and Roses
20. Forbidden Planet
21. House of Wax
22. Once Upon A Time in America (the full 3 hrs 45 mins version)
23. L.A. Confidential
24. Predator
25. Total Recall
26. The Abyss
27. Danger:  Diabolik
28. Black Sabbath
29. Blade Runner
30. Once Upon a Time in the West
31. The Wild Bunch
32. A Clockwork Orange
33. Lone Wolf McQuade
34. The Searchers
35. Goodfellas
36. Raging Bull
37. Network
38. The Conversation
39. What’s Up Doc?
40. You Can’t Take It With You
41. Maltese Falcon
42. Double Indemnity
43. Vertigo
44. Citizen Kane
45. North by Northwest
46. Duck Soup
47. Aguirre: Wrath of God
48. The Third Man
49. The Seventh Seal
50. Eight and 1/2
51. Casino
52. The Deer Hunter
53. I Saw The Devil
54. Godfather I
55. Godfather II
56. Philadelphia Story
57. It Happened One Night
58. The Usual Suspects
59. Rear Window
60. Rope
61. Night of the Hunter
62. Rebecca
63. Harvey
64. Picnic at Hanging Rock
65. Zodiac
66. Lawrence of Arabia
67. The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
68. Dr. Strangelove
69. So, I Married an Axe Murderer
70. The 39 Steps
71. High Anxiety
72. Les Diaboliques
73. You the Living
74. Orphee
75. The Quiet Man
76. Mister Roberts
77. 2001
78. The Killing
79. Barry Lyndon
80. A Clockwork Orange
81. Pasolini’s “Porcile”
82. Buñuel’s “Belle de Jour”
83. Cool Hand Luke
84. Blue Velvet
85. Apocalypse Now
86. African Queen
87. Kelly’s Heroes
88. Harvey (1950)
89. I married a monster from outer space
90. Psychomania
91. Breaking away
92. Phantom of the paradise
93. Zardoz
94. Running Time
95. Brother from another planet
96. A Fistful Of Dollars
97. For A Few Dollars More
98. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
99. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension

So there you have it – my 99 classic films for the year (although if someone wants to add one more so that it’s an even hundred, my OCD would thank you! ;)).  Obviously this will take me awhile and I’ll be mixing it all in with my regular stuff but I think it’s going to be fun.  The only problem I’ve run into so far is that a few of these aren’t on streaming so I’ll have to hunt them down in other ways so I’m starting with the easiest available first.  Should have the first one up this week.  🙂

Thanks again for all the suggestions guys!  You ALL ROCK!  Oh and if you made a suggestion and it’s not on the list, it’s only cause I’ve already seen it.

About mistylayne

I'm a Z movie loving, horror hound, Buffy quoting, Dr. Who watching, geekazoid and seeker of all things unusual. I'm a gypsy wanderer, lover of words, Wendy of the damned and all that jazz. What can I say? I'm complicated.

Posted on 2013.7.January, in Irregular Posting, Oldies but Goodies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 48 Comments.

  1. What an eclectically awesome list! I’m actually excited to see what you think of them. Major variety here. Oh, you have Harvey and A Clockwork Orange twice. I’m sure you will have plenty suggestions to fill the gaps. Glad you included some of my favorite choices. Enjoy!

    • Thanks for noticing that I had those twice!! Much appreciated! I was working on it late last night and was starting to cross eyed because I actually put them all in a spreadsheet with where I could find them streaming, etc. I’m super excited to see how it all goes too – gotta round up some friends for some movie marathons, methinks. 🙂

  2. There are quite a few here that I’m stunned you haven’t seen! But I’m looking forward to you getting to the end 🙂

    • I know!! That’s the whole point – to have people stop being stunned I haven’t seen these. 😉 Lol, I’m looking forward to getting to the end too – it’s definitely going to be a fun ride! 🙂

  3. Geek Soul Brother

    Awesome list. I left a comment already, but stupid wordpress didn’t seem to process it. Anyway, I hope you enjoy all of these films. Some are my favorites (other than my suggestions). Just to mention, you have Harvey and Clockwork Orange twice on the list. But somebody will suggest more choices I’m sure.

    • It’s so strange – your first comments, WP makes me approve (and that shouldn’t be happening because you’ve commented here before). So if you comment and it doesn’t show up, it’s just waiting for approval – I’ll try to fix that if I can figure out how!

  4. This sounds fun!! i just posted something about a movie with Brooke Shields in it. You should add The Blue Lagoon to your list to round out your 100 and make both of our OCDs stop going haywire.

    • *giggles* I have seen Blue Lagoon!!! That movie kinda creeps me out, not gonna lie…AHHHHH, OCD madness!!! 😉

      • This is as bad as a crooked picture on the wall!! How about The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen??

      • If it’s not on the list, then yes! But now we only have 98 because I had two movies on there twice – it just gets worse and worse, E.!!!!

      • Now this is WORSE than standing on a crack in the sidewalk!!! UM – Night of the Creeps?? The Grapes of Wrath???

      • Why on earth would you stand on a crack in the sidewalk??? This is worse than going down an aisle in a fabric store trying to touch everything once, missing something and having to start over again. Oy. I think I saw Night of the Creeps. Definitely saw Grapes of Wrath…Give me a gaillo!!!

      • I KNOW!!!! Or having to look at a non horizontal screw on the light switch outlet cover!!! Giallo!! The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and The Fifth Cord!!! Let’s put a stop to this madness!!!

      • What?? That is craziness!! Stop!!! And yes, yes, yes, I don’t think either of those is on there!! *sigh of relief*

      • *BREATHE* whew!!

  5. Who’s the wiseguy who suggested Zardoz?

    • Was it you?….Lol, I honestly don’t remember whom suggested what at this point – there were 100 something comments to go through.

      • Not that I remember…
        That movie is wretched, a complete chore to sit through. Even worse than Blade Runner.
        I was thinking about doing something similar to this since there are a lot of classic movies I haven’t seen, but I can’t compete with you.

      • 😦 Oh…that is really sad-making. Now I have to go back through to find out who hates me so much… 😦 Thanks for not suggesting it, Brian.

        Do something similar, it doesn’t have to be a competition. 😉 And we could totally cross promote and stuff.

      • Sounds like you’re trying to trick me…….

      • No, no…I would never do that…like ever…

  6. Hmmm how about Freaks, can’t believe you haven’t seen Goodfellas! ;P

  7. Very cool list, I’m looking forward to seeing your opinions on them – particularly Butch Cassidy as I love that film and was so glad to see it on here!

  8. Victor De Leon

    That’s all? You can do all of those in one night! 😉 Have fun, amiga!

  9. My fave Clint Eastwood western is ‘High Plains Drifter’ which has the most awesome ending. I would suggest replacing ‘Fist Full of Dollars’ or a ‘Few Dollars More’ with that one. Have you seen Fargo? Black Sabbath is my hands down absolute fave Bava film – its short stories but I like that.

    • I can add “High Plains Drifter”. 🙂 I also can add “Fargo” because I haven’t seen it. I can never remember if I’ve seen “Black Sabbath” or not – I’ve seen a lot of things that start with the word “Black” apparently, so that might be added also. Thanks!

  10. There are many classics here. I’d recommend Apocalypse Now first, mostly because it’s my favorite film.

  11. Good luck with that…”You can do it”!

  12. Looks like a great mix of stiff classics and fun crap. Always a good approach. I probably suggested Zardoz and I’m glad I did. Not that it’s great, but it’s worth seeing for it’s oddness and hey maybe you will like it.

  13. Good stuff. It will be fun reading your reviews when you post them.

    If you are interested in anything Giallo based (saw something in the comments about it) here is a good link to start with.

    Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci are some directors to research.

  14. Seriously how have you not watched The Thing? The Thing!

  15. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.


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