Films I Need To See – now in alphabetical order!

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Start of a new year and I felt the need to just have a glance over my Films I Need To See list and check off any I have seen since I wrote the list up.

Good news everyone! I have managed to check-off all of THREE films. HA!

Well, as I’ve said previously, there’s deadline for me to watch these films. This is more of an ongoing list which I’ll keep adding to. So, this is another call for me to ask you guys if there’s any I should be adding to the list.

  1. 12 Angry Men
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  3. 28 Days Later
  4. A Clockwork Orange
  5. All About Eve
  6. A Matter of Life and Death
  7. Amores Perros
  8. Anatomy of a Murder
  9. The ApartmentDone!
  10. Apocalypse Now
  11. Audition
  12. Black Book
  13. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  14. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  15. Cape Fear
  16. Casablanca
  17. Casino
  18. Cinema Paradiso
  19. Citizen Kane
  20. City of God
  21. Cool Hand Luke
  22. Dazed and Confused
  23. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  24. Double Indemnity
  25. Double Life of Veronique
  26. Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  27. Eat Drink Man Woman
  28. The Endless Summer
  29. Falling Down
  30. The French ConnectionDone!
  31. The Godfather
  32. The Godfather: Part II
  33. The Godfather: Part III (Deleted from the list due to the advice of Brik and Dan)
  34. The Graduate
  35. Hotel Rwanda
  36. JFK
  37. L.A. Confidential
  38. La Haine
  39. He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not
  40. House of Flying Daggers
  41. Jacob’s Ladder
  42. Kung Fu Hustle
  43. Life is Beautiful
  44. The Life of David Gale
  45. Lost in Translation
  46. The Maltese Falcon
  47. Match Point
  48. Mulholland Drive
  49. Network
  50. Oldboy
  51. The Painted Veil
  52. Papillon
  53. Rain Man
  54. Rear Window
  55. Rebecca
  56. Rebel Without a CauseDone!
  57. Requiem for a Dream
  58. Roman Holiday
  59. Schindler’s List
  60. Shaolin Soccer
  61. Shutter
  62. Singin’ in the Rain
  63. Solaris
  64. Spider
  65. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring
  66. Stay
  67. Strangers on a Train
  68. Sunset Boulevard
  69. Tape
  70. Taxi Driver
  71. The Third Man
  72. To Kill a Mockingbird
  73. Trainspotting
  74. Unforgiven
  75. United 93
  76. Vertigo

Very much hoping to watch more films off of this list this year as part of my 100 movies challenge. I’m going to make a concerted effort to watch more of these.

Wish me luck!


  1. Nice to see Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring has been added to the list 🙂
    I’m also curious to know what you think of Match Point, and if you think Woody Allen captured the spirit of London.

    • I made note of that one 🙂

      I’ve heard very polarising views of Match Point. Some saying it’s Allen’s best, others revile it. As I’m not much of a Woody Allen fan (don’t hate, but don’t love), looking forward to seeing it.

  2. Ok, there are three movies that I must insist receive priority attention: Casablanca, The Third Man, and Rear Window. I’ll start a petition if I must but you have to see the three movies!!!

  3. I don’t think I’ve watched anything on my list of films I need to see for a very long time. I ought to work on that!

  4. Oh Casino! I envy you – seeing this movie for the first time is incredible! I must have seen it at least 10 times.

  5. Awesome list! I’ve seen a couple of them. OMG, 12 Angry Men is a great brilliant movie. I can’t wait for you to watch it.

    I LOVE Eat Drink Man Woman. It’s by far, my favorite Chinese movie. Come to think about it, It maybe the ONLY Chinese movie I like.

  6. I know your list is already HUGE, but I have to make one more suggestion — The Lives of Others. My favorite film from last year’s project. I think you’ll love it.

  7. A matter of life and death is in my top ten favourite movies of all time. So is Singin in the Rain. You must see them ASAP and tell me what you think of them. I am guessing you’ve probably seen most of the ten though. But if you haven’t seen Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility, add it to the list. You won’t be sorry!

    • You know what? I haven’t yet! I don’t mind a bit of period drama, but it’s never been high on my list of favourite film genres. I do appreciate Ang Lee though. Consider it added, thanks Rachael!

  8. I am hesitant to make up a list like these and ask for suggestions as you did…I’d never leave my living room. haha

    On your list I am most interested in your seeing 12 Angry Men, 28 Days Later, Casablanca, The Life of David Gale, Lost in Translation (yay, Scarlett!!), The Maltese Falcon, Matchpoint (yay, Scarlett again!!), Schindler’s List, Singing in the Rain and To Kill a Mockingbird.

    so…watch those first! 😉

  9. I love alphabetising stuff because you get some crazy juxtapositions. Schindler’s List next to Shaolin Soccer! Actually I think you should watch these on the same day!

    • Ha! By all accounts, I’d probably need to watch something like Shaolin Soccer after Schindler’s List.

  10. There’s a lot, and I mean a lot of extremely worthy films in this list of yours. I would call this an extremely awesome collection you have in there with very few exceptions.

    I am very frugal about my scores because I’m a crazy perfectionist in my own life and I expect perfection when I sit down to watch a film. Having said that terribly ridiculous thing, I’ll tell you that out of your list, there are a bunch of films that may not have gotten great scores from me but that are still incredibly interesting experiences.
    I’ve only given perfect scores to 14 films (out of more than 1,500 I’ve seen) and you have six of them here. So, I absolutely recommend The Godfather I&II, Life is Beautiful, Cinema Paradiso, Dr. Strangelove, Schindler’s List and Unforgiven.

    Also, I don’t know exactly why you were advised to not watch the end of the Godfather trilogy. Wait, I do know…most people tend to regard it as a much lesser accomplishment than the first two. While it may be true, there are very worthy aspects to the third part that make it a must-watch if you enjoyed the first two. There are very memorable scenes and Al Pacino continues to excel in his most memorable character. I would not miss it if you’re planning on watching part 1 and 2.

    • You know what? When it comes to trilogies, or any film with multiple parts where at least one of those films are worth a damn, I can’t help but not be a completest with them. Chances are, I’ll end up seeing the third. Just won’t be a massive priority.

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