One solace that I have as a (wannabe) film critic is that I will never run out of great movies to see. My canon of viewed classics is much slimmer than it should be and there are several certified classic U.S. and Foreign films that I have yet to see. With the innumerable number of “Greatest Films of All-Time” lists, I’ll never run out of films.
One of the best lists is the 1,000 Greatest Films List from They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? The massive compilation features the opinions of critics, journalists, filmmakers, and film historians with a breakdown of how many different groups vote (i.e. male vs. female, young vs. old). The list also gets a new update every year, with a records kept of each film that’s been added and each film that has fallen off.
They have just completed their 2009 update and it’s a great read. The top five spots remain the same – Citizen Kane, Vertigo, The Rules of the Game, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and 8 1/2 in that order. However, the rest of the list remains much the same. Click here to check it out.
I counted up and I have seen 172 of the 1,000 films on the list and 7 of the 10 ten. How many have you seen?