in the past few years of my life, i get this comment a lot: "you haven't seen ______?!"

no, i haven't seen the godfather. i'm sorry. please kill me now.

UPDATE: yes, i finally saw it!! pretty good.

in an effort to change that, i have ripped the top 250 list from imdb.com and i'm going to start to change things.

if you have a suggestion, i plan on making another list of personal suggestions that i will view as well. just drop me a line.
  1. The Godfather (1972)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  5. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
  6. Schindler's List (1993)
  7. Casablanca (1942)
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  9. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  10. Star Wars (1977)
  11. Citizen Kane (1941)
  12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  13. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  14. Rear Window (1954)
  15. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  16. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  18. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  19. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
  20. Memento (2000)
  21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  22. Cidade de Deus (2002)
  23. North by Northwest (1959)
  24. Psycho (1960)
  25. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  26. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  27. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
  28. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  29. Goodfellas (1990)
  30. C'era una volta il West (1968)
  31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  32. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  33. American Beauty (1999)
  34. Vertigo (1958)
  35. The Matrix (1999)
  36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  37. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  38. Paths of Glory (1957)
  39. Fight Club (1999)
  40. The Third Man (1949)
  41. The Pianist (2002)
  42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
  43. Taxi Driver (1976)
  44. Double Indemnity (1944)
  45. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  46. Boot, Das (1981)
  47. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  48. Chinatown (1974)
  49. M (1931)
  50. Rashomon (1950)
  51. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  52. Se7en (1995)
  53. All About Eve (1950)
  54. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  55. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  56. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  57. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  58. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  59. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  60. Raging Bull (1980)
  61. Alien (1979)
  62. Léon (1994)
  63. American History X (1998)
  64. Modern Times (1936)
  65. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  66. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  67. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  68. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  69. The Sting (1973)
  70. On the Waterfront (1954)
  71. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  72. Ran (1985)
  73. Touch of Evil (1958)
  74. Vita è bella, La (1997)
  75. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  76. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  77. Amadeus (1984)
  78. The Great Escape (1963)
  79. The Apartment (1960)
  80. Finding Nemo (2003)
  81. City Lights (1931)
  82. Metropolis (1927)
  83. Annie Hall (1977)
  84. Jaws (1975)
  85. High Noon (1952)
  86. The Shining (1980)
  87. Aliens (1986)
  88. Braveheart (1995)
  89. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
  90. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  91. The General (1927)
  92. Fargo (1996)
  93. Wo hu cang long (2000)
  94. The Great Dictator (1940)
  95. Donnie Darko (2001)
  96. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)
  97. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  98. Blade Runner (1982)
  99. Mononoke-hime (1997)
  100. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  101. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  102. Ladri di biciclette (1948)
  103. Yojimbo (1961)
  104. Duck Soup (1933)
  105. Oldboy (2003)
  106. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  107. Rebecca (1940)
  108. The Princess Bride (1987)
  109. The Big Sleep (1946)
  110. Forrest Gump (1994)
  111. Notorious (1946)
  112. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  113. The Incredibles (2004)
  114. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  115. It Happened One Night (1934)
  116. Patton (1970)
  117. The Graduate (1967)
  118. Lola rennt (1998)
  119. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  120. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  121. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  122. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  123. Unforgiven (1992)
  124. Ying xiong (2002)
  125. Manhattan (1979)
  126. The Elephant Man (1980)
  127. Glory (1989)
  128. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  129. Before Sunset (2004)
  130. Ben-Hur (1959)
  131. The African Queen (1951)
  132. The Searchers (1956)
  133. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  134. The Green Mile (1999)
  135. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
  136. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  137. Amores perros (2000)
  138. Mystic River (2003)
  139. Smultronstället (1957)
  140. Stalag 17 (1953)
  141. Big Fish (2003)
  142. Back to the Future (1985)
  143. Hable con ella (2002)
  144. Platoon (1986)
  145. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  146. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  147. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  148. A Christmas Story (1983)
  149. The Hustler (1961)
  150. The Gold Rush (1925)
  151. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  152. Shrek (2001)
  153. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  154. The Straight Story (1999)
  155. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  156. Quatre cents coups, Les (1959)
  157. Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925)
  158. Dogville (2003)
  159. Life of Brian (1979)
  160. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  161. Die Hard (1988)
  162. Grande illusion, La (1937)
  163. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  164. His Girl Friday (1940) 6,146
  165. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  166. Lost in Translation (2003)
  167. Garden State (2004)
  168. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  169. Spartacus (1960)
  170. Ikiru (1952)
  171. Hotaru no haka (1988)
  172. Roman Holiday (1953)
  173. Gladiator (2000)
  174. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  175. Festen (1998)
  176. Charade (1963)
  177. The Conversation (1974)
  178. Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994)
  179. Sling Blade (1996)
  180. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  181. Magnolia (1999)
  182. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  183. The Killing (1956)
  184. All the President's Men (1976)
  185. Toy Story (1995)
  186. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
  187. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  188. Gandhi (1982)
  189. The Insider (1999)
  190. Almost Famous (2000)
  191. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  192. Brazil (1985)
  193. Ed Wood (1994)
  194. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  195. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  196. Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La (1928)
  197. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  198. Trainspotting (1996)
  199. Groundhog Day (1993)
  200. Harvey (1950)
  201. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  202. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
  203. In America (2002)
  204. 21 Grams (2003)
  205. Stand by Me (1986)
  206. The Terminator (1984)
  207. The Exorcist (1973)
  208. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  209. Finding Neverland (2004)
  210. Strada, La (1954)
  211. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  212. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  213. Miller's Crossing (1990)
  214. The Lion in Winter (1968)
  215. 8½ (1963)
  216. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  217. Network (1976)
  218. Rain Man (1988)
  219. Laura (1944)
  220. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  221. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  222. The Station Agent (2003)
  223. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  224. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  225. The Right Stuff (1983)
  226. King Kong (1933)
  227. Snatch. (2000)
  228. The 39 Steps (1935)
  229. Persona (1966)
  230. Stagecoach (1939)
  231. Whale Rider (2002)
  232. Rio Bravo (1959)
  233. Fanny och Alexander (1982)
  234. The Thin Man (1934)
  235. The Untouchables (1987)
  236. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  237. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  238. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  239. Sideways (2004)
  240. Being There (1979)
  241. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  242. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  243. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  244. The Last Samurai (2003)
  245. Adaptation. (2002)
  246. Heat (1995)
  247. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  248. Die xue shuang xiong (1989)
  249. Fa yeung nin wa (2000)
  250. Diarios de motocicleta (2004)