What Are the Best Movies I’ve Never Seen?

Well… Last week I finished off my Top 100 favorite movies of all time with a look at Back to the Future as my number one. This was after sitting through the American Film Institute’s Top 100 movies of all time according to their critics.

My next great movie adventure will be the Top 100 movies that I have never seen. As with my previous list, I have turned to my good friends at Flickchart to provide me with a list of movies I’ve never ranked on their site. In addition, I took a look at the best reviewed movies on IMDB.com. Looking at their list, I pulled out the top 100 that I know I’ve never seen.

I then compared the lists, taking any duplicate films that show up on both lists as well as including the top movies that only showed up on one or the other. Hopefully I’ve managed to put together a list that is fairly accurate, based on the information provided by those two sites.

Here they are…

  1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  2. Seven Samurai
  3. Life Is Beautiful
  4. City of God
  5. Spirited Away
  6. Parasite
  7. The Professional
  8. Harakiri
  9. The Pianist
  10. American History X
  11. Grave of the Fireflies
  12. Once Upon a Time in the West
  13. Paths of Glory
  14. Witness for the Prosecution
  15. Princess Mononoke
  16. Oldboy
  17. Once Upon a Time in America
  18. Strangers on a Train
  19. Das Boot
  20. High and Low
  21. Amadeus
  22. Requiem for a Dream
  23. M
  24. Shadow of a Doubt
  25. The Hunt
  26. 1917
  27. Bicycle Thieves
  28. The Kid
  29. Snatch
  30. Scarface
  31. Ikiru
  32. Amelie
  33. The Sting
  34. Metropolis
  35. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  36. For a Few Dollars More
  37. His Girl Friday
  38. Come and See
  39. L.A. Confidential
  40. Heat
  41. Rashomon
  42. Yojimbo
  43. Children of Heaven
  44. A Fistful of Dollars
  45. Ran
  46. Howl’s Moving Castle
  47. Anatomy of a Murder
  48. The Great Escape
  49. Casino
  50. The Wolf of Wall Street
  51. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  52. My Neighbor Totoro
  53. There Will Be Blood
  54. Judgment at Nuremberg
  55. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  56. Dial M for Murder
  57. Charade
  58. The Seventh Seal
  59. Warrior
  60. Trainspotting
  61. The Thing
  62. Wild Strawberries
  63. Stalker
  64. Memories of a Murder
  65. Tokyo Story
  66. The Third Man
  67. In the Name of the Father
  68. Mary and Max
  69. Arsenic and Old Lace
  70. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  71. Before Sunrise
  72. Persona
  73. The Bandit
  74. To Be or Not to Be
  75. Prisoners
  76. Sherlock Jr.
  77. Ford v. Ferrari
  78. Barry Lyndon
  79. Cool Hand Luke
  80. Dead Poets Society
  81. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  82. Into the Wild
  83. Monty Python’s Life of Brian
  84. The Wages of Fear
  85. The Handmaiden
  86. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  87. The 400 Blows
  88. The Magnificent Seven
  89. Hotel Rwanda
  90. Spotlight
  91. Rififi
  92. Blazing Saddles
  93. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  94. Rebecca
  95. Before Sunset
  96. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  97. In the Mood for Love
  98. Paris, Texas
  99. The Invisible Guest
  100. The Circus

How many of those have you seen? Are there any for which you look forward to seeing my thoughts? As with the last two lists, we’ll begin at 100 and work our way down. So come back next week for The Circus, one of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp films.

14 thoughts on “What Are the Best Movies I’ve Never Seen?

  1. Yay! You’re finally going to watch the Before trilogy aka my all-time favorite trilogy. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on the first two and hopefully eventually the third. Just a heads up, Before Sunrise is the first installment and Before Sunset is the second. I rather you don’t watch the trilogy out of order.

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  2. I have seen 23 out of 100. Although a bulk of the list are things I intend to review in the future. I think I’m most curious about your thoughts on Studio Ghibli films.

    P.S. I second Dom’s suggestion to watch Before Sunrise and Before Sunset in order. Plus Before Midnight if you have the time, even though it’s not on your list. 🙂

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  4. Hotel Rwanda and Spotlight are probably 2 of my favorites on this list; both are somewhat hard to watch, but have great messages. I also adore Dead Poets Society, but mainly I just adore Robin Williams. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale–have a a tissue box ready. Into the Wild–have snacks ready (I remember this being a really long movie). Also fun fact: I got to watch Once Upon a Time in the West at the Library of Congress. :

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