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The Videogum List Of 100 Movies To See Before You Die

Yahoo! has released a list this week of the 100 Movies To See Before You Die. According to whom? Yahoo! Oh, sure. If there’s one thing that I think of when I think of Yahoo!, it’s EXPERTISE.

No, David Blaine.

I’m not even sure I know what a list of movies you should see before you die even means. I love movies as much as the next guy who loves movies a lot, but I get kind of grumpy if I go see a movie on a really nice day because who wants to sit in the dark when there’s frisbee golf to be played? I’m sure as hell not going to sit around watching this shit if I’m about to die. I’LL BE IN THE STREETS! MAKING LOVE! Obviously, I’m sure they mean it in a more playful sense. This list is not actually intended only for people who have been medically diagnosed with a fatal disease. But even if this is just a list of the most essential movies, what the fuck is Titanic doing on there? And anyone who says that you absolutely must see Blazing Saddles before you die should go kill themselves. This list is junk! Sure, there’s lots of good movies on here, but throw 100 darts at the wall and one of them is bound to hit the board. It’s called probability science.

Fuck you, Yahoo! We’re making our own list. After the jump, the complete Yahoo! List of 100 Movies to See Before You Die According to Yahoo! Then, in the comments, the Videogum List of 100 Movies to See Before You Die, Because Shut Up, Yahoo!

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • The 400 Blows (1959)
  • 8 ½ (1963)
  • A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  • The African Queen (1952)
  • Alien (1979)
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • The Battle of Algiers (1967)
  • The Bicycle Thief (1948)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Blow Up (1966)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Breathless (1960)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Godfather, Part II (1974)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • Grand Illusion (1938)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • In the Mood For Love (2001)
  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • The Lady Eve (1941)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • The Lord of the Rings (2001,2002,2003)
  • M (1931)
  • M*A*S*H (1970)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • Modern Times (1936)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
  • Network (1976)
  • Nosferatu (1922)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  • Paths of Glory (1958)
  • Princess Mononoke (1999)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Raise the Red Lantern (1992)
  • Rashomon (1951)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Schindler’s List (1993)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Seven Samurai (1954)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • This is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • Toy Story (1995)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  • Wild Strawberries (1957)
  • Wings of Desire (1988)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
  • The World of Apu (1959)