100 Movies, 100 Numbers

So here’s a fun little YouTube mash-up video I came across while reading Criterion’s official blog, On Five. I was quite surprised at how many movies I recognized, even though I only scored 53/100. Can anyone help me fill in the blanks?

100. 65. The Princess Bride 32.
99. 64. Yellow Submarine [Victory] 31. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off [Natalie]
98. Dead Poets Society 63. 30. 3:10 to Yuma [Victory]
97. Blade Runner 62. Mister Rogers [Victory] 29. Young Frankenstein
96. 61. 28. The Bridge On the River Kwai
95. Ocean’s 11 60. Gone With the Wind 27.
94. Star Wars 59. 26. North by Northwest
93. Midnight Run 58. Goldfinger 25.
92. 57. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [Victory] 24. Escape from New York
91. The Right Stuff 56. It’s a Wonderful Life [Victory] 23. The Wizard of Oz
90. The Fugitive 55. Car 54, Where Are You? 22. Casablanca
88. Back to the Future 54. The Remains of the Day [Victory] 21.
87. Cast Away 53. 20.
86. Quiz Show 52. Waking Ned Devine [Victory] 19. The Shawshank Redemption
85. 51. Roman Holiday [Victory] 18. Almost Famous
84. Titanic 50. Cool Hand Luke 17. The Maltese Falcon
83. 49. 16.
82. Rain Man 48. The Adventures of Robin Hood 15. Being John Malkovich (?)
81. Galaxy Quest 47. The Big Sleep 14. Cat Ballou [Victory]
80. 46. 13. Lawrence of Arabia
79. 45. 12. Ghostbusters
78. 44. Dirty Harry 11. This is Spinal Tap
77. 43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail [Victory & Natalie] 10. Oliver Twist
76. The Great Escape [Victory] 42. Finding Nemo 9.
75. 41. Ben-Hur 8. Office Space
74. Ed Wood 40. Superman: The Movie 7.
72. Raiders of the Lost Ark 39. The 39 Steps 6.
71. When Harry Met Sally 38. 5.
70. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 37. Men in Black 4. Fargo
69. M.A.S.H. (?) 36. Clerks (?) 3. L.A. Confidential
68. The Breakfast Club 35. 2. Once Upon a Time in the West
67. The King & I 34.

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

66. 33.  

5 Responses to “100 Movies, 100 Numbers”

  1. Wow, you DO know your movies :) The only one I thought of that wasn’t on there was #31 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Oh, and I think #48 is Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  2. You know, I can’t even remember that particular scene in Ferris Bueller. My first thought was Kristy Swanson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the 1992 movie with Luke Perry. Now that I check it on IMDB, I realize it is Kristy Swanson! Pretty remarkable, considering I haven’t seen Buffy and it’s been years since I last saw Ferris Bueller. In fact, several of the movies I identified I’ve never even seen, like Blade Runner and Midnight Run and Fargo and L.A. Confidential. Some movies have such an influence on pop culture that you don’t have to even see them to become (superficially) familiar with them.

  3. Okay, so I feel pretty proud of myself. I didn’t get as many as you, but close. Here are a few for you:
    76. The Great Escape
    64. Yellow Submarine
    62. Mister Rogers
    57. Mister Smith Goes to Washington (?)
    56. It’s a Wonderful Life
    54. Remains of the Day
    52. Waking Ned Devine (if you haven’t seen this one, you MUST!)
    51. Roman Holiday
    43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    31. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    30. 3:10 to Yuma
    14. Cat Ballou

    That was really fun! Thanks for posting it!

  4. P.S. You’re right about Being John Malkovich. (I saw a couple of clips with the guy in the tiny room). You should fill in your list in a different color & see if the combined efforts of everyone can finish it!

  5. Woo hoo! Thanks for the assists!

    I think that filling in the list in a different color to highlight everyone’s contributions is a great idea. And since it’s always right to cite, I’ll do that too.

    You know, I have seen Waking Ned Devine! I actually went to a theater where it was playing in Milwaukee (back in . . . ’97? ’98?) and saw it on the big screen. I haven’t seen it since, but when I saw the clip I wondered if that was it. Thanks for confirming!

    (By the way, I have also seen Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Remains of the Day. 3:10 to Yuma is in my Blockbuster queue (the hoopla surrounding the recent remake brought it to my attention). Can’t believe I missed those. Ah well!)

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