Monday, May 23, 2005

All TIME 100 movies

Creating all-TIME lists is the pasTIME for TIME.

Ok, that was a futile attempt at being funny, but the list is worth a quick scan. In any case, I haven't seen most of the movies on the list: maybe because many of them seem to be strictly arthouse cinema, or because most of them were made a zillion years before I was born.

Predictably Present: Godfather, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Casablanca, ET, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Schindler's list and Psycho.
Pleasant to Find: Drunken Master, Lord of the Rings.
Plain unpleasant to find: Nemo. ('Tis gud alrite, but all-time greatest? I beg to differ!)
Surprisingly Missing for me: Life is Beautiful, Braveheart, [few others...]
Surprisingly Missing for critics of the critics writing the list: Gone with the Wind ( Reuters )
Our Pride: Apu Triology, Nayakan and Pyaasa.

Update: While looking for the country of Origin of Kandahar (also in the 100), I found another list of Best and Worst movies. This is a list of more recent releases, and ratings are supposedly based on critic's scores. Quite predictably, Godfather tops this one.


Senthil said...

is it a coincidence that Time puts up its list with Star Wars as top choice just around the time episode 3 is released. Gud publicity!

Mo said...

Its a conspiracy, I say!

Sinfully Pinstripe said...

I generally IMDB everything remotely movie-related. here's what they have to say.

and although IMDB is about 70% rated by the Amreekans, there are two positives to take from it. 1) these are teh more available movies. and 2) the rating, american or otherwise, is good. atleast for the american/brit movies. and is expectedly not so good for the non-american ones....