Winter Movie Watching

I started a list of must-see movies several weeks ago.  As the weather has gotten very cold, here’s the entire list.  It’s a mix of classics that everyone needs to see at least once; as well as some of my favorite movies.  What do you think?  What have I forgotten?  What should I save for another year?  I have reasons for every movie on the list.

Great Movies:

  • Almost Famous
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Field of Dreams
  • The Godfather Part I
  • The Godfather Part II
  • Goodfellas
  • Jaws
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • The Sting
  • The Untouchables

Comedies:

  • Airplane
  • Anchorman
  • Animal House
  • Back to the Future
  • Beetlejuice
  • Big
  • Big Lebowski
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Blues Brothers
  • Caddyshack
  • Elf
  • Ferris Buehler’s Day Off
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Goonies
  • Ghostbusters
  • Grosse Point Blank
  • Groundhog Day
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Jerk
  • Kingpin
  • Mars Attacks
  • Mash
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Mystery Men
  • Office Space
  • Old School
  • Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
  • Princess Bride
  • Real Genius
  • Return of the Pink Panther
  • School of Rock
  • Spies Like Us
  • Step Brothers
  • Stripes
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Throw Mama from the Train
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Zoolander

Sci Fi / Comic Book Movies / Animation:

  • Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • Alien and Aliens
  • Batman Beyond
  • Blade Runner
  • Brazil
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Dark Knight
  • Dead Zone
  • Dune
  • Escape from New York
  • Flash Gordon
  • Gremlins
  • Hellboy
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Last Starfighter
  • The Matrix
  • Men in Black
  • Minority Report
  • Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Robocop (1987)
  • Stargate
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Trek II – Wrath of Khan
  • Star Wars Episodes 1-6
  • Terminator and Terminator 2
  • Time Bandits
  • Toy Story
  • Tron
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Wizard of Oz

Action / Thrillers:

  • All the President’s Men
  • Apollo 13
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Chinatown
  • Dead Again
  • Die Hard
  • Django Unchained
  • Double Indemnity
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Fargo
  • Final Countdown
  • Gladiator
  • Great Escape
  • The Illusionist
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Jumanji
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Poltergeist
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Rear Window
  • Rocky
  • Scarface
  • Se7en
  • The Shining
  • Sixth Sense
  • Usual Suspects
  • War Games

Classics:

  • Casablanca
  • Citizen Kane
  • City Lights
  • The General
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Maltese Falcon
  • Schindler’s List
  • Singin’ in the Rain

Hard to Classify:

  • 8 Men Out
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Forest Gump
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Lost in Translation
  • Pleasantville
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show

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