What are your must-see movies?

3 Aug

I was very excited to see “Roman Holiday” was on TCM — and then I found out that an otherwise cultured friend has never seen it.

Or “Casablanca.”

Or “West Side Story.”

Or “Grease.”

Needless to say, I was shocked. Shocked! So I’m putting together a list of must-see movies. Whether he sees them or not … Well, we’ll see. So far:

  • “Roman Holiday”
  • “West Side Story”
  • “Casablanca”
  • “Grease”
  • “Citizen Kane”
  • “The Paper”
  • “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
  • “Forget Paris”
  • “The Sound of Music”
  • “Newsies”
  • “Sabrina” (the original, of course)
  • “The Music Man”
  • “An Affair to Remember”
  • “The Goodbye Girl”

What am I missing?

5 Responses to “What are your must-see movies?”

  1. Mike 03. Aug, 2008 at 10:38 pm #

    The Godfather.
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
    Die Hard.
    Citizen Kane.

  2. Mark 03. Aug, 2008 at 10:54 pm #

    Wizard of Oz
    Mean Girls
    Dirty Dancing
    The Shining
    Ferris Buellers Day Off
    Wayne’s World
    Pulp Fiction

    And those are just the movies I found on http://www.justaguything.com/100-great-movies-every-guy-should-see/

  3. Kevin! 03. Aug, 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    Um… Ok… The above comment should say “KEVIN” and… the first three movies weren’t listed on the “every guy should see these movies” site

  4. WFL 03. Aug, 2008 at 11:53 pm #

    Requiem for a Dream (Unrated version)

  5. Mark Dodge Medlin 04. Aug, 2008 at 1:09 am #

    “This is Spinal Tap”
    “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
    “Silence of the Lambs”
    “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”
    “Blade Runner”
    “The Princess Bride,” although it slows down a lot in the second half

    If your friend is a journalist, add “All the President’s Men” (I know Clark beat me to it, but you can’t emphasize enough what a great movie that is), “Broadcast News” and “Under Fire.”

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