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30 Before 30: Cinema Edition. The Final List.

17 Jan
Cover of "Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special ...

Cover of Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Here it is. The final 30 Before 30 movie list, which I originally wrote about here. These are the 30 movies I plan to see before I turn 30 on January 5, 2012. Most of them are classics. All of them are movies I have never seen. And I have about 350 days to change that.

  1. The Graduate
  2. The Godfather
  3. The Godfather: Part II
  4. St. Elmo’s Fire
  5. The Color Purple
  6. The Shining
  7. Casablanca
  8. Citizen Kane
  9. The Exorcist
  10. It’s a Wonderful Life
  11. A Streetcar Named Desire
  12. Psycho
  13. Cool Hand Luke
  14. The Big Lebowski
  15. Amelie
  16. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  17. City of God
  18. Memento
  19. Rebel without a Cause
  20. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  21. Sophie’s Choice
  22. Heat
  23. Goodfellas
  24. Singin’ in the Rain
  25. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  26. The Usual Suspects
  27. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  28. Terms of Endearment
  29. Love Story
  30. Annie Hall

Wish me luck! I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

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30 Before 30: Cinema Edition

11 Jan

Three hundred fifty-nine days from now, I will be saying “Goodbye, twenties!” and “Hello, thirties!”

So to celebrate the last few days of my youth, I thought it would be fun to do a 30 before 30 list. However, since I have less than a year to do this and since I just started an 11 for 2011 list on January 1, I think I’m going to forgo the traditional skydiving, bungee-jumping, climb Mt. Everest hullabaloo and try something a little different. A little more low-key.

I’m making a list of 30 must-see movies to watch before I turn 30. As someone who comes from a somewhat disadvantaged background (You can read more about that here), one of the phrases I hear quite often (usually from my husband) is “What!?! You’ve never seen that movie!?!” There are a lot of classic (and cult classic) movies that I have never seen: The Godfather, The Shining, St. Elmo’s Fire, The Color Purple, Airplane!

Over the next 359 days, I hope to shorten that movies-not-watched list, and I want your input. I’ll be posting the list within the next week or two. What movies do you think I should add?