Movies everyone (of my children) must see

Weeks to go (?) before the birth of number one child and I have been thinking  “What movies would I want my children to see?” – Think of it as an education of sort. So here’s my list of “Movies Everyone Must See: Version 2009” in no particular order:

  1. Star Wars 1-6 (question – should I start them at episode 4?)
  2. Airplane
  3. Top Gun
  4. Blazing Saddles
  5. Leon – The world’sbest car chase sequence
  6. It’s a Wonderful Life
  7. Life Is Beautiful
  8. Blade Runner
  9. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949 version)
  10. The Man with Two Brains
  11. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
  12. White Christmas (but only once)
  13. Pulp Fiction
  14. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  15. The Breakfast Club
  16. Unforgiven – Eastwood is the only actor that makes Westerns enjoyable
  17. Dirty Harry
  18. Where Eagles Dare
  19. A Fistful of Dollars
  20. For a Few Dollars More
  21. Great Expectations (1946)
  22. The Ladykillers (1955)
  23. Our Man in Havana
  24. The Dam busters (1955)
  25. Battle of Britain (1969)
  26. Highlander
  27. Zulu – Great acting by Michael Cain
  28. Alfie – Cain again (1966)
  29. The Italian Job (1969)
  30. The Eagle Has Landed
  31. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  32. Clue
  33. Trains, Planes and Automobiles
  34. Austin Powers I, II & III
  35. Wayne’s World
  36. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  37. The Great Escape
  38. Sound of Music
  39. Ghostbusters
  40. Scrooged
  41. Caddyshack
  42. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  43. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  44. Heat – Pacino and De Niro rock
  45. The Shawshank Redemption
  46. 300
  47. Beverly Hills Cop
  48. Ocean’s Eleven / Twelve / Thirteen
  49. Bourne Supremacy / Identity / Ultimatum
  50. The Departed
  51. Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
  52. Men In Black
  53. Die Hard 1-4
  54. The Fith Element
  55. Leathal Weapon 1-3
  56. Braveheart
  57. Spaceballs
  58. Batman – The Dark Knight
  59. Fight Club
  60. The Usual Suspects
  61. The Matrix Series
  62. North by Northwest
  63. American Beauty
  64. Amelie
  65. Forrest Gump
  66. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  67. Apocalypse Now
  68. The Big Lebowski

Some of you may say “Goodfellas”, “Godfather part XIXX” or “Scarface” – Classic films maybe, but not “must watches” IMHO. Other than that, I’m sure I missed some!


One thought on “Movies everyone (of my children) must see

  1. re: star wars…it is easily at the top of my list for our future children to see,,,and you pose an interesting query….start with episode IV?

    the answer is yes. that is how we experienced that which we now know to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest movie series of all time….and in my opinion, we should offer our kids that same opportunity…no?

    curious as to opposing viewpoints on this very important topic 😉 after all, you only get one chance to see star wars the “right” way…

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