Now, before we get going, I actually hate these kinds of lists. They all have titles like "100 Movies to See Before You Die: The Modern Classics" or "100 Movies to See Before You Die: The All-Time Greats." I don't remember what the title of this one was, but I went away from Facebook to take it.
The real reason I wanted to look at the list, though, is because the note she tagged with the quiz post was that she had only see 41 of the 100 movies. Naturally curious, because I love the movies, I went through the list. I scored 82 out of 100. My first thought was, "Damn. Only 82?" Followed quickly by, "Damn I've seen a lot of movies."
Truth is, the list was all over the place. Casablanca and Children of Men. Raging Bull and Sideways. House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and 13 Assassins. Yet there was no 2001: A Space Odyssey or Enter the Dragon or Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Sadly, only 2 of the 18 films I haven't seen are available on Netflix Instant. I didn't check Comcast On-Demand yet, so maybe that will take a few more off the list. Otherwise, it's time to scour the Internet for them.
*Update: Since drafting this post, I finally watched Gosford Park, as it was on Netflix and was one of the 18 unseen. Truth? It wasn't as good as I was led to believe. Certainly not better than M*A*S*H as critics claimed.
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