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Okay; I'm participating in another meme. This is the one where people copy the list of the IMDB's top 250 films (as voted by users) and highlight those they've actually seen. Using today's (14/02/04) list, here goes:

[Update: the exercise was repeated in 2005, in 2006, and again in 2007.]

1 Godfather, The (1972)
2 Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3 Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The (2003)
5 Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, The (2002)
6 Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
7 Casablanca (1942)
8 Schindler's List (1993)
9 Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) (1954)
10 Star Wars (1977)
11 Citizen Kane (1941)
12 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
13 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
14 Rear Window (1954)
15 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17 Memento (2000)
18 Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19 Pulp Fiction (1994)
20 North by Northwest (1959)
21 12 Angry Men (1957)
22 Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (Amélie) (2001)
23 Psycho (1960)
24 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25 Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The) (1966)
26 Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
27 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
28 Goodfellas (1990)
29 American Beauty (1999)
30 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
31 Vertigo (1958)
32 Matrix, The (1999)
33 Pianist, The (2002)
34 Apocalypse Now (1979)
35 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
36 C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1968)
37 Third Man, The (1949)
38 Some Like It Hot (1959)
39 Paths of Glory (1957)
40 Taxi Driver (1976)
41 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away) (2001)
42 Fight Club (1999)
43 Boot, Das (1981)
44 Double Indemnity (1944)
45 L.A. Confidential (1997)
46 Chinatown (1974)
47 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
48 Cidade de Deus (2002)
49 M (1931)
50 Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
51 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
52 Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
53 All About Eve (1950)
54 Se7en (1995)
55 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
56 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
57 Raging Bull (1980)
58 Rashômon (1950)
59 Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
60 Sting, The (1973)
61 Alien (1979)
62 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
63 American History X (1998)
64 Léon (1994)
65 Vita è bella, La (Life Is Beautiful) (1997)
66 Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
67 Touch of Evil (1958)
68 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
69 Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
70 Great Escape, The (1963)
71 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
72 Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
73 Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (2000)
74 Modern Times (1936)
75 Amadeus (1984)
76 Ran (1985)
77 On the Waterfront (1954)
78 Annie Hall (1977)
79 Jaws (1975)
80 Braveheart (1995)
81 High Noon (1952)
82 Apartment, The (1960)
83 Fargo (1996)
84 Aliens (1986)
85 Sixth Sense, The (1999)
86 Strangers on a Train (1951)
87 Shining, The (1980)
88 Blade Runner (1982)
89 Finding Nemo (2003)
90 Metropolis (1927)
91 Duck Soup (1933)
92 Donnie Darko (2001)
93 General, The (1927)
94 City Lights (1931)
95 Princess Bride, The (1987)
96 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
97 Great Dictator, The (1940)
98 Toy Story 2 (1999)
99 Sjunde inseglet, Det (Seventh Seal, The) (1957)
100 Notorious (1946)

101 Nuovo cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso) (1989)
102 Lola rennt (Run Lola Run) (1998)
103 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
104 Rebecca (1940)
105 Mononoke-hime (1997)
106 Big Sleep, The (1946)
107 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
108 Graduate, The (1967)
109 Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
110 Manhattan (1979)
111 It Happened One Night (1934)
112 Patton (1970)
113 Deer Hunter, The (1978)
114 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
115 Yojimbo (1961)
116 Searchers, The (1956)
117 Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thief, The) (1948)
118 Glory (1989)
119 Forrest Gump (1994)
120 Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
121 African Queen, The (1951)
122 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
123 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
124 Ben-Hur (1959)
125 Green Mile, The (1999)
126 Shrek (2001)
127 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
128 Hable con ella (Talk to Her) (2002)
129 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
130 Unforgiven (1992)
131 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
132 Stalag 17 (1953)
133 Grapes of Wrath, The (1940)
134 Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
135 Gone with the Wind (1939)
136 Christmas Story, A (1983)
137 Wild Bunch, The (1969)
138 Elephant Man, The (1980)
139 Straight Story, The (1999)
140 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
141 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
142 Hustler, The (1961)
143 Platoon (1986)
144 Back to the Future (1985)
145 Young Frankenstein (1974)
146 His Girl Friday (1940)
147 Dogville (2003)
148 Amores perros (Love's a Bitch) (2000)
149 Monsters, Inc. (2001)
150 Die Hard (1988)
151 Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
152 Grande illusion, La (1937)
153 Gold Rush, The (1925)
154 Lost in Translation (2003)
155 Spartacus (1960)
156 Mystic River (2003)
157 Life of Brian (1979)
158 Almost Famous (2000)
159 Charade (1963)
160 Gladiator (2000)
161 Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (1957)
162 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
163 Conversation, The (1974)
164 Festen (Dogme 1/ Celebration, The) (1998)
165 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
166 Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) (1925)
167 Magnolia (1999)
168 Roman Holiday (1953)
169 Toy Story (1995)
170 Sling Blade (1996)
171 Being John Malkovich (1999)
172 Insider, The (1999)
173 Brazil (1985)
174 Night at the Opera, A (1935)
175 Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)

176 All the President's Men (1976)
177 Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
178 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
179 Mulholland Dr. (2001)
180 Quatre cents coups, Les (400 Blows, The) (1959)
181 Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
182 To Be or Not to Be (1942)
183 Killing, The (1956)
184 Exorcist, The (1973)
185 Ed Wood (1994)
186 Trois couleurs: Rouge (Three Colors: Red) (1994)
187 Ying xiong (Hero) (2002)
188 Terminator, The (1984)
189 Stand by Me (1986)
190 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
191 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
192 Twelve Monkeys (1995)
193 This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
194 Harvey (1950)
195 Gandhi (1982)
196 Miller's Crossing (1990)
197 Adaptation. (2002)
198 Trainspotting (1996)
199 Network (1976)
200 Lion in Winter, The (1968)
201 Right Stuff, The (1983)
202 Whale Rider (2002)
203 Groundhog Day (1993)
204 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
205 Rain Man (1988)
206 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
207 Hotaru no hakab (Grave of the Fireflies) (1988)
208 Laura (1944)
209 Others, The (2001)
210 8½ (1963)
211 King Kong (1933)
212 Snatch. (2000)
213 Stagecoach (1939)
214 39 Steps, The (1935)
215 Minority Report (2002)
216 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
217 Strada, La (1954)
218 Traffic (2000)
219 Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La (Passion of Joan of Arc, The) (1928)
220 Untouchables, The (1987)
221 Thin Man, The (1934)
222 Big Lebowski, The (1998)
223 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
224 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
225 Henry V (1989)
226 Rio Bravo (1959)
227 Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) (1999)
228 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
229 Planet of the Apes (1968)
230 Fantasia (1940)
231 Being There (1979)
232 X2 (2003)
233 Die xue shuang xiong (Killer, The) (1989)
234 Good Will Hunting (1997)
235 Red River (1948)
236 Ikiru (1952)
237 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
238 Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
239 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
240 Big Fish (2003)
241 Clerks (1994)
242 Quiet Man, The (1952)
243 Sleuth (1972)
244 Man Who Would Be King, The (1975)
245 MASH (1970)
246 Heat (1995)
247 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
248 Road to Perdition (2002)
249 JFK (1991)
250 Man for All Seasons, A (1966)

I'm not entirely sure what this says; a list of films others rate highly is of limited relevance to me.
That said, I certainly respect the opinions of others (I just reserve the right to ignore them...) and this exercise is likely to inform my future choices of rental videos.

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