The Great Films

In addition to the Great Books, I have also watched any number of Great Films, which are a newer form of engagement with the classical tradition.  Great Films can be entertaining and/or instructional, and going forward as of today (8/8/2017) I will be reviewing them occasionally here.  The following is a partial list of films I have watched up to the year 1975:

  1. Birth of a Nation (1915)
  2. Intolerance (1916)
  3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  4. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
  5. The Kid (1921)
  6. Nanook of the North (1922)
  7. Nosferatu (1922)
  8. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
  9. The Navigator (1924)
  10. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  11. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  12. The Gold Rush (1925)
  13. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  14. Ben Hur (1925)
  15. The Black Pirate (1926)
  16. The General (1926)
  17. Faust (1926)
  18. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
  19. The Lodger (1927)
  20. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  21. The Circus (1928)
  22. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
  23. The Iron Mask (1929)
  24. Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
  25. Blackmail (1929)
  26. The Oklahoma Cyclone (1930)
  27. The Blue Angel (1930)
  28. Dracula (1931)
  29. M (1931)
  30. City Lights (1931)
  31. The Painted Desert (1931)
  32. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  33. King Kong (1933)
  34. Duck Soup (1933)
  35. Sagebrush Trail (1933)
  36. The Scarlet Empress (1933)
  37. The Thin Man (1934)
  38. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
  39. It Happened One Night (1934)
  40. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
  41. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
  42. Blue Steel (1934)
  43. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  44. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  45. Top Hat (1935)
  46. The 39 Steps (1935)
  47. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  48. Modern Times (1936)
  49. Swing Time (1936)
  50. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  51. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  52. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937)
  53. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  54. The Dawn Patrol (1938)
  55. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  56. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  57. Stagecoach (1939)
  58. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  59. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  60. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  61. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  62. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  63. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1939)
  64. Ninotchka (1939)
  65. The Great Dictator (1940)
  66. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  67. Pinocchio (1940)
  68. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  69. The Bank Dick (1940)
  70. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  71. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
  72. Citizen Kane (1941)
  73. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  74. Sergeant York (1941)
  75. Dumbo (1941)
  76. Suspicion (1941)
  77. The Lady Eve (1941)
  78. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
  79. Cat People (1942)
  80. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  81. Casablanca (1942)
  82. To Have and Have Not (1942)
  83. Saboteur (1942)
  84. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  85. This Gun for Hire (1942)
  86. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
  87. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  88. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  89. Sherlock Homes Goes to Washington (1943)
  90. Henry V (1944)
  91. Double Indemnity (1944)
  92. Laura (1944)
  93. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
  94. None but the Lonely Heart (1944)
  95. Detour (1945)
  96. Spellbound (1945)
  97. Notorious (1946)
  98. The Big Sleep (1946)
  99. My Darling Clementine (1946)
  100. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  101. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  102. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  103. Out of the Past (1947)
  104. Angel and the Badman (1947)
  105. Body and Soul (1947)
  106. Hamlet (1948)
  107. Macbeth (1948)
  108. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  109. Rope (1948)
  110. Red River (1948)
  111. Easter Parade (1948)
  112. The Third Man (1949)
  113. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  114. Rashomon (1950)
  115. In a Lonely Place (1950)
  116. Cinderella (1950)
  117. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  118. Treasure Island (1950)
  119. All About Eve (1950)
  120. In a Lonely Place (1950)
  121. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  122. Orpheus (1950)
  123. The Sundowners (1950)
  124. Ace in the Hole (1951)
  125. The Show Boat (1951)
  126. An American in Paris (1951)
  127. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  128. The African Queen (1951)
  129. Royal Wedding (1951)
  130. Vengeance Valley (1951)
  131. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  132. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  133. Ikiru (1952)
  134. High Noon (1952)
  135. Limelight (1952)
  136. The Big Heat (1953)
  137. The Band Wagon (1953)
  138. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  139. Stalag 17 (1953)
  140. Hondo (1953)
  141. Shane (1953)
  142. Ugetsu (1953)
  143. I Confess (1953)
  144. Beat the Devil (1953)
  145. The Earrings of Madame De… (1953)
  146. Rear Window (1954)
  147. On the Waterfront (1954)
  148. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  149. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  150. Seven Samurai (1954)
  151. Johnny Guitar (1954)
  152. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
  153. Vera Cruz (1954)
  154. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
  155. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  156. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
  157. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  158. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  159. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  160. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
  161. Richard III (1955)
  162. The Killing (1956)
  163. A Man Escaped (1956)
  164. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  165. The King and I (1956)
  166. The Searchers (1956)
  167. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  168. The Wrong Man (1956)
  169. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  170. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  171. Twelve Angry Men (1957)
  172. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
  173. Paths of Glory (1957)
  174. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
  175. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  176. Johnny Tremain (1957)
  177. Old Yeller (1957)
  178. Throne of Blood (1957)
  179. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  180. Vertigo (1958)
  181. Touch of Evil (1958)
  182. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  183. Rio Bravo (1959)
  184. North by Northwest (1959)
  185. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  186. Ben Hur (1959)
  187. Pickpocket (1959)
  188. The 400 Blows (1959)
  189. Psycho (1960)
  190. The Alamo (1960)
  191. Spartacus (1960)
  192. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  193. Inherit the Wind (1960)
  194. La Dolce Vita (1960)
  195. The Apartment (1961)
  196. The Comancheros (1961)
  197. Yojimbo (1961)
  198. El Cid (1961)
  199. West Side Story (1961)
  200. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  201. The Hustler (1961)
  202. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  203. Dr. No (1962)
  204. Cartouche (1962)
  205. The Music Man (1962)
  206. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  207. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  208. The Trial (1962)
  209. The Great Escape (1963)
  210. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  211. The Leopard (1963)
  212. Charade (1963)
  213. McClintock (1963)
  214. 8 1/2 (1963)
  215. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  216. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  217. Goldfinger (1964)
  218. My Fair Lady (1964)
  219. Cat Ballou (1965)
  220. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  221. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
  222. The Sound of Music (1965)
  223. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  224. In Harm’s Way (1965)
  225. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  226. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  227. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  228. El Dorado (1966)
  229. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  230. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  231. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1967)
  232. The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
  233. The Graduate (1967)
  234. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  235. The Producers (1967)
  236. The War Wagon (1968)
  237. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  238. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  239. The Odd Couple (1968)
  240. True Grit (1969)
  241. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  242. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  243. The Sting (1973)
  244. The Long Goodbye (1973)
  245. The Longest Yard (1974)
  246. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  247. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)