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. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  3. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
  4. The Kid (1921)
  5. Nanook of the North (1922)
  6. Nosferatu (1922)
  7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
  8. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  9. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  10. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  11. Ben Hur (1925)
  12. The General (1926)
  13. Faust (1926)
  14. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
  15. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  16. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
  17. The Iron Mask (1929)
  18. The Oklahoma Cyclone (1930)
  19. City Lights (1931)
  20. The Painted Desert (1931)
  21. King Kong (1933)
  22. Sagebrush Trail (1933)
  23. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
  24. It Happened One Night (1934)
  25. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
  26. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
  27. Blue Steel (1934)
  28. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  29. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  30. Top Hat (1935)
  31. The 39 Steps (1935)
  32. Modern Times (1936)
  33. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  35. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937)
  36. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  37. The Dawn Patrol (1938)
  38. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  39. Stagecoach (1939)
  40. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  41. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  42. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  43. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  44. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  45. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1939)
  46. Ninotchka (1939)
  47. The Great Dictator (1940)
  48. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  49. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  50. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  51. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
  52. Citizen Kane (1941)
  53. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  54. Dumbo (1941)
  55. Suspicion (1941)
  56. Casablanca (1942)
  57. To Have and Have Not (1942)
  58. Saboteur (1942)
  59. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  60. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
  61. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  62. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  63. Sherlock Homes Goes to Washington (1943)
  64. Henry V (1944)
  65. Double Indemnity (1944)
  66. None but the Lonely Heart (1944)
  67. Spellbound (1945)
  68. Notorious (1946)
  69. The Big Sleep (1946)
  70. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  71. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  72. My Darling Clementine (1947)
  73. Body and Soul (1947)
  74. Hamlet (1948)
  75. Macbeth (1948)
  76. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  77. Rope (1948)
  78. Easter Parade (1948)
  79. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  80. Treasure Island (1950)
  81. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  82. Orpheus (1950)
  83. The Sundowners (1950)
  84. The Show Boat (1951)
  85. An American in Paris (1951)
  86. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  87. Royal Wedding (1951)
  88. Vengeance Valley (1951)
  89. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  90. High Noon (1952)
  91. Limelight (1952)
  92. The Band Wagon (1953)
  93. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  94. Stalag 17 (1953)
  95. Hondo (1953)
  96. Shane (1953)
  97. Rear Window (1954)
  98. On the Waterfront (1954)
  99. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  100. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  101. Seven Samurai (1954)
  102. Johnny Guitar (1954)
  103. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
  104. Vera Cruz (1954)
  105. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  106. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  107. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
  108. Richard III (1955)
  109. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  110. The King and I (1956)
  111. The Searchers (1956)
  112. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  113. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  114. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  115. Twelve Angry Men (1957)
  116. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
  117. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  118. Johnny Tremain (1957)
  119. Old Yeller (1957)
  120. Throne of Blood (1957)
  121. Vertigo (1958)
  122. Touch of Evil (1958)
  123. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  124. Rio Bravo (1959)
  125. North by Northwest (1959)
  126. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  127. Ben Hur (1959)
  128. The Alamo (1960)
  129. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  130. Inherit the Wind (1960)
  131. The Apartment (1961)
  132. The Comancheros (1961)
  133. Yojimbo (1961)
  134. El Cid (1961)
  135. West Side Story (1961)
  136. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  137. Dr. No (1962)
  138. Cartouche (1962)
  139. The Music Man (1962)
  140. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  141. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  142. The Great Escape (1963)
  143. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  144. Charade (1963)
  145. McClintock (1963)
  146. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  147. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  148. Goldfinger (1964)
  149. My Fair Lady (1964)
  150. Cat Ballou (1965)
  151. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  152. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
  153. The Sound of Music (1965)
  154. In Harm’s Way (1965)
  155. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  156. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  157. El Dorado (1966)
  158. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  159. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1967)
  160. The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
  161. The Graduate (1967)
  162. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  163. The Producers (1967)
  164. The War Wagon (1968)
  165. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  166. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  167. The Odd Couple (1968)
  168. True Grit (1969)
  169. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  170. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  171. The Sting (1973)
  172. The Longest Yard (1974)
  173. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  174. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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