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 Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
  5. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  6. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  7. The General (1926)
  8. Ben Hur (1925)
  9. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
  10. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  11. The Iron Mask (1929)
  12. It Happened One Night (1934)
  13. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
  14. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
  15. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  16. Top Hat (1935)
  17. Modern Times (1936)
  18. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  19. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  20. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  21. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  22. Stagecoach (1939)
  23. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  24. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  25. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  26. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1939)
  27. The Great Dictator (1940)
  28. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  29. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  30. Citizen Kane (1941)
  31. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  32. Dumbo (1941)
  33. Casablanca (1942)
  34. To Have and Have Not (1942)
  35. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  36. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
  37. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  38. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  39. Henry V (1944)
  40. Notorious (1946)
  41. The Big Sleep (1946)
  42. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  43. My Darling Clementine (1947)
  44. Body and Soul (1947)
  45. Macbeth (1948)
  46. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  47. Rope (1948)
  48. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  49. Treasure Island (1950)
  50. The Show Boat (1951)
  51. An American in Paris (1951)
  52. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  53. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  54. High Noon (1952)
  55. The Band Wagon (1953)
  56. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  57. Hondo (1953)
  58. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  59. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  60. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
  61. Vera Cruz (1954)
  62. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  63. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  64. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  65. The King and I (1956)
  66. The Searchers (1956)
  67. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  68. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  69. Twelve Angry Men (1957)
  70. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  71. Johnny Tremain (1957)
  72. Old Yeller (1957)
  73. Vertigo (1958)
  74. Rio Bravo (1959)
  75. North by Northwest (1959)
  76. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  77. Ben Hur (1959)
  78. The Alamo (1960)
  79. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  80. El Cid (1961)
  81. West Side Story (1961)
  82. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  83. Dr. No (1962)
  84. The Music Man (1962)
  85. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  86. The Great Escape (1963)
  87. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  88. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  89. Goldfinger (1964)
  90. My Fair Lady (1964)
  91. Cat Ballou (1965)
  92. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
  93. The Sound of Music (1965)
  94. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  95. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  96. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1967)
  97. The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
  98. The Graduate (1967)
  99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  100. The Producers (1967)
  101. The War Wagon (1968)
  102. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  103. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  104. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  105. The Sting (1973)
  106. The Longest Yard (1974)
  107. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  108. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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