The reason I am in college...and one of Yahoo! Movies top 100

The reason I am in college...and one of Yahoo! Movies' top 100

Recently, Yahoo! Movies produced a list of movies entitled 100 Movies To See Before You Die. As a self-proclaimed movie fanatic, I am truly embarrassed to report that I have only seen 21 of them.

How many have you seen?

I know, I know, it sounds terrible, but I have an explanation. I was not born into a family of movie lovers.

In fact, whenever I would watch a movie more than once, my dad would come into the room and say “Haven’t we seen this?” Yes dad, we have. Several times in fact, but as a budding movie lover, I never let that stop me.

I mean, what if Beethoven stopped playing the piano after his parents said “Haven’t we heard this?” We would not have the enchanting music of one of the most famous composers of all time, and you, my friends, would not have this blog.

However, it means that I never got a chance to watch some of the classics that debuted before my time such as Annie Hall, Apocalypse Now, Casablanca, and apparently, many, many more.

Not having seen these movies, I can’t really say much about their worthiness of making the list, but I was truly shocked (as you could have probably guessed based on my past posts) at the absence of the movie The Breakfast Club. The blurb before the list says that the movies were chosen based on “historical importance and cultural impact,” in which case I definitely think The Breakfast deserves a spot among the others.

I know that 100 is a very small number in comparison to the millions of movies that are probably out there, and narrowing them down almost seems impossible, but I also thought Patch Adams, 10 Things I Hate About You and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off fit into that category.

The original Disney movie...

The original Disney movie...

On the other hand, I was extremely happy to see that Animal House, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Snow White and Toy Story made the list. The first two are simply hilarious, and you can never go wrong with Disney movies. Jaws is another one that clearly deserves to be there. Any movie that can create drama and intrigue with two musical notes is a classic in my book.

–Kelsey Bennett

  1. Mike says:

    I am pretty worthy id have to say…I’ve seen 45 of those movies but i think that there could be some one taken out for even better movies. For one, the breakfast club should be put on that list. I think they stuck to older movies too much. They need to update and maybe only go from the 70’s to now.

  2. Kaitlin says:

    Hmm, I’ve managed to watch 34 but a lot of those were influenced by parent’s choices. I would be interested to see who was actually making this list because there is definatly a generational thing going on. In the end it takes time for something to become a classic and that’s probably what’s holding several of our newer favorites off the list.

  3. Woody says:

    I got 27. I agree with Mike, though. Half of those are things you’d see in a history class. Citizen Kane is in the top 100?!? That’s utter bull if you ask me. I think you should make your own list. Can’t get any worse.

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