what i watched last week
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they shoot pictures, don't they 2014

The 2014 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They 1000 Greatest Films list is now up. The top ten includes the same movies as last year, in a slightly different order. The top three remain the same: Citizen Kane, Vertigo, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The I Check Movies website hasn’t updated yet, but based on last year’s version, of the 1,016 movies in the Top 1000, I’ve seen 539.

Here are the rankings for my own Top Ten movies, as listed on Facebook a couple of years ago:

  1. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (7/20 … yes, I cheated and counted them together.)
  2. The Sorrow and the Pity (452)
  3. Bonnie and Clyde (217)
  4. Rio Bravo (74)
  5. The Third Man (43)
  6. The Rules of the Game (5)
  7. Citizen Kane (1)
  8. The Wild Bunch (67)
  9. A Streetcar Named Desire (777)
  10. Performance (165)

FWIW, I had Vertigo at #16. 2001 was nowhere on my list.