100ish Days of Summer

So there’s 100 days of Summer (technically 93, but screw you and your Annie Oakley accuracy), but Joseph Gordon-Levitt may have you believe that there are actually 500. Well that’s just ridiculous, and there is no way in Hell I’m going to do a 500 day marathon. What I am willing to do is about 100 straight days of Movie Reviews that countdown Rotten Tomatoes Top 100 films list. Unfortunately, some of the films on the list are hella old, from like the 30s, and the extent of my cheap ass getting those films to review are about as far as Torrent searches, unless Amazon Prime has it hella cheap or if the dinosaurs can be found on Netflix. If I can not find the film, I will defer to  the American Film Institute’s Top 100 (as long as the film doesn’t appear somewhere in Rotten Tomatoes’). This is a daunting task and I do have a full time job, (that isn’t film related) but I set out to watch a film nearly every night after work. Try as hard as I may, some films will be left out or skipped over, due to me having some sort of a social life. I will also be writing reviews on the Summer movies coming out in 2014, which will substitute films that I may not be able to find. Below is the list, and as the reviews come, I will hyperlink to my review. I can’t wait to begin this adventure and round out my movie resume with well known classics. Depending on how I enjoyed the film, and the amount of time I have, I will write either a few short thoughts or a full length review. Either way, it shall be a fun summer of films, many of which I have never watched nor heard. 

DISCLAIMER: Foreign films that I KNOW I will not find have already been replaced with films from IMDb’s Top 250 list.

Official Days of Summer: June 21- September 22

#100- All the President’s Men (76)

#99- A Foreign film from 72 REPLACED WITH Rain Man (1988)

98- Forbidden Planet (56)

97- The Sweet Hereafter (97) 

96- Gloria (2014) OR Rebel Without a Cause (1959)

95- Once Upon a Time in the West (68) REPLACED WITH A Clockwork Orange (1971)

94- Eyes Without a Face (62)

93-The Conversation (74)

92- Repulsion (65)

91- The Manchurian Candidate (62) Accidentally watched the 2004 version. 

90- His Girl Friday (40) LIKELY REPLACED BY The Graduate (1967)

89- Mean Streets (73) 

88- A Foreign Macbeth from 1957 REPLACED WITH Good Will Hunting (1997)The African Queen (1951)

87- Airplane! (80)

86- Some French movie REPLACED WITH  American Graffiti (1973)

85- Aliens (86)

84- The French Connection (71)

83- Bedlands (74) REPLACED WITH Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Network (1976)

82- Some Like it Hot (59)

81- Raging Bull (80) REPLACED WITH The Green Mile (1999)

80- Mud (2013)

79-Short Term 12 (2013)

78- Sweet Smell of Success (57) REPLACED WITH Fargo (1996)

77- The Wild Bunch (69) OR Tootsie (1982)

76-  City Lights (1931) LIKELY REPLACED WITH Terms of Endearment (1983)

75- The Terminator  (84)

74- Strangers on a Train (51) OR Out of Africa (1985)

73- Before Midnight (2013)

72-Let the Right One In (2008)

71- The Best Years of Our Lives (46)  POSSIBLY REPLACED WITH Casablanca (42)

70- Mary Poppins (64)

69- The Artist (2011) Midnight Cowboy (1969)

68- Rosemary’s Baby (68)

67- The Gold Rush (1925)

66- The Searchers (56) OR The King’s Speech (2010)

65- Cool Hand Luke (67)

64-  Annie Hall (1977)

63- The Last Picture Show (71)

62-  Taxi Driver (1976)

61- Roman Holiday (53) REPLACED WITH The Exorcist (73)

60- Foreign Film REPLACED WITH  Goodfellas (90)

59- The Leopard (63) LIKELY REPLACED BY The Pianist (2002)

58- Jaws (75) 

57- Forgein Film REPLACED WITH  Platoon (86)

56- Man on Wire (2008)

55- Toy Story (95) ehhh…. LIKELY REPLACED BY The Apartment (60)

54- The Rules of the Game (50) MOST LIKELY REPLACED WITH  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (66)

53- Anatomy of Murder (53)

52- The 39 Steps (35) MOST LIKELY REPLACED WITH Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (69)

51-The Wages of Fear (53)  POSSIBLY REPLACED WITH Braveheart (95)

50-Chinatown (74)

49- Pinocchio (40)  OR Patton (70)

48- Finding Nemo (2003) OR Doctor Zhivago (65)

47- The Grapes of Wrath (1940) OR Ben-Hur (59)

46- The Red Shoes (48) MOST LIKELY REPLACED BY Unforgiven (92) My Fair Lady (64)

45- A Streetcar Named Desire (51) OR And American in Paris (51)

44- 12 Angry Men (57) OR To Kill a Mockingbird (62)

43- Frankenstein (31)

42- The Wrestler (2008) REPLACED BY  Gone With the Wind (39) BECAUSE NO.

41- Rebecca (40) OR The Best Days of Our Lives (46)

40- LA Confidential (97) OR Rocky (76)

39- The Night of the Hunter (55) MOST LIKELY REPLACED BY Amadeus (84)

38- Vertigo (58)

37- M (31) POSSIBLY REPLACED BY  Saving Private Ryan (98)

36- Apocalypse Now (79)OR  From Here to Eternity (53)

35- Toy Story 3 (2010) OR Gladiator (2000)

34- 12 Years a Slave (2013)

33- UP (09)

32- Lawrence of Arabia (62)

31- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(37)  

30- The Philadelphia Story (40) POSSIBLY REPLACED WITH  Star Wars: A New Hope (77)

29- It Happened One Night (34) MOST LIKELY REPLACED WITH 2001: A Space Odyssey (68) (UGH)

28-  On the Water Front (54) MOST LIKELY REPLACED WITH Forrest Gump (94)

27- It’s a Wonderful Life (46) REPLACED WITH Psycho (60) BECAUSE IT’S SUMMER TIME BITCH.

26- French Film The Bicycle Thief REPLACED WITH Pulp Fiction (1994)

25 Rushomon (51) MOST LIKELY REPLACED WITH Raiders of the Lost Ark (81)

24- Seven Samurai (54)  LET’S BE REAL, MOST LIKELY REPLACED WITH THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. LOL

23- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (48) POSSIBLY REPLACED WITH The Silence of the Lambs (91)

22- The Godfather Part II (74) (Will watch part One first)

21- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (64)

20-The Maltese Falcon (1941)

19- Toy Story 2 (99) BUT I’M GOING TO DO West Side Story (61) BECAUSE I HAVEN’T SEEN IT AS MUCH

18- Bride of Frankenstein (35) 

17- A Hard Day’s Night (64)

16-Foreign Film REPLACED WITH One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest (75)

15-  Sunset Blvd. (50) Loved this as a kid, hope I can find a copy of it!

14- Rear Window (1954)

13-E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial (82)

12- King Kong (33) POSSIBLY REPLACED WITH Schindler’s List (93)

11- Gravity (2013)  REPLACED WITH The Shawshank Redemption (94) Mostly because there is no way in Hell I’m going to watch a film about Rebirth again.

Top 10 !!!!!

10-  North by Northwest (1959)

9- The Adventures of Robin Hood (38) POSSIBLE REPLACED BY Titanic (97)

8- Singing in the Rain (52)

7- Metropolis (36)

6- Modern Times (36)

5- All About Eve (50)

4-The Third Man (1949)

3- The Godfather (72) )

2- Citizen Kane (41)

1- The Wizard of Oz (39)

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