The Top 250 Movies Project

As of 05/09/2017 the IMDb Top 250 films as rated by their users are as follows, in reverse order. As these films are watched and posts written, they will be turned into clicky hyperlinks.

The reviews I write will be based entirely from my own experiences with the films probably filled with tired jokes, references and what I would consider interesting yet tenuous links to trivia. For the older films, I will consider how the films hold up today while also taking into account what the reaction would have been at the time.

When I first took on this challenge in 2016, I aimed to watch a movie every single day. After a full month of movies I got totally burned out, so while this project is titled 250 in 250, it will certainly take more than 250 days to complete.

2021 Edit: Oh gosh yeah this is going to take a LONG time.

All in all, I hope you enjoy this project as I do.

250. The Terminator (1984)

249. Jaws (1975)

248. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

247. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

246. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

245. Groundhog Day (1993)

244. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

243. Baby Driver (2017)

242. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

241. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

240. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

239. Gone Girl (2014)

238. Stand by Me (1986)

237. Prisoners (2013)

236. Shutter Island (2010)

235. The Help (2011)

234. No Country for Old Men (2007)

233. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

232. The Princess Bride (1987)

231. Wild Tales (2014)

230. The Sixth Sense (1999)

229. Jurassic Park (1993)

228. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

227. Donnie Darko (2001)

226. Spotlight (2015)

225. Rocky (1976)

224. Into the Wild (2007)

223. Fargo (1996)

222. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

221. There Will Be Blood (2007)

220. Rush (2013)

219. The Truman Show (1998)

218. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

217. Platoon (1986)

216. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

215. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

214. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

213. Finding Nemo (2003)

212. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

211. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

210. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

209. Before Sunrise (1995)

208. Stalker (1979)

207. Annie Hall (1977)

206. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

205. In the Mood for Love (2000)

204. Barry Lyndon (1975)

203. Ben-Hur (1959)

202. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

201. Gandhi (1982)

200. Life of Brian (1979)

199. Memories of Murder (2003)

198. Amores Perros (2000)

197. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

196. In the Name of the Father (1993)

195. Les Diaboliques (1955)

194. Network (1976)

193. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

192. La Haine (1995)

191. Infernal Affairs (2002)

190. 8½ (1963)

189. Touch of Evil (1958)

188. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

187. Persona (1966)

186. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

185. The 400 Blows (1959)

184. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

183. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

182. Logan (2017)

181. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

180. Blade Runner (1982)

179. La La Land (2016)

178. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

177. Heat (1995)

176. The Big Lebowski (1998)

175. Room (2015)

174. Warrior (2011)

173. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

172. Trainspotting (1996)

171. Gone with the Wind (1939)

170. Inside Out (2015)

169. The Thing (1982)

168. V for Vendetta (2005)

167. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

166. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

165. The Deer Hunter (1978)

164. Unforgiven (1992)

163. Gran Torino (2008)

162. Die Hard (1988)

161. Casino (1995)

160. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

159. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

158. The Elephant Man (1980)

157. Incendies (2010)

156. PK (2014)

155. Raging Bull (1980)

154. The Great Escape (1963)

153. Chinatown (1974)

152. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

151. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

150. On the Waterfront (1954)

149. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

148. Rebecca (1940)

147. Mary and Max (2009)

146. The Seventh Seal (1957)

145. Paper Moon (1973)

144. Ran (1985)

143. Dial M for Murder (1954)

142. It Happened One Night (1934)

141. Tokyo Story (1953)

140. The Wages of Fear (1953)

139. Sunrise (1927)

138. Wild Strawberries (1957)

137. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

136. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

135. The General (1926)

134. Hera Pheri (2000)

133. The Gold Rush (1925)

132. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

131. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

130. Inglorious Basterds (2009)

129. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

128. Batman Begins (2005)

127. Snatch (2000)

126. Taxi Driver (1976)

125. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

124. Good Will Hunting (1997)

123. Scarface (1983)

122. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

121. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

120. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

119. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

118. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

117. The Hunt (2012)

116. Toy Story (1995)

115. Up (2009)

114. L.A. Confidential (1997)

113. Downfall (2004)

112. Amadeus (1984)

111. Toy Story 3: Andy Grows Up (2010)

110. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

109. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

108. Some Like It Hot (1959)

107. The Sting (1973)

106. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

105. Come and See (1985)

104. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

103. Metropolis (1927)

102. Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)

101. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

100. The Third Man (1949)

99. All About Eve (1950)

98. The Apartment (1960)

97. A Wednesday (2008)

96. Double Indemnity (1944)

95. Rang De Basanti (2006)

94. Rashomon (1950)

93. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

92. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

91. Andrei Rublev (1966)

90. Yojimbo (1961)

89. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

88. The Kid (1921)

87. Ikiru (1952)

86. Sholay (1975)

85. Dunkirk (2017)

84. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

83. Django Unchained (2012)

82. The Shining (1980)

81. American Beauty (1999)

80. Braveheart (1995)

79. Aliens (1986)

78. Oldboy (2003)

77. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

76. Amélie (2001)

75. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

74. 3 Idiots (2009)

73. WALL-E (2008)

72. Princess Mononoke (1997)

71. Vertigo (1958)

70. Das Boot (1981)

69. Citizen Kane (1941)

68. A Separation (2011)

67. North by Northwest (1959)

66. M (1931)

65. Children of Heaven (1997)

64. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

63. The Bandit (1996)

62. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

61. The Lion King (1994)

60. The Prestige (2006)

59. Alien (1979)

58. Back to the Future (1985)

57. The Departed (2006)

56. Your Name (2016)

55. Whiplash (2014)

54. Memento (2000)

53. Apocalypse Now (1979)

52. The Green Mile (1999)

51. American History X (1998)

50. Gladiator (2000)

49. Psycho (1960)

48. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

47. Casablanca (1942)

46. The Pianist (2002)

45. The Lives of Others (2006)

44. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

43. Rear Window (1954)

42. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

41. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

40. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

39. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

38. Paths of Glory (1957)

37. The Great Dictator (1940)

36. Modern Times (1936)

35. My Father and My Son (2005)

34. Interstellar (2014)

33. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

32. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

31. Léon (1994)

30. Se7en (1995)

29. The Usual Suspects (1995)

28. Spirited Away (2001)

27. Untouchable (2011)

26. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

25. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

24. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

23. City Lights (1931)

22. Dangal (2016)

21. The Matrix (1999)

20. Goodfellas (1990)

19. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

18. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

17. City of God (2002)

16. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

15. Seven Samurai (1954)

14. Inception (2010)

13. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

12. Fight Club (1999)

11. Forrest Gump (1994)

10. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

9. Pulp Fiction (1994)

8. Schindler’s List (1993)

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

6. 12 Angry Men (1957)

5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

4. The Dark Knight (2008)

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

2. The Godfather (1972)

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s