Last week Sofia over at Film Flare posted something similar to what I’ve been wanting to share with you guys for quite some time now but I wasn’t sure how exactly it was going to play out. Inspired and fueled by Sofia’s post, I set out to gather all my to watch movies from all possible lists that I’ve accumulated over the years: IMDb, Letterboxd, those twelve notebooks I have lying around and that bottomless corner of my brain where I collect useless information. Since there’s an endless amount of movies I still need to watch, I felt it was necessary to limit myself to 30 of my most prominent, stand out watchlist movies. This could also be classified as my shame list.

Quick note before the list action starts, this is in random order and some of these movies have fallen into the category of I’ve seen glimpses of it as a kid but can’t really say I’ve watched it. So it does feel very extensive and filled with big big movies that every movie blogger should have seen by now but I’ve added the half-watched ones here as well so it’s not that bad. But it’s still bad. Very bad. And yes, feel free to use curse words in the comments, I deserve them!

  1. The Shining
  2. The Matrix
  3. Rosemary’s Babyrosemary's baby
  4. Schindler’s List
  5. Mulholland Drive
  6. Take Shelter
  7. The Artist
  8. Casablanca
  9. Before Sunrise
  10. No Country for Old Men
  11. Monster’s Ball
  12. Punch-Drunk Lovepunch drunk love
  13. Mr. Nobody
  14. In Bruges
  15. The Royal Tenenbaums
  16. Pearl Harbor
  17. American History X
  18. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  19. A Clockwork Orange
  20. Taxi Driver
  21. Goodfellas
  22. The Machinistthe machinist
  23. Citizen Kane
  24. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  25. Gran Torino
  26. Into the Wild
  27. Annie Hall
  28. There Will Be Blood
  29. The Graduate
  30. The Godfather: Part II


  1. Hahah this is a really cool idea here. Would you mind if I adapted it into a Top Ten! list for my own blog? 😀

    I have so many things I have yet to see that I feel shamed into watching lol

    1. The Matrix and Mulholland Drive are both the ones I mentioned being the kind of movies I’ve seen but can’t really recall seeing them from start to finish. Like, I know I’ve seen the beginning of The Matrix and a vaguely remember watching MD with my mom but my childhood is all hazy when it comes to so many movies of that time period.

  2. It’s the same thing with me and The Matrix. I’ve seen parts when I was young and even saw the third part in a theater but I have to watch it properly.
    You have a pretty good list. You shouldn’t feel ashamed for having these Blind Spots. Just take it easy. It’s also important to not put pressure on yourself to see them when you don’t feel like doing it because you will not enjoy them. I’m talking from personal experience.
    In my opinion No Country for Old Men, Mulholland Drive, Taxi Driver,, Goodfellas, 2001, Annie Hall, The Shining and Citizen Kane are incredible, absolutely fantastic films. Some of my favorites.
    I don’t know what you will think of Pearl Harbor. It’s not regarded as a good film. I found it very long and cheesy and with terrible dialogue. But it is an experience. It does have an epic feeling.
    Good Luck with your list!

    1. Thanks for the feedback and the recommendations! I’ll certainly take it into consideration when I’m feeling nostalgic and brave enough to tackle this list. I might start soon, it feels like I can do this now.. soon.. I mean.. I really should.

      1. I would compare the film to a bad history paper for history class. Full of inaccuracies and lots of dramatic liberties that were really unbelievable. That’s just one of many things about the film that I loathe about and why I loathe Michael Bay.

  3. Looks like you have a lot of good movies to watch! Hope you have fun! Letterboxd has become my #1 listmaker for movies I’d like to watch this fall before Halloween. *crossing fingers* I get to some of them! 🙂

  4. You’ve got some of favourite movies of all time there! Like The Matrix, 2001, There Will Be Blood, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Before Sunrise, The Shining… this makes me feel a thousand times better about my list of shame, haha!

    I really need to rewatch The Machinist. I remember I liked it, but I was quite young, so. Either way Bale is incredible in it, as always. Will you be writing about the films? Hoping you do! 😀

    1. I’ve partly seen The Matrix but clearly, I don’t remember enough to consider it watched.

      I’ve given it a thought, but I don’t know, I’m now, after a week long holiday, SOOOOOO behind with my writing that answering comments to get back into the swing of things, seems like the only way right now. 😀

  5. So if I were to pick five movies from this list to suggest you reach for them first, I’d run with…

    Before Sunrise
    The Graduate
    No Country for Old Men
    Rosemary’s Baby

    just a suggestion 😉

  6. Oh my, this reminds me I still need to see The Machinist!! Ahah, glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen 2001 and Taxi Driver. I do love Casablanca though, saw that on the big screen as part of AMC re-release and I’m so glad I did!

  7. Ahh, I can’t curse you because I’ve seen only six of them on your list! I’m in the same boat, considering there are some GREAT movies out there that every blogger ought to see but just hasn’t yet. If you don’t mind, I might write a post like this myself just to encourage me to watch them with the accountability of posting it public!

  8. I just saw this post after seeing it mentioned over at Film Grimoire. A really cool idea, I have a few that I need to see that I’ve never watched. I think you’ll have a great time going through your list though!

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