Eric's Movies Page
I've been maintaining a list
of movies I'd like to see. Rather than making the individual
choices myself, I have combined numerous
lists gleaned from the Internet: Ebert's Great Movies,
4-star movies, Ebertfest movies, and yearly top 10
movies, Oscar winners and nominees in the major
categories, the AFI lists, the Criterion Collection,
box office winners, 1001 Movies You Must See Before
You Die, etc.
There is a column in which I mark off
the movies when I've seen them. I have now watched
all the movies that are easily available for home viewing:
98.8% of the list now; 99.3% by the time all the 2016 movies
come out on DVD in the next few months.
The list is a Google Docs spreadsheet with the names of
the 4000+ movies in each row, and the various sublists
in each column. You can
view the spreadsheet by clicking on "The List" above. You
can sort the list by any of the sublists/categories, by hovering your
mouse cursor over a column header until you see a little
dropdown arrow, and clicking on that.
Every time I modify the list, I run a program that regenerates
the counts of movies I've seen in each category. Click on
the above link to see the latest tally, with a change-log entry
for the latest modification to the list (which usually shows the
name of the last movie I watched).