I’m pleased to see that “Groundhog Day” made the cut.
But no “High Noon?” For shame, for shame!
And whatever is the transcendently schlocky “Titanic” doing there? Special effects and teenage heartthrobs should only get you so far. As for “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” I’ll grant that it’s a fine movie. But if there’s room for only one Monty Python offering on the list, shouldn’t it be “Life of Brian?”
“Raise the Red Lantern” was okay, but mostly forgettable. I think it’s only there for the diversity angle. And although I haven’t seen “Fast Times at Ridgmont High,” I find it nearly impossible to believe it’s one of the 100 must-see movies of all time—or, for that matter, a must-see movie at all.
Why isn’t “Wuthering Heights” listed? I’m sorry guys, but at least one classic chick flick should be part of the mix, and that’s the best. And although I can’t say I’m surprised that one of my non-chick-flick favorites, “Midnight Run,” is missing, it ought to be there too.
As should “The Great Escape.” No one would ever call that one a chick flick, but its all-male cast is very easy on the female eyes.
I’m also stunned to note that I, a relative non-moviegoer, have managed to see eighty-seven and a half of these films. The half? “The Lord of the Rings.” I tried, but just couldn’t sit through the whole thing.