11 for 2011

Film poster for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance...
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I love movies.

I always have.

I enjoy the experience of going to the movies.  The darkness of the theater.  The story unfolding on the big screen.

I also love living in an age where you can catch up on movies you may have missed in the comfort of your own home.  Sometimes that’s all the energy you’ve got.

Late last year I started thinking about a group of movies I’ve never seen all the way through.  You know the kind.  You’ve seen most, if not all, in pieces over the course of your life, but you’re sure the narrative would make a LOT more sense if you finally sat down and watched them all the way through the way they were intended.

I compiled my list and decided to make this the year I see a large swath of the movies that haunt the fringes of my geekdom.

Here then, in no particular order, dear reader(s), are the 11 movies I’ve decided I will see by the end of the year.  Reviews, of course, will accompany.

Please direct any snide comments below.

On to the list…

  1. Jaws
  2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  4. On the Waterfront
  5. The Sting
  6. Bullitt
  7. The Great Escape
  8. The Godfather Part 2
  9. Bonnie and Clyde
  10. Midnight Cowboy
  11. The French Connection

I’ve already managed to capture three of the suspects on my DVR.  Time to start watching.

One thought on “11 for 2011

  1. I haven’t seen all of these through either, but of those I have, ‘Jaws’ and ‘The Sting’ stand as all-time classics of the art form in my estimation. Will be interested to follow along!

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