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It’s the same conversation every time.
“Have you seen this movie?”
“What?! How could you not have seen this movie? Everyone has seen it!”
In light of yet another sad “I-have-not-seen-that-movie” revelation this summer, I have come to the conclusion that I need to invoke a different response. Hence the creation of my movie bucket list and summer challenge. Come shake your head at me as I meekly reveal all of the movies that everyone else in the world has seen but me, and how I plan to remedy the situation with the 50 Must See Movies In Your Lifetime.
The perfect movie bucket list for the summer, these classic must-see films need to be on your list pronto.
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Making A Movie Bucket List
Maybe it was a sheltered home life. Maybe I was too busy in college. Maybe I didn’t get a real LOVE for movies until I became a blogger that blogged about movies.
But here I am today, finally talking about all of the sad instances where I have yet again missed another classic, all-time-favorite or any other movie that everyone has to see in their lifetime. I hang my head in shame as I admit that I only have seen It’s a Wonderful Life this past year.
And with summer here and my love for a good challenge, I couldn’t help but create my movie bucket list. I’m sure this will keep changing and evolving (hoping my fans will keep me up to date on new movies I must see), but the end result is the same.
To finally say “Yes, I have now seen that movie.”
This post actually came about from a conversation with my husband and brother-in-law. Trying to pick a movie to watch for the 2 couples while our kids were busy taking advantage of summer, we went down yet another path of “Christie hasn’t seen this movie. We have to see it.” So I sat down and wrote out a list (with the help of IMDB, AFI, Rotten Tomatoes and family members) to create this ultimate of ultimates, my movie bucket list.
Then I gave myself a challenge. I will watch at least 10 of these movies by the end of the summer. An obtainable goal, if I do say so myself. And with motivation in my pocket, I sat down and finally watched one of the greatest movies of all time. Can you guess which one?
Also, be kind. This best movie bucket list was made back in 2015. Obviously many more great films have been produced since that time. Maybe to update and make a new movie bucket list.
50 Must See Movies in Your Lifetime
- Shawshank Redemption – finished as of 6/7. My first movie of the summer and a GOOD one! Loved it!
- Field of Dreams – finished as of 6/11. Ok, this movie left me with more questions than answers. I get the dad connection thing. But saving the farm? Talking to dead people? Joy riding with James Earl Jones? Definitely an “interesting” movie.
- The Godfather
- Any of the Rocky Movies
- Gone with the Wind
- Citizen Kane
- Disney’s Up
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Raging Bull
- Pulp Fiction – I understand the artistry of this film now and why it was genius filmmaking of it’s time. Plus the cast, WOW.
- Rain Man
- Alien – though I highly doubt I will ever have the guts to see this one!
- Monty Python & The Holy Grail
- 2001 Space Odyssey
- The Labyrinth
- Cool Hand Luke
- Million Dollar Baby
- The Grapes of Wrath
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Graduate
- Dances with Wolves
- The Maltese Falcon
- Rear Window
- The French Connection
- The Usual Suspects
- The King’s Speech
- Terms of Endearment
- American Grafitti
- The Color Purple
- Interstellar – sadly my husband rented and saw this movie…I fell asleep. Sigh, try again!
- Slumdog Millionaire
- The Hurt Locker
- L.A. Confidential
- Blade Runner
- 12 Monkeys
- Driving Miss Daisy
- Dr. Stranglove, Or How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Bomb
- Dr. Zhivago
- A League of Their Own – I swear that my husband coerced this list to include more baseball movies than necessary. Though I’ll admit that I couldn’t believe that the nasty bruise was real!
Ok, summer! Bring on the movies!
So after you give me a finger point, head shake, and give me my overdue “I can’t believe she hasn’t seen these movies” talk, what movie would you add to my movie bucket list? Which ones do you dislike? What is one of your favorite movies of all time?
I’m looking forward to the controversy and discussion 🙂
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