700 Films Reviewed

Over on my Zaak Watches Movies by himself blog, I've reached the 700 movies milestone. I started the blog about four and a half years ago when I was living in Guatemala as a way to practice writing but also to write about the values I drew from film. The reviews were longer and far more reflective than they are now. Now, I'm too busy to get into long discourses. The reviews are typically only 5-7 sentences long now.

Based on my current milestone, I know that I watch three movies per week. I watch very little television (a couple shows a week) and I think this is far more edifying.

The 147 best films of the 700 can be referenced here, and I've listed them below:

… And the Pursuit of Happiness
Darwin’s Nightmare
Deliver Us From Evil
Encounters at the End of the World
Fahrenheit 9/11
Grizzly Man
Hoop Dreams
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Taxi to the Dark Side
To Be and To Have
Foreign Language Films
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
8 ½
As it is in Heaven
Che: Part One
Che: Part Two
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
I’ve Loved You So Long
It’s Not Me, I Swear!
Joyeux Noël
Lady Chatterley
Letters from Iwo Jima
Tell No One
The Child
The Class
The Counterfeiters
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Human Condition
The Lives of Others
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Necessities of Life
The Post
The Postman
The Reader
The Son’s Room
The Time of the Wolf
Wings of Desire
Yi yi
Animated Films
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Grave of the Fireflies
Spirited Away
The Man Who Planted Trees
The Secret of the Kells
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Everything Else
127 Hours
500 Days of Summer
A Passage to India
A Serious Man
Alice in Wonderland
All the President’s Men
American Gangster
An Education
Barry Lyndon
Barton Fink
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Cast Away
Crazy Heart
Dancer in the Dark
District 9
Do the Right Thing
Dog Day Afternoon
Flags of our Fathers
Forrest Gump
Get Low
Gran Torino
Green Zone
Half Nelson
I’m Not There
Inglorious Basterds
Judgment at Nurenberg
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Kramer vs. Kramer
Lars and the Real Girl
Little Children
Little Miss Sunshine
Michael Clayton
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
Mysterious Skin
No Country for Old Men
Punch-Drunk Love
Rachel Getting Married
Revolutionary Road
Shaun of the Dead
Shutter Island
Sling Blade
Slumdog Millionaire
Sunshine Cleaning
Synecdoche, New York
The Apostle
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Fall
The Fighter
The Godfather
The Godfather Part III
The Hurt Locker
The King’s Speech
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Machinist
The Prestige
The Road
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Social Network
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The Taste of Others
The Tree of Life
The Visitor
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
The Wrestler
The Young Victoria
There Will Be Blood
Things We Lost in the Fire
True Grit
Up in the Air
Where the Wild Things Are
You Can Count on Me

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