200 Film Challenge - 2016by jamesh5 | created - 01 Jan 2016 | updated - 01 Jan 2017 | Public
My attempt to see 200 new (to me) films in 2016. I achieved 221 in 2015.
#100 achieved at the start of May with Hush (2016). #150 achieved at the end June with Team Foxcatcher (2016). #200 achieved midway through September with Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922). Last film of the year, #287 - Stalker (1979).
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Best of the List: Picture: 1. Mulholland Drive 2. Amadeus 3. Dogville Director: 1. Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey 2. David Lynch, Mulholland Drive 3. Akira Kurosawa, Ran Leading Actor: 1. Robert Walker, Strangers on a Train 2. Robert Blake, In Cold Blood 3. Harry Dean Stanton, Paris, Texas Leading Actress: 1. Gena Rowlands, A Woman Under the Influence 2. Sissy Spacek, 3 Women 3. Nicole Kidman, Dogville Supporting Actor: 1. Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash 2. Robert De Niro, Mean Streets 3. Gunnar Bjornstrand, The Seventh Seal Supporting Actress: 1. Isabella Rossellini, Blue Velvet 2. Juno Temple, Killer Joe 3. Mieko Harada, Ran Original Screenplay: 1. Dogville 2. Close-Up 3. The Hateful 8 Adapted Screenplay: 1. Amadeus 2. High and Low 3. The Seventh Seal Editing: 1. Mulholland Drive 2. The Birth of a Nation 3. 2001: A Space Odyssey Cinematography: 1. In Cold Blood 2. 2001: A Space Odyssey 3. The Duellists Score: 1. Beasts of the Southern Wild 2. In Cold Blood 3. The Spirit of the Beehive Production Design: 1. Blade Runner 2. Hugo 3. Stalker Visual Effects: 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey 2. Doctor Strange 3. The Jungle Book Make-Up & Hairstyling: 1. Cloud Atlas 2. Lincoln 3. The Red Shoes Costume Design: 1. Amadeus 2. The Red Shoes 3. Fanny and Alexander Ensemble: 1. Synecdoche, New York 2. Cries & Whispers 3. Hannah and Herr Sisters Sound Design: 1. Eraserhead 2. Son of Saul 3. Deepwater Horizon
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1. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 308,107 | Gross: $7.22M
2. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 357,034 | Gross: $51.97M
3. Dogville (2003)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado community in exchange for labor, but when a search visits the town she finds out that their support has a price.
Votes: 133,511 | Gross: $1.53M
4. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him.
Votes: 290,301 | Gross: $55.69M
5. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 490,570 | Gross: $54.12M
6. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 579,762 | Gross: $56.95M
8. Paris, Texas (1984)
R | 145 min | Drama
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.
Votes: 83,941 | Gross: $2.18M
9. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Votes: 133,703 | Gross: $13.24M
10. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Votes: 106,800 | Gross: $4.14M
11. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy
In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.
12. Prisoners (2013)
R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Votes: 571,550 | Gross: $61.00M
13. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Votes: 78,130 | Gross: $3.08M
14. It Happened One Night (1934)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Votes: 90,003 | Gross: $4.36M
15. In Cold Blood (1967)
R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.
16. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 97,587 | Gross: $7.00M
17. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Votes: 380,237 | Gross: $30.86M
18. The New World (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Votes: 81,267 | Gross: $12.71M
19. Rififi (1955)
Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Thriller
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...
Votes: 24,876 | Gross: $0.06M
20. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 173,780 | Gross: $8.55M
21. The Conversation (1974)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.
Votes: 94,014 | Gross: $4.42M
22. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 109,551 | Gross: $6.15M
23. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Votes: 346,086 | Gross: $3.20M
24. North by Northwest (1959)
Approved | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.
Votes: 287,873 | Gross: $13.28M
25. The Hustler (1961)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.
26. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 632,658 | Gross: $85.16M
27. Mean Streets (1973)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.
Votes: 94,908 | Gross: $3.13M
28. Das Boot (1981)
R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.
Votes: 223,359 | Gross: $11.49M
29. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 407,457 | Gross: $102.52M
30. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 566,178 | Gross: $100.55M
31. High and Low (1963)
Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
32. Cries & Whispers (1972)
R | 91 min | Drama
When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.
Votes: 28,501 | Gross: $1.74M
33. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 486,665 | Gross: $1.23M
34. Stalker (1979)
Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
Votes: 109,226 | Gross: $0.23M
35. The Witch (2015)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
Votes: 183,971 | Gross: $25.14M
36. Solaris (1972)
PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
37. Killer Joe (2011)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Votes: 70,759 | Gross: $1.99M
38. High-Rise (2015)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
Votes: 36,392 | Gross: $0.34M
39. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 238,278 | Gross: $182.21M
40. Seven Samurai (1954)
Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Votes: 303,680 | Gross: $0.27M
41. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 64,934 | Gross: $40.08M
42. Double Indemnity (1944)
Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.
Votes: 137,463 | Gross: $5.72M
43. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 300,824 | Gross: $48.98M
44. Yojimbo (1961)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller