June 12th, 2010

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A Year’s Supply of Movie Recs

I believe I first heard about the book Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen from BoingBoing.com, and borrowed a copy from the library to check it out. I thought I’d read through the entries, flag the movies that sounded good, and add them to my Netflix queue. After I flagged 9 of the first 10,* I decided that I’d just add them ALL to my list. Maybe Maltin’s descriptions make them sound more compelling than I’ll find them, but I think they’ll be interesting, at the very least.

So as a service to my Readers, here’s the list of movies from the book. I’ve marked the ones I’ve seen in Bold (15 out of 151; so his title is 10% inaccurate). I’ve provided the release year and director, because some have similar names to other movies (e.g. The Maltese Falcon, which is NOT the Bogart version). Apparently not all of them are available on DVD, but the ones that are will keep me busy for quite a while. (Yes, if I was REALLY nice, I'd make them all links to Netflix pages so we could all add them to our queues easily. I don't have that kind of time. Sorry.) Scroll to the bottom for downloadable versions of the list, though.

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