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A Hundred Years of Catch-up

Alternate title: “How the Hell Have I Not Seen That Yet??”

Decided to kick off the 2020s by going over the past 100 years of cinema and picking one film a year I haven’t seen that I really probably should have seen by now. The idea is I’ll get through the list by the end of 2020, but that’s probably optimistic (or at last seemed so before I ended up in quarantine!).

My requirements in putting this list together: (1) I have not seen the film, ever; and (2) it’s available for streaming or rent, by me, right now. Criterion Channel, this is your time to shine.

  • The Golem: How He Came into the World
  • The Kid
  • Häxan
  • Our Hospitality
  • Greed
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Faust
  • Wings
  • Steamboat Willie
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • City Lights
  • Vampyr
  • The Invisible Man
  • L'Atalante
  • A Night at the Opera
  • Swing Time
  • The Awful Truth
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • A Plumbing We Will Go
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Brief Encounter
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Black Narcissus
  • Red River
  • Late Spring
  • Panic in the Streets
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Umberto D.
  • Ugetsu
  • La Strada
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Night and Fog
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Dracula
  • Ben-Hur
  • Le Trou
  • West Side Story
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • The Leopard
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • The Sound of Music
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • PlayTime
  • Targets
  • Z
  • The Conformist
  • Get Carter
  • Cabaret
  • Paper Moon
  • Black Christmas
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Brood
  • Friday the 13th
  • My Dinner with Andre
  • Q
  • Sans Soleil
  • Starman
  • Come and See
  • Platoon
  • Hellraiser
  • Mississippi Burning
  • The Decalogue
  • Misery
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Tombstone
  • Satantango
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Hard Eight
  • Titanic
  • Armageddon
  • Go
  • Billy Elliot
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Panic Room
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Saw
  • Corpse Bride
  • Marie Antoinette
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Ponyo
  • Mother
  • 13 Assassins
  • Margaret
  • Magic Mike
  • Fateful Findings
  • Frank
  • Krisha
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time
  • Coco
  • Roma
  • Joker