Movies You Should See

Originally published May 26, 2015

I have been working for Domino’s as long as some of my co-workers have been breathing. There is a generational cultural gap.

This led to someone asking for a list of movies he should see. This was shortly after someone else said “Excuse me while I whip this out.” and he had no clue where it came from.

Jerome and I started a little list. This is the full monty. (ok add “The Full Monty” to the list. “Waking Ned Devine” too.)

This list has been compiled from several sources. We all have our opinions. The first list includes films not on the other lists and some that are. It would be a good start. They should all be the un-edited for TV versions, as close to the theater release as possible.

The Basic List, in no peticular order:

  1. Blazing Saddles
  2. Risky Business
  3. The Blues Brothers
  4. Animal House
  5. Top Gun
  6. Casablanca
  7. The Maltese Falcon
  8. Star Wars (the pre digital version if possible), The New Hope if you must.
  9. Citizen Kane
  10. The Sting
  11. Schindler’s List
  12. Rocky
  13. Bull Durham
  14. Raiders of the Ark, Indiana Jones, 2 and 3. Skip 4
  15. It’s a Wonderful Life (uncut and in black and white)
  16. Saving Private Ryan
  17. When Harry Met Sally
  18. An American President
  19. Bladerunner (the theater version with the bizarre ending and the commentary)
  20. Bananas/Sleeper or another Woody Allen COMENDY, pre Interiors

The Edited Esquire Magazine 75 Films Every Man Should See (my favorites are bold) :

  1. In The Heat of the Night
  2. Slap Shot
  3. Jaws
  4. 12 Angry Men (the Fonda version)
  5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  6. Chinatown
  7. The Godfather/Godfather II
  8. Ghostbusters Original
  9. Glory
  10. Wall Street
  11. The Exorcist
  12. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
  13. Johnny Dangerously
  14. The French Connection
  15. The Great Escape
  16. Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of the Dead (the originals)
  17. First Blood
  18. Tootsie
  19. The Front Page
  20. The Terminator
  21. Dirty Harry
  22. Raging Bull
  23. Citizen Kane
  24. The Shining
  25. . Fatal Attraction
  26. Blade Runner theater release
  27. Sling Blade
  28. Giant
  29. Glengarry Glenn Ross
  30. Serpico
  31. The Searchers
  32. Do The Right Thing
  33. MASH
  34. The Warriors
  35. Alien
  36. Stalag 17
  37. Bridge on the River Kwai
  38. The Misfits
  39. The Maltese Falcon
  40. Dr. No
  41. Cool Hand Luke
  42. The Road Warrior
  43. Patton
  44. True Romance
  45. Run Silent, Run Deep
  46. All Quiet On The Western Front
  47. Platoon
  48. Caddyshack
  49. Blazing Saddles
  50. On The Waterfront

In reposting this list there are two things. It was created in 2015. Most of the movies on these lists were a decade old then. The list is a little…white.

Some movies to round out movies you should see:

  1. Do the Right Thing
  2. BlacKKKlansman
  3. Selma
  4. Black Panther
  5. 42
  6. Boyz in the Hood
  7. Shaft both versions