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200 Films Challenge

200 Films Challenge

Here’s a fun idea for my fellow cinephiles out there. Years ago, I was inspired by Michael Green who started something called the 101 things in 1001 days challenge (now called the Day Zero Project) to watch all the films that won the Oscar, Palme d’Or, Sundance, Independent Spirit, and a few other awards. I copied his lists and made a real effort…… until I got sidetracked. That was more than five? seven? years ago(!) and I’m finally ready to try again. It is a companion to my 100 Books Challenge.

To make it a little easier this go around, I decided to focus on just the Cannes, Oscar, and Golden Globe winners. There is some overlap among the lists and I’ve already made a dent in them, so I’m estimating that there are just under 200 films to see. So maybe at one film per week, it may take me around four years? On the one hand, that seems crazy, but on the other hand, it was more than four years ago that I started this and had I kept it up, I would have been done by now! Again, I’ll cross out titles of what I’m watching as I go and if any of you are interested in watching these films too, come join me over at the Day Zero Project where we can track our progress together. Bring on the popcorn! 🎬📽🍿🎞🎥

 

Palme D’or Winners

1. Union Pacific (1939)
2. The Turning Point
3. Men Without Wings (1946)
4. The Last Chance/Torment
5. Iris and the Lieutenant (1946)
6. María Candelaria/Portrait of Maria (1943)
7. Rome, Open City (1945)
8. Neecha Nagar (1946)
9. Brief Encounter (1945)
10. Pastoral Symphony (1946)
11. The Lost Weekend (1945)
12. Red Meadows (1945)
13. The Third Man (1949)
14. Miss Julie
15. Miracle in Milan (1951)
16. The Tragedy of Othello (1951)
17. Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)
18. The Wages of Fear (1953)
19. Jigokumon/Gate of Hell (1954)
20. Marty (1955)
21. Le Monde Du Silence/The Silent World
22. Pather Panchali/Song of the Little Road (1955)
23. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
24. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
25. Black Orpheus (1959)
26. La Dolce Vita (1960)

27. The Long Absence (1961)
28. Viridiana (1961)
29. Keeper of Promises
30. The Leopard (1963)
31. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
32. The Knack…And How to Get It (1965)
33. A Man and a Woman (1966)
34. The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1965)
35. Blow-Up (1966)
36. If…. (1968)
37. M*A*S*H (1970)
38. The Go-Between (1971)
39. The Working Class Goes to Heaven
40. The Mattei Affair (1972)
41. The Hireling (1973)
42. Scarecrow (1973)
43. The Conversation (1974)
44. Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)
45. Taxi Driver (1976)
46. Padre Padarone (1977)
47. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
48. Apocalypse Now (1979)
49. The Tin Drum (1979)
50. All That Jazz (1979)
51. Kagemusha (1980)
52. Man of Iron (1981)
53. Missing
54. Yol (1982)
55. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
56. Paris, Texas (1984)
57. When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
58. The Mission (1986)
59. Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
60. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
61. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
62. Wild at Heart (1990)
63. Barton Fink (1991)

64. The Best Intentions (1992)
65. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
66. The Piano (1993)
67. Pulp Fiction (1994)

68. Underground (1995)
69. Secrets & Lies (1996)
70. Taste of Cherry (1997)
71. The Eel (1997)
72. Eternity and a Day (1998)
73. Rosetta (1999)
74. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
75. The Son’s Room (2001)
76. The Pianist (2002)

77. Elephant (2003)
78. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
79. The Child (2005)
80. The Wind That Blows the Barley
81. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
82. The Class (2008)
83. The White Ribbon (2009)
84. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
85. The Tree of Life (2011)
86. Amour (2012)
87. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
88. Winter Sleep (2014)
89. Dheepan (2015)
90. I,Daniel Blake (2016)
91. The Square (2017)
92. Shoplifters (2018)
93. Parasite (2019)

 

Golden Globe Best Picture Winners (Drama)

1. A Place in the Sun (1951)
2. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
3. The Robe (1953)
4. On the Waterfront (1954)
5. East of Eden (1955)
6. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
7. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
8. The Defiant Ones (1958)
9. Ben-Hur (1959)
10. Spartacus (1960)
11. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
12. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
13. The Cardinal (1963)
14. Becket (1964)
15. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
16. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
17. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
18. The Lion in Winter (1968)
19. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
20. Love Story (1970)
21. The French Connection (1971)

22. The Godfather (1972)
23. The Exorcist (1973)
24. Chinatown (1974)
25. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
26. Rocky (1976)
27. The Turning Point (1977)
28. Midnight Express (1978)
29. Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
30. Ordinary People (1980)
31. On Golden Pond (1981)
32. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
33. Terms of Endearment (1983)
34. Amadeus (1984)
35. Out of Africa (1985)

36. Platoon (1986)
37. The Last Emperor (1987)
38. Rain Man (1988)
39. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
40. Dances With Wolves (1990)
41. Bugsy (1991)
42. Scent of a Woman (1992)
43. Schindler’s List (1993)
44. Forrest Gump (1994)
45. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
46. The English Patient (1996)
47. Titanic (1997)

48. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
49. American Beauty (1999)
50. Gladiator (2000)
51. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
52. The Hours (2002)
53. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
54. The Aviator (2004)
55. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
56. Babel (2006)
57. Atonement (2007)
58. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
59. Avatar (2009)
60. The Social Network (2010)
61. The Descendants (2011)
62. Argo (2012)
63. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
64. Boyhood (2014)
65. The Revenant (2015)
66. Moonlight (2016)
67. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
68. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

 

Academy Awards Best Picture Winners

2019 – “Green Book”
2018 – “The Shape of Water”
2017 – “Moonlight”
2016 – “Spotlight”
2015 – “Birdman”
2014 – “12 Years a Slave”
2013 – “Argo”
2012 – “The Artist”
2011 – “The King’s Speech”
2010 – “The Hurt Locker”
2009 – “Slumdog Millionaire”
2008 – “No Country for Old Men”
2007 – “The Departed”
2006 – “Crash”
2005 – “Million Dollar Baby”
2004 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2003 – “Chicago”
2002 – “A Beautiful Mind”
2001 – “Gladiator”
2000 – “American Beauty”
1999 – “Shakespeare in Love”
1998 – “Titanic”
1997 – “The English Patient”
1996 – “Braveheart”
1995 – “Forrest Gump”
1994 – “Schindler’s List”
1993 – “Unforgiven”
1992 – “The Silence of the Lambs”
1991 – “Dances With Wolves”
1990 – “Driving Miss Daisy”
1989 – “Rain Man”
1988 – “The Last Emperor”
1987 – “Platoon”
1986 – “Out of Africa”
1985 – “Amadeus”
1984 – “Terms of Endearment”
1983 – “Gandhi”
1982 – “Chariots of Fire”
1981 – “Ordinary People”
1980 – “Kramer vs. Kramer”
1979 – “The Deer Hunter”
1978 – “Annie Hall”
1977 – “Rocky”
1976 – “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
1975 – “The Godfather Part II”
1974 – “The Sting”
1973 – “The Godfather”
1972 – “The French Connection”
1971 – “Patton”
1970 – “Midnight Cowboy”
1969 – “Oliver!”
1968 – “In the Heat of the Night”
1967 – “A Man for All Seasons”
1966 – “The Sound of Music”
1965 – “My Fair Lady”
1964 – “Tom Jones”
1963 – “Lawrence of Arabia”
1962 – “West Side Story”
1961 – “The Apartment”
1960 – “Ben-Hur”
1959 – “Gigi”
1958 – “The Bridge on the River Kwai”
1957 – “Around the World in 80 Days”
1956 – “Marty”
1955 – “On the Waterfront”
1954 – “From Here to Eternity”
1953 – “The Greatest Show on Earth”
1952 – “An American in Paris”
1951 – “All About Eve”
1950 – “All the Kings Men”
1949 – “Hamlet”
1948 – “Gentleman’s Agreement”
1947 – “The Best Years of Our Lives”
1946 – “The Lost Weekend”
1945 – “Going My Way”
1944 – “Casablanca”
1943 – “Mrs. Miniver”
1942 – “How Green Was My Valley”
1941 – “Rebecca”
1940 – “Gone with the Wind”
1939 – “You Can’t Take It with You”
1938 – “The Life of Emile Zola”
1937 – “The Great Ziegfeld”
1936 – “Mutiny on the Bounty”
1935 – “It Happened One Night”
1933/1934 – “Cavalcade”
1932/1933 – “Grand Hotel”
1931/1932 – “Cimarron”
1930/1931 – “All Quiet on the Western Front”
1929/1930 – “The Broadway Melody”
1928/1929 – “Wings”

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