My Movie Shelf

In June of 2014 I left my office job to attend to family issues and found myself searching for a writing project to devote myself to. Owning well over 300 movies (a number that continued to increase even as I dove deeper and deeper into the project), I decided to watch each one, in the order they appeared on my shelf (blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), and write an essay (sometimes short, sometimes less so) about the movie — its strengths, its weaknesses, and my relationship to it. I started this project on June 10, 2014 and gave myself exactly one year to accomplish this task.

For easier reference, here is an up-to-date index of all the movies I’ve covered thus far. Enjoy!

~jessica

INDEX

  1. 3:10 to Yuma
  2. 12 Monkeys
  3. 17 Again
  4. 50 First Dates
  5. 101 Dalmatians
  6. The Accused
  7. Adventures in Babysitting
  8. Aeon Flux
  9. Airheads
  10. Aladdin
  11. Alice in Wonderland
  12. Almost Famous
  13. Amelie
  14. American Beauty
  15. American Pie
  16. The American President
  17. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  18. Animal House
  19. Annie
  20. Any Given Sunday
  21. The Apartment
  22. The Aristocrats
  23. Army of Darkness
  24. Back to School
  25. Be Cool
  26. Beetlejuice
  27. The Benchwarmers
  28. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  29. Beverly Hills Cop
  30. Beverly Hills Cop II
  31. Big Trouble
  32. Blades of Glory
  33. The Blues Brothers
  34. The Boondock Saints
  35. The Bourne Identity
  36. The Bourne Supremacy
  37. The Bourne Ultimatum
  38. Bowling for Columbine
  39. The Breakfast Club
  40. Bridget Jones’s Diary
  41. Brokeback Mountain
  42. Bull Durham
  43. Bye Bye Birdie
  44. Can’t Buy Me Love
  45. Cars
  46. Catch Me If You Can
  47. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  48. Charlie’s Angels
  49. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  50. Charlotte’s Web
  51. Chasing Amy
  52. Chicago
  53. Chicken Run
  54. A Chorus Line
  55. A Christmas Story
  56. The Cider House Rules
  57. Cinderella
  58. Circle of Friends
  59. Citizen Kane
  60. City Slickers
  61. Clash of the Titans
  62. Clerks.
  63. Clerks II
  64. Click
  65. The Client
  66. Closer
  67. Clue
  68. Clueless
  69. Cold Mountain
  70. The Color Purple
  71. Coming to America
  72. Con Air
  73. Confidence
  74. The Corpse Bride
  75. The Count of Monte Cristo
  76. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  77. The Crush
  78. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  79. The Cutting Edge
  80. The Dark Knight
  81. Deep Impact
  82. Defiance
  83. The Departed
  84. Desperately Seeking Susan
  85. Die Hard
  86. Die Hard 2
  87. Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  88. Dirty Dancing
  89. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  90. Dogma
  91. Dolores Claiborne
  92. Double Jeopardy
  93. Down With Love
  94. Dumbo
  95. Easy A
  96. Elizabeth
  97. Empire Records
  98. Erin Brockovich
  99. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  100. Ever After
  101. Evita
  102. Evolution
  103. Face/Off
  104. Fahrenheit 9/11
  105. Far From Heaven
  106. Father of the Bride
  107. Father of the Bride Part II
  108. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  109. A Few Good Men
  110. Fiddler on the Roof
  111. Fight Club
  112. Finding Nemo
  113. Fools Rush In
  114. Forrest Gump
  115. Four Rooms
  116. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  117. Frequency
  118. The Full Monty
  119. Galaxy Quest
  120. Garden State
  121. Get Shorty
  122. Ghost
  123. Ghostbusters
  124. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  125. The Godfather
  126. The Godfather Part II
  127. The Godfather Part III
  128. Gone with the Wind
  129. Good Will Hunting
  130. The Goonies
  131. Grease
  132. Grease 2
  133. The Green Mile
  134. Groundhog Day
  135. Hairspray
  136. Happy Gilmore
  137. High School Musical
  138. High School Musical 2
  139. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  140. The Holiday
  141. Home Alone
  142. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  143. Hoodwinked
  144. Hook
  145. Horton Hears a Who!
  146. The House of Yes
  147. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  148. How to Make an American Quilt
  149. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  150. Interview with the Vampire
  151. Iron Man
  152. Jarhead
  153. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  154. The Jerk
  155. Jerry Maguire
  156. JFK
  157. Johnny Dangerously
  158. The Jungle Book
  159. Juno
  160. Jurassic Park
  161. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  162. Jurassic Park III
  163. Kung Fu Panda
  164. L.A. Story
  165. Lady and the Tramp
  166. Ladyhawke
  167. The Last Samurai
  168. A League of Their Own
  169. The Little Mermaid
  170. Little Shop of Horrors
  171. The Lost Boys
  172. Love Actually
  173. Major League
  174. Mallrats
  175. Mamma Mia!
  176. Mary Poppins
  177. Memento
  178. Mermaids
  179. Men in Black
  180. Minority Report
  181. Miracle on 34th Street
  182. Misery
  183. Monsters, Inc.
  184. Moonstruck
  185. Moulin Rouge!
  186. Mr. Deeds
  187. Munich
  188. The Muppets Take Manhattan
  189. Muriel’s Wedding
  190. Music and Lyrics
  191. My Cousin Vinny
  192. Necessary Roughness
  193. The Neverending Story
  194. Niagara
  195. Night at the Museum
  196. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  197. Notting Hill
  198. Ocean’s Eleven
  199. Ocean’s Thirteen
  200. Office Space
  201. An Officer and a Gentleman
  202. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  203. Orange County
  204. Oscar
  205. Out of Sight
  206. Outrageous Fortune
  207. The Parent Trap
  208. Parenthood
  209. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  210. Peter Pan
  211. Philadelphia
  212. Pinocchio
  213. Pleasantville
  214. Pride & Prejudice
  215. The Princess Bride
  216. Pulp Fiction
  217. Pump Up the Volume
  218. Queen Christina
  219. Rabbit Hole
  220. Real Genius
  221. The Ref
  222. Resident Evil
  223. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  224. Revolutionary Road
  225. Risky Business
  226. Romeo + Juliet
  227. Rounders
  228. Rudy
  229. Runaway Jury
  230. The Rundown
  231. The Santa Clause
  232. Saved!
  233. Saving Silverman
  234. Seabiscuit
  235. Secretary
  236. Sense and Sensibility
  237. Sex and the City
  238. Schindler’s List
  239. Scooby-Doo
  240. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  241. Scream
  242. Scream 2
  243. Scream 3
  244. Scrooged
  245. Shakespeare in Love
  246. Shaun of the Dead
  247. Shining Through
  248. Short Circuit
  249. Signs
  250. Sin City
  251. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  252. Sixteen Candles
  253. The Sixth Sense
  254. Sky High
  255. Sleepers
  256. Sleeping Beauty
  257. Sleepless in Seattle
  258. Sliding Doors
  259. Slumdog Millionaire
  260. Sneakers
  261. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  262. Soul Survivors
  263. The Sound of Music
  264. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  265. Spies Like Us
  266. Stand By Me
  267. Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope
  268. Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back
  269. Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi
  270. Steel Magnolias
  271. Stepmom
  272. The Story of Us
  273. Sugar & Spice
  274. Sunset Boulevard
  275. The Sure Thing
  276. Suspect
  277. Taking Lives
  278. The Terminator
  279. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  280. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
  281. That Thing You Do!
  282. Thelma & Louise
  283. Three Kings
  284. A Time to Kill
  285. Titanic
  286. To Have and Have Not
  287. Top Gun
  288. Toy Story
  289. Toy Story 2
  290. Trading Places
  291. Transformers
  292. Underworld
  293. The Usual Suspects
  294. Wayne’s World
  295. We Are Marshall
  296. Wedding Crashers
  297. The Wedding Singer
  298. What About Bob?
  299. What Lies Beneath
  300. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  301. What’s Love Got To Do With It
  302. When Harry Met Sally…
  303. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  304. The Whole Nine Yards
  305. Wildcats
  306. Wild Things
  307. Willow
  308. Working Girl
  309. X-Men
  310. X-Men 2
  311. Young Guns II
  312. All About Eve
  313. The Avengers
  314. Back to the Future
  315. Back to the Future Part II
  316. Back to the Future Part III
  317. Bad Santa
  318. Beauty and the Beast
  319. Grand Hotel *
  320. Mutiny on the Bounty *
  321. The Wizard of Oz *
  322. The Maltese Falcon *
  323. Mrs. Miniver *
  324. Casablanca *
  325. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre *
  326. A Streetcar Named Desire *
  327. An American in Paris *
  328. Singin’ in the Rain *
  329. Gigi *
  330. North by Northwest *
  331. Ben-Hur *
  332. How the West Was Won *
  333. Doctor Zhivago *
  334. Cool Hand Luke *
  335. 2001: A Space Odyssey *
  336. Bullitt *
  337. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory *
  338. Dirty Harry *
  339. A Clockwork Orange *
  340. The Exorcist *
  341. Superman *
  342. The Shining *
  343. Chariots of Fire *
  344. Amadeus *
  345. Lethal Weapon *
  346. Full Metal Jacket *
  347. Driving Miss Daisy *
  348. Goodfellas *
  349. Unforgiven *
  350. The Bodyguard *
  351. Natural Born Killers *
  352. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring *
  353. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers *
  354. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King *
  355. Million Dollar Baby *
  356. The Hangover *
  357. The Blind Side *
  358. Sherlock Holmes *
  359. Inception *
  360. The Big Lebowski
  361. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  362. The Birdcage
  363. Captain America: The First Avenger
  364. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  365. Cast Away
  366. Commando
  367. Despicable Me
  368. Despicable Me 2
  369. Do the Right Thing
  370. The Fifth Element
  371. Frozen
  372. Gattaca
  373. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  374. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  375. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  376. Guardians of the Galaxy
  377. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  378. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  379. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  380. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  381. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  382. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  383. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
  384. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  385. The Heat
  386. Horrible Bosses
  387. How to Train Your Dragon
  388. The Hunger Games
  389. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  390. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
  391. The Incredibles
  392. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  393. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  394. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  395. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  396. Inglourious Basterds
  397. Jaws
  398. Jumanji
  399. Kill Bill, Vol. 1
  400. Kill Bill, Vol. 2
  401. The Legend of Billie Jean
  402. Little Miss Sunshine
  403. Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
  404. Looper
  405. Maleficent
  406. The Matrix
  407. The Matrix Reloaded
  408. The Matrix Revolutions
  409. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  410. Mulan
  411. Monsters University
  412. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  413. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  414. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  415. Pretty Woman
  416. The Princess and the Frog
  417. Raising Arizona
  418. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  419. Say Anything…
  420. The Shawshank Redemption
  421. The Silence of the Lambs
  422. Star Trek
  423. Tangled
  424. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  425. Toy Story 3
  426. True Grit
  427. Twilight
  428. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  429. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  430. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
  431. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
  432. Up
  433. WALL-E
  434. West Side Story
  435. Whip It
  436. Winter’s Bone
  437. Wreck-It Ralph
  438. X-Men: First Class
  439. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  440. Zombieland

* Part of the Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection on Blu-ray.

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