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Top 100 Movies - A Tribute

Updated on January 27, 2013

This tribute to the movies was written using IMDB's list of the 100 top movies as of 2010. There are other lists available and each one varies a bit, but many of the movies appear on every list, changing only slightly in order, making them perpetual classics.

Reel Life

The prisoners of Shawshank sought Redemption from The Godfather.  A consultation was held with the second Godfather which led to the discovery of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the many volumes of Pulp Fiction on Schindler's List.  The confrontation led to 12 Angry Men, but only One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and out into The Dark Knight.  The remainder were dismayed to find that As the Empire Strikes Back and heads to Casablanca, the Star Wars continue.

The Shawshank Redmeption
The Shawshank Redmeption

The Godfather

Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando

Back at the palace, The Return of the King was accompanied by The Seven Samurai.  The warriors were determined to be Good Fellows as they were viewed through the Rear Window on their trek into the City of God.

The Return of the King

Vigo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom
Vigo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom
The Seven Samurai
The Seven Samurai

The Raiders of the Lost Ark joined the Fight Club and The Fellowship of the Ring as Once Upon a Time in the West, the Usual Suspects were rounded up. They pointed the finger at the Psycho from The Silence of the Lambs who was last seen on Sunset Boulevard making his way through the Matrix as he carried a Momento from his last meal. Dr. Stangelove learned to stop worrying and love the bomb as he traveled North By Northwest and reminisced, It's a Wonderful Life. He then climbed The Two Towers with Citizen Kane.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects

The Professional spoke about Apocalypse Now comparing it to an American Beauty he once knew and blaming it on American History X. He claimed it was the Taxi Driver's fault along with his accomplice, Forrest Gump. Vertigo became a troublesome problem for Lawrence of Arabia as he looked Up and discovered WALL-E hanging out with those Inglorious Basterds. They claimed victory leads to Paths of Glory and an evening with Amelie.

Forest Gump

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

It was Double Indemnity for the Alien M who would eventually face Judgment Day for his evil plan To Kill A Mockingbird. But he was saved from death row for his valiant attempt at Saving Private Ryan from an untimely death at the hands of A Clockwork Orange

Teminator 2 Judgement Day

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Shining gold from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was bright enough to blind The Departed treasure hunters.  They were forced to leave behind The Third Man and The Pianist as they went to destroy The Lives of Others in Chinatown.  The treasure was Spirited Away and concealed by the City Lights with the help of the Aliens who used it to  create Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  The discovery was kept L.A. Confidential and safe, and the city held a Requiem for a Dream to celebrate.


Jack Nichelson
Jack Nichelson

It was a real tragedy when Das Boot was chewed up and devoured by the Reservoir Dogs.  They were discovered living under The Bridge On the River Kwai, protecting Monty Python and the Holy Grail from Pan's LabyrinthThe Raging Bull was sent away and ordered to learn All About Eve and The Maltese Falcon before he could return.  He was warned: Don't become A Slumdog Millionaire.

Raging Bull

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro

While Singin' In the Rain in District 9, Rashomon reminisced about Modern Times finding Some Like it Hot in The PrestigeRebecca during her Downfall stole a Gran Torino and drove it to the Cinema Paradiso to listen to a concert by Amadeus.  She fell asleep during the intermission and dreamed about 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Singin' in the Rain

Donald O'Conner, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly
Donald O'Conner, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

Despite his lot in life, The Elephant Man believes Life is Beautiful even in Metropolis which is ruled by The Great Dictator. This beauty could be seen Once Upon a Time in America if you traveled Back to the Future far enough.


Dressed in a Full Metal Jacket The Bicycle Thief watches as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to witness The Sting.  He was then asked to take part in The Great Escape and embrace his Brave Heart. 


Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson


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  • lafenty profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from California

    Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

    Susan Hazelton 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Loved your Reel Life segment, the play of word's/movies was great. Very creative. Great pictures and terrific movie choices.

  • lafenty profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from California

    Thanks Mike for your comments. It was fun to write.

  • Mike Lickteig profile image

    Mike Lickteig 

    8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

    That was a nice little word play there, and an enjoyable tribute to some great movies.



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