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No, I haven’t seen everything. Here’s what I’m missing on They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They’s (ranked!) list of the 1000 greatest films ever made from just the top 200:

25. Les Enfants du Paradis (1945, Marcel Carné)
64. Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
81. Voyage in Italy (1953, Roberto Rossellini)
97. Gertrud (1964, C.T. Dreyer)
100. Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
112. Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance)
121. Earth (1930, Alexander Dovzhenko)
135. Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrzej Wajda)
139. Paisan (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
142. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
147. Partie de campagne (1936, Jean Renoir)
148. Shoah (1985, Claude Lanzmann)
174. The Traveling Players (1975, Theo Angelopoulos)
178. The World of Apu (1959, Satyajit Ray)
198. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936, Jean Renoir)

And it just gets more obscure and less seen from there. (The last two hundred are a fucking embarrassment.) My total unseen (again, out of 1000) stands at 307. That’s 693 seen on the list, out of the 3500 or so films I’ve seen in my 29 years. I’m not sure whether to be depressed or relieved. Probably both.

Anyone interested in seeing the full list of what I have yet to see can torture themselves here.