April 1, 2014

300 Essential Movies For Your Mancave


Although everyone knows that most people who read horror blogs (or listen to podcasts) only watch really shitty movies and live in "Neckbeard Nests" which wouldn't look out of place in an episode of "Hoarders", if you want to refer to your basement den as a "Mancave", that's perfectly fine unless you're actually a girl.

However, should you ever decide to break the stereotype by collecting and watching some great movies in addition to sadly being surrounded by empty energy drink cans, obsolete games consoles, torn comicbooks, a floor full of soggy tissues containing various unpleasant bodily secretions, piles of dirty laundry, and the corpses of neglected pets (or spouses) rotting under stacks of discarded pizza boxes from the local 7eleven, this list is for you!

In reverse order... even though putting things in order is never that important...

300 Essential Movies Which Every Nerd Should Own
300. Fight Club (1999)
299. The Vikings (1958)
298. Metropolis (1927)
297. American Graffiti (1973)
296. Cabaret (1972)
295. M (1931)
294. Taxi Driver (1976)
293. The Elephant Man (1980)
292. Innerspace (1987)
291. The Green Mile (1999)
290. Oldboy (2003)
289. The Deer Hunter (1978)
288. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
287. The Final Cut (2004)
286. The Hands of Orlac (1924)
285. Sleepwalkers (1992)
284. Trainspotting (1996)
283. Insomnia (2002)
282. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
281. Se7en (1995)
280. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
279. Fright (1971)
278. Snatch. (2000)
277. Odd Man Out (1947)
276. Baise-moi (2000)
275. The Changeling (1980)
274. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
273. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
272. Endless Night (1972)
271. The Man in Grey (1943)
270. Brighton Rock (1947)
269. Bicentennial Man (1999)
268. Salem's Lot (1979)
267. Enemy Mine (1985)
266. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
265. The Family Way (1966)
264. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
263. Romancing the Stone (1984)
262. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
261. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
260. The Shuttered Room (1967)
259. The Man Upstairs (1958)
258. Waterworld (1995)
257. Witchfinder General (1968)
256. The Collector (1965)
255. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
254. The Fly (1958)
253. The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
252. Dances with Wolves (1990)
251. Psycho (1960)
250. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
249. Beware of Pity (1946)
248. The Big Lebowski (1998)
247. The Ten Commandments (1956)
246. Dragonwyck (1946)
245. Stir of Echoes (1999)
244. Paint Your Wagon (1969)
243. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
242. The Shootist (1976)
241. Carry On Cowboy (1965)
240. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
239. Yield to the Night (1956)
238. The Entity (1982)
237. The Wild Bunch (1969)
236. Basic Instinct (1992)
235. Where Eagles Dare (1969)
234. Another Country (1984)
233. Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)
232. The Hitcher (1986)
231. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973)
230. The Last Man on Earth (1960)
229. Twisted Nerve (1968)
228. Deadly Strangers (1975)
227. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
226. Callan (1974)
225. The Virgin Soldiers (1969)
224. Halloween (1978)
223. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)
222. Lemon Popsicle (1978)
221. Daughters of Darkness (1971)
220. The Graduate (1967)
219. Diabolique (1955)
218. The Exorcist (1973)
217. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
216. Roman Holiday (1953)
215. Apocalypse Now (1979)
214. The Truman Show (1998)
213. Silent Running (1972)
212. Dracula (1958)
211. In Like Flint (1967)
210. Curse of the Demon (1957)
209. The 400 Blows (1959)
208. Run Lola Run (1998)
207. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
206. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
205. Re-Animator (1985)
204. Bullitt (1968)
203. The Stepford Wives (1975)
202. Fatal Attraction (1987)
201. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
200. Our Man Flint (1966)
199. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
198. Iron Man (2008)
197. The Rock (1996)
196. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
195. The Wicker Man (1973)
194. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
193. Cape Fear (1962)
192. Casino Royale (2006)
191. Rio Bravo (1959)
190. Rear Window (1954)
189. Death Race 2000 (1975)
188. Donnie Brasco (1997)
187. The Big Boss (1971)
186. The Boondock Saints (1999)
185. Face/Off (1997)
184. Papillon (1973)
183. Sudden Death (1995)
182. Dr. No (1962)
181. Play Misty for Me (1971)
180. Death Wish II (1982)
179. Timecop (1994)
178. Training Day (2001)
177. Phone Booth (2002)
176. Speed (1994)
175. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
174. The Odessa File (1974)
173. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
172. A Serbian Film (2010)
171. Death Wish (1974)
170. Marathon Man (1976)
169. Escape from New York (1981)
168. Coming to America (1988)
167. The Omen (1976)
166. Ben-Hur (1959)
165. Reign of Fire (2002)
164. The Right Stuff (1983)
163. Gran Torino (2008)
162. Frequency (2000)
161. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
160. Rocky IV (1985)
159. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
158. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
157. Caligula (1979)
156. The Wild Geese (1978)
155. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
154. Stripes (1981)
153. Logan's Run (1976)
152. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
151. Office Space (1999)
150. Hard Boiled (1992)
149. Groundhog Day (1993)
148. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
147. Universal Soldier (1992)
146. American Beauty (1999)
145. Road House (1989)
144. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
143. Raging Bull (1980)
142. Collateral (2004)
141. The Great Houdini (1976)
140. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
139. Pitch Black (2000)
138. The Beach (2000)
137. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
136. Commando (1985)
135. The Left Handed Gun (1958)
134. Ice Station Zebra (1968)
133. True Grit (1969)
132. Dead Poets Society (1989)
131. The Human Centipede 2 (2011)
130. Harry Brown (2009)
129. Aliens (1986)
128. No Country for Old Men (2007)
127. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
126. Wayne's World (1992)
125. The Outsiders (1983)
124. Riddick (2013)
123. Shutter (2008)
122. Hot Fuzz (2007)
121. Lethal Weapon (1987)
120. The Woman in the Window (1944)
119. Angel Heart (1987)
118. Caddyshack (1980)
117. High Noon (1952)
116. Alien (1979)
115. Streets of Fire (1984)
114. Léon: The Professional (1994)
113. Shane (1953)
112. The Running Man (1987)
111. Double Indemnity (1944)
110. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
109. The Hustler (1961)
108. District B13 (2004)
107. Platoon (1986)
106. 48 Hrs. (1982)
105. Spartacus (1960)
104. L.A. Confidential (1997)
103. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
102. Rising Sun (1993)
101. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
100. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
99. Scarlet Street (1945)
98. Hard Rain (1998)
97. First Blood (1982)
96. Passenger 57 (1992)
95. The Terminator (1984)
94. Rumble Fish (1983)
93. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
92. Forrest Gump (1994)
91. Under Siege (1992)
90. The Matrix (1999)
89. Full Metal Jacket (1997)
88. Demolition Man (1993)
87. Top Gun (1986)
86. Pulp Fiction (1994)
85. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
84. Scarface (1983)
83. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
82. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
81. Constantine (2005)
80. Taken (2008)
79. Cliffhanger (1993)
78. Rain Man (1988)
77. Predator (1987)
76. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
75. Risky Business (1983)
74. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
73. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
72. Planet of the Apes (1968)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
70. From Russia with Love (1963)
69. Rocky (1976)
68. Falling Down (1993)
67. Black Rain (1989)
66. Blade (1998)
65. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
64. Batman Begins (2005)
63. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
62. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
61. RoboCop (1987)
60. GoldenEye (1995)
59. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
58. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
57. Casino (1995)
56. xXx (2002)
55. Jaws (1975)
54. Con Air (1997)
53. Chinatown (1974)
52. Duel (1971)
51. The Fan (1996)
50. Django Unchained (2012)
49. Quadrophenia (1979)
48. M*A*S*H (1970)
47. 300 (2006)
46. Die Hard (1988)
45. Goodfellas (1990)
44. Stalag 17 (1953)
43. The Dark Knight (2008)
42. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
41. Broken Arrow (1996)
40. The Bounty (1984)
39. The Transporter (2002)
38. The Searchers (1956)
37. Royal Flash (1975)
36. Blade Runner (1982)
35. True Romance (1993)
34. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
33. The Edge (1997)
32. Betty Blue (1986)
31. The Godfather (1972)
30. Turkish Delight (1973)
29. Braveheart (1995)
28. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
27. Django (1966)
26. Total Recall (1990)
25. Highlander (1986)
24. Porky's (1982)
23. Deliverance (1972)
22. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
21. The Big Blue (1988)
20. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
19. The Great Escape (1963)
18. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
17. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
16. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
15. Scum (1979)
14. Alfie (1966)
13. Flesh+Blood (1985)
12. Excalibur (1981)
11. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
10. Gone Girl (2014)
9. Das Boot (1981)
8. The Ipcress File (1965)
7. Gladiator (2000)
6. Zulu (1964)
5. The Thing (1982)
4. Dirty Harry (1971)
3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
2. Goldfinger (1964)
1. Enter the Dragon (1973)

Once you have a collection of these excellent movies, you'll always be able to entertain your friends on those rare occasions when they visit. Oh wait, you probably don't have any real life friends anyway, do you? Nevermind.

Feel free to let me know if you think I've missed out anything important from this list.

Oh, and please leave the house once in a while.