I’ve Seen 116 Out of 239 Movies

movieposterI guess I’m a loser.

Our friend Erika Anderson, she of former Georgia Bulletin staff writer fame, posted this over on Facebook (you can find me there, as well as Jennifer). I thought it was amusing and funny, but apparently, I’ve wasted a great deal of my life.

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own Facebook account or website, paste this as a note or blog entry. Then, put X’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
() Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
() Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 7

(x) The Princess Bride
() Anchorman
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
() Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
() White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
() 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
() The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 12

(x) Scream (Ashamed to admit)
(x) Scream 2 (Ashamed to admit)
(x) Scream 3 (Ashamed to admit)
(x) Scary Movie (Ashamed to admit)
() Scary Movie 2
() Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie (Ashamed to admit)
() American Pie 2
() American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far:17

() Harry Potter 1
() Harry Potter 2
() Harry Potter 3
() Harry Potter 4
() Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
() Little Black Book
(X) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far:20

(x) Finding Nemo
(X) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
() White Chicks
() Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(X) I, Robot
(x) Robots
Total so far: 27

() Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(X) Deep Impact
(X) KingPin
() Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
() Meet the Fockers
() Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
Total so far: 33

(X) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
() The Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
() Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
() The Ring
() The Ring 2
() Surviving X-MAS
() Flubber
Total so far: 38

() Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
() Practical Magic
() Chicago
() Ghost Ship
() From Hell
(X) Hellboy
() Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
() The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 41

(X) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
() Bride of Chucky
() Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 47

(X) Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
() Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremecy
() Lone Star
() Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
(X) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
(X) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(X) Curious George
Total so far: 57

(X) Independence Day
() Cujo
(X) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(X) Christine
(x) ET
() Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 65

( ) Best Bet
() How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
() She’s All That
() Calendar Girls
() Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
(X) Event Horizon (Most Evil Movie EVER – DO NOT WATCH)
() Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(X) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
() The Terminator 3
Total so far:72

(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday (the original only!)
(X) Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 85

() Swimfan
() Miracle on 34th street
() Old School
(x) The Notebook
(X) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
() A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
() The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far:87 (I’ve now passed loser-hood)

(X) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 93

() Baseketball
() Hostel
() Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(X) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 97

( ) The Jacket
() Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 101

( ) High Tension
() Club Dread
(X) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(X) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
Total so far: 105

() Kill Bill vol 1
() Kill Bill vol 2
(X) Mortal Kombat (*Sigh*)
( ) Wolf Creek
() Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
Total so far: 106

(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X)Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
(X) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
(X) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 114

(X) The Matrix
() The Matrix Reloaded
() The Matrix Revolutions
() Evil Dead
() Evil Dead 2
( Team America: World Police
() Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
() Hannibal
Total so far: 116

Now Add them up and…

Put “I’ve seen [however many] out of 239 films” in the subject line and repost it on Facebook or your blog. And for that matter, leave a comment here on our website and let us know how many you’ve seen!

And sadly, I didn’t count some movies I started to watch but didn’t finish, or if I’ve only seen parts of a movie. And even more sadly, there are a LOT of movies on this list I should have walked out of.

Posted by Greg
December 13, 2008
  • Erika says:

    Woo! Blog shout out!

    I know it hurt your heart to see I have never seen a Lord of the Rings movie, or an Indiana Jones one…and only one Star Wars. But you still called me your friend, here, so I feel better. 🙂

  • Greg says:

    Yes, I was definitely sad for you. I feel like we should have you over under the auspices of dinner one weekend and instead force you to watch all of these movies back-to-back!

  • Maria says:

    109 I guess you’re a bigger loser 😉

  • Jennifer says:

    I, however, won’t be doing this examination of my past movie watching history. I have better things to do with my time 🙂

  • Steve Nelson says:

    124 of 239, or almost 52% and I agree, there are some BAD movies on that list. I wish I could get that time back and read a book.

  • Jim says:

    Only 71 for me… and that’s more than I thought it would be!
    Probably only have seen 10 in the last 12 months… Of course, I would’ve added a few more had the Batman movies been listed or
    many others I have seen over the years that weren’t listed…

    I wish I had more time to relax and watch a movie more often.
    We used to do it every Friday night when the kids were younger.
    We should start that again.

  • chirotim says:

    Man, I’ve only seen 43 of these.

  • Jeff Miller says:


    Can’t believe you have never seen “Miracle on 34th street”

  • Charda says:

    I’ve seen 92 out of 239 films 🙂

  • Inge says:

    I’ve seen 35 of those list… I’ve seen a ton of other movies that aren’t on the list though…

    I must be pathetic…

  • Mike Kuypers says:

    57 for me. I can’t get out to see new movies and I don’t rent DVDs or subscribe to premium cable channels like HBO. Nor do most newer movies appeal to me. However, my personal movie collection consists of nearly 800 VHS tapes and 300 DVDs, so I guess that makes me the biggest loser here. 🙂

  • James says:

    81! Definitely not a loser!

    Never seeing a Star Wars movie, any of them, or Matrix helps avoid the “loser” label. But I do love me some Indiana Jones and Will Ferrell movies!

  • Baroquem says:

    53! Ha!

    Thing is, though, if you’re a big movie fan, then to you this is probably proof that I *don’t* have a life.

  • Christine Heusinger says:

    Oh my gosh… I need to get out more! I’ve only seen 70 of these films!! Although I must say I didn’t see any titles that I thought “Oh I REALLY REALLY want to see that!!”

  • Lama says:

    I think I’m the lowest.
    27 films!!
    add the ones I want to see.

  • Leisa from Minnesoooota says:

    Seriously Greg, you have never seen Miracle on 34th Street?
    And we mean the 1947 version.
    It is the only the best Santa Claus movie….ever!

  • Leisa from Minnesoooota says:

    woops, forgot my total, I am a loser beyond hope, my total 136, beat that!

  • Jason says:

    126 – I think the most embarrassing thing is I was disappointed it wasn’t more!

  • Denyse says:

    I’ve seen only 13. What does that say….hmmmmm.

  • Joanne from Rhode Island says:

    Interesting…I’ve only seen 40 films on this list but like others have stated, tons of others not on the list. What criteria did a movie need to get on this list or was it just random? Curious minds would love to know…

  • Greg says:

    @Joanne –

    Honestly, since I got it from Facebook, it was probably created by some 15 year old kid!

    Maybe we should make our own list of MOVIES YOU SHOULD SEE!

  • Brandi says:



    I agree. Not a good comprehensive movie list (many of them aren’t high-quality films at all). Where are the classics like “North by Northwest?” Yes, a new list is in order. 🙂

  • Dan says:

    For Joanne and Greg:

    Good idea Greg! Hey, I was at “The Day The Earth Stood Still” last weekend, and I saw three previews that caught my eye for 2009!! “The Spirit”, “2012”(hoping that’s only the title and NOT when it comes out!), and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”(give credit where credit is due, Marvel is pumping them out like a machine! I’m waiting for Wonder Woman and have Lynda Carter cameo as “Queen Hippolata”!

    Gotta go! Last episode of “Heroes” for 2008 is on in ten minutes!


  • Maria says:

    Christy has seen 143. She’s a big loser.

  • vicky says:

    yeah i had 154.

    i’m the biggest loser.

  • Doug says:

    I have no life…28 for me.

  • Don says:

    Wow, only 22 for me.

  • Richard says:

    I have seen 175 of the movies on the list. And to just think of all the movies on this list I’ve seen more than once .

  • Allyson says:

    87 for me. Not as much of a loser as I thought. I can’t wait to see what David’s number is. I’m sure he’ll be in the loser category.

  • Katherine says:

    I got 151 – and I”m sure Mac could beat me – although where he’s seen all the Kill Bills and Predators, I’ve seen the Princess Diaries and all other girlie flicks.

  • Linda says:

    90 and I was disappointed as I consider myself well versed in films – classics and contemporary. But as has already been mentioned, depending on your “life experience” you could have made a list that tripled that list of only quality movies alone.

    Turner just had a Joseph Cotton run the other night – Gaslight and Shadow of a Doubt among others – excellent. I know nerdlinger, I’m good with it.

  • Michael Riecken says:

    138 – I thought that it would be higher though.

    I’m not a big horror fan, so that’s a whole genre off of the list.

  • Lu says:

    77…must be my lucky number!

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