200 FILMS

200 FILMS 2013

Whew. I watch a fair amount of films at home (not including around 20 a year in the theater). Last night after watching an old Universal Sherlock Holmes The Scarlet Claw, I tabulated 200 films since January 1, 2013.   It comes as no surprise that more than half of the films fall under the sci-fi/horror genre.  Actually, Film Noir is probably my favorite genre overall, but I have not tapped into too many shadowy thrillers this year.  Here’s my running tab (yes, sometimes I watch the same films a couples times a year).  I have watched so many of these films multiple times (e.g. Casablanca), they have become perennial favorites.  Here are a few gems that I recommend as curiosities that slipped through the cracks (I sure missed them) followed by my list of 200.
  • Spirit of the Beehive —just brilliant on all levels.
  • La Casa del Terror —Fun Mexican horror all-star monster romp.
  • Coogan’s Bluff —Early gritty Eastwood cop thriller with good performances.
  • Cul-de-Sac —Polanski and Donald Pleasance at his best.
  • Sanshiro Sugata I & II —Essential early Kurosawa.
  • The Men Who Tread on Tiger’s Tail —Early Kurosawa Samurai gem.
  • Point Blank —Unusual film about double-crosses stars Lee Marvin as badass Walker who takes on the system.
1. Hellboy II
2.The Last Dinosaur
3.Django
4. The Four Feathers (1939)
5. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
6. ParaNorman
7. Spirit of the Bee Hive (1973)
8. Cape Fear, Mitchum/Peck
9. Frankenweenie (2012)
10. Frankenweenie (Short)
11. John Dies in the End
12. Abominable
13. Night of the Devils
14. The Punisher (2004)
16.  Tasmanian Devils
17.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
18. Taken 2
19.  Wrath of the Titans
20. Chisum
21. Onibaba (1964)
22. Werewolf, MST3K
23. Robot Monster, MST3K
24. Bride of the Monster, MST3K
25. The Four Skulls of Jonathon  Drake
26. Gamera vs. Zigra, MST3K
27. Future War, MST3K
28. The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman (1971)
29. Casablanca
30. The Maltese Falcon
31. The Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
32. Ozombie
33. War of the Dead
34. Werewolf of London
35. The Wolfman (1941)
36. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
37.  Wolfen (1981)
38.  Hondo
39. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Lorre)
40. La Casa del Terror (1959)
41. The Wolf Man, Again
42. The House of Frankenstein
43. The House of Dracula
44. Abominable Snowman (1955)
45. Rodan
45. Varan
46. Return of the Vampire
47. The Hideous Sun Demon
48. Donovan’s Brain
49. Skyfall
50. The Werewolf
51. The Giant Claw
52. Werewolves on Wheels
53. Dr. No
54. From Russia with Love
55. An American Werewolf in London
56. Skyfall
57. The Spy Who Loved Me
58. Tree’s Lounge
59. Dawn of the Dead
60. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
61. T2
62. Curse of the Werewolf
63. Flight
64. Lorelei
65. The Naked Jungle
66. The Green Berets
67. The Searchers
68. Raiga
69. The Monster Walks (1932)
70. Attack of the Giant Leeches
71. Doomed to Die
72. The Quiet Man
73. Leprechaun
74. Octaman
75. The Beast of Yucca Flats
76. The Amazing Mr. X
77. The Slime People
78. The Cremators
79. Squirm
80. Crack in the World
81. Kill Dozer
  1. The Ten Commandments
  2. Invisible Ghost
  3. Indestructable Man
  4. Old School
  5. Paranormal Activity 4
  6. Big Trouble in Little China
  7. Hammer Dracula
  8. The Green Slime
  9. Dracula: Prince of Darkness
  10. Confessions of an Opium Eater
  11. The Night Strangler
  12. Reefer Madness
  13. Serpent Island
  14. Monster from the Ocean Floor
  15. Monster (1955)
  16. Nightmares in Wax
  17. The Day Time Ended
  18. A Cold Night’s Death
  19. “X” The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
  20. Stranger on a Horse
  21. The Crawling Hand
  22. North to Alaska
  23. Black Like Me
  24. The Last Picture Show
  25. Dial M for Murder
  26. You Only Live Twice
  27. Diamonds are Forever
  28. Creatures from the Abyss
  29. Sound of Horror
  30. The Dark
  31. The Being
  32. Play Misty for Me
  33. The Eiger Sanction
  34. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  35. Beast from 20000 Fathoms
  36. Jason and the Argonauts
  37. White Heat
  38. Poltergeist
  39. Le Mans
  40. Lake Placid 3
  41. Coogan’s Bluff
  42. Golden Voy of Sinbad
  43. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
  44. The Brotherhood of Satan
  45. Mr. Sardonicus
  46. MAMA
  47. Invasion of the Astro-Monster
  48. The Cocoanuts
  49. The Earth Dies Screaming
  50. The Frankenstein Theory
  51. Animal Crackers
  52. Horse Feathers
  53. Monkey Business
  54. Duck Soup
  55. The Harder They Fall
  56. Rough Justice
  57. Life of Pi
  58. Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan
  59. Lifeforce
  60. Things to Come
  61. House on Haunted Hill
  62. Super 8
  63. Alien
  64. The Incredible Shrinking Man
  65. The Devil Doll
  66. Dear God No!
  67. Axe Giant
  68. Dredd
  69. Heavy Metal
  70. 20 Million Miles to Earth
  71. Gamera vs Guiron
  72. Sharknado
  73. Big Foot: The Lost Coast Tapes
  74. Badlands
  75. Das Boot
  76. Space Amoeba
  77. Europa Report
  78. War of the Worlds The True Story
  79. Fever Pitch
  80. The Fog
  81. Earth vs. The Spider
  82. Apocalypse Now Redux
  83. Gorgo
  84. War of the Worlds (2005)
  85. Good Morning
  86. 2010
  87. I Married a Monster from Outer Space
  88. Cul-de-sac
  89. Flesh and the Fiends
  90. The Devil’s Backbone
  91. Blood Suckers
  92. Blood Curse
  93. Dodes’Ka-Den
  94. Sanshiro Sugata
  95. The Blob (1988)
  96. Sanshiro Sugata II
  97. Friday the 13th Part VI
  98. Nightmare Castle
  99. The Men Who Tread on Tiger’s Tail
  100. One Wonderful Sunday
  101. No Regrets for Our Youth
  102. The Most Beautiful
  103. Survivor
  104. End of the World
  105. Bad Milo!
  106. The Incredible Melting Man
  107. The Red Planet Mars
  108. Puppet Master IV
  109. The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
  110. The Mask of Fu Manchu
  111. Frankenstein’s Army
  112. The Entity
  113. The Fly
  114. The Man from Planet X
  115. Beyond the Time Barrier
  116. The Quiet Man
  117. To Be or Not
  118. Point Blank
  119. The Scarlet Claw

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