The 2015 Update to the Personal Canon

The 2015 Update to the Personal Canon

So one of my projects this month has been to give a proper update to the Personal Canon. There’s been a fair amount of movement on the list and I’ve decided that it will be a yearly announcement of the new list and anything that falls off the list will be reranked past #100. Also there will be a big announcement tomorrow so check back in then.

The five films to join the canon are as follows

  • The Exorcist at #66
  • My Dinner With Andre at #54
  • No Country For Old Men at #46
  • Cabaret at #32
  • Lone Star at #7

And the five films to fall out of the top 100 are as such

  • Clerks 2 from 97
  • Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life from 93
  • Grease from 81
  • Shaun of the Dead from 90
  • West Side Story from 91

Other changes include drops and rises because of changing categories as follows

  • Highlander and National Treasure switched places at 99 and 100
  • Total Recall fell from 20 to 71
  • Inglourious Basterds fell from 12 to 28
  • All That Jazz rose from 24 to 11

So with that I guess here is the official list and a link to the page where the canon is permanently stored.

  1. Sideways
  2. Departed, The
  3. Before Sunset
  4. Le Bonheur
  5. Social Network, The
  6. Eyes Wide Shut
  7. Lone Star
  8. Lethal Weapon
  9. Casablanca
  10. Broadcast News
  11. Se7en
  12. Ocean’s Eleven
  13. All That Jazz
  14. High Fidelity
  15. Hunt for Red October, The
  16. Apocalypse Now
  17. Fight Club
  18. Lost in Translation
  19. Blade Runner
  20. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  21. Godfather, The
  22. Rear Window
  23. Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back
  24. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  25. The Conversation
  26. Bridge on the River Kwai
  27. Do The Right Thing
  28. Inglourious Basterds
  29. Her
  30. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  31. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  32. Cabaret
  33. Beauty and the Beast
  34. Munich
  35. Fantasia
  36. Mulholland Drive
  37. Moonrise Kingdom
  38. Pulp Fiction
  39. Midnight in Paris
  40. Sleeping Beauty
  41. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  42. Alien
  43. Les Quatre-Cents Coups
  44. The Incredibles
  45. Contagion
  46. No Country For Old Men
  47. Jaws
  48. A Serious Man
  49. The Princess Bride
  50. American Psycho
  51. MASH
  52. A Clockwork Orange
  53. Sunset Boulevard
  54. My Dinner With Andre
  55. Zero Dark Thirty
  56. Blue Velvet
  57. Pride and Prejudice
  58. Blue is the Warmest Colour
  59. Back to the Future
  60. Adventures of Robin Hood, The
  61. Up in the Air
  62. This Film is Not Yet Rated
  63. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  64. Django Unchained
  65. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  66. Exorcist, The
  67. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  68. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  69. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  70. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  71. Total Recall
  72. Blazing Saddles
  73. Hugo
  74. Chasing Amy
  75. Dazed and Confused
  76. Pacific Rim
  77. Prince of Egypt, The
  78. Die Hard
  79. Zodiac
  80. Manhunter
  81. Atlantis the Lost Empire
  82. Shame
  83. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  84. Shining, The
  85. Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The
  86. Dark Knight, The
  87. Shawshank Redemption
  88. License to Kill
  89. Sting, The
  90. Love And Other Drugs
  91. Amadeus
  92. Dead Poets Society
  93. Matrix, The
  94. A Few Good Men
  95. Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
  96. American President, The
  97. Trading Places
  98. Parenthood
  99. National Treasure
  100. Highlander
  101. West Side Story
  102. Shaun of the Dead
  103. Grease
  104. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
  105. Clerks 2