I'm a little bit wary of "watch/read/listen to this before you die" lists, because I don't know if I totally get the point. Movie lists in particular seem to focus on really good, classic movies, but why not have a little fun, too? What about the so-bad-it's-good movies that are worth seeing — like, say, Center Stage? (I love that movie.)
The good folks at Yahoo! are the latest to tackle this challenge, pulling together 100 movies to see before you die, defined as such:
To choose the titles for the list, we considered factors like historical importance and cultural impact. But we also selected films that we believe are the most thrilling, most dramatic, scariest, and funniest movies of all time."
This list is fairly comprehensive and includes a wide range of titles like Citizen Kane, Groundhog Day, and Roman Holiday. There are some titles I'm impressed made it on their list (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and some omissions that boggle my mind (Wall-E!).
But there are always movies, both big and small, that get overlooked on lists like these, and so I'm wondering: If you could suggest one single movie that people should see before they die, what would it be?