All The Right Movies


I don’t often feature YouTube videos in this space, but this one is currently making the rounds and I love it too much not to slip it under your doormat. Jonathan Keogh has assembled a supercut featuring all of the films listed in the Internet Movie Database’s top 250—along with 53 more highly regarded movies, because why not—in a briskly paced 2-minute, 30-second montage. The Shawshank Redemption is here, of course (it’s been at the top of the list for years now), as are many more of your favorite films from The Graduate to Moonrise Kingdom, each one lingering just long enough to provoke the delight of recognition. I’ll provide two cheats: The glimpse of True Blood’s Anna Paquin at 1:49 is from Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, and it’s the sexiest she’s ever been on film. And the abrupt last word is from Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. You’re on your own for the rest.