Filling the Holes in 2013 [Blindspotting]

Thanks so much to everyone who voted on the titles which will help me out in covering some serious cinephile blind spots in my viewing repertoire. Seriously, thank you!

As promised, I’m choosing the top ten vote-getters (plus two of my own choosing) and starting in January I’ll be watching and writing about them (in no particular order).

So here are the top ten films you guys voted on from the primary ballot in order of most votes to fewest. I’ll choose the two runner-ups at a later date:

# of votes     Title
22      The 400 Blows
21      Sunset Boulevard
20      Manhattan
17      His Girl Friday
16      Some Like it Hot
16      Bicycle Thieves
15      On the Waterfront
14      Mean Streets
13      The Last Picture Show
13      Rope


If you’re curious, out of the original 60 titles on the ballot, only four got no votes:
All the Right Moves
Pink Flamingos
The Towering Inferno

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Jandy Hardesty

I envy you for getting to watch all those films for the first time. I’d love to watch many of those again for the first time. 🙂

Ryan McNeil

You are in for one kick-ass year. Good luck keeping up with it!


Mean Streets, The Last Picture Show and Rope, your going to have a good time. Good luck

Inspired by your post a month or so ago i’ve also decided to do a similar thing by going through this list of films from 2000-2009 that i didn’t get around too.

Almost certain to fail 🙁


400 Blows, Bicycle Thieves, On the Waterfront, The Last Picture Show, four of the very best films ever made.

Ross Miller

Only two of those I’ve not seen: Bicycle Thieves and The Last Picture Show.

Sean Kelly

I absolutely love Bicycles Thieves and actually wrote an essay on the film for my Film History class in university. It was for the longest time planned to be my inaugural Criterion purchase (though now I’m waiting for the film’s inevitable blu-ray release).

I’ve also seen 400 Blows and His Girl Friday.

David Brook

I saw Bicycle Thieves for the first time this week as part of my 2012 Blind-Spot. You made a great choice.


The 400 Blows is a brilliant film. So ahead of its time and it is pretty cool to see Paris in the mid-20th century.