The 100 Essential Films chosen by the programmers of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

√ = Seen † = Own

  • 10 Things I Hate About You †
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey †
  • 400 Blows, The
  • Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The
  • Alien †
  • Apartment, The
  • Apocalypse Now †
  • Back to the Future †
  • Beaches of Agnes
  • Best Years of Our Lives, The
  • Big †
  • Big Trouble in Little China †
  • Black Lizard
  • Blade Runner †
  • Bottle Rocket †
  • Brazil †
  • Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, The
  • Carnival of Souls †
jan 1 2014 ∞
oct 19 2021 +
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  • 2009 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon (4:26:27)
  • 2009 Nationwide Columbus Half Marathon (1:47:27)
  • 2010 National Half Marathon (1:46:44)
  • 2010 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon (4:15:50)
  • 2010 Marine Corps Marathon
  • 2012 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon (4:26:04)
feb 13 2010 ∞
nov 4 2012 +
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  • A Perfect Circle
  • A R I Z O N A
  • Academy is…, The (2 times)
  • Aces, The
  • Active Bird Community
  • Adams, Ryan
  • Adema
  • Adult Mom
  • Advance Base
  • Aerosmith
  • Against All Authority
  • Against Me! (3 times)
  • AFI
  • Airborne Toxic Event, The (5 times)
  • AJR (2 times)
  • Alexisonfire
  • Alice in Chains (3 times)
  • Alice Unchained
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Alkaline Trio (5 times)
  • All Dogs
sep 30 2009 ∞
dec 31 2022 +
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I count a state as "visited" if I have either 1) slept in an actual building inside the state or 2) eaten a meal in the state. (Airports don't count.)

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • DC
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
oct 20 2009 ∞
jun 5 2016 +
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"Living" somewhere is met when I've stayed in one location for more than 2 months.

  • Gibsonburg, OH
  • Ada, OH
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Columbus, OH
feb 13 2010 ∞
may 4 2010 +
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  • Write a Best-seller
  • Swim with ...
    • Shark
    • Whale
    • Dolphin
    • Tropical Fish
  • Win an Award, Trophy or Prize
  • Catch a Fish with Your Bare Hands
  • Make a Discovery
  • Throw a House Party when Your Parents are Out
  • Be Part of a Threesome
  • Realize Your Childhood Dream
  • Learn that Instrument
  • Leave Your Mark in Graffiti
  • Storm Chase a Tornado
  • Get a Piece of Art into an Exhibition
  • Meet Someone with Your Own Name
  • Ride the World's Biggest Rollercoasters
feb 27 2010 ∞
jun 6 2016 +
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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
  • Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  • Good Book by David Plotz
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  • Blinded by the Right by David Brock
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
  • The World According to Garp by John Irving
mar 6 2010 ∞
sep 8 2012 +
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Empire magazine ranks 100 feature films (not documentaries) recorded in a non-English language. Country of origin is in parenths.

  • Seven Samurai (Japan)
  • Amelie (France)
  • Battleship Potemkin (Russia)
  • Bicycle Thieves (Italy)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Mexico)
  • Battle of Algiers (France)
  • City of God (Brazil)
  • The Seventh Seal (Sweden)
  • The Wages of Fear (France)
  • Spirited Away (Japan)
  • La Dolce Vita (Italy)
  • Metropolis (Germany)
  • La Regle du Jeu (France)
  • Three Colours Trilogy (Poland)
  • Let the Right One In (Sweden)
  • Tokyo Story (Japan)
  • The Apu Trilogy (India)
  • Oldboy (Korea)
aug 4 2010 ∞
oct 19 2021 +
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  • 1984
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • American Psycho
  • An Artist of the Floating World
  • Animal Farm
  • The Art of War
  • Asterix and the Golden Sickle
  • Atomised (aka The Elementary Particles)
  • The BFG
  • Birdsong
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Brighton Rock
  • Buddha of Suburbia
  • Catch 22
  • Catcher in the Rye
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • The Complete Fairy Tales
  • Crash
  • The Crow Road
feb 26 2010 ∞
feb 6 2013 +
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  • A & R Bar (Columbus, OH)
  • Ace of Cups (Columbus, OH)
  • Agora Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)
  • Alpine Valley Music Theatre (East Troy, WI)
  • The Athenæum Theatre (Columbus, OH)
  • The Basement (Columbus, OH)
  • Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beachland Ballroom Tavern (Cleveland, OH)
  • Bicentennial Park Performing Arts Stage (Columbus, OH)
  • The Big Room (Columbus, OH)
  • Black Cat (Washington, DC)
  • Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Blossom Music Center (Cuyhoga Falls, OH)
  • The Bluestone (Columbus, OH)
  • Bogart's (Cincinnati, OH)
  • BrewDog DogTap (Canal Winchester, OH)
  • Canal Street Tavern (Dayton, OH)
oct 12 2009 ∞
nov 13 2022 +
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  • Bahamas
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • UK
    • England
    • Northern Ireland
    • Scotland
  • USA
feb 13 2010 ∞
mar 27 2022 +
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  • Annie
  • Assassins
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Cats
  • Chicago
  • Come From Away
  • Elf
  • Evil Dead: The Musical
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Hadestown
  • Hairspray
  • Hamilton
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Godspell
  • Grease
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Les Misérables
feb 13 2010 ∞
jan 30 2023 +
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  • Pearl Jam
  • Belle & Sebastian
  • Less Than Jake
  • Hot Hot Heat
  • The New Pornographers
  • Mike Doughty
  • The Who
  • The Beatles
  • The Strokes
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • The Clash
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Elvis Costello
  • Ben Kweller
  • Weezer
  • Vampire Weekend
  • The Go! Team
  • Los Campesinos!
sep 11 2009 ∞
may 20 2016 +
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  • Daniel Johnston on the "Hi, How Are You" tour in Chicago 10/20/2017
  • An Evening with Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field in Chicago 7/19/2013
  • The Airborne Toxic Event at Metro in Chicago with Scott Lucas & The Married Men and On an On 12/31/2012
  • Gatsbys American Dream at El Corazon in Seattle with MxPx 3/26/2011
  • The National at Homecoming in Cincinnati playing shambolic set the first night
  • Motion City Soundtrack at House of Blues (Cambridge Room) in Cleveland playing all their albums in entirety 9/20-21/2011
  • Pearl Jam Destination Weekend at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin 9/3-4/2011
  • Pearl Jam at the Toledo Sports Arena with surprise guests Neil Young and Peter Frampton 10/2/2004
  • White Stripes and The Strokes at Chene Park in Detroit 8/9/2002
feb 12 2010 ∞
may 13 2018 +
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  • Black, Louis
  • Caliendo, Frank
  • Cross, David
  • Delaney, Rob
  • Ferguson, Craig
  • Hardwick, Chris
  • Izzard, Eddie
  • Kids in the Hall, The
  • Maher, Bill (2 times)
  • Marley, Bob
  • Mencia, Carlos
  • Null, Luke
  • Proops, Greg (2 times)
  • Rubenstein, Neil
  • Silverman, Sarah (Program)
  • Stewart, John (2 times)
  • White, Jodi
oct 25 2009 ∞
jun 11 2022 +
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  • Various fish in my youth
  • Turtle (Turtle)
  • Fluffy (Fish)
  • Sid & Nancy (Fluffy's kids)
  • Honey (Puppy)
  • Tilde (Puppy)
feb 22 2010 ∞
jan 8 2012 +
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  • iPod 4th Generation (Click Wheel)
  • iPod Nano 1st Generation
  • iPod 5th Generation
  • MacBook 3rd Generation
  • iPod Nano 4th Generation
  • Time Capsule 1TB
  • iPad Wifi/3G
  • Apple TV 2nd Generation
  • iPod Touch 4th Generation
  • MacBook Pro (early 2013)
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad Mini
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad Air
  • Time Capsule 2TB
  • Apple TV 3rd Generation
  • iPhone 6
  • Apple Watch 38mm Sport
  • MacBook (2015)
  • USB SuperDrive
  • Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
feb 16 2011 ∞
aug 5 2022 +