Saturday

My Ten Favorite Movies (give or take 56)

It's funny, yesterday someone implied that I was a "movie critic" (I inferred his meaning that I was an avid lover of cinema) and I really didn't think of myself as one. But I tried. I really did. I was going to do five, and I got four sure ones (#1empire of the sun[which is my number 1 fucking favorite movie of all time and then some. when he sings that song towards the end I choke up every time], #2Hope and Glory, #3American Pop, #4Magnolia) but I couldn't decide which movie I wanted for number five. or for number ten. or eleven. and so on, until I just gave up. I didn't even try for a round number in the end, because I just didn't want to add a move that didn't belong. So, here they are, my "sixty three most favoritest moves ever omg that I could think of off the top of my head". And because I'm such a nice guy (really, I'm an asshole and a liar, and you probably shouldn't talk to me) and I have too much time in my hands, I have included the imdb links for all the movies. Some personal notes may be added in the future. For instance, I should tell you why hamburger hill is probably the best war movie ever, and it has nothing to do with its extremely graphic nature. But it took me fucking long enough to do this, and I've already added Citizen X since I started writing this little introduction up (because I started thinking of a much loved [but naught heard from] friend), so I'm done for now. Please leave a comment if you agree, and feel obliged to, if you don't. Oh, yeah, they are in reverse chronological order.

  1. District 9 (2009)
  2. The Hangover (2009)
  3. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
  4. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
  5. Charlie Bartlett (2007)
  6. The Host (2007)
  7. Across the Universe (2007)
  8. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
  9. Sin City (2005)
  10. V for Vendetta (2005)
  11. Garden State (2004)
  12. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  13. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  14. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  15. 28 Days Later (2002)
  16. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  17. Donnie Darko (2001)
  18. Siu Lam Juk Kau [Shaolin Soccer] (2001)
  19. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
  20. Moulin Rouge (2001)
  21. Prozac Nation (2001)
  22. Snatch. (2000)
  23. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  24. American Beauty (1999)
  25. The Boondock Saints (1999)
  26. Fight Club (1999)
  27. Magnolia (1999)
  28. American History X (1998)
  29. Apt Pupil (1998)
  30. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  31. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  32. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  33. Pi (1998)
  34. Le Violon Rouge (1998)
  35. Shin seiki Evangelion Gekij├┤-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni [End of Evangelion](1997)
  36. Trainspotting (1996)
  37. Memorizu (1995)
  38. Citizen X (1995)
  39. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
  40. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  41. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  42. Groundhog Day (1993)
  43. Tombstone (1993)
  44. Brain Donors (1992)
  45. Dracula (1992)
  46. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  47. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  48. Akira (1988)
  49. Powaqqatsi (1988)
  50. Empire of the Sun (1987)
  51. Hamburger Hill (1987)
  52. Hope and Glory (1987)
  53. Aliens (1986)
  54. Koneko monogatari [Milo and Otis](1986)
  55. Platoon (1986)
  56. The Wraith (1986)
  57. The Goonies (1985)
  58. Pale Rider (1985)
  59. Gandhi (1982)
  60. American Pop (1981)
  61. Das Boot (1981)
  62. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  63. Caddyshack (1980)
  64. 1941 (1979)
  65. All That Jazz (1979)
  66. Animal House (1978)
  67. The Hobbit (1977)
  68. Jaws (1975)
  69. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  70. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  71. American Graffiti (1973)
  72. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
  73. Walkabout (1971)
  74. Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970)
  75. MASH (1970)
  76. Kelly's Heroes (1970)
  77. Little Big man (1970
  78. Patton (1970)
  79. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
  80. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  81. The Great Escape (1963)
  82. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  83. Yojimbo (1961)
  84. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  85. 7 Samurai (1954)
  86. Them! (1954)
  87. Alvin C. York (1941)
  88. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  89. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  90. Animal Crackers (1930)
So, I couldn't help now, but tally them up: 00's : ***** 90's : ********************** 80's : ***************** 70's : ********** 60's : ***** 50's : *** 40's : * 30's : ***