Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Horror! The Horror!

I've been meaning to put this up for a week or so now, but I've been too busy (i.e. lazy) to get to it.

British digital channel Film4 recently got together a list of movie "experts" and composed a list of what they feel are the top 50 movies of all time. It seems like every major entertainment rag or internet site has their own version of such a list, but I thought I'd throw this one out there.

There are some real interesting picks there. As a rabid movie fan, I DO agree with alot of these, but I can easily take issue with at least half of what's on this list. It's certainly not mainstream, which might be what they were going for, but if this were MY list, I'd be replacing about HALF of these with other titles.

Counting only movies that I have sat thru from start to finish, I have seen only 25 of these films (counting movies I have seen "most" of, I can add another 7 or so), and I only own 9 of these movies on DVD (I'll give the first person mad props who correctly guesses which 9 I plunked down my ducats on).

I know Earl is going to beat me by at least 15, but then again he always was even more of a movie nerd than I was......

How about you?

Apocalypse Now
The Apartment
City of God
Chinatown
Sexy Beast
2001: A Space Odyssey
North by Northwest
A Bout de Souffle
Donnie Darko
Manhattan
Alien
Lost in Translation
The Shawshank Redemption
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India
Pulp Fiction
Touch of Evil
Walkabout
Black Narcissus
Boyzn the Hood
The Player
Come and See
Heavenly Creatures
A Night at the Opera
Erin Brockovich
Trainspotting
The Breakfast Club
Hero
Fanny and Alexander
Pink Flamingos
All About Eve
Scarface
Terminator 2
Three Colours: Blue
The Royal Tenen-baums
The Ladykillers
Fight Club
The Searchers
Mulholland Drive
The Ipcress File
The King of Comedy
Manhunter
Dawn of the Dead
Princess Mononoke
Raising Arizona
Cabaret
This Sporting Life
Brazil
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Secrets and Lies
Badlands.

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