My Favorite Five Movies.

I don’t know why. I just feel like throwing this out there. Maybe I’m fishing for a match with someone else. Maybe I just want to waste the 12 Kb of space that this post will take up.

In no particular order:

  1. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
  2. Return Of The Jedi.
  3. Hunt For Red October.
  4. The Abyss.
  5. Miller’s Crossing.

These are movies that I can pop in at any time and just watch all the way through without feeling the least bit guilty.

  1. Solyaris
  2. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  3. Night of the Hunter
  4. Tokyo Story
  5. Raising Arizona

This list is subject to change.

My list also varies from time to time, but at the present moment it consists of:

  1. Kwaidon
  2. Prospero’s Books
  3. Barton Fink
  4. Love in the Afternoon
  5. Monty Python & the Holy Grail

In no particular order, BTW.

  1. The General
  2. Vertigo
  3. The Seven Samurai
  4. Ordet
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey

I dunno. After seeing The Big Lebowski, I was really disappointed with Raising Arizona. I thought it would be much funnier.
As for me, I haven’t seen that many classics, so I’m hesitant to make a top five list. I’ll just name a few that I liked:

As Good As it Gets
The Big Lebowksi
13 Conversations About One Thing
American History X

For the moment, in no particular order-

Welcome to the Dollhouse
Office Space

Dammit. Is that really all I get?

Though my list may change sometimes, I come back to these five more than any other movies (in this order):

Fight Club
True Romance

  1. Sid & Nancy
  2. Chicago
  3. SLC Punk
  4. Bridget Jones’s Diary
  5. Spider-Man

AG, I considered The General too; then I thought of Sunrise and Foolish Wives and The Crowd and Greed and decided, for now, to leave those in their own category. Purely an arbitrary decision.

And I’ve seen Ordet three times, and love it, but it doesn’t haunt me like Joan does.

Also, I was born missing my Kurasawa gland: he doesn’t do for me what I gather he’s sposed to. I think Rashomon is his best, and everything after that grows increasingly selfconscious and, I don’t know, less going on than meets the eye. But I understand that I’m probably wrong about this. I do like Derzu Usala.

And Cat Fight, Badlands is often in my top five.

Always changing but at the moment:
The Third Man
Princess Mononoke
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Gosford Park

Already amending my list to:

Fight Club
L.A. Confidential
True Romance

Dang, I can never seem to pass up these listy type thingies:

To Have and Have Not
The Maltese Falcon
Miller’s Crossing
The Big Lebowski

Hmmm, all noir or variations, two Bogarts, two Coen Bros. Obviously I’ve become a creature of habit.

  1. American History X
  2. Glengarry Glen Ross
  3. The Shawshank Redemption
  4. Glory
  5. Goodfellas

Donnie Darko
Fight Club
Nightmare Before Christmas
Dawn of the Dead
I dunno… Spider-Man? Batman? Too hard to pick.

Billy Elliot

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Groundhog Day

Imitation of Life


List is constantly changeable but at the moment;

Ichi The Killer
The Third Man
Galaxy Quest
Bridget Jones’s Diary

Give me about 20 minutes and I’ll have changed my mind

  1. Seven Samurai
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  3. Raging Bull
  4. Night of the Hunter
  5. The Searchers

The one that hovers just on the edge of the list, threatening to break in, is Fanny and Alexander.

Ok, I’ll bite.

In no particular order:

The Abyss
The Princess Bride
Strange Brew
Babette’s Feast

OMG. How the Hell could I forget Tron?!

Tron is my number six.

Three more honorable mentions, that were mentioned above.

Glengarry Glen Ross
True Romance
Big Trouble In Little China

These movies wouldn’t be in my top five, but definitely within my top twenty.