Top 5 Books, Movies and Albums.

Quickly name your top 5 favorite books, movies and albums at the moment.

Ulysses - James Joyce
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Last Tycoon (Unfinished) - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Dubliners - James Joyce
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

OK Computer - Radiohead
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Tie - The Battle Of Los Angeles - Rage Against The Machine and Ready To Die - The Notorious B.I.G.

Gates Of Heaven - (Errol Morris, 1978)
La Passion De Jeanne d’Arc - (Carl Theodore Dreyer, 1928)
The Birds - (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans - (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
Tie - After The Thin Man - (W.S. Van Dyke, 1936) and The Lady From Shanghai - (Orson Welles, 1947)

Sorry for the non-contributing reply, but you haven’t finished reading one of your 5 favorite books?

D’oh!! :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack:

Just googled.

No particular order for any of these.


Watership Down - Richard Adams
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling (I’m a sucker for them, I admit it)

Schindler’s List - (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
A Clockwork Orange* - (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
Amadeus* - (Milos Foreman, 1984)
Pulp Fiction* - (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Magnolia* - (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)

Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Back in Black - AC/DC
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
Appetite for Destruction - Guns N’ Roses

Me too. I considered putting them in place of The Last Tycoon. I do prefer Punch Drunk Love to Magnolia, though.

In no particular order…

A series, actually: The Dragon Quartet by Marjorie B. Kellogg.
The Murder of the Maharajah by H.R.F. Keating
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Steel Beach by John Varley

Hemispheres - Rush
British Steel - Judas Priest
Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
The Sickness - Disturbed
Roll The Bones - Rush

Joe vs The Volcano
Star Wars (the first one)
UHF (Weird Al’s movie)
Lethal Weapon (the first two) (“Diplomatic immunity!” BLAM! “Has just been revoked!”)
The Breakfast Club (first movie I ever paid to see twice in the theater)


The Open Society and Its Enemies, Karl Popper
The Poverty of Historicism, Karl Popper
Letters to Children, C.S. Lewis
Essays, George Orwell
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
A German Requiem, Johannes Brahms
The Magic Flute, Wolfgang Mozart
Petite Messe Solennelle, Gioacchino Rossini
Revolver, Beatles


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Forman
North by Northwest, Hitch
The Deer Hunter, Cimino
Something about Mary, Farrellies
Crimes and Misdemeanors, Allen

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche
Promised Land - Queensryche
Grace Under Pressure - Rush
Darkest Days - Stabbign Westward
My Own Prison - Creed

Pride and Prejudice the BBC series
Lord of the Rings the series
The Shawshank Redemption
Reservoir Dogs
The Powerpuff Girls Movie


Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
Fully Completely - Tragically Hip
Day For Night - Tragically Hip
Collective Soul - Same
Hoist - Phish


It’s A Wonderful Life
Office Space
The Fellowship
City Of God


The Godfather - Mario Puzo
A Prayer For Owen Meany - John Irving
The Stand - Stephen King
George R Martin Series
Calvin And Hobbes books

Books (not counting Shakespeare, since he wrote for the stage):

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
Love Medicine, Louise Erdirch
The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

2001: A Space Odyssey
Pulp Fiction
Ed Wood
Star Wars (the first one)
Spirited Away

Nevermind, Nirvana
Abbey Road, The Beatles
Master of Puppets, Metallica
Gentleman’s Blues, Cracker
Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd


A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
*Pride and Prejudice * (Jane Austen)
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
*East of Eden * (John Steinbeck)

(favorite means the ones I’m currently playing most often)

Pandora’s Box Collection - Aerosmith
Surfacing - Sarah McLachlan
Boulevard - Saint Germain
Everything to Everyone - Barenaked Ladies
Synkronized - Jamiroquai

Lord of the Rings trilogy
Moulin Rouge!
The Sound of Music
Pirates of the Caribbean

In alphabetical order

Army of Darkness
The Dark Crystal
The Fifth Element
The Nightmare Before Christmas

“Men Of Mathematics” by E.T. Bell
“Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” by Douglas Adams (RIP)
“The Thurber Carnival” by James Thurber
“The Unnameable” by Samuel Beckett

Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk by Emperor
Little Creatures by Talking Heads
Nattens Madrigal by Ulver
The Sham Mirrors by Arcturus
Vovin by Therion

In no particular order, subject to change…

Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (a totally underrated book)
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Valis by Philip K. Dick (okay, so it’s a repeat, the whole top five would probably be PKD if I could make it so)

Donnie Darko
12 Monkeys
Blade Runner
three-way tie between the MST3K versions of The Wild World of Batwoman, This Island Earth, and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Subliminal Plastic Motives by Self
The Return of the Rentals by the Rentals
Elastica’s self-titled album
Pinkerton by Weezer (although I think I’m just nostalgic because this is the first album I ever bought)
Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney

At the moment, eh?

*The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay *(Chabon)
*East of Eden *(Steinbeck)
*The Odyssey *(Homer)
*The Inferno *(Alighieri)
A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway)

*Almost Famous
Lord of the Rings *(cheat!)
*Manos: The Hands of Fate…*MST3k version
…And I can’t really think of anything else.

Darned if I know. I haven’t listened to a real album in a long time.

Purely an at-the-moment list. I’m a youngin’, and this list will reflect that, so don’t look -too- far down your nose at me.


OK Computer
Kind of Blue
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Moon Safari


Breakfast of Champions
The Martian Chronicles
Cat’s Cradle
House of Leaves


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Big Lebowski
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Man Who Wasn’t There

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Sot-Weed Factor – John Barth
Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Staroamer’s Fate – Chuck Rothman

Atom Heart Mother – Pink Floyd
Who Are You? – The Who
Live in Texas – Lyle Lovett
Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East
Lullabye of Broadway: The Best of Busby Berkely at Warner Brothers

Singin’ in the Rain
Citizen Kane
North by Northwest
Bringing Up Baby
Duck Soup

Towing Jehovah-James Morrow
Good Omens-Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
High Fidelity-Nick Hornby
Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
Slaughterhouse V-Kurt Vonnegut

This is Spinal Tap
Star Wars
Blade Runner
Rock and Roll High School

Some Folks-The Dukes of Hamburg
Knock Loud-The Paybacks
Five Weeks Ahead of my Time-Sugar Shack
Ultraglide in Black-The Dirtbombs
All Night Riot-The Makers

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Saving Private Ryan
LOTR trilogy

The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan
4,000 Years Ago by Geoffrey Bibby
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
In the Beginning by John Gribbin
Thunder Run by David Zucchino

Van Halen 1984
Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Led Zepplin Houses of the Holy
Eagles Hotel California
Fleetwood Mac Rumors.


Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
Verdi’s La Traviata, Carlos Kleiber conducting Ileana Cotrubas and Placido Domingo
Capitol Sings Cole Porter, Anything Goes
Counting Crows, This Desert Life
Led Zeppelin, IV

Pride and Prejudice (the BBC miniseries)
Charade (1963)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
The Awful Truth (1937)
The Lord of the Rings is one giant movie, in my opinion, but if I have to pick one, I’ll pick The Two Towers

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
Lloyd Alexander, Prydain Chronicles (if I have to pick just one, The Black Cauldron)
Homer, The Iliad (there is no perfect translation, so I won’t name one)
Dick Francis, Blood Sport


Watership Down
Gone With the Wind
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The Shining
Chronicles of Narnia, esp. The Dawn Treader


Reservoir Dogs
From Dusk Til Dawn
Blazing Saddles
The Shawshank Redemption
Back To The Future


Alan Parson’s Project, The Definitive Collection
Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind
Electric Light Orchestra, Greatest Hits
Blue Oyster Cult, Greatest Hits
Bee Gees, Still Waters

Yes, I know “Greatest Hits” is cheating. And as soon as I hit Submit, I’ll know what I should have posted. :smack: