July 18, 2008

Have you seen more than me?

EW's classics
Below is the Entertainment Weekly's list of 100 Classic Movies of the past 25 years. Bold the ones you've seen, asterisk the ones you plan to, color red the ones you hate and refuse to watch ever again, color blue the ones you absolutely love.


1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
It's a guilty pleasure, it really is. What can I say? I root for Leo and Kate EVERY time. It's my crying movie (not that I really need any stimulation these days, let me tell you) - I'll throw it in (the VCR... I still need a DVD copy..) once every few years and just cry alone for HOURS. It feels great.
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998) So sad, but it's just a story you need to hear. Runs very close to some of the stories in the Band of Brothers series (also Tom Hanks and Spielberg produced, etc)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)* Woody Allen. Why haven't I seen this yet??
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)*
9. Die Hard (1988)
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
My almost unhealthy obsession with Baz Luhrmann began after this movie came out. People didn't like it... I don't know why. Whatever. All I know is that I'm going to be first in line the day "Australia" comes out.
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
I'm not sure why this movie is so appealing to me. I mean, it's actually quite violent. I think it's just the Tim Burton/Danny Elfman combo that makes magic consistently.
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)

18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006) Sexiest James Bond since Connery. Maybe even more so, in my opinion. There's something just a little to Schauvinistic about Connery. But, you know, that was then, this is now. And right now, Daniel Craig is HOT. Plus, his girls aren't the airheads of YesterBond. (We're going to tactfully IGNORE Dr. Christmas Jones... please.)
20. The Lion King (1994) Is this the ONLY Disney movie on here?? Seriously? There are a few Pixar films, but the only one they liked from Disney was the Lion King? Sad.
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)*
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)*
25. Shrek (2001)

26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989) I think I first saw this when I was.. gosh, probably before I can remember. But what I can remember is around 9, so lets go with that. It's in the early childhood Meg Ryan catalogue along with "Sleepless in Seattle" which I watched ENDLESSLY as a kid.
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
Have you even read about Molly Ringwald's wardrobe during all of those films?? She got to go to vintage stores and pick out her own stuff! For movies! And does anyone ever hear the Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" on the radio without instantly recalling the saturday morning shenanigans of the Breakfast Club? Emilio Digestivez.
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
I do not own many animated features on DVD (unfortunately. but take my word - that will change... sometime) but I DO own The Incredibles. Why? Because it is SO FREAKIN FUNNY
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Did you doubt that Jim Carrey could do a serious film? Did you? Michael Gondry is a genius, that's all there is to it.
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
I'm not actually sure why I haven't watched this recently. I think it was the first "DVD" that my mom bought all of 9 years ago. Strange how quickly technology changes.
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." Uh. Do you need any other reasons to go watch this movie INSTANTLY?
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)*
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)

54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)*
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
It's a guilty pleasure, it really is. Same with Titanic.
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985) Nothing like Harrison Ford stuck in an Amish town with a hot girl and a killer to make a great movie night.
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)*
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
With gas prices where they are, you can forget about reliving this movie on your road trip... not that you'd really want to...well, except for the Brad Pitt part. Mmmm, cowboy hats...
73. Office Space (1999) Intense over-watching by close family and friends has made this hilarious classic into a painful experience for me. Unfortunately.
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985) LOVE LOVE LOVE. Even though it's 3 hours, I know. So what - it's MERYL.
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
I preferred Best in Show, but it's still very funny
80. Michael Clayton (2007)*
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
It's one of the few movies made in the grace period before Scarlett Johansson's sex-symbolism began. Also showed Sofia Coppola's genius.
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004) My parents watch this on the tv in our kitchen at LEAST once a week while they're cooking, etc. Oddly enough it never gets old. And that's saying something since it's been like FOUR YEARS. Do you know how many hours that is??
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)* It will happen. Soon.
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)

92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)*
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)


2 comments:

Casey said...

I was going to post mine in full, but it deleted the HTML so it wouldn't have made sense. ch ch check it out http://stradbandoman.livejournal.com/286058.html

Your total: 61

Mine: 69

Pwned.

alex braverman said...

You have seen moonstruck! you, breanna, and casey came over while I was watching it with katrice I think and I wanted to stab you for talking through it.