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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Top 100 Films....

....according to some ABC Poll. It's good blog fodder and I like to go through and see how many I've seen...(in italics) 1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy- (Blockbuster material, but worthy winner. Huge films!) 2. Amelie- (Probably the first of many films here that I am almost embarrassed not to have seen..) 3. Blade Runner- (A classic? Meh. I'm not into Sci Fi, unless it's Star Wars) 4. The Shawshank Redemption - (This should be in the top 5 of anyones list. Excellent) 5. Donnie Darko - (VERY impressed to see this here. I love love love this movie. It's on SBS tonight!) 6. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - (May not be best movie material, but it's a tried and true classic for any generation. My son even likes it and he's 3!) 7. Pulp Fiction - (This is my No.1. It changed me and my perception of movies. The best.) 8. The Princess Bride - (Yeah yeah...i thought every person my age had seen this too..) 9. Gone With The Wind - (Classic. Sure. Long winded? Definitely) 10. Fight Club - (Finchers classic. This movie blew me away when I saw it first) 11. The Sound of Music - (Yeah. I'm almost ashamed to admit it. I like this movie) 12. To Kill A Mockingbird - (Wasn't this a book? Oh yeah.....) 13. 2001: A Space Odyssey - (Sci Fi? Meh. 2001 was so 1968) 14. Casablanca - (Love it. Should have been higher. I think I'm due to watch this again SOON) 15. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - (I have been sitting on this movie for months. I should watch it...) 16. American Beauty - (Yeah, it was ok, but never really saw the huge fascination here) 17. Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - (Rowan will kill me. I still haven't watched this the whole way through...) 18. Monty Python's Life of Brian - (The Holy Grail is better, but this is great as well) 19. Lawrence Of Arabia - (Sandy and long. I'll take Star Wars instead) 20. Apocalypse Now - (I should have seen this. I know I've seen bits of it, but not the whole lot) 21. Cinema Paradiso - (What the? No. 21? Why haven't I heard of this?) 22. Doctor Zhivago - (For some reason I watched this when I was 10. I like the music) 23. The Matrix - (Oh yeah. Sure, Keanu can't act, but it's a great story and awesome effects.) 24. The Castle - (Ha! This movie seems to have soaked into the Aussie psyche. Very cool) 25. Singin' in the Rain - (I think I watched this at my Grandmothers. It was very cute. I like the fake rain) 26. A Clockwork Orange - (Kubriks best. Freaks me out. But very very cool) 27. The Blues Brothers - (Awesome! Worthy of being here. Love the car chase through the mall) 28. Withnail and I - (Who and What?) 29. Life is Beautiful - (I thought the display at the Oscars was good, but yet to see this) 30. The Godfather - (Hell Yeah. I've got my wooden box set on order baby!) 31. Moulin Rouge - (Yeah yeah. I'll see it one day) 32. Some Like it Hot - (Might have to watch this at someone else's place...) 33. Lost in Translation - (I thought I'd seen this, but I think I fell asleep. It's on my ToDo List!) 34. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - (I hear Jack's good in this. Maybe I'll see it when I'm old) 35. Local Hero - (What?) 36. The Third Man - (Did old People vote for these?) 37. Brazil - (Saw this at school. Never quite got it. Who's the bombadier?) 38. Serenity - (I am working through the series first (Firefly) Impressed it made it in the list) 39. Breakfast at Tiffany's - (Old chick flick?) 40. A Room with a View - (Nope....) 41. The Rocky Horror Picture Show - (Yeah. Nice. Funky. Dancey. Rocking. Like it) 42. Dead Poets Society - (Ok. Here it is. I cried in this movie. There. I said it. I love it though) 43. Harold and Maude - (Harold? From Neighbours? What the?) 44. The Big Lebowski - (Embarassed not to have seen this yet. What the hell am I doing?) 45. The Wizard of Oz - (Kiddy favourite. I do like this. The witch freaked me out when I was little) 46. Out Of Africa - (Whatever..) 47. Picnic at Hanging Rock - (I know it's Aussie, but just had no inclination) 48. The Usual Suspects - (This should be much higher. Fantastic stuff) 49. Cabaret - (A whole movie on it?) 50. Forrest Gump - (This movie is TRIPE. Absolute horse shit) 51. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (Funniest shit out there. I love it. Embedded in our culture!) 52. The Piano - (Do I really want to see too much of Harvey Keitel?) 53. Pirates of the Carribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl - (Highest Disney movie here! It was fun though. Depp is awesome) 54. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - (And I thought this was the best of the trilogy! It was for me) 55. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - (Speaking of Johnny Depp. He made this movie. Presuming we're talking about the new one here) 56. The City of Lost Children - (Lost me...) 57. The African Queen - (Musical isn't it?) 58. Love Actually - (Huh? This was good?) 59. Strictly Ballroom - (Wayyy too much dancing for my liking) 60. Wings of Desire - (Stretching it now. What is this movie??) 61. Raiders of the Lost Ark - (Aaaah yes. Back to the good ones. We want action!!) 62. Babette's Feast - (Huh??) 63. The Fifth Element - (Ok. Chris Tucker was awesome, but top 100 material? Come on. Maybe just cause it was on TV the other night..) 64. Spirited Away - (It's excellent! Weird. Trippy, but very cool) 65. Aliens - (Oh come on! Alien was better! But this was good too. Just more actiony, less suspensey) 66. It's a Wonderful Life - (Yes. Yes it is.) 67. Napoleon Dynamite - (I must see this. I hear it's a hoot) 68. Rear Window - (FINALLY some Hitchcock. Where's 'The Birds'? Love this stuff) 69. Romeo And Juliet - (Call me a girl, but I really liked this movie. Made me feel mushy) 70. Dirty Dancing - (Fuck. Are you serious?? Top 100 material? Jebus...) 71. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - (Don't get me started! Vol 1 and 2 should be TOGETHER. They were excellent, but they are ONE MOVIE) 72. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - (Best Western I've seen. Dad would be proud) 73. Trainspotting - (Yay! Book was excellent too, but very hard to read. Never forget about diving into a toilet..) 74. Muriel's Wedding - (Go on. Sue me. I've never seen it, so nerrr) 75. When Harry Met Sally - (But I love this movie. Call me a girl, I don't care. Best chick flick EVA!) 76. The Great Escape - (I love all 3 hours of it! Makes me whistle) 77. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - (If you were born in the 70's, you HAVE to love this movie. I do) 78. Gallipoli - (At least a good Aussie war movie made it. I don't see Saving Private Ryan here! Suck!) 79. Lantana - (Ashamed I haven't seen this yet. Must put it on list...) 80. Garden State - (LOVELOVELOVELOVE this movie. Zach Braff is going to be HUGE as a filmmaker) 81. Sin City - (Wow. Surprised this is here. Cinematically beautiful though, but graphically scary. Bruce Willis is cool) 82. Chariots of Fire - (Might have seen this. Might have not. Really don't care though! Where's Phar Lap?) 83. The English Patient - (Meh.) 84. This is Spinal Tap - (Hell Yeah! How do we get Dirty Dancing above this???) 85. Chocolat - (Again. The wonder of Depp. Cute movie) 86. Fargo - (William H Macy makes this movie. And the writing is good too :)) 87. Look Both Ways - (How does this movie make it in above Goodfellas? Jeepers) 88. Goodfellas - (Masterful stuff. Love it) 89. Alien - (Well at least it made it, but this is the best Alien movie. Scared the shit out of me) 90. Grease - (So so so girly. But it's fun) 91. All About Eve - (I haven't seen very many old classics I guess....Who's Eve?) 92. Citizen Kane - (Masterpiece. I watched this at Uni. I'm glad I did) 93. Stand By Me - (Makes you wish you were young and searching for deads bodies. Great Stuff) 94. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - (Sweet! This movie rocked) 95. Mulholland Drive - (I want to see this. I liked Twin Peaks) 96. Back to the Future - (It's a classic and it's fun. I guess we liked it!) 97. High Fidelity - (John Cusack is a very good actor, and this is a nice movie. Would probably be in my top 100 too) 98. The Thin Red Line - (This was ok, but I can think of other better war movies. Where's Platoon?) 99. Being John Malkovich - (Funny shit. I love this movie) 100. Dead Man - (You'd think I'd have seen this, being a fan of Johnny Depp and all. Must put on list...) So there we go! That took a little bit too much time, but it was fun. And now, just to start with Top 10 Lists, here's my Top 10 Movies: (that I can think of right now) 1. Pulp Fiction 2 - 10 (in no particular order) Lord of the Rings Trilogy When Harry Met Sally Die Hard Shawshank Redemption Donnie Darko Reservoir Dogs The Usual Suspects Garden State The Dark Crystal

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