Saturday, April 9, 2011

200/1001 Movies Seen Part 3

The French Connection – Awesome cop drama, but I still prefer Dirty Harry.
Dirty Harry
The Last Picture Show – This film is now one of my all time favourite films and would easily make my top 101 list if I were to update it. It’s dark, funny, tragic, and has a full cast of interesting, dynamic, and well-developed characters.
Cabaret – An influential and daring musical with plenty of good numbers to keep you entertained.
Deliverance – A rather disturbing trip down into the heart of darkness where there are no heroes.
The Godfather
The Sting
American Graffiti
The Long Goodbye – This is an interesting take on film noir by Robert Altman which features his trademark overlapping dialogue and a pretty twisted story.
Young Frankenstein – Not as hilarious as Blazing Saddles in my opinion, but still really funny.
Blazing Saddles
The Godfather: Part II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Nashville – This is my favourite Robert Altman film with a vast ensemble cast, some great music, and an intriguing and interlocking plot.
All the President’s Men – A solid dramatization of the Watergate scandal.
Taxi Driver
Star Wars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind – People rave about this Spielberg sci-fi flick, but it didn’t really appeal to me.
Annie Hall
Grease – It may be campy, but it has plenty of catchy tunes to make up for it.
Being There – An excellent swan song to Peter Seller’s career who should have won an Oscar.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian – It’s a far cry from The Holy Grail, but still a decently funny satire with an uproarious ending.
Apocalypse Now
The Muppet Movie – Classic childhood movie.
Mad Max – One of those rare films that isn’t as good as its sequel, but still pretty cool.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Raging Bull – De Niro gives what may very well be his most iconic performance in a career full of iconic performances.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Chariots of Fire – An uplifting film with a memorable soundtrack.
E.T. – I do not like E.T.
Blade Runner
A Christmas Story
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Terms of Endearment – People call this a tearjerker, but I didn’t even come close to crying.
Koyaanisqatsi – A pretentious documentary about traffic and clouds and KOY-AAN-IS-QATSI!!!!!!!!
Scarface – If the quality of movies were measured in violence and the use of the word “fuck” this film would be second only to Goodfellas.
This is Spinal Tap
Ghost Busters – Classic 80’s comedy all thanks to Bill Murray.
A Passage to India – The book was better, but it’s still pretty good.
The Natural – I don’t like baseball.
The Breakfast Club – The definitive Brat Pack movie that we were all forced to watch in high school.
Back to the Future
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – The funniest Brat Pack movie that we all wish we were forced to watch in high school.

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