Monday, December 18, 2006

The Movies I'd Watch Again (and Again)

Are these the best movies ever made?

Of course our favorites change from decade to decade and year to year or month to month, week to week . . . day to day . . . minute to minute . . .

Here is my list for today!

Please send me one!

The Top Ten (in order)
A Touch Of Evil- Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich
Freaks- Tod Browning
Auntie Mame- Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker
Casablanca- Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
Days Of Wine And Roses- Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick
How To Marry A Millionaire- Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe
Hairspray- Divine, John Waters
Lawrence Of Arabia- Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness
Airplane!- Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves
Salo- Pier Paolo Passolini, Paolo Bonacelli

The Other Ninety-Odd (alphabetically)
One Million Years B.C.- Raquel Welch
The 39 Steps- Robert Donat, Alfred Hitchock
84 Charing Cross Road- Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft
A Hard Days Night- The Beatles
Absolute Beginners- Patsy Kensit, David Bowie
The African Queen- Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn
Amistad- Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman
Animal House- John Belushi
Anna Karenina- Greta Garbo, Frederic March
The Apartment- Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine
Being John Malkovich- John Cusack, Cameron Diaz
Being There- Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine
Benny & Joon- Johnny Depp
The Birdcage- Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane
The Blues Brothers- John Belushi
Bonnie And Clyde- Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty
Brewster's Millions- Richard Pryor, John Candy
Bridge On The River Kwai- Alec Guinness, William Holden
Cactus Flower- Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn
Car Wash- Richard Pryor, George Carlin
Fellini's Casanova - Donald Sutherland
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof- Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman
Chinatown- Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
Coal Miner's Daughter- Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones
Cry Baby- Johnny Depp, John Waters
Dead Man Walking- Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn
Dial M For Murder- Grace Kelley, Ray Milland
Die Hard With A Vengence- Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back- D.A. Pennebaker
Dr. Strangelove- Peter Sellers, Slim Pickens
Female Trouble- Divine, John Waters
Fight Club- Edward Norton, Brad Pitt
For Whom The Bell Tolls- Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman
Freejack- Emilio Estaves, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes- Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell
Giant- Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean
Godfather II- Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro
Goldfinger- Sean Connery
Good Morning, Vietnam- Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker
The Gospel According To St. Matthew- Passolini
Insignificance- Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis
Joan of Arc- Ingrid Bergman
Kafka- Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell
Kansas City Bomber- Raquel Welch
Key Largo- Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
The Lion In Winter- Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn
The Longest Day- Richard Burton, Sean Connery, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum
The Lost Weekend- Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
LOTR: I. The Fellowship of The Ring
LOTR: II. The Two Towers
LOTR: III. The Return of the King
Meet Joe Black- Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt
The Miracle Worker- Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke
Missing- Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek
Monty Python & The Search For The Holy Grail- Monty Python
Ninotchka- Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas
North By Northwest- Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint
O Brother, Where Art Thou?- George Clooney, John Turturro
Of Mice And Men- John Malkovich
The Passenger- Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider
The People v. Larry Flint- Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton
Performance- Mick Jagger, James Fox
Pink Flamingos- Divine, John Waters
Planet Of The Apes- Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell
Pulp Fiction- John Travolta, Uma Thurman
Ray- Jamie Foxx
Rear Window- James Stewart, Grace Kelly
Rebel Without A Cause- James Dean, Sal Mineo, Natalie Wood
Repulsion- Catherine Deneuve
Reservoir Dogs- Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarrantino
Reversal Of Fortune- Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close
Rio Bravo- John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
Rocky Horror Picture Show- Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon
Rosemary's Baby- Mia Farrow
Satyricon- Fellini
Schindler's List- Steven Spielberg
Scrooged- Bill Murray, Karen Allen, David Johansen
Serial Mom- Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Patty Hearst
Shawshank Redemption- Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Silence Of The Lambs- Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster
Some Like It Hot- Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe
South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut
Suddenly, Last Summer- Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katherine Hepburn
Taxi Driver- Robert Deniro, Jodie Foster
There's Something About Mary- Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon
To Have And Have Not- Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart
Two Mules For Sister Sara- Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine
Un Chien Andalou- Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali
The Usual Suspects- Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne
Vertigo- James Stewart, Kim Novak
Walkabout- Nicolas Roeg
West Side Story- Natalie Wood
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?- Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Young Frankenstein- Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture- D.A. Pennebaker, David Bowie
Zoolander- Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson


Mark Rabinowitz said...

What!!?? No Third Man!!??

DM said...

There are soooo many movies missing from this list, it isn't even funny!

No "Mirror Crack'd" either!

Anonymous said...

This is a happily idiosyncratic list! What, no Metropolis? What, no Battleship Potemkin? What, no Earth Girls are Easy?


DM said...

Jane, I freely admit that my undertaking some months ago proved bigger than me. I pored over my memory banks trying to make a comprehensive list, and Earth Girls never even crossed a synapse.

I will make this an ongoing post. It will reappear with updates from time to time.

Please comment over and over again to prod my feeble mind.


Ashly said...

Rocky is a very good movie it is a old movie but i would still like to see the movie again and again because the way stallone fights in that movie is incredible