Archive for the ‘best films ever’ Category

Top Ten Films Not Usually Seen On Top Ten Lists: Westerns

April 26, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list, and its inclusions and/or exclusions, to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this is list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten.
To keep this list current is troubling so I will only include films between 1950 and 2000 (fifty great years of film). I have opted not include the “classics” era due to the heavy hands of Selznick, Mayer, and many others who ran the “star system” of that time (the star system produced many great films but the doors were closed to new actors and directors).
Westerns: Quigly Down Under, Bite The Bullet, Big Hand For the Little Lady, The Man From Snowy River, Two Mules For Sister Sara, The Misfits, Bad Company, Jeremiah Johnson, Goin’ South, Electric Horseman.

Amended recommended films

April 26, 2011

Worth a look…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_River

Top Ten Films Not Usually Found on Top Ten Lists: Sci-fi

April 22, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list, and its inclusions and/or exclusions, to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this is list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten.
To keep this list current is troubling so I will only include films between 1950 and 2000 (fifty great years of film). I have opted not include the “classics” era due to the heavy hands of Selznick, Mayer, and many others who ran the “star system” of that time (the star system produced many great films but the doors were closed to new actors and directors).
SciFi: Alphaville, Twelve Monkeys, Fantastic Voyage (1966), Fahrenheit 451, Gattaca, Tron, Rollerball, District 9, Slaughterhouse-Five, Brazil.

Foreign movie that was worth a look

April 17, 2011

I just watched “Children Of Heaven”
It was “Chariots of Fire” meets “The Kite Runner”
I suggest it…

Top Ten Documentaries Not Usually Seen In Top Ten Lists

April 14, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list and its inclusions and/or exclusions to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten…
Documentaries:
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Thin Blue Line, My Best Friend, Harlan County USA, Titticut Follies, A Great Day In Harlem, Crumb, Nanook Of The North, In The Year Of The Pig, Shoah.

Top Ten Comedies Not Usually Seen On Top Ten Lists

April 12, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list and its inclusions and/or exclusions to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten…
Comedies:
Used Cars, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Raising Arizona, The Fortune Cookie, My Favorite Year, Ed Wood, Roxanne, Idiocracy, S.O.B., Welcome To The Doll House.

Top ten films not found on top ten lists

April 9, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list and its inclusions and/or exclusions to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten…
Starting with drama: (not in order) Elmer Gantry, Dog Day Afternoon, The Elephant Man, Tender Mercies, Mona Lisa, Drug Store Cowboy, Glengarry Glen Ross, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Lone Star, The Fabulous Baker Boys