Saturday, 12 July 2008

Entertainment Weekly's New Movie Classics

This is a movie meme from Kats site. It's Entertainment Weekly's list of New Movie Classics.

I'm surprised at some of the movies that are on the list and even more surprised at those that are left off. 'The Killing Fields', 'Indian Jones' movies, 'Harry Potter', 'Finding Nemo', 'Hotel Rwanda', 'The Mummy & The Mummy Returns (with Brendon Fraser), 'The Last Of The Mohicans', 'The Pirates Of The Caribbean', 'Dances With Wolves' to name just a few.

I wonder what their criteria was in choosing this list?

To play, you need to copy the list. Then put the movies that you have watched in bold. Put an asterisk next to the movie if you liked it. Comments are optional.

1. Pulp Fiction 1994
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy 2001-03 *** I loved the films and of course it was filmed in NZ, so that made it extra likeable. It was interesting to recognise places that I'd been.
3. Titanic 1997 Loved this one. *
4. Blue Velvet 1986
5. Toy Story 1995 *
6. Saving Private Ryan 1998 *
7. Hannah and Her Sisters 1986
8. The Silence of the Lambs 1991*
9. Die Hard 1988*
10. Moulin Rouge 2001 Really was not able to get into this one
11. This Is Spinal Tap 1984
12. The Matrix 1999*
13. GoodFellas 1990
14. Crumb 1995
15. Edward Scissorhands 1990*
16. Boogie Nights 1997
17. Jerry Maguire 1996 * This is one of the few Tom Cruise movies that I've liked. His acting is often rather wooden and I went off him big time over his couch jumping antics and his outburst over Brooke Shields.
18. Do the Right Thing 1989
19. Casino Royale 2006 *
20. The Lion King 1994** Love this series of movies
21. Schindler’s List 1993* This movie reduced me to tears, I have it on DVD and am building up to watching it again. There are so many lessons to be learnt from this movie
22. Rushmore 1998
23. Memento 2001
24. A Room With a View 1986*
25. Shrek 2001* Love me some Shrek!!
26. Hoop Dreams 1994
27. Aliens 1986*
28. Wings of Desire 1988
29. The Bourne Supremacy 2004*
30. When Harry Met Sally… 1989** There are so many classic lines in this movie. 'I'll have what she's having'
31. Brokeback Mountain 2005
32. Fight Club 1999*
33. The Breakfast Club 1985*
34. Fargo 1996*
35. The Incredibles 2004
36. Spider-Man 2 2004*
37. Pretty Woman 1990 ** Another movie that I have on DVD and watch over and over again!
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
39. The Sixth Sense 1999 *
40. Speed 1994*
41. Dazed and Confused 1993
42. Clueless 1995
43. Gladiator 2000 ** I liked this movie, even though I don't do knife and sword gore that well. Spent some time hiding under my jacket, asking if it the sword cutting/stabbing stuff was over yet.
44. The Player 1992
45. Rain Man 1988 *
46. Children of Men 2006 *
47. Men in Black 1997 *
48. Scarface 1983* There is a shower scene in this involving a chain saw. I have had a phobia about chain saws ever since!
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000* Lovely movie
50. The Piano 1993** Anna Panquin was so good in this.My daughter was also dating the Director's (Jane Campion) nephew. I met her briefly, amazing woman.
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 2007this is one I want to see
65. Dirty Dancing 1987** 'Nobody puts baby in the corner.' Can I say cheesy. But I love the movie. One that I got watch over and over again and I do!
66. Natural Born Killers 1994*
67. Donnie Brasco 1997
68. Witness 1985*
69. All About My Mother 1999
70. Broadcast News 1987
71. Unforgiven 1992 *
72. Thelma & Louise 1991*
73. Office Space 1999*
74. Drugstore Cowboy 1989
75. Out of Africa 1985*
76. The Departed 2006 *
77. Sid and Nancy 1986
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 *
79. Waiting for Guffman 1996
80. Michael Clayton 2007 Another one that I want to see
81. Moonstruck 1987*
82. Lost in Translation 2003*
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn 1987 *
84. Sideways 2004
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin 2005*
86. Y Tu Mamá También 2002
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 *This was another movie that I saw, where the audience filed out in total silence. Powerful.
95. In the Mood for Love 2001
96. Far From Heaven 2002
97. Glory 1989*Good movie
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999
99. The Blair Witch Project 1999 Weird. Not sure why it's on the list
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999

4 comments:

Kat said...

Yay...you played! I see we massively diverge over "The Piano" :-) I need to put Michael Clayton in my netflix queue. You know, another one that was not included...that was better than a lot of these movies...was "Muriel's Wedding."

Karen said...

Kat - yes, I played and it was fun :-)

'The Piano' is definitely a dark movie and I think that knowing a little more about NZ's early history probably helps.

Yes on 'Muriel's Wedding'

Anoher one from NZ, is 'Once Were Warriors' ... it's about domestic violence and the darke side of Maori warrior culture. Very hard to watch and you have to stifle the urge to kick the first man you meet, square in the gonads!

Also 'Whale Riders', 'The Quiet Earth', 'Goodbye Pork Pie', 'Smash Palace', 'Utu', to name a few. My kiwi readers could probably add others. Though I'm not suggesting that all of them should be on the list. :-)

Kat said...

Whale riders was okay. And I thought of another Aussie one..."Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Great movie. I just love Terence Stamp. Not sure that it should be a top 100...but it was better than some on that list!

Molly said...

Karen, we are neighbors!!! I live in Sparks, you know that chic town next to you!!!

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