Me gusta las películas

From NPR.orgI’m not enjoying my theme week anymore. As much as I love giving out my unsolicited opinions (and in the list form my OCD craves, no less), I’m tired of writing a novella about it every night.

So here I’m taking the Livejournal/MySpace route and just listing

My Favorite Movies

  1. Miller’s Crossing
  2. Star Wars
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. Aliens
  5. His Girl Friday
  6. The Return of the King
  7. Rear Window
  8. Yojimbo
  9. Adaptation
  10. Young Frankenstein
  11. Pom Poko
  12. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  13. Airplane!
  14. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  15. Singin’ in the Rain
  16. Toy Story 2
  17. X-Men 2
  18. The Big Lebowski
  19. Big Trouble in Little China
  20. Lilo and Stitch
  21. The Shining
  22. Love and Death
  23. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  24. Ghostbusters
  25. Wing Chun

Name your own in the comments! Or tell me where I’m wrong! (Bonus points for using words and phrases like “populist” and “popcorn summer blockbuster” and “dumb-ass”). Or just say “THANKS FOR THE ADD!!!!!”

6 thoughts on “Me gusta las películas”

  1. Are these listed in order of importance? If so, I’d move Lebowski up to the top five. While I’d agree with most of your choices, (as they are sitting on my shelves as I write this), Shaun of the Dead could could oust X-Men 2 any old day of the week…populist.

  2. Ooo, so close. “dumb-ass” is the phrase that pays.

    Yes, the list is in 100% scientifically accurate order. My problem with Lebowski is that it gets better every time you see it, so in my mental list of best movies ever, it never occurs to me until later. Plus I was having to restrain myself from filling the list with Coen Brothers movies.

    I liked Shaun of the Dead well enough, but didn’t think it was all that memorable. And even if X-Men 2 didn’t have 2 of the most bad-ass sequences in action movies ever (Nightcrawler’s opening, and Rogue getting sucked out of the plane), it has Famke Janssen. She always trumps working-class English dudes.

  3. No Bond Movie!? “Goldfinger” or maybe “Casino Royale”? You have to include at least one. As an aside, have you ever noticed that the first three notes of the song “Goldfinger” are the same three notes of “Moon River”? Just an observation.

  4. Coincidence?

    I’m just not that big of a Bond movie fan. Casino Royale is my favorite of them, and as much as I liked it, I wouldn’t call it one of my favorites yet.

    I thought I’d get in trouble for not putting Superman on the list. It should probably be on there, anyway, but every time I started I kept thinking of the “Can you read my mind?” bit.

  5. I made a minor correction to the list. Here is the updated version:

    1. Repo Man
    2. Stoned Age

    You’re welcome.


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