Sunday, December 17, 2006

Now I've Started Something!

Following my previous post, I got thinking about my favourite movies. In no particular order, I list some of my favourites...where to begin?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Breakfast at Tiffanys
My Left Foot
Witches of Eastwick
Message In a Bottle
Out of Africa
La Dolce Vita
Tea with Mussolini
The Yearling
Cross Creek
Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Easy Rider
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Five Easy Pieces
Some Like It Hot
Dr Zhivago
The Way We Were
Garden State
The Graduate
Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
On the Waterfront
The Hustler
Blue Lagoon (First version with Jean Simmons)
Cool Hand Luke
The Red Shoes
Educating Rita
East of Eden
It's a Wonderful Life
Raising Arizona
To Catch a Thief
A Place in the Sun
To Kill a Mockingbird
Suddenly Last Summer
White Palace
The Man Who Fell To Earth
Last Tango In Paris
Field of Dreams
The Deer Hunter
The Pawnbroker
Betsy's Wedding
Something's Gotta Give
On Golden Pond
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Zorba the Greek (and the book!)
Four Weddings and a Funeral
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (ditto!)
The Big Chill
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Broadcast News
Godfather 1 & 2
Gone with the Wind
The Horse Whisperer (and the book!)
Prince of Tides
9-1/2 Weeks
Mr Roberts
About Schmidt
As Good As It Gets
Terms of Endearment
A River Runs Through It
The Natural
All The President's Men
The Great Gatsby
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Bitter Moon
Henry & June
Roman Holiday
A Man and a Woman

I warned you! I know I will think of more as the day goes by! (As I'm watching the cricket!)


  1. And, of course, "Little Women"...all versions!

  2. No Tom Cruise?....(just kidding, I've read some of your comments about him)

    Would Breaker Morant or Gallipoli make your list?

    Glory tops my list. Almost all of these you mention would be on such a list, except Little Women. I can't imagine watching any version of that.

    Romancing The Stone
    Mars Attacks
    Das Boot (with sub-titles)

  3. Damn...I meant to add 'Das Boot'. I had it in mind and forget...that is a brilliant movie, gtotracker. Thanks for reminding me.

    I like "Eyes Wide Shut"...but not for Cruise...for Kubrick's direction and the cinematology. know my thoughts on Cruise! ;)

    'Breaker Morant'...yes...good movie, as was 'Gallipoli'.

  4. Well, then there's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Being There"....and "Big Lebowski", "Seabiscuit" and I really enjoy "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" but hate the ending! I like 'The Aviator', too...I've always been intrigued by Howard Hughes. And I believe DeCaprio is a great actor...he just should not have done "Titatanic" which really was a disaster to my way of thinking...he's picked a few wrong turns since "Gilbert Grape", but it appears he's back on track again. And that should have been "Finding Neverland" not just "Neverland" as I wrote.

    And how could I forget "The Bridges of Madison County"...and "The Colour Purple"? Tsk! Tsk!

    "The Notebook" and "Million-Dollar Baby"....shut me up now!!!!!!!!!!!

    And for a great giggle..."Bandits"! Okay...I'm out!

  5. I'm onboard w/ a bunch of those - not all, but gooood taste!!!

  6. Hi there Mike...welcome...glad you stopped by!

    There are so many good movies...and as many bad movies!

  7. You picked about 10 of my favourites there Lee, and also my least favourite one, "last Tango In Paris".... HATED that movie.

  8. I've never watched his movies, gto...I'm not into Japanese movies, to be honest.

    Another movie I think is great...a very black comedy...brilliantly filmed and acted..."The Cook,His Wife, The Thief and Her Lover"...just another to the growing list!

  9. Hiya Peter...I love "Last Tango"...not a happy movie, I admit..quite depressing actually but Brando was excellent in it...his monologue over his dead wife was him at his most brilliant.

  10. great list -here are my 7 favourites movies
    Jesus of Montreal
    The Maltese Falcon
    The English Patient
    Out of Africa
    Whale Rider
    The Piano

  11. The list can go on and on, can't it, Lindsay...'The English Patient' unfortunately, didn't really grab me...maybe it was the mood I was in when I saw it.

  12. Gidday Lee, again,
    Jees, favourite movies. I shudder when I think to do my favourite list. How long is a piece of string??
    You've got some beauties there and some stinkers (I'm not telling) but then again that's why all our tastes are so different. Makes for a more interesting world.
    I agree what you said about
    DeCaprio. I thought "Titantic" stank (sank) but he was excellent in "The Aviator" and when the DVD comes out on "The Departed" get it out as he does a great job. I've been debating about getting "Thunderbolt & Lightfoot" as I liked this movie. Jeff Bridges is a underated actor.

  13. I agree what you say about Jeff Bridges, Wazza...I've always liked him and will watch anything that he is in.