Saturday, December 19, 2009

The "Best" Movies: Recap, part 11

I'm giving a rundown of the "best" movies (details about the list are here). I've covered 100 films so far. Here are the next 10:
  • MASH
    #54 Top 100 (2007)
    #56 Top 100 (1998)
    It was okay. Funny in places. Not as preachy as the TV show ended up being.
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    #8 Western
    This has so much potential. What a waste of two hours.
  • Midnight Cowboy
    #36 Top 100 (1998)
    #43 Top 100 (2007)
    Best Picture (1969)
    An okay film. The only X-rated movie to win the Academy Award® for Best Picture. It was later re-rated as an R movie.
  • Million Dollar Baby
    Best Picture (2004)
    An okay film, but not great. Of course, 2004 is the year that gave us "Along Came Polly," "White Chicks," and "You Got Served," and the top-grossing films were "Shrek 2," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," and "Spider-Man 2," so it's not like "Million Dollar Baby" had any serious competition. Would have been better if the chick had died at the end, though.
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    #5 Fantasy
    Saw it on TV a long time ago. And many times. Good, fun film.
  • Modern Times
    #78 Top 100 (2007)
    #81 Top 100 (1998)
    Charlie Chaplain keeps getting arrested, eats cocaine in prison, and then runs into trouble. Not a silent film, except in the way it's filmed. This is the one where Chaplain sings. It's a pretty good film.
  • Moonstruck
    #8 Romantic comedy
    Cher and Nicolas Cage fall in love. That's about it.
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    #26 Top 100 (2007)
    #29 Top 100 (1998)
    Jimmy Stewart/Frank Capra classic. Good film.
  • Mrs. Miniver
    Best Picture (1942)
    The well-to-do go to war.
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    #86 Top 100 (1998)
    Best Picture (1935)
    Based on a book, not the actual events. Charles Laughton is great as Bligh. Movie's not too bad.
That's 110. More soon.

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