Sunday, December 20, 2009

The "Best" Movies: Recap, part 12

I'm giving a rundown of the "best" movies (details about the list are here). I've covered 110 of the films so far. Now, the next 10:
  • My Fair Lady
    #91 Top 100 (1998)
    Best Picture (1964)
    Actually read the play (Pygmalion) before I saw the movie. Enjoyed them both. This movie should be on your "I gotta see it" list if you haven't already seen it.
  • Nashville
    #59 Top 100 (2007)
    I so much wanted to enjoy this movie. Unfortunately, my taste in movies got in the way.
  • National Velvet
    #9 Sports movie
  • Network
    #64 Top 100 (2007)
    #66 Top 100 (1998)
    Good movie. Dead guy won an Oscar for saying "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."
  • No Country for Old Men
    Best Picture (2007)
  • North by Northwest
    #40 Top 100 (1998)
    #55 Top 100 (2007)
    #7 Mystery
    Great film. As a bonus, Cary Grant gets chased up Abraham Lincoln's nose.
  • Oliver!
    Best Picture (1968)
    Lame musical. Last G-rated movie to win the Oscar.
  • On the Waterfront
    #8 Top 100 (1998)
    #19 Top 100 (2007)
    Best Picture (1954)
    Okay but not great film. Karl Malden saves it.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    #20 Top 100 (1998)
    #33 Top 100 (2007)
    Best Picture (1975)
    Second film to win top awards for Actor, Actress, Picture, and Director. But not a great film.
  • Ordinary People
    Best Picture (1980)
    A dysfunctional family film. I want my 2 hours and four minutes back.
120 down. 102 to go. The next 10 coming up soon.


  1. The only one that I have seen on this list in its entirety was "No Country for Old Men" and it was terrible for me.

    I guess that I could say, "I so much wanted to enjoy this movie. Unfortunately, my taste in movies got in the way." Classic Basil.

  2. C'mon. You haven't seen all of My Fair Lady? Or North By Northwest? You must go fix that!


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