Thursday, December 24, 2009

The "Best" Movies: Recap, part 16

I'm giving a rundown of the "best" movies (details about the list are here). So far, I've covered 150 of the movies on the lists. Here are the next 10:
  • Stagecoach
    #63 Top 100 (1998)
    #9 Western
    This is the greatest western movie ever. You must watch it. And you must watch it again.
  • Star Wars
    #15 Top 100 (1998)
    #13 Top 100 (2007)
    #2 Science fiction
    The force was with George Lucas on this film. You have seen it. And, if you haven't, go watch it now.
  • Sullivan's Travels
    #61 Top 100 (2007)
    Pretty good film. If you don't know where the title of the film "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" came from, watch this one.
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
    #82 Top 100 (2007)
    Although "Wings" is considered the Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1928, they actually gave out two awards. "Sunrise" won the other one. The next year, they combined them into one award, and said that the award that "Wings" won was equivalent to Best Production (later, Best Picture). Oh, by the way, it is a pretty good film. A love triangle. The guy's a cad. Sort of like in "A Place In The Sun," but without the twist.
  • Sunset Boulevard
    #12 Top 100 (1998)
    #16 Top 100 (2007)
    Best movie narrated by a dead guy. This is the movie with the line, "I'm ready for my close-up."
  • Swing Time
    #90 Top 100 (2007)
    I don't remember much about this one. Except that Ginger Rogers can sure enough dance!
  • Taxi Driver
    #47 Top 100 (1998)
    #52 Top 100 (2007)
    Eh. It was okay, but not great.
  • Terminator 2 - Judgment Day
    #8 Science fiction
    I like it fine, but I liked the first one better.
  • Terms of Endearment
    Best Picture (1983)
    Debra Winger dies. That's about it.
  • The African Queen
    #17 Top 100 (1998)
    #65 Top 100 (2007)
    This was good. Bogie. Hepburn. Directed by John Huston. Worth watching.
Another 10 soon.


  1. Merry Christmas Basil to you and yours...

  2. Thank you. And a very Merry Christmas to you!


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