Friday, December 11, 2009

The "Best" Movies: Recap, part 3

A while back I decided to watch the "best" movies. I put together a big list from several other lists:
Earlier this month, I finally finished the list. Now, I'm offering my thoughts on each of the movies. I've done 20. Here's the next 10:
  • Anatomy of a Murder
    #7 Courtroom drama
    Pretty good film. Of course, most any film with Jimmy Stewart is a pretty good film.
  • Annie Hall
    #31 Top 100 (1998)
    #35 Top 100 (2007)
    #2 Romantic comedy
    Best Picture (1977)

    This was better the first time I saw it. It really doesn't hold up with time. Or, maybe it's the fact that Woody Allen is a perv. Either way, if you've seen it, don't see it again. If you haven't, you missed a good one; it's not good anymore.
  • Apocalypse Now
    #28 Top 100 (1998)
    #30 Top 100 (2007)

    It was boring when I saw it back in 1979. It's still boring.
  • Around the World in 80 Days
    Best Picture (1956)
    3 hours and 3 minutes of ... well, heck, I don't remember anything about it. I'm sure, if I thought about it, I'd remember it, but I really don't think it's worth the trouble.
  • Back to the Future
    #10 Science fiction
    I enjoyed the heck out of this movie. Silly and fun.
  • Bambi
    #3 Animation
    Saw this a long time ago. Haven't seen it since. But, I enjoyed it. Of course, I was a kid. I suppose I'd like it still. Flower. Thumper. The Siamese Cats ... oh, wait, that's another Disney film.
  • Beauty and the Beast
    #7 Animation
    I really enjoyed this Disney movie. It was the first cartoon to be nominated for Best Picture. Lost to Silence of the Lambs.
  • Ben-Hur
    #72 Top 100 (1998)
    #100 Top 100 (2007)
    #2 Epic
    Best Picture (1959)

    Good film. Long. 3 hours, 32 minutes long, in fact. Still, a good film.
  • Big
    #10 Fantasy
    Good film. I love the scene with Robert Loggia and Tom Hanks on the keyboard.
  • Blade Runner
    #97 Top 100 (2007)
    #6 Science fiction

    Didn't care for it the first time I saw it. Well, thought it was okay, but not great. Now, I still don't think it's great. But it's more okay than it used to be. Kinda grows on you.
Okay, that's 30 down. And a whole bunch more to go.

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