Monday, December 14, 2009

The "Best" Movies: Recap, part 6

Continuing my rundown of the "best" movies (details about the list are here), I've covered 50 of the films. Here are the next 10:
  • Crash (2004)
    Best Picture (2005)
    Yawn. A bunch of things happened before a car crash. I don't remember anything about it other than that.
  • Dances with Wolves
    #75 Top 100 (1998)
    Best Picture (1990)
    Kevin Costner flick. I didn't think the thing would ever end. Thankfully, it did. If only I had been able to fall asleep during it, I would have liked it better.
  • Dial M for Murder
    #9 Mystery
    Good Hitchcock murder mystery. In a twist, something went wrong with the plan. Like happens in every other Hitchcock murder mystery. I enjoyed it.
  • Do the Right Thing
    #96 Top 100 (2007)
    Some Spike Lee movie. I think it had a message, but I wasn't sure what it was. I think it was that white folks are bad. Maybe I'm thinking of another film. Either way, I wasn't impressed.
  • Doctor Zhivago
    #39 Top 100 (1998)
    About an hour too long.
  • Double Indemnity
    #29 Top 100 (2007)
    #38 Top 100 (1998)
    I saw this after having permanently associated Fred MacMurray as the dad in My Three Sons, and Barbara Stanwyck as Victoria Barkley in The Big Valley. Once I got past that, I really enjoyed this.
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    #26 Top 100 (1998)
    #39 Top 100 (2007)
    Saw it on TV a long, long time ago. The only parts I remembered were the Coke machine and Slim Pickens riding the bomb. Saw it much later, understood it, and still liked it.
  • Driving Miss Daisy
    Best Picture (1989)
    Good film.
  • Duck Soup
    #60 Top 100 (2007)
    #85 Top 100 (1998)
    This is the Marx Brothers movie with the mirror scene. If that alone doesn't inspire you to see this movie, I don't know what will. A classic. Hail, Freedonia!
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    #24 Top 100 (2007)
    #25 Top 100 (1998)
    #3 Science fiction
    Pretty good film. Although, the Steven Spielberg film that came out seven days before this one (Poltergeist) is the one I enjoyed more.
That brings the total up to 60. Another 10 coming soon.


  1. Crash was a terrible movie in my opinion. Since I have never seen Doctor Zhivago, would you say to watch it just so I can have the right to say it sucked?

  2. If you have some free time you need to waste ... go for it.


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