Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The "Best" Movies: Recap, part 7

Continuing my rundown of the "best" movies (details about the list are here), I've covered 60. Now, are the next 10:
  • Easy Rider
    #84 Top 100 (2007)
    #88 Top 100 (1998)
    Wasn't allowed to see this one when it came out. I finally saw it years later. I wish I hadn't.
  • Fantasia
    #58 Top 100 (1998)
    #5 Animation
    Good movie. If you like classical music, you'll love this one. If you don't like classical movie, you'll like the movie anyway. Actually, I never saw it in its entirety until recently. I'd seen bits and pieces, but never sat and watched it from start to finish. And, now, it's not available in the U.S. Disney will re-release it, I believe, in the next year. I ended up finding pieces on YouTube, and putting it all together to make a complete film. Oh, and you can find the "deleted" and "edited" scenes on YouTube. Trust me, it's not worth the effort. The edits (for politically correctness) are actually well-done, and do not harm the movie in any way.
  • Fargo
    #84 Top 100 (1998)
    One of the Cohen brothers' better films, dontchaknow.
  • Field of Dreams
    #6 Fantasy
    Eh. Okay film. Although the idea of having my very own baseball field is appealing.
  • Finding Nemo
    #10 Animation
    It's okay. Not up to the quality of Fantasia or Beauty and the Beast, but okay.
  • Forrest Gump
    #71 Top 100 (1998)
    #76 Top 100 (2007)
    Best Picture (1994)
    Pretty good film. Although the movie's Savannah geography is a little mixed up. The soundtrack was great. Except for the CCR songs. I never did care for CCR.
  • Frankenstein (1931)
    #87 Top 100 (1998)
    Saw the movie a long, long time ago. Then, back in the 1985, I decided to read the book. I enjoyed the book. And discovered that the movie is only loosely based on the book. Still, the Karloff classic is ... classic. And, if you want to really be an prick, bet someone that Boris Karloff did not play Frankenstein (Colin Clive played Frankenstein; Karloff played the monster).
  • From Here to Eternity
    #52 Top 100 (1998)
    Best Picture (1953)
    It was okay.
  • Gandhi
    Best Picture (1982)
    Man of peace gets shot dead. I get it. Didn't need to 3 hours and 8 minutes to tell us this.
  • Gentleman's Agreement
    Best Picture (1947)
    Now you know where John Howard Griffin ("Black Like Me") got the idea. Only, the movie is "Jewish Like Me." Pretty good film.
Out of 222 films on the list, that's 70. Another 10 will come up soon.


  1. Basil, so far most of these that I have not seen, I still do not have a desire to see from your reviews.

  2. I don't want to be responsible for you missing out on a hidden gem. If by "gem" we're talking "long, drawn-out, miserable waste of time."


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