Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cinema Babble

Well, since I've been discussing this in both blog sphere and with my immediate friends, here is a small list of some of the best movies ever made (in my humble opinion) according to genre, but in no particular order. The list, of coarse, can grow considerably beyond five films but I wanted to keep it concise.

1) Sci-Fi
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Alien and Aliens
  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

2) Horror/ Thriller
  • The Exorcist
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Halloween (the original)
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • The Thing (1982)

3) Mystery

  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Chinatown
  • Rear Window
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Citizen Kane

4) Action

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Predator
  • Robocop
  • Gladiator
  • The Matrix Trilogy

5) Drama

  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Schindler's List
  • The Godfather I and II
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

6) Romance

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Casablanca
  • Somewhere in Time
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Roxanne

7) Comedy

  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Groundhog Day
  • Animal House
  • Austin Powers I and III
  • Shrek

8) Fantasy

  • All Harry Potter movies
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Clash of the Titans
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Fantasia

Kris, you were right. Love Actually was a pretty descent movie, even with Hugh Grant in it. There were a few scenes that should have been edited out and flushed down the toilet, but otherwise a worthwhile flick.

Take care,

Tom

3 comments:

kris said...

I SO KNEW we had more in common!! Clash of the Titans?!! I saw it like 13 times in the theater!! Alien, Aliens, Star Wars, ET, THE THING (!!!), Silence of the Lambs, Gladiator, Matrix Trilogy, LOTR, Shawshank, Groundhog Day, Shrek...ALL on my list too.

Did you enjoy The Fifth Element? It was a sleeper sci fi and I loved it.

Thanks for stomaching Hugh just for me. Glad it wasn't a total gag fest for you!

kris said...

I think I vomited a little in my mouth when you said "Back Street Boys"...

Bring it on. I don't fear music AT ALL.

tundrachica said...

Wow...you like Roxanne too? This is a movie I have seen/listened to too many times to even keep track of...as I used it for background noise during all that study time back in the day.

Love Actually is a movie that we pull out each Christmas and watch...not as good as Charlie Brown's Christmas though.