Thursday, September 18, 2008

Well we asked for your favorite music, how about movies?

What film inspires you? What film makes you cry? What film makes you feel rowdy? What film allows you to work with it in the background?

For me my list is very flexible, I have numbers just because this is how it poured out of my brain, but I would say the first three especially are accurate.

I like stories about the growth in human courage and hope. I like big angry monsters. I love human intrigue and relationships that aren't sappy crap. There are films on my list that function as comfort food when I am sad, or lift my spirits when I am tired. There are silly films, and nostalgic ones. What are on your list?

1. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
2. Amadeus (1984)
3. Excalibur (1981)
4. From Here to Eternity (1953)
5. Blade Runner (DIRECTOR’S CUT) (1992)
6. Where Eagles Dare (1969)
7. The Mummy (1932)
8. The Crying Game (1992)
9. Gladiator (2000)
10. Last Man Standing (1996)
11. Black Rose, The (1950)
12. M (1931)
13. King Kong (1933)
14. A Christmas Story (1983)
15. Alien (1979)
16. Say Anything (1989)
17. Metropolis (1927)
18. Gojira (1954)
19. King Kong vs Godzilla (1963)
20. Das Boot (1981)
21. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
22. The Misfits (1961)
23. Soylent Green (1973)
24. Andromeda Strain (1969)
25. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)


Anonymous said...


alex-ness said...

Porno is not so much a film as a genre of film.

Brynna said...

lol, looks like the anonymous freaks are coming out trying to be all clever, not realizing that nothing fazes Mr. Ness. :D

I love MacGyver. I know it's not a movie, but I love the show.

For the one chick flick I love it is Sleepless in Seattle.

Howl's Moving Castle. Great film.

alex-ness said...

Well, I have a (former) friend with over 3000 adult DVDs or VHS, and I doubt he has much time to watch anything else, so I just assumed it wasn't prank response.

Derek Handley said...

It was an easy list to compile: with one exception, these are the movies on my DVD shelf, and the exception hasn't been released yet.

1. Addams Family Values
2. Airplane!
3. Alien
4. All About Eve
5. Batman Begins
6. Best in Show
7. Blazing Saddles
8. The Dark Knight
9. Donnie Darko
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
11. Fargo
12. The Frighteners
13. Garden State
14. Gods and Monsters
15. The Goonies
16. Hellboy
17. The Incredibles
18. LA Confidential
19. Little Miss Sunshine
20. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
21. Momento
22. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
23. The Nightmare Before Christmas
24. The Princess Bride
25. Seven
26. Victor Victoria
27. Waiting for Guffmann
28. X2

alex-ness said...

Derek, your list is fabulous. It is unexpected though in how it goes wildly dark to very light.