Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Movie Madness

My picks for the greatest movies of all time:
Note that some movies might overlap, but each movie can only appear once, and in the category which it most strongly represents.

Comedy:

Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad World - 1963 Stanley Kramer
The Great Race - 1965 - Blake Edwards
What's Up Doc? - 1972 - Peter Bogdanovich

War:

Full Metal Jacket - 1987 - Stanley Kubrick
Saving Private Ryan - 1998 - Steven Spielberg
Black Hawk Down - 2001 - Ridley Scott

Western:

Unforgiven - 1992 - Clint Eastwood
Dances With Wolves - 1990 - Kevin Costner
The Wild Bunch - 1969 - Sam Peckinpah

Crime:

The Godfather - 1972 - Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather II - 1974 - Francis Ford Coppola
Goodfellas- 1990 - Martin Scorsese

Historic:

Alexander Nevsky - 1938 - Sergei Eisenstein
Dr. Zhivago - 1965 David Lean
Braveheart - 1995 - Mel Gibson

Science Fiction:

Star Wars - 1977 - George Lucas
Alien - 1979 - Ridley Scott
Jurassic Park - 1993 - Stephen Spielberg

Drama/Suspense

Casablanca - 1942 - Michael Curtiz
Sin City - 2005 - Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez
Pulp Fiction - 1994 - Quentin Terantino

Horror:

The Exorcist - 1973 - William Friedkin
The Thing - 1982 - John Carpenter
The Shining - 1980 - Stanley Kubrick

Fantasy:

The Wizard of Oz - 1939 - Victor Fleming
The Return of the King - 2003 - Peter Jackson
Time Bandits - 1991 - Terry Gilliam

Full Length Animated:

Fantasia -1940 - Walt Disney
The Little Mermaid - 1989 - John Clements
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - 2001 - Hironobu Sakaguchi

Romance (ick!):

Frankie and Johnnie - 1991 - Garry Marshall
As Good As It Gets - 1997 - James L. Brooks
Shakespere In Love - 1998 - John Madden

Fun for the whole family:

Big - 1988 - Penny Marshall
Its A Wonderful Life - 1946 - Frank Capra
Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation - 1962 - Harvey Kostner

Now I'll probably wake up tomorrow and think of about a hundred movies I should have included. I'm already regretting some of the entries. But there never has or never will be any doubt in my mind as the the greatest movie of all time - which is (drum roll please).... Casablanca.

1 comment:

  1. Shakesphere in love? What a pansy.

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