Sunday, August 16, 2009

15 Films That Will Always Stick With You

I Have my first comprehensive exams in a little over a week and somehow I am not reading tons of fiction right now, but dear friend Sheila showed me this and I thought.... why not?

Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen movies you've seen that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag as many friends as you choose, but at least 5.

In no particular order...

1. Diner
2. Diva
3. Midnight Cowboy
4. Hair
5. Amadeus
6. Philadelphia Story
7. Rebecca
8. Burnt by the Sun
9. My Life as a Dog
10. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
11. Maurice
12. A Room with a View
13. My Beautiful Laundrette
14. Strictly Ballroom
15. Kramer vs. Kramer

Oh, oh and All the President's Men, if I can have one more! It's interesting that the 2 films that I have on my sidebar right now didn't even enter my mind - Bright Young Things and The Science of Sleep. And somehow Almodovar's got left off too. My vote would be his Mala Educacion. Gorgeous. Seems like my 15 have creeped their way to 19. I'll stop.

OK...C.B., Cam, Matt, Danielle, Incurable Logophile, Sam, Sarah, and every one of my 14 faithful Blogger Followers who feel in the mood (those of you who do not have a blog of your own are welcome to leave your list in the comments).


Catherine said...

1. Wings of Desire
2. The Graduate
3. Sleeping Beauty
4. King and I
5. Sound of Music
6. Mary Poppins
7. Seventh Seal
8. Incident at Owl Creek Bridge
9. Unbearable Lightness of Being
10. Fanny and Alexander
11. Life of Brian
12. Gone with the Wind
13. Le mystère Picasso
14. Designated Mourner
15. Les nuits de la pleine lune

Catherine said...

Oh! And Casablanca!

Anne Camille said...

I started my list to keep me awake while babysitting some system programming changes. Sorry -- not even this task could keep me from nodding off. I'll have to resume my 15 minutes at another time to complete my list.

It's interesting how one thinks of choices for a list like this. "Always stick with you". Appeallingly vague and free form. Some movies stick with me because of the movie, but others, I remember the experience of seeing the movie -- the people, the theatre, surrounding events -- more than the actual movie content.

Diva -- I loved that movie but haven't thought of it in years. I'm off to check NetFlix to see if it's available. :)

Ted said...

Yay, Catherine. Fanny & Alexander - that's right. That's one of my favorites too.

Ted said...

Cam, I'm waiting with bated breath.