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My 50+ Favorite Movies

FYI: My 50+ Favorite Movies

These are the ones I could watch at a moment’s notice, without hesitation. Not too much heavy lifting on most of these — just plain fun. Please realize this is not a “best” films listing. I realize Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, for instance, is a greater film than The Gang’s All Here. This is purely my pleasure list. Listing is chronological.

* The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
* All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
* The Fatal Glass of Beer (1932)
* Duck Soup (1933)
* King Kong (1933)
* She Done Him Wrong (1933)
* Bombshell (1933)
* Design for Living (1933)
* It’s a Gift (1934)
* The Old-Fashioned Way (1934)
* Twentieth Century (1934)
* The 39 Steps (1935)
* Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
* Pygmalion (1938)
* Rules of the Game (1939)
* Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
* His Girl Friday (1940)
* The Maltese Falcon (1941)
* Citizen Kane (1941)
* Casablanca (1942)
* The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
* The Gang’s All Here (1943)
(Unfortunately, Fox’s official DVD is in poor color.)
* The More the Merrier (1943)
* Isle of the Dead (1945)
* The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
* The Red Shoes (1948)
* Key Largo (1948)
* Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
* The Third Man (1949)
* On the Town (1949)
* The Set Up (1949)
* Beyond the Forest (1949)
* The Gunfighter (1950)
* Royal Wedding (1951)
(but only MGM’s official release; not public domain knockoffs)
* The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
* Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
* The Seven Samurai (1954)
* Samurai 1 (Miyamoto Musashi) (1954)
* Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
* Bob le flambeur (1955)
* Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
* Touch of Evil (1958)
* The Hidden Fortress (1958)
* Giants and Toys (1958)
* The Ladies Man (1961)
* The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
* Accident (1967)
* Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
* The Wild Bunch (1969)
* The Driver (1978)
* Apocalypse Now (1979)
* Dawn of the Dead (1979)
* Victor Victoria (1982)
* 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
* Eyes Wide Shut (1999)


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Only seen 11 of these and one is downloading right as we speak…
Got some work to do :)
Interesting to see Accident, I watched it recently and was impressed but it’s hardly a very acclaimed film. Do you ever write reviews? Perhaps this would be a good one to review because of its relative obscurity :)
Sorry about polluting your blog, continue.

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I think somewhere in my notes is a review of Accident, either in electronic or paper form. I’d have to dig it out. Actually, it is a fairly acclaimed movie; I discovered it in the various movie guides where it always gets a high rating. There are levels of obscurity, I suppose, but Accident has a high pedigree, credential-wise, Pinter as writer and Losey as director. Pinter and Losey made three exceptional films together: The Servant (1963); Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1971). And I’m a big Dirk Bogarde fan. Don’t worry about polluting; I’m happy that you’ve taken an interest in what goes on around here.

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