Sunday, February 18, 2007

I've Been "Meme'd"

Sam Rasnake asks me to list:

"My ten favorite films... about as close to an order as I can get them today."


  1. Casablanca (1942)
  2. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
  3. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  5. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  6. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)
  7. Ladri di biciclette (1948)
  8. (1963)
  9. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
  10. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Honorable Mention - or Movies That I'd Pick on Another Day

  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. Cidade de Deus (2002)
  3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  4. North by Northwest (1959)
  5. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  6. The Third Man (1949)
  7. Untergang, Der (2004)
  8. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  9. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
  10. Duck Soup (1933)
  11. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  12. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  13. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  14. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  15. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
  16. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  17. Kumonosu jô (1957)
  18. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  19. Brazil (1985)
  20. Inherit the Wind (1960)

7 comments:

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Great, great list Nick. Shichinin no samurai is wonderful. If you've not had a chance to pour over the re-released Criterion edition, three discs, give it a try. You won't regret that.

Here's my second 10:

11. Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
12. Banshun (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949)
13. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Werner Herzog, 1972)
14. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
15. Ugetsu monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
16. Angst essen Seele auf (R. W. Fassbinder, 1974)
17. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
18. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
19. Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple, 1976)
20. Jules et Jim (François Truffaut, 1960)

Nick said...

Sam there's a copule on your list that I had in mind but for one reason or another didn't make it. Great seconds!

Collin said...

Great lists!

Nick said...

Collin, looking forward to seeing your list.

Robert said...

mmm.. two great Bogie movies in the top tenbl list...

Suzanne said...

Rosemary's Baby! Yes.

Christine said...

Yeah, Rosemary's Baby is sooo great. Also, 8 and one half. Ooh, and 1922 Nosferatu. That one is really good.