Saturday, February 15, 2014

100 FAVORITE FILMS


DON'T LOOK NOW
red • Venice • lipstick-biting

QIVITOQ
icebergs • places I've been to • roughian

UGETSU MONOGATARI
mysterious woman • samurai • fantasy

RASHOMON
doubt • investigation • complex

HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE
good advice • New York City • real

SCHINDLER'S LIST
terror • our past • blood on cheeks

THE MATRIX
choose wisely • cyber culture • religion

DOGVILLE
minimalism • twist • references

KHUDITO PASHAN
Bengal • ghost love story • mystery

ROMEO + JULIET
fairy tale • young Leo • pop fantasy

FORREST GUMP
best history class • Jenny is a b*tch • dreams come true

MOONRISE KINGDOM
what bird are you? • girls' middle grade books • scouts

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
my filmic awakening • wondrous • tsunami of tears

GREASE
kitsch feast • Summer Nights • 50s

HANNA
kick-ass • electric • I want Saoirse's hair

CLUELESS
fashionista • mobile phones • Jane Austen

HANGOVER
hilarious • Roofies • Viva Las Vegas

SHOLAY
curry western • young Amitabh • bromance

LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE
poetry • every frame is a piece of art • works without songs

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Jai Ho! • Rahman is a God • perfect crossover

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
favorite couple • stetson's are cool • devastating

BORAT
rolling on the floor laughing • provocative • I love you, Pamela

RANG DE BASANTI
despite the awful hairdo • Punjabi music • just look at these guys

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
it's yellow! • beautiful chaos • be yourself

CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
credit card addiction • New York City girl • the good life

CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON
flying • women who kick ass • the beauty

DEV.D
psychedelic • I want to marry Kalki • or Abhay

AMERICAN PSYCHO
the beauty of perfection • intellectual talk • gore

STAR WARS 
(the original trilogy, pick one)
c3pO • Luke is gay • Han is hot

EASY A
the 80s • existentialism • best parents ever

SOMEWHERE
Guitar Hero • perfect boredom is perfect • the lack of subtitles

KAL HO NAA HO
love triangle done well • Baallywood • botox-free Preity and Saif

RATATOUILLE
anyone can cook • Paris, je t'aime • dancing with vegetables

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Bees do it, birds do it • Hemingway • rain

MARY AND MAX
chocolate sandwiches • the colours • Philip Seymour

ALIEN
role model • the horror • sci-fi for life

 LAURENCE OF ARABIA
epic • cloud-less day eyes • flamboyant

UP
crying in a kids' movie • heart break • the bird 

DIL CHAHTA HAI
please stop remaking this movie • Akshay  • Viva

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
padded shoulders • the mask • creepy

PYAASA
tragic • India is so pretty in black and white • surprising ending

MELANCHOLIA
deep • Alexander Skarsgaard not stealing the attention for once • well-written

BARRY LYNDON
starting point of my Kubrick obsession • unexpected • classical ear worms

A SINGLE MAN
visual feast • lots of attractive gay characters • fashionable

SPRING BREAKERS
neon • Alien • the Everytime scene

DHOBI GHAT
haunting • Indian female director • excellent ensemble

HAROLD AND MAUDE
cult • death and life • coffee-black humor

DRIVING MISS DAISY
simple • anti-Road movie? • refreshing

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
the film The Artist tried to copy • one big ear worm • old Hollywood

KILL BILL VOL. 1
legendary • bloody • martial arts meet superhero-ism

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
gigantic library • Be Our Guest • magical

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
I want to marry any of the leads • 90s! • oh dear, the sadness

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
seductive • Tim Curry • I only watched this because of Perks

THE SHINING
don't listen to Stephen King • Nicholson over Reeve • an old picture on the wall

DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE
the epitome of the 90s Bollywood romance • Switzerland • young SRK

APOCALYPSE NOW
probably too high in here but whatever • mesmerizing • the smell of napalm in the morning

DIRTY DANCING
jumping over the plot holes • dancing in front of the TV • Swayze, what else?

BUMBAI
the only other good Koirala film • feels newer • Rahman again

SUNRISE
the only silent film I love • German • moody

NO SMOKING
expected nothing from this • John Abraham can act • best-written modern Indian movie

FISH TANK
dark fantasy • I love British slang • astonishing debut

THE DREAMERS
weird but somehow great • French New Wave • La Mère

ANNIE HALL
Woody Allen is quite relatable • intro • Annie's glasses

CASABLANCA
actually romantic • misquoted in Germany • elegant

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
gotta love the 80s • Twist and Shout • one day like this makes life worth it

THE BREAKFAST CLUB
the perfect psychological test • age-less • limited time frame

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
videogames • the power of love • onomatopoetikons

SUNSET BLVD
my favorite film noir • silent film vs. sound film • movies in movies

THE LION KING
hakuna matata • I used to replay Mufasa's death scene • long live the king

BEFORE SUNRISE
Vienna • the music room • one perfect night

TOY STORY 3
a sequel that is better than its prequels • Barbie and Ken • nostalgia

DRIVE
Nightcall • quiet • pink

FINDING NEMO
my most quoted movie of all time • Dory and Marlin • whalish

BLACK SWAN
doppelganger • the only ballet dancer who likes this one • the metamorphosis

ANARI
Raj Kapoor is gold • old Hindi soundtracks • endearing

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
the milk bar • viewing habits • singin' in the rain

BILLY ELLIOT
the reason I dance ballet • pure joy • not every ballet dancer is gay

MATCH POINT
my first Woody Allen • opera music • London is the place for me

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
hair colors • sci-fi • my favorite film title in the world

THE GODFATHER (1 OR 2)
mafioso • Sicily • quote bomb

THE LITTLE MERMAID
best of Disney • side kicks • good-looking Prince

LOST IN TRANSLATION
Tokyo at night • Scarlett Johansson's lips • the final words

THE TRUMAN SHOW
double reality • reality tv • religion

MOULIN ROUGE!
pompous • red red red • Paris again

DAS BOOT/ THE BOAT
a film without women that I still like • sympathizing with... certain people • claustrophobia

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
dreamy • the imprisonment of being a girl • hand-writing

PULP FICTION
one never-ending fountain of quotes • a certain twist contest • told backwards

DEVDAS
glamour • tragedy • the only likable character is a prostitute

TITANIC
Kate Winslet's eyebrows • deserves the hype • despite the many flaws

INTO THE WILD
freedom • humanity • Eddie Vedder

THE TREE OF LIFE
gorgeous • nature • family

ATONEMENT
my favorite kiss scene • myth • perfectly disjointed

STAND BY ME
the essence of childhood • adventure • the mystery of friendship

THE GRADUATE
managed to seduce me at once • best film I watched in school • Simon and Garfunkel

THE LORD OF THE RINGS 
(ANY OF THEM)
one does not simply • Gollum • I really don't mind the walking

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
how the hell was this made • sci-fi masterpiece • terrifying computer

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
where I fell in love with Hong Kong • a love story with nearly no touch • noodles

THE HARRY POTTER SERIES
second reality • my letter was lost in the mail • the HP generation

FIGHT CLUB
inspiring yet hilarious • in Tyler we trust • human nature

DIL SE..
flawless • raw • no words



6 comments:

  1. SO happy to see The Tree of Life that high on the list! I like some of the films you chose a lot, but haven't seen a lot of them... oh and I like the photos and the short captions, great work.

    I tried to make a top 100, I really did, but it takes too many decisions and I'm no good with that! I'm now working on a top 10, I think that's all I can manage hahaha

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    1. Yay, it's such a great movie! Not for everyone though.
      Thanks, it took a lot of work but I could look at these images for hours :D

      Oh, I hope you'll do that, I love looking through people's favorite lists and watching their movies.

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  2. Great list and nice graphics! Some of the films you listed are also my favorites.

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    1. Thanks! And I'm always happy to hear that.

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  3. Nice well rounded list you have there! I'm most happy to see Mary and Max make the cut. It's really a movie that deserves to be seen more. Oh, love how the list looks, too. Great work.

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    1. Hey there! Thank you for the kind words. Mary and Max had a very big impact on my life when I first saw it two years ago, absolutely love that movie.

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