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Favourite movies

It's an incomplete list, of course, but these two definitely stand at the top of it:

  1. The fiddler on the roof
  2. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Yet to be seen

Do you have this feeling sometimes you're for nothing but watching a movie. And realize you have no clue whatsoever which. A movie is like a restaurant, it's not something you should improvise at the last minute. Here I compile a list of movies that remain for us to see.

Movies I want to/should see: (may be with a reason why)

Stroke out are those that I've seen, see below. I add to this list at the bottom.

  1. movies from the Coen brothers: Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller's Crossing, Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn't There, Barton Fink.
    • Given that of the three Coen brothers movies I know, two are among the best I've ever seen (Fargo and the big Lebowski), and the third one (No country for old men) is also a masterpiece, it's only natural to check the other things they've been working on... it might just as well be equally genial.
  2. Gene Wilder's movies: Young Frankenstein and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother.
  3. Citizen Kane. Classic.
  4. L'homme de Rio.
    • Some scenes are in Brasilia while it was in construction. The story looks fun (after Hergé's album, l'Oreille cassée).
  5. Singin' in the Rain. Classic.
  6. Triumph of the Will. Historic document. Apparently, also a classic.
  7. Jésus de Montréal.
    • I'm interested in adaptations of the gospels or biblical texts in general in modern settings (see Jour de Feu of Barjavel for a nice one in litterature, that should also have been a movie). Also, I love Quebecers' accent.
  8. Memorias del Subdesarrollo. On Cuba.
  9. Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise). Classic.
  10. La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game). Classic.
  11. Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief). Classic (Elena however tells me she doesn't like it).
  12. Seven Samurai. Classic.
  13. Броненосец Потёмкин (Battleship Potemkin). Classic.
  14. Plan 9 from Outer Space.
    • Supposed to be the worst film ever, so bad it's actually good [1].
  15. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Classic.
  16. 8½ (Otto e mezzo). Classic.
  17. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Classic.
  18. Tokyo story. Classic.
  19. Searching for Bobby Fischer. About this not-grandmaster who is also a champion of martial art.
  20. Un roi sans divertissement. From Giono's masterpiece (directed by Giono himself). Music by Brel.
  21. L'Année dernière à Marienbad which I didn't hear about until Inception.
  22. Serenity, once voted the greatest science fiction film of all time by SFX magazine.
  23. A Hard Day's Night, a classic, also allegedly very good (featuring the Beatles during the height of Beatlemania).
  24. Mon oncle Antoine, a French Canadian movie (I love them) that is highly rated .
  25. Giv'at Halfon Eina Ona, a cult Israelian comedy.
  26. El callejón de los milagros, famous in Mexico.
  27. Sexmission, Polish comedy, recommended by Luboš Motl.
  28. The dead father. I didn't know there was a movie!
  29. Cemetery Junction. I am a fan of Ricky Gervais.
  30. The Boys from Brazil, initially I came to learn of this movie for the comparison between the score by Jerry Goldsmith [2] with one by Patrick Williams for a Columbo episode [3]. As the story is a surreal plot about cloning Hitler involving actors such as Laurence Olivier and Gregory Peck, I could but put it on my list!
  31. The Secret Agent, I know the score by Philip Glass, the novel has quite a reputation too, so I also put it on my reading list.
  32. 127 hours, I learned of the movie when I put myself in a similar situation (with a rope anchoring a boat instead of my arm).
  33. Ludwig by Visconti [4][5], on the mysterious and fanciful Bavarian king.
  34. Monster's Ball. Staring the man who wasn't there in another movie shot the same year and with, apparently, equal critical acclaim.
  35. Jim Jarmusch's movies such as Dead man or Stranger Than Paradise, recommended by a Berlin friend and cinema connoisseur.

Movies from the previous list I have seen since

You might follow the link if you want some recommendation or know our/my personal feelings (not all are clickable, as a matter of fact, none currently are).

  1. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother.
  2. Tokyo Story.
  3. Jésus de Montréal.
  4. L'homme de Rio.
  5. L'Année dernière à Marienbad.
  6. Cemetery Junction.
  7. 127 hours.
  8. The Man Who Wasn't There