Saturday, January 17, 2009

My movie list

The fact that it is movie season, I thought I'd post some of my favorites. I put similar movies together...

1. Shawshank Redemption, Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, and The Passion
2. Quiz Show, Truman Show, Cast Away
3. Young Guns, Tombstone, 3:10 to Yuma, Lonesome Dove and Return to Lonesome Dove
6. Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan, and We Were Soldiers
7. The Fugitive and US Marshalls
8. The Firm, Pelican Brief, Conspiracy Theory, Enemy of the State, Shooter, Mission Impossible 3, and the Bourne series
9. The Last Samurai, Troy, The First Knight, Gladiator, Apocolypto and Braveheart
10. The Princess Bride, Sandlot, Second Hand Lions, The Legend of Zorro
11. Munich, Traffic, Blood Diamond and Crash
12. Peewee's big adventure (kidding)
13. Ocean's 11, Italian Job
14. Awakenings, Patch Adams
15. Planes Trains and Automobiles, Dumb and Dumber

Here's a short list of movies I try to keep a secret that I like. I'll use big numbers to pretend they're way at the bottom of my list...

99. Pride and Prejudice (the long BBC version)
100. While you were sleeping, Sweet Home Alabama
101. Anne of Green Gables
102. Sense and Sensibility


Ed Noble said...

Ok... Dude... DUDE!
Westerns - where is "Outlaw Josie Wales"?
Where is Life is Beautiful, Kite Runner, Big Fish.

Sweet Home Alabama - no, seriously... really... the scene at the dogs grave... REALLY!
Pride & Prejudice - Donnie & I tried to be Ultimate husbands & watch it w/ the wives... we didn't make it.
Just leave your man card at the man office at our next meeting :-)

Mandy B Stenberg said...

Mark . . . so proud of you for the last movies you listed. ALL of my top favs!

The Pelhams said...

Okay, lots of the same movies are on our list. But, I gotta say Crash, we just didn't get it or like it and thought it was a horrible movie? Did we miss something?

Metropuritan Mark said...

Just what I feared by a moment of honestly...losing my manhood! But somehow in my twisted optimisic mind, I think it makes me more of a man.

One other movie that I loved, based on your suggestion, was "that thing you do." It should've made my list, but I forgot about it at the time of writing it.

Crash is an incredibly disturbing movie. I liked it, not so much for its entertainment value, but for what it did to my soul. I walked away from that movie, thinking, "I am part of the problem. I need God to change my heart when it comes to subtle stereotyping and racism that creeps in". I also chose to skip some scenes that I had heard about ahead of time...

WendyPierce said...

Hopefully somewhere in there (maybe 50 or 51) you would list Lord of the Rings, Xmen, Narnia..just a thought. Or maybe you need to borrow them and watch them again. Just let me know.
ps All of my "if I could only watch 3 movies for the rest of my life" movies made your list.
Sweet Home Alabama, Band of Brothers, We were soldiers.

Metropuritan Mark said...

I'll add favorites that I forgot about as people comment on ones they liked and as I recall them...

16. Walk the line
17. That thing you do (props to Mandy for telling me I had to see this...I did love it)
18. Kite Runner (ed, sorry, i can't put the others on, and (gasp...) I've never seen Outlaw of J Wales)

Also, Wendy, I've never seen Xmen, but I'll have to watch it. I was not a huge fan of Narnia- I enjoyed them, but I didn't love them. I know Lord of the Rings is epic, but for some reason I just can't put it on my list of favorites. It's like a favorite music list without know it should be on your list b/c it's the epitome of aesthetically "good" music, but you really don't want it stuck in your cd player. That's how I feel about the L of R trilogy.