Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fifteen films meme

This is an interesting one (from Khanya). "The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen films you’ve seen that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen films you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes."

Not in order of preference.
1. American Beauty (as I've just reposted a 'review' of it!)
2. Blade Runner
3. Magnolia
4. Fight Club
5. First Blood
6. Life of Brian
7. An American Werewolf in London
8. Un Couer en Hiver
9. Star Wars
10. Vanilla Sky
11. The Matrix
12. The Truman Show
13. Lawrence of Arabia
14. The Passion of the Christ
15. Good Will Hunting

If you read this, consider yourself tagged.

13 comments:

  1. The Mission
    Aliens
    Good Will Hunting
    Into the Wild
    Contact
    Fight Club
    The Matrix
    Apollo 13
    The Sixth Sense
    Dances with Wolves
    The Sound of Music
    Terminator
    The Ring
    The Last Samurai
    Mary Poppins

    Some odd juxtapositions in there...

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  2. V for Vendetta
    Doctor Zhivago
    Brazil
    Blade Runner
    Matrix
    Minority Report
    Logan's Run
    Nineteen Eighty-Four
    Escape from New York
    They Live
    Pleasantville
    Sleeper
    A Clockwork Orange
    Children of Men
    The Castle (1997)
    The Godfather trilogy

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  3. Children of a Lesser God
    The Lives of Others
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    The Bourne Trilogy
    The Mission
    Syriana
    Amelie
    Ghandi
    The Italian Job (original)
    Colonel Redl
    Russian Ark
    A Few Good Men
    Up
    Duel
    Minority Report

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  4. I've considered myself tagged after reading yours and Phil's

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  5. Lawrence of Arabia
    Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Brokeback Mountain
    Sunset Boulevard
    Animal Farm (animated 1954 version)
    Dr Strangelove
    Vertigo
    Some Like It Hot
    Close my Eyes
    The Crying Game
    Maurice
    Gods and Monsters
    Gone with the Wind (adored it when I was a teenager)
    Babe
    The Producers (the original, not the awful remake)

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  6. (If I could have had 16 I would have put Rear Window, too)

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  7. Okay, I'm going to cheat totally and add five more:

    Rear Window
    The Dead
    The Lion King
    The Seven Samurai
    The Story of the Weeping Camel

    That will do me.

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  8. In no particular order:
    1. The Battleship Potemkin
    2. A Clockwork Orange
    3. Easy Rider
    4. Witness
    5. Women in Love
    6. Chariots of Fire
    7. Cry Freedom
    8. Ghandi
    9. Ben Hur
    10. A Man for All Seasons
    11. The Year of Living Dangerously
    12. The Graduate
    13. Dr Zhivago
    14. War Child
    15. Schindler's List

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  9. This meme seems to have taken off rather nicely! I think I would add a few supplementary ones with a bit further thought, specifically: The Breakfast Club, The Exorcist, The Mission, The Mask.

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  10. Hi Sam, Happy New Year to you. I won't do the "meme" - already too analytical after considering your list ;-)
    Just pick up the touch points with yours, I'm good with :

    American Beauty
    Blade Runner
    Fight Club
    Life of Brian

    and my first hit ...
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Had our annual re-watch of LoA over the holiday, and of course the whole of

    Godfather I, II and III. (Morality tale par-excellence - I think I blogged about it the other day ?) And I'd add from your commenters:

    Dr Strangelove
    The Mission
    Easy Rider
    Dr Zhivago
    Beautiful Mind

    Oh and the omissions ...
    Brazil
    Fitzcaraldo
    Ghandi

    Hey ... that's 15 if I count Godfather trilogy as one ! (Better stop, I feel a handful more coming on ...)

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  11. Star Wars
    No Country for Old Men
    Indiana Jones
    2010 a Space Odyssey
    Pulp Fiction
    The Outlaw Jose Wells
    The Exorcist
    Enter the Dragon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Predator
    Alien
    Matrix
    Crumb
    Up in Smoke
    Kill Bill

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  12. In no particular order:

    Toy Story 1, 2 & 3
    The Matrix
    American Beauty
    Blade Runner
    Fight Club
    Pulp Fiction
    Lord of the Rings - all 3
    The Truman Show
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Schindler's List
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    12 Monkeys
    Se7en
    Leon
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    I know that's cheating a bit…

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