1 This Is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner Watched it twice. Disliked it both times. I don't like films that make fun of people who are sincere.
2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman Watched it twice in high school with my boyfriend. My boyfriend fell asleep both times. I stayed awake going "Woooow, sexual freedom." I hadn't quite realized yet that I was bi and poly.
3 Freaks, Tod Browning
4 Harold And Maude, Hal Ashby Have watched it about 20 times starting in high school. The first few times I felt "I want to grow up to be Maude." Then I felt "I did grow up to be Maude." (Except I haven't yet engaged in tree-stealing.) The first few times I felt, about the ending, "How dare she?" and then I started feeling like "How dare he?"
5 Pink Flamingos, John Waters I can't remember if I've seen this one or not. John Waters films all run together for me.
6 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper
7 Repo Man, Alex Cox Saw 2-3 times. Kind of like it, in a "that epitomizes the punk philosophy of the 80s" kind of way.
8 Scarface, Brian De Palma
9 Blade Runner, Ridley Scott Saw it once, didn't like it, saw it again many years later thinking I'd get what I had missed the first time around, didn't get it. I think the dystopic society is really well done, but I'm not big on the "crazy cartwheel-turning killers" type of plot line.
10 The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont Saw recently. Excellent movie.
11 Five Deadly Venoms, Cheh Chang - Can't remember if I've seen this one or not.
12 Plan Nine From Outer Space, Ed Wood Saw once. Not impressed.
13 Brazil, Terry Gilliam Seen a few times. Like a lot. Perhaps "like" isn't the right word. Have the Criterion Collection edition, which has the original version and the "edited for TV happy ending version."
14 Eraserhead, David Lynch - have managed to avoid.
15 Faster, Pussycat! Kill!, Kill! Russ Meyer Eck - should probably see one of these days.
16 The Warriors, Walter Hill Really like this movie. Also found Pauline Kael's review of it in The New Yorker amusing. She said it was a modern-day interpretation of some Greek myth.
17 Dazed And Confused, Richard Linklater I saw this the day I lost my virginity.
18 Hard-Boiled, John Woo Saw recently. I really like John Woo. I can't ever remember which one is which, though.
19 Evil Dead II, Sam Raimi
20 The Mack, Michael Campus - Never heard of it.
21 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Tim Burton.
22 Un Chien Andalou, Luis Bunuel Saw in college film class. Eeeuuuwwww.
23 Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo Saw recently. Thought it was OK, but not as good as I was led to believe. Maybe don't appreciate its historic value, or something.
24 The Toxic Avenger, Michael Herz and Samuel Weil
25 Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Mel Stuart Saw once or twice. Enh.
26 Stranger Than Paradise, Jim Jarmusch Saw in college. Enh.
27 Dawn Of The Dead, George A. Romero - Seen bits on TV. Enh.
28 The Wiz, Sidney Lumet
29 Clerks, Kevin Smith
30 The Harder They Come, Perry Henzell
31 Slap Shot, George Roy Hill
32 Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon
33 Grey Gardens, David Maysles & Albert Maysles
34 The Big Lebowski, Joel Coen - Haven't seen this one, but liked Oh Brother Where Art Thou a lot.
35 Withnail and I, Bruce Robinson
36 Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven - Haven't seen this one, but like his stuff in general, especially The Fourth Man
37 A Bucket Of Bood, Roger Corman
38 They Live, John Carpenter
39 The Best Of Everything, Jean Negulesco
40 Barbarella, Roger Vadim - Seen bits on TV.
41 Heathers, Michael Lehmann Saw once, liked a lot.
42 Rushmore, Wes Anderson
43 The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, W.D. Richter Saw once. Enh.
44 Love Streams, John Cassavetes
45 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Todd Haynes
46 Aguirre, The Wrath of God. Werner Herzog Saw once. Enh.
47 Walking And Talking, Nicole Holofcener
48 The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years, Penelope Spheeris
49 Friday, F. Gary Gray
50 Faces of Death, Vol. 1 Conan Le Cilaire
51 Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail, Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam I basically have it memorized.
52 A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick I read CW when I was eight (which might explain a few things about me). My dad wouldn't let me see the movie, though. When I finally did see it, I liked it a lot. However, one of my college friends used to go around pretending to be Alex. That kinda squicked me.
53 Mommie Dearest, Frank Perry
54 The Princess Bride, Rob Reiner I like it better than the book, which annoys the OH to no end.
55 Swingers, Doug Liman
56 UHF, Jay Levey
57 Valley of the Dolls, Mark Robson
58 Fight Club, David Fincher Saw it once, liked it a fair bit.
59 Dead Alive (aka Braindead), Peter Jackson
60 Better Off Dead Savage Steve Holland
61 Donnie Darko Richard Kelly (II)
OK, where are Dr Strangelove, Reefer Madness, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Enter the Dragon, The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Liquid Sky, etc. etc.?