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March 7, 2017

List of movies

Love them or hate them, here’s a list of movies. It’s not a good list, or a bad list, just a list.

Some have won awards and become classics. Others have been largely forgotten.

Some we watched on the recommendation of friends.  Others we had to see for class. Still others just happened to be playing at a one screen cinema.

Some we like and can recommend. Others we find boring and annoying.

However, our taste might not be the same as yours.

(Some related films and listed as a group. Consider seeing these as double or triple features, or with a festival pass.)

Here’s the first part of the list

Abbot and Costello (Go to Mars, Pardon My Sarong, Who Done It)
Airplane! (1980)
American Graffiti (1973)
Annie Hall (1977)
Batman (1989, or name your version)
Ben Hur (silent version, or name your version)
Benji (1975) (or, if you prefer, Beethoven (1992))
Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Blues Brothers (1990)
Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Brewster’s Millions (1980s version)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Casablanca (1942)
Charlie Chaplin (name your film.)
City Slickers (1991)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
El Mariachi (1992)
Elf
Elmo in Grouchland
Fast and The Furious, The
Field Of Dreams (1989)
Fight Club
Finding Nemo
Forrest Gump
General, The (1926, silent movie)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Gone With the Wind
Head of State (2003, Chris Rock)
Home Alone
Independence Day
Ishtar
It’s a Wonderful Life
Jason and the Argonauts (1963, Ray Harryhausen collection)
Karate Kid
Kicking and Screaming
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Kramer Vs Kramer
Laurel and Hardy (Beau Hunks, Sons of the Desert, A Chump At Oxford)
Lego Batman Movie, The
Lilo and Stitch
Look Who’s Talking
Malcolm X
Marley and Me
Matrix, The
Mrs Doubtfire
Napoleon Dynamite
Night at the Museum
North by Northwest
Pacifier, The
Princess Bride, The
PeeWee’s Big Adventure
Pirates of the Caribbean
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Planet of the Apes
Police Academy
Proposal, the
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Pursuit of Happyness
Quantum of Solace
Rocky
Romeo + Juliet
Rush Hour
Shawshank Redemption
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Spanglish
Terminator, The
Titanic
Toy Story
Trading Places
Uncle Buck
Vertigo
Waiting to Exhale
Wizard of Oz
X-Men

And here’s a 2nd part of the list.

Bend it Like Beckham (2002)
Braveheart (1995)
Johnny English (2003)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Waking Ned (1998)
Wicker Man, The (1973)

Here’s the Third Part

400 Blows, the (400 coups, les)
Amelie
Jacques Tati (Mr Hulot’s Holiday, Mon Oncle)
Visiteurs, Les

You don’t need to see all three parts.

If we don’t even like some of these movies, then what’s the point of making such a list? The answer will be revealed to a select group of people. If you’d like to be part of that select group, then write me an email or a letter with the subject line “Ptara’s film list.”

But first, where do your eyes go first? Toward films you strongly like, or ones you strongly dislike? Do you think that reveals something about your state of mind? If we sorted them by date, rather than alphabetically, would that make a difference? If we removed the dates from some, or added dates to others, would that?