Thursday, June 21, 2007

Life on Film:

With inspiration from The Bloodshot Eye and the simple fact that I am on a "Biology Break" after taking the "hard" exam today (but not really, because I've already completed some extra credit for the new chapter) I decided to come up with a top movie list of my own.

I am a self-proclaimed movie fanatic. I even have a really geeky big list of all the films I have seen from start to finish and could carry on a decent conversation about (at least 800 strong and counting). If my math is correct (which is not always feasible) I guess spending at least two complete months (NOT including any time to sleep or such) comes in at about 5% of my life watching movies isn't too bad or is it? I tried to calculate my time asleep for comparison but my brain started to complain.

I quickly went through my Netflix list of "ratings" and looked at all the films I have given 5 stars to (the top rating). Then I decided to narrow it down to my favorites released since the year 2000 (minus the animated ones) I came up with the 25 listed (alphabetically) below:

Amelie (2001)
Before Sunset (2004)
Chocolat (2000)
Closer (2004)
Conversations with Other Women (2006)
Crash (2005)
Le Divorce (2003)
Garden State (2004)
The Good Girl (2002)
High Fidelity (2000)
The Hours (2002)
In America (2002)
The Last Kiss (2006)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Love Actually (2003)
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Match Point (2005)
Nine Lives (2005)
The Notebook (2004)
Prime (2005)
Shopgirl (2005)
Sideways (2004)
Stranger than Fiction (2006)
Swimming Pool (2003)
White Oleander (2002)

I have to point out that I will be taking a film class during the Fall semester and I am really, really, really looking forward to it.

Discuss amongst yourselves and GET BACK TO ME! (Because if I think about it anymore I am going to start adding and subtracting from this list)


~~J

6 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm glad you liked 'Stranger Than Fiction.' I thought that was a great movie!

Stephanie G said...

Shooter comes out tomorrow. Go buy it!! :-)

Stephanie G said...

oh - and if you haven't Netflix'd The Departed.... get it! :-)

janet said...

I do have The Departed on my list (although I've been very slow in the movie watching department!)


~~J

Allenus said...

Lost in Translation was a great, great movie. And I'm not just saying that because Scarlett J was in it. The Departed was great too. I tend to fall asleep during movies, so my measure of a good movie is one that I am able to stay awake through. Tomorrow night: Live Free or Die Hard.

Marlene said...

i have netflixed so many movies off of your recommendations over time its not even funny. thank you !

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