The Bitchin’ Top 50

A few weeks ago, Fletch at Blog Cabins created a top 50 films list.  It became pretty viral and tons of the blogs I read frequently, made their own list.  I’ve finally decided to attempt my own.  So, here it goes.  The list in no particular order, and is subject to frequent change since my tastes are pretty damn fickle (for instances, I’m pretty sure Gerry will be off the list soon…)  You should make your own list so I can either judge, or respect you.  You can judge me based on the few guilty pleasures I’ve listed, but I fought hard to be honest and not list stuff like There Will Be Blood since I may never watch that movie again.

  1. 25th Hour
  2. Lost in Translation
  3. Magnolia
  4. Mulholland Dr.
  5. Pulp Fiction
  6. Kill Bill vol. 1
  7. Kill Bill vol. 2
  8. Reprise
  9. Blue Velvet
  10. Atonement
  11. Fight Club
  12. Enduring Love
  13. The Fall
  14. In Bruges
  15. The Lives of Others
  16. Sunshine
  17. 28 Days Later
  18. The Descent
  19. Heaven
  20. Being John Malkovich
  21. Little Children
  22. Crash (David Cronenberg’s)
  23. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  24. The Shape of Things
  25. Munich
  26. Spy Game
  27. Snatch
  28. Little Miss Sunshine
  29. The Beat My Heart Skipped
  30. Requiem for a Dream
  31. Pi
  32. The Vanishing (Voorloos)
  33. Eyes Wide Shut
  34. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  35. Pan’s Labyrinth
  36. The Squid and the Whale
  37. Closer
  38. The Talented Mr. Ripley
  39. The Royal Tenenbaums
  40. The Darjeeling Limited
  41. Love Actually
  42. A Mighty Heart
  43. American Beauty
  44. Lost Highway
  45. Election
  46. Fargo
  47. Girl, Interrupted
  48. The Return
  49. In the Company of Men
  50. Gerry

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6 Responses to “The Bitchin’ Top 50”
  1. Jorn says:

    Lists are always so hard and like you, my taste seem to change every month. An interesting list and some of these movies would make it to mine like Lost in Translation, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Pulp Fiction, Magnolia.

    Where’s LOTR, Matrix and Rocky? 😉

  2. CinderRocks says:

    i’ve seen 5.

    i know, impressive.

  3. Adam Frazier says:

    Wow, this is a unique top 50 list, I’ve got to say. I did like the 25th Hour, but it’s refreshing to see someone like it so much they put it at #1! I also love The Darjeeling Limited – such a good movie.

  4. Fletch says:

    I approve (as if you need it).

    I like the tone of the first half you listed, as many seem to fit into a genre (not really) of films that I almost always like: the edgy, semi-indie, semi-gritty drama. Movies that are mainstream…but not.

    Where’s Children of Men?!? It seems like it should be represented.

  5. Blake says:

    Fletch, I’m flattered you approve. I thought about Children of Men, but as a rule for the list, I kept it to movies I’ve seen more than once, this kept me from putting every movie I loved that came out this year. But, as I wrote, this is a fickle, fickle list, it’ll change. I think I’ll go rent Children of Men tonight.

  6. Wow, eclectic list! I’ve seen 32 of them and I have to say – I don’t think we have the same taste but that is a-ok!

    I love your quote “You should make your own list so I can either judge, or respect you. “. That is priceless!

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