6. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind aka Warriors of the Wind.
9. Romancing the Stone.
10. Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.
11. This is Spinal Tap.
12. The Muppets Take Manhattan.
13. Buckaroo Banzai.
14.The Company of Wolves.
15. Blood Simple.
16. Sixteen Candles
18. Last Starfighter.
19. Beverly Hills Cop.
20.A Nightmare on Elm Street.
21. Revenge of the nerds.
22. The Natural.
23. Top Secret.
24. Star Trek III.
Honorable mentions: Splash, Night of the Comet, Greystoke, Tightrope, The Toxic Avenger, Firestarter, dreamscape, Johnny Dangerously, Repo Man, Police Academy, Return of Godzilla (aka Godzilla 1985) and Cloak and Dagger.
Children of the Corn.
Silent Night Deadly Night.
Friday The 13th part 4.
"Unicorn, mermaid, sorceress, vampire, gargoyle, werewolf, elf...no name you could give her would surprise or frighten me, i love whom i love"-Prince Lir in The Last Unicorn (book and movie).
Post by maxwellperfect on Apr 11, 2017 22:00:24 GMT
Repo Man Paris, Texas This is Spinal Tap Broadway Danny Rose The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai The Terminator Top Secret! Star Trek III Ghostbusters Stop Making Sense Purple Rain Johnny Dangerously The Brother From Another Planet Bachelor Party 1984
1. Once Upon a Time in America 2. The Bounty 3. Body Double 4. The Pope of Greenwich Village 5. Teachers 6. The Terminator 7. This Is Spinal Tap 8. Birdy 9. Top Secret! 10. All of Me 11. Sixteen Candles 12. Bachelor Party 13. Ghostbusters 14. Revenge of the Nerds 15. Starman 16. Splash 17. Amadeus 18. Red Dawn 19. Irreconcilable Differences 20. Micki & Maude
Non-movies: The Times of Harvey Milk (documentary) and George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (comedy concert)
1. Amadeus 2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 3. Ghostbusters 4. Moscow on the Hudson 5. Sixteen Candles 6. Splash 7. The Terminator 8. Starman 9. The Bounty 10. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 11. The Neverending Story 12. Revenge of the Nerds 13. The Karate Kid 14. Romancing the Stone 15. Dune
Ranking only what I've seen.
The top 5 there are definite favorites. Amadeus is one of my top 2 favorite films of all time (second only to The Empire Strikes Back). I've watched Amadeus so much I can sing along with the operas. The end of the film is one of my favorite stretches of filmmaking I've ever seen and Tom Hulce gave one of my favorite film performances. The film makes me want to visit Prague so badly (the Estates Theater is where Don Giovanni really premiered in 1787).
Temple is extremely underrated, stunningly gorgeous in truly exotic locations and actually my second favorite Indy film after Raiders (it was actually the one that scared me the least as a child due to not having Toht's melting face or Donovan's aging death, and thus was the one I watched most growing up--which is amusing given it's the one that got the most parental group backlash). It also has one of Harrison Ford's more unique performances of his career, given the stretch of the film where he is possessed. Although it's the film that caused him one of his biggest physical health disasters out of a huge list of them (herniated a disc in his back, causing production to be halted, and had to have surgery due to riding the elephant and then picking up the Thuggee guard), he was in amazing shape for that film. It's the most action-oriented and atmospheric Indy film by far.
And I'm a known sucker for fantasy/sci-fi romances, so Splash and Starman (which I watched for Karen Allen) both hit one of my biggest fiction kinks. A film with a mermaid/human romance + John Candy? Yeah, this is a no-brainer for my enjoyment. The success of Splash actually set Disney in motion to make The Little Mermaid. My childhood would certainly have been very different without the Disney Renaissance in full bloom.
Alas, it's been too damn long since I watched Neverending and Karate to really remember all but basic impressions and iconic bits. All I remember of Dune is nobody in my family liking it. Romancing the Stone was a really disappointing movie and came across as a shitty Indy knockoff, despite the famous cast.
And nobody else here has mentioned Moscow on the Hudson? That movie is wonderful and very underrated (and Robin Williams speaks Russian for the first half hour!). It's amongst his very earliest serious roles.
"If there is no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do." "Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh and cruel. But that's why there's us. Champions."
All Of Me / Carl Reiner The Bounty / Roger Donaldson Broadway Danny Rose / Woody Allen Ghost Busters / Ivan Reitman Kaze No Tani No Naushika (Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind) / Hayao Miyazaki The Killing Fields / Roland Joffe Once Upon A Time In America / Sergio Leone A Passage To India / David Lean Sixteen Candles / John Hughes Starman / John Carpenter The Terminator / James Cameron
Blood Simple (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen) Amadeus (Milos Forman) Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone) Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch) A Sunday in the Country (Bertrand Tavernier) Beverly Hills Cop The Home and the World (Satyajit Ray) A Passage to India (David Lean) The Terminator (James Cameron) This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner) 1984 (Michael Radford)
Romancing the Stone This is Spinal Tap Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Splash Sixteen Candles The Terminator Amadeus Ghostbusters The Karate Kid A Nightmare on Elm Street Once Upon a Time in America Police Academy Gremlins The Natural The Bounty Blood Simple Star Trek III: The Search For Spock Starman A Solider's Story Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Birdy The Pope of Greenwich Village Moscow on the Hudson The Lonely Guy
1 A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 The Terminator 3 Amadeus 4 Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter 5 The Toxic Avenger 6 Gremlins 7 Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom 8 Ghostbusters 9 Trancers 10 Conan The Destroyer 11 Children Of The Corn 12 A Christmas Carol 13 The Neverending Story 14 Beverly Hills Cop 15 2010 16 The Karate Kid 17 The Ewok Adventure 18 Dune 19 Ghoulies 20 C.H.U.D.
Post by stefancrosscoe on May 22, 2017 17:08:12 GMT
I have seen 84 titles released this year:
Top 10: 01 - The Terminator 02 - This is Spinal Tap 03 - The Toxic Avenger 04 - Ghostbusters 05 - Gremlins 06 - Beverly Hills Cop 07 - Revengee of the Nerds 08 - Savage Streets 09 - Police Academy 10 - Night of the Comet
Bottom 10: 01 - Weekend Pass 02 - The Sidewalks of Bangkok 03 - Night Patrol 04 - Ragewar 05 - The Party Animal 06 - Don't Open Till Christmas 07 - Best Defense 08 - Exterminator 2 09 - The Lonely Guy 10 - The Inside Man
For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."