Wednesday, July 26, 2006

50 Must-See Movies

Popwatch, which -- oddly -- never gives The Corsair any props (Where's the love?), links to a list of the 50 definitive movies to see before you die. Granted, these lists are admittedly fluffy (Why only 50?). The list includes:

"... Chinatown ... 2001: A Space Odyssey ... Lost in Translation ... Black Narcissus ... 4 Erin Brockovich ... The Breakfast Club ... The Royal Tenen-baums ... Mulholland Drive ...Aguirre: The Wrath of God"

Spare us your lousy taste. Why such a list would include David Lynch's "Mullholland Drive" and ignore the acheievment that is "Wild at Heart," which alighted Cannes in '90, escapes us entirely. Forthwith, The Corsair's own entirely subjective list of the some Movies You Must See before you Expire (in no particular order):

Another Woman, Cinema Paradiso, The Karate Kid, Wild at Heart, Autumn Sonata, Blazing Saddles, The Warriors, Passolini's Medea, Bugsy Malone, Breaking Away, The Killer From Shantung, Hannah and Her Sisiers, Tarkovsky's Mirror, Bob Roberts, Cooley High, True Romance, The Paper Chase, Cries and Whispers, Meatballs, Time Regained, Scarface, The Five Deadly Venoms, Putney Swope, Fellini's Satyricon, Last Year in Marienbad, Midnight Express, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Car Wash, Kicking and Screaming, The River's Edge, Telling Lies in America, Memoirs of Underdevelopment, Betty Blue, Less Than Zero, The Omen, The Red Balloon, Fame, The Bad News Bears, Casino, The Last American Virgin, The Year of Living Dangerously, Renoir's A Day in the Country, Blue Collar, Liv Ullman's Kristen Lavransdatter, Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Nykvist's The Ox, Memories of Underdevelopment, Metropolitain, Do The Right Thing, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner.

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