Lists by mescal-1

a list of 35 titles
In chronological order.
 
a list of 25 titles
Operas and animations don't count in this list. I position them according to their value as musicals, rather than as movies.
 
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I'm not saying I consider these the best. I do enjoy watching them act, though.

In alphabetical order.
 
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If you love Star Wars stop reading.
 
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I'm not saying I consider these the best. I do enjoy watching them act, though.

In alphabetical order.
 
a list of 100 people
I've tried to avoid adding stars that frequently played straight leading roles, even though they're also good character actors. Still, I couldn't do that with Montgomery Clift or Clint Eastwood, for example.

In alphabetical order.
 
a list of 100 people
Sorted alphabetically. There's no use trying to put them in order once we have more than 10. Many popular actors didn't make it.
 
a list of 25 titles
Some of these are better movies than they are comedies. I hope that explains their positions in the list.
 
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a list of 25 titles
In chronological order.
 
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a list of 25 people
In alphabetical order.
 
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Additional selection criterion: more raw skill and less film-making tricks.
 
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In alphabetical order.
 
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In most cases the IMDb pictures don't do them justice. See them on film.
 
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You'll notice I didn't say "with good casts". And, I admit, whichever way you look at it it's a very subjective list.
 
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This is a list of some of the most talented actors who've had their careers ruined and/or cut short by alcohol. That excludes Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Spencer Tracy's absence is debatable.
 
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Since we don't usually re-watch bad movies (well, except when they're so bad they're funny) I'll only include those films of which I have vivid recollections. There are many more I consider awful.

PS: You'll notice a strong Ed Wood presence.
 
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A popular saying, variously quoted but generally attributed to Ed Wynn, is: "A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny".
 
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Jidaigeki is a genre of film, television, and theatre in Japan showing the lives of the samurai, farmers, craftsmen, and merchants of their time. Jidaigeki films are sometimes referred to as chambara movies, a word meaning "sword fight", though chambara is really a sub group.
 
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Sorry about having two Hamlets in the list, but I couldn't exclude Richard Burton's version.
 
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Note: I consider Modern Times (1936) a silent film.
 
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An epic is a genre of film that emphasizes human drama on a grand scale. Epics are more ambitious in scope than other film genres, and their ambitious nature helps to differentiate them from similar genres such as the period piece or adventure film. They typically entail high production values, a sweeping musical score (often by an acclaimed film composer), and an ensemble cast of bankable stars, placing them among the most expensive of films to produce.
 
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In film, the term 'melodrama' denotes a subgenre of the drama film which generally depends on stereotyped character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. Melodramatic films tend to use plots that appeal to the heightened emotions of the audience, often dealing with "crises of human emotion, failed romance or friendship, strained familial situations, tragedy, illness, neuroses, or emotional and physical hardship".
 
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A propaganda film is either a documentary-style production or a fictional screenplay, that is produced to convince the viewer of a certain political point or influence the opinions or behaviour of people.
 
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The "buddy cop" is a subgenre of buddy films and crime films with plots involving two men of very different and conflicting personalities who are forced to work together to solve a crime and/or defeat criminals, sometimes learning from each other in the process. The two men are normally cops, but some films, such as 48 Hrs. (cop and an ex-con), that are not about two cops may still be referred to as a buddy cop film, or as a member of a larger genre known as buddy films.
 
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"Leading man" is an informal term for the actor who plays a love interest to the leading actress in a film or play.
 
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"Leading man" is an informal term for the actor who plays a love interest to the leading actress in a film or play.
 
a list of 10 people
"Leading man" is an informal term for the actor who plays a love interest to the leading actress in a film or play.
 
a list of 10 people
"Leading man" is an informal term for the actor who plays a love interest to the leading actress in a film or play.
 
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"Leading lady" is an informal term for the actress who plays a secondary lead or supporting role, usually a love interest, to the leading actor in a film or play. It is not usually applied to the leading actress in the performance if her character is the protagonist.
 
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"Leading lady" is an informal term for the actress who plays a secondary lead or supporting role, usually a love interest, to the leading actor in a film or play. It is not usually applied to the leading actress in the performance if her character is the protagonist.
 
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"Leading lady" is an informal term for the actress who plays a secondary lead or supporting role, usually a love interest, to the leading actor in a film or play. It is not usually applied to the leading actress in the performance if her character is the protagonist.
 
a list of 10 people
"Leading lady" is an informal term for the actress who plays a secondary lead or supporting role, usually a love interest, to the leading actor in a film or play. It is not usually applied to the leading actress in the performance if her character is the protagonist.