Lists by Zorgly
I am open to method acting, character acting, typecasting, movie star personalities who simply play variations of themselves, or any other strategies that fall under the banner of "acting" that are executed well. Acting is obviously very sticky to define or judge; more than any other aspect of a movie it relies totally on the personality of the audience member and the kinds of personas, character traits, and faces they appreciate filling the big screen.
These are some of the people who I not only love to see on that screen, but whose films I will actively seek out because I know they are in them; good, bad, or ugly. Everyone on this list is capable of eliciting a huge variety of emotions out of me.
I could easily list 200 or so actors that I am very fond of, so maybe I will expand this list later on.
This is simply my personal, subjective list of the 50 films that mean the most to me. All entries are based on initial gut reactions, along with the value of each film when analysed and re-watched (I have seen each entry here many times).
I spend far more time looking to the great movies of the past than I do keeping up with the great movies of the present. Hopefully with this list I can get some good feedback and recommendations, as I always have trouble finding contemporary movies to watch.
Note that the exact order is pretty rough; don't take it too seriously (I know I don't).
Also note that the year 2000 is included in this list.
Latest Additons: Platform (2000), Drug War (2012), Goodbye Dragon Inn (2003)
Self explanatory. In alphabetical order, with brief comments explaining why I like (and why you should see) certain movies. Maybe someday I can add comments to all of them.
Feel free to leave comments, criticisms, and suggestions through the comment system or a private message.
Great New Additions: Happy Together (1997), A Scene at the Sea (1991), After Life (1998)
Every director that I have seen a good number of films by (usually 5 or more, although some great directors don't even have 5 films, or 5 that are available for home viewing) with a breakdown of how I roughly feel about each title. I generally try to see a directors most acclaimed and/or famous stuff first, so perhaps I haven't really gotten to see the best of some of these names.
This is both a chronicle for myself, and a chance for people to throw around suggestions, so please do so!
Latest Director(s) Added: Jacques Tourneur, Ang Lee, Henry Hathaway
In alphabetical order by last name: