Lists by i_am_the_number1
I know, I'm missing some essentials. I want to see Zelig, Hannah and Her Sisters and Husbands and Wives as soon as possible.
I have picked my 40 favorite films of a decade and wrote a capsule review for each and every one of them. Some have more text, some have less; it really doesn't mean anything... All of the list is ranked, but that doesn't mean it could never change. When I finished this list, on june 16th 2014, I published it here (http://plouismovieblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/my-top-40-films-of-the-00s/) with all the texts. As you can see, it is accompanied with mentions of films I want to see. If my list changes when I see them or rewatch something here, I will update here. My list on Wordpress will always be the initial one. Therefore, when you see this, some films of the top 40 might have no text and some a little after 40 might have.
Thank you for reading.
So, pretty hard to decide what should be on here... I mean, Lloyd, Keaton and Chaplin probably deserve to possess this list on their own. Hell, to a certain extent many Bergman films could be considered as comedies, but if I start including films such as Smiles of a Summer Night, none of this work here would stand a chance except maybe some Edgar Wright or Monthy Python flicks. The same could be said about people like Woody Allen. Annie Hall is one of the most intelligent comedies, but it's also kind of serious. The line is pretty much impossible to draw.
So that's why this list is mostly painfully mainstream goof, slapstick and screwball (and it's a bit incongruous too). A lot of post-modern stupidity here. Sorry for loving it so much, but it's still better than the Mel Brooks scattershot writing. Just be glad I made you discover Tucker & Dale or The Guard. Okay, you probably already knew about them, but you could also just be glad I made you realize Edgar Wright is one of the best modern artists. I probably didn't do that either, but he is.
Beginning of the list is mostly in order (Yes, TWE is my second favorite comedy, no question about it), but then it gets all messy with stuff like Kick-Ass which probably doesn't even deserve to be on the list or greatness like Spinal Tap which is somehow only at #33 (It probably won't even be 33 when you read this). Anyway, sorry for wasting your time with another meaningless list.
Just as hard to make as my comedy list, but I'll be more flexible here.
I have seen many films that could maybe be here, but are somewhat mixed with other genres and don't work 100%. Here are some that I was hesitant to add:
Antichrist; M; Salo; Ms. 45; Persona; The Virgin Spring; The Silence; Deliverance; The Cabin in the Woods; Evil Dead 2; Army of Darkness; Mulholland Dr.; Blue Velvet; Inland Empire; Lost Highway; Pan's Labyrinth; Dead Snow; Scream; Crash (1996); Dead Ringers; Juliet of the Spirits; Godzilla (1954); The Housemaid; Body Double; Phantom of the Paradise; Shutter Island; Universal Soldiers: Day of Reckoning; Resident Evil: Retribution (and Afterlife); American Psycho; Under the Skin; The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes; King Kong (1933); From Dusk Till Dawn; Picnic at Hanging Rock; Barton Fink
There are many others...
I really need these damn films!
Please excuse my shallowness. If it can redeem myself a little, I might specify that talent is indeed attractive and I do actually have abundant respect for most of these women. Fair enough?
I still have much to see. Is it a cheat to include The Third Man and Wages of Fear? After all, they did get the highest honor in their respective years. Sorry for how obvious are my first two picks btw. Also, I want to point out that I love all of them except the two last.
Very approximately ranked. So many great film directors... So many that Clouzot is currently 77. I often add people here so that's not a list of the best, only the ones I prefer from what I've seen right now. (In other words: a pointless list which there is no chance you agree with. Maybe I should have made it private.)
There are many directors I've seen only one film from that still deserve my attention (or at least their film I saw made me feel like they deserve it). I have put a few of them on the list and they are in the end. They start with Béla Tarr. This section also starts with the names that I should soon watch more from.
"Bigger", "They Live" and "Rebel" are all kind of equal in my esteem
Still got quite a lot to see from the man. He might be something of a genius.