Lists by Drop_Johnson
I've still just scratched the surface when it comes to watching documentaries but here's a list of the best I've seen. There are a few that focus on politics or a particular social issue, but mostly I enjoy stories about interesting people.
Sometimes a movie's flaws are what makes it great. So far in life I've come across less than 100 movies that I'd call perfect
. These aren't those movies. These are all the ones I've rated 9 stars, just short of perfection, but sill endlessly watchable and enjoyable.
If you only see 60 movies in your lifetime...
Hit pause at any point and frame it on the wall. These are the most beautiful films ever made.
I'm a sucker for a beautifully filmed snow scene. These are my favorite snowy movies to watch late at night curled up on the couch with a blanket and some hot chocolate.
I'll just come right out and say it - I don't like Bergman. The Seventh Seal is on here because I'm not a monster, but this list is lighter on the Ingmar than most others.
I made a separate list of Great Spanish Language Movies which is why you won't find any movies from Spain here.
Although there were a few bright spots in the past, over the last 10 years television has transformed from essentially an artistically barren wasteland into a medium that often surpasses motion pictures. Here's what I think is the best of the best, more or less in order.
This one's still a work in progress. I haven't seen that many - suggestions welcome.
Please leave a comment and let me know how they stack up to your favorites.
The movies that have made me laugh the most over the years. A couple of them are comedians' stand-up specials which is kinda cheating, but it's my list, what are you gonna do?
They really don't start sucking until you get past the first 60 or so on the list
Everybody has a list of favorite directors. To make this one a little different, rather than just a Top 25 list, I've listed 3 good reasons why they're the best.
Statistically, that is. I'm sure you've seen a handful of these, but none of them has over 10,000 ratings. For perspective, Shawshank has close to 1 million. Which is a shame because these are movies that I can't recommend strongly enough. They're all English language feature films, plus 4 criminally under-seen documentaries for good measure. I bet no one has seen all 50. How many have you seen?
OK so it turned into 11 brilliant movies plus one asterisk. If you like trains and you like movies you should watch these.
The idea of being locked up has inspired a ton of great movies. These are my favorite prison movies, more or less in order.