I'm no critic... I just now what I like and I know
In 1998 the American Film Institute released their
picks for the top 100 American films. Granted all the films they
picked were historic and ground-breaking. But with films like
"Gone With the Wind" and "My Fair Lady" not all of
then are entertaining. Here are some of the essential movies that
were on the list. If you don't have at least half of these in your
collection you are dead to me.
|#1 Citizen Kane BUY IT:
||It truly is the greatest film in history.
Inspired by William Randolph Hearst and parodied by Charles
Montgomery Burns, Orson Welles starred and directed in this 1941
film. Everyone must see this movie and take my advice and
add it to your collection.
|#7 The Graduate
||Dustin Hoffman is superb playing a boy just out of
college that lacks guidance. This movie is a must for all adolescence.
It also has probably the greatest movie soundtrack with historic
songs from Simon and Garfunkel. Not to mention Anne
Bancroft's portrayal of Mrs. Robinson.
|#10 Singin' In the Rain
||I know what you're think... Dumb Musical... but this
movie is really good. It is a very humorous look at the
transition of silent films to "talkies." Fact:
They add milk to rain in movies to make it show up better...
"Singin' In the Milk???"
|#14 Some Like It Hot
||This Marilyn Monroe film is extremely funny.
Taking place in the Prohibition era it chronicles two witnesses
from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
|#15 Star Wars
Star Wars Trilogy
||What could I possibly say about the Star Wars
trilogy that all of you don't know... If you like it and
don't own it, get it here... It's a great price.
|#20 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
|When I first watched this movie I knew little about
it besides the Simpson's' episode where Homer goes to the Insane
asylum. I was blown away by the magnificent acting from the
star studded cast in their earliest roles. Check it out and
do yourself a favor and but it.
|#26 Dr. Strangelove
||I love it so much. I do not know where to
begin. I was blown away by this film. It is just a
purely funny film with great acting, writing and directing.
It does not get much better than this movie.
|#44 The Birth Of A Nation
||This movie is not recommended for the faint of
heart. It is considered one of the most controversial movies
in history. Thought of as extremely racist it's the
"Gone With the Wind" for the guys out there. So if
your women makes you watch "Gone With the Wind:, make her
watch "The Birth Of A Nation."
|#47 Taxi Driver
||Robert DeNiro...Martin Scorcese... need I say
more. Great, Great Movie... check it out. Lots of
blood = lots of fun! "You talking to me?"
|#65 The Silence of the Lambs
||Once again if you haven't seen it... GO SEE
IT!!! Don't just rent it but buy it too.