After much deliberation, I’ve narrowed down my fictitious list of classics for the newbie to movies.
I’ve decided to keep it to easy to watch movies, all in the English language and to also exclude silent movies (boo!). To ensure they’re all classics, all movies will be at least 30 years old.
Without further ado:
1. All About Eve (1950)
2. Blade Runner (1982)
3. Blazing Saddles (1974)
4. Cabaret (1972)
5. Jason And The Argonauts (1963)
6. Psycho (1960)
7. Star Wars (1977)
8. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
10. Tootsie (1982)
This weekend’s movies:
Anything But Christmas, Big Eyes, Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, Star Wars, The Grapes of Wrath, White Christmas
So we’re gearing towards the end of July and this thought has dawned upon me:
There’s been a distinct lack of must-see summer movies this season. And I’ve seen them as they’ve been released, from Avengers Age of Ultron right up to Ant-Man this weekend.
I haven’t been feeling any real excitement in relation to this year’s line up.
Anyone with me on this?
The only blockbuster I’m actually excited for is The Force Awakens but that’s not out until Christmas. So that’s out of season.
Thanks to Comic-Con, I now need to see Suicide Squad. And there’s always Batman vs Superman as well.
But this year?
Not so much.
A little thing I did a while back on Letterboxd. The top 10 movies that shaped my childhood and teenage years, in alphabetical order:
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1988)
- The Black Hole (1979)
- Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
- Flashdance (1983)
- Flash Gordon (1980)
- Grease (1978)
- Heathers (1988)
- Pretty In Pink (1986)
- Smokey And The Bandit II (1980)
- Star Wars (1977)