Films

In my early thirties I made a list of movies that made a big impression. I add one every year. Also, ever since I started the blog I've rated every movie I saw. That can be found below as well.


FORTY ONE FILMS THAT STUCK WITH ME

41. The Tree of Life 

40. Calvary 

39. Noah

38. Catching Hell


37. True Grit

36. Gone Baby Gone

35. No Country for Old Men

34. Magnolia

33. The Village

32. The Truman Show

31. Alive

30. Instinct

29. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

28. The Sound of Music

27. Twelve Angry Men

26. Signs

25. Babel

24. Andrei Rublev

23. The Outsiders

22. Lord of the Flies

21. Gerry

20. Fletch

19. Bowling For Columbine

18. The Green Mile

17. Raiders of the Lost Ark

16. United 93

15. Hotel Rwanda

14. 2001: A Space Odyssey

13. Peter and Paul

12. The Fisher King

11. Life is Beautiful

10. Tokyo Story

9. Winter Light

8. Ordinary People

7. Tears of the Sun

6. To Kill A Mockingbird

5. Elephant

4. Gandhi

3. Good Morning Vietnam

2. The Remains of the Day

1. Dead Poet's Society


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RECENTLY SEEN:

10~ Silence
10~ Other People
9~ Stranger Things 1
9~ Sully
9~ I, Daniel Blake
9~ Demolition
9~ Bridge of Spies
9~ Arrival
8~ Tower
8~ The Wrestler *
8~ The End of the Tour
8~ Searching for Sugar Man
8~ Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8~ Harsh Times
7~ Wild
7~ What Happened, Miss Simone?
7~ The Shining *
7~ Storyville: Forever Pure - Football and Racism in Jerusalem
7~ Nocturnal Animals
7~ Moonlight
7~ Joshua
7~ Black Mirror 3
7~ Batman Begins
6~ Westworld *
6~ Tony Robbins: I am not your guru
6~ The Revenant
6~ The Gift
6~ Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
6~ Passengers
6~ Guardians of the Galaxy 2
5~ Lo and Behold
5~ Eye in the Sky
5~ Casting Jon Benet
5~ Amanda Knox
5~ The Propaganda Game
5~ The Sunset Limited
5~ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
4~ The Interview
4~ Print the Legend
4~ Naked Among Wolves
4~ Ex Machina
4~ Deep Water Horizon
4~ BFG
3~ Jason Bourne
3~ Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
3~ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
3~ Robot and Frank



FILM REVIEWS


THE GREATS:

10~ Winter Light
10~ West Wing II, IV, V
10~ United 93
10~ Two Days, One Night
10~ True Grit
10~ Tokyo Story
10~ The Tree of Life
10~ The Remains of the Day
10~ The Overnighters
10~ The Life Aquatic
10~ Silence
10~ Signs
10~ Other People
10~ Ordinary People
10~ No Country for Old Men *
10~ Little Miss Sunshine
10~ Lars and the Real Girl
10~ Gone Baby Gone *
10~ Glengarry Glenn Ross *
10~ Gerry
10~ Dead Poets Society
10~ Catching Hell
10~ Breaking Bad I-V
10~ Babel *
10~ Andrei Rublev
10~ Amélie *
10~ 2001: A Space Odyssey
10~ 12 Monkeys

9~ When We Were Kings *
9~ West Wing I, III, VI, VII
9~ Wendy and Lucy
9~ Water
9~ Up
9~ Unbreakable
9~ True Detective 1 (HBO) *
9~ Three Amigos
9~ There Will Be Blood
9~ The Village
9~ The Truman Show
9~ The Savages
9~ The Referees
9~ The Princess Bride
9~ The King's Speech
9~ The Insider *
9~ The Hurricane
9~ The Green Mile *
9~ Sugar
9~ Stranger Things 1
9~ Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back
9~ Sully
9~ Southcliffe *
9~ Proof of Life
9~ Moneyball
9~ My Life As A Dog
9~ Misery
9~ Master and Commander
9~ Making A Murderer
9~ Magnolia *
9~ Lost in Translation *
9~ Long Way Round
9~ Liberal Arts
9~ Into the Wild *
9~ I, Daniel Blake
9~ Hugo
9~ Hillsborough (ESPN)
9~ Happy-Go-Lucky
9~ Good Morning Vietnam
9~ Gravity
9~ Fitzcarraldo
9~ Fargo *
9~ Fanny and Alexander
9~ Elephant *
9~ Diary of a Country Priest
9~ Demolition
9~ Dekalog 1, 2
9~ Carnage
9~ Calvary
9~ Burn After Reading *
9~ Bridge of Spies
9~ Birdman
9~ Arrival
9~ All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
9~ The Office 2, 3, 4


THE GOOD:

8~ Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
8~ White Squall
8~ Whiplash
8~ Where the Wild Things Are
8~ We Own the Night *
8~ Wall-E
8~ Veep 3-4 *
8~ Toy Story
8~ Tower
8~ The Wrestler *
8~ The Walk
8~ The Social Network
8~ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

8~ The Royal Tenenbaums *
8~ The Ring
8~ The Queen
8~ Theory of Everything
8~ The Office I
8~ The Office Christmas Specials (BBC)
8~ The Miracle of Bern
8~ The Lives of Others
8~ The Incredibles
8~ The Hoax
8~ The Guard
8~ The Great Gatsby
8~ The Fugitive
8~ The End of the Tour
8~ The Descendants
8~ The Damned United
8~ The Cove
8~ The Corporation
8~ The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8~ The Big Lebowski *
8~ The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
8~ Studio 60
8~ Stranger Things 1
8~ Stranger Than Fiction
8~ Still Alice
8~ Star Wars IV: A New Hope
8~ Spotlight
8~ Slumdog Millionaire
8~ Show me a Hero (HBO)
8~ Shake Hands with the Devil *
8~ Sense and Sensibility (BBC)
8~ Seven Pounds
8~ Searching for Sugar Man
8~ Revolutionary Road
8~ Rescue Dawn
8~ Prisoners
8~ Once
8~ NYPD Blue I *
8~ Notting Hill
8~ Noah
8~ Mystic River
8~ Moon
8~ Monster's Ball *
8~ Mistaken for Strangers
8~ Michael Clayton
8~ Man on Wire
8~ Mad Men 1-6
8~ Little Deiter Needs to Fly
8~ Life of Pi
8~ King Kong *
8~ Instinct
8~ Inside Job
8~ Inside Out
8~ I'm Not There
8~ Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8~ How to Train your Dragon
8~ Hillsborough Documentary
8~ Harsh Times
8~ Half Nelson
8~ Grizzly Man *
8~ Gran Torino
8~ Gavin & Stacey I, II, III *
8~ Fury
8~ Food, Inc.
8~ Friday Night Lights
8~ Foxcatcher
8~ Fargo (FX)*
8~ etre et avoir
8~ Enemy *
8~ Doubt
8~ Dom Hemingway *
8~ Derek *
8~ Dekalog IV
8~ Darjeeling Limited
8~ Curious George
8~ Crimes and Misdemeanors
8~ Crash*
8~ Cloverfield
8~ Citizenfour
8~ Brokeback Mountain *
8~ Bobby
8~ Before the Devil Knows You're Dead*
8~ Atonement *
8~ Apollo 13
8~ A Taste of Cherry
8~ A Late Quartet
8~ A Beautiful Mind
8~ 127 Hours

7~ Žižek!
7~ Zero Dark Thirty
7~ You've Been Trumped
7~ Wise Blood
7~ Win Win
7~ Wild
7~ What Happened, Miss Simone?
7~ We Bought a Zoo
7~ Veep 1-2 *
7~ Traffic
7~ Toy Story 3
7~ Toy Story 2
7~ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
7~ The Wire Season 1 *
7~ The Weather Man *
7~ The Walking Dead I *
7~ The Town
7~ The Shining *
7~ The Sacrifice
7~ The Road *
7~ The Privileged Planet
7~ The Name of the Rose *
7~ The Matador *
7~ The Lobster
7~ The Little Prince
7~ The Lego Movie
7~ The Kite Runner
7~ The Kingdom
7~ The Island [Ostrov]
7~ The Hurt Locker
7~ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
7~ The Fault in our Stars
7~ The Bourne Ultimatum
7~ The Blind Side
7~ Team Foxcatcher
7~ Talladega Nights *
7~ Synecdoche, New York *
7~ Storyville: The War Room
7~ Storyville: Forever Pure - Football and Racism in Jerusalem
7~ Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
7~ Star Trek
7~ Stalker
7~ Somm
7~ So I Married an Axe Murderer
7~ Skyfall
7~ Silver Linings Playbook
7~ Shrek
7~ Rushmore *
7~ Rendition *
7~ Raiders of the Lost Ark
7~ Paris je t'aime
7~ Paris
7~ Paranoid Park
7~ Overnighters
7~ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
7~ Nocturnal Animals
7~ Nightcrawler
7~ Monsters Inc.
7~ Moonrise Kingdom
7~ Moonlight
7~ Million Dollar Hotel
7~ Milk *
7~ Midnight in Paris
7~ Memento
7~ Mass Appeal
7~ Margin Call
7~ Madagascar 2
7~ Locke
7~ Lincoln
7~ Le Week-end
7~ Lee Daniel's The Butler
7~ Juno
7~ Joshua
7~ It's a Wonderful Life
7~ In the Shadow of the Moon
7~ Interstellar
7~ Inside Llewyn Davis
7~ Identity Thief *
7~ Grand Budapest Hotel
7~ Frost/Nixon
7~ Footnote
7~ The Fog of War
7~ Fantastic Mr. Fox
7~ Exit Through the Gift Shop
7~ Enough Said
7~ Django Unchained *
7~ Dekalog 6
7~ Dan in Real Life
7~ Dallas Buyers Club
7~ Christmas Vacation
7~ Catfish
7~ Cars
7~ Boyhood
7~ Braveheart *
7~ Black Mirror 3
7~ Batman Begins
7~ Bad Words
7~ American Hustle
7~ Ae Fond Kiss
7~ A Hijacking
7~ 13th
7~ 12 Years a Slave
7~ 10 Cloverfield Lane


THE OKAY:

6~ What About Bob?
6~ Westworld *
6~ Valkyrie
6~ Up in the Air
6~ Tyson
6~ True Detective 2 (HBO)
6~ To Rome with Love
6~ Tony Robbins: I am not your guru
6~ The White Diamond
6~ The Trial
6~ The Talented Mr. Ripley
6~ The Special Relationship
6~ The Revenant
6~ The Office I (BBC)
6~ The Motorcycle Diaries
6~ The Martian
6~ The Last King of Scotland *
6~ The Informant!
6~ The Hunger Games
6~ The Gift
6~ The Eichmann Show
6~ The Counsellor *
6~ The Constant Gardner
6~ The Big Short
6~ The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
6~ The Apostle
6~ The 39 Steps
6~ Taken
6~ Storyville: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
6~ Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
6~ Star Trek: Into Darkness
6~ Smart People
6~ Seducing Dr. Lewis
6~ Roger & Me
6~ Raising Arizona
6~ Priceless
6~ Precious
6~ Passengers
6~ Paddington
6~ Our Kind of Traitor
6~ Napoleon Dynamite
6~ Muppets Most Wanted
6~ Monster's University
6~ Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
6~ Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
6~ Manhattan
6~ Lone Survivor
6~ Live Free or Die Hard
6~ Listen Up Philip
6~ Life Itself
6~ Jericho 1-2
6~ Invisible War
6~ Invictus
6~ Inception
6~ In Bruges *
6~ I Know Where I'm Going!
6~ I Am Chris Farley
6~ Howard's End
6~ The Hours
6~ Hot Rod
6~ Horton Hears a Who
6~ Hold Back the Night
6~ Her
6~ Good Will Hunting *
6~ Guardians of the Galaxy
6~ Guardians of the Galaxy 2
6~ Godzilla
6~ Five Easy Pieces
6~ Fight Club *
6~ Everest
6~ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6~ Don't Worry About Me *
6~ Dogtown and Z-boys
6~ De Vrais Mensonges
6~ Detachment *
6~ Dekalog 5
6~ Date Night
6~ Charlie Wilson's War *
6~ Central Park Five
6~ Catch and Release
6~ Captain Phillips
6~ Casino Royale
6~ Bitter Lake
6~ Better Call Saul 1
6~ Beasts of No Nation
6~ A Serious Man
6~ Argo
6~ All is Lost


5~ World War Z
5~ World's End
5~ The Walking Dead 2, 3 *
5~ The Sunset Limited
5~ The Simpsons Movie
5~ The Pursuit of Happyness
5~ The Propaganda Game
5~ The Other Guys
5~ The Human Stain
5~ Terri *
5~ Super 8
5~ Sufragette
5~ State of Play
5~ Star Wars I: Phantom Menace
5~ Shrek: Forever After
5~ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
5~ Prince Caspian
5~ Planes
5~ Pan's Labyrinth *
5~ Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
5~ Nebraska
5~ Madagascar
5~ Lo and Behold
5~ It Might Get Loud
5~ Ides of March
5~ I Am Legend
5~ Gone Girl
5~ Flushed Away
5~ Eye in the Sky
5~ Everything Must Go
5~ Despicable Me
5~ Children of Men
5~ Casting Jon Benet
5~ Cars 2
5~ Brian's Song
5~ Blood Diamond
5~ Big Hero 6
5~ Batman Begins
5~ Apocalypto *
5~ An Inconvenient Truth
5~ Amanda Knox
5~ 11'09"01 September 11

4~ Wings of Desire
4~ Wild Strawberries
4~ Unstoppable
4~ Thirteen Days
4~ The Walking Dead 4, 5, 6 *
4~ The Lovely Bones
4~ The Interview
4~ The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
4~ The Heat *
4~ The Good Shepherd
4~ The Dark Knight
4~ The Avengers: Age of Ultron
4~ Stone of Destiny
4~ Snowpiercer
4~ Print the Legend
4~ Polar Express
4~ Night at the Museum
4~ Naked Among Wolves
4~ Heaven is for Real
4~ Flight *
4~ Ex Machina
4~ Derrida
4~ Dekalog III
4~ Deep Water Horizon
4~ Capitalism: A Love Story
4~ BFG
4~ Baby Mama
4~ Atari: Game Over
4~ Akeelah and the Bee
4~ Aftershock


THE BAD:

3~ We Are Marshall
3~ Voyage of the Dawn Treader
3~ Transcendence
3~ Three Stooges
3~ The Taking of Pelham 123
3~ The Men Who Stare at Goats
3~ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
3~ The Karate Kid (2010)
3~ The Company Men
3~ Storyville: Unlocking the Cage
3~ Storyville: Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers
3~ Secret Life of Pets
3~ Robot and Frank
3~ Night at the Museum 2
3~ Over the Hedge
3~ Jurassic World
3~ Jumper
3~ Jason Bourne
3~ Gulliver's Travels
3~ Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
3~ Get Smart
3~ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
3~ Eat Pray Love
3~ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
3~ Bee Movie
3~ Be Kind Rewind
3~ Ant Man
3~ 21 Jump Street *

2~ World Trade Center
2~ The Mist *
2~ The Illusionist
2~ The Happening
2~ The Guardian
2~ San Andreas
2~ Rio
2~ Man of the Year
2~ Dark City
2~ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
2~ Bedtime Stories
2~ 2012


THE UGLY:

1~ Troy *
1~ Transformers
1~ The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies
1~ The Da Vinci Code
1~ Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
1~ Spiderman 3
1~ Right at Your Door
1~ Man of Steel
1~ Left Behind (Nicolas Cage)
1~ Hotel for Dogs
1~ Fun With Dick and Jane
1~ District 9 *
1~ Green Lantern


0~ Wrath of the Titans
0~ The Devil Wears Prada
0~ Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
0~ Harry Potter: The Philosopher's Stone
0~ God's Not Dead
0~ Avatar

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*Please note my ratings are not necessarily unequivocal recommendations. See filmratings.com, and use discernment, or email me if you have questions.