The Something Something Film Review

Some films have that special something, and some films seem like they stepped in something. Allow me to help you know the difference, and maybe find you something good to watch.

What I Call Great Movies

Since the Top Ten List remains the best way to convey what I mean when I say “great movie”, I’ll throw a bunch of them on this page for your perusal, but I’m changing them to Top Fifteen Lists, because…well, because I can. And I want to. So I will.

Obviously, these lists are constantly (or at least periodically) changing, and I reserve the right to amend/edit any of them.

In not too particular an order:

Favorite Creative Vision

  1. The City of Lost Children
  2. Punchdrunk Love
  3. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
  4. Natural Born Killers
  5. I Heart Huckabees
  6. Lost Highway
  7. Brazil
  8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  9. Synecdoche, NY
  10. The Royal Tenenbaums
  11. Slipstream
  12. Requiem for a Dream
  13. The Living Wake
  14. Sin City
  15. Naked Lunch

Favorite Christopher Walken Films

  1. Search & Destroy
  2. Scotland, PA
  3. The Comfort of Strangers
  4. King of New York
  5. Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead
  6. Scam
  7. Shoot the Sun Down
  8. The Prophecy
  9. The Funeral
  10. The Mind Snatchers
  11. True Romance
  12. Nick of Time
  13. Wedding Crashers
  14. At Close Range
  15. New Rose Hotel

Favorite Horror

  1. Murder Party
  2. Rubber
  3. I, Madman
  4. Evil Dead 2
  5. Poltergeist
  6. The Shining
  7. Let the Right One In
  8. American Werewolf in London
  9. American Psycho
  10. House of a Thousand Corpses
  11. 28 Days Later
  12. Jacob’s Ladder
  13. Halloween (the original)
  14. Planet Terror
  15. House (1977 Japanese Horror Film)

The ‘Rewatch-Over-and-Over Club’)

  1. Wayne’s World
  2. The Big Lebowski
  3. Joe vs. the Volcano
  4. Withnail & I
  5. The Meaning of Life
  6. Pulp Fiction
  7. Airplane II (uh oh. The sequel?! Gonna make someone mad)
  8. The Princess Bride
  9. Big Trouble
  10. Kung Pow
  11. Lost Boys
  12. The Breakfast Club
  13. Search for the Holy Grail
  14. Fargo
  15. Stranger Than Fiction

Martial Arts

  1. Ong Bak (Tony Jaa)
  2. Ip Man (Donny Yen, dir: Wilson Yip)
  3. The Hunted (the 1995 Christopher Lambert one)
  4. Throw Down (dir: Johnny To)
  5. The City of Violence
  6. Fist of Legend (Jet Li)
  7. Kill Bill (dir: Tarantino)
  8. District B-13 (the French God-father of Parkour is all over this)
  9. Kill Zone (dir: Wilson Yip)
  10. Fearless (more Jet Li)
  11. The Seven Samarai (dir: Kurasawa)
  12. Sword of Doom
  13. Blind Fury (Rutger Hauer is a blind sarcastic modern-day samurai)
  14. Hard to Kill (classic Steven Seagal)
  15. 13 Assassins (dir: Takashi Miike)


  1. American Movie
  2. The Corporation
  3. Double Dare
  4. F is for Fake
  5. The 5 Obstructions
  6. Grey Gardens (and The Return)
  7. Crumb
  8. Exit Through the Giftshop
  9. The Cruise
  10. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  11. Religulous
  12. Dogtown & the Z-boys
  13. In a Dream
  14. This Film is Not Yet Rated
  15. Wholphin (yes, I know, this is not a single docu, but it is in fact a great source to find dozens (hundred?) of shorter docues, and excerpts from fascinating and varied stuff that you’re not going to find elsewhere, so I thought I’d give it a tip of the ol’ cap)


And more to come…

2 comments on “What I Call Great Movies

    April 2, 2014

    remember the first time we watched Murder Party and me you and nan almost puked… ❤

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