Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Movie List Ideas

Here is a list that was compiled by my Film Class Teacher of her favorite movies to analyze: (I cant vouch that all these films are good as I haven't seen them all) And if you like more older options than check out the link of movies under "Suggestions and Inspiration".

The Queen
March of the Penguins
An Inconvenient Truth
Iraq in Fragments
The Illusionist
Super Size Me
Hotel Rwanda
Edward Scissorhands
Duck Soup
Anything by M. Night Shyamalan
-Lady in the Water
-Sixth Sense
-The Village
On the Waterfront
Seven Chances
Any Alfred Hitchcock Films
-Rear Window
-The Birds
-Strangers on a Train
-To Catch a Thief
To Kill a Mockingbird
12 Angry Men
Gone with the Wind
Wait Until Dark
Funny Girl
My Fair Lady
Roman Holiday
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Sundays in the Park with George
Double Indemnity
The Maltese Falcon
Out of the Past
Public Enemy (1931)
The Third Man
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Blue Kite
House of Flying Daggers
My Darling Clementine
The Man Who shot Liberty Valance
Jeremiah Johnson
Rio Grande
Whats up Doc?
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Bride and Prejudice
New York Doll
The Great Train Robbery
Arsenic and Old Lace
Princess Mononoke
Howl's Moving Castle
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Lady Vanishes
Color of Paradise
Hearts in Atlantis
The Bicycle thief
Memoirs of a Geisha
Spirited Away
Walk the Line
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Stangers on a Train
The White Countess
My Neighbor Totoro
The Triplets of Belleville
Finding Neverland
The New World
Out of Africa
Chariots of Fire
West Side Story
The Bridge on the River Kwai
42nd Street (1933)
About a Boy
the Long Walk Home (1990)
Il Postino
400 Blows
Paradise Now
Secondhand Lions
Lawrence of Arabia
2001: A Space Odyssey
Citizen Kaine
American Graffiti
Chronicles of Narnia
Seven Samarai
the Road Home

3 International Films that I really loved are:
-To Live (its chinese, beautiful, about forgiveness, and is very symbolic with its use of the color red, much like the "sixth sense's" use of red)
-Life is Beautiful (total waterworks but very meaningful)
-Mostly Martha (The original german version not the american "No Reservations" version is an interesting study on one woman's battle with OCD and expressing emotion)


Lindsey said...

A couple of other interesting foreign films are "the sea inside" it's about euthanasia, and "the motorcycle diaries" (which i actually own) it's about Che Guevara before he was a revolutionary. Just a thought :) I'm so excited about the culture club!

Bethany said...

Ive have seen "the sea inside" it did raise the question about euthanasia and suicide. It would be so tough to live as quadriplegic, but I dont know if I would ever make that same decision. It was a sad film but one that made me value life more.

the swapps said...

i think we need to have a movie night so you guys can educate me on these exciting films.