About: Movies

Until I get something more useful up, this is a (largely meaningless in terms of order) Top 30 in movies for me. It’s not about the Top 30 movies of all time, it’s about my Top 30, so that you have some idea where I’m coming from. Donnie Darko has been number one since the first day I saw it, back in May, 2002. It supplanted In the Mouth of Madness, which stayed there since I first saw it in 1996 or so. After that, it’s the movies I’d call to mind immediately if asked (assuming my memory was tip-top, oiled and all gears moving), then everything else I’d eventually add.

Many of them have been there simply for my entire life, or at least since I was around 12 or so and my tastes were beginning to congeal. Westerns are all relatively recent additions (last decade, mostly a few years more recent than that). There are also probably some that I’d almost definitely include if I really, really got down to it (Oldboy, perhaps–the original Chan-Wook Park, not the Spike Lee joint).

A semi-organized backlog of full movie reviews I’ve written can be found here, though it only covers a period of about 2-3 years. In that time, though, there are something like 370 reviews, so it’s not too bad.

  1. Donnie Darko
  2. In the Mouth of Madness
  3. The Transformers – The Movie (1986)
  4. Yellow Submarine
  5. The Monster Squad
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)
  7. Gremlins
  8. Dawn of the Dead
  9. The Point
  10. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  11. Dead Alive
  12. Lethal Weapon
  13. An American Werewolf in London
  14. Near Dark
  15. Beetlejuice
  16. The Lost Boys
  17. Little Shop of Horrors
  18. Once Upon a Time in the West
  19. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  20. Evil Dead 2
  21. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  22. Ghostbusters
  23. Knafayim Shvurot
  24. Streets of Fire
  25. The Philadelphia Story
  26. The Long Riders
  27. The Frighteners
  28. The Toxic Avenger
  29. Good Night And Good Luck
  30. The Cowboys

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