Friday, February 17, 2012

50x3: The New List

So, I have been slowly pumping out the second 50 list and it got me thinking about what I could do for the third list.

Well, I ended up recruiting five people and had them pick 10 films that they think I should watch.

It was actually not too difficult, even though there was some back-and-forth between many of them because they had selected films I had already seen. But, in the end we managed to come up with 50 films I have not seen before - and I am really looking forward to diving into them.

This is how things will work. I will watch one film from each person's list at a time, that way there is a good mix of films throughout the entire process. I must say that a few of these films are certainly branching out of the type of films I usually watch, and in some cases my own comfort zone. But, that is what this is all about.

I only gave two rules in the selections, no full-on horror films with a ton of gore and no foreign, subtitled films.

They stuck to those guidelines (for the most part), but you will see a few films that do fit into the above categories - those are where I am sort of branching out a bit.

Anyway, enough talk. Here is the new 50 films list. Once I complete the list I am working on now, I will be diving into these.

Aimee's List
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Far and Away (1992)
Freeway (1996)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Legend (1985)
Mad Max (1979)
Mermaids (1990)
Run Lola Run (1998)
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
The Piano (1993)

Matt's List
About a Boy (2002)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Brazil (1985)
Brick (2005)
Fearless (1993)
Les Miserables (1998)
Son of Rambow (2007)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Three O'Clock High (1987)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

Erika's List
Elizabethtown (2005)
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Marley & Me (2008)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
P.S. I Love You  (2007)
Rent (2005)
The Crow (1994)
The Help (2011)
The Notebook (2004)
Waitress  (2007)

Jessica's List
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Feast of Love (2007)
Flakes (2007)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Melancholia (2011)
Out of Africa (1985)
Peacock (2010)
Say Anything (1989)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Oscar's List
28 Days Later (2002)
Cloverfield (2008)
Dirty Dozen (1967)
Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Killing Fields (1984)
Lost Boys (1987)
Lost Highway (1997)
Moon (2009)
Stay (2005)
Timecrimes (2007)


  1. I can understand you not wanting gory horror films. But really... no foreign, subtitled films as a rule? You know we've "known" each other for a long time, Keith, but... damn. You lost a lot of cred with me on that one.

  2. Well, sorry I don't meet your standards. But, I like to watch my films and enjoy them, not read them.

    But, as I said, there are a few in this list anyway - which means I am having to go our of my comfort zone.

    And, I didn't mean no foreign films - I only meant no fully subtitled films. I am not going to read my films - maybe that's why I am not a fan of reading in general.

  3. Keith, I know you and I are similar on horror flicks, but I have to admit, 28 Days Later is my favorite horror movie . . . something just awesome about it. I even hate zombies, but that movie just surpasses any discomfort level. At the very least, you'll like the soundtrack . . . hopefully the movie as well.

    I am glad that there are movies on several lists that are clearly out of your zone though. There is one on my list that I am amused to see how you react.

    See you in the burgh!