Wednesday, September 19, 2012

50x3: The List (Again)


Well, I have finally finished the second 50 list - something that took way too long. Now, I am ready to take on number three, but I will do my absolute best to stay up-to-date on reviews and stick with watching the films.

I posted my third list awhile ago, thinking it wouldn't be long before I began it. But, it was. So, I want to post a bit of a reminder.

My third 50 list I went to four different friends - and my wife - to make me a list of 10 movies each that either they enjoy or they think I should check out (or both). It took some time (not as long as me finishing my last list, thankfully) and some back-and-forth, but I think everyone has helped make this new 50 list outstanding.

In my old lists I would print out a sheet with all 50 on there and select a film to watch based on how I was feeling that night, or select a film that fit into my time frame. This time around, I have put the 10 films of each person into their own cup and I will select a movie out of the cup to watch. I will take turns for each cup so that I watch one film for each person in each five that I watch - until I get through them all (hopefully in a timely manner.

So, here are the films I will be checking out:

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. Wait, so I'm not a friend. Just your wife? Lol.

  2. As much as I love 28 Days Later and Timecrimes, I think Matt's list is by far the best. About a Boy, Big Trouble in Little China, and Stranger Than Fiction alone are amazing (in very different ways). Some of my favorites there. Then you have the fantastic Brick. Brazil is... trippy. You might appreciate it, but I doubt you'll love it.