Saturday, 28 June 2008

Modern Classic Films

This has nothing much to do with multilingualism. I saw this list of Entertainment Weekly "New Classics" over at The Noble Savage and just had to participate.

I now wonder in which language the girls would prefer to watch movies. We (hubby and me) mostly watch movies in original version, with subtitles if necessary. I think watching movies in English (along with music and books) has helped greatly to learn English.

Anyway, here are the movies. I watched the ones in bold.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994) JE
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03) JE
3. Titanic (1997) JE
4. Blue Velvet (1986) JE
5. Toy Story (1995) JE
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998 )
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988) JE
10. Moulin Rouge (2001) JE
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) JE
12. The Matrix (1999) JE
13. GoodFellas (1990) JE
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990) JE
16. Boogie Nights (1997) JE
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998 )
23. Memento (2001) JE
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001) JE
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986) JE
28. Wings of Desire (1988 )
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) JE
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989) JE
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999) JE
33. The Breakfast Club (1985) JE
34. Fargo (1996) JE
35. The Incredibles (2004) JE
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004) JE
37. Pretty Woman (1990) JE
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) JE
39. The Sixth Sense (1999) JE
40. Speed (1994) JE
41. Dazed and Confused (1993) JE
42. Clueless (1995) JE
43. Gladiator (2000) JE
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988 )
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997) JE
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) JE
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988 ) JE
53. The Truman Show (1998 ) JE
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There's Something About Mary (1998) JE
58. Ghostbusters (1984) JE
59. L.A. Confidential (1997) JE
60. Scream (1996) JE
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) JE
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989) JE
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992) JE
72. Thelma & Louise (1991) JE
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) JE
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003) JE
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) JE
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985) JE
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994) JE
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001) JE
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) JE
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

I did not watch Children of Men, but I read the book.
I noticed that I had watched many European movies; and I am surprised Amélie Poulain did not make it to the list. Also, I haven't seen many movies from 2005 onwards. I wonder why...

ps: JE marks movies that Jan has seen.