Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Year In Review - Movies

Favorites are indicated with bold/underline font. Also note, these are all movies I watched for the first time in 2008, and does not include movies I have (1) seen before or (2) have only watched PART of a series (such as Dance to the Music of Time)

  1. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (2007 – USA)
  2. Wide Sargasso Sea (1993 – Australia)
  3. 3:10 to Yuma (2007 – USA)
  4. Funny Face (1957 – USA)
  5. Jesus Camp (2006 - USA) one of the most blatant depictions of child abuse I have ever witnessed
  6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 - USA) GESSNER!
  7. Eyes Without a Face (1960 - France)
  8. Night and Fog (1955 - France)
  9. Michael Clayton (2007 – USA)
  10. Becoming Jane (2007 – UK)
  11. Battle of Algiers (1966 – Italy)
  12. American Psycho (2000 – USA)
  13. Passion of Joan of Arc (1928 - France)
  14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 - USA) The more I think about it, the more I like it
  15. Possession (2002 – USA)
  16. Fight Club (1999 – USA)
  17. Song of Bernadette (1943 – USA)
  18. Freaks (1932 – USA)
  19. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966 - USA) Elizabeth Taylor is AMAZING
  20. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958 – USA)
  21. Solaris (2002 - USA)
  22. Baby Face (1933 – USA)
  23. Sunset Boulevard (1950 – USA)
  24. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968 – USA)
  25. There Will Be Blood (2007 – USA)
  26. This Island Earth (1955 – USA)
  27. V for Vendetta (2005 – USA)
  28. Lost in Translation (2003 - USA) Like Eternal Sunshine... I like it more now than I did when I first watched it.
  29. Out of the Past (1947 – USA)
  30. Sin City (2005 – USA)
  31. In A Lonely Place (1950 – USA)
  32. Judgment Day – Intelligent Design on Trial (2007 – USA)
  33. Manhattan (1979 – USA)
  34. Viridiana (1961 - Spain) Can I possibly tell you how much I disliked this film? How much I dislike ALL Bunuel films I've seen?
  35. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962 – USA)
  36. Rebel without a Cause (1955 - USA)
  37. Sophie’s Choice (1982 – USA)
  38. What’s Up Doc (1972 – USA)
  39. Don’t Look Now (1973 - UK) Even though I knew what was going to happen, it still scared the shit out of me.
  40. Bringing Up Baby (1938 - USA) Hillarious!
  41. Breathless (1960 – France)
  42. Closely Watched Trains (1966 – Czechoslovakia)
  43. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919 - Germany) Absolutely the freakiest, most terrifying movie I have ever seen
  44. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978 – USA)
  45. Nosferatu (1929 - Germany) After The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, this was really disappointing.
  46. L’Inferno (1911 – Italy)
  47. Carnival of Souls (1962 – USA)
  48. Dracula (1931 – USA) Did people really think this was scary? Did people really think Bela Legosi was hot in this? I don't get it...
  49. All Things Fair (1995 – Sweden)
  50. 9 ½ Weeks (1986 – USA)
  51. Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935 - USA)
  52. La Dolce Vita (1960 – Italy)
  53. Une Femme est Une Femme (1961 - France)
  54. The Pink Panther (1963 - USA)
  55. To Have and Have Not (1944 - USA)
  56. Night of the Hunter (1955 - USA) The more I see of Mitchum, the more impressed I am of him.
  57. Bigfoot: The Legend of Sasquatch (1977 - USA)
  58. Celebrity (1998 - USA)
  59. Man With the Movie Camera (1929 - USSR)
  60. Laurel & Hardy's Babes in Toyland, aka March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934 - USA)
  61. Duck Soup (1933 - USA)
  62. Noises Off (1992 - USA)
  63. The Ice Harvest (2005 - USA)
  64. The Bishop's Wife (1947 - USA)
  65. Barton Fink (1991 - USA)
  66. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990 - USA) Have I ever told you how much I LOVE Gremlins? Every time the Gremlin Daffy came on the screen, I could not stop laughing.
  67. Burn After Reading

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