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MAY 16, 2010 5:37PM

My Top Twelve

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Here's my list of twelve movies.  I could list others, but if I had to be stranded on a desert island with twelve, I think I would be pretty happy with the variety of this collection:


1)  El Amor Brujo (Spanish)

2)  Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

3)  Das Boot (German)

4)  The Ballad of Narayama (Japanese)

5)  American Beauty

6)  It's A Wonderful Life

7)  The Hidden Fortress (Japanese)

8)  Tampopo (Japanese)

9) American History X

10) School of Rock

11) Equus

12) The Grapes of Wrath

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I loved Mr. Blandings builds his dream house. If it is on I watch it. Great list that I knew about half of.
How did School of Rock get in this list? It really sticks out.
D Art: "How did School of Rock get in this list? It really sticks out.'

Yeah, I see what you mean.

Well, I got a huge kick out of it. There are a lot of comedies that I don't care for, but I really enjoyed School of Rock.

Obviously School of Rock is no Citizen Kane or Casablanca. Rather than identifying movies that I thought would be "the best," I was trying to come up with a collection of movies that I would enjoy were my viewing limited to that one group. Since I have mostly serious movies I decided that I also needed some comic relief.
What an interesting list, Mish! I don't know half of them. I'd forgotten about School of Rock--I enjoyed that one enormously too. I almost included the movie Dave for the very same reason but ended up chickening out. But yeah, sometimes movies just transport us to good times.
I like your list. Das Boot is one of our family's favorites!
I've missed a lot of these, but I concur with you on all the ones I've seen

one of the pleasures of seeing peoples' lists is to be reminded of great films that haven't crossed my mind lately, in this case "Das Boot", may be the best WWII movie ever
and add me to the list of "School of Rock" boosters
Haven't seen most of these. Thanks for the additions to my Netflix queue!
That is what I would call an eclectic collection!
1) El Amor Brujo (Spanish)....I prefer Carmen in that trilogy

2) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House YES!

3) Das Boot (German) ALMOST on mine but I had set out too many fish to fry and didn't even get to thinking about so so many films. (these lists are overwhelming to me).

4) The Ballad of Narayama (Japanese) added it to my Netflix queue.

5) American Beauty...debatable but I wouldn't quibble on this.

6) It's A Wonderful husband agrees with you...I don't know. I know I love it but I have mixed feelings.

7) The Hidden Fortress (Japanese) another netflix queue addition.

8) Tampopo (Japanese) this was very good..yes. I can see why you'd love this. I also loved A Taxing Woman, in fact the entire series, which was in the same vein. And not on Netflix. Gak!

9) American History X...I don't know why I don't agree with you on this...maybe I need to see it again. I remember it as terribly depressing.

10) School of Rock yet another netflix queue.

11) Equus...I don't know....I recall it was magnificent. I guess these top twelve are terribly personal.

12) The Grapes of Wrath. Oh yes. yes and yes.

this is precisely why it isn't possible for me to do a top ten or twelve or even a hundred. these great titles just keep on coming at me. And I think...Yes. Yes. oh that one..yes...okay that one too.