The topby jasper-thompson | created - 21 Dec 2010 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Only (and all) the movies I gave 9 or 10 stars on IMDB
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1. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 295,866 | Gross: $7.22M
This is the girl
2. Inland Empire (2006)
R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.
Votes: 50,226 | Gross: $0.75M
"This is the woman"
3. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery
In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.
Votes: 18,390 | Gross: $0.06M
The secret is all in the title... I guess. An immensely sad, hypnotic, haunting movie about the (male) human condition
4. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.
Beyond surrealism; the inexpressible, most underrated Buñuel Tie with "Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie" (1972) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068361/)
5. Zazie dans le Métro (1960)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy
With her mother away for the weekend, a brash and precocious ten-year-old country-girl sets out to explore Paris during a Métro strike, under her uncle's not-so-watchful eye. Can a little girl cause so much chaos in the heart of the city?
In my opinion, the good part of the "Nouvelle Vague" starts and ends here. This movie is so different from any other French new-wave movies, that it hardly fits in the category; hence I could say I don't really like "nouvelle vague" movies in general, but i just love this one. As the protagonist would say: "Nouvelle vague mon c...!"
6. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 243,738 | Gross: $5.54M
This is a romance... between me and the movie. The right adjective here is: enchanting. And I've used that like 3 times in my life=)
7. The Birds (1963)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 157,855 | Gross: $11.40M
I could almost swap my favorite movies list for his filmography... So The Birds is here to represent ALL of Hitchcock; this title in part. is much more than a "thriller" so as Hitch was much more than "The Master of Suspense"... Guess someone else noticed that?
8. L'Atalante (1934)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.
The most rare case where I just don't know why... But i DO love it!
9. Paper Moon (1973)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Votes: 38,707 | Gross: $30.93M
Probably the movie I've seen more times in my life.
10. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 407,975 | Gross: $36.76M
Again, I'd like to put all the Hitchcock's here, but this one is way more than a motion picture.
11. Russian Ark (2002)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.
Votes: 17,559 | Gross: $0.04M
One of the few great movies of the XXI century. The steadycam is the real dream machine.
12. Cremaster 3 (2002)
Unrated | 182 min | Drama, Fantasy
The third film of a five-part art-installation epic -- it's part-zombie movie, part-gangster film.
Votes: 1,319 | Gross: $0.12M
The opposite of "easy" and IMO the best one of Barney's Cremaster Cycle; a masonic musical nightmare.
13. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy
Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.
Weird nostalgic almost silent French B/W comedy with a comedy genius; sweet precious movie
14. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Votes: 29,488 | Gross: $2.49M
Coppola's neo-expressionism is amazing, this movie isn't "arty", it is Art indeed!
15. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.
Votes: 22,659 | Gross: $0.30M
Cocteau tried to put some magic in it. And he fully succedeed.
16. Touch of Evil (1958)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
Votes: 93,686 | Gross: $2.24M
The most electrifying ouverture and the most unpleasant finale; pure cinema in the middle.
17. Earthlings (2005)
95 min | Documentary, Horror
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
The only documentary in my list is Hell on Earth. The only documentary I will never, NEVER see again, and possibly the most important ever shot. Just watch it, if you dare... and think about it.
18. Body Heat (1981)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Votes: 28,503 | Gross: $24.06M
This movie should be an "hommage" to the noir cinema; to me it is the finest piece of it. Dreamlike, elegant and... just Hot!
19. The Stranger (1967)
Approved | 104 min | Drama
In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the ... See full summary »
A "minor" Visconti happens to be the title of one of my favourite books ever; from the novel by Albert Camus, a VERY underrated movie with Marcello Mastroianni as the perfect "stranger".
20. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
Votes: 177,513 | Gross: $9.93M
I love what Gilliam has done before this one, and some of what he's done after... But this movie is something else.
21. You, the Living (2007)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.
Votes: 13,013 | Gross: $0.02M
All I could say about it was "My goodness!" -- You can guess why this is one floor up Sånger från andra våningen! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120263/)
22. Fellini Satyricon (1969)
R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Extremely artistic, almost lysergic movie.
23. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.
Votes: 56,522 | Gross: $3.05M
Tremendously beautiful movie, with amazing actresses, and Peter Jackson at his very best.
24. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Votes: 339,294 | Gross: $13.78M
I know why I like this "horror flick" so much; I don't know if that's the same reason why so many people like it... But, who cares? I just like it!
25. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
Votes: 69,784 | Gross: $19.20M
A great movie about the little people, and a new star in the universe of animation from Ghibli Studio
26. The Fox & the Child (2007)
G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale" look at the story of young girl and her friendship with a fox.
It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale"; this movie can make you think of how "nature" is close to the kingdom of "fairy tales"... and that we should live right there
27. Microcosmos (1996)
G | 80 min | Documentary
A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.
Votes: 10,309 | Gross: $1.57M
The same as above, but no mammals or fiction here
28. No Smoking (1993)
298 min | Comedy, Drama
In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,580 | Gross: $0.06M
I'd give 9 stars to the first and only 8 to the latter, but they come together, and I'm happy with it
29. The Deadly Invention (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.
"The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" in one of the best Zeman's "woodcut" movie
30. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History
Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.
This one could be the greatest movie ever; but it's just an audio-visual bunch of "inconvenient truths" that nobody would ever put in a "real movie", so... Zeitgeist is the greatest bunch of "inconvenient truths" ever, too bad it will never be a "real movie".