Monday, September 17, 2012

My 100 movies (as of 2006 - Pre Netflix) 30 - 21

30. Anchorman
Took a few times watching this to really understand how funny it was. Watching it with people makes it even better. Will Ferrell is funny in everything and he totally clicks here.

Veronica Corningstone: My God, what is that smell? Oh.
Brian Fantana: That's the smell of desire my lady.
Veronica Corningstone: God no, it smells like, like a used diaper... filled with... Indian food. Oh, excuse me.
Brian Fantana: You know, desire smells like that to some people.
News Station Employee: What is that? Smells like a turd covered in burnt hair.
News Station Employee: Smells like Bigfoot's dick!

29. Pirates of the Caribbean
Though the movies have decreased in quality for every one that came out, the most entertaining part by far is Captain Jack Sparrow. So by keeping him in all the films, there is at least something to clang onto - especially in the last two.

Will Turner: Where's Elizabeth?
Jack Sparrow: She's safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really... except for, of course, Elizabeth, who is in fact, a woman.

28. A Few Good Men
The best court room movie ever made. Cruise and Jacko are both amazing. Though the supporting cast are no slouches either. Powerful, moving and well made.

Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.

27. Count of Monte Cristo
A perfect movie in lots of ways. Masterfully made. The non count characters don't seem to be given much time to develop. So it goes too quickly. The two leads though are captivating.

Luigi: Oh, and by the way, Jacopo is the best knife fighter I have ever seen.
Edmond: Perhaps you should get out more.

26. Gladiator
The first major Russell Crowe movie, before we knew how crazy J. Phoenix was. The action can be too close to understand whats going on and you don't get the promised payoff. But such a great story and a fitting end.

Maximus: I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back."
Commodus: I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death?
Maximus: You must know. He was your father.

25. Happy Gilmore
My favorite of Adam Sandler's - at least at the time of this list. Great antagonists, incredibly entertaining. Lots of physical comedy.

Happy Gilmore: [to Bob Barker] The price is wrong, bitch.

24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
They managed to make this movie without the puppets looking horrible is amazing. Every other live action version will show you just how bad it can be. Number 3's splinter looks pretty awful.

The Shredder: And the boy who lead us to the turtles?
Tatsu: He is still missing. I do not understand. Why do the turtles trouble you, Master? They have not been seen for many days.
The Shredder: Something about the way you describe their fighting. Something familiar. Something... from the past.

23. Airplane
Must be one of the funniest movies ever made. So many of the jokes never grow old and just about all hit. Maybe not the first spoof ever made, but the best.

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?
Ted Striker: I can't tell you that. It's classified.

22. Top Gun
There hasn't been a movie like it yet which in itself is an achievement. Just like a big Tom Cruise music video. Acting is good, dog fighting scenes are even better.

Stinger: And if you screw up just this much, you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!

21. Princess Bride
Really dislike the Fred Savage - Columbo interlude. But a wonderful entertaining story - all cast excellent. The sword fight scene was the best thing.

Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Count Rugen: Stop saying that!

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