Wednesday, April 8, 2009

IMDB's top 250 movies.

so for my first official blog, i decided to blog about something that is very important to me. Movies. Now, i dont watch anywhere near the 4 hours of tv a night that the average American watches, but i most assuredly cannot live without the occasional movie.
So i decided that i would make a list of my top faves and talk about them. whether this is interesting to you isn't really any of my business. However, i hope if you do continue to read, that i dont bore you to tears.
So, while starting out on this daunting task, i sat and though to myself......movies, favorite movies. And then I drew a blank. Its disappointing, i know. so i checked out IMDB, which is literally the godsend to those of us who can't remember what other movies that one guy from that one movie was in. And then they gave me a list of 250 MOVIES!!!! who knows 250 movies unless you have, like, and obsessive personality?! i mean seriously! so i wasted my life by going through and reading them. Not about them by any means, just scanning the list. And i found that out of the top 250, i had heard of 112, less then half. Of those 112, i had seen 46.
Among these were a few Disney movies, such as Toy Story, the Lion King, and my all time fave, Finding Nemo. Also listed was my favorite move Princess Bride, and a few amazing ones, such as Some Like It Hot. However, not listed was the all-time incredible Newsies. What were these people thingking?! i ask you! how could you include a movie such as the Maltese Falcon onto such a list, but leave off the Newsies?! This is an outrage. However, seeing as my hunger for something tasty is far stronger then my current outrage, i will skip the email i was going to send the creators of IMDB calmly explaining why they are obviously morons, and go make myself some Top Ramen instead.
Now, i know im going off on a tangent here, but before you think i'm a pathetic loser for loving ramen, consider the fact that i am not allowed to use the microwave when i am home alone. JK!!! I totally am allowed to use it, just not the stove or oven. So anyways...where was i? oh yes, oh nope wait that wasnt it. i believe is was the topic of the incredible Newsies.
In case you haven't seen the Newsies, it stars Christian Bale, back when he was a young teenage lad with the body of a greek god. Now, his body is that of an actual god. But that is a story for another day.
However, by far the best movies on the list were (in no particular order): Finding Nemo, Princess Bride, Doctor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Bun-Hur, Forrest Gump (even though i'm slightly opposed to Tom Hanks, as he likes to make anti-mormon comments from time to time), Saving Private Ryan (another Tom Hanks. also, yes i do know that this is a rated R movie. however, i am sometimes of the opinion that you miss out on some culture if you dont branch out a little. also, it is a commonly known fact that some PG-13 movies are far worse then some R ones. it all about knowing what you can handle for the most part. however, this movie does deserve the R rating and i had nightmares about it for weeks. YIKES!), Some Like It Hot (what a great comedy!) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (which when you think about it is a totally pointless stupid movie that really has no value at all. however, the british have a great sense of humor, even if it is at times inappropriate and sexually motivated).
And on that happy note i bring you the worst ones from the list: WALLE, Alien (while i have never seen this all the way through, it was stupid and pointless, like Lost In Space. not the same, but equally horrible), the Maltese Falcon (I am a HUGE fan of Humphrey Bogart and his oddly satisfying name, however, this independent movie from the 40's? was a dump. I can only imagine that it made the list because of H. Bogart), the Kill Bill's (im sorry but what the heck?), and i dont really hate this one, but the ending was stupid.....Planet of the Apes (whats up with it? i might just be slow, and thats probably the case, but would someone please explain the ending to me?????).
Looking back at the original list, i see many that i like that i didnt list, but i think i speak for all of us when i say, "please end this blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
chow for now!


  1. That was a long post, good job! I love "Some like it hot."! Yay film studies! I love movies too!

  2. oh goodness! thanks! yeah it was kinda long, but alls well. film studies was awesome! i miss that class. a lot.

  3. what??? you dont like WALLE???? i love it! but the rest of your list i mostly agree with. and just so you know, you have to longest posts ever!!!!!! except for my cousin. you guys are crazy! but i guess i just do them every other day so mine are shorter for that reason.