RØB Severson (jabberwocky) wrote,
RØB Severson
jabberwocky

Screw The AFI


Today, I finally compiled this list. None of the movies listed contain links, only because it would take forever to make this post if I were to make all of these links. Look 'em up yerself, if you care that much. Or, ask me, and I'm sure I'll be able and willing to tell you about any given film. This list is subject to periodic change.†

    RØB's 100 Favorite Movies (In No Particular Order)
  • Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)-Stanley Kubrick

  • Magnolia
  • (1999)-Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Manchurian Candidate*
  • (1962)-John Frankenheimer
  • Back To The Future
  • (1985)-Robert Zemeckis
  • The Princess Bride*
  • ( 1987)-Rob Reiner
  • The Wedding Singer
  • (1998)-Frank Coraci
  • American Graffiti
  • (1973)-George Lucas
  • Casablanca*
  • (1942)-Michael Curtiz
  • The Godfather*
  • (1972)-Francis Ford Coppola
  • The Godfather, Part II*
  • (1974)-Francis Ford Coppola
  • Chinatown*
  • (1974)-Roman Polanski
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest*
  • (1975)-Milos Forman
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • (1981)-Steven Spielberg
  • Beetlejuice
  • (1988)-Tim Burton
  • Rushmore
  • (1998)-Wes Anderson
  • Antz*
  • (1998)-Eric Darnell, Laurence Guterman
  • UHF*
  • (1989)-Jay Levey
  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas*
  • (1993)-Henry Selick
  • Swingers*
  • (1996)-Doug Liman
  • Harold And Maude*
  • (1971)-Hal Ashby
  • Se7en*
  • (1995)-David Fincher
  • Jaws
  • (1975)-Steven Spielberg
  • North By Northwest*
  • (1959)-Alfred Hitchcock
  • Pulp Fiction*
  • (1994)-Quentin Tarantino
  • The Source*
  • (1999)-Chuck Workman
  • Koyaanisqatsi*
  • (1983)-Godfrey Reggio
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial*
  • (1982)-Steven Spielberg
  • The Wizard Of Oz*
  • (1939)-Victor Fleming, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor
  • Dick Tracy
  • (1990)-Warren Beatty
  • Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)
  • (1998)-Tom Tykwer
  • Ghostbusters
  • (1984)-Ivan Reitman
  • Groundhog Day
  • (1993)-Harold Ramis
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit*
  • (1988)-Robert Zemeckis
  • The Empire Strikes Back*
  • (1980)-Irvin Kershner
  • Glengarry Glen Ross*
  • (1992)-James Foley
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • (1999)-Tim Burton
  • American Beauty*
  • (1999)-Sam Mendes
  • *batteries not included*
  • (1987)-Matthew Robbins
  • Blood Simple*
  • (1984)-Joel Coen
  • Army Of Darkness
  • (1993)-Sam Raimi
  • Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory*
  • (1971)-Mel Stuart
  • The Castle
  • (1997)-Rob Sitch
  • Toy Story*
  • (1995)-John Lasseter
  • Double Indemnity*
  • (1944)-Billy Wilder
  • A Clockwork Orange*
  • (1971)-Stanley Kubrick
  • High Fidelity
  • (2000)-Stephen Frears
  • Stand By Me*
  • (1986)-Rob Reiner
  • The Shawshank Redemption*
  • (1994)-Frank Darabont
  • Vertigo
  • (1958)-Alfred Hitchcock
  • Amadeus*
  • (1984)-Milos Forman
  • History Of The World, Part One
  • (1981)-Mel Brooks
  • Rear Window*
  • (1954)-Alfred Hitchcock
  • Citizen Kane*
  • (1941)-Orson Welles
  • Dogma
  • (1999)-Kevin Smith
  • The Sting*
  • (1973)-George Roy Hill
  • The Breakfast Club
  • (1985)-John Hughes
  • Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels
  • (1998)-Guy Ritchie
  • Big
  • (1988)-Penny Marshall
  • The Graduate*
  • (1967)-Mike Nichols
  • It Happened One Night*
  • (1934)-Frank Capra
  • The Silence Of The Lambs*
  • (1991)-Jonathan Demme
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • (1985)-Tim Burton
  • The Truman Show*
  • (1998)-Peter Weir
  • Clue
  • (1985)-Jonathan Lynne
  • Help!
  • (1965)-Richard Lester
  • Welcome To The Dollhouse*
  • (1995)-Todd Solondz
  • The Muppet Movie*
  • (1979)-James Frawley
  • Little Shop Of Horrors
  • (1986)-Frank Oz
  • Ben-Hur*
  • (1959)-William Wyler
  • Annie Hall*
  • (1977)-Woody Allen
  • Mars Attacks!*
  • (1996)-Tim Burton
  • Johnny Dangerously
  • (1984)-Amy Heckerling
  • Touch Of Evil*
  • (1958)-Orson Welles
  • Matinee
  • (1993)-Joe Dante
  • The Addams Family*
  • (1991)-Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Le Quatre-Cent Loups (The 400 Blows)*
  • (1959)-François Truffaut
  • Rashomon*
  • (1950)-Akira Kurosawa
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • (1975)-Jim Sharman
  • Rocky*
  • (1976)-John G. Avildsen
  • Schindler's List*
  • (1993)-Steven Spielberg
  • Fantasia*
  • (1940)-James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen
  • Monty Python And The Holy Grail*
  • (1975)-Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • Being John Malkovich*
  • (1999)-Spike Jonze
  • Fight Club*
  • (1999)-David Fincher
  • Clerks*
  • (1994)-Kevin Smith
  • La Vita È Bella (Life Is Beautiful)
  • (1998)-Roberto Benigni
  • The Blues Brothers*
  • (1980)-John Landis
  • Aladdin*
  • (1992)-Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Treasure Of The Sierra Madre*
  • (1948)-John Huston
  • Apocalypse Now*
  • (1979)-Francis Ford Coppola
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey*
  • (1968)-Stanley Kubrick
  • Midnight Cowboy*
  • (1969)-John Schlesinger
  • Batman
  • (1989)-Tim Burton
  • The Karate Kid*
  • (1984)-John G. Avildsen
  • Breaking Away*
  • (1979)-Peter Yates
  • Planet Of The Apes
  • (1968)-Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Unforgiven
  • (1992)-Clint Eastwood
  • Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
  • (1989)-Steven Spielberg
  • The Usual Suspects*
  • (1995)-Bryan Singer
  • La Cité Des Enfants Perdus (The City Of Lost Children)*
  • (1995)-Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
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Below is a list of seventeen "near-winners;" that is, movies that I thought deserved more than simply "nominee" status, but that didn't quite make it to the Top 100. You might say this is the "honorable mention" section.

    RØB's Near Misses For His 100 Favorite Movies
  • Sunset Boulevard*
  • (1950)-Billy Wilder
  • The Big Lebowski*
  • (1998)-Joel Coen
  • Looking For Richard*
  • (1996)-Al Pacino
  • L.A. Confidential*
  • (1997)-Curtis Hanson
  • Limbo
  • (1999)-John Sayles
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • (1986)-John Hughes
  • Election
  • (1999)-Alexander Payne
  • Barry Lyndon*
  • (1975)-Stanley Kubrick
  • On The Waterfront*
  • (1954)-Elia Kazan
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • (1965)-Richard Lester
  • Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
  • (1997)-Jay Roach
  • Mother Night*
  • (1996)-Keith Gordon
  • The Great Muppet Caper*
  • (1981)-Jim Henson
  • Scream*
  • (1996)-Wes Craven
  • Wayne's World*
  • (1992)-Penelope Spheeris
  • The Story Of Us*
  • (1999)-Rob Reiner
  • Blazing Saddles*
  • (1974)-Mel Brooks


*:I do not own these movies, whether on VHS or DVD--but, naturally, I would, at some point in my life, like to. You know when my birthday and the Holiday season are. I prefer DVDs, but letterbox format on VHS suffices...as would any ol' VHS, I reckon. I'm sure I'll just be glad you're getting me a gift.

†:Last updated on September 20, 2000, at 01:42PM
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