frankie -> COMPLETED: Number 1 Revealed - Frankie's 100 Favourite Noughties Films. #1 now up. (5/12/2009 2:38:30 PM)
I love making lists (like most blokes I suppose) but I never never never post the big top 100 type ones on here.
For a number of reasons:
I'm too lazy
I'm not organized
I'm not very good at writing detailed reviews
My memory of the films I've seen is pretty poor.
But sod it. I have decided to post the top 100 of my favourite films from the decade we called the noughties. I've put it together already but don't be expecting much.
It's just a bunch of movie titles, pictures and a few words about why i like each one.
I'll post it in stages starting with 100 to 95. Hopefully it'll be finished before the end of the year.
Here we go...
100 Bug (2007)
William Friedkin was already a hero of mine. I love The Exorcisit and The French Connection would be in my to 20 films of all time. So me watching this was a definite. And blimey, what a film. It's been criticised for being "stagey" and I'd agree it would work well as a play, but I think the claustrophobic feel is just right for the creepy story. With a shockingly good central performance from Michael Shannon (the nutjob from Revolutionary Road) this film stayed with me for a long time after viewing it.
99 The Man Without A Past (2002)
A tragic Finnish story which by the end becomes a surreal feelgood movie.
98 The Mist (2008)
Wow! I hadn't expected to end up depressed? This is a marvellous little B-Movie with enough jumps and scares to please a Friday night crowd but chooses it's path and sticks with it to the bitter end. I still can't believe how bleak it gets.
97 Hard Candy (2006)
Forget Juno. This is the character Ellen page was born to play. Bloody terrifying.
96 High Fidelity (2000)
I should hate this film. It's an Americanised version of a very British book (which I loved), it has Jack Black in it and there are large sections of talking directly to camera.
Bu then again, it has John Cusak. The man is a god to me. Seriously, I nearly put 2012 on this list just because he's in it (don't worry, common sense prevailed in the end). It's a brilliant movie about the futility of being a male and manages to make the creating of lists (every man's folly) into something vaguely cinematic. IIt probably couldn't be made now, not least because of the digital age we are in. Watching someone fire up an mp3 just isn't the same.
95 Millions (2004)
Danny Boyle's often overlooked family film is a favourite in our house. It's wonderous. The kids are brilliant in it. Who'd knew a film with James Nesbitt would make a list like this? Magical.
94-90 to follow later