AnneSofieLoveMovies -> RE: Anne Sofie's top 21 Films of all time (8/10/2012 8:40:03 AM)
What a fascinating and incredibly varied list of films. A number of them would certainly rank among my favourite films of all time, a few others I'm afraid I dislike intensely and some I have yet to see.
Phantom Of The Opera: - still by far the best version of the story. Chaney's performance is stunning.
The Shining: - one of Stephen King's best horror novels reduced to a couple of hours of sheer boredom.
Animal Crackers: - Duck Soup is my favourite Marx Bros. film, but nonetheless I love this. Fine choice.
Donnie Darko: - highly overrated.
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg: - visually one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. Also one of the most heartbreaking. I adore it.
Amelie: - delightful. A film of immense charm. And who wouldn't fall in love with Mlle Tautou?
Spirited Away: - one of my favourite animated films.
Roman Holiday: - a lovely fairy tale.
Lord Of The Rings: - one of the finest achievements in cinema.
Fantasia: - inconsistent. At its best (The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Night On Bald Mountain) stunning. At its worst (Pastoral Symphony) sickeningly schmaltzy.
Some Like It Hot: - quite simply one of the finest achievements in American comedy.
Midnight In Paris: - Woody's done better than this, but not for a long time. A lovely film.
The Hours: - cold and uninvolving. Even though the performances are good, I found it hard going.
Harold And Maude: - a strange film, which I remember liking when I saw it many years ago. Must watch it again.
The others I haven't seen.
Can't wait to see what your number one choice is. [:D]
Donnie Darko is one of those films, wich was cult for me when i was 17- 18 years, but the last 2 years i've had the feeling that it was overrated too.. then i re-watched it a few weeks ago, and felt the old feelings for it coming right back at me. I'm getting goosebumps to the sound of "mad world" in the end, it get's me everytime :) And yes, maybe it is a little overrated (the feeling of it unessecarily happens in 1988, and the feeling of it trying to be speciel, without really succeding) but it has been such a big part of my youth that it would be stupid of me not to put it on this list:)