Top Movie List

Top movie list

1-5. The hard core of Jules movies

1. Trust
The best movies are those where everyone sits around and talks, and nothing ever happens. Bonus points for circular conversation. Hal Hartley rocks.
2. Naked
Where one guy walks around through London and talks, and everything is very dark and gloomy. David Thewlis rocks.
3. Fight club
Where a lot happens very fast and dialogue is so snappy it hurts. Edward norton rocks.
4. Hudsucker Proxy
Moviesmithing at it's best with an upbeat successtory. Capra approves. Coen brothers rock.
5. Moulin Rouge
Gosh. Wonderful. Also, strangely similar to Evita, only more upbeat. Baz Luhrman rocks.

6-10 The soft core Jules films. When pressed or threatened with sharp objects, I am willing to concede that not all of these are, strictly speaking, very good. But then, neither is Pepsi and people still drink that every day and claim to like it, so I like these.

Reservoir Dogs
A more subversive quirkyness than PF, nice cast and a more stage-like feel to it, plus more real gutwrenching emotion which is never bad.
Discovery of Heaven
Intellectual fluff with wonderfully scruffy actors running around in the Netherlands pretending to be dutch.
Rounders
Pokerplayers face face a Russian John Malkovich and sport great dialogue along the way.
Much ado about Nothing
More intellectual fluff. No movie will make you happier than this one.
Almost Famous
Wonderful sentimental stuff with cute kid and singalongs and coming of age stuff. No movie will make you happier than this one.

11-15 The outer layer of 'great impressions'. Good, bad, just plain enjoyable. Standing up to the first tests of time, but will it last?
Closer
Highs and lows of love. Shocking (suprisingly) and horribly accurate. Exposes cruel intentions/dangerous liason for the faux-risque romance story it is.
Hamlet
Intellectual masterpiece. Best rendition ever.
The Piano
No great dialogue but some scenes will never leave my mental wallpaper.
Schindler's list
Not so much for the Great tragedy but more to see Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes play off of each other. wow.
Cruel Intentions
For a faux-risque romance story it is pretty darn enjoyable ;)

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