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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Influential Movies-

Many of my top 10 are in this list:

* Elizabeth
* Earth Versus the Flying Saucers
* Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee Hammer Dracula movies
* Mad Max
* The Road Warrior
* The Matrix
* Fight Club
* Dark City (Rufus' version)
* Das Boot
* Kiss Me Deadly
* Hellraiser
* Solaris (Soviet)
* 2001 ASO
* Apocalypse Now
* African Queen
* Telefon
* White Line Fever
* The Duel
* Barry Lyndon
* Excalibur
* The Deliverence
* Miller's Crossing
* Barton Fink
* Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
* Blood Simple
* Big Trouble In Little China
* Escape From New York
* The Thing
* The Exorcist
* Slacker
* They Live
* Prince of Darkness
* Phantasm/Phantasm II
* An American Werewolf in London (Landis)
* The Wolfen
* The Hunger
* Piranha!
* The Hunger
* The Hitcher (Hauer)
* Ravenous
* Pulp Fiction
* Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
* The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
* Captain Alatriste
* The Final Programme

okay, that's enough for now.

What are some of yours?


  1. oh man...I'm gonna stick to one randomly selected set to 10 not found above...
    Time Bandits, The Navigator, Cronos (Guillermo Del Toro), City of Lost Children, Rashomon (Kurosawa),
    Conan the Barbarian, Wizards (Bakshi), Dreams (more Kurosawa), Fantastic Planet, and say...The Princess Bride...

  2. Oh, yeah. Good choices. :)
    Sadly, I cannot differentiate Rashamon from Raan, and I did not see Cronos...yet.

    Please, keep them coming, folks. :)

  3. Vincent Price movies directed by Corman based (loosely) on Poe works, esp:
    Tomb of Ligeia, House of Usher, and The Haunted Palace
    The Old Dark House
    The Mummy (1932), The Mummy's Tomb, The Mummy's Curse, etc.
    Fright Night
    Die, Monster, Die!
    The Crawling Eye
    Cyrano de Bergerac (1990 w/ Depardieu)
    Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (actually the pilot for the British TV series)
    The Longest Day
    Dirty Harry
    Logan's Run
    The Haunting (1963)
    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
    El Dorado (1966)
    Repo Man
    Suburbia (1984)
    Knight Riders
    Dawn of the Dead (1977?)
    Return of the Living Dead
    The Frighteners
    Monster House

    I'm sure there are a bunch more, but these were all I could think of at the moment...

  4. Oh yeah - and Star Wars. (The one now known via retcon as "Episode IV" - but it will always be simply Star Wars to me.) Don't know how I missed that one. :P

  5. Yeah, SW and ST and the other major SciFi movies after SW itself are almost a given, a background radiation as it were, that affected the entire culture, IMO.

    Good stuff. I would transfer 75-90% of your list over to mine, but where we have gaps, I possess almost no, or entirely no knowledge.

    What is Ju-On, or Monster House. Was the latter the animated thing?

  6. Monster House was indeed "the animated thing." A brilliant, old-school campy horror flick, IMHO. Too bad it wasn't made before CGI became all the rage - it would have made a great live-action movie.

    As for Ju-On, it's the original (Japanese) version of The Grudge. And a reaaaaally creepy flick, if you ask me. (Unlike the American version.)

    I'll have you know I had a heck of a time coming up with this list - most of my go-to movies are already on your list. :P

  7. Hey, cool! :D

    Like-minds and all that...

  8. OK, the Good The Bad & The Ugly is my favorite all time movie. Never get tired of watching it!

    Zardoz was so awesome! I once used the setting for Gamma World back in the day. I used to see it at the local revival theater here in Venice Beach whenever they had it (usually on a double bill with Phantom of the Paradise).

    The Thing/They Live - John Carpenter at this best. The Thing is my favorite sci fi horror flick. And They Live. Great cheese at it's Carpenter cheesiest. Skull-faced aliens living underneat L.A. producing Lee Press-On Nail commercials and beating the shit out of blind street preachers who cut into their profit margine. So awesome!

    At least half that list is in my top 30. Outstanding!