Here goes! These are movies I'd watch over and over and over:
M (Fritz Lang, 1937). This movie is amazing...so timeless. The neat thing, too, is that it was made in Germany during the pre-Nazi era. Such a great study of sociology and psychology.
Dr. Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). This movie is awesome! I love Peter Sellers and to me, this was his best work. Again, this is another film that was made way ahead of its time. Stanley Kubrick rocks!
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - I love everything about this movie--the actors, the plot, the setting, heck, even the house they lived in. I want to be just like Hepburn and Tracy when my husband and I are that age and our kids are grown and come back with decisions we're not quite ready to digest. Ha ha! Goodness only knows what those decisions will be by then! Movies like that are just the coolest. It makes me wonder why I don't reach for the bar and make a cocktail every day before dinner (smile!)
Much Ado About Nothing. This is one of the few films that gets me to cry every single time I watch it. I'm a Shakespeare junkie, and when it's coupled with Emma Thomspon and Kenneth Brannaugh (am I the only person on Earth who cried when they split?) as well as Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckensale, Robert Sean Leonard...even Michael Keaton. Such a perfect cast and a great location. Ahhh, I'm swooning!
Where Angels Fear to Tread - this was the first movie I saw with Helena Bonham Carter in it. In fact, it has the trifecta cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Helen Mirren and Judy Davis (who insists that the box had been lent NOT borrowed!) Again, lovely scenery, great tear-jerking story, and wonderful acting.
Speaking of Stanley Kubrick (above) you really can't go wrong with many of his films. I think the best ones are A Clockwork Orange and Dr. Strangelove though I really do like 2001: A Space Odessey. I like a lot of weird stuff!
In fact, if you're ever in a really weird mood and you want to see movies that leave you thinking "wha?" watch David Lynch's earlier stuff like "Eraserhead" and "Blue Velvet".
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