MovieSnob.com - movies that Stewart likes


great movies

Michel Gondry is a genius:
The Science of Sleep
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
compilation of cool videos by Michel Gondry (one of the only directors worthy of Bjork's music)

Baz Luhrmann is a genius:
Strictly Ballroom (there are no new steps!)
Romeo + Juliet (true love)
Moulin Rouge! (never fall in love)

Mike Leigh is a genius:
Career Girls (about a friendship between 2 women)
Secrets & Lies (about a family)
Naked (bleak, dark, heavy)
Abigail's Party (tense)

Punch Drunk Love (this is difficult to watch, but it is very good)

Magnolia (epic, dense, good)

You Can Count on Me (good movie about a brother and sister's relationship)

the Brothers Quay - misc short animations (these guys are animation gods)

Blood Simple

Raising Arizona

Miller's Crossing

The Muppet Movie (Hollywood!)

The Shining (all work and no play)

Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (with the best chase scene EVER)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (the only great Star Wars movie)

Run, Lola, Run

Excalibur

Triplettes de Belleville

Thumbsucker

The Apostle

Blade Runner (do androids dream of electric sheep?)

Mulholland Dr.

Memento

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Mad Hot Ballroom (documentary about kids with fancy feet)

Glengarry Glen Ross (lots of anger, but very well written)

Truly Madly Deeply (despite the strange cover, it really is a good movie)

The Kingdom (This is a TV series from Denmark about a haunted hospital... it is strange and good. Scarecrow is the only video store that I know of that has this one.)

Breaking the Waves (heavy and dark... but good)

Exotica (ignore the cover... this is an interesting movie)

Morvern Callar

Raising Victor Vargas (good movie about relationships, love, growing up)

2001: A Space Odyssey (fear HAL)

Annie Hall

Hannah and Her Sisters (from back when Woody Allen was good)

Interiors (not a single joke in the whole movie)

Bagdad Cafe

A Clockwork Orange (ultra violence)

Dr. Strangelove (there will be no fighting in the war room)

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Creature Comforts (a good short animation)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (very nice character design and animation)

Heathers (best high school flick ever)

Ju Duo

My Left Foor

Poison (surreal and plotless, but very interesting)

Safe (germs!)

Raging Bull

Taxi Driver

The Big Lebowski (listen carefully to the writing)


very good movies

Drawing Restraint 9 - a Matthew Barney film (tension, release)
THX 1138 (an early George Lucas sci-fi film)
Born into Brothels (a documentary about kids in India whose moms work in brothels)
Amelie
Garden State
American Beauty
Your Friends & Neighbors (dark)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
To Die For (Nichole Kidman's best movie)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Zelig
Full Metal Jacket
Delicatessen
Angel Heart
The Brother's Keeper (facinating documentary)
The City of Lost Children
Citezen Kane
Goodfellas (fear the mob)
Ironman (horror/sci-fi)
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
Vincent (about Vincent Van Gogh)
Birdy (good soundtrack too... by Peter Gabriel)
The Brother From Another Planet
Big Fish
Clueless
Cry Baby
Fargo
Faster Pussycay Kill Kill
Get Shorty
In the Name of the Father
The Last Temptation of Christ
A Lion In Winter
El Mariachi
Martha and Me
Matewan
Muriel's Wedding
Natural Born Killers (very violent, but visually interesting)
Passion Fish
Proff
Queen Margot
The Seceret of Roan Inish
Serial Mom
Shallow Grave
Shawshank Redemption
Six Degrees of Separation
Sneakers
So I Married an Ax Murderer
Talk Radio
Thin Blue Line
Time Bandits
Tin Drum
Waterlands
Without You I'm Nothing

also worth seeing

The Wicker Man (a cult classic)
Sin City (based on Frank Miller's comic book)




quotations:

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." - Dr. Strangelove


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