Published 2012-07-06T06:50:00+1200 Updated 2013-03-18T08:44:43+1300
Interesting... our top 6 are almost the same, only 1 difference. And we agree completely on #1 & #2.
Cool. What's the difference? And yes, American Werewolf and Trading Places are easily his two best.
You have Into The Night & I have Spies Like Us:
Where would his Masters of Horror entries fit in?
I haven't seen any of his Masters of Horror episodes. There are a lot of episodes I haven't seen, actually.
Man, I really need to see Trading Spaces. I only hear fantastic things about it, don't know why I've never picked it up.
I haven't seen enough Landis to rank his movies, but Animal House will always be a personal all time favorite of mine, plus American Werewolf... and Blues Brothers are undeniably fantastic.
I think both of Landis' episodes are really good. I generally like him more as a horror director than comedy. Here's my own list: letterboxd.com/wolfsothern/list/john-landis-filmography-ranked-incomplete/ I still have a few to see.
Carpenter's Cigarette Burns is also really great (I noticed his MOH entries weren't on your list either).
Oh, and I'm glad to see Into the Night so high up. I loved that one. Way underrated.
I don't think I've seen Trading Spaces, but Trading PLACES is very, very good. ;-) It's definitely one of my favorite Eddie Murphy films (and I'm a huge fan of his). I actually saw Animal House for the very first time a couple of years ago. I probably would've ranked it higher had I grown up with it.
Into the Night is so much fun! I love how crazy it is. And I love Landis in it, too.
Cigarette Burns is my favorite of the MOH episodes I've seen so far. But like I said, I haven't seen that many.
Yeah, as they're episodes/entries in a TV show and under an hour long each, I decided not to include them in my rankings. I also decided not include anthologies and sketch films directed by more than one director, such as Body Bags, Amazon Women on the Moon, Twilight Zone: The Movie etc.
Yeah, it's definitely tricky ranking things like shorts or co-directed anthologies, but I think the Masters of Horror episodes are long enough (I wish more movies were only an hour) and distinct enough to be self-sufficient as their own movies. Like, something like Tales from the Crypt still has a similar tone through every episode, but the MOH eps don't really have anything in common.
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