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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Enemy Enemy
  • The Lego Movie The Lego Movie
  • Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow
  • They Came Together They Came Together
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • Doctor Strange Doctor Strange
  • X-Men: Apocalypse X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Ant-Man Ant-Man
  • The Fantastic Four The Fantastic Four

Marvel Adaptations

40 films 3

These are recent adaptations (mostly 21st century).

  • American Hustle American Hustle
  • The Spectacular Now The Spectacular Now
  • Jodorowsky's Dune Jodorowsky's Dune
  • Nebraska Nebraska
  • The World's End The World's End
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Patton Patton
  • Lawrence of Arabia Lawrence of Arabia
  • TRON TRON
  • Brainstorm Brainstorm
  • Chinatown Chinatown
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Patton Patton
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Local Hero Local Hero

My Favorite Films

21 films

  • American Hustle American Hustle
  • The Spectacular Now The Spectacular Now
  • Nebraska Nebraska
  • Jodorowsky's Dune Jodorowsky's Dune
  • The World's End The World's End

Top Fives by Year

75 films 3 1

Thanks to Jandy for the great idea. A work in progress.

  • Criss Cross Criss Cross
  • The Big Sleep The Big Sleep
  • The Big Heat The Big Heat
  • Sweet Smell of Success Sweet Smell of Success
  • The Third Man The Third Man

Essential Noir

10 films 5

Half classic noir, half neo-noir. Films I'm considering suggesting for Dirk's list.

  • The Master The Master
  • Sweet Smell of Success Sweet Smell of Success
  • Out of the Past Out of the Past
  • Moonrise Kingdom Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Avengers The Avengers

Best Films Viewed in 2012

23 films

The best films I saw for the first time in 2012 (four stars and above).

  • The Master The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom Moonrise Kingdom
  • Argo Argo
  • Bernie Bernie
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Favorite Films of 2012

9 films

My favorite films of 2012 (that I've seen so far).

  • Chinatown Chinatown
  • Body Heat Body Heat
  • The Driver The Driver
  • Blood Simple Blood Simple
  • L.A. Confidential L.A. Confidential

Neo-Noir

43 films 10 13

An attempt to catalog all noir films that followed the classic noir period (post 1958 or so).

  • The Exorcist The Exorcist
  • Alien Alien
  • The Thing The Thing
  • The Shining The Shining
  • Scream Scream

Favorite Horror Films

26 films 1 1

In an effort to narrow down my picks for Dirk's The Essentials: Horror list, I thought I'd start listing off…

  • Amadeus Amadeus
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Master and Commander: The Far Side of the…
  • There Will Be Blood There Will Be Blood
  • The Last of the Mohicans The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Lion in Winter The Lion in Winter

Essential Historical

10 films 7

Films I'm considering suggesting for Dirk's upcoming list. (War films not included)