15 films of note

Written in response to Jim’s request.


Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen films that you have seen that will always stick with you. Tag some friends (15 if you like), including me, because I’m interested in seeing what my friends choose.


1. Star Wars (original Trilogy)

2. The Wall

3. Close Encounters

4. American Beauty

5. The Muppet Movie

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark + Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail

7. Thunderheart

8. Taxi Driver

9. Robocop

10. Back to the Future

11. Smokey and the Bandit

12. Tron

13. Canadian Bacon

14. A Clockwork Orange

15. Vacation


Honorable mention: Kubrick’s two other masterpieces, “2001” and “Dr. Strangelove” and “Wings of Desire.”


Jim R. Tompkins Good list Peter. Thanks for listing Thunderheart-one my favs that I should have listed. Of course Star Wars and Indy movies. Parts of The Wall reminded me of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Also what’s with Tarantino’s Wings of Desire? Plaigerism gets you in trouble!

Peter Newton Should note Ghostbusters, Beyond Thunderdome, I forget the rest.

Jim R. Tompkins Love Beyond Thunderdome!



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