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Time to reveal my GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) movies.. in the most complicated way I know how!

I’m guessing I will get asked this more often now that I am attempting to write this blog. I’ve been asked a million times previously and I probably give a slightly different answer each time. I just love too many damned movies! So I’m going to break things down..

There will be three sections to this

  • Films that have really changed my life, (GOAT) my greatest of all time (top 30).
  • Films I can watch repeatedly and usually forget when listing a GOAT list but really should get a mention because I can’t live without them (top 100).
  • Films that I defend and should have some recognition (top 250).

Lets start with the more important  (the other lists will follow).. My GOAT list, in no particular order.

    • Orlando (1992)

    • In the aftermath angles never sleep (1988)

    •  Le Pacte des loups – Brotherhood of the wolf (2001)

    • Crna mačka, beli mačor – Black Cat White Cat (1998)

    • Death Machine (1994)

    • Hardware (1990)

    • Akira (1988)

    • Dune (1984)

    • Amadeus (1984)

    • The Thing (1982)

    • Jakpae – City of Violence (2006)

    • Bittersweet Life (2005)

    • Taxidermia (2006)

    • Angel Heart (1987)

    • Blade Runner (1982)

    • Delicastessen (1991)

    • Cronos (1993)

    • The Crow (1994)

    • Hannibal (2001)

    • Gladiator (2000)

    • Excalibur (1981)

    • Se7en (1995)

    • Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

    • Un prophète – A Prophet (2009)

    • Robocop (1987)

    • Carandiru  (2003)

    • This Years Love (1999)

    • Quai des Orfèvres – 36 (2004)

    • Die Hard (1988)

    • Mad Max (1979)

That was pretty painful… I guess I could name 100 movies I’d like to add to this on a daily basis… I think I’ll feel more comfortable with a top 100 list or 250.

I’ll leave the justification of these movies to another post. Looking at it the list is quite commercial and doesn’t really reflect my collection but these movies have all affected me deeply in some way.

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Movie Addicts

I found a post on Simon Says Movie Reviews it details the 20 symptoms to look for if you think you or a friend is a movie addict!? It’s probably a good idea if I start here to see if I’ve given my blog the right name.. lets see if I’m addicted?

So I thought I’d give it a go.. see what I score.

1. YOU LOVE MOVIE LISTS 
I love lists and I love movies so putting the two together seems only natural for me. I adore looking at other movie lists and now with the power of this blog I shall be writing my own versions! I think everyone should do something similar, obviously everyone who is into movies, there is not right or wrong and it’s great to see someone elses point of view on the movies they have seen.

2. YOU LET YOUR TRUE EMOTIONS OUT
If movies didn’t affect me some way, be it positive or negative I wouldn’t watch them. What’s the point of spending an couple of hours watching something and then your just done with it!? Really someone spent a lot of talent and money to tell a story, appreciate it, live it, learn from it. I want my horror movies to scare me, I want to fall in love and be a million different people though movies.

 

 

 

 

 

3. YOU HAVE MOVIES STILL IN THE WRAPPING
Oh yes! Some are movies like Gremlins which I have seen a thousand times and it comes on TV quite a lot so it doesn’t  need to be opened (also it scares me) Other movies are just literally on the to watch pile, sometimes I do like to read the book first, other times they are remakes that people have brought for me. It seems if I say I haven’t watched something that means that I want to but haven’t got around to it yet and I love it when people buy me movies (hint hint)

 

 

 

 

 

4. YOU CAN SPOUT OFF YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES ON A WHIM
Mostly.. I will post a list in a short while…

5. YOU HAVE SEEN AT LEAST ONE MOVIE NOBODY ELSE HAS HEARD OF
I’d like to think so, usually movies such as Skinned Deep or In the Aftermath Angles Never Sleep do it, depending on where the person is from I could probably name a “foreign” movie that they have little information about like Den Brysomme Mannen (yeah and I’d do it in the original language for extra brownie points)  otherwise it’s just an old underground movie that was banned and forgotten about.

 

 

 

 

 

6. YOU BUY INSTEAD OF DOWNLOAD
I’ve never downloaded a movie..

7. YOU ALWAYS FINISH A MOVIE YOU START; no matter how long, horrendous or boring.
Yes I will always finish a movie, I think it’s only good manners to see the whole story.

8. YOUR LIFE IS A MOVIE
I talk movies all the time, I’ll remember a movie quote before a song lyric. At work I often draw movie scenes on post it notes with quote, I put them in birthday cards..

9. YOU HAVE A WAD OF MOVIE STUBS AS THICK AS A PHONE BOOK
I don’t go to the cinema as often as a lot of other movie lovers, I would like to go more but the price is astoundingly high at the moment, I’m REALLY picky about going to the cinema as well, I only like them when they are empty. But I also don’t often keep the stubs but if I did I’d probably have quite a few. On the other hand if Blockbusters were to print off my DVD rental list, we’d loose a few trees.

10. YOU CAN STAND IN A MOVIE STORE FOR HOURS
I try not stay too long otherwise I end up trying to help people find the right movie or I’ll start to correct them when they are trying to work out who acted in what. Another factor to this is that I don’t need to stay there too long it’s not hard to pick out the few movies I’ve not seen yet.

11. YOU’RE A MOVIE FILTER
If I know someone I can work out what they should watch or rent next,I do often get asked for advice on what to watch or rent.

12. MOVIE POSTERS ARE YOUR WALLPAPER
*looks around* There are quite a few up along with lots of other art work.. I’m not doing to well here am i?

13. YOU HAVE AN OVERFLOW DVD RACK
I make furniture out of DVD covers.

14. YOU NEVER FEEL LAME WATCHING MOVIES ALONE
I usually have to go on my own, movies are my friends LOL.

15. YOU HAVE SEEN A MOVIE AT LEAST 10 TIMES
I’ve seen Lord of the Rings around 600 times and Robocop hit over 110 views and I’ve only had gomiso for two years now. Infact my facebook friends will comment if they haven’t seen it in my feed for a few days… (if you ever want to add me on go miso please do so! my page is here http://gomiso.com/u/katedra

 

 

 

 

 

16. YOU NEVER BOYCOTT AN ENTIRE GENRE
American Romantic Comedies.. Actually I try to avoid Comedies, I also try to avoid Romance movies and if I had a choice between a Mongolian black and white short or top blockbuster American rip of schite.. I’m watching the short..

17. YOU LOVE MOVIE TRAILERS
Not when I’m trying to watch a movie but yes I look them up online all the time.

18. YOU LOVE SILENT, FOREIGN AND BLACK AND WHITE FILMS JUST AS MUCH AS ANY OTHER
HELL YEAH! I love all movies … kinda.. american rom coms don’t do it for me.

19. YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BAD MOVIE AND A ‘BAD’ MOVIE AND A BAD MOVIE AND A MOVIE YOU DIDN’T LIKE
I do need to enlarge my vocab but it’s hard to express a bad movie that you like compared to a bad movie that you don’t like and a bad movie that needs to be seen etc..

20. YOU WILL DEFEND A MOVIE YOU LOVE TO THE DEATH
I’ll do time over it too!

Yes doctor.. I’m addicted