Friday, August 28, 2009

Top-10 Movies Lucia Should Know

I'm being lazy. Here's a list of the top-10 films Lucia should see as she grows up.

10. Breakfast Club - Angst, John Hughes, and class politics played out in a high school detention.

9. Heathers - Set in Worthington, Ohio, the not-so-popular girl gets even.

8. Harold and Maude - This is the greatest love story ever told.

7. Juno - She "watched" it through her mother's eyes.

6. Team America: World Police - Ridiculously funny take on stupid American nationalism.

5. Dave Chappelle's Block Party - Yellow Springs' own Dave Chappelle takes the marching band from Central State to Brooklyn. Erica Badu is hot.

4. Watermelon Woman - She needs to know that women, gays, and people of color have a place in film.

3. Royal Tenembaums - Everyone should know that someone else's family is more dysfunctional and corrupt than your own.

2. Heart of the Game - Strong girls winning and losing basketball games will make you cry.

1. The Graduate - This is my all-time favorite film. It's the Catcher in the Rye of movies.
Did I miss any?


jmenter said...

I can think of a few you missed:

1. The Big Lebowski - possibly the greatest film ever made.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey - ruminations on the meaning of humanity set within a sci-fi context.

3. Citizen Kane - set the template for how movies are made.

Telebastard said...

^^ ditto for all 3.

Also, so she has proper nerd credentials, make sure she sees these movies at least once:

1. Ghostbusters 1 and 2

2. Planet of the Apes (she doesn't have to watch the sequels if she doesn't want to)

3. Dune

4. Star Trek II: the Wrath of Kahn

Jerry and Dena said...

You forgot Up the Creek, Porky's, and Purple Rain - sound familiar?
Just kidding, of course:)

John-Paul said...

solaris (2002), directed by steven soderbergh.

John-Paul said...
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John-Paul said...

don't forget virtually every danny boyle movie made...

i have to disagree with zach tho. i thought "star trek II: the wrath of khan" was terrible. v-ger in the first was much better. and when leonard nimoy began directing himself in the third one, it just got weird.

John-Paul said...

though j.j. abhrams star trek version was pretty immaculate.