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Sunday, March 13, 2005

My Netflix 5-star list

Feel free to make suggestions of YOUR five-star movies!
All About My Mother (1999)
Amadeus (1984)
American Movie (1999)
Babe (1995)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Back to the Future (1985)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Being There (1979)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Billy Elliot (2000)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Boston Legal
Bowfinger (1999)
Brassed Off (1996)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)
Chicago (2002)
Chicken Run (2000)
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Clueless (1995)
Cool & Crazy (2001)
Divided We Fall (2000)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Down from the Mountain (2000)
Elling (2001)
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Get Shorty (1995)
Ghost (1990)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Harold and Maude (1971)
Help!!! (2000)
Henry V (1989)
High Fidelity (2000)
I, Claudius (5-Disc Series) (1976)
Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit (2001)
Iris (2001)
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Joe's Apartment (1996)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
King of Hearts (1967)
L.A. Story (1991)
La Cage aux Folles (1979)
Last Orders (2002)
Little Big Man (1970)
Local Hero (1983)
Lone Star (1996)
Malcolm in the Middle
March of the Penguins (2005)
Memento (2000)
Men in Black (1997)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Moonstruck (1987)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Mystery Men (1999)
Office Space (1999)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Rain Man (1988)
Romeo & Juliet (1968)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Six Feet Under: Season 1
Sling Blade (1996)
Smoke Signals (1998)
Splash (1984)
The Apostle (1997)
The Atomic Cafe (1982)
The Brother From Another Planet (1984)
The Castle (1999)
The Commitments (1991)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
The Emperor and the Assassin (1999)
The Fast Runner (2002)
The Fisher King (1991)
The Full Monty (1997)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
The Harmonists (1997)
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
West Wing
Tom Jones (1963)
Tootsie (1982)
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Trekkies (1999)
Whale Rider (2003)
What About Bob?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Young @ Heart (2007)

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At 10:08 AM, Blogger Miguel said...

Good Morning!

I saw your netflix list and was a little dissappointed at the missing new-latino/mexican film. I see one (just one?) of your 5-star flix is All About My Mother by Almodovar. So I took the liberty of including below some of my suggestions that I think you might enjoy.

Bad Education
Motorcycle Diaries
Amores Perros
Carne Tremula
Sexo, Pudor Y Lagrimas (one of my all time favorites)
Santitos (not that good but funny)

There are more, of course, but you can just netflix the genre and see a good list.


At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As to the above comment, what about Almodovar's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?" This was a wonderful farce but eerily prophetic- for some this would be a deal breaker but I still like it.
I love this list and I offer a suggestion. If you can find it, get "Night of the Shooting Stars." It's in Italian with subtitles
Here's a movie buff story: when I was a little kid, about eight, I listened with much interest to my older brother as he excitedly described to my mother a wonderful movie that he had seen the previous night. Some 20+ years later I remembered both the incident and the name of the movie, so I rented it, just out of curiosity. It was wonderful, and I understood why a 16 year-old would love it. It was "Cool Hand Luke." I hadn't spoken to my brother in YEARS (there had been an estrangement, he lived thousands of miles away, etc.) As a way of connecting, I decided to call him and tell him about remembering him as a teenager and so on. He listened, and in a tone that had the edge of "gee, you need to move on" he said, "Yeah that's a good movie but I've seen a movie that's even better that you should see." "What?" I asked, expecting to be blown away by the sage insight of this enigmatic figure from my childhood.


At 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, very interesting!

At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try 'Zero Effect' with Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller? It's 5 star in it's (own) genre?

At 9:09 AM, Blogger melinama said...

I actually saw Zero Effect recently and did kind of like it. Thanks for the tip!

At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Army of Darkness? (I like Bruce Campbell).

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Run Lola Run.

At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


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At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kolya. I can't say why I love it so, but I've seen it three times over the years since it came out - most recently a few nights ago -and I'm riveted each time.
I know it's partly the Russian and Czech language interplay.
And the music (classical; the central character is a cello player).
And the little boy Kolya.

At 4:14 PM, Blogger melinama said...

I agree, Kolya was a very sweet movie!


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