Saturday, April 16, 2011

Movies I have watched repeatedly as if I were on a desert island and they were the only movies I had brought with me to that island

Inspired by Elisa's post on desert island movies, I decided to make my own. (List, not movie.) But I didn't think I would be able to accurately guess what my state of mind would be if I were actually faced with the decision of what movies to bring if I were to be literally stranded on a desert island. Then I realized that I didn't have to guess about what movies I would watch over and over—all I had to do was make a list of movies I have watched over and over. This is that list. I'm sure I'm missing a few, but these are what came to mind. They comprise a good chunk of my DVD collection, except for the franchises, i.e. movies with Roman numerals after them. Yes, even Star Trek. I seem to remember there was some controversy about the DVDs Paramount put out, like, that they sucked for some reason. So at this point I'll probably just wait until either they make better DVDs (haven't checked in a while, maybe they have) or DVDs are obsolete and the movies are released on the next whatever thing. By the way, yes I am aware that the odd-numbered Star Trek movies are supposedly not as good, but you can't break up the series if you're going to a desert island. What if you run into some people there who haven't seen them before and you invite them over to your house to watch your movies? How are they going to keep up with the story if you're skipping straight from Wrath of Khan to Voyage Home? Duh. Besides, Star Trek is beyond aesthetics. For me anyway. Which is all that matters, because it's my island.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Big Lebowski
Wonder Boys
Donnie Darko
High Fidelity
Dr. Strangelove
A Hard Day's Night
Take the Money and Run
Love and Death
Annie Hall
Stardust Memories
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Hannah and Her Sisters
Radio Days
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Husbands and Wives
Shadows and Fog
Everyone Says I Love You
Deconstructing Harry
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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