not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

My 5-star movie ratings on Netflix, for askesis, who wrote "At some point, I'd like to see your list of 3s and 4s." [on the -4 to 4 scale].

A lot of these movies I attempted to rank from faint recollections, and I don't know if a netflix ranking of 5 really means 3-4 on the other scale, but rather than spend LOTS of time trying to cull this list to the ones that really deserve it and the ones that don't, I'll just take it as it is. There may also be other good ones I'm forgetting; this list is culled from the 150 Netflix movies I've watched, and the other 150 ratings I've entered by having it query me randomly, or movies I've thought of consciously and entered manually.

  • Local Hero beautiful, poignant, bittersweet
  • Vertigo; Rear Window, North by Northwest -- Hitchcock classics--I still have more to watch in my queue
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Seven Samurai Westerns with a twist, neat characters, interesting camerawork
  • Brazil, Ghost World dark, yet funny; in hindsight I think GW is only a 2 on the -4 to 4
  • Life is Beautiful funny yet brutal
  • Edward Scissorhands; Heathers mmm Winona, although maybe the latter is only a 2, it's been a while
  • Being John Malkovich; Monty Python and the Holy Grail funny without playing by any rules
  • Memento; Fight Club high concept
  • Ghostbusters; The Princess Bride
  • The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Blade Runner; The Terminator; Aliens
  • Chicken Run; Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Silent Running; A Clockwork Orange
  • Ruthless People; Tootsie
  • Twelve Monkeys; Run Lola Run
  • Groundhog Day; Amelie
  • This Is Spinal Tap; Amadeus
I've been meaning to make a pass through this list of 100 films to rent most/all of them, or at least rate all of them, since his tastes seem similar in a lot of areas. Glancing at it, for instance, I see that Raiders of the Lost Ark is missing from my list above.
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