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Movie Hitlist

Seeing as how Jens publicly challenged me to make a ‘hitlist’, what other choices did I have? What follows here is first a selection of movies across the scale, so as to define – for you – what my conditions for a good movie are. Pay attention now!

The scale runs from 1 to 10, 1 being worst. The 10 digit scale was chosen primarily because it is similar to IMDB’s rating scale. Though I have allowed myself the luxury of also giving .5 grades when I feel like it. That’s one of the benefits I get from being the future emperor of Earth. Also, I have for the most part tried to select movies that I believe there’s a high probability you have seen. Otherwise, what would the point be? Also, the score is not merely a cold representation of the ‘value’ of the movie, but a reflection on my relationship to it (read: the nostalgia factor). Thus Rocky IV manages to slide into a 6 instead of the 4 that it truly deserves.

1) Dr. T. and the Women (2000), Bean (1997), RoboCop 3 (1993), Batman & Robin (1997), Queen of the Damned (2002), Deep Impact (1998).

2) 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), Congo (1995), Streetfighter (1994), Wing Commander (1990), Dracula 2000 (2000), Adam Sandler, Species II, The Blair Witch Project (1999).

3) eXistenZ (1999), Spider (2003), Scary Movie 2 (2001), Howard the Duck (1986), Maximum Overdrive (1986), They Live (1988).

4) Pearl Harbor (2001), Judge Dredd (1995), RoboCop 2 (1990), Mission to Mars (2000), Jurassic Park III (2001), TombRaider (2001).

5) Hook (1991), The Messenger (1999), Alien Resurrection (1997), Charlie’s Angels (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).

6) Speed (1994), Kill Bill vol. 2 (2004), Independence Day (1996), Armageddon (1998), Rocky IV (1985), Blade (1998), Die Hard 2, Labyrinth (1986).

7) Amadeus (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), American Pie (1999), Below (2002), The Dark Crystal (1982), The Last Boy Scout (1991).

8) Gladiator (2000), The Pianist (2002), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Braveheart (1995), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Léon (1994), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice.

9) Fifth Element (1997), Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Kill Bill vol. 1 (2003), Silence of the Lambs (1991), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Matrix (1999), Heat (1995).

10) Blade Runner (1982), Fight Club (1999), The Abyss (1989), Lord of the Rings (2000-2003), T2: Judgement Day (1991), The Shining (1980), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Solaris (2002), Alien (1979), E.T. (1982), Star Wars: A New Hope (1977).

Phew…