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1.14.2005
  Top 9 movies
Kevin has a post on the top nine movies in his DVD collection. He has interesting criteria:
If I could only have a home movie library of 9 movies, what movies would be in it? This is very different from the best 9 movies of all time, or even my favorite 9 movies of all time. For example, I’ve never even seen Casablanca, Citizen Cane or Gone with the Wind, so I obviously won’t include them if I only can own 9 movies. Also, I think the first Matrix may be one of the best movies of all time, or at least one of my favorites, but you won’t find it in my dvd stack. These are simply the 9 movies that if I’m sitting at home, bored on a Monday night, I would most likely be in the mood to watch at least one of.
His choices:
9. White Men Can't Jump
8. City of God
7. Zoolander
6. Scarface
5. Beautiful Girls
4. Swingers
3. Boondock Saints
2. Kalifornia
1. Braveheart

So, what would my collection be? I'd have a little more science fiction, some more classics and a little less machismo:
9. Casablanca - I never get why he let's her go. Rated 8.7
8. Amelie - She's so damned cute. Rated 8.5
7. Barry Lyndon - This is a long one, but you never you want it to end. Rated 7.8
6. Braveheart - There's something in there for everyone. Rated 8.2
5. Shawshank Redemption - After tunneling for years through solid rock, he crawls through hundreds of yards of sewage to be free. That's dedication! Rated 8.9
4. The Princess Bride - "Have fun storming the castle!" "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Rated 8.1
3. Empire Strikes Back - This way beats out the other 2 (err 4) movies. "Luke, I am your faaaather." Rated 8.6
2. Godfather - A master piece from start to finish. Rated 9.0
1. Matrix - Ideas, story, characters, CG and sound... completely submerges me every time I watch. Rated 8.4

And the runners up:
The Silence of the Lambs - This movie's still scary and who doesn't love Hannibal? Rated 8.5
Much Ado About Nothing - I like most of Brannaugh's Shakespeare films. Rated 7.5
South Park - Funny every time I watch it. Rated 7.6

 
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