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My Top 10 List



  1. The Godfather I

  2. The Breakfast Club

  3. À Bout de Souffle (Breathless)

  4. Cold Comfort Farm

  5. Goodfellas

  6. Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game)

  7. Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)

  8. The Godfather II

  9. The Mummy (2000)

  10. It's a Wonderful Life




  1. Godfather I
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    Year: 1972
    Director: Francis Ford Coppola
    Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Dianne Keaton, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire

    This is the best story about a mafia family ever done. This one needs no justification. Brando. Pacino. Coppola. Mafia. Brilliance.




  2. The Breakfast Club
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    Year: 1985
    Director: John Hughes
    Cast: Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez

    This film is the film for teenage self-discovery. It shows the ability to learn about yourself and others in one not-so-short Saturday afternoon. Forced to stay together in detention, these five youths learn that the outer (as well as the inner) can fool you. Timeless.




  3. À Bout de Souffle (Breathless)
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    Year: 1959
    Director: Jean-Luc Godard
    Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

    A not-so-nice man must go to Paris to retrieve the money that is owed to him. On the way he commits all sorts of crimes, from theft to murder. But once in Paris, he meets up with an old acquaintance who knows how to put him in his place. A true French masterpiece. In French with English subtitles.




  4. Cold Comfort Farm
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    Year: 1995
    Director: John Schlesinger
    Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Frye, Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins, Rufus Sewell

    After the death of her parents, Flora Post wants to become a novelist, but she has no life experience. She decides to live with distant relatives and to try to fix their lives while she writes her first novel. What happens when she gets there is some of the best comedy I have ever had the pleasure of watching. Very funny in a off-beat British kind of way!




  5. Goodfellas
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    Year: 1990
    Director: Martin Scorsese
    Cast: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco

    With its edgier mood, harsher language, and vintage mob leather, this films brings the mafia to life again. While it tries not to glorify the lifestyle that it portrays, when you see Bob and Ray Liotta having their way and disposing of those who won’t obey them, chances are you aren’t going to be afraid of them, you’re going to want to be them. If they’ll let you, maybe one day you can even do them a favor!




  6. Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game)
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    Year: 1998
    Director: Francis Veber
    Cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Alexandra Vandernoot, Daniel Prevost, Francis Huster

    Pierre Brochant is in a bit of a bind. He has a dinner to go to, but he has no one to bring. This dinner requires that you come with the biggest idiot or bore you can find. The person with the biggest idiot or bore wins. What shall he do? Find one, of course! François Pignon is his idiot for the evening. He messes up everything from making a simple call to Pierre’s doctor to inviting a tax collector over to Pierre’s house and then showing him the stash of art in the “bathroom”. He does, however, manage to help Pierre realize that he is the real idiot. Very entertaining. In French with English subtitles.




  7. Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)
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    Year: 1998
    Director: Tom Tykwer
    Cast: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu

    Lola’s boyfriend, Manni, is not really good at being a criminal. The problem is that he desperately wants to be. He gets caught up in an operation which he botches because Lola is late for the first time ever. Lola, who he’s always depended on to be on time, must find a way to save him before time is up. In German with English subtitles.




  8. Godfather II
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    Year: 1974
    Director: Francis Ford Coppola
    Cast: Robert De Niro, AL Pacino, Dianne Keaton, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire

    This one is just as great as the first one. The bonus: a striking Robert De Niro looking ever so smashing and speaking Italian, as well. Bellissimo.




  9. The Mummy
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    Year: 1999
    Director: Stephen Sommers
    Cast: Brendan Fraser, John Hannah, Rachel Weisz, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo

    A great remake of a horrible original! This movie has it all: special effects, a love story, comedy, and it doesn't hurt that Brendan Fraser , Oded Fehr, and Arnold Vosloo are attractive, either. After a 3,000 year-old mummy is unleashed, an ex-convict, a librarian, and her bumbling brother must stop it, with the help of some other key characters, before it destroys the world and turns one of them into his long-dead companion.




  10. It’s A Wonderful Life
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    Year: 1946
    Director: Frank Capra
    Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed

    I used to be one of those people who would always complain about It’s a Wonderful Life being on all day, everyday, every channel. But then something changed. The networks actually started listening to the people and It’s a Wonderful Life fell off of the face of the Earth. So what did I do? I ended up buying it. After all, a holiday season just isn’t the same without it!