Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5 Off My Head: Big Best Faves

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The Oscars are this weekend and even though they're one of my least favorite things about the experience of being a psycho-obsessive movie-lover - they swallow up so much of the year's conversation on things I personally couldn't care less about (oh my god the statistics will be the death of me) when we could be talking about the actual art of the movies themselves - I still watch them like religion every year because 1) I love beautiful talented glamorous movie stars wearing outrageously expensive clothes, and 2) sometimes good shit slips through that a general audience would otherwise never hear of, like all of the Documentary & Foreign Film noms. 

Anyway in the spirit of psyching myself up and being positive (you know, eventually positive) here's a list of my five favorite picks that the Academy actually got right for Best Picture. You can see a list of all the winners right here. (To be less positive this was a shockingly easy list to assemble - there were entire decades I groaned at the winners from and skipped right on past.)

My 5 Favorite Best Picture Winners



Annie Hall (1977)


Moonlight (2016)

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So what are your five favorites?
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13 comments:

samuels07 said...

Rebecca - because everything!
West Side Story - cute gang members who dance
Midnight Cowboy - Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman are amazing
Ordinary People - started my crush on Tim Hutton,
Out of Africa - saw in hi school, first time I remember appreciating a truly beautiful film

joel65913 said...

This will be interesting to see how different everyone's lists are. We share one.

My top 5:

From Here to Eternity
All About Eve
The Best Years of Our Lives
Gone With the Wind
Casablanca

Just for fun my next 15:

Mrs. Miniver
Grand Hotel
All Quiet on the Western Front
Wings
Terms of Endearment
The Sound of Music
The Apartment
Oliver!
The Artist
My Fair Lady
Amadeus
It Happened One Night
West Side Story
The King’s Speech
Gladiator

Anonymous said...

Grand Hotel
Casablanca (my favorite of these, and Call Me By Your Name is almost its equal)
All About Eve (I still can't believe this actually won.)
The Apartment
and, maybe,
Amadeus*

*It's difficult for me to find a strong fifth.

Also rans:
Wings
It Happened One Night
All the King's Men
Lawrence of Arabia
The Sound of Music
The Sting
Rocky
Annie Hall
Out of Africa
Shakespeare in Love

Anonymous said...

Robin Aldan here, for got to add my name above to the list beginning with Grand Hotel.

Basti said...

i completely agree with your opinion on the oscars.

Anonymous said...

All About Eve
The Silence of Lambs
all the rest i can live without

Dame James said...

It Happened One Night
Gone With the Wind
Annie Hall
Ordinary People
The Silence of the Lambs

(All About Eve was *this* close)

Daniel said...

Top Five? Hmmmmmmmmmm...

Casablanca (Best of the Best, easily)

And five more are tied for the remaining four slots, listed alphabetically:
All About Eve
An American in Paris
Moonlight
Shakespeare in Love
Titanic

Scott said...

All About Eve
Rebecca
Gone With the Wind
Casablanca
Annie Hall

The only recent one I've been a huge fan of was Birdman, but that's still too new to know if it'll hold up (for me) over time.

Bradley said...

Ordinary People
Terms Of Endearment
The Godfather
The Godfather 2
The Silence Of The Lambs

Carl Papa said...

All About Eve
Annie Hall
Rebecca
The Sound of Music
West Side Story

Jared said...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Silence of the Lambs
Lawrence of Arabia
Casablanca
Gladiator

Shawn McGuire said...

Silence of the lambs, Amadeus, Annie hall, Schindler’s list, platoon, all about eve, Rebecca,