Sunday, December 07, 2008

Afrogeek A-Z Film Meme: H-Z (mostly)

Finals and finals grading have interrupted our love of obsessive list-making. So here is the rest of the admittedly incomplete list. If anyone knows of any endlessly watchable movies that begin with the letters N, Q, Y, or Z, let us know.

Conseula: Hair Spray (the movie version of the Broadway version of the original movie)
Brian: Hudsucker Proxy
Conseula: Independence Day
Brian: Jurassic Park
Conseula: Knight's Tale
Brian: Knight's Tale
Brian: Lord of the Rings
Conseula: Muppet Christmas Carol
Brian: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Conseula: Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Brian: Oxbow Incident
Conseula: Philadelphia Story
Brian: Pulp Fiction
Conseula: Rain Man
Brian: Ran
Brian: Saving Private Ryan
Brian: 2001: Space Odyssey
Conseula: Unbreakable (I still think this is the best superhero movie ever made.)
Brian: Usual Suspects
Conseula: Viva Las Vegas (my favorite Elvis movie)
Brian: What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Conseula: Malcolm X


Cassie said...

Zoolander, perhaps? Not high quality, but fascinating in its own way. :)

Anonymous said...

How about Napoleon Dynamite?

Mary-LUE said...

This was like a personal challenge to me:

N: That was hard. I found a list of movies that began with N, but they were either things like Nuns on the Run or ones I hadn't watched like No Country for Old Men. I didn't see anything I thought was endlessly rewatchable.

Q: The Queen (as a Anglophile, I loved this movie about the Queen/Tony Blair during the time that Princess Diana died) OR The Quiet Man with John Wayne. I was indoctrinated at a youth by my mom and grandma. Old movies are a passion. (Napoleon Dynamite is good, too.)

Y: Yours, Mine and Ours (old version), if only to see the shocking scene at a grocery store where multiple carts laden with groceries only costs about $150. !!!

Z: Zelig is pretty funny. I am pretty much hit and miss when it comes to Woody Allen, but this one is good.

(BTW, I found you blog a couple of months ago and I have really enjoyed reading it--I am alternately completely entertained and completely challenged in my thinking.)

Claudia said...

What a great idea! As a fellow "Afrogeek" myself, I loved reading your lists. It's nice to know that I'm not the only black person who enjoyed "Excalibur."

And if you have a chance, I'd also be interested to her why "Unbreakable" ranks as the best superhero movie ever made!