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.

H
Conseula: Hair Spray (the movie version of the Broadway version of the original movie)
Brian: Hudsucker Proxy
I
Conseula: Independence Day
J
Brian: Jurassic Park
K
Conseula: Knight's Tale
Brian: Knight's Tale
L
Brian: Lord of the Rings
M
Conseula: Muppet Christmas Carol
Brian: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
O
Conseula: Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Brian: Oxbow Incident
P
Conseula: Philadelphia Story
Brian: Pulp Fiction
R
Conseula: Rain Man
Brian: Ran
S
Brian: Saving Private Ryan
T
Brian: 2001: Space Odyssey
U
Conseula: Unbreakable (I still think this is the best superhero movie ever made.)
Brian: Usual Suspects
V
Conseula: Viva Las Vegas (my favorite Elvis movie)
W
Brian: What's Up, Tiger Lily?
X
Conseula: Malcolm X

4 comments:

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!