Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Must own DVDs

Occasionally, I'll think of a movie that I love and wonder to myself why I don't own it. As many of you know, my memory is less-than-stellar, so about 15 minutes later I forget about it (which is probably why I still don't own whatever I was thinking of). So today, I offer you a list of things I do not own, but should. I invite you to add to the list.
  • W;t--it's one of my all-time favorites.
  • Young Frankenstein--and about 7 other Mel Brooks Films
  • Bubba Ho Tep
  • Baseketball
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The West Wing series
  • The Smallville series
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Harold and Maude
  • American Beauty and other Kevin Spacey favorites
  • Fletch & Fletch Lives
  • Caddyshack, Caddyshack II, Funny Farm, and other vintage Chevy Chase (from, you know, when he was funny)
  • Back to School
  • Police Academy I to whenever they really started sucking. Maybe IV?
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Princess Bride
  • Necessary Roughness
  • The Replacements (yes, I'm a sucker for football flicks)
  • Groundhog Day and other Bill Murray Classics (pre-Garfield)
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Great Escape
  • Many Monty Python titles
  • Amelie
  • Big Fish--bought it, loaned it, never saw it again
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Shrek I & II
Alright, I swear, that's the last post about movies for a while, unless I se something truly offensive this summer. By the way, the word on Nacho Libre, unfortunately, is not so good. I thought the critics misinterpreted what the movie was getting at, but a credible source has told me to save my cash.

Anyway, there you have it. Stuff I want, but don't own. None of you can complain that you don't know what to get me for Christmas this year.


Anonymous said...

This just off the top o' my head, considering I don't know which ones you own and/or don't:

- Raising Arizona
- Run Lola Run
- True Romance
- 24 (series)
- Arrested Development (series)
- City of Lost Children
- Sin City
- Futurama (series)
- Mr. Show (series)
- Rescue Me (series)

Man, I could go on...

Nicole said...

Ok. I may not admit this anywhere else, but 2 must haves { and I confess that I do have them} are : Halloween { the original} and Children of the Corn. I love them, they are totally cheesy and I make my husband watch them with me every October.
Another one that I recently bought that is a favourite is the Outsiders. { for my son who read the book last year in grade 7}
Next may when my daughter turns 13, I am giving her a copy of Pretty in Pink. { Yes, I am a child of the 80's}

Ben said...

Holy crap, how could I forget Arrested Development? Good call.

Already have Futurama (and Family Guy).

Was never into Mr. Show. I got about three episodes into the first season and gave up. I'm looking forward to their next project though, about the superheroes (or is it wrestlers...)

While I would rather eat dog droppings than watch pretty in pink (again...it's required viewing if you want to date someone...), it reminded me of something else I should get:

The Pink Panther series. Who could possibly get enough of Peter Sellers and KATO!

Ben said...

Also, DJ, as a fellow Zombie Efficiando, if you don't already, Shawn of the Dead is a must own.

Nicole said...

Do you like Nip\Tuck and Huff? Those are shows that I would own as well.
Ben, I am a little pleased that you are not into Pretty in Pink, as it is a teenage chick flick, which is why I will give it to my daughter. But........maybe you SHOULD get a copy to put in after you are done your steak, next March 14th!
Ps. in Canada, it is steak and BJ night EVERY Friday night.
{ smiles to self, as it makes up for your country stealing Stanley last night}

Ben said...

Dear Prairie,

Can't type...busy packing...moving to Canada--location to be determined.

Too bad about the Stanley--even though I'm here in the states, I was pulling for the Northern Neighbors. I just hate carolina....

Jen said...

I'd agree with most of the ones on your list Ben. The ones that I don't agree with are the ones I haven't seen. Some of my favorites out of the list are:
Run Lola Run
Shawshank Redemption
Many Monty Python titles(Live at the Hollywood Bowl is awesome)
Big Fish
The Last of the Mohicans
Shrek I & II

Dave said...

my 2 cents (or 98 cents, as the case may be)

Schindler's List
Billy Madison
Happy Gilmour
The Wedding singer
Old School
Kill Bill I and II
Pulp Fiction
Fight Club
12 Monkeys
Best in Show
This is Spinal Tap
Resovoir Dogs
Scar Face
Good Fellas
A Clockwork Orange
History of the World part 1
Robin Hood Men in Tights
Blacing Saddles
The Producers
Hell, just throw anything that has Mel Brooks' name attached to it
American Beauty
Lock, Stock, and 2 smoking Barrels
Naked Guns
Dr. Strangelove
Star Wars (can you believe i dont this?!)
Donnie Darko
The Godfather I and II
Saving Private Ryan
Bachelor Party
Dolemite II: The Human Tornado
The adventures of Petey Wheatstraw
Leprachaun in the Hood
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Tommy Boy
Ski Patrol
Dirty Rotten Scoundrals
Top Secret!

Lady D said...

Wait you forgot the best of all!
"Howard The Duck"

shirley said...

I see City of Lost Children & Amelie, so I'm thinking you should also get Delicatessan.

Speaking of dark comedies, has anybody mentioned Shallow Grave yet?

Oooh, also check out Pi.

...I'm coming back here and copying everyone's suggestions into my Blockbuster netflix queue!

me said...

See, this? This is what I need to arm myself with when going to the video store, to avoid walking out with The Day After Tomorrow or Blade 3.

(It must be noted that I actually didn't watch more than 15 mins of TDAT, my brother and I just turned the volume down and adlibbed over it. Trust me, it was a far better film that way.)

I too forget films instantly, but I know I liked these:

- The City of Lost Children
- Memento
- Requiem for a Dream
- Shawshank Redemption
- The Incredibles
- Amelie
- Citizen Kane
- Apocalypse Now
- anything by Baz Luhrman
- The West Wing (currently working my way through the DVD set... yum)

Dave said...

if you dont want to walk out of the video store with bad movies, beware of my list... most are good, but i have a couple wildcards in there... my absolute favorite movies are the truly terribly bad ones... like:

Surf Nazis must Die
Test Tube Teens from the year 2000
Sgt. Kabukiman
Redneck Zombies
G.I. Bro
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
Scarecrow gone wild
Gatorbait 1 and 2
Shark Attack
Atomic Dog
Jack Forst (not the michael Keaton version)

basically any movie where the budget is low, and the acting is terrible, and the girls aren't quite enough to be in bonafide porn