A Fish Called Wanda. I saw this in college and was literally rolling in the aisles. Perhaps I was in the mood at the time. Directed in 1988 by Charles Chrichton. Cast includes: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Kline.
Airport. "And don't call me Shirley."
His Girl Friday. It's amazing how fast this one goes. Cast includes: Cary Grant.
I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. That pulsing toe gets me every time. Directed in 1989 by Keenen Ivory Wayans.
It Happened One Night. The old "why I oughta sock you" type of love. Directed in 1934 by Frank Capra. Cast includes: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Johnny Dangerously. "You fargin' sneaky bastage... I gonna cut off your arms. I gonna shove 'em up your icehole."
Kentucky Fried Movie. I especially love the spoof on Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. Directed in 1977 by John Landis.
My Cousin Vinny. "You were serious about that?"
Night at the Opera.
Paper Moon. Cast includes: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn.
Raising Arizona. Cast includes: Nicholas Cage.
Shop Around the Corner. I remember stumbling upon this movie in the AM hours. It's a quiet little comedy about coworkers in a Budapest shop. Directed in 1939 by Ernst Lubitsch. Cast includes: Jimmy Stewart.
Some Like It Hot. Cast includes: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe.
Young Frankenstein. "Fire good." Directed by Mel Brooks. Cast includes: Gene Wilder, Terri Gar, Madeline Kahn
Akira Kurosawa. Phenomenal director and master of samurai movies. Works include: Seven Samurai, Hidden Fortress, Throne of Blood, Ran, and Yojimbo.
Alfred Hitchcock. Sit back and thrill. I don't know if he ever made anything that sucked. Works include: Dial M for Murder, Notorious, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and The Thirty-Nine Steps. .
Frank Capra. Sheer genius. Works include: Arsenic and Old Lace, It Happened One Night, It's a Wonderful Life, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
James Cameron. Cool movies. Works include: the Terminator series, the Alien series, and Titanic.
Mel Brooks. Works include: Young Frankenstein.
Tim Burton. His dark humor is a work of art. Works include: Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
All About Eve. "It's going to be a bumpy ride." The magnificence of catty women. Directed in 1950 by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast includes: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and a few spot of Marilyn Monroe.
Casblanca. "I came to Casblanca for the waters." This is so good that almost every line has become a cliché Directed in 1942 by Michael Curtiz. Cast includes Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Raul Henreid, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet.
Flight of the Pheonix. Cast includes: Jimmy Stewart.
It's a Wonderful Life. "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." I don't want to watch this every Christmas, but it's good to see it every few years. Directed in 1946 by Frank Capra. Cast includes: James Stewart and Donna Reed.
Jesus Christ, Superstar. "I've always wanted to be an apostle." This has so many good songs in it, plus it's neat to see Jesus in a political light. Directed in 1973 by Norman Jewison. Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber.
The Night of the Iguana. Directed by John Huston. Based upon a play by Tennessee Williams. Cast includes: Richard Burton. Ava Gardner. Deborah Kerr. Sue Lyon. [IMDB]
Nightmare Before Christmas. Directed by Tim Burton.
Rocky Horror Picture Show. Directed by Jim Sharman in 1975. Alas I've only gone to one audience dressed up show.
Silence of the Lambs. Oh so delicious. Directed in 1991 by Jonathon Demme. Cast includes: Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Spartacus. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Cast includes: Kirk Douglas. Laurence Olivier. [IMDB]
The Shining. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on a book by Stephen King. Cat includes: Jack Nicholson and Shelley Devall. "Let me explain something to you... Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you're breaking my concentration, you're distracting me, and then it will take me time to get back to where I was. Understand?."
Ten Commandments. Surprisingly I can watch this every year. Directed in 1923 by Cecil B. DeMille. Cast includes: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, and Edward G. Robinson.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre. "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!" Greed my friend, gets you in the end. Directed in 1948 by John Huston. Cast includes: Humphrey Bogart.
Zardoz. Strange but endearing. Cast includes: Sean Connery (in a freaky outfit).
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