Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Top Ten best movies of all time?!?

As I was browsing through the NYT opinion columns today I came upon a column claiming the list the top ten American movies of all time. Since this is the start of the new year and top ten lists are all around us I thought I would take a look. There are many interesting things about the list they provided. First off there is a caveat right at the beginning saying that they are just going to list the movies with their descriptions without any justifications for their choices. What? No justifications? Why should we believe them? Second, they they go on to list a whole bunch of movies, 8 of which are from the 1940's and 50's and then Raging Bull (1980) and Groundhog Day (1993). WTF? Seriously? American film making peaked in the 40's and 50's besides for two movies and one of them is Groundhog Day?

So dear wonderful blog readers, do you agree? movie making in America has gone to hell since the 1940's and 50's besides for the brilliance of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day? What would be in your top ten?

NYT Article

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the guy was probably born in 1920 and has only turned on the TV once in the past 10 years. He probably turned on TBS, so it is the only "new" movie he has seen since 1980 (hence Groundhog Day). take it easy on the old-timer.