A Disturbance in the Force

I am contemplating making a few changes to “The LIST, round 1.”

Here it is in its current form:

  1. Top Gun
  2. Goonies
  3. Raging Bull
  4. Rocky(s)
  5. Coming to America (8/1)
  6. Trading Places
  7. Hunt for Red October
  8. Karate Kid(s)
  9. Spaceballs (8/11)
  10. Animal House
  11. Big Lebowski
  12. Full Metal Jacket (8/13)
  13. True Romance
  14. The Natural
  15. Die Hard(s)
  16. Blazing Saddles
  17. Naked Gun(s)
  18. Platoon
  19. The Untouchables
  20. All The Presidents Men
  21. Braveheart
  22. Scarface (7/30)
  23. Annie Hall
  24. Wayne’s World (8/2)
  25. Blues Brothers

Here’s what I’m thinking:

  1. Push Blazing Saddles and Trading Places to the second round
  2. Replace with Hoosiers and Alien
I feel like Blazing Saddles needs to be watched after I view at least one western movie (that’s right, I’ve never seen a Western). And Trading Places I think has less urgency now that I’ve seen Coming to America. The replacement picks are arbitrary, but I feel like they might be a higher priority of the movies from the second round.
What do you guys think?

6 responses to “A Disturbance in the Force

  1. You should definitely see a western before you watch Blazing Saddles. Trading Places should be replaced by something with Richard Pryor. Hoosiers – YES. Alien – NO.

  2. Can’t really argue with the logic of pushing those back, especially Blazing Saddles. If you are looking for others to move to List 2, consider Braveheart, True Romance and Platoon.

    Great idea to bump up Alien, maybe bring Aliens with it as well. Two very different movies, both fantastic. Maybe The Sting could come with them to the A list? Vintage Paul Newman…

  3. Sid, my very own Hoosier, supports that switch. I want to make some suggestions! I’ve seen a bazillion movies.

  4. Good idea on putting Alien in and bumping Blazing Saddles for now. Does List 2 have a Western on it? Maybe bump that up. I don’t see the need to move Hoosiers up.

  5. Alien and Aliens are two different movies. Have you seen Spies Like Us? That and Trading Places would be good companion viewing.

  6. Can open, worms *everywhere*
    um, there are crap tons of westerns to choose from, but a lot of those regarded as “classics” are kind of crappy, from an enjoyment point of view. You have to watch them because they inform other films- like homework, really. But if you want a western that you’ll enjoy for its own sake, I think Silverado is the way to go. It’ll also put Blazing Saddles in the right light.

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