Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Here's a list of my all-time favorite movies and TV shows:

Alexander (2004)
All About Eve (1950)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Angels in America (2003)
The Apartment (1960)
Auntie Mame (1958)
Bad (1977)
The Bad Seed (1956)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Beautiful Thing (1996)
Big Eden (2000)
The Birds (1963)
Blood for Dracula (1974)
Body Double (1984)
Boogie Nights (1997)
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Bus Stop (1956)
Butterfield 8 (1960)
Carrie (1976)
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Chuck&Buck (2000)
Cleopatra (1963)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Deep Impact (1998)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)
Elvis: The Alternate Aloha Concert (1973)
Equus (1977)
The Exorcist (1973)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Flesh (1968)
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
Funny Girl (1968)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Ghost (1990)
Gilda (1946)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Grease (1978)
Happiness (1998)
Heat (1972)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
I Could Go on Singing (1963)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) (TV)
Logan's Run (1976)
Magnolia (1999)
Mala educación, La (2004)
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) (TV)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Murder by Death (1976)
National Velvet (1944)
The Omen (1976)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Psycho (1960)
Rope (1948)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Schindler's List (1993)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Shining (1980)
Showgirls (1995)
Silkwood (1983)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Soylent Green (1973)
A Star Is Born (1954)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Titanic (1997)
Tootsie (1982)
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Vertigo (1958)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Women (1939)
Working Girl (1988)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Zoolander (2001)

TV Series/MiniSeries:
"Dark Shadows" (1966)
"The Judy Garland Show" (1963)
"More Tales of the City" (1998)
“Six Feet Under” (2001)
“Queer As Folk” (USA, 2000)


Ken Anderson said...

hi Angelman!
Nice overview of your tastes in films and TV! Although I didn't count how many of your favorite films you listed in total, of that amount I counted 62 than number among either my favorites or films I enjoy watching. A pretty good average I think.
There are about 6 or 7 films you have listed that I've never seen (among them: Deep Impact, Angels in America, Hedwig).
I fare less well with the TV shows. I've never seen Tales of the City, Queer as Folk, or Six Feet Under.

angelman66 said...

Hi Ken! I have added several to my list since I posted this...

I think you you will LOVE Angels in America and Tales of the City in particular....the masterworks of two amazing writers, Tony Kushner and Armisted Maupin...these miniseries truly provide a top-of-the-line filmic experience, with a gay aesthetic. Obviously they are on my list to write about, as I am inspired to do so!

Quiggy said...

This is the post I needed to see. Now I can ask a question. What is your opinion on "To Wong Foo..."? Or the rather better done Australian original "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" along the same theme?

angelman66 said...

Hi Quiggy - I have added a lot more favorites since I posted this ten years ago, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert is one of them! I love that movie and own the DVD. To Wong Foo...not so much. The Australian original is just too perfect!

Quiggy said...

Perhaps you might put Priscilla on your list as the next movie to blog about. Unfortunately I can't unless I join a blogathon that is suited for it. See my post "Rules of the Road" for greater clarity, but I put 1990 as the upper limit of dates for movies because of the need to keep it at the level of a fantasy that I am actually watching them at the drive-in.

But I would like to say I kind of enjoyed "To Wong Foo...", although I did have a little trouble with accepting Wesley Snipes as a drag queen. How ANYBODY could have mistaken him for a woman is beyond me... Maybe they should have gotten Dennis Rodman instead...

Now, John Leguizamo on the other hand, had me having to keep telling myself "It's a guy. It's a guy."... LOL. Thank's for answering my question. I always wonder how the LGBT community responds to LGBT characters in movies, but I had no one to ask. Sometimes it's pretty easy to figure it out (like the crude parodies in some old comedies), but movies like that and The Birdcage (which I admit I liked) I'm not sure. They don't come off as rude to me, but I am not a member of the LGBT community.

I realized just now that communicating this way is not entirely efficient. There's an e-mail link on my profile page if you are of a mind to carry on any conversation in more detail.