04 April 2021

The Tenth and Final Edition of Ten Lists of Ten Films, This One is for Your Easter Enjoyment

All Quiet on the Western Front

Welcome to the tenth and final edition of ten lists of ten, a regular feature on holidays over the past year. Here are the previous installments that have appeared on this site: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Boxing Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday and President's Day. Thank you for the incredible outpouring of love, support and praise this feature has received.

My Ten Favorite Films that Won the Academy Award for Best Picture

1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Milestone

2. Casablanca (1942) Curtiz

3. Hamlet (1948) Olivier

4. On the Waterfront (1954) Kazan

5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Lean

6. The Godfather (1972) Coppola

7. The Godfather Part 2 (1974) Coppola

8. Annie Hall (1977) Allen

9. No Country For Old Men (2007) Coens

10. Birdman (2014) Iñárritu

My Ten Favorite Films from the OOs

1. Inglourious Basterds (2009) Tarantino

2. Match Point (2005) Allen

3. No Country For Old Men (2007) Coens

4. Requiem for a Dream (2000) Aronofsky

4. Y Tu Mama También (2001) Cuarón

6. Zodiac (2007) Fincher

7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Gondry

8. Mean Girls (2004) Waters

9. The Man Without a Past (2002)  Kaurismäki

10. Habla Con Ella (2002) Almodóvar

My Ten Favorite Films Directed by Martin Scorsese

1. Goodfellas (1990)

2. Taxi Driver (1976)

3. Raging Bull (1980) 

4. The Aviator (2004)

5. King of Comedy (1982)

6. Mean Streets (1973)

7. Age of Innocence (1993)

8. Shutter Island (2010)

9. Gangs of New York (2002)

10. Kundun (1997)

The Roaring Twenties
Ten More Films I Wish I Could Fit Into My Top 100

1. The Roaring Twenties (1939) Walsh

2. Double Indemnity (1944) Wilder

3. Psycho (1960) Hitchcock

4. The Exorcist (1973) Friedkin

5. I Knew Her Well (1965)  Pietrangeli

6. Schindler’s List (1993) Spielberg

7. Notorious (1946) Hitchcock

8. Paths of Glory (1957) Kubrick

9. California Split (1974) Altman

10. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Godfrey

My Ten Favorite Films Starring Marlene Dietrich

1. Blonde Venus (1932) von Sternberg

2. Morocco (1930) von Sternberg

3. Shanghai Express (1932) von Sternberg

4. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Wilder

5. Touch of Evil (1958) Welles

6. Destry Rides Again (1939) Marshall

7. The Scarlett Empress (1934) von Sternberg

8. Knight Without Armor (1937) Feyder

9. The Blue Angel (1930) von Sternberg

10. Dishonored (1931) von Sternberg

Ten Wonderful Films in Which a Main Character Plays a Sport

1. Raging Bull (1980) Scorsese (boxing)

2. Bull Durham (1988) Shelton (baseball)

3. The Wrestler (2008) Aronofsky (wrestling)

4. Horse Feathers (1932) McLeod (football)

5. I, Tonya (2017) Gillespie (figure skating)

6. Bringing up Baby (1938) Hawks (golf)

7. Ordinary People (1980) Redford (competitive swimming)

8. The Way Back (2020) O'Connor (basketball)

9. Strangers on a Train (1951) Hitchcock (tennis)

10.Bend it Like Beckham (2002) Chada (soccer)

Barry Lyndon
My Ten Favorite Films From 1975

1. Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)

2. Dog Day Afternoon  (Lumet)

3. Nashville  (Altman)

4. The Man Who Would Be King  (Huston)

5. Three Days of the Condor (Pollack)

6. Jaws (Spielberg)

7. Shampoo (Altman)

8. The Mirror (Tarkovsky)

9. Love and Death (Allen)

10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones)

My Ten Favorite Films With a U.S. State in Their Title

1. My Own Private Idaho (1991) Van Sant

2. California Split (1974) Altman

3. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Godfrey

4. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Spielberg

5. The Florida Project (2017) Baker

6. Paris, Texas (1984) Wenders

7. Nebraska (2013) Payne

8. Nevada Smith (1986) Hathaway

9. Gangs of New York (2002) Scorsese

10.Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh


In the Mood for Love
Ten Great Films Featuring Marital Infidelity

1. In the Mood for Love (2000) Wong

2. Ice Storm (1997) A. Lee

3. Sunrise (1927) Murnau

4. The Last Picture Show (1971) Bogdanovich

5. Midnight in Paris (2011) Allen

6. Match Point (2005) Allen

7. Citizen Kane (1941) Welles

8.  Blonde Venus (1932) von Sternberg

9. Jules et Jim (1962) Truffaut

10. Shampoo (1975) Ashby

My Ten Favorite Film Adaptations of Shakespeare Plays

1. Macbeth (1971) Polanski

2. Hamlet (1948) Olivier

3. Richard III (1955) Olivier 

4. Julius Caesar (1953) Mankiewicz

5. Romeo and Juliet (1968) Zeffirelli

6. Henry V (1989) Branagh

7. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) Dieterle, Reinhardt

8. Much Ado About Nothing (1993) Branagh

9. Henry V (1944) Olivier

10. Richard III (1995) Loncraine

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