maanantai 27. marraskuuta 2017

My Blueberry Movies - TOP 100 elokuvat

Here are my top favorite movie list and recommendations divided into universal categories. 

But I can hear the voice of a vermin whispering to me that the whole idea of a credible list of best movies is pure stupidity. That is because it inevitably ends up being highly subjective endeavor. Or have you maybe watch every movie ever made? No. Instead you choose and value movies within your worldview, age, nationality etc. And how can you rate movies anyway? Movies are entertainment and art. That’s why they are a matter of taste not measurable performances. How about different kind of genres? Are you really trying to compare which is better, Totoro or Silence of the Lambs?

We should also remember the conditions. Some movies you see big screen in cinema with your new girlfriend and caramel flavored popcorn. Another movies you download and watch with your dirty computer screen while you are actually drunk and dazed. I think you get the point. If you want even pretend objectivity you should empty your movie room from every furniture and items, undress yourself and mediate four hours of Zen Buddhism kōans before any opening credits.

There are more obstacles. Imagine you saw The Mummy Returns fifteen years ago. Now you don’t remember anything from it except that you loved it. So maybe you should put it on your list. On the other hand, your Mummy-experience was long time ago when you were still a teenager. Should you maybe check the tomb afresh? With same logic you should watch every movie you have ever seen again and again because you change all time. Well, we know what happens. The Mummy Returns and it sucks. You now have two opinions on one movie. Can you just ignore your happy time with the walking cabbage roll?

I mention the last and maybe the hardest difficulty. It’s the Godfather-dilemma. You know those movies which makes the critics jump off from the bridge after they have cried to us that whoever doesn’t love this movie has no soul? So we would like to like this Ingrid Bergman’s black and white study of an existentialism relationship between man and a void. Actually we found it boring. But 10000 critics can’t be wrong. It is obvious that the problem is not the movie but your uncivilized mind which has been made numb by Hollywood crap. You don’t want to make moron out of yourself. So when someone asks you about that Tarkovsky film, you just repeat those adjectives like “mesmerizing” or “stellar” or whatever you have heard the critics use. Is your list about yourself or do you just copy those five stars masterpieces on there? More public list the greater is the danger to fell in the hands of the Godfather.

All this said it should be clear to everyone that making these kind of lists should be left to real professionals.        

Animation for the children and the rest of us                                           

Ice Age (2002)

Inside Out (2015)

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Pelle Svanslös (1981)

Pocahontas (1995)


Ratatouille (2007)

Shrek (2001)      

The Incredibles (2004)

The Lion King (1994)

Coco (2017) WL

Teen love, school & music   

Donnie Darko (2001)                     

Juno (2007)                                      

Kimi no na wa. (2016)                   

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)      

Sing Street (2016)                                         

Stand by me (1986)

Whiplash (2014)              

Lady Bird (2017) WL       

Gothic & scary          

Army of Darkness (1992)              

Batman (1989) 

El laberinto del fauno (2006)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)                           

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Ring (2002)

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

Nature invaders                                            

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Cast Away (2000)

Dances with Wolves (1990)

Deliverance (1972)

In to the Wild (2007)

The New World (2005)

The Revenant (2015)

El abrazo de la serpiente (2015) WL        

High-class romantic comedy                                               

American Hustle (2013)

Dave (1993)

Groundhog Day (1993)

La vita è bella (1997)

Mies vailla menneisyyttä (2002)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)   

The African Queen (1951)

The Artist (2011)

The Big Sick (2017) WL

Comedy with or without brains

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Life of Brian (1979)    

Man on the Moon (1999)

O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000)

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Great Dictator (1940)           

The Naked Gun (1988)          

The Pink Panther (2006)

Adventure and western

Big Fish (2003)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Guardians of a Galaxy (2014)      

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

True Grit (2010)

Hostiles (2017) WL

Love, relationships & family        


Before Midnight (2013)

Boyhood (2014)

De rouille et d’os (2012)

In America (2002)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Women (1994)

Magnolia (1999)

Paterson (2016)

Titanic (1997)

To the Wonder (2012)

Tyrannosaur (2011)     

Walk the Line (2005)

Manchester by the Sea (2016) WL

Boxing and other sports      

Hymyilevä mies (2016)

Miekkailija (2015)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Rocky (1976)

Rush (2013)

The Fighter (2010)

The Wrestler (2008)

Warrior (2011)

Dangal (2016) WL

Disabled people makes me cry and laugh                                                

A Beautifull Mind (2001)              

A Scent of a Woman (1993)

Black (2005)

Forrest Gump (1994)


I Am Sam (2001)

Rock’ n Roll Never Dies (2006)

Rain Man (1988)

Sling Blade (1996)        

Wonder (2017) WL

Dystopia and aliens 

Alien (1979)                   

Aliens (1986)               

Artificial Intelligence (2001)               

Blade Runner (1982)                     

District 9 (2009)           

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)               

Planet of the Apes (1968)        

Predator (1987)                

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)        

The Fifth Element (1997)                

The Matrix (1999)

Annihilation (2018) WL

The Good, the Bad and the Hostage
A Perfect World (1993)  


Captain Phillips (2013)       

Changeling (2008)

Die Hard (1988)               

Leon (1994)   

Lethal Weapon (1987)        

Taken (2008)

All the Money in the World (2017) WL

Crime mysteries and insanity

Gone Girl (2014)                   

Memento (2000)

Minority Report (2002)           

Nightcrawler (2014)               

Oldboy (2003)                                

Se7en (1995)                   

The Fugitive (1993)              

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 

The Usual Suspects (1995)         

The Night of the Hunter (1955) WL
Epic swords and arrows                                  

Braveheart (1995)

Gladiator (2000)

Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003)        

Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2004)   

Mononoke-hime (1997)

The Last Samurai (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2001)               

Wo hu cang long (2000)             

Public cases, innocent victims        
12 Angry Men (1957)     


Miesten vuoro (2010)      

Philomena (2013)      

The Big Short (2015)                    

The Green Mile (1999)                  

The Help (2011)     

The Queen (2004)         

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)        

Truman Show (1997)

The Post (2017) WL

War and history of blood                                                         

Blood Diamond (2006) 

Dunkirk (2017)

Gangs of New York (2002)

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)   

Hotel Rwanda (2004)             

Judgment of Nuremberg (1961)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)               

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

The Bridge of the River Kwai (1957)

Sacrifice in art and religion 

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Black Swan (2010)

Calvary (2014)

Stalker (1979)

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The Tree of Life (2011)

La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) WL