Friday, July 24, 2009

List of Personal Essentials

Okay, while these might not all be "essentials" - in that you don't have to worry about going to your grave without having seen some of them - if you add these to my "Essentials" list, I think it's pretty well-rounded. Tastes will vary, of course.

This one is more liberal and includes many more indie and no-budget titles that I respect and have enjoyed very much.

This one adds up to 180 titles and they'd have to go with me to the desert island along with list #1. Consider this list "Extra Credit" for the serious film fanatic.

29th Street (1991)
52 Pick Up (1986)
Abyss, The
Accione Mutante
Addicted to Murder
After Hours (1985)
Alone in the Dark (1982)
American Nightmare
Armour of God, The
Army of Darkness, The
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Back to the Future (1985)
Beau Geste (1939)
Better Tomorrow II, A (1988) (Yinghung bunsik II)
Big Fish
Big Sleep, The (1946)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) (L'uccello Dalle Piume di Cristallo)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Blues Brothers, The (1980)
Borsalino (1970)
Boy Who Could Fly, The
Brain Donors (1992)
Braindead (1992) (aka Dead*Alive)
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Bus Stop (1956)
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1919)
Cannibal! The Musical (1996)
Chainsaw Sally (2004)
Champion (2005)
Clockwork Orange, A
Cook, the Thief, His Wife, Her Lover, The (1989)
Crazy Moon (1986)
Day at the Races, A (1937)
Dead Man (1995)
Deep Rising (1998)
Descent, The
Desperate Trail, The (1995)
Devil Rides Out, The (1968)
Devil's Backbone, The (2001) (El Espinazo del Diablo)
Devil's Rejects, The (2005)
Diva (1981)
Dividing Hour, The (1998)
Dogs Of War (1981)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog
Duel (1970)
Duel at Diablo
Dust Devil: The Final Cut (1992)
Eating Raoul
Emperor of the North
Emperor's New Groove, The (2000)
Everything Moves Alone
Evil Dead, The (1982)
Fly, The (1986)
Frankenhooker (1990)
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The (1972)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Glass Key, The (1942)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Grosse Point Blank
Hammett (1982)
Hard-Boiled (1992)
Harper (1966)
Head (1968)
Help! (1965)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Heroic Trio, The (1992)
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
His Kind of Woman
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1987)
Howling, The
Impostors, The (1998)
Incubus, The
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Insignificance (1985)
Into the Night (1985)
Iron Man
Killer Elite, The (1975)
King of Comedy, The (1983)
King of Hearts (1967) (Le Roi de coeur)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
Knightriders (1981)
La Femme Nikita
Lady from Shanghai, The (1948)
Land of College Prophets, The
Last House on Left, The (1972)
Last Seduction, The (1994)
Lethal Force (2001)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Living in Oblivion (1995)
London Voodoo (2004)
Long Riders, The (1980)
Magic Christian, The (1969)
Man in the Iron Mask, The (1998)
Man of La Mancha, The (1972)
Marat / Sade (1967)
Marathon Man (1976)
Mark of Zorro (1940)
Martyrs (2008)
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future (1986)
Mighty, The (1998)
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Night of the Demons (1987)
Nightbreed (1990)
Ninth Configuration, The (1980)
O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (1999)
Phantasm (1979)
Phantasm II
Pinata: Survival Island (2002)
Pit and the Pendulum, The (1991)
Pom Pom & Hot Hot (1992) (Shen Qiang Shou yu Ga Li Ji)
Project: Valkyrie (2002)
Prophecy, The
Psychos in Love
Real Men (1987)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Return of the Living Dead 3
Rosemary's Baby
Rounders, The (1965)
Rumble in the Bronx
Schindler's List (1993)
Schizopolis (1996)
Sender, The
Serenity (2005)
Shadow of the Vampire
Shaft (1971)
Shatter Dead (1994)
Shockheaded (2002)
Silence of Lambs (1991)
Silverado (1985)
Six-String Samurai (1998)
Sixth Sense, The (1999)
Skin Crawl (2007)
Sleuth (1972)
Snatch (2000)
Sonny Boy
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama
Spider-Man 2
Star Knight (1992)
Star Wars
Terminator, The (1984)
Terror Firmer
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The (1983)
The Toxic Avenger
The Tune
Thunder Road (1958)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Tiger on Beat (1988)
Time Bandits (1981)
Time Machine, The (1960)
To Live and Die in L.A.
Tromeo and Juliet
Twin Dragons
V for Vendetta (2005)
Vicious Sweet, The
WALL*E (2008)
We're No Angels (1955)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Witchouse 3: Demon Fire (2001)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
Yakuza, The (1975)

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