depth and character and also my favoritesby hinduhoney | created - 03 Mar 2013 | updated - 04 Feb 2015 | Public
There is depth, character, aestheticism, envelopment, intrigue, innocence, originality, tenderness, purity, delicacy, charm, homeyness, shadows, enthrallment, provocation, captivation, revelation, compassion, and enlightenment here; and, also this brilliant, compelling and delightful movie, film and entertainment list:
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1. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 362,334 | Gross: $56.82M
a masterpiece . . .
2. To Have and Have Not (1944)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.
Hoagy Carmichael's delightful songs. . .
3. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 485,899 | Gross: $1.02M
Max Steiner's enchanting score, Herman Hupfeld's "As Time Goes By" and Dooley Wilson's voice . . .
4. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Votes: 187,352 | Gross: $44.54M
Alphaville's rendition of "Forever Young" . . .
5. Barry Lyndon (1975)
PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
magnificently beautiful set lighting; done exclusively with candles . . .
6. Impromptu (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Music
Votes: 4,440 | Gross: $4.08M
the timeless music of Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt
7. The Big Sleep (1946)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Votes: 74,635 | Gross: $6.54M
A 1945, 'pre-release version' is more descriptive of Dashiell Hammett's story, but the official 1946 version features more scenes with Lauren Bacall . . .
8. Yellow Submarine (1968)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred (Lance Percival) in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Votes: 23,052 | Gross: $0.99M
Unforgettable: "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" with enhanced visuals from Busby Berkeley's films.
9. Gosford Park (2001)
R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Votes: 74,868 | Gross: $41.31M
Nothing could be more charming than Ivor Novello's songs . . .
11. Zardoz (1974)
R | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
12. The Dead (1987)
PG | 83 min | Drama
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
Votes: 6,666 | Gross: $4.37M
John Huston's wonderful and nostalgic interpretation of the James Joyce story . . .
13. Small Apartments (2012)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A man is surrounded by strange events and odd neighbors in this adaptation of Chris Millis' novel.
Per Gessle's uplifting music . . .
14. Pull My Daisy (1959)
30 min | Short
Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »
narrator: Jack Kerouac . . .
16. Carrington (1995)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.
Votes: 4,875 | Gross: $3.24M
Michael Nyman's haunting "Outside Looking In" . . .
17. The Subterraneans (1960)
89 min | Drama
A love story between two misunderstood new bohemians who don't even understand themselves.
Andre Previn's jazz score . . .
18. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
21. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Votes: 201,763 | Gross: $8.82M
A really cool story !!! . . .
22. Curse of the Demon (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.
23. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.
25. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.
26. High Anxiety (1977)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.
Votes: 18,550 | Gross: $31.06M
27. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
28. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1945 the fate of Vienna's famous Lipizzaner stallions hangs into balance.American general Patton could save them but first he asks to see them perform.
brings a tear of hope . . .
29. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
Votes: 125,329 | Gross: $51.60M
30. Harold and Maude (1971)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
Cat Stevens' heartwarming songs . . .
31. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Donovan's sprightly songs . . .
32. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Votes: 61,356 | Gross: $0.06M
The director's cut includes "Willow's Song" . . .
33. Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
Approved | 130 min | Comedy
To help his divorced neighbor claim a substantial inheritance, a family man poses as her husband. The ruse spills over into his career in advertising, and his recent promotion relies on his wholesome and moral appearance.
34. Bell Book and Candle (1958)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real.
35. Harvey (1950)
Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.
36. Isadora (1968)
M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »
37. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 123,565 | Gross: $45.70M
Gershwin's fabulous music . . .
38. Women in Love (1969)
R | 131 min | Drama, Romance
Two best friends fall in love with a pair of women, but the relationships soon go in very different directions.
D.H. Lawrence's . . .
39. Hedda (1975)
PG | 102 min | Drama
Henrik Ibsen's enduring drama about a Nordic femme fatale, a neurotic, controlling, strong-willed woman who is nonetheless alluring to the males in her town. She is a solitary woman in a ... See full summary »
40. Double Indemnity (1944)
Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.
Votes: 131,443 | Gross: $5.72M
42. Lover Come Back (1961)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.
Votes: 6,413 | Gross: $16.94M
43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 225,584 | Gross: $25.00M
44. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.
Votes: 31,424 | Gross: $12.00M
45. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Family