- 1 Movies Seen
- 2 Movies to Watch
- 3 Documentaries
- 4 Bajirao Mastani
- 5 Citizen Kane
- 6 Life is Beautiful
- 7 Our Man in Havana
- 8 The Goodies
- 9 Greyhound
- 10 Kampf um Rom
- 11 Kurosawa
- 12 Created Equal (Clarence Thomas documentary)
- 13 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
- 14 Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
- 15 Jab We Met (2006) Bollywood (not on Amazon Prime)
- 16 The Last Man
- 17 The Lives of Others
- 18 Return to Mayberry
- 19 The Producers
- 20 AlphaGo: The Movie
- 21 State Funeral
- 22 Fauci Unmasked,
- 23 Winifried Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried von 1914-1975
- The Surprising World of Cold Cuts, History Channel, very good.
- The Imitation Game, about Alan Turing. Quite false to history, but pretty good.
- Korean dramas Anna and Stranger. Modern dramas, not historical, but still good. Anna (2022) is about a girl who pretends to be a rich girl she meets; Stranger about prosecutors fighting corruption. Both are gripping.
- Kung Fu Hustle (2005). A comedy about a slum tenement warring against the Ax Gang. Pretty good. Cartoonish, which helps with the violence a lot-- sort of Road Runner style. Could be watched twice or more.
- The Great Gatsby movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (1974). Faithful to the book.
- Hum Do Hamare Do (Two of Us, Two of Ours) (2021). A sentimental, Hindi comedy with a predictable ending. An orphan software guy needs to come up with temporary parents.
- Toy Story II (1999). Okay, but not up to the standard of Toy Story I.
Movies to Watch
- Sweeney TOdd.
- Days of WIne and Roses
- Quintissential French Comedy Films list, well described.
- Steve Sailer on the psychology article on the Big 5 Personality Traits and what movies people like, a very good article in Taki's (2020). Based on "We Are What We Watch: Movie Plots Predict the Personalities of Those who “Like” Them," Gideon Nave, Marketing Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Jason Rentfrow,Social & Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge, and Sudeep Bhatia. See Supplementary Table 1.
- Birth of a Nation (1915).
- Great old 1946 movie ("The Stranger", Orson Welles & Edgar G Robinson)
- 1947 New Orleans, with BIlly Holiday and Louis Armstrong.
- Leonard Bernstein's classic music TV series.
- Kiss Me Kate(not on Amazon Prime)
- The Death of Stalin.
- Bowfinger King OF Hollywood, Steve Martin, eddi Murphy around 9199. (not on Amazon Prime) BOUGHT
- Stnaely Tucci on Italy travel TV show.
- Crimes of Grundelwald looks pretty good. (not on Amazon Prime)
- Polyanna book and the Hallmark movie, not the Disney one.(not on Amazon Prime)
- The Dam BUsters
- Downfall (about HItler's last 10 days) and The Last Days of Hitler (Alec Guiness) and The Bunker (Anthony Hopkins) and Valkyrie (assassination plot).
- Hacksaw Ridge
- All QUite on the Western Fron t(1930)
To Watch with the Kids
- Doctor Strangelove
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
1962 version.(not on Amazon Prime)
The Battle of the Somme
Official documentary. On You-Tube.
Great Maga King Dance, about a Marathi warrior king. (not on Amazon Prime)
"Why Citizen Kane Is Called The Greatest Movie Ever Made" (2022), a good article.
Life is Beautiful
A movie about a father making life better for his child in a Nazi camp. Recommended by friends.
Our Man in Havana
A 1959 British spy comedy film shot in CinemaScope, directed and produced by Carol Reed, and starring Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ralph Richardson, Noël Coward and Ernie Kovacs. The film is adapted from the 1958 novel Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene. (not on Amazon Prime)
(not on Amazon Prime)
Forester's THe Good Shepherd put on film. BilL Reilly highly recommends (the tax guy). (not on Amazon Prime)
Kampf um Rom
"A 1964 German epic, Kampf Um Rom, complete with Narses as a dwarf, Justinian played by Orson Welles, stock scenes of Byzantine decadence, and Goths in black leather."(not on Amazon Prime)
Several prominent directors of Samurai films and Westerns in the 1950s and 60s shared a mutual admiration and openly made their art with direct reference to one another. In Akira Kurosawa’s brilliant movie Yojimbo, for instance, a masterless samurai played by the sublime Toshiro Mifune is standing at a crossroads and throws a stick up in the air to “decide” which direction to go. The scene is a direct reference to the John Ford film Young Mr. Lincoln, in which Ford’s version of the American president does the exact same thing. The Western remake of Kurosawa’s classic The Seven Samurai became The Magnificent Seven. In fact, the mutual “admiration” between purveyors of the two genres became so intimate that Kurosawa was forced to sue Sergio Leone over the movie A Fistful of Dollars, which was clearly a plagiarized version of Yojimbo by Leone.
Created Equal (Clarence Thomas documentary)
Created Equal, the Clarence Thomas documentary by Mr. Pack, is extremely good. Very simple, low budget. The family went over to Bob's House to watch it with him.
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
- 2 - Godzilla vs Destoroyah (second best Godzilla movie)
"It’s impossible to decide what’s most memorable about this final film of the Heisei era. Is it Godzilla’s stunning new “Burning Godzilla” appearance? Could it be the many clever callbacks and references to the original 1954 film? Or maybe it’s the ghastly design of Destoroyah, one of Big G’s all-time scariest opponents? Or perhaps it’s the fact that Godzilla Jr. finally emerges as a decent character? The truth is, it’s all of those things, plus so much more. But what makes this existential epic truly worthy of classic status is its profoundly emotional ending. For the first time in history, you’ll find yourself sobbing in a Godzilla movie as the final credits roll. Compassionately directed by Takao Okawara, “Godzilla vs. Destoroyah” elevates the kaiju genre to the level of Greek tragedy."https://variety.com/lists/godzilla-movies-ranked/godzilla-final-wars-2004/?cx_testId=48&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=3#cxrecs_s
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
"Here’s a valuable tip for you. Never, under any circumstances, trust a race of sunglass-wearing aliens from Planet X when they arrive on Earth asking to “borrow” Godzilla and Rodan for a little while. One of the all-time craziest sci-fi themed entries in the franchise, this sixth Godzilla movie has a lot going for it, especially the welcome presence of American actor Nick Adams, playing a cocky astronaut who shows the pleather-clad extraterrestrials who’s boss. Adams was no stranger to kaiju movies, having costarred in Toho’s giant monster pic “Frankenstein Conquers the World” shortly before appearing in “Invasion of Astro-Monster.”"
Jab We Met (2006) Bollywood (not on Amazon Prime)
The Last Man
"Let's do a film recommendation. F.W. Murnau's 1924 film Der Letzte Mann - which means The Last Man (this side of Twitter's ears perk up), but for whatever reason is called Last Laugh in English. Hitchcock called it a "perfect film."" Silent movie. Emil Janning.
The Lives of Others
its depiction of East German speech codes and surveillance state, is probably the most relevant movie around today. Very very good.
Return to Mayberry
Return to Mayberry, TV Movie(1986).1h 35m
But see The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry on YouTube-- interivew ith 4 big people.
(not on Amazon Prime)(not on You-Tube)
AlphaGo: The Movie
AlphaGo is a You-Tube documentary about Go.
Netherlands, Lithuania, 2019 Documentary, History 155 minutes Russian On Stalin's funeral. (not on Amazon Prime) (not on You-Tube)
documentary series Fauci Unmasked, (not on You-Tube)
Winifried Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried von 1914-1975
In 1975 Syberberg released 'Winifried Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried von 1914-1975' - a documentary about Winifred Wagner, wife of Richard Wagner's son Siegfried. (not on You-Tube)