As a lot of you know, I haven't seen most movies... If you're surprised by things like this still, you really haven't learned anything. Apparently Cap'n Mac has been compiling a list over the past few months (without my knowledge) of movies I need to watch while he's here.
Some movies he's included: Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Arc & The Last Crusade, specifically) Kids Children of Men
There are others, but I can't remember what else he said... Add your suggestions to the list. Feel free to ask me what I have and have not seen (spoiler: the answer is I haven't seen anything) and chastise me as you see fit...
Animal House Groundhogs Day The Big Lebowski Blazing Saddles Caddyshack Annie Hall The Blues Brothers The Jerk Super Troopers Spinal Tap Best In Show Coming To America Trading Places Waynes World I Waynes World II
I have no idea what you've seen or haven't seen, this is just a list of comedies I love that I'm surprised to find out certain people haven't seen.
Also you don't need to watch Kids. Or if you do just follow it up with one of the above movies.
How about the Monty Python movies? The Holy Grail Life of Brian The Meaning of Life
I always get confused on the Monty Python's.... I know I've seen Holy Grail, I want to say that I've seen The Meaning of Life? And I've certainly STARTED Life of Brian, but I don't remember if it was ever finished.. I definitely wasn't paying attention to it though, it was like background noise.
This was filmed in Mansfield, Ohio in the Mansfield Reformatory. I went on a Halloween haunted prison tour there one year. I went to the place it was filmed about 3 years before I finally saw the movie. I watched it for the first time earlier this year.
Nice quote work, brief follow ups to my suggestions for ones you haven't seen:
Groundhogs Day - Great because of an outstanding performance from Bill Murray. Blazing Saddles - Shockingly offensive and completely silly. Caddyshack - Probably the quintessential 80s comedy. Annie Hall - To me it might be the most feel good movie every made. Makes me teary-eyed and happy every time I see it, just a beautiful piece of film making. The Blues Brothers - If for no other reason, watch it for the music. The Jerk - Steve Martin, yup. Spinal Tap - Any fan of music needs to see this movie. Really outstanding and bears repeated viewings. You'll probably be surprised at the things you hear in this movie that you've heard before and maybe never quite understood (turned up to 11 probably being the most repeated line) Best In Show - Its a great movie but when I rewatched it about a year ago it was way more depressing then I remember it being. Trading Places - Yeah Trading Spaces is the TV show. Trading Places is a classic comedy with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd in their prime. A wealthy guy and a poor guy "trade places" and situational hilarity ensues.
Blade Runner Spaceballs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Goldfinger Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid The Usual Suspects Memento Dr Strangelove Reservoir Dogs Amadeus Pan's Labyrinth Snatch Stand By Me Dog Day Afternoon Top Gun Mad Max Fargo The Graduate Blue Velvet Robocop
21/12 - Elton John 31/01 - Fatboy Slim 16/02 - Fire Fight Australia (Queen, Alice Cooper, Daryl Braithwaite, Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, etc.) 24/03 - The National (happy birthday to meeeee!) 16/04 - Patti Smith
From Wikipedia: "The Fountain is a 2006 American drama film that blends elements of fantasy, history, spirituality, and science fiction. It is directed by Darren Aronofsky, and stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. The film consists of three story lines, in which Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters who may or may not be the same two people: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a space traveler in the future who hallucinates his lost love. The story lines—interwoven with use of match cuts and recurring visual motifs—reflect the themes of love and mortality."
This one isn't as much of a must-see as a lot of the others mentioned, but it's quite beautiful. Clint Mansell, who did the music for Requiem for a Dream (which you should also see at least once), also composed the music for The Fountain.