Top Ten: Movies About Movies

by Christopher Misch

>> My Selections

1. Sunset Blvd (Wilder, 1950)

2. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)

3. Close-Up (Kiarostami, 1990)

4. Contempt (Godard, 1963)

5. Inland Empire (Lynch, 2006)

6. 8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963)

7. Adaptation (Jonze, 2002)

8. Day for Night (Truffaut, 1973)

9. Ed Wood (Burton, 1994)

10. King Kong (Jackson, 2005)

>>Your Selections

1. 8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963) 65%

2. Sunset Blvd (Wilder, 1950) 53%

3. The Player (Altman, 1992) 47%

4. Singin’ in the Rain (Donen & Kelly, 1952) 47%

5. Ed Wood (Burton, 1994) 41%

6. Boogie Nights (Anderson, 1997) 29%

7. The Aviator (Scorsese, 2004) 29%

8. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001) 24%

9. Adaptation (Jonze, 2002) 24%

10. Get Shorty (Sonnenfeld, 1995) 24%

Christopher Misch

I've always loved movies, but it wasn't until under the tutelage of Professor Garry Leonard at the University of Toronto that my passion for the industry became an understanding of an art form. With a specific fascination in both the western genre and Asian cinema in general, I am of the view that good movies are either enlightening or entertaining, and if you are truly lucky they are both.
  • Dial F for Film

    Both lists are fantastic. Especially pleased at the placements of Sunset Blvd., one of my all time favorites. I also need to put Close-Up and Contempt on my to-see list, since I’ve never seen them before. Keep up the good work.

  • Chris D. Misch

    I have to stand in agreement with you. Highly recommend both Close-Up and Contempt, have you seen much from either filmmaker?

  • Dial F for Film

    I’ve seen some Godard, but I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing any Kiarostami yet. This will be remedied soon, I assure you.

  • Chris D. Misch

    Yes, remedy that up quick. A good place to start is with Certified Copy.

  • Michael C

    Grand lists. Very pleased to see the presence of Contempt, The Player, Close-
    Up, Inland Empire, and Day For Night. For me, I’d have to be awfully predictable and put 8 1/2 on top. Can’t help myself - I keep returning to this film and never get bored. The only film missing, off the top of my head, is Keaton’s The Cameraman.

  • Andrews8

    Tropic Thunder!!!

  • Paolo Miguel Kagaoan

    I can’t believe I forgot that Mulholland Drive is a movie about movies. I would have put that on this list, because I wanna marry that movie.

    And Certified Copy is coming tomorrow. I hope I have the time to go see it.

  • Chris D. Misch

    I can’t say I enjoyed Tropic Thunder on any level.

  • Chris D. Misch

    I have a feeling you are going to fall in love with Certified Copy.

  • Franchesca

    Can’t believe King Kong (new version) made the list over the movie Singin’ in the Rain. Singin’ in the Rain is a perfect movie that captures an era where sound with moving images were being accepted—an innovation that is obviously monumental to history. It shows the struggle for innovation, re-creation, the process of making a film, and so many other components. On top of that, it has some of the most memorable songs and scenes from a musical ever created, making it an enjoyable and heartfelt film to watch.

  • Chris D. Misch

    I completely agree, it’s a terrific film and an important one at that. I’ve just never really been a musical person; well besides Sweeney Todd and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. I also have a real soft spot for Peter Jackson’s King Kong; it’s one of the rare instances where a remake is better than the original.

  • Andrews8

    you didn’t enjoy Downey’s performance?

  • Christopher Misch

    If there was a bright spot to Tropic Thunder I guess it was Downey. I really despised that film, though.

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