Friday 15 April 2011

"Love lifts us up where we belong...all you need is Love." ~ 100 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FILMS

       I Love Films. More than People. More than Life.
      And here are some of the things I love most about these wonderful wonderful creations.

1) "You're a wizard, Harry."

2) The Pixar "I".

3) Super villains.

4) Mia and Vincent dancing.

5) Woody Allen.

6) Films that make me cry out of sheer happiness (Lord of the Rings, The Shawshank Redmption).

7) Films about real people, even if it shows a part of their lives (Control, The Hours).

8) Really well-made trailers.

9) The Notting Hill effect.

10) The magical redheads (From Ron to Rose).

11) "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."

12) Films that begin and end within a short period of time...say a night or day or 500 days.

13) Bill Fuckin' Murray

14) The colour palette in Wes Anderson films.

15) George Clooney playing George Clooney.

16) The prom scene in Carrie.

17) When the supporting characters truly shine.

18) A good action film.

19) John Hughes.

20) The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad.

21) Period films.

22) The Harrison Ford characters.

23) The beauty in Sofia Coppola films.

24) "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine."

25) A great narrator.

26) Kids movies.

27) Well-planned cons and heists.

28) Tim Robbins.

29) Hector Elizondo in all the Garry Marshall films.

30) Praying for a film to win an Oscar, vowing to never watch the Oscars again as it didn't win, doing the same thing year after year.

31) When you know the ending of a film, but still get surprised by it.

32) Black and white films.

33) "...the greatest people you will ever meet, and the worst. Beware of the Plastics."

34) Films that require the actors/characters to become someone of the other sex (Some Like It Hot, I'm Not There).

35) Movie geeks.

36) Johnny Depp.

37) Robert Downey Jr. playing Robert Downey Jr.

38) The jerky misogynistic men that are always so brilliant in films.

39) Courtroom dramas.

40) When a film surpasses your expectations.

41) Getting obsessed with a music artist after listening to some soundtrack.

42) Director-Actor collaborations (Burton-Depp, Wright-Knightley, Fincher-Pitt).

43) A good Bollywood film, that stays true to the roots or tries something new without becoming perverse.

44) Kate and Leo.

45) "I could die right now, Clem. I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be."

46) Roald Dahl adaptations.

47) French New Wave.

48) Mourning a character's death for the rest of your life.

49) Ambiguous endings.

50) David Fincher.

51) Singing "All By Myself" with Bridget Jones, and choosing between Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy.

52) Annette Bening in Being Julia, especially in the last two scenes.

53) The chapter names in Tarantino films.

54) The wide shots in Hitchcock films.

55) Finding out the meaning behind "Rosebud".

56) Ralph Fiennes playing the baddie.

57) "It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van."

58) Anti-heroes FTW!

59) Watching a bad film, just because you like someone in it.

60) People mentioning India in the random-est context (I swear the Andrew-Eduardo dance is such an Indian dance step).

61) Those little discrepancies/items that film makers purposely put (the converse shoes in Marie Antoinette).

62) Making fun of films like Twilight, Never Say Never and those Disney straight-to-video films.

63) Audrey Hepburn.

64) Introducing someone to Fight Club.

65) "The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return."

66) Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Billy Flynn.

67) James Dean.

68) Seeing the originals after watching the remakes.

69) The orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally.

70) Musicals.

71) Romantic quotes from Romcoms ("I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F's.")

72) Films based on graphic novels.

73) The ending of The Truman Show.

74) Getting scared by certain films, especially those with kids.

75) John Cusack.

76) Adrien Brody in The Pianist.

77) The Jacks- Dawson, Sparrow, Napier etc.

78) The score of Vicky Christina Barcelona.

79) "Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in."

80) The beach scene in Atonement.

81) The Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack moments.

82) Films showing dysfunctional families.

83) Peter Sellers in Lolita.

84) Mike Nichols.

85) The transformation in Black Swan.

86) Gollum.

87) "Welcome to Shawshank."

88) Underrated actors getting recognised (Stanley Tucci, Paul Giamatti, Steve Buscemi).

89) Ewan McGregor.

90) The Beatles films.

91) Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

92) Whenever they play the Jimi Hendrix Experience cover of "All Along the Watchtower" in a film.

93) "You are literally like my musical soul mate."

94) The "Magic Man"/ Josh Hartnett introduction in The Virgin Suicides.

95) The Amir Khan films.

96) Movie Marathons on TCM.

97) Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

98) Talking to the TV screen as if the character can hear us (You are the ghost Bruce Willis, you are!)

99) The opening credits of a James Bond film.

100) "You better lawyer up asshole, because I'm not coming back for 30%, I'm coming back for everything."


  1. My Precioussss.....

  2. Love this post so much. I know I'm nowhere near as big a movie fan as you, but I really, really liked this post. :)

  3. This was a brilliant list! And any list with a quote from The Social Network is worthy!

  4. Some great shout-outs here, particularly to QT and to Ralph Fiennes playing the baddie. In Bruges FTW!

    So...what's the Notting Hill effect?

  5. Thanks guys so much!

    Stevee- I agree. What a film...

    Fletch- It's this psychological thing because of which many people, mostly women, start believing that their love life would be like that of a Romantic comedy film. The biggest contributor was Notting Hill due to the normal person-meeting-and-falling-in-love-with-celebrity thing, which is you know "The Dream"...and hence it's named after it.