Movies

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Movies Worth Watching


Here's an ongoing list of movies that I've recommended on the blog.

The 400 Blows (1959)

About Schmidt (2002)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Autumn Sonata (1978)

Ball of Fire (1941)
The Bling Ring (2013)
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)

The Defiant Ones (1958)
Desk Set (1957)
Le Dîner de Cons (1998)
Dinner at Eight (1933)

Educating Rita (1983)

Footnote (2011)

Gaslight (1944)
Groundhog Day (1993)

Hobson's Choice (1954)

In Her Shoes (2005)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)

The King's Speech (2010)

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Love Affair (1939)

Midnight (1939)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Miss Potter (2006)
Modern Times (1936)
Morocco (1930)

The Old Dark House (1932)

Passion Fish (1992)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Pillow Talk (1959)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Please Give (2010)

Roman Holiday (1953)

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Stage Door (1937)
The Station Agent (2003)
Still Walking (2008)
Swing Time (1936)

Tales of Manhattan (1942)
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
The Thin Man (1934)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

Victor Victoria (1982)

Whip It (2009)

You Can’t Take It With You (1938)


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Disappointing Movies

A movie can have an interesting premise that isn't developed well. It might not live up to its promise. Sometimes it starts strong but then stagnates or collapses. Its flaws outweigh the good qualities, which may include some wonderful performances and memorable scenes. Maybe there's something really cheap and mean about it.

You might find more in these movies than I did. I'll be keeping an ongoing list of them here.

The (*) means I didn't watch the whole movie.

42nd Street (1933)*

The Addams Family (1991)
After the Thin Man (1936)
Algiers (1938)*
All That Heaven Allows (1955)*
Anna Christie (1930)*
Another Thin Man (1939)
Another Woman (1988)
The Awful Truth (1937)

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)*
Bee Movie (2007)*
Bottle Shock (2008)*
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)*

Cabin in the Sky (1941)
Call Me Madam (1953)*
Certified Copy (2010)*
Charade (1963)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)*
City Lights (1931)
Clue (1985)*
Comme Une Image (2004)
Cover Girl (1944)*
Crossfire (1947)

Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)*
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)*
Dark Passage (1947)*
The Divorcee (1930)
D.O.A. (1950)
Dodsworth (1936)*
Double Wedding (1937)*

Easy Living (1937)*
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Executive Suite (1954)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)*

Five Star Final (1931)
Four Daughters (1938)*
The Fugitive Kind (1959)*

The General (1926)*
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)*
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
The Good Fairy (1935)*
Grand Hotel (1932)
Green for Danger (1946)*

The Harvey Girls (1946)*
High Sierra (1941)*
His Kind of Woman! (1951)*
Holiday (1938)
Hopscotch (1980)*
House of Strangers (1949)*
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)*

Idiots & Angels (2008)*
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
In a World… (2013)
Indiscreet (1958)
It Happened One Night (1934)

Jet Lag (2002)
Jezebel (1938)*
Jigsaw (1949)*
The Joy of Life (2005)*

Kitchen Stories (2003)*
Kitty Foyle (1940)*

Labyrinth (1986)*
The Lady Eve (1941)*
Lady in the Death House (1944)*
Lady of Burlesque (1943)*
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
The Letter (1940)*
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Libeled Lady (1936)
Life with Father (1947)*
Linda, Linda, Linda (2005)*
The Lion in Winter (1968)
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Lured (1947)*

Made for Each Other (1939)*
Magnificent Obsession (1954)*
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Man Hunt (1941)*
Man Push Cart (2005)*
Mary and Max (2009)
Monkey Business (1952)*
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)*
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)*
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)*
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Murder by Death (1976)*
My Blueberry Nights (2007)*
My Dinner with Andre (1981)*
My Favorite Wife (1940)
My Little Chickadee (1940)*
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Mystery Street (1950)*

The Narrow Margin (1952)
A Night at the Opera (1935)*
Night Nurse (1931)
No Man of Her Own (1932)
Nothing Sacred (1937)*

The Odd Couple (1968)*
Okuribito (2008)*
The Old Maid (1939)*
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
Once (2006)*
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)*
Our Man in Havana (1959)

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)*
People Like Us (2012)*
The Petrified Forest (1936)*
Picnic (1955)*
Platinum Blonde (1931)*
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Private Lives (1931)*

Quiz Show (1994)*

Remember the Night (1940)*
Roberta (1935)*

Separate Tables (1958)
Shall We Dance (1937)
Show Boat (1936)*
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Spitfire (1934)*
The Stranger (1946)*
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)*
Summer Stock (1950)*
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)*

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)*
The Talk of the Town (1942)*
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)*
Touch of Evil (1958)*
Twentieth Century (1934)
Two for the Road (1967)*

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)*
Up in the Air (2009)

Walking and Talking (1996)*
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)*
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Without Love (1945)
The Woman in Green (1945)
A Woman's Face (1941)*
The Women (1939)*

Zhao Le (1993)*
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)