Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Empire Online lists the 50 Greatest Independent Films. While it's sure to spark debates among film buffs about the movies as well as the definition of "independent", the list contains some of my favorite movies. I bolded those that I've seen. Also a good list to keep handy on your next trip to the dee-bee-dee, dee-bee-dee stores.

50. El Mariachi
49. Run Lola Run
48. Cube
47. Blood Feast
46. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
45. Mad Max
44. Amores Perros
43. Shadows
42. Swingers
41. Dead Man's Shoes

40. The Descent
39. The Passion Of The Christ
38. Grosse Point Blank
37. Being John Malkovich
36. Buffalo '66
35. THX-1138
34. The Blair Witch Project
33. Shallow Grave
32. Two Lane Blacktop
31. Pink Flamingos

30. Sweet Sweetback Baadassss'...
29. Bad Lieutenant
28. In The Company Of Men
27. Dark Star
26. Lost in Translation
25. Drugstore Cowboy
24. Happiness
23. The Evil Dead
22. Nosferatu
21. Roger And Me

20. Slacker
19. Lone Star
18. Withnail And I
17. City of God
16. She's Gotta Have It
15. Blood Simple
14. Stranger Than Paradise
13. Memento
12. Eraserhead
11. Bad Taste

10. Mean Streets
9. Sideways
8. The Usual Suspects
7. Sex, Lies, And Videotape
6. Night of the Living Dead
5. Monty Python's Life Of Brian
4. Clerks
3. The Terminator
2. Donnie Darko
1. Reservoir Dogs

It's hard to argue with the no. 1 choice, especially after the write-up discusses the impact of the film not just on popular culture, but on the habits of movie-watchers as well.

Also, between the opening discussion about Madonna's "Like a Virgin", Steve Buscemi, the great shots, the old-school soundtrack, and the black-and-white suits, I would say that, for my money, Reservoir Dogs is the coolest movie ever.


hmm... watched almost the same movies, expcept for cube, swingers, city of god, eraserhead, clerks and reservoir dogs (pahiram! babalik ko rin agad, d tulad ng DKR at Life of Brian, hehe)


wala ako ng mga movies na yan eh. i used to have downloads of them though back in my old office :p



here's a neat reservoir dogs poster, made using the film's ENTIRE DIALOGUE.


watched almost half of those movies--City of God, Memento, Amores Perros, The Usual Suspects are among my faves...ironically, haven't watched Reservoir Dogs just yet...hehe..makahanap nga...


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