Thursday, 28 June 2012

Jdanddiet's Top 100 Movies: 40-31

40.Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
I admire virtually nothing that Carrey has done since, yet still crack up every time I watch this manic and rubbery-faced film.

39.Under Siege (1992)
"I'm just the cook."  Yes, of course you are!  Seagal is suitably dense, but it's the villains who steal the show, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey.

38.The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Not the dreadful recent remake, but the original Hackman classic.  Brilliant Sunday Afternoon viewing.

37.The Exorcist (1973)
Mark Kermode would turn in his grave (if he were dead) as infamous horror movie The Exorcist clocks in at number 37.

36.Shaun of the Dead (2004)
A movie of such exceptional fun, that's it impossible not to like.

35.Ray (2004)
I do like a good musical biopic, and this one, based on the life of Ray Charles, is outstanding.

34.All The President’s Men (1976)
Ah, the Seventies.  Very brown, weren't they?  It was certainly brown-trousers time for Mr. Nixon as Woodward and Bernstein (played exceptionally well by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffmann) discovered all sorts of tricky goings on.

33.Zero Effect (1998)
An under-seen private eye mystery movie starring Ben Stiller.

32.The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
As remakes go, one of the best, and stars the ever-fantastic Liev Schrieber with Meryl Streep in the nut-job mother role made so famous by Angela Langsbury in the original.

31.Black Book (200)
Fantastic War time thriller from Paul Verhoeven.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of all Carrey's films but I agree that the earlier ones are the best. Dumb and Dumber and The Mask are brilliant but Ace Ventura (and to a lesser extent, the sequel) are definitely the funniest.