Thursday, 14 June 2012

Jdanddiet's Top 100 Movies: 60-51

60.Black Hawk Down (2001)
From its simple yet effective tag line (Leave No Man Behind) to some muscular action and a subtle yet powerful score from Hans Zimmer, Black Hawk Down is bit of a boys flick, for sure, but nevertheless one of my favourite war movies.

59.Trespass (1992)
Walther Hill's update of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a compelling and tight tale.  Bill Paxton and William Sadler are the fireman caught between some treasure and a violent gang led by Ice-T.  Compelling stuff.

58.The Shining (1981)
Lovers of the book don't tend to like it, but I always thought Kubrick did an excellent job of displaying the cursed and isolated nature of the Overlook Hotel.

57.The Way of the Gun (2000)
A superbly crafted thriller starring an excellent Ryan Phillipe and Benicio Del Toro.  Not often you can say that!

56.Alien (1979)
For me not much can still beat the horror and tension of the original film.
55.Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)
By coupling archive footage from famous black and white films with new footage of Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, Bob Reiner not only created a great cast, but also a damn funny movie.
54.Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The opening 20 minutes is undoubtably one of the finest depictions of war ever.
53.Tremors (1990)
Combining an outdated fear of nuclear power with pure monster movie fun, Tremors is an entertaining, if brainless film.
52.Chinatown (1974)
Considerably more cerebral is the Roman Polanski directed Chinatown, a film noir set in Los Angeles during the drought of 1930's.  Nicholson has rarely been better and the plot twists and turns more than a twisty turning thing.
51.Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Ignore Hopkins's Oscar (for about 9 minutes of screen time) and you've actually got a taut thriller about the notorious serial killer Buffalo Bill.

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