100 Incredible Films (Vol. 4 ~ 70-61)

#70 ~~~ Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men - The Trailer

Science Fiction is often dominated by elaborate and expensive special effects and the quality of story is usually based around which characters will sell better in the toystores. This is not that. This is an action-packed post-apocalyptic delight-you-on-a-carnal-level Ass-Kicker!!!

# 69 ~~~ Barfly (1987)

Barfly ~ The Trailer

BARFLY

If you have never seen this film, than you don't Mickey Rourke! The guy was born to play this part in this movie and nobody can ever take it away from him. His writer Henry, (like Pacino's Scarface) is so perfectly over the top at some points and yet poised and controlled in others. No story arc crap here. Faye Dunaway is back on top of her game here too.

# 68 ~~~ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

The Trailer

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Can you imagine being able to erase any unpleasant memories you ever had? Well, in the future we just might able to do it. But this fantastic Charlie Kaufman / Michel Gondry collaboration warns us ahead of time, that heartache, although painful might just be necessary.

# 67 ~~~ The Outsiders (1983)

Dally....

THE OUTSIDERS

Now people might think this choice a bit obvious but believe me, I have my reasons. You might not realize this but Francis Ford Coppola assembled the cast for a reunion before the release of his new edition release. Talk about the ultimate Special Feature! The new version is going to make die-hard fans of S.E. Hinton's book very happy too. The Complete Novel version is an A+ upgrade.

# 66 ~~~ Cube (1997)

Cube - a total mindf***

CUBE

This film is sooooo freakin' cool that I had to include it. It isn't the greatest movie ever by any means but it is somewhat brilliant in it's simplicity. Fear of the unknown and worse yet, not knowing how the hell you got there in the first place works great for both characters and especially the audience. Fun, if you haven't seen it.

# 65 ~~~ The Conversation (1974)

Are you at all interested in the only film made by Francis Ford Coppola in between The Godfather Parts 1 & 2? I mean if a filmmaker was ever on a roll, it was right here. Gene Hackman plays a surveillance expert who gets way too close to the subjects he is spying on. When he suspects that they are going to be murdered, his conscience steps in.

# 64 ~~~ The Secret of NIMH (1982)

Fans of NIMH made this trailer!

THE SECRET OF NIMH

What? I love this movie. I know it's Don Bluth instead of somebody talented but I swear it's terrific. The entire backstory of NIMH is so great and it's seldom found in animated films of this era. I'm not saying you have to own it, but you most definitely have to see it once. For kids and adults.

# 63 ~~~ In The Name Of The Father (1993)

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER

This film is based on the true story about Gerry Conlan who's coerced confessions were used to falsely convict him, his father and his friends for 15 years. The charge being that they were involved in the two IRA bombings in London that killed seven people. This is about the fight to clear his name and it is unforgettable.

# 62 ~~~ Falling Down (1993)

Falling Down...... oh yeah.

FALLING DOWN

William Foster a/k/a 'D-FENS' just wants to see his daughter on her birthday but the little inconveniences in life just won't let it happen. Gridlock? No problem, he abandons the car. Gangland violence and psychotic army-navy stores? No big deal today. Not for this guy. Unfortunately though, this is also the movie that psychopaths watch before going out and doing actual harm.

# 61 ~~~ Igby Goes Down (2002)

This is one one of my favorite movies of all-time. It's got this great, honest, screw the world New York attittude that I find completely satisfying. Amanda Peet is smoking hot and so is Claire Danes. Ryan Phillippe & Susan Sarandon are both really funny....and then there's Igby. He is the definitive anti-hero from a generation full of them.

# 97 is a Chess Movie about Childhood
# 97 is a Chess Movie about Childhood
# 92 is just what the title says it is.
# 92 is just what the title says it is.
# 82 was a favorite of every kid in NY.
# 82 was a favorite of every kid in NY.
# 77 was a great adaptation of Jim Carroll's classic book.
# 77 was a great adaptation of Jim Carroll's classic book.
# 72 is a poignant film about hustling.
# 72 is a poignant film about hustling.

The List So Far....

100) Romeo Is Bleeding (1993 - Gary Oldman, Lena Olin)

99) Victory (1981 - Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine)

98) Bad Boys (1983 - Sean Penn, Esai Morales)

97) Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993 - Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne)

96) The Last House On The Left (1972 - Wes Craven's Debut)

95) Citizen Ruth (1996 - Laura Dern, Swoozie Kurtz)

94) This Boy's Life (1993 - Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, Ellen Barkin)

93) Three Kings (1999 - George Clooney, Mark Walhberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze)

92) Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989 - James Spader, Andie MacDowell)

91) Kalifornia (1993 - Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny)

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90) 2 Days in the Valley (1996 - Charlize Theron, Eric Stoltz, Danny Aiello, Glenne Headley)

89) Lean On Me (1989 - Morgan Freeman, Robert Guillaume)

88) Hard Eight (1996 - Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow)

87) Devil in a Blue Dress (1995 - Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Beals)

86) V for Vendetta (2005 - Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving)

85) Freeway (1996 - Reese Witherspoon, Keifer Sutherland, Brittany Murphy)

84) Cop Land (1997 - Sylvester Stallone, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta)

83) Red Dawn (1984 - Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen)

82) The Warriors (1979 - Street Gang Classic by Walter Hill)

81) Run Lola Run (1998 - Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu)

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80) The United States of Leland (2003 - Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle)

79) Bound (1996 - Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano)

78) American Psycho (2000 - Christian Bale, Jared Leto)

77) The Basketball Diaries (1995 - Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Lorraine Bracco)

76) Alpha Dog (2006 - Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis)

75) Empire of the Sun (1987 - Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Joe Pantoliano)

74) My Bodyguard (1980 - Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin,Matt Dillon,Martin Mull,Ruth Gordon)

73) To Die For (1995 - Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck)

72) Hustle & Flow (2005 - Terrance Howard, Taraji P. Henson, DJ Qualls)

71) Logan's Run (1976 - Michael York, Jenny Agutter)

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70) Children of Men (2006 - Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine)

69) Barfly (1987 - Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Frank Stallone)

68) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 - Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood)

67) The Outsiders (1983 - Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Rob Love, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane)

66) Cube (1997 - David Hewlett, Andrew Miller)

65) The Conversation (1974 - Gene Hackman, John Cazale)

64) The Secret of NIMH (1982 - Animated feat. Dom DeLouise)

63) In The Name of the Father (1993 - Daniel Day-Louis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, Tom Wilkinson)

62) Falling Down (1993 - Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall)

61) Igby Goes Down (2002 - Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Ryan Phillippe, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Peet, Jeff Goldblum)

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billyblogthornton 8 years ago from Boston

falling down - terrific flick and it does get me every time. all the dude wants is some breakfast. can a man get some breakfast?

barfly - another sick choice. bukowski - a man's man and a hero of mine. one of the greatest writers and ugliest men of all-time.

Weel done, Deej.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Yeah, those are the GUY movies of this lot. Falling Down is like stress relief, it really is.


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Ann Smith 8 years ago from Southeastern U.S.

I checked out your other hub as well. Are these movies listed in countdown mode -- or in no paticular order? Glad to see "Romeo is Bleeding." I have always liked Lena Olin, and certainly hope "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" makes the cut.

Also, it's great to see several Matt Dillon films listed. My guess is that "Drugstore Cowboy" will also show up somewhere.

I have seen almost all of these. Have not seen "Cube" or "Victory." I am a bit surprised to see "Igby Goes Down." I felt like it tried too hard and just did not really work. It was almost like "Rushmore" meets "Happiness" meets "Metropolitan," all of which I preferred so much more.

Sorry to nit. I really like most of the films you have named. Thanks and I look forward to seeing the rest of the list!

Great job!


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

There really isn't any rhyme or reason to this list. It's just a whole bunch of films I love stacked up. Drugstore Cowboy will DEFINITELY be here as well.

No Hats on the Bed!


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kpfingaz 8 years ago from ~~~

Falling Down - kickass movie. Dont' think I've seen any of the others though.


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Enjoy Bonnie. That's exactly why it's published.


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

hello dj Funktual, just dropping by to say thank you for all the list of movies you've done ithru different hubs. they have become my movie guide of sorts and have enjoyed around 7 movies based on your recommendations. most of which i never knew about. again my heartfelt gratitude. do check out my latest hub to better understand how i feel about your hubs.:)


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

okay as promised here's a list of the movies i've seen based on your list: raising arizona, outsiders, hudsucker proxy, soap, princess bride, trading places, private parts, eternal sunshine, igby goes down.  and so far i have enjoyed them. each one had statements to make in the subject areas in focus and on socio-political implications. your choices reveal much of the depth of your being. i am appreciating you more everytime. your list saves me the trouble of wasting time and money on bad movies. thanks again. see you around:) 


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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

You made my day.


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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

Hey, Hey, Hey...an Oklahoma movie, better a Tulsa movie!!! But, bettin' you didn't choose The Outsiders because of it's setting!...Lots of good women from that state though...Susie Hinton, the writer of Outsiders, Marisue...fantastic writer and all around 'angel' here at hubpages...and just to bask in the glory of these two other great Oklahomans...me. AS ALWAYS...Love your lists!!!


DaMaGeD_GooDz 8 years ago

Love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind and Cube.


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wannabwestern 8 years ago from The Land of Tractors

I have to strongly object to the Don Bluth massacre of one of my favorite children's books. The Secret of Nimh makes Mrs. Frisbee look like a whining, roll-over-and-eat-me-I'm-oh-so-helpless kind of field mouse. She deserves more respect.

However, I love Eternal Sunshine and am intrigued my some of the other movies on your list. And your reviews are fresh--nice writing!


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Snake Eyes 7 years ago from Canada

Great Hub lots of excellent movies, my fav is Falling Down. It's just twisted and funny but at the same time It really drives the point home that there is the underlining pressure cooker in all our lives and with a little push we could all go over the edge.

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