One Movie Meme

I am finally offering my contribution to the one movie meme that Ben Myers started, which has now spread throughout the blogosphere. But since I am so late to the game, I have decided to extend the meme from 14 to 25 entries! Enjoy!

1. One movie that made you laugh
Office Space

2. One movie that made you cry
Away From Her

3. One movie you loved when you were a child

Princess Bride

4. One movie you’ve seen more than once

Star Wars IV: A New Hope

5. One movie you loved, but were embarrassed to admit it

Starship Troopers

6. One movie you hated


7. One movie that scared you

The Orphanage

8. One movie that bored you
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

9. One movie that made you happy

The Lives of Others

10. One movie that made you miserable

Requiem for a Dream

11. One movie you weren’t brave enough to see

Hard Candy

12. One movie character you’ve fallen in love with

“Girl” in Once

13. The last movie you saw

Darfur Now

14. The next movie you hope to see



15. One movie that made you think

16. One movie that surprised you
The Assassination of Jesse James

17. One movie you went to see with a significant other
Finding Neverland

18. One movie that you saw at least twice in theaters
The Matrix

19. One movie that disappointed you
Short Cuts

20. One movie that confused you
Mulholland Drive

21. One movie that thrilled you
The Bourne Ultimatum

22. One movie that you couldn’t finish in one sitting
Fanny and Alexander (312 minute version)

23. One movie you could watch over and over

24. One movie everyone needs to see
A tie between The Decalogue and Metropolis

25. One movie that President Bush needs to see
No End in Sight


D.W. Congdon said…
Update: While this post went up, I was actually watching Wall-E in the theater. I hope to say something about it soon. It's a magnificent film.
Christian Collins Winn said…
3 cheers for Magnolia!!!
D.W. Congdon said…
Hi Christian,

Thanks for the comment. Your first here, I believe.

My love for Magnolia is unwavering. Have you read my reflection on the film?

I hope things are going well for you. Good to hear from you!
a. steward said…
I feel the same about short cuts. I was fully expecting to love it, on two accounts, first that Raymond Carver is my favorite author, and second that the film was purportedly a great influence on P.T. (the man) Anderson, especially with regards to form. For the latter, I did find the movie interesting. But it was a poor interpretation of Carver's stories. Not just that he does different things with them, as he has every right to do, but that he tries to take them places the content simply will not go. All of the magic of Carver's simple tales is lost when Altman tries to force coherency and some glorious interconnection onto them. That is a fine thing to do, as Magnolia shows, but it was clearly a mistake to try to make such a symphony out of Carver's echoes.
Ben Myers said…
Another category would be: "One movie character for whom you'd turn gay". The best thing about this category is that I could choose Cate Blanchett's Bob Dylan! Confusing, eh?
Christian Collins Winn said…
No I haven't read your reflection, but I'll definitely check it out. I did notice that you also wrote a review of Wings of Desire, another of my favorite movies! Again, God bless you, Amy, and the soon coming niblet on your journey.