Thursday, July 07, 2005

Films of 2005 (So Far)

Here's something I posted on alt.tv.twin-peaks, but I'll throw on here too because it's pretty relevant. This is a list of all the films I've seen this year, 178 in total, all ranked on a five star scale. Now, one note on this. The scale is comparative among the films here, not film in general. I do like most of the films here, even most of the ones had something decent. So, a two is a good movie, three is really good, four is great, five is transcendent genius. The star indicates it's a film I've seen before this year.

5 stars
In the Mood for Love (Wong)*
Oldboy (Park)*
Chungking Express (Wong)*
School of Rock (Linklater)*
2046 (Wong)
Fallen Angels (Wong)*
House of Flying Daggers (Zhang)
Hero (Zhang)*
Garden State (Braff)*
Irma Vep (Assayas)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King: Extended Edition (Jackson)
Leon: The Professional (Besson)*
Donnie Darko (Kelly)*
Infernal Affairs (Lau/Mak)
Infernal Affairs II (Lau/Mak)
Jackie Brown (Tarantino)*
North by Northwest (Hitchcock)*
Satyricon (Fellini)
Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
Far From Heaven (Haynes)
Safe (Haynes)
Irreversible (Noe)*
Gone with the Wind
American Beauty (Mendes)*
Dazed and Confused (Linklater)*
Amelie (Jeunet)*
The 25th Hour (Lee)*
Sin City (Rodriguez)
Batman Returns (Burton)*
Unbreakable (Shyamalan)*
Heat (Mann)*
Edward Scissorhands (Burton)*
Ashes of Time (Wong)*
Aliens (Cameron)*
Days of Being Wild (Wong)*
Happy Together (Wong)*
Run Lola Run (Tykwer)*
Boogie Nights (Anderson)*
Attack of the Clones (Lucas)*
Revenge of the Sith (Lucas)*
The Big Lebowski (Coen)*
Velvet Goldmine (Haynes)
The Virgin Suicides (Coppola)*
Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)*
Paris, Texas (Wenders)
Clean (Assayas)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)*
Bonnie and Clyde (Hill)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone)
The Shining (Kubrick)*

4 stars
Sideways (Payne)
Bad Santa (Zwigoff)
A Very Long Engagement (Jeunet)
The Ice Storm (Lee)
Mean Girls
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (Kim)
Sunset Boulevard (Wilder)
The Aviator (Scorsese)
Captain Blood
8 1/2 (Fellini)
The Isle (Kim)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Curtiz)
Delicatessan (Jeunet)
Bullitt
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron)*
Infernal Affairs III (Lau/Mak)
Happiness (Solondz)
Bulworth (Beatty)*
Lolita (Kubrick)*
The Heroic Trio (To)*
The Incredibles (Bird)*
Crash (Haggis)
subUrbia (Linklater)
The Phantom Menace (Lucas)*
Breaking the Waves (Von Trier)
La Dolce Vita (Fellini)
Three Kings (O'Russell)
The Killing (Kubrick)
Cabaret
Short Cuts (Altman)
12 Angry Men (Lumet)
The Dreamers (Bertolucci)
Midnight Cowboy (Schlessinger)
Being There (Ashby)

3 stars
JSA (Park)
Walkabout (Roeg)
Safety Last
The Black Pirate
Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood)
Paths of Glory (Kubrick)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Verbinski)*
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park)
Audition (Miike)
Casino (Scorsese)
We Don't Live Here Anymore
Maria, Full of Grace
The Road Home (Zhang)
The Jacket
To Live (Zhang)
Coffy (Hill)
Radiance (Perkins)
Goldfinger*
I Stand Alone (Noe)
Mars Attacks! (Burton)*
The Maltese Falcon
The Tracker
A Touch of Zen
Masters of the Flying Guillotine
Spiderman 2 (Raimi)*
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg)*
The Apartment (Wilder)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen)*
The Last Temptation of Christ (Scorsese)
Spartacus (Kubrick)
One From the Heart (Coppola)
The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
Princess Raccoon (Suzuki)
The Doors (Stone)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Forman)
Straw Dogs (Peckinpah)
War of the Worlds (Spielberg)
Breathless (Godard)
Forrest Gump (Zemeckis)

2 stars
Mystic River (Eastwood)
Finding Nemo
Assault on Precinct 13
Identity
Rabbit Proof Fence (Noyce)
The Last Wave (Weir)
The Vikings
Existenz (Cronenberg)
Blanc
Intolerable Cruelty (Coen)
The Seventh Seal (Bergman)
Beneath Clouds
Die Hard
Kung-Fu Hustle (Chow)
Amarcord (Fellini)
Miller's Crossing (Coen)
La Strada (Fellini)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Liman)
The Quiet American (Noyce)
Mean Streets (Scorsese)
Batman Begins (Nolan)
Grave of the Fireflies
New York, New York (Scorsese)

1 star
Speed
Napoleon Dynamite
The Mark of Zorro
Ong-Bak
Ghostbusters II (Reitman)*
Be Cool
What the Bleep Do You Know
The Newton Boys (Linklater)
Dead Heart
Dirty Harry
Black and White
Yonglu Boys
The Player (Altman)

2 comments:

JON-C said...

Dirty Harry = one star?

WHAT!? Are you still sane!?

Plus finding Nemo should be higher up. I recommend seeing shark tale, a better movie.

Patrick said...

The reason I gave Dirty Harry one star is because I didn't really enjoy the movie, and I didn't respect it artistically. The film's value lies in its status as a historical document of a specific era in history. So, I'm glad I saw it, but I didn't really enjoy it.

As for Finding Nemo, I just wasn't feeling it. The Incredibles, or either Toy Story, were much better Pixar films.