Movies seen in 2010 (starting mid-July, when I discovered moving pictures)

  1. 13.07.10 Lust For Life (1956, Vincente Minnelli)
  2. 14.07.10 Marley & Me (2008, David Frankel)
  3. 15.07.10 (500) Days of Summer (2009, Marc Webb)
  4. 16.07.10 Millions (2004, Danny Boyle)
  5. 16.07.10 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, Russ Meyer)
  6. 17.07.10 Herbie Fully Loaded (2005, Angela Robinson)
  7. 17.07.10 Light of Day (1987, Paul Schrader)
  8. 17.07.10 Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993, Mel Brooks)
  9. 17.07.10 I Love You, Man (2009, John Hamburg)
  10. 18.07.10 The World's Fastest Indian (2005, Roger Donaldson)
  11. 19.07.10 The Boondock Saints (1999, Troy Duffy)
  12. 19.07.10 Inside Deep Throat (2005, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato)
  13. 21.07.10 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006, Tom Tykwer)
  14. 23.07.10 Merry Christmas ("Joyeux Noël") (2005, Christian Carion)
  15. 23.07.10 Slap Her... She's French (2002, Melanie Mayron)
  16. 24.07.10 Grand Theft Auto (1977, Ron Howard)
  17. 25.07.10 Touching the Void (2003, Kevin Macdonald)
  18. 28.07.10 Barbarella (1968, Roger Vadim)
  19. 29.07.10 Unthinkable (2010, Gregor Jordan)
  20. 29.07.10 Dead Snow ("Død snø") (2009, Tommy Wirkola)
  21. 30.07.10 Tenderness (2009, John Polson)
  22. 30.07.10 The Last King of Scotland (2006, Kevin Macdonald)
  23. 02.08.10 Rize (2005, David LaChapelle)
  24. 02.08.10 Warlords ("Tau ming chong") (2007, Peter Chan)
  25. 02.08.10 Involuntary ("De ofrivilliga") (2008, Ruben Östlund)
  26. 04.08.10 Down and Derby (2005, Eric Hendershot)
  27. 04.08.10 It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004, Michael Dowse)
  28. 05.08.10 Ghost Town (2008, David Koepp)
  29. 07.08.10 The Lovely Bones (2009, Peter Jackson)
  30. 08.08.10 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957, John Sturges)
  31. 10.08.10 Revanche (2008, Götz Spielmann)
  32. 13.08.10 The Cat in the Hat (2003, Bo Welch)
  33. 14.08.10 Match Point (2005, Woody Allen)
  34. 15.08.10 District 9 (2009, Neill Blomkamp)
  35. 23.08.10 Alfie (1966, Lewis Gilbert)
  36. 25.08.10 Knight and Day (2010, James Mangold)
  37. 28.08.10 The Blue Lagoon (1980, Randal Kleiser)
  38. 04.09.10 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("Män som hatar kvinnor") (2009, Niels Arden Oplev)
  39. 05.09.10 There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  40. 06.09.10 Harold and Maude (1971, Hal Ashby)
  41. 06.09.10 Persepolis (2007, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)
  42. 08.09.10 Green Zone (2010, Paul Greengrass)
  43. 09.09.10 Dumb & Dumber (1994, Peter Farrelly)
  44. 11.09.10 Half Nelson (2006, Ryan Fleck)
  45. 12.09.10 World Trade Center (2006, Oliver Stone)
  46. 14.09.10 The Hangover (2009, Todd Phillips)
  47. 16.09.10 Pan's Labyrinth ("El laberinto del fauno") (2006, Guillermo del Toro)
  48. 18.09.10 The Darjeeling Limited (2007, Wes Anderson)
  49. 18.09.10 The Hurt Locker (2008, Kathryn Bigelow)
  50. 19.09.10 Twigson ("Knerten") (2009, Åsleik Engmark)
  51. 19.09.10 Star Trek (2009, J.J. Abrams)
  52. 21.09.10 Dalecarlians ("Masjävlar") (2004, Maria Blom)
  53. 23.09.10 The Foursome (2006, William Dear)
  54. 24.09.10 Shine a Light (2008, Martin Scorsese)
  55. 28.09.10 The Brave One (2007, Neil Jordan)
  56. 29.09.10 Iron Man (2008, Jon Favreau)
  57. 30.09.10 Gainsbourg (2010, Joann Sfar)
  58. 03.10.10 Up (2009, Pete Docter and Bob Peterson)
  59. 04.10.10 Knerten gifter seg (2010, Martin Lund)
  60. 06.10.10 Humpday (2009, Lynn Shelton)
  61. 08.10.10 Gomorrah ("Gomorra") (2008, Matteo Garrone)
  62. 10.10.10 City Island (2009, Raymond De Felitta)
  63. 11.10.10 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007, Dennis Dugan)
  64. 12.10.10 You, the Living ("Du levande") (2007, Roy Andersson)
  65. 16.10.10 Oldboy ("Oldeuboi") (2003, Chan-wook Park)
  66. 16.10.10 Waltz With Bashir ("Vals Im Bashir") (2008, Ari Folman)
  67. 17.10.10 Garden State (2004, Zach Braff)
  68. 17.10.10 Saw II (2005, Darren Lynn Bousman)
  69. 19.10.10 Gone Baby Gone (2007, Ben Affleck)
  70. 20.10.10 Crazy Heart (2009, Scott Cooper)
  71. 23.10.10 The Cove (2009, Louie Psihoyos)
  72. 30.10.10 Control (2007, Anton Corbijn)
  73. 04.11.10 North Face ("Nordwand") (2008, Philipp Stölzl)
  74. 05.11.10 The Ground Truth (2006, Patricia Foulkrod)
  75. 06.11.10 Moomins and the Comet Chase ("Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti") (2010, Maria Lindberg)
  76. 06.11.10 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, Wes Anderson)
  77. 11.11.10 The Edge of Heaven ("Auf der anderen Seite") (2007, Fatih Akin)
  78. 12.11.10 The Troll Hunter ("Trolljegeren") (2010, André Øvredal)
  79. 15.11.10 Evil Under The Sun (1982, Guy Hamilton)
  80. 27.11.10 Children of Men (2006, Alfonso Cuarón)
  81. 27.11.10 A Man For All Seasons (1966, Fred Zinnemann)
  82. 06.12.10 Duplex (2003, Danny DeVito)
  83. 08.12.10 The Siege (1998, Edward Zwick)
  84. 17.12.10 Fish Tank (2009, Andrea Arnold)
  85. 22.12.10 Men In Black (1997, Barry Sonnenfeld)
  86. 23.12.10 Love Actually (2003, Richard Curtis)
  87. 25.12.10 Notting Hill (1999, Roger Michell)
  88. 26.12.10 The Commitments (1991, Alan Parker)
  89. 28.12.10 European Vacation (1985, Amy Heckerling)
  90. 29.12.10 Paris, je t'aime (2006, various)

Hey, what did you think of I Love You, Man?

It was funny. Lightweight and funny. It won't be remembered three years from now, but I'd recommend it to anybody who's in mood for a laugh.

Oh I beg to differ, for it will live in my heart for all eternity. I thought it was very deep, very profound. Turning genre cliches on their head to fully examine them in reflexive modernity. Very profound. My favorite film of '09 so far.

What was life before moving pictures?

No wonder! No electricity up that high. Except for lightning. And that would not be a fun place to be in a thunderstorm. Or any kind of storm, for that matter. Welcome down from the heights!
Some movies you might like to watch:
Insomnia (1997) with Stellan Skarsgård and its US remake Insomnia (2002) with Al Pacino. Some folks like the first best, others like the second. I like them both.
Solaris (1972) with Donatas Banionis and its US remake Solaris (2002) with George Cloony Of these two, I like the first better, although I had to watch it with subtitles because I don't know Russian.
If you like musicals, I like Hello, Dolly (1969) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986), also Mary Poppins (1964) is fun.
For a look at mythology, Jason and the Argonauts (1963) is excellent; Ray Harryhausen did the special effects.
Of course, you simply must see the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson did an amazing job with the books.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) are great fun. Don't bother with the other two Indiana Jones films.
For older Science Fiction, Metropolis (1927) and Forbidden Planet(1956) are must-see films.
For older Horror: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922), The Haunting (1963) and The Exorcist (1973)
Cowboy movies: Shane (1953), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), High Noon (1952), The Good, the bad, and the ugly (1966), and Unforgiven (1992)
War movies: The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Great Escape (1963), Stalag 17 (1953), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Tora, Tora, Tora (1970), and Schindler's List (1993)
Animated: Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Ice Age (2002) and Up (2009) are my top recommendations, although animated films are not my favorite.

A good source list is the IMDB top 250 list , based on ratings by its members. I was not looking at that list as I compiled the list I put here. Any similarities in the lists is coincidental. Good luck on getting caught up!

That's an interesting list, and I will look into it. Don't tell anyone, but I have actually seen a handful of movies before. Funny you should recommend Insomnia, a Norwegian movie, as I am Norwegian myself.

I actually thought you probably were Norwegian. I looked to see what all your different lists were and noted the one about Norwegian TV. Who else would be likely to track that. Which made me think of the two different versions of Insomnia. I was enchanted by the differences employed in the stories when the location was northern Alaska rather than Norway. And then I thought of Solaris.
I recently saw Let The Right One In which is, of course, Swedish. The whole time I was watching it, I kept a running online chat with my friend about what seemed to be differences from that film in the Vampire mythology of US vs. Sweden. My friend thought I was being silly. Little things like "I wonder if they have the no-reflection-in-the-mirror view. NOPE," I wrote right away. "There is a mirror and she has a reflection." It was very interesting to note those things in addition to enjoying the film for its story.

Both Insomnias were good movies, but I prefered the Norwegian version. It has a more raw, authentic feeling. More realistic. Just as Let the Right One In feels much more real than any American vampire movie. I'm not a vampire fan, so I stay well clear of most vampire movies, but they are impossible to miss completely. Let the Right One In was very good, but I wouldn't consider it purely a vampire flick, it's also a social realistic movie about friendship and outsiders. You couldn't say that about Twilight.

Haven't seen any of the Solaris movies, but I recorded the Russian version from TV the other day, and I'll give it a try a day my girlfriend is out of the house. I doubt she'll have any interest in that.

Interesting, I have seen others say that about the Norwegian version, too. For Let the Right One In, I liked that the fact the girl was a vampire was almost an afterthought. The relationship between the girl and the boy was great to watch. And the interrelationships of the others, too. I agree with you about American vampire movies (cue to roll eyes).
You will have to let me know what you think of Solaris after you see it. I don't watch foreign films when my husband is home. He does not like silent films nor foreign films. He says "I don't want to watch a movie that I have to read to understand what is happening."

We Norwegians are used to "reading" what happens in a movie, as nearly all movies we see are subtitled. English is of course a language most of us understand, so there is a little less reading while watching American movies, than Russian or French or whatever.

I'll watch Solaris soon. Pretty excited about it, I don't watch a lot of Russian movies.