Films for the Thinking

A Listmania! list by G. D. G. Ackland "gackland" (london)
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Shaun of the Dead [DVD] [2004]
1.  Shaun of the Dead [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Simon Pegg
The list author says:
  "Teach yourself how to be British, how to spot subtle film references wher others are oblivious, and how to kill zombies."
£3.06   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Little Murders [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
2.  Little Murders [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Elliott Gould
The list author says:
  "Best film you never saw. This takes the humour of Catch22 or MASH, and applies it to modern life in America via the dating game. Funniest film I ever saw: then the ending kills parts of you! It hurts."
Used & New from: £99.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Fight Club - 2 Disc Edition
3.  Fight Club - 2 Disc Edition DVD ~ Edward Norton
The list author says:
  "In some ways, this is the best use use/abuse of the medium that anyone has thus far done. Great plot, real issues (wow! in a film?) and it looks and plays beautifully."
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.08
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Brazil [1985] [DVD]
4.  Brazil [1985] [DVD] DVD ~ Jonathan Pryce
The list author says:
  "This is such a stonking farce. It's 1984 minus the revolution. Big Brother slips in through the back door. It's Blair's Britain prophesied, with plastic surgery and great visual play."
£3.83   Used & New from: £1.31
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [DVD] [1988]
5.  Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [DVD] [1988] DVD ~ Bob Hoskins
The list author says:
  "Introducing youngsters to misguided notions of femininity since 1988. The anim/live integration is flawless, and necessary to this manic FILM NOIR! DVD extras rule."
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.29
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Adaptation [DVD] [2003]
6.  Adaptation [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Nicolas Cage|Meryl Streep
The list author says:
  "Ace film. Kaufmann has one fifth the brains of Thomas Pynchon, and that's loads for a filmmaker. He's actually thinking in ways I didn't ever expect to see cinema try."
£4.00   Used & New from: £0.09
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Amores Perros [DVD] [2001]
7.  Amores Perros [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Emilio Echevarría
The list author says:
  "Depth. You think you know what it is for a while, but as the focus moves to new characters you find it's a rare excercise in empathy. Packed with heart and guts."
£6.98   Used & New from: £1.96
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Special Edition) [1994] [DVD]
8.  The Nightmare Before Christmas (Special Edition) [1994] [DVD] DVD ~ Danny Elfman
The list author says:
  "Much joy watching the design and the fluidity of these stop-motion wierdies. Also, Danny Elfman (composing AND singing) at his most playful. Dvd extras, very nice."
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Rushmore [DVD] [1999]
9.  Rushmore [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Jason Schwartzman
The list author says:
  "Very inspiring stuff. Schwartzman vs. Murray. Great players. Nice speed. Cool soundtrack. Watch and enjoy."
£3.80   Used & New from: £1.63
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Pinocchio : Special Edition [DVD] [1940]
10.  Pinocchio : Special Edition [DVD] [1940] DVD ~ Dickie Jones
The list author says:
  "Disney's technical masterpiece. The look of the scenes is great, but it's the morality of the tale that really get you. Nobody dares preach to kids now, that's why they're all drugged-up bank robbers."
£24.79   Used & New from: £1.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Twelve Monkeys [DVD] [1996]
11.  Twelve Monkeys [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Joseph Melito
The list author says:
  "Probably the most immediate of Gilliam's films, but it doesn't compromise a thing. Vision of the future is seamless, ridiculous and gorgeous. The asylum scenes are so well played."
£5.00   Used & New from: £1.30
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Dr. Strangelove (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1964] [2002]
12.  Dr. Strangelove (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1964] [2002] DVD ~ Sterling Hayden
The list author says:
  "One of the best statements anybody ever made in film. Still highly relevant."
£3.89   Used & New from: £1.19
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Barton Fink [DVD] [1991] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
13.  Barton Fink [DVD] [1991] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ John Turturro
The list author says:
  "Very striking film. Very ambient. The paranoia seeps off the walls quite nicely."
£3.08   Used & New from: £1.97
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Tremors [DVD] [1990]
14.  Tremors [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Kevin Bacon
The list author says:
  "Just totally cool."
£4.50   Used & New from: £0.85
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Little Shop of Horrors [DVD] [1986]
15.  Little Shop of Horrors [DVD] [1986] DVD ~ Rick Moranis
The list author says:
  "Highly atmospheric musical comedy about temptation and doing the right thing. Also, the truth about dentistry."
£5.73   Used & New from: £1.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

Paths Of Glory [DVD] [1957]
16.  Paths Of Glory [DVD] [1957] DVD ~ Kirk Douglas
The list author says:
  "Studio-controlled Kubrick. No less sincerity, but often overlooked."
£5.93   Used & New from: £0.80
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

From Here To Eternity [DVD] [2002]
17.  From Here To Eternity [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Burt Lancaster
The list author says:
  "Pearl Harbour. Lesson in dignity, right and wrong, and what it was like when men were men."
£4.10   Used & New from: £1.02
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

The Time Machine [DVD] [1960]
18.  The Time Machine [DVD] [1960] DVD ~ Rod Taylor
The list author says:
  "We really must start looking after our society the right way."
£17.99   Used & New from: £11.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf [DVD] [1967] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
19.  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf [DVD] [1967] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Elizabeth Taylor
The list author says:
  "Perfect film."
£18.54   Used & New from: £4.28
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof [1958] [DVD]
20.  Cat On A Hot Tin Roof [1958] [DVD] DVD ~ Elizabeth Taylor
The list author says:
  "Great film about how hard it is to be your own man."
£4.50   Used & New from: £1.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Ghostbusters [DVD] [1984]
21.  Ghostbusters [DVD] [1984] DVD ~ Bill Murray
The list author says:
  "Yay! Ghostbusters, go. Hurrah! Don't cross the streams."
£3.12   Used & New from: £0.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

If.... [1968] [DVD]
22.  If.... [1968] [DVD] DVD ~ Malcolm McDowell
The list author says:
  "Ballsy, beautiful film."
£4.10   Used & New from: £1.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Holy Mountain [2007] [DVD]
23.  The Holy Mountain [2007] [DVD] DVD ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky
The list author says:
  "Must be seen to be believed."
£21.63   Used & New from: £14.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Guillermo Del Toro Collection (Pan's Labyrinth, Cronos, The Devil's Backbone) [DVD] [2006]
24.  Guillermo Del Toro Collection (Pan's Labyrinth, Cronos, The Devil's Backbone) [DVD] [2006] DVD ~ Ivana Baquero
The list author says:
  "A visual perfectionist. Such luscious cinema."
Used & New from: £6.16
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

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The Odd Couple [DVD] [1967]
25.  The Odd Couple [DVD] [1967] DVD ~ Jack Lemmon
The list author says:
  "Hahahahahahaha."
£13.24   Used & New from: £3.17
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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subtitles please.. 11 2 Apr 2014
The Time Machine 1960 0 6 Feb 2014
TimeMachine pop quiz 0 22 Jun 2013
Does this still include a slipcover? 1 27 May 2013
brazilian or euro portuguese subs? 8 6 Mar 2013
Language and subtitles? 2 6 Mar 2013
spanish language? 1 6 Mar 2013
Has anyone gotten a slipcover, recently? 0 1 Feb 2013
Why no slipcase / cardboard sleeve? 7 18 Dec 2012
Amazon didn't send this with it's slip case 1 3 Jul 2012
Very Scary Movie 2 25 May 2011
Help! Regarding The Box 2 28 Apr 2011
 
   

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