John Detlefs Programmer

some good movies

I like movies.

My Top 10


  1. Children of Men
  2. Shawshank Redemption
  3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  4. Good Will Hunting
  5. Michael Clayton
  6. An entire Pixar movie binge
  7. Se7en (Couldn’t resist)
  8. Young Frankenstein
  9. Collateral
  10. Training Day

noirs


  1. Michael Clayton
  2. The Usual Suspects
  3. Collateral
  4. The Hustler
  5. The Color of Money
  6. LA Confidential

westerns


  1. No Country for Old Men
  2. Django Unchained
  3. The Last Samurai
  4. 3:10 to Yuma (new version)
  5. Unforgiven
  6. Gran Torino

puppy murder revenge


  1. Shooter
  2. John Wick

historical drama


  1. Braveheart
  2. Dead Poet’s Society
  3. Platoon
  4. Apocalypse Now Redux
  5. Apollo 13
  6. The Social Network
  7. A Beautiful Mind
  8. John Grisham’s “The Rainmaker” (Fiction)
  9. Amadeus
  10. October Sky

thrillers/psychological/horror


  1. Michael Clayton
  2. The Machinist
  3. The Exorcist
  4. Manchurian Candidate (both)
  5. The Silence of the Lambs
  6. A lot of movies with Jake Gyllenhaal of all people, Prisoners, Zodiac, Donnie Darko, End of Watch, Nightcrawler, Rendition
  7. The Departed
  8. Runaway Jury

sci-fi


  1. Interstellar
  2. Looper
  3. Primer
  4. (Only the original) The Matrix
  5. Bladerunner

action


  1. Everything Harrison Ford
  2. Everything Tom Cruise
  3. Everything Keanu Reeves (yes Bill and Ted are action flicks)
  4. Everything Bruce Willis
  5. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

comedies


  1. Young Frankenstein
  2. Blazing Saddles
  3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  4. Adaptation
  5. Anchorman
  6. Tropic Thunder
  7. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off