MovieBUFFering's 101 Favorite Movies - 2019

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3:10 To Yuma - 2007



"Even bad men love their mommas."
Well this is my favorite Western. Bale and Crowe are awesome in the flick. They have a really awesome chemistry in the film. It's cool to see them gain respect for each other as the film gets going. It just feels like a throw back to when the Westerns were in their hay day. It's a fun story with a lot of engaging characters. I love the Luke Wilson cameo

Ben Foster is really a standout as Crowe's right hand man. He looked like he had a lot of funny playing his character. It's really hard to choose between Bale and Crowe who had the better role. I'd edge it out to Crowe being more memorable but it's close. The end is really the best part about the movie. Bale's character just as balls the size of basketball. It's executed really well. It's just my favorite Western, always enjoy it when it's on. Highly recommend giving it a watch.


Director - James Mangold
Best Performance - Russell Crowe as Ben Wade
Rotten Tomatoes Score - 89%
Factoid - Exactly ten minutes pass in the movie between the clock striking 3:00 and the arrival of the train.
Stock In Countdown - Riser

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I came here to do two things, drink some beer and kick some ass, looks like we are almost outta beer - Dazed and Confused



"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."



Tried watching Dallas Buyers Club after your review, despite my dislike for Jennifer Garner. Not through all of it yet, but it didn't really draw me in at all. I can appreciate the story it's telling though.



Very cool to see the TMNT movies appear awhile back. Tons of nostalgia there. Secret of the Ooze was the first movie I ever watched in theaters. ("Go ninja, go ninja, go!") A little surprised that you included the third one, which I didn't even care for as a kid. Bought a DVD collection of them recently. Looking forward to revisiting them. I know I still love the first one, which I re-watched not that long ago. For a "kid's" movie, it's surprisingly dark.

Also happy to see my favorite movie, Pulp Fiction, make an appearance. 3:10 to Yuma is the movie that got me into westerns. Cool to see it place so high. Wasn't expecting to see Unforgiven show up on here, but it's a masterful film. I was more impressed with McConaughey's performance in Dallas Buyers Club than the movie itself. Hard to believe that was 2019. Feels like just a couple of years ago. Dazed and Confused is one of the premier hang-out movies and another personal favorite. Haven't seen Almost Famous or American Beauty in ages, but I remember both being great movies.

We continue to share a lot of nostalgic favorites, especially when it comes to animation. Home Alone is my favorite Christmas movie; physical pain has rarely been so funny. Some of your favorites have lost their shine for me due to sequel fatigue or because they're always playing on TV. Curse of the Black Pearl and Men in Black fall into that category, as well as several of the comedies to appear on your list, like The Hangover and Meet the Parents. Still enjoy them, just not as much as I once did. Although I'm not a big fan of Life or Win Win (both solid quality, just nothing remarkable, imo), I dig seeing under-the-radar choices like that make people's lists of favorites.

Curious to see how the rest of the top twenty shakes out.
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17

Groundhog Day - 1993



"Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today."
Bill freaking Murray. Who doesn't love Bill Murray? I think this movie flaunts Bill at the peak of his powers. He is unfairly charming. It's hard to see another performer being able to basically carry that movie like him. He is insanely likable even when he is not suppose to be at the beginning. I personally think this is his best movie, the one to put in the time capsule to tell people how badass he was.

Also a big shout out has to go to Harold Ramis who cobbled this movie together so confidently. Not sure you can pull off a movie with this many moving parts and make it fit so seamless with out a confident vision of what the movie would look like. Apparently this movie caused a 2 decade rift between Murray and Ramis, you would never know it from the finished product.

It's just a good natured film with lots of laughs and honestly a sweet story. It's just easily rewatchable which is why it's always on tv. He finally gets out of the day becoming a better man and not so self centered. It's just a fun flick I never get tired of, ironically. Depending who you get the information from Murray spent anywhere from 8 to 10 years reliving the same day


Director - Harold Ramis
Best Performance - Bill Murray as Phil Connors
Rotten Tomatoes Score - 96%
Factoid - Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Murray had to have anti rabies injections, because the bites were so severe.
Stock In Countdown - Neutral

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I've seen parts of Groundhog Day but not enough to make a firm stance about the movie.
Rather impressed by that. It's on tv everyday lol.



16

Blade Runner: 2049 - 2017



"Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger."
So a look back to number 97 on this countdown finds the original Blade Runner. Something this movie does which is incredibly rare in cinema history: it makes the original better to me. It's such a shame this movie flopped at the box office because it deserved better. I also was pretty much done with the Oscars after this and Villeneuve didn't get a nod in the Oscars while clearly being the best movie that year. Have a feeling there was some serious politics against it for a variety of reasons.

First all this might be the most beautiful movie I've ever seen. Roger Deakins is a straight G. At least the Academy finally did right by him by giving him an Oscar for this. It's just a damn eyegasm of art. Even if you don't like the movie you have to appreciate how it looks. Gosling is wonderful as a sort of newer version of Ford in the first movie and you can tell Ford really loves being in this world. Don't think he would have came back unless it was done right. Leto is very creepy and I think Ana de Armas is my new cinematic crush. She is breathtaking to me, I hope she gets a lot more work. Sylvia Hoeks is also great as the baddie.

I got to give Villeneuve credit, he made this sequel, imo better than the first one and improved the first one. Seriously it adds depth to the first movie while still being a great solo movie. That's amazing 35 years after the first film came out. Villeneuve is a director I will look out for his projects, can't wait for Dune. This movie is one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had watching a movie the last 5 years or so. It has pushed the median forward to me and that is great. Hopefully it gains traction in the years to come as an absolute classic and an embarrassment that it wasn't nominated for an Oscar.


Director - Denis Villeneuve
Best Performance - Ryan Gosling as Officer K
Rotten Tomatoes Score - 87%
Factoid - According to the documentary Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007), director Ridley Scott had a totally different introduction in mind for Rick Deckard in Blade Runner (1982). In the end, he chose the noodles scene on the street to first show Harrison Ford as an ex-Blade Runner. Thirty-five years later director Denis Villeneuve used that exact unused scene in this film to introduce Ryan Gosling, which became the farm scene with the discovery of the tree.
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Very cool to see the TMNT movies appear awhile back. Tons of nostalgia there. Secret of the Ooze was the first movie I ever watched in theaters. ("Go ninja, go ninja, go!") A little surprised that you included the third one, which I didn't even care for as a kid. Bought a DVD collection of them recently. Looking forward to revisiting them. I know I still love the first one, which I re-watched not that long ago. For a "kid's" movie, it's surprisingly dark.

Also happy to see my favorite movie, Pulp Fiction, make an appearance. 3:10 to Yuma is the movie that got me into westerns. Cool to see it place so high. Wasn't expecting to see Unforgiven show up on here, but it's a masterful film. I was more impressed with McConaughey's performance in Dallas Buyers Club than the movie itself. Hard to believe that was 2019. Feels like just a couple of years ago. Dazed and Confused is one of the premier hang-out movies and another personal favorite. Haven't seen Almost Famous or American Beauty in ages, but I remember both being great movies.

We continue to share a lot of nostalgic favorites, especially when it comes to animation. Home Alone is my favorite Christmas movie; physical pain has rarely been so funny. Some of your favorites have lost their shine for me due to sequel fatigue or because they're always playing on TV. Curse of the Black Pearl and Men in Black fall into that category, as well as several of the comedies to appear on your list, like The Hangover and Meet the Parents. Still enjoy them, just not as much as I once did. Although I'm not a big fan of Life or Win Win (both solid quality, just nothing remarkable, imo), I dig seeing under-the-radar choices like that make people's lists of favorites.

Curious to see how the rest of the top twenty shakes out.
Well to me TMNT were my childhood, loved them. All 3 of the first movies were handled with such care for the characters that have been lost with the new incarnations. The practical costumes make such a huge difference. Even if someone doesn't like the first three they have to admit seeing the turtles costumes is pretty damn cool and impressive.

Pulp is a cool film, but I think Inglorious is QT's culmination of his talents coming together to make his best work. Unforgiven is such a ridiculously good film. I had it in the 80s then when and watched it again and said that thing needs moved up. I could see it moving up again if I did this.

Yea I can get that about Dallas Buyer's Club. McConaughey's performance sort of makes the movie, but I don't know I digged the movie too Yea I get your beef with sequel fatigue, I get it too. Wish they would leave it alone unless they are beyond certain they can match or top the first. But to me there is a reason they try to squeeze every drop out of the originals like Black Pearl and Men In Black....because they are freaking awesome. Think I only have one true blockbuster left. But that's pretty much how I judge my favorite movies. If I don't get sick of watching them, which pretty much everyone in my top 20 I never get sick of and most in my top 50.