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30 Days, 30 Movies

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People who added this item 1534 Average listal rating (952 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
50/50 (2011)
1 - The best movie you saw during the last year

Jospeh Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen find a way to make you laugh through some pretty heartfelt scenes about dealing with mortality.

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2 - The most underrated movie

Not only is this a touchstone for growing up in the 90s, the movie boasts a bevy of before-they-were-stars appearances by Jason Segel, Breckin Meyer, Alyson Hannigan, and Selma Blair. Also, "Mike Dexter is a GOD, Mike Dexter is a ROLE MODEL!"

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People who added this item 3433 Average listal rating (2284 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
3 - A movie that makes you really happy

Even when you're down, you don't have to be out. Plus, an out-of-left-field dance number to Hall & Oates helps.

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People who added this item 181 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
With Honors (1994)
4 - A movie that makes you sad

This is the first movie that ever made me cry. When Joe Pesci dies near the end, it broke my heart.

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People who added this item 1668 Average listal rating (970 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
5 - Favorite love story in a movie

After the first movie, we realize reality happened. They never met like they'd planned. But, sometimes, we get a second chance at love. Call me a romantic, but, in my mind, Jesse is still in Paris, probably with kids now.

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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
6 - Favorite made for tv movie

This HBO movie tells the story of how Citizen Kane was made and makes that movie even more enjoyable knowing its wild ride to theaters. There's also John Malkovich playing a soused screenwriter.

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People who added this item 5016 Average listal rating (3244 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
7 - The most surprising plot twist or ending

The whole movie is a masterful piece of storytelling, but the twist at the end makes you reevaluate everything you've just seen. I've re-watched this flick dozens of times, and I'm still not sure I understand the true importance of that last scene.

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8 - A movie that you’ve seen countless times

Starting in high school and continuing on today, this flick never gets old. "It's Rex Manning Day!!"

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People who added this item 1453 Average listal rating (928 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
9 - A movie with the best soundtrack

The Who, Cat Stevens, The Kinks, John Lennon, and a score by Mark Mothersbaugh: Perfection.

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10 - Favorite classic movie

I'm a big fan of most of Hitchcock's work, but this movie really hit a chord. Usually, the smart detective gets a huge lucky break to solve the crime, but not this time. The bad guy is incredibly smart; the good guy is just smarter. Also, Grace Kelly is stunning.

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People who added this item 1391 Average listal rating (815 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
11 - A movie that changed your opinion about something

It changed my opinion of Natalie Portman. She used to be my favorite actress.

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12 - A movie that you hate

Such a great hook for a movie: After a crazy night they don't remember, some friends have to figure out what happened yesterday. Awful execution.

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People who added this item 3985 Average listal rating (2575 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
13 - A movie that is a guilty pleasure

This is not a good movie. It's an actively bad movie. Why does old, lonely Adam Sandler always make me cry?

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14 - A movie that no one would expect you to love

I can't even believe I like a Nora Ephron movie. It's a weird and crazy world.

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People who added this item 1980 Average listal rating (1256 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
15 - A character who you can relate to the most

Rob Gordon. He loves music, makes bad decisions, compiles lists, and -- seriously -- organizing my record collection autobiographically does sound incredibly comforting.

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People who added this item 4923 Average listal rating (3258 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
16 - A movie that you used to love but now hate

I never truly "loved" this movie, but I sure do hate it. I don't understand what all the fuss was about now. It's a formulaic script that occasionally makes me smirk and more often makes me groan. Sidenote: I REALLY like the first sequel, though most others seem to disagree with my taste.

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People who added this item 837 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.5
Your Highness (2011)
17 - A movie that disappointed you the most

Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Zooey Deschanel in a movie by the director of Pineapple Express. And yet, it was horrible. See also, Movie #11.

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18 - A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen

Sadly, when I say I love this film, most people think I'm talking about the Will Ferrell soccer movie. Nope. I mean the movie about finding yourself after graduating undergrad while simultaneously realizing you screwed things up with a wonderful woman.

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People who added this item 8900 Average listal rating (5702 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
19 - Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc.

An improvement on a great book. That's hard to find.

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People who added this item 4796 Average listal rating (3141 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
20 - Favorite movie from your favorite actor

Jason Bateman as kind of a scummy dude. But, call me crazy, that Ellen Page and Michael Cera are going places.

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People who added this item 7067 Average listal rating (4584 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
21 - Favorite action movie

Smart, quick, funny, political, and action-packed. Moreover, it gave us Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. It's just a strong flick through and through.

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People who added this item 301 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
22 - Favorite documentary

A portrait of the underground comic artist R. Crumb presented in an unflinching way that doesn't shy from uncomfortable truths, it stares.

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People who added this item 6331 Average listal rating (4363 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
23 - Favorite animation

I'm pretty sure I don't even think this is the best Pixar movie, but for sheer creativity and heart it is my favorite.

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People who added this item 2400 Average listal rating (1484 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
24 - Favorite movie from your favorite actress

Re: Movie #11, I'm in-between favorite actresses. However, I'm going through a Rachel Weisz phase. She's really friggin' good. So is this movie.

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25 - The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen

It's a perfect comedy. I got you, Babe.

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26 - A movie that you love but everyone else hates

Especially women. They seem to fall somewhere in the "don't like" and "loathe" range of the spectrum. It's got some great performances, a fantastic soundtrack, and some really clever film production, though. In addition, see Fred Savage smoke with his belly button.

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People who added this item 2878 Average listal rating (1783 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
27 - A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters

In my dreams, we all sing along to "Tiny Dancer." That had to have happened somewhere.

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People who added this item 2726 Average listal rating (1795 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
28 - Favorite movie from your favorite director

Wes Anderson is probably my favorite director due to simple consistency. Since I've already listed Rushmore, though, I'm going with another great film that is definitely on par.

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People who added this item 1854 Average listal rating (1257 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
29 - A movie from your childhood

I watched this movie every day in elementary school. I knew every word. My mother was a really good sport considering how often I said, "Keep firing, Assholes!"

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People who added this item 1371 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
30 - Your favorite movie of all time

Always and forever. Uncompromising in hilarity and honesty. No one delivers Kevin Smith lines like Jason Lee.

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A list in the style of the "30 Days, 30 Movies" meme so popular on Listal, though I did not attempt to watch them over the course of a month.

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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Dec 18 12:50
Awesome to see some love for Jesse and Celine. I hope they're still together, too, but I really want to see a third film.
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Dec 18 12:50
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Dec 19 6:51
Excellent choices & taste! Nice to see love for Kicking & Screaming, Dial M for Murder, Groundhog Day, & Spaceballs. And while I refuse to watch either of Portman's films listed here, from what I saw in the trailers for both I understand what you mean there.

I went with Rob Gordon too
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 21 15:40
Your choices are fantastic, and I enjoyed reading the commentary. I never really thought about it, but 500 days of Summer is a movie that makes me happy. Good choice.

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