DENNIS SCHWARTZ Movie Reviews

                                                                                   THE TEN BEST FILMS IN 30 DIFFERENT GENRES


 SPORTS MOVIES                                                               FILM NOIR                                                          WESTERNS                                                   

1- Million Dollar Baby (2004) A+                                    1 -Touch of Evil (1958)  A+                          1-Bend of the River (!952) A+                                                     
2- The Hustler (1961) A                                                    2- Double Indemnity (1944) A+                   2- Wichita (1955) A+                                      
3- Downhill Racer (1969) A                                              3-  D.O.A (1950) A+                                      3- The Searchers (1956) A+                           
4- Raging Bull (1980) A                                                    4- Kiss Me Deadly (1955) A+                       4- Seven Men From Now (1956) A                       
5-When We Were Kings (1996) A                                    5- The Killing (1956) A+                              5- Stagecoach (1939) A                                   
6 -The Set-Up (1949) A-                                                    6- Out of the Past (1947) A+                        6- Ride Lonesome (1959) A                            
7- Sugar (2008) A-                                                             7- The Maltese Falcon (1941) A+                7- The Unforgiven (1992) A                           
8- Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) A-                            8- M (1931) A+                                             8- High Noon (1952) A                                    
9- The Wrestler (2008) A-                                                 9- The Big Heat (1953) A                             9-Red River (1948) A                                      
10-Bobby Fisher Against The World (2011) A-              10- Chinatown (1974) A                             10- Ride The High Country (1962) A           


CRIME/ DRAMA                                                                                    MUSICALS                                                                                    WAR
                                                       

1 Mean Streets (1973) A+                                                                         1- Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) A+                                           1- The Battle of Algiers (1965) A+
2 Night of the Hunter (1955) A+                                                              2- The Last Waltz (1978) A+                                                    2- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) A+
3- Murder By Contract (1958) A+                                                           3- Woodstock (1970) A+                                                           3- Paths of Glory (1957) A+
4- Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1989) A                                         4- Moses and Aaron (1975) A+                                               4- Grand Illusion (1937) A+                                     
5- Godfather: Part 2 (1974) A                                                                  5- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) A+                        5- Lawrence of Arabia (1962) A
6- No Country For Old Men (2007) A                                                     6- Nijinsky (2001) A+                                                               6- Full Metal Jacket (1987) A
7- God Told Me To (1976) A                                                                     7- Chronicle of Anna Magdelena Bach (1968) A+                 7- Come And See (1985) A
8- Fargo (1996) A                                                                                       8- Nashville (1975) A+                                                              8- Zulu (1964) A
9- Pulp Fiction (1994) A                                                                            9-  The Lovers of Teruel (1962) A+                                         9- Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) A
10-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A                     10-Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) A     10- Seven Samurai (1954) A


COMEDIES                                                                                 HISTORY                                                                                                       ROMANCE

1- Duck Soup (1933) A+                                                              1- Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) A+                                               1- Casablanca (1942) A+
2- Dr. Strangelove (1964) A+                                                       2-  The Leopard (1963) A+                                                             2- Before Sunset (2004) A+
3- Bringing Up Baby (1938) A+                                                  3-   The Circle (2000) A+                                                                3- Before Sunrise (1955) A+
4- The General (1926) A+                                                            4- The Scarlet Empress (1934) A+                                                 4- L'Atalante (1934) A+
5- His Girl Friday (1940) A+                                                        5- A Man Escaped (1956) A+                                                        5-  Sunrise (1927) A+
6- Playtime (1967) A+                                                                   6-  Horse Thief (1986) A                                                                6-  Innocence (2000) A+
7- Lonely Hearts (1982) A                                                            7- Battleship Potemkin (1925) A                                                   7- Jules and Jim (1962) A
8- Get Shorty (1995) A                                                                  8-The Flowers of St. Francis (1950) A                                          8- Stairway to Heaven (1946) A
9- Man of Flowers (1983) A                                                          9- The Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) A                                         9- Persona (1966) A
10- The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) A                             10- The Secret of Kells (2009) A                                                  10- Wuthering Heights (1939) A

SCIENCE FICTION                                                                       ARTIST FILMS                                                                                                              ADVENTURE

1- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A+                                           1- La Belle Noiseuse (1991) A+                                                                              1- Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972) A+
2- Stalker (1979) A+                                                                      2- Andrei Rublev (1963) A+                                                                                   2- Anatahan (1953) A+
3- Solaris (1972) A                                                                         3- A Quiet Passion (2016) A+                                                                                3- Yeelen (1987) A+
4- Metropolis (1927) A                                                                   4- Edvard Munch (1974) A+                                                                                 4- India: Matri Bhumi (1959) A+
5- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) A                                 5- Paterson (2016) A+                                                                                            5- North by Northwest (1959) A
6- Blade Runner (1982) A                                                              6- Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (1987) A+                      6- Throne of Blood (1957) A
7-  A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) A                                          7- Russian Ark (2002) A+                                                                                     7- The 39 Steps (1935) A
8- Minority Report (2002) A                                                          8- Museum Hours (2012) A+                                                                                8- Dr. No (1962) A
9- Children of Men (2006) A                                                           9- Poetry (2010) A+                                                                                              9- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) A
10- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) A                    10- The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) A                                                       10- Barry Lyndon (1975) A

CLASSICS                                                                                       SPIRITUAL                                                                                                          STRANGE FILMS

1- Chimes at Midnight (1965) A+                                                   1- Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) A+                                                                         1- The Dybbuk (1937) A+
2- Citizen Kane (1941) A+                                                              2- Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left For The East? (1989) A+                                  2-  Spider (2002) A+
3- Gone With The Wind (1939) A+                                               3- Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003) A+                                                               3- Sans Soleil (1983) A+
4- Pather Panchali (1955) A+                                                        4- Vajra Sky over Tibet (2006) A+                                                                            4- In A Year of 13 Moons (1978) A+
5- Sunset Boulevard (1950) A+                                                      5- Nazarin (1958) A+                                                                                                 5- Dead Man (1995) A+
6-  Love Streams (1984) A+                                                            6- Leon Morin, Priest (1951) A+                                                                              6- Perfumed Nightmare (1978) A+
7-  Love Me Tonight (1932) A+                                                      7-  Day of Wrath (1943) A+                                                                                      7- Eyes Wide Shut (1999) A+                                   
8- Greed (1925) A+                                                                         8- Mother and Son (1997) A+                                                                                    8- Cowards Bend Their Knees (2003) A+
9- Stage Door (1937) A+                                                                 9- The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) A+                                                                  9- Lancelot of the Lake (1974) A+
10- The Sweet Smell of Success (1957) A+                                   10- The Light Ahead (1939) A                                                                                  10- Un Chien Andalou (1928) A

FOREIGN FILM FAVORITES                                                    THRILLERS/SUSPENSE                                                                                         POLITICAL

1-  Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987) A+                                             1- Gosford Park (2001) A+                                                                                      1-
The Last Bolshevik (1993) A+
2-  Ordet (1955) A+                                                                          2-  The Lost One (1951) A+                                                                                      2- Time Out (2001) A+                                                                                     
3- The Rules of the Game (1939) A+                                              3- Strangers on a Train (1951) A                                                                              3- The Music Room (1958) A+
4- Rebels of the Neon God (1992) A+                                             4- The Wages of Fear (1953) A                                                                                 4- Love (1971) A+
5- L'Argent (1983) A+                                                                      5- Rashomon (1950) A                                                                                               5- Vera Drake (2004) A
6- Satantango (1994) A+                                                                  6- Laura (1944) A                                                                                                       6-  The Post (2017) A
7- The Decalogue (1989) A+                                                            7- Fargo (1996) A                                                                                                        7- Downfall (2004) A
8- Viridiana (1961) A+                                                                     8-  Se7en (1995) A                                                                                                       8- The Sun (2005) A
9- Sansho the Bailiff (1954) A+                                                       9- Vertigo (1958) A                                                                                                      9- The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) A-
10- The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) A+                                         10- Brighton Rock (1947) A                                                                                      10- Man of Marble (1977) A-

ONE OF A KIND FILMS                                                                 DRAMA                                                                                                       FAMILY

1-  Killer of Sheep (1977) A+                                                        1- I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) A                                                        1- Tokyo Story (1953) A+
2- Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) A                         2- To Be or Not to Be (1942) A                                                                      2- An Autumn Afternoon (1962) A+
3- The Exiles (1961) A                                                                   3- The Conversation (1974) A                                                                       3- Late Spring (1949) A+
4- The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966) A                  4- Contempt (1963) A                                                                                    4- Early Summer (1951) A+
5- Syndromes and a Century (2006) A                                         5- The Conformist (1970) A                                                                          5- The Cloud-Capped Star (1960) A+
6- Who is Bozo Texino? (2005) A                                                  6- There Will Be Blood (2007) A                                                                   6- All That Heaven Allows (1955) A
7-  The Saltmen of Tibet (1997) A-                                                7- Ghost Dog: The Way of the Sumarai (1999) A                                       7- The Bed You Sleep In (1993) A
8-  Slither (1973) A-                                                                        8- Manchester By The Sea (2016) A                                                              8- Jeanne Dielman (1975) A
9- The Killing Kind (1973) A-                                                       9- Army in the Shadows (1969) A                                                                  9- The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972) A
10- Eraserhead (1977) A-                                                              10- Providence (1977) A                                                                                  10- Adoption (1975) A

ARTHOUSE FILMS                                                                                                    YOUTH FILMS                                                                                 PSYCHEDELIC FILMS

1- A Gentle Woman (1969) A+                                                                                        1- Boyhood (2014) A+                                                                 1- Waking Life (2001) A+
2- An Actor's Revenge (1963) A+                                                                                    2-  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and ... Spring (2003) A+    2- Point Blank (1967) A
3- Exterminating Angel (1962) A+                                                                                  3-   Los Olvidados (1950) A+                                                     3- Zabriskie Point (1970) A
4- Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003) A+                                                                                 4-  Shadows  (1959) A                                                                 4- Pan's Labyrinth (2006) A
5- Once Upon A Time in Anatolia A+                                                                             5-  Little Fugitive (1953) A                                                         5- The Wizard of Oz (1939) A
6- Diary of a Country Priest (1950) A+                                                                           6- The White Balloon (1995) A                                                  6- Performance (1970) A
7- The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) A+                                                                   7- River's Edge (1986) A                                                            7- The Fountain (2006) A
8- My Dinner With Andre (1981) A                                                                                 8- Easy Rider (1969) A                                                               8- Wake in Fright (1971) A
9- Appointment in Bray (1971) A                                                                                     9-  Elephant (2003) A                                                                   9- The Devils (1971) A
10- Uncle BoonMee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) A                                      10- Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) A                                       10- Becoming Cary Grant (2017) A-

ZOMBIES/MONSTERS                                                                         URBAN  FILMS                                                                                        HORROR

1- The Thing From Another World (1951) A                                       1-  While The City Sleeps (1956) A                                        1- Nosferatu (1922) A+
2- Frankenstein (1931) A                                                                        2-  Blowup (1966) A                                                                 2- Psycho (1960) A+
3- I Walked With A Zombie (1943) A                                                   3-  The Big Clock (1948) A                                                      3- Rosemary's Baby (1968) A+
4- Shock Waves (1977) A                                                                       4-  Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) A                                       4- The Bride of Frankenstein  (1935) A+
5- One Cut of the Dead (2017) A                                                           5- Taxi Driver (1976) A                                                            5- Eyes Without A Face (1959) A+
6- Night of the Living Dead (1958) A                                                    6-  Taste of Cherry (1987) A                                                    6- The Old Dark House (1932) A+
7-  Monster's Ball (2001) A                                                                    7-  Withnail And I (1987) A                                                     7-  The Leopard Man (1943) A
8- Depraved  (2018) A-                                                                           8-  Broadway Danny Rose (1984) A -                                      8-  Repulsion (1965) A
9- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) A-                                                   9- Manhattan (1975) A-                                                            9-   The Haunting (1963) A
10- Day of the Dead (1985) A-                                                              10- Brazil (1985) A-                                                                   10-  The Cabinet of Dr. Cagilari (1920) A

OCCULT                                                                                                     DOCUMENTARIES                                                                                       FANTASY
 
1- Don't Look Now (1973) A                                                          1- Letter From Siberia (1958) A                                                                   1- Orpheus (1950) A
2- The Wicker Man (1973) A                                                         2- Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) A                                                    2- The Tales of Hoffman (1951) A
3- Night of the Demon (1957) A                                                     3- Capturing The Friedmans (2003) A                                                        3- Cat People (1942) A
4- Scorpio Rising (1964) A                                                             4- Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) A                                                                 4- Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937) A
5- Black Sunday (1960) A                                                              5- Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A Leuchter, Jr. (1999) A            5- Pinocchio (1940) A
6- The Curse of the Cat People (1944) A                                      6- Winged Migration (2001) A                                                                      6- The Thief of Baghdad (1940) A
7- The Master (2012) A                                                                  7- Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006) A                                                   7-Dumbo (1941) A
8- The Devil Rides Out (1968) A                                                   8- The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (2004) A-                                    8- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) A
9- The Seventh Seal (1957) A-                                                       9- Faces Places (2017) A-                                                                                9- Portrait of Jennie (1948) A
10- The Witch (2015) A-                                                                10- Jodorowski's Dune (2003) A-                                                                   10- Wings of Desire (1987) A


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