Thursday, August 24, 2006

100 Most Daring Movies Ever Made

100 Most Daring Movies Ever Made by Premiere Magazine: "Instead of quibbling with the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Best American Films, Premiere Magazine decided to rethink the point. In its October 1998 newstand issue, it presented 'Rebel Cinema' or 100 Movies That Shook the World, celebrating the filmmakers (and their films) who dared to be ridiculous, offensive, or even unpopular, and who still came up with classic films.

The 100 films that follow (in alphabetical order) were chosen by the magazine's editors for their startling ideas and images. Some are from foreign lands or scorned genres; many were made with tiny budgets; but all are great, and none are recognized by the AFI.

Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star are the films that 'The Greatest Films' site has selected as the '100 Greatest Films'."


Jeff Meyerson said...

Interesting list, though one can quibble. What is "daring" about making Airplane, for example.

Read the comment on Breathless: A pretty Parisian thief (Jean-Paul Belmondo) pursues a deeply shallow American student (Jean Seberg).

Isn't "deeply shallow" an oxymoron? Was Jean Seberg?


Bill said...

Possibly the author of that comment picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue.

Reel Fanatic said...

Thanks for posting that list .. I wouldn't call them all rebel cinema, but there are some great ones there I hadn't seen but will check out soon

Anonymous said...

Belmondo pretty? A petty thief, more like.


Todd Mason said...

"17. Cat People (1942), d. Jacques Tourneur
Movies show - they don't tell. But how glorious it is when they merely imply. Here Tourneur masters the impossible: the _subtle_ horror movie."

Deeply shallow glue-sniffing, indeed.

Ivan G. said...

A lot of my favorite movies are on this list, but Animal Crackers more "daring" than Duck Soup? No wonder this magazine is going into the toilet.

Carl V. said...

I like reading these kind of lists if only to compare what I've seen with what I haven't and to get Netflix ideas.