Guilty Pleasures: WAY too many movies

Did you ever get that Myspace bulletin years and years ago where you have they list a bunch of movies, and if you’ve seen more than x number, you have no life?  Well…I wonder what they’d have to say about this!

Paste Magazine is taking votes for the favorite film of the decade.  Out of their list of about 220 movies from the last decade, I’ve seen 141 and have 21 more on Netflix, so I’ll watch them eventually.  The list is no where near the amount of movies released in the last decade, nor is it anywhere near the amount of movies I’ve seen in the last decade.  In fact, the list is missing a several of my faves, such as Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, and The Girl in the Cafe.

The main reasons for my movie-whorishness: I’ve always loved movies, duh.  But after I moved away from home for undergrad and grad school, there were many periods where I was way too broke to afford a computer (and the internet it would require), or cable TV.  I’ve always loved reading, but staring at nothing but books 24/7/365 (I always had a heavy course load) was a bit much.  Sometimes you just need some background noise, ya know?**

So I busted out the DVD player.  I had Netflix when I could afford it, bought used foreign/indie/art house DVDs (that no one ever rented, so they’re all practically brand new) from Hollywood Video for dirt cheap, and checked out DVDs from the public library.

And now look at me. 😉

Movie list after the jump (bold=seen, italics=Netflix, orange=my votes):

2 Days in Paris (2007)
21 Grams (2004)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2008)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel) (2008)
A History of Violence (2005)
A Man Without a Past (2002)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
About a Boy (2002)
Adaptation (2002)
Adventureland (2009)
Almost Famous (2000)
Amadeus (2002)
Amelie (2001)
American Splendor (2003)
Amores perros (2000)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
Army of the Shadows (2006)
As It Is In Heaven (2004)
Away From Her (2007)
Ballast (2008)
Beau Travail (2000)
Before Sunset (2004)
Billy Elliott (2000)

Bloody Sunday (2002)
Borat (2006)
Bowling For Columbine (2002)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Broken Flowers (2005
Brothers (2005)
Bus 174 (2004)
Cache (Hidden) (2005)
Call+Response (2008)
Capote (2005)
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Chicago (2002)
Chocolat (2000)
Chop Shop (2008)
City of God (2004)
Closer (2004)
Crash (2005)
Crimson Gold (2004)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
District 9 (2009)
Donny Darko (2004)
Downfall (2004)
Eastern Promises (2007)
El Crimen del Padre Amaro
Elephant (2004)
Elling (2001)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Far From Heaven (2002)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Firaaq (2008)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Garden State (2004)
Ghost World (2001)
Ghosts of Cite Soleil (2007)
Gladiator (2000)
Gomorrah (2009)
Goodbye, Lenin! (2004)
Goodbye Solo (2009)
Gosford Park (2001)
Great World of Sound (2007)
Grizzly Man (2005)
Half Nelson (2006)
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Hero (2002)
High Fidelity (2000)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
I Am Sam (2001)
In America (2004)
In the Bedroom (2001)
In the Loop (2009)
Iraq in Fragments (2006)
Iron Man (2008)
Junebug (2005)
Juno (2007)
Kabluey (2008)
Kill Bill V. 1 & II (2004)
Killer of Sheep (2007)
L’Enfant (2006)
L’Esquive (Games of Love and Chance) (2005)
Lagaan (2001)
Le Gout des Autres (The Taste of Others) (2000)
Ledereen Beroemd! (Everybody’s Famous) (2000)
Les Invasions Barbares (The Barbarian Invasions) (2003)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Lost in Translation (2004)
Man on Wire (2008)
Manufactured Landscapes (2007)
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Master and Commander (2003)
Match Point (2005)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Memento (2002)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Milk (2008)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Momma’s Man (2008)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Monster’s Ball (2001)
Moolaade (2004)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Murderball (2005)
Musime si pomahat (Divided We Fall) (2000)
Mutual Appreciation (2006)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
My Kid Could Paint That (2007)
My Voyage to Italy (2001)
Mystic River (2003)
Nights and Weekends (2008)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Man’s Land (2001)
Nobody Knows (2005)
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Offside (2007)
Old Joy (2006)
Once (2007)
Ondskand (Evil)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Paranoid Park (2008)
Persepolis (2007)
Pollock (2000)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Ratatouille (2007)
Ray (2004)
Return of the King (extended edition) (2004)
Saraband (2005)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Shrek (2001)
Sideways (2004)
Son of Rambow (2008)
Son of the Bride (2001)
Spiderman 2 (2004)
Spirited Away (2002)
Star Trek (2009)
Sugar (2009)
Syndromes of a Century (2007)
Talk to Her (2002)
Ten Canoes (2007)
Thank You For Smoking (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
The Best of Youth (2005)
The Chorus (2004)
The Class (2008)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2006)
The Departed (2006)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (2000)
The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (2007)
The Fast Runner (2002)
The Fog of War (2004)
The Holy Girl (2005)
The Hours (2002)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
The Incredibles (2004)
The King of Kong (2007)
The Kite Runner (2007)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
The Lives of Others (2006)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
The New World (2005)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
The Pianist (2002)
The Pool (2008)
The Queen (2006)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Science of Sleep (2006)
The Sea Inside (2004)
The Son (2004)
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
The Visitor (2008)
The Whale Rider (2002)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007)
The Wrestler (2008)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Three Times (2006)
Tony Takitani (2005)
Traffic (2000)
TransAmerica (2005)
Triplets de Belleville (2004)
Tulpan (2009)
Twin Sisters (2002)
United 93 (2006)
Up (2009)
Vera Drake (2004)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Volver (2006)
Waitress (2007)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
WALL-E (2008)
Waltz With Bashir (2008)
Werkmeister Harmonies (2001)
When the Levees Broke (2006)
Wonder Boys (2000)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Yes (2005)
Yesterday (2004)
Yi Yi (A One and A Two) (2000)
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Zelary (2003)
Zus & Zo (2001)

**Yes, my music collection is also massive.

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I love donuts. Chocolate iced, hold the sprinkles.
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