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Best Pandemic Movies?

Posted: March 10, 2020 in -
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I almost passed over this when they picked Dawn of the Dead 1978 instead of 2004. The remake is the greatest zombie film of all time, perfect. The original is kind of laughable on closer inspection.

I’m sure I’ll nitpick some more if I take another look…

 

The 58 Best Pandemic Movies

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THE 100% CLUB: AN ODE TO MOVIES WITH A PERFECT TOMATOMETER SCORE

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Cancel Culture and the Dangers of Policing Art

 

Not a great article, but kind of timely. Not sure where I stand on this issue. Malignant art should be called out and critiqued. If that means the audience rejects it, then good.

 

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Election

Yes, with young Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Funny political humor.

American Beauty

If you can stomach spending some more time with Kevin Spacey, this 90s classic brings the creepy dark comedy to suburbia.

A Boy and His Dog

It’s the rapey wasteland apocalypse, not Lassie.

Triangle

This is the greatest mind-fuck movie I’ve ever seen. Highly underrated.

Chinatown

The Polanski Los Angeles noir classic.

Chaplin

Robert Downey Jr. becomes Charlie in perhaps his greatest role.

Fitzcorraldo

Classic Herzog subverting expectations time and again.

Aguirre the Wrath of God

My favorite Herzog film, kind of twisted, kind of poetic.

Monster

Charlize and Christina Ricci, and the true crime stories begin.

An American Crime

True story shows the depravity next door. So angering.

Kid Cannabis

The lightest crime story of the bunch.

Fear City

Pulpy 80s crime noir with an actually decent villain who is attacking strippers late a night out of some twisted moral code.

See also:

Summer ’19 Free #Movies Online (Part 1)

 

 


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There were so many decent ones over at Crackle that I had to divide the post into two parts. Next time we head over to PopcornFlix.

District 9

Possibly the best movie that year, it works because it’s about more than it appears to be on the surface.

Postcards From the Edge

Carrie Fisher’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy about addiction and Hollywood.

Easy Rider

One of my top 3 films of the 1960s. It’s a journey into the heart of America, and it’s pretty great.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Robert Rodriguez does what he does, but bigger this time. Johnny Depp as a quirky CIA villain, Cheech shows up as a priest. It’s fun satire.

The Wackness

Ben Kingsley as a psychiatrist who’s more fucked up than his drug dealer patient.

True Romance

Tarantino brings his verbose underworld characters to life again, this time with an Elvis fetish.

Peggy Sue Got Married

Subverts the idiot culture of the 1950s, as Peggy Sue goes back in time and finds that she was perhaps misled on what life is about.

Blind Date

Funny high-concept relationship comedy, may have inspired me a bit for my next project. She told him not to give her any alcohol.

The Cable Guy

He’s only looking for a friend. Will you be his friend?

Black Dynamite

Modern Blaxploitation movie that is hilarious, full of satire and ass whoopin.

Zathura

Technically a kids’ movie, but it’s a great movie about a game that may be real, like Jumanji in space.

 

There are more at Crackle that you may like better, and you’d, of course, be wrong.

 

 


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