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Another list of movies found by LlamaButchers, from Impeneterable Prose and Ponderings. You know how it goes, movies I've seen in bold, movies I intend to see in the future in italics. MY TOP 102 FIVE-STAR FILMS 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) Airplane! (1980) All That Jazz (1979) Amadeus (1984) Animal House (1978) Annie Hall (1977) As Good As It Gets (1997) Awakenings (1990) Back to the Future (1985) Barbarella (1968) Basic Instinct (1992) Batman (1989) Own in VHS Benny & Joon (1993) The Big Chill (1983) Blazing Saddles (1974) The Blues Brothers (1980) Body Heat (1981) The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes (1970) How did this get on this list? Creepshow (1982) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) The Crow (1994) Die Hard (1988) The Dirty Dozen (1967) Doctor Doolittle (1967) Dogma (1999) The Doors (1991) Ed Wood (1994) Fargo (1996) Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Fatal Attraction (1987) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Field of Dreams (1989) A Fish Called Wanda (1988) The Fisher King (1991) A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Forrest Gump (1994) Ghost (1990) Ghostbusters (1984) Gods and Monsters (1998) The Great Escape (1963) Groundhog Day (1993) Heaven Can Wait (1978) Help! (1965) Highlander (1986) I've also seen all the movies and most of the TV series, including the knockoff TV series. The House of Yes (1997) The January Man (1989) A Life Less Ordinary (1997) Little Man Tate (1991) Mad Dog Time (1996) Man on the Moon (1999) Manhattan (1979) M*A*S*H (1970) The Mask (1994) The Matrix (1999) Own DVD Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) Night Shift (1982) The Nutty Professor (1963) The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) The Philadelphia Story (1940) Police Academy (1984) Poltergeist (1982) The Princess Bride (1987) Own VHS Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Rain Man (1988) Raising Arizona (1987) The Rapture (1991) Repo Man (1984) Rio Bravo (1959) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Scream (1996) Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) Shine (1996) The Shootist (1976) Sliver (1993) Somewhere in Time (1980) South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) Starship Troopers (1997) The Sting (1973) Striptease (1996) Superman III (1983) That Thing You Do! (1996) Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Tombstone (1993) Top Secret! (1984) Total Recall (1990) Twelve Monkeys (1995) Up in Smoke (1978) The Usual Suspects (1995) Walkabout (1971) Westworld (1973) Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) The Wizard of Oz (1939) The World According to Garp (1982) Yellow Submarine (1968)

Hey! The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes shows the first signs of what Kurt Russell would later do in such masterworks as Escape from New York, Soldier, Big Trouble in Little China and the immortal Tombstone (I forgive him Overboard, BTW...)
Hey, Big Trouble in Little China is one of my favorite movies. I don't know if he's an actor's actor, but for the movies I like he's more than adequate.

I still don't know how The Computor Wore Tennis Shoes got on the list. Yeah, it's been quite a while since I've seen it, but it doesn't strike me as a "Five Star Film."

Maybe it counts as the quintessence of the Disney films made in that era. Maybe.
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