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|Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
|The Ninth Configuration
|William Peter Blatty
|Muppet Treasure Island
|Arsenic and Old Lace
|The Wizard of Oz
|He Who Gets Slapped
|The Man Who Laughs
|The Dark Knight
|KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
This hard-edged dark comedy only gets more relevant with each passing year.
One of the funniest and most sincere love-letters to classic monster movies ever made.
The Ninth Configuration
Possibly the strangest, funniest, and most touching meditation on the notion of life after death.
Muppet Treasure Island
Not only is this the best Muppet movie ever made, it's also arguably the best swashbuckler ever made.
Arsenic and Old Lace
It's a rare achievement to find a comedy cast that plays off each other with such precision and timing. This film is immensity rewatchable and captures 1940s Brooklyn like none other.
The Wizard of Oz
The contribution of this film to queer history and to pop culture is impossible to overstate.
He Who Gets Slapped
An overlooked gem of the silent era and one of Lon Chaney's best.
The Man Who Laughs
Conrad Veidt's moving performance is amongst silent cinema's best.
The Dark Knight
The is the absolute pinnacle of the ever-expanding superhero genre.
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
This film features some of the most dynamic character interactions ever put to film.
My selections are based on emotion and rewatchability. I don't find film as valuable if I never have the desire to own it or see it twice. These are all films I recommend to friends and family constantly.