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Apr 11, 2011

CINEMA BY THE NUMBERS

Movies we like with numbers in the title, that is the latest list proposed up by the cinematic geniuses RUPERT PUPKIN SPEAKS and CITIZEN ROBOT.

Ok so the criteria is of course there has to be a number in the title, however I doubt sequel numbers count so anything like say STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN wouldn't cut it. However, there are a couple of sequels that I include that have numbers in the title outside of the sequel designation. Also cheated in couple of places in titles where ONCE and THIRD appear. Close enough as far as I'm concerned.

So here it is...the next in hopefully a long line of continuing movie lists...counting down from highest to lowest.





20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)





MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)





20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954)

One of my all time favorite movies. I had the luxury of seeing a great print of this projected at LACMA about 10 years ago.





2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

It's full of stars.





1941 (1979)





THE 400 BLOWS (1959)





ONE-HUNDRED-AND-ONE DALMATIANS (1961)

The cover of the box has 101, but I notice whenever listed anywhere online the 101 is spelled out.





THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET (1945)





36 HOURS (1965)

36 HOURS is one of those movies I stumbled upon by accident, and have great admiration for. Great score as well. Well worth checking out.




THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944)





28 UP (1985)





25TH HOUR (2002)





21 GRAMS (2003)





TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934)





14 HOURS (1951)

This also made my Film Noir list.





THIRTEEN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING (2001)





APOLLO 13 (1995)

When I first saw APOLLO 13 I was left kind of cold. Over the years though this movie has grown on me and is now listed among my favorites.





TWELVE MONKEYS (1995)





12 ANGRY MEN (1957)

A great film and also fitting as an honor to director Sidney Lumet who died this past weekend.





OCEAN'S ELEVEN (2001)

The remake.





OCEAN'S ELEVEN (1960)

The original.





FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE (1978)





THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)

Also made my alphabet list.





NINE QUEENS [NUEVE REINAS] (2000)





NINE TO FIVE (1980)





8 MM (1999)

I know a lot of people who dislike this movie, and it is flawed. I personally like the dark nature of the film and think Nicolas Cage is great in it.







EIGHT MEN OUT (1988)

Say it ain't so Joe, say it ain't so.





8 1/2 (1963)





THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957)





SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)





THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960)

Only fitting to put the American re-envisioned SEVEN SAMURAI along with the original.





SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964)





THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

He sees dead people.





FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (1994)





BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989)





3 GODFATHERS (1948)

No list is complete without a film directed by John Ford.





THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1975)





THREE KINGS (1999)




CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)

Third / three...close enough.





THREE AMIGOS (1987)





3:10 TO YUMA (2007)

I put the original on a previous list, so went with the (very good) remake here.





YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)





2 WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN (1962)

I have a great admiration for this film as well which serves as a kind of follow-up to THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Available through the Warner Archive Disc-on-demand service.





TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA (1970)





TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967)





TWO-FACED WOMAN (1941)





ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968)

Once / one. This film should be on any list no matter what the criteria.





ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984)





AIR FORCE ONE (1997)

I would vote for Harrison Ford for President. I understand he campaigned heavily on the "Han Shot First" proposition.





GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO a.k.a. INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (1965)