7 Films Worth the Price of Admission

With the exception of A Prophet at the top of my list, the other films are not  in not in any ranking order. But they are all satisfyingly substantial on the levels of story-lines, performances, and visual presentations.  Beat the heat with more of that tattooed girl, a freezing German landscape,  some very serious French humor, stressful Korean mother and son dynamics, the beauty of dealing with death, and what stays the same in families no matter where on earth they are living.  One is just opening (Girl), some are now on DVD (Mother, Still Walking, Departures, North Face) or will be soon (A Prophet), one is still showing in theaters (Micmacs).  Why is A Prophet at the top?  Because it’s a GREAT film with a GREAT actor, Tahar Rahim and a Great script. I advise you to not blink while viewing it or you might miss something crucial. Yes, every frame counts.

A Prophet

North Face



The Girl Who Played With Fire

Still Walking



  1. August 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    OHHH yes, some goodies in your drama bag indeed, Echostains. I especially like The Others, Pride and Prejudice, and A Taste of Honey. OOOO maybe another post of such viewing yummies is in order? hmmmmm honey….Thank you for taking the time to share! More is very very welcome. I don’t know Bunny Lake is Missing sooo a discovery! LOL.

  2. echostains said,

    August 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Bunny Lake is Missing, I Claudius (BBC drama) Pride and Prejudice (BBC Version) Wuthering Heights (Lawrence Olivier and Merl Oberon one) Any Dickens film, ‘Rebecca’. The Shining, 10 Rillington Place, Of Mice and Men (both) The Forsythe Saga (BBC series) Onedin Line (BBC series) a Kind Of Loving, A taste of Honey,The Others, Tom Browns Schooldays, The Triple Echo, Love is the Devil – just loads of black and white ones. Sorry its more than 7 lol:)

  3. echostains said,

    August 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Hhe I confess I’m more of a period drama woman myself 47whitebuffalo, and I’m fastly running out of them! I do like the horror genre however, but not gratuitous blood and guts or violence. I don’t like violence and it’s very rarely a film makes me laugh (what a misery eh:)) The last film I watched that I rather enjoyed was Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland:D

    • August 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm

      Period drama?! BRING THEM ON! OH yeah–I have some faves in that vein. Post ’em, Echostains and let’s see what you enjoy. Seriously. Line up your fave Period Dramas. I’m soooo curious! LOL.

  4. echostains said,

    August 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Blimey 47whitebuffalo I’m ashamed to say I’ve seen none of those films:( (where have I been!!!) North Face looks up my street (well, mountain then :)) thanks!

    • August 3, 2010 at 6:56 pm

      Echostains, so what 7 films would you list as worth seeing? If you’re inclined feel free to post a list here or at your blogcasa and leave a link to them. I’m always curious what others consider worthwhile in films. It is getting harder to get foreign films on dvd though since the Hollywood rental places closed out in this area, Blockbuster’s foreign films area continues to shrink, the one place to find things is like an hour’s drive away in KCMO. It’s a bummer.
      If you view North Face, please do let me know what you think of it!

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