Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #1: And the Number One Rare Movie is…
I have stated over and over again throughout this list that the movies I list doesn’t have to be super rare to make it. But for some reason people haven’t read all the 99 previous posts to find those 2 occasions.
I bet there are some tight sphinctered cinephiles out there that snorts at this list and have a billion things to complain about when it comes to its rareness. And they would be right! I mean seriously… Stuart Little is on the list.
Sure, I could have made a “really REALLY rare”-list but it would have been pointless and quite dull. It would’ve been filled with German movies where dogs eat feces or men marry pigs. I really just wanted to list movies I know a lot of my friends haven’t watched but I know they would like. I’m not saying they would enjoy all 100 of them but… at least 50 of them.
So what earns the number one spot in this list then? Well… MY movies of course:
PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 2. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Nah, just kidding. This isn’t about me.
1. All That Jazz [DVD] (1979)
A musical makes the top spot on my list with that rare actor from that rare movie Jaws (not that rear actress from the porn movie Gums). It’s gritty and dark and funny and sad and filthy and beautiful about a dying drunken director (see, I could make this about me after all!) who looks back on his life and all his mistakes and tries to find out if there is a way for him to save himself.
The answer is actually… no. I’m not spoiling the movie for you but the things that happen in the film happened to the film’s director Bob Fosse. And you don’t need to know that but you’ll see how that gives the viewing experience that extra little healthy dose of… “awww…”