Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top 5, Bottom 5: Movies With Colors in the Title

Someone asked on the Flickchart Facebook group this week how many movies in our top 100 had colors in the title, so I figured this was a good opportunity for me to write up a quick Top 5, Bottom 5 list of my favorites and least favorites! This is out of 2065 movies on my Flickchart thus far.

Top 5
1. Moulin Rouge! (2001, #3). I can watch this movie over and over again without ever getting tired of it.
2. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985, #26). My second favorite Woody Allen flick of all time, with, as I've mentioned recently, an amazing performance from Jeff Daniels.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, #40). While this may be a bit too high for this movie, I still do really enjoy it, mostly thanks to Johnny Depp's uber-fun performance.
4. On Golden Pond (1981, #108). I owe this one a rewatch soon, as it's been way too long since my last viewing. I remember being captivated by Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn's performances.
5. Black Swan (2010, #124). King's Speech is a good movie and all, but this bizarre yet beautiful movie by Darren Aronofsky pretty easily gets my vote for best movie of 2010.

Bottom 5
1. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde (2003, #2055). The first movie was fluffy but forgettable, but this one... holy crap, it was painfully bad.
2. Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995, #2004). This is probably too low for this movie, as I don't remember it being painful... but then again I can't remember it at all, so it certainly wasn't good.
3. Ladies in Lavender (2004, #1969). Another one that is just mind-numbingly boring. I had high hopes for it and then couldn't even pay attention through most of it.
4. Aquamarine (2006, #1938). Whoo, this movie was dumb, even for a preteen romance.
5. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, #1814). A dismal, ugly movie that became ridiculous the minute it tried to pretend Kristen Stewart was objectively prettier than Charlize Theron.

How about you? What are some of your favorite/least favorite color-titled movies?


  1. My top would probably include Black Swan, The Color Purple, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, Red, White and Blue. Blue is the Warmest Color.

    Bottom would be Far From Home as well. Old Yellar (That counts, right?) White Noise, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Into The Blue, Deep Blue Sea.

    That was fun! Great post!

    1. I expected Anchorman to make it into my top 5 as well, but apparently it was JUST below the cut-off point.

  2. Gasp! How can you dislike Yellow Dog? A powerful film about the trials of peer pressure and the dangers of smoking! (Err as I recall...I think there was some other stuff too...)

    Or are you ranking Yellow Dog *without* Sarah's commentary?

    1. Haha... I've seen BITS of it without the commentary -- just enough to realize that our snarking was the only thing that made the movie watchable at all in the first place!