Movies That Deserve More Love
Q: Who are you?
A: My name is Mario.
Q: Like the Nintendo video game?
A: No. Fuck you.
Q: What is this list?
This is a project that I started in January of 2013. I
am a big
movie nerd, and I have been a big movie nerd for more than 30 years.
So I figured it would be fun to share some of my movie
with you. I am picking 200 movies that I think are underloved
that don't get the respect that they deserve in the movie world.
Either they don't get as much love as they should, or they
aren't very well known, or else people think that they suck and they don't.
Or even Oscar winners that consistently get called overrated
I don't think they are overrated at all. I want to write
one movie each day, and I plan to post a new entry
every single day of
2013 as often as I can.
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: Well for the same reason you are
we are bored and because the internet is supposed to provide discussion
and ideas and enlightenment and entertainment. And I figured
would add one of those four things to the internet each day.
four things would be optimal, of course, but we can't have everything.
So if each one of my writeups adds at least one of those
to your life, I will feel like I did my job with each entry.
Q: Why movies? Why not songs?
Because I don't leave the house very often and because I have
a LOT of movies in my life. And because I have a savant-like
recall for most of the movies I have watched. If nothing else
maybe I can open your eyes to a lot of cool movies out there that a lot
of people have never even heard of before. Oh, and also because I
don't really listen to music that much. So then there's that.
Q: Why "underloved"? Why not
just say "underrated"?
I wanted to keep my definition vague so it could apply to
any movie that I wanted it to. If I say "underloved" it just
"the amount of love in the world for this movie doesn't equal what I
think it should be." As long as there is a discrepancy in the
of love in there somewhere (either it is not well known, or it isn't
popular anymore, or it gets shit on a lot when it shouldn't get shit
on) then it
fits my defintion and I will be free to write about it. Also,
don't think there are 200 seriously underrated movies in the world.
With a broader definition like "underloved", I can include Oscar
like Shakespeare in Love and Forrest Gump.
Q: Forrest Gump? Are you
shitting me? Everyone loves Forrest Gump. There is
overrated movie than Forrest Gump.
A: Aha. And right
there, listen to what you just said. Right there, THAT is why
claim it is underloved. Because so many people say it is
overrated and it really isn't. Hence there is a level of love
Q: Nuh uh.
A: Uh huh.
Q: Do I have to agree with all of your
Q: What if I don't?
Well the internet is free. If you are dissatisfied
free content on the free internet, I suggest you write to your local
congressman and maybe he or she can remedy this.
Q: You sound like a real smart ass.
A: I know you are but what am I.
Wow, you like a lot of terrible movies.
Your face is terrible.
Okay last question. Why should I listen to your
What makes you and your movie opinions so god damn special?
My good man, I should have you know that I went to the Royal
Oxford Shakespeare Academy. I have attended many film classes
my life, and I know a great deal about what makes a good movie and what
doesn't. In any case I know far more than you about movies
you need to respect my authoritah.
A: No. I'm just some guy who
knows a lot of movies.
Q: Are there any Burt Reynolds movies on
I really like Burt Reynolds movies.
Back to 200 Movies That Deserve More Love