Top 5 Movies That Hold Up

This week, director of the stop-animated short film “Wiggle Room,” Joey Shanks, calls in to talk about listening to nothing but The Film Vault while filming.  Then, Anderson and Bryan jump into the TOP 5 MOVIES THAT HOLD UP.  The criteria for this week’s topic is that the films have to be pre-1980 for them to qualify for the lists.

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18 thoughts on “Top 5 Movies That Hold Up

  1. The Lion in Winter ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063227/ ). Sorry Bryan nothing blows up, but it has some of the greatest verbal fight scenes ever. Stars Peter O’Toole, Katherine Hepburn and a couple of youngsters: Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton. The scene were Dalton (as the King of France) tells O’Toole(The King of England) about having gay sex with oldest son (Hopkins) is classic, sniff


    Posted by oscarclove | January 22, 2012, 9:27 AM
  2. Watched The Crow a few weeks ago, that movie held up a lot better than I was expecting it to. And while I’m not the biggest fan of Some Like it Hot, another Billy Wilder movie, The Apartment, seems incredibly modern in some aspects. It’s actually one of my favorite movies of any genre, check it out if you’re reading this.


    Posted by TS | December 24, 2011, 8:16 PM
  3. love the show, love both of you, but you are wrong about network and you are semi-wrong about casablanca.

    network is as prescient today as the day it was made, forseeing the advent of reality television, infotainment, obsession with celebrity over cause, profit driven decision making and prematurely ejaculating women. plus william holden is amazing, and faye dunaway is hot.

    casablanca feels a little old-timey with the exception of claude raines’ character whose lines would fit seamlessly into any modern movie that needed a wisecracking sidekick.

    also, i can’t stop watching the aqua teen hunger force intro you posted last week. so goddam funny. love the horrified concessions backing out of the room still doing the concessions dance.


    Posted by johnny queso | December 19, 2011, 10:01 AM
  4. Still think “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” should be up on those lists. Very tough top 5 this week. I like the “Poseidon Adventure” mention by BB.

    Thanks for having me on guys and helping “Wiggle Room” get some exposure. Guess I can cross “being on TFV” off my bucket-list!!!

    PS- Still haven’t seen “The Muppets” yet BB? Whatsup with that?


    Posted by Joe Schenkenberg | December 19, 2011, 8:27 AM
  5. Gotta check out Bridge on the River Kwai. Heard about it my whole life but now it’s time to do it.


    Posted by Brian Illman | December 18, 2011, 6:00 AM
  6. anderson you dumb fuck, the killing influenced tarantino to make reservoir dogs, tarantino calls reservoir dogs “his killing” look it up, sniifff. so quick to correct bryan, love it when he schools your dumb ass


    Posted by ANDERSONISWRONG | December 17, 2011, 9:10 AM
  7. Re: “Shame”
    I watched it a few days ago. It reminded me of a Spike Lee documentary I saw a few years ago on TV in which Spike whined that his recent string of shit movies didn’t receive much attention from Hollywood. Then he implied that the cause of this phenomenon (sniff) is the fact that he is Afri—- black. A few minutes later in the documentary a black Hollywood insider (sniff) said (paraphrasing– sniff), “That’s b.s. The film industry is like any other industry. It wants to turn a profit– it doesn’t care about your race.” Right now, Steve McQueen’s first two movies are living proof that a black filmmaker can gain massive credibility in filmmaking– especially when he is ten million times more talented than Spike Lee.
    Also, Anderson, I know that you attended film school (sniff) so you probably noticed that “Shame” has fairly unusual editing techniques for a modern film. You remarked (sniff) on the show that films are reverting to an old school slow-paced format. I agrEE wholeHEARTedLY, and Shame has the old school method of using long, wide master shots with few or no cuts. That style is pretty awesome, in my opinion– and undoubtedly the editor didn’t do it until McQueen insisted.


    Posted by MichaelPGowdy | December 17, 2011, 7:10 AM
    • Remember: films eat, breathe and defecate…
      Naw, I was going to write that McQueen himself is LIVING proof of blah blah… Then I changed it to “his films” yadda yadda, and I forgot to delete “living.”
      Anyway, the rest of those words are very sniff-worthy.


      Posted by MichaelPGowdy | December 17, 2011, 7:31 AM
  8. I always confuse William Holden and Sterling Hayden, and today’s lists included some of both, even though for some reason you guys couldn’t remember William Holden being the American who escapes and comes back to blow up Alec Guinness’ bridge.

    Slavery was abolished 150 years ago, no one living’s grandfather or even great grandfather was a slave to an Irishman.


    Posted by Scott S | December 16, 2011, 10:09 PM
  9. I read the book “Bridge over the River Kwai” in high school. That was really good, written by the same guy who wrote The Planet of The Apes. I saw Treasure of the Sierra Madre a few weeks ago and daresay that one holds up pretty well.


    Posted by Hot Nikks | December 16, 2011, 1:22 PM
  10. Kelly’s Hero’s, Where Eagles Dare, McKenna’s Gold


    Posted by Brett | December 16, 2011, 9:41 AM
  11. I’m proud, in almost a hipster way, that I’ve never seen Boondock Saints. I think you guys did it before but a top five of movies you’re proud to have never seen would be a blast!


    Posted by LFC | December 16, 2011, 8:37 AM
  12. Anderson doesn’t know what hes talking about, willem dafoe is in Boondock saints 2 (sniff)


    Posted by Legendary Burro | December 16, 2011, 6:56 AM

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