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German Rom-Coms / Deutsche Beziehungskomödien 1989-2001

12 films

Pupille Frankfurt, August 2023

  • The Love Parade
  • The Smiling Lieutenant
  • Her Majesty, Love
  • Caravan
  • The Merry Widow

The other German tradition

19 films

American films inspired by the German operetta film / light comedy ("Tonfilmlustspiel") tradition. Includes only films I've seen, and only…

  • Planet of the Vampires
  • What Are the Clouds?
  • The Five Days
  • Omicron
  • Alone Against Terror
  • SPF-18
  • My Teacher, My Obsession
  • You Get Me
  • Lang Tong
  • Only Mine
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Con Air
  • Constantine
  • Eraser
  • Underworld

The elevated hack

14 films

Used to be the somewhat erratic lifeblood of one of the richest film industries in the world. Now looking for…

  • The Beyond
  • Hearts and Armour
  • Dream Work
  • Hercules and the Captive Women
  • Oceano
  • The Peacemaker
  • Swordfish
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Iris and the Lieutenant
  • Till We Meet Again
  • Always in My Heart
  • July Tales
  • The Mountain Between Us
  • The Seven Deserters Or The Never Ending War
  • Happy Death Day
  • Familienleben


640 films

open ended obscurantist erotology of film history. no ranking, adding stuff as i move along.

  • 8 Million Ways to Die
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • Out of the Past
  • The Shanghai Gesture
  • When Tomorrow Comes

american pulp literature and cinema

128 films

Films based on books by american pulp authors. Both "american" and "pulp" is defined loosely. So Poe, Lovecraft, Highsmith and…

  • Farewell to Dream
  • She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
  • The Snow Flurry
  • Woman
  • The River Fuefuki
  • Dead of Night
  • The Ten
  • Dinner for Schmucks
  • A Life of Her Own
  • Look Who's Laughing

Ventriloquist Dolls

11 films

Pretty much self-explaining. I'll add every film with at least one memorable scene featuring a ventriloquist doll. My guess is:…