Happy Birthday (soon) to Christopher Lloyd, who turns 79 on Sunday.
I like Christopher Lloyd but this wasn’t an easy top ten as he’s not been in a lot of great films that I’ve seen. I like the top six, I LOVE the top two, but I can take or leave the rest. And I barely remember most of numbers 8 through 16.
But let’s do this list anyway! To be in two of the greatest movies EVER is still impressive. And it also gives me a chance to again mention my favorite episode of Amazing Stories (at the end of the post).
Here we go! Here are My Top Ten Christopher Lloyd Movies (counting down to my favorite movie, not ranked by performance):
The Rest That I’ve Seen:
16. Dennis The Menace
15. Piranha 3D
14. Quicksilver Highway
13. The Tale Of Despereaux
12. A Million Ways To Die In The West
5. Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead
4. Back To The Future Part III
2. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Saw But Don’t Remember:
The Dream Team, Angels In The Outfield, Baby Geniuses
Some I’ve Not Seen:
The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Radioland Murders, Man On The Moon, My Favorite Martian, Piranha 3DD, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, I Am Not A Serial Killer, Going In Style
Big Honorable Mention:
Amazing Stories – Go To The Head Of The Class
Remember Amazing Stories?? Oh man, I loved that show. Some of the stories were fantastic while some were a little dodgy. My very favorite one was a fun story starring Mary Stuart Masterson & Scott Coffey as teenagers who decide to get revenge on their evil English teacher, played by Christopher Lloyd. I used to watch this every October. When I was young & had time for that kind of thing… I’ve not watched one horror movie this October. Well, here’s the synopsis from IMDb and an old commercial for the show.
“A teenage horror buff is so smitten with a sexy classmate that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher, with shocking and bewildering results.”
It was him in One Flew…? Gosh, I’ve always loved that character and it’s one of my all-time fav movies, but I never thought it was him. What a shame!
Hehe. Yep! It’s him! I guess he’s a good master of disguise. 😉 LOVE Cuckoo’s Nest.
I would definitely move Clue up a few places — such a fun film. I love Roger Rabbit too, and of course the Back to the Future trilogy is unimpeachable.
You should seek out Buckaroo Banzai. I don’t know if you’ll like it, but it’s such a cult ’80s film now that not seeing it will damage your street cred, or something.
Yeah, I think I’m one of those who doesn’t quite “get” Clue. I think between that & never seeing Buckaroo Banzai, it definitely damages my 80’s street cred. 😉 I should seek it out. I adore the 80s and do try to watch all I can from the era…
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