is there no cool love for Limits of Control? I’m pleased someone mentioned Stranger than Paradise, what about Two Lane Blacktop? I thought that was pretty cool
Jarmusch = too cool for school.
Goldfinger is not only not at #1, but not on the list at all?
Sorry, Charlie … this list is bogus.
It is sad that most of these films are only American.
Not only that but according to those lists coolness appears to be almost exclusively a male attribute.
Yep, I noticed the same things
By 1940s standards Casablanca was very cool. It’s got the most punchy dialog of any film I’ve ever seen.
“I am SHOCKED! SHOCKED that there is gambling going on here!”
This is a good list of ‘cool’ films but seems inconsistent about which group it’s cool to. Depressed teenagers? Rushmore, Fight Club, check. Boutique art film fans? Blow-up, Breathless, check. Mainstream culture fans? Shaft, Rebel Without A Cause, check.
kill bill has cool women. got to give qt some credit i guess
also needs more classic noir
because i said so
Ah i wondered why i’ve had some new fans for my 37 Coolest list. I thought Steve McQueen had to be included. Did i pick Casablanca? That’s great, but maybe too obvious. Of course mine is secretly tongue in cheek about the idea of cool. That’s cooler. I live a secret life as a mix of McQueen, Sean Connery’s James Bond, Bogart, Mifune Toshiro, Alain Delon and Tony Leung. Some years ago there was even a moment of “Cool Cymru”, led by the Manic Street Preachers and a few groups. It doesn’t seem to have lasted, the prince didn’t turn up when Cinderella went home..
@Alex: “Maybe i missed something, but I am talking about Ozu, Kurosawa, Mizoguchi etc…”
Yeah, you missed something, but don’t worry, you only missed the last 50 years of Japanese film. Ozu, Kurosawa and Mizoguchi are the Old Wave, not the New Wave.
No wonder the confusion!
I’ll do a rather impromptu list of what I consider the “37 coolest” films;
1. Mulholland Drive (Lynch)
2. Annie Hall (Allen)
3. Rear Window (Hitchcock)
4. Trouble in Paradise (Lubitsch)
5. Breathless (Godard)
6. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Wright)
7. The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson)
8. Goodfellas (Scorsese)
9. Casablanca (Curtiz)
10. Days of Being Wild (Wong)
11. Down By Law (Jarmusch)
12. Love Exposure (Sono)
13. Underground (Kusturica)
14. Shadows (Cassavetes)
15. Rio Bravo (Hawks)
16. Les Carabiniers (Godard)
17. Beware of a Holy Whore (Fassbinder)
18. Dr Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick)
19. Jackie Brown (Tarantino)
20. Next Day Air (Boom)
21. Katzelmacher (Fassbinder)
22. L’age D’or (Bunuel)
23. Targets (Bogdanovich)
24. Burn After Reading (Coen)
25. Femme Fatale (De Palma)
26. 1941 (Spielberg)
27. Mars Attacks! (Burton)
28. Scream (Craven)
29. Shoot the Piano Player (Truffaut)
30. Small Soldiers (Dante)
31. Ace in the Hole (Wilder)
32. Double Indemnity (Wilder)
33. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Herzog)
34. The Hustler (Rossen)
35. The Host (Bong)
36. Kiss Me Deadly (Aldrich)
37. A Scanner Darkly (Linklater)
People think A Clockwork Orange is cool? I think it’s a great film, but a lot comes to mind before “cool”.
I think this qualifies as cool
Coolest film of the decade is easy: Cabin In The Woods.
I’m not being facetious when I say that the movie Be Cool should be mentioned. Maybe not in the list, but as an acknowledgement simply for this speech:
‘cool’ is not a ‘cool’ term
Don’t forget that black people invented “cool” (before Miles Davis).
That’s why Shaft is on the list
The Blues Brothers! Every ‘cool’ film should have guys in shades – and some cool blues, too. Just ask House of Leaves.
Also, Barbarella was cool – because of a cool Ms FondaHot chicks are cool!