Sunday, November 30, 2008


I was listening to a song on the radio today when I began thinking about perfection in entertainment. There are certain movies and songs that are just perfect. That isn't to say that they are the best necessarily; it's just that they are flawless for what they are supposed to be. There isn't anything that you would change if you could and nothing that leaves you thinking, "Well, if only they would have just..." So I've decided to work on compiling the list of perfect movies and perfect songs. I'll give you the few that came to me off-hand. Feel free to add some in the comments or drop some to me in an e-mail and I'll be glad to post them. I'll also come up with more as I think about it. Here's my list so far:
Perfect Movies:
  • The Godfather
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Jerk
  • Election
  • Sideways (kudos to Alexander Payne for the double-inclusion)

Perfect Songs:

  • "Thunder Road", Bruce Springsteen (the song I was listening to when I thought of this)
  • "When Doves Cry", Prince
  • "A Day in the Life", The Beatles
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana


Steve said...

I would add "Lose Yourself" by Eminem to the list of perfect songs.

Josh said...

Absolutely, nice one.

Anonymous said...

Annie Hall is a perfect movie, and Jimi Hendrix's "Red House" is a perfect song.