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No1129 My All That Jazz minimal movie poster

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. Director: Bob Fosse Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica…

No1040 My On the Basis of Sex minimal movie poster

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as…

No975 My The NeverEnding Story minimal movie poster

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. Director: Wolfgang Petersen Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach Wannahave a…

No877 My The princess bride minimal movie poster

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. Director: Rob Reiner Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright Wannahave…

No830 My Secret Window minimal movie poster

A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for “justice.” Director: David Koepp Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro Wannahave…

No797 My La Bamba minimal movie poster

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and…

No781 My Almost Famous minimal movie poster

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour….

No772 My Lawrence of Arabia minimal movie poster

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the…

No757 My Moonlight minimal movie poster

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty…

No749 My The Falcon and the Snowman minimal movie poster

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union. Wannahave a poster? Director: John…

No600 My Love Story minimal movie poster

A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing – and then tragedy strikes. Director: Arthur Hiller Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal,…

No592 My Catch Me If You Can minimal movie poster

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars’ worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal…

No033 MY The Making of Americans Book Icon poster

33. Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. “Stop!” cried the groaning old man at last, “Stop! I did not drag…

No032 MY The Unnamable Book Icon poster

32. Where now? Who now? When now? —Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable (1953; trans. Patrick Bowles) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are…

No031 MY Notes from Underground Book Icon poster

31. I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground (1864; trans. Michael R. Katz) Part of my 100…

No030 MY Neuromancer Book Icon poster

30. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from…

No029 MY Waiting Book Icon poster

29. Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu. —Ha Jin, Waiting (1999) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project….

No028 MY The Stranger Book Icon poster

28. Mother died today. —Albert Camus, The Stranger (1942; trans. Stuart Gilbert) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the…

No027 MY Don Quixote Book Icon poster

27. Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a…

No026 MY Beloved Book Icon poster

26. 124 was spiteful. —Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First lines are powerful. It’s the author’s best chance to…

No024 MY City of Glass Book Icon poster

24. It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for…

No025 MY The Sound and the Fury Book Icon poster

25. Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting. —William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929) Part of my 100 Best First…

No023 MY The Crying of Lot 49 Book Icon poster

23. One summer afternoon Mrs. Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had put perhaps too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she,…

No022 MY Paul Clifford Book Icon poster

22. It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which…

No021 MY Ulysses Book Icon poster

21. Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. —James Joyce, Ulysses (1922) Part…

No020 MY David Copperfield Book Icon poster

20. Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show….

No019 MY Tristram Shandy Book Icon poster

19. I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they…

No018 MY The Good Soldier Book Icon poster

18. This is the saddest story I have ever heard. —Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier (1915) Part of my 100 Best First Lines from Novels project. First…

No017 MY Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Book Icon poster

17. Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down…

No016 MY The Catcher in the Rye Book Icon poster

16. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was…