My Movie Mania In Houston, Texas, USA

Watching Films Alone - Movie Mania in Houston
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Movie Mania – One of the good things that I did in Houston was to start watching movies have never been too much of a movie person. Saw 40+ movies, courtesy the local library, Netflix, resourceful colleagues, and the Internet. Here is the list of movies I watched:

Movie Mania List

1. Bed of Roses
2. Braveheart
3. Bridget Jones Diary
4. Brush with Faith
5. Casablanca
6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
7. Chicago
8. Chocolate
9. Churchills – A documentary
10. Crossing the Bridge – A Turkish film on Istanbul and its music
11. Devil Wears Prada
12. Dying Young
13. Edward Scissorhands
14. Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind
15. Golmaal
16. Godfather – I
17. Godfather – II
18. He loves me, he loves me not
19. Heat and Dust
20. Joan of Arc
21. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
22. Lage Raho Munna Bhai
23. Leila – An Iranian Film
24. Libertine<
25. Limelight – A Charlie Chaplin Movie
26. Memoirs of a Geisha
27. Merchant of Venice
28. Mistress of Spices
29. Motorcycle Diaries
30. Office Space
31. Omkara
32. Osama – An Afghani film
33. Photographer’s secret – Lennart Nilsson
34. Pyar Ke Side Effects
35. Rebecca
36. Secret Window
37. The Bridges of Madison County
38. The Diary of Anne Frank
39. To kill a mockingbird
40. The Gift of Maggie
41. WTC

The ones that stand out in my memory are Osama, a very sensitive portrayal of a sensitive issue and beautifully shot. Leila, again very sensitive movie, shows the culture of Iran and it is amazing to see the actress portraying every emotion and feeling by just her face as that is the only visible part and you realize the power of facial expressions. Chocolate just loved this movie. Brush with faith, a journey of painting over centuries and the fate of people who owned and protected it.

Hope I am able to watch even a fraction of the movies here in India.


  1. Osama is a good movie; but I felt that it was overhyped given the time it was released. I felt it was much tame and took a safe route in comparison to some of the great movies from the Iranian school (Siddiq Barmak was trained in Iran). If you can, try to catch hold of movies by Abbas Kiorastami, Mohsen and Samira Makhmalbaf, Bahman Ghobadi and Majid Majidi. Kiorastami’s “A Taste of Cherry”, Ghobadi’s “Turtles can Fly” and Farroukh Farroukhazad’s “The House is Black” are must watch.

    Shivaji (chutneyspears)…Somehow i cant post a comment on a non-beta blog


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