Friday, June 07, 2013

Your Turn

Favorite John Cusack movie.

111 comments:

saycheese said...

sixteen candles....and hot tub time machine :)

Cathy said...

Sixteen Candles or Say Anything

AKM said...

SAY ANYTHING.

Cathy said...

I like Sixteen Candles better as a movie, but I like his character better in Say Anything.

Snit said...

being john malkovich

Betty K said...

Pushing Tin And High fidelity

Cecilia00 said...

Tie: Say Anything and Better Off Dead "I want my two dollars!"

Renoblondee said...

The Sure Thing. Hands down.

nudibelle said...

sixteen candles

CGemini said...

Better off dead

Jennifer Wade said...

Tapeheads

figgy said...

I just wish he'd make some more!

auntliddy said...

Really?

Nina Roux said...

BETTER OFF DEAD. No contest.

NapAssasin said...

Gross Point Blank.

Redd said...

The Grifters. Because he gets slapped upside the head.

Gayeld said...

Better Off Dead.

aliciabutterfly said...

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. One of my favourites.

Gayeld said...

Grosse Point Blank.

RangersGirl said...

all of them lol Say Anything & Better Off Dead "I want my $2!!!" Loved Grosse Point Blank too

RangersGirl said...

Scratch that, I forgot about The Sure Thing. Man John Cusack made some AWESOME movies.

rachel said...

better off dead

Boxes Little Boxes said...

Grosse Point Blank or Pushing Tin.

Sad to hear he's a jerk IRL.

HannahBanana said...

Can't decide in just one...so I'll do it up Count Jerkyla style



High Fidelity

Pushing Tin

Better off dead

Midnight in Garden of Good & Evil

The Real Dragon said...

the movie with the haunted hotel

Prima Cornice said...

Say Anything

SophiaB said...

In order: Say Anything, High Fidelity, The Grifters, and Better Off Dead. Pushing Tin was ok and I sort of enjoyed Hot Tub Time Machine, and there were others I might watch on Netflix maybe some day...

The greatness of JC has been much missed-I don't understand why/how he lost the mojo. Same with Winona Ryder. Those two were so special and then bam goners!

He has made a few stinkers-never could get into Grosse Point Blank. And the pompous Hollywood stuff is just too much to hear. Wasn't he in that crapfest America's Sweetheart? Feck that was AWFUL!!

Jolene Jolene said...

How can there be so many comments already and not one person has said Hjgh Fidelity??? High Fidelity...by a mile.


Jolene Jolene said...

Okaaaay as I was writing that a couple people said High Fidelity...yeah

fancyscreenname said...

Better off dead.

SophiaB said...

Glad you like JC. Will put a hatch mark in my like/don't like score card on the like side.

SophiaB said...

Was gonna ask you to locate the missing glasses on yoyr forehead... between Say Anything & High Fidelity there can be no argument he can do an awesome fool.

Claritysk said...

I haven't seen a lot of his movies.

But con air.

miss Z said...

better off dead for sure <3

miss Z said...

better off dead for sure <3

ktmonster said...

Grosse Pointe Blank or Midnight

Baka Neko said...

High fidelity, identity, and Martian child

RangersGirl said...

Basically I've loved most of his movies from the 80s & 90s. Lloyd Dobler was everything!

A lot of his recent stuff has not been very good and that horrible end of the world disaster movie removed him from my not miss actor's movie list.

Baka Neko said...

High fidelity, identity, and Martian child

ChickenPick said...

High Fidelity. I wish I had a record store of my very own.

dunduhdunddun said...

Grosse Pointe Blank then Better Off Dead
Go that way really fast if something gets in your way - turn
Ahaha!

Unknown said...

Hot Tub Time machine

tara17 said...

All of them! Check out Identity, a surprising horror mystery - don't read any spoilers!

Gayeld said...

Damn, I forgot about that one. Wasn't the ending awesome?

lzahart said...

He was awesome in awesome movies Say Anything (Joe Lies!) and High Fidelity.

He was good in a horrible adaptation of a fantastic book so and not that great a movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

He was the one bright spot in a horrible movie that didn't even make any sense but I saw bc I used to really like him, Identity.

Lloyd Dobbler forever.

Donkey123 said...

Better Off Dead, "I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!"

Patricia said...

Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer with Demi Moore.

Momster said...

Not his best, but the first movie I noticed him in was The Journey of Natty Gann. He was so handsome. . .
I really like The Grifters and High Fidelity, and Runaway Jury.

annanaannnaaaa said...

Say Anything, followed closely by High Fidelity. I quote them both like crazy.

parissucksliterally said...

THE SURE THING!

One of my fave movies of all time.

"Why aren't me moving?!!Don't you want to give me a ride????"


"Barkeep! Get this man a trough of Spritzer!"

chopchop said...

Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer for sure.

Liz Jaxe said...

@aliciabutterfly I love that movie,thought I was the only one. My love of Spacey is why but it is a good movie. Maybe a little long but that is probably because Clint Eastwood directed it.

Sass71 said...

Eight Men Out and Grifters

FrenchGirl said...

it's weird that Enty never wrote many blinds about Cusack because according to some journalists,he's one of the worst moody Hollywood guys (many up & down and he was able not to go working)

i think he's the guy who yelled the director in a famous anecdote from Julia Roberts

Matthew said...

Lol, I thought I was going to be somewhat original and say Say Anything... and Better Off Dead.

HM to High Fidelity. That was the kind of role he needed to go after as he transitioned to adult roles.

However I think Say Anything... transcends. Lloyd Dobler makes that movie. Better off dead was made by its campiness and ensemble cast.

LL said...

Grosse Pointe Blank

Hazeldazel said...

Better Off Dead is my all time fav, for sure

Hot Tub Time Machine

High Fidelity

Grosse Pointe Blank

1408

Say Anything

Identity

Tape Heads

Grifters

Midnight in the Garden...


He's done some really great movies and soo many really shitty movies. Like his agent convinced as he got older that he'd fabulous at RomComs or Action movies or something. *shakes head* I get that they can make a fuck-ton of money, but... no. Just do what you do, really well. Kinda like "Go that way really fast, if something gets in your way - turn!" It's not that hard. Quirky indies - yes, Mainstream action or romcoms, no. For Fuck Sake's - Con Air? IT HAD NIC CAGE IN IT!!!!

mngddess said...

Grosse Point Blank

Fijigrrl said...

1408
Say anything
Grosse Pointe Blank

fedwaymom said...

Still use that line!!!!!

fedwaymom said...

Still use that line!!!!!

Unknown said...

Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity

Alice Ann said...

Better Off Dead, no question.

YoMismo-RememberKermitGosnell said...

No one, I hate this dipshit.
If I had to chose, Con Air, because his character is way surpassed by all the others.

Kaltes Klares Wasser said...

Serendipity

Pini 27 said...

Better off Dead, natcherly!

girl77007 said...

I'm loving the love for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil -- I didn't think anyone but me appreciated (and/or stayed awake) during that movie. But from the growing up perspective, of course it's Better Off Dead. Two dollars is classic, but let's not forget French bread, French fries and French dressing. Or "He put his testicles on me."

Rolf said...

High Fidelity. Top Five list of...

__-__=__ said...

Sure Thing, Grifters. It's a toss up between those two. Gene Hackman or Anjelica Houston. Those two are both #1 for me!

Outlander said...

Must love dogs!

car54 said...

I may not like all of the movies he's been in but I usually like him IN the movie.

I'd have to say High Fidelity and Midnight are my favorites but Malkovich is right behind those 2. Haven't seen the Poe movie yet.

iheartjacksparrow said...

"Identity". One of the greatest movies of all time.

Charis said...

FrenchGirl, I agree that it's surprising there aren't more blinds about him ... because (Ted C readers, help me out) doesn't he have an armpit fetish?

Unknown said...

Grosse Pointe Blank. He was inexplicable hot in that movie.

Krgl420 said...

It's so hard to pick one but I think High Fidelity takes it for me closely followed by Say Anything.

ohcowie said...

It's a tie between "The Sure Thing" and "Better Off Dead"
He's so cute too. He gets a pass from me.

Turkish Taffy said...

None. Can't stand him.

feraltart said...

Grosse Point Blank then The Sure Thing.

Count Jerkula said...

Rio Bravo

New Life and Attitude said...

Better Off Dead

Say Anything

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Runaway Jury

I don't really count Sixteen Candles because his part was pretty small (but he was funny in it).

NaughtyNurse said...

While John Cusack was in Sixteen Candles, it wasn't a John Cusack movie. It is one of my favorite movies ever made, and it was a Molly Ringwald/Anthony Michael Hall movie. His sister Joan, has a much more memorable role, and one of the funniest movie scenes ever at the drinking fountain. My favorite John Cusack movie, one that he carried, is OBVIOUSLY Say Anything.

Jaiden_S said...

Say Anything.

Dulcinea said...

Me too!

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

Is he straight or gay? Who has he ever dated?

Just curious

john b. said...

Sixteen Candles, because he's barely in it.

Stacey Charter said...

Grosse Point Blank... just watched it again on DVD 2 weeks ago - I do so love me some JC

Dolly72 said...

Grosse Point Blank!! love that one:)

Janet296 said...

Better off Dead

iknowpeople said...

Had a couple of drinks with him sitting at a sports bar watching the Cubs. He was waiting for Neeve and I acted like I didn't know who he was--just the guy next to me at the bar waiting for our dates. He was friendly, but that may have been the beer and the fact the Cubs were winning. Oh, and SAY ANYTHING.

Hazeldazel said...

@worst - he was engaged to Neve Campbell for awhile but they got married.

Jenn said...

You can't like John in a movie without Joan in (most of his)movies. Which is great. I love her.

16 Candles--because I'm old, and I love how that movie still takes me back. Teen John and Joan are too cute in it. My favorite part though is, "Ohh sexy girrrlllfrieeend!!"

Gross Pointe Blank--he's hot in this. Joan, is very cool too. I even like stupid Piven.

Identity--I loved it.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil--movie was good, the book was even better.

ConAir--I love this movie. Nic Cage is pretty cut in this, I was impressed with his guns. His accent SUCKS though! Honestly, bunny doesn't have 6 syllables...Yankee. John, was awesome. Colm Meany, also awesome. As are Buscemi, Malcovich, etc.

B626 said...

Better Off Dead closely followed by Con Air in which I don't think John had all that much on screen time, yet Nick Cage looks friggin HOT in this movie so whenever it rolls around on the tube-I watch.

Tyger Lilly said...

Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil.

And I don't think Kevin Spacey was playing a role, either. I think the director probably just had him behave naturally.

Lissette said...

Say Anything. PERIOD.

csproat said...

Grosse point blank!

Renoblondee said...

I also loved Con Air. Yep.

Unknown said...

Say Anything, High Fidelity, and 1408

MadLyb said...

High Fidelity. The End.

April Walsh said...

I came in here just to make sure someone put The Sure Thing. It's a really underrated film. My family and I got such a kick out of it and always quote it, especially the Christmas bar scene and the monologue about why Nick is the best name for the fakebaby. My poor sister, Nikki. She was tortured by us.

April Walsh said...

Sure Thing favorites!

"Nick's your buddy. Nick's the kind of guy you can trust, the kind of guy you can drink a beer with, the kind of guy who doesn't mind if you puke in his car, Nick!"

"So? I'm intellectual and stuff."

"I mean I could be some crazed slime ball. I mean a real deranged, violent psycho. You know what I mean? I mean a guy who would rip out your heart and eat it just for pleasuuuuurrreee! I'm talking about a total maniac! You know what I mean? DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?"

Also his entire monologue by the pool, trying to get her to tutor him, is made of the purest gold.

saucyjane said...

NapAssasin, +1. Love that movie.

MissInfo said...

He is one of my all-time favorite crushes ...not sure why because he's not even that cute but there is something about him that I love!! With that being said... Better Off Dead! And I love the song "Arrested by You" by Rupert Hines from the movie. :)

MissInfo said...

OMG...how could I forget this one!! I love that movie...especially his chemistry with my girl crush Kate B!!

Cari G said...

Better off Dead and Sixteen Candles

Ja'mie King said...

16 Candles for his cuteness and the way he executed that small role with hilarity.

Bullets Over Broadway. Don't speak!! John Cusack & Dianne Wiest--I'm in.

Allison White said...

Say Anything. Loved Lloyd Dobler

Allison White said...

Say Anything. Loved Lloyd Dobler

Icecat said...

Way to many to narrow it down to just a couple...

Icecat said...

Stand by Me
Better of Dead
High Fidelity
Say Anything
Sure Thing
Midnight in the Garden..

Basically all of them!

Sandy said...

The Sure Thing. One of the best road AND Christmas movies ever made. Daphne Zuniga and Cusack were perfectly cast and had tons of chemistry. I still love that film, even though the basic premise is pretty crappy.

Fluffy White Clouds said...

Say Anything, Gross Pointe Blank, Serendipity, Sixteen Candles, High F, The Grifters, Better off Dead, Pushing Tin, Americas Sweet Hearts

But really I love them all for a different reasons. Hard to pick one!

I heart John Cusack.