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Michael Cera's Movies 101

Updated June 14, 2019 12.9k views18 items
While doing promotion work for Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Michael Cera bumped into a fan and ended up having lunch with him and shared a really good list of movies that the fan should catch up on. Here's the list Cera recommended. The full details of the encounter can be found at
  • Scarecrow1


    Al Pacino, Gene Hackman


    Directed byJerry Schatzberg

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    #364 of 553 The Best '70s Movies#57 of 61 The Best Movies That Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes

  • High and Low2

    High and Low

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura


    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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    #271 of 280 The Best Whodunit Movies#339 of 530 The Greatest Crime Movies Ever Made

  • Bottle Rocket3

    Bottle Rocket

    Owen Wilson, James Caan


    Directed byWes Anderson

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    #247 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#728 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • Rushmore4


    Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel


    Directed byWes Anderson

  • Wet Hot American Summer5

    Wet Hot American Summer

    Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks


    Directed byDavid Wain

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  • Raising Arizona6

    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman


    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    The Best Quotes From Raising Arizona#218 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • The Big Lebowski7

    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    18 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Big Lebowski'#117 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • Lifeboat8


    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    #64 of 224 The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made#165 of 261 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • Rope9


    James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    #34 of 42 All Alfred Hitchcock Cameos#9 of 32 The Best Movies That Take Place in Real Time

  • North by Northwest10

    North by Northwest

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    #581 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#281 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

  • Vertigo11


    James Stewart, Kim Novak


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

  • Shadow of a Doubt12

    Shadow of a Doubt

    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    #170 of 244 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#656 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • Rear Window13

    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

  • Boogie Nights14

    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

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    A Song-By-Song Breakdown Of Why 'Boogie Nights' Has The Greatest Soundtrack Of All Time#116 of 125 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

  • The King of Comedy15

    The King of Comedy

    Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

  • Toy Story 316

    Toy Story 3

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg


    Directed byLee Unkrich

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  • The Larry Sanders Show17
    The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the United States. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders, and centered on the running of his TV show, and the many people behind the scenes. It is notable for featuring celebrities playing exaggerated, self-parodying versions of themselves, and for its character-based humor.

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    #283 of 444 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time#4 of 40 The Best HBO Comedies Of All Time

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