Best Organ-Transplant Movies

I’m not including sex organs.

Or Wurlitzers hah hah.

5. The Thing with Two Heads (1972) – Could be called the Thing with Three Necks, because Rosie Grier, being an all-pro NFL star, has enough neck for two. Is it possible that Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend (1945) wasn’t acting? So that after 27 years on the downslope of nonsobriety, he ended up in this thing? And I know that the head isn’t an organ, but it contains organs.

4. Blood Work (2002) – Just finished The Narrows, a book in which the Eastwood hero of Blood Work dies (not a spoiler, as he dies before the book starts).

3. Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Hannibal transplants a liver into his own stomach.

2. Repo Men (2010) – Organ-trans-unplant movie.

1. That movie where they have a beating heart in a little cooler carrier, and it’s sort of a road trip movie? At one point they’re out in the brush – or is it bush – with it.

Honorable mention: Seven Pounds (2010), because none of the organs in the other five movies weigh that much, except for Rosie Grier’s head.

Top 5 Elephant Movies

I’m excluding Dumbo (1941). Isn’t that the one where he can flap his ears and fly? What happens when he flaps his ears for flies? He takes off by mistake? Unrealistic.

Haven’t seen yet: Water for Elephants (2011).

5. That movie with Bill Murray and an elephant – I didn’t see it, but it makes the list for the same reason that it got greenlit: it’s a movie about Bill Murray and an elephant.

4. That Thai historical drama where they attack riding on elephants. But not Alexander (2004), because Colin Ferrel being Alexander is weird, Val Kilmer being Philip is more weird, and Angelina Jolie being Ferrel’s mom is beyond weird.

3. Tie: Mogambo (1953) and Jungle Fever (1991). There may be no elephants, especially in New York, but there are elephants in the room.

2. The movie where piranhas eat an elephant. It takes three minutes. You could google it if you don’t believe me. The movie might not exist yet, but it’s like watching a monkey jump the fence: I’d pay to see it.

1. Elephant Walk (1954) – Elizabeth Taylor? All due respect, that’s two big white elephants right there.

Honorable mention: The Elephant Man (1980)

Great Minds Think Alike Department: Daily Beast’s Women and Elephants post.