I watched Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Jess, 2004) last night and enjoyed it immensely. My heart leapt when Napoleon briefly opened the door to his bedroom revealing an out of focus poster for Dragonslayer (Matthew Robbins, 1981) on his bedroom wall.
Similarly, the title character in Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007) regards Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) as one of her favourite films.
Is this a trend? Are my favourite films (especially the slightly lesser known ones) to be mainly remembered as favourite films of precocious and/or alienated teens in quirky art-house films?